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.
Joann and Bill Chaney have assisted in the development and implementation of numerous PES CME/CE Educational Travel Seminar programs. They have escorted more than 30 PES groups throughout the world for itineraries that included ocean cruises, river cruises, and custom land programs. Joann is the Founder of Global Tracks and co-owner of the Professional Education Society (PES). Bill is the Educational Development Specialist for the Professional Education Society and an award-winning professor emeritus at Purdue University in plant physiology.
Seminar Title: “Pain Control: Neuralgia to Narcotics”
Dr. James Wilson was born in Memphis, TN. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his DDS from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Wilson served in the United States Air Force before attending graduate school at the Medical College of Georgia for his Endodontic residency. He has served several terms as the President of the Tennessee Society of Endodontists, worked on Global Mission dentistry teams, and global education training and cultural exchange programs.
Seminar Title: “Understanding the Stem Cell and Value of Human Fat”
Dr. Christopher Costanzo specializes in cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, and pediatric plastic surgery. He finished his training at the May Clinic, Rochester Minnesota in 1886 and set up a solo practice in Thousand Oaks California. In 1987 he attained a Board Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In all the years he has been in practice, he has had 100% perfect safety record after thousands of surgical procedures. He has thousands of happy patients performed by himself.
Seminar Title: “Short and Long-Term Patient Feeding Food Allergen Plan Development”
George Roughan is a founding Partner of TAP Series. TAP Series has been providing online food safety education and certification since 1999. TAP Series provides ANSI accredited certification courses in all fifty states and internationally. George has been a voting member of the FDA advisory body the Conference for Food Protection for 13 years. Over the years TAP Series has successfully accredited millions of food industry workers in a variety of food safety processes.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The Bora Bora Medical Center is a small medical center in Vaitape, the main village on Bora Bora. Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an “Overseas Country” financially assisted by France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 140 miles northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef.
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.
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.
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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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
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 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.