Event Date/Time: Jul 07, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 14, 2012
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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢
13.75 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450
Plus the cost of the cruise

Target Audience:
Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

Program Purpose / Objectives:

The purpose of this CME activity is to provide a broad review of the general medical management of children.
Preliminary Objectives
•Discuss the importance of early recognition and early diagnosis for IBD in children (both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) in order to prevent disease complications
•Review current therapies for IBD
•Describe the clinical manifestations (intestinal and extraintestinal) and potential complications of inflammatory bowel disease in children
•Explain the role of serological testing in celiac disease
•Outline the differential diagnosis of Esophagitis
•List the presenting signs and symptoms of GERD
•Discuss the epidemiology of Hepatitis B
•Review the prevalence and significance of food allergies in young children
•Explain the risk factors of Kernicterus
•Evaluate the diagnosis and therapy for functional abdominal pain
•Outline the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Other topics to be discussed include
1.Orthopedic Pitfalls in Pediatrics
2.Burns and Burn Management
3.Marine Bites and Submersion Injuries
4.Closed Head Injury Diagnosis and Management
5.Wound Care and Management
6.Pediatric Eye Injury Pearls
7.Pediatric Pain Management strategies
These are preliminary topics and are subject to change with additional input from faculty.

Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.


Cruising the Western Mediterranean