Endocrinology and Dermatology for Primary Care

Sep 04, 2020 – Sep 06, 2020

Seattle - Seattle Marriott Waterfront

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Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through July 30, 2020)
$ 750.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through July 30, 2020)
$ 650.00
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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

Endocrinology and Dermatology for Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Endocrinology and Dermatology, 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 Endocrinology and Dermatology 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 Endocrinology and Dermatology.

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

Obesity: Introduction, Etiologies, Lifestyle Modifications
Objectives: 1) Definition of obesity 2) Measurement modalities 3) Scope of the problem 4)Association with illness 5) Global impact 6) Obesogenic environment 7) Fat-promoting foods 8) The problem of exercise inequity 9) Fat-promoting medications 10) Hormonal causes [with focus on Insulin Resistance] 11) Psycho-Social influences 12) Fat-fighting foods 13) Discussion of diets [with focus on Volumetrics™ | Low Glycemic Load Diet] 14) The importance of protein and fiber 15) Avoidance of starvation 16) Grazing vs. Gorging 17) Optimal exercise 18) Stress reduction 19) Spiritual awareness

Obesity: Pharmacological 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 | Roux-En-Y] 8) Potential complications of surgeries 9) Anticipated outcomes 10) Metabolic surgery

Case Base Studies – Obesity
Objectives: 1) Appropriate hormonal workup for weight pain 2) Algorithm for medicinal treatment of excessive fat 3) Escalation to various bariatric procedures

Prediabetes and Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Incidence, screening, classification, genetics, diagnosis, and complications of diabetes 2) Major pathophysiologic defects in type 2 diabetes 3) ADA/EASD and AACE treatment goals 4) Non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options 5) Diabetes technology/devices

Case Base Studies – Diabetes Management
Objectives: 1) Use of oral agents 2) Addiction of non-insulin injectables 3) Escalation of care with multiple daily shots of insulin 4) Introduction of diabetes devices

Endocrinology Potpourri
Objectives: 1) Thyroid Disorders [Hyperthyroidism | Hypothyroidism | Nodules | Malignancy] 2) Adrenal Diseases [Adenomas | Addison’s | Conn’s | Pheochromocytoma | Cushing’s Syndrome] 3) Hypogonadism | PCOS | Hirsutism | Alopecia 4) Osteoporosis, Vitamin D Deficiency, and Calcium Disorders [Hyperparathyroidism | Hypocalcemia] 5) Pituitary Disorders [Adenomas | Cushing’s Disease | Acromegaly | Prolactinoma | Insufficiency]

Sports Dermatology: Being an Athlete Can Be Hazardous to Your Skin
Objectives: 1) Discuss the various sports-related skin infections 2) Understand how some protective sports gear can adversely affect the skin, and how to protect against this 3) Formulate a treatment plan for skin conditions acquired by athletes or those who participate in sports

There is a Fungus Among Us: Fungal and Yeast Infections of the Skin
Objectives: 1) Distinguish cutaneous fungal and yeast infections from other infections of the skin 2) Understand the potential comorbidities associated with cutaneous fungal and yeast infections 3) Determine the most appropriate treatment option for each patient

Rosacea and Disorders of the Hair Follicle
Objectives: 1) Identify the common skin conditions arising from the follicular structure 2) Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between the different causes of folliculitis 3) Construct an appropriate treatment plan for different follicular disorders 4) Discuss the pathophysiology of rosacea

Leg Ulcers and Principles of Wound Management
Objectives: 1) Differentiate between the different types of leg ulcers 2) Become familiar with the diagnostic tools available for workup of a leg ulcer 3) Educate patients on risk factors and preventative measures for leg ulcers 4) Compare the different treatment options, including standard vs. advanced care options

Psoriasis: Where we Have Been and What’s on the Horizon
Objectives: 1) Distinguish this common skin condition from look-alike skin conditions 2) Construct a treatment plan for your patients with psoriasis 3) Discuss the direction in which treatment of psoriasis is going

Warts, Molluscum and Other Viral Infections of the Skin
Objectives: 1) Understand the etiology and mechanisms of transmission of different kinds of warts 2) Describe the most effective treatment options for warts, and outline the approach

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

September 4, 2020

Seattle Marriott Waterfront Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 5, 2020

Seattle Marriott Waterfront Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 6, 2020

Seattle Marriott Waterfront Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Accreditation

AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family Physicians

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.

American Medical Association – AMA

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

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 Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

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

Lodging Reservations – To make your lodging reservation, please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

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

Accommodations – The only downtown Seattle hotel offering views of the mountains and water from every guest room. Enjoy being close to downtown’s business district and some of Seattle’s most beloved attractions including The Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Each of the guest rooms is outfitted with plush bedding, mini-refrigerators and Wi-Fi; many with balconies. Take advantage of the hotel’s M Club, indoor/outdoor pool, modern gym or head outside for a run on the waterfront. Delicious gastropub cuisine can be found at the onsite restaurant and bar or dine at a variety of local restaurants all within easy reach.

  • Standard Room – $259 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Relax after a productive day in Seattle in one of their king guest rooms, boasting a plush bed, a work desk and a flat-screen TV, or ideal for families or group travelers, their double/double guest rooms offer headboards with a built-in reading light and modern furnishings. Be productive at the ergonomic work desk included in your guest room and take advantage of the high-speed internet access. Enjoy more space to stretch out in their guest rooms, featuring a plush chair and modern décor. Get ready for your day in their gorgeous guest bathroom, which is stocked with premium Thann bath products.
    Bedding Type:One King or Two Double Beds
  • Partial Bay View Room – $279 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Unwind from your productive day in Seattle in one of their chic guest rooms, where you can gaze out on the waterfront. Relax after a productive day in Seattle in one of their king guest rooms, boasting a plush bed, a work desk and a flat-screen TV, or ideal for families or group travelers, their double/double guest rooms offer headboards with a built-in reading light and modern furnishings. Be productive at the ergonomic work desk included in your guest room and take advantage of the high-speed internet access. Enjoy more space to stretch out in their guest rooms, featuring a plush chair and modern décor. Get ready for your day in their gorgeous guest bathroom, which is stocked with premium Thann bath products.
    Bedding Type:One King or Two Double Beds

Additional Lodging Information –

Check-in/ Check out Times:Check-in is at 4:00 PM and Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Taxes and Fees: Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.6% OCC Tax + $2.00 Tourism Assessment Fee per night) in effect at the time of check-out.

Maximum Occupancy:
King Room – (3) Guests Per Night
2 Double Bedded Room – (5) Guests Per Night

Roll-Away Fee: A $20 fee applies to requests for roll-away beds per room per stay.

Parking at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront:
On-site Self-Parking is currently $20 USD hourly, 55 USD daily
Valet parking is currently 55 USD daily
Valet fee includes in/out privileges. Limited oversized vehicle parking available for $65. Prices do not include tax.
Parking prices are subject to change.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Balance due to the hotel 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 July 30, 2020 (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 – The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located approximately 15 miles from the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.

Airport Transportation –

Taxi – Taxi’s are available 24 hours and cost approximately $45 USD.

Downtown Airporter – The Downtown Airporter provides service between the airport and major downtown hotels. From baggage claim, cross skybridge 4 and proceed to level 3 of the parking garage. The Downtown Airporter desk is located in the center of the Ground Transportation Plaza.
One-way: 18 USD; Roundtrip: 36 USD; Children 17 years and under ride free, one for each paying adult. Payment by credit card only. Rides can be booked online, by phone, and at the airport. Reservations are required, to book your transfer please call 1(855) 566-3300 or Click Here.

Link Light Rail (Central Link) – Link Light Rail provides direct service from the airport to downtown Seattle. Exit the train at Westlake Center Transit Tunnel Station and take the Westlake Center exit. The hotel is a block north on 5th Avenue.
Adult: 3.00 USD; Youth (6 – 18): 1.50 USD; Children under 6 ride free with an adult. Link tickets can be bought from the ticket vending machine with cash or a credit card.

Groundlink Private Car Service – Conference attendees will receive a 15% discount on airport transfer fares when they Click Here and enter the Promo Code: MCEREBATE when booking online, using the mobile app, or calling 877-546-6903.

Please Note: In order to receive 15% off both portions of your trip, guests will need to book each way separately.

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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