Conference #1675
Hot Topics in Pediatric Emergencies

December 2 - 9, 2023
European Christmas Market Danube River Cruise

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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…

  • Describe the red flag findings in the histories and physical exams of pediatric chest pain patients
  • Formulate an evidence-based diagnostic plan for the utilization of CT in pediatric trauma victims
  • Discuss awareness in the differential diagnosis of infectious dermatologic diseases in children
  • Develop a treatment paradigm for abnormal vaginal bleeding in pediatric and adolescent patients

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

If postmarked by
September 23, 2023
If postmarked after
September 23, 2023
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.

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

  • 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 14.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 16.80 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 Credit™

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.

Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
AASECT Certified Sexual Counselor; Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health & Survivorship Medicine; Newport Beach, California
Toby Maurer, MD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Lead AMPATH Global Dermatology; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, California
Emily Rose, MD, FAAP, FAAEM, FACEP - Conference Chairperson
Director for Pre-Health Undergraduate Studies; Director of the Minor in Health Care Studies; Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine; Department of Emergency Medicine LA County + USC Medical Center; Los Angeles, California
Amandeep Singh, MD
Medical Director, STEMI/Cardiac Arrest; Receiving Program, Department of Emergency Medicine; Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital; Oakland, California; Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine; University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, 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 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.

Sunday, December 3, 2023
8:30 AMBig Problems in Little People: Pediatric Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, and Venous Thromboembolism
(Rx = 20 minutes)
9:30Pediatric Chest Pain: Finding That Needle in the Haystack
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Amandeep Singh, MD
10:30Critical Concepts in Pediatric Truma
(Rx = 10 minutes)
11:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
8:30 AMPediatric ECG: Dysrhythmia Case Studies
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Amandeep Singh, MD
9:30Pediatric Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation
(Rx = 15 minutes)
10:30Infections & Infestations in Children: Cases That Will Make Your Skin Crawl!
Toby Maurer, MD
11:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Friday, December 8, 2023
8:30 AMPediatric Genitourinary Emergencies
(Rx = 5 minutes)
9:30Gynecologic Challenges in the Pediatric & Adolescent Patient
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
10:30Pediatric ECG: Differentiating Normal From Abnormal
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Amandeep Singh, MD
11:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 PMPediatric Syncope: Identifying Kids at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Amandeep Singh, MD
2:30Critical Issues in the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Rx = 10 minutes)
3:30Questions & 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:


Symposia Medicus continues to collaborate with the conference venue to ensure the safety and protection of all attendees. As the event gets closer, we will communicate details regarding safety and social distancing protocols and procedures intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.


Conference Tuition - See “Conference Registration Information”
Port Charges - $210/person
Gratuities (for the entire crew and cruise director) - $157/person
Air Transportation - See “Airline Travel Information”
Ground Transportation - See “Ground Transportation”

Cruise rates also do not include: airline tickets, other trips, optional tours, meals ashore, alcoholic and certain beverages (not during breakfast, lunch or dinner), telephone calls, passport and visa fees; airport baggage fees; travel, health, accident, or other insurance; vaccinations; laundry; or other items or services of a personal nature.


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 $210.00 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.

*Staterooms Category E & Category Suite are very limited; please reserve early

*Category E
Piano Deck ~ Fixed Windows
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $1,498
SQ. FEET - 160

Category D
Piano Deck ~ Fixed Windows
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $1,998
SQ. FEET - 160

Category CB
Violin Deck ~ French Balcony
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $2,998
SQ. FEET - 155

Category CA
Violin & Cello Deck ~ French Balcony
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $3,598
SQ. FEET - 170

Category BB
Cello Deck ~ French Balcony & Outside Balcony
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $4,698
SQ. FEET - 210

Category BA
Violin Deck ~ French Balcony & Outside Balcony
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $5,298
SQ. FEET - 210

Category AB
Cello Deck ~ French Balcony & Outside Balcony
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $6,598
SQ. FEET - 235

Category AA
Violin Deck ~ French Balcony & Outside Balcony
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $7,598
SQ. FEET - 235

*Category Suite
Violin Deck ~ French Balcony & Outside Balcony
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $9,598
SQ. FEET - 350

Limited accommodations for 3rd/4th persons.

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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All cruise rates quoted are per person, based on double occupancy (U.S. dollars, cruise only). The price of your cruise includes ship accommodations, taxes, fine dining with all meals included onboard, coffee, tea, iced tea, milk, juices, and sparkling wine with breakfast, unlimited red and white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner aboard the ship, bottled waters daily in staterooms, included Tours in every port (see “Tours”), on-demand entertainment in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Wi-Fi internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library, English language TV stations, and bicycles to explore on your own or on guided bicycle tours (availability based on first come, first served).

A deposit for all stateroom occupants is due to Symposia Medicus at the time of registration ($1,000 per person). Final payments are due to Symposia Medicus by Friday, August 18, 2023. Payments not received by the due date are subject to cabin cancellation with no refunds.

Final cruise documents and information will be sent via electronic documents. You will receive them via email within the four weeks prior to the cruise. Please provide your best email address on the registration form.


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, 2023, 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.


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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  • Deposit due at time of booking is $1,000 per person
  • Final payment is due to Symposia Medicus by Friday, August 18, 2023
  • If booking after Friday, August 18, 2023 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.


  • A full refund will be made for written (via email) cruise cancellations received by Symposia Medicus on or before Friday, August 18, 2023. After August 18, 2023, 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 30, 2023.
  • If you want to purchase cruise/ travel insurance, AMA Waterways recommends AIG. You can call them at 1-866-833-8780, or go to


  • 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, August 18, 2023; 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 June 10, 2024 (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: You will fly into Munich, Germany (Munich Airport, airport code – MUC), which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from the cruise port in Vilshofen.

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

DEPARTURE FLIGHT: You will fly into Budapest, Hungary (Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, airport code – BUD), which is approximately 40 minutes to the cruise port.


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-CRUISE PACKAGE 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: Prague – Prague Cosmopolitan Hotel – City tour, Christmas Markets, Castle hike – Prague hotel to Vilshofen transfer with Regensburg walking tour

*No Post-Cruise Package offered for this cruise


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 Munich airport or to Budapest airport) from AmaWaterways™. Please note rates listed below are subject to change.

Arrival transfers from the Munich airport to the ship on December 2, 2023 are $30 per person with transfers leaving at 10:30-5:30pm

  • Transfer 10:30am: Munich (MUC) Airport to Ship in Vilshofen - flights arriving by 9:00am
  • Transfer 2:00pm: Munich (MUC) Airport to Ship in Vilshofen - flights arriving by 12:30pm
  • Transfer 5:30pm: Munich (MUC) Airport to Ship in Vilshofen - flights arriving by 4:00pm

Departure transfers to the airport in Budapest airport on December 9, 2023 are $30 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, October 27, 2023. Your flight itinerary must be provided in order to confirm your transfers.


The AmaViola is no ordinary river cruise ship--from stylishly decorated lounges and restaurants to luxurious staterooms (most with balconies that maximize views of the beauty of the Western Danube and its abbeys, vineyards, and fairytale, cobblestoned towns), this ship boasts an elegant, elevated method of vacation transportation. Mouthwatering cuisine worthy of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an exclusive and internationally-renowned gastronomic society, is served from sunrise to sunset. There’s something symphonic about the flourish and style of The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant and the coordinated effort to serve delicious courses from the regionally-inspired tasting menu. Plus, the AmaViola inspires you to be the best version of yourself with a walking track, fitness room, and fleet of on-board bikes to keep you happy and healthy during your cruise.

Experience timeless holiday traditions and elegant pageantry in four countries—Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary. Let iconic capital cities— Vienna and Budapest—decked in holiday finery with glittering Christmas trees illuminated by thousands of lights, bells ringing from cathedral towers, and children dressed as angels singing Christmas carols, dazzle you. Wander the stalls of Europe’s most traditional and enchanting Christmas Markets, such as Salzburg and Cesky Krumlov. Shop for handcrafted toys and gifts, sip hot mulled wine, and inhale the fragrance of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts. Cherish all the glory and magic of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Danube during this festive time of the year. On this cruise, you will enjoy an extensive line-up of included tours, which always include a large variety of activities so that you can 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 over the course of the cruise.

We cordially invite you to come aboard the AmaWaterways™ AmaViola for this conference on Hot Topics in Pediatric Emergencies and join us for the holiday cruise of a lifetime.


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.


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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