Sailing September 12th, 2020 - September 26th, 2020
Dr. Nicola Macpherson of Maple Ridge, BC, has faculty appointments in the Department of Medicine, and in Anaesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at UBC, as well as Academic Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. After medical school in Ottawa, a rotating internship at the Royal Columbian and three years as a medical officer at the National Defense Medical Centre in Ottawa, she completed her anaesthesia residency at UBC in 1992. For the next 12 years she worked as an anaesthesiologist, first in Prince George, and then Maple Ridge, with a brief locum in the Australian outback. In 2004-05, she completed a “Year of Added Competency” in Palliative Medicine at UBC, and earned a Diploma from the American Board of Hospice Palliative Medicine. She has practiced full-time palliative medicine since then. Currently, she provides locum services in Calgary, Regina and Fraser Health (BC). She developed and helped present three palliative workshops in Ghana (West Africa) in 2013 and 2015. She has an interest in the care of malignant wounds, especially the use of topical methadone for analgesia and has a growing recipe collection of lotions and potions.
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 December 11th, 2019||Book After December 11th, 2019|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$895||$1045|
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 Bosphorus 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 Bosphorus 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 12th||Piraeus (Athens), Greece||5:00 PM|
|September 13th||Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey||9:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|September 14th||Bosphorus Strait (Cruising)|
|September 15th||Varna, Bulgaria||9:30 AM||9:00 PM|
|September 16th||Constanta (Bucharest), Romania||7:30 AM||6:00 PM|
|September 17th||Odessa, Ukraine||7:30 AM||6:00 PM|
|September 18th||At Sea|
|September 19th||Sochi, Russia||8:00 AM||8:00 PM|
|September 20th||Batumi, Georgia||8:00 AM||8:00 PM|
|September 21st||Trabzon, Turkey||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|September 22nd||At Sea|
|September 23rd||Bosphorus Strait (Cruising)|
|September 24th||Kavala (Philippi), Greece||8:00 AM||8:00 PM|
|September 25th||Skiathos, Greece||8:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|September 26th||Piraeus (Athens), Greece||6:00 AM|