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12-Night Best of Scotland CME Cruise

On Board Azamara Journey

Family MedicinePain ManagementTBA

Sailing August 17th, 2023 - August 29th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Roman Jovey

Dr. Roman Jovey


Chronic Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Jovey, a family physician and emergency physician for 20 years, closed his practice in 1999, to focus on his twin interests of chronic pain management and addiction medicine. From 1991 – 2014 he was the Physician Director of the Credit Valley Hospital, Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre. Since 2005 he has been the Medical Director at CPM Centres for Pain Management, the largest, outpatient chronic pain management organization in Canada. He is also a staff physician at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre in Hamilton. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Pain Society, a medico-legal expert for the Canadian Medical Protective Association and a provincial Coroner. For over 30 years, Dr. Jovey has been treating patients with chronic non-cancer pain in an outpatient practice setting. He has presented educational workshops and seminars on pain to health care professionals in Canada and internationally.

Dr. Sol Stern

Dr. Sol Stern


Family Medicine & Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Stern is a Family Physician and the Former Chief of Staff at Halton Healthcare Services in Oakville, Ontario. Dr. Stern is the Lead Family Physician of the Argus Medical Centre Family Health Organization. He is  member of Thrombosis Canada and is Co-Medical Director of Sea Courses/CME Away.   Dr. Sol Stern obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1982 after obtaining a BSc and MSc at the same university. He started a family medicine practice in Oakville, Ontario in 1983 and has been practicing in Oakville ever since. Dr. Stern spends about 1/4 of his time involved in CME and has developed and collaborated on many CME workshops including the topics of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic pain management. Dr. Stern has developed, reviewed and presented over 1000 CME programs over the last 25 years.

CME Topics

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a Continuing Medical Education program during a 12 Night cruise around Scotland on the Azamara Journey from August 17 to 29, 2023. Dr. Roman Jovey and Dr. Sol Stern have presented many times together in the past and they have developed an educational program that will be of interest to family physicians, specialists, and allied health professionals. Dr. Jovey’s emphasis is on chronic pain management and his role as a Coroner. His  topics will include non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment of pain, the role of cannabis, current views on opioid prescribing and novel approaches to managing chronic pain. Dr. Stern will facilitate interactive sessions on topics that are prevalent in his Family Practice such as Diabetes, Heart Failure, and Insomnia. He will also discuss the use of Information Technology in medical practice. Drs. Jovey and Stern are very much looking forward to seeing you on this Cruise around Scotland.

Practical Pain Pointers & General Family Medicine

Dr. Jovey

  •  Practical Pain Assessment
  •  Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Pain—Physical and Psychological Approaches
  • Optimizing Non-Opioid Pharmacotherapy for Pain
  • Cannabinoid Controversies in Pain Treatment
  • The Opioid Crisis and Safe Prescribing for Chronic Pain
  • Evolving Novel Approaches to Pain Management

Dr. Stern

  •  Atrial Fibrillation and CAD
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes & CAD
  • SGLT2 I in Heart Failure
  • Practice Management: From EMR to Websites to Apps

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 $1395
Specialist $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1195
Conference Tuition Book Before November 17th, 2022 Book After November 17th, 2022
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Venue Information

Your immersive, Scotland-intensive journey begins in Amsterdam, followed by a relaxing day at sea before your early morning arrival in Edinburgh. Here, an overnight stay followed by a late departure means two full days to explore. Head to Edinburgh’s historic heart for a walk down The Royal Mile, explore Edinburgh Castle—home to the crown jewels and sweeping views—and see Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence when in Scotland. The world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a must-see, featuring performers and musicians from around the globe.

The next morning, arrive in Aberdeen for the first of five late-night stays in a row. You’ll have plenty of time to play a round of golf at the sixth-oldest course in the world, visit Dunnottar Castle—a ruined medieval fortress perched on a cliff—or sample a pint of hand-drawn ale at the Prince of Wales. Walk the bustling, mile-long Union Street to peruse high-street shops and venture into local independent stores. Explore the spirit of Aberdeen’s maritime history in Footdee—a traditional fishing village full of quirky outbuildings. Next, we sail to Invergordon for another late night of tumbling waterfalls, rushing rivers, magnificent gardens, and serene lochs—including Loch Ness and its famous resident. Here, you’ll discover over 1,000 years of history at the dramatic Urquhart Castle, offering stunning views of Loch Ness.

We’ll continue on for yet another late stay, this time in Lerwick. Discover the capital of the Shetland Islands, home to a unique blend of Scandinavian and Scottish culture. Rocky cliffs and rich farmland are yours to explore on over 100 islands that embrace a slower, more authentic pace of life. Then it’s on to two final late nights. First, visit the fertile fields, heather-cloaked moors, and lakes of Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, followed by the quaint independent bookstores, homestyle bakeries, and traditional pubs of Stornoway in the Hebrides. You may even be greeted in Gaelic.
Oban, a tiny port town with an adventurous heart, is next. Get outside and explore the Scotland of your dreams by gondola or train, and sample a dram of whisky before an overnight in the
cosmopolitan city of Glasgow. Here, see storied landmarks like Glasgow & Pollock House, Culzean Castle, and Glasgow Cathedral. Finally, you’ll disembark in the fair city of Dublin, Ireland. Stay awhile and ride to a stunning view atop a brand new observation wheel.

Additional Noteworthy Features


Like her two sister ships, the sturdy Azamara Journey® is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret. Nor will you feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandas. There’s nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views. Azamara’s friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!  


While Vacation is a time to explore it is also a time to relax. The Discoveries Lounge is located just outside Azamara’s main restaurant and this congenial bar is a favorite gathering place for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks. Bar service includes a full selection of fine wines, mixed drinks, and premium spirits. Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musicals, classical soloists, bands and other forms of entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with a full bar and cozy tables. Each cruise has as many as three distinctly different shows while on board. Azamara’s famous Evening Under the Stars party and buffet, held at least once on every cruise is always rated as of the guest’s highlights. Colorful décor and linen-draped tables, a fabulous buffet feast, and boutique wines on the house make this an event like no other. Dance late into the night as the live band kicks in after dinner. Wearing white is optional, but encouraged. The Casino will keep you entertained with blackjack, roulette, slot machines, and three-card poker games. Group and individual gaming lessons are offered at no charge and a great way to learn gaming strategy! For Sports fan, the Spirits bar adjacent to the Casino features a flat-screen TV and full bar, making it a very pleasant place to keep up with your favorite teams.


Azamara offers a choice of 5 distinctive dining options, as well as 24-hour room service and a quality café. Whether you’re a fan of adventurous cuisine or classic cooking, you'll love the quality reflected in the fresh ingredients, careful preparation, and variety of menu choices. Discoveries Dining, the main restaurant presents elegant yet lively dining with a renewed décor befitting the culinary heart of our ships. Reservations are not required, and you have the choice of being seated at a table for two or as part of a larger group of fellow guests. There are two specialty restaurants Aqualina and Prime C. Aqualina exhibits contemporary, inventive Italian cuisine and features some of Italy’s most famous dishes. Prime C, offers a marvelous evening at this classic wood-paneled steakhouse with stunning views and lush autumn décor. Windows Café is primary spot for casual dining with indoor and outdoor tables. Enjoy an intimate breakfast, lunch, or dinner for two or a lively meal for six with the flexible seating options. The Patio serves as a casual “pool grill” during the day and becomes transformed into a more sophisticated dining experience in the evening. The self serve Frozen yogurt station is a staple of the Patio and is available all day. Mosaic Café is the on board coffee corner where You'll find all your favorite coffee drinks and you can order them just the way you like as well as light snacks. Lastly is the delicious Room Service served 24 hours a day. Lunch and dinner room service features a menu of hearty soups, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.

On Board Activities and Enriching Experiences

Treat yourself to health, beauty, and restorative treatments in the all new Sanctum Spa. With a focus on wellness and vigor, the relaxing spa can provide you an oceanfront massage, a quick manicure teeth whitening, barber services, or even a healing acupuncture treatment. The well-equipped Fitness Center filled with lifecycles, treadmills, stair-steppers and weights will help you maintain your body despite the delicious dining on board. There are complimentary group classes like sunset yoga on the deck, Pilates, cycling, core workouts, and nutrition classes. You also have the option of working with certified personal trainers who will help you develop a customized workout plan and lead you through individualized instruction. The beautiful library on board is known as the Drawing Room. The library is one of the quiet jewels of Azamara, a peaceful and beautifully appointed space for reading or relaxing after dinner. Browse the collection and feel free to borrow the library books or simply relax in the tranquil atmosphere. For on board shopping You’ll find a tasteful collection of merchandise and beautiful jewelry and watches in four on board stores. The daily news will outline specials and one-time offers that make shopping even more fun. The Photo Stop has camera supplies that can be purchased and displays photos available of the previous day’s events, taken by the ship’s roving photographer.

Inclusive Amenities for All CME AWAY® Guests

• Unlimited wifi • AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages of seven nights or longer) • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines • Gratuities • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas • Self-service laundry • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
August 17th Amsterdam 1800
August 18th At Sea 0800 - 1230; 1330 - 1630
August 19th Edinburgh (Leith) 0600
August 20th Edinburgh (Leith) 2245
August 21st Aberdeen 0800 2200
August 22nd Invergordon 0800 2200
August 23rd Lerwick 1300 2200 0700-1200
August 24th Kirkwall 0800 2000
August 25th Stornoway 0800 2000
August 26th Oban 0800 2000
August 27th Glasgow 0800
August 28th Glasgow 1700
August 29th Dublin 0630

Pre-And-Post Trip Information


Western Canada Office

402 West Pender Street, Suite 715

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1T6

604-684-7327 Or 1-888-647-7327

BC Travel Agent Reg. #3320-2

Eastern Canada Office

110-3425 Harvester Rd

Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3N1

905-845-6631 Or 1-800-268-3273

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