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Infectious Diseases for Primary Care

November 10, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Savannah, Georgia - Hyatt Regency

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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 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

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

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

Community Acquired Respiratory Infections in Adults – From Common Cold to Pneumonia
Objectives: 1) Recognize when to prescribe antibiotics for adults with rhinosinusitis and pharyngitis 2) Understand the evidence basis for current guidelines for non-antibiotic treatment modalities for respiratory infections 3) Familiarize with risk assessment and treatment algorithms for community acquired pneumonia in adults

Infectious Diarrhea and C. diff Infection
Objectives: 1) Learn the differential diagnosis, evaluation, and management of infectious diarrhea 2) Familiarize with the emerging epidemiology of C. diff infection 3) Old and new treatment modalities for acute and recurrent C. diff infection

Urinary Tract Infections
Objectives: 1) Learn to diagnose different urinary tract infection syndromes 2) List management guidelines for UTI and asymptomatic bacteriuria 3) Review evaluation and management of challenging UTI cases and UTI with resistant organisms

HIV Update for Primary Care Providers
Objectives: 1) Review the current epidemiology of HIV-infection in the US 2) Review HIV prevention recommendations for PCPs, including Pre Exposure Prophylaxis 3) Understand HIV testing modalities and their interpretation 4) Familiarize with antiretroviral therapy drugs and drug- interactions relevant to the PCP

Viral Hepatitis A-E with an Emphasis on C
Objectives: 1) Review acute and chronic viral hepatitis syndromes and when to screen for them 2) Participants will be able to interpret laboratory testing for hepatitis B and hepatitis C 3) Review recent advances and challenges in treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C

May I Ask You a Question – Infectious Diseases Curbsides
Objectives: 1) Provide a review of common infectious diseases questions by primary providers to infectious diseases that are not covered by this course 2) Understand how to interpret tests for latent tuberculosis in adults, familiarize with the current endocarditis prevention guidelines, learn how to assess adults with a possible rabies exposure, know how to answer questions about a potential listeria exposure in pregnancy

Adult Immunizations
Objectives: 1) Understand general principles of immunizations 2) Understand the common misconceptions about immunization practices 3) Describe indications and side effects of adult immunizations

Tick-Borne Diseases
Objectives: 1) Understand the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of the common tick-borne diseases in the United States 2) Understand the management of a tick bite 3) Understand the origin of the controversies regarding the diagnosis and management of Lyme disease

Meningitis: Approach to the Disease and Commonly Asked Questions
Objectives: 1) Distinguish normal from abnormal cerebrospinal fluid 2) Understand the common management concerns regarding meningitis such as: the need for CT scanning prior to a lumbar puncture, the role of steroids, the initial selection of antibiotics, and the management of partial treatment meningitis 3) Evaluate a patient with the clinical syndrome of aseptic meningitis

Epidemics in the News: Zika, Ebola, Chikungunya, Dengue, SARS, Measles, Pertussis
Objectives: Review for active epidemics 1) the epidemiology 2) the clinical presentation 3) the diagnosis and management

ID emergencies
Objectives: Review the 1) recognition 2) diagnosis and 3) management of infectious disease emergencies

STI's
Objectives: 1) Understand the clinical manifestations of the common STI's 2) Understand the diagnosis and treatment of the common STI's 3) Understand the syndromic approach to genital ulcers, urethritis, and vaginitis

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 10, 2017 Hyatt Regency Conference Center
Conference
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:20 PM Infectious Diseases for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
November 11, 2017 Hyatt Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Infectious Diseases for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
November 12, 2017 Hyatt Regency 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
       
Hyatt Regency Savannah -

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 26, 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. 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 - Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Savannah include a mini-fridge, turndown available upon request, coffeemaker, flat-screen TV with Netflix/Hulu streaming, Voicemail, Individual climate control, Iron & ironing board, and In-room safe.

Standard Guest Room - Each spacious hotel room features extraordinary atrium views, and one King or two Double Hyatt Grand Beds™ with sumptuous linens over a plush pillow-top mattress.

Bedding: One King or Two Double Beds

Single or Double Occupancy: $189 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Triple Occupancy: $214 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Quadruple Occupancy: $239 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Infectious Diseases for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

City View Guest Room - Each spacious hotel room features extraordinary historic district views, and one King or two Double Hyatt Grand Beds™ with sumptuous linens over a plush pillow-top mattress. Private balconies based on availability.

Bedding: One King or Two Double Beds

Single or Double Occupancy: $219 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Triple Occupancy: $244 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Quadruple Occupancy: $269 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Infectious Diseases for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Riverview Guest Room - Each spacious hotel room features extraordinary Savannah River views, and one King or two Double Hyatt Grand Beds™ with sumptuous linens over a plush pillow-top mattress. Private balconies based on availability.

Bedding: One King or Two Double Beds

Single or Double Occupancy: $239 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Triple Occupancy: $264 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Quadruple Occupancy: $289 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Infectious Diseases for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Lodging Information - Room rates are subject to applicable state, local, and occupancy taxes, currently 13%, plus an additional $1 local tax and a $5 per night flat hotel/motel occupancy tax.

Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room Per Night.
Children (Ages 0-17): Children under 18 years stay free when sharing a room with an adult.

Lodging Deposit - A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Balance 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 - The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is located approximately 10 miles from the Hyatt Regency Savannah.

Airport Transportation - To make your airport transfer reservation, please use the following links:

Taxi Service: MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi to get from the airport to your hotel. Follow signs at the airport for ground transportation and taxi service. Taxi fare from the Savannah International Airport (SAV) is approximately $28, $5 for additional passengers.

Kshuttle - For more information or to book a shuttle reservation, please call (877)243-2050 or Click Here

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 trip, guests will need to book each way separately.

Additionally, to help you get around Savannah during your stay, the following options offer convenient, local transportation:
Chatham Area Transit (CAT) is the local transit system. Each CAT fare costs you $1.50 and if you have to transfer buses, you will have to purchase another fare on the second bus for $1.50.

Downtown Shuttle: Complimentary shuttle service offering transportation throughout the Savannah Historic District.

Parking - Overnight underground valet parking is available at a discounted rate of $25 per night for MCE Conferences attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. For attendees staying offsite, discounted valet parking is available at $15 per day for a max of 5 hours during the hours of the program on November 10th, 11th, and 12th.

Self-parking is available at a nearby City of Savannah garage. Full in/out privileges as much as needed. Self-parking is also available in the Whitaker Street Garage at $16 per night. In/out privileges do not apply.

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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