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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

ArthritisCommunicationRheumatologySleep MedicineTransgender Medicine

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

Trip Characteristics

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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. In 1984, she received certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada(CFPC) and in 1994, was certified with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. In 1998, she received the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s annual Mental Health Awareness Award. In 2001, the College of Family Physicians of Canada awarded her a fellowship. She has been doing pain management for over 25 years. Her focus is on a bio-psycho-social approach to pain management. She does a significant amount of teaching in chronic pain across the country and is a physician assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of both Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador. She chairs a subcommittee for the National Opioid Use Guideline Group. She is a member of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management and the Canadian Pain Society. She is a committee member of the CFPC community of practice in chronic pain. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University and Chief of Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario.

Dr. Natalia Pittman

Dr. Natalia Pittman



About The Speaker

Dr. Pittman graduated with her MD in 2011 from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the same year she obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology. She finished her Internal Medicine residency at Queen’s University in 2015 and her Rheumatology Fellowship at McMaster University in 2017. She is currently practicing as an Adult Rheumatologist in St. John’s, Newfoundland and has a special interest in Pregnancy in Rheumatic Diseases. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Memorial University.

CME Topics

Pearls for Managing Different Kinds of Arthritis, Sleep Disorders & Communicating with Patients

Dr. Hatcher
  • Managing Sleep Disorders: Insomnia to Narcolepsy
  • Trans-forming Your Practice: An Introduction to Transgender Medicine
  • Skills to Improve Communication & Avoid Lawsuits
Dr. Pittman
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Gout: A Common but Undertreated Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: A New Era in 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
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$1145
Conference TuitionBook Before April 21st, 2021Book After April 21st, 2021
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
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited Premium Liquors
  • 7 bars, including swim-up bars
  • Stocked bars in every room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines
  • All tips, taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving (and all equipment)
  • Waterskiing
  • Snorkeling (and all equipment)
  • Hobie Cats, paddle boards, kayaks
  • Professional instruction for water sports
  • Beach volleyball, basketball, pool tables
  • Day and night tennis
  • Unlimited land sports and fitness center with LifeFitness® Equipment
  • Day and night entertainment including live shows
  • Free WiFi (in room and all common areas)

Itinerary & Schedule

DateLocationNotes / CME Details
January 22ndWhite House, Jamaica
January 23rdWhite House, Jamaica8:00 AM—11:30 AM
January 24thWhite House, Jamaica8:00 AM—12:00 PM
January 25thWhite House, Jamaica
January 26thWhite House, Jamaica8:00 AM—12:00 PM
January 27thWhite House, Jamaica8:00 AM—11:15 AM
January 28thWhite House, Jamaica
January 29thWhite 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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