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Internal Medicine Update

December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Barbados, Drill Hall Beach - Hilton Barbados Resort

While it's justifiably famed for its fantastic beaches, Barbados is an island that has it all. In addition to fine powdery sand and brilliant turquoise bays, you'll find smashing nightlife, a Unesco World Heritage–listed capital, a beautiful interior dotted with gardens, and wild surf on the lonely east coast, all inhabited by a proud and welcoming populace. Guests consistently praise the Hilton Barbados Resort for its family-friendly amenities. Children 18 and younger can stay for free while youngsters ages 4 to 13 can sign up for activities with the Kidz Paradise Club. Meanwhile, parents can perfect their backhand at one of the three tennis courts or indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at the spa overlooking Carlisle Bay. And because of the hotel's Needham's Point location (only 3 miles south of Bridgetown), there's plenty of shoreline activities for the whole family. Work up an appetite snorkeling, kayaking or scuba diving, and then head to one of the Hilton's four on-site restaurants and bars.


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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

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

Practical Approach to the Patient with Hyperlipidemia
Objectives: 1) Apply the current guidelines 2) Develop a practical approach for considering the new medications available 3) Consider the new targets developed for cholesterol end point

Cardiac Issues in Peri-Operative Risk Management
Objectives: 1) Develop a consistent approach to the cardiovascular risk stratification for patients having non-cardiac surgery 2) Determine the factors involved in maximizing cardiovascular outcomes for patients having non-cardiac surgery 3) Assess the co-morbidities associated with valvular heart disease, tobacco use, and hyperlipidemia in the setting of non-cardiac surgery

Practical Approach to the Patient with Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Apply the current JNC recommendations for the treatment of hypertension 2) Develop a rational approach to choosing medication for treating hypertension 3) Decide when and how to evaluate for secondary hypertension

Practical Approach to the Patient with Headache
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with the complaint of headache 2) More confidently evaluate the Patient with headache and appreciate the indications for imaging 3) Develop a treatment plan that considers lifestyle changes as well as medication

Approach to the Management of Chest Pain
Objectives: 1) Evaluate the complaint in the context of history, physical exam, and EKG findings 2) Develop a strategy to use cardiac biomarkers in the evaluation of ACS 3) Use recent research studies and guidelines to develop an approach to the patient with chest pain

Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT
Objectives: 1) Obtain an appropriate medical history to better identify those patients at risk 2) More confidently evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT 3) Better manage patients with the confirmed diagnosis of DVT

How to Manage Those Pesky Thyroid Nodules
Objectives: 1) Learn the evidence-based approach to the diagnosis work up of thyroid nodules 2) Recognize the clinical features of malignant nodules on history, physical examination and ultrasound 3) Understand the management of differentiated thyroid cancer and goals for TSH suppression following diagnosis

Controversies in Thyroid Hormone Replacement
Objectives: 1) Recognize the indications and targets for therapy in hypothyroid patients and review recent clinical guidelines 2) Understand the differences between the available formulations of thyroid hormone 3) Understand how to safely convert between the available therapies

Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Case-Based Approach
Objectives: 1) Learn and understand the rationale behind the latest diabetes treatment guidelines 2) Identify the available pharmacologic classes and when to apply each 3) Apply what you’ve learned to some common but challenging case vignettes

“The Low T Syndrome”: Is It Worth All the Type?
Objectives: 1) Describe the indications for testosterone replacement therapy and pharmacologic options available 2) Develop an understanding of the potential risk of testosterone replacement 3) Learn how to monitor testosterone hormone during replacement

Osteoporosis: The Hard Facts
Objectives: 1) Understand the definition and pathophysiology of osteoporosis 2) Review data on the benefits and risks of calcium supplementation 3) Discuss the pharmacologic treatment options and understand the risks and benefits of each

Obesity: Overview of Lifestyle, Medications and Surgery
Objectives: 1) Be able to quickly and effectively pinpoint caloric goals for patients 2) Review available weight loss medications and become familiar with pros/cons of each 3) Discuss and develop strategies to approach weight loss based on case studies

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
December 1, 2017 Hilton Barbados Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Internal Medicine Update  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
December 2, 2017 Hilton Barbados Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Internal Medicine Update  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
December 3, 2017 Hilton Barbados Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Internal Medicine Update  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Hilton Barbados Resort -

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 October 17, 2017. 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 and their families book within the meeting group allotment for MCE Conferences, in order to participate in this program. We very much appreciate your cooperation.

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 - Hilton Barbados Resort features a sprawling pool complex with hot tub, a fitness center, sea-view treatment rooms and three tennis courts. Kidz Paradise Club will entertain your children with a myriad of fun-filled activities while you slip away for some alone-time. Dine at one of the restaurants and bars, which include casual dining options, fine-dining menus, plus a lobby bar and beach bar. The lobby level also offers an ATM, a beauty salon, jewelry shoppe, designer clothing shop and sundries shop. The areas surrounding the resort offer a wide range of things to do; adventurous water sports, world-class golf, horseback riding, sightseeing and electric nightlife are just a few of the nearby options. In addition Hilton Barbados Resort offers the following amenities: High speed Internet access in all rooms, complimentary WiFi in public areas, laundry and valet service, concierge desk, fax, elevators, local area transportation, business center with photo copying service, lounge, luggage hold, room service, high chairs, KIDZ Paradise Club, children ages 6 to 12 receive 50% off all meals, when an accompanying adult eats a regular meal, and kids 5 and under eat meals for free.

Ocean View Room - Breathtaking views of the Caribbean make Hilton Barbados’ Ocean View rooms perfect for a relaxing stay. Decorated in vibrant tropical colors with woven furnishings and walls adorned with native Bajan arts. Each room boasts a private furnished balcony, comfortable seating and floor-to-ceiling windows. Refresh in the stylish bathroom, designed with separate tub and walk-in shower. In addition, Ocean View rooms include: Air Conditioning, balcony, High Speed Internet Access, mini bar, bathroom amenities, coffee maker, work desk with adjustable lamp, iron & ironing board, safe, are 100% non-smoking, and a complimentary rollaway or crib is available on request.

Bedding: One King Bed or Two Queen Beds.

Maximum Occupancy: 3 Guests Per Room, Per Night

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$179 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Other Room Categories Based on Availability and Rates - You can reserve other room categories not contracted based on availability and rates as follows:

Executive Room
Admire impressive views from the furnished balcony or floor-to-ceiling windows of this modern Executive room, located on one of the top three floors of the hotel. Relax in the elegant bathroom with separate tub and walk-in shower, or catch up on work in the generous work space. This room offers Executive Lounge access with complimentary continental breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and Hilton Honor Bar access. Additional features include a daily local newspaper, plush bathrobes and slippers. In addition, Executive Rooms include: Air Conditioning, WiFi, bath slippers, bathrobe, separate bathtub and shower, Hilton Honor Bar access, and is 100% non-smoking.

Bedding: One King Bed or Two Double Beds

Maximum Occupancy: 3 Guests Per Room, Per Night

$229 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees


Suite
These expansive suites offer beautiful sea views, two balconies, a work area and a comfortable lounge space. Executive Lounge access provides complimentary continental breakfast and refreshments. $359 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Please contact our office for availability and rates.

Additional Lodging Information - Room rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees (sales tax 17.5% and hotel occupancy tax of 7.5%) and are based on single or double occupancy.

Additional Guests (18 and under): Free when sharing a room with an adult

Lodging Deposit - A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. 2 night deposit is due at the time of booking and remaining balance is due to the hotel 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.

Airport Information - The Hilton Barbados Resort is located approximately 25 minutes from the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).

Airport Transportation -

Taxi Service For your safety and protection, please use an authorized airport taxi when travelling from the airport. There are approximately 280 authorized taxis at GAIA which are identified by a yellow sticker (Authorized Taxi) on the side panel of the vehicle. Please ensure that you receive a trip form from the Taxi Dispatcher before leaving the airport. Taxi rates from the airport to the Hilton Barbados Resort are approximately $23 USD.

Travel Documents - Travel documents vary based on itinerary. It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire duration of their stay and have them available when necessary. Valid travel documents such as passports and Visas are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.

All guests must carry a valid passport. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date of travel. Guests are responsible to ensure validity dates of passport and to secure proper documentation for countries visited. Please consult your respective State Department or Foreign Ministry for specific Visa and entry requirements for countries scheduled on your travel itinerary. For U.S. citizens, further information can be found by visiting the Travel Website. Consult your healthcare professional for any inoculations you may require, or contact the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) toll-free at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or online at the CDC Website

Note: If your passport is lost or stolen on a trip, you could be denied entry into your home country. To avoid this issue, we recommend following some practical steps: Make two copies of your passport ID page – that’s the page with your picture, your date of birth, etc. This can be an image scan or hard copy. Give one copy to someone you trust – a friend, family member, or assistant – in case you need to contact them while on your trip. Keep the other copy with you. If it’s printed, put it in your carry-on (not your checked luggage – that could go missing). If it’s an electronic copy, make sure you have access to it when you leave the U.S. (on your mobile device, or in your e-mail, for example).

Parking - Parking at the Hilton Barbados Resort is complimentary for MCE Conferences attendees and their guests.

Car Rental - To make your discounted car rental reservation, please click on the following links:

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, 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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