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Primary Care Update: Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

New York City - Grand Hyatt New York

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Primary Care Update: Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology 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

Primary Care Update: Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge should improve attendees’ confidence in base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program 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 Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology 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

Rational Selection and Use of Antidepressants
Objectives: 1) Learn common problems encountered with selecting and using antidepressants 2) Apply knowledge about clinically meaningful differences between depressed patients and between antidepressants 3) Utilize presenting symptoms to choose between antidepressants 4) Utilize a strategy for matching the right antidepressant to the right patient and for maximizing efficacy

Antidepressant Side Effects: Their Prevention and Treatment
Objectives: 1) Predict the likelihood of developing side effects with different antidepressants: e.g., weight gain, sexual side effects, sedation/ activation 2) Select the best antidepressant for a given patient based on the side effect profiles 3) Manage those side effects if they occur 4) Avoid significant pharmacokinetic interactions when combining medications

Update on Treating Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic, Social Anxiety
Objectives: 1) Recognize anxiety disorders in primary care; what is "normal" anxiety and what is not? 2) Apply up-to-date algorithms and principles of treating generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder 3) Utilize appropriate medications for particular patients 4) Learn risks vs benefits of anti-anxiety drugs versus antidepressants for treating anxiety disorders 5) Utilize options for treatment-resistant anxiety disorder patients

Basics of Bipolar Disorder for Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Learn how to diagnose bipolar disorder (and its subtypes) in primary care 2) Learn when to suspect underlying bipolar disorder in your never-manic, depressed patient 3) Learn how to prescribe appropriate drugs for bipolar disorder and how to avoid risky drugs 4) Learn which laboratory tests are important to follow while treating bipolar disorder

The Biology of Stress, Health and Aging: What We Know and What We Can do About It
Objectives: 1) Learn how to explain to patients how stress affects biological systems that can endanger physical health 2) Explain how stress can lead to premature aging even at the cellular level 3) Learn how early life adversity and lifestyle choices can influence health and physical aging 4) Learn and apply techniques to lessen the risks of stress-induced damage and disease

An Approach to the Patient with Memory Loss
Objectives: 1) An overview of the different types of dementia 2) A work-up of a patient with dementia 3) Treatment considerations for patients with dementia

Stroke Prevention and Secondary Treatment
Objectives: 1) To review common stroke syndromes and the diagnosis of acute stroke 2) To learn about the treatment of stroke 3) To learn about the secondary prevention of acute stroke

Multiple Sclerosis Update
Objectives: 1) To learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis 2) To learn about the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease Update
Objectives: 1) To learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease 2) To learn about the treatment of Parkinson’s disease 3) To review the differential diagnosis of possible Parkinson’s disease

An Approach to the Dizzy Patient
Objectives: 1) An overview of the different causes of dizziness 2) How to distinguish central from peripheral vertigo 3) Investigations to order for a dizzy patient 4) Treatment options for a patient with dizziness

Making a Difference in Cardiovascular Disease: Update on Lipids - 2013 and 2016 ACC/AHA, 2014 and 2015 NLA, and 2014 VA/DOD Expert Panels
Objectives: 1) Describe the new ACC/AHA; NLA and VA/DOD Lipid Guidelines and the evidence on which they are based 2) Discuss the benefits and risks associated with the use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) either alone or in combination with other agents (to include potential adverse effects and drug-drug interactions) 3) Describe some of the recent lipid trials which have been published and or presented after the release of the 2013 ACC/AHA Recommendations including IMPROVE-IT and FOURIER Trials. 4) Describe the potential benefits and risks of selective non-statin medications for the management of patients with dyslipidemia (niacin, fibrates, ezetimibe, fish oil and PCSK-9 inhibitors) 5) Describe the mechanism, effects, CV outcome data and clinical use of the two new PCSK-9 inhibitors evolocumab and alirocumab

Evidence Based Management of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Objectives: 1) Describe the relationship between obesity and the risk of Type 2 diabetes and the benefits of lifestyle modification (IE diet and exercise) in reducing the risk and helping to prevent and manage patients with Type 2 diabetes 2) Describe the current 2017 ADA Standards of Medical Care for the diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus and the AACE/ACE Comprehensive Diabetes management Algorithm 2017 and the evidence on which they are based 3) Discuss the appropriate use of evidence-based and cost effective therapies in the management of patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus including the new CV outcome trials Empa-Reg Outcomes and LEADER Trials 4) Describe the benefits of treating glucose, blood pressure and lipids in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Strategies for Treating Patients with Hypertension to Goal: JNC-8, ASH and UK – NICE Guidelines and potential implications based upon the SPRINT Trial
Objectives: 1) Discuss the importance of systolic blood pressure vs. diastolic blood pressure in the risk of cardiovascular events and the benefits of blood pressure lowering and what are the best goal BP levels given new evidence from ACCOMPLISH Trial, Kaiser Permanente data and the Sprint Trial vs. JNC-8 Experts 2) Describe the current evidence-based strategies for the management of patients with hypertension including the JNC-7, ASH and the UK-NICE evidence-based guidelines 3) Describe the data that the various guidelines used in deciding upon the compelling indications for specific antihypertensive agents in treating selected patients 4) Recommend a specific evidence-based treatment regimen for a patient with hypertension and concurrent conditions

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
October 6, 2017 Grand Hyatt Conference Room
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees Registration: 7:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
October 7, 2017 Grand Hyatt Conference Room
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
October 8, 2017 Grand Hyatt Conference Room
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Grand Hyatt New York -

Lodging Reservations -

To make your lodging reservation, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

Accommodations - Sleep in comfort and wake up rejuvenated when you stay at the Grand Hyatt New York. Rooms come equipped with a Hyatt Grand Bed® with plush pillow top mattress, Wi-Fi Internet access, Geneva Sound Station with iPod® dock, flat screen HDTV, air conditioning & heat control, an in-room safe, blackout drapes with windows that open, dual-line phones with voicemail & speakerphone, as well as an iron and ironing board.

Bedding: 1 King or 2 Double Beds (Based on Availability)

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

Standard Guest Room - Providing picture perfect views of the Chrysler building or the New York sky line, the Standard room includes a luxurious stone floored bathroom and low-key interiors. The room size is approximately 300 sq ft. and features large closets and a lavish bathroom.

Bedding: 1 King or 2 Double Beds (Based on Availability)
Primary Care Update: Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$269 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Deluxe Guest Room - Spread out in this renovated 325-sq ft. room with large closets and a luxurious marble bathroom. Admire privileged views of the Chrysler building.

Bedding: 1 King or 2 Double Beds (Based on Availability)
Primary Care Update: Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$284 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Additional Room Information - Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests

Additional Adults (Ages 18 and Up) Sharing A Room: Additional adult charge of $25 per adult, per night for more than 2 adults.

Roll Away Beds: Roll away beds are $40 per guest room per night. Roll away beds are only permitted in guestrooms with a King or Queen size bed.

Taxes and Fees - Room rates above are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.75%, plus a $3.50 daily occupancy tax), applicable service fees, and/or hotel-specific fees.

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

Lodging Cancelations - 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is located 16 miles from the hotel, LaGuardia (LGD) is located 9 miles from the hotel, and Newark (EWR) is located 17 miles from the hotel. All of the surrounding airports service the New York City areas. You can search for the lowest airfare with convenient flight schedule to any one of these airports.

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

Taxi - Taxi service is available, but taxi reservations in NYC are not necessary. For more information, 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 current rate is $70 with no in/out privileges based on a 24-hour period and $60 for a six-hour period. Prices are subject to change.

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.

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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