PROGRAM CANCELED: Primary Care Update: Endocrinology and Gastroenterology

May 23, 2020 – May 25, 2020

New York City - InterContinental New York Times Square

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.

RESERVATIONS – InterContinental Times Square Hotel 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.

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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: Endocrinology and Gastroenterology

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues with Endocrinology and Gastroenterology 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 Endocrinology and Gastroenterology for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program should improve attendees’ confidence in diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for primary care physicians and all healthcare professionals seeking clinical information about Endocrinology and Gastroenterology.

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

Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: Discuss: 1) How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes 2) New ADA Guidelines 3) How to use oral medications 4) Where do GLP-1 Receptor Agonists fit?

Obesity Management
Objectives: Discuss 1) Scope of the Problem 2) Causes of Obesity 3) Medications: Prescription and Over the Counter 4) Surgical interventions

Disorders of Vitamin D and Calcium Metabolism
Objectives: 1) Understand the definition of vitamin D deficiency 2) Know when to measure vitamin D metabolites and how to treat vitamin D deficiency 3) Understand the pathophysiologic basis for hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia and parathyroid disorders

Common Thyroid Disorders in Office Practice
Objectives: 1) Understand the signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and what testing the clinician should do 2) Understand the diagnosis and safe treatment of hypothyroidism 3) Appreciate how drugs can alter thyroid function tests and when treatment is needed

Osteoporosis: Management and Controversies
Objectives: 1) Know how and when to evaluate for secondary causes of osteoporosis 2) Understand non-pharmacologic therapies to help manage osteoporosis 3) Understand the controversies regarding calcium therapy and vitamin D therapy for osteoporosis 4) Understand the safety, efficacy, and duration of therapies for treatment of osteoporosis including bisphosphonate holidays

Aging Endocrine Function in Men: Diagnosing and Treating Hypogonadism in Men
Objectives: 1) Understand what is a “low T” and the signs and symptoms of low testosterone and hypogonadism 2) Appreciate the problems associated with measuring testosterone in clinical practice 3) Know the means to replace testosterone, assess response to replacement and monitor safety of testosterone therapy in older men

Using Insulin Effectively
Objectives: Discuss 1) Is it Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes? 2) Goals of therapy for diabetes 3) Insulin therapy in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Helping Your Patients Select Food Plans Wisely
Objectives: Discuss 1) Choosing food plans with a purpose for your patients 2) Weight loss – Calories count, Hypertension, DASH Diet 3) Diabetes- count the carbs, Dyslipidemia – check the fat 4) Strategies to change behavior 5) The role of exercise

Objectives: Discuss 1) Scope of the problem 2) Identifying high risk populations 3) Guidelines 4) Current testing and therapy

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Objectives: Discuss 1) Definition 2) Diagnosis 3) Therapy – patient not wanting pregnancy 4) Therapy – patient wanting pregnancy 5) Preventing Complications

Adrenal Hormones in Practice
Objectives: 1) Review the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis; 2) Review effects of glucocorticoids on bone and carbohydrate metabolism and how to safely taper these drugs 3) Review the indications for aldosterone antagonists in cardiovascular disease

Menopause: Pitfalls and Pearls
Objectives: 1) Learn the pathophysiology and natural history of the menopausal transition; 2) Understand key long term findings from the Women’s Health Initiative; 3) Learn a practical approach for managing common menopausal symptoms

Colon Cancer Update 2019
Objectives: To increase compliance with colon cancer screening in general population, by educating Providers on the available colon cancer screening tests and the latest guidelines

Celiac Disease – What’s in a Name?
Objective: To raise awareness of which patients should be screened for celiac disease and to provide the tools necessary to differentiate between gluten disorders

GERD and the Role of PPI Therapy
Objective: to address the epidemic of ppi use, address the necessity and the safety of the medications as well as to update the primary care providers on a common condition which may have potential risks of malignancy

Objective: to educate the provider on the symptom-based approach in differentiating between irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation and opioid-induced constipation and how to determine which therapy will work best

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

Program Schedule





May 23, 2020

InterContinental 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

InterContinental Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 25, 2020

InterContinental 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: Deluxe Guest Room – Cool, contemporary and expansive, the Deluxe Guestrooms offer an added layer of luxury with unmatched city views. Every detail is considered: award-winning comfort beds in crisp, natural linens; extra-wide desks with ergonomic chairs, convenient charging stations and comfortable armchairs.

Floor-to-ceiling windows lay the landscape of Manhattan at your feet, with cinematic views of the Broadway Theater District, Times Square and the Hudson River. Indulge in spacious spa-inspired bathrooms with midnight blue mosaic tile, marble counters and dark wood accents, enclosed rainfall showers and our exclusive Agraria® artisan bath products. All MCE Deluxe Rooms to be situated on Floors 10 – 19.

  • Deluxe Guestroom – $239 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees 
    • Room and Bedding Options:
      -Deluxe Double Guestroom: Two double-size Beds
      -Deluxe King Guestroom: One King-size Bed

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

Amenities – Amenities Include: 24 hour in-room dining room service, Wireless internet, Floor-to-ceiling windows, iHome dock and USB charging ports, 42” HDTVs with premium channels, Deluxe cotton linens, Keurig® coffee maker, In-room safe, Walk-in rain shower (Superior double rooms include bathtub), Botanical bath amenities by Agraria®, Pro-style hair dryer, Lighted makeup mirror, Gourmet mini bar, Deluxe Fitness Center with 24-hour access, Professional in-room hair and makeup services provided by NOMI Beauty available, Concierge services and multi-lingual staff available, Airport pick-up, taxi, car rental and limousine services may be arranged.

Additional Lodging Information

  • Check-in/ Check-out: Accommodations are available for check in at 4:00PM. Check out is at 11:00AM.
  • Additional Guests:Each additional adult beyond single/ double occupancy will be charged $30 per adult per night; this will only apply to persons 18 years of age older.
  • Taxes: Room rates do not reflect the following current taxes: New York State hotel tax of 14.75%; the New York City occupancy tax, which is $2.00 per room nightly; and the New York City Convention Center tax of $1.50 per room nightly. All taxes are subject to change.
  • Destination Fee: Waived for MCE attendees staying within the group block (Savings of $30++tax per room, per night).
  • Smoking Policy:This is a smoke free building in guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas.

Parking – Daily valet parking is currently available for $70 plus tax and self-parking for $42 plus tax, per 24 hours, with no in and out privileges. Parking prices are subject to change.

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 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 – The hotel does not provide a shuttle to or from the airport. We recommend taking a taxi or using a ride share service.

Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $40-$60 metered rate
Private Sedan (up to 3 people) $172.00 all inclusive

Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $53 without tip and toll
Private Sedan (up to 3 people) $172.00 all inclusive

Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $75- $95 metered rate
Private Sedan (up to 3 people) $134.00 all inclusive

Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $7-$10 metered rate
Private Sedan (up to 3 people) $91.00 all inclusive
Alternative transportation Methods: Subway, Walking (20 min)

Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $10-$15 metered rate
Private Sedan (up to 3 people) $91.00 all inclusive
Alternative transportation Methods: Subway, Walking (10 min)

Closest Subway Station: 42nd Street PORT AUTHORITY – A,C,E lines
With connection to 42nd Street TIMES SQUARE – N,Q,R,S,7,1,2,3 lines

Please contact concierge for quotes on private SUVs, Vans, and Limousines as well as any further questions.

Shuttle from JFK and LGA – For more information, please call 718-777-5111 or 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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