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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Comprehensive Dermatology, Allergy, and Immunology Update for the PCP, Emphasizing Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tips and Tricks

<em>Crystal Symphony</em>
Crystal Symphony
13-Night Singapore and Hong Kong Cruise Conference
from Singapore to Hong Kong SAR, China - Debark from 8:30 AM
April 26 - May 09, 2019
21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
11 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
21.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$850 for Nurse Practitioners
$695 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

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.

Roger W. Fox, MD

Roger W. Fox, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida. After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his 3 years of Internal Medicine and 2 years in Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He joined the faculty at USF in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. He was recognized for his 30 years of service to USF College of Medicine and to the Tampa VA Department of Medicine. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He has been elected as The Best Doctors in America for the past decade. He serves as the Director of A/I Fellow Training, and he has trained 75 Allergy/Immunology Fellows. He has an extensive list of contributions in the literature, and presentations at local, national and international meetings. He has been on various boards including the Hillsborough County Medical Association and Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society and many committees in the Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Robert T. Brodell, MD , FAAD

Robert T. Brodell, MD , FAAD
Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Pathology
University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Board of Directors, American Academy of Dermatology 2012-2016
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. 

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants,Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Urticaria
  2. Angioedema
  3. Atopic Dermatitis
  4. Pruritus
  5. Drug Allergy
  6. Food Allergy
  7. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  8. Indoor Allergies
  9. Sinusitis
  10. Headaches
  11. Auto inflammatory Syndromes
  12. Approach to Dermatologic Diagnosis
    • Apply approaches to dermatologic diagnosis to your practice
    • Dunbar M. Brodell RT, Helms SE. 2 Dermatology: XVI Approach to the diagnosis of skin disease. In: Nabel, EG, editor. ACP medicine [loose-leaf]. Hamilton (ON): Decker Intellectual Properties; 2013
  13. Superficial Fungal infections and the KOH Prep
    • Determine when to perform a KOH Preparation
    • Utilize a step-by-step method to perform the optimal KOH preparation
  14. Distinguishing scabies from other pruritic conditions
    • Determine when to perform a Scabies Preparation
    • Utilize a step-by-step method to perform the optimal Scabies preparation
  15. Moles: Benign vs Malignant
    • Distinguish benign vs malignant pigmented skin lesions
  16. Non-Melanoma skin cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Distinguish benign vs malignant non-pigmented skin lesions
  17. Basic Dermatologic Procedures including Tips and Tricks
    • Perform common simple dermatologic procedures
    • Incorporate tips and tricks to make procedures as quick, efficient, effective, and reproducible as possible
  18. Advanced Dermatologic Procedures
    • Manage patients with appropriate referral for more complex procedures
  19. Mississippi Nigeria Education and Mentoring Exchange (MNEME)-Enugu, Nigeria
    • Recognize the amazing educational, research and teaching opportunities available in the underdeveloped world
  20. Interactice Sessions I and II
    Ask The Professor
    • Learn diagnosis in dermatology through rapid-fire Socratic case-based interactive sessions that make learning fun and enhance recall
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.
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

Fri Apr 26 Singapore
- -
Sat Apr 27 Singapore
- 5:00 pm
Sun Apr 28 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Apr 29 Koh Samui, Thailand
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Apr 30 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Apr 30 Visa Requirement
- -
Wed May 01 Sihanoukville, Cambodia
10:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu May 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri May 03 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
8:30 am -
Sat May 04 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- 3:00 pm
Sun May 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon May 06 Chan May, Vietnam
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Tue May 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed May 08 Hong Kong, China (Overnight)
8:30 am -
Thu May 09 Hong Kong SAR, China - Debark from 8:30 AM
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Singapore and Hong Kong

Ports of Call

Singapore - It's an island city-state, a World War II battleground, a global economic superstar, and a crossroads of the world. Cruise to Singapore with Holland America Line and in the space of a few hours you can relax in a Chinese teahouse, purchase a colorful sari in Little India and visit the gold-domed Sultan Mosque.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Koh Samui, Thailand - Looking at the water, the palms, and the plants, you might think the color green was invented on Koh Samui, and then reinvented. Everywhere you look are shades of celadon, smaragdine, and viridian. Located in the Gulf of Thailand about 400 miles south of Bangkok, Koh Samui is an island of towering coconut trees, generous sun, and powdery white beaches. Cruise visitors will enjoy the Big Buddha, an important symbol for the locals, the Na Muang waterfall, and the beaches. Chaweng is the island's high-energy beach. Lamai is less busy. Maenam is quiet, and closest to port.

Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand - Once a small Khmer trading center, Bangkok has grown into one of the world's most populous and cosmopolitan cities. Bustling streets and markets stand side by side with serene golden temples and glitzy nightclubs. Explore the architectural marvel of the Grand Palace. Discover Bangkok's largest Buddha at Wat Pho and shop the spectacular Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Known for its white sand beaches, warm Gulf of Thailand waters, and laid back atmosphere, Sihanoukville is a premiere beach lovers' destination. Built in the late 1950s, the town is much newer and more cosmopolitan than most Cambodian provincial cities. Spend the day exploring miles of unspoiled beaches or chose one and swim, snorkel or simply relax under a beach umbrella.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh is Vietnam's largest and most famous city and is surrounded by rivers and canals. During the 14th century this city was known as Prey Nokor and was nothing more than a trading post. Slowly it grew into a small town, similar to the nearby traditional Cambodian villages. By the 18th century, the Lords of Hue, under the Nguyens, had established control of the trade in Prey Nokor and renamed the city Saigon. From 1833 until 1836, the tight control of the Nguyen leadership provoked a strong uprising, leading to great destruction and massacre until the intervention of the French in 1859. During the Vietnam War, Saigon's population nearly tripled and the city grew uncontrollably. In 1975, at the end of the war, North Vietnam had defeated South Vietnam after 30 years of battle. The new communist regime changed the official name of the city of Saigon to Ho Chi Minh and began to rebuild its economic and social structure.

Chan May, Vietnam - In Chan May, Crystal Cruises will dock closer to Hue, allowing you to see this important imperial city at a more relaxed pace. Indeed, Hue (pronounced "hway") merits a full-day excursion. Having served as the Vietnamese capital from 1802 to 1945, the city was home to thirteen emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Its three walled enclosures, built concentrically around one another, are collectively called the Citadel-an appropriate name, given that the emperor and his family lived within the Forbidden Purple City, located at the Citadel's center. The term "Forbidden" is appropriate too, as the Royal Palace resembles Beijing's Forbidden City.

Hong Kong, China (Overnight) -  From Victoria Peak, the Hong Kong metropolis is all primary colors and neon, commerce and capitalism. Yet just beyond the highrises are the Fragrant Harbour, Stanley Market, and mainland old China, complete with rice paddies and coolie hats.

Hong Kong SAR, China - Debark from 8:30 AM -

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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