Our Hot Topics in Pediatric Emergencies conference focuses on many challenges facing pediatric and emergency physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the clinical care of children. The goal of this conference is to increase the knowledge and enhance the competence of attendees. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs determined from the identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants; clinical expert input; Symposia Medicus’ online survey; and other medical and nursing data.

Conference format will include didactic lectures, case studies, and question and answer sessions.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

You are sure to enjoy our conference on Hot Topics in Pediatric Emergencies while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Norway.


As a result of participating in this conference, you should have increased knowledge and enhanced competence to…

Recognize several different worrisome or life-threatening rashes that can present in a child

Discuss current literature on the evaluation of the febrile infant

Evaluate the validity of a decision rule to reduce PICU admissions for poisoning

Devise an initial treatment plan for several pediatric dermatoses

Formulate an evidence-based diagnostic plan for utilization of CT in pediatric trauma victims

Develop methods that can be used to rationally prescribe analgesics for those in pain while limiting the risk for abuse, misuse, and diversion


At the conclusion of attending this conference, participants are entitled to a certificate of credit which will be available online. Successful completion of this activity is determined by attending the live activity, review of the educational session materials, and submission of the case studies test, surveys, and attendance verification form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Essentials and Standards relating to continuing medical and nursing education.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 16 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 16 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

This Live activity, HOT TOPICS IN PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES, with a beginning date of 06/27/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 16 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 16.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 19.2 contact hours.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Pharmacology Content for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 2.25 hours in pharmacology content for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending this educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology content for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as requirements may vary state to state.


Each registrant will have online access to session materials. The session materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions). If you wish to receive a hard copy of the session materials, please check the box on the registration form in this brochure.

If you are unable to attend this conference, extra copies of the session materials (either paper, flash drive, or digital copy) will be available one week after the conference. The cost is $65 for a hard copy, $30 for a flash drive, and $25 for the digital copy. To place your order,please email



All cruise rates quoted are per person, based on double occupancy (U.S. dollars, cruise-only). The price of your cruise includes ship accommodations, meals (except for specialty restaurants), 24-hour room service (orders between 11:00pm-6:00am will be charged a $4.95 room service fee), standard beverages (coffee, tea, milk, poured water and juices, iced tea, and lemonade), use of the fitness center, and most activities and entertainment onboard the ship.

If you book through Symposia Medicus, you will receive a Classic Beverage Package for the 1st/2nd occupants, for cabins 08 and higher (includes gratuities).

Please note: The cruise line may offer promotional rates (for different cabin types other than what we have contracted in this brochure), however, our per person cabin rates are typically the lowest available.

A deposit for all cabin occupants is due to Symposia Medicus at the time of registration ($250.00 per person for cabin categories 09-Interior to S2-Sky Suite and $500.00 per person for cabin category RS-Royal Suite). Final payments are due to Symposia Medicus by Friday, April 3, 2020. Payments not received by the due date are subject to cancellation with no refunds.

Celebrity Cruises® provides complimentary electronic cruise documents (eDocs). You will receive cruise documents in portable document format (PDF) by email approximately two weeks (or more) prior to sailing.

If you would like your cruise documents printed and mailed to you, (approximately 7-10 days prior to sailing), please note an additional fee of $35.00 (subject to change) per cruise document booklet, will be assessed by Celebrity. Please make your selection on the Conference & Cabin Registration Form in this brochure.


Conference Tuition See “Conference Registration Information”
Taxes $94.59/per person
(subject to change)
Gratuities See “Gratuities Aboard Ship”
(FREE for RS & S2 Suites)
Air Transportation See “Airline Travel Information”
Ground Transportation See “Ground Transportation”
(Optional) CruiseCare®
Cancellation Penalty
Waiver Program
See "(Optional) CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program”
In addition, cruise rates do not include: shore excursions, meals ashore, alcoholic and certain beverages (unless cabin is booked through Symposia Medicus, where you’ll receive a Classic Beverage Package for cabins 08 and higher), photographs, telephone calls, internet access, specialty restaurants onboard, purchases from the ship stores, and spa or beauty salon treatments.

You will be able to view your reservation, book shore excursions, ground, and air transportation through Celebrity’s ChoiceAir® Program, after you are registered and receive confirmation with a reservation number.


Per Celebrity Cruises’® policy, a full refund (except amounts paid for CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program, which is non-refundable) will be made for written cancellations received by Symposia Medicus no later than Friday, April 3, 2020. Passengers who cancel after this date, for any reason, are subject to the following per person cancellation fees.

By April 3: Full refund will be given

April 4 – May 22: $250.00 or $500.00 per person cruise deposit will not be refunded

May 23 – June 12: 50% of total cruise price will not be refunded

After June 12: No refunds will be made

Name changes require the prior approval of Celebrity Cruises® and are subject to additional fees. Cruise tickets are non-transferable. For security reasons, no name changes are allowed by Celebrity Cruises® after Friday, June 19, 2020.


CruiseCare® insurance is optional, but if purchased, must be for all cabin occupants. This can be added at the time of booking or up until the final payment deadline of Friday, April 3, 2020.

To view more comprehensive information on this insurance policy, please visit For more information or if you have any questions concerning CruiseCare®, please call Celebrity Cruises’® CruiseCare® Help Line at (800) 797-4516.

Celebrity Cruises’® CruiseCare® rates vary depending on the cost of your cruise fare and cruise fees (port charges). Below is a chart showing the cost per person for CruiseCare® insurance. Prices are subject to change and may increase.

Rates based on per person cost of cruise fare and cruise fees (port charges) CRUISECARE® INSURANCE RATES
(Subject to change)
$1,001 - $1,250 $99/person
$1,251 - $1,500 $109/person
$1,501 - $2,000 $149/person
$2,001 - $2,500 $189/person
$2,501 - $3,000 $229/person
$3,001 - $3,500 $279/person
$3,501 - $4,000 $339/person
$4,001 - $4,500 $379/person
$4,501 - $5,000 $429/person
$5,001 - $5,500 $479/person
$5,501 - $6,000 $519/person
Contact Symposia Medicus for
CruiseCare pricing for Royal Suite (RS)


If a pregnant guest has entered or will be entering their 24th week before or during the cruise, they are NOT ALLOWED to travel.


Children must be at least six months old by
June 27, 2020, to go on the cruise. Denial of boarding for children who do not satisfy this minimum age requirement may also result in the denial of boarding for one or more guests sailing with that child. No refunds will be given as a result of the denial of boarding to an underage child or other accompanying guests.


Passport Books (not Passport Cards) are REQUIRED for every passenger including children and infants. If you do not have a passport, please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks to receive it after you complete and mail the application. Your passport cannot expire before January 4, 2021 (or 6 months after your final date of travel).

It is the sole responsibility of the guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents and have them available when necessary. These appropriate valid travel documents such as passports, visas, inoculation certificates, and/or family legal documents are required for ship boarding and country entry and/or re-entry into the United States and other countries. Based on citizenship, some countries require an entry visa.

Guests who do not possess the proper documentation may be prevented from boarding their flight or ship, or from entering a country, and may be subject to fines.

Note: No refunds will be given to individuals who fail to bring proper documentation.

For additional passport and visa requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at or Embassies (Consular Service Office) of each country on the sailing itinerary.


You can fly into either the Heathrow International Airport (LHR), which is an approximate 1½ hour drive to the port, or Gatwick International Airport (LGW), which is an approximate 2 hour drive to the port.

If you purchase Air Transportation through Celebrity’s ChoiceAir® Program:

Celebrity’s ChoiceAir® Program allows you to purchase airline tickets at the best available prices. After you are registered and receive a reservation number, you can book directly on the website at or by calling (800) 533-7803 and speaking with an air agent (service fees may apply). Any changes or cancellations may be subject to non-refundable service charges and additional airfare costs.

By using Celebrity’s ChoiceAir® Program, you can:

Receive the lowest fares on available flights

Choose your preferred airline and specific itineraries

Receive assured arrival to the ship if any delays or cancellations occur

Receive 24-hour assistance with flights

Note: Infant fares (six months to two years old) cannot be booked online. You must call the Celebrity’s ChoiceAir® Program Support Desk at (800) 533-7803 or the airline directly to add your infant to the booking.


If you make your own air arrangements, you should allow a minimum of three to four hours from the time your flight arrives in England to the time you must check-in at the ship (by 2:30pm). Note: Ship check-in begins at 10:30am and concludes at 2:30pm. Going home, you should allow at least five to six hours between when the ship disembarks in England and your plane departs (disembarkation starts at approximately 7:00am). The five to six hours allow you time for ship clearance, drive time to the airport, customs clearance (if applicable), and airline security. You can also request to be one of the first groups to depart the ship by going to the Guest Relations Desk as soon as possible once you board the ship and letting them know that due to a tight airline schedule, you need to be included in the first group off the ship.


If you choose to make your own air travel arrangements, you can purchase Celebrity Cruises® transfers to/from the ship. Once you have arrived and collected your luggage at the airport, you will be met by a Celebrity Cruises® representative outside the Baggage Claim area who will assist you with transportation to the ship. When you return from your cruise and have claimed your luggage, a Celebrity Cruises® representative on the pier will direct you to your transportation to the airport. Note: The transfers are available for either airport, and only available on the scheduled day of ship embarkation (June 27, 2020) and disembarkation (July 4, 2020) based on flight times.

For more information on ground transportation, pricing, and criteria, please visit

Transportation must be booked with Symposia Medicus by Friday, April 3, 2020. Your flight itinerary must be provided in order to confirm your transfers.


If you book through Symposia Medicus for cabins 08 and higher, you will receive a Classic Beverage Package (valued at $495 per occupant) for the 1st/2nd occupants (includes gratuities).

The Classic Beverage Package includes: unlimited fountain and can sodas (Coca Cola products), bottled juices (cranberry, tomato, pineapple, and apple), fresh juices, premium teas and coffee (Lavazza and Cova), smoothies, frozen drinks, non-premium bottled water, certain types of beer and wine, as well as non-premium spirits and cocktails.

If you do not book your cabin through Symposia Medicus, or you reserve an Interior Stateroom, you can purchase a beverage package directly through Celebrity Cruises. Please note that if you do not have a beverage package all beverage purchases will incur a 20% service charge.


When you make your cruise reservations, you can request either 6:00pm Main Dining, Flexible Select Dining (see details below), or 8:30pm Late Dining. Please inform us if you or your guests have any special food or dietary requirements and inform us of other cruise passengers (not guests in your cabin) with whom you would like to sit. Your final dining assignment will be indicated in your eDocs unless your preferred dining time is not available, in which case you will be waitlisted. If you are waitlisted, you can go to the Guest Relations Desk once you get onboard the ship to see if you can change your dinner seating time.

The Flexible Select Dining is a flexible dining option. With this option, you can be seated for dinner in the main dining room at any time between 6:00-9:30pm, or you can make reservations to dine at any time that you choose within that time frame. Reservations can be made up to June 22, 2020 or can be made on the ship.

If you reserve a suite, your dining will be in Luminae, and you are automatically booked for Main Dining. If you have any requests or changes you will make them with your butler.

Complimentary room service is also available 24-hours a day (orders between 11:00pm-6:00am will be charged a $4.95 room service fee). On your cruise, you can expect two evening chic and five smart casual dress nights.


All gratuities must be pre-paid and will be included in your final cruise balance. This covers your cabin steward (and butler, if suite), head waiter and assistant waiter.

Non-Suite gratuities are $101.50 per person

Concierge Class gratuities are $105.00 per person

Suite gratuities are $126.00 per person (FREE when booking with Symposia Medicus


For more information about clothing to pack, youth activities, shore excursions, and more, please visit



Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
Conference Co-Chair

Professor of Emergency Medicine & Medicine
Director, Division of Medical Toxicology
New York University School of Medicine & Bellevue Hospital Center
New York City, New York

Kimberly A. Horii, MD, FAAP, FAAD
Conference Co-Chair

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Dermatology
University of Missouri at Kansas City
School of Medicine
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri

Director for Pre-Health Undergraduate Studies
Director of the Minor in Health Care Studies
Keck School of Medicine of the
University of Southern California
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
LA County + USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Consistent with ACCME and ANCC guidelines, it is the policy of Symposia Medicus to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Prior to the planning of this educational activity, all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of continuing education activities have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships within the past 12 months. Beyond disclosure of relevant financial relationships, faculty are required to disclose when they plan to discuss pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical. Symposia Medicus is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased continuing education activities. This information is intended to assist learners in forming their own judgments about the content presented. Disclosure information will be included in the session materials for this activity, and speakers will provide a slide disclosure for each presentation, and will also verbally disclose on-site.




Southampton, England - 4:00pm


7:30am Registration & Check-in
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Robert S. Hoffman, MD
8:15 Cardiac Disease in Children (Rx = 10 minutes)
Emily Rose, MD
9:15 Worrisome & Life-Threatening Rashes in Children
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Kimberly A. Horii, MD
10:15 Break
10:30 Toxic ECGs: Clues to Help Diagnosis & Management
Robert S. Hoffman, MD
11:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:30pm Lunch Break (on your own)
2:00 Updates in the Approach to the Febrile Child
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Emily Rose, MD
3:00 Caustics & Other Lethal Household Products
Robert S. Hoffman, MD
4:00 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
4:30 Adjourn for the Day


8:00am Toxicology Update: The Most Important Research That Will Affect Your Practice (Rx = 30 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD
9:00 Name That Rash: Pediatric Dermatology Cases
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Kimberly A. Horii, MD
10:00 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
11:00 Adjourn for the Day
Bergen, Norway 12:00pm 8:00pm


Geiranger, Norway 11:00am 6:00pm


Flam, Norway 9:00am 4:00pm


Stavanger, Norway 9:00am 6:00pm


8:00am Big Problems in Little People: Pediatric Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, and Venous Thromboembolism
Emily Rose, MD
9:00 Pain Management: Update on Opioids – What’s on the Menu & How to Apply (Rx = 25 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD
10:00 Break
10:15 Trauma in the “Little Adult”
Emily Rose, MD
11:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:15pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:45 Bites & Envenomations (Rx = 10 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD
2:45 Superficial Skin Infections in Children
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Kimberly A. Horii, MD
3:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
4:15 Adjourn for the Day


Southampton, England 6:00am -

Rx = Pharmacology Content for Prescriptive Authority
will be granted for these sessions



Natural wonders and once-in-a-lifetime experiences abound on this Norway cruise. Eagles soar in blue skies above. Whales and seals play in the deep fjords. Colors dance in the sky when the aurora borealis is visible. And fjords are around every turn.

Cruise into Gandsfjord, protected from the North Sea, of which the region is very dependent. Where urban land meets mountains and peaks, explore the town of Stavanger. It is the fourth largest city in Norway and an access point where you can hike to Pulpit Rock.

Travel by bus and ferry across the Hidlefjord to Tau and through the village of Jørpeland, along the Idsefjord to the Prekestol-chalet, where a 2½ mile hike begins through mountain terrain, dotted with small lakes. On this Norway cruise, enjoy stunning views of mountains, fjords, and waterfalls from the flat plateau almost 2,000 feet above the Lysefjord.

Enjoy cruising aboard the impressive Celebrity Silhouette®, with chic upgrades to the iconic Lawn Club, providing more space to relax and socialize in the fresh sea air. The Lawn Club Grill offers an interactive outdoor grilling experience. After a day of adventure unwind in your own cabana-styled haven at The Alcoves. You will experience sumptuous meals, exciting theatrical shows, a world-class spa, awe-inspiring shore excursions, and a great educational experience!

Symposia Medicus and the conference faculty hope you join us aboard the Celebrity Silhouette® for this cruise conference of a lifetime.


Enrollment for this cruise conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment. Early registration is advised.

You can register and receive conference group rates by reserving the following ways:

Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), (925) 969-1789 OR

By mail, make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send with registration form to 399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

Visit or call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.


If postmarked by April 20, 2020
If postmarked after April 20, 2020
Physicians $695 $795
Residents, Nurses, PAs & All Others $595 $695

Discounts are available for retired healthcare providers, active U.S. military, and groups of three or more. For more information, please contact Symposia Medicus prior to registering.

Tuition includes continuing education, online access to session materials, and break refreshments

Conference registration and cruise reservations (if applicable) will be confirmed via email


We have arranged conference group rates through Celebrity Cruises®. We have a limited number of cabins in the categories, and at the rates, listed below. Cabins at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis, and are only available until Friday, April 3, 2020. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY as cabins may sell out and/or rates may increase. After Friday, April 3, 2020, all remaining cabins are released back to the cruise line and are on a space and rate available basis.

Rates are (U.S. dollars, cruise-only) PER PERSON, based on double occupancy, and DO NOT include taxes of $94.59 per person (subject to change), gratuities, air transportation, ground transfers, or the optional CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program fees. See Cruise Rates Do Not Include section of the brochure for more details.

Please note the rates stated below include cruise fees (port charges) of $175.00 per person.

09 Interior Stateroom $1,529 $742 183 N/A
08 Ocean View
(no Veranda)
$1,849 $742 177 N/A
1B Deluxe Ocean View
w/Private Veranda
$2,479 $1,219 194 54
C2 Concierge Class w/Private
C2 Veranda and Concierge Class Amenities
$3,129 $1,219 194 54
S2 Sky Suite w/Private
S2 Veranda, Suite Amenities, and Personal
Butler Service
$5,229 $1,489 300 79
RS Royal Suite with/Private
RS Veranda, Suite Amenities, and Personal
Butler Service
$8,919 $2,989 590 153

Aqua Class and other cabin types may be available
upon request, at prevailing rates.

Please call us at (925) 969-1789 for availability and rates.

Single occupancy cabins can be requested; however, the rate for single occupancy is two times the stated cruise fare for the selected cabin category.

Detailed cabin descriptions and amenities are available at


Cruise Policies

Deposit due at time of booking is $250.00 per person for cabin categories 09 to S2 or $500 per person for cabin category RS

Final payment is due to Symposia Medicus by Friday, April 3, 2020

Cruise documents will be emailed in a (PDF) file, approximately two weeks (or more) prior to sailing. If you would like your cruise documents printed and mailed to you, (approximately 7-10 days prior to sailing), please note an additional fee of $35.00 (subject to change), per cruise document booklet, will be assessed. Please make your selection on the Conference & Cabin Registration Form.

Triple and/or quad cabins are limited and not all cabins can accommodate 3 or 4 people. Mandatory third and fourth, additional cabin guest charges noted above do not include $94.59 taxes (subject to change), and gratuities (see Gratuities Aboard Ship section).

© Celebrity Cruises Inc. Ships’ registry: Malta and Ecuador


Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after
May 22, 2020; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.

Please see Cruise Cancellation and Name Change Policy section for cancellation Information

In the unlikely event of conference cancellation by Symposia Medicus, full tuition and, if reservation was made with Symposia Medicus, cabin payment refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.