"The goal of a CME AWAY™ conference by Sea Courses is to provide the very best opportunity for health care professionals to not only LEARN but to CONNECT with peers in a stimulating yet RELAXING environment."


Onboard the Silver Cloud

Pain ManagementRespirologyRheumatologySleep Medicine

Sailing January 24th, 2019 - February 5th, 2019

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Philip Baer

Dr. Philip Baer



About The Speaker

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.

Dr. Erica Weinberg

Dr. Erica Weinberg


Palliative Care & Pain Management

About The Speaker

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.

Dr. Harry Birman

Dr. Harry Birman


Respirology & Sleep Medicine

About The Speaker

Details coming soon!

CME Topics

Dr. Baer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Deadly Disabling Disease
  • Handling Osteoarthritis: The Most Common Arthritis
  • Boning Up on Osteoporosis
  • Hot Topics in Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology Lab Testing
  • Gout: Let’s Be Crystal Clear
  • Spondyloarthropathies: Which Back Pain Patients Should You Refer to a Rheumatologist?
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Disease of 1000 Faces
Dr. Birman
  • Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Pulmonary Fibrosis: Things You Need to Know in 2019
  • Management of COPD in 2019- Where Have the Inhaled Corticosteroids Gone?
  • Office Spirometry: Is It the 4thVital Sign In Assessing Respiratory Complaints?
  • Management of Severe Asthma in 2019
  • Diagnosis and Care of Patients With Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
Dr. Weinberg
  • Treating Pain in Your Practice: The View of a College Assessor

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 TuitionBook Before April 24th, 2018Book After April 24th, 2018
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$845$995

Venue Information

No other destination can elicit the sense of excitement and adventure as Antarctica. The most unspoilt and remote place left on Earth, this is the ultimate journey of a lifetime. Our new all-inclusive packages now make this incredible destination even easier to explore.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas. Our intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore. And for those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea Expeditions can transport you to the further most boundaries of the planet. Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses.DiningWhen dining aboard Silversea ships, gastronomic excellence is a given, thanks to our partnership with the prestigious Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues. No matter where you dine, there will be great diversity and freshness in your selections. Dine amid sparkling crystal, silver and sweeping ocean views in our main dining room. Join friends or find a table for two, and enjoy Continental or regional specialities impeccably presented and graciously served. The Restaurant is an open-seating dining room, which means there are no assigned times, no assigned tables. You are free to arrive at your leisure and dine with whomever you choose. For a more casual dining experience, enjoy a meal at the Grill for soft breezes and ocean views, especially as the sun goes down. Cruise guests can gather at the outdoor bar and talk about the day’s events. Complimentary room service is also available for all guests.Enriching ExperiencesImagine exploring the history and culture of captivating destinations before you ever step foot off your ship. Our knowledgeable team of onboard Destination Consultants is delighted to share their regional expertise to Silversea guests, with informal discussions throughout your voyage and commentaries from the bridge. Elevating your cruise travel adventure to more stimulating heights. Gain an insider’s perspective on your voyage’s destinations. From where to shop, to top-rated eateries, and the area’s must-see sights. Ensuring you will journey ashore like a true native. While on your luxury cruise, embark on a personal journey of wellness to complement your global adventures. Work out in the well-equipped Fitness Centre, take a class in circuit training or Pilates in the aerobics room, and let the sauna and steam rooms work their magic to soothe every muscle. Silversea offers seminars ranging from aromatherapy and nutrition to how to burn fat. A holistic approach to wellness fully integrates exercise, fitness and spa therapies with health lectures and nutritious dining to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, even while away from home.Inclusive Amenities for All Guests
  • Select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks
  • Butler service for all suites
  • Complimentary room service
  • Gratuities
  • Open-seating dining options
  • Complimentary WIFI

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
January 24thSantiago, Chile
January 25thSantiago, ChileTBA
January 26thUshuaia, Argentina1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
January 27thDrake PassageTBA
January 28thDrake Passage1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
January 29thAntarctic Sound, Antarctica1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
January 30thAntarctica Peninsula, Antarctica1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
January 31stAntarctica Peninsula, Antarctica1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
February 1stAntarctica Peninsula, Antarctica1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 2ndAntarctica South, Shetland Islands, Antarctica1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 3rdDrake Passage1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 4thDrake Passage1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
February 5thUshuaia, Argentina

Detailed Port Descriptions

Ushuaia, Argentina - At 55 degrees latitude south, Ushuaia (pronounced oo-swy-ah) is closer to the South Pole than to Argentina's northern border with Bolivia. It is the capital and tourism base for Tierra del Fuego, the island at the southernmost tip of Argentina.Although its stark physical beauty is striking, Tierra del Fuego's historical allure is based more on its mythical past than on rugged reality. The island was inhabited for 6,000 years by Yámana, Haush, Selk'nam, and Alakaluf Indians.


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.

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