Exploring Medicine, Dentistry & the European Healthcare Model

CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals

This Seminar is planned for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours.

  • CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695
  • Seminar Attendance Fee: $450

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:

Confronting the challenges of delivering quality patient care within the face of restricted budgets and resources, and at intervals, the general framework of continuous medical care reform is quickly turning into a worldwide issue for medical practitioners. Due to the former Soviet alliance countries adopting democratic reform and structure in their socialist economies, major changes are being projected for their healthcare systems. Practitioners are facing challenges of incorporating medical care reforms into their own health system.

Thus it’s time to supply an outline of the present standing of East European health care delivery systems, their impact on populations, and the way key health problems in these countries compare with the US & Canada. Examining lifespan and mortality rates for selected conditions could be used to assess potential challenges and solutions for medical reform and can function as benchmarks against which to measure future progress in improving populations’ health.

By design, this program permits medical experts to collaborate with colleagues and international counterparts to realize cross-cultural viewpoints 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.

Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:

  • Advances and New Topics in Dentistry
  • Management of Orofacial Disease: Part I
  • Management of Orofacial Diseas: Part II, Selected Case Studies and Therapeutic Approaches
  • Endodontic Literature Review
  • Dental Care in Austria: Delivery & Treatment

PES Distinguished Speakers

Peter G. Fotos, DDS, MS, PhD

Dr. Peter G. Fotos graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1978, and interned at Miami Valley Hospital at Dayton, Ohio. Following 16 years of teaching dentistry at West Virginia University and at the University of Iowa, he completed his residency training in Endodontics at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He also holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, and has extensive experience in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of dental and facial pain

Jason Potrykus, DDS, PES Advisory Board

Dr. Jason 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. Dr. Potrykus serves on the PES Advisory Board.

James Wilson, DDS

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.

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.

  • Conduct educational healthcare programs to learn about best practice models reflecting current approaches in medicine and healthcare across different cultures for providing quality patient outcomes
  • 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

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 GreenDentists: 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.