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Past Program December 2015: Primary Care Internal Medicine - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

November 30, 3000 - November 30, 3000

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The Hard Rock offers exhilarating nightlife, tantalizing culinary options, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, rooms worth tweeting about,and Thrilling gaming action in the biggest and best casino around, all infused with the legendary rock and roll vibe. This is Hard Rock after all. Expect a fantastic all-inclusive experience featuring 12 pools, 11 restaurants, a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, and an astonishing Spa all lovingly cradled by the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean. Welcome to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, it's time to See The Show.

Past Program December 2015: Primary Care Internal Medicine - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
AAFP Physician Accreditation This activity was reviewed and accepted for up 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
Type Price



Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals


Tuition Notes

Medical Conference Tuition Discount $50

Receive a discount if you are a past MCE Conferences attendee or for two and more healthcare professionals attending together.

Medical Conference Tuition Cancellation

Must be confirmed in writing via mail or email and 10% of paid tuition processing fee will be assessed. No refunds will be made if cancellation is made after Nov 28, 2012. However 50% of tuition fee may be applied to a future MCE conference.

Program Information


The emphasis will be on current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives. Since Internal Medicine takes a lead role in medicine in general, this course was designed for all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician to provide a review and up-date in their medical knowledge and abilities to diagnose, treat and improve patient care.


Family Physicians and all physicians and other helathcare professionals seeking clinical information about Internal Medicine Issues.


*Diagnosis of Primary Headache Syndromes - a. Learn the principal historical features of migraine, tension-type, and cluster headache b. Understand the features that differentiate migraine from tension-type headache c. Known when to obtain neuroimaging for patients with suspected primary headache disorders

*Treatment of Migraine and Primary Headache Syndromes - a. Learn indications for preventive therapy for migraine and which medications are most effective b. Understand complementary and alternative treatment strategies for migraine c. Develop a rational approach to abortive therapy of migraine

*Hypertension Update - a. Learn to apply JNC-7 guidelines in the treatment of patients with hypertension b. Be aware of recent data challenging the role of beta-blockers in the treatment of hypertension c. Develop a rational approach to pharmacologic treatment of hypertension based on recent trial data

*New Drugs for Primary Care - a. Learn which recently approved drugs and drugs in the pipeline will have the largest impact on primary care practice b. Understand the efficacy, side effects, and cost of the important novel drugs in primary care practice c. Learn the role of recently approved medications and their place among existing therapies

*Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation - a. Identify patient- and procedure-related risk factors for postoperative cardiac complications b. Demonstrate knowledge of the revised cardiac risk index. c. Learn the optimal role of beta-blockers and statins for the prevention of postoperative cardiac complications

*Depression in Primary Care Practice - a. Understand the proper role of second generation antidepressants b. Learn the value of augmentation and switching strategies c. Know the most common side effects of commonly used antidepressants

*Evaluation of the Painful Knee in the Primary Care Setting - a. Recognize key historical features needed to distinguish between common causes of knee pain in the primary care setting b. Demonstrate physical examination skills needed to diagnosis common causes of knee pain c. Describe the treatment of common causes of knee pain in the primary care setting and determine which injuries require orthopedic consultation

*Evaluation of the Painful Shoulder in the Primary Care Setting - a. Review the anatomy of the shoulder, especially in relation to common mechanisms of injury b. Describe and utilize key historical and physical examination skills needed to diagnose common causes of shoulder pain in the primary care setting c. Describe the initial management of common causes of shoulder pain

*Dislipidemia - a. Apply recent ATP III cholesterol management guidelines to their clinical practice b. Recognize secondary causes of dislipidemia c. Describe treatment strategies for various dislipidemic states

*Dizziness in the Primary Care Setting - a. Differentiate between the most common causes of dizziness b. Distinguish between central and peripheral causes of vertigo c. Describe physical examination maneuvers used to diagnose and treat vertigo

*Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Tests in the Primary Care Setting - a. Describe a diagnostic approach to assess patients with asymptomatic elevations in liver enzymes b. Describe the common causes of asymptomatic elevations in transaminase values c. Review the natural history of hepatitis B infection, including serologic markers and indications for treatment d. Review the epidemiology, evaluation and potential treatment options for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

*Important New Studies and Advances in Primary Care - a. Describe recent new findings important to the diagnosis and care of patients in the primary care setting b. Discuss important new management strategies related to several common conditions in the primary care setting

Program Schedule
Date Location Description Time Image
December 28, 2015 Hard Rock Conference Center
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Past Program December 2015: Primary Care Internal Medicine - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
December 29, 2015 Hard Rock Conference Center
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Past Program December 2015: Primary Care Internal Medicine - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
December 30, 2015 Hard Rock Conference Center
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Past Program December 2015: Primary Care Internal Medicine - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

The Hard Rock Punta Cana Resort, Spa and Casino

Exotic, tropical and totally natural, Punta Cana is a nature lover`s paradise and one of the Caribbean's most popular new vacation destinations. The Dominican Republic offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You can fly directly into Punta Cana and the Hard Rock Resort is within 30 minutes of the airport.

Ideally situated on the stunningly beautiful Macao Beach the Hard Rock Hotel Dominican Republic, is there to fulfill your need for some fun in the Punta Cana sun. There are eleven swimming pools on the grounds of the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana and a total of four swim-up bars, where delightful cocktails are the specialty. When you’re not enjoying one of the numerous pools, floating down the hotel’s lazy river is sure to set your cares at ease. There is a kids' pool and plenty of children's activities are on offer to help keep the little ones occupied, and snorkeling equipment is available to guests who want to explore the ocean waters a bit. As for the eleven restaurants at the Hard Rock, they offer a variety of cuisines to choose from between them. Even the pickiest of eaters are bound to be pleased with the food selection. The restaurants include the Brazilian-inspired Ipanema, the Caribbean restaurant Isla, Pizzeto, Los Gallos, and a buffet-style eatery. In-Room Dining available 24 hours a day and it's all included.

Additional Information
Register Early - In order to provide quality and ineractive 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.

SPECIAL OFFER RESORT CREDIT - Applicable Resort Credit depends on length of vacation. For 3 nights stay guests will receive $500 Resorts Credit. NOTE: Resort credits cannot be used towards paying room charges.

Credit is based on per room stay and applicable to individual guest room. Promotional offerings are subject to availability at time of arrival and are subject to change without notice. Credit cannot be combined with any other promotions. Resort Credit has no commercial value and is not subject to refund or credit.

Resort Credit may be used towards the following options with limits in some categories:

Resort Credit Options:

Golf - No shows will be deducted from the credit • Tournament fees will apply. These fees may not be paid with credit • Not applicable to Pro Shop & Club Rentals

Spa - Subject to availability • Group blocks will be subject to the specific spa and requested times. • No shows will be deducted from the credit • Not applicable to spa boutique purchases • Max. $150 per room, per stay if you stay 3 or 4 nights or Max. $300 if you stay 5 or more nights

Room Amenities - Prices are subject to the specific property. o Upgrades Wines and Champagne o Fruit Baskets o Cheese Trays o Petit Fours Upgrades - Varies depending on property and are subject to availability o Concierge Level, Presidential Suite o Difference to be paid based on Group Rates at each Resort Casino - Match play in Black Jack • Max. $50 for Slot Machines Tours - Selected Tours

Room Reservations - All rooms have a “water view”, lagoon, river, pool or a beach view. The view is subject to availably. Room reservation must be made through MCE Conferences. Conference special room rates are applicable to reservations made before September 28, 2012. Regular room rates will apply to all reservations made after this date. Conference room rates 3 nights (or more) pre and post conference dates are based on availability.

Caribbean Suite - It's a jungle out there. Literally. Might as well take it in from the privacy of your personal balcony. But that’s just the start. Whether you choose two double beds or a sprawling king, you’ll indulge in the spaciousness of this suite – realizing that your stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is anything but status quo. From 300-thread count linens to a fully stocked mini bar and even your own double Jacuzzi tub, everything about your stay is designed to help you live out all those rock star fantasies.

Triple and Quad Occupancy rates for ages 18 and up when sharing a room

Triple $262 per person per night

Quad $233 per person per night

Children between 4 and 17 years when sharing room with parents are $55.00 USD per child per night. Children under 4 years of age are free.

For 2 People Per Night All Inclusive


Family Suite - • 2 connecting Carribean Suites with Tropical View. 1 room with king bed and connecting room with 2 double beds • Double Jacuzzi • Balcony with two chairs & table • In room wine and fruits • Welcome amenities for families • Xbox 360 • DVD player in the room • Xbox Games • DVDs • Fun in the Sun Bucket Kit • Kid’s special room service menu • L’Oreal kids product line • Complimentary mini cake when celebrating child's birthday (request must be made at time of arrival at our public relations desk) • Liquor Dispenser contains whiskey, tequila, rum & vodka • Mini Bar contains sodas, bottled water, juices & domestic beer plus kid friendly snacks • LCD TV w/ Satellite • Purified Water • Rock Spa bath amenities • Bathrobes & slippers including mini size for children • Digital Safe (laptop size) • Individually-controlled air conditioning • Coffee maker • Direct dial telephone • Alarm clock • Hair dryer • Iron /ironing board • Wireless Internet • 24-Hour room service • Turndown service

NOTE: This room can only be reserved by a family with 1, 2, 3 or 4 adults maximum plus children between the ages of 4-17 yrs old. Children under 4 yrs old stay free. Maximum room capacity 6.

Single TBA per person

Double TBA per person

Triple TBA per adult person

Quad TBA per adult person

Children between 4 and 17 years when sharing room with parents are $55.00 USD per child per night. Children under 4 years of age are free.


Lodging Deposit - Two nights deposit must accompany your reservation. The balance of lodging payment, as well as any incidental charges, is due to the ranch upon check-out. The resort accepts all major credit cards.

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

Transfers and Car Rental - Taxi Service available outside the Baggage area at from Punta Cana Airport to the Hard Rock Resort is $50 each way for up to 4 passengers.

Transfers have to be reserved through MCE Conferences at tie of booking: 1 passenger $40 one way, 2 passengers $26 per person each way, 3 passengers $23 per person each way, 4 passengers $22 per person each way,

GREEN CME - MCE Conferences Continuing Medical Education (CME) is committed to creating a healthy and sustainable environment.

Our “green CME” initiative will pursue and utilize practices that will use less energy and natural resources. Use none, use less, and reuse is our philosophy.

By offering and utilizing “green” alternatives, we will be helping to protect our natural resources.

Some of the current ecological practices that we have in place are as follows: -Using CD Disk to hold paper intensive educational materials such as syllabi and abstract books -Creating websites and e-mail blasts in place of printing brochures or postcards -Reusing signage, if possible, from year to year Encouraging the recycling of name badge holders, lanyards and writing utensils after a meeting has adjourned -Using recycled copy and printer paper

MCE Conferences CME encourages you to support our “green CME” movement by taking advantage of our responsible and eco-friendly practices and resources. We also welcome all suggestions and ideas that you have regarding new or alternative ways in which we can embrace the “green” movement.

Please feel free to contact us at or (888)533-9031 to offer suggestions and insight ideas.

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