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6-Night Newfoundland CME AWAY® Land Tour

Chronic PainPain Management

From July 17th, 2021 - July 23rd, 2021

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Roman Jovey

Dr. Roman Jovey


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. Michael Sullivan

Dr. Michael Sullivan



About The Speaker

Dr. Michael Sullivan is currently Professor of Psychology, Medicine and Neurology at McGill University. He also holds cross-appointments with the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and is Scientific Director of the Centre for Research on Pain, Disability and Social Integration. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the social and behavioral determinants of pain-related disability.

Dr. Sullivan developed the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) in 1995. The PCS has been used in more than 700 scientific studies, it has been translated into 24 languages and is currently the most widely used measure of catastrophic thinking related to pain. Dr. Sullivan also developed the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP); the first community-based intervention program designed specifically to target psychosocial risk factors for pain-related disability.

Dr. Sullivan has published over 175 scientific papers, 22 chapters, and 5 books. He currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Health. In 2011, Dr. Sullivan received the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession. Dr. Sullivan completed his undergraduate training at McGill University and his graduate training at Concordia University in Montreal.

CME Topics

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 12 Mainpro+ credits.

Optimizing Functional Outcomes & Reducing Disability: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Chronic Pain

Dr. Jovey
  • Practical Pain Assessment
  • Physical Assessment of Patients With Pain
  • Non-Pharmacological Tx for Pain-Physical
  • Non-Opioid Pharmacotherapy
  • The Role of Cannabinoids for Pain
  • Opioids for Pain – Optimizing Outcome, Reducing Risks
  • An Exit Strategy for Opioids
  • Case Discussions – Putting Learning Into Practice
Dr. Sullivan
  • The Psychology of Pain and Disability: An Overview
  • Perceptions of Injustice as a Risk Factor for Chronic Pain and Disability: Assessment and Intervention
  • Targeting Catastrophic Thinking to Foster Recovery Following Debilitating Injury
  • Pain and Co-morbid Depression: Assessment and Treatment Implications

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

Venue Information

The island of Newfoundland and Labrador in the region of Atlantic Canada has something very special about it. In fact, it’s not just a something. It’s an everything. From the colorful characters you’ll meet along your travels and the stories they have to tell, to the amazing food made from beautifully colored vegetables, herbs and fish, to the cheerfully painted houses and vibrant wildlife, this is a refreshingly different part of the globe that you’ll love to explore.

Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a 6-day CME program in St. John’s Newfoundland. Dr. Roman Jovey (Addiction and Pain Specialist from Ontario ) and Dr. Michael Sullivan (Clinical Psychologist from Quebec) have developed a program using topics that are both relevant and practical for family physicians and specialists.

Dr. Jovey will present case vignettes to promote discussion on the use of non-opioid analgesics including cannabinoids as well as opioid analgesics. He will also present pearls on practical pain assessment.

Dr. Sullivan will present the psychology of pain and disability as well as how to foster recovery following a debilitating injury. He will also discuss pain and co-morbid depression and review assessment and treatment implications.

Dr. Jovey and Dr. Sullivan very much look forward to seeing you in St. John’s.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Tour Includes
  • Private roundtrip airport to hotel and hotel to airport transfers are provided in St. John’s
  • All baggage handling
  • 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
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
 Tour Excludes:
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Cancellation and Medical Travel Insurance which is strongly recommended
 General Points About This Tour
  • Sightseeing of wildlife and icebergs are dependent on the season and cannot be guaranteed
  • To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening
  • A reminder for Canadians, when travelling outside of your province of residence, health insurance is strongly recommended

Itinerary & Schedule

DateLocationNotes / CME Details
July 17thSt. John’s   Arrival
July 18thSt. John’s   8:30 am—12:00 pm
July 19thSt. John’s   9:00 am—12:00 pm
July 20thSt. John’s   
July 21stSt. John’s   9:00 am—12:00 pm
July 22ndSt. John’s   8:45 am—12:00 pm
July 23rdSt. John’s   Departure

A Taste of Newfoundland

 The tip of the Avalon Peninsula is your gateway to an unforgettable journey through the wonders of Newfoundland. 

Day 1     July 18                  St. John’s

 You will be met at St. John’s Airport and transferred to the JAG Hotel, St. John’s (6 night stay). You are staying in the 500 years-young coastal city of St. john’s, where contemporary elegance melds seamlessly with the charms of the old world. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner is included. 

Day 2     July 19                  St. John’s

 Spend this morning attending the first CME session. Then set out on a discovery of North   America’s easternmost city. Spend some time in quaint Petty Harbour, one of the continent’s oldest settlements. Enjoy time to explore the picturesque town on your own before getting the local flavours at lunch. Get caught up in the trails of Signal Hill and step into maritime history at Cape Spear Lighthouse, the oldest surviving lighthouse in the region. Stop at a local grocery store and look for packaged, moose, caribou and local berries on display. Tonight, partake in one St. John’s greatest traditions, Rally in the Alley, a really fun night out in St. John’s. Today, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. 

Day 3     July 20                  St. John’s

 This morning, attend the second CME session. The remainder of the day will be at leisure, yours to do as you wish. Perhaps you will enjoy a local gallery or explore an nearby nature trail. Today, breakfast is included

Day 4     July 21                   St. John’s         

 Today after breakfast, travel to the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula and take in green slopes set upon rocky cliffs. Discover the area from a different perspective and hit the water on a Zodiac Ecotour. Stop at Ferryland Head to enjoy a picnic lunch, admiring views of the scenic lighthouse and the coastal lookout. Take a step back into the past at lord Baltimore’s Mansion, a site that dates back to the 17th century. Today, breakfast and lunch are included 

Day 5     July 22                   St. John’s

 This morning, attend the third CME session. After the session is done, the day is yours. Many sightseeing options are available. Today, breakfast is included

Day 6     July 23                   St. John’s

 This morning, attend the final CME session. After lunch, head out for an afternoon of sightseeing. Watch for puffins on a nature cruise to Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Your on-board guide will engage you in the region’s connections to marine life – specifically the thousands of Humpback and Minke whales that call this corner of the world home. This evening, join your new friends for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Today, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. 

Day 7     July 24                   St. John’s

 After breakfast, transfer to St. John’s Airport as your Taste of newfoundland journey comes to an end.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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