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Past Program October 2017 - Internal Medicine Update

October 13, 2024 - October 15, 2024

New Orleans, Louisiana - Omni Royal Orleans French Quarter

This four-diamond, historic French Quarter luxury hotel situated in the heart of what Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards praises as “a magical city,” raving about its culture, atmosphere and restaurants, and declaring it has, “the best food in the U.S., with live music around every corner.” With full renovations completed only this year, classic iron balconies remain while modern amenities have been added to support more style and ease. There is no place with as much jazz, pizzazz, and razzmatazz as can be found from this Omni location in the heart of The Big Easy.


Past Program October 2017 - Internal Medicine Update 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

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

How Not to Harm Your Elderly Patients
From “10 Things We Can Do to Protect our Elderly Patients” Objectives: 1) Understand how to use anticoagulants safely in the elderly 2) Understand the goals for diabetes treatment in the elderly 3) Understand the crucial role of physical activity in the elderly

Medical Myths
Objectives: 1) Recognize medical myths 2) Understand why medical myths occur 3) Understand why medical myths persist despite evidence against them

Hard to Treat Headaches
Objectives: 1) Recognize when to do neuroimaging for people with headaches 2) Recognize the different variants of migraine headaches seen in day to day practice 3) Understand how to best treat migraine headaches

Drug Interactions and Side Effects
Objectives: 1) Identify possible drug interactions in the use of common drugs 2) Recognize the common and serious drug interactions with warfarin 3) Identify the common side effects seen with quinolones

Practical Pearls in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Recognize the causes and understand appropriate therapy for refractory hypertension 2) Recognize the importance of sleep apnea in the occurrence of atrial fibrillation 3) Recognize the prodrome of Herpes Zoster even when it doesn't follow a typical time course

Dermatology in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Identify and know the causes of erythema multiforme 2) Recognize the cutaneous manifestations of hepatitis C 3) Recognize the different patterns that help with diagnosis of groin rashes

Practice Wisely, Save 2 Hours Each Day and Return the Joy to Your Practice
Objectives: 1) Bring home at least one simple change to improve access and efficiency in your own practice 2) Use teamwork and planning to ease the physician burden and provide better, more efficient patient car 3) Become inspired about the possibility of reconnecting with the purpose and pleasure of practicing medicine

How Sweet It Is: Type 2 Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
Objectives: 1) Identify guidelines specific to diagnosis and treatment of pre diabetes 2) Address obstacles to control of diabetes 3) Individualize treatment based on personalized goals

Taming Your EHR
Objectives: Engage your organization in decreasing the burden of EHR use 2) Identify tips and tricks to save time using the EHR 3) Manage your inbox efficiently

Guidelines That Impact Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Identify the latest guideline changes 2) Understand which guideline changes will affect my practice 3) Implement these changes in your practice efficiently

Opioid Prescribing- What Do I Need to Know?
Objectives: 1) Recognize best practices for starting, ending and managing therapy 2) Identify non opioid approaches to managing chronic pain 3) Implement tools that save time and improve patient care in the management of opioids 4) Differentiate among tolerance, physical dependence and abuse of opioids

Choosing Wisely
Objectives: 1) Identify the benefits and harms associated with ordering many common tests 2) Effectively communicate the need or lack thereof for many common tests or treatment 3) Apply an evidence - based approach to the evaluation and treatment of common problems in the outpatient setting

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 13, 2017 Omni Royal Orleans Conference Center
Conference
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:20 PM Past Program October 2017 - Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
October 14, 2017 Omni Royal Orleans Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Past Program October 2017 - Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
October 15, 2017 Omni Royal Orleans Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Past Program October 2017 - Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel -

Lodging Reservations -


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

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 Omni Royal Orleans is located 13 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and eight miles from the New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEW).

Airport Transportation -

United Cabs: 504-522-9771 Click Here

Airport Shuttle New Orleans: 866-596-2699 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 - Overnight valet parking with unlimited in and out privileges is available for $42 plus tax per day at the Omni Royal Orleans. The day valet rate is $20 per vehicle up to 12 hours.

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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