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Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics

December 15, 2017 - December 17, 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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Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics 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

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

Primary Care Update - Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Geriatric medical 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 Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics for primary care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge should improve attendees’ confidence in base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program 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 Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Geriatric 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

Atrial fibrillation: Practical Management, Monitoring, and Anticoagulation Options
Objectives: To understand the risk of thromboembolism in AF 2) To understand the importance of detecting asymptomatic AF in patients with stroke 3) To understand the device-detected AF - What to do? 4) To understand newer anticoagulants

Aortic Stenosis: An Old Disease with New Treatment Options
Objectives: 1) To understand the basic pathophysiology of AS 2) To understand the newer concepts in timing of valve replacement, role of stress testing, and biomarkers 3) To understand transcatheter aortic valve intervention: How is it done, how does it compare with surgical AVR, and whom to refer

Pulmonary Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Learn about etiology of pulmonary hypertension in adults 2) Learn about differentiating between pre-capillary and post-capillary pulmonary hypertension 3) Learn about methods of diagnosis and about new medical therapies for pulmonary hypertension 4) Discuss surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Office Management of Heart Failure: Focus on the Geriatric Population
Objectives: 1) To understand the specifics of diagnosis of CHF in the elderly 2) To understand the common causes of CHF exacerbation in geriatric populations 3) To understand the lifestyle modification and drug therapy of CHF with emphasis on the elderly

Office Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To understand the differentiating resistance from pseudoresistance 2) To understand the rational drug therapy of resistant hypertension 3) To understand the emerging non-pharmacological therapies for resistant hypertension, such as renal denervation

Common Thyroid Problems in Primary Care (Part 1)
Objectives: 1) Diagnose and manage Graves Disease 2) Differentiate between various forms of thyroiditis and develop management strategies 3) Apply consensus guidelines to the management of hypothyroidism

Common Thyroid Problems in Primary Care (Part 2)
Objectives: 1) Evaluate and treat thyroid disease complicating pregnancy 2) Evaluate a thyroid nodule in a cost effective manner 3) Analyze thyroid function laboratory tests

Therapeutic Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Objectives: 1) Understand the multiple defects in Type 2 Diabetes 2) Apply consensus guidelines to the choice of oral hypoglycemic agents 3) Develop a primary care plan to initiate insulin therapy

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Not Just for OB/GYN’s Anymore
Objectives: 1) Describe the current understanding of the pathogenesis of PCOS features 2) Identify at risk women and apply a cost effective evaluation 3) Tailor a therapeutic plan to the patient’s symptoms/wishes

Male Hypogonadism – What’s the Real Story?
Objectives: 1) Review androgen physiology and pathophysiology 2) Design a rationale, cost effective workup 3) Institute appropriate treatment with attention to risks of therapy

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) Know the effectiveness and adverse effect profile of commercially available medications 4) Develop a management strategy tailored to the individual circumstances of the patient 5) Know who, when and how to screen for osteoporosis

ONJ, Atypical Femoral Shaft Fractures and Long-Term Management of Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Recognize the possible long-term complications of medications 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 4) Know how to monitor the patient’s response to treatment

The Many Faces of Dementia
Objectives: 1) Recognize the difference between Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia 2) Appreciate the different presentations and clinical features of various types of dementia 3) Know the various stages of dementia 4) Develop a management strategy tailored to the individual needs of the patient

Acute Confusional States/Delirium
Objectives: 1) Know how to diagnose acute confusional states and identify the underlying cause(s) 2) Develop a management strategy tailored to the individual circumstances of the patient 3) Appreciate that in older people confusional states often have a multifactorial etiology

Repeated falls
Objectives: 1) Recognize factors maintaining equilibrium and controlling balance & 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

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
December 15, 2017 Omni San Francisco Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
December 16, 2017 Omni San Francisco Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
December 17, 2017 Omni San Francisco Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Omni San Francisco -

Lodging Reservations - For assistance with a lodging reservation, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031. We will contact the hotel, on your behalf, to verify if there are any available rooms & rates. We also have a list of other lodging options in the area.

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.

Additional Lodging Information - Rates are based on single or double occupancy. Additional guests 18 years or older sharing a room will be charged an additional $30 per person, per room, per night.

Child Policy: All guests 17 and under are considered children when booking a reservation. There is no minimum age to reserve or check in to the Omni San Francisco Hotel.

Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests per room per night.

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
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
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
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 December 15th, 16th, and 17th, 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 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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