MODIFIED TO ONLINE LIVE STREAM FORMAT: Primary Care Update: Dermatology, Office Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine

May 23, 2020 – May 25, 2020

Yosemite National Park - Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Important Update: This program has been reformatted to a live stream virtual CME course. MCE will no longer be hosting an in person conference at the Tenaya Lodge Resort. For additional assistance, please contact MCE Conferences by email at

To Register for the live stream online CME or for additional information on the course please visit:

Online Live Stream CME

Lodging Update: 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. Attendees are welcome to maintain their lodging at the Tenaya Lodge and live stream via the WiFi from the Resort. If your lodging reservation was canceled due to having an arrival date prior to the resorts current anticipated reopen date of May 22, 2020, we will assist you in requesting your reservation be reinstated within the resorts open window. Please be sure to cancel your lodging and request a full refund for your reservation as soon as possible if you do not plan to travel to the destination. If you would like to cancel or make changes to a reservation arriving on or after May 22nd , you may do so by Clicking Here. If you prefer to cancel, reservations arriving prior to June 30, 2020 may be changed or canceled at no charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival. NOTE: Please have your confirmation number and the email address used to book the reservation.

Previous Program Information: Framed by noble evergreen forest and a rich range of Sierra Recreation, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a resort with summer time activities to keep you busy and fulfilled from sunrise to a starry night sky. Near Yosemite National Park’s south gate, it is easy to get to all of the Classics that this geological wonder has to offer: Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Falls (the highest waterfall in North America) and more! Tenaya offers much more than other Yosemite hotels: five restaurants, a world-class spa, three pools, a skating rink (winter), horseback riding, mountain biking, and guided tours with expert locals. At Tenaya Lodge you rest, play and rejuvenate. You make memories that you never forget.


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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

Primary Care Update: Dermatology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Dermatology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 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 Dermatology, Office Orthopedics and Sports 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 Dermatology, Office Orthopedics and Sports 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 and quicker during a 20 minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Approach to the Skin Exam
Objectives: 1) List important information to include in the HPI for skin problems 2) Discuss approach to the skin exam 3) Review morphology terminology -Understand importance of morphology for building a differential diagnosis for a skin problem

Benign and Malignant Skin Lesions
Objectives: 1) Review clinical presentations of common benign and malignant skin lesions 2) Discuss risk factors for skin cancer and when to refer your patients to dermatology for skin checks 3) Understand basic medical and surgical techniques for diagnosis and treatment 4) Hot topics in the news: updates on sunscreen and vitamin D

Eczema and Psoriasis
Objectives: 1) Recognize classic eczema and psoriasis morphology as well as more unusual presentations 2) Differentiate atopic dermatitis from other eczema subtypes 3) Review basic management for flares and maintenance, therapeutic ladder for difficult cases 4) Understand risk of co-morbidities and when to refer to dermatology

Skin Infections
Objectives: 1) Review morphology and diagnosis of common viral, bacterial, and fungal and parasitic skin infections 2) Discuss management pearls for common infections (tinea, herpes, staph and others)

Hair, Nails and Pigment
Objectives: 1) Review common causes of hair loss, appropriate investigations and treatment 2) Review common nail problems 3) Recognize and manage common problems of irregular pigmentation 4) Manage hyperhidrosis

An Algorithmic Approach to the Patient with a Rash
Objectives: 1) Discuss how to approach a patient with a rash 2) Review morphologic terminology 3) Understand how to use morphology to build a differential diagnosis and workup for a rash

Evaluation and Care of Common Knee Problems
Objectives: 1) Review knee anatomy, function and exam 2) Diagnose common knee problems, overuse, degenerative and traumatic 3) Describe common treatments for these problems

Back to Basics: the Dx and Management of Low Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Perform an effective problem-focused history and physical examination for evaluation of low back pain 2) Develop treatment plans for the most common causes of low back pain

Evaluation and Care of Common Shoulder Problems
Objectives: 1) Review shoulder anatomy, function and exam 2) Diagnose common shoulder problems, overuse, degenerative and traumatic 3) Describe common treatments for these problems

Concussions Update
Objectives: 1) Recall the etiology, pathophysiology, and signs and symptoms of concussion 2) Define second impact syndrome and its complications/significance 3) Utilize concussion assessment tools to assess and manage concussion 4) Determine medical clearance and return to play recommendations

Evaluation and Care of Common Ankle and Foot Problems
Objectives: 1) Review shoulder anatomy, function and exam 2) Diagnose common shoulder problems, overuse, degenerative and traumatic 3) Describe common treatments for these problems

Pediatric Overuse Sports Injuries
Objectives: 1) Assess overuse injuries by history and physical examination 2) Decide when pediatric athletes can safely return to competition 3) Convince parents, athletes and coaches that a premature return to sports increases the risk of re-injury and doesn’t help the team

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

Program Schedule





May 23, 2020

CXLD: Tenaya Lodge Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 24, 2020

CXLD: Tenaya Lodge Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 25, 2020

CXLD: Tenaya Lodge 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 is being reviewed and will be 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 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.

Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Accommodations – The Lodge Rooms at Tenaya Lodge offer the refined details you would expect in a Four-Diamond Yosemite resort — deluxe baths, plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, mountain charm and access to limitless recreation.

Tenaya’s Premium Rooms inside the main lodge building measure 350 square feet and offer a preferred view of Tenaya’s mountainous surrounding. The room offers newly upgraded bathrooms with granite countertops, rustic style sliding doors and an updated décor throughout the whole room.

  • Room and Bedding Options:
    – Premium Queen Guest Room: Two Queen-size Beds or
    – Premium King Guest Room: One King-size Bed
    – $329 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Additional Lodging Information

Taxes: Room rates are exclusive of a 13% occupancy tax and a $.75 per room per night California Tourism Assessment. All Taxes are subject to change at any time without notice.
Additional Guests: There is no additional charge for children under 18 staying with an adult. Each additional adult (over 2 adults) will incur a $15 charge per night.
Check-in/Check-out: Accommodations are available for check in at 4:00PM. Check out is at 11:00AM.
Smoking Policy: For the health of all its guests, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is an entirely non-smoking and non-vaping resort
Resort Fee and Amenities – A reduced resort charge of $25.00 for MCE Conferences Guests will be added to each room. Services covered in the Resort Services Fee include: Wi-Fi (high-speed internet), Overnight Parking, Two Bottles of Water Daily Full Access to the Fitness Room, Steam Rooms, and Saunas in Ascent Spa, Access to the Resort Pools and Spas, Business Center Access, Toll-Free and Local Telephone Calls, Newspaper Available Daily in the Lobby, Rollaways.
Parking – Parking is included in the resort fee.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations require payment of the first night rate (including tax) as a 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.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until April 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 and Transportation 

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is located:

– 62 miles from Fresno International Airport (FAT) 1.5 hours driving (est).
– 281 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 4 hours driving (est.)
– 212 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 4.5 hours driving (est.)
– 204 miles from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) 3.5 hours driving (est.)

Public Transportation:

-FROM FRESNO OR YOSEMITE VALLEY (SUMMER ONLY) During the summer months, YARTS, the Yosemite Area Rapid Transit System, has regular bus service between Tenaya Lodge and Fresno Airport, as well as other destinations along the way.. They also offer service between Tenaya Lodge and destinations in Wawona and Yosemite Valley. Please see the YARTS website for a complete schedule of the Fresno to Yosemite route.

-FROM SAN FRANCISCO OR OAKLAND AIRPORTS (SUMMER ONLY) Both San Francisco and Oakland Airports are served by the BART commuter train. Take BART for either airport to the Coliseum station in Oakland. See the BART website for details.Transfer to Amtrak. Depending on schedules, you can either take Amtrak by train to Merced and from there by bus to Yosemite Valley. From Yosemite Valley you can take the YARTS bus to Tenaya Lodge. Alternatively, you can take Amtrak to Fresno and transfer to YARTS in Fresno. Amtrak schedules and details YARTS schedules.Take YARTS to Tenaya Lodge.

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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