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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Updated Topics in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics & Sports Medicine

7-Night Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise
Round-trip Vancouver, British Columbia
June 08 - 15, 2024
Holland America's <em> Koningsdam</em>
Holland America's Koningsdam
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
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. Pediatric Sleep: Recommendations and Behavioral Strategies
    • Describe the impact of good vs poor sleep
    • Discuss normal sleep patterns in youth
    • Review consequences of insufficient sleep
    • Identify 3 strategies to help sleep behaviors
  2. Biofeedback: What is it and how can it help the kids I treat?
    • Define biofeedback
    • Describe relaxation strategies to practice while using biofeedback
    • Identify barriers/challenges to biofeedback
  3. Essentials of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Youth
    • Define CBT
    • Identify key components of CBT
    • Recognize common thinking errors
    • Describe basic CBT techniques
  4. Managing Chronic Pain in Youth: A Biopsychosocial Approach
    • Recognize differences between acute and chronic pain conditions
    • describe how psychology is used in the treatment of chronic pain
    • understand non-pharmacological pain management strategies
    • gain an appreciation for this population and working with these families
  5. Pediatric Anxiety and Depression: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment
    • Describe mental health and mental illness
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety/depression
    • Outline evidence-based interventions for anxiety and depression
    • List other strategies caregivers can use to help their child with mental illness
  6. Best Practices in Gender Affirming Care
    • Reviewing affirming terminology & language
    • Explaining gender development
    • Discussing social & medical interventions
  7. Recommendations and Parental Strategies for Kids’ Screen Time
    • Recognize recommended screen time limits throughout development
    • List 5 risks of excessive and unmonitored screen time
    • Describe 5 strategies parents can use to regulate screen time.
  8. Surveillance and Screening of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Identify signs that a child may have ASD
    • Understand ASD diagnostic criteria, 3) Become familiar with screening instruments for ASD
  9. Diagnosis and Treatment of Shoulder Injuries
    • Describe anatomy and function
    • Improve history & physical exam skills
    • Broaden differential diagnosis
    • Recognize and apply treatment options
    • Simplify the “Shoulder Complex
  10. Wrist, Hands and Fingers
    • Describe history and examination of the upper extremity
    • Review relevant anatomy of the hand and wrist
    • Review common hand and wrist issues
    • Discuss treatment options
  11. Diagnosis and Treatment of Knee Injuries
    • Describe anatomy and function
    • Improve history & physical exam skills
    • Broaden differential diagnosis
    • Recognize and apply treatment options
  12. Common Foot and Ankle Problems
    • Understand the basic anatomy of the foot and ankle
    • Recognize the mechanism of injury, presentation, and treatment options for the most common issues of the foot/ankle
      • Lateral Ankle Sprain, High Ankle Sprain, Plantar fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathy, Lis Franc injury
  13. Hip Pain
    • Describe anatomy and function of the hip girdle
    • Improve history & physical exam skills
    • Broaden differential diagnosis of hip pain
    • Recognize and apply treatment options for various hip issues
  14. Low Back Pain
    • Review Relevant Anatomy of lumbar spine
    • Discuss History and Physical Exam
    • Differentiate types of back pain
    • Review Red Flag Symptoms
    • Summarize Current Guidelines
  15. Common Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents
    • Increase awareness of differences in pediatric vs adult sports injuries
    • Recognize common acute injuries
    • Recognize common chronic injuries
    • Review "can’t miss" diagnosis
  16. Musculoskeletal Injections
    • Know the anatomy in 3-D
    • Identify landmarks
    • Review Indications and Contraindications
    • Discuss Types of Injectables and Technique
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.

Daniel Montero, MD,FAAFP, CAQ Sports Medicine

Daniel Montero, MD,FAAFP, CAQ Sports Medicine
Instructor of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant, Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, Florida.  Dr. Montero graduated from the University of Virginia in 1993 and Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1998. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic Florida, followed by a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Ohio State University.

Dr. Montero first practiced both sports medicine and primary care in his native Virginia before returning to Mayo Clinic Florida. He has worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels, including amateurs and professionals; college and Olympic.

Dr. Montero currently serves as a Consultant in both the Department of Orthopedics and Family Medicine and works in the Department of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic Florida.
He serves as co-chair for the Communication in Healthcare Faculty group and will serve as  President of Officers and Councilors at Mayo Clinic Florida in 2019.

Will Frye, PhD, BCB, ABPP

Will Frye, PhD, BCB, ABPP
Pediatric Psychologist, Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida; Assistant Professor, part time, Johns Hopkins University Will Frye, PhD, BCB, ABPP is a Pediatric Psychologist at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (JHACH) who specializes in evidence-based treatment of youth with chronic pain and complex medical conditions. He has an Assistant Professor, part time, faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Frye earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Auburn University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship in pediatric psychology at Children’s Mercy Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in chronic pain at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Frye’s research interests include the experience of patients living with chronic illness, parental impact on pain response, pain catastrophizing, and improving access to care

Dr. Frye provides clinical care to patients at JHACH through the interdisciplinary chronic pain clinic, inpatient consultation, outpatient psychology services, and the intensive inpatient Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Rehab Program. He also leads Camp Wellness at JHACH, which is an outpatient half-day pain management program. Dr. Frye has additional areas of clinical specialty including program development and biofeedback.

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 Jun 08 Vancouver, British Columbia
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jun 09 Alaska Inside Passage
- -
Mon Jun 10 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
9:00 am 9:30 am
Mon Jun 10 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jun 11 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Jun 12 Glacier Bay
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jun 13 Ketchikan, Alaska
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Jun 14 Alaska Inside Passage
- -
Sat Jun 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.

Alaska Inside Passage - Winding along the breathtaking coast of Alaska, the Inside Passage offers magnificent views of forested islands, rock-walled fjords and snowcapped mountains. Richly diverse flora and fauna are also on display.

Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.

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.

Glacier Bay - If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice.When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.

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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