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CME Conferences 2014

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Primary Care Internal Medicine - Jamaica

November 29, 2016 - December 1, 2016

Iberostar Rose Hall Resort & Spa

The Iberostar Rose Hall Beach resorts are All Inclusive luxury 5-star accommodations. They are the perfect choice for those who want to experience an unforgettable family or couples vacation in Jamaica. At this resort, guests can unwind and relax, play sports, and enjoy nights filled with music and dancing. In addition, its proximity to the center of Rose Hall allows guests to get to know traditional Jamaican life and enjoy all the entertainment that this beautiful town has to offer. The resort is surrounded by gorgeous beaches, beautiful gardens, and ocean views from the rooms and other natural attractions that visitors can enjoy. One of the most recommended places to visit is just an hour away: Dunns River Falls in the town of Ocho Rios.


Primary Care Internal Medicine - Jamaica
Accreditation
AAFP Physician Accreditation This live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable 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 Academy of Nurse Practitioners AAFP Prescribed credits are accepted by the AANP certification program
American Nursing Accreditation AAFP prescribed credits are converted by the nursing associations and accepted as 18 CEU\'s.


Tuition Fee
Type Price

Physician

575

Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals

475

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

Overview
The emphasis will be on current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives. Since Internal Medicine takes a lead role in medicine in general, this course was designed for all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician to provide a review and up-date in their medical knowledge and abilities to diagnose, treat and improve patient care.

Target Audience
Family Physicians and all physicians and other healthcare professionals seeking clinical information about Internal Medicine Issues.

Topics and Objectives

Diagnosis of Primary Headache Syndromes
Objectives: 1) Learn the principal historical features of migraine, tension-type, and cluster headache 2) Understand the features that differentiate migraine from tension-type headache 3) Known when to obtain neuroimaging for patients with suspected primary headache disorders

Treatment of Migraine and Primary Headache Syndromes
Objectives: 1) Learn indications for preventive therapy for migraine and which medications are most effective 2) Understand complementary and alternative treatment strategies for migraine 3) Develop a rational approach to abortive therapy of migraine

Hypertension Update
Objectives: 1)Learn to apply JNC-7 guidelines in the treatment of patients with hypertension 2) Be aware of recent data challenging the role of beta-blockers in the treatment of hypertension 3) Develop a rational approach to pharmacologic treatment of hypertension based on recent trial data

Depression in Primary Care Practice
Objectives: 1) Understand the proper role of second generation antidepressants 2) Learn the value of augmentation and switching strategies 3) Know the most common side effects of commonly used antidepressants

Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation
Objectives: 1) Identify patient- and procedure-related risk factors for postoperative cardiac complications 2) Demonstrate knowledge of the revised cardiac risk index 3) Learn the optimal role of beta-blockers and statins for the prevention of postoperative cardiac complications

New Drugs for Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Learn which recently approved drugs and drugs in the pipeline will have the largest impact on primary care practice 2) Understand the efficacy, side effects, and cost of the important novel drugs in primary care practice 3) Learn the role of recently approved medications and their place among existing therapies

What You Need to Know About Thyroid Disease
Objectives:1) Understand the approach to evaluating a rising TSH in a patient who is on thyroid hormone 2) Develop an approach to the management of patients with subclinical hypothyroidism 3) Develop an approach to the management of patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism

Drug Interactions and Side Effects
Objectives: 1) Identify possible drug interactions in the use of common drugs 2) Recognize the common and serious drug interactions with warfarin 3) Identify the common side effects seen with SSRI’s

Dermatology for the Primary Care Physician
Objectives: 1) Identify and know the causes of erythema multiforme 2) Recognize the cutaneous manifestations of hepatitis C 3) Recognize the different patterns that help with diagnosis of groin rashes

HIV for the Primary Care Physician
Objectives: 1) Identify symptoms and signs suggestive of the Immune reconstitution syndrome 2) Recognize the hepatomegaly –lactic acidosis syndrome seen with nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors 3) Develop a management plan for patients with HIV disease with thrush who present with dysphagia

Practical Pearls in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Understand when and when not to cover for MRSA in patients presenting with Cellulitis 2) Recognize benefits and extended opportunities for the use of metformin 3) Identify when not to use thiazide diuretics in patients with hypertension

Evaluation of Common Symptoms
Objectives: 1) Identify the common causes of chronic cough 2) Recognize upper airway cough syndrome 3) Understand how to best use the history to help with evaluation of patients who present with fatigue

Program Schedule
Date Location Description Time Image
November 29, 2012 Iberostar Conference Center
Conference
8:00 AM -12:15 PM
November 30, 2012 Iberostar Conference Center
Conference 
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
December 1, 2012 Iberostar Conference Center
Conference
7:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Jamaica - Iberostar Rose Hall Beach All Inclusive Jamaica Retreat

Jamaica is one of the most attractive destinations in the Caribbean due to its natural, cultural, and musical richness. In addition to its beautiful beaches of fine sand, Jamaica offers an exquisite gastronomy, a stunning natural environment, and an important cultural wealth filled with numerous festivals including Carnival. The most popular music of the island is Reggae, made known worldwide by the Jamaican singer Bob Marley.

Hotels in Jamaica of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts allow visitors to enjoy the unforgettable experiences the island has to offer. The excellent locations of the Iberostar hotels in Jamaica provide a unique opportunity to tour the island and to stop and admire all of its treasures.

Jamaica seduces visitors with its mountain peaks, more than 120 rivers, stunning waterfalls, and white sand beaches. The resorts and hotels in Jamaica of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts offer guests the finest services for enjoying a wonderful time as a family or as a couple in an idyllic setting.

This beautifully designed resort features spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea from every one of its spacious, well-appointed rooms. With lots of activities including snorkeling, windsurfing, gymnastics, dance lessons, Spanish lessons, and a Mini-Club for kids 4 to 12, the Iberostar Rose Hall offers something for the entire family. Featuring specialty restaurants, an international buffet, Carribbean beachfront pools, and the Iberostar Rose Hall is just 20 minutes away from the Montego Bay airport so you can get your vacation started fast.

Additional Information
       
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.

Passport Requirement - United States citizens traveling between the United States and Jamaica, regardless of age, will be required to show a passport to enter Jamaica and to re-enter the United States. Passports must be valid for at least six months past your return date. For information on how to obtain or renew a passport, Click Here

Please Note- All participants holding a foreign passport must contact their passport issuing embassy and get information on visa requirement for entering Jamaica.

Conference Room Reservations - MCE Conferences does not accept commercial support for our Continuing Medical Education programs. We rely solely on tuition fees and amenities we receive from the resort to cover the expenses of holding this conference at a Caribbean All Inclusive Resort. It is required that all participants and their families book within the meeting group allotment for MCE Conferences, in order to participate in this program. We very much appreciate your cooperation.


For more information on room rates and availability, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031.

Reservations must be made 60 days before the conference. Regular room rates will apply to all reservations made after this date based on availability. Conference room rates are offered 3 nights (or more) pre and post conference dates based on availability. MCE Conferences contracts lodging with the resorts to ensure the lowest rates for our attendees. Lodging reservations are reserved for attendees registered for this conference. We can allow one additional room at the group rate for accompanying family and friends. Reservations made without tuition registration may be automatically deleted after 7 days unless you notify our office the reason we do not have your tuition registration or send names of family or friends not attending the conferences who made reservations on the link. Our email address is info@mceconferences.com or call our office at 1-888-533-9031.

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel- KIDS 0-12 STAY FREE! -

A blend of all-inclusive amenities, comfort, and luxury becomes the setting for an unforgettable vacation. World-renowned food and service, numerous activities and relaxing hideaways are only a few of the amenities at the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel. There is even a Kids Club for children 4 to 12 with supervised activities.

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach has a very unique and elegant Colonial design with an astounding attention to detail.The Standard and Partial Ocean view room are 368 sq. ft while the Oceanfront room is 439 sq ft. The Standard Room offers a garden view or choose to stay oceanside at the Oceanfront room.

Bedding: Choose between 2 Double Sized Beds or 1 King Sized Bed.
(Bedding type subject to availability)

Amenities Include: Television (Satellite), Maid Service, Coffee/Tea Maker, Desk, Iron, Mini-bar, Turndown service, Air Conditioning, Blackout Drapes, Crib (on request), Safe Deposit Box, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private Balcony, and Ceiling Fan.

Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.
Kids 0-12 Stay Free at the Resort!
Triple Occupancy Rates for 13 Years & Up :
Standard Room: $89 Per Person Per Night
Ocean View: $99 Per Person Per Night
Junior Suite Ocean Front: $125 Per Person Per Night

Pricing includes tax & gratuities. Some Rooms are Handicap Accessible and All Rooms are Non-Smoking.





For more information on room rates and availability, please contact our office at
1-888-533-9031.

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites -

This Montego Bay property has a private beach. Dining options at Iberostar Rose Hall Suites include 6 restaurants and a poolside bar. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a lazy river, a health club, a sauna, and a fitness facility. Lucy's Kids Club is offered for children 4-12. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, and facials. Guests at Iberostar Rose Hall Suites can use the amenities at the Rose Hall Beach Hotel.

Iberostars's team of designers, led by Majorcan artist José Deudero, incorporated décor inspired by the culture and surroundings of Rose Hall. Rose Hall Suites design features contrasting elements from original furniture carved in wood to antique-inspired iron chandeliers. Suites are 439 sq. feet.

Bedding : Choose between 2 Double Sized Beds or 1 King Sized Bed.
(Bedding type subject to availability)

Amenities Include : Flat-Screen TV with Remote Control, Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fan, a Fully Stocked Mini Bar, a Coffee Maker, Telephone, Alarm clock, In-room Safe deposit boxes, and an Iron and Ironing board. Every bathroom has a Whirlpool and a Shower, Hairdryer, Lighted Cosmetic Mirror and a Telephone.

Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults, or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pricing includes tax & gratuities. Some Rooms are Handicap Accessible and All Rooms are Non-Smoking.




For more information on room rates and availability, please contact our office at
1-888-533-9031

Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall -

This Adult-Only Hotel is the finest All Inclusive Hotel in Jamaica. There are 2 pools on site: 1 lake pool with a swim up bar and 1 activity pool. Also available at this hotel (at a charge) are shops, Internet, a beauty salon and a spa specializing in couples treatments and massages. In addition, guests enjoy full access to both neighboring hotels within the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach & Spa Resort complex.

Bedding : 1 King Sized Bed

Amenities Include : Air conditioning,Flat-screen TV, DVD players, Alarm clock/CD player,iPod & MP3 docking station, Pillow menu,Bathrooms with Jacuzzi,Personalized mini-bar,Porter service,Service to unpack and pack luggage,Luxury bathroom articles, Hairdryers,Iron & ironing board and Safe.

Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults Per Room.

Pricing includes tax & gratuities. Some Rooms are Handicap Accessible and All Rooms are Non-Smoking.





For more information on room rates and availability, please contact our office at
1-888-533-9031.

All Inclusive Plan Features - The Iberostar Rose Hall is the perfect choice for your Caribbean holiday. With the All Inclusive option, you’ll get more for your money.


Your stay includes meals, drinks, and sports. Also included are several exciting activities such as snorkeling and kayaking and a fabulous program of evening entertainment and shows.

You’ll be spoiled with all of the options for dining at the resort. Choose between the main buffet serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as three à la carte restaurants. There’s also a steak house and themed Japanese and Cajun cuisine – in fact, there’s something to suit all tastes. There’s even a restaurant for those wishing to cool off on the beach or at the pool. The finest culinary delights will add extra flavor to the holiday of a lifetime.

In addition to enjoying mouth-watering dishes in several restaurants, top quality alcoholic and soft drinks, guests can enjoy the room service, available from 11 AM to 11 PM seven days a week.

Lodging Deposit - To secure your lodging reservation, MCE Conferences must submit your credit card information to the resort group reservations department for full payment. An MCE Conferences confirmation invoice will be emailed to you. You will receive a copy of your final bill upon check out from the resort which will include: All inclusive room rate,and additional incidental charges. The resort accepts all major credit cards.

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


Full payment is due at the time of booking
Cancellation 30 days or more before arrival - 1 night is forfeited
Cancellation 29 days or less before arrival - 4 nights is forfeited
Cancellation 7 days or less before arrival - no refunds will be given

No-shows and early departures are considered a cancellation
All cancellations must be made via e-mail to info@mceconferences.com by the dates stated above.

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and baggage insurance, which is available for coverage of expenses in conjunction with cancellation due to illness or accident. In the event that you must cancel your participation in this travel program which may include other nonreturnable travel arrangements you have made, trip cancellation insurance may be the only source of reimbursement. For Travel Guard Insurance information: CLICK HERE

Note: Travel insurance does not cover tuition fee.

Disclaimer - A portion of your room rate will be applied to offset the cost of the food and beverage served during the meeting to participants only. This includes daily breakfast and AM coffee breaks during meeting hours for registered attendees. Conference registrations must be accompanied by payment. We cannot confirm your course registration until payment is received.

Airport Information - Sangster (MBJ) International Airport in Montego Bay is located 10 miles from the Iberostar Rose Hall All Inclusive Resort & Spa.

Airport Transfers - Jamaica Tours Limited has a permanent desk location at the Montego Bay Airport, where they meet all incoming flights. All guests are advised that after clearing Immigration and Customs, to proceed to the Jamaica Tours Desk, # 21, which is located inside the Ground Transportation Hall, where their customer service representatives will assist with transfer to their Hotel. Rates are approximately $25 per person roundtrip and Children ages 3-11 are approximately $20 per child roundrip. For more information, please call (876) 953-3700 or Click Here

Special Assistance - MCE's policy is to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If special arrangements are necessary for an individual with a disability to attend a conference, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031.

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 info@mceconferences.com or (888)533-9031 to offer suggestions and ideas.

Iberostar Rose Hall Resort & Spa Medical Conference in Primary Care Internal Medicine - Jamaica is just one of our many medical conference destinations you can choose from. View all of our medical conference destinations.