"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."


Onboard the Celebrity Edge

EndocrinologyFamily Medicine

Sailing December 30th, 2018 - January 6th, 2019

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Vu Kiet Tran

Dr. Vu Kiet Tran


Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Tran has been practicing family and emergency medicine in the Greater Toronto Area for over 17 years. He is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Carol Joyce

Dr. Carol Joyce



About The Speaker

Carol is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University Medical School in Halifax, NS, did an Internal Medicine residency at Memorial University, and then completed her fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Toronto. Carol has been on faculty at Memorial University since 1985. She is currently Division Chief of the Division of Endocrinology. Research interests include: evaluation of new diabetes treatments, prevention of Type 2 diabetes, prevention and treatment of diabetes complications, the epidemiology of osteoporosis, and the genetics of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes. Carol is also past chair of the Royal College examination board in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

CME Topics

Dr. Carol Joyce
  • Thyroid Function Testing – How, When, Why?
  • Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules
  • Pituitary and Adrenal Diseases – What Do You Really Need To Know?
  • Update in PCOS
  • What In the World Should We Be Eating?
  • What’s New in Type 2?
  • Demystifying Insulin
  • Endocrine Jeopardy
 Dr. Vu Kiet Tran
  • Simplified Approach to Syncope
  • ECGs in Syncope
  • How Metacognition Can Save Your Next Patient
  • Stroke Mimics
  • Interventions We Should Abandon in the ED
  • Fatal Rashes You Cannot Miss
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Not All Red and Hot Rash is Cellulitis

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 March 30th, 2018Book After March 30th, 2018
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$845$995

Venue Information

For the beauty of its beaches, the Eastern Caribbean is unequalled. Swim, snorkel, or simply relax on the world-class beaches. Throughout your cruise immerse yourself in a fusion of Caribbean, Latin & European cultures. Play hide-and- seek in a century old Puerto Rican fortress. Shop duty-free in St. Maarten. At the end of each day, return to the comfort and elegance of your luxurious cruise ship to share stories and dream of the next adventure.

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
For modern adventurers, travel isn’t a spectator sport. It’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. Celebrity Cruises knows this. After all, we set the standard for modern luxury travel. And now we’ve made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board. From its unique outward-facing design to the industry-first Magic Carpet that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level, Celebrity Edge breaks from traditional ship design. Here, predictability and convention are stripped away, returning luxury sea travel to its very essence: simple, beautiful, imaginative encounters that leave you relaxed, refreshed, and inspired by the world around you.Revolutionary in its vision, the Resort Deck is encompassed by an outward-facing asymmetrical pool deck with a poolside gallery full of over sized art installations, two-story martini hot tubs, and high-ceilinged private cabanas that overlook the ocean. There’s also the Rooftop Garden, an urban playscape where you can catch a movie, have a picnic, or dance among the stars. Fly high in the sky on the Magic Carpet, cantilevered over the ocean and connecting you to destinations in a new immersive way. Find an intimate space at the reimagined, adults-only Solarium. Or go for a run on the jogging track that spans two decks and winds up, down, and around the Rooftop Garden and terraced pool deck.The Magic Carpet is designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances, so it truly is a destination itself on Celebrity Edge. But depending on the positioning, its mood and function changes—providing exciting new venues, incredible visual perspectives, and a distinct experience on every deck it visits.At the center of this space (but not the center of attention) is a 25-yard lap pool, the largest in our fleet, featuring in-pool loungers. Positioned magnificently above the Pool Bar is an oversized and ever-changing mirror installation. Along with unique tree sculptures that add an air of whimsy, it’s part of a remarkable poolside gallery that sets this space apart from any other at sea. Another attention-grabbing addition to the pool deck—and another first for Celebrity—are two striking, two-story martini hot tubs, that take unwinding at sea to new heights. Just off the pool deck are the outward-facing, private cabanas. Spacious (165 square feet) and airy (more than 18 feet high), these luxurious coves invite you to climb in and get lost in the plush seating and incredible views of the sea. At night, ambient lighting turns the cabanas into intimate spaces perfect for enjoying cocktails and the moonlight glimmering off the ocean.On Celebrity Edge, the Rooftop Garden is full of unexpected pleasures day and night. Find a cozy chair, sink in, and get lost in a good book. Sip a refreshing cocktail as you gaze out over the open ocean. Satisfy your cravings with gourmet burgers, brisket, and BBQ at the Rooftop Garden Grill. Drift away to the rhythm of live musical performances coming down to you from treetop sculptures. Get caught up in a friendly game of giant chess with fellow vacationers. Catch a movie at A Taste of Film for an interactive fusion of food and film. Dance the night away as a live band plays your favorite songs. Or just lie back on a comfy lounger and gaze up at the sea of stars above you as you glide over the sea below. Your imagination is your guide in this fantastic garden escape designed to awaken the inner child in all of us.Dining and entertainment info coming soon! The Celebrity Edge is currently under construction!

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
December 30thFort Lauderdale, Florida4:00 pm
December 31stAt Sea8:30 am - 12:15 pm; 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm
January 1stSan Juan, Puerto Rico3:30 pm
January 2ndTortola, B.V.I8:00 am6:00 pm
January 3rdPhillipsburg, St. Maarten7:00 am5:00 pm
January 4thAt Sea8:00 am - 12:15 pm; 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
January 5thAt Sea8:00 am - 12:15 pm
January 6thFort Lauderdale, Florida7:00 am

Detailed Port Descriptions

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Affectionately known as the “Venice of America” due to a comprehensive canal network, Fort. Lauderdale offers extensive strolling, shopping and dining opportunities. With 23 miles of sparkling beaches, including 7 miles touching the Atlantic Ocean, you can spend all day relaxing under the Florida sun. The 12 shopping malls in the city have some of the biggest outlets and best bargains in all of America. San Juan, Puerto Rico - One of the largest islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico's landscape encompasses mountains, underground caves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and an incredibly massive rain forest that supplies fresh water to most of the island. At the same time San Juan, the capital of the commonwealth, is a big city with a bustling business district, glitzy resorts and casinos, as well as one of the most stunning examples of colonial life in the Western world. Tortola, B.V.I - Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola offers a decidedly cultural and historical side. Visitors who can pry themselves away from its picture-perfect beaches frequently visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum, where they find an extensive collection of the island's ancient plantation artifacts. Phillipsburg, St.Maarten - When the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, a few Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, the Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. Philipsburg displays its Dutch heritage in its architecture and landscaping. The island offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes and great shopping.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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