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Internal Medicine Update

March 29, 2018 - March 31, 2018

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.

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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

Internal Medicine Update

The Internal Medicine conference is designed to provide physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants involved in Primary Care with evidence-based information on commonly encountered office dilemmas and suggest current approaches to clinical management. The conference will present and critically assess recent advances and key topics in Internal Medicine to enhance the knowledge and competence of Primary Care attendees.

Target Audience
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Internal Medicine issues.

Topics and Objectives

Stroke Prevention
Objectives: 1) To understand the definition and burden of disease due to stroke 2) How to prevent strokes in primary care practice through the management of common risk factors such as hypertension, atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Objectives: 1) Learn about common zoonotic diseases that are impacting on ambulatory practice in North America including Zika virus and West Nile Virus

Management of Common Infectious Diseases
Objectives: 1) To review the latest data on the risk factors for and the treatment of common infectious diseases such as c. difficile, diarrhea, pyelonephritis, cellulitis, seasonal and epidemic influenza

Objectives: 1) Understand the latest guidelines on screening, management, and treatment of hypertension including understanding how to apply the SPRINT trial

Practical EKG Review for Practicing Clinicians
Objectives: 1) Hands on practice and review of key EKG findings to help create a framework on how to approach EKG reading

Atrial Fibrillation
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the age-related demographics of AF 2) Risk stratify AF patients according to the CHADS2 scoring system 3) Employ antithrombotic therapies to reduce risk of stroke in AF patients

Diabetes in the Older Adult
Objectives: 1) Identify the potential special needs of older adults with diabetes 2) Recognize guidance-directed A1c goals for older adults with diabetes 3) Choose pharmacotherapy to achieve goal A1c with minimum adversity for older adults

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Objectives: 1) Recognize the literature which suggests that ADHD personality types may represent a super-adaptive phenotype, rather than a dysfunction 2) Choose amongst stimulant treatments for pediatric and adult ADHD patients 3) Apply non-stimulant therapy in appropriate ADHD populations

Aspirin: Controversies in Primary Prevention
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the CVD risk reduction achieved by AS as an agent of SECONDARY prevention 2) Appreciate the CVD risk reduction achieved by ASA as an agent of PRIMARY prevention 3) Recognize potential reductions in colon cancer achieved by ASA as an agent of PRIMARY prevention 4) Help patients make informed choices about the risk:benefit ratio of ASA for PRIMARY prevention

5 Things I Wish I Knew Last Year (TIWIKLY) 2018
Objectives: 1) Identify a therapeutic role for the cholinergic nervous system in depression 2) Used evidence-based historical information to help differentiate bacterial from viral conjunctivitis 3) Recognize the role of commonplace caffeinated beverages in sleep disordered breathing

Optimizing Drug Therapy for Mental Illness
Objectives: 1) Explore the roles of common psychotropic agents and their role in therapy across mood disorders 2) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat, mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost and simplicity of use 3) Apply pharmacologic knowledge of common psychotropic agents to formulate drug therapy plans within patient cases scenarios 4) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alternations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of depression of psychosis, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury

Drug Therapy Challenges in Older Adults
Objectives: 1) Discuss key physiologic and common pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy 2) Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios 3) List nine key questions useful for identifying and managing inappropriate polypharmacy (i.e. unnecessary medication use) in older adults 4) Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury 5) Discuss high risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities

Best Practices in Prescribing Opioid Therapy
Objectives: 1) Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States 2) Discuss recently released opioid prescribing guidelines, highlighting the relevance to primary care providers 3) Describe best practices and patient care resources for managing patients with chronic nonmalignant pain

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
March 29, 2018 Grand Floridian Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
March 30, 2018 Grand Floridian Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
March 31, 2018 Grand Floridian Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Internal Medicine Update 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 February 12, 2018. 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 858-566-1500.

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

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.

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$315 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Additional Room Information - Room rates are based on single or double occupancy and are subject to applicable taxes and fees, currently 12.5%

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.

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. To purchase discounted tickets, please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

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. Ticket link coming soon.

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 blackout 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 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.

Alamo - Click Here and enter 7014125 under Contract ID to receive the Group Discount.

National - Click Here and enter 5025990 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount.

Travel Protection - Plan benefits, limits and provisions may vary by state jurisdiction. To review full plan details online, please 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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