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Primary Care Improving Pain Management - Disneyland, California

November 30, 2018 - November 30, 2018

Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disney Anaheim opens its gates every day proclaiming itself "The Happiest Place on Earth." Disney has another theme park named California Adventure and Downtown Disney with a shopping, dining and entertainment district.Put yourself in the center of Disneyland Grand California Resort and enjoy premium accommodations and rich dining experiences within a warm, relaxing environment that fosters the building of lifetime memories. The location puts guests within walking distance to Downtown Disney District and both theme parks where guests can enjoy early access.Hugely popular with teens who crave thrill rides another appealing amusement park that is a short drive away from Disneyland is Knott's Berry Farm. Hosting a far better selection of high-speed roller coasters.

Primary Care Improving Pain Management - Disneyland, 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 Academy of Nurse Practitioners AAFP Prescribed credits are accepted by the AANP.
American Nursing Accreditation AAFP prescribed credits are accepted by the nursing associations and converted to 18 CEU\'s.

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

According to American Pain Society estimates, 50 million people are partially or totally disabled by pain and 45% of all Americans seek care for persistent pain at some point in their lives. Pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical attention and a symptom encountered by every physician. It addresses principles of pain physiology, pain assessment, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management options, pain in special populations (e.g., older adults, children), persistent nonmalignant pain, and cancer pain.

This course will help physicians and other healthcare professionals: Assess and measure pain and its effects on patients; Choose appropriate therapies for chronic pain; better manage common pain syndromes; and Safeguard your practice from drug abuse and diversion.

Target Audience
This course was designed to cover the spectrum of Pain Management essential to family physicians and all other healthcare professionals interested in learning how to Improve Pain Management for their patients.

Topics and Objectives

Fibromyalgia: Overview and Update on Pathophysiology and Treatment
Objectives: 1) To understand the pathophysiology 2) To know the diagnostic criteria 3) To understand the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Assessment and Treatment Approaches to A Challenging Condition
Objectives: 1) To understand the etiology and pathophysiology 2) To understand the diagnostic criteria 3) To understand pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment

Ankle and Shoulder Pain: Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of tissue injury 2) Determine the method of presentation of the injury 3) To be able to get a complete and accurate diagnosis of the injury 4) To develop a plan of treatment and return to play and function

Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain: Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate proficiency in the examination of elbow, wrist, hand and fingers 2) Describe findings of nerve entrapments in the forearm and wrist 3) To be able to diagnose tendon/ligament injuries in the elbow, wrist and hand

Interventional Procedures I: Epidurals and Lumbar Injections for Low Back Pain. Where Do They Fit In?
Objectives: 1) Understand general indications for spinal injections 2) Understand risks and benefits 3) To appreciate when to utilize injections in the algorithm of treatment

Interventional Procedures II: Peripheral Joint and Soft Tissue and Nerve Blocks/Injections, Tendon Sheath, Viscosupplementation
Objectives: 1) To know the mechanism of action of Viscosupplementation and Steroids 2) Understand the risks and benefits 3) To appreciate when to utilize these injections in the algorithm of treatment

Pathophysiology of Acute and Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Recognize the neurobiologic changes of the disease of chronic pain 2) Understand chronic pain in the context of the bio-psychological model 3) Apply principles of chronic pain to patient interaction

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary treatment programs incorporate a number of health care providers including physicians and therapist working and communicating together as a means of more effectively treating chronic pain 2) Identify psychological factors and areas of treatment that may improve outcomes for patients with pain including cognitive behavioral therapy and relaxation training techniques

Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply new pathophysiologic understanding to treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action of various muscle relaxers and antiinconvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics

Opioids Part I: Overview of Pharmacology and Formulations
Objectives: 1) Understand the pharmacology of opiod analgesia 2) Recognize techniques for managing adverse effects related to opioids 3) Apply principles learnt to patient care using a case based approach

Opioids Part II: Risk assessment and Appropriate Management Strategies
Objective: 1) Identify strategies for assessing risk for misuse of medications 2) Apply risk management skills to everyday practice 3) Recognize basic principles for appropriate use of urine toxicology screening in your practice

Physical Exam for Low Back Pain: Hands On Approach
Objectives: 1) A number of structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators including, disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine related pain conditions

Program Schedule
Date Location Description Time Image
July 30, 2012 Disney Grand Conference Center
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Primary Care Improving Pain Management - Disneyland, California CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
July 31, 2012 Disney Grand Conference Center
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Primary Care Improving Pain Management - Disneyland, California CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
August 1, 2012 Disney Grand Conference Center
7:00 AM - 11:15 AM Primary Care Improving Pain Management - Disneyland, California CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

The magnificent Grand Californian Hotel is located in the California Adventure theme park, offering private access to California Adventure. Being in the “Middle of the Magic” has new meaning when your hotel is part of the experience. Fringed by pine trees, this six-story hotel is a tribute to the Arts and Crafts movement made popular in the early 1900’s.

The Redwood Pool features a 100-foot slide that winds around the trunk of an ancient tree. The attached Fountain Pool provides a more restful setting while the kids can enjoy their very own Mickey shaped pool. Pinocchio’s Workshop is located at the Grand Californian. This childcare facility offers crafts, storytime, games and videos under the careful supervision of the trained staff. Mom and Dad can choose to enjoy a quiet dinner or visit Downtown Disney. (This center is only available to guests staying at a Disneyland hotel.)

The Mandara Spa is a world renowned facility where you can indulge in a relaxing massage, skin treatment, or salon service. The tranquil Balinese themed setting is perfect for relaxation. There are eight exotic treatment rooms, a co-ed lounge, an expansive couple's pavilion and a full service nail pavilion.

Additional Information
REGISTER EARLY - In order to provide quality and ineractive 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.

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.

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(1) night room charge deposit.

Conference Room Rate Cancellation Policy -

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 - Overnight Hotel Guests will receive complimentary self-parking. Valet Parking fee is $22 per night. Self-parking will be paid by MCE Conferences for attendees not staying at a Disney Resort. Please see MCE conferences coordinators on site for voucher.

Travel Guard Trip Cancellation Insurance - 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. Travel Guard Link

Please note: trip cancellation insurance does not cover tuition fee.

Park Tickets Discount - Special tickets and savings are available for Attendees, Family, and Friends. Advance purchase savings on select tickets. Not available at Theme Park windows, Save time - No waiting. To make your reservation, please :CLICK HERE

Ticket store closes 9:00 PM PST on July 27, 2012.

Shuttle Service from LAX to Disney Hotels - Supershuttle offers shuttle service from Los Angeles International Airport to all Disney hotels in Anaheim. The one way fare is $16 per person for passengers 3 yrs old and up. Children under the age of 3, travel free. Please make your reservation at least one day in advance at Super Shuttle or call 1-800-258-3826.

Car Rental at Los Angeles International Airport -

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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