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
The treatment and prevention of chronic diseases in the US are challenges that healthcare practitioners face every day, especially now, when these types of diseases are increasing worldwide. In addition, healthcare providers also face the need of adapting best practice models in the context of emerging healthcare reforms that impact patient care delivery and the access to care.
This program will give you the opportunity to explore the challenges in India of the rapidly ageing population and the lack of affordable, accessible and quality public health services. Both urban and rural lifestyle diseases are prevalent due to changing working and living habits coupled with the consumption of processed products, increased instances of diabetes, cardio-vascular disorders, and cancer. Diseases such as dengue fever, hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria and pneumonia continue to plague India due to their bodies increased resistance to drugs. We will also discuss female health issues such as the lack of complete antenatal care and emergency obstetric care. In addition, explore the factors of India’s high infant mortality rate. This unique symposium will allow a lecture and exchange in a cross-cultural environment on multiple topics to facilitate change and thus provide continually excellent patient care.
Planned In Country Healthcare 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.
Seminar Titles: “Updates in Travel Medicine” and “Updates in Women’s Health”
Dr. 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. 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 Memorial Hermann’s ACO, one of the nation’s most successful Accountable Care Organizations. Dr. Stillwagon has numerous presentations domestic as well as on various cruise and river ships and different European venues.
As a family physician (with additional Certifications in both Geriatrics and Obesity Medicine), Dr. Stillwagon has always been active in the education of others (both patients and health care providers) and enjoys moderating discussions on the latest in medical advances.
Seminar Title: “Recent Updates in Dentistry”
Dr. Potrykus grew up in the beautiful Northwoods, WI in a dental family. After graduating from Three Lakes School, he attended the University of Wisconsin Madison and Edgewood College for his undergraduate education. Dr. Potrykus earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree with honors from Marquette University in 2009.
Dr. Potrykus also has extensive training in implants, earning his Masters in Implant Surgery shortly after earning his DDS degree. “My first love in dentistry is surgery, so I was thrilled to serve on a short-term mission trip in the Dominican Republic doing only dental implants to finely hone those skills. I take between 25 – 50 hours of continuing education every year to stay on the cutting edge of new procedures and technology so I can always provide you the very best of care”.
Seminar Title: “Breakthroughs in Reconstructive Surgical, & Dental Restorations”
Dr. Preble is an Honor Graduate from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. After completing his undergrad studies, he received post-grad training in general dentistry, dental surgery, implant dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, and temporomandibular (TMD) care.
Dr. Preble is widely respected for his quality of care and high level of patient satisfaction. His respect within the oral health field is demonstrated by his recognition as a practicing Diplomate of the American Board of Implantology/Implant Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
As founder and the president of the Central Florida Dental Implant Study Group, Dr. Preble has mentored many of the leading practitioners of modern implant dentistry. Many doctors throughout the region regularly visit our office to observe specialized surgical and prosthetic techniques he excels in. Over the years, Dr. Preble has firmly established a well-earned reputation has one of the most talented and dedicated oral surgeons in not only the Orlando area, but all central Florida.
Seminar Title: “Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)”
Colonel Michael N. Wajdowicz, USAF, DC (DDS): Colonel Wajdowicz currently serves as the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) 24 Month Residency Program Director at Keesler AFB, MS. He is currently a Professor of Comprehensive Dentistry in the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School within the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry (1986), Certificate of Completion, Advanced Education in General Dentistry 24 Month Residency Program from Keesler Medical Center (2000), and certification by the American Board of General Dentistry (2002). He has earned status as a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry (2005), Fellowship in the International College of Dentists (2005) and Fellowship in the American College of Dentists (2013).
Colonel Wajdowicz is a member of the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and Health Volunteers Overseas.
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 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.
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.
Explore one of the world’s oldest civilizations on an epic journey that begins in luxurious Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur followed by a Ganges River cruise to discover another world off the beaten path.
PES Added Value – Family and friends are always welcome!
• PES $250 per person discount!
• PES $100 per person shipboard credit!
• 16 Continuing Education credits offered.
• Possible Tax deductible benefits.
• CME/CE Seminars by in-country professionals and distinguished members of the Professional Education Society.
• Volunteer speaking opportunities.
• Access to in-country medical and healthcare facilities.
• Travel with colleagues and like-minded individuals.
• PES group hosts.
• Personalized service from your first contact thru to your on-site travel experience.
The award winning The Oberoi, Gurgaon is conveniently located just fifteen minutes from Delhi’s international airport and thirty minutes from Central Delhi. Spread over nine acres, The Oberoi, Gurgaon is an urban sanctuary defined by bespoke design features. Its high ceilings and open spaces filled with natural light afford refreshing views of the hotel’s vast, azure reflection pool and verdant green wall. The hotel also offers an art gallery, salon and a luxury retail arcade.
Relive the era of Emperors and Princes with a stunning display of fountains, terraced lawns, reflection pools and pavilions. The Oberoi Amarvilas is 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, and all rooms – as well as the lobby, bar and lounge – offer breathtaking views of the grand site. Inspired by Moorish and Islamic architecture, terraced lawns, fountains and reflection pools, you will be pampered. Ranked among the world’s 50 best hotels by Travel + Leisure in 2015 and ranked No. 3 on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2015 list of Top Resorts in Asia.
The Oberoi Rajvilas is a royal resort set in a breathtaking 32-acre acre oasis of beautiful landscaped gardens, filled with exotic birdlife. Built around an 18th century Shiva temple this is a haven of mystical peace and natural serenity. The Indian restaurant features traditional tandoori skewers with herbs and vegetables grown on-site, and spa treatments highlight indigenous rituals and specialty baths. This five-star gem was ranked among the world’s top resorts in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious 2015 World’s Best Awards and is ranked No. 2 on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2015 list of Top Resorts in Asia.
With accommodations inspired by the grace and elegance of the British colonial period, the all-suite, 56-passenger Ganges Voyager II is the most luxurious ships serving the Ganges. Enter the ship on the Main Deck, where a light-filled Reception area, the East Indian Restaurant and suites are conveniently located. The Governor’s Lounge offers an inviting venue to meet and relax over a cocktail. The Sun Deck is an ideal spot to curl up with a good book or a fresh cup of coffee, gaze at the ever-changing scenery. The ship also features the Voyager Spa and Fitness Center.
|Oct 19||Thu||New Delhi, India|
|Oct 20||Fri||New Delhi: India’s Capital City|
|Oct 21||Sat||Agra: Majesty and Grace – Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal both at sunrise and sunset|
|Oct 22||Sun||Agra/ Transfer to Jaipur|
|Oct 23||Mon||Jaipur: Rajasthan’s Princely City|
|Oct 24||Tue||Jaipur/ Fly to Kolkata/ Embark the Ganges Voyager II /
Kolkata: Mother Teresa’s Home and Tomb; and the enduring legacy of the British Raj
|Oct 25||Wed||Bandel: Hooghly Imambara mosque|
|Oct 26||Thu||Kalna: India’s “Temple City”|
|Oct 27||Fri||Matiari: Matiari Master Craftsmen|
|Oct 28||Sat||Khushbagh/Baranagar/Murshidabad: Bengal’s Architectural Curiosities|
|Oct 29||Sun||Mayapur: Hare Krishna Complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium|
|Oct 30||Mon||Chandannagar: India’s French Colonial Heritage|
|Oct 31||Tue||Disembark in Kolkata/ Transfer to the airport|
|Optional Varanasi Extension: Discover India’s intriguing holiest city|
|Oct 31||Tue||Fly Kolkata to Varanasi: Panoramic tour and Ganga Aarti ceremony at sunset|
|Nov 1||Wed||Sunrise boat ride on Ganges / Fly to New Delhi|
|Nov 2||Thu||Transfer to airport|
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Arrive New Delhi, India
A Uniworld representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the regal Oberoi Gurgaon, a luxurious retreat just 15 minutes away from India’s cosmopolitan capital.
Friday, October 20, 2017 New Delhi
FEATURED EXCURSION: India’s Capital City, Old and New
India’s seat of power for nearly a thousand years, Delhi bridges two distinctly different worlds—Old Delhi, the former capital, with its narrow lanes and splendid mosques; and New Delhi, established by the British, with wide tree-lined boulevards and handsome buildings. Spend your first full day in India getting a panoramic overview of the city’s top sights, including the two-toned sandstone and marble Red Fort, which served as an imperial citadel until the last Moghul emperor was exiled. Stop to visit Humayun’s Tomb—inspiration for the UNESCO-designated Taj Mahal—and Raj Ghat, a black granite memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, India’s beloved father of independence. Your initial encounters with the local residents will be equally compelling—proud and dignified, generous and quick to smile, the Indian people will rank amongst your favorite memories of this enchanting country.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 New Delhi / Transfer to Agra
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Majesty and Grace— Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal
Transfer to Agra via a newly built expressway, and check in and enjoy lunch at the spectacular Oberoi Amarvilas. Later, visit one of India’s most majestic forts—Agra Fort—a palatial walled city containing russet sandstone buildings encircled by a deep moat. Later, visit the Taj Mahal, and venture inside India’s most awe-inspiring and iconic monument. The fateful tale of love and loss that inspired the Taj is as incredible as the tomb itself. Commissioned by the broken-hearted Emperor Shah Jahan after his beloved wife died in childbirth, this masterpiece of Islamic architecture took some 20,000 laborers and artisans nearly two decades to complete (at a cost of more than $1 billion in today’s money). Your first glimpse of the Taj Mahal—perfectly timed to coincide with the setting sun—will literally take your breath away.
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Agra / Transfer to Jaipur
FEATURED EXCURSION: Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
Venture back to the Taj Mahal at sunrise, when the pristine white marble monument is aglow with the soft pink luster of dawn. Seen in the magical first light of day, the graceful, dream-like Taj will forever linger in your memory, the sunrise you will henceforth compare to all others. You will learn more about the mausoleum’s fascinating history, perfect proportions, precious building materials, and intricate craftsmanship. Enjoy some free time before returning to the resplendent Oberoi Amarvilas resort for breakfast. Transfer to Jaipur, the magnificent capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, where you will check in at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas and relax over lunch at the hotel. If you wish, you may take a complimentary shuttle into town and make your initial foray into the city’s colorful bazaars.
Monday, October 23, 2017 Jaipur
FEATURED EXCURSION: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s Princely City
Your tour of the romantic Pink City of Jaipur includes the residence of the former royal family—City Palace—a sprawling complex with lovely courtyards and gardens. You will also visit the UNESCO-designated Jantar Mantar, a centuries-old observatory housing the world’s largest sundial and a superb collection of astronomical instruments. Enjoy views of the nearby Hawa Mahal, with its multitude of windows and ornate façade, designed to resemble Lord Krishna’s crown. Relax during the afternoon or take a complimentary shuttle into town to explore the city’s bazaars, which are overflowing with high-quality textiles, jewelry, gemstones, and richly embroidered leather jootis— traditional Rajasthani shoes.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Jaipur / Fly to Kolkata / Embark the Ganges Voyager II
FEATURED EXCURSION: Mother Teresa’s Home and Tomb
Transfer to the Jaipur Airport and fly to Kolkata, India’s second-largest city, a clamorous yet captivating metropolis situated on the Lower Ganges. Before boarding your elegant all-suite ship, you will visit Mother Teresa’s former home, where the late Roman Catholic nun established the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. See her humble tomb and the room where she lived for 44 years, as well as an exhibit highlighting her life and work. You can also pay a visit to a nearby orphanage operated by the Missionaries of Charity. Cap off the day with a Welcome Dinner, followed by a cultural performance onboard the Ganges Voyager II.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Kolkata / Bandel
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: The Enduring Legacy of the British Raj
The former capital of the Raj, Kolkata offers intriguing glimpses of the “old India” of the British colonial period, including grand architecture such as the Writers’ Building, High Court, and General Post Office. Observe these and other key sights on your city tour, plus visit Kolkata’s oldest Anglican church and the Victoria Memorial Hall, a museum boasting India’s largest collection of colonial artifacts. Return to the ship for lunch and a scenic cruise that passes a number of former colonial settlements. Later, take an excursion to Bandel to visit Hooghly Imambara, a mosque that’s a triumph of Bengali architecture.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Kalna
FEATURED EXCURSION: India’s “Temple City”
There is no better way to see the sights of Kalna than via an exhilarating trishaw ride through the heart of the city. Kalna’s Rajbari complex has the region’s densest concentration of temples, including 108 intricately carved, slope-roofed structures devoted to Shiva, the Hindu god. Walk back to the ship, perhaps stopping at the bustling local market on the way.
Friday, October 27, 2017 Matiari
FEATURED EXCURSION: Matiari Master Craftsmen
Enjoy a walking tour of Matiari, an artisans’ village revered for its finely wrought brassware, and venture inside a local home to observe master craftsmen at work. If time allows, you may also have an opportunity to learn some of the nuances of the game of cricket—India’s favorite sport. There will also be time to shop for village-made goods at a small riverside bazaar. Back onboard, roll up your sleeves for a mehndi demonstration—intricate henna designs typically painted on the palms of women’s hands to attract good luck.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Khushbagh / Baranagar / Murshidabad
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Bengal’s Architectural Curiosities
Begin the day with an early morning stroll through the farmers’ fields of Khushbagh to a well-preserved complex built by one of the region’s former colonial-era rulers. Return to the ship for breakfast and a brief scenic cruise to Baranagar, a village with many ornately carved sandstone structures and temples dating back hundreds of years. Take a leisurely walk to absorb the rural atmosphere and a pace of life that is decidedly slower and less complicated. Enjoy lunch back onboard the ship as you continue downstream to the fascinating city of Murshidabad. As you round the river’s bend, a most unexpected sight unfolds before you, an echo of an era long past—the massive Hazarduari Palace, famous for its thousand doors, both real and false, and its fine collection of antiques and British colonial artwork. Climb aboard a horse cart for a lively ride to Katra Mosque, one of the largest and most interesting in the region, before returning to the ship. Indulge in a lovely dinner followed by the evening’s entertainment—a spirited Bollywood-style show with music and dancing.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Mayapur
FEATURED EXCURSION: Hare Krishna Complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
After a scenic morning cruise, visit the welcoming and wildly colorful village of Mayapur, birthplace of the founder of the Hare Krishna movement. One of India’s top pilgrimage sites, Mayapur is headquarters for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON), and millions of scholars and devout followers visit here every year. The village is also home to hundreds of second generation Hare Krishnas born to North Americans and Europeans who relocated to India back in the 1960s. Dominating the skyline is the dome of a colossal Vedic temple, largely funded by the great-grandson of Henry Ford. Once completed in 2016, the temple will be twice the size of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and large enough to accommodate 10,000 worshippers.
Monday, October 30, 2017 Chandannagar / Kolkata
FEATURED EXCURSION: India’s French Colonial Heritage
A French colony for 275 years, from 1678–1950, Chandannagar is a fascinating place to visit because its cultural heritage and character are so very different from the rest of India (most of which fell under British rule). The city is situated on a crescent-shaped bend of the river, views of which are best admired on a leisurely stroll along the Strand, Chandannagar’s waterfront promenade. The Strand also features many lovely colonial-era buildings that have stood the test of time, such as the former French governor’s residence and the Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Church. Chandannagar’s intriguing dual nature is evident elsewhere in the city, such as the elementary schools that still teach both English and French, generations after the colonial rulers left India for good. Spend your last evening onboard enjoying a Farewell Dinner.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Disembark in Kolkata / Transfer to the airport
Disembark the ship and transfer to the Kolkata Airport for your return flight home, or fly to Varanasi for a 3-day optional extension in the holiest city on India’s holiest river, the sacred Ganges.
Optional Varanasi Extension | Experience one of the world’s oldest and most intriguing cities
Tuesday, October 31 – Thursday, November 2, 2017
A swirl of color and ritual and oddities galore, Varanasi may very well be the most ethereal and exotic place you will ever visit. Considered the holiest spot on India’s holiest river, it is also one of the world’s oldest cities—as ancient as Babylon and Thebes. It is the goal of every devout Hindu to come here at least once to purify body and soul in the sacred waters of the Ganges.
Your visit includes a fascinating tour of this otherworldly and intoxicating city, followed by a private boat ride to observe a Ganga Aarti ceremony. Led by a Hindu priest at sunset, this spellbinding devotional ritual is performed in honor of the goddess of the river, a spectacle you’ll remember the rest of your days. You will also have an opportunity to take a boat ride along the river at sunrise, when hundreds of sari- and dhoti-clad Hindus can be observed bathing, washing laundry, performing yoga asanas, and making respectful offerings to Mother Ganga along the broad stone ghats lining the Ganges.
Magical and mystical, surreal and deeply spiritual, Varanasi is a city that is truly unlike any other.
Included in your 3-day stay:
Ganges Voyager II
The all-suite, 56-passenger Ganges Voyager II is one of only two ultra-luxurious ships serving the Ganges. The ship’s spacious, high-ceilinged suites are a serene sanctuary, with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. All suites have a cozy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A bed dressed in soft linens, with a choice of pillows. Your roomy bathroom has a rain shower, comfy robes and slippers, and spa-quality Molten Brown bath products. Other high-end amenities include a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, a flat-screen television with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, an iPhone docking station with alarm clock, makeup mirrors, and universal electrical plugs.
**The Single price is capacity controlled and is subject to change.
Items Not Included in the Pricing:
International Flights: For passengers arranging their flights to/from India on their own, please note:
Arrive Delhi, India – Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) on Thursday, October 19, 2017
The program begins with an overnight at the Oberoi New Delhi Hotel and your airport transfer is included. Flights can arrive anytime during the day.
Depart Kolkata, India (CCU) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on October 31, 2017
Flights can depart any time and your airport transfer is included.
Depart Delhi, India – Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) on Thursday, November 2, 2017
Flights can depart any time and your airport transfer is included.
Penalties apply to the total package per person price which could include: cruise/tour package, pre/post packages, seminar fees, and extra services. Airfare is 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 administrative fee.
|From time of deposit until July 14, 2017||$300 per person cancellation fee|
|From July 15, 2017 to August 20, 2017||35% loss of total packag|
|From August 21, 2017 to September 19, 2017||50% loss of total package|
|From September 20, 2017 to departure||100% loss of total package|
All above penalties are in addition to the $100 per person PES administrative fee.
Cruise/Tour Package: Uniwolrd Boutique River Cruise Collection
PES Seminar Fees:
• CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695 per person
• Seminar Attendance Fee: $450 per person
• Cruise/Tour Package: $300 per person non-refundable deposit due at time of booking
• Seminars: $200 per person
Final Payment: July 14, 2017