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Pain Management & Addiction Medicine for Primary Care

February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Whistler (Vancouver), Canada - Fairmont Château Whistler

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Pain Management & Addiction Medicine 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

Pain Management & Addiction Medicine for Primary Care

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

What is Chronic Pain?
Objectives: 1) Understand ways in which chronic pain differs from acute pain 2) Review strategies for evaluating chronic pain 3) Review goal setting with your patients

Opioids: Rationally Starting Them, Rationally Stopping Them
Objectives: 1) Understand the steps to take before starting opioids for chronic pain 2) Review the criteria for continuing opioids for chronic pain 3) Discuss 4 different strategies for tapering and stopping opioid therapy

Neuropathic Pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Objectives: 1) Gain understanding of neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome 2) Review the components of making the diagnosis 3) Review current evidence based treatment guidelines

Interventional Therapies for Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand risk factors for poor outcome from procedures 2) Review treatment options for axial spinal pain 3) Review recent advances in stimulation for chronic pain

Overview of Head and Neck Pain
Objectives: 1) Review the most common headache problems 2) Review both medication and non-medication treatment options 3) Review neck pain, including the relationship with headache

Treating Pain without Opioids
Objectives: 1) Review non-opioid medication options for treating chronic pain 2) Review the role of physical activity, exercise, and coping in treating chronic pain 3) Discuss roles for non-medical providers in treating chronic pain patients and how to incorporate them into your practice

The Neurobiology of Addiction and Implications for Treatment Part I
Objectives: 1) Discuss the basic elements of drive and cognition in the neurobiology of addiction 2) Distinguish between reward and anti-reward brain circuitry

The Neurobiology of Addiction and Implications for Treatment Part II
Objectives: 1) List three safe and effective psychosocial interventions for the treatment of substance use disorders 2) Discuss the concept of interoception and its relationship to mindfulness in the treatment of addiction

The Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Use Disorders
Objectives: 1) Describe the three steps of Brief Intervention 2) List three FDA approved pharmacological treatments of alcohol use disorder

The Opioid Epidemic in 2017
Objectives: 1) Identify the origins and current state of the opioid crisis in America 2) Discuss the clinical use of buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorders

Cannabis
Objectives: 1) List three potentially beneficial uses of cannabinoids 2) Discuss the addictive potential of marijuana in the context of other drugs of abuse 3) Explain the increased dangerousness of synthetic cannabinoids

Gambling and the Behavioral Addictions
Objectives: 1) Describe the impulsivity-compulsivity spectrum of illness 2) Contrast the psychiatric and social manifestations of the behavioral addictions with substance use disorders 3) List two cognitive distortions relating to gambling disorder

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
February 16, 2018 Fairmont Chateau Whistler Conference Center
Conference
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 7:20 PM Pain Management & Addiction Medicine for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
February 17, 2018 Fairmont Chateau Whistler Conference Center
Conference
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
3:00 PM - 7:20 PM Pain Management & Addiction Medicine for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
February 18, 2018 Fairmont Chateau Whistler Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:00 AM - 11:20 AM Pain Management & Addiction Medicine for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Fairmont Château Whistler -

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 2, 2018. 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.

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.

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.

Accommodations - All Fairmont rooms include, air conditioning with individual control, High Speed Internet Access, iHome docking station with built-in alarm clock, Kuerig coffee maker and kettle for in-room coffee and tea, flat screen color television with video check-out and ‘On-Command’ movie system which enables guests to watch newly released blockbuster movies (movie charges apply), deluxe toiletries, down filled duvets, thick cotton bathrobes, hairdryer, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, telephone with voice-mail, windows that open for fresh mountain air.

Fairmont Room - Enjoy beautiful views of the upper village or woodland in these spacious 400 sq. ft. Fairmont guest rooms which feature a cozy sitting area and a fully equipped work station. Along with High Speed Internet Access and Wi-Fi, Fairmont guest rooms offer all the amenities needed for a relaxing resort getaway. Maximum occupancy is four people. All guest rooms are non-smoking.

Bedding: 1 King or 2 Queen Beds (Based on Availability)

Pain Management & Addiction Medicine for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$409 CAD 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:


Deluxe View Room
Offering stunning vistas, the Deluxe Valley View guest rooms feature a comfortable lounge area and a fully equipped work station with High Speed Internet Access, Wi-Fi and all Fairmont resort amenities right at hand. Maximum occupancy is four people. All guest rooms are non-smoking. One King or two Queen Beds.
$459.00 CAD Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Deluxe Slopeside View Room
Deluxe Slopeside View Rooms feature a cozy sitting area and a fully equipped work station with High Speed Internet Access and Wi-Fi. Enjoy the morning sun as it rises over Blackcomb Mountain from the comfort of your spacious Deluxe Slopeside View guest room. Maximum occupancy is four people. All guest rooms are non-smoking. One King or two Queen Beds.
$499.00 CAD Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Junior Suite
Junior Suites offer an open and spacious layout with a comfortable living room area set off from the bedroom by sliding louvre doors. Showcasing views of Chef’s herb garden on the rooftop Woodlands Terrace, Junior Suites offer the added convenience of a pull-out sofabed in the parlour area, a four-piece bathroom, Fairmont amenities and are equipped with High Speed Internet Access and Wi-Fi. These suites are best suited for a couple or family of three. Maximum occupancy is three people. All suites are non-smoking. One King Bed and a Double sofabed.
$529.00 CAD Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Junior Valley View Suite
Junior Valley View Suites feature a luxurious bedroom with a private and cozy parlour area separated by French doors. Offering two televisions, a pull-out sofabed in the parlour area, and close-to-elevator location, these Rainbow Mountain and Whistler Valley view suites are best suited for a couple or family of three. Standard four-piece bathroom and Fairmont amenities are included and all Junior Valley View Suites are equipped with High Speed Internet Access and Wi-Fi. Maximum occupancy is three people. All suites are non-smoking. One King Bed and a Double sofabed.
$559.00 CAD Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Alpine Suites
Brand new to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler are the 600 square foot Alpine Suites. An intimate abode perfect for couples, the elegantly designed space boasts a luxurious King bed, fireplace, and modern bathroom with spa shower. Situated on the highest floors of the hotel, the aptly named Alpine Suites offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain peaks. One King Bed.
$649.00 CAD Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

One Bedroom Valley View Suite
One Bedroom Valley View Suites are your home away from home with two separate rooms to lounge in including a relaxing sitting area and the comfort of a gracious Fairmont bedroom. They feature two full bathrooms, Fairmont amenities and are equipped with High Speed Internet Access and Wi-Fi. All suites are non-smoking. One King Bed and a Double sofabed.
$749.00 CAD Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

One Bedroom Mountain View Suite
Enjoy stunning Whistler views from a One Bedroom Mountain View Suite. Featuring a roomy parlour connecting to a guest room with two queen beds, a One Bedroom Mountain View Suite is the ideal setting for spacious resort accommodations. They feature two full bathrooms, Fairmont amenities and are equipped with High Speed Internet Access and Wi-Fi. Maximum occupancy is six people. All suites are non-smoking. Two Queen beds plus a Double sofabed in the parlour.
$879.00 CAD Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Additional Lodging Information - Please Note: All rates are in Canadian Dollars.

Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests

Additional Adults (Ages 19 and Up) Sharing the Room: $30 Per adult, per night for more than 2 adults in a room.

Child Policy: Children 18 and under stay free when sharing room with parents and using existing bedding

Resort Fee - Please note there is an additional mandatory daily resort fee of $15 CAD per room, plus applicable taxes, not included in the above rates to cover the following:

Fairmont Health Club access including use of the fully equipped fitness centre and weight room, indoor/outdoor leisure pool, lap pool with underwater music and four hot tubs; Sauna and steam rooms; Scheduled Yoga classes; Aqua fitness classes in the Health Club (seasonally); Tennis courts and use of rackets and balls (seasonally); Unlimited access to Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club’s driving range (seasonally); Valet service for your skis, bike or golf clubs; Whistler Village shuttle service; Fairmont BMW hotel car service; Unlimited Business internet access in your guestrooms and resort public areas, wireless and wired (Fairmont President’s Club Members will receive and upgrade to Premium internet access); PressReader online access to international newspapers and magazines; Local and toll free calls from your guest room; Guided excursions with Fairmont’s Whistler experience Guide.

Lodging Deposit - A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation.
The Full Balance will be charged 14 days prior to arrival, at which point the payment will be Non-Refundable.

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.

Whistler Blackcomb Discount Lift Tickets, Equipment Rentals and Snow School Programs: -
To Pre-book:


1. Call 1-800-766-0449. The Reservation Centre is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST. You may make bookings anytime from February 12, 2018 to February 22, 2018.

2.When pre-booking please ensure you tell the Reservation Host FIRST that you are with the MCE Group Pain Management & Addiction Medicine for Primary Care Conference.

3. Book Snow School programs, order Lift Tickets and Rental Products.

4. Provide your valid credit card details for immediate processing.
(We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express).

5. Record the Customer Booking Number given to you by your Whistler Blackcomb Reservation Agent.

Please note that pre-booking rates will only be available until February 9, 2018. Once you’re here, there will NOT be an onsite discount option so book EARLY!

Airport Information - The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located approximately 83 miles (134 km) from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

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

Airport Transfer: YVR Whistler SkyLynx connects travelers from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler along the sea to sky corridor.

For information about YVR Whistler SkyLynx fares and scheduling, please call 1-800-661-1725 (North America) or 1-604-662-7575 (Local). Tickets can also be purchased at the Whistler/SkyLynx bus counter of Pacific Coach located in International Terminal, Arrivals Level 2.

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 - Parking is provided for registered guests at the rate of $35 CAN inclusive of taxes, per night. Valet services is also available at a rate of $39 CAN inclusive of taxes, per night. Attendees staying offsite will be charged at the same rate as registered hotel guests for parking at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

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 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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