Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Medical, Dental and Public Health Issues Paris & Normandy River Cruise

Oct 23-30, 2014

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.

  France has the highest level of satisfaction with their health care system among all European countries. Healthcare practitioners have adapted best practices strategies in compliance with the French universal healthcare coverage model. Although cardiovascular disease and obesity related diabetes have become significant global health issues, the incidence of these diseases in the French population is among the lowest in the world. 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 professionals to compare and contrast current best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting.   Planned In-Country Healthcare Topics Include:  

  • French Healthcare System Overview: Universal Coverage Model
  • Wellness & Stress Management for Medical Professionals
  • Top Medical/Disease Issues: Challenges & Conquests
  • Communicating with your Patients: Best Practice Skills for Best Patient Outcomes
  • Updates in Travel Medicine