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12-Night British Isles CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Celebrity Apex

Sexual HealthWomen's Health

Sailing May 14th, 2022 - May 26th, 2022

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Richard Boroditsky

Dr. Richard Boroditsky

Specialty:

Gynecology

About The Speaker

Richard is a Professor and past Gynecology Section Head of the University of Manitoba Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. He is the past 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

Specialty:

Women's Health & Sexual 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

Peri-Menopause, Menopause, Contraception, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Sexual Health & Sexually Transmitted Infections

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you on a twelve night CME Cruise of the British Isles from May 14 - May 26, 2022 aboard the Celebrity Apex 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 programs are designed to be evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged. Included among the many topics to be covered are peri-menopause, menopause, contraception, abnormal uterine bleeding, sexual health, and sexually transmitted infections. Both family doctors and specialists should find this course practical and applicable to their practices. Dr.’s Boroditsky and Fisher are looking forward to seeing you on this CME AWAY® cruise.

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
  • 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
  • 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 Tuition Price
FP $1345
Specialist $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1145
Conference Tuition Book Before August 11th, 2021 Book After August 11th, 2021
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

From legendary landscapes to fascinating folklore and traditions, there’s so much to explore on British Isles cruises. Discover iconic sites like the White Cliffs of Dover and the age-old wonders of Stonehenge. Follow in the footsteps of the Beatles in Liverpool. Journey to Corfe Castle, one of the country’s most picturesque ruins, and spot dolphins along the coast of Cork on a rigid inflatable boat. Take in the beauty of the lush, rustic landscapes of the British Isles, or time travel to the Medieval period during a day of castle-hopping. Whether you’re looking for an exciting city break, an escape to the countryside, or a little of both, you’ll find it on one of our luxury cruises to the British Isles.

Always Included

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Celebrity Cruise With Confidence

Celebrity understands things can change. With Celebrity’s Cruise with Confidence Policy, you have up to 48 hours prior to your departure date to receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit that can be used towards any Celebrity Cruise Line sailing through September 30, 2022. Valid only for Celebrity Cruise fares paid. Does not include monies paid for Airfare, Insurance or CME AWAY® tuition.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Celebrity Cruises

For modern travelers, it’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. We set the standard for modern luxury travel and now we’ve made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board. Predictability and convention are stripped away, returning luxury sea travel to its very essence: simple, beautiful, imaginative encounters that leave you relaxed, refreshed, and inspired by the world around you. We brought together teams of world-class architects, interior designers, stylists, and even landscape artists to create a showcase of the most inspiring spaces at sea, custom designed just for you.

Staterooms

More than a room. Exhilarating days of discovering the world deserve an equally wonderful place to recharge. Revel in stylish design. Sink into exquisite bedding. Bask in the breathtaking views. Our array of luxurious accommodations has been artfully created to make your stay warm and welcoming.

Dining

Our menus, crafted by Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, are inspired by, and locally sourced from, the amazing  regions we visit. Choose casual or upscale, sushi or Italian, dining room or alfresco under the stars. With up to a dozen specialty restaurants, and an array of bars, lounges, and clubs, every experience takes you on a journey. And with Celebrity's Select Dining, when you dine, and with whom, is entirely up to you.

Experiences

We're opening up the world with over 270 destinations. From the castles of Europe and the ancient civilizations of Asia, to the contrasting shores of the Americas, Australia, Antarctica, and the rugged beauty of Alaska—there's no limit to what you can do.

The Ship

On a Celebrity vacation, you're not just sailing with our ships—you're sailing with our service. For 25 years that's been our calling card—the main reason why our guests cruise with us year after year. From your stateroom attendant to our attentive pool butlers, we're always there with a smile and a helping hand. Our outstanding customer service and on board services are intuitive, so you can enjoy your vacation to its fullest." Our crew is as diverse and captivating as the places to which we travel. And each one of them believes that modern luxury means providing service that's intuitive about what would make you happiest before you've even requested it. The chocolate on your pillow each night? That's just the icing on the cake. Celebrity Apex℠ is the second ship in our highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea (with the exception of her equally stunning sister, Celebrity Edge, of course), Celebrity Apex will revolutionize the way you experience the world. Discover the unparalleled luxury of The Retreat®, exclusively for guests of The Retreat®. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet℠. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an unrivaled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges. A new class of ships, designed to shatter expectations.
  • Knowledgeable, personalized, genuine service
  • Suite class butlers
  • Certified sommeliers in every restaurant
  • Twice daily makeup and turn down service
  • Nearly 2:1 guest to crew ratio
  • Crew from over 50 diverse cultures dedicated to creating a world class experience for each guest, every time

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
May 14th Amsterdam, Netherlands 5:00 PM
May 15th Dover, England 6:00 AM 7:00 PM
May 16th Portland, Dorset, UK 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
May 17th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:30 PM; 1:30 PM—3:30 PM
May 18th Cork (Cobh), Ireland 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
May 19th Dublin, Ireland 6:45 AM 11:59 PM
May 20th Liverpool, England 8:20 AM 6:40 PM
May 21st Belfast, Northern Ireland 7:30 AM 7:00 PM
May 22nd Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland  8:00 AM 7:00 PM
May 23rd At Sea 8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
May 24th Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
May 25th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:15 PM
May 26th Amsterdam, Netherlands 6:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, the beautiful capital of the Netherlands, has the wonderful atmosphere of a 17th-century city combined with the contemporary character of a modern metropolis. It is a treasure chest of superb architecture and is famous for its canals and extraordinary museums. Once you arrive on your cruise to Amsterdam, be sure to catch the city’s highlights, especially the iconic   houses that straddle the snaking canal system of which the city is known for. When in Amsterdam, do as the Dutch and discover this first-class city on two wheels as this is one of the most bike-friendly places on the planet. When it comes to viewing the world’s great artistic masterpieces, you could hardly pick a better city. Pay a visit to the famous Van Gogh Museum and ponder the works of Holland’s favorite son. Afterwards, pop into a cozy cafe or tavern and let the charms of this city wash over you.

Dover, England

The White Cliffs of Dover stand as a symbol of England's legendary strength and character. These cliffs were the first sign of home for British soldiers returning from the battlefields of WWII. Dover is a post-war city whose beauty lies in the history and pride that lives beneath her terrain. Among Dover's attractions are the massive Dover Castle and the unique archaeological site of the Roman Painted House, uncovered 28 feet underground by a road crew in 1970. Dover Castle, easily the most iconic and enduring attraction of this clifftop city, dates back some 2,000 years. So much history passed through the stone walls of this ancient castle, the best way to relive it is through the wonderful, immersive tours that are offered on your Dover cruise. You will have the opportunity to see the secret underground tunnels the English army used to conduct operations, as well as to evacuate many troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. Take in the Old-English opulence on a tour of Leeds Castle, whose stately grounds and grand chambers have played host to six medieval Queens. You’ll also find plenty of scrumptious and hearty English dining options fit for a royal feast, from Steak and Ale Pies to plenty of international choices, including Greek, Mexican, Italian, and French restaurants.

Portland, Dorset, UK

Landing at this huge 19th-century harbor in Southern England, originally constructed for the Royal Navy, puts you within a few hours of countless world-renowned icons, including those of London. The town sits on a tiny peninsula jutting into the English Channel. At the tip is Portland Bill, with three lighthouses. Two 18th-century towers have been converted into holiday apartments and a birdwatching center. The 1906 lighthouse, painted red and white, invites you to climb its 153 steps to the top. Today a tourist economy centers on its picturesque old harbor, the site of lovely pubs, cafés, and restaurants. Hoist a pint. Try the fish and chips. A stroll around this vibrant harbor is one of life's simple pleasures.

Cork (Cobh), Ireland

Affectionately referred to as ‘The real capital of Ireland’, Cork is a musical and resilient place where tradition and modernity often meld; where live music and local pride are the order of the day. Navigate Cork's hilly streets and discover the melody of Ireland's most talkative citizenry with their signature gift of gab. The seaside town of Cobh is located on the south coast of Ireland in County Cork and is considered one of the world’s most noteworthy, natural harbors. For history buffs, Cork is also a great find. Ring the Shandon Bells inside the 300-year old tower of St. Anne’s Church. Admire the French Gothic spires of St. Finbarre’s Cathedral and stroll through 17th-century alleys surrounded by the River Lee. Ireland’s second city is fast becoming one of Europe’s most playful destinations. You’ll easily find yourself downing a pint of stout in a cozy pub or enjoying hearty Irish favorites at a corner bistro on your Cork cruise. The town also boasts an array of market-source international restaurants serving French, Spanish, and American cuisine. Visit local artisans and witness their skills in the arts of weaving and cutting crystal. Cork is filled with the lore, tradition, and good cheer of Ireland at its best.

 Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland is thought to be almost a thousand years old, but the city has transitioned well into the 21st century. Easily navigated by foot, the city’s 44 square miles and cobblestoned streets speak to its storied history of patriots and writers, the latter of which includes: Joyce, Yeats, Wilde, and Beckett. Must-sees include Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green Park, Newgrange, Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland and the James Joyce Cultural Centre. However, your Dublin cruise is not complete without a pint (or two) of Guinness and an afternoon-into-evening spent in one of the city’s many pubs. Travel to the seaside town of Malahide to enter its grand castle set amid 250 acres of breathtaking grounds. Climb the stone stairway and explore the castle’s Great Hall and intricately carved Oak Room. Afterwards, head to Malahide Village and stop in local pub for an Irish Coffee and some good cheer. Delve into Ireland’s past with visits to a pair of storied landmarks. First, enter Dublin Castle, symbol of English rule since the 13th century. Tour its apartments adorned with Killybegs carpets and Waterford chandeliers then visit the Old Library at Trinity Collage to view the mysterious Book of Kells, Ireland’s most treasured medieval manuscript.

Liverpool, England

With a history that dates back more than 800 years, Liverpool has been a major port for centuries. The awe-inspiring architecture, and amazing restaurants are just the beginning of this exciting city. The art scene is probably best known for the Beatles, and you can visit where it all began for them. The amazing galleries, theatres and museums make Liverpool a cultural capital.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast has undergone an enormous transformation in recent years and, thanks to a focus on expansion and regeneration, the city is now experiencing a tourism renaissance. Today, free from the mayhem that once was, this capital city of Northern Ireland has done a terrific job in both recovering from her tumultuous recent past and creating a thriving, positive public image. With new cultural  quarters—the Cathedral Quarter, the Gaeltacht Quarter, the Queen’s Quarter and the Titanic Quarter—the former linen and shipbuilding epicenter is a flourishing community that blends industry with culture. Here, where the Titanic was so carefully built, you can see beautifully restored Victorian architecture, indulge retail therapy at a fabulous shopping center, and enjoy the quintessentially Irish experience at the lively waterfront, which is a friendly hub of live music, overflowing pubs and modern art. During your cruise from  Belfast, experience amazing waterfront lined with modern art galleries, clubs that feature music from artists both local and from abroad, a chef-driven food scene that favors local and seasonal ingredients, and pubs pulsating with the Belfast way of life.

Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland

Greenock is your gateway to Glasgow on Scotland cruises. Only an hour away by train, Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, displays a striking mix of architectural styles and plenty of Scottish character. At first glance, Glasgow, Scotland presents a gothic beauty that’s certainly reason enough to visit on its own. What lies inside these sober Victorian façades is a city brewing with an artistic energy, five-star restaurants, ale soaked local pubs, and fashion-forward shops. Indoors, it offers a diverse lineup of museums, art galleries, eateries, and shops—some of the best outside London—with all the latest trends and some quirky second-hand gems. On cruises to Scotland, and by extension, Glasgow, it becomes evident that this place honors its industrial past while still looking towards the future. The live music scene here is one of the richest and varied in Britain. You may be tempted to visit the The Arches, a unique bar, club and arts venue located beneath Glasgow’s Central Station. Victorian buildings mingle amongst a modern, urban city with an emerging culinary scene, top-notch retail shopping, and first-rate museums and art galleries. After your hustle and bustle, you may want to slow things down a bit and cruise the newly revitalized River Clyde; the 8th longest river in the UK and one that was of great import when the city was a robust center for shipping as well as ship building.

Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland

Almost 100 islands make up the Shetland Islands, which sit on the northernmost part of the British Isles. Lerwick is Shetland's only town and is a cosmopolitan seaport that offers warm hospitality to its visitors. The old waterfront is filled with pleasure boats, visiting yachts, and more. Travelers can experience everything from lively "theme" bars and clubs to a Town Hall that boasts breathtaking stained glassed glass windows, each with its own story.

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