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CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals
This Seminar is planned for 16 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:
It is important for healthcare professionals to increase education with colleagues and global counterparts by addressing global public health concerns and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease. By design, this program offers opportunities for medical professionals to compare and contrast current best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting. PES is fortunate to have both dental and medical practitioners representing a variety of specialties participating in our seminars. These sessions offer dynamic lectures and encourage participation to foster inter-professional healthcare education.
Similar to North America, Chile faces the growing prevalence of chronic diseases in an aging population, increasing costs, and insufficient prevention and health-promotion activities. These epidemiologic changes have increased demand for care, which in turn has affected the quality of care and timely access to services, at least in the large public services. Chile is also contending with substantial inequality between high-income participants in the private system and the large majority covered by social insurance and tax-funded public health services.
Planned In-Country Topics Include:
NOTE: In addition to the above planned in-country topics, Distinguished PES Guest Speakers present current healthcare topics relating to their practice specialties in medicine, dentistry, nursing and allied health.
PES Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide quality global CE/CME programs for healthcare professionals, catalyzing opportunities for collaboration with national and international colleagues, while fostering cross-cultural perspectives and partnerships in healthcare education and the delivery of quality patient care.
Our goal is to provide unparalleled CE/CME 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.
Assure that healthcare education programs provide best practice models reflecting current issues in medicine and healthcare for providing quality patient care
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.
Continuing Education Recognition Awards offered for healthcare professionals on this PES Program include:
Physicians: Programs will be reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians for a minimum of 16 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.
Dentists: The Professional Education Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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 16 continuing education credits.
Nurses: The Professional Education Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5428, for up to 16 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.
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.
Begin in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, where we board the Le Boréal for a 14-day cruise from Patagonia to Chile. After rounding the famous Cape Horn and sailing along the Beagle Channel, we cross the Strait of Magellan, which separates Tierra del Fuego from South America.
From Puerto Natales, take an optional excursion to discover the soaring mountains and radiant blue glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Cruise to Tortel, located at the mouth of the Baker River, one of the most beautiful in Chile. This faraway village boasts unmatched architecture: stilt houses, wooden walkways, endless stairways…
After cruising along the 40th parallel south, the Le Boréal will call at Puerto Montt. You will be captivated by the incomparable beauty of the landscapes in this capital of the Lake District. At the end of our cruise we land in the legendary port of Valparaiso for a chance to discover this ‘paradise valley’ whose historic center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Group flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Optional Tierra del Fuego Park Excursion/ Embark Le Boréal
Three days of scenic cruising: Navigate the famous Cape Horn and cruise along
Beagle Channel Cross the Strait of Magellan and into the Chilean Fjords
Puerto Natales: Optional Torres Del Paine National Park Excursion
Two days of scenic cruising: Sail in the Heart of the Chilean Fjords
|March 14||Wednesday||Tortel: Hillside Patagonia Village|
Puerto Monti: Capital of the Lake District
Chiloe Island – Castro: Lush green island teeming with wildlife
|March 18||Sun||At Sea|
Valparaiso: Picturesque and historic port in the “Valley of Paradise”
March 7, 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina
Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel, at the country’s southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park. A cruise in Ushuaia Bay is a perfect way to do some sea lion and Magellanic penguin spotting.
March 8, 2018 Navigation Cape Horn and The Beagle Channel
March 9, 2018 Crossing Magellan Strait
March 10, 2018 Sailing in Chilean Fjords
March 11, 2018 Puerto Natales, Chile
Located in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, capital of the Última Esperanza province, the village of Puerto Natales will win you over with its brightly coloured houses nestling in the shade of the Andes. A walk along the coastal Pedro-Montt avenue, gives splendid views of the Almirante Montt gulf, a stretch of crystalline water that links Puerto Natales to the Pacific. The Museo Historico documents urban and rural life and the indigenous history of the environment. Puerto Natales is also the closest town to the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park, a 181,000-hectare reserve protected by UNESCO.
March 12 -13, 2018 Sailing in Chilean Fjords
March 14, 2018 Tortel, Chile
A picturesque, colourful fishing village, Tortel boasts a splendid location in the heart of southern Patagonia, halfway between Puerto Montt and Cape Horn. From the little streets made up of small walkways, you’ll love the grand panorama of rounded mountains, dense forest, the clear waters of the Pacific. If you walk out onto one the many wooden pontoons, you can admire the views as you stand suspended a few metres above the water. The village is scattered with sculptures made by local artists, an excellent introduction to this friendly community.
March 15, 2018 At Sea
March 16, 2018 Puerto Montt, Chile
Picturesque stopover in southern Chile, the colourful city of Puerto Montt is the capital of the Lake region. Here, you’ll discover the fine heritage of its colonial past, especially the Plaza de Armas and the neoclassical cathedral. The panorama at the Manuel Montt lookout gives stunning views of the bay’s sapphire beauty. Close to the town, the peaceful banks of Lake Llanquihue is conducive for relaxation and walking. You can explore the surrounding quaint villages among which Puerto Varas and Frutillar are the most charming.
March 17, 2018 Castro Chiloe, Chile
March 18, 2018 At Sea
March 19, 2018 Valparaíso, Chile (Overnight)
Located about 100 kilometres south of Santiago, the legendary Valparaiso is the second largest city in Chile. It is also a splendid city, full of history: two qualities justifying its nickname “gem of the Pacific” and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can stroll along the steep streets, on foot or by cable car, and explore the many admirable sites like the delicate Iglesia de la Matriz, Sotomayor square, Bellavista hill, or Sebastiana house where the author Pablo Neruda lived. At every turning, you’ll get a refreshing view of the sea
Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market. The vessel has a very convenient and sensible layout, which is aided by three Passenger lifts (one forward and 2 aft) accessing all passenger decks. The ship has a single seating full menu dining room state of the art lecture facility/theatre al-fresco grill/dining, full service spa and state of the art fitness center. There are ample comfortable gathering areas for either small meetings or informal gatherings.
The Le Boreal carries a full fleet of Zodiacs available for passenger use. These 10-12 seat rubber, motorized boats were designed by Jacques Cousteau for safe, comfortable operations in remote, rough, and shallow waters. They are used for all landings – either for transfers ashore or for tours by Zodiac. All passengers wishing to participate are whisked ashore with utmost safety and speed. These small boats allow the passengers to get to places inaccessible to ships — to experience the wonders of the destinations up close. Passengers are always assisted safely in and out of the Zodiacs by trained staff and crew.
· Airport Taxes (per person): $23 (depends on Nationality)
Visa fees for Chile and/or Argentina are not included *(depends on Nationality)
The rates of our cruises are per person and include the following:
• Air package with transfer and flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
• Direct transfer onboard lunch and access to the Main Lounge (Cabins will not be accessible before 5pm) or
Transfer to Arakur Resort located inside Cerro Alarken Natural Reserve, time at leisure, lunch
and / or optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park.
If you forfeit the flight package & transfer service, a penalty fee of 30% of the service amount excluding taxes will be charged.
• All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• Room service 24h (special selection)
• Open Bar Package
• Polar Parka
Package includes hotel accommodations at the InterContinental with daily breakfast, private arrival airport transfer, group transfer from the hotel to the airport for departing flight to Ushuaia, porterage, gratuities and tax.
1 Night $345 per person based on double occupancy
2 Nights $480 per person based on double occupancy
1 Night $570 based on single occupancy
2 Nights $825 based on single occupancy
Pre and Post Hotels: Please contact your PES Travel coordinator if assistance is needed to arrange a hotel before or after your trip.
Airport Transfers: Airport transfers are NOT included in the package price, please contact your PES travel coordinator for assistance in arranging your transfer in advance.
Airfare is not included. PES will book your air arrangements for a $75 service fee or you may choose to handle your own reservation.
Please contact PES at 877.737.7005 ext 117 if you would like assistance with your international flights.
Does PES offer Individual Travel Insurance?
Yes! We have designed a customized Travel Protection plan with comprehensive coverage for trip cancellation, travel interruptions and delays, emergency medical and health expenses, lost baggage and more. We are a licensed travel insurance broker and highly recommend optional trip cancellation, health, and accident insurance
Cancellation Policy and Schedule:
Penalties apply to the total package per person price which could include: cruise, airfare, pre/post land packages, extra services, and seminar fees. Airfare and PES booking fees are non-refundable once purchased. All cancellations must be made in writing to the Professional Education Society and are subject to a $100 per person PES administration fee in addition to the below schedule. Any payment to Global Tracks/PES, the cruise line or a third party vendor constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms.
From time of deposit until September 8, 2017 $250 per person
Between September 9, 2017 to December 1, 2017 25% of the total package
Between December 2, 2017 to December 21, 2017 50% of the total package
Between December 22, 2017 to January 5, 2018 75% of the total package
Between January 6, 2018 to departure 100% of the total package
Expedition cruises: Passengers passport information and complete medical forms must be completed at least 3 months prior to departure.
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