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10-Night Peru CME AWAY™ Land Tour From Lima to Lake Titicaca

Land Tour

ADDCOPDHigh Altitude IllnessLyme DiseaseMood DisordersVTE

From April 23rd, 2021 - May 3rd, 2021

Trip Characteristics

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Alex Barss

Dr. Alex Barss

Specialty:

Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr Alex Barss is a family physician who graduated from the University of Alberta in 1987 and a family practice Residency at UBC in 1989. He has practiced in both community and rural medicine, as a hospital and office based practice. He was Chair and board member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (a multidisciplinary committee that evaluates research papers regarding medical therapy, conducts study design, and provides professional insight to support pharmaceutical decision making) at the Richmond General Hospital and for Interior Health BC for over 10 years. He has been a medical student preceptor, a foreign medical graduate preceptor and UBC med school examiner over many years.. He is very involved in continuing medical education of Family Physicians in multiple areas including smoking cessation, pulmonary disease, treatment resistant hypertension, VTE, among other topics. He is currently a Committee member of the Academy for Continued Advancement in Health Care Education developing a nationwide CME program on Venous Thromboembolism and VTE in cancer patients.

Dr. Tanja Redelinghuys

Dr. Tanja Redelinghuys

Specialty:

Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr Tanja Redelinghuys is a family physician based in Vernon, British Columbia. She graduated medicine in 1996 from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and completed her Masters degree in Family Medicine in 2002. After working in public healthcare and trauma medicine , she moved to Fort Qu’Appelle , Saskatchewan, in 2003, to rural family practice. She headed west to beautiful BC in 2007. Her passion for education has led her to complete a master teacher certificate program at UBC in 2014. She has been a medical research program (FLEX) advisor and assessor for first, second and fourth year medical students and a rural family medicine preceptor since 2009. She provides family physician consultations on youth and adult ADD and youth mental health. She has a passion for in mental health, providing CME education throughout BC to fellow family physicians, most recently copresenting a provincially funded 3 module 7 hour program on anxiety, mood disorders using practice supports tools such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness along with medication. She has presented engaging talks on adult and youth depression and anxiety, ADD and chronic pain as well as mindfulness in medicine.

CME Topics

Dr. Barss
  • Treatment Resistant Hypertension—Getting to Target
  • Real Life Management of Venous Thromboembolism
  • Review of Cancer Associated Thrombosis
  • Clearing the Air—A Discussion on Tobacco Reduction
  • COPD and COPD/Asthma (ACOS) Overlap—What’s New in 2020?
  • Assessing Cardiovascular Risk—Helping Patients Navigate the Numbers
  • A Primer on High Altitude Sickness
Dr. Redelinghuys
  • Shedding the Light on Anxiety and Depression in Teens
  • What’s New in the Treatment of Mood Disorders?
  • Adult ADD—A Diagnosis Easily Missed
  • End of Life Care—Starting the Conversation Early
  • Lyme Disease—Science Versus Myth
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the Doctor’s Office—A Mood Enhancing Prescription
  • Mindfulness in Medicine—Enhancing Practice and Personal Wellbeing

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

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

Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip airport transfers are included to Lima Airport
  • 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
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners
Tour Excludes:
  • 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.
  

Itinerary & Schedule

DateLocationNotes / CME Details
April 23rdLima, Peru
April 24thLima, Peru8:30 am—12:00 pm; 3:00 pm—6:00 pm
April 25thLima, Peru
April 26thCusco, Peru
April 27thCusco, Peru
April 28thAguas Calientes, Peru
April 29thCusco, Peru
April 30thCusco, Peru4:30 pm—6:30 pm
May 1stPuno, Peru1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 2ndPuno, Peru5:00 pm—7:00 pm
May 3rdPuno, Peru8:00 am—10:00 am

Day 1     April 23                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 24                Lima

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

Day 3     April 25                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 26                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 27                 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 28                  Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu

Climb aboard the Machu Picchu Vistadome train for breathtaking views through domed windows 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 29                 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 30                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    May 1                    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 May 2                    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 stories  with 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   May 3                    Puno – Lima – Tour Ends

We will hold our final CME sessions this morning. 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 sumptuous farewell dinner on the grounds of the museum. The depart for Lima’s airport for your flight home. Today, breakfast and dinner will be included.  

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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