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10-Night Canadian Maritimes Coastal Wonders CME AWAY® Land Tour

Land Tour

ACLSCeliac DiseaseCOVID-19Office EmergenciesSleep & Mood DisordersTravel Medicine

From September 19th, 2021 - September 29th, 2021

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Mitchell Shulman

Dr. Mitchell Shulman


Emergency Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Mitch Shulman (or Dr Mitch as he’s known to his many fans on radio, TV and print) has always loved teaching and been actively involved in teaching medical students (he’s an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill), residents (he’s an attending physician in the emergencies at the 2 campuses of the McGill University Health Center) and his peers. He teaches regularly at McGill’s Thursday evening lecture series and its lunchtime webinars and yearly at the McGill Refresher Course for Family Physicians and many other professional meetings. He is also actively engaged in educating the public. He appears daily on Bell Media Radio, monthly on Global TV Montreal’s This Morning and has a regular column in the largest English language weekly in Quebec, The Suburban. He volunteers his time speaking at many charitable events throughout the year. After completing his undergraduate training at Harvard, he came back home to Montreal to attend McGill Medical School and then do a residency in Emergency Medicine (where he was Chief Resident). He was among the first Royal College certified Emergency Medicine specialists (1983) and served as an examiner for the Royal College for many years. He was acting Director of the Emergency Department and served as its Research Director. He’s been a community doc and an occupational health physician. Currently, as well as his emergency department clinical responsibilities, he also serves as a medical scientist on an ethics review committee and works at the McGill Student Health Center. His commitment to his community runs deep. He was its Medical Director responsible for First Response and coached hockey to the Junior level. He still refs local ice hockey and plays. His philosophy on teaching has always been that we all have valuable knowledge to share and so he sincerely looks forward to hearing your own experiences as we share the learning at Sea Courses.

Dr. Lydia Hatcher

Dr. Lydia Hatcher


Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Hatcher graduated with her MD in 1982 from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1984, she received certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada(CFPC) and in 1994, was certified with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. In 1998, she received the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s annual Mental Health Awareness Award. In 2001, the College of Family Physicians of Canada awarded her a fellowship. She has been doing pain management for over 25 years. Her focus is on a bio-psycho-social approach to pain management. She does a significant amount of teaching in chronic pain across the country and is a physician assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of both Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador. She chairs a subcommittee for the National Opioid Use Guideline Group. She is a member of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management and the Canadian Pain Society. She is a committee member of the CFPC community of practice in chronic pain. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University and Chief of Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario.

CME Topics

ACLS, Office Emergencies, Sleep Disorders, Travel Medicine, COVID-19 & Celiac Disease

Dr. Hatcher
  • Primary Care Management of Celiac Disease
  • Travel Health Tips for You and Your Patients
  • Skills to Improve Communication & Avoid Lawsuit
  • Managing Sleep Disorders: Insomnia to Narcolepsy
  • Depression, Anxiety, Panic, and PTSD – What to Do!!
  • Diabetes Type 2 Debate: Metformin and Then What?
  • Considering Medical Cannabis? Patient-Based Scenarios
Dr. Shulman
  • Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support: 2020 Updates. What Do They Mean For Me and My Patients?
  • Managing In-Flight Medical Emergencies
  • Dr. Google Says....
  • ER Procedures for Non-ER Docs
  • Red Flags: Serious Diseases Masquerading as Common Illnesses; Diseases You Mustn't Miss
  • Concussion: It's Not Just Athletes
  • Office Emergencies: You and Your Staff Are at Risk! Do You Know What To Do?

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 January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1145 $1395
Specialist $1145 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $945 $1195

Venue Information

Explore the picture-perfect region known as Canada’s Maritimes. Venture along its rugged and pristine beauty, all while getting to know its fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture.

Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be providing to Collette when filling out the Wellness Declaration upon arrival.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Collette Vacations

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses has chosen Collette Vacations to plan and operate this tour. Backed by nearly a century of experience, Collette (a family owned and award winning leader in travel) is proud to show you the world. Their passionate tour design team travels the globe creating new experiences and staying ahead of the latest travel trends. Plus, with a professional Tour Manager at your  service and local guides by your side, you’ll never miss a thing. Payments will be processed by them and final  documentation will come from them.

Tour Includes:

  • All baggage handling
  • Services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Transportation via deluxe, air conditioned motor coach for all sightseeing and group activities.
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 4 Dinners (NO BUFFETS)

Tour Excludes:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Cancellation and Medical Travel Insurance which is strongly recommended
  • Airport transfers in Halifax can be pre-arranged for $100 per person
  • Gratuities for Tour Manager and Drivers

Activity Level:

You like a balanced approach to travel. You feel confident walking at least 30-45 minutes at a time over a variety of terrains – from cobblestones streets to easy straightaways to a couple hills or flights of stairs. You’re comfortable walking a few city blocks at a time, but need some time to unwind and relax.


Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax
  • Live your best life when you choose a stay at The Westin Nova Scotian. Our hotel offers a relaxing interlude located in the Halifax Seaport District, along the Halifax Harbour. We are located near the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Scotiabank Centre and Neptune Theatre. Our modern, upscale rooms and suites offer luxurious accommodations with contemporary amenities. Take in the stunning views of the Halifax Harbour or Cornwallis Park while relaxing in our signature Heavenly® Beds. With nearby shopping and dining options, you will enjoy all that downtown has to offer. After a long day, refresh at our fitness centre, which also includes an indoor heated saltwater pool and whirlpool. If you're in the mood for fine dining or wish to opt in for room service, experience our on-site restaurant, Elements on Hollis. There is no limit to feeling good about your stay at The Westin Nova Scotian.
Inverary Inn Resort, Baddeck
  • In the heart of Cape Breton on the sparkling shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes, our resort hotel is at the start and end of the world famous Cabot Trail! With a picturesque location and abundance of amenities, Baddeck and Inverary Resort are your best way to experience Cape Breton Island! Keep your ears open for fiddles and kitchen parties and eyes peeled for the scenic treasures you will take home with you!
Holman Grand Hotel, Charlottetown
  • Experience a perfect combination of comfort and luxury when you choose The Holman Grand. Elegant accommodations, full-service amenities, an on-site restaurant, and an on-site spa make us the perfect place to stay!
Hilton Saint John, Saint John
  • Hilton Saint John offers a magnificent location on the harbor – part of the Bay of Fundy and a UNESCO Global Geopark Site. Most of the city’s best attractions are within walking distance and we’re even connected to the Inside Connection Pedway, allowing you to explore the city in comfort - whatever season you visit! From our great dining to stylish rooms and suites, you’ll find all you need in the hotel for a relaxing stay.

Click here to learn about Collette's "Travelling Well Experience"!

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Location Notes / CME Details
September 19th Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax
September 20th Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
September 21st Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
September 22nd Inverary Inn Resort, Baddeck
September 23rd Inverary Inn Resort, Baddeck 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
September 24th Holman Grand Hotel, Charlottetown 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
September 25th Holman Grand Hotel, Charlottetown 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
September 26th Hilton Saint John, Saint John 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
September 27th Hilton Saint John, Saint John 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
September 28th Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax
September 29th Departure

Day 1: Sunday, September 19, 2021 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Tour Begins

  You will be met at Halifax Airport and taken to your hotel, the Westin Nova Scotia, for the first three nights’ of your trip. Meals are on your own today.  

Day 2: Monday, September 20, 2021 Halifax - Peggy’s Cove - Halifax

  Stunning landscapes await. Head to one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada – Peggy’s Cove. Set along the Atlantic coast, the cove is home to a historic lighthouse that offers incredible views of the surrounding area. Continue to Halifax, exploring its charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, and the famous Citadel. Breakfast & Lunch is included today.  

Day 3: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Halifax - Mahone Bay - Lunenburg - Halifax

  Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before travelling along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Choose how you explore this town because it’s your choice! Delve into the local heritage at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic -OR- embark on a locally guided walking tour to discover Lunenburg’s unique architecture. End your day back in Halifax for an evening on your own. Breakfast is included today.  

Day 4: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Halifax - Cape Breton Island - Baddeck

  Start your morning at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq lineage and Glooscap legends. Travel the Canso Causeway on the way to stunning Cape Breton Island. You’ll spend time at the Gaelic College, where you’ll see a brief kilt-making demonstration and learn a few handy Gaelic phrases. Join in the fun of a “milling frolic,” singing a Gaelic song and tapping to the rhythm. This evening, enjoy a dinner of local flavours and musical entertainment. Breakfast & Dinner is included today.  

Day 5: Thursday, September 23, 2021 Baddeck - Cabot Trail - Baddeck

  Set off to explore the Cabot Trail. Fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Take in the quaint charms of nearby fishing communities along the coast, including the lovely Neil’s Harbour. Breakfast & Dinner is included today.  

Day 6: Friday, September 24, 2021 Baddeck - Prince Edward Island

  Explore the amazing range of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Afterward, take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.” Tonight, roll up your sleeves and get ready for the ultimate island culinary experience in Charlottetown. Attend culinary “boot camp” where you’ll compete for bragging rights to determine who cooks the best PEI mussels. Breakfast & Dinner is included today.  

Day 7: Saturday, September 25, 2021 Prince Edward Island

  Get to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park’s pristine beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum to learn the craft of potato farming from a farmer, with a first-hand lesson on the island’s leading agricultural industry. Return to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city on your own. Breakfast is included today.  

Day 8: Sunday, September 26, 2021 Prince Edward Island - Saint John, New Brunswick

  Leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the Confederation Bridge. Travel along the shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks.* A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks were carved by the Fundy tides and rise 4-stories high at low tide, only to disappear into tiny islands after the tide rolls back in. Continue to the city of Saint John where you’ll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area. Breakfast is included today.  

Day 9: Monday, September 27, 2021 Saint John

  Greet the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail early this morning. Stop along the way to take in an endless stretch of breathtaking vistas. Sample authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed) and fiddleheads, accompanied by traditional fiddle music. At a world-famous restaurant near the Bay of Fundy’s beach, savour a traditional Maritimes lobster feast as an expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. On your way back, gaze out your window at St. Martin’s covered bridges. Breakfast & Lunch is included today.  

Day 10: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Saint John - Halifax, Nova Scotia

  On board a ferry for Nova Scotia, make a stop at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site. Uncover the complex history of the Acadian people, proud descendants of the indigenous populace of the region. Continue on to Halifax and enjoy time for yourself before a farewell dinner, toasting to the end of your Maritimes journey. Breakfast & Dinner is included today.  

Day 11: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Halifax - Tour Ends

  Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories of this coastal wonderland. Breakfast is included today.

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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