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4-Night Quebec CME AWAY Resort

Chronic PainMental Health

From August 22nd, 2022 - August 26th, 2022

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Katharine Gillis

Dr. Katharine Gillis


Mental Health

About The Speaker

Dr. Gillis graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical School in 1982 and completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Ottawa in 1995. She is a former family physician who has worked in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand.

She is currently the Interim VP Medical Affairs at The Royal Health Care Group, Ottawa.  From 2009 to 2017, Dr. Gillis served as chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. She has worked for over 20 years at The Ottawa Hospital where she recently completed a term as head of the Department of Psychiatry.

She has been a national leader in psychiatry education starting with serving as Psychiatry Residency Training Director for the University of Ottawa in 1999. She joined the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Exam Board in Psychiatry in 2001 and from 2004-2008 she was national Chair of the Psychiatry English Exam Board at the RCPSC and a member of the Working Group on a National Strategy for enhancing Postgraduate Education in Psychiatry. Dr. Gillis was the Chair of the RCPSC Examination Committee from 2009-2016 and was a member of the RCPSC Council from 2011- February 2017. She was Chair of the RCPSC Corporate Assessment Committee and member of the RCPSC Committee on Specialty Education from 2016 -2019.

Dr. Gillis is a board director with the Mach-Gaensslen Foundation. Her previous board experience includes the RCPSC Council, The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medicine Organization, the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Advisory Board, and the uOttawa Institute for Mental Health Research Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.


Dr. Lydia Hatcher

Dr. Lydia Hatcher


Pain Management

About The Speaker


Dr. Hatcher graduated with her MD in 1982 from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN).  She received certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and holds a Diplomate with the Canadian Academy of Pain Management.

She has received the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s Mental Health Awareness Award.  As well, the College of Family Physicians of Canada awarded her a fellowship.

She has been a full-service rural family doctor, an emergency physician, full time academic and has a specialty in pain management and psychotherapy which she now does exclusively. Her focus is on a bio-psycho-social approach to pain management.   She uses pain-focused psychotherapy using CBT, ACT, Mindfulness and Positive Thinking.

She teaches chronic pain management across the country and internationally; this includes medical trainees, all health care providers, veterans and their families as well as many public lectures.

She is a medical inspector for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and an expert witness for the CMPA.   She Chairs a subcommittee for the National Opioid Use Guideline Group.  She is President of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management and a member of the Canadian Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain.

She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and a Clinical Associate Professor at MUN.

Dr. Sol Stern

Dr. Sol Stern


Family Medicine & Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Stern is a Family Physician and the Former Chief of Staff at Halton Healthcare Services in Oakville, Ontario. Dr. Stern is the Lead Family Physician of the Argus Medical Centre Family Health Organization. He is  member of Thrombosis Canada and is Co-Medical Director of Sea Courses/CME Away.   Dr. Sol Stern obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1982 after obtaining a BSc and MSc at the same university. He started a family medicine practice in Oakville, Ontario in 1983 and has been practicing in Oakville ever since. Dr. Stern spends about 1/4 of his time involved in CME and has developed and collaborated on many CME workshops including the topics of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic pain management. Dr. Stern has developed, reviewed and presented over 1000 CME programs over the last 25 years.

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 $1345
Specialist $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1145
Conference Tuition Book Before January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

Just over an hour away from Quebec City, discover Club Med Quebec Charlevoix, the unique Canadian Resort. Facing the famous St Lawrence River and immersed in natural surroundings, the Resort offers an invitation to explore amazing landscapes. Whatever the season, the colours and the magic of the natural world offer the promise of a unique experience of both the river and the mountains. Contemporary architecture blended with traditional Indigenous culture make up a distinctive world filled with the best of history and modernity.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Included Activities:

  • Yoga School
  • Hiking School
  • Mountain Biking School
  • Weight & Cardio
  • Circus School
  • Fitness School
  • & More !


  • In the evening, La Laiterie takes on the appearance of a family restaurant. Here, the children prepare the meal themselves under the watchful and hungry eyes of their beloved parents. They get to enjoy plates filled with fondue and raclette made from local cheeses and charcuterie. For dessert, cookies for the kids to decorate, and best of all, the maple taffy, the famous maple syrup ice lolly. A treat to end the meal!
  • Like a table d'hôtes with an amazing view of the St Lawrence River, Le Chalet promises a unique and intimate experience. At the crossroads between the traditional and the modern, the culinary art of Québec is constantly reinventing itself. With every meal, you can enjoy the elegant and colourful decor open to the ever-changing view of the river below.
  • The buffet at the centre of the restaurant has the look of a market hall with its pale golden wooden flooring. Having done justice to the local and international cuisine, all you have to do is find the best spot to enjoy it. You'll be spoilt for choice! Five restaurant dining rooms with five different ambiances: La Laiterie (that becomes the "Terroir & Co” family restaurant in the evening), La Moisson, La Légende, L’Orée des Bois and L'Accalmie. Each of these spaces celebrates one of the basic elements of gastronomy, such as hunting, fishing, agriculture, foraging and livestock farming.


  • The bar in the centre of the Gourmet Lounge is the perfect place to begin or end the evening. The intimate lighting that reflects the style and colours of Quebecois culture creates the ideal conditions for a special time. With friends, with your partner or with the family, these places are designed for enjoyment and sharing.
  • It's the beating heart of the resort. Enjoy a drink with your partner on the mezzanine, get together on the comfortable sofas beside the bar, watch the shows in the evening, bask in the sun on the terrace... Le Météore is lively whatever the time of day. The comfortable, colourful atmosphere creates a bright cozy ambiance, overlooking the surrounding landscape through large picture windows.


The children's clubs at Club Med Québec Charlevoix pay vibrant homage to the natural world of Quebec. The aquatic world brings a breath of fresh air to the Baby Club Med®, while the magic of the forest enlivens the natural feel of the Petit Club Med®. The Mini Club Med® decorated with the starry night sky widens the horizons of the youngest G.Ms® even further. Included Services Available for children and childcare, as well as activities and camps for children from 0-17 years old. Inquire for more details about:
  • Baby Club Med (0-2 years)
  • Petit Club Med (2-3 years)
  • Mini Club Med (4-10 years)
  • Club Med Password (11-17 years)
  • Family Activities & More!

Club Med Spa by SOTHYS

Outdoor whirlpool bath, snow fountain and sauna - the entire Spa overlooks the St Lawrence River and the surrounding natural environment. The energy of the water, whether hot or cold, produces a soothing atmosphere.  

The Club Med Charlevoix Commitment

At Club Med, we know that our planet’s resources are not infinite. We are aware of the growing impact of tourism on the environment. We think that local communities ought to be able to benefit from our business. And we see how our employees (G.Os & G.Es) are looking for meaning in their work. Our contribution to your eco-friendly vacation:

✻ No single-use plastics ✻ Local Farming Partnerships ✻ Sustainable Tourism ✻ Local Economic Boost ✻ Heritage Preservation ✻ Sustainable Uniforms ✻ Solucycle, recycling system

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Location Notes / CME Details
August 22nd Club Med Quebec Charlevoix
August 23rd Club Med Quebec Charlevoix 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 24th Club Med Quebec Charlevoix 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 25th Club Med Quebec Charlevoix 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-And-Post Trip Information


Western Canada Office

402 West Pender Street, Suite 715

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1T6

604-684-7327 Or 1-888-647-7327

BC Travel Agent Reg. #3320-2

Eastern Canada Office

110-3425 Harvester Rd

Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3N1

905-845-6631 Or 1-800-268-3273

TICO #3328458