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Onboard the ms Paul Gauguin


Sailing March 20th, 2019 - March 30th, 2019

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Jay Lee

Dr. Jay Lee



About The Speaker

Dr. Lee is a urologist practicing in Calgary, Alberta at the Rockyview General Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Calgary. He completed his urology residency at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He then moved to the University of Washington in Seattle. His research fellowship focused on male and female sexual health, infectious disease/prostatitis, neuro-urology, and andrology. He returned to Canada in 2001. He established the Sexual Health Clinic at the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary. He is the past chair of the Canadian Male Sexual Health Council and on the executive of the Canadian Society for the Study of the Aging Male. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Men’s Health and the International Journal of Sexual Health, and a reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His main interests are in clinical research and continuing health education.

Dr. Ian Landells

Dr. Ian Landells



About The Speaker

Dr. Landells graduated from Memorial University Medical School in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada in 1988. He practiced two years of family medicine in St. John’s, then went on to study pediatric medicine at Memorial University, dermatology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and fellowship training in pediatric dermatology at Northwestern University and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He has been the president of the Canadian Dermatology Association and is the Medical Director of dermatology at Nexus Clinical Research in St. John’s. He has participated in over 100 clinical trials and has been a member of several academic editorial boards. He is a clinical associate professor
in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University.

CME Topics

Dr. Landells Rosacea/Acne
  • Skin Cancer
  • Intro to Red Scaly Patches
  • Psoriasis - More Than Just Skin Deep
  • Herpes Zoster Infection and Adult Vaccination
  • Update in Atopic Dermatitis
  • Dermatology Jeopardy
Dr. Lee Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Management
  • Peyronie’s Disease
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Men
  • Prostate Cancer – A Urologic Perspective
  • Common Referrals in Urology
  • Erectile Dysfunction

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 TuitionBook Before June 20th, 2018Book After June 20th, 2018
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$845$995

Venue Information

Whether you spend your days on land or underwater on this 10-night journey, aquatic beauty surrounds you. First, the Society Islands wow with lush rainforests, impossibly clear lagoons, and endless palm trees swaying in the warm breeze. Then, the Tuamotu Archipelago beckons with an underwater ecosystem that’s known the world ‘round. Grab a snorkel mask or dive tank and see it for yourself.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Worthwhile Mentions
Our specially designed watersports platform turns the ship into your headquarters for all kinds of adventures on the water. It’s as easy as descending to sea level and hopping aboard a windsurfer or paddleboard or launching a kayak. Our watersports equipment is also
available when we call upon our private beaches. Plus, if you plan on snorkeling in multiple ports, you’re welcome to check out snorkeling gear from the marina for the duration of your cruise.
Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines - On every voyage of The Gauguin, we’re accompanied by our own troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life. Enjoy a retelling of ancestral legends through dance, delight in traditional songs onboard and on our private motu, and learn local handicrafts during hands-on demonstrations. Couples
celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary can even attend a Polynesian blessing ceremony.
La Veranda - Dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room of La
Veranda, where we offer an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options, many of which are inspired by the destinations we visit. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed to a reservation-only dining venue serving Jean-Pierre Vigato’s
gourmet cuisine.
L’Etoile - Our exquisite main dining room is dressed to impress with perfectly appointed décor, fine table linens, and delicate china. Join us every evening for dinner and sample a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes, perfectly paired with complimentary wines.
Le Grill - When your day’s plans call for a more casual dining experience, join us at Le Grill, located by the pool and offering a buffet breakfast, grilled lunch favorites, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. In the afternoon, stop by for tea with finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts, pastries, and petit fours. Return in the evening to sample Polynesian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations required for dinner.
This ship was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gauguines and Gauguins—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.
Only 332 guests for an intimate cruising experience and “small ship feel”
Crew to guest ratio of 1 to 1.5
All ocean view accommodations — nearly 70% with balconies
Space to guest ratio of nearly 58 to 1, one of the highest of any ship
All onboard gratuities included
Complimentary beverages including fine w ines & premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee & tea served throughout the ship
Butler Service in categories B and above, including in-suite bar setup plus SoundDock® for iPod®
In-suite minibar replenished daily w ith soft drinks, beer & bottled w ater
Onboard dive program offering PADI certification for novices & classes at all levels
Onboard informative lecture program (special guest lecturers & port of call infor- mation)
Two elegant restaurants plus one pool-side grill, all with easy open-seating dining
Well-being and vegetarian selections & special dietetic menus upon request
WiFi hotspots throughout the ship
Complimentary 24-hour room service
Complimentary in-room dining (order 5 star cuisine from L’Etoile Restaurant menu)
Complimentary in-room movie channels & DVD library available
 Top 10 Reasons to Sail With Paul Gauguin
  1. Small, intimate, and award winning
  2. Extraordinary value in luxury cruising
  3. Exceptional service
  4. Exclusive retreats
  5. Luxurious accommodations
  6. Three fine-dining venues and 24-hour room service
  7. Watersports
  8. Enrichment program
  9. Longer port stays
  10. Stewards of Nature Family Program

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
March 20thPapeete, Tahiti, Society Islands11:55 pm
March 21stVairao, Tahiti Iti7:30 am5:00 pm3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
March 22ndHuahine, Society Islands8:00 am5:00 pm3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
March 23rdRangiroa, Tuamotus12:00 pm5:30 pm8:00 am - 12:00 pm
March 24thFakarava, Tuamotus7:30 am5:30 pm
March 25thAt Sea8:00 am - 12:30 pm; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 26thTaha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands8:00 am5:00 pm
March 27thBora Bora, Society Islands8:00 am
March 28thBora Bora, Society Islands5:00 pm3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
March 29thMoorea, Society Islands/ Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands8:00 am/7:30 pm5:00 pm
March 30thPapeete, Tahiti, Society Islands8:00 am

Detailed Port Descriptions

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands - A gorgeous collection of volcanic islands strewn across the blue Pacific, Polynesia paints a stunning picture. And, as the capital city on the largest of all 118 islands, Papeete offers endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation. Dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping can be found around every corner, and Papeete serves as a departure and arrival port for most cruises in the South Pacific.Huahine, Society Islands - Huahine is known as “The Garden Island” for its beautiful rainforests, dramatic terrain, and enchanting lagoon. Travelers will find something new to explore around every bend, from sacred sites and archeological landmarks that are among the best preserved in French Polynesia to the colorful sea life that can be experienced on a SCUBA or snorkeling expedition.Bora Bora, Society Islands - The dream destination of Bora Bora just begs to have its picture taken, with lush peaks, white sand beaches, and romantic lagoons. But perhaps Bora Bora’s most iconic image that of Mount Otemanu, with its jagged, emerald-hued peaks rising high above the shoreline. With only 4,225 inhabitants and a laid-back, island vibe, visitors to this beautiful corner of the world can’t help but just relax and take it all in.Rangiroa, Tuamotus - Rangiroa is the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago, which comprises of 78 coral atolls scattered over several hundred miles of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Life on these remote islands is simple, quiet, and peaceful. In small villages, visitors can discover the true flavor of the Tuamotu, often participating in the daily activities of the Paumotu people. And, the interior lagoons are a haven for black pearl farms, fish breeding farms, snorkeling and SCUBA diving.Fakarava, Tuamotus - An atoll in the west of the Tuamotu group, the unspoiled paradise of Fakarava has been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for  many rare species that call this island home, both above and under the water. In addition to nature lovers, those in search of historical and cultural significance can explore charming villages, ancient temples, and coral churches.Taha'a, Society Islands - Enclosed in a common lagoon with Raiatea and accessible only by boat, Taha’a is an ideal island for a relaxing getaway. A sleepy island that boasts only a handful of guesthouses and small hotels, Taha’a maintains an authentic Polynesian flavor. And speaking of flavors, it produces about 80% of French Polynesia’s world-renowned vanilla, a must-buy during a visit to the island. Taha’a is also home to Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private island. Guests are welcomed with traditional music performed by Les Gauguines, a beachside barbecue, and ample opportunities for watersports, swimming, and relaxation.Moorea, Society Islands - Moorea, often likened to James Michener's mythical island of Bali Hai, is worth a visit just to experience its spectacular vistas. Volcanic peaks, reflected in the waters of Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay, rise like a shark's jaw above palm tree-lined beaches. The underwater world is just as enchanting, with sharks, tuna, dolphins, and tropical fish—no wonder it’s a popular destination for divers.

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