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
Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose:
Confronting the challenges of delivering quality patient care in the face of limited budgets and resources is fast becoming a global issue for healthcare practitioners. Medical professionals in both North America and Africa share these challenges, especially in remote areas where healthcare access and delivery are further limited. Community healthcare in both places also reflects the emerging need to establish new best practice protocols dealing with the increasing longevity of human populations and the growth of geriatric and palliative care needs. In addition, providing treatment and prevention strategies addressing chronic disease issues such as cardiovascular, obesity, and diabetes are a continuing challenge for both continents. Life expectancy for both males and females in Seychelles is high with non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, asthma and depression being the leading causes of mortality.
Now, more than ever, it is important for medical and dental professionals to collaborate with colleagues and global counterparts to gain cross-cultural perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of medical and dental problems. 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:
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.
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.
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 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.
Join PES and sail for 7 nights through the topaz waters of the Indian Ocean to the tropical paradise of the Seychelles, where idyllic beaches, lush emerald mountains, and UNESCO-protected wildlife reserves await.
Cruise Itinerary Highlights:
All-Inclusive Cruise Package:
|Feb 14||Sun||Mahé / Victoria Harbor||Embark||5:45 pm|
|Sainte Anne Island||6:45 pm||Overnight|
|Feb 15||Mon||Sainte Anne Island||12:30 pm|
|Cousin Island||2:00 pm||6:00 pm|
|Feb 17||Wed||Praslin||6:30 am|
|La Passe, La Digue||7:30 am||6:00 pm|
|Laraie Bay, Curieuse Island||7:00 pm||Overnight|
|Feb 18||Thu||Laraie Bay, Curieuse Island||Overnight|
|Feb 19||Fri||Laraie Bay, Curieuse Island||7:00 am|
|Aride Island||8:00 am||1:00 pm|
|Feb 20||Sat||Mahé / Victoria Harbor||7:00 am||2:00 pm|
|Feb 21||Sun||Mahé / Victoria Harbor||Disembark|
Mahé / Victoria, Seychelles
Here, where the luxuriant garden jewels of the Indian Ocean lie and where exotic trees edge beaches of fine white sand, is Mahé. It is a mere 17 miles long and less than five miles wide. Coconut plantations surround its majestic granite peaks which rise to a height of 3,000 feet.
Mahé was uninhabited until the French arrived in 1768, and today this culture remains predominant despite over 180 years of British rule. Although Victoria itself contains somewhat limited attractions, there is a certain quaint charm in the tin roofs and board verandas of its architecture. The true magnificence of the Seychelles lies beyond city limits, as you explore these islands’ stunning natural beauty.
Sainte Anne Island, Seychelles
Seen from afar, St. Anne is a small emerald on a sapphire sea. Coming closer, palm trees shade idyllic sandy beaches and a luxury resort invites drinks and lounging by the pool. Look even closer and you’ll discover cinnamon growing wild on verdant hillsides and sea turtles nosing around their favorite nesting site. Once a commercial whaling outpost and later a World War II gun battery, the island today offers peace and tranquility for people who enjoy the scenery and wildlife that enjoys protection by the St. Anne Marine National Park.
Cousin Island, Seychelles
Cousin Island is a green ink-dot in the Indian Ocean, about one mile from Praslin and a fair distance from anything ordinary in a today’s working world. Here, birds rule the roost. Declared a special reserve in 1975, the island is the last holdout for the Seychelles warbler, a bird driven nearly to extinction with only 26 or so individual birds left in 1959. Today, they number some 3,000, a tribute to conservation. As you might expect from a haven for winged creatures, Cousin Island also is a paradise for nature-loving humans, with dense woodland, a rocky southern coast and sandy beaches encircling almost the entire isle.
A small harbor town located on a wide bay, Baie St. Anne is where travelers depart for hops to neighboring islands Mahe, La Digue, Cousin and Curieuse. Yet much can entice visitors to dig their toes in the sand right here in Praslin, the second largest island of Seychelles and arguably tops in attractions. The island shares with its competing Seychelles destinations stunning beaches, azure seas, tangles of jungle and a trademark relaxed atmosphere. What makes Praslin unique is the Vallée de Mai, a protected forest of rare fauna, most famously the coco de mer palm, a tree that produces the world’s largest seed and palm flower. The grove is one of Seychelles’ two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has been aptly called the Garden of Eden. Also found on Praslin are three of the world’s rarest birds, the Seychelles black parrot, blue pigeon and bulbul. On the other end of the island lies Anse Lazio, considered one of the archipelago’s best beaches.
La Passe, La Digue
The fourth largest island in Seychelles, La Digue is the home to the sleepy tropical port of La Passe, where the only means of transport include bicycles and ox carts. La Digue is a tranquil and relaxed island perfect for snorkeling, diving, hiking and birdwatching.
Laraie Bay, Curieuse Island, Seychelles
The wonders begin the moment you reach the shores of Baie Laraie or Laraie Bay, where hundreds of giant hump-head parrotfish, some nearly four feet long, can be seen in the harbor’s waters. Beyond, the flora is exceptional. Only on this isle and neighboring Praslin do coco de mer palms grow, trees that produce the world’s largest seed and largest palm flower. A boardwalk extends from Baie Laraie to Anse Saint Jose, winding through the island’s mangrove forests to introduce trekkers to fascinating habitat. Low-slung branches of giant takamaka trees reach out over sandy beaches and the very soil of the island, red in color, contrasts with green vegetation. Curieuse Island is known for its giant tortoises. Native to this and other Seychelles islands, the tortoise had once been virtually wiped out. Thanks to a conservation program, the reptiles have been reintroduced to the island. Today, you can see tortoises roaming freely and gathered at the park rangers’ headquarters.
Aride Island, Seychelles
Aride Island may as well be called Bird Island, as it is one of the most important seabird habitats in the Indian Ocean, if not the world. There are more breeding species on Aride than on any other island in Seychelles. Eighteen species of native birds, including five found only in the archipelago, reproduce on this tiny, eyelash of an isle. Indeed, while its bird population is vast, Aride’s size is petite, at only one mile long and under half a mile wide. Its human population is even smaller: only rangers, conservation officers and a few volunteers live here.
The capital city of Victoria lies on Mahé, the largest of the 115 Seychelles islands. These are the luxuriant garden jewels of the Indian Ocean where exotic trees edge beaches of fine white sand. Mahé is a mere 17 miles long and less than five miles wide. Coconut plantations surround its majestic granite peaks which rise to a height of 3,000 feet.
62-Guest, All-Suite Luxury Yacht
Enjoy unparalleled award-winning luxury travel in an elegant, casual atmosphere designed for luxurious recreation and active adventure. Recently voted Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line” in 2017, the all–suite Crystal Esprit is ideally suited to explore exclusive yachting harbors that larger ships, and crowds, cannot access. Every suite features butler service, plush king or queen-sized bed with fine linens, two spacious closets, a glass-enclosed rain shower, minibar, bedside iPad, a 42” flat-screen TV, and more.
Guests enjoy all-inclusive indulgences ranging from Michelin inspired cuisine and an endless pour of fine wines, champagnes and spirits — all served in a casually elegant ambiance in an intimate setting. Crystal Esprit is exclusively outfitted for active adventures, with a hi-tech private marina packed with water toys. Ashore, destinations are brought to life with intrepid pursuits, and a choice of two complimentary Crystal Adventures® shore excursions in almost every port.
Crystal Esprit Suite Categories
|S4 | Yacht Suite | Deck 2, Forward | 223 sq. ft.||$5,699||$11,398|
|S3 | Yacht Suite | Deck 2, Aft | 280 sq. ft.||$5,849||$11,698|
|S2 | Yacht Suite | Deck 2 | 280 sq. ft.||$6,349||$12,698|
|S1 | Yacht Suite | Deck 3 | 280 sq. ft.||$7,249||$14,498|
|OS | Owner’s Suite | Deck 2 | 515 sq. ft. – waitlisted||$15,799||$31,598|
Each yacht suite features a plush king or queen-size bed made up with the finest linens under an elegant tufted leather headboard. Aside from the spectacular views, other appointments include a bedside iPad and digital directory, a sitting area, and two spacious closets custom-designed with integrated lighting.
Yacht suite bathrooms are adorned with stunning, cutting-edge design. A glass-enclosed rain-shower, striking backlit mirrors over double vanity sinks and natural stone flooring elevate this space to the sublime. Plus, Italian fashion house ETRO bath and shower amenities evoke a new place and a new frame of mind-perfect for new experiences each and every day.
Deck 2: Category S4, S3 & S2
Deck 3: Category S1
Indulgently modern and breathtakingly luxurious, the expansive living and dining area features custom metal screen with integrated TV and art, sumptuous sofa and chair with end tables, flat-screen satellite TV, and luxury custom carpet.
Chic and comfortable, the suite’s deluxe bedroom boasts king-size bed with Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen HD TV, custom bench at foot of bed, stone-clad nightstands with integrated outlets, and interactive bedside iPad.
A glass-enclosed rain shower to energize and refresh, double vanity with backlit mirror and integrated TV, and relaxing bath are complemented by luxury touches such as stone flooring throughout and elegant recessed niche lighting.
Anticipating your every need and attending to your every wish, your 24-hour butler will ensure that every detail, large and small, is delivered seamlessly, and always with sincere pleasure.
Deck 2: Category OS
Rates do not include port taxes of $350 per person.
Double pricing is per person, based on double occupancy or two people per suite.
Single pricing is based on single occupancy or one person per suite and is capacity controlled by Crystal and subject to change.
Crystal Society Member Benefits: Additional savings apply
Save an additional 2.5% off the cruise only fare if paid in full by May 20, 2020.
Final Payment: October 9, 2020
Airfare is not included. PES will book your air arrangements for a $75 ticketing fee or you may choose to handle your own reservation.
Airport Transfers: Airport transfers to and from the Crystal Esprit are included in the package price on embarkation and disembarkation days.
Pre and Post-Hotels: Please contact your PES Travel coordinator if assistance is needed to arrange a hotel before or after your trip.
PES offers optional travel insurance. Travel insurance is strongly suggested and will give you the opportunity to recover monies lost through cancellations. We offer Travel Guard insurance as an option. Premiums vary depending on your age and the cost of your trip. Purchase within 14 days of deposit for additional benefits.
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 until October 9, 2020||$500 per person|
|From October 10, 2020 to November 8, 2020||25% of the total package|
|From November 9, 2020 to December 8, 2020||50% of the total package|
|From December 9, 2020 to January 7, 2021||75% of the total package|
|After January 7, 2021 to departure||100% of the total package|
Enjoy day and night game drives plus nature walks in the Masai Mara, a reserve that contains the country’s highest concentration of big game, including iconic creatures such as the lion, wildebeest and elephant. East Africa hosts some of the world’s most diverse and spectacular natural wonders and luxury lodging in private concessions away from the crowds! The safari package will include six nights plus a direct flight Nairobi to Mahe (pricing available in March 2020).
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