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8-Night Ireland CME AWAY® Land Tour

Land Tour


From August 12th, 2021 - August 20th, 2021

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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.





About The Speaker

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CME Topics

Dr. Hatcher
  • Understanding Pain and Making a Diagnosis
  • Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain
  • Fibromyalgia and Central Sensitivity Syndromes: Recent Guidelines and Management
  • Applying the Guidelines for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Acute and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain into Your Practice
  • Considering Medical Cannabis? Patient Based Scenarios
  • Managing Sleep Disorders: Insomnia to Narcolepsy
  • Depression, Anxiety, Panic, and PTSD – What to Do!!

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 $1295
Specialist $1295
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1095
Conference Tuition Book Before January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1145 $1295
Specialist $1145 $1295
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $945 $1095

Venue Information

A small country with a big reputation, helped along by a breathtaking ancient landscape you’ll find along the Dingle Peninsula, The Ring of Kerry and at the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Thanks to our mild climate, clean seas, fertile soil and yes, the rain too. We have some of the best raw ingredients in the world. And, on this small island you’ll eat seafood straight off the boat. Dairy products from local pastures. Beef, lamb and pork raised within a few miles. Sea vegetables harvested on nearby strands. Wild food foraged from hedgerows. Greens picked that same day. Lately there has been a resurgence in craft beers and whiskeys so lots to taste, but we’re told Guinness and Jameson taste even better here so it might be rude not to give them a try. Ireland is a nation of story-tellers; we are a friendly people, whose lyrical nature is expressed in the warmth of our welcome. A hundred thousand welcomes might seem excessive, but in Ireland, excess is encouraged, so long as it’s practiced in moderation.

Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be providing to Collette when filling out the Wellness Declaration upon arrival.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Collette Vacations

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses has chosen Collette Vacations to plan and operate this tour. Backed by nearly a century of experience, Collette (a family owned and award winning leader in travel) is proud to show you the world. Their passionate tour design team travels the globe creating new experiences and staying ahead of the latest travel trends. Plus, with a professional Tour Manager at your service and local guides by your side, you’ll never miss a thing. Payments will be processed by them and final  documentation will come from them.

Tour Includes:

  • Group airport transfers are provided from Dublin Airport and to Shannon Airport
  • All baggage handling
  • Services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Gratuities for Tour Manager, driver and Local Guides
  • Transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motor coach for all sightseeing and group activities
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 6 dinners (NO BUFFETS)

Tour Excludes:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Cancellation and Medical Travel Insurance which is strongly recommended

General Points About This Tour

  • As with all foreign travel, you may encounter different living standards and practices and different standards and conditions with respect to the provision of services and accommodations outside of Canada. Sea Courses and Collette Tours have carefully planned these arrangements to provide maximum enjoyment for participants
  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestone streets
  • Gentlemen are required to wear jackets for dinner at Dromoland Castle
  • Hotels featured on this tour have been carefully selected, each with quality amenities to ensure a unique guest experience.  Guests will enjoy standard rooms at each hotel, upgrades are not available due to limited space. Bedding varies at each hotel, requests for 1 king or 2 twin beds will be accepted, however cannot be guaranteed. Triple occupancy will not be possible.

Activity Level:

You like a balanced approach to travel. You feel confident walking at least 30-45 minutes at a time over a variety of terrains – from cobblestones streets to easy straightaways to a couple hills or flights of stairs. You’re comfortable walking a few city blocks at a time, but need some time to unwind and relax.


Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin
  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is one of the finest 4-star hotels in the heart of Dublin 4. It is located only a 3-minute walk to the RDS & in the heart of the business and embassy district, only 7-minute drive to St Vincents Hospital & 10-minute drive to the Blackrock Clinic.   The area is serviced by many bus routes and the DART and is within walking distance of Dublin city centre and the Aviva Stadium.  This charming Victorian built hotel has 335 bedrooms, an underground car park, and the Grandstand Bar and Restaurant.
Castlemartyr Resort, Cork
  • The 18th century classic manor house lies adjacent to the ruins of an 800 year old castle originally built by The Knights Templar under Richard Earl de Clare, known as Strongbow. The Resort is nestled in 220 acres of mature landscape, with meandering streams, parklands and a tranquil lake that is abundant with wildlife and gardens that include a reconstructionof the historical, classical parterre beds. Each of our 103 bedrooms and suites (11 in The Manor House and 92 in the new wing) is individually appointed with the finest in interior design and comfort. Many of the manor house suites have sweeping views of the 18th century parkland and lakes.
Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, County Kerry
  • Discover The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, Ireland’s unique five star luxury hotel that captivates with tranquil sophistication and natural splendour at the breathtaking Gap of Dunloe. The 64-acre estate transports you away from the everyday with its sprawling manicured parklands showcasing an extraordinary arboretum that leads on to the hidden ruins of the 13th century Dunloe Castle. Ancient and modern worlds meet amid the spectacular rugged beauty of the River Laune and County Kerry scenery, with a stay at The Dunloe like nowhere else on earth.
Dromoland Castle, County Clare
  • Ireland’s most magical address, Dromoland Castle has been welcoming guests since the 16th century. The ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland, whose lineage dates back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, one of the last High Kings of Ireland, we’ve got nobility and hospitality in our DNA. From the imposing baronial façade to our startling interiors, you’ll find a world of historic grandeur underpinned by the finest modern comforts. With lavish decor, indulgent dining, fabulous views and magnificent bedrooms, this is a place to feel at home. Behind our warm Irish welcome is the belief that every guest is royalty. Stroll the 450-acre estate. Tee off on our world class golf course. Take afternoon tea by a roaring fire. Relax in our intimate spa. Enjoy delicious cuisine. No matter what your preference, at Dromoland Castle there’s no escaping the sense that you are walking in the shadows of kings. The pinnacle of excellence, come in the knowledge that all your expectations will be met. A remarkable retreat with an easy elegance, it’s time to make Dromoland Castle a part of your story.

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Location Notes / CME Details
August 12th Dublin
August 13th Dublin 1:30 PM—6:00 PM
August 14th Dublin 3:00 PM—6:00 PM (CME will take place at Royal College of Physicians of Ireland)
August 15th Dublin—Castlemartyr
August 16th  Castlemartyr—Killarney 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
August 17th Killarney
August 18th Killarney—Dromoland Castle
August 19th Dromoland Castle 8:00 AM—12:15 PM
August 20th Dromoland Castle—Shannon

Day 1     August 12            Dublin

You will be met at Dublin Airport and transferred to the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin (3 night stay). There’s no better place to begin your journey than Dublin, Ireland’s dynamic capital city. Discover a city brimming with history and warmth. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Meals are on your own today.

Day 2     August 13            Dublin

It’s your choice. You can set out with a local guide on  a drive to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connor Street, and the historic Phoenix Park – OR – you can choose a walking tour of the city’s historic centre, exploring Grafton Street, St. Stephen’s Green, the General Post Office and the River Liffey. This afternoon attend your first CME session. Breakfast and a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant is included today.

Day 3     August 14            Dublin

This morning, visit the famous Jameson Distillery on Bow Street, which is the original site where the famous Irish Whiskey was distilled until 1971. This afternoon, enjoy something special. Today’s CME session will take place at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. The Royal College is dedicated to preserving medical history and proudly curating over 350 years of Ireland’s medical heritage. Afterwards (companions will join in) have dinner at the College where you will get to chat with a representative. Breakfast and dinner are included today.

Day 4     August 15            Dublin – Kilkenny – Farmhouse Lunch – Castlemartyr, Cork

Today after breakfast, we leave Dublin behind to visit the country’s medieval capital, Kilkenny. Meander along its historic streets and soak up the unique sights of the city built on both banks of the River Nore. Visit a family run farm and enjoy lunch while hearing about the traditions of Irish farming. Next, travel south for a relaxing stay (one night) at the Castlemartyr Resort, Cork, a grand manor house once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh. Upon arrival, attend a CME session, before enjoying dinner at the resort. Cap off the evening enjoying Ireland’s oldest form of entertainment, storytelling, and explore the legends that shape the country’s unique culture. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today.

Day 5     August 16            Castlemartyr – Blarney – Killarney

This morning, after breakfast, attend a CME session. Later we depart Castlemartyr Resort and travel to historic Blarney Castle and see and hear about the legend of the Blarney Stone. Arrive in Killarney and check in to The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens (2 nights). The remainder of the day is at leisure. Dinner is on your own. Breakfast is included today.

Day 6     August 17            Killarney

It’s your choice. Join a local guide for an adventure on one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world – the Ring of Kerry. This world-famous trail is part of an unspoiled region that is home to the types of plunging cliffs and miles of brilliant greenery for which the Emerald Isle is known – OR – you may stay behind and enjoy a relaxing day at your 5-star resort. Today, breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 7     August 18            Killarney – Foynes – Cliffs of Moher – Dromoland Castle

After breakfast, depart Killarney for a visit to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, which recalls the history of aviation travel between North America and Europe. Foynes is also where Irish Coffee was invented, so drink up! Then, journey to the stunning 700 foot high Cliffs of Moher. For awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. As you are whisked through gorgeous countryside, arrive at Ireland’s iconic Dromoland Castle for a relaxing (2 night) stay. Enjoy a special dinner at the resort. Today, breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 8     August 19            Dromoland Castle

Spend this morning attending the final CME session. This afternoon, live the life of a royal as you enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure at Dromoland Castle. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the castle and toast the end of an unforgettable trip. Today, breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 9     August 20            Dromoland Castle – Shannon Airport

After breakfast, transfer to Shannon Airport as your Elegant Ireland journey comes to an end.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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