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9-Night Best of Eastern Mediterranean CME Cruise

On Board Celebrity Constellation


Sailing July 29th, 2023 - August 7th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb



About The Speaker
Dr. Bebb started his career in Family Medicine before going on to specialize in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He found the intricacies of endocrine diseases interesting and the interaction with patients rewarding. His career spans 24 years of primarily clinical work both in academic settings and private practice. In addition to a broad experience in general endocrinology, he has two special interest areas: men’s hormonal health and the treatment of dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk reduction.  Dr. Bebb has also held academic appointments in administration and medical education. He served as acting head of Endocrinology and Metabolism at St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. He created the undergraduate endocrine medical education core curriculum modules at St Paul’s Hospital. He served as the University of British Columbia Endocrine Fellow’s Clinic coordinator and mentor from 1995 to 2002.  He is the recipient of awards for his teaching and research. He was co-recipient of an award for the number one rated Case Management Session at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting in 2012., and the co-recipient of Top Poster award at Endocrine Society Meeting 2015.

Dr. Andy Ignaszewski

Dr. Andy Ignaszewski



About The Speaker

Dr. Ignaszewski received his medical training in Poland. He came to Canada in 1983 and completed Internal Medicine training in Nova Scotia and Cardiology training in Alberta. He was recruited for medical leadership of the Healthy Heart Program at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver in 1994. Dr. Ignaszewski is Head, Division of Cardiology, Providence Health Care and Medical Director, Healthy Heart and Heart Function Programs, St. Paul’s Hospital. With this, he is Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program, BC Transplant Society, Providence Health Care, as well as, Clinical Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia. His research interests are cardiac rehabilitation and prevention, heart failure, and chronic disease management. He has published 70 papers and 119 abstracts in these areas. He is also involved in the teaching of medical students and medical residents and has received numerous teaching awards from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Ignaszewski was a primary panelist for the development of CCS Consensus Group for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in 1999 and for Management of Heart Failure in 2001, 2006 and 2007.

CME Topics

  Dr. Bebb
  • Oral Agents in Type 2 Diabetes:
  • Non-Insulin Parenteral Pharmaceutical agents in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Dyslipidemia Update
  • Male Hypogonadism
  • Recognition of Adrenal Disease
  Dr. Ignazsewsksi
  • Coming soon!

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 October 29th, 2022 Book After October 29th, 2022
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Venue Information


Additional Noteworthy Features

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
July 29th Athens (Piraeus) Greece 5:00pm
July 30th Mykonos, Greece 7:00am 7:00pm
July 31st Ephesus (Kusadasi) Turkey 8:00am 6:00pm
August 1st Rhodes, Greece 8:00am 6:00pm
August 2nd Santorini, Greece 7:00am 5:00pm
August 3rd Zakynthos, Greece 10:00am 5:00pm 7:00am - 9:30am
August 4th Dubrovnik, Croatia 12:01pm 10:00pm 8:00am - 11:00am
August 5th Kotor, Montenegro 8:00am 5:00pm
August 6th At Sea 8:00am - 12:00pm
August 7th Venice (Ravenna) Italy 5:00am

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Athens brough the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world’s most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world’s foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. Make it a point to visit the incredible Acropolis Museum on your cruise to Athens. The joint effort between two architects, one American and the other Greek, this outstanding building was completed and opened to the public in 2009. It focuses primarily on the Greek period dating to 5 B.C., considered to be the apex of art, culture, and philosophy in ancient Greece, but it also has artifacts from the Bronze, Roman and Byzantine Ages. In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty to offer—from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bus-tling central markets.

Day 2 Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is know for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It’s also famous for its sophisti-cated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.

Day 3 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Once the capital of the Roma province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream. The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world’s other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered. This former Greek banking and trading centre is rich with historic sites, including the Greek Theatre, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Day 4 Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes (pronounced “ro-dos”), a Greek island northeast of Crete and southeast of Athens, is known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture and thousands of years of history conveniently at your fingertips. Here is your chance to experience winding Byzantine streets in Old Town, see ancient ruins, and venture on the northernmost point of Rhodes to other age-old cities link Lindos or the beach Faliraki.

Day 5 Santorini, Greece

Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archelogy buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo. The island’s volcanic past has also produced delicious grapes for excellent wines that are well worth investigating at one of the local wineries.

Day 6 Zakynthos, Greece

A Greek island in the Ionian Sea, the popular summer resort Zakynthos is also known by its Italian name, Zante. Surrounded by bright turquoise waters, the island boasts wonderful sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and woods so captivating, they were a favourite spot for godly twins Artemis and Apollo, according to ancient myths. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Accessed only by boat, Instagram-worthy Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 smugglers’ shipwreck resting in a sandy cove dramatically framed by towering limestone cliffs. This morning we will have CME.

Day 7 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Established 1,300 years ago on the far southern tip of the Dalmatian Coast, this city once rivaled Venice in terms of its importance. Take a walking tour to the Dominican Monastery and marvel at the finest collection of Renaissance paintings, including a painting by Titian. Prepare to be riveted when first laying eyes on the old walled city on your cruise to Dubrovnik. This land has had many invaders including the Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Romans, Hungarians, and French, to name a few, and it has resulted in a fiercely independent citizenry with dynamic cultural influences. The views of the Adriatic from its rooftops are truly awe-inspiring. If beach-going is on the agenda, make sure to wear appropriate footwear as the beaches here tend to be of the pebbly variety. That said, the beautiful emerald green waters and coves make the slight inconvenience more than worthwhile. And, there’s plenty of seafood, specifically mussels and oysters, deliciously prepared in authentic regional styles on offer at restaurants throughout town. This morning we will have CME.

Day 8 Kotor, Montenegro

A cruise to Kotor, Montenegro offers up some of the most well-preserved architecture in all the Adriatic coast, with landmarks such as the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon. Built in 1166, there are frescoes dating back hundreds of years, and much of the gold and silver relief work done by the city's master craftsmen of that time are held for safe keeping within its walls. Tucked at the secluded tip of a tranquil bay and watched over for millennia by the surrounding mountains, Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. The town’s history dates back before the epic age of Homer, but it’s the medieval wonders in Old Kotor that draw acclaim today. Marbled avenues meander with no apparent order, and, even for locals, it’s quite common to get turned around. The good news is, few places are more fun to get lost in than Kotor. Cruises to Montenegro would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine. Fresh seafood is always on the menu and the “domestic fish thick soup” is a tradition not to be missed. Old churches, shops, and bars line the avenues, and don’t be surprised to wander upon a charming piazza right out of the blue. Come summer, the lavish yachts of the ultra-rich fill the marina, presenting a striking contrast to the rustic romance and ancient beauty of Kotor.

Day 9 At Sea

Today is a full day of CME. We will finish the day at 4:15pm with closing comments and will provide your CME certificates.

Day 10 Venice (Ravenna), Italy

Arrive back in Venice (Ravenna) at 5:00am this morning for your train or transfer back to Venice or surrounding airport for your flight home or onward journey.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information


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

110-3425 Harvester Rd

Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3N1

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

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