CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals
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
Healthcare practitioners are currently faced with the challenges of both treating and preventing the ever-increasing incidence of chronic diseases in the US population. The need to adapt best practice models in the context of emerging healthcare reforms impacting patient care delivery and access to care is an important issue for all healthcare practitioners. PES is fortunate to have dental and medical practitioners representing a variety of specialties participating in the CME/CE sessions. PES understands the importance of offering inter-professional healthcare education, allowing colleagues to gain cross-specialty perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease.
In the Netherlands, thanks to improvements in the health care system, Dutch people are living increasingly longer. This is due both to the timely detection of health risks and to the enhancements achieved in terms of treatment, medical equipment and medicines. However, people are now living with long-term illnesses that were once fatal at younger ages, such as diabetes or cardiovascular conditions that now can be managed in ways that allow people to live longer lives.
There are large differences in life expectancy between different cities, towns and regions of the Netherlands. We explore how the lifestyle and social factors, physical environments, and working conditions contribute to the aetiology of diseases. Efforts are being made to make public spaces more conducive to cycling, sporting activities and outside play, and to create more greenery and outdoor areas where people can meet one another, have had positive impacts on both social cohesion and health.
Planned In-Country Healthcare Topics Include:
|• Top Medical/Disease Issues: Challenges & Solutions
• Emerging Dental Issues: Treatment and Prevention
• Future Focus: Confronting Key Healthcare issues
|• Dutch Healthcare Overview: Advancements and Treatments
• Social and Environmental Factors: Disease Burdens and Health Improvements
Seminar Titles: “Navigating Today’s Healthcare System for Best Medical Treatment”,
“Medical / Dental Roundtable Seminar: Discussions of 2017 Key Healthcare Issues”
Dr. Judy Cook has had more than fifty years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1973, after which she completed a pathology residency in Dallas; part of it was at Parkland, and part of it was at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
After recognizing the importance of mental health in physical illness, she changed to psychiatry and returned to San Antonio to train at the medical school and associated VA Hospital. She has been in the private practice of psychiatry since 1980, treating thousands of patients from age four and up for a wide range of problems. She has experienced the in-the-trenches issues that abound for patients, physicians, and many other components of the health care system.
She currently practices psychiatry in Sherman, Texas, and lives near there with her chocolate Labrador and a greenhouse full of orchids.
Learning Objective: How to develop viable strategies for navigating today’s healthcare system for best care, treatment, and outcomes for yourself and your loved ones.
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Seminar Titles: “First Smile, First Word, First Tooth – The Infant Dental Exam”
Dr. Teresa L Fong graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in 1985 and obtained a Certificate in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Kentucky in 1987. She has been in practice with Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates since 1988.
Dr. Fong is a Fellow member in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Fong serves as the Minneapolis District Dental Society Trustee to the Minnesota Dental Association. For 14 years, she chaired the district’s “Give Kids a Smile Day” at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis. She is also an active member of the Minnesota Dental Association and serves on the Membership Committee and the Barriers to Care Committee. Dr. Fong is a member of the American Dental Association, President-Elect of the International College of Dentists, and Secretary-Treasurer and Program Chair for the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota and co-chaired the Capital Campaign for the University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic. Dr. Fong also serves as a Board Member and on the Development Committee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s charitable arm-Healthy Smiles Healthy Children: The Foundation of the AAPD.
Summary of Presentation:
Seminar Titles: “Flower Power: Medical Use of Plants and Flowers through the Ages – The Basics”
Dr. Clifford W. Yut is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Baylor College of Medicine in 1996, having over 21 years of diverse experience. He completed a combined residency in pediatrics and internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals in Houston. He works in Spring, TX and specializes in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is married with three children and enjoys cycling, jogging, and time with family. He speaks English and Spanish.
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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.
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 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.
HIGHLIGHTS AND POINTS OF DISTINCTION:
WHY CHOOSE A RIVER CRUISE AND AMA WATERWAYS:
Peaceful and scenic, river cruising offers a smooth, gentle ride along the world’s most remarkable waterways. Supreme comfort and convenience make it the premier way to experience magnificent cities, historic villages and little-seen enclaves. From your stateroom balcony, endless natural beauty combines with evolving views of the colorful local scenery. Castles and fortresses tower on both sides, as if you could reach out and touch them. When your ship docks in the heart of town, stroll ashore for included excursions or set off to explore on a complimentary bicycle. Unpack just once then settle in as each destination comes to you. With no need to navigate from place to place, you’ll find a sense of adventure and a sense of home all in one vacation.
Award-winning AmaWaterways continues to lead the river cruise industry with a fleet of custom-designed vessels in Europe, Asia and Africa. With innovative ship designs, spacious and stylish staterooms, premium amenities, exceptional cuisine and impeccable service, AmaWaterways sets new standards in river cruising year after year.
|Apr 24||Mon||Amsterdam|| Embarkation
|Canal Cruise and City Tour
PES Seminar Session
|Arnhem Bridge & Airborne Museum
Or Het Loo Palace Tour
PES Hospital Visit
|Apr 27||Thu||Antwerp, Belgium|| Walking Tour
Optional Excursion to Brussels
|Apr 28||Fri||Ghent, Belgium
Optional excursion to Bruges
PES Seminar Session
PES Seminar Session
|Apr 30||Sun||Amsterdam||Keukenhof Gardens Excursion|
Monday, April 24, 2017 Arrive Amsterdam, Holland – Embark
Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating 700-year old history. Explore its unique and elegant architecture, lively cafés and markets, and vibrant nightlife. This evening, meet your fellow passengers on board the AMA Certo at the Welcome Dinner. (D)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Amsterdam – Volendam – Edam
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic morning cruise through the historic harbor and canals of Amsterdam. See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous house where Anne Frank spent years in hiding during World War II. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour that includes a windmill and other iconic landmarks.
Return to the ship for lunch while we cruise the Ijsselmeer towards Volendam.
PES Seminar Session
Enjoy a late afternoon tour of Volendam Harbor and see the fishing fleet and fish auction building. Continue by motor coach to Edam, a picturesque town with a rich historic past. We have a walking tour of the Old Quarter’s beautiful houses, canals, bridges and churches, including one of the largest in Holland, the Grote Kerk (Great Church). (B,L,D)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Arnheim – Nijmegen
In beautiful Arnhem you have the choice of two tours. The first option is to see the monument commemorating the Battle of Arnhem Bridge made famous by the classic film “A Bridge Too Far.” Also visit the Airborne Museum and learn more about the Battle of Arnhem, one of the major campaigns of World War II.
The second choice is a tour of the most stunning royal residence in Holland, Het Loo Palace, with lavishly furnished rooms and meticulously sculpted gardens. After the tours, return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Nijmegen for some free time.
PES Hospital Visit
Enjoy scenic cruising this evening through the Netherlands en route to Belgium. (B,L,D)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Antwerp, Belgium
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Antwerp and see Antwerp Castle, Grote Market, Brabo Fountain and the city’s superb architecture. The afternoon is free to explore Antwerp on your own. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to nearby Brussels, the capital of Belgium and site of NATO headquarters. After dinner, the AMA Certo departs for Ghent. (B,L,D)
Friday, April 28, 2017 Ghent
After breakfast, take a guided walking tour of Ghent, which includes such highlights as the Belfry Hall, the Koornlei, the Graslei and the Castle of the Counts. This afternoon you may take an optional excursion to Bruges, one of Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
PES Seminar Session
Early this evening, we cruise through the Dutch region of Zeeland, home to one of the world’s most complex engineering projects, the Delta Works, which took more than 30
years to complete. (B,L,D)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Willemstad – Kinderdijk – Schoonhoven
This morning we will stop in the charming 400-year old town of Willemstad for a walking tour and special organ recital at the oldest Protestant church in the Netherlands. In the afternoon, we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century.
PES Seminar Session
Tonight the ship cruises to Schoonhoven, where we will moor overnight. (B,L,D)
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Amsterdam – Keukenhof – Amsterdam
We arrive in Amsterdam today. Admire the spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips during our morning excursion to the famous 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to delightful Zaanse Schans, a small historic village just outside of Amsterdam. The ship moors overnight in Amsterdam. (B,L,D)
Monday, May 1, 2017 Disembark – Depart Amsterdam
Disembark the ship and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
Inspired by classic ocean yachts, the Ama Certo will provide the most distinctive river cruise experience. Choose either a French Balcony or exclusive “Twin Balconies”. Once aboard, unpack just one time in your beautifully-decorated and spacious stateroom. Relax in a heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a “swim-up” bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations. The ship also features a fitness center, massage, hair and beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience.
* Price per person based on a double occupancy
** All single fares are capacity controlled by AMA Waterways and subject to change
International Flights: For passengers arranging their flights to/from Amsterdam on their own, please note you should arrive in Amsterdam (AMS) airport on the morning of April 24, 2017 and depart from Amsterdam, Holland (AMS) airport on May 1, 2017 anytime.
Note: Flights from the USA/Canada to Amsterdam are typically overnight, thus you would depart home on April 23, 2017 and arrive in Amsterdam the following day, April 24, 2017.
Airport Transfers: Airport transfers are NOT included in the package price, please contact your travel coordinator for assistance in arranging your transfer in advance.
PES will gladly assist in making your international air arrangements to/from Europe for a $75 booking fee.
Penalties apply to the total package per person price which could include: cruise, pre/post packages, land arrangements, extra services, and seminar fees.
|From time of deposit until December 1, 2016||$250 per person cancellation fee|
|From December 2, 2016 to January 17, 2017||$450 per person cancellation fee|
|From January 18, 2017 to February 23, 2017||35% loss of total package|
|From February 24, 2017 to March 23, 2017||50% loss of total package|
|From March 24, 2017 to departure||100% loss of total package|
Airfare and PES booking fees are non-refundable once ticketed. All cancellations must be made in writing to PES. Any payment to Global Tracks and AMA Waterways constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out herein, including but not limited to the Cancellation terms.
PES Seminar Fees:
Required Deposit: $500 per person (non-refundable for category AA+ and Suites) for the cruise and $200 for the PES seminars. Due upon registration.
Final Payment: January 17, 2017