Event Date/Time: Aug 25, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 01, 2012
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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450
Plus the cost of the cruise

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

Program Purpose / Objectives:

Cruise Lectures –
1.Anemia in Childhood and Adolescence
2.ITP in Childhood
3.Childhood Leukemias: Presentation and Treatment Update
4.Coagulopathies: Hemophilia, von Willebrand’s Disease and Thrombophilia-What’s New?
5.Sickle Cell Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment and Infection
6.Pediatric Solid Tumors
7.Cancer Survivors and Issues for the Primary Care Providers
8.Primary Care for Children With Special Health Care Needs
•Provide a definition for children with special health care needs and understand the prevalence and implications for health care costs and utilization of this group
•Understand the major effects of chronic disorders in children
•Describe the role of the child’s primary care physician in providing a “medical home” for children with special health care needs
9.Visual Diagnosis in Pediatrics
•Appropriately recognize common problems and dermatologic findings in infants and children
10.Fever in Infants and Young Children
•Develop an appropriate plan to evaluate and treat a neonate with fever
•Develop an appropriate plan to evaluate and treat a young infant with fever
•Develop an appropriate plan to evaluate and treat a young child with fever
11.Breastfeeding Management Case Studies
•Appropriately recognize common problems in breastfeeding management
•Appropriately advise the mother and prescribe appropriate treatment for common problems to ensure the successful continuation of breastfeeding
12.Vaccine Review
•Discuss the major clinical presentation of illnesses that are preventable by immunization
•Discuss the recommended schedule for immunization in the US
13.Otitis Media 2012
•List the three most common organisms causing otitis media
•Recommend the most appropriate therapy for acute otitis
•Develop a management plan for chronic otitis
14.Pediatric Headache
•Develop a differential diagnosis for headache in young children
•Develop a management plan for chronic headache in children
Preliminary Topics for Activity:
Anemia in Childhood and Adolescence
Childhood ITP
Childhood Leukemia
Sickle Cell Disease
Pediatric Solid Tumors
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Visual Diagnosis in the Newborn Nursery
Breast Milk...So What's So Good About It?
Breastfeeding...the How To's
Case Studies: Management of Breastfeeding
Controversies in the Management of Urinary Tract Infections in Children
Immunization Review
Children with Special Health Care Needs

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