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11-Night Antarctica Adventure CME AWAY®

On Board Silversea Silver Wind

ImagingSexual Health

Sailing December 11th, 2021 - December 22nd, 2021

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Donald Lee

Dr. Donald Lee

Specialty:

Neuroradiology

About The Speaker

Dr. Lee is a South African graduate, with radiology training at Queen’s University in Kingston, and neuroradiology training in London, Ontario, as well as UCSF San Francisco. Dr Lee is a practising Neuroradiologist in London at University Hospital, affiliated with Western University. His neuroradiology interests are epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, quality control and imaging algorithms

Dr. Marc Steben

Dr. Marc Steben

Specialty:

Sexual Health

About The Speaker

A family practitioner, Dr. Steben is a sexual health consultant and his research focuses mostly on chronic genital disease including HPV. He is a professor, the Social and Preventive Medicine department of the School of public health at Université de Montréal. He is a sexual health expert. He is a consultant at Family Medicine La Cité du parc Lafontaine where is clinical practice is devoted to multidisciplinary approach to sexual health. He is a member of the Canadian STI guidelines expert group. He has chaired the 26th International papillomavirus society meeting as well as the 1st Public health workshop and Clinical workshop in July 2010. He is Chair of the Canadian network on HPV prevention International Centre for Infectious Diseases. He is on the board of the International Society for the Study of Vulvo-vaginal Disease, International papillomavirus society and American STD association. He is a founding member of IUSTI Canada branch of IUSTI North America.

CME Topics

Updates in Imaging, Sexual Health & Adult Vaccines

Dr. Lee
  • Choosing Wisely Guidelines
  • Investigating a Palpable Mass – What to Order? In What Order?
  • When, and When Not, to Order a Bone Scan
  • My Patient Has a Gallbladder Polyp. What to Do?
  • The Thyroid Nodule
  • How Do I Manage Lung Nodule(s)?
  • My Patient With a Pacemaker Needs n MRI. Is It Possible? Is It Safe?
Dr. Steben
  • A New Vaccine Against Shingles: Hope or Hype
  • HPV Vaccine Beyond School Based Immunisation
  • Cervical Cancer Screening in The Era of Highly Effective HPV Vaccine
  • When Sex Hurts
  • Screening For STI in the Era of PREP and ART
  • Recurrent and Persistent Vaginitis: What Can Be Done?
  • The Genital Quiz!

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 Price
FP $1295
Specialist $1295
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1095
Conference Tuition Book Before January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1145 $1295
Specialist $1145 $1295
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $945 $1095

Venue Information

No other destination can elicit the sense of excitement and adventure as Antarctica. The most unspoilt and remote place left on Earth, this is the ultimate journey of a lifetime. Our new all-inclusive packages now make this incredible destination even easier to explore.

EXCLUSIVE GROUP OFFER – $250 ONBOARD CREDIT PER SUITE!

Additional Noteworthy Features

Silversea Cruises

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas. Our intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore. And for those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea Expeditions can transport you to the further most boundaries of the planet. Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses. With Silversea cruises you enjoy free-flowing premium wines and spirits, delicious gourmet cuisine, in-suite dining, full butler service for every suite and of course all gratuities. Savour the peace of mind of knowing that there is no salient price-tag at the end of a wonderful night of entertainment. Which is also complimentary, by the way. Whether you long to mingle in the Med, swim with the turtles of the Galapagos or embrace the glaciers of Alaska, there is something special about knowing that this cruising is all inclusive.

Suites

Silversea cruises have been voted the best luxury cruise line, so it is no surprise that our suites offer one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All of our suites feature ocean views, and most with a private teak veranda. Regardless of the ship or suite, all guests will be pampered by the personalised services of an attentive butler, sailing in style aboard the best luxury cruise line.

Dining

When dining aboard Silversea ships, gastronomic excellence is a given, thanks to our partnership with the prestigious Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues. No matter where you dine, there will be great diversity and freshness in your selections. Dine amid sparkling crystal, silver and sweeping ocean views in our main dining room. Join friends or find a table for two, and enjoy Continental or regional specialities impeccably presented and graciously served. The Restaurant is an open-seating dining room, which means there are no assigned times, no assigned tables. You are free to arrive at your leisure and dine with whomever you choose. For a more casual dining experience, enjoy a meal at the Grill for soft breezes and ocean views, especially as the sun goes down. Cruise guests can gather at the outdoor bar and talk about the day’s events. Complimentary room service is also available for all guests.

Experiences

Imagine exploring the history and culture of captivating destinations before you ever step foot off your ship. Our knowledgeable team of onboard Destination Consultants is delighted to share their regional expertise to Silversea guests, with informal discussions throughout your voyage and commentaries from the bridge. Elevating your cruise travel adventure to more stimulating heights. Gain an insider’s perspective on your voyage’s destinations. From where to shop, to top-rated eateries, and the area’s must-see sights. Ensuring you will journey ashore like a true native. While on your luxury cruise, embark on a personal journey of wellness to complement your global adventures. Work out in the well-equipped Fitness Centre, take a class in circuit training or Pilates in the aerobics room, and let the sauna and steam rooms work their magic to soothe every muscle. Silversea offers seminars ranging from aromatherapy and nutrition to how to burn fat. A holistic approach to wellness fully integrates exercise, fitness and spa therapies with health lectures and nutritious dining to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, even while away from home.

The Ship

After a major upgrade in December 2018, the Silver Wind is looking better than ever. A second refurbishment in summer 2021 will see her benefitting from a strengthened to ice-class hull and will make her one of the most adaptable ships in our fleet. Still timelessly elegant, still luxuriously relaxed, her improved cruising versatility means she is able to whizz from the Polar Regions at the ends of the earth to the iconic ports of the Mediterranean with fluid ease. So whether you want to get up close and personal to penguins in Antarctica or laze on the golden sands of the Caribbean, get ready for a wealth of diverse destination experiences, in traditional Silversea comfort.
  • Select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks
  • Butler service for all suites
  • Complimentary room service
  • Gratuities
  • Open-seating dining options
  • Complimentary WIFI

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
December 11th Santiago, Chile
December 12th Punta Arenas, Chile
December 13th Drake Passage 8:00 am—11:30 am; 1:30 pm—3:30 pm
December 14th Drake Passage 9:00 am—12:00 pm; 1:00 pm—3:00 pm
December 15th Antarctic Sound, Antarctica
December 16th Antarctica Peninsula, Antarctica
December 17th Antarctica Peninsula, Antarctica
December 18th Antarctica Peninsula, Antarctica
December 19th Antarctica South, Shetland Islands, Antarctica
December 20th Drake Passage 8:30 am—10:30 am
December 21st Drake Passage 9:00 am—12:15 pm
December 22nd Punta Arenas, Chile

Detailed Port Descriptions

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city, sits in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coast Range. Plaza de Armas, the grand heart of the city’s old colonial core, is home to 2 neoclassical landmarks: the 1808 Palacio de la Real Audiencia, housing the National History Museum, and the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral. La Chascona is the home-turned-museum of poet Pablo Neruda.

Punta Arenas, Chile

Welcome to Chile's City at the End of The World – a wind-whipped, fractured land of islands, glacial fjords and mountains, which drop away towards Antarctica. A hardy city, where the temperature hovers in single figures throughout much of the year, Punta Arenas nevertheless offers a warm welcome and refuge, ahead of - and following - epic adventures and expeditions south across the Drake Passage. Captain Scott stopped here in 1904 – testing the postal service sending 400 letters of his successful return - and the city welcomed the rescued Ernest Shackleton and his Endurance crew to these shores in 1916. Punta Arenas is a remote place, but with custom-free status, and more than 120,000 people calling it home it's also surprisingly cosmopolitan. The commercial centre of Magallanes Punta Arenas is fueled by Chilean oil and gas - and establishing itself as a global centre for Antarctic research, with teams from various countries basing themselves here. The town is built around the Plaza de Armas, its central square - be sure to kiss the toe of the Monumento del Indio Patagon statue, said to guarantee you good luck on your return. Look down across this colourful city, stretching out to meet the waters of the Straits of Magellan, from the viewpoint at Cerro De La Cruz. Natural wonders abound in the region, whether it’s Alberto de Agostini National Park’s glacial sculptures, or Torres del Paine National Park’s soaring mountains, rushing waterfalls and picturesque lakes. Offshore, in the Strait of Magellan, you can find the birdlife sanctuary of Magdalena Island - an uninhabited island, where hundreds of thousands of penguins march and crowds of cormorants and gulls call out.

Drake Passage

The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for its turbulent seas due to the westerly winds and the funneling effect of the passage. The Antarctic Convergence, a natural boundary where cold polar water flows northward and warmer equatorial water moves southward, is within the Drake Passage. When these two currents meet, nutrients are pushed to the surface, often attracting a multitude of seabirds and whales. Black-browed Albatross, Sooty Shearwaters and White-chinned Petrels glide in the air currents alongside and in the wake of the ship.

Antarctic Sound 

The Antarctic Sound is a stretch of water named after the first ship to have passed through this body of water from the Bransfield Strait to the Weddell Sea in 1902. The Antarctic eventually sank and crew and scientists had to spend quite some time in this area before they could be rescued. Sites that have to do with this story - like Hope Bay or Paulet Island - are sometimes visited. At Paulet, Hope Bay and Brown Bluff Adelie and Gentoo Penguins breed, as do Kelp Gulls and Cape Petrels, Snow Petrels and Skuas.

Antarctica Peninsula

Remote and otherworldly, Antarctica is irresistible for its spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers, and for the possibility of up-close encounters with marine mammals and the iconic penguins. The Antarctic Peninsula – the main peninsula closest to South America – has a human history of almost 200 years, with explorers, sealers, whalers, and scientists who have come to work, and eventually intrepid visitors coming to enjoy this pristine and remote wilderness.

Antarctica South, Shetland Islands

Some 770 kilometers (478 miles) south of Cape Horn, the South Shetland Islands are usually the first land seen in Antarctica. Separated from the Antarctic Peninsula by the Bransfield Strait, nine major islands make up the group. The region was the first to be exploited by sealers in the early 19th century, and because of its proximity to South America, it still is the most visited by scientists and tourists. Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins all breed here.

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