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9-Night Rhine and Moselle CME AWAY® River Cruise

On Board River Queen

NeurologyUrology

Sailing October 1st, 2021 - October 10th, 2021

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Kathryn Giles

Dr. Kathryn Giles

Specialty:

Neurology

About The Speaker

Dr. Kathryn Giles completed her medical school and neurology residency at the University of Toronto and moved straight to Cambridge Ontario. She has been a solo community neurologist, seeing both adult and pediatric patients for over 29 years. In addition to a busy full time clinical practice, she does clinical research in the area of multiple sclerosis and has authored numerous scientific posters presented at international MS and neurology meetings. She has sat as a volunteer on the Ontario board of the MS Society of Canada, completing a 6 year tenure. She is an active member of the International Women’s Forum, a global organization with a mandate to promote and support women in leadership around the globe. She is a passionate educator, and although not formally associated with a teaching university position, is an active teacher to medical trainees and practicing physicians. She has spoken internationally, and has toured Asia and Sweden in the area of MS. Her strength is her practical approach to neurological disease. Dr. Giles has been a faculty member at Sea Courses for 7 years and joined the medical advisory board 4 years ago. She helps guide Sea Courses in appropriate educational content to meet the needs of specialists, who comprise approximately half of Sea Courses attendees. Dr. Giles is an enthusiastic traveler and an enthusiastic lecturer, and hopes you will join her soon on a CME AWAY® adventure!

Dr. Jay Lee

Dr. Jay Lee

Specialty:

Urology

About The Speaker

Dr. Lee is a urologist practicing in Calgary, Alberta at the Rockyview General Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Calgary. He completed his urology residency at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He then moved to the University of Washington in Seattle. His research fellowship focused on male and female sexual health, infectious disease/prostatitis, neuro-urology, and andrology. He returned to Canada in 2001. He established the Sexual Health Clinic at the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary. He is the past chair of the Canadian Male Sexual Health Council and on the executive of the Canadian Society for the Study of the Aging Male. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Men’s Health and the International Journal of Sexual Health, and a reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His main interests are in clinical research and continuing health education.

CME Topics

Headaches, Epilepsy, Concussion, Erectile Dysfunction, Male Sexual Health & More

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you on a 9 night CME Cruise on the Rhine and Moselle rivers. This will take place from October 1—10, 2021 on board Uniworld River Queen. The CME will feature Headaches, Epilepsy, Concussion, Erectile Dysfunction, Male Sexual Health & More. The faculty is Dr. Kathryn Giles (a neurologist from Ontario) and Dr. Jay Lee (a urologist from Alberta). They are both veteran Sea Courses’ speakers. Dr. Giles will review neurologic history and examination, Parkinson’s, headaches, concussions, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy. Dr. Lee’s topics will include Internet Dating and STI’s – Is there a Connection, Testosterone Deficiency and Sexual Dysfunction in Men. Dr. Giles and Dr. Lee look forward to seeing you on our CME AWAY® river cruise in Germany this October.

Dr. Giles

  • Practical Approach to the Neurologic History and Examination
  • Parkinson’s Primer
  • Pearls in the Diagnosis and Management of Headache
  • Concussion: Approach to Diagnosis, and Management
  • Multiple Sclerosis: What’s New since Med School
  • Epilepsy Essentials

Dr. Lee

  • Internet, Dating, and STIs – A Connection?
  • Testosterone Deficiency in Men – Part 1 – Screening and Testing
  • Testosterone Deficiency in Men – Part 2 – Treatment and Monitoring
  • Sexual Dysfunction Post Pelvic Surgery in Men
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Ejaculatory Dysfunction
  • Peyronie’s Disease

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 $1295
Specialist $1295
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1095
Conference Tuition Book Before December 29th, 2020 Book After December 29th, 2020
FP $1145 $1295
Specialist $1145 $1295
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $945 $1095

Venue Information

Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers. Uncover the best-kept secret in river cruising, the Moselle, as you sail past some of Europe’s most serene, village-dotted and vineyard-lined landscapes.

Strasbourg, a dynamic city that has changed its nationality four times, has a lot to offer. With a UNESCO-designated City Center, over 248 miles of biking trails, and hundreds of bakeries, breweries and cafes, you won’t have a shortage of ways to explore the town’s undeniable charm. Savor a one-of-a-kind experience in historic Speyer, where you’ll be treated to a private vinegar tasting at a captivating estate. Explore Cochem’s castle-dotted hillsides with a nighttime visit to Cochem Castle, where you’ll get an unmatched look at the history of the area over hundreds of years.

See Germany’s oldest town, Trier, and learn about its rich Roman history on a panoramic walking tour that includes the Emperor Bath, Constantine Basilica, and Karl Marx’s birthplace. Embark on a tour of the neighboring country of Luxembourg and get a feel for its warm, welcoming atmosphere on a tour of its capital. And revel in the picture-perfect winemaking villages of Bernkastel and Boppard. Let the enthralling Moselle and Rhine captivate you.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Uniworld River Cruises

Service is at the heart of everything we do. We treat our guests like family–a philosophy instilled in our company culture as a family-owned business with 100 years in the hospitality industry. It’s the driving force behind our guest-centric atmosphere and the reason you leave your cruise feeling like part of the family.
At Uniworld, we all live by the credo “No request is too large, no detail is too small.” Our goal is to give you the unique and unforgettable experiences you seek, with the personalized, industry-leading service you deserve.
The tiniest details often draw the brightest smiles. Our staff’s passion is apparent in their matchless attention to your interests, like remembering your drink order from day one, or venturing off the ship to surprise you with chocolates from a local shop you mentioned in passing.
With one of the best staff-to-guest ratios on the river, each guest receives our crew’s full attention and unmatched attention to detail.
Our butlers are trained to the same standards of excellence required by Buckingham Palace, educated under the tutelage of Zita Langenstein at England’s Ivor Spencer Butler School. Each assumes the role of butler 100% of the time, and doesn’t moonlight in other roles, enabling him or her to focus fully on making your cruise one to never forget.

Staterooms

  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options

Dining

  • All meals on board, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Experiences

  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Shore excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking Local experts
  • Guided “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Captivating on board local entertainment
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All group transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both on board and onshore
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

The Ship

One of the most unique ships cruising Europe’s waterways, the River Queen has an exterior resembling the steamships of the 1930s and an elegant Art Deco interior. Decorated in richly textured blue and white fabrics—with marble bathrooms and inspiring artwork—River Queen is a sublime floating hotel designed with your every comfort in mind. River Queen was rated the #1 ship in the entire cruise industry (both river and ocean) in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Cruise Poll.

Click here for the latest health and safety protocols from Uniworld River Cruises!

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
October 1st Frankfurt TBA
October 2nd Frankfurt / Cochem TBA TBA 8:00 am—12:30 pm; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
October 3rd Cochem TBA TBA
October 4th Trier TBA TBA 8:00 am—12:00 pm
October 5th Trier / Bernkastel TBA TBA 2:00 pm—4:00 pm
October 6th Bernkastel TBA TBA 2:00 pm—4:00 pm
October 7th Boppard / Rüdesheim TBA TBA 11:00 am—12:15 pm
October 8th Speyer TBA TBA
October 9th Strasbourg TBA
October 10th Strasbourg

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1—Frankfurt (Embark)

Arrive at Frankfurt Airport. You will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Day 2—Cochem

Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castle, impressive landscapes and pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff, the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below, which you’ll have the chance to see during the nighttime glow.

Day 3—Cochem

The picturesque town of Cochem is nestled in a particularly scenic area of the Moselle Valley. The Moselle River cuts through the town, leaving Cochem in two distinct halves on two steep hills, one on the left side of the river and one on the right. Discover Cochem’s perfect quaintness on foot, with stops along the city wall’s medieval gates and Marktplatz. Uncover Cold War secrets in the quiet residential area of Cochem-Cond, the location of a bunker that held replacement currency during the Cold War. Or opt for an active jaunt along the Moselle with a bike tour, mountain golfing or hike.

Day 4—Trier

Trier has no shortage of famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at the stone Roman gate, the Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, the Imperial Baths and more.

Day 5—Trier

Trier is a city surrounded by stunning ruins and remnants of the Roman Empire, and not to mention, neighbor to the small country of Luxembourg. Experience a healthy dose of historical novelties with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II.

Day 6—Bernkastel

Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, hoping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the middle Moselle.  

Day 7—Boppard, Rüdesheim

Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. In Rüdesheim, make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride. See the Rhine River at its most astonishing point and stroll through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets. Enjoy a visit to Rheinstein Castle and learn the history of this long-standing medieval castle or embark on a walk around town, complete with local treats.

Day 8—Speyer

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a mysterious, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious. The ship docks in Speyer, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach for a guided walking tour or taking in a private tasting at a local vinegar estate.

Day 9—Strasbourg

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. This historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. You may choose to see Strasbourg via a panoramic tour, which would give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city. Or you may experience the historic core as the locals do, with a walking tour.

Day 10—Strasbourg, Baden-Baden (Disembark)

Today, you’ll disembark the ship and transfer to the airport. For those who are staying with us for the Baden-Baden post tour, we will be transferring to the Hotel Dorint.

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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