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Primary Care Cardiology - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

November 30, 2018 - November 30, 2018

Melia Cabo

Melia Cabo Real is in the Cabo San Lucas, Mexico area, on the tip of the Baja California peninsula, on the west side of Mexico. The resort overlooks the Sea of Cortez, and is 20 minutes from the airport, 15 from downtown Cabo San Lucas, in "the Corridor" between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.Los Cabos ("The Capes") has year-round warm weather, some good snorkeling beaches, and a nearby coral reef. Activities include horseriding, and sightseeing in the artists' town of Todos Santos.

Primary Care Cardiology - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
AAFP Physician Accreditation Physician Accreditation - This activity is reviewed for 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 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 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 as 18 CEU\'s
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners AAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP as 12 CEU\'s.

Tuition Fee
Type Price

Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals




Tuition Notes

Medical Conference Tuition Discount - $50

You will receive a discount if you are a past MCE Conferences attendee or for two or more healthcare professionals attending together.

Medical Conference Tuition Cancellations

Must be confirmed in writing and 10% of paid tuition processing fee will be assessed. No refunds will be made if cancellation is made after Sept 25,2010 however 50% of tuition fee may be applied to a future MCE conferences.

Program Information

OVERVIEW - This knowledge-based learning activity is designed to change physician and other healthcare professionals performance in areas identified in the needs assessments, including selection of therapy for the management of lipid disorders, hypertension, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, arrhythmias, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and valvular heart disease as well as the place of newer interventional techniques in the management of the patient with cardiac disease.

TARGET AUDIENCE - This course is directed to primary care providers and other healthcare professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and application of current practice in common cardiovascular diseases.


*Aortic valve disease - Objectives: 1. Understand typical symptoms, physical examination finding, ECG findings, chest x-ray findings and how to read the echo report for aortic valvular stenosis and regurgitation. 2. Describe how these findings help quanitfy the severity of aortic stenosis and insuffciency. 3. Recognize the importance of bicuspid aortic valve disease and its most feared complication

*Mitral and tricuspid valve disease - Objectives: 1. Understand typical symptoms, physical examination finding, ECG findings, chest x-ray findings and how to read the echo report for Mitral stenosis and regurgitation. 2. Describe how these findings help quanitfy the severity of mitral stenosis and insuffciency. 3. Recognize when surgery for mitral valve disease should be considered.

*Non-invasive evaluation of ischemia: What test should I order - Objectives: 1. Describe the basic physiology underlying each type of non-invasive stress testing 2. Understand the test characteristics of non-invasive testing and how to use a stress test to detect ischemia and predict prognosis 3. Know how to choose the most appropriate stress test for your patient

*Heart failure - Objectives: 1. Define systolic and diastolic heart failure 2. Describe the key elements in the work-up for newly diagnosed heart failure 3.Understand the key elements in the management of heart failure, goals of treatment and which therapies affect mortality and morbidity

*Hypertension-Objectives: 1. Know when to treat essential hypertension and what goals of treament are 2. Name the causes of secondary hypertension and when and how to screen for them 3. Understand the mechanism of all major classess of antihypertensives 4. Be able to formulate a antihypertensive strategy for 3 example cases

*Evaluation of dyspnea - Objectives: 1. Formulate a differential daignosis for the patient who complains of dyspnea 2. Develop a strategy to differentiate cardiac from pulmonary causes of dyspnea 3. Understand the work up and evaulation for potential cardiac causes of dyspnea

*Evaluation of the Patient with Chest Pain - Objectives : 1. List 3 potentially life-threatening causes of chest pain. 2. List 2 ischemic chest pain etiologies easily confused with angina due to coronary artery disease 3. Define Takotsubo Syndrome 4. Recognize ECG patterns indicating myocardial ischemia

*Atrial Fibrillation: What's old and what's new - Objectives: 1. Name 4 drugs to control ventriculat rate in AF 2. Discuss the role of ablation of the AV node in AF 3. Discuss the role of AF ablation 4. Define the 3 types of AF 5. know the newer antithrombotic and antiarrhythmic agents that can be used to manage AF 6. List the parameters of the CHAD2 score

* Treadmill exercise testing – Objectives: 1. Define the role of treadmill testing in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease 2. Define the ischemic response to treadmill testing 3. List 3 conditions which necessitate the use of imaging techniques in treadmill testing 4. Explain why treadmill testing does not predict acute myocardial infarction

* Syncope – Objectives: 1. Name 3 features of the history important in the etiology of syncope 2. List 3 physical examination findings that can provide a clue as to the etiology of syncope 3. List 3 ECG findings that can provide a clue as to the etiology of syncope' 4. Name 4 nonarrhythmic causes of syncope 5. Derive a management plan forthe patient with vasovagal syncope

*Preoperative Workup of the Cardiac Patient for Noncardiac Surgery - Objectives 1. List 2 features of the high-, medium-, and low-risk patient for noncardiac surgery 2. List 2 high-, medium-, and low-risk operative procedures 3. Understand the use of beta blockers prior to joncardiac surgery 4. Define the role of revascularization prior to surgery 5. Know the recommendations for management of the preoperative patient who is taking aspirin, clopidogrel,and/or coumadin

*ECG Mimics of Myocardial Infarction – Objectives: 1. Name 3 conditions that are easily confused with myocardial infarction. 2. State 2 differential points between pericarditis and acute myocardial infarction. 3. Name the electrolyte disorder most commonly causing an ECG pattern resembling acute MI. 4. State 2 causes of ST segment elevation in the anterior prexcordial leads.

Program Schedule
Date Location Description Time Image
November 25, 2010 Melia Conference Center

7:00 - 11:15 AM Primary Care Cardiology - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
November 26, 2010 Melia Conference Center
7:00 - 11:15 AM Primary Care Cardiology - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
November 27, 2010 Melia Conference Center
7:00 - 11:15 AM Primary Care Cardiology - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Melia All-Inclusive Resort sits on an oceanfront bluff next to Cabo Real Golf Course

What's special about the Melia Cabo Real for families:

•Sheltered swimming beach (-most beaches in the gorgeous corridor aren't swimmable, due to waves and undercurrents) •Kids' program for ages 5 to 12: arts and crafts, mini disco, shows, camp-out... •Playground, games room •Climbing wall and bungee trampoline •Whale-watching cruises in winter months.

What's to do at the Melia Cabo Real:

•Two beachfronts, including a safe swimming beach •Giant free-form pool with bays and island •Jet skis, snorkeling and windsurfing (--non motorized watersports are free of charge). Scuba; marlin-fishing. •Daily schedules include water aerobics, tai box, yoga, Pilates, cooking and Spanish lessons, fruit decoration, water polo, beach voleyball, non motorized water sports •Two weekly live shows, two theme parties •Two golf courses, fitness center, spa •Free shuttle to Cabo San Lucas

ALL INCLUSIVE: All Meals, Beverages (local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day)Snacks, Daytime Entertainment, Programme for Children ages 4 to 12 (daily), Daytime Entertainment programme for adults (daily), Shows, Evening programme or live music (daily), Sports: Gym, table tennis, workout, beach-volleyball, Floodlit hard surface tennis court, Sauna and jacuzzi.

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.

Room rates and availability - Please contact our office Toll Free at 1-888-533-9031 or our land line at 858-964-4595

Airline Group Discount to San Jose Los Cabos (SJD) , Mexico -

MCE Conferences has arranged group discounts with airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your own travel agency or through the airline Convention Desk at the numbers listed here. To receive the group discounts please make sure that you and your travel agent refer to the group code numbers shown below when making your airline reservation.

American Airlines percentage discount can be booked on-line at for AA flights only. Use the authorization number 73N0AA as the promotion code. For assistance with reservations and ticket purchase contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790.

Alaska Airlines percentage discount can be booked on-line at for Alaska Airlines flights only. Use the discount code ECCMB1250 on the same page you enter your travel cities and dates. For assistance with reservations and ticket purchase contact Alaska Airlines Meetings Desk at 1-800-445-4435.

Delta Airlines meeting discount flights can be reserved at 1-800-328-1111. The conference promotional code is NM57X. The $20 fee for making a reservation by phone has been waived for this conference.

Airport Transfers - San Jose Del Cabo airport offers shuttle service for around $15 per person one way. Please contact Cabo San Lucas Tours at 1-866-348-6286 or visit their web site at Taxi Service for up to 4 people is $80 one way.

Car Rental San Jose Los Cabos Airport -

EZ Rent a Car 800-277-5171

Advantage Rental Car 800-777-5500

MCE Conferences - reserves the right to change or cancel course content, speaker or topics for cause.

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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

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