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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."

8-Night Mexican Riviera CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Celebrity Eclipse

DermatologyFamily MedicineTBA

Sailing October 28th, 2023 - November 5th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Simraaj Powar

Dr. Simraaj Powar



About The Speaker

Dr. Simraaj Powar MB BCh BAO LRCSI LRCPI CFP PgDip (Derm), graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with a medical degree and Bachelor of Obstetrics. The well-renowned program placed a strong emphasis on clinical skills, patient contact, and the application of medical knowledge. Dr. Powar subsequently completed her Family Medicine residency training at the University of Western Ontario. She completed dedicated rotations in Dermatology, General Surgery/Plastics, Minor Medical Procedures, and General Practice Dermatology. She was awarded the Schulich Learner Peer Award for her exceptional interest and enthusiasm for the learning needs of patients and students. Dr. Powar completed her postgraduate degree in Practical Dermatology from the University of Cardiff, which awarded her the title of GP Derm.

Dr. Powar’s intrigue for Dermatology stems from the ideology that ‘the skin is the window to the body’, and often can be an indicator of underlying pathology, and a major component of a person’s idea of self. Additionally, she has a curious affinity for visual clinical diagnosis, as evidenced by her numerous publications in the Canadian Journal of Diagnosis. Dr. Powar encourages a patient-centered care model, understanding the importance of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team to help a patient reach their goals.

Dr. Powar draws on her skills to create CME topics and presentations with focus on clinically relevant topics, practical approaches, and expanding confidence in procedural skills.

Dr. Kevin Saunders

Dr. Kevin Saunders


Family Practice

About The Speaker

Dr Kevin Saunders is a family physician in Winnipeg. He completed his medical training at the University of Manitoba in 1985 and has practiced in Winnipeg since then. In addition to his family medicine practice, he is also the medical director of The Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital and the Medical Director of the Middlechurch Nursing Home. Dr Saunders has participated in extensive phase III clinical trial research with new pharmaceutical agents over the past thirty years. His special interest areas include diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and vascular diseases (both primary and secondary prevention). At the Wellness Institute he was involved in developing the cardiac rehab program and the diabetes education programs. Dr Saunders has a special interest in family physician CME and has been extensively involved in CME development and facilitation over many years. Dr Saunders is a past president of the medical staff at Seven Oaks General Hospital, a past chair of the Section of Family Practice of Doctors Manitoba, and a past president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.

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 Tuition Price
FP $1395
Specialist $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1195
Conference Tuition Book Before January 18th, 2023 Book After January 18th, 2023
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Venue Information

Immerse yourself in the magic of Mexico on a Mexican Riviera cruise. Lounge on golden sand beaches. Watch in wonder as majestic whales breach the Pacific Ocean. Wander the picturesque town centers lined with colorful buildings. Indulge in authentic Mexican fare and sample local wine and tequila.

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!

Additional Noteworthy Features

Celebrity Cruises

For modern travelers, it’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. We set the standard for modern luxury travel and now we’ve made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board. 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. We brought together teams of world-class architects, interior designers, stylists, and even landscape artists to create a showcase of the most inspiring spaces at sea, custom designed just for you.


More than a room. Exhilarating days of discovering the world deserve an equally wonderful place to recharge. Revel in stylish design. Sink into exquisite bedding. Bask in the breathtaking views. Our array of luxurious accommodations has been artfully created to make your stay warm and welcoming.


Our menus, crafted by Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, are inspired by, and locally sourced from, the amazing  regions we visit. Choose casual or upscale, sushi or Italian, dining room or alfresco under the stars. With up to a dozen specialty restaurants, and an array of bars, lounges, and clubs, every experience takes you on a journey. And with Celebrity's Select Dining, when you dine, and with whom, is entirely up to you.


We're opening up the world with over 270 destinations. From the castles of Europe and the ancient civilizations of Asia, to the contrasting shores of the Americas, Australia, Antarctica, and the rugged beauty of Alaska—there's no limit to what you can do.

The Ship

On a Celebrity vacation, you're not just sailing with our ships—you're sailing with our service. For 25 years that's been our calling card—the main reason why our guests cruise with us year after year. From your stateroom attendant to our attentive pool butlers, we're always there with a smile and a helping hand. Our outstanding customer service and on board services are intuitive, so you can enjoy your vacation to its fullest." Our crew is as diverse and captivating as the places to which we travel. And each one of them believes that modern luxury means providing service that's intuitive about what would make you happiest before you've even requested it. The chocolate on your pillow each night? That's just the icing on the cake. Set sail on Celebrity Eclipse® and discover amazing enhancements at every turn. You’ll relax in transformed staterooms that are so gorgeous, you may never want to leave your room. Gather for a toast at the newly reimagined Passport Bar or the new Craft Social Bar, a cool and casual spot. Shop in exciting new boutiques featuring the hottest designers. And, The Spa on Eclipse is taking rejuvenation to new heights with new spa treatment rooms, new flooring throughout, and much more. Your next vacation aboard Celebrity Eclipse is bound to be even more stunning now than ever before. Discover how the world’s best premium cruise line becomes more incredible than ever.
  • Knowledgeable, personalized, genuine service
  • Suite class butlers
  • Certified sommeliers in every restaurant
  • Twice daily makeup and turn down service
  • Nearly 2:1 guest to crew ratio
  • Crew from over 50 diverse cultures dedicated to creating a world class experience for each guest, every time

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
October 28th Los Angeles, California 4:30 PM
October 29th At Sea 8:30 AM—12:00 PM
October 30th Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 1:15 PM 11:59 PM 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
October 31st La Paz, Mexico 10:30 AM 8:00 PM
November 1st Mazatlan, Mexico 11:30 AM 9:30 PM
November 2nd Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
November 3rd At Sea 8:00 AM—12:00 PM: 1:00 PM—2:15 PM
November 4th At Sea
November 5th Los Angeles, California 6:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 | Los Angeles, California

There is so much to see and do in this entertainment capital. Before embarking on a cruise from Los Angeles make sure to pad in some time to explore the City of Angels. Shop on Rodeo Drive and sightsee as you keep your eyes open for Hollywood's famous heroes and villains in their off-screen persona. See the homes of the stars, or visit the Griffith Observatory and do some celestial stargazing at the landmark planetarium. If low-key activities are more your style, the Los Angeles Conservancy does wonderful walking tours to explore the historic and architectural gems of the city. And, from Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Beverly Hills to The Grand Central Market, LA is a foodie’s paradise offering superb dining options. Los Angeles cruises have it all and then some. The ship departs for your exciting voyage at 4:30 PM today.

Day 2 | At Sea

Rise and shine and head to registration for the CME prior to the opening comments and first 3 hours of CME. We finish at 12:00 pm today for you to head for lunch and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon enjoying some relaxing time on the ship. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board.

Day 3 | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

This morning, we have 4 hours of CME sessions before arriving in port at 1:15 PM. At the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is world-famous for its party scene—and for good reason. From Hollywood celebrity sightings to incredible restaurants and legendary clubs. And, there’s so much natural beauty to explore on a cruise to Cabo. Soak up the sun on the sandy white beaches or explore the arch of Cabo San Lucas (“El Arco”) the beautiful rock formation at Land’s End. Take your pick from jet-skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, desert excursions, and much more. Visit the Museo de las Californias and discover the historical artifacts including tools and journals from 16th century expeditions. The culinary sceneis lively here with many world-renowned chefs catering to the jet setters and foodie crowds. You’ll find freshest seafood straight from the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez on daily menus.

Day 4 | La Paz, Mexico

Pull into the Sea of Cortez on Carnival cruises to La Paz, Mexico. The breezy capital of Baja California Sur sits on a peaceful bay of rocky islands and secluded sandy beaches. Just below the surface, spirited sea lions and gentle whale sharks swim alongside adventurous snorkelers. Discover the vibrant underwater life of what author Jacques Cousteau once labeled the “world’s aquarium” when you visit La Paz on your cruise to Mexico.

Day 5 | Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlán’s sandy beaches and colorful old town are just a few of the reasons why this idyllic city on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is known as the “Pearl of the Pacific.”Stroll through the cobblestone streets, past picturesque pastel buildings in the historic downtown. Lounge on golden beaches as the Pacific waves lap the shore, and taste some of the best shrimp in the country.

Day 6 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Travel through the locks of historic Panama Canal, on a journey between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Venture through the virgin rain forests and bird sanctuaries of Puerto Limon. Then bask on the Mexican and Costa Rican beaches with a margarita. Multiple ports will give your vacation a variety. Quaint villages one day. Mayan ruins the next. Peppered with relaxing beachtrips and adventurous excursions both sailing above the trees and diving deep beneath the seas.

Day 7 | At Sea

Today is our last day of CME. We will finish the day at 2:15 PM with closing comments and will provide your CME certificates.

Day 8 | At Sea

Day 9 | Los Angeles, California

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!

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