The Second Osler Symposium - Doctoring in the 21st Century, October 20-23, 2012 in San Diego, CA


Hike Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Saturday, October 20

Hikin in Torrey PinesJoin Sam Slishman and friends for an enjoyable hike on Saturday morning. You’ll return to the hotel invigorated with plenty of time to grab lunch and freshen up before the symposium begins at 1:30pm.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast! Two-thousand acres of land are as they were before San Diego was developed–with the chaparral plant community, the rare and elegant Torrey Pine trees, miles of unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds.


Included in the conference registration fee is an afternoon session (your choice of Sunday or Monday) of either a Surfing, Sailing, Kayaking or Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Basic Skills & SUP Yoga lesson at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, only a 10-minute walk from the Catamaran along Mission Bay.

The Mission Bay Aquatic Center was started in 1970 by Glen Brandenburg, an SDSU student at the time. Associated Students of SDSU and UCSD Recreation assumed the lease of the old boathouse in 1973 and the Mission Bay Aquatic Center was born. Since then the Universities have built the facility in to the world-renowned program it is today. Incidentally, Glen Brandenburg is still serving as the MBAC Director.

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Mission Bay Aquatic Center activitiesIntroduction to Kayaking – Have fun learning the basics you need to know to paddle a kayak safely and effectively. Using sit-on-top kayaks, we will begin by learning how to control our boats. Next we will learn some maneuvers and techniques that make kayaking more fun and safe. Then we’re off to tour Mission Bay for a chance to use our new skills. Be sure to wear clothes that you will be comfortable swimming in as we will be getting wet.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center activitiesIntroduction to Surfing – Southern California has been synonymous with surf and surfing. Intended as an introduction to surfing, this session will briefly discuss the fundamentals of surfing and then charge the waves of Mission Beach. Novice surfers will have the opportunity to learn the basics and experience the thrill of riding a wave in a short time. This class is designed for anyone wanting to experience the sport and get a taste of the surfing lifestyle.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center activitiesBasic Sailing – This activity is an introduction to sailing in a simple single-handed boat, the Sabot. You will learn the skills necessary to harness the power of the wind to propel your boat. We start with a short classroom lecture before heading out on-the-water to hone your skills.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center activitiesStand Up Paddling and SUP Yoga – Stand Up Paddling (SUP) has emerged as an easy and exciting way to combine a strong core workout with the enjoyment of being out on the water. In this fun and active experience, you will learn the fundamentals of stand up paddling including etiquette, safety, equipment, and paddling technique. Then using stand up paddleboards as a floating mat, we will practice a sequence of asanas (yoga poses) on the flat water of Mission Bay. While no prior yoga experience is necessary, this practice will challenge your individual edges of flexibility, focus, strength, and balance. We will conclude with a relaxing savasana (meditation) and finally a short paddle back to shore.

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