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Adult and Pediatric Office Orthopedics for Primary Care

December 28, 2017 - December 30, 2017

New York City - Grand Hyatt New York

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Adult and Pediatric Office Orthopedics for Primary Care 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

Office Orthopedics for Primary Care

Office Orthopedics for Primary Care addresses many orthopedic concerns that are commonly seen in primary care. The program was developed to be interactive, informative, evidence based, and entertaining. In the knee and shoulder workshops there will be key historical elements to demonstrate physical exam tests to narrow the differentials diagnosis for knee and shoulder pain. Osteoarthritis is a common condition seen in primary care, but there are numerous treatments options many primary care physicians can use to help their patients. Overuse injuries in children differ from adults, so a case based approach will be used to review many common conditions. Since public attention about concussions is growing, primary physicians need to be familiar with the latest recommendations. In primary care exercise is often recommended, but indications and techniques will be reviewed to increase effectiveness in counseling patients. Successful completion of this interactive program should increase confidence in diagnostic skills; prescribing the most accurate and effective course of treatment and follow up care, for improved patient outcomes.

Target Audience
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking information about primary care Orthopedics

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

Approach to the Musculoskeletal Patient: A Case-Based Overview
Objectives: 1) Establish a foundation for evaluating a patient with MSK complaints 2) Discuss important historical points 3) Review physical exam basics and learn the two- minute MSK screen

The Pre-Participation Physical: An Evidence Based Approach with Case Studies
Objectives: 1) Review the PPE-based newly published guidelines 2) Review the evidence for PPE screening 3) Discuss controversies in pre-participation clearance

Evaluation of the Painful Hip
Objectives: 1) Review the anatomy of the hip and pelvis 2) Discuss evaluation and common diagnoses for hip pain 3) Outline treatments for common diagnoses

A Primary Care Approach to Low Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Review the anatomy of the lumbar spine 2) Discuss appropriate diagnostic strategies 3) Review the differential diagnosis of mechanical, neurological, and medical causes of back pain

Treating the Troublesome Tendon: New Thoughts on "Tendonitis" and Overuse Injuries
Objectives: 1) Review the pathophysiology of overuse injuries and tendon injuries 2) Discuss appropriate evaluation 3) Review treatment strategies 4) Outline promising new treatments

Joint and Soft Tissue Injections
Objectives: 1) Discuss indications, contraindications, supplies, and setup for common MSK injections 2) Review relevant anatomy for common injections and injection techniques

The Limping Child- A Rational Approach
Objectives: 1) After this presentation, participants will be better able to efficiently assess a limping child, recognize catastrophic causes of limping, and recognize subtle causes of limping

Common Variations of the Pediatric Lower Extremity or How to Talk to Parents About Things that Look Funny, Don’t Hurt, and Get Better on their Own
Objectives: 1) Improve understanding of common normal variations in children’s lower extremities 2) Improve ability to explain normal variations to parents 3) Improve understanding of the very limited role of special shoes and braces for children 4) Improve knowledge of pathologic conditions such as clubfoot and Blount’s disease that require referral

What Pediatricians Need to Know About Fractures
Objectives: 1) Assess a child with a possible fracture, including non-accidental trauma 2) Initially manage a child with a fracture 3) Answer parents’ questions about their child’s fracture 4) Participate in a child’s fracture rehabilitation and return to regular activities

Back Problems in Children
Objectives: 1) Increase knowledge of scoliosis and other alignment problems 2) Improve ability to determine if a child has an alignment problem 3) Increase ability to determine the cause of back pain in a child using history, physical examination and a few simple diagnostic studies

Pediatric Sports Injuries
Objectives: 1) To assess sports injuries sub-acutely (in the office) 2) To determine when pediatric athletes can safely return to competition 3) To convince parents, athletes and coaches that a premature return to sports doesn’t help the team and increases the risk of re-injury

Common Foot Problems in Children
Objectives: 1) Increase knowledge of common pediatric foot problems, including clubfoot, flat foot, cavus foot and rocker bottom foot 2) Improve ability to determine which foot problems need referral 3) Increase knowledge of management of common foot problems.

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 28, 2017 Grand Hyatt Conference Room
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Adult and Pediatric Office Orthopedics for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
December 29, 2017 Grand Hyatt Conference Room
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Adult and Pediatric Office Orthopedics for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
December 30, 2017 Grand Hyatt Conference Room
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Adult and Pediatric Office Orthopedics for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
Grand Hyatt New York -

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 November 13, 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 - 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)
Adult and Pediatric Office Orthopedics for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$289 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

City View Guest Room - This 325 sq. ft. guestroom offers stunning views of New York’s cityscape and features a work space.

Bedding: 1 King or 2 Double Beds (Based on Availability)
Adult and Pediatric Office Orthopedics for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$304 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 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 - 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

Shuttle from JFK and LGA - For more information, please call 718-777-5111 or 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

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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.

Alamo - Click Here and enter 7014125 under Contract ID to receive the Group Discount.

National - Click Here and enter 5025990 under Contract ID to receive 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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