Neurology and Rheumatology for Primary Care

Oct 22, 2020 – Oct 24, 2020

Napa / Sonoma Wine Country - Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Known as the authentic Wine Country spa and golf resort, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa features an 18-hole championship golf course and a world-renowned 40,000 square-foot spa. Experience the ultimate elegant oasis at this resort, blessed by natural mineral hot springs in the Sonoma Valley. Larger than the other Wine Country resorts in the area, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn contains 226 guest rooms on its 11 acre campus. The resort features a large swimming pool fed with hot water from the hot springs, a poolside cafe, full-service spa and health club, tennis courts, a wine bar, as well as fine dining with complimentary afternoon wine tastings from 4:30 – 5:30 pm daily. Enjoy the heart of Wine Country California, with accommodations and amenities to suit every taste.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through September 16, 2020)
$ 799.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through September 16, 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

Neurology and Rheumatology 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 Neurology and Rheumatology 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 Neurology and Rheumatology 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 Neurology and Rheumatology.

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 and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Stroke Prevention and Secondary Treatment
Objectives: 1) To review common stroke syndromes and the diagnosis of acute stroke 2) To learn about the treatment of acute stroke 3) To learn about the secondary prevention of acute stroke

Multiple Sclerosis Update
Objectives: 1) To learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis 2) To learn about the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease Update
Objectives: 1) To learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease 2) To learn about the treatment of Parkinson’s disease 3) To review the differential diagnosis of possible Parkinson’s disease

Cranial Nerves Video Review
Objectives: 1) To review the function and anatomy of the cranial nerves through video presentations

Classic Presentations of Behavioral Neurology
Objectives: 1) To review classic disorders in behavioral neurology (aphasias, neglect syndrome, etc) through video presentations

Dementia and Memory Loss
Objectives: 1) To learn about the different types of dementia, the diagnosis of dementia, and the treatments for dementia

Primary Approach to Inflammatory Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnoses when confronted with a patient who has joint inflammation and the various treatment alternatives 2) Identify the various lab tests that we use and how to best interpret them

Crystal Induced Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Identify how to evaluate and treat patients who present with what appears to be a crystal induced arthritis dx 2) Discuss treatments including joint aspiration, synovial fluid analysis and dietary considerations

Osteoarthritis
Objectives: 1) Diagnosis of the most common arthritis we see 2) Discuss treatment and the newer drugs on the horizon, including case reports

Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Review this diagnosis, secondary causes, and FRAX to help us with the diagnosis and up to date treatment 2) Review of Dual X-ray Absorptometry (DXA) scans and their interpretation

Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Review this challenging diagnosis 2) Describe approved therapies as well as other therapies that we use that are not classic 3) Review the newer diagnostic criteria and compare it to the older one, which still may be useful

Review of Urinary Drug Testing and Update on Cannabis for Rheumatology
Objectives: 1) Review the ongoing opioid crisis 2) Suggest ways to help guide health care providers when considering the use of these challenging meds, while working in a busy office

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 22, 2020

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 23, 2020

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 24, 2020

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

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 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: The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers accommodations and amenities to suit every taste.

Fairmont Room – This charming, 259 sq. ft. newly renovated Fairmont room is located in the main building and captures the flavor of the Wine Country lodging through a Provence-style decor and beautifully redone tile and marble baths. These rooms offer Garden, courtyard, or surrounding neighborhood views.

Fairmont Room – $399 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees ($474 on Saturday 10/24)

    • Bedding Options:
      -1 King bed or 1 Queen bed  (Price based on Single/Double Occupancy)

Deluxe Room – Deluxe Rooms are 368 sq. ft and offer beautiful garden views. These rooms are a marriage of urban luxury meets California relaxed elegance, modern sophistication and a transitional mix of styles combined with Wine Country sophistication. King-bedded rooms feature a generous double-sized walk-in shower, while the two Queen-bedded rooms showcase a shower/bathtub combination.

Deluxe Room – $450 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees ($525 on Saturday 10/24)

    • Bedding Options:
      -1 King bed or 2 Queen beds  (Price based on Single/Double Occupancy)

Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.

Amenities – The resort fee is waived for MCE Conferences attendees. The following amenities are offered: Unlimited basic internet access in guest rooms and resort public areas, wireless and wired (Fairmont President’s Club members receive an upgrade to premium speed internet access), Including local and toll-free telephone calls, Complimentary self-parking, On-site shuttle service to Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma Golf Club (based upon availability), Sparkling wine arrival, Wine Country welcome bottle of wine (in-room), Daily lobby wine tasting (pouring Sonoma and Napa’s finest) 4:30pm-5:30pm, Complimentary coffee & tea daily in the lobby 6:00am-11:00am, Access to hotel pool (excluding Willow Stream Spa), Docent-led daily hikes (please refer to Seasonal Activity Guide for complete schedule and hike descriptions), Daily fitness classes (please refer to Seasonal Activity Guide for complete schedule), Nightly turndown service complete with bottled waters, Business kiosk access (boarding pass printing and internet access), Bike and golf club storage,Complimentary access to thousands of newspapers & magazines including the USA Today, The Washington Post, ect. via PressReader.

Additional Lodging Information

  • Additional Guests: There is no extra charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share the room with their parents. Additional Guests beyond double occupancy (Ages 19 and up) Sharing the Room: $50 Per Night. Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults Per Room
  • Taxes: Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes: Occupancy Tax at 12%, County Assessment Tax at 2%, California Tourism Assessment Tax at 0.25%. All taxes are subject to change.
  • Resort Fee: Waived for MCE attendees staying within the group block.

Parking – Self-parking is complimentary for MCE Conferences Attendees.

Lodging Deposit – A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. 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 September 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

San Francisco International (SFO)
Distance: 56.3 miles
Time: 1 hour 18 minutes

Oakland International (OAK)
Distance: 56.6 miles
Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

Sacramento International (SMF)
Distance: 76.4 miles
Time: 1 hour 26 mins

Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Distance: 36.0 miles
Time: 47 minutes

San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Distance: 84.7 miles
Time: 1 hour 37 minutes

Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please click on the following links:

Sonoma Taxi: 707-889-1266 Click Here

Napa Airporter: 707-252-1900 Click Here

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.

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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