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Primary Care Cardiology - San Diego, California

November 30, 2018 - November 30, 2018

Hilton San Diego Resort

San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches, and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Sea World San Diego, and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world. Surfs up at the Hilton San Diego Resort, you're in the middle of the sun, sand, and sea. Located next to Sea World, the Hilton offers spectacular views of the fireworks nightly. Set sail into the sparkling Mission Bay from the private dock where catamarans, wind-surfboards, wave runners, aqua cycles, and sailboats await your command.

Primary Care Cardiology - San Diego, California CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
AAFP Physician Accreditation This activity is approved for up to 12 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to the AMA PRA equivalent to the AMA PRA category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME)in the United States of America.

About the reciprocal credit agreement•CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits.

Canadian Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

American Academy of Physician Assistants AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.
American Nursing Accreditation Prescribed credits are accepted by the AANP and converted to 15 CEU\'s.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners AAFP AAFP Prescribed credits are accepted by the AANP.

Tuition Fee
Type Price



Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals


Physician attending both conferences at Anaheim and San Diego


Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals attending both conferences at Anaheim and San Diego


Tuition Notes

Tuition Discount

Receive a $50 discount if you are a past MCE Conferences attendee, or for two or more healthcare professionals attending together. Receive a $100 discount if you are a past conference attendee AND if you are registering for the conference with another healthcare professional.

Tuition Cancellation Policy

Tuition Cancellation Policy without Protection Cancellations made within 7 days of registration -full tuition amount will be refunded minus 10% processing fee. Cancellations 8 days from registration and up to 31 days before the conference date - full tuition amount minus 10% processing fee will be credited towards a future MCE Conference. Cancellations made within 30 - 8 days before the conference date - 50% of tuition fee will be credited towards a future MCE Conference. Cancellations made within 7 days or less before the conference date – full tuition amount will not be refunded.

MCE Conferences Tuition Cancellation Protection-$50 When purchasing tuition cancellation protection you are able to cancel up to 31 days before the conference date - full tuition refund. Cancellation made within 30 days of the conference date - full tuition amount will be applied towards a future MCE conference. Please note: travel insurance does not cover tuition fees.

Program Information

Following this course, the participant should be able to formulate a practical approach to common cardiac disorders; identify the diagnostic tests that can be used to determine the severity of the patient's problem and make an accurate diagnosis; discuss the various treatment options available and recognize when to treat and when to refer cardiac patients. This activity is expected to result in increased confidence in making an appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes

Target Audience
This course was designed to cover the spectrum of Cardiology essential to family physicians and all other healthcare professionals interested in Cardiology.

Topics and Objectives

Please “Clear” for Surgery: Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment
Objectives: 1) To understand the role of the consultant in perioperative risk stratification of the patient undergoing noncardiac surgery 2) To discuss clinical markers associated with increased perioperative risk 3) To identify which patients may benefit from preoperative stress testing 4) To understand the role of coronary revascularization prior to noncardiac surgery

Who Needs a Beta Blocker? Managing the Cardiac Patient During and After Noncardiac Surgery
Objectives: 1) To discuss the role of beta blockers in the cardiac patient undergoing noncardiac surgery 2) To understand the use of antiplatelet therapy in revascularization in these patients 3) To discuss the role of anticoagulation in the perioperative setting for the patient with atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease 4) To discuss the role of perioperative surveillance for myocardial infarction

An Ounce of Prevention…: Key Issues in Primary and Secondary Prevention
Objectives: 1) To identify patients with risk factors for cardiovascular (CV) disease 2) To discuss the role of noninvasive markers for assessment of cardiovascular risk 3) To discuss novel biomarkers in the assessment of CV risk 4) To discuss the goals for risk factor modification for patients with coronary artery disease and review recently published guidelines

You Survived Your Heart Attack, Now the Work Begins…: Understanding Cardiac Rehabilitation
Objectives: 1) To identify the components of a successful cardiac rehab program 2) To identify which patients are eligible for cardiac rehab 3) To understand the clinical benefits of cardiac rehab

Statin Intolerance – The Facts Behind the Concerns
Objectives: 1) To identify the potential adverse effects of statins 2) To identify which patients are at risk for adverse effects 3) To discuss the evaluation muscle pain in the patient on statins 4) To discuss other treatment options for the statin intolerant patient

Aortic Valve Disease – What’s New? A Discussion About New Issues in Aortic Stenosis
Objectives: 1) To understand the classification and presentation of aortic stenosis 2) To understand the management of patients with severe AS 3) To understand the management of patients with asymptomatic AS 4) To discuss the role of transcatheter based aortic valve replacement in the appropriate patient

Pathophysiology of Heart Failure
Objectives:1) Illustrate the pathophysiologic mechanisms of heart failure 2) Appraise the presentation and therapy of preserved systolic function in heart failure 3) Interpret the role of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system

HF-PEF (Heart Failure and Preserved left Ventricular Ejection Fraction)
Objectives: 1) Assess the prognosis of the individual patient with HFPEF 2) Assess the severity of current or past symptoms 3) Predict and plan for possible complications of therapy

The Heart Truth (General Prevention)
Objectives:1) Employ strategies to assess and stratify women into high risk, at risk, and ideal health categories for cardiovascular disease (CVD) 2) Design and recommend lifestyle approaches to the prevention of CVD in women 3) Review the 2011 Guidelines and approaches to CVD prevention for patients with hypertension, lipid abnormalities, and diabetes, with a focus on effectiveness in practice

Medical Management of Varying Degrees of Heart Failure
Objectives:1) Design approaches to uptitration of evidence-based therapy 2) Formulate appropriate management of barriers to uptitration 3) Recommend the reduction of diuretics when appropriate 4) Apply the data on the use of BNP targeted therapy

Arrhythmias: Atrial Fibrillation (Heart Failure)
Objectives:1) Relate the incidence of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in patients with heart failure 2) Develop a systematic approach to ventricular arrhythmias 3) Adapt and use a systematic approach to atrial fibrillation 4) Appraise the role of anti-coagulation and employ evidence-based treatment of atrial fibrillation 5) Select appropriate devices to improve clinical outcomes

Reduction of 30-Day Readmission Rates for Heart Failure
Objectives: 1) Review re-hospitalization data for heart failure 2) Identify and describe strategies to reduce 30-day re-hospitalizations 3) Introduce novel approaches to outpatient management of heart failure patients 4) Discuss process mapping for QI (quality improvement)

Program Schedule
Date Location Description Time Image
August 2, 2012 Hilton Conference Center
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Primary Care Cardiology - San Diego, California CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
August 3, 2012 Hilton Conference Center
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Primary Care Cardiology - San Diego, California CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
August 4, 2012 Hilton Conference Center
7:00 AM - 11:15 AM Primary Care Cardiology - San Diego, California CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

San Diego Hilton Mission Bay/Sea World is the perfect Family Friendly Resort!

The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is just six miles from the San Diego International Airport, and right on San Diego's famous Mission Bay. This resort and spa is conveniently located one mile from San Diego SeaWorld and offers 5-star service. A romantic paradise of palms and perfect sandy bayfronts, this bayside retreat is complete with an all-new $5 million dollar crown jewel, Spa Brezza, a state-of-the-art fitness center, featuring beautifully refreshed guestrooms, plus Concerts on the Bay. From championship tennis courts to waterfront fine dining, wherever your inspiration comes from, the Hilton San Diego, CA Resort and Spa is your destination and your retreat.

There's plenty to do for the little ones at Kids Kamp, from arts and crafts, swimming, beach games, face painting, sand castle building and much more. Prepare for a great San Diego vacation with Kids Kamp, which can be found on-site of this family-friendly resort in San Diego. Kids Klub is seasonal and available mid June through Labor Day from 1pm to 4pm. Ages 5-12 are welcome and the rate is $12 per child per hour. They even have a kids pool for children ages 3 & under or for children in swim-diapers. The resort offers a variety of resort activities for the entire family to enjoy, from watching a drive-in movie by the pool to making s'mores among one of the fire pits around the bay. If you're looking for the perfect getaway to relax and have some fun, this is the one beach resort in San Diego, CA that keeps you coming back for more, again and again.

Additional Information
Sea World - Mission Bay, San Diego - CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

REGISTER EARLY - In order to provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the amount of registrations per conference. Some conferences may have a lower registration limit due to the destination logistics and lodging availability.

Discounted SeaWorld and Multiple Park Tickets - For discounted single park tickets, length of stay tickets, and multiple park tickets, please CLICK HERE to make your reservation and select your desired option.

Conference Room Reservations - For room rates and availability, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031.

Please Note: MCE Conferences negotiates and contracts lodging for our attendees to ensure the lowest possible group rates. We ask that you please reserve lodging through MCE Conferences since we are liable for unassigned contracted rooms. We appreciate your assistance in helping us combine quality CME with value travel.

Lodging reservations are reserved for attendees registered for this conference. Reservations made without tuition registration will be automatically deleted after 7 days. If your company is mailing your tuition registration or a family member not attending the conference made a lodging reservation please notify us via email at info@mceconferences or call 1-888-533-9031.

Check-In and Check-Out Times - Check-in: Begins at 4:00 PM Check-Out: By 12:00 PM. During periods of high occupancy rooms may not be available upon early arrival. Late check out is on request and available depending on resort's occupancy.

Lodging Deposit - Room reservation must be confirmed and guaranteed at the applicable rate (plus applicable taxes) with a credit card at time of booking for a one (2) night room charge deposit. The balance of lodging payment, as well as any incidental charges, is due upon check-out. The resort accepts all major credit cards.

Lodging Cancellation -

Per our lodging agreement, these are the cancellation terms and conditions:

Cancellation 60 days or more before arrival - you will receive full deposit
Cancellation 59-31 days before arrival - a one night deposit is forfeited
Cancellation 30 days or less before arrival - no lodging refunds can be made
No-shows and early departures are considered a cancellation

All cancellations must be made via e-mail to by the dates stated above.

Parking - Conference rate for overnight self parking

$15 per night.

Car Rentals -

To make your car rental reservation, please click on the following links:

Enterprise It will autofill the discount number

Alamo Enter the number 7014125 under Corporate ID

National Enter the number 5025990 under Contract ID

AVIS It will auto fill the discount number.

GREEN CME - MCE Conferences Continuing Medical Education (CME) is committed to creating a healthy and sustainable environment.

Our “Green CME” initiative will pursue and utilize practices that will use less energy and natural resources. Use none, use less, and reuse is our philosophy.

By offering and utilizing “green” alternatives, we will be helping to protect our natural resources.

Some of the current ecological practices that we have in place are as follows:
- Using a USB Drive to hold paper intensive educational materials
- Creating websites and e-mail blasts in place of printing brochures or postcards
- Reusing signage, if possible, from year to year
- Encouraging the recycling of name badge holders, lanyards, and writing utensils after a meeting has adjourned
- Using recycled copy and printer paper
MCE Conferences CME encourages you to support our “Green CME” movement by taking advantage of our responsible and eco-friendly practices and resources. We also welcome all suggestions and ideas that you have regarding new or alternative ways in which we can embrace the “Green” movement.

Please feel free to contact us at or (888)533-9031 to offer suggestions and ideas.

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