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Quest for Excellence™
Alaska Cruise

<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

July 12 - 19, 2019
Up to 20 accredited CE Hours 
for California licensed health care professionals including: RN, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Nursing Home and Residential Care/Assisted Living A 

Course Fees:

Early Bird Registration: Book before January 15, 2019 and receive $100 discount per person on the total Conference registration fee. 
$500 if booked on or after January 16, 2019

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.

Bill Clawson

Founder of Quest for Excellence™

Bill Clawson is a professional speaker, author and consultant since 1983. Upon retiring as a senior, decorated Naval Officer in 1994, Commander Clawson founded and currently serves as president of Quest for Excellence , a non-profit educational organization. Actively practicing in health care for over 35 years, Bill has an extensive clinical background in critical care and elder care, along with an extensive administrative background in medical staff development and health care administration.

He actively practices as a medical legal consultant, providing expert witness and expert consulting, specializing in health care administration and long term care. Bill has served as an educator-consultant to numerous federal and California state agencies including the California Department of Social Services, the Department of the Navy, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and Stanford University School of Medicine. He currently serves as an active member of numerous professional organizations and advisory committees related to long term care, and sits as a director of several nonprofit boards and foundations.

Bill has been a featured speaker for California Assisted Living Association, the Assisted Living Success National Conference, and many other organizations. An ardent advocate of the residential care and continuing care industry, he authors reports on public policy, and provides testimony to public agencies and advocacy groups on an ongoing basis. He is consistently described by audiences as engaging, empowering, a fierce advocate, invigorating, and fun!

Margot Julian

Principal at Clawson Julian & Associates

Margot Julian has been a professional nurse, educator, author and consultant since 1975. Ms. Julian holds a Master Degree in Human Relations and Organizational Development from the prestigious University of San Francisco. She has been a certified Enterostomal Therapist since 1975, and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1988. She has held numerous positions in health care including Director of Staff Development, Quality Assurance Coordinator, and Utilization Review Nurse. She has practiced in nearly every facet of healthcare including acute care hospitals, psychiatric nursing, and long term care in skilled nursing facilities.

Ms. Julian is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, an active member of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, and is a Principal with Clawson Julian and Associates Medical Legal Consultants. 

She is an active member of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, and has served in various leadership positions in many organizations, including: American Cancer Society, American Heart Society. American Red Cross, Area I Agency on Aging, Business and Professional Women, California Nurses Association, Community Health Alliance, Humboldt Community Breast Health Project, Girl Scouts of America, International Association for Enterostomal Therapy, United Ostomy Association, Vice President of Quest for Excellence , and numerous others

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
This educational program is designed for community care professionals, owners and stakeholders practicing in every setting across the continuing care continuum. Twenty (20) hours of accredited professional continuing education are available for California
Program Purpose / Objectives
Under development
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
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

Fri Jul 12 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jul 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 14 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 15 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Jul 15 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 am 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 16 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jul 18 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 am 11:59 pm
Fri Jul 19 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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