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10-Night Essence of Peru CME AWAY® Land Tour

Land Tour

EndocrinologyPediatrics

From April 14th, 2023 - April 24th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

Specialty:

Endocrinology

About The Speaker
Dr. Bebb started his career in Family Medicine before going on to specialize in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He found the intricacies of endocrine diseases interesting and the interaction with patients rewarding. His career spans 24 years of primarily clinical work both in academic settings and private practice. In addition to a broad experience in general endocrinology, he has two special interest areas: men’s hormonal health and the treatment of dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk reduction.  Dr. Bebb has also held academic appointments in administration and medical education. He served as acting head of Endocrinology and Metabolism at St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. He created the undergraduate endocrine medical education core curriculum modules at St Paul’s Hospital. He served as the University of British Columbia Endocrine Fellow’s Clinic coordinator and mentor from 1995 to 2002.  He is the recipient of awards for his teaching and research. He was co-recipient of an award for the number one rated Case Management Session at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting in 2012., and the co-recipient of Top Poster award at Endocrine Society Meeting 2015.

Dr. Sandra Seigel

Dr. Sandra Seigel

Specialty:

Pediatrics

About The Speaker

Dr. Seigel graduated from University of Toronto Medical School in 1986. She completed her paediatric residency at McMaster University and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at McMaster University. Dr. Seigel has had a consulting paediatric practice in Dundas since 1990 seeing a large range of general paediatric issues including a large number of children with behavioural/learning and mental health difficulties. Since 1995, she have been the paediatrician in the SIS (Special Immunology Services) Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences taking care of HIV positive children and adolescents as well as infants of HIV positive mothers. Dr. Seigel was a member of the CAAP (Child Advocacy and Assessment Program) team from 1998-2020 assessing infants and children being assessed for possible child maltreatment. She also supervised paediatric residents in the Refuge clinic in Hamilton which sees children who are new immigrants or refugees after their arrival to Canada. Dr. Seigel was deputy chief in the Division of General Paediatrics at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton from 2006-2019. She continues to be a staff paediatrician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare working in the level 2 B nursery. St Joseph’s sees a large number of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/ Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) and in addition to caring for those infants in hospital, she is one of the paediatricians who continues to follow them in our NAS follow up clinic. Dr. Seigel was the recipient of the 2020 Sister Joan O’Sullivan award from St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton.

CME Topics

Endocrinology & Paediatrics

Dr. Richard Bebb
  • Oral Agents in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Non-Insulin Parenteral Pharmaceutical agents in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism: Diagnosis and management, Special cases: Pregnancy, Mild Thyroid Failure, & Combination Therapy
  • Hyperthyroidism: Diagnostic work-up & Treatment options
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Dyslipidemia Update
  • Male Hypogonadism
  • Recognition of Adrenal Disease
Dr. Sandi Seigel
  • Approach to Infants Born after Limited Prenatal Care
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) /Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS)
  • Transitions of Care for Children with Chronic Medical Conditions from Pediatric to Adult care
  • Care and Follow up of Infants and Children Born Prematurely
  • Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Children with ADHD
  • Diagnosis and Management of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Effects of cannabis on infants exposed in utero or via breastmilk
  • Caregiver fabricated illness and medical neglect involving children

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 $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Venue Information

Peru is truly one of the treasures of South America. Travel through this intriguing land visiting some of the world’s most legendary sites, including Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. Few places can actually be called a “lost city”. Yet, Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spanish Conquistadors and unknown to the outside world until 1911. Today, travellers come from around the globe to experience the most spectacular sight on the South American continent. Built at the height of the Inca Empire, this classic archeological treasure continues to intrigue researchers. Venture through the mountains and semi-tropical jungle during a spectacular train ride. After a day exploring, overnight at a luxury hotel for a chance to spend a second day at this ultimate bucket-list locale. Perhaps you will see something no one else has. Can you unlock Machu Picchu’s mysteries?

Additional Noteworthy Features

Collette Tours

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:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers are included to Lima Airport
  • Roundtrip economy flights between Lima and Cusco
  • Roundtrip 1 day train ticket to Machu Pichu
  • All baggage handling
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager
  • Gratuities for Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • Transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 5 dinners

Tour Excludes:

  • All International flights
  • Any meals and items not specified
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Cancellation and Medical Travel Insurance which is strongly recommended

General Points About This Tour:

  • This tour is very active, requiring a great deal of physical fitness to fully enjoy all the experiences. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestone streets.
  • The itinerary has strenuous activities including extensive walking tours, transfers over uneven and dusty terrain, high altitudes (as high as 3800 metres in Puno), early morning departures, late night activities and sometimes extreme temperatures.
  • As with all foreign travel, you may encounter different living standards and practices and different standards and conditions with respect to the provision of services and accommodations outside of Canada. Sea Courses and Collette Tours have carefully planned these arrangements to provide maximum enjoyment for participants.
  • Complete passport information is required 60 days prior to departure to book train tickets to Machu Picchu. If passport information is incomplete or inaccurate within 60 days, there is a strong possibility that we will be unable to confirm you on the same travel schedule as the rest of your group. You will be subject to any additional charges incurred from failing to provide passport information within the designated time frame.
  • Please be advised that backpacks brought into Machu Picchu cannot exceed 40x35x20cms / 16x14x8in or have a capacity larger than 20 liters. Backpacks that exceed the indicated measurements can be left in storage, at an approximate cost of $2 USD. Also, please take notice that bringing in single-use plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic straws or Styrofoam containers has been forbidden. We suggest bringing canteens or reusable water bottles.

Activity Level:

You’re ready to seize the day, whatever it may bring. You lead an active life at home (walking, biking, and hiking are things you may enjoy) and few thousand steps a day isn’t out of the norm. You can handle longer walking tours (more than 90 minutes), traversing dusty or uneven terrain, standing for periods of time, varying altitudes and temperatures, and don’t mind being on the go with some early starts, late-night experiences, and full days. Unfortunately, this level is not appropriate for individuals who use wheelchairs or walkers.

Accommodations:

El Pardo DoubleTree by Hilton, Lima
  • El Pardo DoubleTree by Hilton, the best located hotel in Miraflores, is just 11 miles (17 kilometers) from Lima´s international airport (Jorge Chavez). It is 3 blocks from the Kennedy Park, at a walking distance to Larcomar Shopping Center and ocean front, and is surrounded by the best restaurants in town.
Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley, Tucay
  • Located in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, this hotel is ideal if you want to relax and be close to the main tourist attractions of the valley. Alma Restaurant & Bar offers a breakfast buffet and a wide range of dishes and the hotel has games for children who can also feed the sheep. At night there are bonfires and you can view the stars and planets in the sky in the planetarium.
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Aguas Calientes
  • Sumaq Machu Picchu hotel, named one of South America’s best hotels, is located at the foot of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu near the beautiful Vilcanota River, and offers impressive views of the mountains and landscapes. Recently refurbished with a contemporary interior inspired by thousands of years of Andean culture, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel offers five-star personalized luxury service, innovative Peruvian cuisine and a relaxing spa that features traditional indigenous treatments.
Hilton Garden Inn, Cuzco
  • Take in hillside views near iconic Cuzco attractions – the Centro Historico de Cuzco, Cuzco Cathedral, and Plaza de Armas are all within two kilometers. This hotel is just  four kilometers from the city center and Sacsayhuaman. Enjoy courtyard yoga sessions and the all-day restaurant.
GHL Lago Titicaca, Puno
  • Discover the unparalleled beauty of the city of Puno from the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca. Located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, in the Peruvian Andes, this accommodation invites you to enjoy an experience of relaxation throughout your stay. This hotel offers a complete and diverse range of services and facilities so that guests can make the most of an unforgettable stay in an environment that will take their breath away.

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Location Notes / CME Details
April 14th Lima, Peru
April 15th Lima, Peru 8:30 AM—5:00 PM
April 16th Lima, Peru
April 17th Sacred Valley
April 18th Sacred Valley
April 19th Aguas Calientes, Peru
April 20th Cuzco, Peru
April 21st Cuzco, Peru 4:30 PM—6:30 PM
April 22nd Puno, Peru 3:00 PM– 6:00 PM
April 23rd Puno, Peru 5:00 PM—7:00 PM
April 24th Puno, Peru 9:00 AM—11:15 AM

Day 1: April 14

Arrive Lima,Peru Your tour begins. Arrive in Lima and be met and transported to your hotel, El Pardo Doubletree by Hilton (for 3 nights). Meals are on your own today.

Day 2: April 15

Lima After breakfast, register and attend your first CME sessions. Then break for lunch followed by another CME session. Today, breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 3: April 16

Lima Discover Lima’s fascinating history during a colonial tour through the historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the artwork at San Francisco Cathedral and Monastery and enter the catacombs. View the elegant Cathedral at Plaza de Armas and visit the Casa de Aliaga –former house of the conquistador Jeronimo de Aliaga y Ramirez –where the energy of colonial and republican Lima comes to life. See the fashionable suburbs of Barranco and Miraflores. Get to know your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner. Featuring artfully crafted Peruvian dishes, the meal will give you a taste of why Peru is consistently named the world’s top food travel destination. Today, breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: April 17

Lima –Cusco –Sacred Valley of the Incas Fly to Cusco in the heart of Inca civilization. Journey through the Andes to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas, the agricultural centre of their grand empire. While on route to your hotel, explore different towns in the valley, each a representation of the region’s unique culture. After a short lesson on the local language, stop in Pisac village to browse the colorful handicraft market. Settle into your hotel, the Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley. It is in a cozy environment in the middle of the Urubamba Valley. The rest of the day will be at leisure. Today, breakfast is included.

Day 5: April 18

Sacred Valley of the Incas –Ollantaytambo –Sacred Valley of the Incas This morning, visit the spectacular Ollantaytambo ruins, the only Incan settlement that has been continually inhabited since its inception. A uniquely terraced complex topped with carved stone panels, these ruins reflect ancient Incan architecture and heritage. Then, head to the Pablo Seminario Ceramic Studio where you’ll get first hand knowledge of this internationally renowned artist’s techniques and designs, inspired by ancient Peruvian cultures. Experience the lifestyle of the modern Andean people and delve into their culture when you travel to a nearby Quechua community and interact with the locals. You’ll get a true taste of their daily life when participating in small group workshops that teach you traditional methods of growing, harvesting and weaving. Celebrate their culture as you learn their dances and listen to their musical instruments before enjoying a home-hosted farm-to-table lunch featuring local specialties. Today, breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 6: April 19

Sacred Valley of the Incas –Machu Picchu Climb aboard the train for breathtaking views as you ride through the Andes to the “Lost City of the Incas”. Hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungle, Machu Picchu is considered the most spectacular sight in South America. Spend the afternoon with your guide uncovering the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, stay at the base of Machu Picchu for a chance to further soak up its atmosphere. Enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration and learn how to craft the perfect Ceviche and Pisco Sour before your dinner featuring a Peruvian menu. Today, breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: April 20

Machu Picchu –Cusco This morning, take advantage of free time and explore local markets in Aguas Calientes on your own. Return to the Sacred Valley by Vistadome train. Upon arriving in Cusco, take time to explore the captivating city at your leisure. Today, breakfast is included.

Day 8: April 21

Cusco Start your morning with a local guide on a tour of Cusco, visiting the San Pedro Market, the Koricancha temple, the central Plaza de Armas and the Cusco Cathedral. Later, it’s your choice. Travel above the city to discover the important sacred Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman Fortress –OR –embark on a walking tour of San Blas, the traditional old quarter of Cusco, lined with restaurants and artisan shops. Then have leisure time until a late afternoon CME session. This evening you are treated to an authentic dinner highlighting local flavours in the heart of Cusco. Today, breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: April 22

Cusco –Puno This morning, fly to Puno, which hugs the shores of Lake Titicaca. Known as the birthplace of the Incan Empire, ancient legends say that life began here. Have time to meet locals and discover the history of the region as you explore the village centre before checking into your lakeside hotel, the Libertador Lake Titicaca. After checking in, we will have another late afternoon CME session. Tonight enjoy an evening at leisure. Today, breakfast will be included.

Day 10: April 23

Puno –Uros Floating Islands –Lake Titicaca –Chullpas de Sillustan –Puno The Titicaca area, steeped in tradition and folklore, is the centre of Incan legends. Enjoy a morning cruise to the floating islands of the Uros people. Experience walking on the island’s spongy surface made from compacted beds of tortora reeds. Meet the locals and learn about their history and lifestyle. Later, cruise to a local rustic village for a home -hosted meal and swap storieswith Peruvian families before visiting the mystical Chullpas de Sillustani –an archaeological area boasting 13th century funerary monuments. End the afternoon with another CME session. Today, breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 11: April 24

Puno –Lima –Tour Ends Then as the tour comes to a close, spend the remainder of your morning relaxing on the shores of Lake Titicaca before flying to Lima. Upon arrival, head to the Larco Museum, a former mansion built on the site of a pre Colombian temple. The museum offers a collection of over 3,000 years of ceramic, textile and precious metal artifacts. After this incredible trip through history, your tour concludes with a sump-tuous farewell dinner on the grounds of the museum. The depart for Lima’s airport for your flight home. Today, breakfast will be included.
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