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2016 CME Cruises

Nov 7 - 14, 2016
Physician Health & Medicine in Costa Rica
Nov 19 - Dec 3, 2016
Dermatology & Endocrinology
Dec 21/16 - Jan 2/17
Holiday CME cruise
Dermatology, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine

* 2017 CME cruises *

Jan 22 - Feb 5, 2017
McGill CME Conference
Feb 5 - 17, 2017
Psychiatry, Dermatology, and Women's Health
Feb 9 - 21, 2017
Family Practice Refresher hosted by BC Medical Journal 
Feb 23 - Mar 07, 2017
Endocrinology, Geriatrics, and Psychiatry
March 10 - 17, 2017
Dermatology & Family Medicine
Mar 12 - 19, 2017
Gastroenterology Update 2017
Apr 30 - May 7, 2017
Primary Care and Neurosurgery for the non-neurosurgeons update
May 12 - 22, 2017
Internal Medicine & Medical - Legal updates
Jun 3 - 9, 2017
Chronic Pain & Urology
Jul 6-18, 2017
Emergency Medicine, Diabetes Management
Early Bird Tuition ends Oct. 31st
** Founders'  Cruise **
AUG 13-20, 2017
Kids Summer Camp at Sea + CME
AUG 20-27, 2017
Infectious Diseases & More
Sep 1 - 15, 2017
Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Dermatology
** Book Now, already 80% Sold **
Sep 14 - 23, 2017
Save the Date - CME AWAY 
Sep 24 - OCT 05, 2017
Cardiology, Primary Care, Endocrinology
Oct 18 - 28, 2017
Cardiology & Emergency Medicine
Nov 25 - Dec 02, 2017
Neurology & Infectious Diseases 
Dec 5-17, 2017
Rheumatology and Chronic Pain
** Founders' Cruise **
Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 06, 2018
Male & Female Sexual Health + Endocrinology

* 2018 CME cruises *

Feb 3 - 17, 2018
Family Practice, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry
Mar 30 - Apr 11, 2018
Cardiology,Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Cultural Anthropology
Mar 24 - Apr 08, 2018
Anaesthesia & Emergency Medicine

*  Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier, which contains the world's third largest reserve of fresh water, is one of just two glaciers in all of South America that is growing. This phenomena baffles scientists, as most of the world's glaciers are shrinking because of climate change.

* Saint Petersburg is called the "Capital of Culture" for a reason. The whole historic center of Petersburg is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with estimated 8000 landmarks. In comparison, There are only 2 World Heritage Sites in Moscow - Red Square and Kremlin.

* The word tattoo originated in French Polynesia.  Tattoos have long been considered signs of beauty in Polynesian culture, and in ancient times were ceremoniously applied to the body when reaching adolescence. The English word 'tattoo' comes from the Tahitian word 'tatau'.

Bermuda is not an island, it is actually an archipelago of about 120 little islets. It is also not in the Caribbean, instead it is in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 1030 km off the East Coast of the USA. The nearest city is Cape Hatteras, NC.

Celebrity Cruises has partnered with Lonely Planet to enhance their kids program. Celebrity has a roster full of activities that will excite, inspire, entertain, and engage kids and families alike including Explorer Academy with STEM-based programming, Creation Station immersive art program, iTake goPro video projects, Cooking@Sea, and much more.

* You can register your travel with your government and they can advise you of possible travel alerts and family emergencies  >> Read more
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October Update

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving to all!

First of all, I want to thank all of you who have joined us on one of our CME trips over the past 21 years. We believe that certain principles distinguish us from any other CME providers. All of our courses are presented live and are fully accredited for health care professionals. We continue to offer evidence based and unbiased presentations. We accept no pharma sponsorship. We pledge to deliver not only the very best CME experiences but also the very best travel experiences to the most sought after destinations as well.

The course content of our medical conferences is based on the extensive surveying we do. Many of the trips we plan are also based on the feedback we receive in our surveys and suggestions from our physicians. We welcome any input.

As many of you know, some of our trips sell out well in advance of departure. In most cases with popular trips, we can't get any additional space. The only answer is to book as early as possible. Upcoming trips for 2017 with extremely limited space include our 14 night Chile & Argentina cruise on the Celebrity Infinity departing January 22, 2017; our 12 night Australia & New Zealand cruise on the Celebrity Solstice departing on February 5th, 2017; and our 14 night Magnificent Europe River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest on the Avalon Illumination departing September 1st, 2017. These trips still have very limited space. If they are of interest, please contact us without delay. Our July 6th trip to Scandinavia and Russia cruise still has space, but is selling very quickly. This has been an extremely popular itinerary over the past few years.

This year, based on your feedback, we introduced two resort based CME trips. Our November 6th trip to Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Exuma, Bahamas and our November 7th trip to the Doubletree Hilton Resort in Costa Rica sold very quickly. We will be repeating these trips in 2017. Details will be available shortly.

Additional land based trips we have available in 2017 include our Spectacular Spanish Sojurn starting in Madrid on May 22nd and our Midnight Sun Iceland tour based in Reykjavik starting June 3rd. Limited space is available on both these trips.

We heard from many of you following the redeployment of cruise ships we had planned to use for CME's in the Mediterranean in summer 2017. You have told us that you would still like to visit the Mediterranean next year. I am happy to report that we have secured space on the Celebrity Reflection departing from Rome on May 29th on a Western Mediterranean itinerary. Details will be available shortly. Prices for this trip will offer exceptional value. We also have secured space on the HAL ship Westerdam departing from Rome on July 22nd , again on a Western Mediterranean itinerary ending in Barcelona. There will be great rates for families. Again, details will be available shortly.

Thanks again for choosing Sea Courses for your CME AWAY TM . We look forward to meeting you on board a future cruise or ashore at one of our resort or tour conferences. And remember to feel free to share any ideas with us about future trips.
Ron Dawick  
President, CEO
Featured Travel Contributor, Dr. Martin Gerretsen
Earlier this year Sea Courses founders, Harvey & Ma rtin, set off to explore one of the most remote regions in the world, Patagonia. The dramatic landscapes, exciting excursions and beautifully prepared dining aboard the m/v Australis made for a truly "Bucket List" experience. < click here > to read Martin's full report on Patagonia and why you should consider this for your next CME AWAY TM.
Promotions ending soon! Book Now and Save.
Scandinavia & Russia - July 6-18, 2017: Emergency Medicine & Diabetes Management.    Book by October 31st and save $100 on tuition.

Celebrity Cruises - FREE DRINKS! Pick one Perk and Go. See details below. Book by October 31st.

Holland America - Book a Veranda cabin or higher and get a bonus USD$100 Shipboard Credit per cabin. For new bookings only October 1-31, 2016. Some restrictions may apply. Ask your Sea Courses cruise consultant for more information.

Crystal Cruises - This Fall, fall in love with Crystal! For the month of October when you reserve a stateroom with Crystal Cruises you can save up to US$600*.  Have you sailed with Crystal in the past? Did you know you get a special Crystal Society Member savings? Save an additional $230** per person as a Society member when you book a Penthouse category or higher.
Ontario March Break CME at Family Friendly Beach Resort! March 10-17, 2017
Jamaica March Break CME
March 10-17, 2017
7 Night Jamaica Family Friendly All Inclusive Beach Resort
Dermatology & Family Medicine

The Grand Bahia Principe in Jamaica is a lively cultural center with a Caribbean flair. Discover the hidden gem of this beautiful island filled with some of the top rated beaches in the world, luxurious style, and
world-class cuisine. The resort's suites are a collection of spacious rooms with modern features, chic canopy beds, and a balcony or terrace perfect for a relaxing evening.
Celebrity Cruises
GO! BIG - choose one and go. Book between October 1 - 31, 2016 for sailings four nights or longer departing thru March 2018.
Oceanview stateroom category or higher. Some restrictions may apply.

- Celebrity Eclipse (Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2017) Southern Caribbean
- Celebrity Infinity (Jan 22 - Feb 5, 2017) South America
- Celebrity Solstice (Feb 5 - 17, 2017) Australia & New Zealand
- Celebrity Summit (Apr 30 - May 7, 2017) Bermuda
- Celebrity Silhouette (Jul 6 - 18, 2017) Baltic & Scandinavia
- Celebrity Infinity (Aug 20 - 27, 2017) Alaska Glaciers
- Celebrity Millennium (Sept 24 - Oct 5, 2017) Japanese Explorer
(Feb 3 - 17, 2018) Australia & New Zealand
- Celebrity Solstice (Mar 30 - Apr 11, 2018) Australia Great Barrier Reef

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Tahiti Culinary Cruise with awarding winning Chef Vikram Vij
You are invited to join us on a culinary inspired journey aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin with world-renowned Chef Vikram Vij! Sailing February 18 - 25, 2017 in Tahiti and the Society Islands, this 7-night cruise is a foodie and bucket list voyage you will want to experience. < click here> to learn more.

Recently Chef Vikram had the honour to prepare and service his world famous Wine-Marinated Lamb Popsicles in Fenugreek Cream Curry to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge on their recent tour of Western Canada. < click here> to read more about the Royal visit with the Chef.
April 30 - May 6, 2017 BERMUDA
Cape Liberty, NJ to Bermuda round trip - Celebrity Summit
Primary Care and Neurosurgery for Non-Neurosurgeons

Join Sea Courses on this beautiful 7 night Bermuda adventure while aboard the Celebrity Summit. Explore the stunning pink sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and the picturesque old colonial towns. As your Sea Courses cruise consultant for more information on the optional land excursions to Britain's oldest colony.

Join Sea Courses' faculty Dr. Vivien Brown MD, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP; and Dr. Eric Massicotte, MD on this interesting lecture on Primary Care and Neurosurgery for the non-neurosurgeons.  
Eastern Caribbean March 12-19
March 12-19, 2017   Eastern Caribbean
Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam
Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Create memorable adventures on your trip that will inspire you for a lifetime. Adventures are endless on this itinerary. Explore the finest white-sand beaches and most translucent blue waters of Holland America's private destination Half Moon Cay. Bask and relax in Grand Turk, and revel in the culture of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Phillipsburg sweeps away all your worries and stresses and we cannot wait to give you the chance to unleash your own adventure on this fantastic voyage.

Join the Sea Courses' faculty Christian Turbide, MD, FRCPC; Kerri Novak, MD, MSc, FRCPC; and Alex Aspinall, MD, PhD, FRCPC as they present Gastroenterology & Hepatitis update.
July 6-18, 2017 SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA  
Celebrity Silhouette
Cardiology, Diabetes and Emergency Medicine

You're invited to join Sea Courses founders Harvey Strydhorst and Martin Gerretsen on this 'Founders' Sailing'. As you discover Scandinavia and Russia, you will also discover the special touches and unparalleled experiences of a Sea Courses Founders' hosted cruise. There will also be an exclusive opportunity to meet with Harvey and Martin at our "Founders' Forum". All this while you enjoy exceptional value, fantastic perks and many exclusive services while onboard.

Scandinavia is an especially good fit for those travellers who want to combine history and culture with stunning beauty. Visiting 6 capital cities you will experience some of the best highlights in European culture and architecture in addition to a 2 day visit in St. Petersburg, one of the world's most iconic cities of the last half millennium and a UNESCO world 
heritage site.
** Reminder: Early bird tuition ends October 31st - book now and save.

Western Caribbean - Summer Camp
August 13-30, 2017 WESTERN CARIBBEAN
Celebrity Equinox
CME Summer Camp

The redeployment of Celebrity's Equinox to the Caribbean this summer gives our families an exciting alternative to summer holidays! The Western Caribbean is an especially good fit for families who want to experience the history and culture with the natural beauty of this region. Family focused shore excursions and a full roster of activities that will excite, inspire, entertain, and engage kids and families alike throughout your entire vacation. Summer Camp at Sea includes: Explorer Academy, Creation Station, iTake, Lonely Planet for Kids, Recreation Nation and Cooking@Sea.

November 25 - December 2, 2017 PATAGONIA
M/V Stella Australis - Punta Arenas, Chile round trip
Adventures in Medicine 2017: Neurology

Sea Courses is thrilled to offer four exclusive and unique ports of call that will not be available to the general public until 2018. You will experience Almirantazgo Bay in Karukinka Park, Condor Glacier, Navarino, and Seno Chico. Reserve your spot on this exciting " Adventures in Medicine"

We are pleased to offer two pre trip options for our Patagonia Cruise aboard the M/V Stella Australis in November 2017. The first of these trips explores the stunning Torres Del Paine National Park located in southern Chile. This 4 night pre trip begins November 21st, 2017. Starting in Santiago for one night, the tour will then take you to the beautiful Rio Serrano Hotel located right in Torres del Paine National Park. You will spend 3 nights in the park and embark on a variety of unique excursions including a private boat ride, wonderful hiking and trips to glaciers. All domestic flights and transfers will be arranged allowing you to relax and soak in the pristine beauty of Patagonia. Additional details to come.
The second of these trips offers the chance to go to the isolated and majestic Easter Island . Located off the coast of Chile (five and a half hour flight), Easter Island is truly one of the world's most awe inspiring destinations. A full agenda of activities will be arranged allowing you to explore the hidden depths of the Island as well as the history and natural beauty. There will be tours of extinct volcano's, extraordinary crater's and glimpses of the natural culture of the people of Easter Island. This 5 night pre trip starts November 20 th , 2017. All domestic flights and transfers will be arranged. Additional details to come.
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