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11-Night Svalbard CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Silversea Silver Cloud

Orthopedic SurgeryUrology

Sailing June 28th, 2022 - July 9th, 2022

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Richard Casey

Dr. Richard Casey



About The Speaker

Dr. Casey graduated with his MD in 1977 from the University of Western Ontario. In 1982, he received certification in Urology by the University of Toronto and in 1984 post graduate Postdoctoral Fellowship Endocrinology with the University of Texas, Dallas. Dr. Casey is currently the editor for the Journal of Canadian Urology Association as well as editor of the Canadian Journal of Urology. He is currently commands a full time surgeon role at the Halton Healthcare, Oakville. Dr. Casey has received many awards including: Centennial Fellowship, Medical Research Council of Canada (1982), American Urologic Association Scholar (1982) among many others.

Dr. Robert Timothy Deakon

Dr. Robert Timothy Deakon


Orthopaedic Surgery

About The Speaker

Dr. Deakon obtained his medical degree at the University of Ottawa in 1983. Subsequently did a surgical internship at Toronto General Hospital followed by an orthopaedic residency at the University of Ottawa. He completed a Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Knee Ligament Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Ottawa – Carleton Sports Medicine Clinic under the tuteledge of Dr Donald H Johnson. He holds specialty certification in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In private practice in Oakville, Ontario since 1989 and is an active staff member at Halton Healthcare Services-Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital site. Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Halton Healthcare Services. Director Oakville Sports Injury Clinic. Orthopaedic surgeon for the 100th and 105th Grey Cup winning Toronto Argonaut Football Club  Orthopaedic surgeon York University Lions football team. Master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Associate Clinical instructor McMaster University. Member of the Canadian Society of Medial Evaluators. Frequent speaker on the treatment of sports medicine related knee injuries and an expert on the non-operative treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Frequent competitor in Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events including the 2016 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France.

CME Topics

Urology: Everything You Wanted to Know About Prostate Disease & Orthopedics:  Everything You Wanted to Know About the Knee


CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you on an 11 night CME program on the Silversea Silver Cloud, starting and ending in Oslo, Norway. The faculty includes Dr. Tim Deakon (Orthopaedics) and Dr. Richard Casey (Urology), both from Oakville, Ontario, Canada.  Dr. Deakon has extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of orthopaedics but his specialty is Disorders of the Knee. He will focus on knee disorders and discuss history taking, imaging, differential diagnoses and approaches to management. Dr. Casey is a veteran Sea Courses speaker and will present general urological conditions including BPH, Overactive Bladder, Erectile Dysfunction and Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Dr.’s Deakon and Casey look forward to meeting you in Norway.


Dr. Deakon
  • Approach to the Acutely Injured Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Current Treatment Options, Part 1
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Current Treatment Options, Part 2
  • Appropriate Imaging for Orthopedic Referrals
  • Injection of the Knee Techniques
  • Being a Team Doctor
Dr. Casey
  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Peyronies Disease
  • Circumcision and Penile Pathology for the GP
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
  • Overactive Bladder

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 $1345
Specialist $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1145
Conference Tuition Book Before September 29th, 2021 Book After September 29th, 2021
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

Take your travelling seriously with a trip to the Arctic. Driven by weather, wildlife, and whim, Silversea Expeditions’ Arctic cruises are the true definition of transformative travel. From close encounters with diverse wildlife to unrivalled expedition knowledge, there is no doubt about it: our Arctic cruises put the amaze into amazing. Our small ship cruises offer comfort, unrivalled expedition knowledge and some of the most spectacular landscape you’re ever likely to see. That could mean scanning the horizon for Polar Bears, taking a Zodiac cruise to access an remote community or learning how to take the perfect iceberg photo. With Silversea, you will be kayaking the glacial Arctic seas by day, and dining in superlative luxury by night.


Additional Noteworthy Features

Silversea Cruises

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas. Our intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore. And for those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea Expeditions can transport you to the further most boundaries of the planet. Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses. With Silversea cruises you enjoy free-flowing premium wines and spirits, delicious gourmet cuisine, in-suite dining, full butler service for every suite and of course all gratuities. Savour the peace of mind of knowing that there is no salient price-tag at the end of a wonderful night of entertainment. Which is also complimentary, by the way. Whether you long to mingle in the Med, swim with the turtles of the Galapagos or embrace the glaciers of Alaska, there is something special about knowing that this cruising is all inclusive.


Silversea cruises have been voted the best luxury cruise line, so it is no surprise that our suites offer one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All of our suites feature ocean views, and most with a private teak veranda. Regardless of the ship or suite, all guests will be pampered by the personalised services of an attentive butler, sailing in style aboard the best luxury cruise line.


When dining aboard Silversea ships, gastronomic excellence is a given, thanks to our partnership with the prestigious Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues. No matter where you dine, there will be great diversity and freshness in your selections. Dine amid sparkling crystal, silver and sweeping ocean views in our main dining room. Join friends or find a table for two, and enjoy Continental or regional specialities impeccably presented and graciously served. The Restaurant is an open-seating dining room, which means there are no assigned times, no assigned tables. You are free to arrive at your leisure and dine with whomever you choose. For a more casual dining experience, enjoy a meal at the Grill for soft breezes and ocean views, especially as the sun goes down. Cruise guests can gather at the outdoor bar and talk about the day’s events. Complimentary room service is also available for all guests.


Imagine exploring the history and culture of captivating destinations before you ever step foot off your ship. Our knowledgeable team of onboard Destination Consultants is delighted to share their regional expertise to Silversea guests, with informal discussions throughout your voyage and commentaries from the bridge. Elevating your cruise travel adventure to more stimulating heights. Gain an insider’s perspective on your voyage’s destinations. From where to shop, to top-rated eateries, and the area’s must-see sights. Ensuring you will journey ashore like a true native. While on your luxury cruise, embark on a personal journey of wellness to complement your global adventures. Work out in the well-equipped Fitness Centre, take a class in circuit training or Pilates in the aerobics room, and let the sauna and steam rooms work their magic to soothe every muscle. Silversea offers seminars ranging from aromatherapy and nutrition to how to burn fat. A holistic approach to wellness fully integrates exercise, fitness and spa therapies with health lectures and nutritious dining to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, even while away from home.

The Ship

After extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Her large suites, her destination itineraries and her unparalleled service make her truly special. Her four dining options will tantalise your taste buds and as 80% of her suites include a veranda, watching a breaching whale or a few cavorting penguins has never been so personal. A limited number of guests in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has one of the highest crew to guest and space to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 20 zodiacs, 10 kayaks, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations.
  • Select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks
  • Butler service for all suites
  • Complimentary room service
  • Gratuities
  • Open-seating dining options
  • Complimentary WIFI

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
June 28th Oslo, Norway
June 29th Longyearbyen, Norway 4:00 PM
June 30th Svalbard Northern Region TBA
July 1st Svalbard Northern Region TBA
July 2nd Svalbard Northern Region TBA
July 3rd Svalbard Southern Region TBA
July 4th Svalbard Southern Region TBA
July 5th Svalbard Southern Region TBA
July 6th Bear Island (Svalbard), Norway 6:30 AM 1:00 PM TBA
July 7th Skarsvag (Nordkapp), Norway | Cruising Along North Cape, Norway | Gjesværstappan Islands, Norway TBA
July 8th Tromsø, Norway 8:00 AM
July 9th Oslo, Norway

Detailed Port Descriptions


Norway's capital is a beautiful, stirring city - where old and new blends with thoughtful harmony. You'll find maritime history mixing with trendy art galleries and cafes, while modernist architecture meets traditional palaces and historic sites. Unafraid to reinvent and evolve, visit a former prison that's now a stylish gathering of galleries, or the grubby docklands that is now an urban-cool hangout spot. Ever-expanding, but with a green and progressive outlook, Oslo is urban planning done right. An outdoor city, where the sun shines until late in the summer, locals swarm to its green spaces - or the surrounding countryside to embark on natural adventures amid the sprawling mountains and lakes. Oslo City Hall pays tribute to the pioneers of peace and humanity, with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded here each year, and the winners honoured within. The beautiful Royal Palace caps the central Slottsplassen square and sparkles amid splashing fountains and peaceful gardens. The city's contemporary buildings also gleam in summer's sunshine, with the waterside Opera House boasting a particularly evocative, forward-thinking design. Its sleek white roof slopes gently upwards from ground level, inviting visitors to rise above and admire views of the island-sprinkled harbour. Oslofjord’s islands are stacked with more museums, celebrating everything from simple folk arts to adventurous seafaring traditions. See a mighty wooden Viking ship in full, with 800 years worth of history etched into its wooden boughs.


Longyearbyen is the biggest settlement in Svalbard. Seat of the Norwegian administration, it also has the best services and infrastructure in the archipelago. Located deep in the Adventfjord, a sidearm of the Isfjorden (Icefjord), Longyearbyen’s airport can be used all-year round, but its harbor is blocked by ice in winter. Most shops, hotels, restaurants and a hospital are within easy walking distance of the port. One of the most prominent buildings in town is the UNIS center, where several Norwegian universities have joined forces to operate and offer the northernmost higher education to both Norwegian and international students. Adjacent to UNIS, and well worth a visit, is the Svalbard Museum, covering the natural history and exploitation of Svalbard. Remnants of the former mining activity can be seen all around Longyearbyen and even in town.

Svalbard Northern Region

Svalbard’s northern region is less influenced by the Norwegian Current coming through the Greenland Sea than the southern region and shows more ice. The northern part of the island of Spitsbergen shows quite a number of impressive fjords, bays and glaciers. The Nordaust Svalbard Nature Reserve includes Spitsbergen’s east coast, the Hinlopen Strait, Nordaustlandet and some islands further east like Kvitoya and Storoya. Several walrus haul-outs, spectacular glaciers, bird cliffs and bird islands, as well as surprising flora in Arctic deserts and the possibility to see polar bears and to visit historically important sites make this an area prone for exploration. Ice conditions will dictate which sites can be seen.

Svalbard Southern Region

Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influenced of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. Depending on the time of the season, glaciers can be visited on foot or by sea. Hornsund will reveal fascinating views of geological formations, craggy mountains, spectacular glaciers and a variety of seabirds and seals.

Bear Island (Svalbard)

Bear Island is considered Svalbard’s southernmost island, roughly half way between Spitsbergen and Norway’s North Cape. Although the last polar bears were seen in 2004, the name goes back to Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz and his visit in 1596. The island has been used to hunt walrus, for whaling, and even coal mining has taken place. The strategic location on the border of the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea has led to a meteorological station being set up by Norway near Gravodden on Bear Island’s north coast. Some two thirds of the island is a relatively flat plain with shallow freshwater lakes and Ramsar Wetland, while the entire island and the surrounding waters are a Nature Reserve. Bear Island has also been designated an Import Bird Area as it is a staging area for Pink-footed and Barnacle Geese and the steep cliffs south of Sørhamna are home to thousands of breeding seabirds. This is a specially protected area where Zodiacs are allowed to cruise along the cliffs around Kapp Kolthoff. In smaller amounts Atlantic Puffins, Northern Gannets, Glaucous Gulls and Great Skuas are found in between the large Black-legged Kittiwake, Little Auk, Common Guillemot and Brünnich’s Guillemot colonies. The constant battering of the sea has not only created impressive sea caves and tunnels, but unfortunately the Russian vessel Petrozavodsk shipwrecked near Revdalen at the base of the limestone cliffs and the waves are causing a continuous disintegration of the remains of the ship.

Skarsvag (Nordkapp)

For those who like to travel far (very far) off the beaten track, then you have found your Nordic nirvana in Skarsvag. Large, sparsely populated (there are just 60 human year round residents), and a joy to all those who revel in stark, unbridled beauty, Skarsvag also enjoys the auspicious title of being the world’s most northerly fishing village. But rolling hills, prolific birdlife and arctic fjords aside, Skarsvag is above all famous for its proximity to the North Cape. Found on the island of Magerøya, the most northernmost point of Europe above the arctic circle is a bucket list basic. Stand beneath the massive metal globe and gaze out onto the Barents Sea, where the only land between you and the North Pole is the Svalbard archipelago. This is truly the land of the midnight sun – in fact, you are so far north that the sun doesn’t even dip beneath the horizon between May and mid-July. The island’s famous bird cliffs are quite spectacular, and home to thousands of puffins, gannets and cormorants. Those willing to hike to cape Knivskjellodden, the northernmost point on Magerøya, will be rewarded with stunning cliff face views of the North Cape Plateau. Before leaving, head into the impressive North Cape Hall for exhibitions on the North Cape’s history. Travellers have been visiting since 1664, when Italian priest Francesco Negri arrived, so there are some tales to tell! More intriguingly, a tunnel has been hewn into the rock, leading down to the cliff face, complete with a chapel.

Cruising Along North Cape

Situated at the very north tip of Norway and inside the Arctic Circle, there is something very special about being (almost) at the top of the world. Called the northernmost point of Europe, the North Cape (Nordkapp in Norwegian) lies about 1,306.3 mi from the North Pole, with no dry land between except for the Svalbald archipelago. Home to where the Atlantic and Arctic oceans meet, this is the true land of the midnight sun – constant spectacular scenic views and           24-hour sunlight lends itself to a sense of giddy informality aboard. Just imagine sipping a chilled glass of champagne at the very top of the world in full daylight at midnight – sensational. Be sure to be on the lookout for hundreds of thousands of puffins, gannets, cormorants, seals, dolphins and whales that make this stretch of chilly water their home. Not forgetting the colourful, compact fishing villages, so at odds with the otherwise this stark, barren landscape.

Gjesværstappan Islands

Almost a hundred islands and rocks make up the Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve, one of Europe’s largest and most accessible nesting areas for Atlantic seabirds. Less than 10 nautical miles from Nordkapp more than one million nesting birds have been counted on Storstappen, the largest of the islands, and the minor islands next to it. One of the most significant Atlantic Puffin colonies in North Norway is found in this nature reserve. Zodiacs are the best way to look for the Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Black and Common Guillemots, Northern Gannets, White-tailed Eagles, and Arctic Skuas, Common Eider Ducks, Common Shags and Great Cormorants as well as various other species.


Feel your heart flutter, as you catch your first glimpse of that famous emerald haze dancing across the stars, during your visit to this wonderful Arctic gateway. Located in the far north of Norway, a visit to Tromsø beckons you to the extremes of this magical country, to explore a fairytale land of jagged mountains, glistening glaciers and husky-pulled sledges. Despite its remote location, you'll discover a perhaps surprisingly cosmopolitan city, with a healthy student population injecting plenty of energy. Sat 250 miles above the Arctic Circle - at 69° north - you can bathe in the midnight sun's glow during summer, before winter brings the thick blackness and starry skies of endless polar nights. The darkness doesn't stop the fun - with a polar night half-marathon taking place in January - but the return of the sun is always a reason for a celebration here. To get the best view over the city, take the cable car to Storsteinen's amazing viewpoint. Magnificent views down over the city, fjord and Tromsø's arching bridge will unravel before you. Learn more about northerly traditions, polar expeditions and arctic hunting at the Polar Museum. The Science Centre, meanwhile, explains how humans have harnessed and survived these epic landscapes over the years, and explores Tromsø's breathtaking natural spectacle - the northern lights. The city is famed for its extraordinary viewing opportunities, which are often said to be the best in the world. The Alpine Botanic Garden is the most northern such garden on the planet, showcasing some of Norway's hardiest plantlife, which survives and thrives at this nose-bleeding altitude.

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