CME – CDE – CLE Program

Every week, May through September

Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge and the American Educational Institute have partnered up since 2010. Aikens Lake, an elite fishing lodge, has been chosen as the Manitoba host for the Medical-Dental-Legal Update, a unique and accredited 20 hour survey of pressing issues in Medical Malpractice, Risk Management, Healthcare Law, Practice Management and selected clinical topics produced and presented on broadcast grade digital media DVD’s at each lodge. Imagine spending your days fishing, relaxing and receiving your CME credits right at the facility. The program is available EVERY WEEK!! 

2017 cost: $614.25 USD + 5% GST tuition for the AEI Seminars can be added onto any package we offer. 

*As administered by American Education Institution (AEI) via DVD format

AVAILABILITY AND DATES

You can travel at the week of your choosing, there’s always a presentation available. Additionally, you can customize your stay to be as short or as long as you want – anywhere from 3 to 7 nights! Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge is open from late May to mid September.

ABOUT AEI

The American Educational Institute is the largest private provider of CME (Physicians), CDE (Dentists), and CLE (attorneys) in North American today. AEI has been presenting cutting edge continuing education for over 28 years and boasts over 100,000 alumni. The seminar is presented nearly 900 times each year, in 33 classrooms throughout North America and the Caribbean.

FULL COMPLIANCE WITH TAX LAWS

Seminar Tuition and associated travel, lodging and meal expenses are tax deductible if the primary purpose of your trip is to maintain or improve professional skills. While you should always consult your tax advisor regarding your personal situation, AEI courses are designed to comply fully with current tax law.

ACCREDITATION

AEI is an ACCME accredited sponsor and all courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. IN addition, AEI courses are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Dental Education (CDE). As well AEI courses have been accepted for CME credits both in Canada and Australia (consult your local board for approval).

FREE REPEAT

Registration in the AEI Seminar allows the professional to complete or retake the seminar FREE OF CHARGE at any one of the 33 locations throughout the seminar year (ends Sept. 30 of each year) Approximately 25% of their clients use this perk and deduct the full costs of a number of trips. A new update is unveiled every year so you can come back year after year to gain new knowledge and new credits!

What I love about Aikens? The ever present welcoming attitude that starts when you exit the plane and ends, well, never actually ends from what I can tell. The entire staff which is well selected and well trained, guides who make fishing fun and easy, the size of the lake (not too small for serious fishing and not too big for novices), the breakfasts, the shore lunches, the dinners, the awards handed out at dinner, the evening fishing with dock staff making sure your boat is ready, and the bar that gives you a chance to meet fun and interesting people to share a fishing story, a joke, or life story.

—Dennis Munson,
Solon, Iowa

Our guide really listened to what we wanted to do and tailored our day specifically to us. To me, the shorelunch was the highlight of each day. The shorelunch sites are set-up so well in very scenic spots. You can watch the Aikens videos and read the website about the fancy cabins, and the food, and how great the fishing and the service is, but one thing you can't really appreciate until you're here is how beautiful it all is.

—Paul Capecchi,
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

I’m an amateur rank fisherman and I caught a ton of fish, including a Master Angler pike. That’s what makes Aikens Lake so great, you can get guys like me that really don’t know what they’re doing, and you start to believe that you might.

—John MacDonald,
Minneapolis, Minnesota

My husband and my dad had always talked about going to Canada or Alaska, so when I got the idea to give them a fishing trip as a surprise gift I did about six months of research. Once I talked with Pit, I was sold. It was really a surprise to them. They were so excited, and they just had a wonderful time at Aikens. They enjoyed their dream trip, and I don’t think it will be their last time to Aikens.

—Debbie Nutter,
Elizabeth, Colorado

Pit and his team have done a wonderful job of putting together the perfect gem of an outpost camp. We love going to the Lost Lake outpost because it provides you the seclusion and serenity without comprising the nice luxury-type components.

—Scot Woolley,
Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Four Seasons of fishing lodges. What's truly impressive is that ownership is constantly improving the experience. Every year you arrive and notice improvements. I'm just back from our trip to Aikens with my son. In the last 15 months he's been to Copenhagen, Berlin, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Venice, Croatia, Greece and Turkey – but said this was his favorite trip ever. He slept with his Aikens hat on last night!

—Greg Borca,
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Those young staff members make me realize that our future is in good hands. Every one of them are class act young people, such a joy to associate with when you see what is going on across the land. Thanks again for the great hospitality from you and ALL of the staff.

—Jeff Hall,
North Little Rock, Arkansas

Truly an experience you'll want to relive over and over. This father-son-grandpa trip went from being a once in a lifetime experience, to an annual fishing trip! See you next summer!

—Mark L.,
Winnipeg, Canada

Aikens is the perfect place for a family trip. The cabins are the best we’ve ever been in, the lodge is beautiful, and of course Pit and Julie are wonderful hosts.

—Jim Deleeuw,
Wisconsin President Organization, Group Leader

My husband and I never go back to the same place twice, but we loved it so much at Aikens we knew by the end of our first week we’d be back. It’s just how well they take care of you there. They make you feel like you’re part of the family.

—Denise Kozlowski,
Lake Oswego, Oregon

I’ve taken many large groups to Aikens and I always tell people beforehand how incredible the service is at Aikens. Every person has said to me at the end of the trip, “We believed you before, but I just can’t believe how good they treat you here!” One time Pit and Julie didn’t have the type of alcohol on-hand one of our guests was drinking, so they sent a plane out and got it.

—Ron Ball,
Westman Dreams for Kids

I call it a 5-star hotel in the wilderness. It’s the neatest place we’ve ever been, it’s like fantasy island.

—Joe Harrington,
Monticello, Arkansas

Each year we go somewhere as a family. We’ve been to Hawaii, Disney and many other places, but Aikens was one of the best trips we’ve ever had. Our trip was terrific, and my grandson loved every minute of it.

—Sherry Martin,
Cordova, Illinois

You think you’re at a Ritz-Carlton, you seriously get that level of treatment and amenities. Nobody in Manitoba can compete with Aikens for the quality of the fishing, staff, and facilities.

—Steve Andersen,
Lincoln, Nebraska

Trip number five and once again Aikens Lake out did itself. I thought it impossible for this wonderful place to get any better.

—Kris King,
NHL Senior VP of Hockey Operations, 14 year NHL player and captain, and Aikens Lake Honorary Pro Staff Guide

From the accommodations, to the staff and especially shore lunch, the entire experience at Aikens Lake is unmatched.

—Dan Quayle,
Former United States Vice-President

The photos are amazing and like the memories, they will last a lifetime.

—Boomer Esiason,
Former NFL MVP Quarterback, TV Commentator, and Founder of the Boomer Esiason Foundation (against cystic fibrosis)