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Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines-January 13-20, 2025

At Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Topics: Family MedicineOncology

Departing January 13th, 2025 - January 20th, 2025

Tucked away on its own private cove, this new resort sits on 50 lush acres, hugged by the Caribbean Sea and nestled within a mountain range and neighboring rainforest. It will undergo an extensive re-imagination and renovation for a complete transformation. We will couple that with the unmatched level of service that our resorts are known for. Best of all, it will be only a short drive from the newly constructed Argyle International Airport.

 

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Faculty & Conference Details

Dr. John Axler

Dr. John Axler

Specialty:

Primary Care

About The Speaker

John Axler MD, CCFP, FCFP is an Assistant Professor in the U of T Faculty of Medicine, Dep’t of Family and Community Medicine. His CME career began in the 1980’s when he organized “The Fundamentals “ at what was then known as the Toronto East General Hospital and has been actively involved in CME since then for over 40 years. He was the Director of Continuing Education Projects for U of T Faculty of Medicine, Dep’t of Family and Community Medicinefrom 2003 to 2011 and was then the Director of Continuing Education from 2011 to 2016. He was the Course Director for Saturday at the University and the Course Director for Pri-Med (formerly Primary Care Today) from it’s inauguration in 2003 until 2012. He currently is the co-director of CME AWAY® by Sea Courses and Director of Medical Affairs for the International Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. He is the 2009-2010 co-winner of the U of T faculty of Medicine Colin Woolf award for Long Term Contribution to Continuing Education and the 2011 co-winner of the DFCM award for ex-cellence in CME. He has helped develop over 300 certified CME programs, the Course Director of over 130 CME conferences , an invited speaker to over 100 CME programs and an author or co-author of over 100 published articles. He was in full time active family practice and on active staff at MGH from 1969 to 2012 and has since done locums at the Albany Clinic since 2012.

Dr. Jeff Habert

Dr. Jeff Habert

Specialty:

Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Jeffrey Habert is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also an Investigating Coroner for the City of Toronto and is Co-Editor of Canadian Primary Care Today (launched Q1 2023).

Dr. Habert is a former Peer Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (19 years). He has an interest in the use of clinical practice guidelines and has participated on committees to establish guidelines in the areas of Depression, Stroke, ASA in Primary Care and Thrombosis. He is the Previous co-chair of Thrombosis Canada Clinical Guides.

He is currently serving as a Co-Author for the 2023 CANMAT MDD Guidelines and has recently been invited to join the Dissemination and Implementation Steering Committee of Diabetes Canada for 2023-2024. Dr. Habert was recently awarded the Gerald S. Wong Award from Diabetes Canada for significant contributions to Diabetes. His clinical interests are varied, and include Diabetes, Obesity, Depression, ADHD, Insomnia, Thrombosis/Stroke, Lipids and Osteoporosis. He is also published in many of the previously mentioned areas in addition to others.

Dr. Habert is a national speaker in the multiple areas and actively participates on Scientific Committees involved in the creation of educational programs.

Dr. Eileen Rakovitch

Dr. Eileen Rakovitch

Specialty:

Oncology

About The Speaker

Eileen Rakovitch MD MSc FRCPC is a radiation oncologist, and an Associate Professor and Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. She is an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and is the LC Campbell Research Chair in Breast Cancer Research. She has an active clinical practice and leads a research program that aims to improve the care of women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ and to identify women with DCIS who are at greatest risk of developing invasive breast cancer.

CME Topics

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a 7- Night CME Program in St. Vincent, the Grenadines. There are 3 presenters – Dr. John Axler (Family Physician), Dr. Jeff Habert, (Family Physician) and Dr. Eileen Rakovitch (Oncologist). All are veteran Sea Courses’ speakers. Dr. Axler has helped develop over 300 certified CME programs, has been the Course Director of over 130 CME conferences, an invited speaker to over 100 CME programs and an author or co co-author of over 100 published articles. Dr. Habert was recently awarded the Gerald S. Wong Award from Diabetes Canada for significant contributions to the diabetes community. Dr. Rakovitch is Director for the Cancer Program at Sunnybrook s Odette Cancer Centre and is the co co-chair of the Canadian Clinical Trials Group Breast Cancer Executive, which leads and contributes to clinical trials improving the treatment of breast cancer. The faculty has developed a program that will appeal to both family physicians and specialists. These programs are designed to be evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation is strongly encouraged. Dr. Axler will address the Assessment of Neck and Back Pain, use of Imaging, Medication Safety and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men. Dr. Habert will present topics that will include Major Mood Disorder, ADHD, Insomnia, Dyslipidemia Diabetes, and Obesity. Dr. Rakovitch will discuss Breast Cancer Screening and the Management of Invasive Breast Cancer. Dr. Axler, Dr. Habert, and Dr. Rakovitch look forward to seeing you in St. Vincent.

Dr. Axler-

  • Picture is worth?
  • Clinical Pattern Approach to Low Back Pain
  • The Latest Approach to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Males
  • Screen Before you Scribe
  • Clinical Pattern Approach to Neck Pain
  • Red Flags

Dr. Habert-

  • Current Diabetes for Primary Care: What’s New
  • MDD-Early Optimized Treatment to improve Patient Outcomes
  • Obesity 2023
  • ADHD for Primary Care
  • Insomnia for Primary Care
  • Lipids

More CME Details Coming Soon!

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 January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1295 $1445
Specialist $1295 $1445
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1095 $1245

Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines-January 13-20, 2025

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Sailing January 13th, 2025 - January 20th, 2025

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Eileen Rakovitch

Dr. Eileen Rakovitch

Specialty:

Oncology

About The Speaker

Eileen Rakovitch MD MSc FRCPC is a radiation oncologist, and an Associate Professor and Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. She is an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and is the LC Campbell Research Chair in Breast Cancer Research. She has an active clinical practice and leads a research program that aims to improve the care of women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ and to identify women with DCIS who are at greatest risk of developing invasive breast cancer.

Dr. Jeff Habert

Dr. Jeff Habert

Specialty:

Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Jeffrey Habert is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also an Investigating Coroner for the City of Toronto and is Co-Editor of Canadian Primary Care Today (launched Q1 2023).

Dr. Habert is a former Peer Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (19 years). He has an interest in the use of clinical practice guidelines and has participated on committees to establish guidelines in the areas of Depression, Stroke, ASA in Primary Care and Thrombosis. He is the Previous co-chair of Thrombosis Canada Clinical Guides.

He is currently serving as a Co-Author for the 2023 CANMAT MDD Guidelines and has recently been invited to join the Dissemination and Implementation Steering Committee of Diabetes Canada for 2023-2024. Dr. Habert was recently awarded the Gerald S. Wong Award from Diabetes Canada for significant contributions to Diabetes. His clinical interests are varied, and include Diabetes, Obesity, Depression, ADHD, Insomnia, Thrombosis/Stroke, Lipids and Osteoporosis. He is also published in many of the previously mentioned areas in addition to others.

Dr. Habert is a national speaker in the multiple areas and actively participates on Scientific Committees involved in the creation of educational programs.

Dr. John Axler

Dr. John Axler

Specialty:

Primary Care

About The Speaker

John Axler MD, CCFP, FCFP is an Assistant Professor in the U of T Faculty of Medicine, Dep’t of Family and Community Medicine. His CME career began in the 1980’s when he organized “The Fundamentals “ at what was then known as the Toronto East General Hospital and has been actively involved in CME since then for over 40 years. He was the Director of Continuing Education Projects for U of T Faculty of Medicine, Dep’t of Family and Community Medicinefrom 2003 to 2011 and was then the Director of Continuing Education from 2011 to 2016. He was the Course Director for Saturday at the University and the Course Director for Pri-Med (formerly Primary Care Today) from it’s inauguration in 2003 until 2012. He currently is the co-director of CME AWAY® by Sea Courses and Director of Medical Affairs for the International Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. He is the 2009-2010 co-winner of the U of T faculty of Medicine Colin Woolf award for Long Term Contribution to Continuing Education and the 2011 co-winner of the DFCM award for ex-cellence in CME. He has helped develop over 300 certified CME programs, the Course Director of over 130 CME conferences , an invited speaker to over 100 CME programs and an author or co-author of over 100 published articles. He was in full time active family practice and on active staff at MGH from 1969 to 2012 and has since done locums at the Albany Clinic since 2012.

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 January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

Tucked away on its own private cove, this new resort sits on 50 lush acres, hugged by the Caribbean Sea and nestled within a mountain range and neighboring rainforest. It will undergo an extensive re-imagination and renovation for a complete transformation. We will couple that with the unmatched level of service that our resorts are known for. Best of all, it will be only a short drive from the newly constructed Argyle International Airport.

 

Additional Noteworthy Features

Saint Vincent is situated in a little known part of the Eastern Caribbean. It has long represented a picture of quintessential exoticism and laid-back Caribbean living, harkening back to the way the Caribbean was before it became developed. The peaceful azure waters, lagoons, untouched rainforests and stunning white sand beaches will have you packing your bags to leave the world behind.  

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / Details
January 13th Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
January 14th Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
January 15th Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 8:00am-12:15pm
January 16th Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 8:00am-12:00pm
January 17th Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
January 18th Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 8:00am-12:00pm
January 19th Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Sandals Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

There are no pre or post tours created for this itinerary. To build your own, or simply add hotel nights, please speak with your Advisor.
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