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Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal

October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Orlando, Florida - Disney's Yacht Club Resort

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Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal  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

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, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Medicine for Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered in Primary Care Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Medicine 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 Primary Care Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Medicine issues, 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 Primary Care Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Medicine 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

Clinical Approach to Rheumatic Diseases
Objectives: 1) Construct an approach to the evaluation of the patient with rheumatic disease 2) Define the central role of the history and physical examination 3) Differentiated several patterns that allow clinical diagnosis of rheumatic diseases

Laboratory and Radiology in Rheumatic Diseases
Objectives: 1) Interpret the various classes of synovial fluid analysis 2) Determine the use and limitations of laboratory testing with emphasis on the American College of Rheumatology Choosing Wisely recommendations 3) Discuss key radiological findings in patients with rheumatic diseases

Crystalline Arthropathies
Objectives: 1) Apply principles from the 2012 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of crystal arthropathies including gout and pseudogout 2) Outline the sequence of treatment to achieve the best outcomes for patients with gout 3) State the goal serum uric acid level for patients with gout

Interactive Case Presentations
Objectives: 1) Distinguish a variety of manifestations of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 2) Indicate clinical features, laboratory studies, and radiological studies to make a diagnosis 3) Conclude when it is appropriate for you to refer to a rheumatologist

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinical Aspects and Treatment
Objectives: 1) Discuss the articular and extra articular features of rheumatoid arthritis 2) Discuss the use of NSAID and corticosteroids in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis 3) Summarize the use and toxicities of disease modifying as recommended by the 2015 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Objectives: 1) Describe the varied clinical presentations and manifestations in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus 2) Order and interpret laboratory tests used in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus in accordance with the American College of Rheumatology guidelines 3) Monitor and employ treatment for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus according to the European League Against Rheumatism and American College of Rheumatology recommendations and guidelines

Spondyloarthropathies
Objectives: 1) Distinguish clinical features of the different spondyloarthropathies to improve diagnostic accuracy 2) Utilize clinical features, laboratory studies, and radiological studies to make a diagnosis of axial and peripheral spondyloarthropathy 3) Prescribe pharmacologic agents according to the American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism recommendations

Osteoarthritis
Objectives: 1) Employ the history and physical exam to make an accurate diagnosis of osteoarthritis 2) Differentiate osteoarthritis (structural) from rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory) 3) Recommend and prescribe nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies for patients with osteoarthritis according to the American College of Rheumatology recommendations

Lyme Disease and Other Topics in Rheumatology
Objective: 1) Apply CDC and Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lyme disease 2) Evaluate skin rashes as manifestations of systemic disease 3) Use the guidelines of the Bone Research Society of the United Kingdom and Endocrine Society to prescribe appropriate therapy for patients with Paget’s disease of the bone

Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies
Objectives: 1) Diagnose idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and differentiate between inflammatory and other types of myopathies 2) Evaluated patients with drug-induced myopathies and other causes of elevated CPK 3) Recommend treatment of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and measure disease activity

Osteoporosis 2017: Fracture Prevention
Objectives: 1) Estimate fracture risk by using bone mineral density and clinical risk factors 2) Select osteoporosis medications based on the non-vertebral and hip fracture risk 3) Identify those for whom a drug holiday is not safe 4) Review the new anabolic therapies benefits and risks

Adrenal Insufficiency in the Primary Care Office
Objectives: 1) Review the physiology of cortisol and aldosterone 2) List the symptoms and signs of primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency 3) Diagnose adrenal insufficiency with laboratory testing 4) Understand principles of adrenal hormone replacement

Outpatient Calcium and Parathyroid Disorders
Objectives: 1) Be able to evaluate hypo- and hypercalcemia based on the serum PTH and calcium levels 2) Understand the most recent guidelines for management of asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism 3) Understand the role of imaging in assessing primary hyperparathyroidism 4) Be able to evaluate secondary hyperparathyroidism

Assessing the Thyroid in the Primary Care Office
Objectives: 1) Review normal thyroid physiology and anatomy 2) Recognize the signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism 3) Understand the lab and radiologic testing most useful in assessing the thyroid 4) Understand a safe method of treating and monitoring hypothyroidism 5) Identify situations where endocrine consultation is necessary

Endocrine Consequences of Opiate Use/Abuse
Objectives: 1) Review the physiologic interaction between opiates and the endocrine system 2) List the symptoms and signs of endocrine dysfunction related to opiate use 3) Review endocrine therapy which may benefit those with chronic opiate use

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 27, 2017 Yacht Club Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
October 28, 2017 Yacht Club Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
October 29, 2017 Yacht Club Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Disney's Yacht Resort -

- 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 September 27, 2017. Please Note: October 25th is no longer available at the Epcot resorts. Other Disney lodging might be available. 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 book within the meeting group allotment for MCE Conferences, in order to participate in this program. We very much appreciate your cooperation.

Meal Plans are not available when booking MCE Conference’s negotiated reduced room rates. Continental breakfast will be served to participants registered for the conference during program dates.

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.

Accommodations - Rooms at the Disney’s Yacht Club Resort include soaker tub, internet - Free WiFi Service, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, in room safe, alarm clock with radio, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, mini-refrigerator.

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.

Standard Room - Rooms at the Disney Yacht Club Resort include a private balcony, wireless internet, a mini refrigerator, coffee maker, and Pack N Playards upon request.

Bedding: Choose between 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed. Most rooms also have a day bed.
Bedding type based upon availability at time of check in.
Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$295 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Additional Lodging Information - Room rates are based on single or double occupancy. Additional guests of 18 years or older will cost an additional fee of $25 per person per night, plus applicable taxes and fees.

Maximum Occupancy: 5 Adults Per Room, Per Night.

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.

Disney Park Tickets -


To purchase discounted Park Tickets, 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.

Universal Studios Orlando Tickets - To purchase your discounted tickets to Universal Orlando, please visit Click Here.

***Please note: The discounted tickets available are afternoon convention priced tickets and black out dates apply.

Airport Information - The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located approximately 20 miles (or 30 minutes) from Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

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.

Disney Magical Express - For more information or to book a shuttle with Disney Magical Express, please Click Here or call 407-939-6244.

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 Yacht Club Resort 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.

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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