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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
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

Pain Management & Addiction Medicine for Primary Care

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered in Pain Management & Addiction Medicine 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.

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 2018
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

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
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
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
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 contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500. Please Note: We have limited amount of rooms available at the Fairmont Whistler but we have information for other lodging options.

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 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.

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

1. Call the Whistler Blackcomb Reservation Centre on 1-800-766-0449 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm PST between January 2, 2018 to February 9, 2018.

2.Advise your dedicated Reservation Host that you are with the Group Pain Management & Addiction Medicine for Primary Care Conference, group reference 24556190.

3. Book Snow School programs and order Lift Tickets Products. (See link below for equipment rental).

4. Have payment ready for immediate processing. (Visa, Master Card and American Express accepted).
(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: Discounted rates are available until February 9, 2018. Once you’re here, there will NOT be an onsite discount option so be sure to book EARLY!

To Pre-book Equipment Rentals Online & Save Up to 25%, please Click Here.

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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