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

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
January 21 - 27, 2024
Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 ADA CERP Credits
14.0 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 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. An Approach to Diagnosis of Skin Cancer
    • Demonstrate the clinical characteristics of keratinocytic cancers (non-melanoma skin cancers) emphasizing pearls to allow early diagnosis
    • 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
    • Discuss treatments of skin cancer commonly performed by primary care physicians
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. 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
  10. Basic Dermatologic Procedures including Tips and Tricks
    • Demonstrate the techniques involved in common dermatologic procedures
    • Eeview risks, cost, and benefits of these procedures
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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, FRCP(Edin)

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 Jackson, Mississippi 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.

Sreenivas Koka, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA

Sreenivas Koka, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA
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. 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 Jan 21 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Jan 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jan 23 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Jan 24 Falmouth, Jamaica
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jan 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jan 26 Nassau, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jan 27 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

Labadee, Haiti - Beachside meets mountainside on the shores of Labadee — a Royal Caribbean private destination on Haiti’s northern coast. Here you’ll find pristine sands, coral reefs and jungle-covered hilltops nestling lagoon-like bays. There’s no shortage of places to relax and recharge across five stretches of beach. Or dial up the thrills on an active adventure like a half-mile-long zip line ride over the ocean. And fascinating culture, history and the natural beauty of Haiti’s spectacular coasts wait to be discovered around every corner. Escape to the Western Caribbean for a wilder way to experience paradise.

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.

Nassau, Bahamas - Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat.

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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