"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."

9-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise CME AWAY™

Onboard the Celebrity Constellation

Family Medicine

Sailing May 26th, 2020 - June 4th, 2020

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Vivien Brown

Dr. Vivien Brown

Specialty:

Family Medicine & Vaccines

About The Speaker

Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, holding the rank of Assistant Professor. She is the current President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, linking female physicians, students and residents throughout the country and serves on McGill’s Medical School Advisory Board as well as on the board of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Most recently, the College of Family Physicians of Ontario has named Dr Brown “Physician of the Year for the Region of Toronto”, awarded November 2012. Representing Family Medicine in Canada, she has been on the board of the Canadian Immunization Conference and currently is on the Board of “Immunize Canada”, an educational component of Public Health Canada. She is a certified Menopause Practitioner and has served as Consumer Education Chair for the North American Menopause Society. Recently she has been appointed Director of Women’s Health for HealthChoicesFirst, helping to create an online educational library for the public.

Dr. Peter Lin

Dr. Peter Lin

Specialty:

Primary Care

About The Speaker

Dr. Lin is the Director of the Primary Care Initiatives, Canadian Heart Research Group and is the Medical Director of LinCorp Medical Inc “Learning through Understanding”. He has previously held the position of Medical Director at the University of Toronto’s Health and Wellness Centre. He is a lecturer and speaker with two busy family practices in Toronto, and is a health columnist for CBC Radio across Canada. Dr. Lin is also a consultant for Perspectives in Cardiology, and on editorial board for The Canadian Alzheimer Disease Review.

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 TuitionBook Before August 21st, 2020Book After August 21st, 2020
FP$1095$1245
Specialist$1095$1245
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$895$1045

Venue Information

Additional Noteworthy Features

Luxurious and upscale on every level, Celebrity Constellation® continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations.Concierge Class amenities include early embarkation/debarkation, priority check-in; Welcome bottle sparkling wine, fresh fruit & flowers, expanded room service breakfast menu, daily evening hors d’oeuvres, pillow menu; 100% cotton oversized bath towels & much more.Staterooms are designed for the ultimate spa enthusiast. These double occupancy staterooms are located high above it all, nestled comfortably close to the AquaSpa. And in addition to receiving the same Concierge Class amenities, guests enjoy complimentary and unlimited access to AquaSpa Relaxation Room, Persian Garden and wellness classes. Plus dine in the exclusive restaurant - Blu.The inviting Rooftop Terrace features chic, cozy furniture, surprising artistic elements, and a large soundscape and movie screen that lets you kick back and catch Taste of Film—our unique way to experience movies.Below deck, the Penthouse and Royal Suites will be updated and you’ll discover some of the top names in fashion in a completely refreshed shopping area.We even brought updated technology to your stateroom with new RFID door locks. All you’ll need to do is tap your room card on your door lock, and your stateroom door will automatically unlock itself for you.All staterooms include:
  • Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1
  • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
  • Ice service on request
  • 24 hour room service
  • Robe
  • Complimentary tote bag
  • Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
  • Water/wine glasses
  • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% cotton linens
  • Hair dryer
  • Private mini-bar*
  • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
  • Private safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets

Qsine Hands down one of the most unique and popular restaurants in our fleet. So, we’re taking it even more global by adding a Qsine®to Constellation. Everything here is “uniquely unordinary,” from the inventive twists of favorite dishes to the playfully quirky ambiance (yes, the chandeliers are oversized, upside-down table lamps) and the iPad®menus. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that will have every one of your senses humming.Top Deck Burger BarIntroducing the newest dining option in the fleet, Top Deck Burger Bar. Located up on the Pool Deck, you’ll experience gourmet burgers that will have your taste buds singing for more. From the mouthwatering Celebrity Signature Burger to the BYOB (Build Your Own Burger) with a menu of toppings that offer flavor possibilities that are nearly endless. Not a beef fan? No problem, bite into The Deep End, fresh tuna burger or the Backyard Turkey Burger.Canyon Ranch SpaClub®Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting—aboard Celebrity's modern luxury ships. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.AquaClass® StateroomsSpa-inspired staterooms featuring indulgent amenities like a Hansgrohe® shower tower and custom blended bath products to help you feel restored and renewed. Complimentary access to our relaxing Persian Garden. Plus, priority access to Blu restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.Celebrity iLoungeKeep in touch 24 hours a day in the Celebrity iLoungeSM, our one-of-a-kind hip Internet lounge that is the first Apple® Specialist at Sea. Celebrity iLoungeSM also offers various iLearn classes to help you master the latest photography, video and audio skills.Michael's ClubA private lounge for those in Celebrity, Signature, Royal, Penthouse and Reflection Suites, as well as for Captain’s Club Zenith members. This luxurious club features a large-screen TV, reading areas stocked with magazines, newspapers, and books, a premium continental breakfast, light lunch, and self-service snacks. Pre-dinner drinks are complimentary between 5:30 and 8 PM daily. Its dedicated Concierge can help arrange your specialty dining, shore excursions, even handle inquiries about various ports of call. Desk hours vary by itinerary. Michael’s Club is available 24 hours a day.BluAs an AquaClass® guest, you can enjoy Blu, your own exclusive restaurant for breakfast and dinner. If the concept of "spa restaurant" causes you or your significant other to think you'll never see a steak or a rich dessert on the menu, that is definitely not the case. The cuisine at Blu is simply an imaginative way of preparing popular dishes without fussiness or pretense. Tender steak is served with a flavorful truffle vinaigrette instead of a heavy béarnaise. We call it "clean cuisine."Concierge ClassDesigned for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as complimentary shoeshine service. The attention to detail will amaze you, even as you sleep on the perfect pillow you've selected from our pillow menu. If personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and early disembarkation appeal to you, Concierge Class is your clear choice.AquaClassThese veranda staterooms offer spa elements infused into the stateroom experience and priority seating in the chic AquaClass restaurant, Blu. These spa-inspired staterooms, offer unlimited access to the AquaSpa® Persian Garden as well as a host of other soothing extras. If you love the spa, there's no finer way to travel.SuitesOur spacious suites transform your vacation into a completely indulgent experience. Book this type of stateroom and enjoy special privileges plus an extensive list of amenities including European-style butler service (except Celebrity Xpedition).

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
May 26thBarcelona, Spain5:00 PM
May 27thMonte Carlo, Monaco10:30 AM8:30 PM8:00 AM—10:30 AM
May 28thFlorence/Pisa (La Spezia), Italy7:00 AM7:00 PM
May 29thRome (Civitavecchia), Italy7:00 AM7:00 PM
May 30thNaples, Italy7:00 AM6:30 PM
May 31stAt Sea8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM—4:00 PM
June 1stKotor, Montenegro9:00 AM7:00 PM
June 2ndDubrovnik, Croatia7:00 AM4:00 PM4:00 PM—6:00 PM
June 3rdKoper, Slovenia11:00 AM7:00 PM8:00 AM—11:15 AM
June 4thVenice, Italy6:45 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Barcelona, Spain - Formerly a sleepy Spanish city, Barcelona has recently been reborn as an eclectic fusion of the modern and medieval. This coastal city exudes European charm and welcomes multitudes of travelers every year. It’s a major destination with must-see architectural gems that date back some 2,000 years. You’ll encounter fascinating examples from the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, the Modern masters like Gaudî, and many Cataluñian greats. Outstanding art museums can be found throughout the city, proudly displaying the works of world-renowned artists and countrymen, including Goya, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalî, and Joan Miró. For a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city center, venture to the awaiting Mediterranean Sea and all the seaside has to offer. Maybe a brisk hike in the nearby forest covered Collserola Hills or the hilltop in Montjuïc with its botanical gardens is the perfect recharge for a rollicking evening in one of the premier party capitals of the world. Round out your cruise to Barcelona dining at a tapas bar and savor a variety of delicious small dishes to share—from traditional Spanish to the more innovative. Monte Carlo, Monaco / Monaco means yachts, roulette wheels and ocean views — the epitome of Mediterranean class and opulence. Cruise to Monaco to play a round of blackjack at the famous Monte Carlo Casino, and while you're there, check out its delightfully over-the-top Beaux Arts exterior and its lavish marble atrium. Pay a visit to the Palais du Prince, the 13th-century fortress where the Principality's current royal family resides. Want to spend your time in Monaco outdoors? Do some sunbathing at Larvotto Beach — the golden sands of this urban beach are just a short walk from the upscale shops of Avenue Princess Grace. Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Italy / La Spezia, which lies between Genoa and Pisa, and is just minutes to the east of Cinque Terre-the five fishing ports that enjoy National Park status-is home to the Palio del Golfo, an annual boat race that sees the Gulf of Poets; 13 historic villages face off against one another in celebration of the annual Festa del Mare. The town also offers fantastic shopping opportunities, as well as plenty of trattorias to enjoy local, Ligurian cuisine. Rome, Italy / Civitavecchia was settled in 108 A.D. by the Emperor Trajan and has since served faithfully as a gateway to Rome, the capital of Italy. Once the center of the Ancient World from which emperors ruled over nearly all of western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Only a few cities in the world can boast such a well-preserved level of architecture, art, and religious iconography. There’s an enormous wealth of culture and history to discover on a cruise to Rome. Visit the ancient halls of the 50,000-seat Colosseum, gaze upon the ceilings of Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, and stroll the Capitoline Museum. Roman culinary prowess is well respected and beloved the world over. Experience authentic pizza, hearty bowls of fresh pasta, excellent cheeses, wines, seafood, and delightful desserts like tiramisu and gelato at family-run trattorias that have been preparing these traditional dishes for centuries. Walk the cobblestoned piazzas making your way to narrow side streets where you’re sure to find craftsman shops and beautiful boutiques filled with gorgeous handmade accessories and homewares for keepsakes and souvenirs. Naples, Italy / Framed by Mount Vesuvius along a dramatic skyline, the 2,800 year-old port city of Naples is chock full of historical sites, churches, and museums that make it a fascinating place for you to explore. For all of Rome’s notoriety and reputation, Naples, with its historic city center deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has just as many important archeological sites and landmarks.  Visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale for a world-class collection of Egyptian and Graeco-Roman artifacts. And, if you’d like to venture a little deeper on your Naples cruise, then exploring Naples from below the ground is a must. Start with a trip into the basement of the San Lorenzo Maggiore church where you’ll find a partially excavated Roman market and a little deeper, just below the Roman ruins, you’ll find remnants from the Greeks to discover. And in the region where pizza was first invented, you know the food is going to be incredible. Whether you’re looking for a thin, wood-fired Margherita pie, spaghetti alle vongole or a zeppole dusted with confectioner’s sugar, Naples and her bountiful edible treasures is sure to please. Only 35 miles down the coast, Salerno offers you a rich history, but also boasts a marvelous collection of parks, natural wonders, and unique vantage points to take in the beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Two cities. One incredible stretch of Italian coastline. 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. 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. Koper, Slovenia / Located in southwest Slovenia on the Adriatic Sea, Koper in a picturesque port town with a compact, medieval center. Against a backdrop of the Alps, the area is enriched with several 15th Century Venetian Gothic palaces, castles and spires. Nearby, the breathtaking Postojna Caves can be toured on foot and by electric train. The recreational area north across Koper Bay is ideal for hiking, horseback riding and cycling. Venice, Italy / One of the world’s most beautiful cities also happens to be one of its most unusual. Venice is actually spread over 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Because the city is connected by canals instead of streets, a good way to see Venice is by boat or, if you prefer, a romantic gondola ride. The epicenter of the city is St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll find the 900-year-old St. Mark’s Basilica.  On your cruise to Venice you’ll admire all the buildings that line the banks of the Grand Canal and enjoy morning espressos, in this capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region. The city has been immortalized in art, literature, and film over the centuries and one of the prime buildings found reflected in these mediums is the Palazzo Ducale. This proud, ornate building on the waterfront represents Venice’s seat of power. Make your way to the countless galleries and landmarks this city has to offer, and once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll be thrilled to be in a city that takes its food very seriously. Squid-ink spaghetti, risotto with prawns and zucchini, and marinated sardines are a specialty, while the world-favorite tiramisu, originally invented in nearby Treviso, has found a happy second home in Venice.

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