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13-Night Arctic Expedition CME AWAY® Cruise

Onboard the Silver Explorer

Sexual HealthWomen's Health

Sailing October 1st, 2020 - October 14th, 2020

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Richard Boroditsky

Dr. Richard Boroditsky



About The Speaker

Richard is a Professor and Gynecology Section Head of the University of Manitoba Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. He is the Medical Director of the Mature Women’s Centre, Menopause Clinic and HALT (Hysterectomy Alternatives) Program at the Victoria General Hospital, in Winnipeg. His main interests include the development of ambulatory care surgical programs, advanced gynecologic minimally invasive surgery, family planning, as well as sexual and menopausal health. He has lectured and published extensively on these subjects. He is a member of a large number of medical societies, and has had numerous national posts in the area of reproductive health care and sexuality education. He has been a principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials and investigations of new technology in managing abnormal uterine bleeding and uterine fibroids.

Dr. William Fisher

Dr. William Fisher


Sexual & Reproductive Health

About The Speaker

Dr. William Fisher is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Western University, having spent four decades in the Department of Psychology, cross-appointed to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at Western. His work focuses on understanding and promoting sexual and reproductive health in the areas of individual and couple sexual function, contraceptive choice and adherence, STI/HIV prevention, sexual pharmacology development, and the education of healthcare professionals in these domains. Bill serves on the Expert Working Group of the Canadian STI Guidelines, he is a contributing author of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Canadian Contraception Guidelines, he has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, and he presently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sex Research, Archives of Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Medicine Reviews. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and has received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Hellmuth Award for Research and the Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching from Western University, he has held a National Health Scientist award from Health Canada, and his research has been supported by the US National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada across his career. Dr. Fisher has published 250 peer-reviewed papers concerning sexual and reproductive health.

CME Topics

Dr. Boroditsky
  • A New Paradigm in The Diagnosis and Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB)
  • Hysterectomy Alternatives in the Management of Uterine Fibroids With or Without Bleeding: Avoiding the “Red Herring”
  • The Perimenopause: A Difficult Time of Transition
  • Revisiting Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) Post WHI: “The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”
  • A Practical Approach to the Management of Common Concerns in Symptomatic Women Dealing With Menopausal Issues
  • Myths and Facts Re Contraception: Selected Highlights
  • Exploring Basic Principles and Techniques Necessary for Pelvic Assessment and Gynecologic Procedures
  • Diagnosing and Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Conundrum!
Dr. Fisher
  • An Introduction to Sexual Medicine
  • Understanding and Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Contraception in Canada: Where are We Now and Where are We Going?
  • Sexual Function and Sexual Dysfunction: Physician Approaches to Sexual Counseling
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: At the Junction of Biology and Behavior
  • Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Consent
  • Pornography and Your Patient
  • Sexuality Across the Age Range
  • Sexual Orientation

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 January 1st, 2020Book After January 1st, 2020
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$895$1045

Venue Information

Cruise to Arctic and Greenland and create memories you’ll never forget on our Arctic expeditions. From abundant wildlife and dramatic landscapes, to the Midnight Sun, follow in the wake of the Vikings to Greenland and Iceland. Hike and Zodiac amid icebergs and spectacular tundra. Vast colonies of birds pocket the rugged cliffs. Seals and walrus haul out on rocky outcrops. Whales spout and breach before your eyes. Our trips to the Arctic and Greenland delve into the wonder of one of the planet’s most inspiring places.

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you on a thirteen night CME Arctic Cruise, from Oct 1 to Oct 14, 2020 aboard the Silversea Silver Explorer cruise ship.

The CME will feature Updates in Women’s Health & Sexuality. There are two presenters. Dr. Richard Boroditsky is a gynaecologist from Manitoba. Dr. Bill Fisher is a psychologist with a cross appointment to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Western University in Ontario.

They have put together a program on Women’s Health, which will cover topics from both a gynaecology and a psychosexual perspective. Their pro-grams are designed to be evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged.

Included among the many topics to be covered are the perimenopause, menopause, contraception, sexual health and sexually transmitted infections.

Both family doctors and specialists should find this course practical and applicable to their practices.


Additional Noteworthy Features

Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure. 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

The GrillSoft breezes and island views beckon at the Grill, especially as the sun goes down, when guests gather at the outdoor bar for cocktails and tapas, and talk about their day. Dining options include a choice of lighter fare as well as grilled favourites and fresh-from-the-oven pizza. In the evening The Grill is transformed into an intimate, interactive eatery where diners can grill their own fresh seafood and prime cuts under a canopy of stars. This alternative dining venue is always a favourite with Silversea guests, and dinner reservations are recommended.
The RestaurantThe menu in The Restaurant includes a wide range of international selections to accommodate the global palate of our guests. Our chefs always include a choice of local Ecuadorean specialities to enrich your culinary journey, as well, but whether you choose Galapagos Lobster à la Galapaguera or filet mignon with truffles, your selections will be artfully presented and served. The Restaurant offers open-seating dining, which means there are no assigned times, no assigned tables You are free to dine when, where and with whom you please.
LibraryRelaxing in the ship’s library, you can read books about the natural sciences, human history and conservation of the islands, and find maps and charts of this remarkable archipelago that sprawls over 36,000 square miles around the Equator. Here you can also find a choice of contemporary literature and an extensive collection of the classics, test your knowledge with daily quizzes and crosswords, or challenge someone to a game of chess or a board game.
Beauty SalonA full range of salon services is available for both men and women including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures. Appointments for these chargeable services may be made on board the ship. Appointments for these chargeable services at the beauty salon may be made on board the ship, or in advance via My Silversea.
Massage RoomAfter an energetic day ashore, a soothing ministration may be the perfect accompaniment to the spiritual and physical renewal of travel.
Explorer LoungeAttend informative lectures, recaps and briefings, and enjoy views of the islands in the Explorer Lounge on Deck 3. Along with a sophisticated AV system, there’s also a small photography station with an IMac where guests can download and edit their photographs during their time on board.
Fitness LoungeEye-opening panoramas inspire you ever onward in the Fitness Centre with its treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike and a weight machine.
Snorkel AreaSnorkelling equipment for guests is stowed and cleaned in this outdoor area on Deck 3. Guests who bring their own equipment can also stow their gear here to dry after our water activities.
Piano BarMeet and mingle with fellow travellers and your expedition leaders in the Piano Bar, where cocktails are served and views of blue seas and lava-rock landscapes are always on display. Your bartender will quickly learn your favourite drink, but do try one of the local concoctions — a Blue Footed Boobie perhaps. Accompanied by the music of our resident pianist, you can take your afternoon tea here, and enjoy pre-dinner cocktails before an impromptu dinner with new-found friends.
JacuzziWhat better way to cool off in the tropics than with a dip in the Jacuzzi, waiting for you up top on the sun deck of your luxury cruise ship.  

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
October 1stReykjavik, Iceland4:30 PM
October 2ndAt Sea8:00 AM—12:30 PM
October 3rdSkjoldungen, Greenland12:00 PM3:30 PM
October 4thAapilattoq, Greenland4:00 PM9:00 PM
October 5thNanortalik, Greenland/ Uunartoq Island, Greenland6:30 AM/ 3:30 PM11:30 AM./ 11:00 PM
October 6thQaqortoq (Julianehåb), Greenland/ Hvalsey, Greenland7:00 AM/ 4:00 PM1:30 PM/ 8:00 PM
October 7thAt Sea8:30 AM—12:30 PM; 1:30 PM—3:30 PM
October 8thAt Sea8:30 AM—12:30 PM
October 9thSt. Anthony, Newfoundland6:30 AM5:00 PM
October 10thWoody Point, Newfoundland12:30 PM10:00 PM
October 11thAt Sea8:30 AM—12:45 PM
October 12thBaddeck, Nova Scotia7:00 AM6:00 PM
October 13thLouisbourg, Nova Scotia7:00 AM12:00 PM
October 14thHalifax, Nova Scotia8:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Reykjavik, Iceland / Sprawling Reykjavík, the nation's nerve center and government seat, is home to half the island's population. On a bay overlooked by proud Mt. Esja (pronounced eh-shyuh), with its ever-changing hues, Reykjavík presents a colorful sight, its concrete houses painted in light colors and topped by vibrant red, blue, and green roofs. In contrast to the almost treeless countryside, Reykjavík has many tall, native birches, rowans, and willows, as well as imported aspen, pines, and spruces.Reykjavík's name comes from the Icelandic words for smoke, reykur, and bay, vík.Skjoldungen, Greenland / Located on Greenland’s relatively rarely visited rugged east coast, Skoldungen Fjord has enchanting scenery with towering mountains tipped with snow, ice-scraped valley sides and sculptured icebergs in shades of white and blue. At the top of the fjord one can easily see the retreating state of the Thrym Glacier. The U-shaped fjord offers spectacular scenery and as an extra perk, it is not uncommon to see whales in the fjord.Cruise Prince Christian Sound, Greenland / Connecting the Denmark Strait with Davis Strait, Prins Christian Sund offers a protected course from southeastern to southwestern Greenland, and is one of South Greenland’s most dramatic natural features. The water is generally placid and the crisp scent of ice fills the air. On either side of the Sund, waterfalls stream down sharp, wrinkled mountainsides. Depending on weather conditions, icebergs that glitter in the sun may be constant companions during the passage.Aapilattoq, Greenland / Aapilattoq is a small settlement near the western end of Prins Christian Sund in southwestern Greenland. In the local Greenlandic language the name means, "sea anemone". This small village of 130 inhabitants, hidden behind a prominent rock, offers a good insight into the life of Greenlandic Inuit. A stroll through the village will reveal a small school and a church, along with the likely possibility of seeing a polar bear skin drying in the wind behind a local dwelling. People have lived off the land in the area around Aapilattoq since the 19th century.Nanortalik, Greenland / Nanortalik lies in a scenic area surrounded by steep mountainsides and is Greenland’s tenth-largest and most southerly town with less than 1500 inhabitants. The town’s name means the “place of polar bears”, which refers to the polar bears that used to be seen floating offshore on summer’s ice floes. Nanortalik has an excellent open-air museum that gives a broad picture of the region from Inuit times to today. Part of the exhibition is a summer hunting camp, where Inuit in traditional clothing describe aspects of their ancestor’s customs and lifestyle.Uunartoq, Greenland / Uunartoq is a small island in South Greenland a short distance east of what once was considered the largest settlement in Greenland. The island has hot springs that were renowned as far back as the days of the Norse for their healing effects. Three naturally heated streams have been channeled to flow into a knee-deep and stone-lined pool. While one unwinds by soaking in the steaming waters, one can watch icebergs that either clog the fjord to the north or come floating by.Qaqortoq (Julianehab), Greenland / The largest town in southern Greenland, Qaqortoq has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Upon arrival in this charming southern Greenland enclave, it's easy to see why. Qaqortoq rises quite steeply over the fjord system around the city, offering breath-taking panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, deep, blue sea, Lake Tasersuag, icebergs in the bay, and pastoral backcountry.Hvalsey, Greenland / Northeast of Qaqortoq and at the end of a fjord, Hvalsey is one of the best examples of South Greenland’s many scattered ruins from the Norse period. Today the area is used for sheep-grazing, but until the 15th century the settlement at Hvalsey, and specifically Hvalsey’s church, played an important part. Christianity had spread its influence throughout Europe and eventually had reached remote Greenland, where it established itself in the country in 1000 AD. Hvalsey Church was built in the 14th century and is the best preserved of the churches in Greenland from that period.Woody Point, Newfoundland / Acclaimed for its unearthly landscape, Woody Point is probably as close to Mars as you will ever get in this lifetime. Situated on the west coast of the island, the Tablelands behind Woody Point in the Gros Morne National Park are composed of peridotite — like much of the surface of Mars — and  NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, plus others are studying this unique land form searching for insights into possible bacterial life on the red planet. The story of the Tablelands earned Gros Morne its World Heritage Site status from UNESCO in 2010, and the area remains a geological wonder, showcasing a time when the continents of Africa and North America collided. When the plates struck 485 million years ago, the peridotite was pushed to the surface, and remained above sea level. The rock lacks the nutrients to sustain plant life, thus giving the Tablelands a barren, isolated appearance.Baddeck, Nova Scotia / Baddeck is the most highly developed tourist center in Cape Breton. Situated at the start of the famous Cabot Trail, the town of 1,064 inhabitants enjoys an international reputation as a fine resort. Baddeck has long been associated with the great inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who built a home here in 1885; it is still owned by his family. While traveling by steamer through the Bras d’Or Lakes, Bell was captivated by the region’s scenic beauty. One of Baddeck’s most notable attractions includes the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, featuring the accomplishments of the famed inventor. The resort is the main town on Bras d’Or Lakes. The area surrounding Baddeck, with steep mountains, rocky inlets and dense forests, is often compared to the Scottish Highlands. The Bras d’Or Lakes, a vast, almost-landlocked inlet of the sea, attracts people from all over the world to cruise the serene, unspoiled coves and islands.Louisbourg, Nova Scotia / Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, is a thriving seaport located on the eastern tip of Cape Breton Island. French settlers first arrived in Louisbourg in 1713, using the island as a base for their lucrative cod fishery. Soon, the town became one of the busiest harbours in North America and an important trading outpost and military hub. They named it Louisbourg, in honour of King Louis XIV. The fortress was built to defend against the threat of a British invasion. After two major attacks, the fortress was destroyed in the 1760’s. In 1961 the Canadian Government commenced a $25 million reconstruction project to restore portions of the fortress to its pre-siege glory of the 1740’s. It was the largest reconstruction project in North America. The lighthouse was Canada’s first, constructed in 1734, but was severely damaged during the last siege and was abandoned in 1758. The existing lighthouse was built in 1923.Halifax, Nova Scotia / Surrounded by natural treasures and glorious seascapes, Halifax is an attractive and vibrant hub with noteworthy historic and modern architecture, great dining and shopping, and a lively nightlife and festival scene. The old city manages to feel both hip and historic. Previous generations had the foresight to preserve the cultural and architectural integrity of the city, yet students from five local universities keep it lively and current. It's a perfect starting point to any tour of the Atlantic provinces, but even if you don't venture beyond its boundaries, you will get a real taste of the region.It was Halifax’s natural harbor—the second largest in the world after Sydney, Australia’s—that first drew the British here in 1749, and today most major sites are conveniently located either along it or on the Citadel-crowned hill overlooking it. That’s good news for visitors because this city actually covers quite a bit of ground.

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