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Past Program April 2017 - Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care

April 13, 2090 - April 15, 2090

Riviera Maya/Cancun, Mexico - All Inclusive Now Jade Riviera Cancun

Riviera Maya is truly a Caribbean Oasis located on 80 miles of the Yucatan Peninsula with stunningly beautiful fine-powder sand beaches and clear turquoise water. The Riviera Maya is world renowned for snorkeling and scuba diving. The coral reef system just off the coast offers some of the most colorful variety of marine life. As one of the top ecotourism destinations, the Riviera Maya remains undeveloped in many restricted areas. You will find mostly charming fishing villages that dot this area along with some ancient Mayan ruins. The Now Jade Riviera Cancun is close to Puerto Morelos and only 12 miles south of Cancun airport. This all inclusive resort offers luxury comfort combined with local hospitality.


Past Program April 2017 - Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
Accreditation
AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family Physicians 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 category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Medical Association – AMA AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro-M1 The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME) in the United States of America.

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 Osteopathic Association – AOA CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPA AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANP AAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.
American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC According to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria.


Tuition Fee
Type Price

Physician

675

Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals

575

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 without Protection:

• Cancellation made within 7 days of registration: The full tuition fee will be refunded minus a 10% processing fee for all credit card transactions. This cancellation policy is not applicable to registrations made 21 days before the conference date.

• Cancellation made up and until 15 days before the conference date: Full tuition fee minus a 10% processing charge will be applied towards a future MCE Conference.

• Cancellations made within 14 days before the conference date: No refunds or credits will be issued. The full tuition fee will be forfeited.


Tuition Cancellation Protection - $50 per tuition registration:

• Tuition cancellation protection: Allows attendees to cancel up to 15 days before the conference date and receive a full refund.

• Cancellations made within 14 days of the conference date: The full tuition amount will be applied towards a future MCE conference.

Please Note: Travel Insurance, does not cover tuition fee cancellation.

Program Information

Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered Neurology and Psychiatry medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge should improve attendees’ confidence in base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Neurology and Psychiatry issues.

Speakers
Our presenting national faculty speakers made it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care healthcare professionals. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20 minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Dealing with Difficult Patient Personalities
Objectives: 1) Understand what borderline personality disorder (BPD) is and how it is diagnosed 2) Identify two specific skills that a primary care provider can use in working with borderline patients 3) Review how BPD impacts medical illnesses and what can be done to help improve outcomes

Anxiety Disorders Update
Objectives: 1) Define anxiety and understand when it becomes a disorder 2) Identify psychological treatment approaches that can be provided in 3 minutes in a PCP office 3) Know when and how to use medications – and when not to use them – including particularly SSRI’s and benzodiazepines

Somatic Symptom Disorders, Adult ADHD, and Trauma-Related Disorders in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review new concepts around somatic symptoms that deemphasize cause and emphasize effective care 2) Identify 2 situations where stimulants should be avoided and 2 situations where they should be used 3) Develop a treatment approach for acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder: medication use and when to refer

What’s new in Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, and Antidipsotropics
Objectives: 1) Review 10 atypical antipsychotic drugs, including PCP monitoring guidelines and how to select an agent 2) Review 4 new antidepressants and 4 old antidepressants that every primary care provider should know how to safely use 3) Identify three medications that could help your patient maintain sobriety and know how to use them

Depression in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) How to diagnose and when to treat 2) What to choose and what to do if that doesn’t work 3) When to refer

Basics of Bipolar Disorder for Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Diagnosing bipolar disorder and differentiating from common masqueraders, including borderline, trauma, and substance abuse 2) How to choose and use mood stabilizers, including FDA-approved atypical antipsychotics

Stroke, Part I – An Evidence-Based Review of Risk Factors and Prevention
Objectives: 1) Recall risk factors and modification 2) Apply principles of localization to classify stroke subtypes 3) Recognize when to refer patients for carotid endarterectomy 4) Determine use of antiplatelets, warfarin, novel anticoagulants, and carotid endarterectomy

Stroke, Part II – An Evidence-Based Approach to TIA and Acute Stroke
Objectives: 1) Define TIA 2) Develop a protocol for evaluation and treatment of TIA and stroke 3) Apply risk stratification to evaluation of TIA 4) Apply inclusion criteria for thrombolysis and endovascular therapies

Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache
Objectives: 1) Differentiate between the five sub-types of chronic daily headaches 2) Assess the prevalence of medication overuse headaches in daily practice 3) Develop a plan for diet and non-pharmacologic strategies 4) Apply botulinum toxin, nerve blocks, prophylactic therapies to chronic migraine

An Approach to the Dizzy Patient
Objectives: 1) Define common presentations of dizziness 2) Describe the pathophysiology of vertigo and nystagmus 3) Apply bedside techniques to distinguish dizziness subtypes 4) Learn and Apply a potentially curative treatment for benign positional vertigo

Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Define the spectrum of neuropathic signs, symptoms, and causes 2) Develop an approach to bedside examination 3) Discuss the mechanism of neuropathic pain 4) Use drug and non-drug therapies

Libby Zion’s Lesson: Serotonin Syndrome and P450 Drug Interactions
Objectives: 1) Define the clinical features of common drug interactions 2) List the features of serotonin syndrome and distinguish from other neurologic drug toxicities 3) Recognize potential drug interactions and determine how to predict them 4) Apply a simple clinical algorithm for anticipating and avoiding drug interactions

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule
Date Location Description Time Image
April 13, 2017 Now Jade Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Past Program April 2017 - Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
April 14, 2017 Now Jade Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Past Program April 2017 - Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
April 15, 2017 Now Jade Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:00 AM - 11:20 AM Past Program April 2017 - Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Now Jade Riviera Cancun -

Lodging Reservations - Please be advised lodging has become limited at the NOW Jade Resort over our conference dates, and is based on availability. For assistance with a lodging reservation, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031.

All Inclusive Plan Features - The Now Jade Riviera Cancun is the perfect choice for your holiday. With the All Inclusive option, you’ll get more for your money.

Your stay includes welcome drink and fresh scented towels, luxury accommodations, buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, 5 Gourmet A la carte restaurants and 5 bars, Unlimited domestic and international drinks from 10 AM to 1 AM, 24-hour room service, Wait service at the pool and beach from 10 AM to 5 PM, daily stocked mini bar with soft drinks, bottled water, and beer, Kid's pool, Fitness Gym: including cardio-conditioned facilities, treadmills, bicycles, and free weights, 2640 feet of crystal white sand, 3 tennis courts, Theme nights, Nightly entertainment, Daily activities program, 2 Paddle Tennis Courts, Non motorized water sports, Quiet pool featuring one swim up bar, Beach bar, Showtime pool featuring one swim up bar, Explorer's Club (ages 3-12), Teen's activities program, Diving lessons in pool, and Air conditioned theater.

Resort Amenities - Private, furnished balcony or terrace, marble floors, complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily with beer, soft drinks and bottled water, spacious bathroom with Jacuzzi for two, Gilchrist & Soames luxury bath amenities, 24-hour room service, air conditioning with individual climate control, cable TV, alarm clock with MP3/iPod docking station, electronic in-suite safe, electronic keyhole, coffee/tea maker, iron and ironing board, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, unlimited connectivity. Connecting suites, ADA suites, extra beds and cribs are available upon request. All suites are non-smoking.

Additional Person Sharing A Room with 2 Adults - Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults + 1 child OR 2 adults + 2 children. If a room has 1 adult and 2 children, the 1st child will be considered an adult.

Resort Credit Coupons - Guests staying at the resort will receive a total of $200 in Resort Coupons Per Room to be used towards SPA, Wine Bottles, and Romantic Dinners. This includes $40, $40, and $20 credits towards massage treatments - not combinable; four $10 credits towards Wine Bottle purchases - not combinable; as well as $40 and $20 credits towards Romantic Dinners - not combinable. Each coupon can be used once per visit and cannot be used in combination with other coupons.

Lodging Deposit - Lodging Deposit - A deposit of 1-night is due at the time of booking. The full balance will be automatically charged 30-days prior to arrival date to the original credit card used when making your reservation. Should this payment decline, you will receive notification from the property at which point you will be given 48-hours to contact the property with full payment. Should the property not receive full payment within these 48-hours, your reservation will be automatically cancelled. Please Note: The charges for this reservation will appear on your credit card statement as “AMRDirect, LLC”.

Reservation Modification Fees are as Follows
Reservations modified within 30 days of arrival date will be charged a fee of $50 USD except when lengthening stays.

Lodging Cancellation Policy - Reservations cancelled from the time the reservation is made until 30 days prior to arrival date will incur a fee of $50.00. Reservations cancelled within 30 days of arrival date will be under full penalty and no refunds will be issued. No show reservations are also charged full penalty, 100% of reservation amount.

Airport Information - The Cancun International Airport (CUN) is located approximately 18 miles away from Now Jade Riviera Cancun.

Airport Transfers - There are numerous websites offering transportation services from the Cancun Airport, these companies ARE NOT authorized nor allowed to pick up passengers at the airport or any other location in Cancun - Riviera Maya. To assist you with your transportation needs, special discounted rates have been negotiated by the Cancun International Airport. Shuttles, Transfers, Private and VIP transportation services are available through their website along with other complementary services provided by airport staff.

To make an airport shuttle reservation, please Click Here.

Parking - Complimentary parking is available for all MCE Conferences attendees.

Car Rental - To make your discounted car rental reservation, please click on the following links:

AVIS - Click Here and enter G028287 in the "AWD Number" box to receive the Group Discount.

Budget - Click Here

Hertz - Click Here and check the "Enter a Discount or Promo Code" and "I am a Corporate Customer" boxes. Enter 2086989 in the "Discount/CDP/Club Code" box to receive the Group Discount.

Travel Documents - Travel documents vary based on itinerary. It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire duration of their stay and have them available when necessary. Valid travel documents such as passports and Visas are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.

All guests must carry a valid passport. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date of travel. Guests are responsible to ensure validity dates of passport and to secure proper documentation for countries visited. Please consult your respective State Department or Foreign Ministry for specific Visa and entry requirements for countries scheduled on your travel itinerary. For U.S. citizens, further information can be found by visiting: http'>//travel.state.gov/.  Consult your healthcare professional for any inoculations you may require, or contact the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) toll-free at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or online at www.cdc.gov/travel.

Note: If your passport is lost or stolen on a trip, you could be denied entry into your home country. To avoid this issue, we recommend following some practical steps: Make two copies of your passport ID page – that’s the page with your picture, your date of birth, etc. This can be an image scan or hard copy. Give one copy to someone you trust – a friend, family member, or assistant – in case you need to contact them while on your trip. Keep the other copy with you. If it’s printed, put it in your carry-on (not your checked luggage – that could go missing). If it’s an electronic copy, make sure you have access to it when you leave the U.S. (on your mobile device, or in your e-mail, for example).

Travel Protection - Plan benefits, limits and provisions may vary by state jurisdiction. To review full plan details online, go to: Click Here for Travel Guard Trip Insurance or call Travel Guard direct at 1-800-826-4919. Please consider this plan for protecting your travel arrangements, your belongings and most importantly, you!

Please Note: Trip cancellation insurance does not cover the 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.

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.

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