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Dermatology for Primary Care

November 3, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Caribbean Island St. Maarten, Phillipsburg - The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa

St. Maarten is Caribbean's most exciting destination! If you appreciate gourmet food, world class duty free shopping, vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches, year-round warm climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a Caribbean twist, Sint Maarten (Dutch) - Saint Martin (French) is for you! There are countless things to do on the island or catch a local ferry for a day trip to the islands of St. Barts and Anguilla. The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten is an island treasure located on the Dutch side of the island. Nestled into a lush hillside and fronted by beautiful Dawn Beach. The resort features: Hibiscus Spa, Westin Workout Fitness, Studio, Casino and so much more!


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Dermatology for 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

Dermatology for Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered dermatology medical issues, 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 Dermatology 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 Dermatology 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

Avoiding Mistakes in Dermatology
Objectives: 1) Identify the common mistakes made in dermatology 2) Develop strategies to avoid these mistakes 3) Improve the diagnosis and treatment of common dermatology conditions

Dermatitis
Objectives: 1) Identify common types of dermatitis and differentiate these entities from clinical look-a-likes 2) Discuss the use of KOH preparation and patch test for diagnosing dermatitis 3) Describe how to choose the correct topical steroid treatment for various types of dermatitis

Acne with Case Studies
Objectives: 1) Describe the use of topical and systemic treatments for acne 2) Discuss how to individualize acne treatment for patients by type of acne and severity 3) Describe how to do acne injections and acne surgery 4) Discuss the risks and benefits of isotretinoin in acne

Psoriasis with Case Studies
Objectives: 1) Describe the different types of psoriasis along with their distinguishing features 2) Discuss how to collect clues for the clinical diagnosis of psoriasis 3) Compare treatment options for psoriasis

Facial Rashes
Objectives: 1) Recognize different types of facial rashes 2) Distinguish rosacea and seborrhea from other causes of red rashes on the face 3) Identify the systemic diseases that cause facial rashes

Surprise Unknowns
Objectives: 1) Recognize dermatology cases by pattern recognition 2) Discuss when and how to biopsy unknown rashes 3) Recognize various rashes and determine their etiology

Lotions, Potions and Pills
Objectives: 1) Review frequently used vehicles 2) Management of dry skin 3) Become familiar with different topical agents 3) Review systemic medications used for dermatological diseases

Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
Objectives: 1) Review benign and malignant skin lesions 2) Review melanoma and treatment options 3) Review non-melanoma skin cancers and treatment options

Cosmetic Dermatology
Objectives: 1) Review the uses of botulinum toxin and complications 2) Review the indications and complications of fillers and acid peels 3) Understand the physics of lasers and treatment 4) Review body dysmorphic syndrome

Viruses, Vectors and the Vanquished
Objectives: 1) Review common viruses that affect the skin 2) Review emerging vector-borne viruses 3) Review skin diseases seen in HIV infected patients

Bacteria, Tropical Dermatology and Parasites (including infestations)
Objectives: 1) To review common bacteria infections and their management 2) To familiarize practitioners with dermatological souvenirs brought back from tropical vacations 3) To manage skin infestations

Hair, Nails and Pigment
Objectives: 1) To review common causes of hair loss, appropriate investigations and Rx options 2) To manage hirsute patients 3) To review common nail problems and 4) To manage problems of irregular pigmentation

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
November 3, 2017 Westin Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Dermatology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
November 4, 2017 Westin Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Dermatology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
November 5, 2017 Westin Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Dermatology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Westin St Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa -

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 September 19, 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.

-Once above page is loaded, scroll down

-Click on the “Book Now” option beneath the MCE logo

-On the Flexible Dates tab confirm that the “Special Rate: MCECONF” option is selected above the calendar

-Select your preferred dates of travel on the calendar

-Select “Continue” beneath the calendar to view available discounted MCE room categories

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 - Westin St. Maarten rooms include WiFi, spa/fitness, a family room, and air conditioning.

Resort View Guest Room - Offers a view of the entrance of the hotel. The Resort View Guest Rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors have a view of the island’s hillside, flanked with vibrant floral colors. All ground floor rooms have a patio area and the 2nd and 3rd floor rooms have a balcony.

Bedding: One King or Two Double Beds

Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room, Per Night
Dermatology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$165 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Oceanfront Guest Room - The Oceanfront Guest Rooms offer a view of the infinity pool area and Dawn Beach. All ground floor rooms have a patio area and the 2nd and 3rd floor rooms have a balcony.

Bedding: One King or Two Double Beds

Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room, Per Night
Dermatology for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$195 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Other Room Categories Based on Availability and Rates - You can reserve other room categories not contracted based on availability and rates as follows:


One Bedroom Oceanfront Suite
Offering a view of Dawn Beach, the One-Bedroom Oceanfront Suites are located on the 1st through the 3rd floors of the resort. This suite has one King bed, as well as a separate sitting area. These suites do not offer kitchenettes.

$599 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests Per Room, Per Night


Two Bedroom Oceanfront Suite
Located on the 1st through the 3rd floors of the hotel and offering a view of the infinity pool area as well as Dawn Beach. This suite contains a furnished parlour/living room with a kitchenette, wet bar, sofa bed and an executive conference table with oversized chairs. There is one king sized bed in each room.

$699 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests Per Room, Per Night


Two Bedroom Oceanview Condominium
A two-bedroom/two-bathroom condo copmlete with kitchen, laundry, and living room.

$499 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests Per Room, Per Night


Two Bedroom Oceanfront Presidential Suite
Located on the 1st through the 3rd floors of the hotel and offering a view of the infinity pool area as well as of Dawn Beach. The parlor area/living room is furnished complete with a kitchenette, wet bar, executive conference table with oversized chairs, a sofa bed and a full bathroom. In this suite there is one king sized bed and two double beds in the other bedroom.

$999 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Maximum Occupancy: 8 Guests Per Room, Per Night

Additional Lodging Information - All guest room rates are subject to a 20% government tax and hotel service charge. The hotel service charge includes porterage and maid gratuities. Room rates are in US Dollars.

Resort Fee The resort fee at the Westin St. Maarten is $5 per room per day and includes: Guest room internet, in-room safe, unlimited local calls, use of the beach chairs and beach towels, unlimited use of the health club, sauna, Jacuzzi, and steam facilities in the Hibiscus Spa.

Lodging Deposit - A 2-night deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Remaining 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 info@mceconferences.com by the dates stated above.

Airport Information - Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is located approximately 35 minutes from The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa.

Airport Transportation -

Taxi Service - Rates are fixed both from the airport and from the ferry dock in Marigot; ask before you hop in.

Shuttle Service - To book your shuttle service please Click Here

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 - Complimentary parking is available for all 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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