The Impact of Stress and Trauma on Mental Health and Wellness

Cambodia
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This conference if for all Nursing professionals, irrespective of speciality area, who want to gain or enhance their knowledge in the areas of stress and trauma with the focus being the impact on the health status of their clients and/or their own professional response to issues that may be occurring in their workplace.

Outline
The Impact of Stress and Trauma on Mental Health and Wellness

“Trauma is an experience of extreme stress or shock that is/or was, at some point, part of life’. Traumatic events are often life-threatening and include events such as natural disasters, motor vehicle accidents, the illness of a close friend or family member, sexual assault or difficult childbirth experiences. Stress is a reaction to less dramatic and actual life events such as a job loss, exams, deadlines, finances, or divorcing a spouse. While stress is not always harmful, trauma nearly always is.”

This conference will explore the impact of professional trauma on the Nurse and strategies for self-preservation. The conference will also explore the impact of trauma on client behaviour and their responses in health settings and how,  by understanding the impact of trauma, Nurses develop the capacity to communicate better and provide an enhanced professional client relationship.


Learning Outcomes: 

In this conference you will learn:

  • Investigate the impact of trauma on mental health and wellbeing
  • Explore the physiological changes that can occur in traumatic experiences
  • Identify strategies for self-preservation
  • Review strategies for working with clients who are demonstrating behaviours associated with past and current traumatic experiences

You will also learn:

  • The language of trauma
  • When and how a diagnosis is made of post-traumatic stress disorder
  • The impact of childhood trauma on psychological, emotional, and physical development
  • The impact of trauma on the major systems of the body
  • How the body demonstrates the experience of trauma
  • The compass of shame
  • Understanding the limbic system and behaviours
  • How fabulous the limbic system is and who would not want to know about it
  • Models to help us understand trauma – “the window of tolerance”
  • The importance of reflective practice to recognise and manage stress associated with trauma
  • Transference of trauma between patient and nurse
  • Decreasing the risk of vicarious trauma
  • Understanding how professional boundaries is a way to look after Nurses wellbeing
  • The relationship between trauma and dissociation

Presenters:

DR WENDY MCINTOSH

RGN, RMHN, Grad. Dip MH, MN, Cert IV Workplace Assessment & Training, Group Leadership Cert, MRCNA, MANZCMHN, AANZPA

Wendy has over 30 years of experience as a health professional (clinical, education, and research), twenty-five of those years in mental health. Areas of specific interest and passion for Wendy include professional supervision, professional boundaries, professional identity, links between childhood trauma and mental illness, and workplace bullying.

Wendy has over 20 years of experience as a psychodrama trainee – lifelong learning. She is committed to using experiential learning in the work she does with individuals and groups.

Wendy maintains a full diary of workshops throughout Australia and London UK and consistently receives feedback on her passion, knowledge, and creativity as a presenter and facilitator.

Wendy is continually integrating learning and insights she gains from the work she does within professional boundaries. She has developed internet training tools and education packages for individuals/organisations and delivers webinars for organisations.

With the assistance of six podcast episodes titled ‘Professional Boundaries’, Wendy is exploring and guiding listeners on their own personal and reflective journey through boundaries. Further podcasts are currently in production.

COLLEEN REID

Most of my professional nursing career was spent in adult mental health in public and private mental health hospitals and community settings. I managed a mental health special care unit for many years. The last five years of my professional life was spent teaching in the Diploma of Nursing TAFE.

I have now retired and like many of my fellow nurses – there came a time when it was right to do so.

So now there is a little more time to reflect and read many of those articles that sat waiting for the elusive spare time.

There have been many changes in our practice since I commenced training in 1974 (psychiatric then general and obstetrics) and our narrative about who we are and what we do has often been revised. Whether in my clinical roles in hospital or community settings or in my teaching roles our story and how this interacts with clinical practice have been both fascinating and frustrating. And fabulous and funny. Want to hear a good story?…ask a nurse.”

Sue Walker

SUE WALKER

RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC (PALCARE), MACN

Sue is a director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Nurse Education Consultant, Sue is a member of the Education Governance Committee of the Institute as well as a key contributor to the online education platform Continuing Professional Development library.
As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the acute, aged care, community, and palliative care settings. Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system.

“Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession – the backbone of the healthcare system. It is the knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse that will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client.”


The Program: 

The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience.

Education at Sea combines quality education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.


The Online Library:

The Library has been created so that you have access to some of the Conference content prior to our event date. The documents, including self-directed activities and webinars, from our Conference Presenter, are provided so that you can create your own conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.

For information relating to the conference program and content please contact the Nurses for Nurses Network on 07 4151 3884 or via email at info@nursesfornurses.com.au 

Disclaimer:
Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFNN and EAS reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Itinerary
Day and Location Events
Day 1: Friday 6th Jan 2023
Arriving at Paulo Wai Hotel
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The brand new Poulo Wai Hotel will immerse you in a thriving and frantic street life of this fascinating city while simultaneously cocooning you in luxury and comfort, your home away from home from which to explore this captivating city.

Unpack your bags and explore this amazing establishment before the evening’s function.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

After the introduction, listen to a fascinating insight into the history of Cambodia and Phnom Penh by an expert historian, Linguist and long-term expat.

Day 2: Saturday 7th Jan 2023
Half Day Conference Session

9am to 10am: Wendy McIntosh

Defining Trauma and where Stress and PTSD fit – the evolution of Trauma informed care.

This session will provide a historical perspective on our understanding of trauma and the impact on mental health and wellbeing.

10.30am to 12pm: Colleen Reid

“I wish I knew then what I know now”. In this session Colleen will reflect on her nursing experiences over a professional lifetime and explore the professional trauma that we are exposed to – from clinical scenarios to workplace bullying and the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of same.

Strategies to mitigate will be discussed throughout the presentation.

Afternoon: PHNOM PENH HISTORY HALF DAY TOUR

Your half day tour this afternoon is designed to give you an insight into the horrors of Cambodia’s
past, but also a sense of the optimism of its people. You will begin with the emotive
settings of the detention centre S21 at Tuol Sleng and the ‘Killing Field’ of Choeung Ek.

Evening: OPTIONAL BOUTIQUE COCKTAIL TOUR

This evening your expat guide will meet you at your hotel to begin a night time exploration of some of
Phnom Penh’s most prestigious cocktail bars. Journey around the city by tuk tuk experiencing the energy
that makes up Cambodia’s capital whilst enjoying artful mixology.

Day 3: Sunday 8th Jan 2023
Half Day Conference Session

9am to 10am: Wendy McIntosh – Explore how trauma impacts on the major systems of the body.

This session will explore the short term and chronic impact of traumatic events. The significant changes that occur impacts development and this manifests in physiological and mental health conditions.

10.30am to 12pm: Wendy McIntosh – Understanding the interplay between trauma the limbic system and chronic health conditions.

Learn how to assist patients regulate their limbic system for better health outcomes. Introduction to the Window of Tolerance – a model to explain intense emotional expression.

Afternoon: Explore the wonders of Phnom Penh

Evening: SUNSET BOAT CRUISE ON THE MEKONG RIVER

This evening as the sun descends head out on your own private boat into the Mekong River and enjoy the skyline of Phnom Penh as darkness falls. Grab a cold drink and some heavy Canapés to round off the day.

Day 4: Monday 9th Jan 2023
Transfer from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap : FCC Angkor By Avani Hotel

TRANSFER FROM PHNOM PENH TO SIEM REAP

This morning depart from your hotel at 9am, your coach will be waiting for you. You will transfer by road which will take 6 hours. Along the way we will stop for you to get some lunch and if you’re brave enough, try a famous fried spider!

Once at your hotel take time to relax before your evening adventures.

Evening: Welcome to Siem Reap – All you need to know about Siem Reap, the gateway to the ruins of Angkor.

Day 5: Tuesday 10th Jan 2023

9am to 10am: Substance Use for Self-Care

Understanding how substance use may assist in managing short term stress response but in the long term creates further complexities in the trauma response.

10.30am to 12pm: Colleen Reid – Explaining the dissociative state

Understanding what may trigger a dissociative state based on trauma experience. Nurses wonder why the patient was nice one minute and aggressive towards them the next.

Exploring the compass of shame in relation to trauma.

Afternoon: TONLE SAP FLOATING VILLAGE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

This afternoon depart on a journey to the Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Here we will hop onto a boat and head out to one of the lakes floating village communities and gain an insight into how the villagers live and what local life is like.

Day 6: Wednesday 11th Jan 2023

ANGKOR SUNRISE & FULL DAY TEMPLE EXPLORATION

Wake up early this morning to depart at 4:45 AM, to see the amazing sunrise at Angkor Wat, a bucket list item on any trip to Siem Reap, the pre-dawn view provides a different and tranquil feeling in the cool of the morning. We will return to your hotel in time for Breakfast.

We start today with a visit to Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of the Khmer Empire with its centrepiece; the Bayon temple. Although it may look like a shapeless mass of stone, further scrutiny reveals towers with enigmatic faces of former King Jayavarman VII. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army and the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds perfect carvings winding along a narrow passageway that leads to the Baphuon complex.

Next head to the picturesque Ta Prohm. This temple is considered to be Angkor’s most beautiful structure and is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling.

Enjoy Lunch at a local restaurant nearby Srah Srang lake before continuing to Angkor wat.

In the afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond.

Evening: OPTIONAL STREET FOOD TOUR

Cambodian tastes and flavours differ somewhat from the Western palate, but when it comes to market
snacks, Cambodia really shines!

Day 7: Thursday 12th Jan 2023

9am to 10am: Wendy McIntosh – What is Transference

How understanding the concept of transference can assist us develop healthier relationships with patients.

10.30am to 12pm: Wendy McIntosh – Psychodynamic models to help us understand our response to patient trauma

This session will explore two specific models – the drama triangle and the focal conflict model and how they can be utilised in practice.

Afternoon: VILLAGE SCHOOL VISIT & VILLAGE WALK AND TALK

This afternoon, visit a truly local village to learn about the day to day life of rural Khmer including traditional local crafts at Peak Sneng Village.

Evening: DINNER AND PHARE CIRCUS

This evening, departing around 6pm we will depart to the Phare Circus big top where a buffet dinner will be awaiting you. After your dinner, enter the big top where you will be amazed by the talents of the acrobats from  the famous Phare Circus who work mainly with disadvantaged young people.

Day 8: Friday 13th Jan 2023

9am to 10am: Wendy McIntosh – Professional Boundaries

Professional Boundaries is a major strategy for a Nurses personal wellbeing working with clients who have experienced trauma. This session will explore the nuances and complexities of every day interactions with patients.

10.30am to 12pm: Wendy McIntosh – How does the Nurse look after themselves?

This session will explore the benefits of professional supervision, individual counselling, peer debriefing, and obtaining a work life balance.

“many nurses devote their life to the profession missing out on their own family and neglecting their own self-care.

Afternoon: Explore this beautiful destination at your leisure

Evening: FABULOUS FAREWELL RECEPTION – Surprise Location

Day 9: Saturday 14th Jan 2023

We say our final goodbyes – Safe Travels

OR – Choose to extend your stay and visit the stunning Islands of Cambodia.

OPTIONAL TOUR: Add an additional few days to your travels and discover the hidden wonders of Cambodia’s Southern Islands.

Located on Koh Rong Samloem, off the south coast of Sihanoukville lies the fishing village of M’Pai Bay. Set in a beautiful bay surrounded by sun, sand and luscious jungle, M’Pai Bay offers a unique Cambodian experience where you will have the fortune to become part of the local community.

The chance to experience life in M’Pai Bay with all of the natural wonders that it has to offer will leave you feeling more in love with the country than ever.

For information relating to pricing, bookings and travel insurance please complete the booking enquiry box or email enquiries@educationatsea.com.au

Itinerary Disclosure:
Itinerary, Seminar topics and Seminar Education program are subject to change without notice.

Presenter Disclosure:
Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network makes every effort to ensure the advertised presenters deliver the program. However in the unlikely event a presenter is unavailable the Nurses for Nurses network reserves the right to use a suitably qualified substitute presenter.

Included Tours

Included Tours and Attractions

Phnom Penh: Killing Fields Tour

Your half day tour this afternoon is designed to give you an insight into the horrors of Cambodia’s past, but also a sense of the optimism of its people. Starting early, you’ll begin with the emotive settings of the detention centre S21 at Tuol Sleng and the ‘Killing Field’ of Choeung Ek. Please be aware that the exhibits are, by their very nature, both graphic and disturbing, highlighting the atrocities committed against an entire population during one of the most terrifying periods in
Cambodia’s history.

Tour Day & Time
7th January 2023


Phnom Penh:  SUNSET BOAT CRUISE ON THE MEKONG RIVER

This evening as the sun descends head out on your own private boat into the Mekong River and enjoy the skyline of Phnom Penh as darkness falls. Grab a cold drink and some heavy Canapés to round off the day. (includes 2 hours freeflow local drinks and canapes).

Tour Day & Time
8th January 2023


Siem Reap: TONLE SAP FLOATING VILLAGE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

This afternoon depart on a journey to the Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Here we will hop onto a boat and head out to one of the lakes floating village communities and gain an insight into how the villagers live and what local life is like. We will visit the local floating school to see what conditions are like for the students. Here we will have a presentation and discussion to delve deeper into what education is like in Cambodia and the reasons why it’s like this and what
the future holds for Cambodia’s students.

After the visit we will continue the journey out onto the lake to watch as the sun descends with a cold drink before heading back to the hotel.

Tour Day & Time
10th January 2023


Siem Reap: ANGKOR SUNRISE & FULL DAY TEMPLE EXPLORATION

Wake up early this morning to depart at 4:45 AM, to see the amazing sunrise at Angkor Wat, a bucket list item on any trip to Siem Reap, the pre-dawn view provides a different and tranquil feeling in the cool of the morning. We will return to your hotel in time for Breakfast.

We start today with a visit to Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of the Khmer Empire with its centrepiece; the Bayon temple. Although it may look like a shapeless mass of stone, further scrutiny reveals towers with enigmatic faces of former King Jayavarman VII. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army and the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds perfect carvings winding along a narrow passageway that leads to the Baphuon complex.

Next head to the picturesque Ta Prohm. This temple is considered to be Angkor’s most beautiful structure and is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling.
Enjoy Lunch at a local restaurant nearby Srah Srang lake before continuing to Angkor wat.

In the afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond.

Tour Day & Time
11th January 2023


Siem Reap: VILLAGE SCHOOL VISIT & VILLAGE WALK AND TALK

This afternoon, visit a truly local village to learn about the day to day life of rural Khmer including traditional local crafts at Peak Sneng Village. This quiet village is away from Siem Reap city in a secluded and peaceful rural area. Walk through the village learning about the lives of the average Cambodian. We will visit the local school and see the students as well as have a presentation regarding the schools/villages situation including a questions and answers session.

Take a ride on a local ‘iron buffalo’ enjoying the simple beauty of rural Cambodian life. You will have the chance to learn time honored traditional skills such as palm leaf weaving while spending your time engaged with Cambodia village life. Your visit will benefit the village with funds going to the most pressing needs such as supplies for the school, or a roof for an elderly villager’s home, proceeds of the tour directly impact the lives in a positive way and they are thankful of your contribution.

Tour Day & Time
12th January 2023


Siem Reap: DINNER & PHARE CIRCUS

This evening, departing around 6pm we will depart to the Phare Circus big top where a buffet dinner will be awaiting you. After your dinner, enter the big top where you will be amazed by the talents of the acrobats from the famous Phare Circus who work mainly with disadvantaged young people. They learn circus skills, theatre performance, music and a range of visual arts. It combines local traditions with new creative and innovative genres. Daring athleticism is combined with stories that speak powerfully to Cambodia’s not-too-distant history; for example, escape from tyranny is depicted through tightrope walking. The dark subject of a young girl trying to deal with memories of atrocities, is depicted by breathtaking acrobatics in which seemingly impossible goals are achieved. More than simply a circus, Phare is an amazing blend of traditional and modern theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion beautifully choreographed and performed in a story about Cambodian lives and society.

Tour Day & Time
12th January 2023


Siem Reap: SURPRISE GALA DINNER

Tour Day & Time
13th January 2023

Optional Tours
OPTIONAL TOURS AVAILABLE TO BOOK
BOUTIQUE COCKTAIL TOUR – Phnom Penh

DATE: Saturday 7th January 2023 – 6pm to 11pm

This evening your expat guide will meet you at your hotel to begin a night time exploration of some of Phnom Penh’s most prestigious cocktail bars. Journey around the city by tuk tuk experiencing the energy that makes up Cambodia’s capital whilst enjoying artful mixology, stylish settings and meeting friends along the way.
Your tour today will take you from rooftops to small alleyways as you touch on some of the city’s most exclusive cocktail spots. Snacks and 1 cocktail per bar will be provided as part of your tour where you will enjoy the company of your Aussie guide who will regale you with stories of expat life in Cambodia over the last 6 years.

We will finish with a centrally located bar from which you can continue if you choose, or our team of drivers will be happy to take you back to your hotel.

COST: $60


ARCHITECTURE TOUR BY CYCLO – Phnom Penh

DATE: Sunday 8th January 2023 – 2pm to 5pm

This tour explores central Phnom Penh and includes colonial buildings as well as modern, post[1]independence architecture. Meant to be a brief historical introduction to the city, the tour includes a selection of well-known buildings as well as some less obvious examples, ie of religious architecture. We explore the district around the old Post Office, then go to the area south-east of the Central Market. Travelling by cyclo (a Cambodian pedal-powered rickshaw) is a special way of experiencing the streets and buildings of the city. We will enter some buildings and see others from the cyclo, as well as exploring on foot.

COST: $35


STREET FOOD TOUR, A PROGRESSIVE DEGUSTATION – Siem Reap

Date: Wednesday 11th January 2023 – 6pm to 10pm

A truly unique, private culinary journey around Siem Reap. You’ll be whisked around the city to 4 destinations on this progressive-style, private degustation. We have worked with the chef’s at 3 different destinations for your starter, main and dessert and have curated a selection of tasting platters (HINT: You will not see these on the menu) at each, just for you.

First stop, a starter and sunset cocktail. Feel free to walk around the kitchen’s garden, most of the produce is grown right there on site. Here you will taste 3 different flavours that are synonymous with Cambodian cuisine.

Your driver is waiting to take you to your second destination for the main fare! Set in a Khmer Wooden house on the outskirts of the city, among the tropical gardens, here you get your own tasting platter of 3 of the countries most famous dishes.

Slipping back into town, next you will get to sample a dessert platter from one of the countries most awarded chefs.

Lastly you we head for a creative cocktail, think classics with a local twist..

Over the evening you will sample 10 different dishes from 3 of the countries most awarded chefs, with an accompanied drink at each destination, at your own pace.

COST: $100


BEHIND THE SCENES CITY TOUR – Siem Reap

Date: Friday 13th January 2023 – 2pm to 5pm.

This 3-hour guided tuk tuk tour of Siem Reap takes you well away from the regular tourist haunts to parts of the city that others rarely have the chance to see. Go behind the curtain and experience some of that Siem Reap magic!

Begin your tour with a visit to Psar Leu, Siem Reap’s main marketplace selling everything from food to jewels. There is plenty to see, smell and experience! Then move on to the city’s oldest pagoda, Wat Bo, where you will have the chance to be blessed by a local monk for safe travels and prosperity.

Our next stop delves a little into the artistic community with a visit to Theam’s Gallery, showcasing the personal collection of a highly regarded local artist in a wistful garden setting. From here you will continue on to visit Siem Reap’s picturesque White Pagoda which is tucked away behind the main streets in a quiet setting.

As we return to your hotel, we will take some time to pass through Kandal Village and the Made in Cambodia Market both of which offer some of the greatest and most ethical shopping options in the city.

Includes: Water, snacks, pagoda donations, tuk tuk transport and entry fees.

COST: $35

Why Not Extend Your Stay?

M’Pai Bay Extension Package
14th January – 18th January 2023

After experiencing the wonders of the Kingdom, why not extend your stay to see a different side of Cambodia by visiting a genuine authentic island fishing village?

Located on Koh Rong Samloem, off the south coast of Sihanoukville lies the fishing village of M’Pai Bay. Set in a beautiful bay surrounded by sun, sand and luscious jungle, M’Pai Bay offers a unique Cambodian experience where you will have the chance to become part of the local community.

There is no 5 star accommodation or swimming pools but the chance to experience life in M’Pai Bay with all of the natural wonders that it has to offer will leave you feeling more in love with the country than ever.

Day and Location Events
Saturday 14th January 2023
Departure: Siem Reap

Siem Reap to M’Pai Bay

You will be collected from your hotel to take a domestic flight to Sihanoukville. Check-in for your boat trip and board the speed ferry for a 45 minute trip to M’Pai Bay.

Check into your accommodation and enjoy a free afternoon.

Sunday 15th January 2023
M’Pai Bay
Today is the day to do as much or as little as you like. Explore the village of M’Pai Bay, relax and enjoy
some time on the beach, take yourself out kayaking or snorkelling or sample some of the delicious food
options available. For those who would like to explore a little further, fun diving will be available for certified divers or you can enrol in a Discover Scuba Diving experience with our qualified scuba instructors.Tonight you will enjoy “Dinner on the Hill” for some delicious local Khmer cuisine. With a Cambodian tractor picking you up from your accommodation you will enjoy a fun ride up the hill. Being welcomed with a free shot of rice wine and served the best views the island has to offer.
Monday 16th January 2023
M’Pai Bay
Come together to enjoy a fun day on the water where we board your long-tail boat at 11am this morning
and make our way around the island of Koh Rong Samloem. We will make our first stop at a snorkelling
point off the coast of the island where you can jump in the water and get to know some of the local marine life. Back on the boat, we will make our way to a waterfall nearby where you can climb the stairs to experience lush greenery and stunning views of the ocean. We will then make our way to Clearwater Bay, a deserted island beach where we will enjoy a beach BBQ of fresh local seafood and other delicious dishes followed by a relaxing swim in the clear ocean waters.In the afternoon we will make our way around the uninhabited island of Koh Koun for a final snorkelling
spot before gathering back on the boat for drinks and snacks while we watch the stunning sunset over the water. Return to M’Pai Bay at approximately 6pm.
Tuesday 17th January 2023
M’Pai Bay
Another relaxing day for you to enjoy more of M’Pai Bay’s sun sand and swimming. Take a walk to Long
Beach or join a local guide on a 10km hike through the jungle and around the shores to experience more of the jungle, visit the fishing village and experience more of the lovely scenic views. Relax and enjoy your last full day in M’Pai Bay.
Wednesday 18th January 2023
M’Pai Bay to Phnom Pehn

M’Pai Bay to Phnom Penh

Board your speed ferry in the morning to return to Sihanoukville where you will fly to Phnom Penh to meet your final flight home.

Tour includes:

  • Flight from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville
  • Return speed ferry ticket
  • 4 nights accommodation at The Azure – M’Pai Bay 
  • Breakfast daily
  • Experienced Tour Guide 
  • Island boat trip including lunch and drinks
  • Dinner on the hill experience
  • Airport drop off to Sihanoukville 

Tour excludes:

  • Fun diving or discover scuba diving
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided 10km hike

COST: $900 per person (Single supplement $250)

ACCOMODATION: The Azure M’Pai Bay 

Nestled in the quaint village of M’Pai Bay, this 10 room, air-conditioned guesthouse offers a warm and relaxed environment only moments from the island’s beautiful beaches. You will be welcomed by Jay and Dave, Australians that fell in love with this side of Cambodia and decided to make it their permanent home.

Pricing
  Luxury Exclusive Cambodian Conference Experience – Why not invite a friend or colleague to join you!
Delegate (Twin Share) $3160 per person 
Single Supplement (Own room for one) $790 per person
Non Delegate (Twin Share) $2660 per person

Prices are subject to change & availability and exclude airfares, meals other than those stated above and gratuities. Education at Sea has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by the 1st November 2022. .

TOUR INCLUSIONS:
Phnom Penh
  • 3 Nights at Paolo Wai Hotel including breakfast – Poulo Wai will immerse you in a thriving and frantic street life of this fascinating city while simultaneously cocooning you in luxury and comfort, your home away from home from which to explore this captivating city.
  • Phnom Penh History Half Day Tour – Includes S21 at Tuol Sleng and the ‘Killing Field’ of Choeung Ek
  • Sunset boat cruise on the Mekong River
  • Transfer to Siem Reap

 

 

 
SIEM REAP
  • Five nights at FCC Angkor by Avani (5 stars) including breakfast daily
  • Sunrise at Angkor Wat and full day temple exploration
  • Tonle Sap floating village school experience
  • Village school visit & Village walk and talk
  • Night Tour to Phare, the Cambodian Circus
  • Surprise location gala dinner

Cambodia CPD

 
 
 
 
 
CONFERENCE INCLUSIONS
  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Dedicated Conference venue on each conference day
  • Conference coffee breaks and lunches
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • A complimentary Farewell Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

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