"The goal of a CME AWAY™ conference by Sea Courses is to provide the very best opportunity for health care professionals to not only LEARN but to CONNECT with peers in a stimulating yet RELAXING environment."


Onboard the Silver Cloud


Sailing May 23rd, 2019 - June 4th, 2019

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Vincent Woo

Dr. Vincent Woo



About The Speaker

Dr. Vincent Woo obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba and his specialty training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of British Columbia. He is currently a member of the Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Manitoba. He is actively involved with the Canadian Diabetes Association where he is currently a past Chair of the Clinical and Scientific Section and served it’s the Board of Directors. Dr. Woo chaired the 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada and co-authored many of the chapters and chaired the Steering committee where all recommendations were approved. He currently is on the Executive and Steering committee for the 2013 and 2018 CDA guidelines and co-authored many chapters. He is also a member of the Canadian Hypertension Guidelines (CHEP), Review Committee for the 2013 Lipid Guidelines of Canada. He also co-authored the diabetes and driving guidelines in Canada. He was awarded the Gerald S. Wong Award in 2014 for dedication to diabetes service in Canada and the 2014 Best Banting award for dedicated service in diabetes for the Province of Manitoba. He is a principal investigator at the Diabetes Research Group at the John Buhler Research Centre and is involved in a large number of important clinical trials and holds a number of grants. He has published over a 100 articles and abstracts and is a reviewer and associate editor for many journals and other diabetes guidelines. He is actively involved in teaching and continuing medical education at all levels from medical students, residents and fellows as well as family physicians and endocrinologists. On a side note he completed a full ironman in August 2015

Dr. Phil Hardin

Dr. Phil Hardin



About The Speaker

Dr. Hardin received his MD at the University of Alberta in 1978, following which he did an internship and residency in Internal Medicine also at the University of Alberta. He initially opened practice in Calgary in 1983, and stayed there for 8 years, where his interest in diabetes grew to be an obsession. He co-founded the Intensive Insulin Program at the Calgary General Hospital. His interest in Macrovascular disease also grew and he was an active member of Northern and Southern Alberta Cardiac Rehabilitation programs from 1983 through 2004. In 1991, he came to Edmonton to be medical director of the Diabetes Education Centre at the Misericordia hospital, where he stayed for another 6 years, before forming his own West Edmonton Diabetes Centre. He is now a member of the Links clinic. He is a member of several organizations, including the Canadian Diabetes Association, The American Diabetes Association, and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and American Heart Association. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the division of endocrinology, University of Alberta. He is on several regional, national and international advisory boards. His main interest is diabetes as a risk factor for macrovascular disease.

CME Topics

Dr. Hardin
  • Glucose Control and Macrovascular Disease: Is There a Connection?
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Neuropathy
  • TZD’s
  • Early Aggressive Glucose Lowering Therapy
  • Lipids
Dr. Woo
  • Microvascular Complications of Diabetes
  • Adherence: The Biggest Bang for your Buck
  • Common Thyroid Disorders in the Office
  • Hypertension: What Goes Up Should Go Down
  • Obesity Obesity and Overweight: Just the Fa(c)ts
  • Cardiovascular Outcome Trials and Diabetes
Drs. Hardin & Woo
  • Doctors Lounge: Pros and Cons of Different Anti-Hyperglycemic Agents

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 Book Before August 23rd, 2018 Book After August 23rd, 2018
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

If, like the national poet of Scotland Robert Burns, your heart “lies in the highlands”, then the next 12-days will fill your soul with song. Wild moors and rugged coasts, mighty mountains and hauntingly beautiful landscapes are the backdrop for birders to spot a startling variety of seabirds. Complete the trip with castles and cathedrals plus one of the greatest train rides in the world.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas. Our intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore. And for those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea Expeditions can transport you to the further most boundaries of the planet. Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses. Dining When dining aboard Silversea ships, gastronomic excellence is a given, thanks to our partnership with the prestigious Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues. No matter where you dine, there will be great diversity and freshness in your selections. Dine amid sparkling crystal, silver and sweeping ocean views in our main dining room. Join friends or find a table for two, and enjoy Continental or regional specialities impeccably presented and graciously served. The Restaurant is an open-seating dining room, which means there are no assigned times, no assigned tables. You are free to arrive at your leisure and dine with whomever you choose. For a more casual dining experience, enjoy a meal at the Grill for soft breezes and ocean views, especially as the sun goes down. Cruise guests can gather at the outdoor bar and talk about the day’s events. Complimentary room service is also available for all guests. Enriching Experiences Imagine exploring the history and culture of captivating destinations before you ever step foot off your ship. Our knowledgeable team of onboard Destination Consultants is delighted to share their regional expertise to Silversea guests, with informal discussions throughout your voyage and commentaries from the bridge. Elevating your cruise travel adventure to more stimulating heights. Gain an insider’s perspective on your voyage’s destinations. From where to shop, to top-rated eateries, and the area’s must-see sights. Ensuring you will journey ashore like a true native. While on your luxury cruise, embark on a personal journey of wellness to complement your global adventures. Work out in the well-equipped Fitness Centre, take a class in circuit training or Pilates in the aerobics room, and let the sauna and steam rooms work their magic to soothe every muscle. Silversea offers seminars ranging from aromatherapy and nutrition to how to burn fat. A holistic approach to wellness fully integrates exercise, fitness and spa therapies with health lectures and nutritious dining to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, even while away from home. Inclusive Amenities for All Guests
  • Select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks
  • Butler service for all suites
  • Complimentary room service
  • Gratuities
  • Open-seating dining options
  • Complimentary WIFI

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
May 23rd Dublin, Ireland
May 24th Iona, UK/ Lunga, UK
May 25th Oban, Scotland/ Mallaig, UK 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 26th Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
May 27th St. Kilda, UK 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
May 28th Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
May 29th Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland/ Noss, Scotland
May 30th Aberdeen, UK 8:00 am - 10:00 am
May 31st Eyemouth, UK 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 1st Hull, England 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
June 2nd Ramsgate, UK
June 3rd London (Tower Bridge), UK
June 4th London (Tower Bridge), UK

Detailed Port Descriptions

Dublin, Ireland / Ask any Dubliner what's happening and you may hear echoes of one of W. B. Yeats's most-quoted lines: "All changed, changed utterly." No matter that the decade-long "Celtic Tiger" boom era has been quickly followed by the Great Recession—for visitors Dublin remains one of Western Europe's most popular and delightful urban destinations. Whether or not you're out to enjoy the old or new Dublin, you'll find it a colossally entertaining city, all the more astonishing considering its intimate size. Iona, UK / With a population of 120 residents, Iona is Located off the Southwest of Mull. The island is 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide but draws in thousands of visitors each year due to its natural beauty and historical interest. Saint Columba and his fellow monks landed here in 563. This beautiful stretch of coastline brings out the true beauty of Iona facing onto the Gulf Stream that gives the island its mild climate. Lunga, UK / The stunning Isle of Lunga is the largest island in the  Treshnish archipelago. With volcanic origin the isle was populated until the 19th Century, and remains of black houses can be seen around this magnificent coastal jewel. Abundant plant life and exotic birdlife are now the main inhabitants of the area. Fortunate visitors view the magnificent array of birds, especially the great puffins that breed on the islands plateau. One can sit within just a few feet away without disturbing the avian ambassador’s peace. Oban, Scotland / Oban, "little bay" in Gaelic, today has a resident population of 8,500 and is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands - the "Gateway to the Isles." The panoramic views of the mountains, lochs and islands which have captivated artists, authors, composers, and poets for centuries are as striking now as they were when Dunollie Castle, a ruined keep which has stood sentinel over the narrow entrance to the sheltered bay for around six hundred years, was the northern outpost of the Dalriadic Scots. Mallaig, UK / The thriving port of Mallaig is situated on the North West coast of Scotland. A vibrant fishing port, its remote location makes it a perfect getaway to this quiet area. Walks around the town present magnificent views over the picturesque harbour and across Loch Nevis to Knoydart. The well-known Jacobite steam train that was featured in the Harry Potter movies follows the wonderful road to the isles that ends at   Mallaig. Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland / The Isle of Skye ranks near the top of most visitors' priority lists: the romance of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, combined with the misty Cuillin Hills and their proximity to the mainland all contribute to its popularity. Today Skye remains mysterious and mountainous, an island of sunsets that linger brilliantly until late at night and of beautiful, soft mists. Much photographed are the really old crofts, one or two of which are still inhabited, with their thick stone walls and thatch roofs. St. Kilda, UK / St Kilda is a remarkable uninhabited archipelago some 40 nautical miles beyond the Outer Hebrides. The stunning cliffs and sea stacks are home to the most important seabird breeding colony in northwest Europe. St Kilda is one of the few places in the world to have received dual World Heritage status from UNESCO in recognition of its Natural Heritage and cultural significance. Village Bay on the island of Hirta once supported a population of over 200, but the last islanders left in the 1930s. Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland / In bustling Kirkwall, the main town on   Orkney, there's plenty to see in the narrow, winding streets extending from the   harbor. The cathedral and some museums are highlights. Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland / Founded by Dutch fishermen in the 17th century, Lerwick today is a busy town and administrative center. Handsome stone buildings—known as lodberries—line the harbor; they provided loading bays for goods, some of them illegal. The town's twisting flagstone lanes and harbor once heaved with activity, and Lerwick is still an active port today. This is also where most visitors to Shetland dock, spilling out of cruise ships, allowing passengers to walk around the town. Noss, Scotland / Exploring the sandstone cliff faces of the Isle of Noss will reveal ledges loaded with gannets, puffins, guillemots, shags, kittiwakes, Razorbills, fulmars and Great Skuas. The island was recognized as a National Nature Reserve in 1955, and has one of Europe’s largest and most diverse seabird colonies. Sheep have grazed the inland hillsides of Noss since the late 1800s and early 1900s when around twenty people lived on the island to manage the sheep farm. Along with the sheep, shaggy Shetland ponies graze the windblown slopes of Noss. Aberdeen, UK / With close to 220,000 inhabitants, Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city. Locally quarried grey granite was used during the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries for many of  Aberdeen's buildings, and hence the nicknames it has earned as the Granite City, or the Grey City. Aberdeen granite was also used to build the terraces of the Houses of Parliament and Waterloo Bridge in London. Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, Aberdeen has also been called the Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe. Eyemouth, UK / Scotland’s first port of call, Eyemouth is the largest town in Berwickshire and is located 5 miles north of the border with England. The small town has been a fishing port since the 13th Century and today the harbour is still active with its colourful fleet, the sights sounds and smells around the bustling harbour a constant reminder of the importance of fishing to this picturesque town. On the 14th October 1881 A devastating storm struck Eyemouth drowning 189 fishermen, the local museum now illustrates the town’s history including a 15ft tapestry exemplifying the disaster blow that occurred. Hull, England / Kingston upon Hull is the perfect starting point for an excursion to see York and York Minster. York was an important Roman city and part of the original city walls remain. After a short panoramic tour of York you will continue on to the celebrated York Minster, Northern Europe’s largest Cathedral. A guided tour will feature the highlights of the cathedral, including the famous 14th century stained glass. Ramsgate, UK / This must see historic port in Ramsgate has a bustling harbour that borders a yacht packed marina giving great views and attracting visitors all year round. In the early ages, Ramsgate was just a small fishing port but developed at the end of the 17th Century as the shipping trade started to show a great importance. London (Tower Bridge, UK) / London is an ancient city whose history greets you at every turn. If the city contained only its famous landmarks—the Tower of London or Big Ben—it would still rank as one of the world's top cities. But London is so much more. The foundations of London's character and tradition endure. The British bobby is alive and well. The tall, red, double-decker buses (in an updated model) still lumber from stop to stop. Then there's that greatest living link with the past—the Royal Family with all its attendant pageantry.

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