Who We Are

Sea Courses is recognized as Canada’s leader in CME (Continuing Medical Education) seminars. We are the only company in Canada with a primary focus and mandate of providing physicians with a range of CME AWAY™ opportunities on cruise ships, at resorts and on custom designed tours.

Founded in 1995 by Dr. Martin Gerretsen and Mr. Harvey Strydhorst, the company was specifically designed and developed to provide physicians and allied healthcare partners with continuing education courses.

On June 30, 2015 Sea Courses merged with Ontario based travel agency group, Uniglobe Adventure House Travel. This is a Canadian owned and operated independent agency led by Mr. Ron Dawick, a travel industry leader with over 45 years of retail travel, airline and tour operator management experience.

What We Do

We provide physicians and allied health care partners with continuing education courses on board cruise ships, at select resorts and on custom designed tours around the world. Along with all the newly expanded Sea Courses team, the founders Martin Gerretsen and Harvey Strydhorst continue their pivotal roles in the merged operation. The company now offers:

  • CME conferences on land, at sea and on tours
  • Expanded full travel services including air arrangements, travel insurance and any additional travel arrangements required
  • New technology/resources to further ease the booking process

Principles of Sea Courses CME Programmes

  • Live, certified courses for health care professionals
  • Evidence-based with practical pearls and take-home messages
  • Opportunities for in depth discussions and case study evaluations
  • Unbiased and with no pharma-industry sponsorship
  • Opportunities for networking between faculty and participants
  • Opportunities to foster health, wellness and rejuvenation

About Our Faculty

The Faculty members for each Sea Courses program are carefully selected. Faculty are chosen based on their knowledge of their subjects, their presentation skills based on previous evaluations as well as input from various sources and their ability to transfer knowledge in the most effective and entertaining manner. Both their topics and their learning objectives are reviewed by the planning committee for that program. Many of the Faculty have been involved in the development of National Guidelines and been involved in the development and review of many CE presentations. As our courses are designed to allow for maximum interaction between faculty and attendees, we look for speakers/presenters that can work as a team and are open to feedback and discussion.