Primary Care Update: Gastroenterology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Jul 29, 2022 – Jul 31, 2022

Asheville - Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel

Enjoy a vast array of art galleries, local craft breweries, and tons of venues for the performing arts nearby in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city is one of America’s most vibrant destinations. The breathtaking mountain scenery is met with a sophisticated yet bohemian culture and provides an ideal backdrop for inspired vacations. Named “the best place to live” by many books and magazines, Asheville has a much more cosmopolitan population than most cities of its size and a diversity you won’t find in many cities in the South. The area boasts a thriving arts community, diverse outdoor adventures, a fun and inviting downtown, numerous historic attractions and amazing food. Only one hour away is the most visited national park in the USA, the Smokies. Whether you zip line your way through, take in the sights on horseback, or drift along Cove Scenic Loop — a two to four hour trip that gives you a peek into the surrounding wildlife — Asheville has it all.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through June 22, 2022)
$ 849.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through June 22, 2022)
$ 749.00
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Lodging Reservations*

Tuition Discount Eligibility

MCE Cancellation Policy

Option 1 Option 2
Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
Up to 30 days before conference date Refund - Less $100 processing fee Credit - Less $50 processing fee
Up to 7 days before conference date Refund - Less $250 processing fee Credit - Less $100 processing fee
Within 7 days of conference date No Refund Available Credit - Less $250 processing fee
  • Credits expire three years from the date of issue.
  • Credits applied to a future conference are non-refundable.

Tuition Discount

Past Attendees Save $50: Past MCE Conferences attendees (within the previous three years) automatically receive a $50 discount at checkout.

Bring a Friend or Colleague and Save $50: If you are attending with another healthcare professional you are eligible for a $50 discount.

Overview & Agenda

Primary Care Update: Gastroenterology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Gastroenterology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 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 Gastroenterology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-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 goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Gastroenterology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Speakers
Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Gastroenterology

Celiac Disease: What’s in a Name?
Objectives: 1) Raise awareness of which patients should be screened for celiac disease 2) Provide the tools necessary to differentiate between gluten disorders

Colon Cancer 2022 Update
Objectives: 1) Increase compliance with colon cancer screening in general population 2) Review available colon cancer screening tests and the latest guidelines

Constipation
Objective: 1) Educate the provider on the symptom-based approach in differentiating between irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, and opioid-induced constipation and how to determine which therapy will work best

GERD and the Role of PPI Therapy
Objectives: 1) Address the epidemic of PPI use 2) Address the necessity and the safety of medications 3) Update the primary care providers on common conditions, which may have potential risks of malignancy

What to Do with All the Cysts
Objectives: 1) When to recommend tests for liver and pancreatic imaging 2) Determine types of Cysts 3) Treatment Plans

How to Approach Liver Enzyme Elevation
Objectives: 1) Review guidelines on the management of abnormal liver blood tests and how to treat and manage
Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 

Concussion Update
Objectives: 1) Recall the etiology, pathophysiology, and signs & symptoms of concussion 2) Utilize concussion assessment tools to assess and manage concussion 3) Determine medical clearance and return to learn and play recommendations 4) Consider when and how to interpret neuropsychological testing 5) Define second impact syndrome and its complications and significance

Sports Medicine Exam Tips and Tricks
Objectives: 1) Determine when urgent referral is needed for a hand injury based on the history and physical exam 2) Select the most accurate examination for certain musculoskeletal complaints 3) Perform appropriate testing to evaluate foot and ankle injuries that may require further testing or referral

Exercise Rx: What and For Whom?
Objectives: 1) Distinguish health benefits that can be attained from regular physical activity 2) Prepare effective exercise prescriptions using the FITT-PRO 3) Address barriers to implementation that may exist for some patients

Knee Pain Evaluation and Management
Objectives: 1) Identify key history elements to diagnose etiology of knee pain 2) Select the most accurate examination tests for evaluation of knee pain 3) Counsel patients on the most effective and evidence-based treatment for knee pain

Shoulder Pain Evaluation and Management
Objectives: 1) Identify key history elements to diagnose etiology of shoulder pain 2) Select the most accurate examination tests for evaluation of shoulder pain 3) Counsel patients on the most effective and evidence-based treatment for shoulder pain

Tendinitis: The Challenges and Controversies
Objectives: 1) Define and differentiate types of tendinopathy 2) Select evidence-based treatments for tendinopathy 3) Determine indications, benefits, and harms from injections for tendinopathy

Please 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

July 29, 2022

Conference Rooms

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 30, 2022

Conference Rooms

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 31, 2022

Conference Rooms

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME

MCE Conferences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MCE Conferences designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 (part II) MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

This live activity is being reviewed and will be 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 – 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

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.

Pharmacology Credits

This course is being reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

Lodging Reservations – To book your lodging please Click Here. Reservations can be made through the Hotel’s Reservations Department by calling (828) 252-8211 and be sure to reference you are staying with the MCE Conferences Group. If you need assistance, please contact our office at info@mceconferences.com.

Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Accommodations and Amenities – We invite you to “bee” our guest at the Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel in the heart of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Located on our roof are bee boxes in conjunction with the Bee Institute to promote sustainability. Our downtown location means you can walk to the breweries or take a short ride to the Biltmore. After your fun-filled day of hiking, rafting or ziplining, a modern guest room awaits you. Select rooms & suites offer high floors and sweeping mountain views. A unique amenity to our Asheville hotel is an indoor junior olympic pool and whirlpool, open year round. The perfect combination for a relaxing evening is a cocktail on our patio. If you need to know where to go around town, our front desk Navigators will help you discover the best activities. The Renaissance Asheville is following Marriott/CDC cleanliness guidelines to ensure safety of our guests and employees

  • Guest room on the 7th floor or higher with views – $269 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Guest rooms feature 49” LG Smart TV’s with internet available for Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and more! Enjoy the best sights and attractions of Asheville from our convenient downtown location! Behold gorgeous views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stay connected during your visit with complimentary wireless internet access.
    • Bedding Options: One King or Two Queen Beds

Taxes and Resort Fees: Room rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees and are subject to change without notice.
Resort Fee: $20 per room per night which includes: Toll free and local calling, in room high speed internet access, entrance to our fitness center, in room coffee and tea, guided history tour of the Omni Grove Park Inn and newspaper available upon request.

Additional Lodging Information

  • Check-in and Check-out: Check-in is after 4:00 PM and Check-out is before 11:00 AM. A late check out of 12pm will be honored on Sunday 7/31.

Parking

  • Self-Parking fee currently $22.00 per vehicle per night and Valet fee of $27.00 per vehicle per night
  • Self-parking will be available for any offsite or local guests at $12 per day for the dates of the conference on July 29, 30, 31, 2022during hours of conference from 7am-12pm to accommodate conference hours.

Lodging Deposit – Deposit of 1 Night + Tax is due at the time of booking. Balance is due to the resort upon arrival.

Lodging Cancellations – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room allotment agreement with conference lodging venue:

  • Cancellation made 31 days or more prior to arrival: A full refund will be issued.
  • Cancellation 30 days or less prior to arrival: No refunds will be issued.
  • No-shows and early departures are considered a cancellation: No refunds will be issued.

All lodging cancellations must be made directly with the lodging venue. Please refer to your lodging confirmation for contact information and policies.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until June 22, 2022 (based on availability). Our allotment for reduced room rates may sell out before this date. We urge you to secure your lodging reservation as early as possible. Reduced rates will also be offered 3 nights pre and post program dates (based on availability).

Room Reservation Guidelines – The lodging reservation link has been created for the MCE Conference continuing medical education program, and only guests that are registered for this CME conference are eligible to use this site in order to access discounted rooms and/or theme park tickets (if applicable).

  • Attendees must register within (7) seven days of booking MCE discounted lodging to avoid cancellations or increased nightly rates (depending on Hotel/Resort policy).
  • We allow a maximum of 2 room reservations per registered attendee, based on availability and rates at the time of booking.
  • Rooms and/or tickets (if applicable) cannot be purchased for the purpose of, or with the intention of being resold.
  • All reservations must be made under the registered attendee’s’ name, as all reservations and ticket orders (if applicable) will be audited against the CME program registration list. 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 may be cancelled or modified based on the Hotel/Resort policy, and deposits may not be eligible for a refund.

Please note: In order to provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the amount of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is approximately 20 minutes away from The  Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel.

Airport Transportation – Taxi and Car Service: MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi or a ride-share service such as Lyft or Uber to get from the airport to your hotel. Follow signs at the airport for ground transportation and taxi service. For more information or to book a taxi with Asheville Taxi, please Click Here.

Car Rental – To make your discounted car rental reservation, please click on the following links:
(please note: car rental company availability may differ based on airport/ destination)

  • AVIS – Click Here and enter G028287 in the “AWD Number” box to receive the Group Discount.
  • Budget – Click Here
  • Enterprise – Click Here and enter XZB6145 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.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount

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.

Please Note: MCE is not associated with the third party services listed herein and shall not be liable for any services of such third party providers.

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