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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Dermatology and Gastroenterology

<em>Celebrity Reflection</em>
Celebrity Reflection
8-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise Conference
Round-trip Dublin, Ireland

May 26 - June 03, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
9.9 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$495 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.

Rimma Shaposhnikov, MD

Dr. Rimma Shaposhnikov is a board certified Gastroenterologist, who is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases. 
Dr. Shaposhnikov graduated from Yale University with a degree in molecular biochemistry and biophysics. While at Yale, she was awarded both Dorot and Richer fellowships to pursue research opportunities both at Yale and abroad. Her research work took her to Weizmann Institue of Science, Rehovot, Israel and Oxford University in England. She then attended SUNY (State University of New York) at Buffalo School of Medicine. 

During medical school she was one of only 7 people selected by the Center for Disease Control for the Hubert fellowship to initiate projects abroad. Dr. Shaposhnikov spent more than 2 months in Brazil working along side CDC to determine causes behind spread of Hepatitis B. After completion of medical school, Dr. Shaposhnikov did both her internship and residency in internal medicine at LAC+USC medical center, in Los Angeles and continued her training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology there as well. After finishing her training, She joined Lakeside Medical Group in Burbank and established a large esophageal center with esophageal manometry and motility testing. 

In the last 5 years, Dr. Shaposhnikov has been asked to start a GI practice at UCLA Westlake as part of the UCLA expansion into Northwest valley, and serve as a lead physician. In addition, Dr. Shaposhnikov is the medical director of the UCLA surgical center in West Hills. Her main focus now is to educate her patients on the importance of screening and prevention of colorectal cancer and liver diseases. The academic appointment allows Dr Shaposhnikov to teach medical students and fellows and to continue community lectures.

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD
Dr. Stephen P. Stone is professor and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Dermatology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.
Dr. Stone graduated from Tufts University, and received his medical training at New York University School of Medicine. After serving with the U.S. Navy, he completed a residency in dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Stone then moved to Springfield, Illinois where he maintained a private practice for more than two decades before moving to his current university position. 

He has received numerous honors and citations throughout his distinguished career including Honorary Membership in the AAD, selection for" Best Doctors in America", "Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care" and "Who's Who in America'. He is past Editor-in-Chief of Dialogues in Dermatology, the AAD's monthly audio journal and served as the 67th president of the Academy from March 2006 through February 2007. 

His interests in dermatology include psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases, acne, occupational dermatology, and skin cancer. He has been involved as an investigator or subinvestigator in more than 40 clinical studies, more than half involving treatment of psoriasis.

Dr. Stone has given more than 220 lectures and Grand Rounds presentations outside of his university, including such international venues as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Guangzhou, China, the Icelandic Dermatology Association, in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira Dermatologia, Curitiba and Salvador, Brazil, the Philippine Dermatological Society Annual Meeting in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, the Canadian Dermatological Association, Dermatrends III in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Hong Kong, the International Congress of Dermatology, in Prague, Czech Republic, and the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver BC, Canada, Kalambakas, Greece, and Taupo, New Zealand.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Recognizing Benign and Malignant Lesions of The Skin
    • Appropriately treat or refer patients with cutaneous neoplastic disease
  2. Skin Disease Pearls for Primary Practice
    • Be comfortable choosing and using novel techniques in dealing with minor skin problems
  3. Selected Topics in Acne and Rosacea
    • Diagnose and manage the most common forms of acne and rosacea
  4. Infections and Infestations of the Skin
    • Recognize and treat skin infections and infestations
  5. Psoriasis Update - Treatment and Co-morbidities
    • Manage patients with mild to moderate psoriatic disease, and counsel them about the many comorbidities of what used to be considered a benign skin disease.
Additional topics under development
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

Sun May 26 Dublin, Ireland
- 6:00 pm
Mon May 27 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue May 28 Bergen, Norway
1:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed May 29 Alesund, Norway
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu May 30 Geiranger, Norway
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri May 31 Olden, Norway
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Sat Jun 01 Lerwick (Shetland), Scotland
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jun 03 Dublin, Ireland
2:45 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Reflection Map

Ports of Call

Dublin, Ireland - Dublin, the fair city, invites you to wander the streets trod by Joyce, Yeats and Oscar Wilde. Drop in at pubs with mahogany bars and stained glass. In the Trinity College Library, feast your eyes on the illuminated 9th-century Book of Kells. Sample the world's most famous stout at the original Guinness Brewery. And, of course, there are plenty of shopping opportunities — from a souvenir shillelagh to Waterford crystal.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Bergen, Norway - A key member of the medieval Hanseatic League of Merchants, Bergen has had plenty of practice combining commerce with community. In this delightful city, you will find pleasure in the Bryggen waterfront district and marketplace, or travel out of town for some great backcountry hikes. On the shores of Nordnes Lake is Troldhaugen—the historic home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Currently, there are no shore excursions available in Bergen, Norway

Alesund, Norway - The picturesque Art Nouveau town of Älesund has a beautiful setting across several islands stretching out into the sea, and is situated at the very entrance to the world heritage listed Geirangerfjord. The town is also an excellent starting point for round trips to some of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. Ålesund is internationally renowned for its unique architecture in the Art Nouveau style. The town was devastated by fire a winter's night in 1904, laying 850 houses in ashes and leaving 10.000 people homeless. During a remarkably short period of time, the new Ålesund was rebuilt in the unique architectural style, especially significant from 1890-1910, with a myriad of turrets, spires and medieval ornaments. The Art Nouveau Centre portrays the town's unique position in Norwegian architectural history.

Geiranger, Norway - Enclosed on both sides by precipitous walls of rock, Geirangerfjord is one of Norway's most striking. While you're there, you'll want to visit the tiny octagonal church, ascend Mt. Dalshibba for a panormic view of the mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, or stop at the Tystig branch of Europe's most enormous glacier.

Olden, Norway - As well as being surrounded by immense natural beauty - think emerald lakes, towering mountains and cascading waterfalls - this fjord village of approximately 500 inhabitants once hosted American portrait and landscape artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), whose "Singerheimen" home is about a mile from the pier.Olden is mainly a gateway to outdoor activities, such as fishing or boating in the chilly teal-colored, glacier-fed waters of Oldevatnet Lake.

Lerwick (Shetland), Scotland -

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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