Bali & the Exotic Isles: Medical/Dental Healthcare Needs in the Far East

Dates have changed to March 11-21, 2022

Bali & the Exotic Isles

Medical/Dental Healthcare Needs in the Far East
Bali to Singapore on Seabourn Encore
MArch 11-21, 2022

Join PES on an exotic, 10-night journey to discover Indonesia’s ancient temples, UNESCO treasures, tropical splendors, and giant Komodo Dragons while immersed in one of the world’s most spiritual places! Enjoy this luxurious bucket-list sailing while aboard the 600-guest, all-suite, all-inclusive Seabourn Encore.

Cruise Itinerary Highlights:

  • From Benoa, explore Bali’s incredible temples, monkey forests, traditional villages, terraced rice fields, and beautiful beaches
  • See wild Komodo dragons in Komodo Island National Park
  • Trek to famed Menjangan Island–a world-class snorkeling area or explore Bali’s Munduk Highlands from Celukan Bawang
  • Walk the rim of Mount Bromo, an active volcano in Probolinggo
  • Discover historic city quarters and archaeological sites, or venture through a tropical mangrove forest by Zodiac in Surabaya
  • Semarang is your gateway to the mystical stone Buddhist temple of Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

All-Inclusive Cruise Package:

  • World-class dining in a choice of 6 open-seating venues using only the freshest ingredients, plus seasonal local specialties
  • Complimentary beverages available at all times including premium spirits and fine wines, plus all non-alcoholic beverages
  • Intuitive, personalized service and a guest to staff ratio of nearly 1:1, with gratuities for ship staff neither required nor expected
  • Onboard entertainment including gourmet food and wine tastings, musical productions, cooking demonstrations, and more
  • Ultra-luxury resort at sea featuring 7 bars and lounges, a full-service spa, pool, fitness center, watersports marina, and casino

Medical/Dental Healthcare Needs in the Far East

CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals

This Seminar is planned for 14 Continuing Education Credit Hours

  • CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695
  • Seminar Attendance Fee: $450

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:

The large number of islands that make up Indonesia and their dispersion over a wide area has given rise to a diverse culture and hundreds of ethnic groups. Delivering quality healthcare across multicultural groups and locales with an increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases is an ongoing challenge.

Similarly, the US population is becoming more ethnically diverse, and the occurrences of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are increasing. Exploring solutions to these challenges with in-country professionals provides opportunities for practitioners to enhance healthcare delivery models and best practices to prevent and control disease in cross-cultural environments.

Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:

  • National Healthcare Delivery Systems in Indonesia
  • Community Healthcare: Challenges & Conquests
  • Prevention & Control of Communicable Diseases
  • Emerging Trends in Non-communicable Diseases
  • Oral Health & Disease Prevention
  • Emergency Healthcare Delivery: Tsunamis & Beyond

Distinguished Speakers

*****COMING SOON*******


PES Seminar Hosts

Bryan Bergens, DDS, FICOI, ABAAHP, FACD, FMNM

Dr. Bryan Bergens received his dental degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1991 and completed his postgraduate degree in periodontics in 1993. He has been practicing periodontics for 25 years with most of his career in private practice in the Daytona Beach, Florida area and is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry on a part-time basis. Dr. Bergens is board certified in periodontics and implant surgery.

Dr. Bergens is a Fellow of the American College of Dentist and the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society and has served as President of the Central District Florida Dental Association 2017-2018. He is a Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists and Dr. Bergens recently received his ABAAHP board certification as a functional health practitioner at the A4M/MMI institute.

Bridget Bergens

Bridget Bergens received her Occupational Therapy degree from Louisiana State University in 1986. She has 30 years of healthcare experience with 20 years as a hospital executive. In 2015 Bridget became a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Certified Food and Spirit Practitioner. She is currently pursuing a Fellowship in Botanical Medicine.

Bridget is founder and CEO of BWell, LLC. She coaches clients on evidence-based areas of wellness, lifestyle management, nutraceuticals and overall well-being, including physical activity, nutrition, weight, stress, and life satisfaction. Her accomplishments include establishment of a Comprehensive Cancer Rehab Program, Sports Rehab Performance Program, Orthopedic Center of Excellence, and a Pediatric Rehab Center for a non-profit community hospital.


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.

  • Conduct educational healthcare programs to learn about best practice models reflecting current approaches in medicine and healthcare across different cultures for providing quality patient outcomes
  • Provide professional educational exchanges with international colleagues, healthcare educational organizations and clinics to gain cross-cultural perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease
  • Allow medical/healthcare professionals to compare and contrast current best practices in medical/healthcare delivery to provide quality patient outcomes in their own professional setting

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 GreenDentists: The Professional Education Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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.

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Yachting the Seychelles Islands: Hot Topics in Medical, Dental & Public Health Issues

Yachting the Seychelles Islands

Hot Topics in Medical, Dental
& Public Health Issues
Roundtrip Mahé on Crystal Esprit
February 27 – March 6, 2022

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:

  • Begin and end your journey in Mahé, a resort island abundant with natural beauty and home to Seychelles capital, Victoria
  • Admire tropical vegetation, sea turtles, and pristine beaches on Sainte Anne Island, part of the Sainte Anne Marine National Park
  • Praslin, referred to as the Garden of Eden, is where you can find azure waters, tangles of jungle, and some of the world’s rarest birds
  • Enjoy the relaxed tropical atmosphere of La Passe, La Digue
  • See giant tortoises, hump-head parrotfish, mangrove forests, and exotic coco de mer palms in Laraie Bay on Curieuse Island
  • Explore the stunning nature reserves of Cousin Island and Aride Island, both known for their exceptional bird life

All-Inclusive Cruise Package:

  • Exceptional Michelin star-inspired cuisine in the elegant Yacht Club Restaurant and two al fresco cafés – The Patio Café and The Grill
  • Fine wines, champagne, beer, and premium spirits, plus fresh juices, bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees, and tea
  • 62-guest, all-suite yacht with butler service in all suites
  • Choice of two complimentary shore excursions in most ports
  • A host of watersports on the yacht’s marina including swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and jet skiing
  • Included gratuities and airport transfers to and from the yacht
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi

Hot Topics in Medical, Dental & Public Health Issues

CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals

This Seminar is planned for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours

  • CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695
  • Seminar Attendance Fee: $450

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:

  • Community Healthcare Delivery in the Seychelles: Overview
  • Dental Care in the Seychelles: Availability and Challenges
  • Treatment and Prevention Strategies for Common Chronic Illnesses
  • Oral Health: Addressing Dental Diseases
  • Updates in Travel Medicine
  • Wellness & Stress Management for Medical Professionals

PES Seminar Hosts

Bryan Bergens, DDS, FICOI, ABAAHP, FACD, FMNM

Dr. Bryan Bergens received his dental degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1991 and completed his postgraduate degree in periodontics in 1993. He has been practicing periodontics for 25 years with most of his career in private practice in the Daytona Beach, Florida area and is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry on a part-time basis. Dr. Bergens is board certified in periodontics and implant surgery.
Dr. Bergens is a Fellow of the American College of Dentist and the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society and has served as President of the Central District Florida Dental Association 2017-2018. He is a Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists and Dr. Bergens recently received his ABAAHP board certification as a functional health practitioner at the A4M/MMI institute.

Bridget Bergens, OTR/L, CFSP, CPHWC

Bridget Bergens received her Occupational Therapy degree from Louisiana State University in 1986. She has 30 years of healthcare experience with 20 years as a hospital executive. In 2015 Bridget became a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Certified Food and Spirit Practitioner. She is currently pursuing a Fellowship in Botanical Medicine.
Bridget is founder and CEO of BWell, LLC. She coaches clients on evidence-based areas of wellness, lifestyle management, nutraceuticals and overall well-being, including physical activity, nutrition, weight, stress, and life satisfaction. Her accomplishments include establishment of a Comprehensive Cancer Rehab Program, Sports Rehab Performance Program, Orthopedic Center of Excellence, and a Pediatric Rehab Center for a non-profit community hospital.


PES Distinguished Speakers

*****COMING SOON*******


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.

  • Conduct educational healthcare programs to learn about best practice models reflecting current approaches in medicine and healthcare across different cultures for providing quality patient outcomes
  • Provide professional educational exchanges with international colleagues, healthcare educational organizations and clinics to gain cross-cultural perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease
  • Allow medical/healthcare professionals to compare and contrast current best practices in medical/healthcare delivery to provide quality patient outcomes in their own professional setting

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 GreenDentists: The Professional Education Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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.

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SPLENDORS OF EGYPT & THE NILE ON UNIWORLD: Sleep Medicine, Dentistry & Effective Planning for Healthy Aging

4-Nights Cairo & 7-Night Nile River Cruise

Uncover Egypt’s ancient secrets with PES on this bucket list adventure! Visit iconic landmarks, temples, and monuments and cruise the Nile in a manner once reserved for pharaohs on the brand new S.S. Sphinx.

Cruise & Tour Itinerary Highlights:
• Gaze upon the mighty ancient Pyramids and the mysterious Sphinx
• Wander amongst the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the Temple of Luxor
• Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler
• Follow in the footsteps of renowned scholars and explorers at Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty
• Enjoy an exhilarating ride in a felucca, a traditional Nile River sailboat
• Visit the Egyptian Museum and its unrivaled collection of artifacts, including treasures recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun
• Join a bird watching boat ride and enjoy tea with a Nubian family

All-Inclusive Cruise & Tour Package:
• Daily shore excursions led by English-speaking expert local guides
• All meals onboard in three gourmet dining venues, including al fresco dining on the upper deck, and daily breakfast during land portion in Cairo, plus a Uniworld Gala Reception on the ship
• Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee during lunch and dinner onboard the S.S. Sphinx
• All gratuities for ship staff, drivers, and shore excursion guides
• Included transfers to and from the Cairo International Airport
• Complimentary shipwide Internet and Wi-Fi access
• $100 shipboard credit per person

Sleep Medicine, Dentistry & Effective Planning for Healthy Aging:
CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals. 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. This Seminar is planned for 14 Continuing Education Credit Hours.

PES Seminar Host Pell Ann Wardrop, MD, FAASM, FAAO-HNS:
Dr. Pell Ann Wardrop is the medical director of the St. Joseph Sleep Wellness Center in Lexington, Kentucky. During her 20 years as a general otolaryngologist with a multispecialty group in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Wardrop pursued additional training in sleep medicine. She was board certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine in 2003 and the American Board of Otolaryngology in the subspecialty of sleep medicine in 2008.

Seminar Overview:
Healthcare practitioners are currently faced with the challenges of both treating and preventing the ever-increasing incidence of chronic diseases. 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.

More than 70 million Americans experience fatigue, irritability, depression, inability to concentrate, memory problems, loss of productivity and auto or workplace accidents, primarily due to sleep disorders. These symptoms affect many aspects of your life and if left untreated, some sleep disorders may increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke. The course will educate healthcare providers on sleep disorders as the physician typically bears the burden of diagnosis, however, dentists, psychologists and respiratory therapists are usually involved. The course will also educate healthcare providers on how to comfortably communicate the importance of advance care planning and describe the steps of the advance care planning process.

Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:
• Healthcare System in Egypt: Medicine & Dentistry
• Introduction to the Basics of Sleep Physiology
• Sleep Apnea – Overview and Diagnosis
• Review of Oral appliances for treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing
• Evidence Based Review of Longevity Strategies
• Overview of Planning Considerations for Health and Aging

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.

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