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Topics in Internal Medicine and Dermatology

Royal Caribbean's Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
August 5 - 12, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

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.
Daniel R. Martin, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM
Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Director EM IM Residency Program
Department of Emergency Medicine
Ohio State University

Daniel R. Martin is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is the Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Martin served as the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Categorical Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center from 1990 to 2010.

Dr. Martin received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University School of Medicine and recently received an Executive MBA from Fisher School of Business. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and then completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin serving as Chief Resident during his final year.

His clinical interests include the treatment of infectious diseases in the emergency department, cognitive errors, leadership and patient education and satisfaction. His research interests are the ED treatment of infections, such as pneumonia and respiratory infections, medical education research and patient experience.

Dr. Martin is an active member of national organizations such as the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, The American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) where he is an Ohio ACEP Counselor and an Ohio ACEP Board member. He has lectured as a Visiting Professor both regionally and nationally on topics such as Respiratory Infections, Case Studies of Infectious Emergencies, Recognizing and Reducing Cognitive Errors in Medicine, Applying Leadership Literature to Emergency Medicine and Patient Experience.

Michelle Tarbox, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology
Assistant Dean of Medical Student Affairs
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 and has been recognized on the Healthgrades Honor Roll, as a Compassionate Doctor, On Time Physician, Patient's Choice, and as one of America's Top Honored Professionals, Top 5% by the American Registry.

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 cosmetic dermatology, to infectious diseases, maintenance of certification, patient satisfaction, and dermatopathology.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. 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.
  2. Dermatologic Emergencies
    • Description of and discrimination between dermatologic emergencies with an emphasis on triage and appropriate referral as well as a discussion of less severe mimickers.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. What's New in Psoriasis
    • Participants will identify different presentations of psoriasis in adults and children, and describe newly available treatment options.
  8. Errors in Medicine That Can Help You
    • Discover and define Type 1 and Type 2 critical thinking
    • Recognize and categorize the most common diagnostic errors
    • Apply this knowledge to actual cases where errors occurred
  9. Update on the Treatment of Pneumonia and Bronchitis
    • Identify the different organisms and antibiotics used for community acquired pneumonia (CAP), health care associated pneumonia (HCAP), and hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP).
    • Be able to apply and compute scoring systems used to determine location of treatment
    • Be able to describe how unusual cases of pneumonia are treated differently
  10. Update on the Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Influenza
    • Be able to describe the pathophysiology of influenza infections and why this virus can be so severe.
    • Describe the diagnostic criteria for suspecting influenza and understand the accuracy of rapid swabs.
    • Differentiate which patients may be candidates for anti-viral medications for influenza .
  11. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    • Rapidly recognize various skin and soft tissue infections
    • Describe the criteria and the diagnostic work up of severe soft tissue infections
    • Differentiate when surgery is needed for severe infections
  12. The Impact of Patient Satisfaction on my Patients and My Practice
    • Identify the financial impact of patient satisfaction on hospitals
    • Be able to illustrate simple skills to improve scores.
    • Be able to apply service recovery skills to patients.
  13. Case Studies of Unusual Infections
    • Recognize and identify unusual infections.
    • Be able to apply diagnostic and treatment strategies to manage these infections?
  14. Chief Complaint of Chest Pain, so Now How Do I Work It Up
    • Be able to describe the criteria and scoring systems used to clinically rule out CAD or PE.
    • Apply the diagnostic criteria rule out emergency causes of chest pain and know the evidence based ways to work up these chest pain diagnoses.
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.

MOC ABIM Accreditation
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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
Sun Aug 05 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Aug 06 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Tue Aug 07 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12 noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Wed Aug 08 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Aug 09 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri Aug 10 Labadee, Haiti
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Aug 11 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sun Aug 12 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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