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11-Night Galapagos Islands CME AWAY®

On Board Celebrity Flora


Sailing October 10th, 2024 - October 21st, 2024

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Gordon McTavish

Dr. Gordon McTavish



About The Speaker

Dr. McTavish is the Medical Director of Heartland Fertility, Director of Ultrasound and a Founding Partner of the original Heartland Fertility and Gynecology Clinic. His extensive experience in women’s healthcare and gynecological surgery includes advanced operative laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and all areas of reproductive and infertility care. His expertise includes tubal reanastomosis, laser surgery, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and uterine anomalies.

Dr. McTavish was a Family Physician prior to his residency. He is certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed the Society of Reproductive Surgeons Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Reproductive Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee. He has authored papers, received teaching awards and is also registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba for the use of ultrasound. He is a member of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Committee at the University of Manitoba, and holds membership with the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Dr. McTavish is actively involved in medical education and is currently serving as a Co-Coordinator of the Resident Training Program for Reproductive Endocrinology. He was an Education Specialist for the Minimally Invasive Surgical Program for Gynecology at the University of Manitoba, Health Science Center. He chaired the Endoscopy Committee for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, served as a Chair of the Manitoba Section District VI of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) for two terms and was a past board member of the Giving Hope Fertility Assistance Fund.

Dr. McTavish enjoys helping individuals and couples, throughout their journeys, supporting their fertility goals with compassion and empathy.

Dr. Janet Pope

Dr. Janet Pope



About The Speaker

Dr. Janet Pope is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Schulich School of Medicine, London.  She is Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.  She obtained her MD, and Fellowship in Internal Medicine at UWO and a Fellowship in Rheumatology and Masters of Public Health at Boston University. Janet is passionate about research, teaching, mentoring and excellent clinical care. She has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles. She has received several awards including the Big Kahuna for excellence in teaching and she has been awarded Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

CME Topics

Rheumatology & Gynaecology

  Lecture Titles 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
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FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

The Galapagos Islands are known both for their spectacular volcanic landscapes as well as penguin spotting: over 95% of the Galapagos Penguins live in these islands. Go snorkelling or take a walk along the beach to look for the playful Galápagos Penguin, perched on a rock or zooming underwater. One of the most pristine islands in the world, Fernandina hosts an impressive array of wildlife including sea lions, colourful Sally Lightfoot crabs and the rare endemic Flightless Cormorant. As you travel along the coast, you may find many other creatures that shelter amid the red and white mangroves: eagle rays, marine turtles, Brown Pelicans and resting Cattle Egrets. Kayaking through the turquoise waters here is a true pleasure, inviting a sense of peaceful solitude and an invigorating feeling of connection to nature.

Additional Noteworthy Features

For modern travelers, it’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. We set the standard for modern luxury travel and now we’ve made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board. 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.

Luxurious and Upscale on Every Level

We brought together teams of world-class architects, interior designers, stylists, and even landscape artists to create a showcase of the most inspiring spaces at sea, custom designed just for you.

An Escape Within an Escape

More than a room. Exhilarating days of discovering the world deserve an equally wonderful place to recharge. Revel in stylish design. Sink into exquisite bedding. Bask in the breathtaking views. Our array of luxurious accommodations has been artfully created to make your stay warm and welcoming.

On Board World-Class Cuisine

Our menus, crafted by Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, are inspired by, and locally sourced from, the amazing regions we visit. Choose casual or upscale, dining room or alfresco under the stars. With an array of restaurants, bars and lounges, every experience takes you on a journey. And with our open dining, when you dine, and with whom, is entirely up to you.

An Experience Above the Rest

Our crew is as diverse and captivating as the places to which we travel. And each one of them believes that modern luxury means providing service that's intuitive about what would make you happiest before you've even requested it. The chocolate on your pillow each night? That's just the icing on the cake.

Outstanding Service

On a Celebrity vacation, you're not just sailing with our ships—you're sailing with our service. For 25 years that's been our calling card—the main reason why our guests cruise with us year after year. From your suite attendant to our attentive pool butlers, we're always there with a smile and a helping hand. Our outstanding customer service and on board services are intuitive, so you can enjoy your vacation to its fullest." • Knowledgeable, personalized, genuine service • Personal suite attendants • Twice daily makeup and turn down service • Nearly 2:1 guest to crew ratio  

Celebrity Flora - All Suite Luxury Mega Yacht

Celebrity Flora is the first ship of its kind to be built especially for the Galápagos Islands. This 100 passenger all-suite mega-yacht features our innovative outward-facing concept—designed to ensure the destination remains the center of attention during your sailing. Inspired by the islands and built with natural materials, the ship merges seamlessly with the surroundings, giving you a feeling of total immersion. To bring you an even more in-depth experience, certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park are on board to guide the journey. Celebrity Flora offers the most luxurious accommodations in the Galapagos Islands. In fact, every stateroom on board is a suite that includes an unrivaled array of indulgent design features, services, and amenities. Full room automation that lets you control everything with the touch of a button. Premium linens and bathrobes. Personal Suite Attendants. Chocolates and bath products sourced locally from Ecuador. Integrated drinking water filtration systems in every suite. We could go on. Proving you can practice responsible tourism and deliver ultimate luxury at the same time, Celebrity Flora was built with the latest environmental technologies. The dynamic positioning system allows the mega-yacht to remain on station without dropping anchors, protecting the seabed—and the solar panels supplement electricity, reducing emissions. The result is one of the most eco-friendly ships sailing anywhere—just one reason Celebrity Flora was voted “Best Overall Cruise Ship” in 2019.  

Included On Board

  • Full room automation
  • Private Veranda
  • In-room drinking water filtration system
  • VIP personalized check-in service and Personal Suite Attendant
  • Welcome bottle of Champagne or Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine
  • All meals, including room service and full in-suite breakfast lunch and dinner service
  • Complimentary mini-bar with beer, soda and water; All beverages including bottled water, wine, beer and spirits, as well as in-suite delivery of coffee, including espresso and cappuccino, and tea service
  • All shore excursions with choice of activity level
  • Laundry service twice per sailing
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi access
  • Celebrity Cruises Cashmere Bedding Collection
  • Pillow Menu
  • In-Suite water station
  • Extensive offering of live TV and on demand movies and programming
  • Plush bathrobes and towels
  • Daily delectables delivered to your suite including fresh fruit upon request
  • All gratuities
  • All snorkeling equipment, including masks, snorkels, fins, wet-suits and flotation devices
  • All on board briefings and lectures lead by our expert Naturalists
  • Cooking demonstrations, including tasting
  • Complimentary use of binoculars
  • Complimentary backpack

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
October 10th Quito, Ecuador
October 11th Quito, Ecuador
October 12th Quito, Ecuador 8:00AM - 12:30PM
  Daphne Major 5:00PM 6:00PM
October 13th Embarkation: Celebrity Flora: Baltra Island (Galapagos) 2:30PM
Daphne Major 5:00PM 6:00PM
October 14th Egas Port, Santiago Island 7:00AM 12:00PM
Rabida Island 3:00PM 7:00PM
October 15th Elizabeth Bay 7:00AM 12:00PM 2 Hours TBA
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island 3:00PM 7:00PM
October 16th Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island 7:00AM 12:00PM 2 Hours TBA
Bartolome Island 1:00PM 7:00PM
October 17th Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island 7:00AM 12:00PM 2 HOURS TBA
North Seymour Island 1:00PM 9:00PM
October 18th Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island 7:00AM 12:00PM 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Island 3:00PM 6:00PM
October 19th Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island 7:00AM 7:00PM
October 20th Baltra Island (Galapagos) 7:00am
October 21st Quito, Ecuador

Detailed Port Descriptions

CME times may vary based on duration in port. Your on board concierge will keep you appraised of any changes and send notice to your suites.

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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