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Clinician and Patient Wellness Program Series

October 26, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Napa Valley/Sonoma Wine Country, California - Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Known as the authentic Wine Country spa and golf resort, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa features an 18-hole championship golf course and a world-renowned 40,000 square-foot spa. Experience the ultimate elegant oasis at this resort, blessed by natural mineral hot springs in the Sonoma Valley. Larger than the other Wine Country resorts in the area, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn contains 226 guest rooms on its 11 acre campus. The resort features a large swimming pool fed with hot water from the hot springs, a poolside cafe, full-service spa and health club, tennis courts, a wine bar, as well as fine dining with complimentary afternoon wine tastings from 4:30 - 5:30 pm daily. Enjoy the heart of Wine Country California, with accommodations and amenities to suit every taste.


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Clinician and Patient Wellness Program Series 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

Clinician and Patient Wellness Program Series

How much does our lifestyle contribute to illness and disability? And what is precisely a healthy lifestyle? We all know that eating properly, exercising daily, and other important aspects of our daily life play a very important role in our health and well-being. But the specifics are more difficult to understand. We are confused about which diet or exercise is best for us, the proper level of stress or sex, and we are at a loss sometimes on how to motivate ourselves and patients to making changes in lifestyle. This confusion and lack of a clear vision, has encouraged MCE Conferences to inform healthcare professionals, who will then help inform their patients about the importance of a proper lifestyle in the prevention and management of diseases. This CME Conference will assist healthcare professionals in improving their knowledge of nutritional choices and lifestyle modification. Become a healthy and happy healthcare professional, and be a role model to your patients. Teach them by example how to make healthy choices about their lifestyle. Successful completion of this interactive program should increase confidence in diagnostic skills, prescribing the most accurate and effective course of treatment and follow-up care, for improved patient outcomes.

This confusion and lack of a clear vision, has encouraged MCE Conferences to inform healthcare professionals, who will then help inform their patients about the importance of a proper lifestyle in the prevention and management of diseases. This CME Conference will assist healthcare professionals in improving their knowledge of nutritional choices and lifestyle modification. Become a healthy and happy healthcare professional, and be a role model to your patients. Teach them by example how to make healthy choices about their lifestyle.

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered clinician and patient wellness 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 clinician and patient wellness issues, 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 clinician and patient outcomes.

Target Audience
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about nutrition, obesity, diabetes, mindfulness, communication, and how to prevent burnout.

Topics and Objectives

Appetite Regulation and Weight Set Point
Objectives: 1) Better understanding of the different hormones that regulated appetite 2) Why so difficult to maintain weight loss 3) Brain and gut communication

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treat Obesity
Objectives: 1) Obesity is a chronic disease 2) Nutrition and lifestyle interventions 3) Learn about the different dietary approaches to treat obesity 4) Importance of physical activity on weight loss interventions 5) Psychological factors

Medications to Treat Obesity
Objectives: 1) Have clear understanding of the medications FDA approved for weight loss 2) Understand pros and cons 3) Learn about what medications should be avoided when treating a patient with obesity 4) Identify alternative therapies

The Role of Bariatric Surgery in Treating Obesity and Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Review of indications for bariatric surgery 2) Different types of procedures 3) Presurgical and follow up

Approach to Diabetes Therapy by Treating Patient’s Obesity
Objectives: 1) Learn how to treat T2D by addressing the weight 2) Learn how to diabetes medications work and their impact on weight gain

Diet and the Microbiome
Objectives: 1) Increase awareness of the research: what we know and what we don’t 2) Understand how the microbiome fits into overall health 3) The microbiome and diseases inflammation: is this the missing key?

Gastrointestinal Disease and the Microbiome: The Guts and Bolts
Objectives: 1) Increase understanding of dietary approaches towards improving pain, bloating, dyspepsia, urgency, diarrhea and constipation 2) Understand the science behind diet and IBD 3) Learn the components of a gut-friendly diet

Reading the Lipid Profile: How to Choose the Correct Foods for Treatment
Objectives: 1) Examine cases and learn to match nutrition recommendations to clinical goals 2) Learn eating patterns that target cardiovascular disease 3) Review the current lifestyle updates to AHA guidelines

The Changing Food Environment: Pervasive Influences
Objectives: 1) Myths and mysteries: if it’s good for you, it probably tastes bad 2) Understand hedonic and homeostatic appetites 3) Discover the insidious incentives of marketing

The Best Diets for Weight Loss and Other Nutrition Enigmas
Objectives: 1) Follow a variety of patients to learn what went wrong and what went right 2) Identify the salient features of nutritional balance vis-à-vis patient goals 3) Increase your understanding of the psychology behind dietary change 4) Deconstruct dietary preference of patterns dictated by tastes, temperatures, and textures

Defining the Impact of Healthcare Provider Burnout - Personal and Organizational Causes and Effects
Objectives: 1) Define burnout and identify contributing factors 2) Review evidence base for consequences of workplace stress on provider wellness and patient outcomes 3) Introduce evidence-based methods to reduce burnout and improve patient care

Turning the Tide on Healthcare Provider Burnout - Practical Suggestions for Assessment and Intervention
Objectives: 1) Review specific methods for burnout assessment and intervention 2) Delineate specific steps to implement evidence-based methods to prevent burnout 3) Review practices that promote culture changes for a healthier workplace and better patient outcomes

Training for Resilience – Mindfulness as the Antidote to Stress
Objectives: 1) Delineate the psychological factors that compound the effects of stress 2) Define mindfulness and describe how mindfulness interventions attenuate stress reactions 3) Review benefits of mindfulness practice, including increased resilience, improved mental focus, increased capacity for emotion-regulation, a more sustainable sense of compassion, and an increased flexibility to meet challenges created by workloads, deadlines and interpersonal challenges

Narrative Medicine – Co-creating Stories of Hope and Healing
Objectives: 1) Introduce basic principles of Narrative Medicine 2) Discuss benefits of narrative approaches for providers and patients 3) Practice writing and sharing a narrative about patient care

From Denial to Dancing – Motivating Health Behavior Change
Objectives: 1) Define Transtheoretical Model of Change and develop realistic expectations for changes in health behavior 2) Increase providers’ ability to enhance client motivation and readiness for change 3) Increase providers’ ability to ask effective, change-generating open questions 4) Improve comfort with developing collaborative change goals and supporting patient autonomy

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 26, 2017 Fairmont Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Clinician and Patient Wellness Program Series CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
October 27, 2017 Fairmont Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Clinician and Patient Wellness Program Series CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
October 28, 2017 Fairmont Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 12:50 PM Clinician and Patient Wellness Program Series CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa -

Lodging Reservations - Please contact our office for room avaiability and rates at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

Lodging Cancellation - 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 following airports are located near the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa:

San Francisco International (SFO)
Distance: 56.3 miles
Time: 1 hour 18 minutes

Oakland International (OAK)
Distance: 56.6 miles
Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

Sacramento International (SMF)
Distance: 76.4 miles
Time: 1 hour 26 mins

Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Distance: 36.0 miles
Time: 47 minutes

San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Distance: 84.7 miles
Time: 1 hour 37 minutes

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

Sonoma Taxi: 707-889-1266 Click Here

Napa Airporter: 707-252-1900 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 Groundlink trip, guests will need to book each way separately.

Car Rentals - We highly recommend renting a car when visiting wine country. There are many wonderful things to do and visit in this region and taxis can be costly. MCE Conferences offers discount car rentals for all attendees. Rates are valid seven days before and after conference dates. 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.

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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