Captivating Caribbean Cruise on Crystal: Symposia on Hospital, Palliative, Primary & Dental Care

Close-to-Home Getaway, Roundtrip Miami! Join PES and cruise the idyllic isles of the Eastern Caribbean for 12 nights in all-inclusive luxury. Rejuvenate and indulge while exploring the white sands and crystalline waters of a tropical paradise, sailing aboard the award-winning Crystal Serenity! Hosted by Dr. Thomas & Dr. Gabriella Miller!

Symposia on Hospital, Palliative, Primary & Dental Care

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

This Seminar is planned for up to 18 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:

Healthcare practitioners are currently faced with the challenges of both treating and preventing the ever-increasing incidence of chronic diseases in the US population. 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.

The changing epidemiological profile of the populations in the Caribbean Islands, 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 the Caribbean 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.

Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:

  • Reefer Madness: the Myths, Data and Unanswered Questions of the Medical Marijuana and CBD Craze
  • Oral Health and its role in Overall Health
  • The Science Behind the Mask
  • A Bloody Triumph – the Amazing, Frightening and Humorous History of British Medicine (and beyond)
  • Medical Ethics: Past and Present
  • Advance Care Planning: A Practical Approach for Providers, and Everyone Else
  • Palliative Care and Hospice: An Overview for all Care Providers
  • Travel Medicine & Medicine at Sea

PES Seminar Hosts

Thomas Miller, MD

Dr. Thomas Miller received his medical degree from Medical College of Ohio (now part of the University of Toledo) and completed his residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Miller has been a practicing hospitalist since 1999 and is Board certified in Internal Medicine as well as a Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Miller has ten years’ experience as a hospitalist director, most recently serving as Regional Director overseeing a team of over 80 hospitalists. He has extensive experience in organizing and providing education of physicians and other care team members on many topics. Dr. Miller holds privileges at four hospitals where he has served on many committees, leading numerous medical staff teams and quality initiatives.

Gabriella Miller, MD

Dr. Gabriella Miller completed her medical school and residency training at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Miller is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Palliative Care. She presently serves as the Medical Director of Inpatient Palliative Care and Hospice at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, Virginia. Beyond that role, she serves as Chief of Family Medicine, representative to the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Eastern Virginia and has served as Chair of the Medical Ethics Committee. She has also had extensive experience as primary medical consultant for an active Geriatric Psychiatry unit, collaboration with extended care facilities and in leading education of physicians and nurses.