Our office will be closed Thursday, November 24th (all day) in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen on Friday, November 25th, at 8:30 am.
University at Sea®
5700 4th St. N.
St Petersburg, 
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

<em>NCL'S Pride of America</em>
NCL'S Pride of America
7-Night Hawaii Cruise
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

January 16 - 23, 2021
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 ASWB ACE Credits
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
4½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

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.

Carol Cohen Weitzman, MD

Carol Cohen Weitzman, MD
Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics and Child Study Center
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Dania Rumbak, MD

Dania Rumbak, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY Dania Rumbak is a pediatrician, pediatric intensivist and healthcare entrepreneur. She received her MD from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the New York University School of Medicine. She has previously worked at Columbia University Medical Center and the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, where she received all her medical training (residency and fellowship.) She has published multiple works in medical journals. She was also co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of a healthcare startup called Baby Doctor. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. 

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, PharmacistsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives
Up to 20% of children in the United States have a developmental, behavioral or emotional disorder at any given time, as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. Between 37% and 39% of children will have a developmental, behavioral or emotional disorder diagnosed by 16 years of age, regardless of geographic location in the United States.

Prevalence rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder are currently estimated to be 1:59 and have continued to rise. These talks are designed to update providers on some of the most common neurodevelopmental problems facing children today including ADHD,ASD, and anxiety, and provide practical guidance to incorporate office-based strategies that include screening children for developmental, behavioral and emotional problems, including social determinants of health and providing brief counseling and management. Lastly, these talks are designed to help pediatric providers gain comfort and skill in prescribing psychotropic medications to children for problems including ASD, ADHD and anxiety disorders.

The course will provide an overview of important pathologies seen commonly in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. It will empower the learners to gain skills that will allow them to manage illness in hospitalized children and to intervene in clinical scenarios commonly encountered. The learner will be able to recognize sepsis early and intervene appropriately.

The learner will gain a basic understanding of asthma and how to treat it. The learner will gain tools to treat DKA effectively. Additionally, controversial topics such as vaccinations and ethics will be covered and explored. We will also review the guidelines for when lumbar puncture is indicated. Lastly, the topic of Kawasaki Disease will be covered.

  1. ADHD update
    • Use behavioral screening tools to identify children with behavior and emotional problems
    • Apply evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat children with ADHD including the use of psychotropic medication
  2. ASD update
    • Use screening to identify children with possible ASD
    • Demonstrate increased comfort in managing children with ASD in primary care settings
    • Demonstrate increased comfort in prescribing psychotropic medications for children with ASD
  3. Evidence based-positive parenting: Developing positive behaviors
    • Apply evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a part of routine well-child care
    • Identify specific places during the well-child visit to include discussion of evidence-based positive parenting strategies.
  4. Evidence based-positive parenting: Managing challenging behaviors
    • Apply evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a part of routine well-child care
    • Identify specific places during the well-child visit to include discussion of evidence-based positive parenting strategies.
  5. Office Based Strategies to Help Anxious Children
    • Increase techniques that can be used in the office to work with parents of anxious children
    • Identify office-based strategies to help children cope with anxiety
  6. Pathophysiology and Treatment of Sepsis
    • List the current treatment goals for sepsis to be delivered in the early hours of therapy.
  7. Vaccine-preventable Illnesses and their clinical manifestations
    • Describe the clinical manifestations of several vaccine-preventable illnesses.
  8. Severe Asthma Management: From Home to the Hospital
    • List the most important treatments for severe asthma.
  9. Ethical Issues in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
    • Discuss relevant ethical issues commonly encountered in the Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  10. Endocrine Emergencies: Case Studies in DKA, Thyroid Storm and Adrenal Insufficiency.
    • Discuss the appropriate management of endocrine emergencies in the PICU.
  11. To Tap or Not to Tap? That is the Question
    • Discuss common scenarios where lumbar puncture is indicated in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  12. Kawasaki Disease: Clinical Features and Treatment
    • Review the clinical features and treatment of Kawasaki Disease
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.

Cruise Itinerary

Sat Jan 16 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
- 7:00 pm
Sun Jan 17 Kahului, Maui
8:00 am -
Mon Jan 18 Kahului, Maui
- 6:00 pm
Tue Jan 19 Hilo, Hawaii
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jan 20 Kona, Hawaii
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu Jan 21 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
8:00 am -
Thu Jan 21 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
- -
Fri Jan 22 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
- 2:00 pm
Fri Jan 22 Cruise Napali Coast
- -
Sat Jan 23 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
7 Night Hawaii, round-trip Honolulu

Ports of Call

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.

Kahului, Maui - A surplus of natural splendor and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii's second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina. Plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.

Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.

Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. Captain Cook came ashore here and died at the hands of angry natives. The coast is also famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.

Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

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.
©2019 - University at Sea®