$300 per person – Discount extended – call today.
We are pleased to offer and invite you to attend our Creativity and Madness conference in India which will be held in January 11-27, 2014. We will enjoy 4 nights in Delhi, 3 in Agra, 3 nights in Jaipur, and 4 in Udaipur. Our conference will provide 18 hours of continuing education for physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses and others. Included are welcoming and farewell dinners, all breakfasts, city tours, local site seeing with guides, baggage handling and air conditioned coaches.
Not included: air to and from the U.S. and air from Udaipur to Delhi. We will travel by coach from Jaipur to Agra to Delhi. This ground travel is included.
We will stay at the luxurious five-star Oberoi Hotels.
Cost: $7975 per person double occupancy. Single supplement is $3300.
We have arranged for discounted group airfares. The estimated cost for the air from Los Angeles or from New York, including the flight from Udaipur to Delhi is $1800.
Speakers receive a $1000 discount from the above cost.
Please let us know if you are interested in being a speaker.
To reserve space – Deposit: $750 which is non-refundable. We urge you to obtain travel insurance which is available from Paul at The Travel Station 1 800 990 2282, or from your local agent or on line. If you Google travel insurance you will find many companies to call.
Reserve your place with a $750 nonrefundable deposit (per person):
for more information please call Denise or Sue at our office 800 348 8441.
We have limited space for this conference.
We hope you will join us for this exciting journey,
Jacqueline and Barry
Schedule and Itinerary
Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Udaipur-Delhi 14 nights
18 Hours of Continuing Education will be scheduled in the itinerary below. Lecture/Presentations & Discussion Groups
Presentations will include*:
To Be Feminie in India: Customs & The Mystique of The Sari Jacqueline Panter, MS, MA
The Beatles in India: Transformation and Transcendence Randall Bjork, MD
The Taj Mahal: Romantic Splendor & Unspeakable Grief Mary Barbee, PhD
Creativity Trumps Pain: The Genius & Resilience of Cole Porter Marlene Winter, PhD
Wikinomics, Medicine and The Future Barry M. Panter, MD
Casting Indra’s Net: The Allure of Hinduism for the Western Psyche
Patricia Honea-Fleming, PhD
The Creativity of Walt Disney Noreen Newmark, MD
The Ragamala Paintings: The Relationship of Indian
Metaphor and Western Psychotherapy Sharon Delgado, RN
Femicide in India Gail Newel, MD
The Psychology of Grief and Passion in the Ramayana
Martin Seidenfeld, PhD
Hindu Gods & Goddesses, Religious Practices, Intersubjectivity & Social Health Sally Severino, MD Indian Classical Music: Medicine for the Soul Joanna Manqueros, LCSW The Creative Eye – Beej Niergarten-Smith, Ed.D.
*These speakers are currently scheduled – we reserve the right to change the program as necessary due to unforeseen circumstances.
Discounted Group Airfare and Travel Insurance is Available. Please contact Paul at The Travel Station 800 990 2282
Our Hotels (click to go to photo galleries)
Delhi The Oberoi New Delhi
Agra Oberoi Amarvilas
Jaipur Oberoi Rajvilas
Udaipur Oberoi Udaivilas
Day by Day ITINERARY: Delhi/Agra/Jaipur/Udaipur/Delhi – 14 nights
Arrive Delhi by AI at 1650
Transfer to hotel will take about 45 minutes
Evening is free
THE OBEROI NEW DELHI –
Morning is free
1.30 to 5.30 PM : Tour of New Delhi [Lutyens Zone,
Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Complex]
7.30 PM: Welcome dinner at The Oberoi New Delhi
8.30 AM to 1 PM – Morning Lectures
3 PM to 7 PM – Hospital visit in Delhi or Gurgaon
9.00 AM to 1 PM: Tour of Old Delhi [Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Rajghat]
3 PM to 7 PM: Transport is available for shopping etc
9 AM to 1 PM: Drive from Delhi to Agra (4 hrs)
3.30 PM to 6.00 PM – visit Taj Mahal
THE OBEROI AMARVILAS – 3 nights
JAN 17/FRI Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays
8.30 AM to 1 PM – Morning Meeting Morning Lectures
3 PM to 5 PM – visit Agra Fort
6.15 AM to 9 AM – Visit Taj Mahal by sunrise
10.00 AM to 1.30 PM – Transport is available for shopping etc
3 PM to 5.30 PM – visit Itmad Ud Daulah & Mahtab Bagh
8.00 AM to 2 PM: Drive Agra to Jaipur visiting FatehpurSikri en route (5.5 hrs + stops)
Afternoon is at leisure
THE OBEROI RAJVILAS
8.30 AM to 1 PM – Morning Lectures
3 PM to 6.30 PM – visit Jaipur City [Palace, Observatory and bazaars]
8.00 AM to 12.30 PM – visit Amber Fort with elephant ride up to the Fort
3.00 PM to 7 PM – Transport is available for shopping etc
JAN 22/WED 4 nights
THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS
7.00 AM to 2 PM: Drive from Jaipur to Udaipur (7 hrs)
Evening is at leisure
8.30 AM to 1 PM – Morning Lectures
3.30 PM to 6.30 PM – Udaipur city sightseeing
10.00 AM to 1 PM – Transport is available for shopping etc
5 PM to 6 PM – Boat ride on Lake Pichola
8.30 AM to 3.00 PM: Excursion to Ranakpur Jain Temples (2.5 hr one way)
7.30 PM – Farewell dinner
10.30 AM: Transfer to Udaipur airport
Fly AI 472 Udaipur/Delhi 1305/1420
In Delhi transfer to The Trident Gurgaon
(No meals/rooms booked/costed for this hotel;
Option available for day use room till 2300 hrs
Option of dinner on a la carte on direct payment)
Transfer back to Delhi airport (at around 2100 hrs) for flight departing around midnight
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR
Breakfast at all hotels.
Welcome dinner in Delhi and farewell dinner in Delhi
TRANSPORT: All ground transportation, as detailed in the itinerary, for airport/hotel transfers, drives and all sightseeing by two air-conditioned chauffeur driven Deluxe Coaches with complimentary supply of bottled water
Private transfers arrival & departure in Delhi if required will be extra
Services of accompanying escort from arrival in Delhi and till departure Delhi
Services of English speaking local professional guides for sightseeing as per itinerary.
Entrance fee and still camera fee to the monuments & museums on sightseeing Assistance in major cities
Porterage at airports and hotels
Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi, elephant ride at Amber Fort Jaipur and boat ride in
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR
Any extra meals other than as specified above.
Any airfare. Airfare Udaipur/Delhi is not included (please book with The Travel Station)
Any transport during free time/day at leisure or for visits to hospitals
Video cameras fee at monuments/museums – this is paid at the time of entry.
Expenses of personal nature – these can include: tips to
guides/drivers/porters/escort, alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages/mineral water with meals, shopping, laundry, room service, telephone/internet/fax charges, excess baggage handling etc.
Travel/health insurance. An adequate cover is suggested
Visa fee to India & international airfares + airport taxes
Any optional visits or tours as may be suggested in the itinerary
Any special events
Anything not specified in the itinerary or inclusions
About Smoking … prohibited in all parts of the hotel except in designated bedrooms where smoking is permitted. The hotel has dedicated smoking guest bedrooms. Should you desire a smoking bedroom, please let us know and will endeavour to reserve a smoking bedroom for you subject to availability
Oberoi Spas offers comprehensive range of treatments. To ensure availability please make appointment prior to arrival.
We reserve the right to make changes. We are not responsible for injury, accident, illness, death, or other untoward events. Partipants may be required to leave the group at the discretion of the leader and the expense of the participant depending on the circumstances.
The American Institute of Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AIMED designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
APA: AIMED is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AIMED maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
AIMED is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
AIMED also is approved for Social Workers, (#886589292) MFT’s, Counselors, RN’s & others. Please call if you need more information.