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Dermatology

7-Night Western Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
November 3 - 10, 2013

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Royal Caribbean's Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fee:

$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists

$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.
Target Audience
Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives

This conference brings together a small group of practitioners of medicine interested in improving their diagnostic and treatment skills in dermatology. The lecturers are board-certified in dermatology by the ABMS-registered American Board of Dermatology. Each spends more than 90% of his time in the clinical practice of dermatology. There is no better way to fill gaps in dermatology knowledge than having these dermatologists share their “pearls” with the attendees. This is particularly true when information is clinically useful and case-based utilizing interactive learning techniques in presenting these diagnostic and therapeutic pearls.

Pearls are defined as timely, important, and definable bits of knowledge, techniques, medical treatments, or educational techniques that have a quantifiable impact on patient care. They must have a scientific basis, and, most often, an evidence-base beyond “expert opinion”, though in some cases this is the best evidence that can be provided. Each presenter is motivated to present information that will withstand the scrutiny of the group. When a pearl is presented that does achieve consensus it is hoped that it can be applied to the clinical practice of the attendees.

Topics:

A) The Diagnosis and Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

B) Surgery for the Primary Care Practitioner

C) Advanced Dermatologic Surgery

D) An Approach to Dermatologic Diagnosis

E) Benign versus Malignant Skin Lesions

F) KOH and Papulosquamous Dermatoses

G) Scabies and Lice (Mites, Bites, and Things that Crawl in the Night)

H) The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts.

I) Psoriasis therapy

J) The Diagnosis and Treatment of Eczema

K) Interactive Session/Ask the Professors

L) Vesicular and Bullous Diseases

Objectives:
  • To develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of acne.
  • To classify acne by clinical characteristics and relate this to pathogenic mechanisms.
  • To review modern therapeutic approaches while stressing risks as well as benefits associated with these treatments.
  • To review the indications for common surgical procedures
  • To present step-by-step techniques recommended for primary care physicians
  • To review selected techniques in dermatologic surgery which are simple to perform, applicable to virtually all dermatologic practices, and perhaps underutilized.
  • To consider the theoretical basis, materials, techniques, side effects and cost of each procedure
  • Recognize primary and secondary lesions.
  • Classify rashes into groups based on morphology.
  • Determine treatment approach based on classification of dermatologic disease.
  • To develop an understanding of the clinical features of normal "moles" based on the natural history of these lesions.
  • To recognize the clinical features that differentiates melanoma and its precursor lesions from benign moles and other benign pigmented lesions.
  • Identify the characteristics of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma as compared to non-pigmented benign lesions
  • 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
  • To understand the clinical features and treatment of scabies and lice infestations.
  • To review the technique of the Scabies Preparation emphasizing its central role in diagnosis and appropriate management of pruritic skin conditions.
  • To recognize insect bite reactions, their complications, and avoidance techniques
  • To differentiate effective from ineffective insect repellents
  • To review the clinical features of Papillomavirus infection.
  • To review treatment options including the role of newer modalities such as the Vascular Lesion Laser and Natural Alpha Interferon
  • Review available drugs to treat psoriasis
  • Discuss the risks and benefits
  • Emphasize clinical pearls which provide solutions to physicians who have been late in adopting recent advances
  • Discuss clues to the diagnosis of eczema
  • Review available drugs to treat eczema
  • Discuss the risks and benefits
  • To aid the primary care physician in making correct diagnoses “under pressure.”
  • To understand the physical diagnostic findings that permit an accurate diagnosis based on inspection
  • To order cost-effective, sensitive, and specific tests to confirm the diagnosis
  • To treat patients with blistering diseases effectively while understanding risks and benefits of available modalities
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.
Faculty
Stephen E. Helms, M.D.,
Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. Helms has been in private practice in Warren, Ohio for 33 years. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his Dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh. He has lectured at the local and national levels in addition to teaching medical students and Dermatology Residents part time at NEOMED and Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine. He has 39 scientific publications, is a reviewer for two journals, and has participated as an investigator or sub-investigator in several clinical trials. He has served on many hospital committees in addition to serving several years each as secretary and later as vice president of the medical staff. Other positions have included president of his county medical society, secretary of the Ohio State Dermatological Association, and Board Member of the Cleveland Dermatological Society. He enjoys fishing, reading, watching classic movies, and especially, travelling with his wife, two children and their families.



Ashish C. Bhatia, MD, FAAD,
Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology Department of Dermatology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, Illinois; Medical Director for Dermatologic Research Department of Clinical Research, DuPage Medical Group; Co-Director of Dermatologic, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery The Dermatology Institute - Naperville, DuPage Medical Group Naperville, Illinois.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Nov 3
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Mon Nov 4
At Sea
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Tue Nov 5
Labadee, Haiti
8:00am
5:00pm
Wed Nov 6
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00am
7:00pm
Thu Nov 7
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Fri Nov 8
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
7:00pm
Sat Nov 9
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
-
-
Sun Nov 10
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
 

Ports of Call
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

Allure of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

CATEGORY ACCOMMODATIONS PER PERSON
Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Owners Suite
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Grand Suite
Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Junior Suite
Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 sq. ft.) . Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Ocean View with Balcony Stateroom
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom
OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Inside Stateroom
Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bat285.24hroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $291.58
Deposit $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason