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Southern Caribbean & Panama – March 17-28, 2025

On Board Celebrity Beyond

Topics: DentistryForensic DentistryMedical Record KeepingMental HealthOral Cancer

Departing March 17th, 2025 - March 28th, 2025

11 Nights – 6 Ports – 5 At Sea Days

 

 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida –

– Cartagena, Columbia –

– Colon, Panama –

– Kralendijk, Bonaire –

– Oranjestad, Aruba –

– George Town, Grand Cayman –

 

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Faculty & Conference Details

Dr. David Clark

Dr. David Clark

Specialty:

Dentist

About The Speaker

Dr. Clark is the former Clinic Director of Dental Services at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, Ontario.  He is currently an Instructor in Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He is also a part-time clinical instructor in the Dental Hygiene Program at Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario.

He obtained his DDS at the University of Toronto in 1976 and his MSc. in Oral Pathology in 1986. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and Academy of Dentistry International. He received the Award of Distinction from the Academy of Dentistry International in 2015 for his dedication and contributions to the field of Continuing Dental Education. He received the Award of Merit from the Ontario Dental Association in 2016.

His hospital-based practice was devoted to the general dental care of individuals undergoing primary care for various forms of psychiatric illness often co-existing with other medically compromising conditions.

Dr. Frank Stechey

Dr. Frank Stechey

Specialty:

Dentist

About The Speaker

Dr. Frank Stechey, after 30 years in practice, retired becoming a clinical restorative and oral diagnosis treatment coordinator with University of Toronto and George Brown College’s dental faculties, plus an examiner & invigilator for foreign-trained dentists seeking Canadian licensure, a Council member and past president with Ontario’s Regulator, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) and an international speaker for intra-professional law enforcement and health care agencies & associations.

With interests in both ‘forensic’ and ‘sports’ dentistry, he recognized differences in patterned injuries between accidental & non-accidental trauma on patients/clients of all ages, becoming a Court expert witness for both civil and criminal cases of: homicides, product liability, human trafficking, intimate partner/spousal & domestic violence, especially senior and child abuse.

A consultant for many hospital emergency rooms, Children’s Aid Societies, retirement homes assisting multi-disciplinary municipal, provincial / state & federal / international law enforcement colleges & social services in dentistry’s role in abuse recognition he is recognized as a Fellow in eight international organizations including the International College of Dentists, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences & Academy for Sports Dentistry. His passion is to assist and educate other multi-disciplinary health care & law enforcement professionals on dentistry’s mandated & investigative roles in ‘forensics,’ especially on abusive pattern recognition to help prevent abuse / violence within every community.

CME Topics

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to an 11-Night CME Cruise in the Southern Caribbean, from March 17 – 28, 2025. Dr. Frank Stechey is a general dentist and clinical restorative instructor at Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry & George Brown College. With interests in both ‘forensic’ & ‘sports’ dentistry for over 40 years, Dr. Stechey has dealt with cases of product liability, victim (child, spousal, domestic violence, senior, human trafficking) abuse, mass disaster training & response, homicides, victim identification and helped establish a multi-disciplinary medical-dental-law enforcement clinic at Hamilton’s Children’s Aid Society to deal with abused children and was its first Dental Director. Dr. David Clark is the former Clinic Director of Dental Services at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, Ontario. He is currently an Instructor in Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Dr. Clark received the Award of Distinction from the Academy of Dentistry International in 2015 for his dedication and contributions to the field of Continuing Dental Education. His hospital-based practice was devoted to the general dental care of individuals undergoing primary care for various forms of psychiatric illness often co-existing with other medically compromising conditions. Dr. Stechey and Dr. Clark have developed an educational program that will be of interest to family physicians, dentists, specialists, and allied health professionals. Their programs are evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged. Dr. Stechey’s presentations will include a Team Approach to Treating Medical and Dental Conditions, Medical/Dental Record Keeping and Forensic Dentistry. Dr. Clark’s presentations will include Oral Cancer, Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, and Psychiatric Illness in Dentistry. Drs. Stechey and Clark looking forward welcoming you on this Cruise.

Dr. Clark-

  • Oral Cancer: Why is a diagnosis still often too late?
  • Clinical Oral Pathology: Lumps and Bumps
  • “Stick out your tongue please”: Health secrets that can be revealed
  • Psychiatric Illness and Dentistry: Challenges to Patient Care
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Why is my patient never satisfied?
  • Oropharyngeal carcinoma and HPV: A new reality
  • MRONJ – Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws

Dr. Stechey

  • Today’s #Tag world demands dental health care professionals (DHCPs) understand their unique role in diagnosing suspicious abusive traumatic often not taught by educational institutions
  • Educating Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) community services on Health Care Professional (HCP’s) unique roles abuse & domestic violence injury investigations to reduce victim statistics
  • Awareness that Patient/Client (P/C) records are routinely updated with mandated municipal, provincial / state & federal Laws, Acts, Warrants & Bills that all HCPs must abide by fully or risk “professional misconduct”, discipline and/or suspensions
  • Dental health care professionals (DHCPs) are critical team partners most often missed by MDTs in patient & community health care investigations
  • Routine medical history (MH) guidelines may miss 89% of common abusive signs & symptoms that are easily viewable at every appointment but often not recognized & documented
  • Use of 4 simple “Yes” and “No” questions to document critical ‘silent’ social & health care histories
  • Review of accidental (non-criminal) and non-accidental (criminal) “patterned” injuries in trauma cases seen on patients / clients of all ages

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

Southern Caribbean & Panama – March 17-28, 2025

On Board Celebrity Beyond

Sailing March 17th, 2025 - March 28th, 2025

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. David Clark

Dr. David Clark

Specialty:

Dentist

About The Speaker

Dr. Clark is the former Clinic Director of Dental Services at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, Ontario.  He is currently an Instructor in Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He is also a part-time clinical instructor in the Dental Hygiene Program at Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario.

He obtained his DDS at the University of Toronto in 1976 and his MSc. in Oral Pathology in 1986. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and Academy of Dentistry International. He received the Award of Distinction from the Academy of Dentistry International in 2015 for his dedication and contributions to the field of Continuing Dental Education. He received the Award of Merit from the Ontario Dental Association in 2016.

His hospital-based practice was devoted to the general dental care of individuals undergoing primary care for various forms of psychiatric illness often co-existing with other medically compromising conditions.

Dr. Frank Stechey

Dr. Frank Stechey

Specialty:

Dentist

About The Speaker

Dr. Frank Stechey, after 30 years in practice, retired becoming a clinical restorative and oral diagnosis treatment coordinator with University of Toronto and George Brown College’s dental faculties, plus an examiner & invigilator for foreign-trained dentists seeking Canadian licensure, a Council member and past president with Ontario’s Regulator, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) and an international speaker for intra-professional law enforcement and health care agencies & associations.

With interests in both ‘forensic’ and ‘sports’ dentistry, he recognized differences in patterned injuries between accidental & non-accidental trauma on patients/clients of all ages, becoming a Court expert witness for both civil and criminal cases of: homicides, product liability, human trafficking, intimate partner/spousal & domestic violence, especially senior and child abuse.

A consultant for many hospital emergency rooms, Children’s Aid Societies, retirement homes assisting multi-disciplinary municipal, provincial / state & federal / international law enforcement colleges & social services in dentistry’s role in abuse recognition he is recognized as a Fellow in eight international organizations including the International College of Dentists, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences & Academy for Sports Dentistry. His passion is to assist and educate other multi-disciplinary health care & law enforcement professionals on dentistry’s mandated & investigative roles in ‘forensics,’ especially on abusive pattern recognition to help prevent abuse / violence within every community.

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 – 6 Ports – 5 At Sea Days

 

 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida –

– Cartagena, Columbia –

– Colon, Panama –

– Kralendijk, Bonaire –

– Oranjestad, Aruba –

– George Town, Grand Cayman –

 

Additional Noteworthy Features

Celebrity Beyond

The third ship in the revolutionary Edge® Series, Celebrity BeyondSM takes the innovative outward-facing design further than ever, creating an even closer connection between you, the sea, and every exciting place on the horizon. Soak up the sun, salt breezes, and stunning scenery in newly expanded open-air spaces. Savor fine dining that rivals anything you’d find on land. And discover even more ways to relax and renew. To ensure Celebrity BeyondSM would live up to its name, Celebrity not only reunited the dream team of architects and designers who first envisioned our Edge Series, but expanded their roles—and their designs will expand the way travel inspires you. The length of the ship is stretched to create more even more room for incredible outdoor spaces, like the new two-story Sunset Bar imagined by world-famous designer Nate Berkus and a redesigned Rooftop Garden by the visionary Kelly Hoppen, CBE, that brings you closer than ever to the water’s edge—both in collaboration with celebrated architect Tom Wright of WKK. Kelly also took The Retreat Sundeck to a luxurious new level in more ways than one. Introducing even more delicious culinary experiences to the already unrivaled collection, including a new restaurant by the world-renowned chef, Daniel Boulud. All this is just the beginning of how Celebrity BeyondSM will redefine the art of luxury travel again, like each of the Edge Series ships has done before.  

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / Details
March 17th Fort Lauderdale Welcome Reception
March 18th At Sea 8:00am-12:15pm
March 19th At Sea 8:00am-12:00pm
March 20th Cartagena, Colombia 7:00am 3:00pm
March 21st Panama Canal ( Cruising ) 6:00am 3:00pm
Colon, Panama 5:00pm 9:00pm
March 22nd At Sea 8:00am-12:00pm
March 23rd Kralendijk, Bonaire 12:30pm 8:00pm
March 24th Oranjestad, Aruba 8:00am 6:00pm
March 25th At Sea
March 26th George Town, Grand Cayman 9:30am 6:00pm
March 27th At Sea 8:00am-10:15am
March 28th Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00am

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 | March 17, 2025 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Stroll the famous beachfront promenade, just 15 minutes from the port, and plunge into the warm Atlantic. Head downtown to Las Olas Boulevard, paralleling New River, to sip lattes in outdoor cafés, shop chic boutiques, and catch concerts at the performing arts center. Stop at Stranahan House, the city's oldest structure, built in 1901 as a trading post and preserved as a museum, or explore a whole village of historic buildings at History Fort Lauderdale. Join a Segway tour along the river or a waterborne cruise of Millionaire's Row. During your cruise to Fort Lauderdale, head out to the Everglades and enjoy Flamingo Gardens, home to pink flamingos, snarling alligators, black bears, and Florida panthers—plus exotic trees, butterfly gardens, and native flowers. You'll find great shopping on Fort Lauderdale cruises. Look for high fashion at Galleria Fort Lauderdale, north of the port and blocks from the ocean. Head west to Sawgrass Mills for 350 designer outlets, specialty shops, and eateries. Spend a relaxing day in downtown Hollywood, south of the port, for quaint shops, sidewalk cafés, and events in the park.  

Days 2&3 | March 18-19, 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 4 | March 20, 2025 | Cartagena, Colombia

Cobbled streets, balconies with blooming bougainvillea, and pastel plazas make Cartagena one of Latin America's most photogenic cities. But it's not just another pretty seaport. Founded in 1533, this Spanish-Colonial city is steeped in history. Its location made it a popular port for plunderers and pirates. Today thrill-seekers will find a perfect mix of old and new with a twist of island attitude.  

Day 5 | March 21, 2025 | Panama Canal (cruising) | Colon, Panama

The canal is a marvel of engineering, but the area is also a sanctuary for sloths, eagles, ocelots and toucans, thanks to a lush rainforest environment and tropical temperatures. As the worlds’ second largest duty-free port, Colón offers abundant shopping. It also represents the gateway to numerous sites of ecological interest, including Chagres National Park, a 3,000,000-acre rainforest preserve, and the Gamboa Rainforest Preserve, which lies within Soberania National Park.  

Day 6 | March 22, 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 7 | March 23, 2025 | Kralendijk, Bonaire

Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving, the lively world under the sea is the allure of this laidback island. The island is surrounded by a marine park that starts at the beach and extends 200 feet in depth and covers its entire coastline. Cruises to Bonaire also offer such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean. Head downtown to the Rincon section for a great selection of restaurants with menus offering authentic local fare, like the Dutch snack, Frikandel, a deep-fried sausage or the Creole gumbo stew called Yambo.  

Day 8 | March 24, 2025 | Oranjestad, Aruba

The capital of Aruba is made for walking. Browse the candy-colored townhouses, architectural details, and open-air patios that define this charming Dutch community. Gentle trade winds tame the Caribbean sun, shoo the infrequent rain, and maintain the perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding. When it’s beach time, dig your toes into the soft white sand and soak your skin in the warm Caribbean water. After lounging awhile, find spas, restaurants, and bars just steps away. Divers and snorkelers flock to cruise to Aruba for its vibrant coral reefs, neon tropical fish, and eerie old shipwrecks. With just a mask and snorkel, you can watch the fish dart in and out of Antilla, a major wreck. Board a catamaran for a peaceful day of sailing and snorkeling, recharging with a barbecue lunch at Pelican Pier on Palm Beach. Or, venture to De Palm Island for water sliding and banana boat riding. When it’s time to shop, browse Aruba’s boutiques and find the leading designers at Renaissance Mall. Uncover local crafts in the marketplace nearby. Both are close to the port. Aruba serves French fare with a Caribbean twist. Find everything from haute cuisine to casual food. Maybe even discover an ostrich burger on the menu. Of course, the fish doesn’t get any fresher.

Day 9 | March 25, 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 10 | March 26, 2025 | George Town, Grand Cayman

No destination blends global finance with the Caribbean lifestyle quite like the Cayman Islands. This upscale destination offers world-class restaurants, designer boutiques, and duty-free shopping, plus white sand beaches, brilliant blue waters, and teeming coral reefs. Enjoy postcard views of George Town, Seven Mile Beach, and West Bay from the custom-designed Cayman Explorer. You can step down easily into shallow waters to interact with the welcoming stingrays. Launch your snorkeling adventure from a luxurious catamaran. Swim right through the World War II naval vessel USS Kittiwake, now a shallow artificial reef. Finish with leisurely sunbathing and cool cocktails. Swim with the denizens of Stingray City in the crystalline waters of Coral Reef Gardens. After snorkeling with the graceful rays, recharge with an island barbecue on Seven Mile Beach.  You'll shop till you drop in the duty-free boutiques of George Town. Find gifts for everyone—including yourself—like china, crystal, jewelry, antiques, and resort wear by renowned designers. Conch shells were the homes of tasty mollusks. Try Cayman conch in salads, chowders, and fritters. Cruises to Grand Cayman Islands are not complete without a sample of the rich Caribbean curries, and don't miss the fresh produce: coconut, cassava, and plantains. For dessert, have some rum cake.

Day 11 | March 27, 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 12 | March 28, 2025 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Today you disembark Celebrity Beyond with amazing memories from your Southern Caribbean & Panama cruise.  

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