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Topics in Dermatology and Family Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Oasis of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

November 08 - 15, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
8½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
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.

Roy S. Rogers, III, MD

Roy S. Rogers, III, MD
Emeritus Professor of Dermatology and Oral Medicine
Mayo Clinic Arizona.
Recipient of the American Academy of Dermatology's Master Dermatologist Award for 2015 Dr. Roy S. Rogers, III (Nick) is an Emeritus Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He practiced dermatology and oral dermatology at Mayo Clinic Rochester 1973-2010 and serves as a Emeritus Consultant in Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Rogers was Student and then Academic Dean of Mayo Medical School (1982-1989). Later he became Dean, Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences, for ten years. He was chosen 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 and two more volumes for Clinics in Dermatology (2016, 2017). To date he has contributed more than 250 scholarly publications.

During his career, Dr. Rogers has received many awards and honors. These include: two Presidential Citations, the Gold Triangle Award, the Thomas G. Pearson Memorial Education Achievement Award, the Everett C. Fox, M.D. Memorial Lectureship and Honorary Membership, all from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Nick served on the Board of Directors and was Vice-President in 1999-2000. In 2015, the 18,000 member AAD recognized him with the Master Dermatologist Award, a prestigious award given to one dermatologist each year.

In 2010, Dr. Rogers 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.

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 Edinburgh. In addition, he gave the keynote address at the International Association of Oral Pathology in Guatemala later that year. Dr. Rogers has been recognized by the International League of Dermatological Societies for his dedication to international dermatological education and for his teaching in 55 countries over the years.

Dr. Rogers received his BS degree from Denison University (Distinguished Alumnus, 1993), his medical education at The Ohio State University College of Medicine (Distinguished Alumnus, 1991) and his internship at the Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester. He was a research fellow and resident in Dermatology at Duke University Medical Center. He then became a NIH fellow and completed his training 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 Board-certified in Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Dermatologic Immunopathology.

Joshua Steinberg, MD

Joshua Steinberg, MD
UHS Wilson Family Medicine Residency
Binghamton, NY

Clinical Assistant Professor
State University New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY Dr. Joshua Steinberg is a full-spectrum family physician and faculty at the UHS Wilson Family Medicine Residency and SUNY Upstate Clinical Campus. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale, his MD from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and his residency training at St. Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Syracuse.

Dr. Steinberg has 20 years experience in patient care and medical education. At the UHS residency, he currently leads pregnancy care and education, quality improvement projects, scholarly activities, and evidence based medicine training. He also has a faculty appointment at Upstate Medical University, teaching medical students in a variety of roles over two decades of service. He presents regionally and nationally on medical practice and medical education topics. He has been published in American Family Physician, explaining and interpreting new findings to his field. He runs a nationwide collaborative curriculum project in obstetrics and leads regionally in the IMPLICIT Interconception Care project.

Closer to home he is a husband and father of two energetic boys. Dr. Steinberg enjoys running and biking and cooking with his kids, and posting lousy times at regional triathlons. He has a nerdy tech side, which you’ll hear a bit about. And he has vision. He believes that an army of well-trained family physicians armed with good information and good values can fix most of what ails American healthcare.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
This course was developed to provide the fundamental knowledge of Dermatology to prepare the clinician to diagnose and treat patients with skin lesions. Emphasis has been placed on skin problems seen commonly in primary care settings. The course materials have been updated and improved based on current literature and student input yearly for 20 years. This 7 hour course in Dermatology will prepare the clinician to recognize the morphology of skin lesions and utilize diagnostic studies and techniques to place the lesions in the proper disease category. The clinician will utilize the differential diagnosis to obtain the correct diagnosis. Practice gaps on knowledge about and effective treatment for the skin diseases are emphasized. Current references are cited.

Upon completion of the course the clinician will be prepared to make a correct diagnosis and to apply an evidence-based, cost effective treatment regimen. Guidelines, information for patient education materials, and websites for patients and caregivers are provided. The myths and truths about care of the skin, hair and nails are addressed with the goal of providing accurate information for both the clinician, health care team members and patients. Topics:
  1. Sundamage
    • Know the biological effects of UVL; recognize impact on skin; know how to block UVL; describe Vitamin D & sunlight interactions
  2. Seborrheic Dermatitis
    • Differentiate among 4 red face rashes: acne rosacea, acne vulgaris, perioral dermatitis & seborrheic dermatitis; be able to treat effectively; manage recurrences
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Cellulitis
    • Differentiate cellulitis from pseudo-cellulitis
    • Assess the patient for precipitating causes
    • Treat as an outpatient
    • Manage causes to prevent recurrences
  7. 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
  8. Preoperative Evaluation & Perioperative Management
    • Organize preop clearance into 4 clear activities
    • Choose preop tests according to evidence
    • Manage meds perioperatively safely and effectively
    • Apply the ACC cardiac clearance algorithm
  9. Pharmacotherapy of Type 2 Diabetes
    • List the 10 categories of type II diabetes meds
    • Cite the criteria by which interventions should be judged
    • Apply those criteria to all type II diabetes options
    • Make patient-oriented, evidence-based medication decisions according to patient characteristics.
  10. Pharmacotherapy of Hyperlipidemia
    • List the categories of hyperlipidemia meds
    • Cite the criteria by which interventions should be judged
    • Apply those criteria to all hyperlipidemia options
    • Learn why statins are prescribed first line
    • Learn what to use when non-statin therapy is necessary
  11. Must-Have iPhone Medical Apps for the Primary Care Physician I
    • Make peace with not knowing everything
    • Learn about good point-of-care decision support apps
    • Use these apps in clinical cases together
  12. The UK Pill Scare of 1995
    • Analyze studies from the medical literature
    • Quantify risk of options and alternatives
    • Explain risk to laypersons
    • Learn what happened in UK when this was done poorly.
  13. What is the Evidence-based Optimal A1c for Type 2 Diabetes
    • Analyze the 4 RCT's on tight glycemic control
    • Report the evidence in relative and absolute terms
    • Synthesize evidence to arrive at guidance on this common issue in patient care.
  14. How to Get Good Information from Drug Reps Without Getting Bamboozled
    • Identify and detect non-rational appeals in pharmaceutical marketing
    • Actively pursue patient-oriented, evidence-based info from pharmaceutical marketing
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

Sun Nov 08 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Nov 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Nov 10 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Nov 11 Falmouth, Jamaica
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Nov 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Nov 13 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Nov 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Nov 15 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

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.

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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