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9-Night Rhine & Moselle CME AWAY® River Cruise

Onboard the River Queen


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

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Jay Lee

Dr. Jay Lee



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.

Dr. Shaila Misri

Dr. Shaila Misri



About The Speaker

Dr Misri holds the position of Professor Emeritus at the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (UBC). She is the founding director and former medical/ research director of the Reproductive Mental Health Program B.C. Women’s Hospital. She has extensive research experience of over 35 years primarily in the field of women’s mental health and has won many awards including, Women in Research Award for the Federation of Women Doctors of Canada in 2017 and TRICEPS Award at UBC in 2011. She has published three books 1) Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders in New Fathers- Springer (2018); 2) Pregnancy Blues- Random House (2006); 3) Shouldn’t I Be Happy- Simon & Schuster (1995) and over 20 book chapters with publishers including, Cambridge University Press; Oxford University Press; Harper Collins. She is published in scientific journals and presented extensively at local, national, international conferences and panels including the American and Canadian Psychiatric Association, World Congress of Psychiatry and Trial Lawyers Association. Dr Misri has wide-ranging teaching experience of medical students, residents, fellows and psychology/nursing/social work trainees for which she won the UBC Continuing Medical Education Award in 2008. Her media experiences include television appearances on CTV National News, CBC, NBC, ABC and numerous radio interviews such as CBC, CKNW, CKBD. Select print publications include: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, The National, Vancouver Sun, The Province, Elle Magazine, MacLean’s Magazine and Chatelaine Magazine.

CME Topics

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 15 Mainpro+ credits.

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
Dr. Misri
  • Depression: Not Just a Mood Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders: The Worried Well
  • Mood/Anxiety Disorders in Pregnancy & Postpartum: Overcoming Challenges
  • Managing Depression: Aiming for Full Recovery
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Burdensome Condition
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Understanding Shame and Stigma
  • Medical Malpractice: When a Doctor is Sued

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 TuitionPrice
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$1095
Conference TuitionBook Before December 29th, 2020Book After December 29th, 2020
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.

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 Oct 1-10, 2020 aboard the Uniworld River Queen.

The CME will feature Updates on Urology & Psychiatry. The faculty is Dr. Jay Lee (a urologist from Alberta) and Dr. Shaila Misri (a psychiatrist from British Columbia). They are both veteran Sea Courses’ speakers.

Dr. Lee’s topics will include Internet Dating and STI’s – Is there a Connection, Testosterone Deficiency and Sexual Dysfunction in Men.

Dr. Misri will review Depression, Managing Depression & aiming for full recovery, Mood and anxiety disorders in Pregnancy, OCD, PTSD and Medical Malpractice

Dr. Lee and Dr. Misri look forward to seeing you on our CME AWAY® river cruise in Germany next October.

Additional Noteworthy Features

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 Traveller Readers' Cruise Poll.


  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water


  • 10 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by Englishspeaking 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


  • 9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking River Queen
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, highthread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access


  • 1 country: Germany
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
October 1stFrankfurtTBA
October 2ndFrankfurt / CochemTBATBA8:00 am—12:30 pm; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
October 3rdCochemTBATBA
October 4thTrierTBATBA8:00 am—12:00 pm
October 5thTrier / BernkastelTBATBA2:00 pm—4:00 pm
October 6thBernkastelTBATBA2:00 pm—4:00 pm
October 7thBoppard / RüdesheimTBATBA11:00 am—12:15 pm
October 8thSpeyerTBATBA
October 9thStrasbourgTBA
October 10thStrasbourg

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 or the Hotel Dorint in Baden-Baden for the tour portion of this itinerary.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

There are no Sea Courses pre tours for this CME AWAY. Please click here to design your own!There is a post-cruise tour in Baden-Baden available. Please contact your Sea Courses agent for details!

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