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Norwegian Fjords – July 28-August 4, 2024

On Board Celebrity Silhouette

Topics: AddictionFamily Medicine

Departing July 28th, 2024 - August 4th, 2024

Natural wonders and once-in-a-lifetime thrills await on a Norway cruise. Marvel at the spectacular landscapes, verdant mountains, and gushing waterfalls that surround you. Watch as eagles soar in the blue skies above and whales and seals play in the deep waters.

Beyond the majestic fjords, Norway’s cities and villages provide bucket-list opportunities for history buffs, foodies, and adventure seekers. Soak up the magic of picturesque cities, colourful fishermen’s houses dotting the coast and climb the soaring heights of Pulpit Rock for one of the best views in the country.

With Celebrity, sail beyond the beaten path in Norway on a seven-night Norwegian fjords cruise. On board, experience total relaxation in your stylish suite or stateroom. Enjoy world-class dining and entertainment as you discover Norway in all its glory.

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Faculty & Conference Details

Dr. Claudia Black

Dr. Claudia Black

Specialty:

Addiction in the Family

About The Speaker

Claudia Black’s seminal work with children impacted by substance abuse in the late 1970s created the foundation for the adult child movement. Today she is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Claudia Black designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, and addictive disorders.

Claudia’ pioneering contributions are many:
•  She would be the first to name and coin the dysfunctional family rules, “Don’t Talk, Don’t   Trust, Don’t Feel.”
•  She described the phenomena of delayed stress, emotional trauma, the child’s denial process, the phenomena of “looking good” kids as they relate to growing up with addiction, and hence the
meaning and phraseology of “Adult Child of Alcoholics”.
•  She utilized art therapy in the context of group work with young children that offered a model for children’s programs for the past three plus decades.
•  She broke the barrier and openly discussed physical and sexual abuse in the context of addictive families.

Her work, her passion has been ageless and offers a foundation for those impacted by addiction to recover, and gives our professional field a library of both depth and breadth She is Senior Fellow and Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows in Arizona. She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Addiction, and the Advisory Council of the Eluna Foundation.  Claudia is the author of several well-known books; the latest title being Unspoken Legacy: Addressing the Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family.

Dr. Jennifer Melamed

Dr. Jennifer Melamed

Specialty:

Addiction

About The Speaker

Dr. Jennifer Melamed (MBChB, Med BSc., ABAM Diplomate, FASAM, FIAIME, CCSAM, CISAM, CSAT Candidate, MROCC), is a family physician licensed to practice within British Columbia. She qualified as a Certified Medicolegal Evaluator in January 2022 and was recognized as a Fellow of the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators in 2023. Dr. Melamed received recognition as a Family Physician Specialist after attaining a Certificate of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine from the College of Family Physicians in 2019. After practicing as a family physician in British Columbia from 1992 to 2000, She began to focus on addictions and pain management. Since 2004, her practice has been fully devoted to addictions and pain management. She worked as a consulting physician at the Cordova and Vancouver Detox Centers in Vancouver. She prescribes Opioid-Assisted Treatment at the Alliance Clinic in Surrey, British Columbia.
Dr. Melamed is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) and a member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM); and was the British Columbia board representative to the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM). In 2006, Dr. Melamed completed both the ISAM and ASAM certification examinations and have received Board Certification in Addiction Medicine in the United States. In November 2013, she completed the ABIME (American Board of Independent Medical Examiners) certification course.

Dr. Mel Pohl

Dr. Mel Pohl

Specialty:

Addiction

About The Speaker

Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM is the Senior Medical Consultant, Pain Recovery Program, The Pointe Malibu. He is the former Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC) and was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, (ABAM), and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is a member of the planning committee for ASAM’s Annual “Common Threads, Pain and Addiction” Course. Dr. Pohl is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to present. In 2022, he received the Father Joseph Martin Professional Excellence Award. He starred in a special for PBS titled “The Pain Antidote” which aired nationally in 2016.

Dr. Pohl is a nationally known public speaker and co-author of:
● Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2009).
● Pain Recovery for Families: How to Find Balance When Someone Else’s Chronic Pain Becomes Your Problem Too (Central Recovery Press, 2010)
● The Caregiver’s Journey: When You Love Someone with AIDS (Hazelden, 1990).
● Staying Sane: When You Care for Someone with Chronic Illness (Health Communications, 1992).

Dr. Pohl is the author of A Day Without Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2008), which won a silver medal from Independent Publisher Book Award in May 2009. A Day Without Pain, Revised Edition (Central Recovery Press) was published in 2011. His newest book with Kathy Ketcham is The Pain Antidote, Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers, and Reclaim Your Life, (DaCapo Life Long, 2015).

CME Topics

From Theory to Practice - Treating Addictions, Impacted Families and Chronic Pain

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a 7-night Norwegian Fjords CME program on board the Celebrity Silhouette, July 28 - August 4, 2024. The program is titled “From Theory to Practice; Treating Addiction, Impacted Families and Chronic Pain. The presenters for this CME are: Dr. Claudia Black, Dr. Jennifer Melamed and Dr. Mel Pohl. The faculty have developed a program that will appeal to both family physicians and specialists. It is designed to be evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged. Dr. Claudia Black a holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Psychology from Columbia Pacific University. She is very involved with children and families affected by addiction. Among many interests, Claudia is the Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Center for Young Adults. She is one of the original founders and serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Addiction and the Advisory Council of the Eluna Foundation and its development of Camp Mariposa, a camp for children impacted by addiction. She will cover effects of trauma and addiction on families, relapse during recover and ‘toxic shame’. Dr. Jennifer Melamed is a family physician with a certificate of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine from the College of Family Physicians. She practices in British Columbia and will cover addiction topics such as alcohol, gambling, sex and opioid use disorder. Dr. Mel Pohl is a Physician and Senior Medical Consultant, Pain Recovery Program, The Pointe Malibu. He has authored and co-authored several books on chronic pain. Dr. Pohl will cover topics on chronic pain such as helping patients without opioids, mindfulness to enhance patient care and pose a discuss ‘is chronic pain a brain disease’. Dr Alan Brookstone will moderate this CME. He is a Family Physician, IT consultant for Electronic Medical Records and Health information technology. For the last 10 years he has practiced in Surrey BC and has limited his practice to managing patients with opioid use disorder. Dr .Black, Dr. Melamed, Dr. Pohl and Dr. Brookstone look forward to meeting you and discussing these topics as they apply to your practice.

  Dr. Black-
  • Reverberating Effects of Trauma and Addiction with a Family
  • The Hidden Life of Toxic Shame
  • Addiction Doesn’t Just Belong to the Addicted—It Belongs to the Family System
  • Relapse-The Illusion of Immunity
Dr. Melamed-
  • Addiction in Healthcare Professionals
  • 40oz to Freedom… I think not! Alcohol, a Quick Review
  • Process Addictions—Managing Gambling and Sex Addiction
  • Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the Face of the Opioid Epidemic
Dr. Mel Pohl-
  • Brain Science. Deconstructing Addiction—is I Really a Brain Disease?
  • Treating Chronic Pain during the Opioid Epidemic—Have We Missed the Boat?
  • Can I Really Help Patients with Chronic Pain Without Opioids?
  • Mindfulness Practices to Improve your Life and Enhance Patient Care
Dr. Melamed & Dr. Pohl-
  • The Changing Landscape of Cannabis Use in North America

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 July 31st, 2023 Book After July 31st, 2023
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Norwegian Fjords – July 28-August 4, 2024

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Sailing July 28th, 2024 - August 4th, 2024

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Claudia Black

Dr. Claudia Black

Specialty:

Addiction in the Family

About The Speaker

Claudia Black’s seminal work with children impacted by substance abuse in the late 1970s created the foundation for the adult child movement. Today she is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Claudia Black designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, and addictive disorders.

Claudia’ pioneering contributions are many:
•  She would be the first to name and coin the dysfunctional family rules, “Don’t Talk, Don’t   Trust, Don’t Feel.”
•  She described the phenomena of delayed stress, emotional trauma, the child’s denial process, the phenomena of “looking good” kids as they relate to growing up with addiction, and hence the
meaning and phraseology of “Adult Child of Alcoholics”.
•  She utilized art therapy in the context of group work with young children that offered a model for children’s programs for the past three plus decades.
•  She broke the barrier and openly discussed physical and sexual abuse in the context of addictive families.

Her work, her passion has been ageless and offers a foundation for those impacted by addiction to recover, and gives our professional field a library of both depth and breadth She is Senior Fellow and Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows in Arizona. She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Addiction, and the Advisory Council of the Eluna Foundation.  Claudia is the author of several well-known books; the latest title being Unspoken Legacy: Addressing the Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family.

Dr. Jennifer Melamed

Dr. Jennifer Melamed

Specialty:

Addiction

About The Speaker

Dr. Jennifer Melamed (MBChB, Med BSc., ABAM Diplomate, FASAM, FIAIME, CCSAM, CISAM, CSAT Candidate, MROCC), is a family physician licensed to practice within British Columbia. She qualified as a Certified Medicolegal Evaluator in January 2022 and was recognized as a Fellow of the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators in 2023. Dr. Melamed received recognition as a Family Physician Specialist after attaining a Certificate of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine from the College of Family Physicians in 2019. After practicing as a family physician in British Columbia from 1992 to 2000, She began to focus on addictions and pain management. Since 2004, her practice has been fully devoted to addictions and pain management. She worked as a consulting physician at the Cordova and Vancouver Detox Centers in Vancouver. She prescribes Opioid-Assisted Treatment at the Alliance Clinic in Surrey, British Columbia.
Dr. Melamed is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) and a member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM); and was the British Columbia board representative to the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM). In 2006, Dr. Melamed completed both the ISAM and ASAM certification examinations and have received Board Certification in Addiction Medicine in the United States. In November 2013, she completed the ABIME (American Board of Independent Medical Examiners) certification course.

Dr. Mel Pohl

Dr. Mel Pohl

Specialty:

Addiction

About The Speaker

Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM is the Senior Medical Consultant, Pain Recovery Program, The Pointe Malibu. He is the former Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC) and was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, (ABAM), and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is a member of the planning committee for ASAM’s Annual “Common Threads, Pain and Addiction” Course. Dr. Pohl is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to present. In 2022, he received the Father Joseph Martin Professional Excellence Award. He starred in a special for PBS titled “The Pain Antidote” which aired nationally in 2016.

Dr. Pohl is a nationally known public speaker and co-author of:
● Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2009).
● Pain Recovery for Families: How to Find Balance When Someone Else’s Chronic Pain Becomes Your Problem Too (Central Recovery Press, 2010)
● The Caregiver’s Journey: When You Love Someone with AIDS (Hazelden, 1990).
● Staying Sane: When You Care for Someone with Chronic Illness (Health Communications, 1992).

Dr. Pohl is the author of A Day Without Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2008), which won a silver medal from Independent Publisher Book Award in May 2009. A Day Without Pain, Revised Edition (Central Recovery Press) was published in 2011. His newest book with Kathy Ketcham is The Pain Antidote, Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers, and Reclaim Your Life, (DaCapo Life Long, 2015).

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 July 31st, 2023 Book After July 31st, 2023
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

Natural wonders and once-in-a-lifetime thrills await on a Norway cruise. Marvel at the spectacular landscapes, verdant mountains, and gushing waterfalls that surround you. Watch as eagles soar in the blue skies above and whales and seals play in the deep waters.

Beyond the majestic fjords, Norway’s cities and villages provide bucket-list opportunities for history buffs, foodies, and adventure seekers. Soak up the magic of picturesque cities, colourful fishermen’s houses dotting the coast and climb the soaring heights of Pulpit Rock for one of the best views in the country.

With Celebrity, sail beyond the beaten path in Norway on a seven-night Norwegian fjords cruise. On board, experience total relaxation in your stylish suite or stateroom. Enjoy world-class dining and entertainment as you discover Norway in all its glory.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Celebrity Silhouette® is impressive, with chic upgrades to the iconic Lawn Club. We've created more space to relax, and socialize in the fresh sea air and provided an interactive outdoor grilling experience. 85% of the ship's luxurious staterooms are enhanced by sweeping veranda views. We've created an extraordinary vacation experience. Again.

Luxurious and Upscale on Every Level

We brought together teams of world-class architects, interior designers, stylists, and even landscape artists to create a showcase of the most inspiring spaces at sea, custom designed just for you.

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

Murano- Prepare to indulge in a savory multi-course meal featuring a blend of Classic and Modern continental cuisines. A superb wine list accentuates your experience. Tuscan Grille- The ultimate grill experience at sea is what you'll find at Tuscan Grille, our sophisticated steakhouse and specialty restaurant. Blu- This specialty restaurant is the exclusive dining venue for all AquaClass guests, serving healthy fare in a sophisticated and soothing atmosphere. Qsine- A restaurant experience that awakens your palate through a modern and playful approach to memorable dishes from around the world. The Alcoves- A cool, cabana-style private retreat on The Lawn Club for two to four guests. By day, filtered sunlight and breathtaking ocean views. By night, ambient lighting for drama and star status. A la carte foods and beverages arrive in picnic baskets. Rental fee applies. The Porch- A complimentary, new restaurant on The Lawn Club featuring fast and fresh food for breakfast and lunch. Cellar Masters- Inspired by the vineyards of Napa Valley, Cellarmasters brings to life the experience of a global wine tour while you learn about and taste a large variety of wine from around the world.

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

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / Details
July 28th Rotterdam, Netherlands 5:00pm
July 29th At Sea 8:00am-12:15pm ; 1:00pm-4:00pm
July 30th Molde, Norway 8:00am 6:00pm
July 31st Olden, Norway 9:00am 6:00pm
August 1st Alesund, Norway 7:00am 4:00pm
August 2nd Stavanger, Norway 8:00am 6:00pm
August 3rd At Sea 8:00am-12:00pm ; 1:00pm-4:15pm
August 4th Rotterdam, Netherlands 6:00am

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1        Rotterdam, Netherlands

Europe’s largest port city today had humble beginnings as a fishing village in the 13th century. Now, it's a lively, thriving metropolis that's home to a multicultural population. The Euromast observation tower provides a great panoramic view of the city and more, especially some of the fine and striking architecture on the Wilhelminapier. The first viewing platform takes you to 100 meters, then you can go a further 85 meters if you’re brave. Or, visit one of the many top-class museums, such as Boijmans, Van Beuningen or the Kunsthal in Museum Park.

Day 2          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 onboard, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

Day 3          Molde, Norway

Discover Molde, a charming city in Norway known among locals as “the town of roses.” In Molde, you’ll find yourself surrounded by spectacular landscapes, blooming gardens, and the sound of jazz music,  Hike up to the Varden Viewpoint and take in the magnificent scenery of the Molde Panorama, where 222 snow-capped mountains and the sparkling fjord in the distance are sure to take your breath away. Explore some of the nearby islands and natural wonders, such as the ridge of Romsdalseggen and the winding road of Trollstigen, an impressive roadway that is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route.  

Day 4           Olden, Norway

Much of this picturesque town, located at the tip of the Nordfjord, looks as though it is straight out of the 17th century. Its many historic sites include Olden Old Church, built in 1759 on the site of the original stave church dating back to the 14th century, and the Singer Home, former residence of American painter William Singer. Nature lover? Explore the lush, verdant scenery of Lake Olden and experience its tranquility on a relaxing sightseeing cruise. Want something more adventurous? On your Europe cruise, trek through the Norwegian wild to Briksdal Glacier, an arm of the largest glacier in continental Europe. You'll hike along river paths and see gentle waterfalls created by the melting ice.

Day 5            Alesund, Norway

Alesund’s turrets, spires, and other whimsical art nouveau architectural touches give the town its distinctive, fairytale-like character. On your cruise to Alesund, don’t forget to visit scenic Geiranger Fjord. One of Norway’s best-known attractions is just a stone’s throw from this quaint little town. Ages of glacial erosion have given way to sculpted, towering mountainsides upon which flow numerous, dramatic waterfalls. There is no shortage of nature to stand in awe of at this favorite Norway attraction. To fully capture the depth of beauty in this seaside town, a jaunt up Mount Aksla is in order. From there, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of this colorful, magical place. Drive the famous Path of Trolls, a roadway that was literally blasted out of the mountainside. Travel back to Viking days and discover exotic marine life on this exploration of the Saga Islands. Begin on Giske, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of Viking legends then continue to the island of Godoy to visit the Atlantic Sea Park. Built directly into the rugged landscape, it features massive aquariums teeming with colorful fish and sea life.

Day 6             Stavenger, Norway

Whether you prefer outdoor adventure or ancient history, a Stavanger cruise offers a wide array of treasures to discover. Its charming streets climb from the waterfront and are dotted with timber homes painted in wonderfully vibrant colors. The city is a mix of old and new, charming and stylish with an eclectic collection of merchant shops, cafes and historic museums and churches. The Stavanger Cathedral is the country's oldest cathedral, having been built between 1100 and 1125.  An easy day hike on Pulpit Rock, the cliff rising over 1800 feet above the sea, offers gorgeous views of the Lysefjord and the surrounding lush terrain. Dining options in the area include outstanding fish and mussels, with French American, Japanese, and Indian influences found throughout the city.

Day 7               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 onboard, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.  

Day 8              Rotterdam, Netherlands

Europe’s largest port city today had humble beginnings as a fishing village in the 13th century. Now, it's a lively, thriving metropolis that's home to a multicultural population. The Euromast observation tower provides a great panoramic view of the city and more, especially some of the fine and striking architecture on the Wilhelminapier. The first viewing platform takes you to 100 meters, then you can go a further 85 meters if you’re brave. Or, visit one of the many top-class museums, such as Boijmans, Van Beuningen or the Kunsthal in Museum Park.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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