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12-Night Morocco CME AWAY® Land Tour

Land Tour

Pain ManagementRheumatology

From March 8th, 2021 - March 20th, 2021

Trip Characteristics

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Roman Jovey

Dr. Roman Jovey

Specialty:

Chronic Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Jovey, a family physician and emergency physician for 20 years, closed his practice in 1999, to focus on his twin interests of chronic pain management and addiction medicine. From 1991 – 2014 he was the Physician Director of the Credit Valley Hospital, Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre. Since 2005 he has been the Medical Director at CPM Centres for Pain Management, the largest, outpatient chronic pain management organization in Canada. He is also a staff physician at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre in Hamilton. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Pain Society, a medico-legal expert for the Canadian Medical Protective Association and a provincial Coroner. For over 30 years, Dr. Jovey has been treating patients with chronic non-cancer pain in an outpatient practice setting. He has presented educational workshops and seminars on pain to health care professionals in Canada and internationally.

Dr. Philip Baer

Dr. Philip Baer

Specialty:

Rheumatology

About The Speaker

Dr. Philip Baer is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, where he was the class gold medallist. Dr. Baer has practiced as a clinical rheumatologist in Toronto for over 25 years. He is Chair of the Section of Rheumatology of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), and Editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA). He has received the GTA Community Rheumatologist of the Year, the OMA Section Service Award, the ORA Rheumatologist-of-the-Year, and the CRA Practice Reflection Silver Award.

Dr. Erica Weinberg

Dr. Erica Weinberg

Specialty:

Palliative Care & Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Weinberg is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. Prior to medical studies, she earned a BSc, MSc, and MPhil in Chemistry from Queen’s University and the University of Sussex. Dr. Weinberg is a general practitioner having practiced palliative care and pain management in Toronto for over 20 years. Erica is an active participant in Continuing Medical Education.

CME Topics

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18 Mainpro+ credits.

Dr. Baer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis : A Deadly Disabling Disease
  • Handling Osteoarthritis : The Most Common Arthritis
  • Boning Up On Osteoporosis
  • Hot Topics in Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology Lab Testing
  • Gout: Let’s Be Crystal Clear
  • Spondyloarthropathies: Which Back Pain Patients Should You Refer To A Rheumatologist?
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Disease of 1000 Faces
Dr. Jovey
  • Practical Pain Assessment
  • Pain Assessment – Physical Examination
  • Screening for Psychosocial Risk Factors in Patients with Pain
  • Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Pain - Physical and Psychological Approaches
  • Optimizing Non-Opioid Pharmacotherapy for Pain
  • The Controversial Role of Cannabinoids in Pain Treatment
  • Safe Opioid Prescribing – The 2017 Canadian Opioid Guidelines
  • An Exit Strategy for Opioids – When, Why, How
  • Putting Learning into Practice - Managing Challenging Cases of Persistent Pain
Dr. Weinberg
  • Treating Pain in Your Practice: The View of a College Assessor and Clinical Supervisor

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 TuitionPrice
FP$1295
Specialist$1295
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$1095
Conference TuitionBook Before January 1st, 1970Book After January 1st, 1970
FP$1145$1295
Specialist$1145$1295
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$945$1095

Venue Information

Morocco, known as the land of the distant sunset, is bound to charm the most demanding of travellers. From storytellers to snake charmers, from Berber artists to contemporary fashion designers, the Kingdom of Morocco opens its heart to anyone who will listen, wander through its streets and grab one of the outstretched hands.

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to an 12-night Land CME program in Morocco. Dr. Phillip Baer (Rheumatologist), and Dr. Roman Jovey and Dr. Erica Weinberg (Family Physicians) and are veteran Sea Courses’ speakers and they have collaborated to develop a CME program that will be highly interactive, with many opportunities to ask questions. The topics will be of interest to both family physicians, specialists and allied health professionals.

Dr. Baer will discuss various rheumatological conditions including RA, OA, Osteoporosis, Gout, Spondyloarthropathies and Lupus.

Dr. Jovey will concentrate on various aspects of pain management including pain assessment, screening for psychosocial risk, non-pharmacological, non-opioid and opioid therapy as well as using Cannabis in medical practice.

Dr. Weinberg will present her perspective on the role of a College Assessor and Clinical Supervisor.

Drs. Baer, Jovey and Weinberg are very much looking forward to seeing you in Morocco.

Nonstop roundtrip airfare options available from Montreal to Casablanca on Air Canada.

 

Additional Noteworthy Features

What's Included?

  • 12 nights of accommodations, with breakfast daily
  • 8 dinners and 3 lunches, as per itinerary
  • 12 days of touring in a private, air-conditioned bus with a licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees, as per itinerary
  • Sunrise camel trek in the Sahara Desert
  • Private group transfers, as per the itinerary
  • Unlimited bottled water on the bus
  • Baggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Service fees and local taxes
  • Tips for driver, guide, restaurants and hotels. Any additional tips are at your own discretion.

What's Not Included?

  • Meals except where indicated
  • Drinks of any kind at lunches and dinners, unless otherwise noted
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance, highly recommended
 Click here to watch an exciting video about Morocco! The UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou is an exceptionally well-preserved example of the ksars (fortified villages) of southern Morocco. Ait Ben Haddou is located in Ouarzazate province, which is also known as the center of the Moroccan film industry. Click here to read about Ait Ben Haddou.  The "Blue Village" of Chefchaouen is tucked into an idyllic valley in the Rif Mountains of northwestern Morocco. It's known as the Blue City because, well, because it's blue. Walls, doors, shutters, even some of the cobbled streets are washed in shades of blue. Click here to read about Chefchaouen.  Gnawa musicians play three-string lutes known as a guembri. Gnawa is the mystical form of Islam practiced by the descendants of enslaved, black Africans brought to Morocco in the 16th century. Music is integral to Gnawa ritual. Click here to read about Gnawa music.  The Sahara Desert! This is the Erg Chebi, a sea of sand dunes where we set up traditional desert camps for our travelers. Two of our published tours include an overnight in the desert, as well as a short camel trek in the dunes. Click here to read about camel riding in the Sahara Desert.Click here to read about a night in the Sahara Desert.  The leather tanneries of the Fez medina are an interesting, if smelly, diversion. Much of the processing of the hides is done in the open air and can be viewed from the balconies of the surrounding leather shops. Click here to read about the Fez tannery experience.

Itinerary & Schedule

DateLocationNotes / CME Details
March 8thCasablanca
March 9thCasablanca8:30 am—12:00 pm
March 10thCasablanca7:30 am—8:30 am; 2:30 pm—6:30 pm
March 11thFes
March 12thFes3:00 pm—6:00 pm
March 13thFes3:00 pm—6:00 pm
March 14thMerzouga / Berber Camp
March 15thOuarzazate
March 16thMarrakech
March 17thMarrakech7:30 am—12:30 pm
March 18thMarrakech
March 19thMarrakech
March 20thMarrakech

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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