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12-Night Iceland & Greenland CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Celebrity Summit

Chronic PainReproductive HealthSexual MedicineStroke

Sailing August 18th, 2023 - August 30th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Hillel M. Finestone

Dr. Hillel M. Finestone


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Physiatry

About The Speaker

Dr. Hillel Finestone is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or physiatrist. He graduated from McGill Medical School and received Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialty training at the Universities of Ottawa and Michigan. He is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa, Director of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital, Bruyere Continuing Care and Electromyographer at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre.

Dr. Finestone treats patients experiencing musculoskeletal and neurologic pain, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and chronic pain. He also treats stroke in and out-patients in the multi-disciplinary stroke rehabilitation program of the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Finestone’s research interests include: 1) Multidisciplinary pain care for patients in Family Medicine, 2) Opioids and Pain – the problem that medicine and society has become enmeshed in, with regards to opioids and addictions, 3) Mind-body issues- particularly how mental health problems like stress and anxiety may lead to multiple painful conditions and how educating patients to become their own “pain detectives” is so important 4) Virtual Reality stroke rehabilitation technology to enhance exercise and balance-(patients play video games), 5) Optimal ways of educating patients and physicians about what
stroke rehabilitation is and 6) Driving and Stroke.

He has published many articles and book chapters. Dr. Finestone’s book, The Pain Detective, Every Ache Tells a Story (published by Praeger ABC-Clio,
2009, Santa Barbara, CA) describes the roles that psychological and social factors may play in healing and recovery from a painful injury.

Dr. William Fisher

Dr. William Fisher


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


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
  Dr. Finestone
  • Stroke Rehabilitation 101
  • Electromyography (EMG) - The Basics
  • Management of Chronic Pain in Your Office
  • Driving the Medicine—The Science, The Law and The Arts
  • Spinal Stenosis and Back Pain
  • Pain & Stroke
  • Opioids and What Doctors Can Do to Stop People from Dying

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 16th, 2022 Book After November 16th, 2022
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Venue Information

Discover Arctic vistas and marvel at dramatic scenery on a cruise to Greenland and Iceland, where you’ll be surrounded by natural wonders and quaint colonial towns at every turn. This twelve-night journey is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that sails across the Atlantic Ocean. Combine quiet days at sea with exciting stops in breathtaking ports of call like Akureyri in Iceland and Greenland’s Nanortalik, where you’ll experience adventure, beauty, and relaxation like never before.

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.


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.


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.


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 onboard 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.
Set sail on a vacation aboard Celebrity Summit® and discover an unforgettable journey to the most exciting destinations in the world. Relax and feel at home in luxurious accommodations that include Concierge Class and our spa-inspired AquaClass® with exclusive clean cuisine dining at Blu. And, guests of The Retreat® experience the ultimate in luxury, which includes exclusive private restaurant dining and 24/7 lounge. Wine and dine in restaurants and lounges like Tuscan Grill, as well as the main dining room, Oceanview Café and Rendezvous Lounge. Plus, there’s Le Petit Chef™ for a one-of-a-kind entertainment and dining experience. Invigorate your senses in The Spa which features incredible treatments and therapies. Enjoy shopping at fantastic retail boutiques. Unwind and recharge aboard Celebrity Summit® and we’ll take care of every detail, so all you have to do is enjoy your vacation.
  • 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
August 18th Reykjavik, Iceland 4:00 PM
August 19th Isafjordur, Iceland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
August 20th Akureyri, Iceland 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
August 21st At Sea 8:00 AM—12:30 PM
August 22nd Prins Christian Sund (Cruising) 2:30 PM 8:30 PM
August 23rd Nanortalik, Greenland 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
August 24th At Sea
August 25th At Sea
August 26th St. John’s, Newfoundland 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
August 27th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
August 28th Halifax, Nova Scotia 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
August 29th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM—4:15 PM
August 30th Boston, Massachusetts 6:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 | Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland's capital and largest city is located on the country's southwest coast at the head of Faxafloi Bay. Settled in 877 A.D.,Reykjavik has grown into an important seaport and center of government and education with theatres, museums and observatories. Interestingly, this moderncity still chooses to use water from nearby hot springs to heat all of its buildings. And you’ll find on your cruise from Reykjavik that the culinary scene is eclectic and awesome. The seafood is amazing just about anywhere throughout the city and traditional Nordic salt cod or fish stews are readily available. But there is no shortage of international culinary favorites like French and all sorts of new Nordic fusion-style options as well. Explore the city’s artistic boutiques for authentic Icelandic souvenirs and trinkets, like music boxes, unique clothing, driftwood furniture and fish-skin handbags.

Day 2 | Isafjordur, Iceland

Isafjordur, the largest town in the Westfjords peninsula, is known for its breathtaking landscapes. Here guests can enjoy andwide variety of outdoor activities from biking, hiking, kayaking and horseback riding to whale watching. They can explore the history of the town that started as a trading post in the 16thcentury with growth triggered in the 19thcentury by salt fish production which is still the most important industry for the town.

Day 3 | Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland is the country’s second-largest city and one of the country’s most important ports and fishing centers. Affectionately known as the Capital of North Iceland, it has a cool café scene, a growing gourmet movement, and a bustling nightlife that proves this city is more than meets the eye. From fabulous summer festivals fueled by the Midnight Sun, like the Akureyri Summer Arts festival (late June-late August),to some of the best skiing this side of the arctic circle, Akureyri, Iceland is a laid-back Nordic city and a study in contrasts. Soar into the bluesky to discover Grimsey Island, home to only 92 residents and thousands of sea birds. The city’s Botanical Gardens is famed for its collection of high-latitude plants and well worth a visit. Explore the ancient lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal landscape of bubbling mud and hissing fumaroles at Namafjall Mountain. The Great Fish Day of Dalvik, on the second Saturday in August, where revelers feast for free on the North Atlantic’s bounty is a paradise for seafood lovers. The city is best known as the gateway to Iceland’s natural wonders –thundering waterfalls, gurgling lava fields, snow-capped mountains, sweeping fjords, and robust folk culture. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Day 4 | At Sea

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

Day 5 | Prince Christian Sound

Named for King Christian VIII of Denmark, this dramatic fjord separates the southernmost islands from the rest of South Greenland, a land of jagged mountains and green pastures where sheep farms border icy fjords and Norse history intersects with modern communities. PrinceChristian Sound presents beautiful scenery for cruising, with mountains reaching 4,000 feet, glaciers inching toward the sea, and tidal currentsthat limit the formation of ice.

Day 6 | Qaqortoq, Greenland

The largest town in South Greenland, which can still be covered on foot, offers visitors art, culture, Norse history, boat tours, hot springs, kayaking, and hiking. It's like an arctic riviera, but with floating icebergs and frolicking whales instead of sandy beaches and palm trees. Next to the central square, with historic buildings and pleasant cafés, Qaqortoq Museum displays a mix of modern art and classic culture. Trek up the hills for astunning panorama of the area, complete with migrating sea ice. Take an excursion out to the local hot springs. Ahhh, this is the life.

Days 7—8 | At Sea

Day 9 | St. John’s, Newfoundland

St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland, is the province’s largest city. Settled by the British in the 1600s , Saint Joh’s is one of the oldest cities in the “New World.” Known for its colorful row houses, it has the perfect balance of luxurious city and old town charm. Guests can wander the streets learning the history of this fishing town or, for the more adventurous, hike up to Signal Hill and enjoy the views.

Day 10 | At Sea

Day 11 | Halifax, Nova Scotia

Located on the shores of the world's second-largest natural harbor, the "City of Trees" adds to the pastoral beauty of Canada's maritime region. An extensive network of walking trails extends from the waterfront out to a series of beautiful parks and vibrant gardens, invitingexploration.

Day 12 | At Sea

Day 13 | Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, is one of the most historic cities in North America and home to many leading universities,including world-renowned Harvard in neighboring Cambridge. As one of the oldest established cities in the United States, this cultural capital offers an abundance of historic sites and national treasure to discover. Stroll the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail that connects about 16 of Boston’s landmarks such as Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore, and Paul Revere’s House or visit the first-class Museum of Fine Art and Boston Symphony Orchestra and so much more. Head to the Seaport District for fresh seafood, local specialties include cod, steamed lobster, oysters on the half-shell and creamy chowders. Then venture to the birthplace of America’s original craft beer, the Samuel Adams Brewery, to find out how the ales and lagers are made, perhaps sample a few, and learn about this great patriot. There’s such an amazing cross-section of rich history, music, art, literature and theater to explore on a cruise to Boston.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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