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Infectious Diseases for Primary Care

September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017

San Francisco, California - Omni Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco – the jewel of California, the Omni San Francisco Hotel offers modern amenities in a boutique ambience due to its Florentine Renaissance architecture. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics and Austrian crystal chandeliers. This beautiful downtown hotel is located right on the cable car line and is only a short walk to Union Square, the San Francisco neighborhood that has become a mecca for high-end shopping and art galleries.


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Infectious Diseases for Primary Care 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 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

Infectious Diseases for Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered in Infectious Diseases related 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 Infectious Diseases 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 Infectious Diseases.

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

Clostridium Difficile
Objectives: 1) Review epidemiology, clinical presentation and diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections 2) Provide updated treatment strategies for treatment of C. difficile infections

Infective Endocarditis
Objectives: 1) Discuss current epidemiology and microbiology of infective endocarditis 2) Present information regarding diagnostic approaches to infective endocarditis 3) Provide an update on recommendations regarding treatment and prophylaxis for infective endocarditis

Mimics of Infectious Diseases
Objectives: 1) To review several representative case-based presentations which MAY or MAY NOT be due to an infectious disease

Primary Care Infectious Diseases Part 1
Objectives: 1) Apply the latest guideline recommendations for management of selected respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and sexually transmitted infections

Fever and Rash
Objectives: 1) Provide a basic overview of the approach to fever and rash 2) Review associations between compromised host defenses and infectious agents that can cause fever and rash 3) Highlight several fever and rash emergencies in a case-based format

Primary Care Infectious Diseases Part 2
Objectives: 1) Apply the latest guideline recommendations for management of selected respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and sexually transmitted infections

CNS Infections
Objectives: 1) Discuss the approach to diagnosis and treatment of various CNS infections 2) Case-based discussions of meningitis and encephalitis

Interactive Infectious Disease Cases
Objectives: 1) Go through several ID cases and discuss approaches to differential diagnosis, specific diagnosis, and management of various infectious diseases

HIV 101
Objectives: 1) Understand which patients should be tested for HIV 2) Recognize which HIV patients should be offered treatment 3) Explore opportunistic infections associated with AIDS 4) Recognize DHHS preferred antiretrovirals

Common Curbside Consultation in Infectious Diseases
Objectives: 1) Discuss commonly asked questions to infectious disease providers 2) Review questions regarding Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, Zika virus, CA-MRSA, and rabies

Infectious Diseases Jeopardy
Objectives: 1) Discuss case studies in an interactive format regarding bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections 2) Help with the ID section of internal medicine board review 3) Use case-based format to arrive at focused differential diagnosis with respect to various infectious diseases

Antibiotics 101
Objectives: 1) Discuss various classes of antibiotics and indications 2) Discuss newer agents mostly, but not exclusively, targeted against MRSA 3) Review various trends in antimicrobial resistance

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
September 1, 2017 Omni San Francisco Conference Center
Conference
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:50 PM Infectious Diseases for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
September 2, 2017 Omni San Francisco Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Infectious Diseases for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
September 3, 2017 Omni San Francisco Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Infectious Diseases for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Omni San Francisco -

Lodging Reservations - For availability and rates please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 or at info@mceconferences.com.

Lodging Deposit - A first night’s 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 - San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO) is located 14 Miles from the Omni Hotel, Oakland Airport (OAK) is located 19 miles from the Omni Hotel, and San Jose International Airport (SJC) is located 46 miles from the Omni Hotel.

Airport Transportation -

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Taxi: Approximately $45 per way (varies due to traffic)
BART: $8.10 per person one way (Montgomery stop is located 6 blocks from the hotel)
Super Shuttle: $17 one way


From Oakland Airport (OAK)
Taxi: Approximately $70 per way
BART: $3.80 per person one way + $3 shuttle ride from the airport to BART (Montgomery stop is 6 blocks away
Super Shuttle: $27 one way (available 24 hours)


From San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Taxi: Approximately $65 per way (varies due to traffic)
BART: $3.80 per person one way + $3 shuttle ride from the airport to BART ((Montgomery stop is located 6 blocks from the hotel)
Super Shuttle: $27 one way


Parking - The overnight valet rate for MCE attendees staying onsite will be discounted to $45 per night. Any attendees driving in for the conference will be offered discounted parking at $25 per day for up to 5 hours total on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, in order to attend the conference.

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

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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