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Italy Art of Medicine-September 11-20 2024

Topics: CoronerPain Management

Departing September 11th, 2024 - September 20th, 2024

Italy draws curious travelers from around the world for its iconic cuisine and timeless art, but there’s much more to it than that. Trace the country’s history and uncover Italy’s seminal contributions to the study and evolution of the Arts Medica and modern science on this unique tour.

 

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Faculty & Conference Details

Dr. Roman Jovey

Dr. Roman Jovey

Specialty:

Chronic Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Jovey is a family physician who has been treating chronic non-cancer pain in an outpatient practice setting for over 30 years. He has presented educational workshops on chronic pain management in Canada and internationally. He is the Medical Director of NeuPath Centres for Pain and Spine, the largest, outpatient chronic pain management organization in Canada. He was a Past-President of the Canadian Pain Society and was a staff physician at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre from 2017-2021. He is a provincial pain consultant for the Ontario eConsult Program and a medico-legal expert for the Canadian Medical Protective Association. He has been a provincial Coroner in Ontario since 2017.

CME Topics

Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a Continuing Medical Education program during a 9 Night Tour through Italy. Dr. Roman Jovey, a veteran CME AWAY® speaker and member of our Advisory Board, has developed an educational program that will be of interest to family physicians, specialists, and allied health professionals. Dr. Jovey is a family physician who has been treating chronic non-cancer pain in an outpatient practice setting for over 30 years. He has presented educational workshops on chronic pain management in Canada and internationally. He is the Medical Director of NeuPath Centres for Pain and Spine, the largest, outpatient chronic pain management organization in Canada. He was a Past-President of the Canadian Pain Society and was a staff physician at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre from 2017-2021. He is a provincial pain consultant for the Ontario eConsult Program and a medico-legal expert for the Canadian Medical Protective Association. He has been a provincial Coroner in Ontario since 2017. Dr. Jovey’s topics for this program will include non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment of pain, the role of cannabis, current views on opioid prescribing, the Opioid Crisis, and the Role of the Coroner. Dr. Jovey is very much looking forward to seeing you on this land tour program in Italy.

Dr. Jovey-

  • Why Pain Hurts— A Summary of Pain Pathophysiology
  •  Practical Pain Assessment
  • Screening for Psychosocial Risk Factors in Patients with Pain
  •  The Biopsychosocial Approach to Pain Management—Physical Approaches
  • Psychological Approaches for Pain Management
  • Optimizing Non-Opioid Pharmacotherapy for Pain
  • Controversies over Cannabinoids in Pain Treatment
  • The Opioid Crisis—Safe Opioid Prescribing
  • The Mechanics of Prescribing Opioids
  •  An Exit Strategy for Opioids—When, Why, How
  • The Evolution and Purpose of the Coroners Investigation System
  •  Homicides, Completing a Medical Certificate of Death
  • Navigating MAiD in Canada

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 December 15th, 2023 Book After December 15th, 2023
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Italy Art of Medicine-September 11-20 2024

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Sailing September 11th, 2024 - September 20th, 2024

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Roman Jovey

Dr. Roman Jovey

Specialty:

Chronic Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Jovey is a family physician who has been treating chronic non-cancer pain in an outpatient practice setting for over 30 years. He has presented educational workshops on chronic pain management in Canada and internationally. He is the Medical Director of NeuPath Centres for Pain and Spine, the largest, outpatient chronic pain management organization in Canada. He was a Past-President of the Canadian Pain Society and was a staff physician at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre from 2017-2021. He is a provincial pain consultant for the Ontario eConsult Program and a medico-legal expert for the Canadian Medical Protective Association. He has been a provincial Coroner in Ontario since 2017.

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 December 15th, 2023 Book After December 15th, 2023
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

Italy draws curious travelers from around the world for its iconic cuisine and timeless art, but there’s much more to it than that. Trace the country’s history and uncover Italy’s seminal contributions to the study and evolution of the Arts Medica and modern science on this unique tour.

 

Additional Noteworthy Features

Tour Includes:

  • Group airport transfers on arrival September 11 from Florence Peretola Airport (FLR) to AC Firenze Marriott, Florence and departure September 20 from Palazzo Veneziano, Venice to Marco Polo Airport Venice (VCE).
  • All baggage handling
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager
  • Gratuities for Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • Transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners

Tour Activity Level

You’re an on-the-go traveler. You don’t want to miss a thing, so walking and standing for longer periods of time (1-2 hours) isn’t a big deal. You can navigate hills and uneven ground, climb into various modes of transportation (tuk-tuk, cable car, gondola etc.), and could possibly anticipate changes in elevation. You can expect some longer days balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure.  

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / Details
September 11th Florence
September 12th Florence 8:30am-12:00pm / 2:30pm-4:30pm
September 13th Florence
September 14th Florence
September 15th Bologna - Abano
September 16th Abano
September 17th Abano 2:30pm-6:30pm
September 18th Abano - Venice
September 19th Venice 2:00pm-5:00pm
September 20th Venice

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 - September 11            Florence

Your journey begins in Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Although widely tied to art and architecture, Renaissance Florence was also the cradle of technical, scientific and medical innovations. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers at a welcome reception before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant. (D) Hotel: AC Firenze Marriott, Florence

Day 2 - September 12 Florence

After breakfast we will start our full day of CME sessions. (B)

Day 3 - September 13 Florence

Dive into Florence with a look at the Ospedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents). Founded in 1419, this orphanage provided medical care and support to children for 600 years. Designed by the master Brunelleschi, the orphanage unites form and functionality as per the beliefs of Renaissance architecture. Next visit the city’s most famous citizen, Michelangelo’s David, not only a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, but an outstanding example of anatomical study. Your next stop brings you to the Misericordia (Mercy). Dating back to 1244 and still running today, this lay brotherhood dedicated to offering medical transport is considered Europe’s first ambulance service. The remainder of the day is to explore how you choose. Maybe you’ll explore one of the city’s world-class museums such as the Uffizi, or browse the stands of the Mercato della Paglia in search of leather goods. (B)

Day 4 - September 14 Florence

This morning, it’s your choice! Visit the childhood home of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Then explore La Specola Museum, which houses the 1,400 pieces composing one of the world’s most important collection of anatomical waxworks -OR- Explore Florence’s bohemian Oltrarno district during a guided walking tour of the city’s Left Bank, where you can find the true spirit of the city. It’s where the last craftsmen, the market stalls, gardens and churches, the typical restaurants and cafés still move at the gentle rhythm of everyday life, away from the hustle and bustle of Florence’s more famous monuments. Later in the afternoon, embark for the Chianti countryside. Savor a winery visit showcasing the wine cellar, family estate, and stunning Tuscan views. Then, delve into the local culture as you participate in a cooking class where you learn the art of Tuscan cuisine. Enjoy the fruits of your labor for tonight’s dinner. (B&D)

Day 5 - September 15 Florence—Bologna—Abano

Today we leave Florence and head to Bologna and Abano.  Bologna is home to the oldest operating university in the world, Alma Mater Studiorum, where the Hippocratic Oath was reintroduced in the 16th century. Today, you can decide if you want to explore from a medical or cultural lens because it’s your choice! Delve into Bologna’s contributions to medical history with a visit to the Luigi Cattaneo Museum, with its collection of anatomical waxes dating to the 18th and 19th centuries, when medical scientists began shifting their attention from the study of human anatomy to that of pathology, in order to understand the cause and development of certain anomalies. Afterwards, embark on a walking tour from the museum to the city center.-OR- Explore Bologna’s cultural charms during a tour of the Old Town featuring the notable Two Towers, and the impressive Cathedral before enjoying some time on your own. Whatever your pick, meet up over a lasagna lunch in a local eatery. Savor the taste of traditional products such as Parmigiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, mortadella cured meat and more. This afternoon, take in the views during your journey to Abano, your home for the next 3 nights. After settling in, relax over dinner at the hotel this evening. (B,L&D) HOTEL: Plaza Hotel, Abano

Day 6 - September 16            Abano –Padua-Euganean Hills-Abano

Get to know Padua, an ancient city rooted in legend. Set in the picturesque Veneto region, some believe that Padua was founded by war heroes after the fall of Troy. Visit Palazzo Bo, the historic seat of the University of Padua, established in 1222 C.E. Tour the first permanent anatomical theater in the world, inaugurated in 1595 by Hieronymus Fabricius – the "The Father of Embryology." Wrap up your morning in the bustling fruit and vegetable stalls of Piazza delle Erbe, where university students traditionally celebrate their degrees. Spend the afternoon however you’d like with free time in Padua. After lunch on your own in the city, return to the hotel for a learning session. Later, take in the sights of the Euganean Hills on your way back to visit Villa Valsanzibio, a 350-year-old property with a garden that was planted in thanks to God from the owners who survived the plague. Tour the property with the owners and take in the estate’s impressive 16-foot boxwood hedge labyrinth. Sip an aperitif on the terrace before saying goodbye to the garden.(B)

 Day 7 - September 17 Abano—Padua—Abano

Visit the Orto Botanico (UNESCO), Padua’s Botanical Garden. Founded in 1545, it is the oldest existing university botanical garden in the world. The Senate of the Venetian Republic approved its foundation for the cultivation of medicinal plants. Explore the original Renaissance Garden and see the contrast with the newest addition, the Biodiversity Garden, in the company of a local expert. Enjoy some free time to grab lunch on your own in Padua, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of this university town that counted Copernicus, Vesalius, and William Harvey among its most prominent students. Return to the hotel in the afternoon for a learning session. Relax afterward with an included dinner in your hotel.(B&D)

Day 8 - September 18 Abano—Venice

Board the coach and head to Venice (UNESCO). You’ll trade wheels for water and take a boat to the isle of Murano. Famous for its glass-blowing foundries, Murano’s history with glassmaking dates back 1,500 years. Enjoy an expert glass-blowing demonstration, a renowned tradition on the island. You’ll also learn about a historic Venetian pathology that this craft caused: the “glassman’s emphysema”. Next, spend time getting to know the Scuola Grande di San Marco, one of seven Venetian sodality institutions assisting those in need. The imposing building houses both the Museum of Medicine and a fully functioning hospital, which has been serving the community for over 200 years. View the surgical instruments dating to the 1800s and the medical library with its 8,000 medical tomes, some dating from the 1300s. On your return to the hotel, take note of the Ponte di Rialto, the marble bridge spanning the city’s Grand Canal. Once you get back, sit down with your fellow travelers for another learning session. You’ll have dinner on your own tonight ahead of an evening on the town. Tonight, delve into Venice’s classical music heritage while you enjoy a live performance of the Interpreti Veneziani Ensamble, featuring music by the great Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi. (B) Hotel: Palazzo Veneziano, Venice

 Day 9 - September 19 Venice

Explore the Floating City your way because it’s your choice! For your first choice, explore the Island of Lazaretto Nuovo, where, beginning in 1468, the Senate of the Republic put in place a "quarantine" for ships arriving from the various ports of the Mediterranean, suspected of being carriers of the disease -OR- Dive into local culture and explore the monumental complex of St. Mark’s Square in company of a local expert. Your visit includes views of the majestic Doge’s Palace, a Gothic masterpiece adorned with marble, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Basilica of St. Mark with its dazzling mosaic interiors. Enjoy some free time to have lunch and explore the city on your own. This afternoon, you’ll return to the hotel for one final learning session. This evening, toast to the end of an enriching journey through the art and science of Italy during a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Then bid farewell to Venice as you return to your hotel in grand style during a gondola ride. (B&D)

Day 10 - September 20 Venice 

Today your Italy Art of Medicine tour comes to an end after 9 nights of new friends, new knowledge and memories to last a lifetime. Arriverderci! (B)  

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