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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 Punta Cana CME AWAY® Resort

Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & TRS Turquesa Hotel

AddictionFamily MedicineOncologyPain Management

From March 12th, 2022 - March 19th, 2022

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Joel Bordman

Dr. Joel Bordman


Chronic Pain & Addiction

About The Speaker

Dr. Bordman graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1985. He has achieved credentials in both Addiction and Pain from international societies. He has lectured on these topics throughout Canada and Internationally. He has mentored many other Canadian health care providers on Addiction and Pain. He has been an expert in court and for the Canadian Medical Protective Association on cases involving Pain, Addiction, and Long-Term Care. He has experience in Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, Family Practice and Long-Term care, but his main professional interest is in treating Opioid Use Disorder and assessing Chronic Pain treatment in the complex patient. His personal interests include traveling and spending quality time with his grandchildren.

Dr. Jeff Habert

Dr. Jeff Habert


Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Habert has been a Family Physician in Thornhill for the last 30 years. He is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Habert is also a Peer Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Investigating Coroner for the City of Toronto and a Peer Leader at OntarioMD. He has an interest in the use of clinical practice guidelines, and has participated on committees to establish guidelines in the areas of Depression, Stroke and Thrombosis. He has recently served on the Committee for the 2017 Canadian Secondary Stroke Prevention Guidelines and is currently a member of the Canadian Stroke Best Practices Quality Advisory Committee. He is the Co-Chair of Thrombosis Canada Guidelines Committee. He also serves on the University of Toronto FMLE Curriculum committee (2nd year med students). Dr. Habert is very involved in the continuing education of Family Physicians in the multiple areas including Thrombosis/Stroke, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and Depression/ADHD. He has served on numerous planning committees as a member and chairman for the creation of accredited CME programs. He has also lectured provincially and nationally on these topics. Dr. Habert is published in the areas of Thrombosis and Stroke Prevention, Depression, ADHD, ADPKD, Overactive Bladder, Influenza and EMR use in Family Practice.

Dr. Eileen Rakovitch

Dr. Eileen Rakovitch



About The Speaker

Eileen Rakovitch MD MSc FRCPC is a radiation oncologist, and an Associate Professor and Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. She is an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and is the LC Campbell Research Chair in Breast Cancer Research. She has an active clinical practice and leads a research program that aims to improve the care of women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ and to identify women with DCIS who are at greatest risk of developing invasive breast cancer.

CME Topics

Addiction, Family Medicine & Oncology

This course is being presented by Dr. Joel Bordman, who specializes in pain and addiction treatment, Dr. Jeff Habert, who works extensively in continuing education for medical professionals and Dr. Eileen Rakovitch, who specializes in breast cancer research. All are based in Toronto, Ontario. The course has been designed for, family physicians, specialists, all allied multi-disciplinary health care professions & staff treating patients / clients in their respective disciplines. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, with practical and relevant clinical pearls easily implemented into all health care based medical practices for the benefit of mutual patients within any multi-disciplinary health care profession. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Dr. Bordman

  • Differential Diagnosis of Opioid Use Disorder
  • Medically Assisted Treatment in Opioid Use Disorder
  • Urine Drug Testing
  • Chronic Pain Simplified
  • Other Addictions in Society
  • The Opioid Crisis

Dr. Habert

  • VTE for Primary Care
  • OAB for Primary Care
  • ADHD For Primary Care
  • MDD and Treatment Resistant MDD
  • Lipid Management

Dr. Rakovitch

  • The Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer Screening
  • Update on the Treatment of Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Update on Screening Cervical, Colorectal, Lung and Prostate Cancer

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 June 9th, 2021 Book After June 9th, 2021
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

Family-Friendly and Adults-Only Options!

Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & TRS Turquesa Hotel are sister properties located beside each other on the same beach. Guests staying at TRS Turquesa Hotel have full access to facilities at all 3 Palladium sister properties. Guests staying at Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort enjoy free access to restaurants and bars at Grand Palladium Palace Resort & Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort, all conveniently located next to each other (no access to TRS Turquesa Hotel). All guests enjoy access to the Convention Centre and Zentropia Spa & Wellness Centre.

Additional Noteworthy Features


Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa lies on the beautiful, exclusive shores of Bávaro Beach. Submerge yourself into an ocean of coconut groves that meet white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters. Bathe in luxury. Soak up the sun in our pristine pools or plush Balinese beds. Satisfy your craving with our exquisite cuisine or enjoy total relaxation at Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness. At Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts, couples and families alike will find the perfect escape to spend time with the ones they love.

About This Resort:

  • All-inclusive
  • 672 luxury suites
  • 9 à la carte restaurants, 5 international restaurants, and 29 bars, including an Xtra Time Sports Bar
  • 5 freshwater swimming pools and a water park
  • Sport and water activities
  • A state-of-the-art convention center
  • Day and night entertainment for both children and adults
  • Casino at adjacent Grand Palladium Palace Resort

Infinite Indulgence®

The all-inclusive evolves beyond excellence. Enjoy your stay with Infinite Indulgence©. Services with no limits, to all our Guests. Please yourself, with no limits. This is what vacations are for, and this is our inspiration, offering you much more than an all-inclusive plan at Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts and The Royal Suites Hotels. Feed your most exquisite cravings at our à la carte international restaurants. The thirst for good times, is satisfied with the finest spirits and drinks at every bar of the hotel. Share your joy, you have free Wi-Fi in all our facilities. Enjoy a relaxing day in our Spa & Wellness Center**, or have fun with any of our activities and shows. Guest can use any of the facilities located at our resort, except those located at The Royal Suites Hotels. ** Access to the hydrotherapy areas (hot tubs, pool, sauna and steam baths) in our Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness centers will have a $35 USD fee per guest, per day for Grand Palladiumás guests. Our Royal Suites guests and Palladium Travel Club members have their entrance included in their stay. Also there will be offers and special attentions towards our guests. Also, guests who purchase any of our spa treatments at Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness will be given free access to our hydrotherapy areas that day


Thanks to the great variety and excellent quality of the restaurants located at the Palladium Hotels & Resorts, you’ll enjoy an exquisite cuisine worthy of the most discerning palates. The complex features 8 delicious a la carte theme restaurants (international, Asian, Tex Mex, Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Brazilian and Japanese cuisine), and 5 buffet-style restaurants. Our guests can also choose from the great selection of drinks available at any of the 13 bars and 6 beach bars they’ll find around the complex.  Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa also offer gluten-free menus and a special program for people with allergies and intolerances.

El Dorado

  • Located on the beach in the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa. It offers a wide selection of meat imported from the US. Choose your starters from our buffet or a la carte.


  • This restaurant provides an à-la-carte dinner service, with Asian specialities, as well as an innovative menu with Indian food. You can dine using tatami-type tables which, together with the faint and filtered lights, will create a unique atmosphere.

La Adelita

  • A sequence of colourful spaces and geometries where you can enjoy à-la-carte dinners, with exquisite Mexican dishes. It provides a carefree and pleasant atmosphere that will take you to this incredible country, so you can enjoy its famous cuisine.

La Lola

  • This fully refurbished restaurant provides a dinner service that focuses directly on the concept of tapas, with a large variety of selected Spanish tapas, which you can enjoy with a glass of beer. You can also try the best cava wines and the most delicious Spanish wines from the cellar, while enjoying the pleasant outdoor restaurant.


  • It is in front of the lobby of the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino. You can enjoy the best Japanese dishes by trying the à-la-carte specialities cooked in teppanyaki. Enjoy the live Japanese cooking shows, which will make your dinner a nice soirée full of fun for all the family. *Reservation required for teppanyaki.


  • Located on the beach of the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa. This restaurant offers specialities from Italian cuisine with a pizza oven and home made fresh pasta.


  • Let us seduce you with the gastronomy, the intense flavours and the exotic atmosphere of our new Hindu restaurant. There, you can enjoy the delicious traditional Indian recipes, with their variety of spices and greens combined with rice dishes that make every meal a unique culinary experience.Our new Bhogali Restaurant in the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino has a fabulous open-air terrace where you can enjoy an exquisite blend of gastronomical sensations in unsurpassable surroundings. This magnificent à la carte theme restaurant is the ideal venue for lovers of Indian food. Its decoration and the flavours of its original gastronomy on your palate will carry you away to India, without leaving our splendid complex in Punta Cana.

La Paisana

  • Decorated in earth tones and wooden touches, the rustic atmosphere of La Paisana will transport you right to La Pampa, Argentina. Premium cuts for all tastes, from the classic tender beefsteak to the juicy brisket and, of course, always topped with chimichurri. Unleash your senses with a full-bodied Malbec and select the sides that best dance with your palate. A tango of flavors in your mouth, that you cannot miss.

Las Torres

  • Main restaurant in the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino. It offers an international show cooking with a wide choice, as well as a local cuisine so that you can get to know and enjoy it. We offer at night a special show cooking, a wide variety of salads and healthy foods, an Italian and American section and ice creams.


  • Main restaurant in the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa which is next to the Samana pool, behind the Punta Cana lobby. It offers an international show cooking with a wide choice. At dinner we offer speciality show cooking, a wide variety of salads and healthy foods, an Italian and American section and ice creams.


  • Located on the beach of the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa &  Casino. International show cooking and local cuisine, Grill – BBQ, pizzas, pasta, salad bar, healthy food, snacks and ice creams.

La Catedral

  • Main restaurant in the Grand Palladium Bávaro Resort & Spa which offers an international show cooking with a wide choice as well as local cuisine so that you can get to know and enjoy it. Fresh fruit juices and a wide variety of dishes and show cooking at breakfast.


  • Located on The Grand Palladium Bávaro Resort & Spa beach.  International show cooking and local cuisine, Grill – BBQ, pizzas, pasta, salad bar, healthy food, snacks and ice creams.

Chic Cabaret & Restaurant

  • The best things are always saved for when the sun goes down. Prepare your senses for this gastronomic and sensory experience, it's time for Chic Cabaret & Restaurant. Dim lights, laughter, flirting and sensuality. Some things are shown, while others are known intuitively. A musical spectacle bursting with light, color and energy, where you will become part of the show and it will be a part of you forever. Travel through history and experience the shows of yesterday, where feathers, glitter and sensual choreographies will transport you from the Moulin Rouge in Paris to the old cabarets in Berlin. Enjoy a taste of pure excitement and a performance that will become an authentic experience, accompanying an exquisite cuisine in an evocative atmosphere that invades all 5 senses.

Xtra Time Sports Bar

  • Sports Bar with 24-hour drinks and snacks service. We also show your favourite football, basketball and Formula 1 events on flat screen televisions.

Bar Hemingway

  • Located on the terrace of the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, near the lobby. It offers a wide range of national and international cocktails. Tea-time from 17.00 to 18.00 with a variety of cakes, reading area and board games.

Lobby Bar Caoba

  • Located in the lobby of the Grand Palladium Bávaro Resort & Spa.  We offer a variety of national drinks and a premium selection. Enjoy the night with live tropical music.

Swim up Barahona

  • Pool Bar with swim-up bar. Located at the pool in the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino. Incredible cocktails to enjoy from the pool.

Mini Club & Baby Club Castillo del Pirata

Located next to reception in the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, the new Castillo del Pirata reflects a colonial fort type theme that has become a delight for little ones. It has an outdoor area of 950 m2 with a lawn-covered patio surrounded by beautiful gardens. Children can enjoy their own pool with mini water park, as well as the lounges with electronic games, a theatre and a small dining room. And for them to take a rest between games, it also has a dormitory.

Baby Club

  • TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to health contingencies.
  • Supervised by our professionals with the presence of parents, this special area situated next to the Mini Club is dedicated to caring for babies from 1 to 3 with stimulating toys. Next to this is another area with a dormitory with cots and space for preparing food. That way, the parents can enjoy an exclusive space for their baby.

Mini Club

  • Open from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Located next to the main pool, with indoor and outdoor areas, our Miniclub has everything necessary so that children from 4 to 12 enjoy playing with their new friends: childrens park and plastic arts room are only some of the enjoyable activities that children can practice with the supervision of our professionals.


Imagine white sandy beaches embracing warm turquoise waters. An ocean of coconut trees and natural flora create a colorful paradise for those looking to slow down time, relax and simply admire the beauty of nature. Known for its elegance and sophistication,  TRS Turquesa Hotel offers personalized luxury for adults only. As an exclusive benefit, guests have complimentary access to all the services and facilities of the neighboring Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts, such as Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness, and priority booking at all restaurants.

About This Resort:

  • 472 luxurious suites
  • All-inclusive, adults-only, VIP treatment
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Access to 24 hour sports bar, as well as 2 exclusive swimming pools
  • 4 à la carte restaurants and 23 bars
  • Spectacular dinner and luxury entertainment at the Chic Cabaret & Restaurant
  • Free access to wet areas of the spa

Infinite Indulgence®

The all-inclusive evolves beyond excellence. Enjoy your stay with Infinite Indulgence © to offer unlimited services to all our guests. At TRS Hotels we offer much more than an all-inclusive plan. Taste the most exquisite dishes in our international à la carte restaurants. Enjoy a selection of the best national and international premium quality drinks. Connect with free Wi-Fi in all our facilities to share your best moments. Relax in our Spa & Wellness Center and have fun with our wide variety of activities and shows, free of charge. Guests can interchangeably use all the facilities found at the resort and TRS Turquesa Hotel. ** For TRS Hotels guests and Palladium Travel Club members, access to the hydrotherapy areas (jacuzzis, pool, sauna and steam room) will be included. In addition, there will be promotions and special attentions.


Guests staying at TRS Turquesa are welcome to dine at any restaurants or visit any bars at Grand Palladium Punta Cana, listed above.


  • Inspired by the mythical Ibiza beach clubs, in Helios you will find a unique and relaxed atmosphere, ideal for enjoying the outdoors and good music, while serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to the menu, it has self-service stands, live shows and many more surprises.


  • Born from the crossbreeding between Japanese and Peruvian cultures, Nikkei cuisine captures the essence of the best of each, with typical ingredients such as chili and lemon from Peru, with ginger or miso from Japan. A creative fusion of flavors awaits you, specially created by our chef.

The Golden

  • Located on the beach of the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa. It offers a wide variety of imported meats from the US. Choose your starters from our buffet or à la carte.

La Bohème

  • Here, the refined decoration of the place and each dish on the menu are made with the dedication of a masterpiece. Inspired by romantic French brasseries, La Bohème welcomes you with an irresistible welcome aperitif, à la carte specialties and delicious cocktails. Oh là là!


  • From breakfast to dinner, indulge in your favorite flavors. Would you like to accompany them with a fresh fruit smoothie, a freshly brewed coffee or a mimosa? At Capricho you will find fabulous options of à la carte dishes, as well as self-service stands and show cooking. A feast for the appetite.

Lobby Bar Mahogany

  • Located in the lobby of the Grand Palladium Bávaro Resort & Spa. We offer a variety of national drinks and a premium selection. Enjoy the night with live tropical music.

Features of Both Resorts

Facilities & Activities

  • Gymnasium (Opening hours: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
  • Golf*
  • Aqua gym
  • Water polo
  • Mini Golf
  • Table tennis
  • Archery
  • BB Guns
  • Darts
  • Billiards
  • Soccer
  • Beach volleyball net
  • 4 badminton courts
  • 6 hard-floor tennis courts (floodlights*)
  • 4 paddle courts (floodlights*)
  • 6 petanque courts

Water Sports

  • Catamaran
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaks
  • Banana Boats*
  • High Seas Fishing (4hrs basic tour excursion)*
  • Diving courses with international certification (PADI)*
  • Glass bottom boat*
  • Diving and snorkeling excursions to Isla Catalina*
  • Catamaran and windsurf courses*


  • Activities and games at the main pools and the beach.
  • Childrens entertainment throughout the day and shows and/or mini-disco at night at Grand Palladium.
  • Shows and games every night at the theatre.
  • Sunset Boulevard Discotheque, air conditioned. Open from 11:15 pm - 2:00 am.
  • Casino. Open from 10:00 am - 3:00 am.
  • Live music every night.

Services & Spa Treatments

  • Gym with lockers and dressing room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Turkish bath
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Vapor bath
  • Beauty Salon*
  • Waxing*
  • Facial and body treatments and exfoliations*
  • Massages (Swedish, sports, reflexology, Vichy, couples massage, etc)*
  • Manicures and pedicures*
  • Wide range of therapies*
  • Open every day / Air conditioning / Adults-only area
  • Information subject to change.
*indicates extra cost.

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Location Notes / CME Details
March 12th Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
March 13th Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 8:00 am—12:30 pm
March 14th Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 8:00 am—11:00 am
March 15th Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
March 16th Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 8:00 am—12:00 pm
March 17th Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 8:00 am—11:15 am
March 18th Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
March 19th Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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