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Dermatology for Primary Care
Skin diseases are among the most frequently encountered conditions in primary care. This series reviews the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical characteristics of the more common dermatologic conditions, and offers tips for differentiating among them. Live CME Dec 29-31, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.
Emergencies in Primary Care
Management of emergencies is an integral part of primary care. Being first contact care providers general practitioners may encounter any type of emergency. Updated knowledge, communication and procedural skills are vital to provide optimum care which may even save lives of patients. Live CME Dec 28-30, 2016 in New York City.
Pain Management & Geriatrics
This activity is designed to improve competence in the diagnosis and treatment of Pain Management & Geriatrics in the primary care setting. It will provide practitioners with evidence-based methods and strategies to assist in providing better management and treatment options for patients. Live CME Dec 9-11, 2016 at the Hyatt in Aruba.
About MCE Conferences
MCE Conference's Continuing Medical Education programs are designed for the healthcare professionals who would like to combine family vacation time with quality Medical Conferences. MCE Conferences CME destinations provide the solutions for our fast pace lifestyle.
Healthcare professionals and their families can get a quality vacation in various medical meetings destinations at a great price. There are a variety of activities available for everyone, including supervised children's programs. What a great way to combine quality family time and travel with quality medical seminars.
We are sure that you will not find a better way to have fun, while attending a continuing medical education conference.
Healthcare professionals from all over the world including the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and India attend our medical CME conferences.
Travel CME News You Can Use
MCE Conferences proactively solicits feedback from CME program attendees. Our goal is to ensure that every conference provides an exceptional experience for our participants and their families. Over the last couple of years, we received requests from attendees to organize CME seminars in Europe or on cruise ships. While we have considered the allure that offering such destinations can have, we believe that part of the premium service we provide includes the peace of mind that comes with avoiding raising red flags with the IRS.
Healthcare providers could be in for a surprise when seeking to deduct expenses for continuing medical education seminars, medical conventions and meetings being held outside the North American Area. The IRS has specific requirements when it comes to attending continuing medical education conferences in these locations and, while there are many courses offered in such places, not all CME seminars are created equally.
To ensure against sending the IRS an unnecessary red flag saying, "audit me," take a moment to check your answers to some of the most common questions posed by the IRS. Below is a brief but effective checklist:
1) Does the CME seminar being held outside the North American area meet the "Reasonableness Test?" The IRS will take into account the following factors to determine whether the continuing medical education seminar you chose meets its criteria for reasonableness:
- The purpose of the meeting and its activities
- The purpose of the sponsoring organization or group and its activities
- The homes of the sponsoring organizations' active members, along with the places at which other meetings they provide have been held or will be held
- Other factors you believe to be relevant
2) Is the CME seminar or other medical event being held on a cruise ship? All ships that sail are considered cruise ships. The IRS will allow a deduction of expenses up to $2,000 per year for attending conventions or similar events on cruise ships, provided they meet the following requirements:
- It must be directly related to your trade or business
- All ports of call are located in the United States or in its possessions
- The vessel itself must be registered in the U.S.
- A written attachment to your tax return that is signed by you that identifies the total number of days of the trip (not including days of transportation to/from the cruise ship port), a program identifying the scheduled business activities of the meeting, seminar, or convention, along with the number of hours each day that you devoted to them.
- A written attachment to your tax return that is signed by an officer of the organization or group that sponsored the meeting that verifies the business activities of each day of the meeting and the number of hours you attended those scheduled activities.
Once you are sure these requirements are met, be certain that you also satisfy the IRS's more general rules for deducting expenses related to business trips outside the United States North American Area. For more information CLICK HERE
MCE Conferences looks forward to answering any questions you may have and continuing to provide primary care healthcare professionals with the highest standards in continuing medical education programs at beautiful family-friendly destinations in the North American Area.
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