New Zealand and Australia Cruise on Celebrity Solstice
Join PES for a 14-night cruise from Auckland to Sydney to admire spectacular scenery, visit cosmopolitan harbors, discover the fascinating Maori culture, and relax on pristine beaches.
Cruise Itinerary Highlights:
Relax on the pristine white-sand beaches in Bay of Islands, New Zealand’s first British settlement and a top summertime destination
Sail into Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Milford Sound, the spectacular fjords of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, a wildlife paradise with towering cliffs and waterfalls
Stop in Hobart, Tasmania, a charming colonial harbor fringed with natural wonders and outdoor adventure
Tauranga offers idyllic golden beaches and a rich Maori history
Visit Akaroa, set in an extinct volcanic crater, it is a prime spot for Hector’s dolphin, fur seal, and penguin viewing
Explore Dunedin, known for its European-style architecture and the dramatic Otago Peninsula, home to albatross, sea lions, and penguins
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:
Changing Demographics & Chronic Disease Patterns in the Pacific: Impact on Healthcare Practice
From the Aborigines to the Maori: Healthcare Demands in Indigenous Cultures
From Treatment to Prevention: The Upside from Down Under
Overview of New Zealand Healthcare System: New Approaches & Challenges
Emerging Medical & Dental Issues: Treatment & Prevention
Updates in General Medicine/Primary Care: A Year in Review