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:
Medical 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. Physicians 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 medical 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 medical professionals to compare and contrast current best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting and gain a better understanding of emerging healthcare delivery models.
Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:
Seminar Topics: “Sleep 101: Introduction to the Basics of Sleep Physiology,” “Sleep Apnea – Snoring Isn’t Just Annoying: Overview of the Diagnosis, Physiology and Treatment of Sleep Apnea,” and “How to Live Younger, Longer: Overview of the Blue Zones of Longevity with Analysis of Common Characteristics of these Areas”
Dr. Pell Ann Wardrop is the medical director of the St. Joseph Sleep Wellness Center in Lexington, Kentucky. During her 20 years as a general otolaryngologist with a multispecialty group in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Wardrop pursued additional training in sleep medicine. She was board certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine in 2003 and the American Board of Otolaryngology in the subspecialty of sleep medicine in 2008.
Centre Hospitalier d’Avignon began as the Hospital Holy Marthe established in 1354. By 1743 that hospital had grown to 160 beds and a century later a maternity ward was opened. In the 1970’s the mayor of Avignon, Henri Duffaut, launched construction of a new hospital which was completed in 1979. Medical services moved from the historic site of Holy Marthe in 1981 to occupy the current building. The hospital has progressively grown since that time, adding more and more medical facilities and services. Today it is the dominant public hospital in Avignon with 885 beds and about 3,000 physicians and staff providing care in the full range of medical disciplines from obstetrics to geriatrics.
LABELIA Dental Center is a multidisciplinary dental center that offers a full range of medical and aesthetic care for both adults and children. Located in Lyon, on the banks of the Saone, the LABELIA Dental Center covers an area of more than 6,000 square feet. In search of constant improvement, LABELIA uses the latest dental technologies (CAD / CAM, 3D Imaging, Laser) as well as top-of-the-range French hardware and consumables, as well as a hospital sterilization room. Services offered include dental implants, teeth whitening and aesthetics, periodontics, orthodontics, and dental prosthesis.
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.
Uniworld is committed to building a fleet of ships that represents the absolute best in luxury river cruising, combining quality craftsmanship with high-tech innovations and custom-designed interiors. Their second Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, continues this proud tradition of excellence with sumptuous materials and meticulous attention to detail. The vessel’s opulent interiors include a two-story lobby with a specially commissioned Murano glass chandelier and whimsical life-size glass horse.
7-Night Cruise Avignon to Lyonon the Rhône and Saône rivers
Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you.
Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon’s lively Les Halles food market. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. Visit Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Travelers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes and wine connoisseurs.
|Date||Day||Optional Pre-Cruise Package(s)|
|Oct 19||Fri||Nice: Optional Pre-Cruise Package (2-Nights)|
|Oct 20||Sat||Marseille: Optional Pre-Cruise Package (1-Night)|
|Date||Day||7-Night Cruise Itinerary|
|Oct 21||Sun||Avignon: Arrive at Marseille airport and transfer to the ship|
|Oct 22||Mon||Arles | Tarascon: walking discovery tour|
|Oct 23||Tue||Avignon: walking discovery tour with Palace of the Popes or Pont du Gard|
|Oct 24||Wed||Viviers: Exclusive intimate “Village Day” experience with the locals|
|Oct 25||Thu||Tournon | Tain-l’Hermitage: Twin villages stroll with wine tasting or guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting|
|Oct 26||Fri||Lyon: Guided “Let’s Go” peninsula bicycle tour or “Do as the Locals Do” tour or Silk weavers walking tour|
|Oct 27||Sat||Mâcon | Beaune: Burgundy wine landscapes, Hospices de Beaune with open-air farmer’s market visit or Mâcon walking discovery tour|
|Oct 28||Sun||Lyon: Disembark and transfer to Lyon airport, or continue on post-cruise|
|Date||Day||Optional Post-Cruise Package|
|Oct 28||Sun||Paris: Optional Post-Cruise Package (2-Nights)|
|Oct 29||Mon||Overnight in Paris|
|Oct 30||Tue||Transfer to airport for flight home|
Sunday, Oct 21 | Avignon | Embark S.S. Catherine
Arrive at Marseille International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship docked in Avignon.
Monday, Oct 22 | Arles & Tarascon
Explore one of two sun-drenched Provençal towns today, each with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there; Tarascon boasts an ancient castle, as well as a local legend about a ferocious dragon. Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain and facilitating the expansion of their empire. Long renowned as one of the region’s most attractive cities, it lured artist Vincent van Gogh, who painted hundreds of works here (including Sunflowers and The Yellow House) in just 15 months. A short distance from Arles is the ancient and charming town of Tarascon. Its many medieval sites include a 12th-century church and a 15th-century castle that is rich with tales of a beloved ruler. Bask in the warmth of the Provençal sunlight in either of these friendly Mediterranean towns.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Arles walking discovery tour or Tarascon walking discovery tour
Tuesday, Oct 23 | Avignon
The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France, with a host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much more today, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. Avignon is home to the medieval bridge immortalized in the folk song “Sur le Pont d’Avignon,” as well as the mighty Palace of the Popes. From a distance, the picture-perfect city center looks as though it has been lifted straight from the pages of a history book, but all you need to do is step inside its medieval walls to discover the prosperous heart of contemporary Avignon.
Featured Excursions: Avignon walking discovery tour with choice of Palace of the Popes or Pont du Gard or choice of exclusive “Off the Beaten Path” Avignon walking discovery tour
Wednesday, Oct 24 | Viviers
Meet some new friends today in the village of Viviers; encounters that really get at the heart and soul of the French people and their culture and traditions. No matter whom you get to know—a pottery maker, a dance teacher or a local homeowner—you’ll have an enjoyable and truly authentic experience, something you’ll remember for years to come. An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time, Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank.
Featured Excursion: Exclusive intimate Viviers “Village Day”
Thursday, Oct 25 | Tournon (Tain L’Hermitage)
Nestled on opposite sides of the river in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage are an ideal destination for wine connoisseurs. Experience this famous wine district in one of two ways. Explore Tournon and its historic castle, then cross over the suspension bridge to Tain-l’Hermitage to taste Côtes du Rhône wines. If you prefer to explore the Hermitage vineyards more actively, then take a guided hike through the steepest vineyards on the Rhône, where the world-famous wines are produced. After you’ve seen how the grapes are grown, taste the fruit that has been transformed by the vintners’ craft into legendary wine.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Exclusive Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting
Friday, Oct 26 | Lyon
As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a patisserie-fueled bike ride—a great way to see the sights. Two rivers: one tranquil, one torrential. Two hills: one for labor, where the sound of the silk weavers’ looms used to echo; the other for prayers, crowned by a spectacular basilica. Two cities, as different as night and day: one boasting colorful Old World façades, medieval mansions and hidden passageways; one with a sophisticated urbanity reminiscent of Paris. Situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and with roots stretching back over 2,000 years to the days of Julius Caesar, Lyon is a place of fascinating dualities. Today you have your choice of ways to explore this city of contrasts: Sample its culinary riches with a visit to its peerless market hall or follow the footsteps of the silk weavers in the old quarter. For a more active option, see the city from its extensive—and lovely—bike paths.
Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon tour or exclusive silk weavers walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour, and exclusive Lyon “Illuminations” tour
Saturday, Oct 27 | Macon (Beaune)
Beaune may not be a large town, but it brims with history, a wealth of splendid regional architecture and incredible food. You’ll recognize the Hospices de Beaune immediately by its fabulous multicolored tile roof—it’s a symbol of Burgundy. Learn about Burgundy’s celebrated wines on an excursion here, where monks have been making and selling wine to support their charitable work since the 15th century. Afterwards, check out the farmers’ market, which spills from street to street in the Old Town. Cheeses, fruits, vegetables, local sausages, breads—all are on colorful display here. Celebrate the evening at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Burgundy wine landscapes, Beaune, Hospices de Beaune with open-air farmers’ market visit or Mâcon walking discovery tour
Sunday, Oct 28 | Lyon
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can continue your adventure with an extension to sparkling Paris.
Nice (2 Nights)
$780 per person (Double occupancy)
Please contact PES for single pricing.
Included in your 2-night stay:
Day 1 French Riviera
Transfer to the Le Méridien Nice and spend the rest of the day exploring this coastal resort town. Walk along the famous beaches of Nice, relax at a boulevard café or perhaps do a bit of shopping.
Day 2 French Riviera
This morning, you have a morning tour of the Mediterranean city of Nice. Walk through the Old Town and continue exploring Nice, home to tree-lined boulevards and an array of quaint shops. The balance of the day is yours—stroll the cobblestone streets and visit the local marketplaces, shop for antiques or enjoy perusing the many galleries. (B)
Day 3 French Riviera
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and begin the journey along the breathtaking Côte d’Azur to Avignon to board the ship. (B)
Marseille Airport Hotel (1 Night)
$89 per person (Double occupancy)
Paris (2 Nights)
$899 per person (Double occupancy)
Included in your 2-night stay:
No visit to France would be complete without seeing the city that is widely regarded as the most beautiful in the world—Paris. Nothing compares to the charm of its neighborhoods, the grandeur of its awe-inspiring architecture and monuments, or the cosmopolitan elegance of its boulevards. Delve into the delights this magnificent city has to offer, from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées to the quaint neighborhood cafés beloved by locals.
Nice Pre-Cruise Package: $150 per person
Marseille Pre-Cruise Package: TBA
Paris Post-Cruise Package: TBA
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Double pricing is per person, based on double occupancy or two people per stateroom.
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CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695
Seminar Attendance Fee: $450
Final Payment Due: June 15, 2108
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 to June 15, 2018||$200 per person|
|Between June 16, 2018 to July 23, 2018||20% of the total package|
|Between July 24, 2018 to August 22, 2018||35% of the total package|
|Between August 23, 2018 to September 21, 2018||50% of the total package|
|After September 21, 2018 to departure||100% of the total package|
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