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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
National Cultural Exchange Trip We are Kings and Queens

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Royal Caribbean's <em>Oasis of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
Round-trip Barcelona, Spain

July 28 - August 04, 2019
12 CE Credits for Psychologists
12 ASWB Credits
12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits

ALSO AVAILABLE ON BOARD
In addition to the Jack and Jill Cultural Program, we will also be offering optional medical & dental meetings on board

CME MEETING: Internal Medicine and Nutrition
$495 Physicians, Pharmacists & Psychologists

12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 CE Credits for Psychologists
12 ACPE Credits for Pharmacists
12 ANCC Contact Hours
Up to 12 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
Preliminary Agenda

DENTAL MEETING
12 CE Credits
Course Fees:
Dentists - $795; all others $650
10.0 Contact Hours
12.0 Contact Hours
On Board Educational Series for Jack and Jill : Complementary

CME Meeting (Optional): See below for more information
$495 for Physicians, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$350 for Nursing

Dental Program (Optional): See below for more information
Dentists - $795; all others $650

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty

Speaker for Jack & Jill Cultural Exchange : Daniele Grammatico

Daniele Grammatico is an expert of the history and civilization of the Arab-Muslim World. He has a degree in Journalism from the University of Strasbourg (France) and Political Sciences from the University of Lyon (France).

As a correspondent in the Middle East for the French newspaper Libération at the beginning of the 90's, he covered the first Gulf War, the aborted peace negotiations and witnessed social changes which led to the raise of fundamentalism.

Established in Granada (Spain) 24 years ago, he has been the chief editor of the Arabic service of the Press Spanish Agency (EFE) and a collaborator during 10 years of the Heritage of al-Andalus Foundation, coordinating a Cultural itinerary including 20 countries of the Arab World and Spain. He has published several books and articles related to the wonderful common heritage. He has translated into French the inscriptions and poems in Arabic carved in the Alhambra palaces. Daniele speaks fluently French, English, Spanish, Italian and Arabic.

Speaker For CME Program : David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP

Speaker For CME  Program : David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP
Professor of Medicine Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Attending Physician, Department of Medicine Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neptune, NJ
  Dr. David S. Kountz is a Professor of Medicine at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and a member of the Department of Medicine at Hackensack Meridian Health - Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Dr. Kountz earned his AB at Princeton, MD at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine, and MBA from Georgian Court University.  He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as Chief Resident.  He joined Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 2007.

Dr. Kountz serves in a number of regional and national leadership roles in medical education.   His research and educational interests include: pipeline programs for students underrepresented in medicine; graduate medical education; leadership development; and hypertension and related disorders in underserved populations.

Dr. Kountz has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, as well as serving as PI, Co-PI, or Co-I on more than 20 grants, including a current grant with the Nicholson Foundation to address behavioral health needs in primary care settings.  He is a member of the Stuart D. Cook, M.D. Master Educator Guild of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  In 2018 he was selected to receive the Verice M. Mason Community Service Leader Award from the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation.

Speaker for CME & Dental Program: Mary Ellen Psaltis, Bachelor in Philosophy, BPh

Speaker for CME & Dental Program: Mary Ellen Psaltis, Bachelor in Philosophy, BPh
Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant
Certified Senior Nutrition Specialist  Mary Ellen's professional writing about food and lifestyles has spanned over thirty years. Her interactions with chefs, farmers, and restaurateurs led to greater involvement in nutrition education and teaching. 

Mary Ellen speaks nationally on creating optimal nutrition and making thoughtful life choices.  Her local classes focus on supporting people along their healthful life journeys. She accompanies Greg on their Mexican mission trips as a dental assistant.

Speaker for Dental Program: Gregory L. Psaltis, DDS

Certified in Pediatric Dentistry
Courtesy Staff at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Keynote speaker at AAPD Meeting, 2008
Gordon Christensen Speaker Recognition Award, Chicago Midwinter Meeting, 2014

Dr. Greg Psaltis has been a pediatric dentist for 43 years, most of which have been in private practice in Olympia, Washington.  His varied career has included 23 years as a speaker, both nationally and internationally.

He is currently involved with two volunteer clinics in Mexico that he developed. Each provides comprehensive care for the indigent and medically compromised children of the Los Cabos and Zihuatanejo areas. He has published in several dental journals and was given the Gordon Christensen Speaker Award for excellence in professional presentations. 

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Jul 28 Barcelona, Spain
- 6:00 pm
Mon Jul 29 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Jul 30 Provence (Marseille), France
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 31 La Spezia, Italy (Cinque Terre/Pisa/Florence)
8:30 am 8:30 pm
Thu Aug 01 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Aug 02 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Sat Aug 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 04 Barcelona, Spain
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Barcelona, Spain -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, Palma offers pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. The historic district of the city is a great stop for an inexpensive good meal, a visit to a wonderous cathedral (for those seeking peace, consider visiting the quiet of the Saint Francis cathedral rather than its more touristed big brother. Shopping abounds in this european vacation spot as well as a very beautiful, small modern art museum with free entrance. Or take a day excursion to visit charming and quiet Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

Provence (Marseille), France -

La Spezia, Italy (Cinque Terre/Pisa/Florence) - La Spezia is a gateway to some of Italy's greatest treasures.

A quite pleasant small city itself, is located on a natural harbor and boasts a beautiful park parallel to its waterfront, substantial shopping, plenty of opportunities for good food, an archaeolgical museum in its historic hilltop fort and a nice contemporary art museum.

A short distance La Spezia and you are on the Cinque Terre ("The Five Cities") coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Italy's great natural jewels. These five small villages dotting the coast are free of car traffic and are reached only by a railway, hiking trails, or a pedestrian ferry. Small, winding paths connect many of the villages, and a light amount of hiking will afford you some spectacular views of cliffs, coastline, and stone terraces.

A little further afield is Pisa, one of the great renaissance cities whose ships dominated trade for decades. It is best known today, of course for it's famous "leaning Tower," from the top of which Galileo Galilei demonstrated that gravity's strength was independant of the weight of a falling object. It stands there still, if somewhat crookedly, after 650 years.

Sill further but worth the trip, is Florence where you can view the timeless treasures from the very height of renaissance achievements: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's gorgeous bell tower, Michelangelo's original David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno.

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

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Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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