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14-Night Scandinavia & St. Petersburg CME AWAY™ Cruise

Onboard the Celebrity Silhouette

Infectious DiseasesPalliative Care

Sailing July 17th, 2021 - July 31st, 2021

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Nicola Macpherson

Dr. Nicola Macpherson

Specialty:

Palliative Care

About The Speaker

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. Wayne Ghesquiere

Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

About The Speaker

Dr Wayne Ghesquiere is a Clinical Infectious Diseases, Tropical Diseases and Internal Medicine consultant in Victoria BC as well as the former section chief for infectious diseases with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, VIHA. He is an attending physician at the Royal Jubilee and the Victoria General Hospitals in Victoria. Wayne is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine with UBC. He is also the chair of the annual Infectious Diseases Update in Victoria now in it’s 20th year. Wayne is the medical director of the Nova Travel Medicine Clinic. He serves as the Co-Site Director of GeoSentinel surveillance (BC) which is a joint project of the International Society of Travel Medicine & Centre of Diseases Control, Atlanta USA. One of over 60 world-wide sites monitoring infections in returning international travellers. Current areas of interests include clinical research in the area of Hepatitis C antiviral therapy, new vaccines, teaching and presenting. Recent publications in peer reviewed journals include the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, CMAJ, Gut, Hepatology and Open Medicine.

CME Topics

Dr. Ghesquiere
  • Hot Topics in Infectious Diseases for 2021
  • Top Ten Antibiotic in Your Tool Kit
  • Infectious Causes of Abnormal Liver Enzymes: The ABC’s
  • The “Pearls” in the Management of Common Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Including MRSA
  • Respiratory Tract Infections in Adults
  • Adult Vaccines Part 1: Vaccinating the Younger Adult
  • Adult Vaccines Part 2: Vaccinating the Immunocompromised or Older
  • The History of Pandemics: What Have We Learnt
Dr. Macpherson
  • Spotting Palliative Patients in the Wild
  • Breaking Bad News and Working with Families
  • Nausea, Vomiting and Constipation at End of Life - The Triple Threat to QOL at EOL
  • The Jedi Approach to Opioid Prescribing for Cancer Pain
  • Managing Respiratory Symptoms in Advanced Disease
  • Requests for Hastened Death
  • Final Weeks, Days and Hours
  • Topical Lotions and Potions

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 TuitionBook Before November 18th, 2020Book After November 18th, 2020
FP$1145$1295
Specialist$1145$1295
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$945$1095

Venue Information

Additional Noteworthy Features

All staterooms include:
  • Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1
  • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
  • Ice service on request
  • 24 hour room service
  • Robe
  • Complimentary tote bag
  • Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
  • Water/wine glasses
  • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% cotton linens
  • Hair dryer
  • Private mini-bar*
  • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
  • Private safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
July 17thSouthampton, England4:00 PM
July 18thAt Sea8:00 AM—12:30 PM
July 19thCopenhagen, Denmark2:00 PM
July 20thCopenhagen, Denmark4:00 PM
July 21stAt Sea8:00 AM—12:00 PM
July 22ndStockholm, Sweden8:00 AM5:00 PM
July 23rdHelsinki, Finland10:00 AM6:00 PM
July 24thSt. Petersburg, Russia7:00 AM
July 25thSt. Petersburg, Russia6:00 PM
July 26thAt Sea8:00 AM—12:00 PM
July 27thBerlin (Warnemunde), Germany9:30 AM11:59 PM
July 28thAarhus, Denmark10:00 AM8:00 PM
July 29thAt Sea8:00 AM—12:15 PM
July 30thAt Sea
July 31stSouthampton, England6:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Southampton, England

Southampton is a bustling port city bursting with history, as well as shopping opportunities, great restaurants, and superb pubs. Located on England’s southern coast, the area has a deep connection with WWII, having been used as a staging area for the attack on D-Day. It’s also well-known to be the home port of the Queen Mary 2. Today, the city is largely defined by its universities and retail shopping. The real sightseeing, however, happens when you use this port as a jumping off point for attractions found outside, yet relatively close to the city. For instance, London is but a little over an hour away by train. You can also take a ferry to the Isle of Wight, an English holiday favorite with 25 miles of coastline, sand dunes and dramatic white cliffs. While on your Southampton cruise you can also visit the nearby, quaint town of Windsor where you can visit the many boutiques of High Street or enjoy a tour of historic Windsor Castle.Copenhagen, DenmarkWhether strolling through blooming flowers in Tivoli Gardens, witnessing the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace or touring Kronborg Castle—the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet— it's easy to see why this once-humble fishing village grew to become the capital of Denmark.Stockholm, SwedenNo fewer than 50 bridges connect this Swedish capital's 14 islands to its mainland. Visit the many parks, museums, and palaces or make your way through Gamla Stan, or Old Town, packed with historic buildings, shops, and cafés.Helsinki, FinlandOccupying a peninsula and several islands, this capital city's stunning structures surround some of the most spectacular bays you could ever hope to find. Stroll down broad, tree-lined streets, or take in the amazing neoclassically designed architecture in Senate Square.St. Petersburg, RussiaAlthough reportedly built to resemble such Western cities as London, Paris, and Vienna, one look at St. Petersburg's regal palaces and vast public squares is enough to tell you that it is truly in a class of its own. This grand city has always been entrenched and largely defined by its proximity to water. The Neva River snakes and bisects this city at every turn, necessitating the building of some 342 bridges to navigate pedestrian, motorist and boat traffic. Dubbed ‘The Venice of Russia’, there’s a wealth of history and culture to experience on a cruise to St. Petersburg, Russia. As a central location for the world’s greatest works of art, St. Petersburg has few rivals. The Russian Museum, where the city’s greatest works are housed, is a must visit as it spreads out over 4 lavish palaces still intact from its Tsarist past.Berlin (Warnemunde), GermanyThe district of Warnemunde in Rostock sits at the mouth of Warnow River which flows into the Baltic Sea. This charming seaside town is just about three hours north of Berlin and serves as the perfect access point to the capital city. Berlin shines with a free spirit, mystique and a penchant for good times. Once a city divided, Berlin is now united, bringing together cultures and languages from throughout the world. There’s so much to discover on a Berlin cruise. Berlin literally rose from the ashes to become one of the most alluring cities in the world. Visit the UNESCO world heritage site, Museumsinsel (or Museum Island) in the city center. This wonderful group of museum buildings together hold around 6000 years of art and cultural history. Stand at the famous Checkpoint Charlie and walk along the remnants of the Berlin Wall. Enjoy the rollicking beer gardens, fabulous restaurants, incredible music and fascinating arts scene all wrapped in a laid-back sensibility.Aarhus, DenmarkAarhus has long labored in the shadow of the capital Copenhagen, but transformation is happening. Denmark's second-largest city is busy staking a claim for visitor attention and building a reputation as an emerging European destination for savvy city-breakers, festival-goers, art and food fans. In 2017 its titles included European Capital of Culture and European Region of Gastronomy (the latter was awarded to Aarhus and the larger central Denmark region). The ever-expanding menu of architectural landmarks, lauded restaurants, bars, festivals and boutiques is a mark of a vibrant city on the rise. It's a great place to explore on a Europe cruise – compact, photogenic and friendly.

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