Medical & Dental Symposium at Sea
CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals
This Seminar is planned for 14 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:
Healthcare practitioners are currently faced with the challenges of both treating and preventing the increasing incidence of chronic illness. Educating populations on the impact of diet and lifestyle on chronic disease and overall health has become a key area in addressing these global public health concerns.
Spain and the Canary Islands are known for the generally good health of its population, in part due to embracing traditional healthy lifestyles and a cuisine that provides health benefits derived from following a Mediterranean diet model. However, like many developed countries, they are challenged with overcrowding, implementing new healthcare reforms within the context of increasing budgetary restrictions, and the healthcare demands of a growing aging population if they wish to maintain current healthcare standards.
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 professionals to compare and contrast current best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting.
Planned In-Country Healthcare Topics Include:
- Healthcare Systems Overview
- Dental Healthcare Updates: Delivery & Treatment
- Evaluating the Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Disease
- Top Medical Issues: Confronting Healthcare Needs
- Medical/Dental Focus on Preventative Care
- Updates in Travel Medicine & Medicine at Sea
PES Seminar Hosts
Bryan Bergens, DDS, FICOI, ABAAHP, FACD, FMNM
Dr. Bryan Bergens received his dental degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1991 and completed his postgraduate degree in periodontics in 1993. He has been practicing periodontics for 25 years with most of his career in private practice in the Daytona Beach, Florida area and is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry on a part-time basis. Dr. Bergens is board certified in periodontics and implant surgery.
Dr. Bergens is a Fellow of the American College of Dentist and the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society and has served as President of the Central District Florida Dental Association 2017-2018. He is a Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists and Dr. Bergens recently received his ABAAHP board certification as a functional health practitioner at the A4M/MMI institute.
Bridget Bergens, OTR/L, CFSP, CPHWC
Bridget Bergens received her Occupational Therapy degree from Louisiana State University in 1986. She has 30 years of healthcare experience with 20 years as a hospital executive. In 2015 Bridget became a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Certified Food and Spirit Practitioner. She is currently pursuing a Fellowship in Botanical Medicine.
Bridget is founder and CEO of BWell, LLC. She coaches clients on evidence-based areas of wellness, lifestyle management, nutraceuticals and overall well-being, including physical activity, nutrition, weight, stress, and life satisfaction. Her accomplishments include establishment of a Comprehensive Cancer Rehab Program, Sports Rehab Performance Program, Orthopedic Center of Excellence, and a Pediatric Rehab Center for a non-profit community hospital.
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.
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 14 continuing education credits.
Nurses: The Professional Education Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5428, for up to 14 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.