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11-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
October 1 - 12, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
4 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 , FAAD
Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
Professor and Interim Chair
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 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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. KOH and pap disease
    • Determine when to perform a KOH
    • Perform KOH after step-by-step instructions are given to make the technique easy
  2. Advanced Dermatologic Procedures
    • Manage patients with appropriate referral for more complex procedures
  3. Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts
    • Diagnose and manage one of the top ten dermatology problems seen by primary care physicians
  4. Moles: Benign vs Malignant
    • Distinguish benign vs malignant pigmented skin lesions
  5. Non-Melanoma skin cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Distinguish benign vs malignant non-pigmented skin lesions
  6. Advanced Dermatologic Procedures
    • Manage patients with appropriate referral for more complex procedures
  7. Mississippi Nigeria Education and Mentoring Exchange (MNEME) Enugu, Nigeria
    • Recognize the amazing educational, research and teaching opportunities available in the underdeveloped world
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Interactive Sessions I: Diagnosis
    • Learn diagnosis in dermatology through rapid-fire Socratic case-based interactive sessions that make learning fun and enhance recall
  13. Interactive Sessions II: Treatment
    • Learn treatment in dermatology through rapid-fire Socratic case-based interactive sessions that make learning fun and enhance recall
  14. Ask the Professor
    • To demonstrate dermatology description, diagnosis, and treatment utilizing cases supplied by attendees
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
Mon Oct 01 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Tue Oct 02 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00 am - 12 Noon; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- -
Wed Oct 03 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00 am - 12 Noon; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- -
Thu Oct 04 Gibraltar, United Kingdom
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Oct 05 Málaga, Spain
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Oct 06 Cartagena, Spain
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Oct 07 Ibiza, Spain
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon Oct 08 Barcelona, Spain
11:00 am -
Tue Oct 09 Barcelona, Spain
Farewell Reception 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 10 Nice (VilleFranche), France
9:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Oct 11 Florence / Pisa (La Spezia), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Oct 12 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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