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Primary Care: Topics in Allergy, Immunology, and Dermatology

Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Barcelona, Spain
July 19 - 26, 2015

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Norwegian Cruise Lines's Stupendous Norwegian Epic
NCL's Norwegian Epic

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

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$550 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-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, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics for Activity
  • Urticaria
  • Angioedema
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Drug Allergy
  • Indoor Environmental Allergies
  • Selected Topics in Acne and Rosacea
  • Psychodermatology
  • Infections and Infestations of the Skin
  • Dermatologic Pearls for Primary Care Practice
  • Psoriasis Update – Treatment and Co-morbidities
  • Dermatologic Emergencies
  • Bioterrorism for Primary Care Physicians: What is Good to Know
Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the attendee will be able to:
  • Analyze newly approved drugs for the treatment of acne and rosacea, and how to utilize them in practice.
  • Determine appropriate treatments for skin diseases strongly affected by the psyche
  • Recognize and treat the common bacterial and viral infections of the skin
  • Evaluate and utilize innovative therapies for patients with complicated conditions or common conditions which are not responding to textbook therapy.
  • Analyze established medications in order to safely and effectively use them for “off label” uses.
  • Assess, recognize, and evaluate comorbidities in the psoriatic patient.
  • Discuss the efficacy of newer systemic drugs in the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis.
  • Explain a differential diagnosis for challenging dermatoses it the emergency setting.
  • Describe the clinical clues including classic findings used to diagnose emergent issues
  • Discuss the cutaneous signs associated with the organisms most likely to be seen in bioterrorist attacks.
  • Discuss the diverse etiologies of urticaria and their management.
  • Describe the treatment of angioedema based on the pathophysiology, and discuss the new treatments available.
  • Describe the management of a patient with atopic dermatitis, often requiring a long term, detailed protocol.
  • Discuss the complexities of drug allergy and the available management choices for each patient.
  • Explain the procedure for diagnosing a patient with food allergy, which requires a detailed history, and accurate testing methods which must be interpreted correctly.
  • Discuss the relative importance of indoor allergens in the patient with respiratory symptoms, as well as the need to take an extensive environmental history and to validate by allergy testing.
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
Roger W. Fox, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida.

After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his 3 years of Internal Medicine and 2 years in Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He joined the faculty at USF in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. He was recognized for his 30 years of service to USF College of Medicine and to the Tampa VA Department of Medicine. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He has been elected as The Best Doctors in America for the past decade. He serves as the Director of A/I Fellow Training, and he has trained 75 Allergy/Immunology Fellows. He has an extensive list of contributions in the literature, and presentations at local, national and international meetings. He has been on various boards including the Hillsborough County Medical Association and Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society and many committees in the Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD
Professor Division of Dermatology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois.

Dr. Stephen P. Stone is professor and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Dermatology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Stone graduated from Tufts University, and received his medical training at New York University School of Medicine. After serving with the U.S. Navy, he completed a residency in dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Stone then moved to Springfield, Illinois where he maintained a private practice for more than two decades before moving to his current university position.

He has received numerous honors and citations throughout his distinguished career including Best Doctors in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care and Who's Who in America. He is past Editor-in-Chief of Dialogues in Dermatology, a monthly audio journal published by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Stone served as the 67th president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD from March 2006 through February 2007. He is a member of many professional organizations. His particular interests in dermatology include psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases, acne, occupational dermatology, and skin cancer.

Dr. Stone has given more than 160 lectures and Grand Rounds presentations outside of his university, including such international venues as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Guangzhu, China, the Icelandic Dermatology Association, in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira Dermatologia, Curitiba and Salvador, Brazil, the Philippine Dermatological Society Annual Meeting in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, the Canadian Dermatological Association, Dermatrends III in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the International Congress of Dermatology, in Prague, Czech Republic.
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 12 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 Jul 19 Barcelona, Spain - 6:00pm
Mon Jul 20 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12 Noon; 1:00-5:00pm
- -
Tue Jul 21 Naples (Pompeii), Italy 7:00am 6:00pm
Wed Jul 22 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 6:00am 7:00pm
Thu Jul 23 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Fri Jul 24 Cannes, France 7:00am 5:00pm
Sat Jul 25 Palma Majorca, Spain
Lectures 8:00am-12 Noon
2:00pm 7:00pm
Sun Jul 26 Barcelona, Spain 5:00am -

Ports of Call
Barcelona, Spain (Embark and Debark) - Barcelona is a one of a kind, world-class city. While away the day exploring the beautiful, tree-shaded Las Ramblas. Or, marvel at its fantastic Art Nouveau architecture, with dozens of buildings that seem to have been sculpted from the stuff of dreams, like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. For the more worldly, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics, chic spanish fashions or enjoy a cuisine that many say has rival's the French for the title of world's best.
Cannes, France - When Lord Brougham, Chancellor of Britain was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Cannes on his journey to Italy, he was captivated by the natural setting of the village. Each winter he returned to Cannes which began a tourism industry as England's wealthy flocked to spend their holidays here. Today the rich and famous come from all over the world to participate in the elite Cannes Festival, which honors filmmakers from the world over.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

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.

Norwegian Epic

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

Balcony (BD) - Call for Pricing

These Balcony Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. With room for up to three they include a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and additional bedding to accommodate one more. These Balcony Staterooms are mid-ship, so you'll have easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board.

Accommodates: 3
Approx. Size: 216 sq. ft.

Balcony (BE) -Call for Pricing

These Balcony Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. With room for up to three they include a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and additional bedding to accommodate one more. These Balcony Staterooms are mid-ship, so you'll have easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board.

Accommodates: 3
Approx. Size: 216 sq. ft.

Balcony (BF) - Call for Pricing

These Balcony Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. With room for up to three they include a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and additional bedding to accommodate one more. These Balcony Staterooms are mid-ship, so you'll have easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board.

Accommodates: 3
Approx. Size: 216 sq. ft.

Mid-Ship Inside (1A) -Call for Pricing

With two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, these Mid-Ship Inside Staterooms can accommodate up to two guests. They also feature a separate bathroom with shower and access to some really great amenities. And because they are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Accommodates: 2
Approx. Size: 128 sq. ft.

Mid-Ship Inside (1B) - Call for Pricing

With two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, these Mid-Ship Inside Staterooms can accommodate up to two guests. They also feature a separate bathroom with shower and access to some really great amenities. And because they are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Accommodates: 2
Approx. Size: 128 sq. ft.

Mid-Ship Inside (1C) -Call for Pricing

With two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, these Mid-Ship Inside Staterooms can accommodate up to two guests. They also feature a separate bathroom with shower and access to some really great amenities. And because they are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Accommodates: 2
Approx. Size: 128 sq. ft.
Prices per Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Call for Pricing

CANCELLATION Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check our staff for this 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: