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Program In Session: Internal Medicine Update

February 19, 2090 - February 21, 2090

Walt Disney World, Florida - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Program In Session: Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
Accreditation
AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family Physicians This live activity is being reviewed 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

Internal Medicine Update: Pharmacology, Geriatrics, and Endocrinology for Primary Care

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.

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 & Objectives

Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Initiating Treatment
Objectives: 1) Recognize the changing trends in the diagnosis of osteoporosis 2) Appreciate the importance of assessing fracture risk 3) Initiate a management strategy tailored to the individual circumstances of the patient 4) Know when and how to screen for osteoporosis

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Atypical Femoral Shaft Fractures and Long-term Management of Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Recognize the possible long-term complications of medications commonly used for osteoporosis 2) Evaluate the risk/benefit of long-term therapy for osteoporosis 3) Develop a long-term management strategy tailored to the patient’s individual circumstances

Managing Aberrant Behavior in Patients with Dementia
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the different presentations and characteristic features of various types of dementia 2) Understand some reasons for apparently irrational behaviors in patients with dementia 3) Appreciate the use of various coping mechanisms to avert/defuse potentially catastrophic situations while caring for patients with dementia 3) Develop a management strategy tailored to the individual patient

Repeated Falls
Objectives: 1) Recognize factors maintaining equilibrium and controlling balance and postural stability 2) Understand the pathophysiology of repeated falls 3) Appreciate that in older people, repeated falls are often multifactorial 4) Recognize the impact of the post-fall syndrome

Sleep Disorders
Objectives: 1) Recognize common causes of sleep problems 2) Understand effects of aging on sleep architecture 3) Appreciate the effects of sleep deprivation 4) Appreciate the importance of sleep hygiene

Epidemiology and Causes of Obesity
Objectives: 1) Learn about severity and time course of obesity epidemic in US and the world 2) Learn about the role of dietary changes in obesity epidemic 3) Learn about the role of physical activity in obesity epidemic

Appetite Regulation
Objectives: 1) Learn about hypothalamic pathways regulating hunger 2) Learn about hypothalamic pathway regulating satiety 3) Learn the role peripheral hormones regulating the food intake

Medical Management of Obesity
Objectives: 1) Learn about role of diet in weight management 2) Learn about the role of physical activity in weight management 3) Learn about the use of medications in weight management

Principles of Energy Metabolism, Role of Lifestyle
Objectives: 1) Learn about relative contributions of diet and physical activity on metabolism 2) Learn how the metabolism changes with weight loss, weight gain and after exercise 3) Learn how to correctly estimate energy expenditure with different types of activity

Surgical Management of Obesity
Objectives: 1) Learn about types of weight loss surgeries 2) Learn about appropriate selection of patients for bariatric surgery 3) Learn about effects of the bariatric surgery on weight and metabolism

Staying Healthy After Bariatric Surgery
Objectives: 1) Learn about risks for nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery 2) Learn about the changes in blood pressure, lipid profiles and glycemia after the significant weight loss 3) Learn about appropriate dietary advice for patients after bariatric surgeries 4) Learn about dietary supplements recommended after the bariatric surgeries

Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules
Objectives: 1) Participants will learn appropriate evaluation for thyroid nodules 2) Participants will learn the role of ultrasound in evaluation of thyroid nodules 3) Participants will learn the principles of Fine needle biopsy 4) Participants will learn the appropriate follow up of benign thyroid nodules

Drug Therapies for Heart Failure
Objectives: 1) Discuss the pathophysiology and disease mechanisms associated with Heart Failure 2) Describe pharmacotherapy options and management guidelines in Heart Failure 3) Describe advantages and disadvantages of available Heart Failure therapies 4) Apply guideline based therapies using patient scenarios

Drug Therapies for Commonly Encountered Arrhythmias
Objectives: 1) Describe the pathophysiology and disease mechanisms associated with commonly encountered Supra-Ventricular and Ventricular Arrhythmias 2) Describe pharmacotherapy options and management guidelines for the treatment of Supra-ventricular and Ventricular Arrhythmias 3) Describe the advantages and disadvantages of available therapies used to manage Supra-ventricular and Ventricular Arrhythmias 4) Apply guideline based therapies using patient scenarios

Drug Therapies for Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Discuss the pathophysiology and disease mechanisms associated with Heart Failure 2) Describe pharmacotherapy options and management guidelines in Heart Failure 3) Describe advantages and disadvantages of available Heart Failure therapies 4) Apply guideline based therapies using patient scenarios

Drug Therapies for Ischemic Heart Disease
Objectives: 1) Discuss the pathophysiology and disease mechanisms associated with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease 2) Describe the pharmacotherapy options and management guidelines in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease 3) Describe the advantages and disadvantages of available therapies used to manage Stable Ischemic Heart Disease 4) Apply guideline based therapies using patient scenarios

Avoiding Polypharmacy in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Discuss the basic principles of pharmacology in the aging process 2) Discuss the need to evaluate medication profiles before prescribing medications 3) Discuss strategies to optimize adherence to medicines and minimize drug administration errors

Program Schedule
Date Location Description Time Image
February 19, 2017 Grand Floridian Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Program In Session: Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
February 20, 2017 Grand Floridian Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Program In Session: Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
February 21, 2017 Grand Floridian Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Program In Session: Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Lodging Reservations - For assistance with a lodging reservation, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031.

Accommodations - Guest rooms at the Disney Grand Floridian are equipped with a table and chairs, ceiling fan, vanity area with two sinks, and a bathroom. Amenities include wireless internet, coffee maker, refrigerator, 27-inch flat-screen TV with basic cable and Disney programming, a DVD player, iHome iPod-docking alarm clock, phone with voicemail, an electronic safe, and toiletry sets from H20 Spa. Many guest rooms also offer Pack n' Plays or a balcony, available by request and based on availability.

Bedding: Choose between 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed. Many guest rooms also have a day bed, available by request and based on availability.

Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability at the time of check-in.

Run of the House Room - Legendary elegance and lavish decor join with impeccable service and spectacular views to create an unmatched experience to remember. Billed as its “flagship resort,” Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is exquisite with its winning combination of Victorian style and modern day amenities.

Note: Rooms are Non-Smoking only. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available by request.

Program In Session: Internal Medicine Update CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Dollar Cost: $299 Per Room, Per Night, Plus a 12.5% Room Tax

Additional Room Information - Maximum Occupancy: 5 Guests

Additional Guests (Ages 18 and Up) Sharing the Room: $25 Per Adult, Per Night for more than 2 Adults

Child Policy: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing beds. Cribs (infant beds) or Pack n' Plays are available by request and based on availability.

Disney Meal Plans - The Disney meal plans are not available when reserving the conference room rate. All meal plans can be purchased when paying the regular room rate at time of booking.

Lodging Deposit - A Deposit of 1 Night + Tax is due at the time of booking. Balance is due to the resort 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.

Complimentary Resort Amenities - Complimentary in-room internet

Property Map - To view a map of the Disney Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, please Click Here

Disney Park Tickets, Transportation, and More! - To purchase discounted Park Tickets, make your Disney Magical Express reservation, and to start your My Disney Experience, please see below.

Disney Park Tickets - 10% Discount on select Tickets, 1 BONUS visit to an additional Disney Experience with the purchase of a Multi-Day Ticket, Not available at Theme Park windows, Save time - no waiting. Park Ticket pricing includes Tax. Please Note: There are blackout dates for discounted park tickets during the holidays due to an expected increase in traffic. To purchase Disney Park Tickets, please Click Here.

Please note: This discounted park ticket link expires on 2/16/17.

Disney Magical Express Shuttle – Disney's Magical Express Transportation is there way of helping you reach your meeting destination stress-free and focused. Disney picks you up and takes you from Orlando International Airport to the Resort, while their "hands-free" luggage service delivers your bags from the plane directly to your room. Departing is also a breeze with in-hotel boarding pass service and return shuttle to the Orlando International Airport (MCO). To make your Magical Express Reservation, please Click Here.

My Disney Experience - To make the most of your upcoming Walt Disney World® Resort visit, let My Disney Experience be your guide to innovative online and mobile tools to help plan and share your upcoming visit. It gives you unprecedented control of your experience, making it easy to save time and enjoy your trip with friends, family and colleagues. After purchasing your Theme Park tickets, please Click Here.

Airport Information - The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located approximately 20 miles (or 30 minutes) from Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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

Taxi Fare - Estimated fare is approximately $47 each way.

Mears Transportation - Orlando’s Transportation Professionals since 1939. For more information or to book a reservation with Mears Transportation, please Click Here or call 407-422-2222.

Shuttlefare - For more information or to book a reservation with Shuttlefare, please Click Here or call 877-300-4826.

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 - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers complimentary self-parking for conference attendees and guests.

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, Click Here for Travel Guard Trip Insurance or call Travel Guard directly 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.

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.

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