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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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Faculty & Conference 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.

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-

  1. Overview of the orthopaedic referral.
  • Identify when referral is necessary for a musculoskeletal condition.
  • Identify the appropriate diagnostic investigations necessary for an effective referral.
 
  1. Approach to the acutely injured knee
  • Discuss how to Obtain a useful knee history and perform an appropriate physical examination.
  • Identify the most common knee injuries presenting to the primary care physician.
 
  1. Osteoarthritis of the knee and current treatment options, part 1- non-operative
  • Explore  the pathophysiology of knee osteoarthritis.
  • Identify and employ effective non-operative treatments for knee OA.
 
  1. Osteoarthritis of the knee and current treatment options, part 2- operative
  • Identify when non-operative treatments for knee OA have failed.
  • Counsel and refer appropriately for surgical intervention in knee OA.
 
  1. Injection techniques
  • Identify when it is appropriate to perform an intra-articular/intra-bursal knee injection.
  • Examine how to Utilize proper and safe injection technique.
 
  1. Being a team doctor
  • Cite special approaches employed in treating athletes.
  • Cite current concussion treatments and protocols.
 
  1. Assessment and treatment of common shoulder conditions
  • Identify the most common MSK conditions causing shoulder complaints.
  • Analyze initial treatments options and when a referral to an orthopedic surgeon is necessary.
 
  1. Assessment and treatment of hip pain
  • Identify the most common sources of hip pain.
  • Discuss initial treatment options and when referral to an orthopedic surgeon is necessary.
 
  1. Foot and ankle Disorders
  • Examine the most common foot and ankle complaints presenting to the primary care physician.
  • Cite the latest treatment options for these foot and ankle conditions.
 
  1. Tendinitis (Golfer’s elbow, Tennis Elbow, Achilles Tendinitis)
  • Cite with the most common forms of tendinitis.
  • Discuss how to Be comfortable employing effective initial treatment options.
 
  1. The sore back, assessment and treatment
  • Demonstrate how to rule out non-orthopaedic causes of lower back pain.
  • Discuss  diagnosing and rendering initial treatment of non-operative causes of lower back pain.
 
  1. Appropriate imaging for orthopedic referrals
  • Identify when imaging is necessary for diagnosis of orthopedic complaints.
  • Employ the most accurate and cost effective imaging modalities to diagnose orthopedic conditions.

Cruise, Land, Resort must be booked through CME AWAY®.

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
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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 4:00pm
July 10th Talbot Bay, Australia 7:00am 7:00pm 8:00am-10:30am
July 11th Montgomery Reef, Australia 5:30am 10:45am
July 12th Freshwater Cove, Australia 12:30pm 7:00pm
July 13th Hunter River Region, Australia 5:30am 7:00pm
July 14th Swift Bay, Australia 5:30am 5:00pm
July 15th Ashmore Reef, Australia 7:45am 3:15pm
July 16th Vansittart Bay (Jar Island), Australia 8:30am 7:00pm
July 17th Koolama Bay, Australia 5:30am 5:30pm
July 18th Wyndham, Australia 6:30am 6:00pm
July 19th Darwin, Australia 7:30pm
July 20th Darwin, Australia 4:30pm

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.

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.

Day 3 Talbot Bay

Talbot Bay is famous for the Horizontal Falls which have been described as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world“. The region’s tides of close to 36 feet create an amazing spectacle when the water tries to enter or leave Poulton Creek through two very narrow openings located one behind the other in the McLarty Ranges. Water builds up faster on one side than it can flow through the gaps, leaving or entering depending on the tide. 1 Included Shore Excursion- • Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

Day 4 Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef, which is some 300 square kilometres in size, can show an amazing tidal change of up to 4 metres. When the tide drops, the reef seems to rise out of the water. At low tide a river is exposed that allows access to an amazing semi-submerged world. When the tide continues to ebb, Zodiacs will be used to make the way to the edge of the reef where one is surrounded by cascading waterfalls up to 3 metres high. Continuing up the river one is able to look at the abundance of reef birds and sea creatures including turtles and manta rays. A visit to Montgomery Reef is very much tide-depending, but truly a once in a lifetime experience. 1 Included Shore Excursion- • Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

Day 5 Freshwater Cove

Adjacent to Montgomery Reef, but on the mainland, Freshwater Cove – locally known as Wijingarra Butt Butt. Aboriginal guides will welcome guests with a traditional ochre welcome on the beach. The rock formations that can be seen along the shore represent spiritual ancestors relating to the great Wandjina battle. Caves with rock art are found in the vicinity, but can only be visited with local guides. 2 Included Shore Excursions- • Kimberley Indigenous Experience • Hiking with Silversea Expedition team

Day 6 Freshwater Cove

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. 1 Included Shore Excursions- • Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

Day 7 Swift Bay

Australia’s jaw dropping Kimberley region shelters some of the oldest collections of rock art. This ancestral art depicting warriors, animals or nature is an authentic testimony to Aboriginal’s culture, rituals and traditions. Tranquil Swift Bay offers you the opportunity to discover astonishing Wandjina art galleries and wake up the adventurer in you. A quick zodiac ride on the turquoise water gives you a chance to admire the coast’s spectacular scenery, while a short walk across the rocky and wild landscape - 250 meters from the landing site, leads you to the historic and artistic caves.In these ancient galleries, two different styles of rock art can be observed: the Gwion Gwion style, represented by long and skinny human-like figures and the much rounder Wandjina style. Both very impressive and special. You’ll need to keep your wits about you if you want to admire the most spectacular of the ancient paintings though, as it is painted on the ceiling and only visible by lying down. However, those with claustrophobia beware! the ceiling is only about a metre above your head. Those who do wiggle in to be the best position will fully appreciate the artwork’s enormous scale and size and surely won’t be left indifferent.

Day 8 Ashmore Reef

Lost in the immensity of Indian Ocean and situated 630 km of Broome, Ashmore Reef Marine Park is an Australian External Territory that covers 583 square km. With its diverse shades of blue, its underwater wonders and feathery friends, this protected area is one of Australia’s most beautiful natural treasures. The three tiny islands and their surrounding waters are home to an oasis of flourishing wildlife. Ashmore Reef is known to be the favourite place of more than 40 bird species. 100,000 seabirds breed there every year, including crested terns, white-tailed tropicbirds and greater frigatebirds. The islands are also a haven for thousands of migratory shorebirds like curlew sandpipers, bar-tailed godwits and great knots – some of them coming from very far places like Siberia! On the ocean side, the colourful reef is home to around 500 species of fish but also marine turtles, dugongs and many playful dolphins. Given the rich and fragile environment, Ashmore Reef has been declared a Sanctuary zone, providing the highest level of protection for the wildlife and minimising disturbance from human activities. Only scientific research is permitted but the visitors can access to the Recreational Use Zone, which includes a small area of the West Island, and thus discover this unique place. 1 Included Shore Excursion- • Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

Day 9 Vansittart Bay (Jar Island)

Vansittart Bay is located near the northern tip of Western Australia. The bay was named by Phillip Parker King during one of his four surveys of Northern Australia during the early 19th century. Interesting parts of the bay include Jar Island and the opportunity to view Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) and Wandjina styles of rock art. For these two different rock art styles there are two sites in close proximity.An area with an example of a more recent history is the Anjo Peninsula. A beach landing and a short hike across a lagoon or -depending on tides- a walk around the lagoon will lead to a World War II site. An almost intact wreck of an old airplane, a C-53, can be seen there. 1 Included Shore Excursion- • Hiking with Silversea Expedition team

Day 10 Koolama Bay

Koolama Bay is found at the mouth of the King George River. Named after the ship that had been beached here after a Japanese aerial attack during World War II, Koolama Bay is the starting point for a Zodiac cruise to reach the King George Falls, one of the Kimberley’s most magnificent natural wonders. At 260 feet (80 m), the twin cascades are among the highest in Australia. Koolama Bay and the river weaving through an amazing landscape of near vertical red rock formations will offer a parade of wildlife —saltwater crocodiles and amazing birdlife, including giant raptors and the Brahminy Kite. 1 Included Shore Excursion- • Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

Day 11 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 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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