Join PES for 16 nights visiting tropical beaches and jungles, colonial ports, and transit the Panama Canal on this cruise through Central America & the Mexican Riviera aboard the brand new Seven Seas Splendor.
Cruise Itinerary Highlights:
Experience a daylight transit of the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most amazing feats of engineering
Visit seaside Cartagena, Colombia, and explore its 16th-century Old Town with cobbled streets and colorful colonial buildings
In Puntarenas view tropical orchards, coffee plantations, mangroves full of exotic birds, or take a train into the serene cloud forest
Discover the lovely buildings draped in flowers and breathtaking views of emerald volcanoes of old Antigua in Puerto Quetzal
Snorkel, swim, or discover cultural sights in the Cayman Islands
Relax on white-sand beaches that overlook spectacular arching stone cliffs in Cabo San Lucas, located at the southernmost tip of Baja
All-Inclusive Cruise Package:
FREE roundtrip air from primary gateways with transfers between airport and ship
FREE unlimited shore excursions in every port
FREE unlimited beverages including fine wines, champagne & premium spirits, plus in-suite minibar replenished daily
FREE gourmet cuisine with open seating dining in the Compass Rose, complimentary specialty restaurants, and 24-hour room service
FREE pre-paid gratuities and Wi-Fi throughout the ship
FREE 1-night pre-cruise hotel package in Concierge Suites & higher
Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose:
The changing epidemiological profile of the populations in Central America with an increase in morbidity from diabetes, heart disease and cancer, poses challenges to the current public health systems. Reducing the burden of chronic disease in a multi-ethnic population also necessitates the need for healthcare practitioners to understand the importance of employing “cultural competence” in treating these diverse populations to provide quality patient care and outcomes. Addressing these current healthcare needs in Central America has focused on integrating health services and delivery networks to improve access to a continuum of primary care as the best model for disease control and prevention.
Healthcare practitioners globally are currently faced with many of these same challenges. Now, more than ever, it is important for healthcare 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 healthcare professionals to compare and contrast current best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting and gain a better understanding of emerging healthcare delivery models.
We explore how these current healthcare needs are being addressed by integrating health services and delivery networks to improve patient access with a focus on primary care as the best model for disease control and prevention.