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Western Australia: The Kimberley Voyage – July 8-20, 2024

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Topics: Family MedicineOrthopedics

Departing July 8th, 2024 - July 20th, 2024

Australia’s iconic Kimberley region instantly conjures up childhood dreams of exploring. Vast expanses of hard, baked earth, churning rivers and unique wildlife are just the beginning. Join us as we explore one of the last great unspoilt regions, discovering millennia of history as you go. The Silversea highly qualified team of Expedition leaders will be there every hike, swim and zodiac ride of the way, making sure that you never miss a moment on this exceptional adventure.

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Dr. Robert Timothy Deakon

Dr. Robert Timothy Deakon

Specialty:

Orthopaedic Surgery

About The Speaker

Dr. Deakon obtained his medical degree at the University of Ottawa in 1983. Subsequently did a surgical internship at Toronto General Hospital followed by an orthopaedic residency at the University of Ottawa. He completed a Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Knee Ligament Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Ottawa – Carleton Sports Medicine Clinic under the tuteledge of Dr Donald H Johnson. He holds specialty certification in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In private practice in Oakville, Ontario since 1989 and is an active staff member at Halton Healthcare Services-Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital site. Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Halton Healthcare Services. Director Oakville Sports Injury Clinic. Orthopaedic surgeon for the 100th and 105th Grey Cup winning Toronto Argonaut Football Club  Orthopaedic surgeon York University Lions football team. Master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Associate Clinical instructor McMaster University. Member of the Canadian Society of Medial Evaluators. Frequent speaker on the treatment of sports medicine related knee injuries and an expert on the non-operative treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Frequent competitor in Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events including the 2016 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France.

CME Topics

Orthopedic Updates for the Primary Care Physician

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a 12-Night Cruise CME in the Kimberley area, Western Australia from  July 8 – 20, 2024. Dr. Tim Deakon is an Orthopedic Surgeon from Oakville, Ontario and will be the sole speaker for this program.   Dr. Deakon’s  practice is focused on the treatment of knee conditions including knee trauma, knee osteoarthritis, and knee pain. During his practice in Oakville, he has performed over 5,000 anterior cruciate reconstructions and over 15,000 knee arthroscopies. Dr. Deakon is a member of The Arthroscopy Association of North America and has acted as a Master Instructor at their educational courses. He is a member of The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and a member of The Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et De Traumatologie also known as SICOT. He acts as the Director of their "Hands On" cadaver teaching lab for knee and shoulder arthroscopy at their annual meetings.  Dr. Deakon  is currently the orthopaedic surgeon for the 100th, 105th and 109th Grey Cup winning Toronto Argonaut Football club.   Dr. Deakon has developed an interactive educational program that will be of interest to family physicians, specialists, and allied health professionals. Topics will include Acute and Chronic Knee Pain, Management of OA of the Knee, Injection Techniques, Common Shoulder, Knee and Ankle Disorders, Assessment of Hip Pain, Assessment of Back Pain, Elbow Tendinitis, Imaging for Orthopedic Referrals and the role of a Team Doctor. Dr. Deakon looks forward to seeing you in Australia.  

Dr. Deakon-

  • Overview of the orthopaedic referral
  • Approach to the acutely injured knee
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee and current treatment options, part 1- non-operative
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee and current treatment options, part 2- operative
  • Injection techniques
  • Being a team doctor
  • Assessment and treatment of common shoulder conditions
  • Assessment and treatment of hip pain
  • Foot and ankle disorders
  • Tendinitis (Golfer’s elbow, Tennis Elbow, Achilles Tendinitis)
  • The sore back, assessment and treatment
  • Appropriate imaging for orthopaedic referrals
 

This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition Price
FP $1395
Specialist $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1195
Conference Tuition Book Before October 8th, 2023 Book After October 8th, 2023
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Western Australia: The Kimberley Voyage – July 8-20, 2024

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Sailing July 8th, 2024 - July 20th, 2024

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Robert Timothy Deakon

Dr. Robert Timothy Deakon

Specialty:

Orthopaedic Surgery

About The Speaker

Dr. Deakon obtained his medical degree at the University of Ottawa in 1983. Subsequently did a surgical internship at Toronto General Hospital followed by an orthopaedic residency at the University of Ottawa. He completed a Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Knee Ligament Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Ottawa – Carleton Sports Medicine Clinic under the tuteledge of Dr Donald H Johnson. He holds specialty certification in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In private practice in Oakville, Ontario since 1989 and is an active staff member at Halton Healthcare Services-Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital site. Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Halton Healthcare Services. Director Oakville Sports Injury Clinic. Orthopaedic surgeon for the 100th and 105th Grey Cup winning Toronto Argonaut Football Club  Orthopaedic surgeon York University Lions football team. Master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Associate Clinical instructor McMaster University. Member of the Canadian Society of Medial Evaluators. Frequent speaker on the treatment of sports medicine related knee injuries and an expert on the non-operative treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Frequent competitor in Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events including the 2016 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France.

This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition
Conference Tuition Book Before October 8th, 2023 Book After October 8th, 2023
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

Australia’s iconic Kimberley region instantly conjures up childhood dreams of exploring. Vast expanses of hard, baked earth, churning rivers and unique wildlife are just the beginning. Join us as we explore one of the last great unspoilt regions, discovering millennia of history as you go. The Silversea highly qualified team of Expedition leaders will be there every hike, swim and zodiac ride of the way, making sure that you never miss a moment on this exceptional adventure.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Silver Cloud is the first hybrid ship in our fleet and brings the remote and remarkable to you in ultra-luxurious comfort. Her large suites, destination itineraries and unparalleled service make her truly special. Four dining options will tantalise your taste buds, and as 80% of her suites include a veranda, watching a breaching whale from the comfort of your balcony never been so personal. A limited number of guests in polar waters (240 vs. 254), mean that Silver Cloud has one of the highest crew to guest and space to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 20 zodiacs, 10 kayaks, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations.

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / Details
July 8th Perth, Australia
July 9th Broome (Kimberley), Australia 4:30pm
July 10th Buccaneer Archipelago Region, Australia 8:00am-10:30am
July 11th Buccaneer Archipelago Region, Australia 8:00am-10:00am
July 12th Hunter River Region, Australia
July 13th Hunter River Region, Australia
July 14th King George River (Kimberley), Australia
July 15th Wyndham, Australia 7:00am 5:00pm
July 16th Day At Sea 8:00am-12:00pm
July 17th Matakus Island, Indonesia 12:30pm 7:30pm
July 18th Day At Sea 8:00am-12:15pm
July 19th Darwin, Australia 8:30am
July 20th Darwin, Australia

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1          Perth, Australia

Silversea offers a pre-cruise hotel night prior to embarking, depending on Silversea's air programme flight schedule. In the case that your flight is the same day, Silversea offers a hotel day-use. Hotel: Westin Perth

Day 2          Broome (Kimberley)

Gateway to the oldest and most elusive of all Australia’s nine regions, Broome is where your Kimberley adventure begins. The ancient landscape has long held travellers spellbound: The Kimberley is three time larger than England but has a population of just 35,000, is over 65,000 years old and is home to 2,000 km of coastline. Almost impenetrable, incredibly remote, the red baked earth, prolific wildlife, majestic canyons and swimming holes are the stuff of Australian wilderness dreams. English explorer William Dampier was the first explorer to set foot in Broome in 1668. However, the land had long been used as a trading route between east and west Kimberley for Aboriginal families. These semi-nomadic tribes respected strict unwritten rules regarding ownership of the land. The Yawuru people remain the Native Title holders for the township of Broome to this day. Broome itself has over 84 Aboriginal communities affiliated to it, 78 of which are considered remote. The city grew from its nascent pearling industry of the late 19th century. Pearl diving was dangerous in the waters surrounding Broome and for many years divers were limited to Aboriginal slaves, skin divers who faced cyclones, sharks, crocodiles, ear and chest infections in order to bring up as many pearl shells as possible for their masters. Natural pearls were rare and extremely valuable, and when found, were placed in a locked box. At the peak of its industry, around 1914, Broome was responsible for 80% of the world’s pearl trade.

Days 3 & 4 Buccaneer Archipelago Region

Set off the coast of Western Australia, the Buccaneer Archipelago is one of the Kimberley’s finest secrets. The Archipelago, 50 k2 (19 sq mi), is made up of around 800 islands and protect the mainland from the huge 12 metre tides and astonishing speed of the Yampi (or, in traditional Aborigine, “Yampee”) Sound. The speed and power of the water many not make for pleasant bathing, but do however result in fantastic natural phenomena. One fine example is the horizontal reversible waterfall in Talbot Bay. The tidal pull is responsible for the “reversible” nature of the falls, however, this also hides narrow gaps between the islands, making for treacherous sailing conditions. Isolated graves of sailors and divers are testimony to the danger. William Dampier sighted the Archipelago in 1688 but it would not be until 1821 that the Archipelago would become known as Buccaneer (a term coined by Captain Phillip Parker King) "in commemoration of William Dampier’s visit to this part of the coast ". Commander John Lort Stokes also noted the area in his 1838 record. Enterprising individuals were initially attracted to the Buccaneer Archipelago in the 1800s due to the superior pearling as well as the rich iron ore deposits. Pearling conducted by luggers in the 1880s was concentrated in Cygnet Bay, Cascade Bay, Cone Bay and Strickland Bay. More recently, mining operators established open-cut mines on Koolan Island on the east side of the Sound. Some of the richest iron ore in the world is extracted here to this day. 2 Included Shore Excursions- • Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team • Hiking with Silversea Expedition team

Days 5 & 6 Hunter River Region ( Western Australia)

The Hunter River is home to an immense mangrove system surrounded by soaring red sandstone cliffs. Narrow mangrove channels shelter numerous bird species, mudskippers, fiddler crabs and the infamous saltwater crocodile; the most aggressive crocodile species known to man. Naturalist Island at the mouth of the river has a stunning stretch of sandy beach that makes a perfect landing site for small helicopters that can pick up visitors wishing to explore some of the Kimberley’s vast interior. The highlight inland is the famous Mitchell Falls where four tiers of waterfalls plunge into deep pools that flow out into the mighty Mitchell River. The headwaters of the falls are cool and a dip in the fresh water is a welcome reprieve from the heat of the heartland. 2 Included Shore Excursions- • Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team • Hiking with Silversea Expedition team

Day 7          King George River ( Kimberley, Western Australia)

The King George Falls is one of the Kimberley’s most magnificent natural wonders. At 80 meters (260 feet), the thundering spectacle of twin cascades are among the highest in Australia. The river weaves through an amazing landscape of near vertical red rock formations and a parade of wildlife — carnivorous saltwater crocodiles and amazing birdlife, including giant raptors and the Brahminy Kite. 1 Included Shore Excursion- • Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

Day 8          Wyndham

Wyndham is a small settlement with the spirit of a Kimberley outback township. It was established in 1886 with the Halls Creek gold rush and sits on the Cambridge Gulf where several rivers converge. Today Wyndham has a population of roughly 900 people and operates largely as a port exporting cattle, servicing the mining industry and hosting a few small ships. For these vessels Wyndham is a gateway to the nearby Ord River. Conversely, cruising the peaceful and tree-lined Ord River is a chance to look for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats, short-eared rock wallabies and a variety of birds, including Mangrove Herons and Mangrove Gerygones. Please note: All destinations on voyages in the Kimberley region, and the order in which they are visited, are subject to tidal variations and weather conditions. 1 Included Shore Excursion- • Ord River Cruise with Lunch

Day 9         At Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 10        Matakus Island, Indonesia

The eastern part of Indonesia is a true paradise on Earth. Home to countless beautiful, unexplored destinations that have not enjoyed the tourism boom that many other parts of the country have. Matakus Island is one such destination. This makes it a perfect place for those who have a sense of adventure and truly want to explore off the beaten path. Matakus is a small island and part of the Tanimbar archipelago. At just over two miles in length and less than a mile across, it is one of the smaller islands but, despite its small size, its proximity to the regional capital city of Saumlaki just to the north ensures that the island is inhabited (current population 100). The tourism infrastructure is practically inexistent, so don’t expect to be souvenir shopping here – ordering a lunch of delicious freshly caught and grilled fish from one of the local fishermen that line the shore is about the maximum! Birds including the Tanimbar starling, Moluccan masked owl, Fawn-breasted thrush and Blue-streaked lorry all call the island home. 1 Included Shore Excursion- • Matakus Island Exploration

Day 11          At Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 12         Darwin

Today you will disembark Silversea Silver Cloud. "Australia's capital of the north is a uniquely tropical city, and a historically isolated outpost of this vast, diverse country. Reaching up towards the equator, a full 2,000 miles from Sydney and Melbourne, the city was named in honour of Charles Darwin by the British settlers who established a frontier outpost here. With a unique history, beautiful islands nearby, and a palette of sizzling Pacific flavours, colourful Darwin is an enchanting and exotic Australian destination. Crocodiles patrol the jungled waterways and tropical rainforests around Australia's gateway to the Top End. Explore via airboat to look down on the veiny waterways of the mist-laced Kakadu National Park. The sounds of chattering birdlife and the gentle splash of fountains and waterfalls will fill your ears in George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. Soak it all in, before kicking back and relaxing with a picnic and a crackling barbecue. The sunshine and famous tropical pink sunsets mean many visitors naturally gravitate to the city's soft sands to relax at spots like pretty Mindil Beach, as evening approaches. The adjoining market is filled with souvenirs and crafts stands and is the perfect great place to enjoy some fiery Asian flavours. Stroll the stalls, grab some food, and crack open an ice-frosted beer as the sunset show begins. It may be remote, but Darwin found itself on the front line during the Pacific War, as the Japanese air force unloaded their bombs onto the city in 1942. This relaxed unassuming city has a deeply resilient backbone, however, and you can explore the museums to learn more of the war's impact on Darwin, as well as the devastating effects of one of Australia's worst natural disasters, Cyclone Tracy in 1973." Silversea offers a post-cruise hotel night prior to returning home, depending on Silversea's air programme flight schedule. In the case that your flight is the same day, Silversea will offer a hotel day-use. Hotels are centrally located in the city centre and Silversea partners with several airport properties to accommodate guests on very early/late flight schedules.

Day 13         Darwin

Your adventure ends today with memories and experiences to last a lifetime.

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