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Internal Medicine Update

March 29, 2018 - March 31, 2018

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

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Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
Accreditation
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

Physician

725

Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals

625

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

Overview
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

The SPRINT Trial: Changing BP Goals in Hypertensive Patients
Objectives: Describe the important hypertension management question addressed by SPRINT 2) Quantify the risk reduction afforded by tight BP control, as demonstrated in SPRINT 3) Recognize the adverse effects in SPRINT that were attendant to increased BP treatment intensity 4) Be aware of the populations for whom SPRINT results are NOT pertinent

The ACCOMPLISH Trial: Best Choices in Hypertensive Patients when More than One Drug is Needed
Objectives: 1) Recognize that most hypertension patients will require 2 or more agents to control BP 2) Understand the clinical question addressed by the ACCOMPLISH trial 3) Choose appropriate 2-drug treatment for hypertension based upon the results of the ACCOMPLISH trial

Lung Cancer Screening: Who, What, When and Why or Why Not
Objectives: 1) Be familiar with the UPSTF recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening 2) Select individuals suitable for lung cancer screening 3) Identify criteria within their local hospital systems to confirm resources sufficient to carry out lung cancer screening according to USPSTF criteria

Stroke Reduction in 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

5 Things I Wish I Knew Last Year (TIWIKLY) 2018
Objectives: 1) Identify a therapeutic role for dopaminergic augmentation treatment in depression 2) Employ successful alternative treatments for rosacea 3) Recognize a highly successful intervention for Schamberg’s disease

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

Drug Therapy Challenges in Older Adults Part I: Appropriate Prescribing
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

Drug Therapy Challenges in Older Adults Part II: Preventing Drug Injury
Objectives: 1) Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury 2) Discuss high risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities

Optimizing Psychopharmacotherapy in Depression: Clinical Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients with depression 2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of depression, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for antidepressant therapies 4) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use

Optimizing Psychopharmacotherapy in Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients with bipolar disorder 2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of bipolar disorder or psychosis, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for mood stabilizer therapies 4) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use

Sleep Disorders
Objectives: 1) Review evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders commonly encountered in the primary care setting: Insomnia, Obstructive sleep apnea, Restless leg syndrome, Nocturnal leg cramps

Tips for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Skin Conditions
Objectives: 1) Review presentations of common skin conditions: Rashes, Psoriasis, Acneiform conditions, and Facial/malar rashes 2) General approaches to choosing topical agents: review some oral agents such as topical steroids and steroid-sparing agents, anti-fungal therapies, psoriasis treatment options, and treatment for acneiform conditions

Common Musculoskeletal Conditions: Shoulder and Knee
Objectives: 1) Review evaluation and treatment of common musculoskeletal shoulder and knee conditions encountered in the primary care setting 2) Discuss clinical presentations and differential diagnoses 3) Review evidence-based physical exam maneuvers 4) Review benefit of different diagnostic studies 5) Discuss benefits/risks of primary care office procedures for common musculoskeletal conditions 6) Discuss treatment options

Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Review screening recommendations and tools available to discuss screening 2) Discuss who should we treat 3) Review medication options, including target patient population, side effects, etc. 4) Discuss length of therapy 5) Review plans and tools to aid in follow up and long-term management

Practical Pearls for Women’s Health
Objectives: 1) Review clinical cases relevant to primary care providers including, but not limited to, best screening methods for chlamydia and gonorrhea, extended use of levonorgestrel IUD, treatment options for female sexual dysfunction, treatment of atrophic vaginitis in breast cancer patients, peri-menopausal contraception management 2) Describe treatment options

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
Conference
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
Conference
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
Conference
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.

Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$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 info@mceconferences.com 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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