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Onboard the Celebrity Edge

GynecologyMedical I.TSports Medicine

Sailing May 25th, 2019 - June 5th, 2019

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Julia Alleyne

Dr. Julia Alleyne


Sports Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Julia Alleyne is a professor appointed at the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine and teaches in the undergraduate, post graduate and Master’s level programs. Her clinical work is based at Toronto Rehab where she is the Clinical Lead for Out-patient Services. In 2009, she completed her Master’s with a focus in Health Professions Education. Since that time, she has been active as an educational curriculum consultant including the clinical lead for Ontario’s Low Back Pain Strategy and program designer for the MSK Initiative in British Columbia. In 2013, she was appointed as the first Family Physician to be chair of Bone and Joint Canada. She was the Clinical Lead on the development of the CORE Back Tool, CORE Neck Tool and the OA Tool (Osteoarthritis). She has a long history as a Sport Medicine Physician including being selected to 5 Canadian Olympic Teams and was the Chief Medical Officer for the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games. She was honoured by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity as a recipient of the 2003 and 2015 Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity Award. She enjoys cruising and finds that through her teaching, she continues to learn a lot!

Dr. Robert Reid

Dr. Robert Reid


Women's Health

About The Speaker

Dr. Reid is Adjunct, Professor of OB/GYN in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Queen’s University. He is currently co-chair of the Contraception Advice, Research, and Education [C.A.R.E.] fellowship program in Contraception and Family Planning at Queen’s University. Following OB/GYN residency at Queen’s University Dr Reid did a two year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of California San Diego. He joined the faculty of the Department of OB/GYN at Queen’s University in 1981. Dr. Reid has been active in clinical research with over 250 peer reviewed publications, invited reviews, and book chapters in the areas of reproductive neuroendocrinology, menopause, contraception, menstrual related mood disorders and medical education. From 1991 until 2016 Dr. Reid taught a national ‘Introduction to Research’ course for residents and junior faculty in OB/GYN on behalf of the Association of Professors of OB/GYN of Canada (APOG). Dr. Reid is a Past President of both the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC). In 1988 on behalf of SOGC and CFAS, Dr. Reid chaired the first Canadian report entitled “Ethical Considerations of the New Reproductive Technologies”. In 2005-2006 Dr. Reid chaired a national ‘Reproductive Aging’ CHE program on behalf of CFAS. From 2000-2004 he chaired the SOGC’s Contraception Awareness Program on sexual and reproductive health. The website for this program in 2005 received a prestigious World Summit Award from the United Nations for being one of the Top 5 e-health websites in the world. He is author of the 2010 ACOG guideline on ‘Non-contraceptive uses of hormonal contraceptives’. Dr Reid has co-chaired the development of SOGC guidelines on “Menopause and Osteoporosis” in 2009 and 2014 and has been a contributor to guidelines on this subject from the North American Menopause Society in 2007, 2010 and 2016. Dr Reid has been on the organizing committee for three separate FIGO World Congresses and currently is a member of the scientific program committee for the World Menopause Conference slated for Vancouver in June 2018. He has been a consultant to NASA on menstrual management during prolonged space flight (2004) and has been a contributor to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on the subject of the effects of reproductive hormones on athletic performance (2008). Dr Reid’s long standing commitment to women’s health and the national organizations responsible for education and clinical care in this field has been recognized through several awards including the President’s Awards of SOGC (2003 and 2014) and the President’s Award of APOG (2006 and 2008) and the CFAS Award of Excellence (2005) and Honorary membership “ad eundem’ in the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the United Kingdom (2013).

Joel Alleyne

Joel Alleyne


Medical I.T

About The Speaker

Joel has over thirty years of experience in management and healthcare consulting and is a health informatics specialist. He is a researcher in inter-professional care and has experience across North America and in Europe. He has participated in several projects with physicians in solo or group practices.

CME Topics

Dr. Alleyne
  • Imaging & MSK: Effective and Appropriate Choices
  • Spine Tools: Approach to Neck and Back Pain
  • The OA Tool: Arthritis Has Moved to Prime Time
  • Shouldering the Pain: A New Approach to the Complex Joint
  • Current Guidelines in Concussion Care: Do I Still Prescribe a Dark
  • Preventative Strategies: Do They Reduce Sport Injuries?
  • Exercise Prescription Through the Lifecycle
  • Mental Health and Exercise: More Than a Runner’s High!
 Mr. Alleyne
  • Electronic Health (eHealth) and Mobile Health (mHealth) – Promise or Peril? Where to From Here?
Dr. Reid
  • Physiology of Menstruation: Normal & Abnormal Bleeding
  • Amenorrhea: When and How to Treat
  • Hirsutism and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Infertility in the Era of Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Contraception: “One Size Does Not Fit All”
  • Menopause
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMS)
  • Scuba Diving and Pregnancy
  • Risk Communication in Reproductive Medicine

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 30th, 2018 Book After August 30th, 2018
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

Sail through history on this Rome roundtrip voyage. Beautiful beaches, ancient ruins and stunning sunsets await!

Additional Noteworthy Features

All staterooms include:
  • Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1
  • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
  • Ice service on request
  • 24 hour room service
  • Robe
  • Complimentary tote bag
  • Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
  • Water/wine glasses
  • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% cotton linens
  • Hair dryer
  • Private mini-bar*
  • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
  • Private safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets
For modern adventurers, travel isn’t a spectator sport. It’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. Celebrity Cruises knows this. After all, we set the standard for modern luxury travel. And now we’ve made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board. From its unique outward-facing design to the industry-first Magic Carpet that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level, Celebrity Edge breaks from traditional ship design. Here, predictability and convention are stripped away, returning luxury sea travel to its very essence: simple, beautiful, imaginative encounters that leave you relaxed, refreshed, and inspired by the world around you. Revolutionary in its vision, the Resort Deck is encompassed by an outward-facing asymmetrical pool deck with a poolside gallery full of over sized art installations, two-story martini hot tubs, and high-ceilinged private cabanas that overlook the ocean. There’s also the Rooftop Garden, an urban playscape where you can catch a movie, have a picnic, or dance among the stars. Fly high in the sky on the Magic Carpet, cantilevered over the ocean and connecting you to destinations in a new immersive way. Find an intimate space at the reimagined, adults-only Solarium. Or go for a run on the jogging track that spans two decks and winds up, down, and around the Rooftop Garden and terraced pool deck. The Magic Carpet is designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances, so it truly is a destination itself on Celebrity Edge. But depending on the positioning, its mood and function changes—providing exciting new venues, incredible visual perspectives, and a distinct experience on every deck it visits. At the center of this space (but not the center of attention) is a 25-yard lap pool, the largest in our fleet, featuring in-pool loungers. Positioned magnificently above the Pool Bar is an oversized and ever-changing mirror installation. Along with unique tree sculptures that add an air of whimsy, it’s part of a remarkable poolside gallery that sets this space apart from any other at sea. Another attention-grabbing addition to the pool deck—and another first for Celebrity—are two striking, two-story martini hot tubs, that take unwinding at sea to new heights. Just off the pool deck are the outward-facing, private cabanas. Spacious (165 square feet) and airy (more than 18 feet high), these luxurious coves invite you to climb in and get lost in the plush seating and incredible views of the sea. At night, ambient lighting turns the cabanas into intimate spaces perfect for enjoying cocktails and the moonlight glimmering off the ocean. On Celebrity Edge, the Rooftop Garden is full of unexpected pleasures day and night. Find a cozy chair, sink in, and get lost in a good book. Sip a refreshing cocktail as you gaze out over the open ocean. Satisfy your cravings with gourmet burgers, brisket, and BBQ at the Rooftop Garden Grill. Drift away to the rhythm of live musical performances coming down to you from treetop sculptures. Get caught up in a friendly game of giant chess with fellow vacationers. Catch a movie at A Taste of Film for an interactive fusion of food and film. Dance the night away as a live band plays your favorite songs. Or just lie back on a comfy lounger and gaze up at the sea of stars above you as you glide over the sea below. Your imagination is your guide in this fantastic garden escape designed to awaken the inner child in all of us.  

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
May 25th Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5:00 pm
May 26th Catania, Sicily 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 am - 11:30 am
May 27th Valletta, Malta 8:00 am
May 28th At Sea 8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 29th Santorini, Greece 7:00 am 7:00 pm
May 30th Athens (Piraeus), Greece 6:00 am 6:00 pm 7:30 am - 8:30 am
May 31st Mykonos, Greece 7:00 am 7:00 pm 7:30 am - 8:30 am
June 1st Nauplion, Greece 7:00 am 7:00 pm
June 2nd Katakolon, Greece 9:00 am 7:00 pm 8:00 am - 9:00 am
June 3rd At Sea 8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 4th Naples, Italy 7:00 am 6:30 pm
June 5th Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5:00 am

Detailed Port Descriptions

Rome, Italy / Civitavecchia was settled in 108 A.D. by the Emperor Trajan and has since served faithfully as a gateway to the capital of the Empire - Rome. Once the center of the Ancient World from which emperors ruled over nearly all of western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Stroll the ancient halls of the Colosseum or gaze upon the ceilings of the Sistine Chapel. Catania, Sicily / Located on the east coast of Sicily, Catania is situated at the foot of the largest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Elegant, modern, and an important hub in Europe’s tech industry, Catania is also rich with baroque architecture, medieval castles, Roman era theatres, and a flourishing cultural and artistic center. The first university in Sicily was opened here in 1434. The Ursino castle built in the 13th Century is now a museum. The Piazza del Duomo, at the heart of Catania, is home to the city’s symbolic Fountain of the Elephant, constructed in 1736 from lava and an ancient Egyptian obelisk. Valetta, Malta / In addition to a number of significant works of art, this town is known for the many fortifications built by the Knights of Malta, who for years helped care for European pilgrims and crusaders en route to and from the Holy Land. Santorini, Greece / Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that    include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo. Athens, Greece / Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena. Mykonos, Greece / Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It's also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches. Naupilon, Greece / Just two hours outside of Athens, this historic seaport town offers a quaint, island-like feel while still being on the mainland. Situated on the northern end of the Argolic Gulf, most of the old town is on a peninsula that juts into the gulf. The town offers beaching, shopping, dining, and so much more, and you’ll feel the warmth of the people who live there everywhere you go. In Nauplion, we’ve designed some incredible shore excursions for you to choose from. Set off on our Ancient Mycenae excursion that will transport you back in time as you explore the ruins of Mycenae—a UNESCO World Heritage site. Or journey to the Turkish and Venetian fortification, the Palamidi Fortess, and marvel at breathtaking, panoramic views of Nauplion and the sea beyond. Katakolon, Greece / This small port on the Ionian coast is your gateway to ancient Olympia, the home of the original Olympic Games. Olympia has preserved both athletic and mythological monuments, many dating back to 776 BC. Most intriguing is the stadium, which is still standing, and the gymnasium. The museum also offers a peek at fabulous Greek sculptures. Naples, Italy / Framed by Mount Vesuvius along a dramatic skyline, the 2,800 year-old port city of Naples is chock full of historical sites, churches, and museums that make it an incredible place for you to explore. And in the region where pizza was first invented, you know the food is going to be incredible. Just 35 miles down the coast, Salerno offers you a rich history but also boasts a marvelous collection of parks, natural wonders, and unique vantage points to take in the beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Two cities. One incredible stretch of Italian coastline.

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