Alaska Cruise on Star Princess
Join PES on an adventure of a lifetime to the last frontier and view vast stretches of pristine scenery, glaciers, gold rush towns, and remarkable wildlife! Family and friends welcome!
Cruise Itinerary Highlights:
Journey through the Inside Passage, an area carved by glaciers, home to mountains, deep fjords, majestic forests, crashing waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife, and cruise the Tracy Arm Fjord
Explore the gold rush town of Juneau, Alaska’s capital, and join an excursion to Mendenhall Glacier, the most photographed in Alaska
A paradise for fishermen and nature-lovers alike, Ketchikan, rich with Native heritage, boasts the largest collection of totem poles
In Skagway, an outdoorsman’s paradise, hop on a train to the Yukon, take a dog sled ride, hike, river raft, or stroll through the historic town
Visit Victoria, brimming with old-world charm and British heritage
Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose:
Providing quality healthcare delivery and patient outcomes with continuing budgetary and resource restrictions, in the context of emerging healthcare reforms impacting patient care and access to care, are increasingly important challenges for all healthcare practitioners to confront.
Alaska’s unique circumstances of remoteness from the rest of the US and the geographic dispersion of its population offers challenges and opportunities to explore strategies that would make it possible to break through barriers to health care reform, improve outcomes, and reduce overall costs. Current goals include increasing collaboration among key players in the healthcare delivery system to coordinate care for improving primary and specialty care access at the community level as well as incentivizing development of more outpatient care options and telemedicine technology.
Exploring solutions to healthcare challenges with professional colleagues provides opportunities for practitioners to enhance healthcare delivery models and best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting.
Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:
Strategies for Improving Community Access to Healthcare
Importance of Cross-Cultural Competence on Patient Outcomes
Healthcare Delivery Strategies for Isolated Communities
Dental/Medical Challenges in Native Alaskan Populations
Updates in Travel Medicine
Updates in Women’s Health
Updates in General Medicine/Primary Care: A Year in Review