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Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care

March 9, 2018 - March 11, 2018

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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Neurology and Psychiatry 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

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

Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered Neurology and Psychiatry 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 Neurology and Psychiatry 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 Neurology and Psychiatry 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

The Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk
Objectives: 1) Understand the factors that interfere with accurate recognition of suicide risk 2) Learn the risk factors for suicide 3) Learn the principles of, and strategies for, suicide assessment

Assessment and Management of Depression
Objectives: 1) Learn how to diagnose depression 2) Understand the downstream consequences of untreated depression 3) Learn practical treatment strategies for depression

Normal and Maladaptive Responses to Medical Illness
Objectives: 1) Understand a variety of coping strategies 2) Learn how people with certain personality styles react to having a medical illness or condition 3) Learn how to interact successfully with people who have difficult-to-manage personality traits or disorders

Psychopharmacology: Medical Complications of Psychotropics and Psychiatric Complications of Non-Psychiatric Drugs
Objectives: 1) Review the principles of pharmacology and to understand the mechanisms of drug-drug interactions 2) Learn the side effect profiles of antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anxiolytic drugs 3) Learn how to recognize and treat drug-induced syndromes

Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention of Delirium
Objectives: 1) Learn an approach to the recognition of altered mental status and delirium 2) Learn treatment strategies for delirium 3) Learn how delirium can be prevented

An Approach to the Patient with Memory Problems or Dementia
Objectives: 1) Learn about the epidemiology and phenomenology of dementia 2) Learn how to distinguish delirium from dementia 3) Learn how to manage the affective, behavioral, and cognitive problems associated with dementia

Stroke, Part I – An Evidence-Based Review of Risk Factors and Prevention
Objectives: 1) Recall risk factors and modification 2) Apply principles of localization to classify stroke subtypes 3) Recognize when to refer patients for carotid endarterectomy 4) Determine use of antiplatelets, warfarin, novel anticoagulants, and carotid endarterectomy

Stroke, Part II – An Evidence-Based Approach to TIA and Acute Stroke
Objectives: 1) Define TIA 2) Develop a protocol for evaluation and treatment of TIA and stroke 3) Apply risk stratification to evaluation of TIA 4) Apply inclusion criteria for thrombolysis and endovascular therapies

Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache
Objectives: 1) Differentiate between the five sub-types of chronic daily headaches 2) Assess the prevalence of medication overuse headaches in daily practice 3) Develop a plan for diet and non-pharmacologic strategies 4) Apply botulinum toxin, nerve blocks, prophylactic therapies to chronic migraine

An Approach to the Dizzy Patient
Objectives: 1) Define common presentations of dizziness 2) Describe the pathophysiology of vertigo and nystagmus 3) Apply bedside techniques to distinguish dizziness subtypes 4) Learn and Apply a potentially curative treatment for benign positional vertigo

Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Define the spectrum of neuropathic signs, symptoms, and causes 2) Develop an approach to bedside examination 3) Discuss the mechanism of neuropathic pain 4) Use drug and non-drug therapies

Libby Zion’s Lesson: Serotonin Syndrome and P450 Drug Interactions
Objectives: 1) Define the clinical features of common drug interactions 2) List the features of serotonin syndrome and distinguish from other neurologic drug toxicities 3) Recognize potential drug interactions and determine how to predict them 4) Apply a simple clinical algorithm for anticipating and avoiding drug interactions

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
March 9, 2018 Fairmont Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
March 10, 2018 Fairmont Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
March 11, 2018 Fairmont Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa -

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 January 23, 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 contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 1-858-566-1500.

Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Accommodations - Known as the authentic Wine Country spa and golf resort, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers accommodations and amenities to suit every taste. Rooms at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn feature: flat screen TV with cable and in-room pay movies, alarm clock-radio, Honor bars, plush terry bathrobes with Sensi bath sandals for use during your stay, generous sized terry bath towels, down comforters, in-room safes, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, ceiling fans, wireless high speed internet access available throughout the resort (complimentary to members of Fairmont President’s Club), telephone with voice mail, Fairmont featured Le Labo amenities, mini-bar refrigerator, and air-conditioning.

Bedding: 1 King, 1 Queen, or 2 Queen Beds, Based on Availability

Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability.

Fairmont Room - This charming, 259 sq. ft. newly renovated Fairmont room is located in the main building and captures the flavor of the Wine Country lodging through a Provence-style decor and beautifully redone tile and marble baths. These rooms offer Garden, courtyard, or surrounding neighborhood views. Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$299 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Deluxe Room - Deluxe Rooms are 368 sq. ft and offer beautiful garden views. These rooms are a marriage of urban luxury meets California relaxed elegance, modern sophistication and a transitional mix of styles combined with Wine Country sophistication. King-bedded rooms feature a generous double-sized walk-in shower, while the two Queen-bedded rooms showcase a shower/bathtub combination. Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$349 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Deluxe Fireplace Room - Deluxe Fireplace Rooms are 368 sq. ft. and offer a transitional mix of styles combined with Wine Country sophistication to create handsome accommodations of timeless elegance. All Deluxe Fireplace Rooms feature a wood-burning fireplace. In addition, King-bedded luxury hotel rooms feature a generous double-sized walk-in shower, while two Queen-bedded rooms showcase a shower/bathtub combination. Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$379 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Junior Suite - Wine Country Junior Suites are a spacious 500 sq. ft., and welcoming with a warm and delightful ambiance. Featuring fireplaces surrounded by marble and large comfortable sitting areas with plush couches and chairs, these suites also include stunning marble and limestone bathrooms with a Jacuzzi tub for two and separate shower. Lighting is dimmer-controlled for just the right atmosphere. A dining table and chairs for two, writing desk, ceiling fan and wide-blade plantation shutters complete the rooms' amenities. Most luxury suites also have balconies or patios. Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$479 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Other Room Categories Based on Availability and Rates - You can reserve other room categories not contracted based on availability and rates as follows:

Mission Suite
Mission Suites are 550 sq. ft. and offer beautiful garden views. They are the signature suites of The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, the most romantic luxury hotel suites in Sonoma Valley, and are ideal for couples. Having been renovated in 2012 the Inn's Mission Suites offer an open floor plan, featuring a two-person oversized jacuzzi tub, centrally located between a four poster king size bed and working fireplace. The suites have a separate seating area, complete with a sofa bed and chair in front of the fireplace. All suites feature patios or balconies with French doors, arched doorways and Saltillo tile accents. The suites offer beautifully appointed bathrooms with separate showers.

$579 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Additional Room Information - There is no extra charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share the room with their parents.

Additional Guests (Ages 19 and up) Sharing the Room: $50 Per Night

Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults Per Room

Resort Fee - The resort fee is waived for MCE Conferences attendees and offer the following amenities: Unlimited basic internet access in guest rooms and resort public areas- wireless and wired, local and toll-free telephone calls, complimentary self-parking, on-site shuttle service to Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma Golf Club (based on availability), sparkling wine arrival, Wine Country welcome bottle of wine (in-room), daily lobby wine tasting (4:30 pm - 5:30 pm), complimentary coffee and tea daily in the lobby (6:00 am – 11:00 am), access to hotel pool (excluding Willow Stream Spa), docent-led daily hikes (please refer to Seasonal Activity Guide for a complete schedule and hike descriptions), daily fitness classes (please refer to Seasonal Activity Guide for complete schedule), nightly turndown service complete with bottled waters, business kiosk access (boarding pass printing and internet access), bike and golf club storage, lobby newspaper service – San Francisco Chronicle and Sonoma Index Tribune, and complimentary access to thousands of newspapers & magazines including the USA Today, The Washington Post, etc. Via Press Reader.

Lodging Deposit - A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Balance due to the hotel upon arrival.

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.

Parking - Self-parking is complimentary for MCE Conferences Attendees.

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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