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11-Night Quito and The Galapagos Islands CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Celebrity Flora

Family MedicineOncologyPsychiatry

Sailing October 7th, 2022 - October 18th, 2022

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Jon Davine

Dr. Jon Davine

Specialty:

Psychiatry

About The Speaker

Jon Davine, MD, CCFP, FRCP(C) is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, with a cross appointment in the Department of Family Medicine.  His outpatient psychiatry practice focuses on liaising with primary care physicians in the “shared care” model.  For a number of years, he has taught courses in behavioural sciences to family medicine residents and to family doctors in the community. He is currently a Council Member and Treasurer of the Ontario Psychiatric Association. He has co-edited a book called “Psychiatry in Primary Care: A Concise Canadian Pocket Guide”, in 2011, with the second edition in 2019. He was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association in 2014. He was made a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2018.

Dr. Jeff Habert

Dr. Jeff Habert

Specialty:

Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Habert has been a Family Physician in Thornhill for the last 30 years. He is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Habert is also a Peer Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Investigating Coroner for the City of Toronto and a Peer Leader at OntarioMD. He has an interest in the use of clinical practice guidelines, and has participated on committees to establish guidelines in the areas of Depression, Stroke and Thrombosis. He has recently served on the Committee for the 2017 Canadian Secondary Stroke Prevention Guidelines and is currently a member of the Canadian Stroke Best Practices Quality Advisory Committee. He is the Co-Chair of Thrombosis Canada Guidelines Committee. He also serves on the University of Toronto FMLE Curriculum committee (2nd year med students). Dr. Habert is very involved in the continuing education of Family Physicians in the multiple areas including Thrombosis/Stroke, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and Depression/ADHD. He has served on numerous planning committees as a member and chairman for the creation of accredited CME programs. He has also lectured provincially and nationally on these topics. Dr. Habert is published in the areas of Thrombosis and Stroke Prevention, Depression, ADHD, ADPKD, Overactive Bladder, Influenza and EMR use in Family Practice.

Dr. Eileen Rakovitch

Dr. Eileen Rakovitch

Specialty:

Oncology

About The Speaker

Eileen Rakovitch MD MSc FRCPC is a radiation oncologist, and an Associate Professor and Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. She is an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and is the LC Campbell Research Chair in Breast Cancer Research. She has an active clinical practice and leads a research program that aims to improve the care of women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ and to identify women with DCIS who are at greatest risk of developing invasive breast cancer.

CME Topics

Dr. Davine
  • Somatizing: What Every Physician Needs to Know
  • Approach to Depression
  • Approach to Bipolar
  • Approach to PTSD
  • Approach to Suicide in Primary Care
  • Approach to Psychotherapy in Primary Care
  • Personality Disorders
Dr. Habert
  • Insomnia for Primary Care
  • ADHD
  • Diabetes Update
  • AF
  • Reducing CV Risk Beyond Lipids
Dr. Rakovitch
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Overview of Breast Cancer Management

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 $1345
Specialist $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1145
Conference Tuition Book Before January 5th, 2022 Book After January 5th, 2022
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

The Galapagos Islands are known both for their spectacular volcanic landscapes as well as penguin spotting: over 95% of the Galapagos Penguins live in these islands. Go snorkelling or take a walk along the beach to look for the playful Galápagos Penguin, perched on a rock or zooming underwater. One of the most pristine islands in the world, Fernandina hosts an impressive array of wildlife including sea lions, colourful Sally Lightfoot crabs and the rare endemic Flightless Cormorant. As you travel along the coast, you may find many other creatures that shelter amid the red and white mangroves: eagle rays, marine turtles, Brown Pelicans and resting Cattle Egrets. Kayaking through the turquoise waters here is a true pleasure, inviting a sense of peaceful solitude and an invigorating feeling of connection to nature.

 

Additional Noteworthy Features

Celebrity Cruises

For modern travelers, it’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. We set the standard for modern luxury travel and now we’ve made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board. Predictability and convention are stripped away, returning luxury sea travel to its very essence: simple, beautiful, imaginative encounters that leave you relaxed, refreshed, and inspired by the world around you. We brought together teams of world-class architects, interior designers, stylists, and even landscape artists to create a showcase of the most inspiring spaces at sea, custom designed just for you.

Suites

More than a room. Exhilarating days of discovering the world deserve an equally wonderful place to recharge.  Revel in stylish design. Sink into exquisite bedding. Bask in the breathtaking views. Our array of luxurious accommodations has been artfully created to make your stay warm and welcoming.

Dining

Our menus, crafted by Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, are inspired by, and locally sourced from, the amazing regions we visit. Choose casual or upscale, dining room or alfresco under the stars. With an array of restaurants, bars and lounges, every experience takes you on a journey. And with our open dining, when you dine, and with whom, is entirely up to you.

Experiences

Discovery Lounge

When you’re not learning about the islands from our team of Naturalists, the Discovery Lounge is where you’ll be socializing, unwinding, and being entertained by performances and conversations with your crew and fellow explorers.

The Observatory

Want to learn even more about the Galapagos? Head up to the Observatory—our stunning library dedicated to the Galapagos Islands, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s no better place to cozy up with a book and take in the views.

Stargazing

The stars in the night sky over the Galapagos Islands are a brilliant sight to see. And, there’s no better place to witness these celestial marvels than our Stargazing platform. Enjoy guided stargazing or simply take in the spectacle on your own—we even provide the binoculars.

Glamping Experience

Galapagos Glamping is the first sunset-to-sunrise experience of its kind in the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy an exclusive and delectable dinner featuring campfire-themed delights and cocktails. Experience a naturalist-guided stargazing session under the constellations of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, as you sail along the equator. Sleep under the stars in a cabana that transforms into a comfortable double bed. Wake up to the sunrise and a private breakfast before you leave for your daily island adventures.

Novurania Yacht Tenders

Celebrity Flora℠ custom-built Novurania tenders will transport you in comfort and style. They feature stairs with a metal railing that fits flush against the open aft creating a seamless ship to shore transportation system that makes it even easier to go exploring the islands—a first in the Galapagos. Each tender also features a hydraulic ramp that makes wet landings in the islands much more convenient—and less wet. It can also be used as a platform that makes getting on and off for snorkeling much easier. Other features not found on the standard tender include storage space for snorkel gear and interior seating. They also feature rubber grips on the sides for a comfortable place to hold on while you explore the islands.

Frost Science

We’ve collaborated with Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science to design educational videos that are part of our immersive Galapagos experience. Fun and engaging, the videos can be viewed at your leisure in the bars and lounges and in your suite. Each video ranges from 5-minute shorts to in-depth 30-minute “TED” style lectures on relevant topics that help prepare you for your daily adventures in the islands.

The Ship

On a Celebrity vacation, you're not just sailing with our ships—you're sailing with our service. For 25 years that's been our calling card—the main reason why our guests cruise with us year after year. From your suite attendant to our attentive pool butlers, we're always there with a smile and a helping hand. Our outstanding customer service and on board services are intuitive, so you can enjoy your vacation to its fullest."
  • Knowledgeable, personalized, genuine service
  • Personal suite attendants
  • Twice daily makeup and turn down service
  • Nearly 2:1 guest to crew ratio

Celebrity Flora - All Suite Luxury Mega Yacht

Celebrity Flora is the first ship of its kind to be built especially for the Galápagos Islands. This 100 passenger all-suite mega-yacht features our innovative outward-facing concept—designed to ensure the destination remains the center of attention during your sailing. Inspired by the islands and built with natural materials, the ship merges seamlessly with the surroundings, giving you a feeling of total immersion. To bring you an even more in-depth experience, certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park are on board to guide the journey. Celebrity Flora offers the most luxurious accommodations in the Galapagos Islands. In fact, every stateroom on board is a suite that includes an unrivaled array of indulgent design features, services, and amenities. Full room automation that lets you control everything with the touch of a button. Premium linens and bathrobes. Personal Suite Attendants. Chocolates and bath products sourced locally from Ecuador. Integrated drinking water filtration systems in every suite. We could go on. Proving you can practice responsible tourism and deliver ultimate luxury at the same time, Celebrity Flora was built with the latest environmental technologies. The dynamic positioning system allows the mega-yacht to remain on station without dropping anchors, protecting the seabed—and the solar panels supplement electricity, reducing emissions. The result is one of the most eco-friendly ships sailing anywhere—just one reason Celebrity Flora was voted “Best Overall Cruise Ship” in 2019.

Eco-Friendly Tech

As the first ship ever designed for a destination, we wanted to ensure that Celebrity Flora was built with every state-of-the-art option and latest technology to make her one of the most eco-friendly and environmentally safe ships sailing on the planet. From a Dynamic Positioning System that enables the ship to stay on station without the use of anchors (to help protect the seas) to the solar panels on Deck 7 (it’s the first ship of this size to have them) that supplements the ship’s electricity supply and reduces emissions. Celebrity Flora even uses reverse osmosis equipment to process sea water into fresh water that supplies 100% of the ship’s needs.

Oceanscope

Celebrity Flora will be the first vessel in the Galapagos to be equipped with cutting-edge oceanographic equipment, known as Oceanscope. The program builds on our long relationship with University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science that will benefit from Celebrity Flora’s consistent itinerary to create a perfect way for scientists to gather and measure data on ocean circulation dynamics, surface temperatures, and information critical to the prediction of El Niño and La Niña. All findings will be visible for guests to view on board and become open source data, globally accessible, a first for scientists and anyone with a passion for information.
Included With Package:
  • Round-trip airfare from US and Canadian gateways to Quito is included in the package price*, extra charges may apply based on availability and routing. For guests who wish to book their own air, the non-use of international air credit is $663 CAD per person
  • Meet and Greet services at the Quito airport for all airport transfers and tours
  • 2-night pre-cruise and 2-night post-cruise hotel accommodations at the JW Marriott
  • Luggage service including compliance with mandatory Galapagos agricultural inspections as well as Galapagos flight check-inand boarding passes at the hotel. Luggage is delivered directly to ship’s suite from the hotel in Quito
  • Full day guided tour of historical Quito, including a visit to the Equator Line at the Intiñan Solar Museum
  • Non-stop Airbus flight service to from Quito to Baltra, Galapagos, and direct return service from Baltra to Quito
  • 7-Night Celebrity Flora, Galapagos cruise
  • Guests are greeted and led by Galapagos National Park Certified Naturalists
  • Transfers to Pier and from Pier to board Celebrity Flora tenders
  • Upon return to Quito on Sunday, shopping tour to local craft market and farewell dinner
  • Hotel breakfast included daily. 1 lunch and 2 dinners included while on city tours
Included On Board:
  • Full room automation
  • Private Veranda
  • In-room drinking water filtration system
  • VIP personalized check-in service and Personal Suite Attendant
  • Welcome bottle of Champagne or Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine
  • All meals, including room service and full in-suite breakfast lunch and dinner service
  • Complimentary mini-bar with beer, soda and water; All beverages including bottled water, wine, beer and spirits, as well as in-suite delivery of coffee, including espresso and cappuccino, and tea service
  • All shore excursions with choice of activity level
  • Laundry service twice per sailing
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi access
  • Celebrity Cruises Cashmere Bedding Collection
  • Pillow Menu
  • In-Suite water station
  • Extensive offering of live TV and on demand movies and programming
  • Plush bathrobes and towels
  • Daily delectables delivered to your suite including fresh fruit upon request
  • All gratuities
  • All snorkeling equipment, including masks, snorkels, fins, wet-suits and flotation devices
  • All on board briefings and lectures lead by our expert Naturalists
  • Cooking demonstrations, including tasting
  • Complimentary use of binoculars
  • Complimentary backpack

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
October 7th Arrive Quito, Ecuador
October 8th Quito, Ecuador 8:00 AM—1:30 PM
October 9th Baltra Island (Galapagos) 2:30 PM
  Daphne Major - Cruising
October 10th Gardner Bay (Espanola) 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
Punta Suarez 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
October 11th Cormorant Point, Floreana Island 7:00 AM 1:00 PM 1 Hour TBA
Post Office Bay, Floreana Island 1:30 PM 8:00 PM
October 12th Moreno Point, Isabela Island 7:00 AM 12:00 PM 1 Hour TBA
Urvina Bay, Isabela Island 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
October 13th Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island 7:00 AM 12:00 PM 1 Hour TBA
Vicente Roca Point, Isabela Island 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
October 14th South Plaza (Santa Cruz Island) 7:00 AM 11:00 AM 1 Hour TBA
Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island) 3:00 PM 9:00 PM
October 15th Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
October 16th Baltra Island (Galapagos) 7:00 AM
Quito, Ecuador
October 17th Quito, Ecuador 8:00 AM—1:15 PM
October 18th Depart Quito, Ecuador

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 | Friday, October 7, 2022 | Quito, Ecuador

Arrive at Quito International Airport. You will be met and transferred to your hotel the JW Marriott Quito. The lively capital of Ecuador, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is most famous for its historic centre’s colonial architecture, the most impressive in South America. Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city, it has remained nearly untouched despite a major earthquake. You’ll find many noteworthy historic sites including Santo Domingo, Jesuit College of La Compania, and the monasteries of San Francisco.

Day 2 | Saturday, October 8, 2022 | Quito, Ecuador

Attend a morning CME session. The afternoon will include a guided tour of Quito, including a visit to the Equator Line at the Intinan Solar Museum.

Day 3 | Sunday, October 9, 2022 | Baltra Island, Galapagos

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Baltra. Transfer to the Celebrity Flora.

Day 3 | Sunday, October 9, 2022 | Daphne Major - Cruising

Daphne is a satellite volcanic cone located north of Santa Cruz Island. The crater floor is an important breeding site for blue-footed boobies. The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and tropical birds which can be observed during the circumnavigation of the island.

Day 4 | Monday, October 10, 2022 | Gardner Bay (Espanola)

The beach at Gardner Bay, with its sparkling white sand, offers one of the best places to relax and swim in the Galapagos. It's home to one of the most important colonies of sea lions in the archipelago, and is also a nesting site for sea turtles. Three species of Darwin’s finches and Española mockingbirds may also be seen here.

Day 4 | Monday, October 10, 2022 | Punta Suarez

Española is the oldest island in the Galapagos and home to an abundance of wildlife. At Suarez Point, be greeted by a colony of sea lions upon arrival. This area is also home to nearly the entire world population of Waved Albatross—though they're graceful in the air, their clumsy behavior on land is a sight to see. A cliffside hike leads to a natural lava fissure that spews water like a towering geyser.

Day 5 | Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | Cormorant Point, Floreana Island

Floreana was the first capital of the Galapagos, and where Charles Darwin met the islands' Governor. It's small brackish lagoon is often home to flamingos, stilts, and white-cheeked pintail ducks, and one of its beaches is a highly used nesting site for sea turtles. Check out the green-hued sand where you land.

Day 5 | Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | Post Office Bay, Floreana Island

Rich in history, this site is home to the post office barrel established in about 1793, where pirates, buccaneers, whalers, and others could leave their mail to be picked up by outbound ships. The tradition continues today, as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.

Day 6 | Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Moreno Point, Isabela Island

Along this beautiful rocky shore, a field of hardened black lava flows is pockmarked by shallow pools, which are home to shorebirds and flamingos. The mangrove-lined shore also provides a chance to see marine iguanas, sea turtles, stingrays, sharks, penguins, and the flightless cormorant.

Day 6 | Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Urvina Bay, Isabela Island

Composed of five coalesced volcanoes, Isabela is the largest island in the Galapagos and the most recently active, the latest eruption having occurred in 2015. Here we will see large land iguanas, finches, and if lucky, a giant tortoise or two. In 1954, the intrusion of magma below one of the island’s volcanoes caused part of the bay to be uplifted some 6 meters, and today we can walk through the remains of what was once a thriving underwater reef.

Day 7 | Thursday, October 13, 2022 | Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island

Fernandina is the youngest island in the Galapagos and,as Darwin wrote, it is “covered with immense deluges of black naked lava.” Along with its extraordinary black lava rocks, this point of land hosts the largest colony of marine iguanas in the Archipelago, along with sea lions and a nesting site for flightless cormorants.

Day 7 | Thursday, October 13, 2022 | Vicente Roca Point, Isabela Island

The half-collapsed remains of an ancient volcano make for a spectacular setting at this site. Awe-inspiring cliffs, blue waters, and wildlife create a zodiac ride to remember as we search for sea  turtles, penguins, fur seals, the flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, marine mammals, and the oddly shaped form of the elusive sunfish.

Day 8 | Friday, October 14, 2022 | South Plaza, Santa Cruz Island

A small uplifted island just off the northeast coast of Santa Cruz. The island's low-lying landscape is covered with colorful saltbush, scrub, and giant prickly pear cactus. A subspecies of land iguana is found on the island in plentiful abundance and sometimes can be seen munching on the cactus. The southern cliffs are steep and rocky, and home to numerous seabirds as well as a bachelor colony of sea lions. Looking down into the clear blue waters, schools of surgeonfish swim by as birds shoot in and out of the holes in the cliff. A short hike and Zodiac ride provide ample opportunity to observe the beauty and wildlife of the island.

Day 8 | Friday, October 14, 2022 | Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island

Dragon Hill, or "Cerro Dragon" is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed. Along the trail, we'll cross a beautiful "white forest" of Palo Santo (incense) trees and Galapagos cotton plants. Excursion options include a high-intensity hike with swimming/snorkeling at the beach, high-intensity snorkeling from a zodiac followed by a short walk and a low-intensity Zodiac ride along the coastline with optional dry landing for animal observation.

Day 9 | Saturday, October 15, 2022 | Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

This is the main population center of the islands, and home to the National Park Service tortoise-breeding center and the Charles Darwin Research Station. You will be able to visit the tortoise-breeding center and walk through the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Day 10 | Sunday, October 16, 2022 | Baltra Island, Galapagos

Disembark Celebrity Flora and transfer to the airport for your flight to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, you will be met and transferred to the JW Marriott hotel. Enjoy an optional afternoon excursion to the local craft market, time permitting. A Farewell Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day 11 | Monday, October 17, 2022 | Quito, Ecuador

Attend a morning CME session. The afternoon will be at leisure.

Day 12 | Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | Quito, Ecuador

You will be transferred to Quito Airport for your flight home.

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