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Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Endocrinology, and an Introduction to Medical Spanish for Healthcare Providers

7-Night Western Caribbean & Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Miami, Florida
March 10 - 17, 2024
Royal Caribbean's <em>Oasis of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
2.0 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
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, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Medical Spanish for Busy Healthcare Professionals
    • Bridge the communication gap often seen with Spanish only speaking patients
    • Pronounce basic greetings in Spanish
    • Use Spanish words for basic parts of the body
    • Identify medical terms used for medical history taking
    • Use key phrases to complete a physical exam in Spanish
  2. Diabetic Emergencies: How Sweet it Isn't
    • Identify the three diabetic emergencies as hypoglycemia, DKA and HNS
    • Discuss the presenting signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, risk factors, and diagnostic tests for the three diabetic emergencies
    • Explain the medical treatment and management protocol for each diabetic emergency
  3. Diabetes Mellitus Update: Using Technology for an Old Disease
    • List the categories of pharmaceuticals available for the management of diabetes mellitus
    • Explain the use of the CGM
    • Describe current technology choices for insulin delivery
    • Compare existing insulin pumps
    • Discuss the technology for the artificial pancreas
  4. Blue baby – Diagnosis and management
    • Exclude common and generally benign causes of cyanosis in the newborn
    • Consider and confidently diagnose cyanotic heart disease allowing for timely intervention and better outcomes
  5. The Vomiting Baby
    • Discuss the common and uncommon causes of vomiting in the young baby thereby allowing for recognition of those more serious cases warranting admission, and/or medical or surgical intervention
  6. The Crying Infant – Infant Distress syndrome
    • Highlight the not uncommon causes that may be simply dealt with
    • Describe the complexity of the problem and its management especially if simple interventions have been carried out but with little improvement.
  7. Communicating with your Patients – A Paediatric Perspective
    • Reflect on their own practice with the aim of achieving a therapeutic interview as described by Winnicott
  8. Feeding Problems in the Toddler
    • Understand the psychodynamics behind their statement as well as determining the contribution of the main “players”- mother, father, siblings, grandparents, is essential to bring about resolution
  9. Paediatric Cardiology: Part 1. Acquired Heart Disease including issues related to COVID-19
    • Develop an overall understanding of paediatric cardiology
    • Recognise gaps in their knowledge and be more confident in making appropriate referrals
  10. Paediatric Cardiology: Part 2. Congenital Heart Disease
    • Develop an overall understanding of paediatric cardiology
    • Recognise gaps in their knowledge and be more confident in making appropriate referrals
  11. Recognising the Very Sick Child
    • Recognise the very sick child and to institute appropriate and immediate treatment to ensure the best outcome
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.

Samuel Menahem, MB, BS, MD, MEd (Melb), MPM (Mon), FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ

Samuel Menahem, MB, BS, MD, MEd (Melb), MPM (Mon), FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Monash University
Professorial Associate, Murdoch Children's Institute, University of Melbourne
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand
Professor Samuel Menahem from Melbourne, Australia is a Consultant Paediatrician with extensive experience in General Paediatrics and Neonatology. In addition he has researched and published widely on the interface of Child Psychiatry and Paediatrics and has trained as a Child Psychotherapist. He has a subspecialty of Paediatric Cardiology extending from the foetus to the adult with congenital heart disease.

He has held Consultant appointments at the Royal Children's Hospital both as a Physician and Cardiologist, and at Monash Medical Centre as a Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Cardiologist. He has previously headed the General Paediatric Unit and the Paediatric Cardiology Unit and was Foundation Co-Director of the Foetal Cardiac Unit at the latter institution. He continues to hold consultant appointments as a Paediatrician and Cardiologist.

Professor Menahem has an illustrious academic career. He graduated as top of his year from the University of Melbourne and subsequently successfully completed 4 research degrees. He gained his specialist qualification to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians after completing his residency. His Membership was subsequently elevated to a Fellowship of that College. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

He continues to teach and mentor students and graduates. He has also been a Visiting Professor and/or Examiner to institutions overseas and has presented and lectured at National and International Meetings. He continues to be active especially in clinical research and has an extensive publication list.

Professor Menahem now spends most of his time in private consultant practice and continues to conduct teaching clinics in rural Victoria. Many of his patients have stayed with him since infancy into adult life including a number of women with congenital heart disease who he has successfully cared for during their pregnancies. His utilizes a holistic approach in all his consultations.


Professor of Nursing, Roseman University South Jordan, UT
Program Coordinator for Continuing Education; College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Workforce & Economic Development CE; Las Vegas, NV
Nursing Professor Chamberlain College Las Vegas, NV

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

Sun Mar 10 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Mar 11 Nassau, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Mar 12 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Mar 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Mar 14 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Mar 15 Falmouth, Jamaica
9:30 am 5:00 pm
Sat Mar 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 17 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades--be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

Nassau, Bahamas - Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

CocoCay Map

Perfect Day at CocoCay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - Beachside meets mountainside on the shores of Labadee — a Royal Caribbean private destination on Haiti’s northern coast. Here you’ll find pristine sands, coral reefs and jungle-covered hilltops nestling lagoon-like bays. There’s no shortage of places to relax and recharge across five stretches of beach. Or dial up the thrills on an active adventure like a half-mile-long zip line ride over the ocean. And fascinating culture, history and the natural beauty of Haiti’s spectacular coasts wait to be discovered around every corner. Escape to the Western Caribbean for a wilder way to experience paradise.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

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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