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Primary Care: Topics in Allergy, Immunology, and Dermatology

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 8 - 15, 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.
Roger W. Fox, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director of Allergy/Immunology Fellow Training
Division of Allergy and Immunology
University of South Florida
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.

Michelle Tarbox, MD
Michelle Tarbox, MD
Assistant Dean of Medical Student Affairs
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Tarbox earned her medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine where she graduated at the top of her class and was recognized for her outstanding surgical skills with the Francis C. Jackson Award for Excellence in Surgery. Dr. Tarbox then completed her internship and dermatology residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where she was recognized for her patient care and dedication to teaching.

During her senior year in residency, Michelle successfully applied for a Women's Dermatologic Society Mentorship Grant and traveled to Sydney, Australia to study dermoscopy with Scott Menzies at the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Institute. She completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic following successful completion of her residency.

She then served as an assistant professor of dermatology and dermatopathology for three years at St. Louis University in Missouri where she was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for her department in 2012.

In 2013, she returned to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the departments of Dermatology and Dermatopathology and as the Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs. She was awarded the Dean's Clinical Teaching Award in 2016.

Dr. Tarbox has lectured for the AAD, the Brazilian Dermatologic Society, The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, and the American Society of Dermatopathologists on topics ranging from dermoscopy to infectious diseases, MOC, and dermpath.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Atopic Dermatitis
    • Diagnose this common skin disorder and understand the important allergic and nonallergic aspects.
  2. Urticaria
    • Identifying the many different causes of urticaria can be challenging.
  3. Angioedema
    • Managing patients with angioedema requires the identification of benign or life-threatening types.
  4. Food Allergy
    • Appreciating the new revelations in the immunologic mechanisms has led to the concepts of prevention and desensitization.
  5. Drug Allergy
    • Gaining knowledge of the complex nature of drug allergies is essential to providing the patient with information about their reaction.
  6. Indoor Allergies
    • Appreciating that indoor allergen sources can create problems for respiratory and cutaneous allergy sufferers.
  7. Rhinosinusitis
    • Describing rhinosinusitis as acute and chronic is important in diagnosing and treating this common disorder.
  8. Top Ten Common Dermatoses
    • Description of and discrimination between commonly encountered dermatologic conditions with an emphasis on differential diagnosis and treatment.
    • Participants will enhance the breadth of clinical care that they can offer in their medical practices.
  9. Dermatologic Emergencies (yes they exist)
    • Description of and discrimination between dermatologic emergencies with an emphasis on triage and appropriate referral as well as a discussion of less severe mimickers.
  10. Hair Loss in Women
    • Participants will briefly surveil the architecture and growth cycle of hair before identifying inflammatory and non-inflammatory types of hair loss as well as describing new, innovative techniques to treat this common condition.
  11. Spot Check, What's That Spot?
    • Participants will identify common benign and malignant skin lesions, and common skin eruptions and infections, and describe the most effective treatments for common skin eruptions and infections.
  12. What's New in Pediatric Dermatology
    • Participants will identify new and emerging dermatologically relevant pediatric exanthems, birthmarks, and abnormalities of skin pigmentation and describe new therapeutic applications for pediatric medications.
  13. What's New in Acne and Rosacea
    • Participants will describe new developments in the pathogenesis and treatment of the common skin conditions of acne and rosacea.
  14. What's New in Psoriasis
    • Participants will identify different presentations of psoriasis in adults and children, and describe newly available treatment options.
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
Fri Jun 08 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jun 09 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 10 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 11 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Scenic Cruising
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Jun 11 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jun 12 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jun 12 The Inside Passage - Scenic cruising
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Jun 13 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 14 Victoria, Canada
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Jun 15 Seattle, Washington
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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