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Dermatology for PCPs

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Adventure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas

7-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas
February 24 - March 03, 2018

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.
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 and completed residency training in Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. He obtained his board certification in 1978 and electively recertified in 2006 and again in 2016. He practiced for over 30 years in Warren, Ohio in addition to teaching medical students and Dermatology residents part time at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He now serves as a Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where is special interests are in Contact and Occupational Dermatitis as well as patient safety.

A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Helms is an active of multiple professional organizations and has presented more than 300 invited lectures at professional meetings nationwide. He as authored or coauthored more than... Articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and coauthored 7 chapters in medical textbooks. He serves as a journal reviewer for American Family Practice and Cutis and has written commentaries for Practical Dermatology. In his spare time 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
  • Advanced Dermatologic Surgery
  • Benign versus Malignant Skin Lesions
  • KOH and Paulosquamous Dermatoses
  • The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts
  • Psoriasis Therapy
  • Interactive Session
  • Ask The Professor
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Review selected techniques in dermatologic surgery which are simple to perform, applicable to virtually all dermatologic practices, and perhaps underutilized.
  • Consider the theoretical basis, materials, techniques, side effects and cost of each procedure.
  • Develop an understanding of the clinical features of normal "moles" based on the natural history of these lesions.
  • Recognize the clinical features that differentiates melanoma and its precursor lesions from benign moles and other benign pigmented lesions.
  • Identify the characteristics of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma as compared to non-pigmented benign lesions
  • Identify superficial fungus infections based on physical diagnostic criteria.
  • Differentiate between superficial fungal infections and other papulosquamous diseases on clinical grounds
  • Distinguish between superficial fungal infections caused by dermatophytes and those caused by yeast organisms.
  • Rreview the clinical features of Papillomavirus infection.
  • Review treatment options including the role of newer modalities such as the Vascular Lesion Laser and Natural Alpha Interferon
  • Review available drugs to treat psoriasis
  • Discuss the risks and benefits
  • Emphasize clinical pearls which provide solutions to physicians who have been late in adopting recent advances.
  • Aid the primary care physician in making correct diagnoses "under pressure."
  • Utilize techniques to reduce cognitive errors in making diagnoses
  • Define a differential diagnosis while thinking on ones feet during conference feeling the same pressure physicians feel when making a diagnosis in front of a patient
  • Provide information to expand the treatment options for patients being actively treated by the primary care physician
  • 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 Feb 24 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sun Feb 25 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Feb 26 Basseterre, St. Kitts
Lectures: 4-6 pm
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Feb 27 St. John's, Antigua
Lectures: 4-6 pm
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Feb 28 Castries, St. Lucia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Mar 01 Bridgetown, Barbados
Lectures: 4-6 pm
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Mar 02 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8 am‐12Noon; 1-5:00 pm
- -
Sat Mar 03 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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