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Dermatology and Emergency Medicine

7-Night Hawaii Cruise
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
May 14 - 21, 2022
<em>NCL'S Pride of America</em>
NCL'S Pride of America
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
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Resiliency 101-Deliberate habits to survive and thrive in medicine
    • Identify opportunities to increase resiliency and personal wellness to prevent personal burnout
  2. Bridging the Silence-Real conversations about end of life care
    • Create a framework that utilizes key phrases to talk to patients about end of life goals of care
  3. Shutting up/speaking up
    • Identify potential blindspots in one's own communication patterns
    • Identify techniques and language to use with collegues during questions or disagreements over patient care
  4. Heartbroken- sex and gender differences in heart disease
    • Describe biological sex and gender based differences in heart diseases
  5. Sex and Gender Medicine- What it is and why you should care
    • Differentiate between the terms biological sex and gender and describe how both can impact patient care
  6. Rats, sex and sleeping pills- the influence of biological sex and gender on pharmacology
    • Describe how drugs can have different pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in men and women
  7. Sex and Sociocultural Jeopardy - COVID Edition
    • Identify ways in which our biological sex and gender impact our wellness and diseased states.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. What's New in Psoriasis
    • Participants will identify different presentations of psoriasis in adults and children, and describe newly available treatment options.
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.
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

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.

Jeannette Marie Wolfe, MD

Jeannette Marie Wolfe, MD
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Physician, Baystate Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Springfield, MA  Dr. Jeannette Wolfe is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School/Baystate Campus. She has spent her entire attending career working and teaching in one of the busiest emergency departments in the Northeast.

Besides emergency medicine, her passion is understanding ways in which biological sex and gender influence wellness and disease as cutting edge research definitively shows that men and women often have different responses to the same illness, trauma, toxins and therapies. 

Dr Wolfe's personal mission is to increase awareness of this information and to use it to improve medical care of both men and women. She is a national lecturer and writer and has recently started a podcast called- Sex and Why: : exploring how biological sex and gender influence our brain, body and behavior.

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.

Cruise Itinerary

Sat May 14 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
- 7:00 pm
Sun May 15 Kahului, Maui
8:00 am -
Mon May 16 Kahului, Maui
- 6:00 pm
Tue May 17 Hilo, Hawaii
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed May 18 Kona, Hawaii
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu May 19 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
8:00 am -
Thu May 19 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
- -
Fri May 20 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
- 2:00 pm
Fri May 20 Cruise Napali Coast
- -
Sat May 21 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
7 Night Hawaii, round-trip Honolulu

Ports of Call

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.

Kahului, Maui - A surplus of natural splendor and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii's second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina. Plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.

Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.

Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. Captain Cook came ashore here and died at the hands of angry natives. The coast is also famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.

Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

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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