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Primary Care Obesity - Washington, DC

November 30, 2015 - November 30, 2015

The Fairmont Washington DC

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Primary Care Obesity - Washington, DC
AAFP Physician Accreditation 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.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME)in the United States of America.

About the reciprocal credit agreement•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 Academy of Physician Assistants AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.
American Nursing Accreditation AAFP prescribed credits are accepted by the nursing associations and converted to 18 CEU's.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners AAFP Prescribed credits are accepted by the AANP.

Tuition Fee
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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

Tuition Cancellation Policy without Protection Cancellations made within 7 days of registration -full tuition amount will be refunded minus 10% processing fee. Cancellations 8 days from registration and up to 31 days before the conference date - full tuition amount minus 10% processing fee will be credited towards a future MCE Conference. Cancellations made within 30 - 8 days before the conference date - 50% of tuition fee will be credited towards a future MCE Conference. Cancellations made within 7 days or less before the conference date – full tuition amount will not be refunded.

MCE Conferences Tuition Cancellation Protection-$50 When purchasing tuition cancellation protection you are able to cancel up to 31 days before the conference date - full tuition refund. Cancellation made within 30 days of the conference date - full tuition amount will be applied towards a future MCE conference. Please note: travel insurance does not cover tuition fees.

Program Information

The WeCare CME Conferences is about making a difference - The Epidemic of Obesity Management and Prevention for Primary Care

Everybody knows that diet, exercise and other aspects of lifestyle play a significant role in health. But the specifics are less well understood. To what extent does lifestyle cause or contribute to disease and disability? And what exactly is a healthy lifestyle anyway? There is much confusion about what type of diet or exercise is best, not to mention how much sleep, stress or sex is ideal. Nor is it clear how best to motivate people to change their habits. This lack of clarity has inspired a growing movement to inform health care professionals who will then inform their patients about the importance of lifestyle in preventing and treating disease. Its aims are to disseminate scientific research about what it means to live well and to encourage doctors and other providers to incorporate this knowledge into their practices.

Obesity is a crisis affecting every state, every city, every community, and every school across our great nation. Nearly two out of every three Americans are overweight or obese. One out of every eight deaths in America is caused by an illness directly related to overweight and obesity. This situation creates a need for quality continuing medical education aimed at changing provider, and ultimately patient, behavior. This CME program will help provide primary care healthcare professionals with knowledge and skills, to be effective in helping reduce obesity in children, adolescents and adult patients.

Topics and Objectives

Child and Adolescent Obesity/ “Honey, we didn’t shrink the kids”
Objectives: 1) Review of epidemiology and trends in childhood obesity 2) Discussion of Social factors driving childhood obesity 3) Discussion of Environmental factors driving childhood obesity 4) Discussion of Family factors driving childhood obesity

Clinical Application of the CDC/AMA/HRSA Expert Committee Recommendations: Cliff Notes Part I
Objectives: 1) Review of expert recommendations for screening and initial identification at well child visits 2) Prevention Plus from the well child visit 3) Application of brief motivational counseling and discussion of Self-determination theory

Clinical Application of Expert Committee Recommendations: Cliff Notes Part II
Objectives: 1) Review guidelines and their application for follow up for initial managements 2) Demonstration of motivational counseling techniques with cases 3) Discussion of structured weight management and partnering with community resources 4) Discussion of possible surgical referral

Cardio-Metabolic Complications Among Obese Youth
Objectives: 1) Review epidemiology of obesity related co-morbidities hypercholesterolemia, hypertension and type II diabetes 2) Discuss screening and management for cardiometabolic complications 3) The alphabet soup of complications: discussion of screening/management for SCFE, OSAS, PCOS and NAFLD

Community and Clinical Cross Roads
Objectives: 1) Discussion of the role of physician in public health 2) Discovering and building community resources to assist with clinical care 3) Identifying community partners and strategies to extend care and push prevention outside the office

Cardio-Metabolic Complications Among Obese Youth/ Part 2
Objectives: 1) Discuss management for cardiometabolic complications 2) Discuss treatment options beyond counseling 3) Discussion of body image, body dissatisfaction and considerations for eating disorder 4) Questions

Obesity: Introduction
Objectives: 1) Definition of obesity 2) Measurement modalities 3) Scope of the problem 4) Association with illness 5) Global impact

Obesity: Etiologies
Objectives: 1) Obesogenic environment 2) Fat-promoting foods 3) The problem of exercise inequity 4) Iatrogenia 5) Endocrinologic causes (with focus on Insulin Resistance) 6) Pyscho-Social influences

Obesity: Lifestyle Modifications
Objectives: 1) Fat-fighting foods 2) Discussion of diets (with focus on Volumetrics and Low Glycemic Load Diet) 3) The importance of protein 4) The fiber story 5) Avoidance of starvation 6) Grazing vs. gorging 7) Optimal exercise 8) Stress reduction 9) Spiritual awareness

Obesity: Psychological Aspects and Interventions
Objectives: 1) Food addictions 2) Childhood influences 3) Negative behavior patterns 4) Poor coping skills 5) Boundaries 6) Self-sabotage 7) Self-esteem 8) Cognitive Behavior Therapy 9) Accountability 10) Self-exploration

Obesity: Pharmalogical and Surgical Treatments
Objectives: 1) FDA-approved medications 2) Other commonly used treatments (will discuss off-label use) 3) Potential side effects 4) Precautions for use 5) Expected results of medications 6) Criteria for Bariatric Surgery 7) Surgical options (with emphasis on Gastric Sleeve, Laparoscopic Banding, and Roux-En-Y) 8) Potential complications of surgeries 9) Anticipated outcomes 10) Metabolic Surgery

Program Schedule
Date Location Description Time Image
July 19, 2013 Fairmont Conference Center
2:00 PM - 6:15 PM
July 20, 2013 Fairmont Conference Center
8:00 AM -12:15 PM
July 21, 2013 Fairmont Conference Center
7:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Additional Information
Washington DC for Kids DVD - Click Here to View View Video

REGISTER EARLY! - 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.

Conference Room Rates and Reservations - MCE Conferences does not accept commercial support for our Continuing Medical Education programs. We rely solely on tuition fees and amenities we receive from the resort 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.

To make your room reservation please Click Here . Conference room rates are offered 3 nights (or more) pre and post conference dates BASED ON AVAILABILITY. If you need assistance with your room reservation please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031.

Please Note: MCE Conferences contracts lodging with the resorts to ensure the lowest rates for our attendees. Lodging reservations are reserved for attendees registered for this conference. Reservations made without tuition registration will be automatically deleted after 7 days. If your company is mailing the tuition registration or a family member not attending the conference reserved lodging, please notify us via email at or call 1-888-533-9031.

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Fairmont Room - Rich fabrics, soft touches, and spacious surroundings ensure that your experience in our Fairmont room will be relaxing and rejuvenating. The floral artwork brings the botanical hues of our courtyard garden inside, while offering a view of one of the most powerful cities in the world. Size: 400 sq. ft.

Bedding: Two Double beds (King Sized Beds based upon availability at time of check in).

Amenities Include: High-speed Internet access, a well-equipped desk and a comfortable lounging area are perfect for relaxing or working. The room also includes Italian marble bathroom, luxurious bedding with fine linens guaranteed to induce a peaceful night’s slumber.

Additional Adults Sharing A Room: Room Rate Includes 2 Adults and 2 children sharing a room. There is a fee for additional adults over the age of 18 sharing a room. Additional Adults in the Room are $30 Per Person Per Night. Maximum of 4 Adults in Room.

Fairmont Room

$229 Per Room Per Night Plus 14.5% room tax

Deluxe Room - Your urban oasis awaits in rich fabrics and spacious surroundings overlooking our serene courtyard garden. Most rooms offer a petite balcony to further enhance your enjoyment of the local foliage, cherry blossom trees and soothing Istrian Marble Fountain.Size: 400 sq.

Bedding: Two Double Sized Beds (King Sized Beds based upon availability at time of check in)

Amenities Include: High-speed Internet access, a well-equipped desk and a comfortable lounging area are perfect for relaxing or working. The room also includes Italian marble bathroom, luxurious bedding with fine linens guaranteed to induce a peaceful night’s slumber.

Additional Adults Sharing a Room: Room Rate Includes 2 Adults and 2 children sharing a room. There is a fee for additional adults over the age of 18 sharing a room. Additional Adults in the Room are $30 Per Person Per Night. Maximum of 4 Adults in Room.

For more information on room rates and availability, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 or 1-858-954-4595

Ambassador Suite - one-bedroom suites (700 square feet) offer a second deluxe bedroom option upon request, and separate sitting and dining areas. The newly refurbished bathrooms feature separate soaking tub and walk-in shower. The perfect setting for small meetings, interviews, or the family who needs a little extra room, the Ambassador Suites offer courtyard views, original artwork depicting Washington landmarks, flat screen televisions and plush décor. Bed Type: One King bed

For more information on room rates and availability, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 or 1-858-954-4595

Fairmont Gold Room - Warmed for your arrival with soft music, Fairmont Gold rooms offer all the comforts of home. Designed in soft earth tones our Fairmont Gold rooms boast 500 thread count bed linens, plush carpeting, DVD players and sleek marble bathrooms. Start your day with a personal wake-up greeting that includes a glass of freshly squeezed juice and end your day with nightly turndown service. No detail has been overlooked, no request will go unanswered, and you will receive all of the pampering that you deserve. Room Size: 400 sq.ft. / 37 sq.m Bed Type: One King or Two Double beds View: City or garden courtyard

For more information on room rates and availability, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 or 1-858-954-4595

Rollaway Bed - complimentary. Rooms with 2 double beds will not accomodate a rollaway bed. Only the rooms with a king size bed.

Lodging Deposit - A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation, Balance is 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 by the dates stated above.

Parking - Hotel parking is $45 per night. Street parking is permitted certain times of the day and night. Public parking is available 3 blocks from the hotel.

Airport Information - The Fairmont Washington, DC is located approximately 5 miles from the Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) and approximately 27 miles from the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). In addition, the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is approximately 34 miles from the Fairmont Washington, DC. You can search for the lowest airfare with convenient flight schedule to any one of these airports.

Roundtrip Airport Transfers -
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