Sailing September 15th, 2019 - September 27th, 2019
Dr. Mirzanejad is an infectious diseases specialist and Consultant in South Fraser Health. He is also a faculty member in the division of infectious diseases in the University of British Columbia as Clinical Associate Professor. He is appointed by UBC as the Site lead for ambulatory Clinical teaching of UBC undergrad medical students in Surrey Campus. He has served in the capacity of infectious diseases Consultant for the whole South Fraser health regional Communities and related hospitals since 2005. He is also involved in Clinical research trials and supervising different levels of medical trainee in medicine. His area of interests are Nosocomial infections, HIV, tropical medicine, parasitology and host defense in transplant patients. He is a graduate of medicine from Tehran, Iran. He completed his internship in UBC, St. Paul’s Hospital and Residency in internal medicine at the University of Manitoba. Subsequently he completed a fellowship in Infectious disease/Clinical Microbiology at the Vanderbilt School of medicine U.S.A. followed by tropical medicine in South America. (Gorgas institute of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene). He is currently recognized as the Chairman of Tropical Medicine Expert Group of British Columbia.
Dr. Martin H. Strauss is a non-invasive cardiologist and has been in full-time clinical practice at the North York General Hospital in Toronto for more than 30 years. He is an assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Strauss has fellowships in Cardiology and Internal Medicine, with 2 additional years of cardiac pharmacology. Dr. Strauss’s main research interest is the role of ACE inhibitors and ARB in vascular disease. He has published extensively in this area beginning with a 2004 editorial in the British Medical Journal, and a 2006 meta-analysis of over 200,000 patients in CIRCULATION where the term “ARB-MI Paradox” was coined. This term defines the divergent cardioprotective effects of ACEi and ARB. Most recently he has published in the New England Journal of Medicine, CIRCULATION, the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, and in Statistical Reviews a protocol for an up dated meta-regression analysis of ACEi/ARB trials. Dr. Strauss has been an invited lecturer on his research worldwide including Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, & Brazil.
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 December 31st, 2018||Book After December 31st, 2018|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$845||$995|
Launching in December 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam carries forward the nautical heritage, signature service and classic style for which Holland America Line is known—while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance. Guests onboard ms Nieuw Statendam will love her interiors. They feature all the hallmarks of Pinnacle-class design: grand light-filled spaces, visual drama and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. A beautifully appointed mid-sized ship with elegant lines, she proudly reflects more than 140 years of Dutch seafaring tradition.
At the heart of the ship, Nieuw Statendam’s central atrium is breathtaking. Soaring three decks high, the atrium is capped by a ceiling that serves as a backdrop for subtly changing high-definition projections. By day you’ll see wispy cirrus clouds floating overhead. In the evening, the atrium takes on dramatic lighting hues or reflects the clear constellations of the night sky.
|Date||Port / Location||Arrival Time||Departure Time||Notes / CME Details|
|September 15th||Amsterdam, Netherlands||5:00 pm|
|September 16th||At Sea||8:30 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|September 17th||Cobh (Cork), Ireland||8:00 am|
|September 18th||At Sea||8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|September 19th||Vigo, Spain||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|September 20th||Lisbon, Portugal||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|September 21st||Cadiz (Seville), Spain||11:00 am|
|September 22nd||Cadiz (Seville), Spain||6:00 pm|
|September 23rd||Gibraltar, British Territory||8:00 am||11:00 pm|
|September 24th||Malaga, Spain||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|September 25th||Cartagena, Spain||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
|September 26th||At Sea||9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm|
|September 27th||Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy||7:00 am|
Cobh (Cork), Ireland | Ireland's second city is first in every important respect – at least according to the locals, who cheerfully refer to it as the 'real capital of Ireland'. It's a liberal, youthful and cosmopolitan place that was badly hit by economic recession but is now busily reinventing itself with spruced-up streets, revitalised stretches of waterfront, and – seemingly – an artisan coffee bar on every corner. There's a bit of a hipster scene, but the best of the city is still happily traditional – snug pubs with live-music sessions, restaurants dishing up top-quality local produce, and a genuinely proud welcome from the locals.
Vigo, Spain| Galicia feels a little different than the rest of Spain. It has its own language, Gallego, and its own milder and damper climate. During the 20th-century reign of General Francisco Franco (a Galician himself), the region was isolated for its contrary attitude (and for the smuggling operations along the coastline). During that time, national funds for roads, development and industrialization were withheld, effectively keeping Galicia poor and rustic. As a result, even many years later, the area’s economy is still based on fishing and agriculture (tourism is up-and-coming) and a visit here can feel like a step back to a less-globalized era.
Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a wealth of sights, tastes and sounds. An ensemble of neighborhoods both old and new, it’s a city full of history, culture and tradition. After the devastating earthquake that struck in 1755, reconstruction began and the rebuilt Baixa area quickly became one of the city's busiest districts. From there, you can glance up at São Jorge Castle on one hill while in another direction you'll find Chiado, one of the trendiest and most elegant neighborhoods.
Cadiz (Seville), Spain | Hanging off the southwestern edge of Spain, Cádiz is one of Andalucía’s regional capitals and a place bursting with personality. Europe’s oldest continually inhabited city, with a history stretching back 3,000 years, has fallen on hard times in recent years, but a combination of pride, good humor and stoicism keeps it on an even keel. The famous Carnival, one of Spain’s most important in the genre, is a thrilling fiesta into which Cádiz pours all its energy and ingenuity.
Gibraltar, British Terrritory | Strategically located at the southern tip of Europe, facing Africa, Gibraltar offers a fascinating mix of cultures. With a history that includes Moorish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English influences (among others), this tiny, 6.7-square-kilometer British Overseas Territory is most famous for the giant Jurassic limestone rock soaring above the territory’s main commercial and residential areas. The Rock contains an abundance of history (military and otherwise), not to mention significant flora and fauna, and a labyrinth of caves and tunnels.
Malaga, Spain| While Málaga was long considered just a stopover on the way to southern Spain’s Costa del Sol beach resorts, in recent years a buzz has developed around the Andalucian city. There is a brand-new $100 million port promenade filled with restaurants and a bold new branch of Paris’s Centre Pompidou built in the form of a colorful glass cube. A handful of other major new museums include one devoted to one of the city’s most famous sons, Pablo Picasso—it’s also the hometown of another famous Spanish export, actor Antonio Banderas. Where once many buildings were dilapidated, an entire swath of the historic center is now pedestrianized and filled with shoppers, diners and street musicians. Tapas bars with outdoor tables line the old town’s Calle Strachan, while all over Málaga a boom in fine dining is taking place. The city makes a fine base for day trips to many of Andalucía’s most famous sites.
Cartagena, Spain | There are more than two millennia of history to embrace in this port city in Spain's southeastern Murcia region. While Cartagena is famously home to the second-largest Roman amphitheater on the Iberian Peninsula, the city is much more than just spectacular ancient ruins.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Once in the Eternal City you can fill your day with museums, churches, archaeological sites, traditional trattorias, artisan shops and, of course, gelato. The Colosseum and the Vatican Museums are Rome's superstar attractions, but there are plenty of quieter gems to explore. For food lovers there are the markets in Campo de' Fiori or the slightly farther flung Testaccio. The hip neighborhood of Monti, next to the Colosseum, has a vibrant piazza scene and boutique shopping, while the Villa Borghese offers a green oasis with a view towards Saint Peter’s Basilica and the masterpiece-filled Galleria Borghese. Although Rome might not have been built in one day, you'll certainly be able to see the highlights and top things to do in Rome in 24 hours.