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
Healthcare professionals in North America are currently faced with the challenge of both treating and preventing the ever-increasing incidence of chronic diseases such as Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease.
The same holds true for community healthcare practitioners in French Polynesia, with additional budgetary, resource and delivery challenges. They are experiencing similar epidemiological transitions where communicable diseases are decreasing while non-communicable diseases are increasing. Confronting the challenges of providing quality patient care in the face of limited budgets and resources that impact healthcare delivery and access, is fast becoming a global issue for healthcare practitioners.
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 medical professionals to compare and contrast current best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Discover paradise in French Polynesia! Join PES for one wonderful week to explore the best of the South Pacific, with stops in lush Huahine, beautiful Bora Bora, and postcard-perfect Moorea. Once you’ve made these islands your home—even if just for a week—they’ll always be calling for you to return.
Cruise Itinerary Highlights
Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing an onboard experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Guests aboard our luxury cruises enjoy spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gauguines and Gauguins—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.
|October 13||Saturday||Papeete, Tahiti||11:55 pm|
|October 14||Sunday||Huahine, Society Islands||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|October 15||Monday||Taha’a, Society Islands
|October 16||Tuesday||Bora Bora, French Polynesia||8:00 am||Overnight|
|October 17||Wednesday||Bora Bora, French Polynesia||5:00 pm|
|October 18||Thursday||Moorea, Society Islands||8:00 am||Overnight|
|October 19||Friday||Moorea, Society Islands
| 5:00 pm
|October 20||Saturday||Papeete, Tahiti||8:00 am|
Papeete, the capital of Tahiti, is a vibrant city boasting a bustling harbor and a downtown market, Marché de Papeete, which spans an entire block. Shop for black pearls, indulge in local treats from food trucks in the center square and enjoy the French and Polynesian charm of the city.
Huahine, Society Islands
Huahine is known as “The Garden Island” for its lush rainforests and dramatic terrain. This is the home to the famous sacred blue-eyed eels. Discover isolated coves, untouched beaches, enchanted lagoons, killer reef breaks and the most extensive complex of sacred temples (marae) in French Polynesia, many hidden throughout the dense vegetation. Less frequented than Bora Bora and Moorea, Huahine has retained its authentic Polynesian feel.
Taha’a (Motu Mahana)
An uninhabited islet off the coast of Taha’a, Motu Mahana is Paul Gauguin’s exclusive private retreat. Here you are free to do as you please – relax in shade of palm trees on the white sand beach, unwind to the songs of the Les Gauguines, or snorkel the motu’s turquoise lagoons, working up an appetite for a delectable al fresco barbecue feast.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Graced with crystalline aqua lagoons, idyllic white-sand beaches, jagged volcanic peaks, Bora Bora appears like a postcard. Circle the island by jet boat, traverse the interior by off-road safari, dive beneath the surface for a chance to swim with reef fish, moray eels, and lemon sharks, or relax on the exclusive private beach on a motu just off the island.
Moorea, French Polynesia
Rugged peaks, volcanic craters, and lush interiors thick with tropical fruit, fragrant flowers, and forests of gigantic mape, or chestnut trees, make Moorea’s mountain scenery nothing short of spectacular. Take an off-road safari, an underwater walk, an ATV tour, or a ride on a Catajet – the opportunities for exploration are endless. Or if the mood suits, kick back and enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery.
Enjoy a choice of spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. All staterooms have a queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.
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Veranda Staterooms feature:
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Grand Suite features:
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Cruise fares do not include port taxes of $139 per person.
Double pricing is per person, based on double occupancy or two people per stateroom.
Single pricing is based on single occupancy or one person per stateroom and is capacity controlled by Paul Gauguin Cruises and subject to change.
CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695
Seminar Attendance Fee: $450
Cruise: 20% of cruise fare
Seminar: $200 per person
Final Payment Due: July 6, 2018
Airfare is included round-trip Los Angeles. PES will book your arrangements to/from Los Angeles for a $75 service fee, or you may choose to handle your own reservation.
Pre- and Post-Hotels: Please contact your PES Travel coordinator if assistance is needed to arrange a hotel before or after your trip.
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 & 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 ticketing fees are non-refundable once purchased. All cancellations must be made in writing to the Professional Education Society and are subject to a $200 per person 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 to June 14, 2018||$100 per person|
|Between June 15, 2018 to July 14, 2018||10% of the total package|
|Between July 15, 2018 to August 13, 2018||20% of the total package|
|Between August 14, 2018 to September 12, 2018||50% of the total package|
|After September 12, 2018 to departure||100% of the total package|
Please fill out the online registration form below, or if you prefer, download the PDF Registration Form and send by mail, fax or email.