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Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology

July 2, 2017 - July 4, 2017

Walt Disney World, Florida - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Stay at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to discover why it is Disney World's flagship hotel. The hotel's red gable roofs, white clapboard siding, Victorian balustrades, and lush gardens are filled with canary palms and southern magnolias inspired by fabled Florida beach resorts of the 19th Century. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa exudes a romantic Victorian ambiance and is a timeless gem. The resort is conveniently located on the monorail system next to the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers impeccable service, complete with luxury spas and pools. No matter how you spend your time at Walt Disney World, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a grand retreat.

Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family Physicians This live activity is being reviewed for up to 15 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



Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals


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

Primary Care Update - Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Pain Management 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, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology 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 Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology issues.

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

Aortic Stenosis: An Old Disease with New Treatment Options
Objectives: 1) To understand the basic pathophysiology of AS 2) To understand the newer concepts in timing of valve replacement, role of stress testing, and biomarkers 3) To understand transcatheter aortic valve intervention: How is it done, how does it compare with surgical AVR, and whom to refer

Mitral Regurgitation: Contemporary Diagnosis, Follow-up and Treatment
Objectives: 1) To understand the basic pathophysiology and natural history of MR 2) To understand the newer concepts in timing of valve surgery and benefits of early referral 3) To understand the current and future roles of transcatheter mitral valve intervention

Office Management of Heart Failure: Focus on the Geriatric Population
Objectives: 1) To understand the specifics of diagnosis of CHF in the elderly 2) To understand the common causes of CHF exacerbation in geriatric populations 3) To understand the lifestyle modification and drug therapy of CHF with emphasis on the elderly

Office Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To understand the differentiating resistance from pseudoresistance 2) To understand the rational drug therapy of resistant hypertension 3) To understand the emerging non-pharmacological therapies for resistant hypertension, such as renal denervation

Pulmonary Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Learn about etiology of pulmonary hypertension in adults 2) Learn about differentiating between pre-capillary and post-capillary pulmonary hypertension 3) Learn about methods of diagnosis and about new medical therapies for pulmonary hypertension 4) Discuss surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Multimorbidity: Discussing Goals of Care and Challenging Decision Making
Objectives: 1) Illustrate the four principles of clinical ethics 2) Discuss principles of shared decision-making and challenges to achieving this 3) Define the “technological imperative” and how it applies to care of seriously ill patients 4) Interpret preferences regarding survival, quality of life, and costs to patients in determining optimal patient-centered outcomes

Communication Regarding Advance Care Planning in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Define comprehensive palliative care and how it differs from hospice 2) Discuss communication strategies for breaking bad news 3) Discuss advance care planning with focus on orders for life-sustaining treatment, surrogate decision making and resuscitation status

Geriatric Syndromes and Geriatric Assessment
Objectives: 1) Describe the concept of a geriatric syndrome and be able to identify the frail elderly patient 2) Learn to incorporate assessments of frailty, disability and prognosis into the care plan for an individual elderly patient 3) Outline a holistic approach to the care of the frail older adult

Dementia—Evaluation and Management
Objectives: 1) Define dementia and describe the major types of dementia 2) Discuss 2-3 quick office-based screening tools 3) Describe current evidence on pharmacological management of Alzheimer’s disease 4) Discuss the guidelines for the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) 5) Describe other aspects of management of dementia patients and their families including management of comorbid conditions, family education, and advance care planning 6)Describe common prognostic scales for patients with dementia—including the Mitchell Mortality Index and the FAST Score

Delirium and Depression in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with the diagnosis of major depression and its epidemiology in older adults 2) Discuss 2 quick office-based screening tools 3) Review evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological management strategies 4) Differentiate depression from dementia and delirium (3Ds)

Novel Anticoagulant Overview: Practical Application Through Patient Cases in Outpatient Setting
Objectives: 1) Understand general properties of novel anticoagulants 2) Delineate differences between agents to help define best therapy 3) Use cases to best ascertain role of specific anticoagulants

Update on the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
Objectives: 1) Provide brief overview of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical implication of diabetes mellitus 2) Review current recommended therapies for diabetes through cases 3) Evaluate role of newer agents in the management of diabetes through cases

Polypharmacy and the Elderly: Minimizing Untoward Effects through Prudent Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Recognize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly 2) Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients 3) Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy 4) Describe best practices for limiting adverse drug events in “necessary” medications

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
July 2, 2017 Grand Floridian Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
July 3, 2017 Grand Floridian Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
July 4, 2017 Grand Floridian Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa -

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 18, 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 book within the meeting group allotment for MCE Conferences, in order to participate in this program. We very much appreciate your cooperation.

Meal Plans are not available when booking MCE Conference’s negotiated reduced room rates. Continental breakfast will be served to participants registered for the conference during program dates.

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. If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-964-4595.

Accommodations - Guest rooms at the Disney Grand Floridian are equipped with a table and chairs, ceiling fan, vanity area with two sinks, and a bathroom. Amenities include wireless internet, coffee maker, refrigerator, 27-inch flat-screen TV with basic cable and Disney programming, a DVD player, iHome iPod-docking alarm clock, phone with voicemail, an electronic safe, and toiletry sets from H20 Spa. Many guest rooms also offer Pack n' Plays or a balcony, available by request and based on availability.

Bedding: Choose between 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed. Many guest rooms also have a day bed, available by request and based on availability.

Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability at the time of check-in.

Run of the House Room - Legendary elegance and lavish decor join with impeccable service and spectacular views to create an unmatched experience to remember. Billed as its “flagship resort,” Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is exquisite with its winning combination of Victorian style and modern day amenities.

Note: Rooms are Non-Smoking only. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available by request.

Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$245 Per Room, Per Night, Plus a 12.5% Room Tax

Additional Room Information - Maximum Occupancy: 5 Guests

Additional Guests (Ages 18 and Up) Sharing the Room: $25 Per Adult, Per Night for more than 2 Adults

Child Policy: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing beds. Cribs (infant beds) or Pack n' Plays are available by request and based on availability.

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

Lodging Cancellations - 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.

Complimentary Resort Amenities - Complimentary in-room internet

Property Map - To view a map of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, please Click Here

Disney Park Tickets, Transportation, and More! - To purchase discounted Park Tickets, make your Disney Magical Express reservation, and to start your My Disney Experience, please see below.

Disney Park Tickets - 10% Discount on select Tickets, 1 BONUS visit to an additional Disney Experience with the purchase of a Multi-Day Ticket, Not available at Theme Park windows, Save time - no waiting. Park Ticket pricing includes Tax. Please Note: There are blackout dates for discounted park tickets during the holidays due to an expected increase in traffic. To purchase Disney Park Tickets Click Here. This link will expire on June 29, 2017.

Disney Magical Express Shuttle – Disney's Magical Express Transportation is there way of helping you reach your meeting destination stress-free and focused. Disney picks you up and takes you from Orlando International Airport to the Resort, while their "hands-free" luggage service delivers your bags from the plane directly to your room. Departing is also a breeze with in-hotel boarding pass service and return shuttle to the Orlando International Airport (MCO). To make your Magical Express Reservation, please Click Here.

My Disney Experience - To make the most of your upcoming Walt Disney World® Resort visit, let My Disney Experience be your guide to innovative online and mobile tools to help plan and share your upcoming visit. It gives you unprecedented control of your experience, making it easy to save time and enjoy your trip with friends, family and colleagues. After purchasing your Theme Park tickets, please Click Here.

Universal Studios Orlando Tickets - To purchase your discounted tickets to Universal Orlando, please visit Click Here.

***Please note: The discounted tickets available are afternoon convention priced tickets and black out dates apply.

Airport Information - The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located approximately 20 miles (or 30 minutes) from Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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

Taxi Fare - Estimated fare is approximately $47 each way.

Mears Transportation - Orlando’s Transportation Professionals since 1939. For more information or to book a reservation with Mears Transportation, please Click Here or call 407-422-2222.

Shuttlefare - For more information or to book a reservation with Shuttlefare, please Click Here or call 877-300-4826.

Disney Magical Express - For more information or to book a shuttle with Disney Magical Express, please Click Here or call 407-939-6244.

Groundlink Private Car Service - Conference attendees will receive a 15% discount on airport transfer fares when they Click Here and enter the Promo Code: MCEREBATE when booking online, using the mobile app, or calling 877-546-6903.

Please Note: In order to receive 15% off both portions of your Groundlink trip, guests will need to book each way separately.

Parking - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers complimentary self-parking for conference attendees and guests.

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.

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.

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.

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