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Topics in Dermatology and Emergency Medicine

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

7-Night Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Barcelona, Spain
August 18 - 25, 2019

12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
12 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$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.
Michelle Tarbox, MD
Assistant Dean of Medical Student Affairs
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Tarbox earned her medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine where she graduated at the top of her class and was recognized for her outstanding surgical skills with the Francis C. Jackson Award for Excellence in Surgery. Dr. Tarbox then completed her internship and dermatology residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where she was recognized for her patient care and dedication to teaching.

During her senior year in residency, Michelle successfully applied for a Women's Dermatologic Society Mentorship Grant and traveled to Sydney, Australia to study dermoscopy with Scott Menzies at the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Institute. She completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic following successful completion of her residency.

She then served as an assistant professor of dermatology and dermatopathology for three years at St. Louis University in Missouri where she was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for her department in 2012.

In 2013, she returned to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the departments of Dermatology and Dermatopathology and as the Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs. She was awarded the Dean's Clinical Teaching Award in 2016 and has been recognized on the Healthgrades Honor Roll, as a Compassionate Doctor, On Time Physician, Patient's Choice, and as one of America's Top Honored Professionals, Top 5% by the American Registry.

Dr. Tarbox has lectured for the AAD, the Brazilian Dermatologic Society, The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, and the American Society of Dermatopathologists on topics ranging from dermoscopy to cosmetic dermatology, to infectious diseases, maintenance of certification, patient satisfaction, and dermatopathology.

Jason W. Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP
Medical Director
Office of Clinical Research, Tampa General Hospital
Associate Medical Director of Adult ED, TEAMHealth
Research Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
Director of Clinical Research
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida l

Dr. Wilson serves as the medical director for the office of clinical research at Tampa General Hospital and a core faculty member for the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency Program as well as the Associate Medical Director of the department. He completed a bachelors degree at USF in anthropology and went on to the University of Michigan where he received a master's degree also in anthropology. He returned to USF for medical school and residency. His specific research interests include anticoagulation and bleed management as well as the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and HCV in the ED. He also still uses his background in anthropology to focus on research and strategies to improve patient-physician interaction.

Dr. Wilson enjoys finding ways to move research to operations by building out treatment pathways and hospital wide protocols based on research results and best practices. In addition, he plays an active role in didactic and bedside education on a daily basis of residents and medical students. He also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Anthropology and teaches an undergraduate course. Dr. Wilson has an interest in sports medicine and serves as a physician for two professional sports teams.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Top Ten Common Dermatoses
    • Description of and discrimination between commonly encountered dermatologic conditions with an emphasis on differential diagnosis and treatment.
    • Participants will enhance the breadth of clinical care that they can offer in their medical practices.
  2. Dermatologic Emergencies
    • Description of and discrimination between dermatologic emergencies with an emphasis on triage and appropriate referral as well as a discussion of less severe mimickers.
  3. Hair Loss in Women
    • Participants will briefly surveil the architecture and growth cycle of hair before identifying inflammatory and non-inflammatory types of hair loss as well as describing new, innovative techniques to treat this common condition.
  4. Spot Check, What's That Spot?
    • Participants will identify common benign and malignant skin lesions, and common skin eruptions and infections, and describe the most effective treatments for common skin eruptions and infections.
  5. What's New in Pediatric Dermatology
    • Participants will identify new and emerging dermatologically relevant pediatric exanthems, birthmarks, and abnormalities of skin pigmentation and describe new therapeutic applications for pediatric medications.
  6. What's New in Psoriasis
    • Participants will identify different presentations of psoriasis in adults and children, and describe newly available treatment options.
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 12 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 Aug 18 Barcelona, Spain
- 6:00 pm
Mon Aug 19 Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Lectures: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Aug 20 Marseille (Provence), France
Lectures: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Aug 21 La Spezia (Cinque Terre/Florence/Pisa), Italy
8:30 am 8:30 pm
Thu Aug 22 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Aug 23 Naples (Pompeii/Salerno/Capri), Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Sat Aug 24 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00 am - 12 Noon ; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- -
Sun Aug 25 Barcelona, Spain
5:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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