Dermatology CME Caribbean Cruise - March 1-9, 2014
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Dermatology for the PCP

8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
March 1 - 9, 2014

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.

Royal Caribbean's Amazing Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

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

Course Fees:

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

$450 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
Primary Care Physicians, Dermatologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Review stepwise approach to evaluating patients with common skin conditions and diseases
  • Identify superficial fungus infections based on physical diagnostic criteria
  • Asses the clinical features and treatment of scabies and lice infections
  • Review the clinical features of herpes simplex, and herpes zoster infections
  • Discuss clues to the diagnosis of eczema
  • Review available drugs to treat psoriasis
  • Review the clinical features of Papillomavirus infection
  • Develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of acne
  • Recognize the clinical features of normal “moles” based on the natural history of these lesions
  • Review the indications for common surgical procedures
  • Review selected techniques in dermatologic surgery
  • Identify clinical features of common blistering diseases
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
Robert T. Brodell, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology; Professor of Pathology, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. Robert T. Brodell, is graduate of Washington and Jefferson College ('75) and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry ('79). Following two years of internal medicine training at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester he completed a Residency in Dermatology at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and a dermatopathology Fellowship at this same institution. He has been in private practice for 28 years in Warren, Ohio and is director of Skin Pathology Services, Inc. Known for his passion for teaching, Dr. Brodell has performed 1,314 lectures and directed 30 symposia at local, regional, and national venues. He has 213 scientific publications, and is editor of one book Warts: Diagnosis and Management an Evidence-based Approach (2003). Dr.Brodell has reviewed articles for 28 journals and serves on the editorial board of two journals. He has participated in 32 multi-center clinical trials. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, travelling, and visiting his five children.


Stephen E. Helms, M.D., Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Helms earned his M.D. degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus and completed residency training in dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa. Board-certified in dermatology in 1978, Dr. Helms was in private practice in Warren, Ohio for over 30 years in addition to teaching medical students and Dermatology residents part time at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine. He now serves as a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where is special interest is in Occupational and Contact Dermatitis.

A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Helms is an active member of multiple professional organizations and has given more than 150 invited lectures at professional meetings nationwide. He has authored or coauthored more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and coauthored 4 chapters in medical textbooks. He serves as a journal reviewer for Practical Dermatology, American Family Practice, and Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology and has participated in several clinical research studies. He has served on many hospital committees in addition to serving several years each as secretary and later as vice president of his medical staff in Warren. 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, traveling with his wife, two children and their families

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
Sat Mar 1
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Welcome Reception - Families and guests invited
March 1, 2014 7:30 - 8:30 pm Location TBA
- 5:30pm
Sun Mar 2 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon
- -
Mon Mar 3 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00-5:00pm
- -
Tue Mar 4 Philipsburg, St, Maarten 8:00am 6:00pm
Wed Mar 5 Bassaterre, St. Kitts 7:00am 5:00pm
Thu Mar 6 San Juan, Puerto Rico 7:00am 2:00pm
Fri Mar 7 Labadee, Haiti 10:00am 6:00pm
Sat Mar 8 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
- -
Sun Mar 9 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 5:30am  

Ports of Call
Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.
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.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog

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.

Independence 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

ACCOMMODATIONS
CATEGORY
CEI RATE

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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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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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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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E2) - 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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OceanView Stateroom (H) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $314.28
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. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.