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Great Barrier Reef – March 25 – April 5, 2025

On Board Celebrity Edge

Topics: PaediatricsUrology

Departing March 25th, 2025 - April 5th, 2025

11-Nights, 5 Ports, 4 Sea Days

– Sydney, Australia –

Brisbane, Australia –

Airlie Beach, Qld, Australia –

Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob), Australia –

Port Douglas, Australia –

Willis Island (Cruising), Australia –

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Faculty & Conference Details

Dr. Adelle Atkinson

Dr. Adelle Atkinson

Specialty:

Pediatrics

About The Speaker

Dr. Atkinson completed her MD at McMaster University in 1994 and went on to complete her Paediatric Residency at the University of Toronto in 1998 taking on the role of Chief Paediatric Resident in her final year. From 1998 – 2000 Dr. Atkinson completed two years of subspecialty training in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Toronto. After completing this program, she was offered a consultant position in the Division of Immunology and Allergy with a cross appointment to the section of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

 

Dr. Atkinson is currently a Professor of Paediatrics in the Department of Paediatrics, and a consultant Immunologist/Allergist in the Division of Immunology and Allergy. Her clinical work focuses on patients with primary immunodeficiencies, bone marrow transplantation, and complex allergic diseases with an emphasis on reactions to foods, drugs and biologics.

 

Dr. Atkinson currently holds the position of Associate Chair – Education, and previously the position of Director of Postgraduate Medical Education for the Department of Paediatrics. In the latter role, she administered the training program for over 80 paediatric residents at the University of Toronto, from 2006 – 2021. She is a graduate of the Education Scholar’s Program, through the Centre for Faculty Development. She is the winner of the PARO Best Residency Program (2008), the Dr. Sarita Verma Award for Mentorship and Advocacy (2009), the Harry Bain Award for teaching excellence (2014), the Department of Paediatrics Continuing Education Award (2018), the Paediatric Chairs of Canada Clinician Educator Award (2018), the International Conference on Residency Education – Program Director of the Year award (2019) and the CPS – Michel Weber Education Award (2020). She spends over 50% of her time in medical education related activities.

 

Dr. Atkinson also holds several other leadership positions including Chair – Specialty Committee for Paediatrics as well as the Departmental lead for CBME.

 

Dr. Atkinson is also a Clinician Educator with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with a focus on the Implementation of Competence by Design.

Dr. Mark Feldman

Dr. Mark Feldman

Specialty:

Pediatrics

About The Speaker

Dr. Mark Feldman is the Director of Continuing Education for the Department of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. He is a Professor and a general consultant paediatrician at ‘SickKids’ and at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Dr. Feldman leads SickKids’ annual Paediatric Update, City Wide Paediatric Rounds and the Community Paediatrics Journal Club in Toronto. He initiated and leads the ‘Community Paediatrics Fellowship’ and co-leads the SickKids’ Teaching Scholars Program at the Hospital for Sick Children. Past leadership positions include ‘Chief of Paediatrics’ at Scarborough Grace Hospital and ‘Chief of Paediatrics’ at St. Joseph’s Health Centre as well as ‘Director of Community Paediatrics’ for the University of Toronto. He has authored national guidelines for the Canadian Paediatric Society and has published research and commentaries in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics and the Lancet. Dr. Feldman was awarded the ‘Best Clinical Teacher Award’ at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and both the ‘Marvin Gerstein’ and the ‘POWER Teacher’ awards at the Hospital for Sick Children. One of Dr. Feldman’s main clinical interests is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and his current educational research is in the area of ‘Test-enhanced’ Continuing Education’.

Dr. Jay Lee

Dr. Jay Lee

Specialty:

Urology

About The Speaker

Dr. Lee is a urologist practicing in Calgary, Alberta at the Rockyview General Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Calgary. He completed his urology residency at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He then moved to the University of Washington in Seattle. His research fellowship focused on male and female sexual health, infectious disease/prostatitis, neuro-urology, and andrology. He returned to Canada in 2001. He established the Sexual Health Clinic at the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary. He is the past chair of the Canadian Male Sexual Health Council and on the executive of the Canadian Society for the Study of the Aging Male. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Men’s Health and the International Journal of Sexual Health, and a reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His main interests are in clinical research and continuing health education.

CME Topics

CME AWAY® is pleased to invite you on an 11 night Great Barrier Reef CME Cruise conference aboard the Celebrity Edge from March 25 to April 5, 2025. There are 3 presenters - Dr. Jay Lee, a Urologist from Calgary, Dr. Mark Feldman, a Paediatrician from Toronto and Dr. Adelle Atkinson, a Paediatric Immunologist from Toronto. They have developed a program that will appeal to both family physicians and specialists. Their programs are designed to be evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation is strongly encouraged. Dr. Feldman will cover topics such as Micturition Madness & Exasperating Encopresis and School Problems. Dr. Atkinson will present on Food Allergies, Antibiotics and Rashes and Chronic Urticaria. Dr. Lee will present on Urology Problems such as BPH, Erectile Dysfunction, Testosterone and additional urology issues. Dr. Feldman, Dr. Atkinson and Dr. Lee look forward to seeing you on the cruise.

Dr. Adelle Atkinson

  • They’re scratching and you are scratching your head:  An approach to the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic urticaria.
  • What’s new in Food Allergy: From Prevention to Desensitization
  • An antibiotic, a rash – now what to do?  An approach to antibiotic allergy.
  • Is it always the food?  An approach to gastrointestinal non-IgE mediated food allergy.

Dr. Mark Feldman

  • Managing School Problems
  • Junior Journal Club Quick Hits - the Paramount Pertinent Paediatrics Papers of the Year
  • Paediatrics Paroxysms (a.k.a. Fits & Faints)
  • Micturation Madness & Exasperating Encopresis (a.k.a. the puzzle of persistent, paediatric pee & poo problems)

Dr. Jay Lee 

  • Managing Common Urologic Referrals
  • To T or Not to T—Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Steam, Laser, Rotorooter—BPH Treatments
  • Penile ‘ Therapy’ - Does it Work?
  • Bent out of Shape—Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease
  • Too Soon or Not at All—Ejaculatory Dysfunction
  • Sexual Dysfunction Post Pelvic Surgery

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 $1445
Specialist $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1245
Conference Tuition Book Before June 25th, 2024 Book After June 25th, 2024
FP $1295 $1445
Specialist $1295 $1445
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1095 $1245

Great Barrier Reef – March 25 – April 5, 2025

On Board Celebrity Edge

Sailing March 25th, 2025 - April 5th, 2025

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Adelle Atkinson

Dr. Adelle Atkinson

Specialty:

Pediatrics

About The Speaker

Dr. Atkinson completed her MD at McMaster University in 1994 and went on to complete her Paediatric Residency at the University of Toronto in 1998 taking on the role of Chief Paediatric Resident in her final year. From 1998 – 2000 Dr. Atkinson completed two years of subspecialty training in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Toronto. After completing this program, she was offered a consultant position in the Division of Immunology and Allergy with a cross appointment to the section of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

 

Dr. Atkinson is currently a Professor of Paediatrics in the Department of Paediatrics, and a consultant Immunologist/Allergist in the Division of Immunology and Allergy. Her clinical work focuses on patients with primary immunodeficiencies, bone marrow transplantation, and complex allergic diseases with an emphasis on reactions to foods, drugs and biologics.

 

Dr. Atkinson currently holds the position of Associate Chair – Education, and previously the position of Director of Postgraduate Medical Education for the Department of Paediatrics. In the latter role, she administered the training program for over 80 paediatric residents at the University of Toronto, from 2006 – 2021. She is a graduate of the Education Scholar’s Program, through the Centre for Faculty Development. She is the winner of the PARO Best Residency Program (2008), the Dr. Sarita Verma Award for Mentorship and Advocacy (2009), the Harry Bain Award for teaching excellence (2014), the Department of Paediatrics Continuing Education Award (2018), the Paediatric Chairs of Canada Clinician Educator Award (2018), the International Conference on Residency Education – Program Director of the Year award (2019) and the CPS – Michel Weber Education Award (2020). She spends over 50% of her time in medical education related activities.

 

Dr. Atkinson also holds several other leadership positions including Chair – Specialty Committee for Paediatrics as well as the Departmental lead for CBME.

 

Dr. Atkinson is also a Clinician Educator with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with a focus on the Implementation of Competence by Design.

Dr. Jay Lee

Dr. Jay Lee

Specialty:

Urology

About The Speaker

Dr. Lee is a urologist practicing in Calgary, Alberta at the Rockyview General Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Calgary. He completed his urology residency at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He then moved to the University of Washington in Seattle. His research fellowship focused on male and female sexual health, infectious disease/prostatitis, neuro-urology, and andrology. He returned to Canada in 2001. He established the Sexual Health Clinic at the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary. He is the past chair of the Canadian Male Sexual Health Council and on the executive of the Canadian Society for the Study of the Aging Male. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Men’s Health and the International Journal of Sexual Health, and a reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His main interests are in clinical research and continuing health education.

Dr. Mark Feldman

Dr. Mark Feldman

Specialty:

Pediatrics

About The Speaker

Dr. Mark Feldman is the Director of Continuing Education for the Department of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. He is a Professor and a general consultant paediatrician at ‘SickKids’ and at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Dr. Feldman leads SickKids’ annual Paediatric Update, City Wide Paediatric Rounds and the Community Paediatrics Journal Club in Toronto. He initiated and leads the ‘Community Paediatrics Fellowship’ and co-leads the SickKids’ Teaching Scholars Program at the Hospital for Sick Children. Past leadership positions include ‘Chief of Paediatrics’ at Scarborough Grace Hospital and ‘Chief of Paediatrics’ at St. Joseph’s Health Centre as well as ‘Director of Community Paediatrics’ for the University of Toronto. He has authored national guidelines for the Canadian Paediatric Society and has published research and commentaries in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics and the Lancet. Dr. Feldman was awarded the ‘Best Clinical Teacher Award’ at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and both the ‘Marvin Gerstein’ and the ‘POWER Teacher’ awards at the Hospital for Sick Children. One of Dr. Feldman’s main clinical interests is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and his current educational research is in the area of ‘Test-enhanced’ Continuing Education’.

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 June 25th, 2024 Book After June 25th, 2024
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

11-Nights, 5 Ports, 4 Sea Days

– Sydney, Australia –

Brisbane, Australia –

Airlie Beach, Qld, Australia –

Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob), Australia –

Port Douglas, Australia –

Willis Island (Cruising), Australia –

Additional Noteworthy Features

Celebrity Edge℠ is the first ship in our highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea, Celebrity Edge will revolutionize the way you experience the world. Discover the unparalleled luxury of The Retreat®, exclusively for guests of The Retreat®. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet℠. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an unrivaled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges.

An Escape Within an Escape

More than a room. Exhilarating days of discovering the world deserve an equally wonderful place to recharge. Revel in stylish design. Sink into exquisite bedding. Bask in the breathtaking views. Our array of luxurious accommodations has been artfully created to make your stay warm and welcoming.

On Board World-Class Cuisine

Our menus, crafted by Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, are inspired by, and locally sourced from, the amazing regions we visit. Choose casual or upscale, sushi or Italian, dining room or alfresco under the stars. With up to a dozen  specialty restaurants, and an array of bars, lounges, and clubs, every experience takes you on a journey. And with Celebrity's Select Dining, when you dine, and with whom, is entirely up to you.

An Experience Above the Rest

Our crew is as diverse and captivating as the places to which we travel. And each one of them believes that modern luxury means providing service that's intuitive about what would make you happiest before you've even requested it. The chocolate on your pillow each night? That's just the icing on the cake.

Outstanding Service

On a Celebrity vacation, you're not just sailing with our ships—you're sailing with our service. For 25 years that's been our  calling card—the main reason why our guests cruise with us year after year. From your stateroom attendant to our attentive pool butlers, we're always there with a smile and a helping hand. Our outstanding customer service and on board services are intuitive, so you can enjoy your vacation to its fullest."
  • Knowledgeable, personalized, genuine service
  • Suite class butlers
  • Certified sommeliers in every restaurant
  • Twice daily makeup and turn down service
  • Nearly 2:1 guest to crew ratio
  • Crew from over 50 diverse cultures dedicated to creating a world class experience for each guest, every time

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / Details
March 25th Sydney, Australia 6:45pm
March 26th At Sea 8:00am - 12:15pm
March 27th Brisbane, Australia 8:00am 6:00pm
March 28th At Sea 8:00am - 12:00pm
March 29th Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia 8:00am 4:00pm
March 30th Cairns (Yorkey's Knob), Australia 8:00am
March 31st Cairns (Yorkey's Knob), Australia 6:00pm
April 1st Port Douglas, Australia 8:00am 6:00pm
April 2nd Willis Island (Cruising), Australia
April 3rd At Sea 8:00am - 12:00pm
April 4th At Sea 8:00am - 11:15am
April 5th Sydney, Australia 6:30am

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 | March 25, 2025 | Sydney, Australia

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers so much—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower. You’re never far from nature in this thriving urban center. Well-known surf beaches, zoos, national parks, whale watching tours, bush tours, and the Royal Botanic Gardens—featuring over 7,500 plants—offer visitors a chance to enjoy the area’s sunshine, lush greenery, wildlife, and clear blue oceans. Sydney is not only Australia’s oldest city, it is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities on the globe, offering a wealth of cuisines, unique museums, and cultural opportunities. Explore lively pubs, shops, and historic buildings at The Rocks, located on Sydney harbor.

Day 2 | March 26, 2025 | At Sea

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

Day 3 | March 27, 2025 | Brisbane, Australia

On a Brisbane cruise, you'll find a thriving art scene, sandy beaches, lively nightlife, and multiple wildlife sanctuaries. Start with scenic city views from Mount Coot-tha, west of downtown. Cultural sophistication belies Brisbane's proximity to wilderness. Contemporary art galleries energize the vibrant Fortitude Valley district, including the Gallery of Modern Art, Institute of Modern Art, Philip Bacon Galleries, Jan Murphy Gallery, and Edwina Corlette Gallery. A cruise to Brisbane offers plenty of possibilities to recreate. Go for a swim at South Bank Parklands, a sparkling, man-made, inner-city beach overlooking the Brisbane River. Or, take a ride down to Gold Coat and swim, surf, or build sandcastles on one of the Pacific's most famous beaches. Meet Australia’s best-known natives, the koalas and kangaroos, at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, on the river. Learn all about the sleepy marsupials and other wildlife threatened by traffic, disease, and habitat loss. Cuddle a koala. Feed a kangaroo. See Tasmanian devils. North of town, you can visit the Australia Zoo to learn about Wildlife Warriors and efforts to protect injured, threatened, and endangered species. See cheetahs and rhinos roaming the zoo's African Savannah. You can shop for the latest designer goods on a Brisbane cruise. One chic area is Edward Street, where you'll find Hermès, Oroton, Georg Jensen, Paspaley, Chanel, and Australia’s largest Cartier store. Move on to James Street, in Fortitude Valley, for the vibrant colors, bold designs, and bohemian fashions of Australia's own Camilla.  

Day 4 | March 28, 2025 | At Sea

Day 5 | March 29, 2025 | Airlie Beach, Qld, Australia

On your cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, this is the perfect departure point for local excursions. The coral reef is the largest  living thing on the planet—so big you can see it from space—but made of billions of tiny organisms known as polyps. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the reef supports a vast diversity of marine life, with 600 types of soft and hard corals, 1,625 types of fish, and 30 species of whales and dolphins. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park covers 133,000 square miles, including 3,000 coral reefs and 900 islands. The snorkeling and diving here are unmatched. Airlie Beach is popular with backpackers, yachtsmen, and other lovers of the tropical lifestyle. Sailing among the calm, protected waters of the Witsunday Islands and skydiving over the pristine shorelines are a couple of the must-do adventures for many visitors. When it's time for some shopping during your Airlie Beach cruise, you'll find lovely seaside markets and galleries with friendly artists, handmade jewelry, colorful paintings, stunning photos, and tropical beachwear—perfect for a leisurely browse after breakfast.

Days 6—7| March 30—31, 2025 | Cairns (Yorkey's Knob), Australia

In tropical North Queensland, surrounded on three sides by lush rainforest, your Cairns cruise makes the perfect launchpad for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef. This reef is the largest living thing on the planet—so big you can see it from space—but it's made up of billions of tiny organisms known as coral polyps. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the reef supports a vast diversity of marine life, with 600 types of soft and hard corals, 1,625 types of fish, and 30 species of whales and dolphins. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park covers 133,000 square miles, including 3,000 coral reefs and 900 islands. The snorkeling and diving here are unmatched. Inland, explore the rainforest by cable car and scenic railway, soaring above treetops, peering into gorges, and  observing jungle waterfalls. Join a whitewater rafting adventure in Barron Gorge National Park. Stop at a rainforest village to see kangaroos, birds, butterflies, and reptiles. Hold a koala in your arms and feed a wallaby. Watch traditional Aboriginal dancers perform and artisans create their pottery, paintings, glass works, jewelry, and fabrics. You can shop for these original keepsakes to take back aboard your Cairns cruise. Back in town, stroll the lovely native flowers, plants, and trees at Cairns Botanic Gardens. You might even get lucky in the local casino. What a way to top off your cruise to Cairns.

Day 8 | April 1, 2025 | Port Douglas, Australia

The once-sleepy, now-bustling seaside village of Port Douglas will be your hub to the Great Barrier Reef, home to some 1,500 species of fish, 5,000 species of mollusk and 400 species of coral for your exploration. During your Cruisetour, you'll enjoy a full day of marine adventure with opportunities to swim, snorkel, dive or view the reef from an underwater observatory.  

Day 9 | April 2, 2025 | Willis Island (Cruising), Australia

We will be arriving along Willis Island around 11 am, after that you can enjoy the scenery while sitting out on your verandah or out on one of the decks. The only humans that make their home on this tiny island—just 1,600 feet long and 490 feet wide—are meteorologists manning a weather monitoring station. From the ship’s deck you'll see thousands of seabirds such as Boobies, wedge-tailed shearwaters and sooty terns. Other highlights include a nearby coral reef and turtle nesting ground.

Days 10—11 | April 3—4, 2025 | At Sea

Day 12 | April 5, 2025 | Sydney, Australia

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