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7-Night Alaska CME AWAY® Cruise

Onboard the Ovation of the Seas

Emergency MedicineSexual HealthTransgender Health

Sailing August 14th, 2020 - August 21st, 2020

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. George Porfiris

Dr. George Porfiris


Emergency Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Porfiris was born and raised in Toronto and received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1994. He then finished the University of Toronto’s Family Medicine Residency Program at the Toronto East General site in 1996. He began to practice both family and emergency medicine at TEGH soon after graduating and then became interested in teaching while working in the emergency department. He became the director of Emergency undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in 2007 and has enjoyed the role since then. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in 2005. Dr. Porfiris has had the privilege to teach medical students, residents and fellows in the Emergency Department at TEGH. He has been invited to speak on topics related to Emergency Medicine Care at the hospital rounds as well as city, provincial and national conferences. He lives in Toronto with his wife Eli and his 2 children, Stephanie and Teddy. He enjoys playing soccer, reading, and travelling. Dr. Porfiris believes the emergency department is the ideal place to teach trainees of all levels from medical students to specialty residents. The variety of case presentations, acuity, procedures, interpretation of lab testing and diagnostic imaging cannot be replicated in any other field. He believes being a great teacher makes you a better doctor and person.

Dr. Ted Jablonski

Dr. Ted Jablonski


Transgender Health & Sexual Medicine

About The Speaker

Born, raised and trained in Winnipeg, Dr. Ted Jablonski is an award winning family physician based in Calgary. He has taught and practiced family medicine in rural Manitoba, Northern Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario before moving to Alberta. Ted is a sought after speaker, trainer, media spokesperson and CME creator / educator with many conference, radio, television and video credits. Jablonski is the medical director of Jablonski Health and Skipping Stone Foundation doing consultant work in sexual and transgender medicine for Southern Alberta for over a decade. He received an Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2013 and was awarded Outstanding Family Physician of the Year by the University of Calgary Dept. of Family Medicine in 2015. Ted successfully ran, cycled and spoke across Canada in 2010 to raise awareness of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the stigma of mental illness. “dr j” continues to moonlight as a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter with 10 indie CD releases, is a published author and passionate emerging playwright. He hosted the first annual Writing DOC Retreat in Banff Alberta in Nov 2019.

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 14th, 2019Book After November 14th, 2019
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$895$1045

Venue Information

You’ll discover endless thrills for every kind of adventurer onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. From the daredevils to the culinary crusaders, and fun-loving families to couples on a romantic getaway. Ovation of the Seas® opens up exotic shores and untamed Northern landscapes — not to mention a world of elevated experiences onboard. It’s scenery scoping from an unrivaled perspective.

Additional Noteworthy Features

ROCK CLIMBING WALLRise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.CHOPS GRILLE℠For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille℠ have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.FLOWRIDER®Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.NORTH STAR®Stand in a jewel-shaped capsule that reveals breathtaking 360-degree views as you gently ascend 300 feet above sea level. WONDERLANDOur Wonderland chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes, inventing elaborate dreamscapes of never-before-seen fare. The story begins as you "brush" the menu and find your element— Sun, Ice, Fire, Water, Earth and Dreams.JAMIE'S ITALIANAt Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, you’ll enjoy Tuscan-inspired dishes like the crowd-pleasing Famous Plank and pastas made in-house — all crafted by one of Britain’s most famous chefs. TOP FIVE REASONS FOR TAKING THIS CME AWAY™ CRUISE1. Sail from Seattle on the amazing RCI Ovation of the Seas, a ship with something for everyone; families and couples alike.2. Special air rates are available on Air Canada from gateways across Canada.3. You will have two full days at sea for CME sessions.4. Excellent Value - Prices include all port and passenger taxes and fees and prepaid gratuities.5. The Surf & Stream Internet Package is also included in the price.

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
August 14thSeattle, Washington4:00 PM
August 15thAt Sea8:30 AM—12:00 PM; 1:30 PM—4:30 PM
August 16thJuneau, Alaska12:00 PM9:00 PM8:00 AM—11:00 PM
August 17thSkagway, Alaska7:00 AM8:30 PM
August 18thEndicott Arms & Dawes Glacier, Alaska7:00 AM12:00 PM1:00 pm —3:00 pm
August 19thAt Sea8:30 AM—12:30 PM; 2:00 PM—3:15 PM
August 20thVictoria, British Columbia8:00 AM 6:00 PM
August 21stSeattle, Washington6:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Seattle, Washington | Nicknamed the Emerald City for its verdant forests and parks, Seattle is also all about the water. Explore the Northwest landscape at Discovery Park: Once a military installation called Fort Lawton, the 542-acre park offers serene views of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Cruise from Seattle to stroll along Elliott Bay at the Olympic Sculpture Park, where you can enjoy ocean views alongside modernist artwork.Juneau, Alaska | Juneau is the largest U.S state capital—and one of the hardest to get to. Flanked by mountains, tundra and rainforests, it’s basically inaccessible except by air or sea. Once you arrive, you’ll find adventure in every corner. Go dogsledding over Mendenhall Glacier, or prospecting along centuries-old mining trails. In Juneau, the thrills are as endless as the surrounding wilderness.Skagway, Alaska | Since its Klondike Gold Rush days, Skagway has served as an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. Take an old-time street car along bustling Broadway Street and get lost in riveting historical re-enactments. Here you'll also discover plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from dogsledding on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.Endicott Arms & Dawes Glacier | One of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30-mile-long stretch, you can’t help but be awed by the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal.Victoria, British Columbia | As one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria delivers a delightful blend of romantic British pomp and outdoor Canadian pursuits. Culture seekers and adventure junkies alike get their fill at the southern end of Vancouver Island. Here you can admire traditional Victorian architecture at Craigarroch Castle and eat your way around Canada's oldest Chinatown. Explore the vivid floral displays that earned its “Garden City” nickname, or bike the Galloping Goose Regional Trail in the “Cycling Capital of Canada”.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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