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12-Night Japanese Cherry Blossom CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Celebrity Millennium

Infectious DiseasesNeurology

Sailing March 28th, 2024 - April 9th, 2024

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Kathryn Giles

Dr. Kathryn Giles

Specialty:

Neurology

About The Speaker

Dr. Kathryn Giles completed her medical school and neurology residency at the University of Toronto and moved straight to Cambridge Ontario. She has been a solo community neurologist, seeing both adult and pediatric patients for over 29 years. In addition to a busy full time clinical practice, she does clinical research in the area of multiple sclerosis and has authored numerous scientific posters presented at international MS and neurology meetings. She has sat as a volunteer on the Ontario board of the MS Society of Canada, completing a 6 year tenure. She is an active member of the International Women’s Forum, a global organization with a mandate to promote and support women in leadership around the globe. She is a passionate educator, and although not formally associated with a teaching university position, is an active teacher to medical trainees and practicing physicians. She has spoken internationally, and has toured Asia and Sweden in the area of MS. Her strength is her practical approach to neurological disease. Dr. Giles has been a faculty member at Sea Courses for 7 years and joined the medical advisory board 4 years ago. She helps guide Sea Courses in appropriate educational content to meet the needs of specialists, who comprise approximately half of Sea Courses attendees. Dr. Giles is an enthusiastic traveler and an enthusiastic lecturer, and hopes you will join her soon on a CME AWAY® adventure!

Dr. Rupert Kaul

Dr. Rupert Kaul

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

About The Speaker

Dr. Rupert Kaul completed his clinical training in Infectious Diseases in Toronto, and then worked as a research fellow at the University of Nairobi and University of Oxford for several years while completing a PhD in immunology. He now practices general infectious disease and HIV medicine, and his research into the transmission of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and COVID-19 involves work with participants from Canada, Kenya and Uganda. He currently heads the Infectious Disease Division at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, and also serves as ID division director at the University of Toronto.

 

CME Topics

Updates in Neurology & Infectious Diseases

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you on a 12-night CME program and cruise around Japan from March 28 –April 9, 2023. Dr. Kathy Giles (a Neurologist from Cambridge, ON) and Dr. Rupert Kaul (an Infectious Disease Specialist from Toronto, ON) have developed an educational program that will be of interest to family physicians, specialists and allied health professionals. Both are veteran Sea Courses’ speakers. Their programs are designed to be evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged. They will provide a neurology and infectious disease perspective on common conditions. Dr. Giles will present on Concussion, Parkinson’s, Headache and other neurologic disorder topics. Dr. Kaul will present on COVID 19, HIV, soft tissue infections, the microbiome and other infectious disease problems. Drs. Giles and Kaul are looking forward to seeing you on the cruise.  

Dr. Giles

  • Practical Approach to the Neurologic History and Examination
  • Parkinson’s Primer
  • Pearls in the Diagnosis and Management of Headache
  • Concussion: Approach to Diagnosis and Management
  • Multiple Sclerosis: What’s New since Med School
  • Epilepsy Essentials
  • Video Cases in Neurology

Dr. Kaul

  • COVID-19 epidemiology, diagnosis and management in 2023
  • COVID-19 immunology and vaccines
  • The microbiome and health
  • Update on HIV treatment and prevention
  • Antibiotic resistant bacteria in the community
  • Sexually transmitted infection update
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Exotic infections in the staycationer

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
Conference Tuition Book Before June 28th, 2023 Book After June 28th, 2023
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

This diversely beautiful country, located on the eastern edge of Asia, has a lot to offer cruisers, and as an island nation there are possible ports of call on every side of the country. A Japan cruise takes passengers to bustling cities with vibrant energy and a cosmopolitan vibe, natural wonders like volcanoes and national park, and historic sites amidst cherry blossom trees and other gorgeous scenery. You’ll also be able to try a host of the country’s delectable food scene during a cruise to Japan. You can eat some of the best sushi and ramen in the world, and also have opportunities to try some of Japan’s world-famous Kobe beef and perfectly fermented sake.

 

Additional Noteworthy Features

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.

Luxurious and Upscale on Every Level

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.

An Escape Within an Escape

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.

Sailings to the Most Amazing Places

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.

On Board World-Class Cuisine

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.

An Experience Above the Rest

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.

Outstanding Service

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."
  • 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

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
March 28th Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan 7:00 PM
March 29th Mt Fuji (Shimzu) Japan 7:00am 3:00pm
March 30th Kyoto (Osaka) Japan 12:00pm
March 31st Kyoto (Osaka) Japan 6:00 PM
April 1st Kochi, Japan 7:00am 6:00pm
April 2nd At Sea 8:00 AM—12:30 PM; 1:30 PM—3:30 PM
April 3rd Okinawa, Japan 7:00am 5:00pm
April 4th Ishigaki, Japan 8:00 AM 4:00pm
April 5th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM—3:00 PM
April 6th Jeju Island, South Korea 8:00 AM 4:00pm
April 7th Kagoshima, Japan 10:00am 6:00pm
April 8th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:15 PM
April 9th Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan 6:30 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

There aren't many places on Earth that blend ancient tradition and the ultra-modern quite like Tokyo. Centuries-old gardens and cobblestone laneways live in perfect harmony with soaring skyscrapers and dazzling neon lights. Get immersed in an unrivalled dining scene, fashionable boutiques, and endless cultural encounters in this ever-evolving city.

Day 2 Mt. Fuji

On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When Japan's highest mountain is capped with snow, it's a picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone. One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.

Day 3 & 4 Kyoto (Osaka), Japan

Aomori Port, the capital of Aomori prefecture, is located on Mutsu Bay, at the northern tip of Honshu. Here, nature and culture fuse as one. The Shirakami Mountains, which embrace the world's largest virgin forest of beech trees, have been awarded a World Heritage Site designation. Reminders of ancient times abound throughout Aomori Port as well, and you can also indulge in the serene atmosphere of the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, Japan's largest, which are said to have been established around 4,000 to 5,000 BC. The summer brings the city’s most beloved Nebuta Matsuri Festival, which features enormous lantern floats, taiko drums, and dancers that parade the downtown streets. Stroll Aomori’s premiere Shinsen Ichiba seafood market where restaurateurs hand-pick fresh produce then slurp up delicious ramen noodles at one of its counter restaurants.

Day 5 Kochi, Japan

The capital of Kochi Prefecture on the southern coast of Shikoku is small, friendly, and boasts several attractions of interest to travelers. Make sure to enjoy some Katsuo no tataki, Kochi's most famous dish, and visit the temple and botanical garden at Mount Godaisan.

Day 6 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 7 Okinawa, Japan

This ancient kingdom boasts crystal blue waters, tropical plants, and many fascinating creatures. Browse the shops on Kokusai Street and see Shuri Castle with its Tombs of Kings of Ryukyu. Then, watch for the rare Yambaru-kuina bird in Yambaru and explore the beautiful limestone of Gyokusen-do Cave.

Day 8 Ishigaki, Japan

Often called the most beautiful place in Japan, part of Okinawa Prefecture, Ishigaki Island is where many Tokyoites come to escape the big city. They seek the warm weather, great food, and friendly people. Some stay and adopt the slower pace of life here and maybe open a small café. History buffs visit Yaeyama Museum, near the port, to see local human remains dating back 24,000 years. They also trek to Tōrin-ji, a 1614 Buddhist temple that survived the 1771 tsunami to become Okinawa’s oldest wooden building. Get out of town to experience the unspoiled beaches, dazzling waters, coral reefs, palm forests, pineapple plantations, and subtropical vistas that ring the island.

Day 9 At Sea

Day 10 Jeju Island, South Korea

South Korea's tropical island paradise will enchant you with its sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and amazing volcanic landscape. Need a break from your beach towel? Waterfalls, museums, folk villages, scuba diving, hiking and festivals galore will keep you busy. Explore the colorful coral and sea life with a scuba dive off the coast of laid-back Seogwipo. Take an underground stroll through the world’s longest lava-tube cave at Manjanggul.

Day 11 Kagoshima, Japan

Kagoshima is the southernmost city on Japan's bullet train network and the capital of Kagoshima Prefecture. The city is often compared with its Italian sister city, Naples, due to a similarly mild climate, streets lined with palm trees, and Sakurajima, Kagoshima's version of Vesuvius. Near port, find the fascinating Kagoshima aquarium, traditional Senganen Japanese gardens, museums, the Shiroyama mountain-top park with a view over the city, and Yakushima Island, a registered world heritage site. Plus, an abundance of hot springs, mud baths, and spas to promote serenity and relaxation.

Day 12 At Sea

Day 13 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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