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Sicily is fascinating and certainly very different from the rest of Italy. Enjoy its diverse landscape – from the azure waters of the Mediterranean, through fertile farmland covered in fragrant citrus groves and shimmering olive tress to rugged, barren mountains. Absorb Sicily’s long and rich history – it has been “host” to many cultures over the millennia. Mingle with its friendly people, admire the unique meld of architectural styles. Discover the pleasures of real Sicilian food.

Our conference will be held in the cities of Palermo and Taormina for you to experience the best of Sicily.  Please join us for this fabulous congress.

 

Academic Program.

SICILY MEDICAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

A number of health issues prevalent in Italy have informed the topics for this conference.

Obesity

Overall the rate of overweight and obesity in Italy is much smaller than Australia’s. In Italy it is now occurring in children and like Australia, overall rates are destined to rise significantly in the next decades. The difficulty of treating obesity is well recognised. This series of presentations will explore the task of identifying, evaluating and managing obesity and its related diseases through treatment modalities including lifestyle interventions, meal replacement, drugs, devices and bariatric surgery.

Neurology

Stroke is the second most common cause of premature death in Italy and is ranked 5th in Australia. The neurology lectures will cover newest developments in stroke management. Other topics will be neuropathy and a structured method for investigating syncope. A series of case studies will cover other common and not-so-common neurological presentations.

Haematology

People of the Mediterranean (many of whom live in Australia) have a higher incidence of certain blood disorders. This series of talks will cover thalassemia, sickle cell disease and G6PD deficiency as well as an update of iron guidelines in pregnancy and pre-operatively. There will be a presentation about diagnosis and management of VTE with NOACs and a number of case studies will highlight some other haematological diseases.

Ship And Cabins.

In 1902, the largest, fastest sailing ship the world had ever seen was launched. The legendary Preussen dominated the seas, only to be gone in a few short years. Neither before nor since had the world seen such a magnificent sailing ship. Until today…

Inspired by the tall ship Preussen, the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold.

You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment.

Find your secret hideaway on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow. Or climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests, thoughtfully furnished with a comfortable settee, where you’ll have the grandest view of all!

Royal Clipper’s interior spaces are just as dazzling. They include a three-deck atrium that funnels sunlight into the elegantly appointed, three-level dining room featuring open-seating dining, deliciously prepared cuisine and a no-tie dress code.

A convenient marina platform lowers from the stern for watersports. And the ultimate unique Royal Clipper experience, the one-of-a-kind Captain Nemo Lounge, is the site of our spa and health club with underwater glass portholes!

Main Conference.

Dates

Sicily is fascinating and certainly very different from the rest of Italy. Enjoy its diverse landscape – from the azure waters of the Mediterranean, through fertile farmland covered in fragrant citrus groves and shimmering olive tress to rugged, barren mountains. Absorb Sicily’s long and rich history – it has been “host” to many cultures over the millennia. Mingle with its friendly people, admire the unique meld of architectural styles. Discover the pleasures of real Sicilian food.

Our conference will be held in the cities of Palermo and Taormina for you to experience the best of Sicily.  Please join us for this fabulous congress.

Pre Conference Tour.

Dates

Enjoy this wonderful introduction to the Islands of the Mediterranean in Malta. Discover the 16th century elegance of Valetta, the fortress-like hilltop towns of Vittoria and Mdina, Explore gigantic prehistoric temples and towers and an extraordinary necropolis over 5,000 years old. Relax over delicious meals in coastal restaurants and swim in the sparkling sea. Enjoy the easy-going company of the Maltese people.

Post Conference Tour.

Dates

Join us on the Royal Clipper, a luxury five-masted full-rigged sailing ship for a cruise visiting some of the less accessible islands of the Western Mediterranean. Visit vibrant cities, explore ancient civilisations, discover the world of mythical lands, wander through medieval villages, sail the turquoise sea, bathe in private coves and soak up the sun on remote beaches.

Photos And Presentations.

Presentations:

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Presentations

Photos:

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Photos

Dr Gary Kilov (1:42)
Dr Asha Nair (1:31)
Dr Ralph Audehm (1:11)
Dr Diana Hart & Dr Roger Scurr (1:39)