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Cardiology for Primary Care

February 17, 2018 - February 19, 2018

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.


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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

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

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

Dissecting Dyslipidemias - Whom to Treat and How
Objectives: 1) To understand the role of the LDL receptor in dyslipidemias. 2) To review the available treatment indications and strategies to treat dyslipidemias and patients with and without know CAD 3) To outline the role of new treatment modalities in patients not at “goal”

Perplexing Palpitations - How to Work Up, When Are They Serious?
Objectives: 1) To outline the potential causes of “palpitations” 2) To be able to diagnose causes of palpitations and separate serious from simply bothersome 3) To describe treatment options in classes of patients

Vexing Vitamins - The Role of Complementary Medicine in Cardiology
Objectives: 1) To understand the role of alternative complementary medicine in cardiovascular disease 2) To review the available evidence supporting the use of adjunctive compounds to treat or prevent cardiovascular disease

When You Hear a Murmur: Evaluating Valve Disease (before you send them to a cardiologist)
Objectives: 1) To understand the genesis of common murmurs and use physical exam to differentiate them 2) To be able to interpret the echocardiogram report and develop skills to appropriately refer patients for further evaluation. 3) To review newer percutaneous techniques to repair or replace valvular lesions.

The Epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation - New Drugs, New Therapies [Pharmacology]
Objectives: 1) To understand the prevalence and risk factors for atrial fibrillation 2) To identify strategies to treat atrial fibrillation - rate control, rhythm control, and anti-coagulation 3) To understand the role of ablation therapies in selected patients

Venous Thromboembolism (DVT and PE) - Evaluation and Treatment
Objectives: 1) To identify risk factors for VTE 2) To outline a diagnostic and treatment algorithm for VTE 3) To review new treatment strategies for patients with VTE

An Approach to the Treatment of Essential Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To understand the underlying pathophysiology or essential hypertension 2) To outline a reasonable treatment approach to essential hypertension based on pathophysiologic principles 3) To appreciate the role of the renin-angiotensin and aldosterone system in control of blood pressure

Resistant Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To review the definition of resistant hypertension 2) To outline the common causes of secondary hypertension 3) To suggest a reasonable evaluation of patients with resistant hypertension

An Approach to the Management of Heart Failure
Objectives: 1) To review guideline directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure 2) To outline a practical approach to the optimal use of RAS blockers and beta blockers in heart failure 3) To understand the role of BNP as a guide to optimal heart failure therapy

Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Objectives: 1) To understand the recommended therapies shown to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with clinical coronary heart disease 2) To review the role of antiplatelet medications in patients with coronary heart disease 3) To propose a treatment management plan for patients with coronary heart disease to maximize risk reduction

Perioperative Assessment
Objectives: 1) To review the risk from surgical procedures 2) To outline risk assessment algorithms for operative procedures 3) To empower all practitioners to evaluate cardiovascular risk in patients undergoing a surgical procedure

Treatment of the Statin Intolerant Patient [Pharmacology]
Objectives: 1) To understand the side effects of statin medications 2) To review the muscle toxicity of statin medications 3) To propose alternative therapies for cardiovascular risk reduction in statin intolerant patients

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
February 17, 2018 Grand Californian Conference Center
Conference
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:20 PM Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
February 18, 2018 Grand Californian Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
February 19, 2018 Grand Californian Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & 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 January 3, 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 Californian Hotel & Spa 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.

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.
Cardiology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$299 Per Room, Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes

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.

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


The Ticket Store will open on 11/16/2017.

Tickets are valid from 02/13/2018 through 02/24/18.

Our ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on 2/13/18.


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

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


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

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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