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Program in Session - Primary Care: Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal, & Geriatrics

February 17, 2019 - February 19, 2019

Disneyland, California - Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disneyland and California Adventure offer the chance for guests to explore the thrills and excitement of the parks in a more intimate setting. The close proximity of Downtown Disney, Disneyland, and California Adventure allows visitors the opportunity to visit all of the attractions while staying in a conveniently located resort. Boasting a stunning 6-story lobby constructed of stone and wood plus stately American Craftsman-style décor in all rooms, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa celebrates the grandeur of the great outdoors. With its exclusive entrance into Disney's California Adventure Park, it is the closest hotel to any Disney theme park in the United States. Savor award-winning food, indulge your senses at the world-class spa, or lounge the day away in a posh poolside cabana. The resort also has a fitness center, as well as free tours and children’s activities, making it an excellent choice for a memorable, fun-filled vacation.


Program in Session - Primary Care: Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal, & Geriatrics 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 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

Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal and Geriatric Medicine for Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered in Primary Care Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal, and Geriatric Medicine 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 Primary Care Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal, and Geriatric Medicine issues, 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 Primary Care Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal, and Geriatric Medicine 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

Clinical Approach to Rheumatic Diseases
Objectives: 1) Construct an approach to the evaluation of the patient with rheumatic disease 2) Define the central role of the history and physical examination 3) Differentiated several patterns that allow clinical diagnosis of rheumatic diseases

Laboratory and Radiology in Rheumatic Diseases
Objectives: 1) Interpret the various classes of synovial fluid analysis 2) Determine the use and limitations of laboratory testing with emphasis on the American College of Rheumatology Choosing Wisely recommendations 3) Discuss key radiological findings in patients with rheumatic diseases

Crystalline Arthropathies
Objectives: 1) Apply principles from the 2012 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of crystal arthropathies including gout and pseudogout 2) Outline the sequence of treatment to achieve the best outcomes for patients with gout 3) State the goal serum uric acid level for patients with gout

Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Identify patients who are at risk for osteoporosis and should be evaluated with bone density testing as recommended by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry and National Osteoporosis Foundation Guidelines 2) Recommend the various non-pharmacological treatments for osteoporosis as recommended by the National Bone Health Alliance 3) Recommend the various pharmacological treatments for osteoporosis as recommended by the National Bone Health Alliance

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinical Aspects and Treatment
Objectives: 1) Discuss the articular and extra articular features of rheumatoid arthritis 2) Discuss the use of NSAID and corticosteroids in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis 3) Summarize the use and toxicities of disease modifying as recommended by the 2015 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Objectives: 1) Describe the varied clinical presentations and manifestations in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus 2) Order and interpret laboratory testing used in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus in accordance with the American College of Rheumatology guidelines 3) Monitor and employ treatment for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus according to the European League Against Rheumatism and American College of Rheumatology recommendations and guidelines

Spondyloarthropathies
Objectives: 1) Distinguish clinical features of the different spondyloarthropathies to improve diagnostic accuracy 2) Utilize clinical features, laboratory studies, and radiological studies to make a diagnosis of axial and peripheral spondyloarthropathy 3) Prescribe pharmacologic agents according to the American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism recommendations

Scleroderma and Raynaud’s Disease
Objectives: 1) Specify the clinical manifestations of scleroderma and employ the 2013 Classification Criteria for Scleroderma for accurate diagnosis 2) Apply diagnostic work-up and treatment of Raynaud’s phenomenon 3) Employ the European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for the treatment of scleroderma

Osteoarthritis
Objectives: 1) Employ the history and physical exam to make an accurate diagnosis of osteoarthritis 2) Differentiate osteoarthritis (structural) from rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory) 3) Recommend and prescribe nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies for patients with osteoarthritis according to the American College of Rheumatology recommendations

Lyme Disease and Other Topics in Rheumatology
Objectives: 1) Apply CDC and Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lyme disease 2) Evaluate skin rashes as manifestations of systemic disease 3) Use the guidelines of the Bone Research Society of the United Kingdom to prescribe appropriate therapy for patients with Paget’s disease of the bone

Health Screening and Disease Prevention in the Older Adult
Objectives: 1) Describe the patient-centered approach to screening 2) Describe recommended preventive services for those over age 65 3) Describe special considerations in dealing with frail elders including screening and counseling 4) Describe screens and tests not indicated in certain elders

Dementia
Objectives: 1) Define dementia and describe the major types of dementia 2) Discuss 2-3 quick office-based screening tools 3) Describe the 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 the management of dementia patients and their families including the management of comorbid conditions, family education, and advance care planning

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

Falls and Functional Assessment
Objectives: 1) Describe the multimodal falls evaluation and management 2) Practice 2-3 quick office-based functional assessment tools 3) Identify indications for the use of assistive devices (cane, walker, wheelchair) 4) Describe the sites for providing rehabilitation

Medication Management
Objectives: 1) Describe pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes with aging 2) Define and discuss adverse drug events (ADE), polypharmacy, and medication reconciliation 3) Introduce the AGS Beers criteria and discuss ways to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing in older adults 4) Describe four important elements of medical decision making in medication management including life expectancy, time to benefit, goals of care, and treatment targets

Delirium
Objectives: 1) Define delirium and appreciate the multifactorial etiology of delirium in hospitalized elderly 2) Discuss morbidity and mortality associated with delirium 3) Develop a diagnostic approach to delirium, including the Confusion Assessment Method 4) Review pharmacological and non-pharmacological management strategies

Program Schedule
Date Location Description Time Image
February 17, 2017 Grand Californian Conference Center
Conference
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 6:20 PM Program in Session - Primary Care: Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal, & Geriatrics CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
February 18, 2017 Grand Californian Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:00 AM - 12:20 PM Program in Session - Primary Care: Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal, & Geriatrics CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
February 19, 2017 Grand Californian Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:00 AM - 12:20 PM Program in Session - Primary Care: Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal, & Geriatrics CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Grand Californian Resort -

Lodging Reservations - For assistance with a lodging reservation, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031.

Accommodations - Guest rooms at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and at the Disneyland Hotel are equipped with: a Desk, High-Speed Internet - Free Wired & WiFi Service, Robes, Satellite TV including Disney Channel & ESPN, DVD Player, Newspaper - USA Today Delivery (Weekday), Hair Dryer, Alarm Clock with MP3 Connection, Ice Bucket, Dual Line Phone with Voice Mail, Vanity Area, Interior Corridor Access, Iron & Board, Air Conditioning / Heat, Coffee Maker, Shower & Bathtub Combo, Triple Sheets, Balcony(ies) or Patio, Make-Up Mirror, Assorted Magazines, Safe - In Room, Hand & Body Lotion, Evening Turndown, and a Crib Pack 'n Play.

Bedding: Choose between 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, or 1 Queen bed and a set of Bunk beds

Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability.

Disney Grand Californian Standard Guest Room -

The Disney Grand Californian is Disneyland's flagship property. Featuring remarkable American Craftsman-style architecture and décor, these rooms offer a rare opportunity to sleep in premium accommodations.

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

Program in Session - Primary Care: Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal, & Geriatrics CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$279 Per Room, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Disneyland Hotel Standard Guest Room -

The Disneyland Hotel is Disneyland's flagship property. Featuring remarkable American Craftsman-style architecture and décor, these rooms offer a rare opportunity to sleep in premium accommodations.

2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Beds based on availability.

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

Program in Session - Primary Care: Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal, & Geriatrics CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$279 Per Room, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Additional Room Information - Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests
If you would like to book a room for 5 Guests, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 for availability.

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

Resort Fees & Amenities - Room rates above are subject to applicable City of Anaheim occupancy taxes (currently 15%) and a ATID assessment fee (currently 2%).

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 Californian Hotel & Spa, please Click Here

Discounted Park Tickets - To purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets, please Click Here.

-These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort.
-Don't delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.

-Ticket Store closes at 9 pm PST on 02/15/2017

Tickets are valid for admission from February 12, 2017 through February 23, 2017. The last day to purchase tickets online is February 15, 2017 by 9:00 PM PST

Airport Information - Disney's Grand Californian Resort is located 30 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 17 miles from the John Wayne International Airport (SNA).

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

Yellow Cab Co. - For more information or to book a reservation, please call 714-999-9999 or Click Here

Disneyland Resort Express - For more information or to book a reservation, please call 800-828-6699 or Click Here

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.

Shuttle Service from LAX to Disney Hotels - Supershuttle offers shuttle service from the Los Angeles International Airport to all Disney hotels in Anaheim. The one-way fare is $16 per person for passengers 3 years old and up. Children under the age of 3 travel free. Please make your reservation at least one day in advance at Super Shuttle or call 1-800-258-3826.

Parking - Disney's Grand Californian offers complimentary self-parking for hotel guests. Valet parking is set at $28 per night with in/out privileges.

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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