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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Dermatology and Essential Non-Clinical Skills for Physicians

Royal Caribbean's <em>Grandeur of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas
9-Night Southeast Coast & Bahamas Cruise
Round-trip Baltimore, MD

March 28 - April 06, 2019
21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 ACPE Credits
3½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
21.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$850 for Nurse Practitioners
$695 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.

Roy S. Rogers, III , MD

Roy S. Rogers, III , MD
Recipient of the American Academy of Dermatology's Master Dermatologist Award for 2015

Dr. Rogers is a Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He practiced dermatology and oral dermatology at Mayo Clinic Rochester 1973-2010 and serves as a Consultant in Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Rogers served as student and then academic dean of the Mayo Medical School (1982-1989). He then became Dean, Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences for ten years. He was been recognized as a Distinguished Educator by Mayo Clinic Rochester in 2004.

Dr. Rogers has had a long-standing interest in oral dermatology, oral pathology and oral medicine. He has been recognized as an authority in that area having edited three volumes of the Dermatology Clinics with a fourth volume in preparation and co-authored three books as well as more than 230 scholarly publications. He has received two Presidential Citations and the Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) as well as the Thomas G. Pearson Memorial Education Achievement Award. In July, 2005, he gave the Everett C. Fox, M.D. Memorial Lecture at the summer meeting of the AAD. Dr. Rogers was made an Honorary Member of the AAD in 2007. In 2010 he was accorded Honorary Membership in the British Society of Oral Medicine and was recognized as a Lifetime Career Educator by the Dermatology Foundation. In 2012, Dr. Rogers was made an Honorary Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. In 2015, the 18,000 member AAD recognized him with the Master Dermatologist Award, an award given to one dermatologist a year.

Dr. Rogers has presented numerous named lectureships and served as Visiting Professor at many academic institutions in the United States, Canada, and around the world. In 1999, Dr. Rogers gave the first Ahmed Lecture at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 2000, Dr. Rogers was the keynote speaker at the first joint meeting of the British Society of Oral Medicine and the British Society of Oral Pathology. In addition, he gave the keynote address at the International Association of Oral Pathology later that year. Dr. Rogers has been recognized by the International League of Dermatological Societies for his dedication to international dermatological education with the recognition of having taught in 55 countries over the years.

Dr. Rogers completed his medical education at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and his internship at the Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester. He was a postdoctoral research fellow and resident in Dermatology at Duke University Medical Center. He then completed his training with an NIH fellowship and residency at Mayo Clinic where he earned his MS in Dermatology from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine before joining the Staff of the Mayo Clinic in 1973. Dr. Rogers is certified in Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Dermatologic Immunopathology.

Karen Hughes Miller, PhD, MEd

Karen Hughes Miller, PhD, MEd
Adjunct Associate Professor of Graduate Medical Education
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky Karen Hughes Miller, PhD, is recently retired as Associate Professor in the University of Louisville School of Medicine (U of L SOM) Office of Graduate Medical Education where her focus was on medical education research and curriculum planning. She oversaw the graduate non-clinical curriculum, and served on the U of L SOM Faculty Development Committee and QI and Patient Safety committees. 

Dr. Miller has more than 50 publications and presentations. She has taught adult education, curriculum design, and assessment courses and workshops to undergraduate and graduate students, medical residents and fellows, and faculty. She is also experienced in teaching task analysis to educators and physicians. 
Dr. Miller's undergraduate degrees in journalism (with a minor in commercial art) and her master's degree in instructional technology are useful today in creating new teaching and learning materials and platforms. One of her several research agendas is teaching and assessment of very bright learners, and she is currently completing a book chapter on this topic for NOVA publishers.

Dr. Miller is Immediate Past Chair of the Association of American of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Southern Group on Education Affairs (SGEA), and the Immediate Past Chair of the AAMC Research in Medical Education (RIME) program selection committee.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. How adults learn
    • Apply Malcolm Knowles' principles of adult education to teaching and training in the healthcare setting, and apply Jon O. Neher&aposs Five Microskills of Teaching.
  2. Creating effective learning objectives
    • Develop singular, measurable, and appropriate learning objectives for a variety of skills and content areas.
  3. Basics of instructional design
    • Differentiate between the ADDIE and the ASSURE models for instructional design, and create an effective learner centered training module.
  4. Assessment
    • Plan specific formative and summative assessments and apply to "teach back" method to basic instructions and tasks.
    Research Design and Problem Solving:
  5. Problem Identification
    • Analyze a situation and define the problem in observable, measurable, and unbiased terms.
  6. Research methodologies
    • Match basic research question 'types' to the appropriate methodology.
  7. Sundamage
    • Know the biological effects of UVL
    • Recognize impact on skin
    • Know how to block UVL
    • Describe Vitamin D & sunlight interactions
  8. Seborrheic Dermatitis
    • Differentiate among 4 red face rashes: acne rosacea, acne vulgaris, perioral dermatitis & seborrheic dermatitis
    • Be able to treat effectively
    • Manage recurrences.
  9. Acne Vulgaris
    • Distinguish acne vulgaris from other red facial rashes
    • know the factors causing acne vulgaris
    • Direct treatment to each factor
    • Recognize & manage side effects.
  10. Atopic Dermatitis
    • Describe 5 pathogenic factors of atopic dermatitis (dryness, infection, contactants, pruritus, & allergy)
    • Instruct patient & family in managing these 5 factors
    • Impart knowledge of prognosis & genetics.
  11. Herpes Zoster
    • Manage acute herpes zoster to reduce acute pain, prevent post-herpetic neuralgia, shorten the course & prevent complications
    • Use the zoster vaccine effectively
    • Use knowledge of epidemiology for prevention & treatment.
  12. Cellulitis
    • Differentiate cellulitis from pseudo-cellulitis
    • Assess the patient for precipitating causes
    • Treat as an outpatient
    • Manage causes to prevent recurrences.
  13. Psoriasis Vulgaris
    • Be able to differentiate psoriasis, the marker disease for the papulosquamous diseases, from the others.
    • Manage comorbidities of psoriasis
    • Manage mild cases
    • Know when to refer patients with psoriasis for speciality care.
  14. Burning Mouth Syndrome
    • Assess the patient with symptoms of a sore, burning mouth for multiple potential causes
    • Develop a plan to manage each of the causes
    • Reassure the patient that the prognosis is optimistic.
  15. Geographic Tongue
    • Describe the lesions of geographic tongue
    • Reassure the patient that the lesions do not represent a marker of disease
    • Reassure the patient that the lesions resolve spontaneously.

Modules for Essential Non-Clinical Skills for Healthcare Providers (content under development)

  1. Basics of Patient Education and Training
  2. Basics of Research Design and Problem Solving
  3. Skills for Team Based Healthcare Delivery
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

Thu Mar 28 Baltimore, MD
- 4:00 pm
Fri Mar 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 30 Charleston, SC
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Sun Mar 31 Port Canaveral, Florida
10:30 am 9:00 pm
Mon Apr 01 Miami, Florida
10:30 am 8:00 pm
Tue Apr 02 Nassau, Bahamas
10:00 am -
Wed Apr 03 Nassau, Bahamas
- 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Apr 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 06 Baltimore, MD
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Southeast Coast

Ports of Call

Baltimore, MD - With a world-class aquarium, major sporting events and fantastic food, Baltimore is filled with things to do and see. The prime spot for activity is the Inner Harbor, where you'll find the Harborside Shopping Pavilion, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, Port Discovery and much, much more. Plus, there are a number of historical sites nearby, including Mount Vernon and Federal Hill.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Charleston, SC -

Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

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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