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8-Night Rome and Amalfi Coast CME AWAY® Land Tour

Land Tour

Family MedicineMedical CannabisMindfulnessPain ManagementPhysician BurnoutPhysician Wellness

From September 8th, 2021 - September 16th, 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.

Dr. Gerald Levine

Dr. Gerald Levine


Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Gerald Levine graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1982 and the University of Toronto Family Medicine School in 1984. From 1985 to 2017 he ran his family medical practice in Barrie, Ontario, and has focused on stress management, burnout prevention and mindfulness facilitation since 2006. He has conducted stress management/burnout prevention staff training for the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region, Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe, York Support Services Network and Simcoe County Elementary Teachers Federation. He has also hosted workshops on stress management/burnout prevention for many family practitioners and specialists, the General Practitioner Psychotherapy Association of Canada, Ontario Social Workers Association, Georgian Bay Cancer Support Network, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and many more.

CME Topics

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 14 Mainpro+ credits.  

Physician Burnout, Mindfulness, Cardiovascular Disorders, Osteoporosis & Medical Cannabis

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to an 8 night CME Rome and Amalfi land tour from September 8 -16, 2021. There are 2 presenters - Dr. Lydia Hatcher, a family doctor from Ontario, and Dr. Gerald Levine, a family doctor from Ontario with a special interest in stress management. 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. Hatcher will cover topics including Pain, Opioids and Medical Cannabis. Dr. Levine will present on Physician Burnout and various aspects of Mindfulness. Dr.’s Hatcher and Levine look forward to seeing you on this tour.

Dr. Hatcher

  • Understanding Pain and Making a Diagnosis
  • Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain
  • 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
  • Depression, Anxiety, Panic, and PTSD – What to Do!!
  • Health Care Management in Older (65+) Adults and Frail Patients
  • Skills to Improve Communication & Avoid Lawsuits

Dr. Levine

  • Physician Stress and Burnout
  • Concepts of Mindfulness for Self Care
  • Applied Mindfulness: Listening and Communication
  • Applied Mindfulness: Thoughts and Emotions
  • Applied Mindfulness: Burnout Prevention
  • Mindful Time Management
  • The Mindful Physician

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 December 8th, 2020 Book After December 8th, 2020
FP $1145 $1295
Specialist $1145 $1295
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $945 $1095

Venue Information

Embrace the rich scenery, art, culture, food and wine of Southern Italy. Uncover Classic Rome’s myriad treasures and embark on an in-depth guided visit of the spectacular Colosseum. Explore the breathtaking scenery of Italy’s coastline, from the dramatic beauty of the Amalfi Coast to the charms of seaside Sorrento. Visit the renowned National Archaeological Museum and the monastery of Montecassino. See the ancient Greek temples of Paestum and discover Pompeii’s ruins. Stop at a local winery at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, learn how mozzarella cheese is made, and sip on some real-deal limoncello. Every day brings another incredible experience on your tour of Rome and the Amalfi Coast.

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 in Rome & Naples
  • All baggage handling
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager
  • Transportation via deluxe, air conditioned motor coach for all sightseeing and group activities
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 3 Dinners (NO BUFFETS)

Tour Excludes:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Cancellation & Medical 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.

Activity Level:

You’re an on-the-go traveler. You don’t want to miss a thing, so walking and standing for longer periods of time (1-2 hours) isn’t a big deal. You can navigate hills and uneven ground, climb into various modes of transportation (tuk-tuk, cable car, zodiac, etc.), and could possibly anticipate changes in elevation. You can expect some longer days balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure.


Hotel Imperiale, Rome
  • Stroll the city’s main historical attractions– a haven of statues, fountains and centuries-old buildings– or retire to your suite where contemporary interiors are combined with original  architectural features. Our historic Hotel built in 1895, with its sublime International restaurant and a locally inspired Spa allows you to spend your afternoons in pure indulgence, just steps away from the cultural heart of Rome.
 Hotel Raito, Vietri sul Mare
  • Hotel Raito has 76 bedrooms and suites, all furnished with taste and elegance. All rooms contain a blend of modern and contemporary style with traditional ceramics of Vietri. Panoramic terraces and private balconies overlook the splendid Gulf of Salerno, with a spectacular view of the Faraglioni di Vietri sul Mare and of the unspoilt nature of the mountain landscapes. All rooms have natural light and are the perfect place to stay and relax in peace and quiet.

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Location Notes / CME Details
September 8th Hotel Imperiale, Rome
September 9th Hotel Imperiale, Rome 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
September 10th Hotel Imperiale, Rome 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
September 11th  Hotel Raito, Vietri sul Mare   4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
September 12th  Hotel Raito, Vietri sul Mare   4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
September 13th  Hotel Raito, Vietri sul Mare   5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
September 14th  Hotel Raito, Vietri sul Mare  
September 15th  Hotel Raito, Vietri sul Mare   5:00 PM – 6:45 PM
September 16th Departure

Day 1: Rome, Italy - Tour Begins: September 8, 2021

Your tour opens in the “Eternal City” of Rome! Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner featuring wines and local delicacies. Your home for the next 3 nights is the Hotel Imperiale. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Rome – Optional Excursion: September 9, 2021

On a locally guided tour of Classical Rome, walk over cobblestone streets and weathered passageways to discover famous sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Recount the rich history of the Colosseum on an in-depth visit with a guide, walking in the footsteps of former gladiators and attendees. This afternoon, partake in your first CME Session. The evening is yours. Perhaps you will join an optional dinner in a popular restaurant, where you'll indulge in a hearty meal accompanied by wine and local entertainment. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Rome - Optional Excursion: September 10, 2021

Make the most of a free day in Italy’s capital city. Perhaps tour the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, taking in world-renowned wonders such as the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s mural of the Last Judgment. Consider strolling through the Borghese Gardens for views of the city’s skyline or meander through Rome’s bohemian Trastevere district. This afternoon, partake in a CME learning session. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Rome - Montecassino - Amalfi Coast: September 11, 2021

Journey to the Amalfi Coast, an iconic coastline of rocky beaches and towering cliffs. En route, make a stop at the Benedictine monastery of Montecassino, perched on a mountaintop that played a pivotal role in World War II. Discover its history while exploring the monastery’s ornate chapel, courtyards, and museum. In the afternoon, settle into the Amalfi Coast. Your home for the next 5 nights is the Hotel Raito. Before dinner, join in a CME learning session. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Amalfi Coast - Amalfi - Minori - Amalfi Coast: September 12, 2021

Drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, pausing for a peek of Positano with its pastel-coloured houses and pebbly beaches. Spend time in the town of Amalfi. A former trading hub, Amalfi is now a quiet coastal town of historic landmarks and a black-and-white marble cathedral. Explore on your own before continuing to Minori, where you’ll get to sample local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory. Savour a traditional Italian afternoon break at a local café and pastry shop. Arrive back at your hotel and join in a CME learning session before an evening at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Amalfi Coast - Sorrento - Farmhouse lunch - Amalfi Coast: September 13, 2021

Begin your day exploring the popular and charming resort town of Sorrento. Wander through the narrow streets of the city centre, perhaps exploring the peaceful courtyard of St. Francis Church or sampling some gelato made with local lemons. Visit a local farm and see how traditional mozzarella cheese is made by hand. Get a taste of the product at a farm-to-table lunch before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon for a CME learning session. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 7: Amalfi Coast - Optional Excursion: September 14, 2021

Enjoy a day at leisure to take in the relaxing beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Perhaps you will embark on an optional boat trip (weather permitting) to the Mediterranean isle of Capri, where you’ll enjoy a locally guided tour with lunch before setting out on your own adventure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Amalfi Coast - Pompeii - Winery - Amalfi Coast: September 15, 2021

Experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. On an in-depth historical tour with a local guide, see the eerily preserved buildings of this 2,000-year-old Roman town. At the foot of Mount Vesuvius, stop at a local winery to savour the famous Lacryma Christi wines and enjoy a typical Neapolitan lunch. After your final CME learning session, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner and bid salute to the end of your Italian getaway. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Amalfi Coast - Tour Ends: September 16, 2021

Your tour comes to a close today. Today breakfast will be included.

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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