Sailing September 29th, 2021 - October 13th, 2021
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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.
Dr. Jon Just is a general surgeon in Kamloops, BC with a broad based surgical practice with an interest in endocrine surgery. He has been an associate clinical professor for the University of Alberta, as well as the University of British Columbia, involved in training surgical residents from both universities, as well as Family Medicine residents and medical students from UBC. He enjoys international surgery and has been on over thirty volunteer surgical trips in various sites throughout the world.
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 June 8th, 2020||Book After June 8th, 2020|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$945||$1095|
Dividing Southeastern Europe from Asia Minor, the Black Sea is more than just a body of water—it’s a keeper of secrets. Rumored to be the home of everything from the lost city of Atlantis to the location of Noah’s Ark, one thing’s for certain: Your Azamara Journey® here will be one for the history books. The adventure begins in Athens, the Cradle of Civilization, before heading to Ephesus, Turkey. Once the second largest city in the Roman Europe, the ancient attractions here are truly spectacular, including the Library of Celsus, the Odeon, and the marble-made Arcadian Street. Then it’s a day of scenic cruising, as we sail through the Bosporus Strait to the resort town of Varna, Bulgaria. Discover Romanian folklore and great wines in Constanta, and visit the famous Opera and Ballet Theater and Potemkin Stairs in Odessa. Pamper yourself during an at-sea day, and enjoy late-night stays in the seaside playgrounds of Sochi, Batumi, and Trabzon, which also happens to be a fascinating stop on the historical Silk Road. Next it’s another day at sea and a cruise through the Bosporus Strait. Follow it up with a late-night stay in Kavala, where historic sites like the Castle of Kavala and the ruins of Philippi await. Finally, it’s on to the charming island of Skiathos (and its more than 60 beaches), before returning to Athens.
|Date||Port / Location||Arrival Time||Departure Time||Notes / CME Details|
|September 29th||Piraeus (Athens), Greece||5:00 PM|
|September 30th||Mykonos, Greece||8:00 AM||8:00 PM|
|October 1st||Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey||8:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|October 2nd||Bosporus Strait||8:00 AM—12:30 PM; 1:30 PM—4:30 PM|
|October 3rd||Burgas, Bulgaria||8:00 AM||8:00 PM|
|October 4th||Varna, Bulgaria||8:00 AM||9:00 PM|
|October 5th||Constana, Romania||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|October 6th||Odessa, Ukraine||9:00 AM||8:00 AM—9:00 AM|
|October 7th||Odessa, Ukraine||6:00 PM|
|October 8th||At Sea||8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM—4:00 PM|
|October 9th||Istanbul, Turkey||8:00 AM|
|October 10th||Istanbul, Turkey||8:00 PM|
|October 11th||Canakkale (Kepez), Turkey||7:30 AM||3:00 PM||2:30 PM—5:45 PM|
|October 12th||Piraeus (Athens), Greece||1:00 PM|
|October 13th||Piraeus (Athens), Greece||DEBARK|