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Pediatric Critical Care, Hospital Medicine and
Non-clinical Essentials for Healthcare Providers, Building Cooperative Healthcare Teams

7-Night Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise
Round-trip Vancouver, British Columbia
July 08 - 15, 2023
Holland America's <em> Koningsdam</em>
Holland America's Koningsdam
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
CLE Credit may be available.
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$795 for Physician Assistants
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, PharmacistsAttorneys
Program Purpose / Objectives
Program Purpose and Objectives

Today's healthcare practitioners need more than just clinical expertise; they must also understand education, research, and leadership. This set of three non-clinical modules is designed to provide basics and practical knowledge that can be applied in your healthcare delivery setting. Within each set, we will work to cover specific issues of interest to you and individual and team activities to apply and reinforce new knowledge and skills.

The course will provide an overview of important pathologies seen commonly in the PICU. It will empower the learners to gain skills that will allow them to recognize critical illness early in children and to intervene in clinical scenarios commonly encountered. The learner will be able to recognize sepsis early and intervene appropriately.

  1. Education Basics for Teaching Patients, Families/Caregivers, and Staff
  2. Connecting Research to Practice
  3. Skills for Team Based Healthcare Delivery
There are three unifying themes to the set of interactive clinical lectures.
  1. Clinicians will learn evidence-based details regarding management of common impactful issues in primary care such as type II diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and contraception.
  2. Clinicians will learn general patient-oriented schemes to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various patient care options.
  3. Clinicians will learn and use tools which they can keep using back home which provide quick-reference decision support during patient care.
Topics and Objectives
  1. Education Basics: Goals and Objectives
    • Differentiate between learning goals and objectives and construct a learning objective relevant to their own clinical setting.
  2. Education Basics: Connecting the learner and the content.
    • Review and apply the basic traits of adult learners to the content we want them to master.
  3. Education Basics: Designing Instruction.
    • Differentiate between the ADDIE and ASSURE models, and select the best approach depending on your goals.
  4. Connecting Research to Practice: What is research; and what are the building blocks?
    • Define research and identity three basic strategies.
  5. Connecting Research to Practice: Finding useful research outcomes.
    • Identify processes to find useful and relevant research outcomes.
  6. Creating and Managing Teams: What's the Difference Between a Staff and a Team?
    • Differentiate between a staff and a team and discuss strategies to transition from staff to team.
  7. Creating and Managing Teams: How do Teams Become Self-supporting?
    • Define and explore the roles of climate and culture in the clinical setting and they foster team-based care.
    1. Congenital Cardiac Malformations and Repair
      • Discuss the anatomy and repair of common congenital heart lesions
    2. Pathophysiology and Treatment of Sepsis
      • List the current treatment goals for sepsis to be delivered in the early hours of therapy.
    3. Vaccine-preventable Illnesses and their ICU Manifestations
      • Describe the clinical manifestations of several vaccine-preventable illnesses.
    4. Severe Asthma Management: From Home to the PICU
      • List the most important treatments for severe asthma.
    5. Death by Neurological Criteria: Diagnosis and Management
      • Describe the criteria for the clinical diagnosis of brain death
    6. Ethical Issues in the PICU
      • Discuss relevant ethical issues commonly encountered in the PICU
    7. Endocrine Emergencies in the ICU: Case Studies in DKA, Thyroid Storm and Adrenal Insufficiency.
      • Discuss the appropriate management of endocrine emergencies in the PICU.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Dania Rumbak, MD

Dania Rumbak, MD
Dania Rumbak, M.D.
Attending Physician, Halifax Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Florida State University School of Medicine

Dania Rumbak is a pediatrician, pediatric intensivist and healthcare entrepreneur. She received her BA from the University of Florida and her MD from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and is Board-Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care.

She is currently an Attending Physician in Pediatric Urgent Care at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida and serves as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Florida State University School of Medicine. She has previously worked at Columbia University Medical Center, New York University Medical Center, and the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, where she received all her medical training (residency and fellowship.) She has published multiple works in medical journals. She was also co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of a healthcare startup called Baby Doctor. She lives in Ormond Beach, Florida with her husband and two children.

Karen Hughes Miller, PhD, MEd

Karen Hughes Miller, PhD, MEd
Adjunct Associate Professor of Graduate Medical Education
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky Karen Hughes Miller, PhD, is recently retired as Associate Professor in the University of Louisville School of Medicine (U of L SOM) Office of Graduate Medical Education where her focus was on medical education research and curriculum planning. She oversaw the graduate non-clinical curriculum, and served on the U of L SOM Faculty Development Committee and QI and Patient Safety committees. 

Dr. Miller has more than 50 publications and presentations. She has taught adult education, curriculum design, and assessment courses and workshops to undergraduate and graduate students, medical residents and fellows, and faculty. She is also experienced in teaching task analysis to educators and physicians. 
Dr. Miller's undergraduate degrees in journalism (with a minor in commercial art) and her master's degree in instructional technology are useful today in creating new teaching and learning materials and platforms. One of her several research agendas is teaching and assessment of very bright learners, and she is currently completing a book chapter on this topic for NOVA publishers.

Dr. Miller is Immediate Past Chair of the Association of American of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Southern Group on Education Affairs (SGEA), and the Immediate Past Chair of the AAMC Research in Medical Education (RIME) program selection committee.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Sat Jul 08 Vancouver, British Columbia
- 4:30 pm
Sun Jul 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jul 10 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 11 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Jul 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jul 13 Ketchikan, Alaska
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Jul 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jul 15 Vancouver, British Columbia
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Vancouver, British Columbia - Sophisticated. Culturally diverse, this beautiful port city brims with attractions. From Vancouver's cosmopolitan downtown to the historically renovated Gastown district and exotic Chinatown, Vancouver displays varied urban scenes. Nestled near the city center is Stanley Park, resplendent with its deep forest, totem poles, and scenic promenades.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you will need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Juneau, Alaska - You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.

Skagway, Alaska - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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