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Pediatrics Review 2013

11-Night Mediterranean Explorer Cruise Conference
from Barcelona, Spain to Rome, Italy
September 28 - October 9, 2013

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

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BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fee

$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists

$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.
Target Audience
Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Behavioral Psychologists, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Statement of Purpose:
The purpose of this CME activity is to review commonly encountered conditions found among children and adolescents
Preliminary Objectives for Activity:
At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
• Review causes of abdominal pain and appropriate evaluation
• Determine the best approach to gastrointestinal foreign bodies
• Review the current literature on hepatitis and treatment for children
• Determine appropriate evaluation for common GI problems in children
• Review the causes and treatment of neonatal jaundice
• Explore gastroesophageal reflux and its therapy
• Evaluate current treatment modalities for inflammatory bowel disease and its implications

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.
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.
Faculty
Vera Hupertz, M.D. was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY (1974-1978) and received her BS in Biology. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY and graduated in 1982 with MD. Internship and residency was completed at Rainbow Babies & Children's (RB&C) Hospital, Cleveland, OH by 1985 and Pediatric Gi and Hepatology fellowship by 1988. She maintains 3 board certifications which include: Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Pediatric Transplant Hepatology.

Vera stayed on as Staff Physician at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and achieved the level of Associate Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She was made Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Team, and was co-director of the Residency Training Program at RB&C. In addition to the above, I developed a residency curriculum for Chronic Care to be used at Health Hill Hospital (now Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation).

She became a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in July of 2000 and currently has a joint appointment with the Department of Transplant Surgery. She is Medical Director of Pediatric Liver Transplantation. She is Vice Chair of Quality Improvement for the Children's Hospital and Pediatric Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Current interests are liver disease (especially neonatal disease) and liver transplantation, as well as inflammatory bowel diseases.

Michael Macknin, M.D. graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his PL-1&2 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his pediatric training with a general pediatric fellowship and outpatient chief residency at Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Macknin is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and provides general pediatric care on the main campus at Cleveland Clinic and at Huron Hospital. He has been on the pediatric faculty at Harvard University, The University of Chicago, Pennsylvania State University, and The Ohio State University. He is a former Chairman of General Pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic and directed medical student clerkships for 20 years.

Dr. Macknin has published on a wide variety of general pediatric topics including the common cold, teething, bedtime cereal, injury prevention, enuresis, and otitis. Dr. Macknin is on multiple best doctors lists including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly. He has won numerous teaching awards, including housestaff teaching awards from Cleveland Clinic, and Rainbow Babies and Childrens,and received the Master Educator award from the Cleveland Clinic. He is currently a physician advisor for 14 Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine students, is the Cleveland Clinic Principal Investigator for the National Children's Study, and is on the editorial board of Pediatrics in Review.

Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Sep 28 Barcelona, Spain (Overnight onboard)   -
Sun Sep 29 Barcelona, Spain - 4:00pm
Mon Sep 30 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
- -
Tue Oct 1 Marseille (Provence), France 8:00am 6:00pm
Wed Oct 2 Monte Carlo, Monaco 8:00am 8:00pm
Thu Oct 3 Calvi, France 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Oct 4 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Sat Oct 5 Olbia, Sardinia, Italy 8:00am 5:00pm
Sun Oct 6 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
- -
Mon Oct 7 Palermo, Sicily, Italy 8:00am 4:00pm
Tue Oct 8 Naples, Italy 8:00am 6:00pm
Wed Oct 9 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 7:00am  

Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia - Stroll Tunis' spirited medina where close-packed souks offer silver, perfumes, spices, carpets and other treasures at fire sale prices. Sharpen your haggling skills here—it's anticipated! At the edge of the Sahara, the Phoenician city at Carthage now lies in windswept ruins, but once was the glorious rival of Rome.
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.
Marseille, France - Marseille offers an unexpected view of a mosaic of buildings and National Heritage Sites from the terraces of Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica that towers above and watches over the city.

Alongside the port the towers of Saint Victor Abbey house crypts that already existed when Christianity was introduced into Provence. The columns of the Palais de la Bourse, the noble facades of the Prefecture and the fountains of the Palais Longchamp are part of the triumphant architecture from the 19th Century that is scattered throughout the city and that gave Marseille renewed splendour.

In the old quarter the houses are built on the sunny slopes ; the clock in the Accoules Bell tower, which was the old Sauveterre tower, still marks the hours of life around the Town Hall, while beyond the dome of the Vieille Charite hospice, Pierre Puget's masterpiece, stands out against the sky. The small streets of the Panier quarter lie a little further on.
Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino, of course--if only to venture into the enchanting Salon Rose, with its nymphs on the ceiling. A drive along the scenic Corniche which takes you to Nice, undisputed capital of the Riviera.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Palermo (Sicily), Italy - Palermo is the capital of Sicily in the province of the same name, and is located on the northwestern coast of the island in a marvelous inlet by Monte Pellegrino, described by Goethe as "The most beautiful promontory in the world."

Wandering through the streets of Palermo is taking part in a giant parade of witnesses to several different civilizations intimately fused together. Individual centuries and periods in history can be seen in the existing buildings and areas; admiring these masterpieces is similar to losing yourself in something timeless and unchanging, the current inhabitants disappear, and are replaced by perpetual memories, traditions and legends.
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

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.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOMS
DETAILS
Neptune Suite with Veranda (SA) –
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, and walk-in closet. Approximately 506–590 sq. ft. including verandah

Suite amenities include: use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, cocktail party with ship’s officers, priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, high tea service in suite on request.

Neptune Suite with Veranda (SC)–
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, and walk-in closet. Approximately 506–590 sq. ft. including verandah

Suite amenities include: use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, cocktail party with ship’s officers, priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, high tea service in suite on request.

Signature Suite with Veranda (SY) –
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Approximately 273–456 sq. ft. including verandah.

Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC) - $1,819
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah. Approximately 213–379 sq. ft. including verandah

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD) - $1,719
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah. Approximately 213–379 sq. ft. including verandah

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VE) - $1,619
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah. Approximately 213–379 sq. ft. including verandah

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VF) - $1,519
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah. Approximately 213–379 sq. ft. including verandah

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

OceanView Stateroom (F) - $1,309
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 169–267 sq. ft.

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Inside Stateroom (L) - $1,059
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Approximately 141–284 sq. ft.

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $388.99 per person
Deposit $600 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

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