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13-Night New Zealand CME Cruise

Onboard the Radiance of the Seas


Sailing March 14th, 2020 - March 27th, 2020

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Baseer Khan

Dr. Baseer Khan



About The Speaker

Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Baseer Khan received his MD from the University of Toronto where he was honoured to have received the Sigmung Vaile Award for Top Surgeon in his graduating class and received several research awards during his training. He went on to complete subspecialty training in Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery. As an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and international Ophthalmology consultant for multiple companies, Dr. Khan is actively involved in teaching and research and development on local, national and international platforms. Dr. Khan has published extensively in journals and books and is often sought as an expert in advanced and challenging cases. He has also developed and designed surgical instrumentation for new surgical techniques. Dr. Khan has dedicated a segment of his practice as well to humanitarian work, much of which has been in Vietnam. Dr. Khan is currently the Executive Lead Physician at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario and Director of the Clarity Eye Institute in Ontario.

Dr. Ross Davies

Dr. Ross Davies



About The Speaker

Dr. Davies did his medical school and residency at University of Toronto followed by a fellowship at Yale University. He is a Cardiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. As a founding member, he participated in the Nuclear Cardiology and PET imaging, heart failure, transplant and pulmonary hypertension programs. He served as President of the Medical and Scientific Staff of the Heart Institute and as Secretary of Canadian Cardiovascular Society. He founded and served as President of the Canadian Society of Cardiovascular Nuclear and CT Imaging. His colleagues recognized him with the Heart Institute Excellence in CME award in 2014 and as the inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (FCCS) in 2015. He is Head of CME and CPD for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Director of the Cardiology Referral Clinic and a Cardiology participant in Champlain LHIN E-Consultation program.

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.

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Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$895$1045

Venue Information

The Land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand is known for Maori culture, lush-valley-and-gentle-hill-filled landscapes made famous by the “Lord of the Rings” films and dramatic glacial mountain peaks. Cruise to New Zealand and head to the World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, home to the mighty fjords of Milford Sound. Ever imagined setting foot on tundra? Check out Franz Josef and Foz Glaciers on the South Island, two of the world’s most accessible glaciers. Get your fix of urban culture in windy Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Adrenaline junkies will want to make a beeline for Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu’s shores, where you have access to ski resorts, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting and jet boating.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Forge a trail through America’s Last Frontier, wander the world down under, or delve deeper into the exotic gems of the South Pacific — all onboard Radiance of the Seas®, a ship designed for edge-of-the-map exploration. No matter what time of year and where in the world you choose to roam, you’re in for an unforgettable, off-the-grid expedition.Featuring a sea of revolutionary onboard amenities, including team activities and seven new and diverse bars and restaurants, Radiance of the Seas comes complete with everything you need for an unforgettable event.From relaxing spa treatments to poolside fun, there’s something for everyone aboard Radiance of the Seas. Memorable experiences, impressive dining, and room for your entire group await.
    11 dining options
    Multiple Bars and Lounges
    3 pools
    3 whirlpools
    Rock Climbing Wall
    Mini-golf course
    Basketball court
    Full service Vitality at Sea Spa
    State-of-the-art Fitness Center

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
March 14th Sydney, Australia4:30 pm
March 15thAt Sea8:00 am—12:30 pm
March 16thAt Sea8:00 am—12:00 pm
March 17th Doubtful Sound (Scenic Cruising)/ Milford Sound (Scenic Cruising)/Dusky Sound (Scenic Cruising)
March 18thDunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand8:00 am6:00 pm
March 19th Akaroa, New Zealand8:00 am6:00 pm
March 20thWellington, New Zealand8:00 am6:00 pm
March 21st At Sea8:00 am—12:00 pm
March 22nd Tauranga, New Zealand8:00 am6:00 pm
March 23rdAuckland, New Zealand8:00 am5:00 pm
March 24thBay of Islands, New Zealand
March 25th At Sea8:00 am—12:00 pm
March 26th At Sea8:00 am—10:15 am
March 27th Sydney, Australia6:30 am

Detailed Port Descriptions

Sydney, Australia | Book a window seat for your flight to Sydney: day or night, this city sure is good-lookin’. Scratch the surface and it only gets better. After a lazy Saturday at the beach, urbane Sydneysiders have a disco nap, hit the showers and head out again. There's always a new restaurant to try, undercover bar to hunt down, hip band to check out, sports team to shout at, show to see or crazy party to attend. National parks ring the city and penetrate right into its heart. Large chunks of the harbour are still edged with bush, while parks cut their way through the skyscrapers and suburbs. Australia’s best musos, foodies, actors, stockbrokers, models, writers and architects flock to the city to make their mark, and the effect is dazzling: a hyperenergetic, ambitious marketplace of the soul, where anything goes and everything usually does.Milford Sound, New Zealand| Mountains and waterfalls abound in South Island’s Milford Sound, one of the New Zealand’s top attractions and a site of otherworldly beauty. Called the eighth wonder of the world by Rudyard Kipling, the sound (technically a fjord) is part of Fiordland National Park and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site. Take in the surrounding water on nature on your cruise, passing by green cliffsides and plummeting waterfalls like Lady Elizabeth Bowen Falls.Doubtful, New Zealand | Also called the Sound of Silence, Doubtful Sound is an immense fjord carved out by glaciers 100,000 years ago—it’s three times longer than nearby Milford Sound. The green rainforest of the Fiorldland National Park surrounds the sound’s many twisting inlets and arms.Dusky Sound, New Zealand | Dusky Sound is beautiful and quiet; it can only be reached by air or sea. The area was once a whaling ground for southern right whales—cruising to Preservation Inlet is one of the only ways to see them, as well as humpbacks and what some consider the cutest penguin, the Fiordland Crested Penguin.Dunedin, New Zealand | A Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Dunedin, the Gaelic name for Edinburgh, was founded in 1848 by settlers of the Free Church of Scotland, a breakaway group from the Presbyterian Church. The city's Scottish roots are still visible; you'll find New Zealand's first and only (legal) whisky distillery, a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns, and more kilts, sporrans, and gillies than you can shake a stick at! The Scottish settlers and local Māori came together in relative peace, but this wasn't true of the European whalers who were here three decades before, as places with names such as Murdering Beach illustrate. The city boasts a distinguished architectural & cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush. Dunedin has always had a reputation for the eccentric. Wearing no shoes and a big beard here marks a man as bohemian rather than destitute, and the residents wouldn't have it any other way.Akaroa, New Zealand | A distinctly French flair with history steeped in legend. Akaroa harbour is home to a diverse array of marine life, including rare Hector's dolphins, and visitors are lured by the area's secluded beaches and quaint boutiques. On the southern side of the peninsula, in a harbor created when the crater wall of an extinct volcano collapsed into the sea, nestles the fishing village of Akaroa (Māori for "long harbor"). Although Akaroa was chosen as the site for a French colony in 1838, the first French settlers arrived in 1840 only to find that the British had already established sovereignty over New Zealand by the Treaty of Waitangi. Less than 10 years later, the French abandoned their attempt at colonization, but the settlers remained and gradually intermarried with the local English community.Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland is called the City of Sails, and visitors flying in will see why. On the East Coast is the Waitemata Harbour—a Māori word meaning sparkling waters—which is bordered by the Hauraki Gulf, an aquatic playground peppered with small islands where many Aucklanders can be found "mucking around in boats." Not surprisingly, Auckland has some 70,000 boats. About one in four households in Auckland has a sea craft of some kind, and there are 102 beaches within an hour's drive; during the week many are quite empty.Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand | Tauranga port is located on the eastern Bay of Plenty, at the head of a big harbour protected by Matakana Island. Tauranga is also the cruise port to Rotorua - a major tourist travel destination (both domestically and internationally) with the region's largest industry. Rotoruais best known for its geysers and geothermal hot mud pools. The city's name - Tauranga - comes from Maori. The word is roughly translated to "sheltered anchorage". Tauranga is the centre of a vast citrus and sub tropical fruit-growing area. It is also a favourite base for deep-sea anglers. In the 1830s an Anglican mission was established in Tauranga. The community then developed as a shipping port and also a defence post against the indigenous Maori people. In 1864 it was the site of the Battle of Gate Pa during New Zealand Wars (1845 - 1872).Wellington, New Zealand | Walk 20 minutes from the cruise ship dock at Aotea Quay to Lambton Harbour and then stroll along the waterfront to the Te Papa museum, keeping your eye out for the street art sculptures along the way. There are often shuttles tot the city centre, too. Walk back through the downtown to see more of Wellington’s architecture.Bay of Islands | The Bay of Islands is an area located on the east coast of Far North District of North Island, New Zealand. Currently, it is one of the most popular sailing, fishing and tourist destinations in the country. The Bay of Islands has been renowned worldwide for its big-game fishing since in the 1930s American author Zane Grey publicised it. The Bay of Islands is 60 kilometers north-west of Whangarei city. Cape Reinga, situated at country's northern tip, is about 210 km further to the north-west. The bay itself is irregularly-shaped 16 km-wide, 260 sq.km drowned valley system and natural harbour. It is composed of 144 islands, of which the biggest is Urupukapuka, and numerous inlets and peninsulas.

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