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7-Night Tuscany CME AWAY™ Land Tour

Family MedicinePain ManagementRehabilitation

From July 10th, 2020 - July 17th, 2020

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Sol Stern

Dr. Sol Stern


Family Medicine & Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Stern is a Family Physician and the Former Chief of Staff at Halton Healthcare Services in Oakville, ON. A member of the Canadian Pain Society as well as a member of Thrombosis Canada. He is also a panel Committee Member of the 2018 Opioid Guidelines. Dr. Sol Stern obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1982 after obtaining a BSc and MSc at the same university. He started a family medicine practice in Oakville, Ontario in 1983 and has been practicing in Oakville ever since. Dr. Stern spends about 1/4 of his time involved in CME and has developed and collaborated on many CME workshops including the topics of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic pain management. He has presented over 1000 CME programs over the last 20 years.





About The Speaker

Speaker to be announced

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 October 8th, 2019 Book After October 8th, 2019
FP $1095 $1245
Specialist $1095 $1245
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $895 $1045

Venue Information

Stay in one place and explore Tuscany! Rolling landscapes, savory wines, delicious food and stunning architecture. This can only be Tuscany. Unpack once on this journey among Italy’s most charming towns. Included tours and free time.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Tour Includes:

  • Meet and Greet at Florence or Pisa Airports
  • Roundtrip transfers between Florence or Pisa Airports and hotel
  • All taxes and service charges
  • All baggage handling
  • Transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • 7 Breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 Dinners including Tuscan Villa Dinner and Entertainment
  • Services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Tips for Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Tour Excludes:

  • All flights
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Any meals and items not specified
  • Cost of passports and visas (if necessary)
  • Optional Cinque Terre Excursion
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and / or Medical Insurance – Strongly Recommended

General Points About This Tour

  • To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Location Notes / CME Details
July 10th Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany Arrival
July 11th Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany 4:00 pm—7:00 pm
July 12th Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany 9:00 am—5:00 pm (Lunch Included)
July 13th Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany 12:30 pm—2:30 pm (Lunch Included)
July 14th Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany
July 15th Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany 7:00 am—9:30 am
July 16th Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany
July 17th Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany Departure

Day 1     Montecatini Terme, Italy

  Arrive at Florence or Pisa Airport and be met and transferred to the Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale for your 7 night stay. You are in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme, nestled in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany. Afternoon at leisure. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome dinner where regional foods and Italian wines kick off your adventure. Today, dinner is included.  

Day 2     Tour to Florence

  A cultural tour in the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance” showcases the beautiful city of Florence. Start with a visit to the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of DavidThen join a local Florentine guide who will highlight many of the city’s priceless treasures. At the Piazza del Duomo, the center of religious life in medieval Florence, see the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John. After lunch, you’ll return to your hotel in Montecatini Terme for your first CME session. Today, breakfast will be included.  

Day 3     Montecatini Terme

  Today you will partake in a full day of CME sessions, including lunch for attendees. Spend this evening at a Tuscan Villa. Enjoy dinner while you experience traditional Tuscan entertainment. Today, breakfast, lunch (CME attendees only) and dinner will be included.  

Day 4     Tour to Pisa

  Explore the many historic sites in the ancient Republic of Pisa, including the Piazza del Miracoli, or Field of Miracles (UNESCO). Keep your camera handy during our stop at the famous Leaning Tower of PisaYou probably won’t be able to resist taking a picture that makes it appear that you are holding up this iconic structure. Visit the Baptistery, the largest in all of Italy. This impressive building of Romanesque and Gothic architecture is known for its perfect acoustics.  This afternoon, it’s time for another CME session. This evening, travel to the quiet countryside to learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan cuisine. Partake in a cooking class featuring a bounty of local ingredients and culinary techniques that have been passed down for generations. Then sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour during dinner. Today, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.  

Day 5     Tour to Siena

  Welcome to Siena. Discover this charming town with a local guide . Embark on a walking tour through the narrow Gothic streets. Take in stunning palaces, mansions and the historic Piazza del Campo along the way. Then, it’s your choice! Explore Siena’s beautiful Gothic cathedral at your own pace - OR -  join your guide to get to know the local life in a contrada (neighbourhood). Next, make your way to a Tuscan winery and meet the people behind some of Chianti’s finest wines. Learn from the experts as you savor a selection of the local varieties.. You’ll also learn about the art of winemaking and the process of making olive oil. Today, breakfast will be included.  

Day 6     Montecatini Terme

  This morning, enjoy your final CME session. After that, the day is yours to relax and experience the local flavour. Take this opportunity to shop at the local boutiques  and dine at one of the many fine local restaurants. Or, perhaps you will choose an optional (not included) excursion to Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards. Explore the string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean. Today, breakfast will be included.  

Day 7     Tour to San Gimignano – Cheese Farm Visit

  This morning, make your way to a cheese farm. Learn how the famous pecorino cheese is made. Before sampling it for yourself. Soak in breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills as you travel to the hilltop village of San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque places in Tuscany. Explore this enchanting medieval town, from its famous 14 towers to its magnificent vistas overlooking the vineyards of Tuscany. Enjoy free time  and perhaps indulge in some gelato. A delightful experience awaits this evening when you attend a Tuscan feast featuring traditional cuisine and savory wines in the magical Tuscan countryside. Today, breakfast and dinner will be included.  

Day 8     Montecatini Terme – Tour Ends

  Your journey comes to a close today. You will be transferred to Florence or Pisa Airport. Depart with many fond memories of Tuscany. Today, breakfast is included.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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