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Cardiology for Primary Care

June 15, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Yellowstone National Park/Big Sky, Montana - Big Sky Resort

As the nations’ first national park, Yellowstone spans over 3,468 square miles and is home to the famous Old Faithful geyser. The park was established in 1872 and continues to be one of the last almost fully intact natural ecosystems in the world. The terrain is picturesque with lakes and mountain ranges where grizzly bears and wolves, among other wildlife, reside. Located less than an hour from the West Entrance, many people choose Big Sky, Montana as their base camp for Yellowstone National Park excursions, enjoying the high quality amenities that Big Sky has to offer, along with the spectacularly unforgettable scenery and experiences of time spent in the park. Big Sky is home to the Lone Peak expedition where guests can stand at the 11, 166 foot summit with views of three states.


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Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
Accreditation
AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family Physicians This live activity is being reviewed 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

Cardiology for Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered cardiology medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic interactive lectures and case-based studies. Our national speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Cardiology for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program should improve attendees’ confidence in 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 Cardiology 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

ECG 101: Boot Camp
Objectives: 1) Learn how to comfortably and quickly interpret an electrocardiogram (ECG) 2) Rather than memorize patterns, understand WHY the ECG appears at it does 3) Identify features of ECGs that are associated with life-threatening conditions

How to Live Forever: A Primer on Conventional, Complementary/Alternative, and Futuristic Medicine Strategies for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
Objectives: 1) Explore the conventional methods of screening for cardiovascular diseases using case examples 2) Consider Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) strategies to augment traditional medicine prevention strategies; 3) Learn about emerging technologies that may shape the direction of future cardiovascular disease prevention

ECG 201: On the Front Lines
Objectives: 1) Building upon ECG 101, learners will continue to identify cardiac electrophysiology in pathogenic states (arrhythmias); 2) Learn the common types of arrhythmias, especially as they relate to specific patient populations; 3) Develop concrete plans to triage and treat each of the arrhythmias that are identified

Sorting Through the Headlines: Overview of Recent Major Trials and Controversies in Cardiovascular Medicine
Objectives: 1) In conjunction with the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions (March 2017), learners will become familiar with newest trials and ideas from high-impact publications and international meetings 2) Discuss the context of newest data in the framework of existing practice patterns 3) Review contemporary controversies in cardiovascular medicine that are most relevant to a practicing care provider

Looking Up: A (Re)View of Syncope
Objectives: 1) Learn about the causes of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) 2) Identify which patients are at high-risk for life-threatening events after a TLOC by essential questions, focused physical exam, and electrocardiography 3) Understand the role of additional testing (echocardiography, ambulatory ECG monitoring, tilt table testing) after a TLOC presentation 4) Learn about treatment options and goals of therapy

Stayin' Alive: Sudden Cardiac Death/Athletic Preparticipation Screening
Objectives: 1) Learn about the epidemiology of sudden cardiac arrest 2) Understand the role of an implantable defibrillator to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest 3) Learn about the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes 4) Learn how to accurately screen for and diagnose conditions that increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes

Pulmonary Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Understand the clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension 2) Describe the diagnostic evaluation in patients with pulmonary hypertension 3) Understand in what patients therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension may be considered and when to refer patients to a specialist

Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
Objectives: 1) Understand pharmacokinetics of diuretic drugs and diuretic strategies to maintain euvolemia 2) Describe the initial diagnostic approach to the patient with newly recognized heart failure with reduced ejection fraction 3) Identify patients who might be candidates for advanced heart failure therapies such as ventricular assist devices and transplantation

Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Objectives: 1) Describe clinical characteristics associated with hfpef 2) Understand how to identify patients at high risk for hfpef 3) Describe the management of hfpef risk factors and how this effects patient symptoms

Mitral Valve Disease
1) Understand how to use the results of an echocardiogram in the management of mitral valve disease 2) Understand the pathophysiology of heart failure in patients with mitral valve disease 3) Describe when to refer a mitral valve disease patient for procedural intervention

Aortic Valve Disease
Objectives: 1) Understand the epidemiology of aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation 2) Understand how to use the echocardiogram in the management of patients with aortic valve disease 3) Describe the role of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in the management of aortic stenosis

Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Describe the initial management of hypertension 2) Describe the differential diagnosis and evaluation of hypertension not responding to usual therapy 3) Understand treatment options for hypertension not responding to initial therapy

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
June 15, 2017 Yellowstone Conference Center
Conference
Snacks and Beverages will be served to Registered Attendees
Registration is at 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:20 PM Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
June 16, 2017 Yellowstone Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
June 17, 2017 Yellowstone Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 AM Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Big Sky Resort -

Register Early! - We only accept up to 150 registrations per conference.

Conference negotiated reduced room rates are offered 3 nights (or more) pre and post program dates (based on availability), and will be available to registered attendees up until May 2, 2017. Our allotment for conference negotiated reduced room rates might sell out before this date, and resort regular rack rates will apply (based on availability). We urge you to please make your lodging reservation early. For additional information or assistance with your reservation, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 or 1-858-566-1500.

Room Reservation Guidelines - 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.

MCE Conferences does not accept commercial support for our Continuing Medical Education programs. We rely solely on tuition fees and discounted group rates for lodging, food and beverage, as well as other meeting costs to cover the expenses of holding this conference. 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.

Please Note: This site has been created for the MCE Conferences continuing medical education program. Only guests that are registered for this CME conference are eligible to use this site in order to get access to the pre-blocked rooms and/or Theme Park Tickets at the special contracted rate. We allow a maximum of 2 room reservations per registered attendee, based on availability and rates at time of booking. All reservations must be made under the registered attendee's' name since reservation and ticket order will be audited against the CME program registration list and should it be necessary we reserve the right to contact you to request proof of registration. If it is discovered that the reservation and/or ticket order is not for an MCE Conferences participant, the reservations and/or ticket order will be cancelled, the tickets blocked (if applicable), and any deposit or payment will not be eligible for a refund. In addition these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of or with the intention of being resold.

Lodging Reservations - To make your lodging reservation, please Click Here or call Big Sky Central Reservations at 800-548-4486. If you need additional assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-964-4595.

Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Huntley Lodge - Located in the heart of Big Sky's Mountain Village and just steps away from the Explorer Lift. Under the same roof are concierge, dining, shopping, ski storage, meeting rooms, and the Solace Spa. The Huntley Lodge features Boyne Beds and convenient access to the Huntley outdoor swimming pool, two outdoor hot tubs, fitness center, sauna, tennis court, and is dog friendly. Amenities for this room include: Free WiFi, Boyne Beds, Free Parking, Free Ski Valet, HDTVs, Wet Bar, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Seating Area, Daily Housekeeping, Room Service, Laundry, Ice and Vending Machines.

Check In: 5:00 pm at Huntley Lodge Front Desk
Check Out: 11:00 am

Huntley First Class: 375 sq. ft., 2 Queen Boyne Beds and 1 bath.
2-4 Guests: $144 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Additional Guests: Rates are based on single or double occupancy, additional guests will cost an additional $10 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room Per Night

Huntley Loft: 500 sq. ft., 3 Queen Boyne Beds, 1 bath, and a raised bench seating area.
3-6 Guests: $174 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Additional Guests: Rates are based on single or double occupancy, additional guests will cost an additional $10 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests Per Room Per Night

Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Shoshone Condominiums - The Shoshone Condominium Hotel combines the service of a hotel with the comfort of a condominium. This seven story landmark is attached to the Yellowstone Conference Center and Huntley Lodge. Dining and shopping are right out the doors in the heart of Big Sky's Mountain Village. Rooms feature full kitchens, living areas, balconies, scenic views and Boyne Beds with close access to the Health Club, steam room, sauna, Shoshone indoor hot tub and heated outdoor pool. Amenities for this room include: Free WiFi, Boyne Beds, Free Parking, Free Ski Valet, HDTVs, Full Kitchen, Dining Table, Gas Fireplace, Air Conditioning Daily Housekeeping, and Room Service.

Check In: 5:00 pm at Huntley Lodge Front Desk
Check Out: 11:00 am

One Bedroom Suite: 790 sq. ft., 1 Queen or King bed, 1 Queen Wall Bed, 1 Queen Sleeper, and 2 baths.
2-6 Guests: $224 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests Per Room Per Night

Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Summit at Big Sky - The elegant Euro-Western Summit at Big Sky has been the vacation choice of both President Obama and Vice President Biden. The Summit is one of the finest slope side properties in the Rockies with primary high-capacity lifts only 100 yards away. The Summit combines luxury appointments with Boyne Beds and a prime location in the heart of the Mountain Village Center with easy access to the fitness center, steam room, and Summit indoor/outdoor soaking pool. Amenities for this room include: Free WiFi, Tesla Charging Stations, Boyne Beds, HDTVs, Free Ski Valet, Daily Housekeeping Service and Nightly Turndown, Room Service, Laundry, and Vending Machines.

Check In: 5:00 pm at the Summit Front Desk
Check Out: 11:00 am

Two Queen Hotel: 400-440 sq. ft., 2 Queen Boyne Beds, 1 bath, and wet bar.
2-4 Guests: $204 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Additional Guests: Rates are based on single or double occupancy, additional guests will cost an additional $10 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests Per Room Per Night

One Bedroom Condominium: 880 sq. ft., 2 baths and either 1 Queen, 2 Queens, or 1 King, and Wall Bed or Sleeper Sofa. Full kitchen, fireplace in most, select have hot tub on deck. To reserve a unit with a hot tub, please call to make a reservation.
4-6 Guests: $259 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 6 guests Per Room Per Night

Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Other Room Categories Based on Availability and Rates - You can reserve other room categories not contracted based on availability and rates as follows:

Shoshone Condominiums
The Shoshone Condominium Hotel combines the service of a hotel with the comfort of a condominium. This seven story landmark is attached to the Yellowstone Conference Center and Huntley Lodge. Dining and shopping are right out the doors in the heart of Big Sky's Mountain Village. Rooms feature full kitchens, living areas, balconies, scenic views and Boyne Beds with close access to the Health Club, steam room, sauna, Shoshone indoor hot tub and heated outdoor pool. Amenities for this room include: Free WiFi, Boyne Beds, Free Parking, Free Ski Valet, HDTVs, Full Kitchen, Dining Table, Gas Fireplace, Air Conditioning Daily Housekeeping, and Room Service.

One Bedroom Loft: 1,140 sq. ft., 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen Sleeper, 3 baths.
2-8 Guests: $294 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 8 guests Per Room Per Night
Select rooms include additional bedding


Summit at Big Sky
The elegant Euro-Western Summit at Big Sky has been the vacation choice of both President Obama and Vice President Biden. The Summit is one of the finest slope side properties in the Rockies with primary high-capacity lifts only 100 yards away. The Summit combines luxury appointments with Boyne Beds and a prime location in the heart of the Mountain Village Center with easy access to the fitness center, steam room, and Summit indoor/outdoor soaking pool. Amenities for this room include: Free WiFi, Tesla Charging Stations, Boyne Beds, HDTVs, Free Ski Valet, Daily Housekeeping Service and Nightly Turndown, Room Service, Laundry, and Vending Machines.

Studio: 450-480 sq. ft., 1 Queen Wall Bed/Sofa, 1 bath, kitchen, and fireplace.
2-4 Guests: $174 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room Per Night

One King Hotel: 400-440 sq. ft., 1 King Boyne Bed, 1 bath, wet bar, and fireplace. May include jetted tub.
1-2 Guests: $214 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests Per Room Per Night

Two Bedroom Condominium: 1,300-1,320 sq. ft., full kitchen, fireplace, some include hot tub, 3 baths, bedding sizes are varied. To reserve a unit with a hot tub, please call to make a reservation.
6-8 Guests: $349 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 8 Guests Per Room Per Night

Three Bedroom Condominium: 1,770 sq. ft., 4 baths, 1 King Boyne Bed, 3 Queen Boyne Beds, and Sleeper Sofa. Three-Bedroom Condos are the combination of a two-bedroom condo and one adjoining hotel room. Includes jetted tub.
8-10 Guests: $434 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 10 guests Per Room Per Night

Penthouse: 1,882 to 3,050 sq.ft. Penthouses vary in size from two, three and four bedroom condos. Bedding and baths vary. Fireplace in master bedroom, spa tub, outdoor deck with gas grill, and exquisite décor.

Two Bedroom Penthouse: $454 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees.
Occupancy: 4-6 guests Per Room Per Night

Three Bedroom Penthouse: $674 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees.
Occupancy: 6-8 guests Per Room Per Night

Four Bedroom Penthouse: $888 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees.
Occupancy: 8-10 guests Per Room Per Night


Village Center
Guests will enjoy the innovative suites and condominiums in the slopeside Village Center. Located along the main pedestrian walkway in Big Sky's Mountain Village, guests have the convenience of shopping and dining just out their door and easy access to the exclusive slopeside outdoor hot tub, swimming pool, and work out room. Village Center features fine finishes, designer decor, and Boyne Beds. Amenities for this room include: Free WiFi, Boyne Beds, Free Parking, Valet Service to Suite, Daily Housekeeping Service and Nightly Turndown, HDTVs, Air Conditioning, Laundry Room, Board Room, and Room Service.

Village Center Studio: 432-463 sq. ft., 1 Queen Wall Bed and 1 Sleeper Sofa. Entertainment kitchen appliances; Ski Suites have slope level patios, with access to ski slopes.
2-4 Guests: $158 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room Per Night

One Bedroom Village Center: 621-1,050 sq. ft., full kitchen, 2 baths, 1 Queen or King Boyne Bed, Sleeper Sofa, select with additional Wall Bed.
4-6 Guests: $254 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests Per Room Per Night

Two Bedroom Village Center: 1,228-1,329 sq. ft., full kitchen, 3 baths, 1 King Boyne Bed, 1 Queen Boyne Bed, Sleeper Sofa, select rooms include additional Wall Bed.
6-8 Guests: $344 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 8 Guests Per Room Per Night

Three Bedroom Village Center: 1,328-1,637 sq. ft., full kitchen, 3 baths, bedding varies.
8-10 Guests: $444 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 10 Guests Per Room Per Night

Additional Information - All Big Sky Resort condominiums and hotels are smoke-free.

Roll-a-way Beds: $10 per night

Hotel Fees: Room rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees, currently 19% made up of 7% state accommodation tax, 3% resort tax, and 9% resort service fee. This amount is subject to change on a yearly basis depending on current federal, state, and local laws. 3% resort tax is not included in the price of most activities.

Discounts: Applicable when booking 8 or more people on a select single activity offered by Basecamp. Basecamp activities include Adventure Zip Tour, Nature Zip Tour, High Ropes Course, Lone Peak Expedition, Scenic Lift, Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall, Giant Swing, Paintball, Archery, Skeet Shooting, and Guided Hikes.

Big Sky Resort will offer a 10% discount on greens fees at the Big Sky Resort Golf Course to registered MCE attendees. Discount is valid through meeting dates only and extended stays. No discounts on 9 hole rounds or twilight rates.

Lodging Deposit - Deposit of 1 Night + tax is due at the time of booking. Balance due to the resort upon arrival.

Lodging Cancelations - 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 info@mceconferences.com by the dates stated above.

Airport Information - Bozeman Montana Airport (BZN) is 50 miles from Big Sky, West Yellowstone Airport (WYS) is 56 miles from Big Sky, Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is 178 miles from Big Sky, and Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) is 370 miles from Big Sky.

Airport Transportation - To make your airport transfer reservation, please click on the following links:

Karst Stage: To book your motorcoach service reservation Click Here or call (406) 556-3540 or (800) 287-475. For schedules and rates Click Here.

Shuttle to Big Sky & Taxi: Airport transportation or door to door services available with friendly and knowledgeable drivers. To book a shuttle or taxi service Click Here or call (406) 995-4895 or (888) 454-5667.

Classic Limo: Offers private airport transportation directly to your hotel or condo. Fleet includes luxury SUVs, Mercedes van, and a stretch SUV limo for larger groups. Complimentary grocery stop included. To book online Click Here or call (406) 585-5466.

Parking - Self-Parking is complimentary, underground valet Parking is available for $20 per day, per vehicle in the Summit Hotel.

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

Enterprise - Click Here and enter NA32N54 and the pin name MCE in the box titled "Optional" to receive the MCE Conferences Group Discount.

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 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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