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Emergencies in Primary Care: Adult and Pediatric

June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Smokey Mountains National Park/Asheville, North Carolina - The Omni Grove Park Inn

Asheville North Carolina sits nestled in a valley between the Smokey, Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville is one of the South’s best-loved resorts. Enjoy its history, elegance and wonderful amenities. Enjoy a lunch or dinner on the Sunset Terrace with fabulous views. Or dine in EDISON craft ales + kitchen or VUE 1913 American Brasserie. Or relax at one of the top rated spas in the country. Asheville offers something special for the whole family.

Emergencies in Primary Care: Adult and Pediatric  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
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
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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

Emergencies in Primary Care: Adult & Pediatric

Management of emergencies is an integral part of primary care. Being first contact care providers general practitioners may encounter any type of emergency. Acute attacks of asthma, myocardial infarction, anaphylactic shock, hypoglycemic coma, convulsions, head injuries and trauma are some of the common emergencies encountered by primary care clinicians. Updated knowledge, communication and procedural skills, trained paramedical staff, necessary equipment and medications and appropriate practice organization are vital to provide optimum care which may even save lives of patients.

Target Audience
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Emergencies in the primary care setting.

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.

Topics and Objectives

Killer EKGs - Subtle EKG Findings You Don’t Want to Miss Objectives: 1) Recognize potentially life-threatening conduction abnormalities 2) Identify serious causes of syncope on the EKG 3) Decide which EKG needs emergent referral

The Answer is Right in Front of You! Visual Diagnoses of the Eyes and Skin Objectives: 1) Discuss cases of potentially dangerous rashes 2) Recognize the rashes that need emergent intervention 3) Understand the causes of floaters and flashers 4) Develop an approach to monocular visual loss

Masquerade Party: Systemic Causes of Abdominal Pain Objectives: 1) Develop a diagnostic approach to undifferentiated abdominal pain 2) Expand your differential to include unusual systemic causes 3) Understand the role of the lab as a clue to unusual systemic causes

Waiting for the Ambulance: Office 911 Objectives: 1) Review recent ACLS guidelines 2) Discuss the management of severe anaphylaxis 3) Understand ways to manage the compromised airway until EMS arrives 4) Understand the current therapy for CVA

Update on Appendicitis Objectives: 1) Develop an approach to diagnosing appendicitis through case presentations 2) Understand the role of imaging in appendicitis 3) Discuss challenging presentations in extremes of age

Approach to a Difficult Patient Objectives: 1) Understand the pathology of the impaired patient-physician relationship 2) Develop an approach to managing the difficult patient 3) Discuss specific case examples and their potential solutions

Visual Diagnosis Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the ability to identify diagnoses in children by simple visual inspection 2) Discriminate among common pediatric diagnoses by asking appropriate historical questions 3) Appreciate the importance of pattern recognition in establishing a diagnosis

The Eyes Have It Objectives: 1) Understand eye anatomy and the key steps in a thorough eye examination 2) Summarize which clinical conditions may be identified by each step in the eye examination 3) Treat eye pathology resulting from infection or trauma and understand when to refer a c hild to an ophthalmologist 4) Recognize the clinical differences between sinusitis with inflammatory edema, periorbital cellulitis and orbital cellulitis

Let’s Use Our Heads Objectives: 1) Manage children who have sustained concussions and discuss return to play and return to learn guidelines 2) Apply decision rules in the management of head injured children, including those guiding the ordering of a head CT 3) Utilize imaging studies appropriately in the evaluation of head injured children

Infants Behaving Badly Objectives: 1) Develop a thorough differential diagnosis for ill-appearing infants 2) Summarize the key management strategies in actual cases of ill-appearing infants 3) Select appropriate diagnostic studies in the evaluation and management of infants with interesting and uncommon diagnoses

Does my Patient Need Surgery? Objectives: 1) Based on a child’s presenting signs and symptoms suggestive of a surgical emergency, make rapid management decisions 2) Select appropriate diagnostic studies in the evaluation of children with surgical emergencies 3) Avoid activities that will result in a delayed diagnosis for children with surgical emergencies

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
June 23, 2017 Omni Grove Park Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Emergencies in Primary Care: Adult and Pediatric  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
June 24, 2017 Omni Grove Park Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Emergencies in Primary Care: Adult and Pediatric  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
June 25, 2017 Omni Grove Park Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Emergencies in Primary Care: Adult and Pediatric  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
The Omni Grove Park Inn -

Lodging Reservations -

Please note: At this time we only have the Club Level rooms available at $699 per night. We do offer other lodging options nearby.

For assistance with your lodging reservation, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

Accommodations - The Omni Grove Park Inn & Spa offers an 18-hole Donald Ross Designed championship golf course, 43,000-square-foot subterranean spa, multiple casual and formal restaurants with a wide array of cuisine, three indoor and three outdoor tennis courts, sports complex featuring racquetball, yoga, aerobics and health and wellness programs, on-property shuttle service, valet and garage parking, WiFi internet service, refrigerator, and HD flat-screen TV.

Resort Fee - $15 per room per night which includes:
Toll free and local calling, in room high speed internet access, entrance to our fitness center, in room coffee and tea, guided history tour of the Omni Grove Park Inn and newspaper available upon request.

Additional Information - Guests must be 21 years or older to reserve a room. Photo ID is required upon check-in. Individuals 17 years old and younger are considered children. Guests of the Spa must be at least 18 years of age, no exceptions.

Additional Guests (Ages 18 and Up): There will be a charge of $40 each for third and fourth persons sharing a room

Lodging Deposit - In order to confirm a room reservation, a deposit of 1 room night, resort fee, and 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.

Airport Information - Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is approximately 20 minutes away from The Omni Grove Park Inn.

Airport Transportation - To make your airport transfer reservation, please see below:

Taxi Service - MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi to get from the airport to your hotel. Follow signs at the airport for ground transportation and taxi service. For more information or to book a taxi with Asheville Taxi, please Click Here.

Parking - The current rate for self-parking at the Omni Grove Park Inn is $15 per vehicle, per night. Overnight valet parking is available at $22 per vehicle, per night. Attendees driving onsite solely for the conference will be offered a discounted parking rate of $10 per day for the 5 hour duration of the conference.

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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