PROGRAM CANCELED: Geriatrics for Primary Care: Cardiology, End-of-Life, Pain Management

Jul 24, 2020 – Jul 26, 2020

Myrtle Beach - Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

This program has been canceled. For additional assistance, please contact MCE Conferences by email at info@mceconferences.com.

Lodging: Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort has confirmed all reservations booked within the MCE Conferences room block will be canceled. We recommend that you contact the hotel directly for additional confirmation on the cancellation of your reservation as well as for any inquiries regarding lodging deposits that you may have made to the property.

Myrtle Beach is an action-packed destination with 60 miles of coastline to explore. From championship courses at Grande Dunes and the famous Boardwalk, to The Pavilion and luxury shopping at nearby attractions, one doesn’t need to venture far past the ocean to have an amazing time. Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes sits on a breathtaking white sand beach and is the perfect place to stay while navigating your way through one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration through June 16, 2020
$ 750.00
Physician (MD/DO)
$ 850.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration through June 16, 2020
$ 650.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
$ 750.00
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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 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 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 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 Geriatrics focusing on Cardiology, End-of-Life, and Pain Management.

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

Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder (OAB)
Objectives: Participant will: 1) Be able to diagnose and distinguish various causes of urinary incontinence 2) Use a combination of behavioral and pharmacologic interventions for urinary incontinence 3) Know the risks and benefits of new treatments for OAB

Heart Failure – Assessment and Management of the Most Expensive Disease in Older Adults
Objectives: Participant will: 1) Recognize the high mortality associated with heart failure 2) Understand how to diagnose heart failure, and the difference between reduced ejection fraction and preserved ejection fraction heart failure 3) Know the evidence-based treatments available for heart failure

Controversies in the Management of Hypertension in Older Adults – How Low is Too Low?
Objectives: Participant will: 1) Learn the best evidence for treatment goals for hypertension in diabetics and those with a previous stroke 2) Understand the controversial evidence for the various guidelines for diagnosing and treating hypertension in older adults 3) Use the best evidence-based medications for hypertension

Thromboembolism, and Risks and Benefits of Old and New Anticoagulants
Objectives: Participant will: 1) Understand the multiple risk factors for DVT 2) Know strategies and tests to help diagnose DVT 3) Know evidence-based treatments to prevent or treat DVT; costs and risks 4) Know who should receive an inferior vena cava filter

Case Studies
Objective: The participant will review the important “take-home” points from the hypertension, heart failure, and anticoagulation presentations, and apply them to specific case scenarios

Communication Regarding Advance Care Planning in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Define comprehensive palliative care and how it differs from hospice 2) Discuss communication strategies for breaking bad news 3) Discuss advance care planning with focus on orders for life-sustaining treatment, surrogate decision making and resuscitation status

Multimorbidity: Discussing Goals of Care and Challenging Decision Making
Objectives: 1) Illustrate the four principles of clinical ethics 2) Discuss principles of shared decision-making and challenges to achieving this 3) Define the “technological imperative” and how it applies to care of seriously ill patients 4) Interpret preferences regarding survival, quality of life, and costs to patients in determining optimal patient-centered outcomes

Opioids and Pain Management in the Seriously Ill
Objectives: 1) Discuss how pain management strategies may vary in seriously ill patients or those approaching end of life, versus chronic pain syndromes 2) Describe differences between dose, onset and duration of opioids based on drug, formulation, route administered and tolerance 3) List commonly encountered opioid side effects

Non-Malignant Pain Considerations and Safe Opioid Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Understand the neurobiology of chronic pain and how this relates to pharmacologic targets 2) Develop a data-driven and practical understanding of dosing, benefits, and side effects of common non-opioid pharmacologic agents 3) Become familiar in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain 4) Develop a practical approach to opioid risk stratification and identification of opioid use disorder

Polypharmacy and Pearls for non-Pain Symptom Management in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Compare and contrast efficacy of antiemetics and how to select appropriate medication based on patient symptom profile 2)Interpret best evidence investigating the role of oxygen and opioids in treatment of dyspnea 3) Describe common management strategies for care of patients who are actively dying/receiving comfort cares only

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 24, 2020

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 25, 2020

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 26, 2020

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes Conference Center

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.

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 and Amenities – Discover a tropical oceanfront retreat at Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes. Located just steps from the ocean on North Myrtle Beach, this family resort features spacious guest rooms with luxury amenities – many with private balconies, ocean and beach views. This Myrtle beach resort offers the ideal blend of comfort, convenience and luxury to make your tropical getaway in our oceanfront setting truly remarkable.

Amenities: All rooms offer 302 sqft of deluxe amenities: a mini fridge and coffee maker, air conditioning, non-smoking, floor to ceiling windows that may be opened, marble bathroom, shower/tub combo, Bath and Body Works bathroom products, hair dryer, 2 lush robes, chair and ottoman, alarm clock, in-room safe, desk area, iron and ironing board, high speed internet and wireless internet, 32 in flat screen TV, Cable/ Satellite.

  • Guest Rooms$269 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king or two queen beds. Ideal for a relaxing getaway, these guest rooms offer easy access to everything Myrtle Beach has to offer. Embrace stylish comfort in beautifully appointed accommodations, featuring contemporary décor, deluxe amenities, luxurious bedding, a sofa bed and lovely resort views. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.
  • Premier Rooms$289 Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king or two queen beds. Serene, modern and inviting, these hotel guest rooms offer a relaxing home away from home in Myrtle Beach. Embrace stylish comfort in beautifully appointed accommodations, featuring contemporary décor, deluxe amenities, luxurious bedding, a sofa bed and lovely ocean views. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.

Additional Lodging Information – Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently 13% in effect at the time of check-in.

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

This is a smoke-free property.

Resort Charge and Amenities – The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes offers the following amenities inclusive in the discounted daily resort fee for MCE guests at $10.00 plus 9% tax per room, per night:

Self-parking in our parking facility, Access to Pools and Fitness Center, Wifi in Guest Rooms and Public Space of Lobby area, Newspapers available at the front desk, Full use of our Fitness Center, Coffee in your guest room, Turndown service upon request, Local calls from your guest room, Fax and copy service available at the front desk, Board games located at the front desk, Use of Recreation Room including multiple PlayStation 4 units, Foosball and Air Hockey, Use of outdoor recreation area including Ping-Pong, Corn Hole and Basketball, DVD Players and Movie Rentals available at Front Desk when requested, Bike Rental for Adults and Youth – First come basis, Use of Youth Jumbo activity units (Including Mega Chess, Connect Four and others), Floating matts available (Adult and Youth) First come basis, Sun Tan Lotion (Small packets available at our Towel Hut), Boogie Boards available (Adult and Youth) First come basis.

Hotel Parking – Self-parking, in the Marriott Resort Grande Dunes parking lot, is included in the cost of the Resort fee. Complimentary daily self-parking will be offered for local and offsite attendees during conference hours.

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

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 June 16, 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 – Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is located approximately 10 miles from The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes. Charleston International Airport (CHS) is located approximately 110 miles from The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes.

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.

Rideshare or Taxi Service – Estimated taxi or ride share fare: $30 USD (one way)

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.

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

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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