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Dermatology, Dentistry, Leadership, and Organizational Culture - An Interdisciplinary Approach

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 05 - 12, 2023
<em>Celebrity Beyond</em>
Celebrity Beyond
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 ADA CERP Credits
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$795 for Physician Assistants
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, PharmacistsDentists, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Approach to Dermatologic Diagnosis
    • Recognize primary and secondary lesions
    • Classify rashes into groups based on morphology
    • Determine treatment approach based on classification of dermatologic disease
  2. Managing the Dental Needs of an Aging Population
    • Define the concept of osseosufficiency as it relates to long-term dental implant survival
    • Identify systemic diseases and conditions that negatively impact dental implant therapy
    • Describe the key considerations necessary for treatment planning and treating an aging population with dental implants
  3. Superficial Fungal infections and the KOH Preparation
    • Identify superficial fungus infections based on physical diagnostic criteria
    • Differentiate between superficial fungal infections and other papulosquamous diseases on clinical grounds
    • Distinguish between superficial fungal infections caused by dermatophytes and those caused by yeast organisms
    • Understand the utility of the KOH preparation
    • Choose appropriate therapy for superficial fungal infections
  4. The Sweet Spot: Lessons in Leadership and Life
    • Describe the hallmarks of a successful bonus system for employees
    • Describe how to hire employees that fit your practice philosophy
    • Describe the relationship between money and happiness
  5. Distinguishing Scabies from other Pruritic Conditions
    • Understand the clinical features and treatment of scabies and lice infestations
    • Review the technique of the Scabies Preparation emphasizing its central role in diagnosis and appropriate management of pruritic skin conditions
    • Recognize insect bite reactions other than scabies, their complications, and avoidance techniques
    • Understand that pruritus is a symptom, not a diagnosis. There is a differential diagnosis attached to pruritus that requires knowledge of the signs, symptoms, and response to previous treatments
  6. Ten Key Oral-Systemic Interactions for Primary Care (Koka)
    • List 10 evidence-based relationships between oral diseases/conditions and systemic diseases/conditions
    • Describe the association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease
    • To describe the relationship between tooth count and mortality
  7. Moles: Benign vs Malignant
    • Develop an understanding of the clinical features of normal "moles" based on the natural history of these lesions
    • Recognize the clinical features that differentiates melanoma and its precursor lesions from benign moles and other benign pigmented lesions
  8. Tips and Tricks for Treating the Edentulous Patient (Koka)
    • Describe the most important treatment planning considerations for edentulous patients
    • Define the pros/cons, risks/benefits and prognosis for dental-implant associated treatment options
    • Describe risk factors for poor outcomes treating the edentulous patient
  9. Non-Melanoma skin cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Demonstrate the clinical characteristics of keratinocytic cancers (non-melanoma skin cancers) empahsizing pearls to allow early diagnosis
    • Review the epidemiology and incidence of skin cancer
    • Discuss treatments of skin cancer commonly performed by primary care physicians
  10. Becoming a World Class Public Speaker
      Describe the verbal communication skills that enhance communication effectiveness
    • Describe non-verbal communication skills that enhance communication effectiveness
    • Describe communication skills needed to effectively communicate virtually
  11. Basic Dermatologic Procedures including Tips and Tricks
    • Demonstrate the techniques involved in common dermatologic procedures
    • Eeview risks, cost, and benefits of these procedures
  12. Achieving Unparalleled Patient Experiences
    • Identify the hallmarks of an unparalled pateint experience from the patientís perspective
    • Describe how organizations can implement tactics and strategies to promote and perpetuate a great patient experience
  13. Dental Care for Rural and Underserved Populations
    • Describe the challenges faced by rural and underserved populations in the context of social and digital determinants of health
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    • Identify population health management stratgies to address behavioral interventions and access to care challenges
  14. Mission Medicine: Dermatology in Rural Nigeria
    • Demonstrate the benefits of mission work for the population of an underserved country, the providers, and targeted medical students
    • Review common skin diseases in the tropics and their similarity to conditions seen in the United States
    • Guide individuals ready to plan a mission trip
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.

Robert T. Brodell, MD , FAAD

Robert T. Brodell, MD , FAAD
Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
Department of Pathology
University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Instructor in Dermatology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Robert T. Brodell, MD is tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He worked with a dedicated team of faculty to found the Department of Dermatology and establish a residency training program in dermatology in 2012. It currently boasts 11 resident physicians; fellowship trainees in dermatopathology and Mohs Surgery; 10 faculty; 5 nurse practitioners; and, sees patients in 5 offices. All of this was designed to improve the access to dermatologic care in a state that has half the number of dermatologists per capita average in the United States.

Dr. Bob is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College ('75) and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry ('79) . Following two years of internal medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, he completed his dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Barnes Hospital in St Louis, Missouri. He is a master mason (1974).

For 27 years, Dr Bob was the director of Skin Pathology Services, Inc and served in a solo clinical practice of dermatology in his hometown of Warren, Ohio. He worked in the building where he and his wife, Linda P. Brodell, MD (Ophthalmology), lived and raised 5 children. During this time he served as chair of the Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Dermatology section where he was elected to the master teacher guild. He also served as Chair of the Midwest Congress of Dermatological Societies (1995-1999).

Known for his passion for teaching, Dr Bob has performed 1,750 lectures and directed 45 symposia at local, regional, and national venues. He has 389 publications, 41 poster presentations, and has written two books: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts: An Evidence Based Approach (2003) and Tips and Tricks in Procedural Dermatology (2019). He has reviewed articles for 32 journals and served on the editorial board of 3 journals. Dr Bob is Editor-in-chief of Practice Update: Dermatology (Elsevier) a weekly digital abstracting service (2013-present) He has participated in 42 multi-center clinical trials. An avid mentor, over 100 of his medical students are now dermatologists.

Dr. Bob served as President of the Ohio Dermatological Association (2002) ; member of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) (2003-12) and served as the ABD President (2011-12); and, the Sulzberger Institute for Dermatologic Education (1998–2001). He is a member of the American Dermatological Association (2007), an organization of national leaders in dermatology and serves as its secretary-treasurer (2017-present). He served on the Board of Directors, American Academy of Dermatology (2012-16); Board of Directors of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society (2017-19); and, the dermatology Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (2012-19).

An avid supporter of the American Cancer Society (ACS), he has been an ACS Relay For Life volunteer since 1992; served as President and Chief Medical Officer, Ohio Division, Inc. American

Sreenivas Koka, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA

Sreenivas Koka, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA
Professor and Dean
UMMC School of Dentistry
Jackson, MS

Dr. Sreenivas Koka received DDS and MS (prosthodontics) degrees from The University of Michigan. He joined the University of Nebraska faculty in 1992, became a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1995, and received his PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Nebraska in 1999. While at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Koka received the Outstanding Teacher Award on numerous occasions and was the inaugural Merritt C. Pedersen Professor of Dentistry. He joined the Staff of Mayo Clinic in 2004 and is former Consultant, former Professor of Dentistry and former Chairman of the Department of Dental Specialties in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Koka received an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management in 2013 and moved to Zurich, Switzerland to be Executive Director of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation. Dr. Koka moved back to the US in 2014 to focus on patient care and student education and open Koka Dental Clinic, a private practice focused on implant and removable prosthodontics in San Diego. In 2021, Dr. Koka was appointed as Dean and Professor of Dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center's School of Dentistry.

Dr. Koka is a Fellow and Past-President of the Academy of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a member of the American Dental Association, co-President of the International College of Prosthodontists, and is Chair of MIT's Sloan School of Management Alumni Board. Dr. Koka has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters and lectures extensively nationally and internationally; he has presented before audiences at a variety of best-in-class organizations including Mayo Clinic, MIT and Apple Inc. Dr. Koka has been a reviewer for NIH grants and been a principal investigator on grants funded by NIH and industry sources. In addition, Dr. Koka is the co-founder of the Future Leaders in Prosthodontics (FLIP) and Shaping the Future of Implant Dentistry (SHIFT) leadership workshop series.

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

Sun Feb 05 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Mon Feb 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Feb 08 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 09 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Feb 10 Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.
11:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Feb 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 12 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - The capital of the Dutch side of St. Maarten is the town of Philipsburg, though St. Maarten is an island with two distinct sides. To the north is the French side, whose capital is Marigot, while Philipsburg sits on the southern part of the island. When exploring on cruises that go to St. Maarten, it’s important to visit both sides to understand their customs and heritage.

You’ll quickly be charmed by all sides of the island. Of course, this Caribbean island is best known for its beaches, like Maho Beach or Great Bay Beach, one of the area’s best snorkeling spots. Sample local seafood or rum during your time in port, which have become symbols of St. Maarten life. There’s just enough to fill the day here, especially if you hop between the French and Dutch beaches.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep. - In Puerto Plata, you’ll be greeted by verdant mountains, pristine beaches, and nature-filled adventures. Go for a swim at the awe-inspiring 27 Waterfalls complex. Hike through the lush, protected jungle of El Choco National Park, enjoying the park’s two lagoons. Swim with dolphins at World Ocean, the largest manmade dolphin habitat in the world, or grab a kayak and head out on the water at Manatee Reserve.

For history buffs, tour the Fortress of San Felipe and travel back in time to Spanish occupation. Don’t leave the Domincan Republic without sampling locally distilled rum or delicacies like la bandera and mofongo.

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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