Topics in Dermatology, Oral Pathology, Patient Safety, and Prevention of Errors for Medical and Dental Providers
7-Night Alaska Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 21 - 28, 2023
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
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists $795 for Physician Assistants $595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
It has been documented that 30% of patients who visit a primary care practice either present with a skin problem or show the provider a skin problem during their visit. These lectures present a tried and true approach to the treatment of skin disease. First, primary and secondary lesions are identified; second, an appropriate history is obtained; thirdly, a differential diagnosis is developed; fourthly, office dermatologic tests and other lab studies are used to refine the diagnosis; and, finally, a treatment is prescribed. All lectures will emphasize the team-based care approach used at the University of Mississippi where all members of the health care team work together with a carefully choreographed approach that encourages all members of the team to work at the top of the abilities and certification.
Common skin conditions will be reviewed with this approach in mind including, acne, warts, psoriasis, benign and malignant tumors, drug eruptions, basic and advanced dermatologic procedures and mission dermatology in underdeveloped countries. These lectures will be supplemented with interactive, Socratic discussions of common dermatologic conditions and "Ask the Professor" discussions involving clinical material brought to the sessions by attendees on a USB drive.
Attendees will leave this meeting energized to identify dermatologic problems, efficiently diagnose these conditions and effectively treat them.
Approach to Dermatologic Diagnosis
Apply approaches to dermatologic diagnosis to your practice
The Diagnosis and treatment of warts
Identify diagnostic clues that suggest viral wart<.li>
Determine best treatment option from available approaches amenable to primary care offices
Superficial Fungal infections and the KOH Prep
Determine when to perform a KOH Preparation
Utilize a step-by-step method to perform the optimal KOH preparation
Eczemas: Diagnostic aid of Patch testing
Differentiate the different dermatitides and employ patch testing where indicated
Utilize techniques to reduce cognitive errors in making diagnoses
Distinguishing scabies from other pruritic conditions
Determine when to perform a Scabies Preparation
Utilize a step-by-step method to perform the optimal Scabies preparation
Moles: Benign vs Malignant
Distinguish benign vs malignant pigmented skin lesions
Non-Melanoma skin cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
Distinguish benign vs malignant non-pigmented skin lesions
Mississippi Nigeria Education and Mentoring Exchange (MNEME) Enugu, Nigeria
Recognize the amazing educational, research and teaching opportunities available in the underdeveloped world
Technical and Cognitive Errors and their Prevention
Describe the types of cognitive errors which are common in dermatology
Develop strategies to reduce diagnostic errors.
Basic Dermatologic Procedures including Tips and Tricks
Perform common simple dermatologic procedures
Incorporate tips and tricks to make procedures as quick, efficient, effective, and reproducible as possible
Advanced Dermatologic Procedures
Manage patients with appropriate referral for more complex procedures
Oral Diseases --Infectious and Differential Diagnoses
Recognize infectious conditions including Herpes simplex, impetigo, allergic contact dermatitis, and signs of oral cancer of the lips, mouth, and perioral skin
Develop treatment plans for oral infectious diseases and appropriately refer selected patients
Skin and Oral Diseases—Inflammatory
Review common conditions with both oral and cutaneous findings
Diagnose inflammatory conditions including blistering skin conditions with oral involvement
Initiate treatment of oral diseases and appropriately refer selected patients
Interactive Session 1: Test Your Diagnostic Skills
Synthesize a proper differential diagnosis--what do we do?
Interactive Session 2: Test Your Treatment Skills
identify then manage different treatment modalities of dermatologic disease----what can you do?
Ask the Professor
Make diagnoses and treatment decisions on your own patients, then receive assessment of your choices!
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, FRCP(Edin)
Tenured Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology
Professor and Past Founding Chair, Department of Dermatology
Billy S. Guyton, MD Distinguished Professor
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Robert T. Brodell, MD is tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Past Founding Chair of the Department of Dermatology, and Billy S Guyton MD Distinguished Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A graduate of Washington and Jefferson College ('75) and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry ('79), he completed dermatology and dermatopathology training at Barnes Hospital (Washington University in St Louis). He was in solo private practice for 27 years in Warren, Ohio. Dr Bob has performed 1,895 lectures, directed 49 symposia, and has 420 publications, 42 book chapters, 43 poster presentations, and has written three books: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts: An Evidence Based Approach (2003); Tips and Tricks in Procedural Dermatology (2019); and, Dermatology in Rural Settings -- Organizational, Clinical, and Socioeconomic Perspectives.
Stephen E. Helms, MD, FAAD
Professor, Department of Dermatology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Dr. Helms arrived at the University of Mississippi in 2013 with 35 years of private practice experience in Warren, Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh.
In addition to teaching medical students and dermatology residents at Northeastern Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he frequently taught at regional and national venues. His dermatology subspecialty interest is in occupational dermatology and contact dermatitis.
Dr. Helms has 62 scientific publications and is a reviewer for several journals. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Cutis. He has participated as an investigator or sub-investigator in scores of clinical trials.
Steve enjoys fishing, reading, watching classic movies, and especially, traveling with his wife, two children and their families.
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PORT OF CALL
Fri Jul 21
Sat Jul 22
*At Sea - Cruising
Sun Jul 23
Alaska Inside Passage
Sun Jul 23
Mon Jul 24
Tue Jul 25
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
Wed Jul 26
*At Sea - Cruising
Thu Jul 27
Victoria, British Columbia
Fri Jul 28
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.
At Sea - Cruising - Cruising
Alaska Inside Passage - Winding along the breathtaking coast of Alaska, the Inside Passage offers magnificent views of forested islands, rock-walled fjords and snowcapped mountains. Richly diverse flora and fauna are also on display.
Skagway, Alaska - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.
Victoria, British Columbia - Though Toronto and Vancouver are the more famous Canadian destinations, it’s high time for the sophisticated and beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia (BC) to have its big moment. The quaint charm and English manners of Victoria will take you back in time to the days of British occupation in the 19th century. Victoria is known as “the garden city” for its lushness and its commitment to keeping the city beautiful. Head to Butchart Garden or Beacon Hill Park to enjoy nature during your time in port.
Of course, a little history lesson is another must while on a cruise to Victoria, BC. Tour the expertly maintained Craigdarroch Castle and the Parliament Buildings, or stop in the Royal BC Museum, a natural history museum dedicated to the history of human settlement in the region. There’s also the Emily Carr House, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous painter, Emily Carr. Victoria exudes an intellectualism where art galleries and afternoon tea await you, but so do long bicycle rides along the seafront. Stylish cafes and restaurants are modernizing the city, all while maintaining its signature look: something straight out of a postcard.