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"The goal of a CME AWAY® conference by Sea Courses is to provide the very best opportunity for health care professionals to not only LEARN but to CONNECT with peers in a stimulating yet RELAXING environment."

4-Night Wickaninnish Inn CME AWAY® Resort

Wickaninnish Inn

Atrial FibrillationDiabetesInsomniaLow Back PainNeck PainNSAIDSOpioids

From October 3rd, 2021 - October 7th, 2021

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. John Axler

Dr. John Axler

Specialty:

Primary Care

About The Speaker

John Axler MD, CCFP, FCFP is an Assistant Professor in the U of T Faculty of Medicine, Dep’t of Family and Community Medicine. His CME career began in the 1980’s when he organized “The Fundamentals “ at what was then known as the Toronto East General Hospital and has been actively involved in CME since then for over 40 years. He was the Director of Continuing Education Projects for U of T Faculty of Medicine, Dep’t of Family and Community Medicinefrom 2003 to 2011 and was then the Director of Continuing Education from 2011 to 2016. He was the Course Director for Saturday at the University and the Course Director for Pri-Med (formerly Primary Care Today) from it’s inauguration in 2003 until 2012. He currently is the co-director of CME AWAY® by Sea Courses and Director of Medical Affairs for the International Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. He is the 2009-2010 co-winner of the U of T faculty of Medicine Colin Woolf award for Long Term Contribution to Continuing Education and the 2011 co-winner of the DFCM award for ex-cellence in CME. He has helped develop over 300 certified CME programs, the Course Director of over 130 CME conferences , an invited speaker to over 100 CME programs and an author or co-author of over 100 published articles. He was in full time active family practice and on active staff at MGH from 1969 to 2012 and has since done locums at the Albany Clinic since 2012.

Dr. Sol Stern

Dr. Sol Stern

Specialty:

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.

CME Topics

Dr. Axler
  • Core Back Tool,
  • The Core Neck Tool
  • NSAIDS
  • Imaging for Low Back Pain: A Picture is Worth…
Dr. Stern
  • Update on Canadian Opioid Guidelines
  • Managing Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and CAD
  • Iinhibitors/GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in Patients with DM and CVD
  • Insomnia: Review of Medical and Non-Medical Options for Treatment

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

Venue Information

Immersive and captivating, the Wickaninnish Inn celebrates its rich heritage through attentive hospitality and the spirit of adventure. Perched between the ancient rainforest and the sea, our location offers unparalleled access to the true nature of Vancouver Island’s west coast. Alongside the lively wonderscape outside, our offerings are presented with genuine care and consideration, giving you the time to share special moments and create timeless memories.  The Inn’s two neighbouring buildings house all of our accommodations and services just steps from the beach. Their architecture has helped define the archetypal North West Coast style, one which utilizes natural elements of local cedar, fir, driftwood and stone in its design. With windows opening towards the surrounding landscape and seascape, guests are immersed in the beauty of our incredible surroundings from every room. Sculptures and artwork from local artisans feature prominently throughout the Inn and create the essence of its unique character.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Resort Features

  • Ancient Cedars Spa
  • Henry Nolla’s Carving Shed
  • Fitness Room
  • Nearby Trails & Beach
  • Complimentary Bikes
  • Lookout Library
  • Henry Nolla Art Gallery
  • Shuttle Service
  • The Pointe Restaurant
  • On the Rocks Bar
  • Howard’s Wine Cellar
  • Driftwood Cafe

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Experiences at The Wickaninnish Inn

Adventure

Waves roll in, cormorants dive into the sea, sea lions play offshore and, further out, islands carry forest-covered mountains on their backs—this is Canada’s West Coast, beckoning to your inner explorer. Get out there and live in the elements! From sea to sky, the West Coast is a natural playground. With sea kayaking, surfing, biking or fishing just steps out the door, you can divide your days into a rotation of active adventure or focus your time perfecting one. The sandy beaches of the Esowista Peninsula are optimal for learning how to surf. There are  several local outfitters who provide lessons and gear—even for the tiniest age groups—to get you safely into the waves and help you polish your style. Beginners and expert paddlers alike can enjoy a kayak trip out in Clayoquot Sound; go for a four-hour excursion or a multi-day trip to island hop. If you’re hooked on getting further out to sea, highly-skilled fishing guides will take you to catch halibut, salmon and lingcod.

Culture & Artisanship

Starting with the artistry of the Nuu-chah-nulth people, the West Coast has long sparked a creative fire in those who live and visit here. From painters to musicians, woodworkers to food artists—talent is in abundance! This ingenuity extends to other crafts, as well: our local brewery is a popular community hub and purveyor of small-batch brews, our annual film festival a much-anticipated event and local florists, photographers and jewellery-makers use their mediums to define unique interpretations of appreciating this region. You won’t have to go far to see the handiwork of local artisans. From our hand-carved doors by Henry Nolla to the signature driftwood chairs, the Inn proudly features the incredible skills of our neighbours in every room. Some of the pieces were made in the Carving Shed right next door, where local carvers welcome visitors to watch them at work. The town of Tofino is small, but bustles with vibrant businesses. Stylish shops and gift boutiques offer locally-made goods, and dining venues leave nothing to be desired with their house-made sweet and savoury menus.

Nature of Clayoquot Sound

The nature here is predictably unpredictable, that’s what makes it wild! Discover sun-dappled trails winding through the rainforest, identify flowers and berries along the Shorepine Bog, feel the expansive reach of Long Beach stretching towards a fiery sunset. As you watch sea lions playing in the crashing waves of storm season, you may find an innate sense of play bubble up. The spirit of exploration is alive and well on the West Coast. Plan for some time to wander, and wonder. Starting from the trails surrounding the Wickaninnish Inn to a hike up Lone Cone, the awesome perspectives of nature are endless. With Pacific Rim National Park, a jewel of Canada, as our neighbour, day trips to explore the dunes at Wickaninnish Beach or the power of water blasting at the Blowhole at Halfmoon Bay are easy and accessible. While you’ll likely see the majesty of eagles from the comfort of your room, daily whale and bear watching trips with onboard naturalists are available for wildlife sightings of a larger variety.

West Coast Culinary

With a buttery, hot-from-the-oven croissant in one hand, and a locally-roasted coffee in the other, breakfast is just the beginning of your day, and the culinary delights that await you here. While we love hosting you at The Pointe Restaurant, Driftwood Café and On the Rocks Bar, we also encourage you to seek out some of the fantastic establishments in our community. Fantastic charcuterie spreads, lemon-baked halibut, pulled-pork tacos, spicy ramen bowls and the best seafood chowder you’ve ever had are just some of the options for your forest feasts and seaside dinners. From fresh-caught prawns to house-baked breads, Tofino’s culinary scene is a not-so-secret enigma that punches far above expectations. Here, talented chefs mix with local harvesters to showcase the bounty of the land and sea at its finest and most delicious. There’s plenty of variety to satiate your appetite. Start your day at Tofino Coffee Co. for a specialty espresso, Rhino Coffee House for an offbeat or classic donut, or join us at The Pointe Restaurant for a decadent weekend brunch. If you’re lucky to be here during the Tofino Public Market season (late spring to early autumn), the Village Green hosts a variety of local vendors on Saturday mornings.

Wellness & Relaxation

Find stillness, find movement, find your rhythm. There’s nothing like immersing yourself in nature to inspire a reconnection with what balance is right for you. Breathe deeply. Exhilarating activities, nourishing cuisine, mindful meditation or sumptuous self-care treatments will help replenish and restore your natural state of well being. Exposure to the sights and sounds of nature—something we have in unlimited supply—are proven to have a deep impact and ripple effect in improving one’s life quality. Perhaps simply being in this place and taking time to be present is what you seek. For more curated forms of wellness activities, there are plenty of options to choose from. Our award-winning Ancient Cedars Spa offers a variety of treatments inspired by the rainforest and the coast. You can choose a singular offering, or allow our highly-skilled practitioners to guide you through a thematic treatment. Get your circulation moving with vigorous movement in our Fitness Centre [temporarily closed]; adjust and align with a private yoga class at the spa, or attend a community class in town.

Family

With their insatiable curiosity, kids are among the best sidekicks to have when exploring the West Coast. From piling sand into creative beach art to wondering at the simple, otherworldly beauty of sea urchins, they have a keen eye for wonder. Of course, an inquisitive nature doesn’t have an age limit, and the young at heart also thrive here! Kids to centenarians will find common ground on a West Coast vacation. Spend the days exploring tide pool ecosystems, building towering sandcastles, enjoying beachside picnics and discovering the wonderful link between learning and playing. Surf shops offer equipment for all sizes of wave enthusiasts, as do daily fishing charters. Wildlife excursions—whale and bear watching—can take large groups out on the water; and park tours, guided by naturalists, are available for fewer people. Get hands-on at the touch tank in the Ucluelet Aquarium, a catch-and-release facility showcasing the biodiversity of Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds.

This is a small, exclusive resort, so book early to avoid disappointment. We are also limiting attendance at this CME. There are a limited number of rooms in each category.

Wickaninnish Inn is entirely non-smoking. This includes guestrooms as well as guestroom balconies. There are limited outdoor smoking areas.

    

Itinerary & Schedule

DateLocationNotes / CME Details
October 3rdSalal Room & Shoreline Terrace6:00 PM—9:00 PM (Welcome Dinner)
October 4thSalal Room & Shoreline Terrace8:00 AM—12:30 PM
October 5thSalal Room & Shoreline Terrace
October 6thSalal Room & Shoreline Terrace8:00 AM—12:15 PM
October 7thSalal Room & Shoreline Terrace

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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