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Dermatology for PCPs

Holland America Line's Classic ms Veendam
Holland America's ms Veendam

7-Day Canada and NE Discovery Cruise Conference
from Boston, Massachusetts, US to Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Holland's America ms Veendam
September 30 - October 7, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
5 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Robert T. Brodell, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology
Professor of Pathology
University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Interim Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Member, Board of Directors, American Board of Dermatology
Past President, American Board of Dermatology

Robert T. Brodell, MD is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College ('75) and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry ('79). Following two years of internal medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, Bob completed his dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Barnes Hospital in St Louis, Missouri.

He practiced for 27 years in Warren, Ohio and was director of Skin Pathology Services, Inc. Known for his passion for teaching, Dr Brodell has performed 1,482 lectures and directed 38 symposia at local, regional, and national venues. He has 343 publications and has written two books: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts: An Evidence Based Approach (2003) and Tips and Tricks in Procedural Dermatology (2017). He has reviewed articles for 28 journals and served on the editorial board of 3 journals. He has participated in 38 multi center clinical trials. Bob enjoys traveling, skiing, and visiting his 5 children.

Stephen E. Helms, MD,
Professor, Department of Dermatology
University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. Helms earned his MD degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus and completed residency training in dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa. Board-certified in dermatology in 1978, Dr. Helms was in private practice in Warren, Ohio for over 30 years in addition to teaching medical students and Dermatology residents part time at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine. He now serves as a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where his special interest is in Occupational and Contact Dermatitis.

A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Helms is an active member of multiple professional organizations and has given more than 270 invited lectures at professional meetings nationwide. He has authored or coauthored more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and coauthored 4 chapters in medical textbooks. He serves as a journal reviewer for Practical Dermatology, American Family Practice, and Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology and has participated in several clinical research studies. He has served on many hospital committees in addition to serving several years each as secretary and later as vice president of his medical staff in Warren. Other positions have included president of his county medical society, secretary of the Ohio State Dermatological Association, and Board Member of the Cleveland Dermatological Society. He enjoys fishing, reading, watching classic movies, and especially, traveling with his wife, two children and their families.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians, Dermatologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Review stepwise approach to evaluating patients with common skin conditions and diseases
  • Identify superficial fungus infections based on physical diagnostic criteria
  • Asses the clinical features and treatment of scabies and lice infections
  • Review the clinical features of herpes simplex, and herpes zoster infections
  • Discuss clues to the diagnosis of eczema
  • Review available drugs to treat psoriasis
  • Review the clinical features of Papillomavirus infection
  • Develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of acne
  • Recognize the clinical features of normal "moles" based on the natural history of these lesions
  • Review the indications for common surgical procedures
  • Review selected techniques in dermatologic surgery
  • Identify clinical features of common blistering diseases
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Sat Sep 30 Boston, Massachusetts
- 4:00 pm
Sun Oct 01 Bar Harbor, Maine
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Mon Oct 02 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Oct 03 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 04 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 05 Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence
- -
Fri Oct 06 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada TC
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 07 Saint Lawrence River Cruising
- -
Sat Oct 07 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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