Dermatology and Geriatrics for Primary Care

Jun 17, 2022 – Jun 19, 2022

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  • 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

Dermatology and Geriatrics for Primary Care – 12 Credits

This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Dermatology and Geriatrics for Primary Care, 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 Dermatology and Geriatrics 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 ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Dermatology and Geriatrics for Primary Care.

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.

Friday, June 17

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Malignant Skin Tumors
Objectives: 1) Diagnose common malignant skin tumors 2) Understand the optimal approach to malignant skin tumors 3) Select cases that should be referred to specialty care

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Benign Skin Tumors
Objectives: 1) Diagnose common benign skin neoplasms 2) Select proper destructive methods to eliminate benign skin tumors 3) Be aware of serious systemic associations with benign skin neoplasms

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Objectives: 1) Describe the relative risk of falls compared to diseases as a cause of mortality in older patients 2) Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors 3) Describe an evidence-based approach to the work-up of the older patient who has fallen 4) Describe medical and functional interventions to reduce the risk of falls

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Health Screening in Older Persons: Balancing the Benefits Against the Harms
Objectives: 1) Describe the USPSTF and AGS recommendations for screening in those above age 75 2) Discuss three controversies in health screening in the “old-old” 3) Describe a patient-centered method for making health screening recommendations 4) Demonstrate the use of a health screening app in office practice

Saturday, June 18

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Exercise: The Medicine of Choice!
Objectives: 1) List the evidence-based benefits of exercising for longevity and disease prevention 2) Discuss the evidence for exercise interventions in conditions, such as heart failure, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease 3) Review the current recommendations for exercise in older adults

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
The Primary Care Approach to Dementia
Objectives: 1) Name four main causes of memory loss 2) Name four main causes of dementia 3) Describe four components of treatment

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
The Itchy Patient
Objectives: 1) Classify itchy patients into clinical groups, which suggest etiology 2) Know where to look and what to look for when patients present with pruritus 3) Manage the symptom of itch

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Cutaneous Signs of Internal Malignancy
Objectives: 1) Recognize criteria for skin findings to be signs of internal malignancy 2) Identify the most common cutaneous signs of internal malignancy 3) Enhance awareness of cutaneous metastatic disease

Sunday, June 19

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Common Disorders of Hair and Nails
Objectives: 1) Develop comprehensive differential diagnosis for hair and nail disorders 2) Administer appropriate therapy for hair and nail disorders, when applicable 3) Associate select hair and nail findings with systemic disease

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
SKINsects: Skin Disease Due to Insects Other than Ticks
Objectives: 1) Recognize skin and systemic complications of bites/stings from select insects and arthropods 2) Administer proper and timely therapy for insect-related disorders 3) Know potential serious implications of insect bite/sting reactions

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Ensuring Appropriate End-of-Life Care: Can We Talk About This
Objectives: 1) Use a seven-step approach to ensuring quality care at the end-of-life 2) Understand types of statements that improve or prevent quality care 3) Know the outcomes of CPR, artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH)

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Evidence-Based Methods to Reducing Medications in Older Persons
Objectives: 1) Describe common medication errors 2) Describe five factors to consider when discontinuing a medication 3) Describe three initiatives physicians can take to lower medications 4) Describe two initiatives patients can take to lower medications

Please Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule





June 17, 2022

Westin Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 18, 2022

Westin Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 19, 2022

Westin Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM


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 pointsin 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

The AAFP has reviewed Dermatology and Geriatrics for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 06/17/2022 to 06/19/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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

Hotel Accommodations

We are currently past our cutoff date and sold out of group rooms with the property.

Please click here for nearby lodging options or call (512) 391-2333 to confirm if the Westin Austin has remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations – The 366 hotel rooms and suites at The Westin Austin Downtown are designed to keep you feeling your best. Enjoy stunning city views from your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows plus vibrant artwork inspired by downtown Austin’s live music tradition. Awake refreshed in our Heavenly® Bed and pamper yourself in the Heavenly® Shower.

  • Traditional City View – $259 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Traditional rooms are 350sqft/32sqm and are located on floors 4-9 and feature signature Westin Heavenly® Bed and Bath Amenities.
    Bedding Options: One King or 2 Queen Beds
    Maximum Occupancy: One King – 3 Adults or 2 Queen Beds – 4 Adults
  • Large City View – $279 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Executive View rooms are 350-390sq.ft. and offer great views of downtown Austin from floors 15 and above and also feature signature Westin Heavenly® Bed and Bath Amenities.
    Bedding Options: One King or 2 Queen Beds
    Maximum Occupancy: One King – 3 Adults or 2 Queen Beds – 4 Adults

Additional Lodging Information

Taxes: Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 17.614%) in effect at the time of check-out. All Taxes are subject to change at any time without notice.
Additional Adult Fee: Room rates are quoted as Single/Double occupancy. There will be a $20 fee per adult per night for each additional adult 18 years of age or older beyond Single/Double occupancy.
Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is after 3:00 p.m. and Check-out is before 12:00 p.m.

Parking – Hotel will offer discounted overnight valet parking for MCE attendees staying onsite at $29 per car, per day for MCE Conference attendees staying within the group block. The hotel will offer discounted valet parking for MCE Conferences local and offsite clients driving into the Hotel each day during conference hours on 6/17, 6/18, and 6/19 at $29 per car, per day.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

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 May 10, 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 for 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 canceled 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 number of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is approximately 10.5 miles/20 minutes from The Westin Austin Downtown.

Airport Transportation –

Airport Reservations: 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826)
Groups and Charters: 512-929-3900 ext. 4 (after hours use ext. 2)

Estimated taxi fare is approximately $35 one-way from AUS.

ATX Co Op: 512-333-5555
Lone Star Cab: 512-836-4900
Yellow Cab: 512-452-9999

Minimum fare for taxi customers is $13.30, this includes a $2.00 airport surcharge. All taxis have a four-passenger maximum, excluding children 12-years and under. All taxis accept major credit cards.

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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