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7-NIGHT BURGUNDY & PROVENCE CME RIVER CRUISE

Onboard the SS Catherine

DermatologyEndocrinology

Sailing September 1st, 2019 - September 8th, 2019

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Alain Brassard

Dr. Alain Brassard

Specialty:

Dermatology

About The Speaker

Dr. Brassard is a Dermatologist, graduating from McGill University in 1989. From 1994 until 2001 he was the Founder and Director of the Leg Ulcer Clinic in Sacre-Coeur Hospital in Montreal, which was at the time, the largest in Canada. From 2001 until 2007 he was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at McGill University Health Centre, where he was very involved in Resident teaching. From 1989 until 2007, Dr. Brassard maintained a private practice in Montreal and Laval Quebec. In 2007 Dr. Brassard became Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, and University of Alberta. He is currently the Dermatology Examination Past-Chair and Past- Chair of the Specialty Committee for the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, Board member of the Canadian HS Foundation, and Past-Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Dermatology (CDA). He is currently in California at the University of California, Davis as Health Sciences Professor, the Novy Professor of Dermatology and the Vice-Chair of Education at the UCD Department of Dermatology.Dr. Brassard has been intimately involved in a number of clinical research projects, grants and fellowships since 1991. He is a published author and co-author of numerous research papers included in peer reviewed Journals. He has been a member of many expert panels and his ability to transfer the knowledge to influence positive patient care is truly exceptional.

Dr. Alice Cheng

Dr. Alice Cheng

Specialty:

Endocrinology

About The Speaker

Dr. Cheng is a member of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Trillium Health Partners (Credit Valley Hospital) in Mississauga and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed medical school, internal medicine and Endocrinology training at the University of Toronto and has completed the Master Teacher Program offered through the Department of Medicine. She has served on the Expert Committee for the 2003 Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines and the Steering and Expert Committees for the 2008 revision. She has also served as Chair for the 2013 Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines. She is currently the Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Chair of the Guidelines Committee. She is actively involved in continuing education and has received a Certificate of Recognition from the Ontario College of Family Physicians for her contributions to diabetes care and family medicine education. In addition, she has been awarded the national Charles H. Best Award by Diabetes Canada

CME Topics

Dr. Brassard
  • Approach to Leg Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Leg Ulcer Quiz For the Astute Physicians
  • Vulvar Diseases
  • Benign and Malignant Skin Tumors of the Elderly
Dr. Cheng
  • Approach to Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Approach to Thyroid Nodules
  • Insulin 101:  When, How and What
  • So Many Antihyperglycemic Choices … How Are They Different?
  • Update On the Cardiovascular Effects of Antihyperglycemic Agents
  • Approach to Oligomenorrhea and Hirsutism
  • Approach to Adrenal Incidentaloma

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 30th, 2018Book After November 30th, 2018
FP$1045$1195
Specialist$1045$1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$845$995

Venue Information

A journey of exquisite pleasures. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Uniworld is committed to building a fleet of ships that represents the absolute best in luxury river cruising, combining quality craftsmanship with high-tech innovations and custom-designed interiors. Our second Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, continues this proud tradition of excellence with sumptuous materials and meticulous attention to detail. The vessel’s opulent interiors include a two-story lobby with a specially commissioned Murano glass chandelier and whimsical life-size glass horse.Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon’s lively Les Halles food market. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. Visit Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can kayak on the tranquil Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard; hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
September 1stLyon
September 2ndMacon4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
September 3rdLyon5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
September 4thTournon / Tain L'Hermitage/ Viviers2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
September 5thViviers/ Chateauneuf du Pape/ Avignon1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
September 6thAvignon3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
September 7thAvignon/ Tarascon/ Avignon5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
September 8thAvignon

Detailed Port Descriptions

DAY 1: Lyon (Embark): Arrive at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

 DAY 2: Mâcon (Beaune): The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s wine trade, Beaune, is renowned for its history, beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune. Located in the southernmost part of Burgundy, Mâcon, a Saône River port, is your gateway to Beaune. A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

 DAY 3: Lyon: As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a patisserie-fueled bike ride—a great way to see the sights.   Two rivers: one tranquil, one torrential. Two hills: one for labor, where the sound of the silk weavers’ looms used to echo; the other for prayers, crowned by a spectacular basilica. Two cities, as different as night and day: one boasting colorful Old World façades, medieval mansions and hidden passageways; one with a sophisticated urbanity reminiscent of Paris. Situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and with roots stretching back over 2,000 years to the days of Julius Caesar, Lyon is a place of fascinating dualities. Today you have your choice of ways to explore this city of contrasts: Sample its culinary riches with a visit to its peerless market hall or follow the footsteps of the silk weavers in the old quarter. For a more active option, see the city from its extensive—and lovely—bike paths.

 DAY 4: Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage): If you love fine wine, you’ll love the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage. Whether you opt for a guided walk or a more vigorous vineyard hike, you’ll also have a chance to taste the local specialty—wonderful wines made primarily from Syrah grapes.

 DAY 5: Viviers: Meet some new friends today in the village of Viviers; encounters that really get at the heart and soul of the French people and their culture and traditions. No matter whom you get to know—a pottery maker, a dance teacher or a local homeowner—you’ll have an enjoyable and truly authentic experience, something you’ll remember for years to come.   An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time, Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank.

 DAY 6: Avignon: The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France, with a host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much more today, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.   Avignon is home to the medieval bridge immortalized in the folk song “Sur le Pont d ’Avignon,” as well as the mighty Palace of the Popes. From a distance, the picture-perfect city center looks as though it has been lifted straight from the pages of a history book, but all you need to do is step inside its medieval walls to discover the prosperous heart of contemporary Avignon.

 DAY 7: Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon): Explore one of two sun-drenched Provençal towns today, each with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there; Tarascon boasts an ancient castle, as well as a local legend about a ferocious dragon.   Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain and facilitating the expansion of their empire. Long renowned as one of the region’s most attractive cities, it lured artist Vincent van Gogh, who painted hundreds of works here (including Sunflowers and The Yellow House) in just 15 months. A short distance from Arles is the ancient and charming town of Tarascon. Its many medieval sites include a 12th-century church and a 15th-century castle that is rich with tales of a beloved ruler. Bask in the warmth of the Provençal sunlight in either of these friendly Mediterranean towns.

 DAY 8: Avignon (Disembark): Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Marseille International Airport for your flight home.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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