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Emergencies in Primary Care

March 29, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - All-Inclusive Family Resort Now Larimar or at the All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resort Secrets

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Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
Accreditation
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
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

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered emergencies at the office, 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 Emergencies for Primary Care, 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 Emergency issues.

Topics and Objectives

Drug Combo’s That Can Kill Your Patient!
Objectives: 1) Discuss the pharmacology of commonly used medications in primary care 2) Identify high-risk medication combinations that result in deadly consequences 3) Discuss processes to ensure patient safety when prescribing medications at high-risk for adverse outcomes

Clinical Pearls from the Recent Literature
Objectives: 1) List pearls from the recent primary care literature 2) Discuss the incorporation of recent evidence into the diagnosis and management of primary care patients

Avoiding Pitfalls in Back Pain Emergencies
Objectives: 1) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of spinal epidural abscess 2) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of select spinal cord compressive syndromes, namely spinal epidural metastasis and cauda equina syndrome

Deadly Allergies & Anaphylaxis
Objectives: 1) Discuss the current, evidence-based management of patients with ACE-inhibitor induced angioedema 2) State the indications for, and dosing of, epinephrine in anaphylaxis 3) Discuss the use of second-line medications in anaphylaxis

Chest Pain Emergencies in the Primary Care Setting
Objectives: 1) Discuss pearls and pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of acute pericarditis 2) Identify atypical presentations of a cute coronary syndrome

Nightmare Neurologic Emergencies for the Primary Care Physician
Objectives: 1) Discuss common pitfalls in the evaluation of patients with acute headache 2) Discuss the clinical presentation of select deadly headache disorders, including subarachnoid hemorrhage 3) Identify pitfalls in the diagnosis of temporal arteritis

Knowing the NOACs!
Objectives: 1) Discuss the pharmacology of current non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants 2) List the current indications for NOAC medications 3) Discuss the current evidence-based management of patients with acute bleeding secondary to NOAC medications

Severe Hypertension in the Primary Care Office
Objectives: 1) Define hypertensive emergency and identify target-organ dysfunction 2) Discuss the office-based approach to patients with severely elevated blood pressure 3) Describe current evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of patients with asymptomatic hypertension

Pitfalls in the Patient with Syncope
Objectives: 1) Identify the life-threatening conditions that can present with syncope 2) Identify critical ECG findings in patients with syncope 3) Distinguish patients with high-risk features of syncope from those patients with low-risk features

Evidence-Based Concussion Management
Objectives: 1) Discuss current adult and pediatric decision rules in patients with acute head injury 2) Identify clinical features that increase the likelihood of significant head injury 3) Identify patients who should, and should not, undergo imaging in the setting of acute head injury

Bounceback Disasters
Objectives: 1) Discuss the clinical presentation of acute posterior circulation stroke 2) Identify clinical findings that differentiate patients with cellulitis from those with more serious skin and soft-tissue infections

Tick-Borne Illnesses That Can Bug You!
Objectives: 1) Identify the clinical manifestations and rash of patients with tick-borne illnesses 2) Define an evidence-based approach to the management of patients with an asymptomatic tick bit 3) Discuss the current management of select tick-borne illnesses

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
March 29, 2018 Now Larimar Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
March 30, 2018 Now Larimar Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
March 31, 2018 Now Larimar Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Now Larimar Resort -

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 February 12, 2018. 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 -


Now Larimar Resort Punta Cana:


To make your lodging reservation, please Click Here
Under Book Now:
Select the hotel: Now Larimar Resort Punta Cana
Select the dates of traveling
Select: Unlimited-Luxury Experience
On the next page select the number of adults & children
Then type the code: MCE2018 in the GROUP CODE section Click Search


Occupancy Per Room: Up to two adults and two children or three adults and one child. Family Suites can accommodate up to two adults and four children or three adults and three children. Room types that are listed below are based on availability at the time of booking.


Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana (Adults Only 18 Years and Older):


To make your lodging reservation, please Click Here
Under Book Now:
Select the hotel: Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana
Select the dates of traveling
Select: Unlimited-Luxury Experience
On the next page select the number of adults
Then type the code: MCE2018 in the GROUP CODE section Click Search


Occupancy Per Room: Up to three adults maximum. Room types that are listed below are based on availability at the time of booking.

All-Inclusive Plan Features for Now Larimar - The Now Larimar Punta Cana is the perfect choice for your Caribbean holiday. With the All-Inclusive option, you’ll get more for your money.

Your stay includes full breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks each day at four specialty restaurants: Oriental, Italian, American, and French. Plus, there's an International buffet with unlimited natural fruit juices, soft drinks, international and domestic premium brand alcoholic beverages, as well as a mini-bar stocked daily with beer, soft drinks, and bottled water. The resort is equipped with 24-hour room service, nightly entertainment, 9 bars (including 1 swim-up bar, beach bar, and lobby bar), Eclipse Night Club, Scores Sports Bar, and Fitness Center. For children aged 3-12, there's an Explorer’s Club offering supervised child activities from 9am – 10pm. There is also a variety of daily activities, including 2 tennis courts, 1 paddle court, beach volleyball, 3 pool tables, aerobics and water aerobics, dance classes, Spanish classes, big screen movies on the beach, non-motorized water sports, snorkeling, introductory scuba diving lessons in the pool, sailing, windsurfing, kayaks, and more.

Resort Amenities - Furnished balcony or terrace, Air conditioning with in-room climate control & ceiling fan, Nightly turn down service, Full bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower, Hair dryer, Bathrobes and slippers, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, Direct dial telephone and Daily refreshed mini-bar with beer, soda, juice, water and soft drinks, Flat screen LED cable TV with remote control, Coffee & tea maker, Electronic in-room safe, Iron and ironing board, Work desk and 24-hour room service.

Pricing includes taxes and gratuities.

Deluxe Tropical View - These 495 sq. ft. rooms have views of the lush tropical gardens, a king size bed or two double beds, a spacious bathroom with shower and hydro-tub, and a private furnished balcony or terrace.

$237 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 1 Adult

$344 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 2 Adults

$503 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 3 Adults

Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults

Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Deluxe Pool View - These 495 sq. ft. rooms have relaxing pool views, a king size bed or two double beds, a spacious bathroom with shower and hydro-tub, and a private furnished balcony or terrace.

$254 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 1 Adult

$378 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 2 Adults

$537 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 3 Adults

Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults

Deluxe Partial Ocean View - These 495 sq. ft. rooms have stunning partial ocean views, a king size bed or two double beds, a spacious bathroom with shower and hydro-tub, and a private furnished balcony or terrace.

$271 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 1 Adult

$412 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 2 Adults

$571 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 3 Adults

Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults

Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Preferred Club Deluxe Tropical View - These 495 sq. ft. or 581 sq. ft. rooms have a preferred location with views of the lush tropical garden, a king size bed or two double beds, a spacious bathroom with shower, a private furnished balcony or terrace, and Preferred Club privileges. (Based on availability)

$280 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 1 Adult

$430 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 2 Adults

$589 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 3 Adults

Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults

Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Preferred Club Deluxe Pool View - These 495 sq. ft. or 581 sq. ft. rooms have a preferred location with a relaxing pool view, a king size bed or two double beds, a spacious bathroom with shower, a private furnished balcony or terrace, and Preferred Club privileges. (Based on availability)

$296 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 1 Adult

$462 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 2 Adults

$621 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 3 Adults

Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults

Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Preferred Club Partial Deluxe Ocean View - These 495 sq. ft. or 581 sq. ft. rooms have a preferred location with stunning partial ocean views, a king size bed or two double beds, a spacious bathroom with shower, a private furnished balcony or terrace, and Preferred Club privileges. (Based on availability)

$319 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 1 Adult

$508 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 2 Adults

$667 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 3 Adults

Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults

Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Junior Suite Tropical View at Secrets Royal Beach - These 570 sq. ft. rooms has beautiful tropical views, a king size bed or two double beds, a full marble bath area with private shower and double sink, a private furnished balcony or terrace with hydro-tub, and an oversized room with sitting area. $237 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 1 Adult

$344 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 2 Adults

$526 Per Room Per Night All-Inclusive for 3 Adults


Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is an ADULTS ONLY property.

Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Lodging Information -

Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults and 1 Child or 2 Adults and 2 Children. If a room has 1 Adult and 2 Children, the first Child will be considered an Adult.

Ages 0-2 - Kids Stay Free
Ages 3-12 - $54 per child per day

Resort Credit Coupons - Guests staying at the resort will receive a total of $200 in Resort Coupons Per Room to be used towards SPA, Wine Bottles, and Romantic Dinners. This includes $40, $40, and $20 credits towards massage treatments - not combinable; four $10 credits towards Wine Bottle purchases - not combinable; as well as $40 and $20 credits towards Romantic Dinners - not combinable. Each coupon can be used once per visit and cannot be used in combination with other coupons.

Lodging Deposit -

Payment Terms: A deposit of 1-night is due at the time of booking. The full balance will be automatically charged 14-days prior to arrival date to the original credit card used when making your reservation. Please Note: The charges for this reservation will appear on your credit card statement as “AMRDirect, LLC”.

Please Note: The charges for this reservation will appear on your credit card statement as “AMRDirect, LLC”. or as stipulated in the contract.

Lodging Cancellation Policy - Reservations cancelled from the time the reservation is made until 4 days prior to arrival date will incur a fee of $50.00. Reservations cancelled within 3 days of arrival date will be charged a penalty of 3-night’s stay. No show reservations will be charged a penalty of 3-night’s stay.

Lodging Cancellation Policy for Secrets Royal Beach
Reservations cancelled from the time the reservation is made until 4 days prior to arrival date will incur a fee of $50.00. Reservations cancelled within 3 days of arrival date will be charged a penalty of 2-night’s stay. No show reservations will be charged a penalty of 2-night’s stay.

Airport Information - The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is located 12 miles from the Now Larimar Punta Cana and Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana.

Airport Transfers -

Dominican Airport Transfers - Offers two types of ground transportation with comfort and security from the Now Larimar and Secrets Royal Beach to the Punta Cana International Airport. For more information, please Click Here or call 1-352-693-5655.

Amstar DMC: Please Click Here to book your Amstar Transfers.

Travel Documents - Travel documents vary based on itinerary. It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire duration of their stay and have them available when necessary. Valid travel documents such as passports and Visas are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.

All guests must carry a valid passport. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date of travel. Guests are responsible to ensure validity dates of passport and to secure proper documentation for countries visited. Please consult your respective State Department or Foreign Ministry for specific Visa and entry requirements for countries scheduled on your travel itinerary. For U.S. citizens, further information can be found by visiting the Travel Website. Consult your healthcare professional for any inoculations you may require, or contact the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) toll-free at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or online at the CDC Website

Note: If your passport is lost or stolen on a trip, you could be denied entry into your home country. To avoid this issue, we recommend following some practical steps: Make two copies of your passport ID page – that’s the page with your picture, your date of birth, etc. This can be an image scan or hard copy. Give one copy to someone you trust – a friend, family member, or assistant – in case you need to contact them while on your trip. Keep the other copy with you. If it’s printed, put it in your carry-on (not your checked luggage – that could go missing). If it’s an electronic copy, make sure you have access to it when you leave the U.S. (on your mobile device, or in your e-mail, for example).

Parking - Self-parking is complimentary for all conference attendees.

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 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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