Sailing November 23rd, 2019 - December 7th, 2019
With her roots in Midwifery, Dr. Raffard returned to university as a wife, mother, and mature student, determined to fulfill her lifelong goal of becoming a surgeon. With a Bachelor of Science from University of Victoria, she next attended Medical School at the University of British Columbia. Her internship followed at the very busy Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC and then Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UBC. When her training was complete, Dr. Raffard took up a position at Cariboo Memorial Hospital, in beautiful Williams Lake, BC. As a rural specialist, Dr. Raffard is a generalist OB/GYN, providing care in perinatology and high risk obstetrics, uro-gynecology, gyne-oncology, and infertility. She is also an instructor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the University of British Columbia.
For years, well-known medical contributor Dr. Marla Shapiro has waded through the constant barrage of medical research and has disseminated the most sensible medical information you need to make smart healthcare decisions. She completed medical school at McGill University and trained at the University of Toronto for her Masters of Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology. Trained in Family Medicine and certified by the Canadian College of Family Practice, Dr. Shapiro concluded her specialty training in Community Medicine receiving her Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and is in private practice. In 1993 she joined City TV in Toronto, Ontario as the medical expert on the nationally syndicated show Cityline. Shortly thereafter she became the medical expert for City Pulse and CP24 News. In 2000, she left City to become the Health and Medical Contributor for CTV’s Canada AM. In addition to her weekly appearances on Canada AM, she is seen on Newsnet and as the medical consultant on CTV’s National News with Lloyd Robertson. 2003 saw the exciting addition of Balance: Television for Living Well, in which Dr. Shapiro appears as host. This refreshing daily health and lifestyle show is seen across North American households and has sold internationally.
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 February 28th, 2019||Book After February 28th, 2019|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$845||$995|
Sail with us from Tokyo to Hong Kong, and enjoy stops through Japan, China and Taiwan.
|Date||Port / Location||Arrival Time||Departure Time||Notes / CME Details|
|November 23rd||Tokyo, Japan||6:00 pm|
|November 24th||Mt. Fuji, Japan||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
|November 25th||Kobe, Japan||11:00 am||9:00 am - 10:30 am|
|November 26th||Kobe, Japan||6:00 pm|
|November 27th||Kochi, Japan||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
|November 28th||Kagoshima, Japan||9:00 am||6:00 pm|
|November 29th||At Sea||8:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|November 30th||Shanghai, China||6:00 am||8:00 pm|
|December 1st||Jeju, South Korea||8:00 pm||10:00 pm||8:00 am - 12:30 pm|
|December 2nd||At Sea||8:00 am - 12:30 pm|
|December 3rd||Taipei, Taiwan||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|December 4th||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||9:00 am||7:00 pm|
|December 5th||At Sea||8:00 am - 12:15 pm|
|December 6th||Hong Kong, China||8:00 am|
|December 7th||Hong Kong, China|
Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan - 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.
Kobe, Japan - Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan's most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated. Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area’s incredible restaurants.
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.
Shanghai (Baoshan), China - Located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, this seaport is a vigorous modern metropolis with a rich Chinese heritage. Your trip to Shanghai is not complete without strolling the Bund, a colonial-era street with neoclassical and art deco architecture, or visiting the Jade Buddha Temple or the beautiful Yu Gardens. Don't forget to stop and pick up authentic Chinese souvenirs in the Old City God's Temple Market.Taipei, Taiwan - This culturally diverse and commercially influential city has been shaped by its fierce sense of independence vying with undeniable ties to mainland China. The result is a fascinating blend of culture, art, history and social diversity. As you explore through the city on your Taipei cruise, you’ll fall in love with the futuristic cityscape and dazzling arcitecture. Dotted with tranquil parks and green spaces, you’ll find locals practicing the art of Tai Chi. Cuisine plays a central role in Taiwanese culture with culinary traditions from regions throughout China, including Fujian, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Hunan found around the city. Be sure to visit a relaxing tea house, or sample some famous Taiwanese snacks at a lively night market. Browse high-end boutiques in the Zhongxiao-Dunhao area and explore the dozens of fashionable malls in Xinyi District for keepsakes and souvenirs.
Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Kaohsiung is Taiwan's largest port and the country's second largest city; it's therefore hardly surprising that there are so many things to see and do during a visit here. Highlights: Shoppers will delight in a visit to Dream Mall—the largest shopping mall in Taiwan and the second largest in Asia—while adventurers and animal enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Shoushan, or Monkey Mountain, on the west coast.
Hong Kong, China - Neon signs galore, dim sum, and amazing temples are a few of the favorite experiences in Hong Kong. Take in as much as you can of this thrilling city with its endless shopping and towering skyscrapers. Your agenda for Hong Kong should include Victoria Peak, an Aberdeen Fishing Village, the Man Mo Temple and Sheung Wan Dried Food and Herbal Market. Be certain to have extra room in your suitcase for the bargains you are bound to discover.