Sailing January 24th, 2019 - February 5th, 2019
Dr. Philip Baer is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, where he was the class gold medallist. Dr. Baer has practiced as a clinical rheumatologist in Toronto for over 25 years. He is Chair of the Section of Rheumatology of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), and Editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA). He has received the GTA Community Rheumatologist of the Year, the OMA Section Service Award, the ORA Rheumatologist-of-the-Year, and the CRA Practice Reflection Silver Award.
Palliative Care & Pain Management
Dr. Weinberg is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. Prior to medical studies, she earned a BSc, MSc, and MPhil in Chemistry from Queen’s University and the University of Sussex. Dr. Weinberg is a general practitioner having practiced palliative care and pain management in Toronto for over 20 years. Erica is an active participant in Continuing Medical Education.
Respirology & Sleep Medicine
Details coming soon!
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||Book Before April 24th, 2018||Book After April 24th, 2018|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$845||$995|
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|Date||Port / Location||Arrival Time||Departure Time||Notes / CME Details|
|January 24th||Santiago, Chile|
|January 25th||Santiago, Chile||TBA|
|January 26th||Ushuaia, Argentina||1:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
|January 27th||Drake Passage||TBA|
|January 28th||Drake Passage||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|January 29th||Antarctic Sound, Antarctica||1:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
|January 30th||Antarctica Peninsula, Antarctica||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|January 31st||Antarctica Peninsula, Antarctica||1:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
|February 1st||Antarctica Peninsula, Antarctica||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|February 2nd||Antarctica South, Shetland Islands, Antarctica||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|February 3rd||Drake Passage||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|February 4th||Drake Passage||1:00 pm - 2:15 pm|
|February 5th||Ushuaia, Argentina|
Drake Passage - The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for its turbulent seas due to the westerly winds and the funneling effect of the passage. The Antarctic Convergence, a natural boundary where cold polar water flows northward and warmer equatorial water moves southward, is within the Drake Passage. When these two currents meet, nutrients are pushed to the surface, often attracting a multitude of seabirds and whales. Black-browed Albatross, Sooty Shearwaters and White-chinned Petrels glide in the air currents alongside and in the wake of the ship.
Antarctic Sound - The Antarctic Sound is a stretch of water named after the first ship to have passed through this body of water from the Bransfield Strait to the Weddell Sea in 1902. The Antarctic eventually sank and crew and scientists had to spend quite some time in this area before they could be rescued. Sites that have to do with this story - like Hope Bay or Paulet Island - are sometimes visited. At Paulet, Hope Bay and Brown Bluff Adelie and Gentoo Penguins breed, as do Kelp Gulls and Cape Petrels, Snow Petrels and Skuas.
Antarctica Peninsula - Remote and otherworldly, Antarctica is irresistible for its spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers, and for the possibility of up-close encounters with marine mammals and the iconic penguins. The Antarctic Peninsula – the main peninsula closest to South America – has a human history of almost 200 years, with explorers, sealers, whalers, and scientists who have come to work, and eventually intrepid visitors coming to enjoy this pristine and remote wilderness.
Antarctica South, Shetland Islands - Some 770 kilometers (478 miles) south of Cape Horn, the South Shetland Islands are usually the first land seen in Antarctica. Separated from the Antarctic Peninsula by the Bransfield Strait, nine major islands make up the group. The region was the first to be exploited by sealers in the early 19th century, and because of its proximity to South America, it still is the most visited by scientists and tourists. Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins all breed here.
Santiago, Chile - Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city, sits in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coast Range. Plaza de Armas, the grand heart of the city’s old colonial core, is home to 2 neoclassical landmarks: the 1808 Palacio de la Real Audiencia, housing the National History Museum, and the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral. La Chascona is the home-turned-museum of poet Pablo Neruda.