"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."


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Chronic Disease ManagementEmergency Medicine

From February 28th, 2020 - March 9th, 2020

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Mitchell Shulman

Dr. Mitchell Shulman


Emergency Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Mitch Shulman (or Dr Mitch as he’s known to his many fans on radio, TV and print) has always loved teaching and been actively involved in teaching medical students (he’s an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill), residents (he’s an attending physician in the emergencies at the 2 campuses of the McGill University Health Center) and his peers. He teaches regularly at McGill’s Thursday evening lecture series and its lunchtime webinars and yearly at the McGill Refresher Course for Family Physicians and many other professional meetings. He is also actively engaged in educating the public. He appears daily on Bell Media Radio, monthly on Global TV Montreal’s This Morning and has a regular column in the largest English language weekly in Quebec, The Suburban. He volunteers his time speaking at many charitable events throughout the year. After completing his undergraduate training at Harvard, he came back home to Montreal to attend McGill Medical School and then do a residency in Emergency Medicine (where he was Chief Resident). He was among the first Royal College certified Emergency Medicine specialists (1983) and served as an examiner for the Royal College for many years. He was acting Director of the Emergency Department and served as its Research Director. He’s been a community doc and an occupational health physician. Currently, as well as his emergency department clinical responsibilities, he also serves as a medical scientist on an ethics review committee and works at the McGill Student Health Center. His commitment to his community runs deep. He was its Medical Director responsible for First Response and coached hockey to the Junior level. He stiff refs local ice hockey and plays. His philosophy on teaching has always been that we all have valuable knowledge to share and so he sincerely looks forward to hearing your own experiences as we share the learning at Sea Courses.

Dr. Lydia Hatcher

Dr. Lydia Hatcher


Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Hatcher graduated with her MD in 1982 from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1984, she received certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada(CFPC) and in 1994, was certified with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. In 1998, she received the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s annual Mental Health Awareness Award. In 2001, the College of Family Physicians of Canada awarded her a fellowship. She has been doing pain management for over 25 years. Her focus is on a bio-psycho-social approach to pain management. She does a significant amount of teaching in chronic pain across the country and is a physician assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of both Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador. She chairs a subcommittee for the National Opioid Use Guideline Group. She is a member of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management and the Canadian Pain Society. She is a committee member of the CFPC community of practice in chronic pain. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University and Chief of Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario.

CME Topics

Dr. Hatcher
  • Skills To Improve Communication & Outcomes
  • Choosing Wisely – Do You Or Don’t You?
  • Diabetes Debate – Is New Better? What Medication After Metformin To Control Blood Sugar
  • Managing Sleep Disorders: Insomnia To Narcolepsy
  • Non-Pharmacologic Approaches To Chronic Pain
  • Applying The Guidelines For Safe And Effective Use Of Opioids For Acute And Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Into Your Practice
  • What Is Medical Cannabis And Should I Consider It For My Patients
  • Depression, Anxiety, Panic, And PTSD – What To Do!!
  • Health Care Management In The Elderly Patient
  Dr. Shulman
  • Basic & Advanced Cardiac Life Support—Latest Updates:  What Do They Mean For Me and My Patients?
  • Concussion: It’s Not Just About Athletes
  • Office Emergencies: You And Your Staff Are At Risk! Do You Know What To Do?
  • Effective Speaking: How To Present In Front of Any Group, Large or Small
  • ENT Emergencies: From Nose Bleeds To Orbital Cellulitis: What You Need to Know to Handle Common and Uncommon ENT Emergencies
  • Emergency Procedures For Non-Emergency Docs: Tricks to Manage the Airway and Access the Circulation When your Patient is Crashing
  • Red Flags: Uncommon Diseases Masquerading as Common Ones. Things You Must Not Miss

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 May 30th, 2019 Book After May 30th, 2019
FP $1095 $1245
Specialist $1095 $1245
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $895 $1045

Venue Information

South Africa is the ideal destination for those seeking to combine a Big Five safari with the opportunity to experience cosmopolitan cities, richly diverse cultures, excellent wine and food and stunning scenery. South Africa is a land of contrasts blending traditional ‘African ways’ with those that are more current and European. South Africa has been called “A world in one country” and for good reason – it truly offers the ideal destination for those seeking variety in their journey to Africa.

Additional Noteworthy Features

What's Included?

  • South Africa domestic flights: Cape Town/Hoedspruit/Johannesburg
  • All services and transfers as specified
  • Transportation in luxury vehicles
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified - including one three-course dinner at Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa excluding gratuity and beverages
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary led by English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated
  • Game viewing as arranged by Kapama
  • The services of rangers, trackers and guides throughout
  • Lion World Travel Representative VIP Platinum Meet and Greet upon arrival in Cape Town
  • Gratuities for: airport porters, hotel porters, local Cape Town guides, local Cape Town drivers, safari guides at Kapama, lodge staff at Kapama

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
February 28th Cape Town Arrival
February 29th Cape Town 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
March 1st Cape Town
March 2nd Cape Town 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
March 3rd Cape Town
March 4th Cape Winelands
March 5th Cape Winelands 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
March 6th Kapama Private Game Reserve
March 7th Kapama Private Game Reserve 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
March 8th Kapama Private Game Reserve 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
March 9th Depart Hoedspruit for Johannesburg for Onward Connections Departure
Day 1 / On arrival at Cape Town International Airport guests will receive Platinum VIP meet and greet service from a Lion World Travel representative before being transferred to the hotel. The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is situated on Cape Town’s most scenic route. Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa    Day 2 / This morning, attend the opening conference sessions. The afternoon is at leisure. Start your evening with an interactive Djembe drumming session which will get you in tune with our African rhythms and songs for the rest of the night. The vibrant playing of the drums will ensure an energized start to your evening.  Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (B, D)   Day 3 / After breakfast enjoy a private full day Cape Peninsula tour with sundowners on Table Mountain. Sit back and relax, as you’re driven along the exquisite stretch of coastline, known as Millionaire’s Paradise, towards the charming working harbour of Hout Bay where you can embark on an up-closeand-personal Seal Island cruise.  The rest of your day will include winding your way along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, visiting the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park, visiting the African penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach, and much more! Round off the perfect meal with dessert served on the spectacular terrace overlooking the ocean. Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (B, D)   Day 4 / This morning take the ferry from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to Robben Island for a moving half day experience to see where Nelson Mandela spent many years imprisoned. ! Attend an afternoon conference session at the hotel. This evening dinner will be at the Bilboa Restaurant (transfers included). The only distraction from the wonderful contemporary Mediterranean seafood-inspired menu are the views across the Atlantic Ocean. Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (B, D)   Day 5 / Attend a morning conference session. This afternoon you will be taken on a Township tour and a visit to the Amy Biehl Foundation. After a visit to the District Six Museum, the tour continues on to Langa, where you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with local residents. Strolling through Langa Township, pop in to a local market, an Arts & Crafts center and experience the warm hospitality at a local Bed & Breakfast as well as a crèche that provides local children with a haven and fun environment. . After your township tour, enjoy an included dinner at one of the many outstanding restaurants in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (B, D)   Day 6 / It is time to say goodbye to beautiful Cape Town as you are transferred by road from your hotel in Cape Town to Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa in the picturesque Cape Winelands region. Set out for lunch at lunch at Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine before your afternoon Winelands tour. Savour the area’s historical charm, culture and architectural heritage. Apart from the fine wine estates, you may discover a variety of local cheeses, olives and olive oil. And of course, you will be able to purchase your favourite wine to take back home! Accommodation: Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa (B, L, D)   Day 7 / Attend a morning conference session. This afternoon enjoy another Winelands tour in the magnificent winelands region with its classic Cape-Dutch homesteads, scenic mountainous vistas, picturesque towns and fine restaurants. Franschhoek is surrounded by stunning wine estates. . Of course, you will have a chance to taste the wine, and no doubt, you will leave with a favourite bottle or two under your arm. This evening dinner is at restaurants in the village of Franschhoek. Accommodation: Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa (B, D)   Day 8 / It is time to say goodbye to the beautiful Winelands region as you are transferred to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit to begin your safari experience. The 5-star Kapama River Lodge is stylishly furnished and beautifully positioned along a dry riverbed. The ambience of nature is captured perfectly and guests fall in love with River Lodge the moment they arrive. The 5-star Southern Camp is situated in the south of Kapama Private Game Reserve, a Big Five game reserve located adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Illuminated by firelight and starry skies, diners will enjoy diverse and tasteful cuisine conjured by chefs right before them. Open fires are often used for cooking too, in true African style. Set off on your first open vehicle game drive this afternoon – sure to be an exciting experience!  Remember to take: A light sweater, insect repellent, your camera and binoculars! Enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight. Accommodation:  Kapama Southern Camp & River Lodge (B, L, D)   Day 9 / Enjoy an early morning game drive and one in the late afternoon, accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker. You can expect to encounter a diverse range of animals including zebra, giraffe, many types of antelope, and around 350 bird species on game drives. Since this is a ‘Big Five’ reserve, seeing Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard is possible. There will be a wrap-up morning conference session after the early morning game drive. A Boma dinner for everyone at both River Lodge and Southern Camp . Accommodation: Kapama Southern Camp & River Lodge (B, L, D)   Day 10 / Spend another day on exciting dawn and dusk game viewing activities in this wildlife paradise. Between game viewing activities, relax and enjoy all the amenities at your Kapama lodge or camp. A special dinner awaits this evening. Accommodation: Kapama Southern Camp & River Lodge (B, L, D)   Day 11 / After an early morning game drive to track the animals that may have eluded you so far, followed by breakfast, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. (B) On arrival at Johannesburg's Oliver Tambo International Airport connect with your international departure flight home. Return home with a lifetime of memories!

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

There are no pre tours for this CME AWAY. Please click here to design your own! There are several post-conference tours available:  

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