Conference #1627
Hot Topics in Pediatric Emergencies

November 3 - 10, 2022
Rhone River Colors of Provence Cruise-Avignon, Viviers, Le Pouzin, Tournon, Vienne, Collonges, Lyon

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Our conference on Hot Topics in Pediatric Emergencies is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of pediatric patients. Covering a wide array of topics in Pediatric Emergencies, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in pediatric emergency medicine, present emerging clinical data, and provide skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice. This educational activity aims to increase both the competence and performance of all attendees as well as contribute to your ability to work together as part of a coordinated healthcare team.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs underlying 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 such as current clinical guidelines, research findings, and literature reviews.

The conference format includes didactic lectures, question and answer sessions, and case studies. Following a group of lectures, the question and answer sessions allow attendees to ask the faculty critical and challenging questions about caring for patients during various pediatric emergency situations.

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


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

  • Discuss fractures that are easily missed but easily managed
  • Characterize the nature and potential severity of reactions to medications, radiocontrast media and vaccines
  • Recognize a variety of childhood and adolescent poisonings
  • Identify when communication in a health provider team meeting is going wrong and when to intervene to save it
  • Describe the mechanisms and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • Identify a few non-esophageal GI (gastrointestinal) foreign bodies that may require removal

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

If postmarked by
August 25, 2022
If postmarked after
August 25, 2022
Physicians $795 $895
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $695 $795
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.
For this conference, we are offering the below options for attendance:
In-Person: Attend in-person in the conference meeting room. Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, and break refreshments for conference registrants.

You can register and receive conference lodging group rates in the following ways:

  • Online via this website (unless otherwise directed) OR:
  • Call (925) 969-1789 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), with
      Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover; OR
  • By mail; make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send along with registration form to:
    399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 102, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

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

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


After 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, reviewing the educational session materials, and submitting the case studies test, evaluations, surveys, and verification of attendance 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 Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing 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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This ACE activity was developed with standards to address California Assembly Bill (AB) 1195, cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and CA AB 241 implicit bias (IB) to reduce health disparities. Please refer to the accreditation page on our website for resources.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 13 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Please check our website for updated credit information.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 13 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.

Physician Associates
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. Physician associates may receive a maximum of 13 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 13.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 15.6 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™

Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 2.25 hours pharmacotherapeutic credits towards meeting the requirement for nursing pharmacology continuing education. Sessions awarding pharmacotherapeutic credits are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as they may vary state to state.

Angela C. Anderson, MD, FAAP - Conference Chairperson
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine; Director, Division of Pediatric Pain & Palliative Care; Consultant in Clinical Toxicology & Pharmacology; Hasbro Children's Hospital; Providence, Rhode Island
Michael Belfort, MBBCH, DA(SA), MD, PhD, FRCSC, FRCOG, FACOG
Ernst W. Bertner Chairman & Professor; F. B. McGuyer Endowed Chair in Fetal Surgery; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Texas Children's Fetal Center; Obstetrician & Gynecologist-in-Chief; Texas Children's Hospital; Houston, Texas
John M. Kelso, MD
Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Scripps Clinic, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Internal Medicine; University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; San Diego, California
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
Founder, Perinatal Risk Management & Education Services; Certified Nurse-Midwife; Vancouver, Washington


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 24 months. Symposia Medicus will also ensure that any and all relevant financial relationships will be mitigated before the conference commences. Beyond disclosure and mitigation 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 educational session materials for this activity and speakers will provide a disclosure slide for each presentation, which they will also disclose verbally on site.

Saturday, November 5, 2022
4:00 PMOffice Orthopedic Emergencies
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Angela C. Anderson, MD, FAAP
4:45Stinging Insect Allergy: When Should I Be Concerned?
(Rx = 10 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
5:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Sunday, November 6, 2022
2:30 PMHousehold Toxins: Signs, Symptoms & Management
Angela C. Anderson, MD, FAAP
3:15Drug & Vaccine Allergies
(Rx = 30 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
4:00Pain Management in Children
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Angela C. Anderson, MD, FAAP
5:00Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Monday, November 7, 2022
1:00 PMFood Allergy: Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention
(Rx = 15 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
1:45Toxicology Jeopardy
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Angela C. Anderson, MD, FAAP
3:00Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
12:30 PMLeadership & Communication as a Healthcare Provider
Michael Belfort, MBBCH, DA(SA), MD, PhD, FRCSC, FRCOG, FACOG
1:15Medical Malpractice: Surviving a Deposition
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
2:00Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
8:00 AMAnaphylaxis: How to Recognize & How to React
(Rx = 15 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
9:00Foreign Bodies: Fun Ways to Get Them Off & Out
Angela C. Anderson, MD, FAAP
10:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions

Symposia Medicus values the well-being of our attendees, faculty, and staff and collaborates with the conference venue to ensure the safety and protection of all on-site participants.

In recognition of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, proof of vaccination and/or face mask use requirements may change from the time of conference announcement and your registration, until the conference takes place. Current policies and attendance requirements for this conference are provided here, and we encourage you to refer to this information as needed, particularly as it gets closer to your on-site date, so that you can take any action you feel appropriate to be in compliance.

At this time, the following is in effect for on-site attendance:

Proof of Full Vaccination (defined by the CDC as 14 days after the primary series of COVID vaccines) is required. This can be provided in the form of a vaccination record card, a photo of your vaccination record card, or a vaccination QR code with written administered vaccines. You can submit your proof of vaccination prior to the conference via email at or in person while on site at the conference.

Face Mask use is required in and around the meeting rooms, with face masks available at the conference registration desk for your convenience.


We have arranged conference group rates through AmaWaterways™. We have a limited number of staterooms in the categories and at the rates listed below. Staterooms at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY as staterooms may sell out and/or rates may increase.

Rates are (U.S. dollars, cruise only) PER PERSON, based on double occupancy, and DO NOT include conference tuition, cruise fees (port charges) of $196.00 per person, gratuities of $157.00 per person, air transportation, or ground transfers.

The stateroom categories below differ by location on each deck, size, and balconies.

*Stateroom categories E and Suites are very limited, please reserve early.

*Category E-SOLD OUT
Piano Deck ~ Fixed Windows
SQ. FT.: 160
1st/2nd Per Person Rate: $2,948

Category D
Piano Deck ~ Fixed Windows
SQ. FT.: 160
1st/2nd Per Person Rate: $3,948

Category CB
Violin Deck ~ French Balcony
SQ. FT.: 155
1st/2nd Per Person Rate: $4,348

Category CA
Violin & Cello Deck ~ French Balcony
SQ. FT.: 170
1st/2nd Per Person Rate: $4,648

Category BB
Cello Deck ~ French Balcony & Outside Balcony
SQ. FT.: 210
1st/2nd Per Person Rate: $5,448

Category BA
Violin Deck ~ French Balcony & Outside Balcony
SQ. FT.: 210
1st/2nd Per Person Rate: $5,648

Category AB
Cello Deck ~ French Balcony & Outside Balcony
SQ. FT.: 235
1st/2nd Per Person Rate: $5,848

Category AA
Violin Deck ~ French Balcony & Outside Balcony
SQ. FT.: 235
1st/2nd Per Person Rate: $6,048

*Category Suite
Violin Deck ~ French Balcony & Outside Balcony
SQ. FT.: 350
1st/2nd Per Person Rate: $7,248

The ship doesn’t have accommodations for 3rd/4th adults.

Single occupancy staterooms can be requested; however, the rate for single occupancy is double the cruise fare and port charges for the selected stateroom category.

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

Detailed staterooms descriptions and amenities are available at:

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Effective August 2021 until further notice, AmaWaterways requires that all guests coming on-board comply with all current regulations for travel by each jurisdiction through which the vessel will cruise. At this time, it means that all guests must be fully vaccinated with two doses of vaccines from either Moderna, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or one dose from Johnson and Johnson. Additionally, the final shots need to be administered at least 14 days before travel with any of the two dose vaccines and 28 days with the one dose vaccine. The vaccination requirement also applies to accompanied minors. This rule or others may be in effect at the time of the charter, part charter or group movement and no exceptions will be made.


If a pregnant guest has entered or will be entering their 24th week before or during the cruise, they are NOT ALLOWED to cruise. If a pregnant guest is less than 24 weeks, a physician’s “Fit to Travel” note stating that they are in good health, not a high-risk pregnancy, and not entering the 24th week must be presented at check-in and carried onboard.


All guests under the age of 18 are to be in a stateroom with an adult, must remain supervised at all times, and their safety is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s). Children must be at least 8 years old by September 26, 2022, 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. AmaWaterways™ does not provide child-specific programs or child-minding facilities.

Children 8-10 years old at the time of embarkation may share a cabin at a rate of 25% of the cabin rate with 2 adults provided the child is able to share the bed with the adults – no additional or rollaway bed will be provided. Children 11-17 years old will be charged the full rate and can share a room with adults in a triple occupancy stateroom (limited). For rates and availability, please contact Symposia Medicus.

Cruise Policies

  • Deposit due at time of booking is $1,000 per person.
  • Final payment is due to Symposia Medicus by Friday, July 15, 2022
  • If booking after Friday, July 15, 2022 full cabin payment is due
  • You will receive electronic documents via email within the four weeks prior to the cruise. Please provide your best email address on the registration form.
  • Cruise cancellations must be made in writing (via email) to Symposia Medicus for a full refund on or before July 15, 2022. After July 15, 2022, no refunds will be made.

Vaccination/Face Mask Policies

You must be fully vaccinated (boosters are recommended) in order to attend a Symposia Medicus conference in person. Proof of vaccination can be provided in the form of a vaccination record card, photo of your vaccination card, or vaccination QR code (via paper, your smartphone or other portable electronic device). You can submit this prior to the conference via email (to or in person at the conference venue. Face masks are required in the conference room. Symposia Medicus will have disposable masks available at the registration desk. These policies are subject to change.


A full refund will be made for written (via email) cruise cancellations received by Symposia Medicus on or before Friday, July 15, 2022. After July 15, 2022, no refunds will be made.

Name changes require the prior approval of AmaWaterways™ and can be made with no fee. Cruise tickets are non-transferable. For security reasons, no name changes are allowed by AmaWaterways™ after Monday, October 3, 2022.

Conference Cancellation Policies

Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after Friday, July 15, 2022; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.

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

Each registrant will have online access to educational session materials. The educational session materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions).

If you are unable to attend this conference, you may purchase an electronic copy of the educational session materials one week after the conference. Please email for more information.


Passports are REQUIRED for every passenger. 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 May 10, 2023 (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, many countries require an entry visa. Obtaining required visas and any other required travel documentation, and assuring these are complete and correct in all ways, is the sole responsibility of each traveler. AmaWaterways™ and Symposia Medicus are not in a position to obtain or verify the accuracy or completeness of any participant’s visa or other required documentation and shall not be responsible or liable for delay or missed portion of any part of the itinerary or other problems resulting from the participant lacking the appropriate travel documentation.

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.


ARRIVAL FLIGHT: Marseilles Airport (airport code – MRS) is approximately 90 minutes to the cruise port in Avignon.

It is recommended you allow a minimum of five hours from the time your flight arrives into Marseilles to the time you can board the ship at 3:00pm.

DEPARTURE FLIGHT: Lyon, France (airport code – LYS) is approximately 20 minutes from the cruise port in Lyon.


They allow you to purchase airline tickets through them. After you are registered and receive a reservation number, we will send an email with the contact information to make these arrangements. AmaWaterways™ will send a verification email to confirm proper spelling and date of birth for travelers prior to making airline reservations. Any changes or cancellations may be subject to non-refundable service charges and additional airfare costs.

We recommend booking through the Cruise line, as it helps with any issues for travel that arise to/from the cruise locations


AmaWaterways™ offers pre/post cruise packages for an additional cost. After you are registered and receive a reservation number, we will send you an email with the contact information to make these arrangements.

  • 3-Night Pre-Cruise Package – offers 3 nights (with breakfast included) in Barcelona to include hotel stay, city tour, “The Mountains and Abbey of Montserrat” excursion, TGV to Nimes, transfer to Avignon
  • 3-Night Post-Cruise Package – offers 3 nights (with breakfast included), to start in Lyon with a Tastes of Lyon Tour, then high-speed train transfer to Paris, which includes hotel stay, City of Light tour, and evening Montmartre and illumination tour


Whether you choose to make your own air travel arrangements or you book your air through AmaWaterways™, you can purchase transfers to/from the ship (only from Marseilles airport or to Lyon airport) from AmaWaterways™. Please note rates listed below are subject to change.

  • Arrival transfers from the Marseilles airport to the ship on November 3, 2022 are $130 per person with transfers leaving at 1:00pm and 3:30pm
  • Departure transfers to the airport in Lyon on November 10, 2022 are $45 per person and run throughout the morning and early afternoon

After you are registered and receive a reservation number, we will send you an email with the contact information to make these arrangements.

Ground transportation reservations must be made through AmaWaterways™ by Friday, September 23, 2022. Your flight itinerary must be provided in order to confirm your transfers.


The luxurious AmaKristina Prima will take you on this enchanted river cruise along the Rhone River. You’ll enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues, a heated sun deck swimming pool, fitness center and spa, included ship-wide Wi-Fi, in-room internet and on-demand entertainment. Also, look for a fleet of bicycles onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours when in port.

From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. You will embark in Avignon to trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Carriéres de Lumiéres. You can even become an expert in all things culinary: go in search of the highly prized “Black Diamond” truffles, learn how to pair chocolate with wine, and discover how olives turn into the Mediterranean’s nectar, olive oil. Savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. You will end your adventure in Lyon, France’s culinary capital, and enjoy an evening illumination cruise.

On this cruise, you will enjoy a choice of included excursions. A large variety of activities are at your disposal for you to choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder. The Wellness Program has professionally trained Wellness Hosts that will lead a variety of fitness classes, including core strengthening and circuit training, as well as occasional health and wellness-related lectures and discussions through AmaWaterways’ Wellness Program.

We cordially invite you to come aboard the AmaKristina for this conference on Hot Topics in Pediatric Emergencies and the exceptional cruise of a lifetime.


During the cruise, you are offered complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, unlimited complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks with lunch, and Sip n' Sail cocktail hour (prior to dinner) and dinner. Any additional drinks (cocktails) not during dining times are available at the bar for an additional fee per drink and charged to your stateroom.


AmaWaterways™ expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine as well as traditional Western offerings. All meals will be served. At breakfast, sip sparkling wine as you partake in fresh pastries or made-to-order from the menu. For lunch, head to the restaurant for full menu service and high-quality regional wine or beer. Dinner is a multi-course affair with wine recommendations that accompany visually stunning, delicious dishes.

Special dietary requests must be provided to Symposia Medicus at time of reservation. An effort will be made to meet the request, but AmaWaterways™ cannot assure the request can be accommodated. AmaWaterways is unable to accommodate kosher requests.

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Medical Services: Onboard medical professionals are not available on any vessel. If medical services are required, efforts to contact local medical providers will be made. A participant requiring such assistance is solely responsible for all related charges.

Smoking: Smoking is only permitted on the ship’s Sun Deck in the designated smoking area.

Disabled Travelers: Facilities are not available onboard or in many places visited on the cruises and cruise tours AmaWaterways™ offer.


A sightseeing tour is included in each city or town you visit, along with free time to explore the city according to your own interests. AmaWaterways™ offers the below:

  • Included Tours – Standard tours offered in each port. These are included in the price of the cruise. Pre-registration is not required, but it is recommended. Included tour registration is available online approximately 60 days prior to embarkation once online check-in is completed.
  • Special Interest Tours – Tours offered in place of the standard tours in each port. These are included in the price of the cruise. Pre-registration is not required, but it is recommended (approximately 60 days prior to embarkation once online check-in completed), with the exception of bike tours. Bike tours are only available to book once onboard, on a first come, first served basis.
  • Optional Tours – Tours offered as an option for an additional cost. These are in addition to the standard tours offered at each port and can only be booked once onboard, on a first come, first served basis.

During all the tours, AmaWaterways™ provides a sophisticated audio headset system that allows guests to comfortably listen to the tour guide while taking photos and admiring some of Europe’s hidden gems.