From November 2nd, 2019 - November 11th, 2019
Chronic Pain Management
Dr. Jovey, a graduate of the University of Toronto, was a general practitioner and emergency physician for almost 20 years. In 1999, he closed his family practice to focus on his twin interests of chronic pain management and addiction medicine. From 1991 – 2014 he was the Physician Director of the Credit Valley Hospital, Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre, and now consults for Addiction Canada. He is the Medical Director at CPM Centres for Pain Management, the largest, outpatient chronic pain management organization in Canada. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Pain Society and a medico-legal expert for the Canadian Medical Protective Association. Since 1991, Dr. Jovey has been treating patients with chronic non-cancer pain in an outpatient practice setting. He has presented educational workshops and seminars on pain to over 12,000 health care professionals in Canada and internationally.
John Axler MD, CCFP, FCFP is an Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. His CME career began in the 1980’s when he organized “The Fundamentals “ at what was then known as the Toronto East General Hospital, and has been actively involved in CME since then for over 35 years. He was the Director of Continuing Education Projects for DFCM from 2003 to 2011 and was the Director of Continuing Education from 2011 to 2016. He was the Course Director for Saturday at the University and the Course Director for Pri-Med (formerly Primary Care Today ) from it’s inauguration in 2003 until 2012. He currently is the co-director of CME AWAY by Sea Courses. He is the 2009-2010 co-winner of the U of T faculty of Medicine Colin Woolf award for Long Term Contribution to Continuing Education and the 2011 co-winner of the DFCM award for excellence in CME. He has helped develop over 260 certified CME programs, been the CME director of over 60 CME conferences and an invited speaker to over 100 CME programs. He was in full time active family practice and on active staff at MGH from 1969 to 2012 and has done locums at the Albany Clinic since 2012.
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||Book Before February 4th, 2019||Book After February 4th, 2019|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$845||$995|
Only four places in the world boast an ecosystem so unique that it produces a cloud forest, and Costa Rica is one of them. Situated high on a mountain, the Monteverde Cloud Forest is created by the forest’s dry air combining with the humid, hot air of the rainforest. The result is a blanket of clouds that covers the forest, mimicking constant rainfall. This extremely wet environment has bred a diverse world of exotic flora and fauna. One of the cloud forest’s most famous residents is the endangered, resplendent quetzal. This colourful bird sports a golden beak and a greenhooded head, tail feathers of grey, black, and white, and a vibrant scarlet breast. Highly elusive, quetzal sightings are rare, but absolutely unforgettable when attained.
|Date||Port / Location||Arrival Time||Departure Time||Notes / CME Details|
|November 2nd||San Jose, Costa Rica||Arrival Day|
|November 3rd||San Jose, Costa Rica||8:00 am - 12:30 pm|
|November 4th||Arenal, Costa Rica|
|November 5th||Arenal, Costa Rica|
|November 6th||Guanacaste, Costa Rica|
|November 7th||Guanacaste, Costa Rica|
|November 8th||Monteverde, Costa Rica||4:30 pm - 7:00 pm|
|November 9th||Monteverde, Costa Rica||4:30 pm - 7:00 pm|
|November 10th||San Jose, Costa Rica||1:30 pm - 5:45 pm|
|November 11th||San Jose, Costa Rica||Departure Day|