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11-Night Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest CME AWAY® River Cruise

On Board Uniworld Aria Amazon

Pain ManagementRole of the Coroner

Sailing May 16th, 2023 - May 27th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Roman Jovey

Dr. Roman Jovey


Chronic Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Jovey, a family physician and emergency physician for 20 years, closed his practice in 1999, to focus on his twin interests of chronic pain management and addiction medicine. From 1991 – 2014 he was the Physician Director of the Credit Valley Hospital, Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre. Since 2005 he has been the Medical Director at CPM Centres for Pain Management, the largest, outpatient chronic pain management organization in Canada. He is also a staff physician at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre in Hamilton. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Pain Society, a medico-legal expert for the Canadian Medical Protective Association and a provincial Coroner. For over 30 years, Dr. Jovey has been treating patients with chronic non-cancer pain in an outpatient practice setting. He has presented educational workshops and seminars on pain to health care professionals in Canada and internationally.

CME Topics

LIVING & DYING: Practical Pain Management & The Role of the Coroner

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to an 11 night CME program and cruise on the rivers and in the rainforests of Peru. Dr. Roman Jovey (a Pain Specialist and Coroner from Toronto, ON) has developed an educational program that will be of interest to Family Physicians, Specialists and Allied Health Professionals. He is a veteran Sea Courses speaker. This program is designed to be evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged. He will present on Pain Assessment, Non-pharmacological Treatment of Pain, and Cannabis for Pain Control. Drawing on his experience as a coroner, he will address why we have a Coroner’s Act, When is Death Accidental and Properly Filling Out a Death Certificate. Dr. Jovey is looking forward to seeing you in Peru.


  • Practical Pain Assessment
  • Pain Assessment – Physical Examination
  • The Importance of Psychosocial Risk Factors in Patients with Pain
  • Non-Pharmacological Pain Treatments - Physical and Psychological Approaches
  • Optimizing Non-Opioid Pharmacotherapy for Pain
  • The Evolving Role of Cannabinoids in Pain Treatment
  • Safe Opioid Prescribing
  • An Exit Strategy for Opioids – When, Why, How
  • In the Beginning – Why have a Coroner’s Act?
  • What Happens to Humans After Death?
  • When is a Death Accidental?
  • Properly Completing a Medical Certificate of Death

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 $$1,395
Specialist $$1,395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $$1,195
Conference Tuition Book Before April 30th, 2022 Book After April 30th, 2022
FP $ $$1,395
Specialist $ $$1,395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $ $$1,195

Venue Information

Explore the colors and wonders of Peru over 11 days.

Peru is a land of mysteries, legends and ancient cultures. You’ll experience the diverse landscapes from Lima to the Amazon Rainforest.

Your journey starts in the country’s capital, Lima. Known as the “City of Kings”, this melting pot of culture will captivate you from the first moment. Admire the colorful colonial architecture, visit the San Francisco Monastery and wander through the bohemian district of Barranco. From there, head to Iquitos, the largest city in the Amazon rainforest. Delight in the exotic fruits and flavorful cuisine.

Once you take to the waters of the Amazon rainforest, you’ll explore the vibrant wildlife and lush greenery alongside your naturalist guide. Stargaze on the “Enchanted Lake” with nothing but a clear sky above you. Journey to the merging point of the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers where the Amazon River begins.

A mesmerizing exploration of land and sea, this adventure will delight all of your senses.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Designed to explore the Peruvian Amazon in luxury and comfort, the Aria Amazon is an all-suite ship with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving you a full view of the majestic rivers and rainforest. The top deck features a jacuzzi, indoor lounge & bar and an outdoor observation deck. With all-inclusive amenities and five-star cuisine by top chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, this luxurious ship is guaranteed to give you an intimate and immersive experience.


  • Meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Five-star cuisine with menu by top chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino
  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Complimentary house wine and beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served on the Aria Amazon, between 6am and 11pm throughout the cruise. Onboard lunches and dinner include complimentary house wine and beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Onshore lunches and dinners include complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea


  • 9 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts and naturalist guides


  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the luxurious Aria Amazon
  • Lavishly appointed riverview suites with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • 2 nights in Lima at the Country Club Lima Hotel (or similar)
  • 1 night in Lima at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel at the Lima International Airport (or similar)


  • 1 country: Peru
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • 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
May 16th Lima
May 17th Lima 8:30am - 12:00pm
May 18th Lima
May 19th Lima Iquitos (Nauta)
May 20th Yanayacu-Pucate River Marañón River
May 21st Samiria River Nauta Caño (Amazonian Natural Park) 2:00 - 3:30pm
May 22nd Nauta 2:00pm - 4:00pm
May 23rd Ucayali River, Pacaya River 2:00pm - 3:00pm
May 24th Pacaya River, Ucayali River, Tapiche Rivere 3:30pm - 5:30pm
May 25th Clavero Lake, San Jose de Sarapanga Forest 1:30pm - 3:30pm
May 26th Iquitos (Nauta) Lima
May 27th Lima

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 | Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | Lima

Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, a Uniworld representative will be on hand to greet you and escort you to the beautiful Country Club Lima Hotel. Its charm and comfort will offer you the perfect home for your exploration of the city.

Day 2 | Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | Lima

After breakfast, we’ll get the CME sessions started. Your afternoon will be at leisure to explore Lima.

Day 3 | Thursday, May 18, 2023 | Lima

Known as the “City of Kings,” Lima was founded in 1535. A melting pot of cultures, flavors and history, this bustling metropolis has something for everyone, and today you get to discover it all.

Day 4 | Friday, May 19, 2023 | Lima, Fly to Iquitos (Nauta), Embark

You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Iquitos. Upon your arrival at Iquitos International Airport, a  Uniworld representative will be on hand to greet you and escort you to the Aria Amazon. In the evening, you will be welcomed with a  reception dinner by Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Famous for his innovative take on Amazonian cuisine, this dinner will be bursting in flavors unique to the Peruvian Amazon.

Day 5 | Saturday, May 20, 2023 | Yanayacu-Pucate River, Marañón River

Your day starts at the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, the second largest protected natural area in Peru. Kayak, canoe and swim in the black waters of the Yanayacu-Pucate River. In the afternoon, learn about traditional customs of the area at a remote village along the  Marañón River. Once the sun sets, we’ll gaze at the night sky, where you’ll have a crystal-clear view of planets and constellations.

Day 6 | Sunday, May 21, 2023 | Samiria River, Nauta Caño (Amazonian Natural Park)

Today we’re exploring the vibrant wildlife and lush greenery thriving in the Amazon. Your naturalist guide will teach you all about the diverse flora and fauna unique to the region before setting off on a guided jungle walk. You’ll finish the day stargazing on the “Enchanted Lake.”

Day 7 | Monday, May 22, 2023 | Nauta

One of the oldest inhabited areas in the Peruvian Amazon, Nauta is nestled between the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers. You’ll explore the town’s market, which is full of fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. From there, it’s a short journey to the birthplace of the Amazon River.

Day 8 | Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | Ucayali River, Pacaya River

Experience life as an Amazon River dweller as you cruise along the Ucayali River. Search for the famous pink dolphins and other wildlife lurking just beyond the river. Once the sun sets, we’ll take to the Pacaya River, on the lookout for nocturnal beasts.

Day 9 | Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | Pacaya River, Ucayali River, Tapiche River

Your day starts early today with a skiff excursion along the Pacaya River, where you’ll venture into the rainforest to see some wildlife. Following lunch, you’ll participate in a paiche fishing demonstration. The paiche is the second largest fish in the world. We’ll end the day watching for the pink river dolphins on the Ucayali River.

Day 10 | Thursday, May 25, 2023 | Clavero Lake, San Jose de Sarapanga Forest

Spend the morning jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa River or Clavero Lake. In the afternoon, see the unbelievable giant water lilies of the San Jose de Sarapanga forest.

Day 11 | Friday, May 26, 2023 | Nauta (Iquitos), Disembark, Fly to Lima

Take a morning walk through the town of Nauta before disembarking the Aria Amazon. Your guide will take you on a few   excursions on your way to the Iquitos airport. Once you’ve arrived in Lima, you’ll be transferred to the Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport Hotel for your last night.

Day 12 | Saturday, May 27, 2023 | Lima

Your majestic Peru adventure ends this morning. Your guide will walk you from the Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport Hotel to the Lima airport check in.

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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