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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."

7-Night Jamaica CME AWAY® Resort

Sandals South Coast

CommunicationFamily MedicineHypertensionNephrologySleep MedicineTransgender Medicine

From January 22nd, 2022 - January 29th, 2022

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Faculty & CME Details

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. Sheldon Tobe

Dr. Sheldon Tobe



About The Speaker

Sheldon Tobe is Professor of Medicine at both the University of Toronto and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and is currently the University of Toronto Nephrology Postgraduate Fellowship Director. His clinical activities focus on complex hypertension, CKD and dialysis. His main research interests are implementation science for dissemination of cardiovascular focused clinical practice guidelines. Dr. Tobe was chair of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program from 2005 to 2012 and is a co-chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavour (C-CHANGE) Dr. Tobe has received many teaching awards and other career distinctions and has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and has led and participated in peer reviewed and investigator initiated multicentered international research collaborations.

CME Topics

Potpourri of Family Medicine & All About Hypertension

  CME AWAY® is pleased to invite you to a 7 night CME conference at the Sandals South Coast resort in Jamaica from January 22-29, 2022. There are 2 presenters - Dr. Sheldon Tobe practices and teaches in Ontario and is a Nephrologist and recognized expert on hypertension. Dr. Lydia Hatcher is a family doctor, also in Ontario and was the former Head of Family Practice at McMaster University. They have developed a program that will appeal to both family physicians and specialists. Their programs are designed to be evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged. Dr. Tobe will cover topics such as Hypertension, Hypertension with Different Co-morbidities and C-Change Dr. Hatcher will present on Managing Sleep Disorders, Transforming Your Practice: An Introduction to Transgender Medicine, Skills to Improve Communications & Avoid Lawsuits, Depression and Anxiety Dr.’s Tobe and Hatcher look forward to seeing you in Jamaica.   Dr. Hatcher
  • Adverse Childhood Events and Trauma Informed Care Demystified
  • Depression, Anxiety, Panic, and PTSD – what to do!!
  • Skills to Improve Communication & Avoid Lawsuits
  • Managing Sleep Disorders: Insomnia to Narcolepsy
  • Trans-forming Your Practice: An Introduction to Transgender Medicine
  • Health Care Management in Older (65+) Adults and Frail Patients
Dr. Tobe
  • Global Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Women with Hypertension
  • CV Risk Reduction in Diabetes (SGLT2 inhibitors/GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in Patients with DM and CVD)
  • How C-CHANGE can Help Management of the multi co-morbidity patient
  • Hypertension and Single Pill Combination Therapy
  • Hypertension, Lifestyle and Sodium
  • Management of Patients with Diabetes and Hypertension 2
  • CHF and Hypertension: Management of Hypertension to Prevent Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation

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 April 21st, 2021 Book After April 21st, 2021
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

The all-new Sandals South Coast is the perfect combination of European civility in an all-beachfront resort. From all-new Over-the-Water Bungalows, an overwater bar, and a romantic Over-the-Water Chapel, Sandals South Coast brings guests closer than ever to the water. Set on a 2-mile stretch of Jamaica’s south coast’s most pristine white-sand beach and nestled within a 500-acre nature preserve, this spectacular seaside oasis features three distinctive European Villages. Relax by one of three pools, including Jamaica’s largest, or dine at the new Sushi on the Sand restaurant. At night, extravagant bonfire areas and fire pits add to the glow of this truly unique destination in the heart of paradise.


Additional Noteworthy Features

All Included, All Unlimited, All The Time

  • Unlimited fine dining at 9 restaurants
  • 7 bars, including swim-up bars
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited Premium Liquors
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines
  • Stocked bars in every room
  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 3 pools
  • Unlimited land and water sports
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving (and all equipment)
  • Professional instruction for water sports
  • State-of-the-art fitness center and spa
  • Day and night entertainment including live shows
  • Romantic Tranquility Soaking Tubs on patios and balconies
  • Butler service in top-tier categories
  • Free WiFi (in room and all common areas)


Sandals South Coast features 9 extraordinary restaurants, where our chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create authentic regional specialties from Italian, Asian and Mediterranean, to Caribbean, Jamaican and more. Dine along the beach, at romantic tables for two, or on the piazza. No matter where you dine, everything is included at our specialty restaurants, including six varietals of Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines.


Discover the Perfect Pairing. Giuseppe's makes guests feel right at home-right along the Caribbean Sea. With inviting indoor and outdoor seating, this cozy Italian restaurant brims with genuine Tuscan charm. Dine amid the candlelit ambiance of its outdoor terrace or step inside for a taste of warm, old country allure. Here, you'll find the joys of Italy in the Tuscany-style antipasti bar featuring unique appetizers. From pizza and pasta, to tempting desserts, the food at Giuseppe's is the main attraction. Indulge in pizza made your way and delicious pasta creations likebraised lamb ragout served with penne pasta and fresh zucchini, tomato, and shrimp tossed with linguine pasta.


Discover Pan-Asian Enchantment. Taking its name from the fragrant flower used in perfumery and tea, Jasmines showcases the colorful flavors of the Orient. It's said that exotic foods are for lovers, and after a romantic dining experience at Jasmines, it will be easy to see why. From the vaulted ceilings to the beautifully textured walls, Jasmines' Asian-inspired décor features a sensual ambiance and intimate dining space perfect for two people in love. Dark mahogany accents, bamboo-style chairs; hardwood flooring, and fiery red walls put the finishing touches to the provocative venue. But the main draw for most guests is the tantalizing fare. Specializing in pan-Asian cuisine, the chefs at Jasmines take pride in preparing menu favorites using the exotic, delectable spices and flavors of the Far East.

Café de Paris

Discover a Little Bit of Paris in the Caribbean. Whitehouse has always been known for its 365 beaches and romantic settings. Now, Café de Paris is helping to make it known for fine, Parisian treats. When the café concept was first introduced in Paris in the 17th century, people fell in love with the neighborhood feel of the café, which over the years became a place to relax. The same semblance is found at Café de Paris, the social pulse of Whitehouse. Flowers, bright colors, and lovely patio furniture with umbrellas adorn the outside of the café. But the chic décor and romantic ambience aren't the only things to savor at this superb café.


Lady Eleanor used her collection of exotic recipes and her massive Georgian dining room to create the most lavish banquets Jamaican colonial society had ever seen. Her recipes cemented her place in culinary history and she became known as the best cook in the Caribbean! Eleanors cuisine is served in an atmosphere reminiscent of Eleanor's very own great house dining room so that her legacy as the best cook in the Caribbean will never be forgotten. The enchanting, old-world charm of Eleanors captivates guests from the moment they walk through the doors. But it's the delectable cuisine inspired by this 18th century matriarch that leaves a lasting impression with a calypso of flavors such as Tamarind Grilled Beef Tenderloin (tamarind-infused red wine reduction), Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Caribbean Grilled Lobster, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, West Indian Curried Lamb, and Rasta Pasta (penne pasta tossed with chef's choice of vegetables, ackee, spinach, and coconut cream sauce).


Discover Diversity. The Bayside Restaurant represents the culinary diversity of an equally diverse locale. With flavorsome Caribbean cuisine, guests from near and far can enjoy Bayside by day for buffet-style breakfast and lunch; and bask in its enchanting essence with dining by night for an exquisite a la carte dinner. The character of Bayside's terrace setting overlooking the pier and Caribbean Sea is charming. Watch the sailboats pass by, indulge in a candlelit dinner, or view the fiery sunset while the cool, sea breeze washes over you.


Discover a Taste of Jamaica. With mesmerizing water views and a tantalizing menu of authentic Jamaican favorites, all your senses will be overcome with joy at Schooner's. This delicious beach club is set in the magnifique French Village, adding a certain joie de vivre to your surroundings. Of course, the cuisine is purely Jamaican, which will make your palate celebrate in the spirit of the island. Lunch is served beachside, bringing a sense of utter relaxation to every dish. As the sun sets over the sea, the ambience shifts to pure romance, where the stars, candles, and tiki torches light the night, and the waves softly lapping against the shoreline provide the perfect soundtrack.


Neptune, the Roman god of water and the sea, is one of the most well known deities of Roman mythology.It's said that his powers are at the core of Neptunes, our Mediterranean seafood restaurant - and after dining here, you just might believe the old tale rings true. With casual European elegance, the Neptune-blessed cuisine highlights the best in Mediterranean fare. Eggplant, artichokes, squash, tomatoes, legumes, onions, mushrooms, okra, cucumbers, and herbs are used to embellish three course meals of fresh seafood such as lobster, mussels, octopus, shrimp, salmon, tuna. Traditional delights such as feta lamb kebabs, tzatkiki, and saffron-infused Bouillabaisse are tantalizing temptations. You'll marvel at sea vistas just within reach, the sweeping views, the inviting, laidback atmosphere, and the divine desserts; but most of all, you'll laud enticing cuisine said to be touched by a god.

The Jerk Shack

Discover Authentic Jamaican Jerk. Believed to have originated with Jamaica's Arawak Indians, jerk cookery began as a preservation method. The Maroons of Jamaica, who once sought refuge in the island's Blue Mountains, eternalized the Arawak's ancient jerk technique by spicing or seasoning the meat, wrapping it in leaves, then placing it on hot rocks over a lattice of wood. This technique evolved with the use of different spices to the cooking style that we know today as Jerk. At the Jerk Shack, chefs apply the jerk cooking style using a marinade or paste that incorporates pimento (allspice) and scotch bonnet peppers.

Sushi on the Sand

Sandals South Coast Jamaica is making sushi lovers happy with the debut of Sushi On The Sand, a seaside restaurant offering fresh rolls, sashimi, salads and more alongside beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. Sushi On The Sand brings Far East fare to this Luxury Included® resort as part of Sandals Resorts 5-Star Global Gourmet dining.

Special Dietary Requirements

A centrally located Culinary Concierge Desk is available and ready to assist with any special dietary requirements like food allergies.

Candlelight Dinner

Celebrate your love with a candlelight dinner for two on the beach, in a garden or even on your terrace. Your dedicated waiter will take care of all the details.

Premium Beverages Included & Unlimited

Premium House Wines

  • We've raised the bar on the Luxury Included® experience by partnering with Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks®. Selected for Sandals Resorts, there are 6 varietals to choose from.

Premium Liquors

  • From a swim-up pool bar to a traditional British pub, Sandals is all about choices. Whether you take yours straight up or on the rocks, unlimited premium liquors are all included.

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum

  • An iconic Jamaica product and internationally acclaimed rum brand, is poured at all Sandals Resorts throughout the Caribbean.


You will find a wide range of activities waiting for you at Sandals South Coast. You can do as much as you want to do - even PADI® Certified Scuba Diving in spectacular waters - or absolutely nothing at all because it’s all included, all unlimited, all the time.

PADI® Certified Scuba Diving

  • Some of the world’s most renowned reefs, walls and wrecks are found in these extraordinary waters. That’s why divers flock to this corner of the planet, and it’s why Sandals offers one of the most comprehensive scuba diving programs anywhere - and it’s all included!

An Ocean of Water Sports

  • Every water sport imaginable is included along with top-of-the-line equipment and professional instruction. Sandals includes a full range of water sports like:
    • Kayaks
    • Waterskiing
    • Windsurfing
    • Snorkelling
    • Sailboats
    • Tubing
    • Paddle Boarding
    • Glass Bottom Boats
    • Wakeboarding
    • Kneeboarding

Entertainment, Day and Night

  • No one throws a party like Sandals because here every day is a celebration. From the slightly wild and exotic to the modern and lively, you’ll find parties around the beach, around the pool and around the clock.
    • Amphitheater
    • Piano bar
    • Talent night
    • Carnival party
    • Caribbean night
    • Live bands
    • White night
    • Live shows

Unlimited Land Activities

  • From the sands to the courts, Sandals includes unlimited land sports so there are no limits to what you can play, when you can play including:
    • Table tennis
    • Shuffleboard
    • Lawn chess
    • Croquet
    • Basketball
    • Beach volleyball
    • Day & night tennis
    • Board games
    • Pool tables
    • Squash
    • Bocce ball

State-of-the-art Fitness Center

  • Stay fit while enjoying your time away! Whether it’s in one of our high-energy group fitness classes or cardio and weight-training in our top-of-the-line Life Fitness equipment, you will be sure to find the fun in fitness!

    • Aerobic classes
    • Aqua-fit classes
    • Cybex equipment
    • Elliptical machines
    • Exercise bikes
    • Stairclimbers
    • Free weights
    • Universal weights
    • Treadmills

Red Lane® Spa

  • Caribbean inspired spa treatments using regional natural products are available at the exclusive Red Lane® Spa at Sandals South Coast. A tranquil sanctuary, the Spa offers treatment rooms, a fitness center, beauty salon, a Yoga-Pilates studio, steam room, plunge pools and several intimate relaxation areas in secluded gardens.

Resort Boutiques

  • At Sandals, you can enjoy duty-free shopping at our on-resort boutiques. Browse through art galleries, our resort shop, and even luxury jewelry retailers for the perfect gift. Our resort shop features various sundries from branded items to local crafts. And at Sandals South Coast, you can find the finest jewelry at Chulani Jewelers, the oldest duty free merchant on the island of Jamaica.

Local Adventure Tours

  • The best way to experience the real Jamaica is to get up close and personal with it. Island Routes offers luxury adventure tours that range from completely exhilarating to delightfully sedate.

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Location Notes / CME Details
January 22nd White House, Jamaica
January 23rd White House, Jamaica 8:00 AM—11:30 AM
January 24th White House, Jamaica 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
January 25th White House, Jamaica
January 26th White House, Jamaica 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
January 27th White House, Jamaica 8:00 AM—11:15 AM
January 28th White House, Jamaica
January 29th White House, Jamaica

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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