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Primary Care Dermatology: Diagnosis, Treatment, Procedural Dermatology, and Prevention of Errors

Royal Caribbean's <em>Ovation of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas
7-Night Alaska Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

August 06 - 13, 2021
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 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.
Faculty

Robert T. Brodell, MD , FAAD

Robert T. Brodell, MD , FAAD
Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
Professor 
Department of Pathology
University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Instructor in Dermatology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Robert T. Brodell, MD is tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He worked with a dedicated team of faculty to found the Department of Dermatology and establish a residency training program in dermatology in 2012. It currently boasts 11 resident physicians; fellowship trainees in dermatopathology and Mohs Surgery; 10 faculty; 5 nurse practitioners; and, sees patients in 5 offices. All of this was designed to improve the access to dermatologic care in a state that has half the number of dermatologists per capita average in the United States.

Dr. Bob 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, he completed his dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Barnes Hospital in St Louis, Missouri. He is a master mason (1974).

For 27 years, Dr Bob was the director of Skin Pathology Services, Inc and served in a solo clinical practice of dermatology in his hometown of Warren, Ohio. He worked in the building where he and his wife, Linda P. Brodell, MD (Ophthalmology), lived and raised 5 children. During this time he served as chair of the Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Dermatology section where he was elected to the master teacher guild. He also served as Chair of the Midwest Congress of Dermatological Societies (1995-1999).

Known for his passion for teaching, Dr Bob has performed 1,750 lectures and directed 45 symposia at local, regional, and national venues. He has 389 publications, 41 poster presentations, and has written two books: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts: An Evidence Based Approach (2003) and Tips and Tricks in Procedural Dermatology (2019). He has reviewed articles for 32 journals and served on the editorial board of 3 journals. Dr Bob is Editor-in-chief of Practice Update: Dermatology (Elsevier) a weekly digital abstracting service (2013-present) He has participated in 42 multi-center clinical trials. An avid mentor, over 100 of his medical students are now dermatologists.

Dr. Bob served as President of the Ohio Dermatological Association (2002) ; member of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) (2003-12) and served as the ABD President (2011-12); and, the Sulzberger Institute for Dermatologic Education (1998–2001). He is a member of the American Dermatological Association (2007), an organization of national leaders in dermatology and serves as its secretary-treasurer (2017-present). He served on the Board of Directors, American Academy of Dermatology (2012-16); Board of Directors of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society (2017-19); and, the dermatology Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (2012-19).

An avid supporter of the American Cancer Society (ACS), he has been an ACS Relay For Life volunteer since 1992; served as President and Chief Medical Officer, Ohio Division, Inc. American

Stephen E. Helms, MD

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 in Columbus, Ohio and completed residency training in dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa. Board-certified in dermatology in 1978 and recertified in 2006 and 2016, Dr. Helms was in private practice in Warren, Ohio for over 30 years in addition to teaching medical students and Dermatology residents part time at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine. He now serves as a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where his special interest is in Contact Dermatitis and Occupational Dermatology.

Board-certified in dermatology in 1978 and recertified in 2006 and 2016, Doctor Helms was in private practice in Warren, Ohio for over 30 years in addition to teaching medical students and Dermatology residents part time at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine.  He now serves as a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where his special interest is in Contact Dermatitis and Occupational Dermatology.

A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Helms is an active member of multiple professional organizations and has given more than 270 invited lectures at professional meetings nationwide. He has authored or coauthored 41 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and coauthored 20 chapters in medical textbooks. He serves as a journal reviewer or commentator for Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatitis, Cutis, Practical Dermatology, American Family Practice, and has participated in several clinical research studies.

He has served on committees for the American Academy of Dermatology as well as hospital committees in Warren and at UMMC. He has served several years each as secretary and later as vice president of his medical staff in Warren.

Other positions have included president of his county medical society, secretary of the Ohio State Dermatological Association, and Board Member of the Cleveland Dermatological Society. He enjoys fishing, reading, watching classic movies, and especially, traveling with his wife, two children and their families

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Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
It has been documented that 30% of patients who visit a primary care practice either present with a skin problem or show the provider a skin problem during their visit. These lectures present a tried and true approach to the treatment of skin disease. First, primary and secondary and secondary lesions are identified; secondly, an appropriate history is obtained; thirdly, a differential diagnosis is developed; fourthly, office dermatologic tests and other lab studies are used to refine the diagnosis; and, finally, a treatment is prescribed. All lectures will emphasize the team-based care approach used at the University of Mississippi where all members of the health care team work together with a carefully choreographed approach that encourages all members of the team to work at the top of the abilities and certification.

Common skin conditions will be reviewed with this approach in mind including, acne, warts, psoriasis, benign and malignant tumors, drug eruptions, basic and advanced dermatologic procedures and mission dermatology in underdeveloped countries. These lectures will be supplemented with interactive, Socratic discussions of common dermatologic conditions and "Ask the Professor" discussions involving clinical material brought to the sessions by attendees on a USB drive.

Attendees will leave this meeting energized to identify dermatologic problems, efficiently diagnose these conditions and effectively treat them.

Topics:
  1. Approach to Dermatologic Diagnosis
    • Apply approaches to dermatologic diagnosis to your practice
  2. 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
  3. Eczemas Diagnostic aid of Patch testing
    • Differentiate the different dermatitides and employ patch testing where indicated.
    • Utilize techniques to reduce cognitive errors in making diagnoses
  4. Technical and Cognitive Errors and their Prevention in Dermatology
    • Describe the types of cognitive errors which are common in dermatology
    • Develop strategies to reduce diagnostic errors.
  5. The Many Faces of Acne and its Treatment
    • Identify acne in its protean forms
    • Treat acne using a strategy based on pathophysiology
  6. Interactive Session 1: Test Your Diagnostic Skills
    • Synthesize a proper differential diagnosis-what do we do?
  7. Interactive Session 2: Test Your Treatment Skills
    • Identify then manage different treatment modalities of dermatologic disease-what can you do?
  8. Ask the Professor
    • Make diagnoses and treatment decisions on your own patients, then we will assess your choices!
  9. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts
    • Identify diagnostic clues that suggest viral wart
    • Determine best treatment option from available approaches amenable to primary care offices
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Moles: Benign vs Malignant
    • Distinguish benign vs malignant pigmented skin lesions
  13. Non-Melanoma skin cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Distinguish benign vs malignant non-pigmented skin lesions
  14. Mississippi Nigeria Education and Mentoring Exchange (MNEME) Enugu, Nigeria
    • Recognize the amazing educational, research and teaching opportunities available in the underdeveloped world
  15. Advanced Dermatologic Procedures
    • Manage patients with appropriate referral for more complex procedures
  16. Herpes Infections
    • Recognize the pretean manifectations of Herpes simplex and Herpes zoster (chickenpox and Shingles)
    • Implement preventive, suppressive and intermittent treatment strategies for these conditions.
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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Aug 06 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Aug 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 08 Inside Passage
- -
Sun Aug 08 Juneau, Alaska
12:00 pm 9:00 pm
Mon Aug 09 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:30 pm
Tue Aug 10 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wed Aug 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 12 Victoria, British Columbia
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Aug 13 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas 07052019

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Inside Passage - This is one of the most famously beautiful passages in all the world. It features virtually everything you came to Alaska hoping to see, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. All of which create a setting that's perfect for viewing whales and sea lions.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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.
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