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Dermatology and Gastroenterology

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Reflection

8-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise Conference
Round-trip Dublin, Ireland
May 26 - June 03, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 Contact Hours

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.
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
Professor Division of Dermatology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois.

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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
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.

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
Sun May 26 Dublin, Ireland
- 6:00 pm
Mon May 27 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue May 28 Alesund, Norway
1:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed May 29 Bergen, 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 Belfast, Ireland
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 02 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jun 03 Dublin, Ireland
2:45 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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