Frequently Asked Questions
What is CMEatSEA?
CMEatSEA is a fresh approach to CME, one that combines Education, Relaxation and Rejuvenation for your mind, body and spirit. We offer for-credit courses aboard spectacular cruise ships, to beautiful and fascinating destinations.
During your time on board, you’ll participate in general sessions and workshops developed by our Medical Advisory Board. We’ll combine comprehensive programs for developing and managing your practice with information and education to expand life skills like leadership, fitness and nutrition. To enhance your family’s experience, we also offer supplementary programs for your partners and spouses.
How is the CMEatSEA program different from other CME programs?
Traditional CME offers you the medical knowledge you need for your practice. What it doesn’t offer is a holistic approach to enhancing every aspect of the successful medical practice – medical knowledge, physical and emotional health, financial and practice management, and rewarding personal relationships. That’s what we offer, in a spectacular setting that helps physicians and their families make the most of their vacation time.
Our innovative learning environment – aboard a magnificent cruise ship – will keep you happy, healthy and relaxed while you get the best in CME from some of Canada’s finest physicians. With CMEatSEA, you’ll gain technical, management and life knowledge to benefit your practice, while enjoying all the benefits of being aboard an elegant luxury cruise ship destined for magnificent ports of call.
CMEatSEA is a division of Cruise Connections Canada. Cruise Connections is owned by a family that includes over 20 physicians – people who understand the medical profession, its demanding lifestyle and the unique needs of physicians and their families. That understanding is reflected in every detail of CMEatSEA.
I’m looking for an intellectually challenging and stimulating CME experience. Why should I choose CMEatSEA?
We are pleased to offer our Recent Advances Conference Series, developed by our Medical Advisory Board to keep you informed of the most important recent contributions to evidence-based knowledge in many areas, including Obesity, Cardiology, Chronic Diseases Update and Diabetes/Endocrinology. Our speakers have been chosen for their knowledge and leadership skills, and their passion for adult learning.
What does the CMEatSEA class schedule look like?
We’ve designed intellectually rigorous courses with shorter classes that hold your attention, while giving you time to exercise, rest and relax between classes – so that you are well rested and most able to learn.
How many credits can I earn?
For 2020-2021 Conferences, you will earn up to 35 credits.
Can I bring my spouse and children?
Absolutely. In fact, with CMEatSEA, your spouse travels free and the ships offer a variety of activities for children.
How many CMEatSEA cruises are you offering this year?
For 2020, we will be offering six plus cruises. Click here for details on our future sailings.
Will there be more CMEatSEA cruises next year?
Yes. The balance of the 2021-2022 sailings will be posted as soon as they are available. Visit our website regularly at www.CMEatSEA.org for updates on next year’s exciting offers.
Who accredits our CME programs?
The CMEatSEA programs will be submitted for accreditation for family physicians for Mainpro+ Certified Credits. Specialists may choose to review the Royal College’s criteria for Section 1 (Group Learning) or Section 2 (Self Learning) credited activities to determine which category may be appropriate. All our past programs have been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Selected programs have received Royal College approval. Programs accredited by the College of Family Physicians and the Royal College are eligible for reciprocal US accreditation (AMA Category 1).
When will I receive my CME certificate?
Your CME Certificate will be sent out approximately 8 weeks after the return of the departure.
What do I need to do to book my cruise?
Call and speak to a CMEatSEA Coordinator. We have a convenient toll free number: 1-888-523-3732 and are open Monday – Friday. You can also click on the “Register Now” button.