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11-Night Cook & Society Islands CME Cruise

On Board ms Paul Gauguin


Sailing October 28th, 2023 - November 8th, 2023

Trip Characteristics

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Corrie Graboski

Dr. Corrie Graboski



About The Speaker

Dr. Corrie Graboski completed her Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta and a fellowship in Nerve conduction studies/EMG in 2007.  She has been practicing in Victoria BC since that time.  She has a special interest in treatment of headache.  She is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia.  She is part of numerous national and international clinical studies exploring new treatment options for migraine and is a faculty member of the Island Health Research Division.  She loves spending time on the Island, hiking and enjoying nature with her husband, twin 12 years olds and Shepherd puppy.

Dr. Richard Brownlee

Dr. Richard Brownlee



About The Speaker

I am originally from Chatham, Ontario where I attended high school and worked as an ambulance attendant prior to attend university.  I completed an undergraduate degree in Physiology from the University of Western Ontario in1984, my Medical degree from the University of Calgary in 1990, Internship at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver in 1991, a Masters degree from the University of Toronto in 1991 and the Neurosurgery residency training program at the University of Calgary in 1996.  I completed the Royal College examination for Neurosurgery in 1996 and I have been in full time Neurosurgery practice in Kamloops, BC since 1996.   My practice consists of a blend of adult Cranial and Spinal procedures. I have been president of the medical staff and Chief of surgery at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.  I also own a private MRI and Pain management clinic called the Welcome Back Centre in Kamloops.  My hobbies include fly fishing, golfing and mountain biking.

CME Topics

Practical Pain Pointers and General Family Medicine

TOPICS Dr. Graboski
  • Non-surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Concussion/Headache Attributed to Trauma
  • Whiplash/Headache Attributed to Whiplash/Myofascial Pain
  • Impact of Headache/Diagnosis of Headache/Pathophysiology of Migraine & New Targets Including CGRP
  • Acute Treatment of Migraine
  • Preventative Treatment of Migraine
  • Medication Overuse Headache/Hormonal Influences in Headache: Pregnancy, OCP & Menopause/Pediatric Migraine
  Dr. Brownlee
  • Sciatica: Radicular Leg Pain
  • Brain Tumours: Benign Meningioma & Malignant Glioblastoma
  • Trauma: Head and Spine Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Conditions: Carpal Tunnel, Ulnar Neuropathy, Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Diagnostic Imaging: CT, MRI & Bone Scan

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 $1395
Specialist $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1195
Conference Tuition Book Before January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Venue Information

This 11-night odyssey showcases the region’s incredible diversity of scenery, from Aitutaki’s low-lying islands to the jagged peaks and deep valleys of fertile Rarotonga, which was simply called “Paradise” by the first European explorers. Continue to the Society Islands to delight in the South Pacific’s crown jewels— Bora Bora, Taha’a, Huahine, and Moorea.

Additional Noteworthy Features


  • While in the Cook Islands, call on Aitutaki, a tiny island that’s home to one of the world’s most spectacular lagoons
  • The waters around Moorea are home to an amazing array of sea creatures. Take an optional SCUBA excursion to swim among the sea turtles and vibrant schools of fish
  • In Bora Bora, spend time at our exclusive beach, enjoying snorkeliing, kayaking, paddleboarding, volleyball, and stunning views of Mount Otemanu

What's Included

  • Accommodations for 11 nights aboard the 5+-star ms Paul Gauguin
  • All on board meals — breakfast, lunch, dinner, and complimentary 24-hour room service
  • On board gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, select wines, beers and spirits
  • On board entertainment, including Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins, our own troupe of Polynesian host/entertainers, and presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests
  • Complimentary unlimited wifi
  • A state-of-the-art, retractable watersports marina featuring complimentary windsurfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
October 28th Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Embark by 5:00pm 11:55pm
October 29th Huahine, Society Islands 8:00am 6:00pm
October 30th Sea Day 7:45am - 12:00 pm
October 31st Aitutaki, Cook Islands 8:00am 6:00pm
November 1st Rarotonga, Cook Islands 9:00am 6:00pm
November 2nd Sea Day 8:00am - 12:00pm
November 3rd Bora Bora, Society Islands 8:00am
November 4th Bora Bora, Society Islands 11:00pm
November 5th Motu Mahana, Society Islands 8:00am 5:00pm
November 6th Moorea, Society Islands 8:00am
November 7th Moorea, Society Islands 5:00pm
November 8th Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 8:15pm
November 9th Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Disembarkation

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1                Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and it's capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare. Day 2    Huahine, Society Islands Don’t be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you’ll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, with a snorkel excursion in the lagoon. Day 3    At Sea Day 4    Aitutaki, Cook Islands A wealth of cultural tradition, Aitutaki's inhabitants keep their history alive through song, dance, legends and crafts. If you're looking to spend time on land, consider taking the easy hike to the highest peak on the island, Maunga Pu, where you'll be rewarded with 360-degree views. But if you're interested in an excursion, a trip out to One Foot Island in Aitutaki's stunning blue lagoon will take your breath away. Day 5    Rarotonga, Cook Islands Rarotonga is the hub of the Cook Islands yet remains totally unspoiled. You won’t find any building taller than the highest coconut tree! So the question is what to do first? Enjoy a guided tour with the famous Pa, visit the cultural village, or rent a scooter and take a drive around the whole island. Decisions… decisions Day 6    At Sea Day 7-8    Bora Bora, Society Islands Explore lush peaks, wander white-sand beaches, and marvel at the iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island’s colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon—“turquoise” just doesn’t do it justice. Day 9                Motu Mahana, Society Islands As the day unfolds in front of you, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts. Day 10,11  Moorea Island Step into a vibrant, colorful world in bright and beautiful Moorea, which welcomes you with azure lagoons, impossibly fresh tropical fruits, stunning mountain peaks and palm-fringed beaches. Commune with nature on an optional dolphin-watching excursion with an expert marine biologist. Afterwards, spend some time getting to know the local residents while shopping for handmade crafts. Day 11    Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Arrive at 8:30pm in Papeete.  You will overnight on the ship. Day 12    Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Disembark after a fun filled time in French Polynesia this morning.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information


Western Canada Office

402 West Pender Street, Suite 715

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1T6

604-684-7327 Or 1-888-647-7327

BC Travel Agent Reg. #3320-2

Eastern Canada Office

110-3425 Harvester Rd

Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3N1

905-845-6631 Or 1-800-268-3273

TICO #3328458