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"The goal of a CME AWAY® conference by Sea Courses is to provide the very best opportunity for health care professionals to not only LEARN but to CONNECT with peers in a stimulating yet RELAXING environment."

12-Night Iceland, Ireland & England CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Celebrity Apex

TBA

Sailing June 6th, 2023 - June 18th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Eugene Crystal

Dr. Eugene Crystal

Specialty:

Cardiology & Electrophysiology

About The Speaker

Eugene Crystal was trained in cardiology and electrophysiology in Canada and Israel. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He established and lead arrhythmia services for a decade at Sunnybrook and at Women’s College hospitals in Toronto. He serves as a board member, and committee chairman at the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society and Ontario Association of Cardiologists. He is co-founder and Past President, of the Global Society of Robotic Cardiac Navigation as well as Chairman and Founder of the International Winter Arrhythmia School. He is also a board member of the World Society of Arrhythmia. His clinical and research interests are in invasive and non-invasive management of cardiac arrhythmia.

Dr. Nicola Macpherson

Dr. Nicola Macpherson

Specialty:

Palliative Care

About The Speaker

Dr. Nicola Macpherson has been travelling and lecturing with Sea Courses since 2008. She completed Medical School in Ottawa in 1985 followed by a rotating internship at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC. Until 1989, she was a medical officer in the Canadian Forces at the National Defense Medical Centre in Ottawa. She finished her anaesthesia residency at UBC and became a Fellow of the Royal College in 1992. She worked for 12 years as an anaesthesiologist in Prince George and Maple Ridge, BC, including a brief stint in the Australian Outback. She returned to training as an R6 in Palliative Medicine in 2004-05. Since then, she has practiced full-time palliative medicine, initially throughout the Fraser Health Authority in BC. In 2014, realizing how hard it was to find locum coverage for palliative physicians in practice, she decided to become a locum in Regina, Calgary and in Fraser Health, so that colleagues can take much needed time off to recharge. She currently has faculty appointments in the Department of Medicine at UBC, and in Anaesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at UBC, as well as Family Medicine, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She developed and helped present three palliative workshops in Ghana (West Africa) in 2013 and 2015.

CME Topics

Cardiology & Palliative Care

Dr. Eugene Crystal
  • Overview of cardiac arrhythmia and anti-arrhythmic medications and procedures
  • New atrial fibrillation guidelines
  • Faces of atrial fibrillation
  • EGGs and ECG monitoring
  • Syncope evaluation; Pacemakers and implantable defibrillators overview
  • Nonmedical management in cardiology
  • Review of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation
Dr. Nicola Macpherson
  • Spotting Palliative Patients in the Wild
  • The Jedi Approach to Opioid Prescribing for Cancer Pain
  • The Opioids Strike Back
  • Dyspnea in Advanced Disease
  • “Orphan Symptoms” in Palliative Medicine
  • Final Weeks, Days, and Hours - Dying Well at Home and in Hospital
  • Mind your Language!

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 September 6th, 2022 Book After September 6th, 2022
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Venue Information

Discover Iceland’s breathtaking natural wonders in Akureyri, where botanical gardens, lava formations, and snow-capped mountains await. While in Reykjavik, witness thundering waterfalls, glacial springs, and glowing lagoons. Visit impressive landmarks like the Grand Opera House in Belfast.

Always Included

Vacations should be effortless from the start. That’s why every Celebrity cruise includes drinks, Wi-Fi, and tips – always. It’s that simple!

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 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. 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
June 6th Amsterdam, Netherlands 5:00 PM
June 7th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:30 PM
June 8th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
June 9th Akureyri, Iceland 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
June 10th Isafjordur, Iceland 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
June 11th Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00 AM
June 12th Reykjavik, Iceland 2:00 PM
June 13th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM—3:15 PM
June 14th Belfast, Northern Ireland 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
June 15th Liverpool, England 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
June 16th At Sea
June 17th Dover, England 4:30 AM 5:00 PM
June 18th Amsterdam, Netherlands 6:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 | June 6, 2023 | 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.

Day 2 | June 7, 2023 | At Sea

Rise and shine and head to registration for the CME prior to the opening comments and first 4 hours of CME. We finish at 12:30 pm today for you to head for lunch and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon enjoying some relaxing time on the ship. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board.

Day 3 | June 8, 2023 | At Sea

This morning we have 4 more hours of CME, and the afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Day 4 | June 9, 2023 | 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 blue sky 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 5 | June 10, 2023 | Isafjordur, Iceland

Isafjordur, the largest town in the Westfjords peninsula, is known for its breathtaking landscapes. Here guests can enjoy and wide 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.

Days 6—7 | June 11—12, 2023 | 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 modern city still chooses to use water from nearby hot springs to heat all of its buildings. And you’ll find on your cruise to 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 8 | June 13, 2023 | At Sea

Today is a full day of CME. We will finish the day at 3:15 pm with closing comments and will provide your CME certificates.

Day 9 | June 14, 2023 | 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.

Day 10 | June 15, 2023 | 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.

Day 11 | June 16, 2023 | At Sea

We have left this day free for you to enjoy time with friends and family, or maybe grab a coffee with a fellow colleague and talk about some case studies.

Day 12 | June 17, 2023 | 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.

Day 13 | June 18, 2023 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

The ship arrives back in Amsterdam at 6:00 AM this morning. Disembark for your flight home or onward journey.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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