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Dermatology for Primary Care: A Primer Emphasizing Tips, Tricks, and Pearls

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip New Orleans, LA
February 16 - 23, 2020
<em>Norwegian Getaway</em>
Norwegian Getaway
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

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

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, Pharmacists,

Program Purpose

Agenda:
Date Time Topic Faculty
Monday Feb 17, 2020 8:00-8:40 am An Approach to Diagnosis of Skin Disease Dr. McCowan
  8:40-9:00 am Questions and Answers  
  9:00-9:40 am Non-melanoma skin cancer: Tips and Tricks Dr. Pearlman
  9:40  - 10:00 am Questions and Answers
  10:00-10:40 am Melanoma skin cancer: Tips and Tricks Dr. Jackson
  10:40-11:00 am Questions and Answers  
  11:00-11:40 am Superficial Fungal Infection: When KOH Prep? Dr. Jackson
  11:40-12:00 N Questions and Answers  
  12:00 N-1:00 pm Lunch  
  1:00-1:40 pm Herpes Infections: Overview of Dx and Rx Dr. Helms
  1:40-2:00 pm Questions and Answers  
  2:00-2:40 pm Mites/Bites: When Scabies Prep? Dr. Harber
  2:40-3:00 pm Questions and Answers  
  3:00-4:00 pm Interactive Session 1: Diagnosis/Contact Dermatitis Brown, NP-C
Saturday Feb 22, 2020 8:00- 8:40 am Basic Skin Surgery: Tips and Tricks Dr. Helms
  8:40-9:00 am Questions and Answers  
  9:00-9:40 am Advanced Skin Surgery: Tips and Tricks Dr. Brodell
  9:40-10:00 am Questions and Answers  
  10:00-11:00 am Interactive Session 2: Treatment Dr. Helms / Dr. Pearlman
  11:00am-12:00 N Mission Medicine: Nigeria anyone? Dr. Brodell
  12:00 N-1:00 pm Lunch  
  1:00-1:40 pm Great Cases from the Deep South Dr. Jackson
  1:40-2:00 pm Questions and Answers  
  2:00-2:40 pm The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts Dr. Brodell
  2:40-3:00 pm Questions and Answers  
  3:00-4:00 pm Interactive Session 3: What did you learn? Dr. McCowan /
Dr. Helms
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.
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Faculty

Robert Brodell, MD

Robert Brodell, MD

Professor and Chair of Dermatology
Professor of Pathology
University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)
 

Bob Brodell attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and then completed two years of Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York before serving as a dermatology resident and dermatopathology fellow at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St Louis. He is the author of more than 360 articles and two books.

Dr. Brodell is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, Noah Worcester Dermatological Society, American Society of Dermatopathology and he serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Dermatological Association.

He is a past president of the American Board of Dermatology and served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology from 2012-16. He was honored to be a Master Teacher in his previous role at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and served as chairman of the Master Teacher Guild.

He is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology and Professor of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. His interests are in general dermatology; dermatologic ethics; the treatment of warts; and, simple, quick, reproducible, almost fail-safe approaches to dermatologic procedures.

Bob enjoys travelling with his wife, Linda, a retired ophthalmologist, and their 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

Ira Dan Harber, MD

Ira Dan Harber, MD

Dermatology Resident, PGY3
Department of Dermatology, UMMC

Ira “Dan” Harber hails from Iuka, MS. He received a BS degree in biology from ‘Ole Miss before attending medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

He won the UMMC Department of Surgery Suturing Award, perhaps an early indication of his interest in the procedural aspects of Dermatology.

After a preliminary year of internal medicine at Louisiana State University, New Orleans, he returned to the University of Mississippi to begin his training in Dermatology. He and his wife Alli were married in 2018, and they enjoy board games, cooking, ‘Ole Miss sporting events, and travel.

Stephen E. Helms, MD

Stephen E. Helms, MD

Professor
Department of Dermatology
Lead Physician Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing
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.

Jeremy Jackson, MD

Jeremy Jackson, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology UMMC

Originally from Meridian, MS, Dr. Jackson attended Missis­sippi State University where he was a four-year letterman in baseball with the Bulldogs and lead MSU to back-to-back College World Series in 1997 and 1998.

He was named Academic All-American in 1997 and 1998 and was the Southeastern Conference male scholar-athlete of the year award in 1998. Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1998, he was later traded to the New York Mets where he finished his minor league career. He moved back to Mississippi and enrolled at University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2002
After completing an Internal Medicine Residency, he served an additional year as Chief Resident of Internal medicine before completing a dermatology residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Dr. Jackson has served on the faculty since 2013.  His subspecialty interests are hospitalist dermatology, complex medical dermatology, and cutaneous lymphoma.  He serves a Director of Clinics in the Department of Dermatology.

Nancye McCowan, MD

Nancye McCowan, MD

Professor
Department of Dermatology
UMMC

Nancye McCowan is Professor of Dermatology and Residency Program Director at the University of Mississippi Medical Center .

She received her medical education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine where she also completed her Transitional Medicine Internship and her Dermatology Residency.

Dr. McCowan has been a dermatologist on active duty for the United States Air Force and was then in private practice in Omaha, NE for many years. After returning to Arkansas in 2000, she began a career in academic dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Dr. McCowan joined the faculty at UMMC in 2007 and was the inaugural program director when the program was established in 2013.

Ross Pearlman, MD

Ross Pearlman, MD

Ross was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. He attended Birmingham-Southern College, where he graduated summa cum laude with Honors in Biology. He remained in Birmingham for medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

He was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated cum laude. He completed his internal medicine internship at the University of Colorado in Denver. He is excited to join the UMMC Dermatology family to focus on providing care to Mississippians, especially in rural areas. Outside of medicine, his interests include backpacking, fishing, paddling, and skiing.

Amanda Brown, NP-C

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for 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.

 

 

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.

ANCC

 

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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

 

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea ® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity is approved for a total of 14 contact hours of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credit.

 

Accreditation Council for American Academy of PAs

Continuing Education, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 14 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Feb 16 New Orleans, LA
- 4:00 pm
Mon Feb 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 18 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Feb 19 Roatan, Honduras
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 20 Harvest Caye, Belize
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Feb 21 Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Sat Feb 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 23 New Orleans, LA
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

New Orleans, LA - New Orleans is a city that knows how to have fun. Whether you take time to savor authentic Creole cuisine, browse through quaint antique shops in the French Quarter, or take a tour through historic mansions that date back over a century, you're sure to find dozens of other things to delight you in this happy, high-spirited city that pulses with the beat of Dixieland jazz. And don't forget to take a ride on one of the city's picturesque trolley cars.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

Roatan, Honduras - Roatan Island, Honduras is an adventure traveler's vacation paradise with its blue skies, clear turquoise water and year-round moderate climate. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or, ashore, take a canopy tour, ride horses, explore tropical scenery, shop for island crafts, walk the beach and view butterfly and floral gardens.

Harvest Caye, Belize - Belize is ideal for eco-tourism. With diverse ecology consisting of jungles, rainforests, swamps, coral reefs and so on, you will find solace and adventure in Harvest Caye's stunning landscape

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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Norwegian Getaway

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.

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony, MB Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony (MB)
All the space you need. Relax on your private balcony and breathe in the fresh air while taking in amazing views.

Total Approx. Size: 239 sq. ft. 
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The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony, H2 Suite/Deluxe The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony (H2)
Your private paradise is ready. Relax in chic, luxurious comfort complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Take in vista after glorious vista from your spacious wrap around balcony then relax and unwind in your luxurious whirlpool tub. This stateroom can connect to a Courtyard Penthouse.

Total Approx. Size: 932 sq. ft.
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Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony, MA Suite/Deluxe Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony (MA)
All the space you need. Relax on your private balcony and breathe in the fresh air while taking in amazing views.

Total Approx. Size: 239 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Balcony, BC Balcony (BC)
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private balcony with sweeping views. So enjoy beautiful sunrises, breathtaking sunsets and a cozy and comfortable room designed with you in mind.
  • Total Approx. Size: 207 sq. ft.
 
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Balcony, BD Balcony (BD)
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private balcony with sweeping views. So enjoy beautiful sunrises, breathtaking sunsets and a cozy and comfortable room designed with you in mind.
  • Total Approx. Size: 207 sq. ft.
 
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Large Balcony, B6 Balcony Large Balcony (B6)
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a large balcony and incredible ocean views. And with plenty of room to spread out, getting everyone ready is a breeze.

Total Approx. Size: 245 sq. ft
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Spa Balcony, B9 Balcony Spa Balcony (B9)
A spa vacation come true. Indulge at the Mandara Spa and enjoy complimentary access to the Thermal Suites-both are close by. Or take in vista after amazing vista from your private balcony.

Total Approx. Size: 208 sq. ft.
 
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Inside

Inside Stateroom, ID Inside Stateroom (ID)
These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.
Inside staterooms feature two lower beds that can be converted to queen-size, lighted recess above bed, 26-inch flat screen television, vanity area with shelves and lots of storage space, full-size closet, and a recessed nook under the television
Door opens to center interior corridor.
  • Total Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.
 
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, IE (IE)
Centrally located mid-ship, providing easy access to everything on board. These staterooms feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed. (Door opens to center interior corridor.)

Stateroom: 135 sq. ft. 
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Inside Stateroom, ID-Single Inside Inside Stateroom (ID-Single)
These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.
Inside staterooms feature two lower beds that can be converted to queen-size, lighted recess above bed, 26-inch flat screen television, vanity area with shelves and lots of storage space, full-size closet, and a recessed nook under the television
Door opens to center interior corridor.
  • Total Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom, ID-Triple Inside Inside Stateroom (ID-Triple)
These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.
Inside staterooms feature two lower beds that can be converted to queen-size, lighted recess above bed, 26-inch flat screen television, vanity area with shelves and lots of storage space, full-size closet, and a recessed nook under the television
Door opens to center interior corridor.
  • Total Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom, IF Inside Inside Stateroom (IF)
These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.
Inside staterooms feature two lower beds that can be converted to queen-size, lighted recess above bed, 26-inch flat screen television, vanity area with shelves and lots of storage space, full-size closet, and a recessed nook under the television
Door opens to center interior corridor.
  • Total Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom, IF - Quad Inside Inside Stateroom (IF - Quad)
These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.
Inside staterooms feature two lower beds that can be converted to queen-size, lighted recess above bed, 26-inch flat screen television, vanity area with shelves and lots of storage space, full-size closet, and a recessed nook under the television
Door opens to center interior corridor.
  • Total Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom, IF-Single Inside Inside Stateroom (IF-Single)
These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.
Inside staterooms feature two lower beds that can be converted to queen-size, lighted recess above bed, 26-inch flat screen television, vanity area with shelves and lots of storage space, full-size closet, and a recessed nook under the television
Door opens to center interior corridor.
  • Total Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom, IF-Triple Inside Inside Stateroom (IF-Triple)
These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.
Inside staterooms feature two lower beds that can be converted to queen-size, lighted recess above bed, 26-inch flat screen television, vanity area with shelves and lots of storage space, full-size closet, and a recessed nook under the television
Door opens to center interior corridor.
  • Total Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $396.17 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.
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Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel protection 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 protection 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 protection is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

Travel Protection Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours

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