Geriatrics and Pharmacology for Primary Care

Oct 16, 2020 – Oct 18, 2020

Santa Barbara - The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara welcomes visitors with five-star amenities, scenic ocean views and easy access to the region’s vineyards, restaurants, shops and attractions. Find inspiration within perfectly framed views of the Pacific from your guest room balcony, relax with a wellness therapy at the spa or get a different perspective on California as you embark on a sailing expedition. From mornings spent touring the region’s vineyards, to afternoons passed within the buzzing arts community, Santa Barbara promises both outdoor adventure and cultural fulfillment. Discover boutique shopping, annual festivals, golf, horseback riding and more during your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Located by the beach, the hotel is near some of the city’s best-loved attractions, including the neighboring Sandpiper Golf Club, the avant-garde Funk Zone and the Santa Barbara Bowl, which hosts some of the city’s biggest concerts.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
early Bird Registration through September 8, 2020
$ 799.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration through September 8, 2020
$ 699.00
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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

Geriatrics and Pharmacology 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 Geriatrics and Pharmacology 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 Geriatrics and Pharmacology 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 Geriatrics and Pharmacology.

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

The Primary Care Approach to Dementia
Objectives: 1) Name 4 main causes of memory loss 2) Name 4 main causes of dementia 3) Describe 4 components of treatment

Evidence-based Methods to Reducing Medications in Older Persons
Objectives: 1) Describe common medication errors 2) Describe 5 factors to consider when discontinuing a medication 3) Describe 3 initiatives physicians can take to lower medications 4) Describe two initiatives patients can take to lower medications

Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Name two words patients use that indicate ambivalence about behavior change 2) Name two words patients use that indicate a desire to change behavior 3) Describe how to use reflective statements in motivational interviewing 4) Describe two behaviors to avoid when using motivational interviewing

Medical Cannabis – What is the Evidence? How is it Ordered?
Objectives: 1) Describe the endocannabinoid system 2) Describe the pharmacology of THC and CBD 3) Name reported indications for use of THC 4) Name reported indications for use of CBD 5) Describe the harms of use of THC and CBD

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 3 controversies in health screening in the “old-old” 3) Describe a patient-centered method for making health screening recommendations 4) Demonstrate use of a health screening app in office practice

Frequent Falls in Older Persons
Objectives: 1) Identify screening approaches to detect risk of falling in older adults 2) Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors predisposing to falls 3) Identify relevant information from a history and physical examination and associate it to an individualized patient care plan 4) Demonstrate the ability to review and adjust medications identified as potential contributors to falls 5) Demonstrate the ability to interpret abnormal gait patterns and associate management strategies to reduce risk of falls

Treatment Options for Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics of antihypertensives – mechanism of action, precautions/contraindications, and side effect profile 2) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each class of medication 3) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal antihypertensive based on patient specific parameters 4) Apply clinical practice guidelines for hypertension management 5) Discuss refractory and resistant hypertension and its management

Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of diabetic treatments- mechanism of action, precautions/contraindications, and side effect profile 2) Review newer diabetes mediations and its place in therapy 3) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy 4) Evaluate a patient’s blood glucose control and determine the need for insulin therapy

Getting your Patient’s A1C to Goal
Objectives: 1) Discuss differences in diabetes management for older adults 2) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal diabetes treatment based on patient specific parameters 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for diabetes management

Treatment Options for Depression
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of antidepressants- mechanism of action, precautions/contraindications, and side effect profile 2) Review newer antidepressants and its place in therapy 3) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy

Selecting the Most Optimal Treatment Regimen for Your Patients with Depression
Objectives: 1) Outline the various treatment approaches in managing major depression 2) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal antidepressant based on patient specific parameters 3) Discuss differences in depression management for older adults 4) Apply clinical practice guidelines for depression management

Treatment Options for Anxiety
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of anxiolytics- mechanism of action, precautions/contraindications, and side effect profile 2) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy

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

October 16, 2020

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:30 AM

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

October 17, 2020

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

October 18, 2020

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

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.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

This live activity has been reviewed and is 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 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 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 make your lodging reservation, please Click Here

If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

Accommodations – The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara welcomes visitors with five-star amenities, scenic ocean views and easy access to the region’s vineyards, restaurants, shops and attractions. Find inspiration within perfectly framed views of the Pacific from your guest room balcony, relax with a wellness therapy at the spa or get a different perspective on California as you embark on a sailing expedition. Blending the graciousness of Mediterranean hospitality with the laid-back charm of Santa Barbara, the hotel’s rooms and suites inspire guests to slow down and appreciate each moment. Indulge in ocean and garden views, soaking tubs and culinary offerings.

  • Courtyard View Rooms$389 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king bed or two queen beds.  A luxuriously 450 sq.ft. appointed room with a spacious layout, multi-functional desk, sumptuous Frette linens, and plush terry robes. This room hosts a spacious bathroom with a deep soaking tub, marble-encased shower, and luxury Asprey bath amenities. Enjoy the private outdoor paradise leading through French doors to a private patio or balcony with a courtyard view. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.

Additional Lodging Information – Room rates are subject to 12% Occupancy Tax, plus $4.85 nightly Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment in local, state, and tourism fees, plus $.49 nightly California Travel and Tourism tax.

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in is at 4:00 PM and check-out is at 11:00 AM

Occupancy Policy: One King – Max 2 Adults or Two Queen Beds – Max 4 adults.

Resort Charge and Amenities: Room rates will be subject to a resort fee of $25.00 per room per night, plus applicable state and local taxes.

This fee will cover several amenities, which include: Unlimited high-speed internet access, Fitness Center use and access to private, professional grade clay tennis courts (1 hr. Maximum), Daily exercise classes and access to water aerobics equipment, Ambassadors of the Environment Guided Ecohike Tour, Complimentary Bike Rental for 2 Hours, based upon availability, Complimentary, Shuttle Ride to Sandpiper Golf Course, Preferred Tee Times at Sandpiper Golf Course and Complimentary use of putter and wedge for play. (Amenities subject to change based on Resort’s policy)

Hotel Parking – Parking rates reflected are per car per day/night: Overnight Valet parking will be reduced to $25.00 (normally $50.00) for MCE Conference attendees staying within the group block. Daytime parking for MCE Conference attendees will be complimentary for the 4.5 hours of general sessions on October 16, 17, and 18th, 2020 for local and offsite attendees.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit & 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.

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 September 8, 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 – Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is approximately 6.5 miles from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Resort. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 110 miles from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Resort.

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  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.

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 Groundlink trip, guests will need to book each way separately.

Door-to-Door Shuttles from SBA:
Central Coast Shuttle – (805) 928-1977 or (800) 470-8818
Road Runner – (805) 389-8196 or (800) 247-7919

Taxi Cab Companies from SBA:
Estimated Fare: Approximately $34 one-way from SBA

American Taxi – (805) 284-7022
Crown Cab – (805) 689-0234
Fly By Night Taxi – (805) 886-8617
Roadways Cab – (805) 683-6200
Rose Cab – (805) 451-0426
Santa Barbara Airport Taxi – (805) 895-2422 (Not affiliated with the airport)
Santa Barbara City Cab – (805) 968-6868
Santa Barbara Checker Cab – (805) 560-8284
Santa Barbara Yellow Cab – (805) 965-5111

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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