"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."

14-Night South Africa CME AWAY™ Cruise

Onboard the Oceania Nautica


Sailing January 5th, 2021 - January 19th, 2021

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Alain Brassard

Dr. Alain Brassard



About The Speaker

Dr. Brassard is a Dermatologist, graduating from McGill University in 1989. From 1994 until 2001 he was the Founder and Director of the Leg Ulcer Clinic in Sacre-Coeur Hospital in Montreal, which was at the time, the largest in Canada. From 2001 until 2007 he was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at McGill University Health Centre, where he was very involved in Resident teaching. From 1989 until 2007, Dr. Brassard maintained a private practice in Montreal and Laval Quebec. In 2007 Dr. Brassard became Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, and University of Alberta. He is currently the Dermatology Examination Past-Chair and Past- Chair of the Specialty Committee for the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, Board member of the Canadian HS Foundation, and Past-Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Dermatology (CDA). He is currently in California at the University of California, Davis as Health Sciences Professor, the Novy Professor of Dermatology and the Vice-Chair of Education at the UCD Department of Dermatology.Dr. Brassard has been intimately involved in a number of clinical research projects, grants and fellowships since 1991. He is a published author and co-author of numerous research papers included in peer reviewed Journals. He has been a member of many expert panels and his ability to transfer the knowledge to influence positive patient care is truly exceptional.

Dr. Alex Aspinall

Dr. Alex Aspinall


Gastroenterology & Hepatology

About The Speaker

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 Book Before April 1st, 2020 Book After April 1st, 2020
FP $1095 $1245
Specialist $1095 $1245
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $895 $1045

Venue Information

Additional Noteworthy Features

What's Included?

  • Roundtrip airfare included from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver & Ottawa international airports
  • In-port shuttle service
  • Specialty restaurants
  • Unlimited internet
  • Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water
  • Unlimited cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Room service menu 24 hours a day
  • Complimentary Fitness Classes by Canyon Ranch Spa
  • Taxes & fees
  • Prepaid gratuities
  • Receive $100 shipboard credit per stateroom

Plus Pick One OLife Choice Per Person!

  • 3 free shore excursions
  • Free house select beverage package (unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner)
  • $300 shipboard credit

Vegan Menu Onboard!

Vegans will love the options available to them on the Oceania Nautica! Vegan menus are available for all meals in the Grand Dining Room, and upon request in the Terrace Café. The extensive, delicious vegan options are provided on a separate menu and no pre-order is required. Click here to see the menu now.

Learn, Indulge & Relax

From reading comfortably in the library to sipping fine vintages at a wine tasting, a wonderful spectrum of enriching activities awaits you on board. Attend an engaging guest lecture in anticipation of your next destination or enjoy the upper deck as you improve your golf game on the putting green. Spend the afternoon with friends at a lively trivia contest or bridge tournament. Or simply lose yourself in deep relaxation with one of Canyon Ranch® Spa signature treatments.

Elegantly Charming

Sleek and elegantly charming, Nautica's decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships.

The Luxury of Space

The generous dimensions of our suites and staterooms afford the ultimate in luxury. Interiors are decorated with traditional hardwoods, rich fabrics, fine furnishings and original art. A fashionable color palette blends sea, sky and comforting earth tones to create a soothing environment. Plump the goose-down pillows of the Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive, and relax in bed while reading the latest bestseller. Stretch out on the plush couch and watch live news broadcasts or the latest Hollywood blockbuster on the flat-screen television. Relax on the private teak veranda, a feature of the vast majority of accommodations.

Culinary Masterpieces

Memorable dining begins with open-seating, as it allows you to dine when you are ready and with whomever you choose. Regardless of which of our restaurants you select, there are no dining surcharges. Enjoy Toscana’s authentic Italian dishes, Polo Grill’s steakhouse fare, Continental cuisine in the Grand Dining Room, and made-to-order American favorites in the Terrace Café. You may also indulge in delicate pastries and freshly made sandwiches along with illy® specialty coffees at Baristas.  

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
January 5th Cape Town, South Africa  5:00 PM
January 6th Cruising the Atlantic Ocean 8:00 AM—12:30 PM
January 7th Walvis Bay, Namibia 9:00 AM
January 8th Walvis Bay, Namibia 2:00 PM
January 9th Cruising the Atlantic Ocean 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
January 10th Cruising the Cape of Good Hope
January 11th Port Elizabeth, South Africa 9:00 AM  5:00 PM
January 12th Durban, South Africa  5:00 PM
January 13th Durban, South Africa 8:00 PM
January 14th Cruising the Indian Ocean 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
January 15th Maputo, Mozambique  7:00 AM  4:00 PM
January 16th Richards Bay, South Africa 9:00 AM  6:00 PM
January 17th Cruising the Indian Ocean 8:00 AM—12:15 PM
January 18th Mossel Bay, South Africa 8:00 AM  2:00 PM
January 19th Cape Town, South Africa 8:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Cape Town, South Africa ● It’s difficult to get lost in Cape Town because gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city as a reference. For breathtaking views, ride the cable car to the top, or explore this urbane city on foot. Visit the fascinating South African Museum and Planetarium and the culturally significant St. George’s Cathedral. Walvis Bay, Namibia ● Although rimmed by the inhospitable Namib Desert, Walvis Bay boasts a huge natural lagoon that attracts hundreds of thousands of birds, including flamingos, pelicans and migratory species. The desert's Dune 7 is the highest sand dune near town and offers a spectacular view. The wooden Rhenish Mission Church is also noteworthy. Port Elizabeth, South Africa ● South Africa's third largest port, Port Elizabeth is known as “The Friendly City.” A popular destination for water sports, Port Elizabeth offers spectacular beaches, historical attractions, the oldest bowling green in South Africa and beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. Bayworld features a fascinating cultural history museum, an oceanarium and a snake and dinosaur park. Durban, South Africa ● British colonial architecture prevails in Durban, yet natural beauty is what characterizes this charming city on the Indian Ocean. Its Golden Mile beach area attracts sunbathers, of course, but also shoppers and those who enjoy walking the promenade. The Juma Masjid deserves a visit, as it's the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere. Maputo, Mozambique ● Intent on recapturing its former glamour, Maputo once again attracts the rich and famous, whom you may see while sipping a cocktail at the extravagant Hotel Polana. Maputo's struggle for freedom from Portuguese colonialism is recounted in local museums. Richards Bay, South Africa ● Take an excursion to one of the nearby game reserves or simply gaze over the surrounding waters, where you might get a glimpse of dolphins, whales and kite-surfers. The best view is from the lookout point at Alkantstrand Beach. Richards Bay is a busy port and the myriad of specialized ships will intrigue marine buffs. Mossel Bay, South Africa ● With an average of 320 sunny days a year, Mossel Bay has the second mildest climate in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Enjoy walks along the beautiful beaches, horseback riding and whale and dolphin watching. Track big game on a thrilling safari or take a cruise to Seal Island, populated by over 2,500 Cape fur seals.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

There are no Sea Courses pre or post tours for this CME AWAY. Please click here to design your own!

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