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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Dermatology for Primary Care: A Primer Emphasizing Tips, Tricks, and Pearls

<em>Norwegian Getaway</em>
Norwegian Getaway
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip New Orleans, LA

February 16 - 23, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

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

Robert Brodell, MD

Robert Brodell, MD
Professor and Chair of Dermatology
Professor of Pathology
University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)
  Bob Brodell attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and then completed two years of Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York before serving as a dermatology resident and dermatopathology fellow at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St Louis. He is the author of more than 360 articles and two books.

Dr. Brodell is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, Noah Worcester Dermatological Society, American Society of Dermatopathology and he serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Dermatological Association.

He is a past president of the American Board of Dermatology and served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology from 2012-16. He was honored to be a Master Teacher in his previous role at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and served as chairman of the Master Teacher Guild.

He is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology and Professor of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. His interests are in general dermatology; dermatologic ethics; the treatment of warts; and, simple, quick, reproducible, almost fail-safe approaches to dermatologic procedures.

Bob enjoys travelling with his wife, Linda, a retired ophthalmologist, and their 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

Adam Byrd, MD

Adam Byrd, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology, University of Mississippi School of Medicine Dr. Byrd received his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 2000. He served as a cavalry officer in the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk, Louisiana, from 2000-05 and was awarded for valor for his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-04. While serving as an officer in the Mississippi Army National Guard in Jackson, he earned his M.D. at UMMC in 2011.

He then began his combined residency training in Internal Medicine and Dermatology in Minneapolis while serving as a major in the Medical Corps Branch of the Minnesota Army National Guard in Cottage Grove. Upon graduation from his residency in 2016, Dr. Byrd was elected by the dermatology faculty at Minnesota to receive the Rob Sias Award for Clinical Excellence, given annually to the graduating resident to whom faculty would most readily refer their family for dermatologic care.

He also is the recipient of various military awards, including Army Commendation Medals and Army Achievement Awards. Dr. Byrd continues to serve as a field surgeon in the Mississippi Army National Guard and returned from a deployment in Kuwait in December 2018.

Dr Byrd returned to Mississippi as the first full-time academic rural dermatologist on the faculty of the University of Mississippi. He lives and works in his home town of Louisville, a town with 6,400 residents with his wife Elisabeth and three children. Adam prides himself in being the kind of dermatologist who can do “everything” required to meet the needs of his community. Outside work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and reading romance novels.

Caroline Crabtree, MD

Caroline Crabtree, MD
Resident
Department of Dermatology, UMMC Caroline was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended Auburn University, where she graduated summa cum laude in Biomedical Sciences. She then returned to her hometown to attend the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where she was inducted as a junior member to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated summa cum laude.

She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and is now excited to be joining the Department of Dermatology at UMMC.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband, cooking, and traveling.

Ashley Emerson, MD

Ashley Emerson, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
  Ashley Emerson joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in the Fall of 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Mississippi before attending medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

After graduating in 2013, Dr. Emerson completed her intern year at UMMC in internal medicine and then her dermatology residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she also was Chief Resident from 2016-2017.

Her interests include general dermatology, complex medical dermatology, and pediatric dermatology. In 2018, she was chosen “Teacher of the Year” by the dermatology residents at UMMC. Ashley enjoys college football and Bikram yoga, and is learning how to play the guitar.

Dan Harber, MD

Dan Harber, MD
Resident
Department of Dermatology, UMMC Ira “Dan” Harber hails from Iuka, MS. He received a BS degree in biology from ‘Ole Miss before attending medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

He won the UMMC Department of Surgery Suturing Award, perhaps an early indication of his interest in the procedural aspects of Dermatology.

After a preliminary year of internal medicine at Louisiana State University, New Orleans, he returned to the University of Mississippi to begin his training in Dermatology. He and his wife Alli were married in 2018, and they enjoy board games, cooking, ‘Ole Miss sporting events, and travel.

Steve Helms, MD

Steve Helms, MD
Professor and Interim Vice Chair Department of Dermatology
University of Mississippi Medical Center 
  Dr. Helms arrived at the University of Mississippi in 2013 with 35 years of private practice experience in Warren, Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh.

In addition to teaching medical students and dermatology residents at Northeastern Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he frequently taught at regional and national venues. His dermatology subspecialty interest is in occupational dermatology and contact dermatitis.

Dr. Helms has 62 scientific publications and is a reviewer for several journals. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Cutis. He has participated as an investigator or sub-investigator in scores of clinical trials.

Steve enjoys fishing, reading, watching classic movies, and especially, traveling with his wife, two children and their families.

Jeremy Jackson, MD

Jeremy Jackson, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology UMMC Originally from Meridian, MS, Dr. Jackson attended Missis­sippi State University where he was a four-year letterman in baseball with the Bulldogs and lead MSU to back-to-back College World Series in 1997 and 1998.

He was named Academic All-American in 1997 and 1998 and was the Southeastern Conference male scholar-athlete of the year award in 1998. Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1998, he was later traded to the New York Mets where he finished his minor league career. He moved back to Mississippi and enrolled at University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2002
After completing an Internal Medicine Residency, he served an additional year as Chief Resident of Internal medicine before completing a dermatology residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Dr. Jackson has served on the faculty since 2013.  His subspecialty interests are hospitalist dermatology, complex medical dermatology, and cutaneous lymphoma.  He serves a Director of Clinics in the Department of Dermatology.

Nancye McCowan, MD

Nancye McCowan, MD
Professor
Department of Dermatology
UMMC Nancye McCowan is Professor of Dermatology and Residency Program Director at the University of Mississippi Medical Center .

She received her medical education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine where she also completed her Transitional Medicine Internship and her Dermatology Residency.

Dr. McCowan has been a dermatologist on active duty for the United States Air Force and was then in private practice in Omaha, NE for many years. After returning to Arkansas in 2000, she began a career in academic dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Dr. McCowan joined the faculty at UMMC in 2007 and was the inaugural program director when the program was established in 2013.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Agenda:
Date Time Topic Faculty
Monday February 17, 2020 8:00 - 8:40 am An Approach to Diagnosis of Skin Disease McCowan
  8:40 - 9:00 am Questions and Answers  
  9:00  - 9:40 am Non-melanoma skin cancer: Tips and Tricks Harber
  9:40  - 10:00 am Questions and Answers
  10:00  - 10:40 am Melanoma skin cancer: Tips and Tricks Byrd
  10:40  - 11:00 am Questions and Answers  
  11:00 - 11:40 am Superficial Fungal Infection: When KOH Prep? Emerson
  11:40 - 12:00 N Questions and Answers  
  12:00 N-1:00 pm Lunch  
  1:00 - 1:40 pm Herpes Infections: Overview of Dx and Rx Byrd
  1:40 - 2:00 pm Questions and Answers  
  2:00 - 2:40 pm Mites/Bites: When Scabies Prep? Jackson
  2:40 - 3:00 pm Questions and Answers  
  3:00 - 4:00 pm Interactive Session: Diagnosis Helms
Saturday February 22, 2020 8:00 - 8:40 am Basic Skin Surgery: Tips and Tricks Crabtree
  8:40 - 9:00 am Questions and Answers  
  9:00 - 9:40 am Advanced Skin Surgery: Tips and Tricks Brodell
  9:40 - 10:00 am Questions and Answers  
  10:00 - 11:00 am Interactive Session 2: Treatment Helms
  11:00am-12:00 N Mission Medicine: Nigeria anyone? Brodell
  12:00 N-1:00 pm Lunch  
  1:00 - 1:40 pm Great Cases from the Deep South Jackson
  1:40 - 2:00 pm Questions and Answers  
  2:00pm – 2:40 pm The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts Brodell
  2:40 – 3:00 pm Questions and Answers  
  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Interactive Session 3: What did you learn? Helms
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
Sun Feb 16 New Orleans, LA
- 4:00 pm
Mon Feb 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 18 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Feb 19 Roatan, Honduras
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 20 Harvest Caye, Belize
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Feb 21 Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Sat Feb 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 23 New Orleans, LA
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

New Orleans, LA - New Orleans is a city that knows how to have fun. Whether you take time to savor authentic Creole cuisine, browse through quaint antique shops in the French Quarter, or take a tour through historic mansions that date back over a century, you're sure to find dozens of other things to delight you in this happy, high-spirited city that pulses with the beat of Dixieland jazz. And don't forget to take a ride on one of the city's picturesque trolley cars.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Roatan, Honduras - Roatan Island, Honduras is an adventure traveler's vacation paradise with its blue skies, clear turquoise water and year-round moderate climate. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or, ashore, take a canopy tour, ride horses, explore tropical scenery, shop for island crafts, walk the beach and view butterfly and floral gardens.

Harvest Caye, Belize - Belize is ideal for eco-tourism. With diverse ecology consisting of jungles, rainforests, swamps, coral reefs and so on, you will find solace and adventure in Harvest Caye's stunning landscape

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

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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