Oral Health Group
Continuing Education

Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise: Medical/Dental Healthcare Needs in Iceland

July 29 - August 05, 2019
7-Night Cruise Roundtrip Reykjavik, Iceland on Ponant Le Boreal

Join us on a 7-night voyage of discovery in Iceland and the Arctic Circle on the luxury, all-inclusive yacht Ponant Le Boréal for a truly exotic cruise on the trail of the Vikings. Ponant offers authentic travel experiences aboard smaller-sized yachts in five-star comfort. Le Boréal is an intimate, 132-cabin ship that allows visits to unique ports and tucked-away wilderness areas.

Our itinerary includes volcanoes and glaciers, lava fields and green pastures, boiling thermal springs and ice-cold rivers teeming with salmon. This unspoiled paradise is also home to a very old and sophisticated culture. Go far beyond the tourist hotspots to remote fjords, raging waterfalls, and small fishing villages. Get to know the independent and creative Icelanders, and watch whales and seabirds play offshore.

Seven-night luxury circumnavigation cruise of Iceland aboard the intimate Ponant Le Boréal
Explore Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, with its eclectic architecture, vibrant museum and art scene and the Blue Lagoon geothermal pool
Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along the coast of Surtsey, Earth’s youngest island and a UNESCO World Heritage site
Opportunities to explore Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls, stunning landscapes, charming fishing towns and stations, amazing lava towers, craters, lakes, and lagoons
Discover an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat, including the adorable puffins, northern fulmars, gulls, arctic terns and black guillemots, plus harbor porpoises and humpback whales
All meals – gourmet cuisine with a French touch – in a choice of two restaurants and 24-hour room service
Complimentary wines, house champagne and spirits, as well as specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, juices, bottled water and afternoon tea service
Pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar, and dining staff
Theater for naturalist lectures and evening entertainment
Ample onboard leisure areas including the main lounge, an intimate piano bar, swimming pool with deck seating and bar, and a library
Onboard fitness center, plus a hair salon and full service spa

Medical/Dental Healthcare Needs in Iceland
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:

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.

Icelanders have long been proud of their health care system and believed it to be among the best in the world. For a long time, Icelanders enjoyed (along with Japan) the highest life expectancy in the world. Iceland is a developed country and as such its major health issues are similar to countries in other parts of the Western World. Mental health problems and obesity seem to be the topics most frequently covered by the media. Another common issue is the status of the health care system itself which seems to be in a decline. All Icelandic citizens are covered by the national health insurance scheme. The system is mostly financed by taxes although a small fraction is paid with service fees (15%). The Icelandic healthcare system is divided into four different categories: health care clinics, health institutions such as mental health faculties and institutions with long term in-patients, university hospitals and teaching hospitals. Major hospitals include the Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik and the Akureyri Hospital.

Confronting the challenges of delivering quality patient care in the face of increased budget restriction and resources within the overall framework of continued healthcare reform is fast becoming a global issue for healthcare practitioners. It is timely to provide an overview of the current status of healthcare delivery systems, their impact on populations and how key health issues are addressed in both the UK and North America.

Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:
Overview of Iceland and Iceland Healthcare
Overview of Bisphosphonates and Other Antiresorptive Medications in Dentistry
Updates and Icelandic Perspectives on Dentistry
Healthy Gut = Healthy You! – What your microbiome wants for dinner
Building Better Bones Naturally – A whole body approach to peak bone health at any age
Travel Medicine Updates & Medicine at Sea

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 Peter G. Fotos, DDS, MS, PhD:
Dr. Peter G. Fotos graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1978, and interned at Miami Valley Hospital at Dayton, Ohio. Following 16 years of teaching dentistry at West Virginia University and at the University of Iowa, he completed his residency training in Endodontics at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He also holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, and has extensive experience in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of dental and facial pain

Planned In-Country Medical Visit Westfjords Health Center
Isafjordur, Iceland
Heilbrigðisstofnun Vestfjarða, or Westfjords Health Center, serves residents of the Westfjords as well as visitors, travelers and fishermen. Departments include general health care, surgery, emergency, maternity, geriatrics, and psychological services. Specialists, such as ophthalmologists, gynecologists, or cardiologists, travel to the hospital at varying times, ranging from once every month to twice a year. The health center is located in Isafjordur, a small town of 2,600 in northwest Iceland built by fishing merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Call or Email for More Info!
877-737-7005 | info@PEStravel.com


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