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 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:
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 & discover the heart of Old-World Europe, exploring timeless imperial cities and the plentiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the regal & romantic Danube River.
River Cruise Itinerary Highlights:
All-Inclusive River Cruise Package:
|Oct 4||Sun||Vilshofen, Germany||Embark|
|Exclusive Oktoberfest Celebration|
|Oct 5||Mon||Passau, Germany||Choice of Passau walking tour, Passau Castle hike, or Passau to Wernstein bike tour|
|Oct 6||Tue||Linz, Austria||Choice of morning Linz walking tour, Linz bike tour, or full-day Salzburg excursion|
|Choice of afternoon visit to Austrian Lake District or Český Krumlov|
|Grein, Austria||Greinburg Castle visit|
|Oct 7||Wed||Melk, Austria||Choice of Melk Abbey or Melk to Spitz bike tour|
|Spitz, Austria||Choice of Dürnstein walking tour, Dürnstein Fortress hike, Spitz to Dürnstein bike tour, or Spitz hike|
|Evening Exclusive Wine Festival|
|Oct 8||Thu||Vienna, Austria||Choice of Vienna city tour or Vienna bike tour|
|Afternoon Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens|
|Oct 9||Fri||Scenic Cruising||Wachau Valley|
|Bratislava, Slovakia||Choice of Bratislava walking tour, Tastes of Slovakia tour, or Castle hike|
|Oct 10||Sat||Scenic Cruising||Danube Bend|
|Budapest, Hungary||Choice of Budapest tour or Castle Hill hike|
|Oct 11||Sun||Budapest, Hungary||Disembark|
Sunday, October 4, 2020 | Embarkation – Vilshofen, Germany
Board the ultra-luxurious AmaMagna. In the evening, be treated to a Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration complete with music, beer and sausages.
Monday October 5, 2020 | Passau, Germany
Join a walking tour and marvel at Passau’s Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or take a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. You can also ride to Wernstein on a guided bike tour.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | Linz, Austria – Grein, Austria
Join a walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or bike along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. For those who love The Sound of Music, enjoy a full-day excursion to Salzburg and tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael, where the famous wedding scene in the movie was filmed. In the afternoon, you have the choice to visit the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov, or the Austrian Lake District, a famed resort area. Later in the day, visit Greinburg Castle, the oldest residential castle in Austria.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | Melk, Austria – Spitz, Austria
In the morning, you can visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube, or get active with a bike to Spitz before returning to Melk and the ship for lunch. During the afternoon, journey to Spitz and take a guided excursion to Dürnstein to stroll along the cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, with its famed church tower on a walking tour. Those who wish a more active adventure of the area can hike to the historic Dürnstein Fortress, cycle through Spitz or hike around Spitz. In the evening, be treated to an exclusive wine festival where you’ll enjoy some of the region’s famous wines.
Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Vienna, Austria
Vienna offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center, and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral; or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, visit the Palace of Schönbrunn, an exquisite example of Baroque architecture and opulence. Built as the summer residence of the Habsburg Emperors and spanning an astounding 1,441 rooms, this Rococo palace soon became one of their favorite homes. Your visit will include a guided tour of the Imperial apartments, the carriage museum and the equally impressive gardens.
Friday, October 9, 2020 | Vienna, Austria – Bratislava, Slovakia
Enjoy a morning scenic cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley before arriving in Bratislava. Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings,” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike to its gleaming castle.
Saturday, October 10, 2020 | Budapest, Hungary
During the morning, sail toward Budapest, passing through the scenic Danube Bend where you’ll see some of Hungary’s oldest settlements, including Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre. Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Visit the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. As an alternative, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city.
Sunday, October 11, 2020 | Budapest, Hungary – Disembark
Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home, or continue on to the AmaWaterways 2-Night Budapest Post-Cruise.
Package Price: $900 per person, based on double occupancy, $1,260 single rate. No deposit collected.
Discover the beer capital of the world during Oktoberfest! Package includes 2 nights at the 5-star Hotel Bayerischer Hof or similar, walking tour, beer and pretzels tasting, daily breakfast at the hotel, and transfers.
Hotel Bayerischer Hof (5-Star)
Situated in the heart of Munich’s historic center, the Hotel Bayerischer Hof offers five gourmet restaurants, six bars, and an exclusive spa with a rooftop pool. The 340-room, historic hotel opened in 1841 and is one of Munich’s most iconic, beautifully designed hotels. The hotel is just a five-minute walk from attractions such as the Bavarian State Opera and the Hofbräuhaus Brewery.
Friday, October 2, 2020 | Arrive Munich, Germany
Arrive in Munich and transfer with AmaWaterways to the hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps grab a beer and a pretzel at the world-famous Munich Oktoberfest, going on throughout your stay in the city.
Overnight at Hotel Bayerischer Hof
Saturday, October 3, 2020 | Munich, Germany
This morning you will tour Munich, the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany’s largest cities, as well as the undisputed beer capital of the world. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town through the city ending at the famous Glockenspiel, with its 43 bells and 32 life-size figures that portray historic scenes, such as a wedding celebration. You will also see Frauenkirche, the “Cathedral of Our Dear Lady.” Later in the day, do like the Bavarians do, and go to the Hofbräuhaus for the famous beer and pretzels. This is the cradle of Bavarian tavern culture, and the origin of tradition, “gemütlichkeit” and hospitality.
Overnight at Hotel Bayerischer Hof (B)
Sunday, October 4, 2020 | Embark AmaMagna
Check out of the hotel and transfer with AmaWaterways to Vilshofen, where you will board the ultra-luxurious AmaMagna.
Package Price: $870 per person, based on double occupancy, $1,320 single rate. No deposit collected.
Arrive early and step back in time to explore the medieval Czech city of Prague! Package includes 3 nights at the 5-star Alcron Hotel or similar, city or hiking tour, beer tasting, Regensburg walking tour, daily breakfast at the hotel, and transfers.
Alcron Hotel (5-Star)
Built in 1932, the Alcron Hotel has always been at the center of the city’s cultural scene. The luxurious Art Deco property is home to The Alcron, Michelin-starred restaurant 2012-2017, and the BeBop Bar, a world-class bar serving unique and entertaining cocktails as well as rare spirits. The Alcron Hotel is close to the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, and Prague Castle.
Thursday, October 1, 2020 | Arrive Prague, Czech Republic
Arrive in Prague and transfer to the hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at Alcron Hotel
Friday, October 2, 2020 | Prague, Czech Republic
Experience the wonders of Prague and its historic city center, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site, on your city tour or you can hike to the grand castle. See Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square and the Hundertwasser Dancing House. Visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capital’s famous Astronomical Clock.
Overnight at Alcron Hotel (B)
Saturday, October 3, 2020 | Prague, Czech Republic
Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery known to have existed in 993. Pilsner Urquell was created in 1842, being the first pilsner ever made, whilst Budweiser came into being in the city of Budweis. Beer is a core part of the country’s national identity, so much so the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world. The country is home to more than 100 breweries with a combination of big names and micro establishments offering a huge range of styles, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech’s beer some of the very best in the world.
Overnight at Alcron Hotel (B)
Sunday, October 4, 2020 | Regensberg, Germany / Embark AmaMagna
Depart from Prague via motorcoach and enjoy a stop in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which you’ll discover on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. After touring Regensburg, continue your journey on to Vilshofen, where you will board your luxury cruise ship.
Package Price: $520 per person, based on double occupancy, $820 single rate. No deposit collected.
Extend your travels in Budapest, one of Europe’s most regal and storied cities. Package includes 2 nights at the 5-star Sofitel Budapest or similar, walking tour, daily breakfast at the hotel, and transfers.
Sofitel Budapest (5-Star)
The Sofitel Budapest boasts spectacular views of the famous Chain Bridge and a prime location near the River Danube, Hungarian Parliament, Hungarian State Opera, and the Castle. Hotel facilities include a luxury spa with pool and sauna, a gourmet French-Hungarian restaurant with a show kitchen and a stylish bar. Many of this luxury Budapest hotel’s 357 rooms and suites have Danube views.
Sunday, October 11, 2020 | Disembark in Budapest, Hungary
Disembark the ship and transfer with AmaWaterways to the hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps visit the Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight at Sofitel Budapest
Monday, October 12, 2020 | Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is one of Europe’s most regal and storied cities – and many of its iconic sights are just off the banks of the Danube. During today’s tour, walk around the Parliament building where you’ll see the Shoes on the Danube. Explore the Jewish Quarter, including the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and the second-largest in the world. Afterward, visit the Opera House, an architectural gem, and ascend Gellert Hill to reach the Citadel, offering magnificent views of the city.
Overnight at Sofitel Budapest (B)
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | Depart Budapest, Hungary
Bid Farewell to Budapest and transfer with AmaWaterways for your flight home.
196-Guest Luxury River Ship
Set sail in ultimate luxury on board AmaWaterways’ state-of-the-art ship, AmaMagna, redefining the river cruise experience. Twice the width of traditional European river ships, the AmaMagna offers more than 50% ultra-spacious suite accommodations with full balconies as well as five on board bars, four unique dining experiences, an expansive Zen Wellness Studio, two soothing massage rooms, a hair salon, nail salon and much more.
|Window Staterooms | 205 sq. ft.|
|D | Lower Deck (Piano)||$4,448||$5,623|
|Outside Balcony Staterooms | 252 sq. ft.|
|AB | Middle Deck (Cello)||$5,848||$8,897|
|Suites with Outside Balcony|
|SB | Middle Deck (Cello) | 355 sq. ft.||$6,948||$10,547|
|SA | Upper Deck (Violin) | 355 sq. ft.||$7,348||$11,147|
|GS | Upper Deck (Violin) | 474 sq. ft.||$10,948||$22,146|
Rates do not include port taxes of $189 per person.
Double pricing is based on double occupancy or two people per stateroom.
Single pricing is based on one person per stateroom and is capacity controlled by AmaWaterways and subject to change.
Cruise: $400 per person
Seminar: $200 per person
Final Payment Due: June 26, 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 are not included in the package price.
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 June 5, 2020||$200 per person|
|From June 6, 2020, to July 6, 2020||$400 per person|
|From July 7, 2020, to August 5, 2020||35% of the total package|
|From August 6, 2020, to September 4, 2020||50% of the total package|
|From September 5, 2020, to September 27, 2020||80% of the total package|
|After September 27, 2020, to departure||100% of the total package|
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