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Past Program August 2017 - Primary Care Review

August 3, 2080 - August 5, 2080

Vancouver, Canada - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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Past Program August 2017 - Primary Care Review 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
Type Price



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

Primary Care Review

The Internal Medicine conference is designed to provide physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants involved in Primary Care with evidence-based information on commonly encountered office dilemmas and suggest current approaches to clinical management. The conference will present and critically assess recent advances and key topics in Internal Medicine to enhance the knowledge and competence of Primary Care attendees.

Target Audience
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Internal Medicine issues.

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

10 Things We Can Do to Protect our Elderly Patients
Objectives: 1) Understand how to use anticoagulants safely in the elderly 2) Understand the important role of PT in many different common problems in the elderly 3) Recognize the different way infectious present in the elderly

Hard to Treat Headaches
Objectives: 1) Recognize when to do neuroimaging for people with headaches 2) Recognize the different variants of migraine headaches seen in day to day practice 3) Understand how to best treat migraine headaches

Drug Interactions and Side Effects
Objectives: 1) Identify possible drug interactions in the use of common drugs 2) Recognize the common and serious drug interactions with warfarin 3) Identify the common side effects seen with quinolones

Medical Myths
Objectives: 1) Recognize medical myths 2) Understand why medical myths occur 3) Understand why medical myths persist despite evidence against them

Dermatology Pearls in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Identify and know the causes of erythema multiforme 2) Recognize the cutaneous manifestations of hepatitis C 3) Recognize the different patterns that help with diagnosis of groin rashes

Pearl Diving – My Favorite Medicine Pearls Over 25 Years of Practice
Objectives: 1) Recognize the acute presentation of sarcoid (Lofgren’s syndrome) 2) Recognize when a COPD exacerbation is really a PE 3) Understand the benefit of using steroids as an adjuvant treatment of cellulitis

Smoking Cessation
Objectives: 1) Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology 2) Utilize techniques to enhance their patients' ability to stop smoking

Recognition and Treatment of Depression
Objectives: 1) Explain the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression 2) Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression so as to make an accurate diagnosis 3) Prescribe appropriate medications to treat these disorders

Routine Adult Care
Objectives: 1) Determine which screening tests are indicated for particular patients, according to USPSTF guidelines 2) Order appropriate immunizations for adult patients

Improving Compliance
Objectives: 1) Use techniques that can better detect noncompliance in their patients 2) Apply techniques that can be used to increase compliance in their patients

Objectives: 1) Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of the anemia 2) Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing 3) Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include Iron Deficiency and “Anemia of Chronic Disease” due to infections, inflammatory dz’s, CKD, Malignancies, Cytokines, Interferons, TNF’s, etc. 4) Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia

Thyroid Disease
Objectives: 1) Formulate a plan for the evaluation of a patient with presumed thyroid disease 2) Interpret common lab and imaging tests in the evaluation of a patient with thyroid disease 3) Select appropriate treatment modalities, both medical and surgical, for patients with thyroid disease according to the American Thyroid Association Guidelines

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
August 3, 2017 Fairmont Conference Center
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:20 PM Past Program August 2017 - Primary Care Review CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
August 4, 2017 Fairmont Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Past Program August 2017 - Primary Care Review CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
August 5, 2017 Fairmont Conference Center
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Past Program August 2017 - Primary Care Review CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
Lodging Reservations - Note: At this time there are no rooms available at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel for our program dates. We will contact the hotel, on your behalf, to verify if there are any cancellations and rates. We also have a list of other lodging options in the area. Please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 or at

Airport Information - The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is approximately 8 miles from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Airport Transportation -

Canada Line Skytrain: The Canada Line Skytrain (light rapid transit system) departs every 12 minutes and every 6 minutes during peak periods to downtown Vancouver. The current fare is $9 CAD per person and will take you to Vancouver City Centre Station which is 2 blocks away from the hotel. The trip will take 30 minutes and is recommended for guests with little luggage.

Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the Arrivals Level. The trip will take 30 minutes and the cost is a flat rate of $35 CAD. There is also an "Aerocar" limousine stand in the same area which offers sedan cars to our hotel for $53 CAD or $61 CAD for a limo, but they do not take advance reservations.

Private Car: The concierge desk at the hotel can arrange a private car and driver for a cost of approximately $150 CAD. For the private transfer, the driver will be inside the airport with a sign and will assist with luggage. The concierge would simply require the flight information and a credit card to confirm the car. There would be a 24 hour cancellation for this service.

Parking -
• Self-parking is available for $55 CAD per night with in-and-out privileges.
• Valet Parking is available for $55 CAD per night with in-and-out privileges.
• Visitors may also use the street parking for a maximum time of two hours. It is metered from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.

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 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 Documents - Travel documents vary based on itinerary. It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire duration of their stay and have them available when necessary. Valid travel documents such as passports and Visas are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.

All guests must carry a valid passport. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date of travel. Guests are responsible to ensure validity dates of passport and to secure proper documentation for countries visited. Please consult your respective State Department or Foreign Ministry for specific Visa and entry requirements for countries scheduled on your travel itinerary. For U.S. citizens, further information can be found by visiting the Travel Website. Consult your healthcare professional for any inoculations you may require, or contact the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) toll-free at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or online at the CDC Website

Note: If your passport is lost or stolen on a trip, you could be denied entry into your home country. To avoid this issue, we recommend following some practical steps: Make two copies of your passport ID page – that’s the page with your picture, your date of birth, etc. This can be an image scan or hard copy. Give one copy to someone you trust – a friend, family member, or assistant – in case you need to contact them while on your trip. Keep the other copy with you. If it’s printed, put it in your carry-on (not your checked luggage – that could go missing). If it’s an electronic copy, make sure you have access to it when you leave the U.S. (on your mobile device, or in your e-mail, for example).

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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