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Endocrinology for Primary Care

August 25, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Chicago, Illinois - Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

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Endocrinology for Primary Care 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 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

675

Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals

575

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

Endocrinology For Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered endocrinology and diabetes 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 endocrinology 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 Endocrinology 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

Osteoporosis – How to Diagnose and Treat Your Patients
Objectives: 1) Discuss who to screen for osteoporosis 2) Discuss how to screen for osteoporosis 3) Discuss who to treat for osteoporosis 4) Discuss how long to treat osteoporosis and the side effects of therapy

Common Cases in Metabolic Bone Disease
Objectives: 1) Discuss how to use the DXA scan to evaluate patients’ response to therapy 2) Discuss how to use calcium to treat a patient with a history of renal stones 3) Discuss management of patients being treated with steroids 4) Discuss diagnosis and management of hypercalcemia 5) Discuss management of premenopausal osteoporosis 6) Discuss management of Paget’s Disease 7) Discuss diagnosis and management of Hypocalcemia 8) Discuss recognition of fatal bone diseases you can cure

Diagnosis and Management of Common Adrenal Disorders
Objectives: 1) Discuss incidental adrenal masses 2) Discuss causes and management of adrenal insufficiency 3) Discuss causes and management of adrenal overactivity

Type I Diabetes Management
Objectives: 1) Discuss diagnosis 2) Discuss management of setting up a food plan 3) Discuss and deciding the exercise plan 4) Discuss using insulins effectively

Type II Diabetes Management
Objectives: 1) Discuss prevention who and how 2) Discuss diagnosis 3) Discuss how to fit the new classes of medication into your practice 3) Discuss transitioning to insulin; what you need to know 4) Discuss new devices that improve your patient’s outcomes

Dyslipidemia: Many Guidelines - Deciding What is Best for Your Patients
Objectives:1) Describe the scope of the problem, 2) Compare the Guidelines, 3) Discuss options for therapy, 4) Discuss illustrative cases

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

Pituitary Disease for the Primary Care Physician: WYNTK (what you need to know)
Objectives: 1) Identify the most common types of pituitary adenomas and how to diagnose from history, physical, and focused laboratory evaluation 2) Discuss the general management of pituitary adenomas 3) Understand outcomes of pituitary adenomas following primary therapy

“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

The Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Patient-Preference Approach
Objectives: 1) Recognize the clinical presentation of PCOS and the diagnostic evaluation of these patients 2) Understand the metabolic consequences of PCOS 3) Develop an understanding of the various treatment modalities available to these patients and when to invoke these therapies

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
August 25, 2017 Fairmont Conference Center
Conference
Beverages and Snacks will be served to Registered Attendees
Registration is at 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:20 PM Endocrinology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
August 26, 2017 Fairmont Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Endocrinology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
August 27, 2017 Fairmont Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:00 AM - 11:20 AM Endocrinology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park -

Lodging Reservations - For availability and rates please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 or at info@mceconferences.com.

Lodging Deposit - A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Balance 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.

Resort Fees & Amenities - Room rates above are subject to an Occupancy Tax rate of 17.4%.

There is no resort fee at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel. Conference attendees can enjoy 15% discount off all spa services at mySpa, as well as complimentary basic guestroom internet.

Complimentary Fairmont President's Club - Fairmont President's Club is a recognition program designed with your individual travel preferences, passions and interests in mind. The Fairmont is committed to providing benefits and privileges that offer convenience and access to what you want when you travel. Membership is complimentary and your Fairmont President's Club experience begins the moment you arrive at any of our hotels with a private reception desk offering express check-in and checkout and continues during your stay with complimentary high-speed internet access and local calling, Fairmont Fit, complimentary use of TaylorMade golf Clubs at select hotels, exclusive savings at Willow Stream Spas, Fairmont Store and so much more. To become a member, please Click Here.

Airport Information - The O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is located 19 miles from Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. The Midway International Airport (MDW) is located 13 miles from Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.

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

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. Taxi fare from the airport to the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel is approximately $40.00 USD (1-4 persons) and is a 30 minute drive each way. To book a reservation with 303 Taxi, please Click Here or call 1-847-303-0303.

Shuttle Service - For bookings with Go Airport Express, please 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.

Parking - The Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel offers a 15% discount for parking and valet services for conference attendees and guests. Currently, the discounted rate for overnight parking is $59.50 per vehicle, per night for self-parking or valet.

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, 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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