This Seminar is planned for 14 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:
Healthcare practitioners are currently faced with the challenges of both treating and preventing the ever-increasing incidence of chronic diseases in the US population. The need to adapt best practice models in the context of emerging healthcare reforms impacting patient care delivery and access to care is an important issue for all healthcare practitioners. PES is fortunate to have dental and medical practitioners representing a variety of specialties participating in the CME/CE sessions. PES understands the importance of offering inter-professional healthcare education, allowing colleagues to gain cross-specialty perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease.
The changing epidemiological profile of the populations in the Caribbean Islands, with an increase in morbidity from diabetes, heart disease and cancer, poses challenges to the current public health systems. Reducing the burden of chronic disease in a multi-ethnic population also necessitates the need for healthcare practitioners to understand the importance of employing “cultural competence” in treating these diverse populations to provide quality patient care and outcomes. Addressing these current healthcare needs in the Caribbean has focused on integrating health services and delivery networks to improve access to a continuum of primary care as the best model for disease control and prevention.
Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:
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 14 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 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.
Spend Thanksgiving with PES and cruise the idyllic isles of the Eastern Caribbean for 11 nights in all-inclusive luxury! Rejuvenate and indulge while exploring the white sands and crystalline waters of a tropical paradise.
Cruise Itinerary Highlights:
All-Inclusive Cruise Package:
|Nov 21||Sat||Miami, Florida, USA||Embark||5:00 pm|
|Nov 22||Sun||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Nov 23||Mon||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Nov 24||Tue||Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis||8:30 am||5:00 pm|
|Nov 25||Wed||Castries, St. Lucia||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Nov 26||Thu||Bridgetown, Barbados||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Nov 27||Fri||Pointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Nov 28||Sat||Gustavia, St. Barts||7:30 am||6:00 pm|
|Nov 29||Sun||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands||7:30 am||5:00 pm|
|Nov 30||Mon||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Dec 1||Tue||Cruising the Old Bahama Channel|
|Dec 2||Wed||Miami, Florida, USA||Disembark|
Miami, Florida, USA
As famous for its Art Deco Historic District as for its beach bodies and international style, Miami is unapologetically fabulous. Admire the full glory of Miami Beach with a stroll along South Beach’s famous Ocean Boulevard, where splendidly restored art deco buildings compete with fashion models and sun worshipers for attention. Taste Cuban cuisine and culture in Little Havana on the mainland.
Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
British influences abound in Basse-Terre, the capital of St. Kitts. Here you’ll find the domed Treasury Building, the Circus, which was modeled after Piccadilly in London, and the St. George’s Anglican Church. Explore the traditional white-sand beaches or admire breathtaking views of verdant mountains.
Castries, St. Lucia
Stunning and dramatic, the emerald green Pitons rise from azure waters on this magical isle of quaint bays and lush landscapes and delightful strains of Creole.
Barbados is sun-drenched beaches, clear blue-green waters and cool trade winds. Its capital is a UNESCO treasure and inland you’ll see lovingly preserved plantation houses, lush sugar cane fields and fragrant gardens. Reminders of former British rule abound, from cricket fields to Lord Nelson’s statue and the original Trafalgar Square. Don’t miss Bridgetown’s bustling Careenage and the shops on Broad Street, which offer deals on luxury imports from Britain.
Pointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe’s largest city, is situated on a limestone plateau on the island of Grande-Terre. The city’s structures were built with shipping and the growth of that industry in mind, and locals, lovingly referred to as “Pointois,” contribute to this continued progress and economic expansion by exporting food crops, animal products and manufactured goods. Visitors enjoy strolling the narrow lanes along the waterfront or shopping the colorful market stalls of the Marché Couvert.
Gustavia, St. Barts
Island of celebrity hideaways and posh bungalows, considered by many to be the most elite and glamorous of all the Caribbean isles, St. Barts is home to 22 incredible beaches. Anse de Flamanes presents camera-ready scenery, Baie de St-Jean serves up beachside bistros, and Anse de Grand Cul-de-Sac offers an array of watersports.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
St. Thomas is glimmering bays, shining seas, powdery sand beaches and unsurpassed shopping. Delight in exquisite imported goods, from Danish silver to French porcelain and Swiss watches. This mountainous island is one of the loveliest stretches of land in the Caribbean, and its former pirate haunts, Danish relics and picturesque old buildings are constant reminders of St. Thomas’ exotic history.
980-Guest Luxury Ship
Redesigned in 2018, the Crystal Serenity welcomes travelers with a contemporary design and inviting social spaces including new suites and more alternative dining venues. Discover the superb cuisine, welcoming hospitality, engaging entertainment, gorgeous suites and staterooms, and all-inclusive amenities of The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. All staterooms and suites offer spacious living areas, queen-size or twin beds, complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art TVs with on-demand movies, mini-fridge, security safe, hair dryer, ETRO toiletries, bathrobes, kimonos, and slippers. Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah and above feature a private verandah, and all penthouses include butler service.
|Deluxe Stateroom with Window | 213 sq. ft.|
|C3 | Deck 7 | Forward||$3,649||$4,744|
|C2 | Deck 7 | Limited View||$3,949||$5,134|
|C1 | Deck 7 | Midship||$4,199||$5,459|
|Deluxe Stateroom with Veranda | 267 sq. ft.|
|B3 | Deck 8 | Forward||$4,799||$6,719|
|B2 | Deck 8 | Limited View||$4,899||$6,859|
|B1 | Deck 8 | Midship, Aft||$4,999||$6,999|
|A2 | Deck 9 | Forward||$5,099||$7,139|
|A1 | Deck 9 | Midship, Aft||$5,199||$7,279|
|P2 | Deck 10 | Forward||$5,299||$7,419|
|P1 | Deck 10 | Midship||$5,399||$7,559|
|Penthouses & Suites|
|SH | Seabreeze Penthouse | Deck 10 | 412 sq. ft.||$8,049||$14,086|
|PH | Penthouse | Deck 10, 11 | 412 sq. ft.||$8,049||$14,086|
|SP | Seabreeze Penthouse Suite | Deck 10 | 544 sq. ft. – waitlisted||$10,849||$21,698|
|PS | Penthouse Suite | Deck 11 | 549 sq. ft.||$10,849||$21,698|
|CP | Crystal Penthouse | Deck 11 | 1,368 sq. ft.||$21,649||$43,298|
Rates do not include port taxes of $506 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 Crystal and subject to change
Crystal Society Member Benefits: Double Crystal Society Savings of 5%
New Crystal Cruisers: New-to-Crystal Anniversary Savings of 2%
Save an additional 2.5% off the cruise only fare if paid in full by February 18, 2020.
Final Payment: July 17, 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 to and from the Crystal Serenity are not included in the package price. Please contact your PES Travel coordinator if assistance is needed to arrange airport transfers before or after your trip.
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 July 16, 2020||$100 per person|
|From July 17, 2020 to August 15, 2020||25% of the total package|
|From August 16, 2020 to September 14, 2020||50% of the total package|
|From September 15, 2020 to October 14, 2020||75% of the total package|
|After October 14, 2020 to departure||100% of the total package|
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