PROGRAM CANCELED: Internal Medicine Update for Primary Care

Mar 20, 2020 – Mar 22, 2020

Hawaii – Oahu North Shore - Turtle Bay Resort

This program has been canceled. For additional assistance, please contact MCE Conferences by email at or by phone at 888-533-9031 from 8AM to 5PM (Pacific) Mon-Fri.

We have received confirmation from the property that all attendee room reservations will remain intact in order to still assist those that plan to travel to the destination. Please note this requires any attendees cancelling their trip in full to contact the Turtle Bay Resort a minimum of 24 hours prior to your arrival date for a full refund by calling their reservations office at (808) 293-4600. Should attendees not cancel 24 hours prior to their arrival date the full stay will be charged.

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the unequivocal surf capital of the world, Turtle Bay Resort is conveniently located near legendary surf breaks Pipeline, Sunset Beach and the big wave mecca that is Waimea Bay. A fifteen-minute drive north takes you to Historic Haleiwa, which provides eclectic shopping and dining. The North Shore is as authentic as they come, a true standout among island destinations anywhere in the world. Blessed with a setting few places can lay claim to: a coastline that has the most powerful waves in the world, idyllic bays for swimming and snorkeling, and miles of pristine beaches lined with swaying palms. Paddling out at sunrise for a dawn patrol surf session, snapping a photo of a honu, the green sea turtles, while snorkeling, launching off “Jump Rock” at Waimea Bay, or discovering deserted white sand beaches trekking up to Ka’ena Point, this area never ceases to amaze.


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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

Internal Medicine Update

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Internal 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 Internal 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 ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Internal Medicine

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

Day 1

Medical Myths (Busting Medical Myths)
Objectives: 1) Recognize medical myths 2) Recognize why they occur 3) Explain why they persist despite evidence against them

Drug Interactions and Side Effects for 2020
Objectives: 1) Effectively manage patients on statins if respect to muscle symptoms 2) Recognize major drug interactions with warfarin 3) Know the dangers of quinolones

Screening: Colon, Breast, Prostate, and Lung Screening Update
1) Review current USPSTF recommendations regarding colon, breast, prostate, and lung cancer screening. 2) Review the literature that those USPSTF recommendations are based on 3) Consider how to discuss controversial topics such as breast, lung, and prostate cancer screening with patients

Potpourri: A Collection of Cases in Primary Care
1) Review in management of common conditions seen in primary care. 2) Review of cases related to hospital medicine 3) Consider when a single study might change or not change your practice

Day 2

Common Rashes in Primary Care
1) Review the identification of common rashes encountered in primary care 2) Review approaches to the treatment of common rashes 3) Review the recommendations regarding referral to dermatology

Ophthalmologic Issues for the Primary Care Physician
1) Review basic eye anatomy 2) Review common ophthalmologic problems seen in primary care, such as eyelid disorders and red eye 3) Consider when an ophthalmology referral is needed and when it is urgent

Practical Pearls in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Develop a plan for treatment of resistant hypertension 2) Recognize hidden presentations of sleep apnea 3) Recognize common causes of night sweats

10 Ways to Best Care for Elderly Patients
Objectives: 1) Recognize the cardiovascular risk of NSAIDS in the elderly 2) Understand the risk /benefit of aggressive diabetes control in the elderly 3) Recognize the importance of counseling the elderly to avoid high risk fall situations

Day 3

Psychiatry for the Primary Care Professional
Objectives: 1) Recognize common anxiety symptoms 2) Develop plan for patients with treatment resistant depression 3) Understand side effects of common medications used to treat psychiatric conditions

Natural Products: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Recognize which natural products are effective in the prevention of migraine headache Identify which natural product has good evidence for prevention of urinary tract infections Recognize which natural product has the greatest danger for drug interactions

Musculoskeletal Problems in Primary Care
1) Review shoulder anatomy and workup of shoulder pain 2) Review knee anatomy and workup of knee pain 3) Review causes and treatments of hip pain

Finding Meaning in One’s Work – Narrative Medicine
1) Employ reflective writing to explore meaning in one’s work 2) Consider ways to enhance resilience in one’s professional life 3) Review approaches to avoid burnout in clinical work

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

Program Schedule





March 20, 2020

Turtle Bay Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

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

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 21, 2020

Turtle Bay Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 22, 2020

Turtle Bay Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM


AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family Physicians

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.

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 and Amenities – With a casual, yet modern décor, completely remodeled and renovated guest rooms and suites in the wings of the main hotel feature unobstructed ocean views and private lanais to let the outdoors in.

Please keep in mind Turtle Bay has three wings, offering varied views of the ocean and the beautiful North Shore Coast.

Resort Amenities: Air Conditioning, Mini Refrigerator, Keurig Coffee Maker with coffee and condiments, Blow Dryer, Beats Pill Speaker – Complimentary usage for guests, sign out through Housekeeping, Iron & Ironing Board, Telephone with free local calls, 40″ Flat Screen LCD Television with Cable, Private Bathroom, Complimentary WiFi Modem in room, Electronic Safe, Sitting Area, Smoke Detector

  • Ocean View Rooms– $249 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) From the moment you enter this guest room you will enjoy a breathtaking ocean view. Relax and recharge in a 478 square foot serene, restful environment with chic neutral décor offset by vibrant splashes of the signature turquoise blue. Step onto the balcony, listen to the waves, and feel the breeze. Bathrooms offer double vanities and walk-in stone showers. Features a mini fridge and a Keurig coffee machine. Located on floors two through five. Available in King or Double Queen bedding configurations. Maximum capacity varies on bedding configurations.

Additional Lodging Information – Guest room rates are quoted as single or double occupancy, net, exclusive of Hawaii state tax currently at 14.962%.

The charge for additional guests beyond double occupancy is $50.00 plus applicable tax per guest per night. No additional person charge will be assessed for minors 17 years and under sharing the same room as parents and using existing bedding.

Maximum room occupancy is (4) guests in Double Queen bedding or (3) guests in King bedding.

Resort Charge – The Turtle Bay Resort Fee is reduced for MCE attendees booked with the group discount to $29.00 + 4.712% General Excise Tax and 10.25% Transient Accommodation Tax, totaling $33.34 with tax per room, per night.

The resort charge includes the following amenities; Blu-ray with unlimited movie rentals, Wi-Fi Internet access for in-room and public areas, GoPro Camera usage available for guests, visit the North Shore WaterShed for details, Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker use, dial Housekeeping for details, Unlimited local telephone calls, In-room coffee and tea, Nalu Kinetic Spa Fitness Center & Business Center access, Snorkeling gear usage at Kuilima Cove, $10 daily adventure credit redeemable at The Outpost, One-hour tennis court usage per day, 10-Minute Stand Up Paddle Land Demo with Hans Hedemann Surf School (weather permitting at scheduled time), Basket of range balls at the Fazio Short Game Area, golf clubs provided, Live entertainment poolside, special events not included, Pool chairs with umbrellas, available first come – first served

Kids (10 & Under) Eat Dinner Free at North Shore Kula Grille, with paid adult entrée, excluding holidays.

Hotel Parking – Overnight Self-Parking will be discounted for MCE attendees staying with the group discount to $10.00 plus tax per night

Self-Parking will be complimentary for local MCE attendees not staying at the hotel and attending the conference each day.

Lodging Deposit – A deposit equal to 2 nights’ room and tax is required with each reservation in order to confirm the accommodations (major credit cards accepted).

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 February 11, 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 Honolulu International Airport is 38 miles and approximately a 55 minute drive from Turtle Bay 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 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.
  • Alamo – Click Here and enter 7014125 under Contract ID to receive the Group Discount.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount.

Turtle Bay Resort does not have taxi or Uber service readily available, however Enterprise Rental Car is conveniently located on property and guests of Turtle Bay receive a discount.

Shuttle Service – North Shore Transport: For your transportation needs, please contact North Shore Transport at 808-225-0522 to arrange shuttle transportation to and from the Honolulu International airport, transfers to other hotels and resorts, and shuttles to nearby towns and activities.


Taxi Service – A taxi ride from the airport to the hotel is approximately 38 miles and costs approximately $147.66 one way.

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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