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"The goal of a CME AWAY® conference by Sea Courses is to provide the very best opportunity for health care professionals to not only LEARN but to CONNECT with peers in a stimulating yet RELAXING environment."

7-Night Pacific Coastal CE Cruise

On Board Celebrity Eclipse

Neonatal CareRespiratory Therapy

Sailing October 8th, 2023 - October 15th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Mitchell Goldstein

Dr. Mitchell Goldstein



About The Speaker

Dr. Goldstein attended the University of Miami’s Honor Program in Medical Education and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Goldstein is board certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Goldstein is Editor-in-Chief of Neonatology Today (, the Chairman of Physicians Against Drugs Shortages (PADS) (, and Medical Director of the National Coalition for Infant Health (NCfIH) ( He is also the National Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Multidisciplinary Action Group 2 Section Forum Management Committee and past president ( of the National Perinatal Association (NPA) (

Dr. Goldstein’s most important trait is his tireless devotion to patient access issues, and he has been a vocal advocate for “right” sizing technology. When his hospital and many others nationwide could not purchase medical devices vital to patient care, Dr. Goldstein wrote senators and members of Congress. He testified in front of a United States Senate Sub-Committee of the Judiciary regarding the practices of the Group Purchasing Organizations and the restriction of access to vital medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Goldstein’s vigilance in modifying these practices and improving patient access to medical supplies and pharmaceuticals made the front page of the New York Times and was featured on 60 minutes.

Dr. Goldstein advocates improving the physician-industry relationship as crucial in providing exceptional care. He supports transparency, dialog, and better engagement with industry to ensure that the most advanced pharmaceuticals and medical devices are developed and available for the most at-risk pediatric patients.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith


Respiratory Therapist

About The Speaker


Michael Smith has been a Respiratory Therapist for 38 years with the last 25 years working as a NICU therapist. He is part of the SIM team, which is responsible for projects to improve NICU Physicians and staff. Michael was part of the team that created the Cooling protocol as well as the disaster plan. He has been a licensed N.R.P. instructor for several years. He has extensive knowledge and experience as a respiratory instructor for Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, physician residents, and staff.

Kelly Welton

Kelly Welton


Respiratory Therapist

About The Speaker


Kelly Welton is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with 39 years of experience,  20 of those years as an Educator.  She has worked for the past 5 years writing courses for RT’s and RN’s and retired from hospital-based work in 2021. She has been active with PAC-LAC and writes a monthly column for Neonatology Today. She presents courses to help the next generation of RT’s and RN’s be fully prepared to function in NICU, PICU, and Pulmonary Rehab.

Bernadette Mercado

Bernadette Mercado


Respiratory Therapist

About The Speaker


Bernadette Mercado has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist for 28 years, primarily focusing on neonatal, pediatric, and adult respiratory care. Bernadette is the NICU and community outreach coordinator for the Academy.   With her passion for helping others, she believes that education can pave the way in reaching out to communities to teach and share her knowledge in the field of neonatal respiratory care.

CME Topics

Academy of Neonatal Care Conference and Workshop 2023

  • Day 1: Maternal Risk Factors and complications
  • Day 2: IntraVentricular Hemorrhage, CBG’s and Cord Gases
  • Day 3: High Flow NC in NICU, Q and A: HFNC vs. CPAP in Delivery room and NICU
  • Day 4: CXR's, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Apneas and Bradycardias, Surfactant Administration, Q and A with Apnea and Bradycardia, Case scenario involving intubation and prolonged bagging
  • Day 5: Pneumonia and sepsis, ECMO in NICU, former preemies at the PCP's office: What to look for and assess

This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition Price
FP $$1,100 USD
Specialist $$1,100 USD
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $$900 USD
Conference Tuition Book Before January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $ $$1,100 USD
Specialist $ $$1,100 USD
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $ $$900 USD

Venue Information

This course has been put together in partnership with the Academy of Neonatal Care, with an acute focus on Respiratory Therapy in Neonatal Care.

The Academy of Neonatal Care is A non-profit organization which aims to provide programs to educate our fellow health care providers. Our training courses are designed to provide the skills in a practical approach. Our students’ success is our best asset in showing the quality of our training. Our instructors consist of Neonatologists and Respiratory Therapists with years of experience in their respective fields.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Venue Information

Immerse yourself in the magic of Mexico on a Mexican Riviera cruise. Lounge on golden sand beaches. Watch in wonder as majestic whales breach the Pacific Ocean. Wander the picturesque town centers lined with colorful buildings. Indulge in authentic Mexican fare and sample local wine and tequila.

Always Included

Vacations should be effortless from the start. That’s why every Celebrity cruise includes drinks, Wi-Fi, and tips – always. It’s that simple!

Additional Noteworthy Features

Celebrity Cruises

For modern travelers, it’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. We set the standard for modern luxury travel and now we’ve made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board. Predictability and convention are stripped away, returning luxury sea travel to its very essence: simple, beautiful, imaginative encounters that leave you relaxed, refreshed, and inspired by the world around you. We brought together teams of world-class architects, interior designers, stylists, and even landscape artists to create a showcase of the most inspiring spaces at sea, custom designed just for you.


More than a room. Exhilarating days of discovering the world deserve an equally wonderful place to recharge. Revel in stylish design. Sink into exquisite bedding. Bask in the breathtaking views. Our array of luxurious accommodations has been artfully created to make your stay warm and welcoming.


Our menus, crafted by Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, are inspired by, and locally sourced from, the amazing  regions we visit. Choose casual or upscale, sushi or Italian, dining room or alfresco under the stars. With up to a dozen specialty restaurants, and an array of bars, lounges, and clubs, every experience takes you on a journey. And with Celebrity's Select Dining, when you dine, and with whom, is entirely up to you.


We're opening up the world with over 270 destinations. From the castles of Europe and the ancient civilizations of Asia, to the contrasting shores of the Americas, Australia, Antarctica, and the rugged beauty of Alaska—there's no limit to what you can do.

The Ship

On a Celebrity vacation, you're not just sailing with our ships—you're sailing with our service. For 25 years that's been our calling card—the main reason why our guests cruise with us year after year. From your stateroom attendant to our attentive pool butlers, we're always there with a smile and a helping hand. Our outstanding customer service and on board services are intuitive, so you can enjoy your vacation to its fullest." Our crew is as diverse and captivating as the places to which we travel. And each one of them believes that modern luxury means providing service that's intuitive about what would make you happiest before you've even requested it. The chocolate on your pillow each night? That's just the icing on the cake. Set sail on Celebrity Eclipse® and discover amazing enhancements at every turn. You’ll relax in transformed staterooms that are so gorgeous, you may never want to leave your room. Gather for a toast at the newly reimagined Passport Bar or the new Craft Social Bar, a cool and casual spot. Shop in exciting new boutiques featuring the hottest designers. And, The Spa on Eclipse is taking rejuvenation to new heights with new spa treatment rooms, new flooring throughout, and much more. Your next vacation aboard Celebrity Eclipse is bound to be even more stunning now than ever before. Discover how the world’s best premium cruise line becomes more incredible than ever.
  • Knowledgeable, personalized, genuine service
  • Suite class butlers
  • Certified sommeliers in every restaurant
  • Twice daily makeup and turn down service
  • Nearly 2:1 guest to crew ratio
  • Crew from over 50 diverse cultures dedicated to creating a world class experience for each guest, every time

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
October 8th Los Angeles, CA 1630
October 9th Catalina Island, CA 0800 1900 0800 - 1000
October 10th Santa Barbara, CA 0800 1700 1500 - 1715
October 11th San Francisco 1000 2359 0800 - 1000
October 12th At Sea 0700 - 1200; 1330 - 1700
October 13th San Diego, CA 0800 2359 0800 - 1200
October 14th Ensenada, Mexico 0800 1700
October 15th Los Angeles, CA 0600

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 Los Angeles, California

There is so much to see and do in this entertainment capital. Before embarking on a cruise from Los Angeles make sure to pad in some time to explore the City of Angels. Shop on Rodeo Drive and sightsee as you keep your eyes open for Hollywood's famous heroes and villains in their off-screen persona. See the homes of the stars, or visit the Griffith Observatory and do some celestial stargazing at the landmark planetarium. If low-key activities are more your style, the Los Angeles Conservancy does wonderful walking tours to explore the historic and architectural gems of the city. And, from Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Beverly Hills to The Grand Central Market, LA is a foodie’s paradise offering superb dining options. Los Angeles cruises have it all and then some. The ship departs for your exciting voyage at 4:30 PM today.

Day 2 Catalina Island, California

It's less than 20 miles off the coast from Los Angeles, but Catalina Island is a world away from the city’s bright lights. Protected by the most stringent measures anywhere, this sanctuary is pure paradise. Boaters who make it out here find art deco architecture, quaint boutiques, and an eclectic dining experience.

Day 3 Santa Barbara, California

Sail on a ship as breathtaking as the Redwood Forests. From harbor to harbor you'll encounter man-made and naturemade Earthly wonders.

Day 4 San Francisco, California

San Francisco offers you a wealth of possibilities with iconic landmarks like Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, and Alcatraz Island. Your trip would not be complete without seeing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or riding the cable cars on Powell Street. When you cruise from San Francisco, you have the chance to see one of the world’s most remarkable cities.

Day 5 At Sea

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. Today we will conduct the majority of our CE conference.

Day 6 San Diego, California

Bordered by the Anza-Borrego Desert, the Laguna Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean, San Diego is blessed with a year-round Mediterranean climate, which only adds to the attraction of its 70 miles of beaches. Before embarking on a cruise from San Diego, make sure to pad in some extra time to explore this wonderful Southern California city. Its consistently pleasant weather also means that there are plenty of non-stop outdoor activities to enjoy—from paragliding and kayaking to Legoland and the San Diego Zoo. The superb dining options are endless throughout this city, too. Head over to Liberty Public Market for a quick fix and sample a variety of foods on offer, like empanadas, Thai, and freshly baked pastries from top-notch vendors.

Day 7 Ensenada, Mexico

The Riviera Pacifica with the Bar of the Seven Sins is located here. It boasts a colorful past - it was once the playground of California gentry and stars of the silver screen. Festive shops, a main street and a former prison that now serves as an Aztec Museum are just some of the highlights of this Baja Peninsula favorite.

Day 8 Los Angeles, California

Pre-And-Post Trip Information


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