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Sandals Emerald Bay

CardiologyFamily Medicine

From March 24th, 2019 - March 31st, 2019

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Alan Bell

Dr. Alan Bell


Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Bell is a family physician and clinical researcher in Toronto, Canada. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto and on the active staff of the Humber River Regional Hospital. He is a recipient of the Canadian College of Family Physicians Award of Excellence. His activities include: Past Chair and Current Primary Panel – Canadian Cardiovascular Society Antiplatelet Guideline Committee (Dr. Bell is the only primary care physician to ever chair a CCS guideline committee); Primary Panel – Canadian Cardiovascular Society Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Committee; Thrombosis Canada – Executive Council; Member American Society of Bone and Mineral Research; Canadian Stroke Network Professional Development Committee; Canadian Medical Association Journal – Peer Reviewer. Dr. Bell’s involvement in continuing medical education includes the development and presentation of many national projects. He has served as faculty and chair of countless committees and advisory boards dedicated to serving the common interests of the medical profession and the public. His research, commentaries and letters have been presented and published internationally.

Dr. Michael Heffernan

Dr. Michael Heffernan



About The Speaker

Dr. Michael Heffernan is a staff cardiologist at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. He obtained his honours bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Genetic Engineering from McMaster University in 1987. He then successfully pursued a Ph.D. in the department of Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Heffernan completed Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at the University of Toronto. He accepted a staff Cardiology position at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in 2001 and is currently the Director of the Oakville Hospital Heart Function Clinic. Dr. Heffernan is also a Director of Oakville Cardiologists and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University. Dr. Heffernan’s research activities have been widely published in academic and peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine. His current research interests include acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and dyslipidemia.

CME Topics

Dr. Bell
  • Atrial Fibrillation - Anticoagulant Management
  • Venous Thromboembolism - Anticoagulant Management
  • Antiplatelet Therapy for Coronary Disease Prevention
  • Use of Cannabinoids in Clinical Practice
  • Diabetes Management 2017
  • Osteoporosis – Fracture a Breaking Point
  • New Advances in the Management of Cholesterol in High Risk Patients
Dr. Heffernan
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Dyslipidemia: Traditional and Emerging Therapies
  • My Patient Has a Cardiac Complaint: An Approach to Cardiac Investigations
  • Congestive Heart Failure: Entering A New Era of Therapy
  • Palpitations: The Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • My Patient Just Had a Heart Attack: Secondary Prevention Post Myocardial Infarction
  • Hypertension Management: A Review of the 2018 Hypertension Guidelines

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 June 24th, 2018Book After June 24th, 2018
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$845$995

Venue Information


Deep within the idyllic waters of the Exumas, Sandals Emerald Bay brings unprecedented luxury to the easy‐going rhythms of the BahamianOutIslands. This privileged enclave is designed to ensure you’ll feel like you’re the only ones there, where service reigns supreme and Bahamian‐style architecture of elegant villas and suites harmonize with nature. Secluded within 500 tropical acres along a pristine, mile‐long beach, civilized pleasure coexists with exotic adventures, from three impressive pools including a half‐acre, zero‐entry pool with a dramatic fire pit in the middle ‐to seven exceptional restaurants.

Additional Noteworthy Features

All meals - including breakfast, lunch & dinner with Beringer house wines
All snacks
Pristine, mile-long beach
Championship golf course
150-slip deepwater marina
245 oceanview and ocenfront suites
Unlimited scuba diving
Unlimited fine dining at 7 restaurants
Unlimited land and water sports
6 full-service bars including swim-up bar
24-hour room service
Unlimited premium brand drinks
Red Lane Spa
3 Pools (including the island's largest)
All current hotel taxes, gratuities and service charges
Daily activities and nightly entertainment

Itinerary & Schedule

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Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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Western Canada Office

402 West Pender Street, Suite 715

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1T6

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

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Eastern Canada Office

1660 North Service Rd. E, Suite 101

Oakville, Ontario, L6H 7G3

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

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