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11-Night Splendors of Egypt & the Nile CME AWAY® River Cruise

On Board Uniworld River Tosca

DermatologyEmergency MedicinePsychiatry

Sailing November 4th, 2023 - November 15th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Anne Curtis

Dr. Anne Curtis



About The Speaker

Dr Curtis graduated from U of T Medical School, where she was awarded the Cody Gold Medal. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency in London, Ontario, where she was Chief Resident at University Hospital. She returned to Toronto for her Dermatology Residency and is now part of a downtown dermatology group practice. She is a Lecturer at U of T and has medical students and family medicine residents in her private office. She did consults at the University Health Network for many years and ran the Women’s College Dermatology Laser Center. She continues to teach laser to the dermatology residents and maintains a busy general and cosmetic dermatology practice.

Dr. Mitchell Shulman

Dr. Mitchell Shulman


Emergency Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Mitch Shulman (or Dr Mitch as he’s known to his many fans on radio, TV and print) has always loved teaching and been actively involved in teaching medical students (he’s an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill), residents (he’s an attending physician in the emergencies at the 2 campuses of the McGill University Health Center) and his peers. He teaches regularly at McGill’s Thursday evening lecture series and its lunchtime webinars and yearly at the McGill Refresher Course for Family Physicians and many other professional meetings. He is also actively engaged in educating the public. He appears daily on Bell Media Radio, monthly on Global TV Montreal’s This Morning and has a regular column in the largest English language weekly in Quebec, The Suburban. He volunteers his time speaking at many charitable events throughout the year. After completing his undergraduate training at Harvard, he came back home to Montreal to attend McGill Medical School and then do a residency in Emergency Medicine (where he was Chief Resident). He was among the first Royal College certified Emergency Medicine specialists (1983) and served as an examiner for the Royal College for many years. He was acting Director of the Emergency Department and served as its Research Director. He’s been a community doc and an occupational health physician. Currently, as well as his emergency department clinical responsibilities, he also serves as a medical scientist on an ethics review committee and works at the McGill Student Health Center. His commitment to his community runs deep. He was its Medical Director responsible for First Response and coached hockey to the Junior level. He still refs local ice hockey and plays. His philosophy on teaching has always been that we all have valuable knowledge to share and so he sincerely looks forward to hearing your own experiences as we share the learning at Sea Courses.

Dr. Blake Woodside

Dr. Blake Woodside



About The Speaker

Dr. Blake Woodside is an expert in the treatment of severe eating disorders, and their common comorbidities. Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, he has been treating patients and engaged in the development of new treatments for eating disorders and their common comorbidities, such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorders and post traumatic stress disorder for many years. He is also a trained Marital and Family Therapist, and is a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He lives in Toronto with his three surviving children, and his wife who is also faculty at this course.

CME Topics

Dr. Blake Woodside
  • Introduction to Eating Disorders
  • Overview of Anxiety Disorders
  • Understanding Depression
Dr. Anne Curtis
  • Acne and Rosacea- an approach to treatment
  • Diseases of the Hair and Nails - diagnosis and treatment
  • Nevi and Skin Cancer- diagnosis and treatment
  • Cosmetic Dermatology - assessing and counselling patients
Dr. Mitch Shulman
  • Basic & Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Latest Updates: What Do They Mean For Me and My Patients?
  • Concussion: It’s Not Just About Athletes
  • Office Emergencies: You And Your Staff Are At Risk! Do You Know What To Do?
  • ENT Emergencies: From Nose Bleeds To Orbital Cellulitis: What You Need to Know to Handle Common and Uncommon ENT Emergencies
  • Emergency Procedures For Non-Emergency Docs: Tricks to Manage the Airway and Access the Circulation When your Patient is Crashing
  • In-Flight Medical Emergencies: Is There A Doctor On Board?
  • Managing Pain: Useful Tips from the Emergency Room That You Can Apply Elsewhere

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 November 4th, 2022 Book After November 4th, 2022
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Venue Information

Cruise the Nile in a manner once reserved for queens and pharaohs.

For 12 adventure-filled days, experience Egypt and the Nile’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury.* Wander amongst the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the entrancing Temple of Luxor. Visit temples dedicated to Hathor, Horus, and other mythological figures, and pay homage to the country’s first female ruler at the Temple of Hatshepsut. Follow in the footsteps of renowned scholars and explorers as you venture forth into the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty. You will enjoy an exhilarating ride in a felucca, a traditional Nile River sailboat.

This captivating itinerary begins and ends in Cairo, where you’ll visit the famous Egyptian Museum and its stupendous and unrivaled collection of pharaonic artifacts, including treasures recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Journey to Giza to gaze upon the mighty ancient Pyramids and the timeworn, enigmatic Sphinx—iconic images that continue to amaze.

An enchanting land of marvels, myths, and wonders old and new, Egypt is an extraordinary destination no culturally curious traveler will want to miss.

Additional Noteworthy Features

The River Tosca perfectly captures the warmth and style of Egypt, taking guests on a culturally enriching adventure down the Nile in absolute luxury. This all-suite ship is elegantly designed with wood finishes and cozy public spaces. From the sprawling Sun Deck with shaded cabanas and a swimming pool, to the stylish lounge decorated with local wares, every space is inspired by the region in which it sails. Comfortable suites are fitted with the finest locally made products—like Egyptian cotton linens, for example. With a maximum capacity of 82 guests and a staff to guest ratio of almost 1:1, a cruise on the River Tosca is about as intimate and indulgent as it gets.


  • Meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard


  • 9 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking trained Egyptologists


  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the gorgeous S.S. Sphinx or the elegant River Tosca
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites
  • 4 nights in Cairo at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (or similar)


  • 1 country: Egypt
  • 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Egyptologist
  • Cultural enrichment
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
November 4th Cairo
November 5th Cairo 3:30 PM—6:00 PM
November 6th Cairo, Luxor, Dendera 2:00 PM—4:00 PM
November 7th Dendera, Luxor 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
November 8th Luxor, Kom Ombo 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
November 9th Kom Ombo, Aswan 11:00 AM—12:00 PM
November 10th Aswan
November 11th Aswan, Edfu 2:30 PM—4:30 PM
November 12th Edfu, Esna, Luxor 2:00 PM—3:15 PM
November 13th Luxor, Cairo
November 14th Cairo
November 15th Cairo

Detailed Port Descriptions

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise. Many days start early to avoid the heat and traffic congestion, especially in Cairo.

Day 1 | Saturday, November 4, 2023 | Cairo (Arrive)

Arrive at Cairo International Airport. A Uniworld representative will be on hand to greet you and escort you to the Nile Ritz Carlton.

 Day 2 | Sunday, November 5, 2023 | Cairo

The ancient quarter of Cairo is intense—the colors, the sounds, the density of people—and it’s likely been this way for thousands of years. Your local Uniworld Egyptologist will show you a 12th-century citadel, the beautiful Alabaster Mosque and an unsurpassed collection of priceless artifacts in the Egyptian Museum, including mind-boggling treasures once buried with the boy king Tutankhamen. Featured Excursion: Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster Mosque and Egyptian Museum Note: Dressing modestly is recommended as a show of respect for the culture and customs of the Egyptian people. In particular, women should ensure that shoulders are covered and legs are concealed at least to the knee on all shore excursions throughout this itinerary.

Day 3 | Monday, November 6, 2023 | Cairo, Fly to Luxor (Embark) Cruising the Nile River, Dendera

Our flight to Luxor departs early in the morning to take advantage of more favorable weather and traffic conditions, and to optimize tour scheduling. On arrival in Luxor, prepare to be amazed at the legendary Temple of Karnak, a massive and absolutely astounding site, with gigantic columns, broad avenues lined with stone sphinxes and halls of truly epic proportions. After this visit, board the River Tosca and set sail for Dendera. This evening, you’ll revel in a Welcome Reception and Dinner onboard. Featured Excursion: Temple at Karnak

Day 4 | Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | Dendera, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor

Early in the morning, visit the Dendera Temple, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Then depart for Luxor and a late afternoon visit to the Temple of Luxor, which stands on the site of ancient Thebes, the once flourishing capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom. It was built over hundreds ago and even in ruins it is still an extraordinary place. Featured Excursions: Temple of Dendera Temple of Luxor

Day 5 | Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | Luxor, Kom Ombo

The word “colossal” will take on a whole new meaning after today’s excursion to the gigantic twin statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. And that’s just the beginning—you’ll also visit the temple of one of Egypt’s rare female pharaohs as well as the Valley of the Kings, used as a royal burial place for nearly 500 years and where the mummified remains of Tutankhamen are on display. Also visit the magnificent Tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens. Featured Excursion: Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens

Day 6 | Thursday, November 9, 2023 | Kom Ombo, Cruising the Nile River, Aswan

Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to a crocodile god, (don’t miss the display of some of the 300 mummified crocs found in the local area). Then hop aboard a small boat for a bird-watching excursion along the Nile. Featured Excursions: Kom Ombo Temple Bird-watching boat ride and tea with a Nubian family?

 Day 7 | Friday, November 10, 2023 | Aswan

Today is an epic day, filled with wonders from start to finish. You’ll visit a marvel of modern engineering—the Aswan High Dam—as well as the Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Philae Temple complex, which was moved from one island to another back in the 1970s. But wait, there’s more. You’ll also take a ride in a felucca—a traditional Egyptian sailboat—and enjoy afternoon tea at the famous hotel depicted in Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile. Featured Excursions: Boat ride in traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Isis After dinner onboard this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music and dancing. 

Day 8 | Saturday, November 11, 2023 | Aswan, Cruising the Nile River, Edfu

Early today we fly to visit the magnificent Great Temples of Abu Simbel. They took 20 years to build and are considered to be one of the grandest and most beautiful temples in Egypt. In 1965, they were move!

Day 9 | Sunday, November 12, 2023 | Esna, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor

On today’s excursion, you’ll learn how the Temple of Esna also known the Temple of Khnum was buried under debris for many centuries and is one of the last great Egyptian temples ever built. Your Egyptologist guide will share all sorts of fascinating insights about this significant cultural site and show you the façade bearing the last known hieroglyphic inscriptions ever recorded in Egypt. Featured Excursion: Temple of Esna Khnum Later, savour the Nile’s majestic scenery as the ship cruises to Luxor.

Day 10 | Monday, November 13, 2023 | Luxor (Disembark), Fly to Cairo

Disembark in Luxor and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Then, check in to the Nile Ritz Carlton where you’ll have time to relax before dinner. This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner, before our last very busy full day of sightseeing.

Day 11 | Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | Cairo

It’s a day of more Bucket List Moments as we venture to Ancient Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a number of amazing monuments to see—including the enigmatic Great Sphinx. You’ll have a thrilling opportunity to view the pyramids from an up-close perspective, the only way to fully appreciate their remarkable size and grandeur. Featured Excursion: Ancient Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza with small pyramid entry, the Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit

Day 12 | Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | Depart Cairo

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your flight home.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

Click HERE for details on our 5-day Jordan pre-cruise extension!  Optional trip from Oct 30 - Nov 4, 2023!

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