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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine

7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 19 - 26, 2024
<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
3.0 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. Male Urological Emergencies
    • Discuss time-related caveats in management of testicular torsion and renal colic
  2. CNS infections
    • Discuss timing and alternatives to lumbar puncture in cases of suspected CNS infections
  3. Allergy and Anaphylaxis
    • Appreciate the role of early epinephrine administration and early airway management in acute anaphylaxis and angioedema
  4. Abdominal pain and trauma
    • Identify the limitations of physical exam and imaging studies in excluding some important abdominal pathologies
  5. Airway Management
    • Discuss importance of preparation and pretreatment for successful airway management
    • Manage airway in a variety of emergencies
  6. ENT emergencies
    • Recognize and manage certain ENT emergencies with focus on rational and safe care
    • Effectively manage common maladies such as epistaxis and recognize uncommon ones such as mucor
  7. Anticholinergics and organophosphates
    • Discuss approach and management of intentional and iatrogenic anticholinergic and cholinergic toxicity
    • Enable recognition of appropriate toxidromes, decontamination, and resuscitation
  8. Psychiatric Medicine Toxicity
    • Evaluate for the presence of a toxidrome: vitals, mental status, pupils, mucous membranes, bowel sounds, urinary retention
  9. Bronchiolitis and Asthma in Children
    • Discuss best practices for patients with mild to moderate acute asthma exacerbations
    • Identify which patients would benefit from aggressive asthma treatment in your emergency department
  10. Pediatric Visual Diagnosis
    • Identify illness processes by key visual diagnostic clues
  11. Pediatric Hyperglycemic Emergencies
    • Discuss the presentation and diagnostic workup of pediatric hyperglycemia
    • Describe a treatment plan for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
    • Recognize some of the more severe complications of diabetic ketoacidosis and when/how to intervene
    • Recognize hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state in children and how to intervene
  12. Healing your healers: Recognition of and Recovery from Second Victim Syndrome
  13. Ins and Outs: What's new in pediatric ingestions
    • Understand emerging trends for observation vs. retrieval of foreign bodies
    • Analyze evaluation, management and intervention strategies for newer hazards including laundry pods, magnetic toys and electronic cigarettes
  14. At Risk Children and Adolescents
    • Identify risk factors and discuss the prevalence of physical abuse and suicide in children
    • Develop plans to maximize safety interventions for these at risk groups
  15. Pediatric Neurologic Emergencies
    • Apply best practices for pediatric seizure care based on appropriate risk stratification
    • Increase recognition of pediatric patients at risk for stroke
  16. Obstetric Emergencies
    • Understand etiology of pregnancy related morbidity and mortality and apply this knowledge to identify opportunities for intervention
    • Identify best practices in the recognition and aggressive treatment of pre-eclampsia and hemorrhage.
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.

Boris Garber, DO

Attending Physician MetroHealth Medical center Cleveland, Ohio
Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio

Jennifer Mitzman, MD, FACEP

Jennifer Mitzman, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Dr. Mitzman is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She is also involved in resident and student education serving as a core faculty member and the director of the 3rd year medical student selective. She has an interest in simulation and has developed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine resident simulation curriculum.

In addition, she has a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. There she has an opportunity to work with residents from a variety of disciplines including Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Medicine as well as fellows in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Mitzman completed her medical education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She went on to complete residency in Emergency Medicine at Case Western University Hospitals in Cleveland. There she discovered passions for pediatric patients and education. After residency, she elected to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center - Brenner Children's Hospital. Following her training she returned to Ohio and joined The Ohio State University faculty.

She enjoys free time with her husband and young children.

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

Fri Jul 19 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jul 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 21 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 22 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:30 am 10:00 am
Mon Jul 22 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 23 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jul 23 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Jul 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jul 25 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Jul 26 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - Sailing out on a cruise from Seattle? Make sure you spend a few a days in the beautiful Emerald City. If you’re a nature lover, this jewel in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for you to explore ahead of your cruise vacation. Though it offers plenty of metropolitan delights — think great restaurants, bars, a ton of shopping and lots (and lots) of hip coffee shops — Seattle is a big city with a wild, great-outdoors soul. It’s surrounded by ancient forests, sprawling public parks and, of course, the misty Puget Sound, where you can slow-moving tugboats, sleek kayaks and the occasional pod of whales. Head to Discovery Park for beautiful views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges or visit the Olympic Sculpture Park near Elliott Bay. And if you’re craving a drink and a tasty bite to eat, head to one of Seattle’s many rooftop bars and take advantage of those extra-long northern summer days while you sip local brews and expertly crafted cocktails.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

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.

Victoria, British Columbia - Though Toronto and Vancouver are the more famous Canadian destinations, it’s high time for the sophisticated and beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia (BC) to have its big moment. The quaint charm and English manners of Victoria will take you back in time to the days of British occupation in the 19th century. Victoria is known as “the garden city” for its lushness and its commitment to keeping the city beautiful. Head to Butchart Garden or Beacon Hill Park to enjoy nature during your time in port.

Of course, a little history lesson is another must while on a cruise to Victoria, BC. Tour the expertly maintained Craigdarroch Castle and the Parliament Buildings, or stop in the Royal BC Museum, a natural history museum dedicated to the history of human settlement in the region. There’s also the Emily Carr House, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous painter, Emily Carr. Victoria exudes an intellectualism where art galleries and afternoon tea await you, but so do long bicycle rides along the seafront. Stylish cafes and restaurants are modernizing the city, all while maintaining its signature look: something straight out of a postcard.

Non-Americans/Canadians, please Click Here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise, which visits Canada

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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