PROGRAM CANCELED: Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases for Primary Care

Sep 04, 2020 – Sep 06, 2020

Kiawah Island / Charleston - Kiawah Island Golf Resort

CANCELATION UPDATE: This program has been canceled. For additional assistance, please contact MCE Conferences by email at

IMPORTANT LODGING NOTICE: Lodging Information: Kiawah Island Resort has confirmed 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 any inquiries you may have regarding lodging deposits made to the property.

Located on a beautiful barrier island not far from historic Charleston, South Carolina, lies Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Voted as the “Top Family Resort” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, this idyllic South Carolina destination offers two resort villages, villas & condos, restaurants, shopping, 10 miles of pristine beaches, two tennis centers, and a full range of outdoor activities. It’s no wonder why so many visitors come to Kiawah (pronounced KEE-a-wah) Island and decide that it is their happy place. Kiawah Island Golf Resort is home to a fascinating array of wild creatures with a diverse ecosystem. Take a family excursion through salt marshes, lush forests, and water ponds, and explore the myths of alligators, encounters with dolphins, and the wildlife of Kiawah’s wetlands.


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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

Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases for Primary Care

This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases 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 Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases 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 Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases.

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

Rules of Immunity: Considering Primary Immunodeficiencies in the Outpatient Setting
Objectives: 1) Identify the most common causes of primary immunodeficiency in children; 2) Recognize the most common ‘red flags’ for consideration of immune deficiency

Herpes are Like Diamonds: They’re Forever
Objectives: 1) Recognize the common presentations, diagnosis, and management of a) EBV, b) CMV, and c) HSV in children

What’s all the pus about? Staphylococcal and streptococcal infections
Objectives: 1) Plan appropriate management strategies for skin and soft tissue infections due to S. aureus and S. pyogenes; 2) Identify suppurative and non-suppurative complications of streptococcal infections; 3) Plan appropriate therapy for recurrent skin and soft tissue infections

Pain in the Neck: Approach to Children with Lymphadenopathy
Objectives: 1) Recognize the common causes of lymphadenopathy in children; 2) Plan a management course for common causes of adenopathy

What’s your Vector, Victor? Tick and Mosquito-Borne Infections in the Outpatient and Emergency Setting
Objectives: 1) Review the geographic distribution and epidemiology of the most common vector-borne infections 2) Discuss diagnosis considerations for these patients 3) Provide treatment recommendations for children and adults with vector-borne infections

Don’t Hesitate, Vaccinate! Updates to the Immunization Schedule
Objectives: 1) Review the ACIP recommendations for vaccine administration, focusing on recent changes to influenza, hepatitis B, varicella; 2) Identify novel strategies to address vaccine hesitancy in the outpatient setting

Community Acquired Respiratory Infections in Adults with an emphasis on Pneumonia
Objectives: 1) Recognize when to prescribe antibiotics for adults with respiratory infections 2) Familiarize with risk assessment and treatment algorithms for community acquired pneumonia in adults 3) familiarized with non-culture diagnostic tests for pneumonia and when to use them

Infectious Gastroenteritis Syndromes and Food – Borne illnesses
Objectives: 1) Know the epidemiology of gastroenteritis in adults 2) Learn the differential diagnosis, evaluation, and management of infectious diarrhea in adults 3) Be able to counsel patients about food borne illness and how to prevent them

Urinary Tract Infections
Objectives: 1) Learn to use diagnostic algorithms, and diagnose different urinary tract infection syndromes 2) familiarized with management guidelines for UTI and asymptomatic bacteriuria 3) Review evaluation and management of challenging UTI cases and UTI with community and health care associated multidrug resistant organisms

HIV Update for Primary Care Providers
Objectives: 1) Review the current epidemiology of HIV-infection in the US 2) Review HIV prevention recommendations for PCPs, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis 3) Understand HIV testing tests and their interpretation 4) Familiarize with antiretroviral therapy drugs and drug- interactions relevant to the PCP

Viral Hepatitis A-E with an Emphasis on C
Objectives: 1) Review acute and chronic viral hepatitis syndromes and when to screen for them 2) Participants will be able to interpret laboratory testing for hepatitis B and hepatitis C 3) Review recent advances and challenges in treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C

May I run something by you?”: Infectious Disease Curbsides and Images – A Case-based Discussion
Objectives: 1) List common ID questions from PCPs that are not addressed by other topics 2) List endocarditis prophylaxis recommendations 3) Review diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection 4) Demonstrate images of common and exotic ID conditions

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

Program Schedule





September 4, 2020

Kiawah Island Carolina 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

Kiawah Island Carolina Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 6, 2020

Kiawah Island Carolina Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM


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 call:

Kiawah Island Reservations Department: 800-654-2924
Reference Group: MCE Conferences; Booking Number: 17102

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 – Kiawah Island is ten miles of wide, immaculate, oceanfront beach that invites you to stroll or cycle for hours without interruption. Soothing by day, romantic by night, the beach is complemented by the island’s river, meandering lagoons, pristine marshlands and maritime forests. Each sun-washed day ends beneath a star-studded southern sky. Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a destination like no other. Enjoy world-class accommodations, amenities and recreational facilities so you can fully experience the resort lifestyle.

Scenic View Villas – Scenic view villa rentals at Kiawah Island Golf Resort offer views of the surrounding woods, lagoons and golf courses. Each unit is individually owned and reflects each owner’s style and decor. The villas offer a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV’s, washer/dryer and high speed internet.
Villa Type and Bedding Options:

  • One Bedroom Scenic View Villa – $209.00 Per Villa Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    One Queen Size Bed or One King Size Bed
  • Two Bedroom Scenic View Villa – $245.00 Per Villa Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    One Queen Size Bed or One King Size Bed in one bedroom and 2 Twin Beds or One Queen in the second bedroom.
  • Three Bedroom Scenic View Villa – $279.00 Per Villa Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    One King Size Bed in one bedroom and different variations of Bedding in the second and third bedroom (confirmed at time of booking).

Please Note: All Villas are privately owned and decor will vary. Room categories and bedding options are based on availability at the time of booking.

Additional Lodging Information:
Resort Fee – Please Note: There is a Resort Service Fee of 9% per villa per day. The Resort Service Fee includes 800 and local phone calls, credit card access calls, in room coffee, and on demand, on-island transportation to all resort owned venues.
Taxes: Rates are presently subject to a 7% South Carolina state tax and a total of 6% local taxes (subject to change).
Check-in and Check-out: Check-in time begins at 4:30 PM and Check-out time is at 10:30 AM.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults Per Bedroom, children are not included in the maximum occupancy. All children under the age of 18, when accompanied by an adult and staying in the same room, are free of charge.
Sofa Beds: There are a limited amount of One Bedroom Villas with sofa beds. Please inquire at the time of booking your reservations.

Exclusive Guest Benefits:
Swimming and Fitness: Guests have exclusive and complimentary access to both of the resort-owned and operated pools as well as the Resort’s Fitness center located at Night Heron Park.
Golf: Guests enjoy preferred tee times and savings on golf for the five world-renowned golf courses, including The Ocean Course. The Ocean Course was part of the 2012 PGA Championship tour. To book your tee time, call 843 768-2121. Mention you are part of the MCE Conferences group.
Recreation: Guests also enjoy the only discounted rates for nature and recreation programs on Kiawah Island.
Complimentary Transportation: Complimentary door-to-door transportation service throughout Kiawah’s 10-mile island is only available to guests. Service includes transportation for families to any resort-owned venue.
Dining: Guests enjoy year-round access and advance reservation privileges at all resort-owned restaurants, including those located in The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Guests can take advantage of the resort’s exclusive grocery shopping service and have their villa stocked with groceries prior to arrival.

Parking – The Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers complimentary self-parking for conference attendees and guests.

Lodging Deposit – Deposit of 2 Nights + tax is due at the time of booking. Balance is due to the resort 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 28, 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 – Charleston International Airport (CHS) is located approximately 34 miles away from the resort.

Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please see below:

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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