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"The goal of a CME AWAY® conference by Sea Courses is to provide the very best opportunity for health care professionals to not only LEARN but to CONNECT with peers in a stimulating yet RELAXING environment."

7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier CME AWAY® Cruise

Onboard the Celebrity Solstice


Sailing August 13th, 2021 - August 20th, 2021

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Robert Hauptman

Dr. Robert Hauptman


Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Hauptman is a family physician working in St. Albert, Alberta. His practice interests include respiratory medicine, spirometry, complex patient care and geriatrics. Dr. Hauptman formerly worked for 10 years as a pain consultant prior to returning back to family medicine in 2019. He has worked as a physician for over 30 years and served for two years as the President of the Pain Society of Alberta and was one of the society’s founding members. Dr. Hauptman has also served as a President of the AMA Section of Chronic Pain. He is a nationally recognized medical educator and is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. In addition, Dr. Hauptman is one of the founding members of the Family Physician Airways Group of Canada, the Pain Society of Alberta and the Chronic Pain Section of the Alberta Medical Association. Dr. Hauptman has also worked as a pain consultant for HealthPointe Pain Clinic and Body Restoration Clinic both located in Edmonton.

Dr. Janet Pope

Dr. Janet Pope



About The Speaker

Dr. Janet Pope is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Schulich School of Medicine, London.  She is Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.  She obtained her MD, and Fellowship in Internal Medicine at UWO and a Fellowship in Rheumatology and Masters of Public Health at Boston University. Janet is passionate about research, teaching, mentoring and excellent clinical care. She has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles. She has received several awards including the Big Kahuna for excellence in teaching and she has been awarded Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

CME Topics

From COPD to Migraines to Arthritis and More! An Interactive CME Program North of 60

Dr. Hauptman
  • COPD vs Asthma:  Do We Really Need to Worry About Getting the Diagnosis Right?
  • Do Bugs EVER Need Drugs?
  • A Simple Approach to Headaches in Family Practice.
  • Getting Chronic Cough Right The First Time.
  • Understanding Boundaries in Family Medicine - Keeping Yourself Safe.
  • Can Exercise Save Us All?
  • Don't be Sad about Managing Depression
Dr. Pope
  • Rheumatology Lab tests – Choose wisely
  • Evidence based injections and the wild west
  • Soft tissue rheumatism – what can you do about it?
  • Update on osteoporosis
  • Proven treatment in osteoarthritis – there are things you can do
  • Why suspected rheumatoid arthritis is an emergency and other rheumatologic emergencies
  • Biologics and advanced therapies in rheumatology – what you need to know about the risks

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 TuitionPrice
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$1095
Conference TuitionBook Before November 11th, 2020Book After November 11th, 2020
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$945$1095

Venue Information

Alaska is so much more than its legends and myths. Boasting lively farmer’s markets, modern art galleries, and fine dining, 21st-century Alaska blends the old and the new, and urban life with the great outdoors in towns and cities surrounded by wilderness. Journey through the wild terrain of Alaska with our Alaska cruises and discover the natural wonders that await as the rugged beauty of this pristine frontier unfolds. Set out on an unforgettable adventure where you’ll get up close and personal with 30-ton whales, zip-line through the rainforest, or take flight high above the snow-capped lands and glaciers.

From COPD to Migraines to Arthritis and More! An Interactive CME Program North of 60

Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a 7 – Day CME AWAY® program on a cruise in Alaska. Dr. Rob Hauptman (Family Medicine, Alberta) and Dr. Janet Pope (Rheumatology, Ontario) have collaborated to develop a CME specifically for this event. This program will be interactive with many opportunities to ask questions. The topics will be of interest to family physicians, specialists and allied health professionals.

Dr. Hauptman will concentrate on respiratory conditions such as persistent cough, COPD, Asthma and Antimicrobials. He will also discuss the approach to managing headaches, depression and exercise and will lead an interactive discussion on setting boundaries in medical practice.

CME AWAY® is delighted to welcome Dr. Pope to the Faculty. Dr. Pope has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles and has received several awards including the Big Kahuna for excellence in teaching She will discuss many aspects of rheumatology such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Lupus and Osteoporosis. She will also discuss lab testing and appraise the role of biologics and various types of therapeutic injections.

Drs. Hauptman and Pope are very much looking forward to seeing you in Alaska.

Always Included

Vacations should be effortless from the start. That’s why every Celebrity cruise includes drinks, Wi-Fi, and tips – always. It’s that simple!

Celebrity Cruise With Confidence

Celebrity understands things can change. With Celebrity’s Cruise with Confidence Policy, you have up to 48 hours prior to your departure date to receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit that can be used towards any Celebrity Cruise Line sailing through September 30, 2022. Valid only for Celebrity Cruise fares paid. Does not include monies paid for Airfare, Insurance or CME AWAY® tuition.

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
August 13thSeattle, Washington4:00 PM
August 14thAt Sea8:00 AM—12:30 PM; 1:30 PM—3:30 PM
August 15thKetchikan, Alaska7:00 AM4:00 PM
August 16thEndicott Arm - Cruising / Juneau, Alaska5:30 AM / 1:30 PM10:00 AM / 10:00 PM
August 17thSkagway, Alaska7:00 AM6:00 PM
August 18thAt Sea8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM—3:00 PM
August 19thVictoria, British Columbia5:30 PM11:59 PM8:00 AM—11:15 AM
August 20thSeattle, Washington6:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions


Visitors to the Emerald City find a fusion of American, Asian and Native American cultures, set against a backdrop of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. There’s so much to discover on Seattle cruises. Founded in the 1850’s, Seattle continues to evolve while preserving many of its treasured landmarks. The city’s defining modern symbol is the Space Needle. Head up to the top of the 605ft. hourglass-shaped structure for amazing panoramic views of this beautiful port city. And right next door is the Chihuly Garden and Glass where the extraordinary glassworks and garden installations of Dale Chihuly will dazzle. Stroll through the famous Pike Place Market for a taste of local flavor and style. Established in 1907, the market is brimming with fresh produce and seafood stalls, wonderful restaurants, and specialty shops with local handcrafts that make unique souvenirs and keepsakes.


You've never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. If you're up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you'll long remember.


Alaska’s Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of the 653,179-acre Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you sail through its 30-mile-long stretch, you can’t help but be amazed by the untouched beauty of the surrounding granite mountains, verdant valleys and numerous waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal. Endicott Arm is one of the largest breeding grounds for harbor seals on the planet. Keep your eyes open for these creatures splashing in icy waters near the ship or floating with their pups on giant chunks of ice. Along the shore you might also glimpse brown bears, bald eagles, sea ducks, deer, moose and wolves. Your journey through scenic Endicott Arm Fjord ends with a front-row view of the striking Dawes Glacier. Standing over 600 feet tall and a half-mile wide, this very active icecap is known for its spectacular calving displays which noisily produce huge, chunky icebergs that float in area waters. Remember to dress in wind-resistant layers for viewing scenery outside on deck.


Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure in Alaska's capital, where cultured sophistication meets the ruggedness of the Last Frontier.


The great Klondike Gold Rush lives on in Skagway's charming downtown of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. Located on the edge of the wilderness, this small town saw its fair share of gold rush, get rich dreamers pass through. Today, it’s residents are more than welcome to share the stories of its untamed past. And there’s so much fascinating history to uncover on a Skagway cruise. Head to Klondike Gold Rush National Park Museum for an in-depth look at Klondike and the two routes out of Skagway – Chilkoot Pass and White Pass. From the vintage train, admire the mountains and see the 1898 trail that fortune seekers traveled on foot. The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad runs the vintage locomotives through the famously steep Chilkoot Trail and offers sweeping mountain views during its climb toward Canada.


The seaside capital of British Columbia, Victoria is located on Vancouver Island at the southern tip of Western Canada. Named after Queen Victoria, this one-time British colony has retained much of its colonial charm with decorative English gardens and castles, but also reflects its modern landscape with bohemian shops, coffee bars and international cuisines. The year-round moderate temperatures are perfect for exploring this incredible city. From hiking and golfing to dining and shopping, there’s much to discover on a Victoria cruise. Start your day in Victoria with a walk through the enchanting Butchart Gardens and experience one of the world’s finest floral display gardens. Meander along the flower-lined paths and marvel at the brilliant composition of color in Japanese, Mediterranean, and Italian themes, plus much more. Experience the time-honored English afternoon tea at the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel. The menu includes many traditional favorites, like dainty finger sandwiches, scones, and a host of sumptuous varietal teas. Venture 35 miles northwest to Cowichan Valley for a day hike, golfing, or winetasting. There are six regional parks with trails for mild walks around lakes or more intense climbs. This region is also increasingly becoming known for its wines as well. Take a guided wine tour on your Victoria cruise and discover the delicious wiines that are being produced at the wonderful vineyards in the valley and perhaps pick up a few bottles as mementos, too. For a full introduction to the history and culture of Victoria and Western Canada, head to the Royal British Columbia Museum. Explore the fascinating indigenous artifacts dating as far back as 10,000 B.C. to British royalty pottery, glass and papers, plus a wonderful native plant garden. The museum also has a wonderful IMAX theater and rotating special exhibits. The large waterfront park Beacon Hill Park in downtown Victoria is within walking distance of the inner harbor. With more than 200 acres, there’s a lot of ground to cover in the sprawling grounds. This unspoiled park features many walking trails through the forest, a children’s zoo with baby lambs, ducks, and piglets and an abundance of relaxing nature.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

There are no Sea Courses pre or post tours for this CME AWAY. Please click here to design your own!

Western Canada Office

402 West Pender Street, Suite 715

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1T6

604-684-7327 Or 1-888-647-7327

BC Travel Agent Reg. #3320-2

Eastern Canada Office

1660 North Service Rd. E, Suite 101

Oakville, Ontario, L6H 7G3

905-845-6631 Or 1-800-268-3273

TICO #3328458



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