mdtravel.ca started as a branch of STITCHES Magazine, under the name Stitches Explorers Club. At its peak, STITCHES was the most read Medical Journal in Canada, and expanded to be published in the USA, Australia, South Africa, the UK and Belgium. The travel division started in a small way, but expanded, and conferences have been arranged around the globe in over 45 different countries.
When the publishing division of STITCHES magazine was sold, the travel division was retained by Dr John Cocker, and continued under the name Rxplorers Club, then mdtravel.ca..
More than 90 conferences, including 13 cruises have been arranged in warm countries, during the Canadian winter. Visits to local medical facilities are often included.
A temporary setback occurred when a long time "friend",who attended many conferences, kept a list of those attending and used these names to start an identical competing service. Tacky.
The most ambitious undertaking was a Sailing voyage around the world, 2000 - 2002 which is recorded in the book, "SAILING in STITCHES" available from our office.
mdtravel.ca limits itself to arranging the conferences. The travel is arranged through a licenced travel agent in Canada.