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Past Conference October 2017: Emergencies in Primary Care

October 6, 2030 - October 8, 2030

Sedona/Grand Canyon, Arizona - Poco Diablo Resort

The gateway to the Grand Canyon, Sedona is often called Red Rock Country and is a four seasons playground for everyone - whether you're into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, Arizona, is all about fun-filled activities and taking advantage of the many things to see and do in the Sedona area. Whether it is shopping at famous T’laquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, perusing the many art galleries, experiencing the vortexes, taking a scenic drive up Oak Creek Canyon or a day trip to Grand Canyon, visiting the historic mining town of Jerome, seeing the ancient Sinagua cliff dwellings, or exploring over 200 miles of trails in the Coconino National Forest.

Past Conference October 2017: Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
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
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Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals


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

Emergencies in Primary Care

Management of emergencies is an integral part of primary care. Being first contact care providers general practitioners may encounter any type of emergency. Acute attacks of asthma, myocardial infarction, anaphylactic shock, hypoglycemic coma, convulsions, head injuries and trauma are some of the common emergencies encountered by primary care clinicians. Updated knowledge, communication and procedural skills, trained paramedical staff, necessary equipment and medications and appropriate practice organization are vital to provide optimum care which may even save lives of patients.

Target Audience
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Emergencies in the primary care setting.

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.

Topics and Objectives

Deadly Headaches Disorders You Can't Miss!
Objectives: 1) Review red flag features of deadly headaches including carbon monoxide, meningitis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, and malignancy 2) Describe historical, physical exam and diagnostic test findings that secure the diagnosis 3) Review treatment protocols with attention to close contacts

Orthopaedic Emergencies for the Primary Care Physician
Objectives: 1) Review common orthopaedic emergencies that can present to a PCP including compartment syndrome, septic joint, high pressure injection injuries, open fractures, fight bites 2) Describe historic and physical exam pearls to make the diagnosis 3) Review referral criteria and initial treatment option

Elder Abuse – Are you missing the chance to help!
Objectives: 1) Describe the different forms of elder abuse and neglect 2) Review several screening tools available to help recognize elder abuse 3) Review resources available to seniors and their families

Catastrophic Causes of Neck Pain
Objectives: 1) Review causes of neck pain that can lead to paralysis or permanent injury including vertebral artery dissection/aneurysm, herniated disc, meningitis, epidural abscess, fractures 2) Review historical and physical exam red flags

Busted! Common Myths in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review common myths and the reasons why they started including penicillin and cephalosporins, iodine seafood and contrast, epinephrine in fingers/toes, antibiotics for strep throat 2) Highlight how continuing these myths can compromise patient care

Modern Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)
Objectives: 1) Review the signs and symptoms of MTBI 2) Discuss several diagnostic tools that can help make the diagnosis 3) Review the management of MTBI including the involvement of specialists 4) Review return to play/work guidelines

Syncope Killers You Don't Wanna Miss!
Objectives: 1) Identify emergent conditions that can present with syncope 2) Recognize ECG findings for syncope that warrant ED referral 3) Discuss the utility of orthostatic vital signs in syncope

Numbers Game: What to Do When the Blood Pressure is Too High
Objectives: 1) Differentiate between a hypertensive emergency and asymptomatic hypertension 2) Discuss the dangers of acute management of asymptomatic hypertension 3) Identify which patients need emergent referral

Endocrine Emergencies You Thought You Knew
Objectives: 1) Describe atypical presentations of diabetes mellitus 2) Illustrate diagnostic challenges of thyrotoxicosis and myxedema coma 3) Discuss adrenal insufficiency and its management

Devious Abdominal Disasters
Objectives: 1) Describe subtle presentations of abdominal emergencies 2) Underline important history and physical exam findings in abdominal emergencies 3) Illustrate the diagnostic challenges in the elderly with abdominal pain

Aortic Dissection: Subtle Presentations of a Ticking Time Bomb
Objectives: 1) Discuss the diagnostic challenges of aortic dissection 2) Identify atypical presentations of aortic dissection 3) Underline important history and physical exam findings to help make the diagnosis

Deadly Back Pain You Don't Wanna Miss!
Objectives: 1) Discuss red flags to look for in the evaluation of patients with back pain 2) Identify some dangerous diagnoses that can present with back pain, such as cauda equina, metastases, and epidural abscess

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
October 6, 2017 Poco Diablo Conference Center
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:50 PM Past Conference October 2017: Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
October 7, 2017 Poco Diablo Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:00 AM - 11:20 AM Past Conference October 2017: Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
October 8, 2017 Poco Diablo Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:00 AM - 11:20 AM Past Conference October 2017: Emergencies in Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
Poco Diablo Resort -

Lodging Reservations -

Please Note: At this time there are no rooms available at the Poco Diablo Resort on Saturday night. We will contact the hotel, on your behalf, to verify if there are any cancellations allowing new availability. We also have a list of other lodging options in the surrounding area. Please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 or at

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 by the dates stated above.

Hotel Fees & Amenities - Room rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees, which are currently 13.4%

Resort Fee: $15 per night per room.

Amenities: Complimentary High-Speed WiFi, Room Service 7:00 am - 10:00 pm daily, 24-hour front desk, full concierge, handicap facilities, health club, laundry service, lounge, maid service, oversized rooms, rollaway beds, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, the Spa at Poco Diablo, four tennis courts, nine-hole golf course, bike rentals, T. Carl’s Restaurant.

Additional Information - Room rates are based on single or double occupancy.

Maximum Occupancy: 4 adults per guest room

Additional Adults: $20 per person 18 years or older

Airport Information - The resort is located approximately 122 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Airport Transportation -

Arizona Shuttle: Please call (800)888-2749 or Click Here

Private Car Service: Please call (480)837-8577 or Click Here

AAA/Yellow Cab: Please call (480)888-8888 or Click Here

Parking - Poco Diablo Resort offers complimentary parking for all conference attendees.

Car Rental - To make your discounted car rental reservation, please click on the following links:

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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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