This Seminar is planned for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for registered Professional Seminar attendees Certificates of Attendance will be provided for ALL registered seminar participants
Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose:
Providing quality healthcare delivery and patient outcomes with continuing budgetary and resource restrictions, in the context of emerging healthcare reforms impacting patient care and access to care, are increasingly important challenges for all healthcare practitioners to confront.
Alaska’s unique circumstances of remoteness from the rest of the US and the geographic dispersion of its population offers challenges and opportunities to explore strategies that would make it possible to break through barriers to health care reform, improve outcomes, and reduce overall costs. Current goals include increasing collaboration among key players in the healthcare delivery system to coordinate care for improving primary and specialty care access at the community level as well as incentivizing development of more outpatient care options and telemedicine technology.
Exploring solutions to healthcare challenges with professional colleagues provides opportunities for practitioners to enhance healthcare delivery models and best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting.
Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:
Dr. Donald E. Stillwagon is a graduate of Rutgers University and earned his MD at State University of New York Downstate Medical School. He completed his residency in family medicine at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. He founded Panther Creek Medical Center (the first of The Village Medical Centers) in 1985, now staffed with eleven physicians, all in Primary Care (Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine), providing a broad range of health care services. Dr. Stillwagon is a former chair of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission on Continuing Medical Education, and former treasurer of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and now a physician member of the Gulf Coast Privia Medical Group.
Educational Goals: Our goal is to provide unparalleled CME/CE travel opportunities for healthcare professionals that combine their most passionate destination desires with their educational goals, fostering exceptional learning experiences, friendships and connections with national and international colleagues.
Learning Objectives: Keep abreast of rapid expansion of medical knowledge and current best practice models on multiple topics to facilitate change and thus provide continually excellent patient care.
By design, this program permits medical experts to collaborate with colleagues and international counterparts to realize cross cultural view points and updates within the treatment and prevention of disease and offers opportunities to compare and contrast current best practices to supply quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting
Continuing Education Recognition Awards offered for healthcare professionals on this PES Program include:
Physicians: Programs are reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians for a minimum of 12 Prescribed Credit Hours. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) toward the AMA Physician Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The Professional Education Society designates this activity for a minimum of 12 continuing education credits.
Nurses: The Professional Education Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5428, for up to 12 contact hours. Although the California Board of Registered Nursing does not approve individual continuing education courses, providers are required by law to be approved by the Board. Reciprocity for continuing education hours for nurses is available in most states. Please check with your regulation board regarding requirements.
For Other Healthcare Professionals: Certificates of Attendance are issued to all participants attending credit sessions and can be submitted for credit approval to their professional board. In order to receive a Certificate of Attendance, registrants must sign-in, attend the programs and complete a program evaluation.
Tax Deduction: This healthcare seminar has been designed to comply with current IRS convention rules and deductibility requirements under Code Section 274(h)(1) as directly related to the conduct of the attendee’s profession and meeting the reasonableness standard of the foreign seminar rules. The formal meetings will be scheduled with lectures and discussions. Seminars in conference rooms, clinics or hospitals will be conducted by in-country speakers as well as distinguished faculty of the Professional Education Society.
Documentation verifying the scheduling dates, locations, hours of attendance, certificate of participation, and appropriate certificate of continuing medical, dental or nursing education will be provided at the completion of the conference. Tax deductible benefits are not guaranteed and we recommend that every attendee should consult with their Tax Consultant about their Individual situation to determine the appropriate amount and reporting of deductible expenses.
Join PES on an adventure of a lifetime to the last frontier and view vast stretches of pristine scenery, glaciers, gold rush towns, and remarkable wildlife! Family and friends welcome!
Cruise Itinerary Highlights:
Your Princess Cruise Package Includes:
From its breathtaking glaciers and impressive wildlife to its rich heritage and fascinating
gold rush lore, Alaska is a land that enchants everyone who visits!
|Jul 14||Sun||Seattle, Washington||Embark||4:00 pm|
|Jul 15||Mon||At Sea|
|Jul 16||Tue||Ketchikan, Alaska||6:30 am||3:00 pm|
|Jul 17||Wed||Scenic Cruising: Tracy Arm Fjord
|Jul 18||Thu||Skagway, Alaska||6:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Jul 19||Fri||At Sea|
|Jul 20||Sat||Victoria, British Columbia||7:00 pm||11:59 pm|
|Jul 21||Sun||Seattle, Washington||7:00 am||Disembark|
Embark the Star Princess in Seattle. Known as “The Emerald City,” Seattle is a young city with a rich history. The mild weather, spectacular natural surroundings and rich cultural diversity attract visitors from around the world.
Spend the day enjoying the endless entertainment and activities aboard the Star Princess.
The salmon capitol of the world and a paradise for fisherman and nature-lovers alike, Ketchikan also has a rich Indian heritage and the world’s largest collection of totem poles at Totem Bight. Walk along the rustic boardwalk on Creek Street where stilt-buildings in the harbor preserve a distinct pioneer feel.
The Tracy Arm Fjord encompass some of Alaska’s largest glaciers, beautiful waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains along their icy stretches. While cruising through the fjord, try to spot the impressive wildlife including black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, mountain goats and seabirds. Later, visit Juneau, Alaska. Nestled at the base of Mt. Juneau on the Gastineau Channel, Alaska’s capital city was founded during the Gold Rush of the 1880s. Consider a shore excursion to Mendenhall Glacier, a 12-mile river of ice and Alaska’s most accessible and most photographed glacier.
Skagway, known as the gateway to the gold fields, was Alaska’s largest town in 1898 with a population of 20,000. Today Skagway retains the flavor of the Gold Rush era, especially on Broadway, with its false-front buildings, and in the Trail of ’98 Museum, with its outstanding collection of memorabilia.
Spend the day enjoying the endless entertainment and activities aboard the Star Princess.
Discovered by Captain Cook over two centuries ago, the lovely city of Victoria boasts a distinctly British heritage. Wonderful legacies are preserved with bright red double-decker buses and the delicious tradition of high tea. Victoria is an atmospheric city which brims with old-world charm.
Disembark the Star Princess for your flight home.
Enjoy the star treatment on board the Star Princess! From her relaxed ambience to tantalizing dining options including award-winning specialty restaurants, and incredible features like the piazza-style Atrium, Movies Under the Stars®, and The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved for adults, you’re sure to feel indulged every moment of your stay.
From the moment you step aboard, we want you to feel welcomed and right at home. And with attentive service from a friendly staff that knows what hospitality means, you’ll find your Princess® ship truly is your home away from home. All tastefully appointed staterooms feature a comfortable queen-size or two twin beds with 100% cotton, high thread count linens, mini refrigerator, flat-screen TV, private bathroom with shower, complimentary 24-hour room service, hair dryer, and safe.
Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Star Princess. At every hour, chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choices to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, specialty dishes, decadent desserts and much more.
Entertainment & Activities
Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner; luckily, you have a week-long cruise to experience it all!
These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Our most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.
Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room.
This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast.
▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
Choose a luxurious Mini-Suite with balcony which is substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom and receive a complimentary welcome glass of Champagne. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed, premium bathroom amenities and two flat-panel televisions. For families or groups needing a little extra space, Mini-Suites offer an appealing and affordable option.
|3rd/4th Person Rate|
|Interior Stateroom | 158-162 sq. ft.|
|IC | Deck 5, 8, 12, 14||$1,174||$2,348||$799|
|IB | Deck 9, 10, 11, 12||$1,199||$2,398||$799|
|Oceanview Stateroom | 146-206 sq. ft.|
|OC | Deck 5||$1,734||$3,468||$799|
|Balcony Stateroom | 214-222 sq. ft.|
|BC | Deck 12, 14||$2,039||$4,078||$999|
|BB | Deck 11, 12||$2,079||$4,158||$999|
|Mini-Suite with Balcony | 323 sq. ft.|
|MD | Deck 9||$2,299||$4,598||$999|
|MB | Deck 9||$2,344||$4,688||$999|
Please inquire for additional categories and prices. 3rd and 4th berths available in select cabins.
Rates do not include port taxes of $215 per person.
Roundtrip airport transfers are an additional $58 per person (Optional)
Double pricing is based on double occupancy or two people per stateroom.
Single pricing is based on single occupancy or one person per stateroom and is capacity controlled by Princess Cruises and subject to change.
Cruise Package: 20% of total package
Seminar: $200 per person
Final Payment Due: April 23, 2019
Airfare is not included. PES will book your air arrangements for a $75 ticketing fee or you may choose to handle your own reservation.
Pre and Post-Hotels: Please contact your PES Travel coordinator if assistance is needed to arrange a hotel before or after your trip.
PES offers optional travel insurance. Travel insurance is strongly suggested and will give you the opportunity to recover monies lost through cancellations. We offer Travel Guard insurance as an option. Premiums vary depending on your age and the cost of your trip. Purchase within 14 days of deposit for additional benefits.
Cancellation Policy and Schedule:
All cancellations must be made in writing to Global Tracks. Travel Insurance and Airfare are non-refundable once ticketed. Any payment to Global Tracks constitutes your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions set herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms. All cancellations are subject to a $200 per person administration fee in addition to the below schedule.
|From time of deposit until April 30, 2019||No Penalty|
|Between May 1, 2019 to May 18, 2019||20% of the total package|
|Between May 19, 2019 to June 15, 2019||50% of the total package|
|Between June 16, 2019 to June 29, 2019||75% of the total package|
|After June 30, 2019 to departure||100% of the total package|
Please fill out the online registration form below, or if you prefer, download the PDF Registration Form and send by mail, fax or email.