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11-Night Splendors of Egypt and the Nile CME AWAY®

Onboard the Uniworld S.S. Sphinx


Sailing November 13th, 2021 - November 24th, 2021

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Richard Haber

Dr. Richard Haber



About The Speaker

Dr. Richard Haber is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary and the past dermatology division head at the University. He is past chair of the Dermatology Specialty Committee and past chief examiner of the dermatology fellowship examinations for RCPSC. He received the Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA) 2014—2015 award for excellence in clinical teaching for the university of Calgary and the Canadian Dermatology Association Award of Merit in 2019.

Dr. Alice Cheng

Dr. Alice Cheng



About The Speaker

Dr. Cheng is a member of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Trillium Health Partners (Credit Valley Hospital) in Mississauga and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed medical school, internal medicine and Endocrinology training at the University of Toronto and has completed the Master Teacher Program offered through the Department of Medicine. She has served on the Expert Committee for the 2003 Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines and the Steering and Expert Committees for the 2008 revision. She has also served as Chair for the 2013 Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines. She is currently the Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Chair of the Guidelines Committee. She is actively involved in continuing education and has received a Certificate of Recognition from the Ontario College of Family Physicians for her contributions to diabetes care and family medicine education. In addition, she has been awarded the national Charles H. Best Award by Diabetes Canada

CME Topics

Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes, Dermatitis, Psoriasis & Pearls of Hair and Nail Disorders

Dr. Cheng
  • Approach to Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Approach to Thyroid Nodules
  • Insulin 101: When, How and What
  • So Many Choices: How Are They Different?
  • Update on the Cardiovascular Effects of Antihyperglycemic Agents
  • Approach to Oligomenorrhea and Hirsutism
  • Update on Dyslipidemia
Dr. Haber
  • Acne Vulgaris Review
  • Atopic Dermatitis Review
  • Psoriasis Vulgaris Review
  • Cutaneous Manifestations of Endocrine Disorders
  • Cutaneous Infection Pearls
  • Hair and Nail Pearls
  • Skin Pearls in Returning Travellers

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 TuitionPrice
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$1095
Conference TuitionBook Before February 10th, 2021Book After February 10th, 2021
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$945$1095

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.

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to an 11 night CME program in Egypt. Dr. Alice Cheng (Endocrinologist from Ontario) and Dr. Rick Haber (Dermatologist from Alberta) have developed an educational program that will be of interest to family physicians, specialists and allied health professionals. Both are veteran Sea Courses speakers. Their programs are evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged. They will provide an endocrine and dermatologic perspective on common conditions.

Dr. Cheng’s topics include thyroid disorders, aspects of diabetes such as insulin and antihyperglycemics and lipids.

Dr. Haber’s topics include psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, cutaneous manifestations of endocrine disorders and more.

Drs. Cheng and Haber look forward to seeing you in Egypt.

Additional Noteworthy Features


  • 4 night hotel accommodations in Cairo at Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza (or similar)
  • Daily breakfast in Cairo
  • 7 night accommodations on board the S. S. Sphinx
  • All meals onboard
  • Complimentary house wines, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee during lunch and dinner on board
  • Gala Reception on embarkation day
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore, including local guides and drivers
  • Shore excursions and performances as specified in the detailed itinerary
  • Flights between Cairo and Luxor
  • Onboard services of a Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Group arrival and departure transfers in Cairo and in Luxor. Individual transfers and deviations will cost extra

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
November 13thCairo
November 14thCairoTBA
November 15thCairo/Luxor/DenderaTBA
November 16thDendera/LuxorTBA
November 17thLuxor/Kom OmboTBA
November 18thKom Ombo/AswanTBA
November 19thAswanTBA
November 20thAswan/EdfuTBA
November 21stEdfu/Esna/LuxorTBA
November 22ndLuxor/CairoTBA
November 23rdCairoTBA
November 24thCairo

Detailed Port Descriptions

DAY 1: Cairo

Arrive at Cairo International Airport. 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 opulent Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.

DAY 2: 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 expert will show you a 12th-century citadel, the beautiful Alabaster Mosque and an unsurpassed collection of priceless artifacts, 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: Cairo, Fly to Luxor (Embark) Cruising the Nile River, Dendera

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. This evening, you’ll revel in a Welcome Reception and Dinner onboard.Featured Excursion:
  • Temple at Karnak
Note: Flights to Luxor depart early in the morning to take advantage of more favorable weather and traffic conditions, and to optimize tour scheduling.

DAY 4: Dendera, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor

Like its twin shrine, the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor stands on the site of ancient Thebes, the once flourishing capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom. It was built over hundreds of years and even in ruins it is still an extraordinary place. You’ll also visit the Temple of Hathor, dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty.Featured Excursions:
  • Temple of Hathor
  • Temple of Luxor

DAY 5: Luxor, Cruising the Nile River, 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.Featured Excursion:
  • Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings

DAY 6: Kom Ombo, Cruising the Nile River, Aswan

After visiting a temple dedicated to a crocodile god today (don’t miss the display of some of the 300 mummified crocs found in the local area), 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: 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 a famous hotel depicted in Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile.Featured Excursions:
  • Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple
  • Boat ride in traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan
After dinner onboard this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music and dancing.

DAY 8: Aswan, Cruising the Nile River, Kom Ombo, Edfu

Spend the day at leisure or join us for an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

DAY 9: Esna, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor

On today’s excursion, you’ll learn how the Temple of Esna 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
Later, savor the Nile’s majestic scenery as the ship cruises to Luxor.

DAY 10: Luxor (Disembark), Fly to Cairo

Disembark in Luxor and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Then, check in to the Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza where you’ll have time to relax before tonight’s Farewell Dinner at the elegant Mena House Hotel.Featured Excursion:
  • Farewell Dinner at the Mena House
Note: Flights to Cairo depart early in the morning to take advantage of more favorable weather and traffic conditions, and to optimize tour scheduling.

DAY 11: Cairo

It’s a day of Bucket List Moments today as we venture to Ancient Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a number of amazing monuments to see—including the enigmatic Great Sphinx. After seeing the pyramids from afar last evening, you’ll have a thrilling opportunity to view them 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, the Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit

DAY 12: Depart Cairo

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your flight home, or extend your trip with a memorable optional extension in Jerusalem.Note: Ship schedule and order of sightseeing my change throughout the itinerary. Tour to port of destination by motorcoach and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to the impact of water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors.  

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

There is a Sea Courses pre-tour in Jordan for this CME AWAY. Please click here to learn more.Or, you can click here to speak with an agent to design your own!

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