This Seminar is planned for 15 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:
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 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.
Changing population demographics and increasing chronic disease patterns are key factors impacting primary healthcare practice and delivery in the Pacific Rim area. Confronting the challenges of delivering quality patient care in the face of these emerging changes is fast becoming a global issue for medical practitioners.
Family Practice physicians in the US, Australia and New Zealand share these challenges. Community healthcare development in both areas reflects the 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 better prevention and treatment strategies addressing obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer is a continuing challenge for both areas.
Now, more than ever, it is important for medical 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:
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 15 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 15 continuing education credits.
Nurses: The Professional Education Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5428, for up to 15 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 on an exclusive 14-night custom land program showcasing the vast wonders of the Down Under! Marvel at the spectacular and diverse scenery, wildlife, and native cultures of New Zealand & Australia.
Custom Land Program Highlights:
Discover Kiwi & Aussie Splendors – from luminous glowworm caves to geothermal hot spots, iconic monoliths & snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef!
|Jan 10||Fri||Depart Home||Depart home and fly to Auckland Airport, New Zealand|
|Jan 11||Sat||In Flight||Cross International Date Line|
|Jan 12||Sun||Auckland||Hotel check-in, afternoon city tour & Welcome Dinner (D)|
|Jan 13||Mon||Rotorua||Waitomo Glowworm Caves, scenic drive to Rotorua & cultural dinner at Tamaki Maori Village (B, D)|
|Jan 14||Tue||Rotorua||Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rainbow Springs & Agrodome Farm show (B)|
|Jan 15||Wed||Queenstown||Group flight to Queenstown & afternoon city tour (B)|
|Jan 16||Thu||Queenstown||Tour of historic Arrowtown, Shotover River Canyon jet ride & visit to local vineyard (B, L)|
|Jan 17||Fri||Melbourne||Group flight to Melbourne & remainder of day at leisure (B)|
|Jan 18||Sat||Melbourne||Afternoon visit to Phillip Island with sunset viewing of Fairy Penguins (B, D)|
|Jan 19||Sun||Ayers Rock||Group flight to Ayers Rock & afternoon tour of Kata Tjuta (B)|
|Jan 20||Mon||Ayers Rock||Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise viewing & A Night at Field of Light experience with bush tucker inspired dinner (B, D)|
|Jan 21||Tue||Cairns||Morning at leisure, group flight to Cairns & Tjapukai by Night performance (B, D)|
|Jan 22||Wed||Cairns||Full-day Great Barrier Reef (B, L)|
|Jan 23||Thu||Sydney||Group flight to Sydney & remainder of day at leisure (B)|
|Jan 24||Fri||Sydney||Sydney city sights, Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour lunch cruise (B, L)|
|Jan 25||Sat||Sydney||Day at leisure & Farewell Dinner (B, D)|
|Jan 26||Sun||Depart Sydney||Transfer to Sydney Airport for flight home (arrive same day) (B)|
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Depart Home
Depart home today for Auckland, New Zealand.
Saturday, January 11, 2020 | In Flight
While in flight, cross the International Date Line.
Sunday, January 12, 2020 | Auckland
Upon arrival at Auckland International Airport and passing through customs, make your way to the International Arrivals Hall where you will be greeted by a local ground staff who will direct you to their coach for transfer to our hotel. Hotel rooms are pre-registered for immediate access.
Enjoy some free time to freshen-up after the long flight before departing on an afternoon city tour of Auckland.
With a quality of life ranked among the highest in the world, Auckland’s blend of the Hauraki Gulf, rain forest and modern city environment creates an incomparable lifestyle which visitors are invited to enjoy. Auckland’s temperate climate bodes well for outdoor dining and myriad of water-based activities.
Enjoy views of the spectacular Auckland Waitemata Harbour at our Welcome Dinner this evening.
Overnight Hilton Hotel Auckland Viaduct (D)
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Rotorua
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, we depart Auckland for Rotorua, known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing the fascinating Maori culture.
En-route, we stop at Waitomo for a visit to the magical Glowworm Caves. Our guided tour will take us through over 800 feet of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. The highlight of our tour is an unrivaled boat trip through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto, a starry wonderland lit by a myriad of tiny glowworm larvae.
Continue on to Rotorua, where we have free time and a chance to unwind in this geothermal wonderland.
This evening enjoy a cultural experience and dinner at Tamaki Maori Village. Board our coach for the short journey to Tamaki Maori Village, nestled in the thick of an ancient, native Tawa forest. Upon arrival we will participate in the Powhiri, the ancient ceremony of welcome, and explore the living Pre-European Maori village as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days gone by. Afterwards we enter the ancestral Meeting House at the heart of the village and relax as the hosts entertain us with a powerful cultural performance. After a traditional buffet dinner, the evening draws to an end with waiata (songs) and whaikorero (speeches).
Overnight Novotel Hotel Rotorua (B, D)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | Rotorua
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village. Experience the warmth of Maori culture and get to know their living geothermal village with a fully guided village tour and cultural performance of traditional song and dance. The friendly, local guides are direct descendants of the early Maori guides who shaped tourism in New Zealand for generations.
Spend the afternoon at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, home to some of the world’s most incredible wildlife and the world’s largest kiwi hatchery. Situated among flourishing native forest and natural springs, you’ll see and learn all about New Zealand’s wonderful wildlife, ecological history, and cultural stories.
Next we take an Agrodome Farm Tour to learn about wool processing and watch a carding and spinning demonstration at the century-old Woollen Mill, a 350-acre sheep farm. An on-site farmer introduces us to a variety of farm animals including cattle, deer, llamas, alpacas, emus and ostriches. Feed the critters by hand before a stop at the organic fruit orchard to taste honey and kiwifruit wine or juice.
Return to our hotel for an evening at leisure.
Overnight Novotel Hotel Rotorua (B)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | Queenstown
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to Rotorua airport for our flight to Queenstown.
Upon arrival in Queenstown, we begin a 2-hour city sights tour en-route to the hotel. Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges; it’s rumored that gold prospectors – captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers – gave this now cosmopolitan town its name.
After arriving at our hotel, take time to relax and explore Queenstown on your own. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa (B)
Thursday, January 16, 2020 | Queenstown
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, depart by private coach for a sightseeing tour of the historic gold mining Arrowtown and view the A J Hackett Bungy jump site over the Kawarau River.
An exhilarating ride with the famous Shotover Jet is included today. Billed as ‘the world’s most exciting ride’, Shotover Jet provides an adrenaline filled journey through the canyons.
Afterwards we proceed to the Gibbston Valley area for some wine tasting at one of the local vineyards in the gold rich Kawarau Gorge where we will enjoy an amazing food and wine matching experience.
Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure
Overnight Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa (B, L)
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Melbourne
After breakfast, spend the morning at leisure exploring Queenstown or doing some last minute shopping before we transfer to Queenstown Airport for our flight to Melbourne.
Melbourne offers a wonderful mix of Victorian architecture and world culture. From its favored site on the banks of the Yarra River, Melbourne offers travelers some of the best shopping and theater in Australia, a varied arts scene, and top-notch food and wine. Melbourne also has a thriving fashion industry, sporting and leisure activities, and a greenbelt of parks and boulevards with a distinctly European feel.
The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Overnight Sofitel Melbourne on Collins (B)
Saturday, January 18, 2020 | Melbourne
Breakfast at the hotel will be at leisure giving you the morning to explore this dynamic and cosmopolitan city.
This afternoon enjoy a tour to Phillip Island. Approximately 2 hour’s drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island features wildlife reserves, wetlands, hiking, and breathtaking coastlines. It is also home to Australia’s most popular natural wildlife attraction – the Penguin Parade. On arrival at Phillip Island National Park Centre we explore the tree-top boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre and see koalas up close in their natural habitat.
After dinner at a local restaurant, we depart for the Penguins Plus Viewing Platform which is limited to 200 visitors per night and provides a closer viewing of the penguins while rangers provide full interpretation on their fascinating lives. At dusk, we will see the Fairy Penguins as they come out of the surf at Summerland Beach and waddle up to their burrows in the sand dunes, not worried by the spotlights played on them for the benefit of spectators.
Rejoin our coach for the 2 hour drive back to Melbourne.
Overnight Sofitel Melbourne on Collins (B, D)
Sunday, January 19, 2020 | Ayers Rock
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and transfer to Melbourne Airport for our morning flight to Ayers Rock.
Once at the hotel, join a bush yarn at the Circle of Sand with a local Aboriginal storyteller, watch artists at work and learn more about the region’s history, geology, flora and fauna in the museum’s display, or browse the many art pieces at the Resort’s art galleries and at the Cultural Centre in the National Park.
Depart this afternoon for a tour to the nearby Olgas, 28 massive domes of conglomerate rock, known to the Aborigines as “kata tjuta,” meaning “many heads.” You will have time to walk into the Olga Gorge. Our coach returns to the sunset viewing area in time for us to catch the sunset over Uluru while enjoying a glass of wine.
Return to the hotel for dinner at leisure.
Overnight Voyages Sails In The Desert (B)
Monday, January 20, 2020 | Ayers Rock
Depart early this morning to commence an Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise tour. The vastness of the half-lit desert landscape, the grasses gently swaying in the breeze and the enthralling, ever-changing rock texture offers a spectacle second to none. Witnessing a sunrise over Uluru is an awe-inspiring experience and a ‘must do’ on every visitor’s list.
Travel back to the hotel for breakfast. The remainder of the morning and afternoon are at leisure to take advantage of everything the resort has to offer.
Early this evening, we depart from the hotel to enjoy A Night at Field of Light. With Uluru as the backdrop, we enjoy canapés and chilled sparkling wine to the sounds of a didgeridoo as the sun slowly sets. As darkness gradually falls, colored lights of 50,000 glass spheres come to life and we are treated to a local Indigenous performance before being invited to join a special three-course bush tucker inspired buffet menu. A knowledgeable guide will provide insights and background to the monumental installation.
After dinner, return to the hotel.
Overnight Voyages Sails In The Desert (B, D)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Cairns
Spend the morning at leisure before our transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for a flight to Cairns.
Capital of Tropical North Queensland – where the rainforest meets the reef, Cairns is the gateway to the tropical wilderness rainforest and spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Set between the stunning twin backdrops of the mountain ranges and a sparkling Coral Sea, Cairns has the sophistication of resorts, restaurants, entertainment and boutique shopping all within a lush tropical setting.
This evening join a Tjapukai by Night tour at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an unforgettable evening of delicious food and world-class entertainment. Take part in a welcome ceremony with drinks and canapés and share in the celebration of authentic music, chanting and dance, as the world famous Tjapukai performers take to the rainforest stage followed by a spectacular Fire making Corroboree. Enjoy a buffet dinner before an intimate chat with the performers by the fire and the chance to take photos.
Overnight Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort (B, D)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Cairns
After breakfast, board our vessel to commence a full day cruise to Upolu Cay and Outer Edge Upolu Reef. Travel aboard a 65 foot luxury catamaran to visit two destinations on the Great Barrier Reef. The first destination is Upolu Cay which is a naturally formed coral cay with crystal clear protected shallow waters. Experience a glass bottom boat trip with a marine naturalist or relax and unwind, lazing in the crystal sparkling waters where you can swim, snorkel and dive. During lunch, cruise to the Outer Edge Upolu Reef where you can snorkel or dive the amazing “Wonder Wall” on the outer edge of Upolu Reef.
Overnight Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort (B, L)
Thursday, January 23, 2020 | Sydney
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Cairns Airport for our morning flight to Sydney.
Sydney, spectacularly draped around its glorious harbor and beaches, has a visual wow factor like few other cities. The distinctive Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and the historic, hilly Rocks area punctuate a waterfront central business district that’s home to a lively cafe culture, art galleries, green spaces, food markets, and skyline bars. Meanwhile, on the coast, beach communities such as Bondi and Manly are the cradle of an outdoorsy, active, and yet laid-back lifestyle that has become the quintessential Australian identity.
The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Overnight Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (B)
Friday, January 24, 2020 | Sydney
After breakfast at the hotel, we tour the historic Rocks area and travel past old pubs, restored terrace houses, and quaint shops. See Sydney’s commercial and shopping heart, with its mixture of old and new buildings, Chinatown, and Darling Harbour before heading to historical Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, where you can photograph the Opera House and Harbour Bridge together.
We commence a Seafood Buffet Lunch cruise and enjoy views of exclusive harbor suburbs. Afterwords, we continue on land past St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Art Gallery to Kings Cross, the scene of Sydney’s nightlife. We visit Watsons Bay and Bondi Beach, then return to the city via Paddington, with its beautifully restored colonial terrace houses.
Overnight Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (B, L)
Saturday, January 25, 2020 | Sydney at Leisure & Farewell Dinner
This morning and afternoon will be at leisure to enjoy Australia’s largest and most visited city.
This evening join the group for a Farewell Dinner.
Overnight Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (B, D)
Sunday, January 26, 2020 | Depart Sydney, Arrive Home Same Day
14 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, Wi-Fi, 3 lunches, 6 dinners, custom itinerary including all entrance fees, experienced guides, transportation, airport transfers, porterage, all gratuities, taxes, fees, and PES group host.
Hilton Hotel Auckland Viaduct (5-Star)
1 Night – Auckland, New Zealand
Located near central Auckland attractions, the Hilton Hotel Auckland Viaduct offers sleek rooms and gorgeous views. Rooms feature a private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, seating area, 32-in LCD TV, and large bathroom with walk-in shower. The hotel is a quick walk from the central business district and Quay Street restaurants, shops, and nightlife. A seafood restaurant and a sleek bar overlook the harbor. Other amenities include an outdoor heated lap pool with underwater viewing window and an exercise room.
Novotel Hotel Rotorua (4-Star)
2 Nights – Rotorua, New Zealand
Overlooking Lake Rotorua, Novotel Hotel Rotorua is the perfect base for adventure enthusiasts and families alike to see all that New Zealand’s geothermal capital has to offer. Rejuvenate in the spa’s natural geothermal mineral pools and experience local cuisine at the onsite Atlas Restaurant or sip a cocktail on the lake-view terrace at Clarke’s Bar. Rooms features a king size bed, sitting area, flat-screen TV, modern decor and picture windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery.
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa (5-Star)
2 Nights – Queenstown, New Zealand
Conveniently located in the heart of New Zealand’s premier alpine resort, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is within walking distance to the city’s most exciting attractions. Relish in the refined and opulent ambience of every room, effortlessly complemented by chic sophisticated style, a plush Sofitel MyBed™, a double spa bath, and a private Juliette balcony with mountain or town views. Hotel amenities include a Parisian-inspired bistro and a cocktail lounge, as well as a gym and a spa.
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins (5-Star)
2 Nights – Melbourne, Australia
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is at the Paris end of Collins Street, in the heart of the premier shopping, dining and theater district, just minutes from the famous Cricket Ground. This award-winning hotel features an impressive Club Lounge, plus luxurious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, skyline views, LCD TV, marble bathroom with shower over bath, and French amenities. Guests can enjoy modern cuisine in No35 or cocktails in The Atrium Bar or Sofi’s Lounge.
Voyages Sails in the Desert (5-Star)
2 Nights – Ayers Rock, Australia
In the heart of Australia’s Red Center, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a premium outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort’s Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 beautifully-appointed rooms that feature. The hotel features a gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and Indigenous-inspired cuisine in the Walpa Lobby Bar.
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort (5-Star)
2 Nights – Cairns, Australia
Just steps from the Esplanade Boardwalk, Riley is an easy five-minute water-front stroll from the shopping, entertainment, and business center of Cairns. Enjoy stellar views overlooking the sparkling Esplanade boardwalk from Riley’s rooftop bar. Rooms feature a beachfront balcony overlooking Cairns and the Coral Sea, touch-controlled lights and blackout blinds, iPad control center, 55″ smart TV, and rainforest shower. Hotel amenities include a swimming lagoon with its own man-made beach, fitness center, and day spa.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (5-Star)
2 Nights – Queenstown, New Zealand
The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is situated in the heart of Sydney overlooking the Darling Harbour. Luxurious rooms feature a king size Sofitel MyBed, Lanvin bath amenities, contemporary decor, seating area, and flat-screen TV. Amenities include three chic bars, a French restaurant, heated, outdoor infinity pool, and a gym.
|Double Occupancy||$10,120 per person|
Prices do not include Intra-Program Air of $1,475 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.
International airfare is not included. Global Tracks can assist with your air arrangements for a $75 booking fee per reservation, or you may choose to make your own arrangements.
Prices are based on double occupancy or two people per room.
Program begins in Auckland on Jan 12 and ends in Sydney on Jan 26.
Visa Required for entry into Australia.
Land: $3,000 per person (50% non-refundable)
Seminar: $200 per person
Final Payment Due: September 12, 2019
Airport Transfers: Airport transfers are 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 to September 12, 2019||$1,500 per person|
|Between September 13, 2019 to October 4, 2019||$3,000 per person|
|Between October 5, 2019 to November 13, 2019||35% of the total package|
|Between November 14, 2019 to December 13, 2019||50% of the total package|
|Between December 14, 2019 to January 3, 2020||80% of the total package|
|After January 3, 2020 to departure||100% of the total package|
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