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9-Night Kenya CME AWAY Land Tour, Nov 5-14, 2023


From November 5th, 2023 - November 14th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Kathryn Giles

Dr. Kathryn Giles



About The Speaker

Dr. Kathryn Giles completed her medical school and neurology residency at the University of Toronto and moved straight to Cambridge Ontario. She has been a solo community neurologist, seeing both adult and pediatric patients for over 29 years. In addition to a busy full time clinical practice, she does clinical research in the area of multiple sclerosis and has authored numerous scientific posters presented at international MS and neurology meetings. She has sat as a volunteer on the Ontario board of the MS Society of Canada, completing a 6 year tenure. She is an active member of the International Women’s Forum, a global organization with a mandate to promote and support women in leadership around the globe. She is a passionate educator, and although not formally associated with a teaching university position, is an active teacher to medical trainees and practicing physicians. She has spoken internationally, and has toured Asia and Sweden in the area of MS. Her strength is her practical approach to neurological disease. Dr. Giles has been a faculty member at Sea Courses for 7 years and joined the medical advisory board 4 years ago. She helps guide Sea Courses in appropriate educational content to meet the needs of specialists, who comprise approximately half of Sea Courses attendees. Dr. Giles is an enthusiastic traveler and an enthusiastic lecturer, and hopes you will join her soon on a CME AWAY® adventure!

Dr. Peter Rockwood

Dr. Peter Rockwood



About The Speaker

Dr. Rockwood is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Orthopaedics) at Memorial University. He is an Active Staff at Eastern Health. Dr. Rockwood’s practice includes general orthopaedics but he also has an interest in Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine. He was previously a Royal College Examiner and currently teaches at an Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate level. Dr. Rockwood has also been the Chair of Anatomy for MUN Medical School and an ATLS Instructor.

CME Topics

Neurology and Orthopedics: Brain vs Brawn

Dr. Kathryn Giles & Dr. Peter Rockwood TOPICS Dr. Giles
  • Practical Approach to the Neurologic History and Examination
  • Pain in the Neck: A Neurologic Perspective
  • Pain in the Back: A Neurologic Perspective
  • Update on Neuropathy
  • The Upper Limb: A Neurologic Perspective
  • The Lower Limb: A Neurologic Perspective
  • Video Cases in Neurology
Dr. Rockwood
  • Practical Approach to Orthopaedic Emergencies
  • Pain in the Neck: Orthopaedic Perspective
  • Pain in the Back: Orthopaedic Perspective
  • Upper Limb: Orthopaedic Perspective
  • Lower Limb: Orthopaedic Perspective
  • What You ‘Knee’s to Know
  • Shouldering’ the Responsibility

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 $1395
Specialist $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1195
Conference Tuition Book Before January 31st, 2023 Book After January 31st, 2023
FP $1245 $1395
Specialist $1245 $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1045 $1195

Venue Information

The concept of the safari was born in Kenya where in Kiswahili the word safari means “journey”. East Africa has the reputation as the quintessential safari destination for good reason. The region’s dramatic contrasts and endless array of ecosystems showcases a variety of wildlife, making this one of the top destinations for African safari vacationers.

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a 9-day CME program/adventure in Kenya.
Dr. Kathy Giles (Neurologist from Ontario) and Dr. Peter Rockwood (Orthopedic Surgeon from Newfoundland) have developed an educational program that will be of interest to family physicians, specialists and allied health professionals. Their programs are designed to be evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged. They will provide a neurological and orthopedic perspective on common MSK and Nerve related conditions.

Dr. Giles is on the Sea Courses Medical Advisory Committee and her topics for this program will include the neurological exam. Dr. Rockwood will present an update in Orthopedics.
Drs. Giles and Rockwood look forward to seeing you in Kenya.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
November 5th Nairobi—Hemingways Nairobi Hotel 7:00am - 10:00am
November 6th Nairobi—Hemingways Nairobi Hotel
November 7th Nairobi—Hemingways Nairobi Hotel
November 8th Samburu National Park
November 9th Samburu National Park
November 10th Maasai Mara—The Fairmont Mara Safari Club 2:00pm - 5:00pm
November 11th Maasai Mara—The Fairmont Mara Safari Club 10:00am - 12:30pm
November 12th Maasai Mara—The Fairmont Mara Safari Club
November 13th Maasai Mara—The Fairmont Mara Safari Club 10:00am - 12:30pm
November 14th Depart for Home
Day 1 - November 5 - Nairobi Jambo! Welcome to Kenya! On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a Lion World Travel representative and transferred to Hemingway's Nairobi Hotel. This luxury 45-room boutique hotel is airy and spacious. Each bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills. This hotel is only a 40-minute drive away from Nairobi’s international airport. The rooms are lofty and expansive with sitting area, balcony, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and spacious bright en-suite bathrooms. This all-suite property provides full butler service, gourmet restaurant, a brasserie and a bar. Beyond the balustrade of your private balcony, you have a view of The Green Hills of Africa, as described in Hemingway’s novel. Rest of the day is spent at leisure with dinner and overnight at the hotel. Accommodation: Hemingway’s Nairobi Hotel - Deluxe Room (D) Day 2 - November 6 - Nairobi Today, rise early to start your conference session at 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This morning you will be picked up for a full day of visits to Nairobi highlights. This tour offers you a great experience from AFEW Giraffe Center and then visit Kazuri Beads Centre with the opportunity to meet Kenyan women at work working in a bead factory -buy yourself a gift! Finish the day off by visiting Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage and meeting your adopted elephant! African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya limited also known as the Giraffe Centre was founded in 1979 by the late Jock Leslie- Melvile, a Kenyan citizen of British descent and his wife the late Betty Leslie Melvile an American citizen. Jock’s extra ordinary vision of creating an educational institution in conjunction with rescuing the endangered Rothschild    giraffes resulted in the present-day Giraffe Centre that has become a World-famous Nature Education Centre. Lunch will be at Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Kazuri bead centre-a self-help women project where handmade ceramics and jewellery are produced. Kazuri beads produce brightly coloured, handmade ceramic jewellery which are sold all over the world. It supports literally hundreds of disadvantaged Kenyan women, by providing employment and healthcare services for them and their families. Between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM, you will visit the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage. Here you find the elephants being fed and playing. In addition, there is a keeper who will give a talk about the elephants, where they came from, how they are getting on, and how some of the previous orphans are progressing. You can get really close to the elephants. The orphanage also takes in rhinos and so if you are lucky, you will get the chance to see a young rhino. Daphne & David Sheldrick Animal Orphanage Wildlife Trust is a small flexible charity, established in memory of David Sheldrick, famous Naturalist and founder Warden of Kenya's giant Tsavo East National Park in which he served from 1948 until 1976. Thereafter, transfer to your city hotel where you will enjoy dinner tonight.  Accommodation: Hemingway’s Nairobi Hotel - Deluxe Room (B, L, D) Day 3 - November 7 - Nairobi  After breakfast you will be transferred to a city hospital where you will spend a couple of hours getting oriented to how the hospital works and its facilities. Thereafter, you will proceed to Garden Children’s’ Home in Dagoretti, where you will get the opportunity to touch the lives of 300 adorable children. Garden Children’s’ Home is one of the many projects supported by the Manji Family through The Manji Foundation. The home is a refuge for abandoned children and has recently become a school, educating not only the students that have taken refuge behind their walls but also those that live in the area. Meet the founder of Garden Childrens’ Home Daddy Moses and listen to his touching tale of how the centre was created. The hours will melt away as the talented students put together an enthralling performance with songs and dances to keep you entertained. The Manji Foundation supports the Home in various ways: one hot meal every day, providing stationary, uniforms, desks and other learning essentials and most recently building a science lab for the school. Here you will also get a chance to cook for the children and partake in the meal with them, help in cleaning up with them and also a chance to share special skills with them. Return to your hotel late afternoon for some relaxation time. Thereafter, dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Hemingway’s Nairobi Hotel - Deluxe Room (B, L, D) Day 4 - November 8 - Samburu National Park This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport for your light aircraft flight north to the Samburu National Reserve. Please Note: Luggage restrictions on the Kenya light aircraft transfer flights is 15kg/33lbs in soft bags – including hand luggage. On arrival at the airstrip, you will be met and transferred to your camp arriving in time for lunch and a short siesta before heading to your very first game viewing drive. Ashnil Camp Sambura Luxury Tented Camp offers modern and newly refurbished tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich banks of Ewaso Nyiro River. Each tent sits on a raised deck overlooking the brown river where elephants sometimes pass by to make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk (twiga gazelle) due to her long neck, the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vivacious Dove. Leopards are often seen at dusk. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral and linguistic ties to the Maasai. The entire Samburu region is a place of breath taking and magical beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari. Dinner and overnight at the camp. Accommodation: Ashnil Sambura Camp or Elephant Bedroom Camp (B, L, D) Day 5 - November 9 - Samburu National Park Today will be spent with morning and afternoon game viewing drives in both Samburu and Buffalo Springs game reserves. These game reserves provide some of the best and most colorful game viewing in the country. The Ewaso Nyiro River which meanders through the vast, dry, dome palm dominated reserve brings life along the green, scenic riverbanks, home and refuge to much wildlife. Meals and overnight at our camp. Optional Activity: You have the option to visit a Samburu Manyatta to see how the tribe lives in this harsh surrounding. Accommodation: Ashnil Sambura Camp or Elephant Bedroom Camp (B, L, D) Day 6 - November 10 - Maasai Mara Game Reserve After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Kenya's famous game reserve, the Maasai Mara. Please Note: Luggage restrictions on the Kenya light aircraft transfer flights is 15kg/33lbs in soft bags – including hand luggage. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by the camps vehicle and transferred to your hotel for check in and lunch at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. Afterwards you will partake in a 3-hour conference session. The Fairmont Mara Safari Club offers luxuriously furnished tents featuring four-poster beds, ensuite facilities, private decks overlooking the Mara River, and game drives with scenic sundowner cocktails and bush dining experiences. After lunch (and before your afternoon game drive), there will be a 3-hour meeting session at the lodge. Late in the afternoon, head out on your first game drive in the Mara – sure to be an exciting experience! The Maasai Mara is Kenya's finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year-round. Centuries of close association with the wildlife has resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and Maasai people live in peace with one another. There is nowhere else on earth to compare with this wildlife marvel. The combination of a gentle climate, scenic splendor and untold numbers of wildlife makes the Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya's most popular inland destination. The greater Mara provides some of the best game-viewing in the world: Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are year-round residents, feeding off the large herds of plains game sustained by the savannah. Large herds of elephant and buffalo plough their ways to and from the rivers, and, with over 450 species, the Mara is a birding hotspot. Return to the lodge later this evening to freshen up and enjoy dinner. Accommodation: The Fairmont Mara Safari Club (B, L, D) Day 7 - November 11 - Maasai Mara Game Reserve Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives in this magnificent game reserve. After your morning game drive, there will be a 2.5-hour meeting session at the lodge. In between game drives, relax in one of their luxury tents that all boast their own private viewing decks. The property is surrounded on 3 sides by the Mara River and the main lodge hosts a lounge with internet access, library, bar, and fitness center. Accommodation: The Fairmont Mara Safari Club (B, L, D) Day 8 - November 12 - Maasai Mara Game Reserve Enjoy another day of exciting game drives in the Mara. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is an extension of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. Named for the Maasai tribes’ people (the traditional inhabitants of the area) and the Mara River which divides it, the reserve is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of the wildebeest. Maasai Mara offers wonderful scenery of breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves all watered by the lovely Mara River. The waters of the Mara River are home to crocodiles and pools of hippo, while the woodlands and forests are favored by leopard and elephant. The open savannah areas play host to the plains game. Today you will have the option to visit a local Maasai village. A visit to a local Maasai village is always an interesting cultural experience as you meet this pastoral tribe and learn about their day to day lives. After lunch (and before your afternoon game drive), there will be a 3-hour meeting session at the lodge. Accommodation: The Fairmont Mara Safari Club (B, L, D) Day 9 - November 13 - Maasai Mara Game Reserve Spend another day on safari in the Maasai Mara! After your morning game drive, there will be a 2.5-hour meeting session at the lodge. Today you will have the option of going on a Hot Air Balloon Ride (subject to weather conditions and additional costs apply over Kenya’s famous wildlife reserve. A hot air balloon ride is one of the most amazing ways to experience the Maasai Mara. The hot air Balloon safaris are ideally suited at the Maasai Mara in the open, treeless plains allowing many of the animals to be seen from the air and viewed from an altitude of several thousand feet. The savannah scenery is breath-taking. Balloon safaris take off just before dawn so that you are high above the plains in time for sunrise. Flights last for approximately one-hour drifting wherever the air current takes you. Once back on terra firma, the flight is celebrated with a glass of champagne and a breakfast in the bush. This optional Hot Air Balloon trip must be prebooked, and is $800 CAD per person. Please contact your CME AWAY Advisor to book. Accommodation: The Fairmont Mara Safari Club (B, L, D) Day 10 - November 14 - Depart for Home This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to   Wilson Airport. Please Note: Luggage restrictions on the Kenya light aircraft transfer flights is 15kg/33lbs in soft bags – including hand luggage. On arrival you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to connect with your ongoing flight arrangements. (B)

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