Join PES to discover the tranquil beauty of Japan, from ancient temples to modern skyscrapers, on an unforgettable 10-night cruise during the height of the spring cherry blossom season.
Cruise Itinerary Highlights:
Experience the majestic views of Mount Fuji in Shimizu
See Tokyo, a city brimming with both ancient and modern culture, where futuristic skyscrapers tower over traditional markets
Observe the Peace Memorial Parks of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
Visit Kagoshima, known as the “Naples of the Eastern World” for its warm climate, bay location, and active volcano, Mt. Sakurajima
In Shingu, a small coastal city, visit two ancient and sacred shrines, both designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Travel to Busan, South Korea, a modern city known for its popular beaches, natural hot springs, and ancient Buddhist temples
Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose:
Healthcare practitioners are currently faced with the challenges of both treating and preventing the ever-increasing incidence of chronic diseases in the US population. In addition, 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 to address.
For the last 20 years, Japan has been ranked number one in the world in both life expectancy and healthy lifestyles, but Japan should not be complacent simply because of its high life expectancy. Japan’s healthcare system is fundamentally a system of universal health insurance coverage. Japanese citizens belong to the national health insurance, workplace-based health insurance, or government-managed health insurance system. It is a free-access system with no gatekeepers that allows people to be examined and treated at the medical institutions of their choice, regardless of their symptoms.
We explore these challenges with in-country professionals and provide 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:
Healthcare System Overview
Treatment and Prevention Strategies for Common Chronic Illnesses
Dental Healthcare Updates: Delivery & Treatment
Top Medical/Disease Issues: Challenges & Conquests
Updates in Travel Medicine & Medicine at Sea
Preventive and intervention strategies to improve population health
Updates in Women’s Health
Updates in General Medicine/Primary Care: A Year in Review