CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals
This Seminar is planned for 15 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
Healthcare practitioners are currently faced with the challenges of both treating and preventing the ever- increasing incidence of chronic diseases in the US population. In addition, 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 to address.
France has the highest level of satisfaction with their health care system among all European countries. Healthcare practitioners have adapted best practices strategies in compliance with the French universal healthcare coverage model. Although cardiovascular disease and obesity related diabetes have become significant global health issues, the incidence of these diseases in the French population is among the lowest in the world.
Now, more than ever, it is important for healthcare professionals to collaborate with colleagues and global counterparts to gain cross-cultural perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease. By design, this program offers opportunities for professionals to compare and contrast current best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting.
Planned In-Country Healthcare Topics Include:
Seminar Titles: “Communicating with Pediatric Patients: Different Skills for Different Development Stages” and “Attention Deficit Disorder: Recognition & Strategies for Best Outcomes”
Dr. Gorodzinsky was born in Mexico, where he received an MD in 1974. Dr. Gorodzinsky began training in Israel, and travelled to Toronto before making London, Ontario home.
He has a practice in community pediatrics in London while acting as consultant to the Clinton Public Hospital and the Alexandra and Marine General Hospital in Goderich, Ontario. For over 20 years, Dr. Gorodzinsky has provided excellent clinical teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees in pediatrics. His philosophy is simple – use your natural abilities.
Consistently rated highly by students, Dr. Gorodzinsky continues to receive high praise as a clinical teacher, role model and mentor. Comments include: “In my time with him, he definitely focused a lot more on the importance of communicating skills, the emotional aspects of medicine, and the patient perspective than any other supervisor I have worked with.”
Dr. Gorodzinsky has also contributed beyond Ontario. After Hurricane Mitch caused severe damage to Honduras in 1998, he began annual visits to the country to help children and families affected by the disaster and has encouraged medical trainees to accompany him.
Seminar Title: “Perinatal Palliative Care: Supporting Parents in Preparing to Experience their Baby’s Birth, Life and Death”
Janice Gorodzinsky holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, is a Registered Social Worker and member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers with over thirty years of clinical experience in the London Health care community, currently employed in the Women’s/Perinatal Program at LHSC, Victoria Hospital. For the past fifteen years, Janice has been instrumental in developing programs for women experiencing perinatal loss.
She provides consultation to the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, assists women and their partners as they contemplate pregnancy options following diagnosis of lethal or life-limiting conditions and is a founding member of the Perinatal Palliative Care Team. She welcomes the opportunity to share her expertise and increase awareness of the challenges associated with prenatal testing and diagnosis.
Seminar Title: “Extrathyroidal Manifestations of Graves’ Disease”
Dr. Kimberly Clay is a Board-Certified Endocrinologist in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She received her medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill in 2004 and completed her Fellowship at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Clay has published and lectured internationally, is also Board-Certified in internal Medicine and an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Endocrinology Society, and the American Thyroid Association
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.
Provide professional educational exchanges with international colleagues, healthcare educational organizations and clinics to gain cross-cultural perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Allow medical/healthcare professionals to compare and contrast current best practices in medical/healthcare delivery to provide quality patient outcomes in their own professional setting.
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
Physicians: This program will be reviewed and approved for a minimum of 15 CME Prescribed Credit Hours by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). AAFP Prescribed Credit is accepted by the AMA as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.
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 15 continuing education credits.
Nurses: The Professional Education Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5428, for a minimum of 15 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.
Western Europe…a destination for lifelong learners, history buffs, architecture fans, art lovers, cultural enthusiasts, connoisseurs of food and wine, and six-star service at sea! Explore vineyards and chateaux with three days in Bordeaux, and marvel at both the art and architecture of Bilbao’s iconic Guggenheim Museum.
With a history thought to date to Roman times, Tilbury has long been a center of politics, travel and trade. In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I came ashore on official army-related business, and in 1852, an Act of Parliament initiated the construction of the Tilbury Docks. Four years later, the docks welcomed their first vessel, making Tilbury the main port for London.
Indeed, Tilbury is part of the wider Port of London, with the great city itself just 25 miles away. You might take in Tilbury sights such as the Tilbury Fort, originally built by Henry VIII, and the Tilbury Docks, used as a location for the films Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Batman Begins, before heading off to explore London.
Honfleur’s unique character and atmosphere has inspired painters, writers and musicians over the ages. Nestled at the mouth of the Seine River, this small fishing port is renowned for the glorious voyages of discovery by its 17th century mariners, and has blossomed into one of Normandy’s most appealing harbors. Honfleur became a center of artistic activity in the 19th century. Eugène Boudin, the painter of stirring seascapes, was born here in 1824 and artists such as Courbet, Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir and Cèzanne have visited Honfleur.
Preserved from World War II’s destruction, this quaint old Norman town has managed to retain its charm of yesteryear. The “Old Dock,” narrow jetty houses, the museums and monuments are witness to a rich heritage of art and history.
Charming Guernsey, a mere 25 square miles in size, offers a host of enticing visitor attractions. Although geographically closer to France, it has remained staunchly British through the ages. Today, its diverse culture reflects the best of both worlds. Pastel-colored houses rise layer upon layer behind St. Peter Port, the island’s picturesque main town. Beyond, you discover a wealth of activities centering around goldsmiths, silversmiths, wood carvers and clockmakers. Important: Please Read before Booking the Following Tours: Although the best available equipment has been requested, guests should be aware that transport may not be of international standard. Motor coaches are not air-conditioned. Your understanding is appreciated. Guernsey Island Introductionand Goldsmith’s Workshop
A walled city on the English Channel, Saint-Malo suffered widespread destruction during the bombings of World War II, but has since been lovingly restored to its 17th– and 18th-century splendor. The city’s top destination is the citadel, from where the Corsairs once raided enemy ships in the name of the King.
Today, the city is decidedly more welcoming to visitors, with bustling shops, bars, and hotels within the city walls, not to mention the highest concentration of seafood restaurants in Europe. Although crowds can be quite dense in high season, savvy travelers know to take a stroll atop the ramparts, where they can enjoy 360-degree views away from the hordes.
Bordeaux was at one time France’s richest community and largest port. It is second only to Paris as the country’s most densely populated city. Today it is best-known for its glorious châteaux, mouth-watering cuisine and incomparable wines. It is surrounded by the world’s most famous vineyards including Médoc, St-Emilion, Pomerol, Graves and Sauternes. Crystal’s sojourn in this world-renowned wine capital is bound to please even the most discerning bon vivant.
Note: Arrival and departure times for this port will depend on tidal restrictions.
This fishing port on the Basque coast is a gem, sparkling with old-world charm. Venture into the town center and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into the Middle Ages, as historic Basque and its Moorish architecture presides over narrow, cobblestone lanes. There’s plenty to explore, from the lively bars and restaurants in the main square to the casino and shops that give the town a more modern touch. It’s also home to the Church of St. John, where Louis XIV married Marie Thérèse of Spain. Incidentally, it was at that wedding that the legendary pastry chef Adam delighted guests with Basque macarons, a heartier cousin to the traditional French macaron; a visit to Saint Jean-de-Luz would not be complete without sampling this tasty confection.
Home of the newly-erected Guggenheim Museum, this bustling city epitomizes the merger of modernity and history. The gateway to the Cantabrico Sea from the plateau of Castilla, Bilbao has flourished from the middle ages as a busy port, and a major exporter of the metals found in surrounding areas. Today, the city flourishes with a vital exuberance, as modern architects erect new buildings next to 19th-century structures.
Cosmopolitan Lisbon was the center of the world’s last great colonial empire. Today the city nostalgically reveres its imperial past while adapting to Portugal’s role as a member of the European Economic Community. Although located on the Atlantic coast, Lisbon has the soul of a Mediterranean city with Moorish castles, pastel and white buildings, orange-tiled roofs and luminous blue skies. Set amid the hills and valleys of the northern shore of the River Tagus, it is one of the loveliest capitals in the world.
|Aug 25||Friday||London/Tilbury, United Kingdom||Embark||Overnight|
|Aug 26||Saturday||London/Tilbury, United Kingdom||5:00 pm|
|Aug 27||Sunday||Honfleur, France||9:00 am||11:00 pm|
|Aug 28||Monday||St. Peter Port, Guernsey||6:00 am||10:00 pm|
|Aug 29||Tuesday||St. Malo, France||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Aug 30||Wednesday||Bordeaux, France||3:30 am||Overnight|
|Aug 31||Thursday||Bordeaux, France||Overnight|
|Sep 1||Friday||Bordeaux, France||3:00 pm|
|Sep 2||Saturday||Saint-Jean-de-Lux, France||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Sep 3||Sunday||Bilbao, Spain||8:00 am||Overnight|
|Sep 4||Monday||Bilbao, Spain||4:00 pm|
|Sep 5||Tuesday||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean||6:00 am||Overnight|
|Sep 6||Wednesday||Lisbon, Portugal||Disembark|
THE CRYSTAL SIX-STAR EXPERIENCE IS ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY!
The Crystal Experience has become an all-inclusive experience. Known quite simply as the very best cruise ship in the world, Crystal Symphony is consistently awarded the highest accolades. Only Crystal Cruises has been voted World’s Best more than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.
International Flights: For passengers arranging their flights on their own, please note you should arrive in London and depart from Lisbon.
Note: Flights from the USA/Canada to London are typically overnight, thus you would depart home on August 24 and arrive in London the following day, August 25.
Airport Transfers: Airport transfers are NOT included in the package price, please contact your travel coordinator for assistance in arranging your transfer in advance.
Please contact PES at 877.737.7005 ext. 117 if you would like assistance with your international airfare.
PES will gladly assist in making your international air arrangements to/from the Baltic for a $75 booking fee.
Penalties apply to the total package per person price which could include: cruise, pre/post packages, seminar fees, and extra services. Airfare is non-refundable once purchased.
|From time of deposit until May 19, 2017||$300 per person administration fee|
|From May 19, 2017 to July 10, 2017||20% loss of total package|
|From July 11, 2017 to July 25, 2017||50% loss of total package|
|From July 26, 2017 to departure||100% loss of total package|
Cruise: Crystal Symphony
PES Seminar Fees:
May 19, 2017