PROGRAM CANCELED: Primary Care Update: Office Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Rheumatology

Mar 27, 2020 – Mar 29, 2020

San Diego - Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

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

RESERVATIONS – Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego has confirmed all reservations booked within the MCE Conferences room block will be canceled. We recommend that you contact the resort directly for additional confirmation on the cancellation of your reservation. 

Explore Southern California’s vibrant culture and natural beauty from this waterfront hotel in downtown San Diego. You’ll find a variety of exciting San Diego attractions just minutes from the doorstep of Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Check out sunny California beaches, championship golf courses and popular destinations, like the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Seaport Village and Gaslamp Quarter. While staying at the hotel, you can make the most of your time by lounging in a private poolside cabana, playing tennis, basketball, and volleyball, soaking in a hot tub, or relaxing with luxurious treatments at our spa.

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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: Office Orthopedics, Pain Management and Rheumatology

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Office Orthopedics, Pain Management and Rheumatology, 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 Office Orthopedics, Pain Management 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 issues in Office Orthopedics, Pain Management 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 during a 20 minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Day 1

Laboratory Studies in Rheumatology
Objectives – Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1) Order and interpret serological studies in patients with rheumatic diseases; understanding their limitations 2) Recognize the limitations of various assay methods as it relates to interpreting the results

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Objectives – Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1) Determine the clinical features of SLE and order and interpret laboratory tests useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with SLE in accordance with ACR guidelines 2) Recommend treatment for patients with SLE according to EULAR recommendations and evidence-based results from clinical studies

One Wrong Step: An Approach to Common Acute Ankle Injuries
Objectives: 1) Review anatomy of the ankle 2) Learn the clinical presentation of common acute ankle injuries 3) Learn key history and exam features to enable prompt and accurate diagnosis 4) Discuss appropriate treatment methods, appropriate referrals, and proper use of imaging

Assessment of Low Back Pain: A Hands-on Approach
Objectives: 1) Discuss how a number of structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including: the disc, facet joint, myofascial and ligamentous structures 2) Review, demonstrate and practice basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine-related pain conditions 3) Differentiate lumbar radiculopathy signs and symptoms from other causes of low back pain including facet mediated, soft tissue, and sacroiliac joint pain

Management of Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Be familiar with recent pathophysiology related to mechanisms of fibromyalgia 2) Understand recent clinical criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia in a primary care setting 3) Identify a multidisciplinary approach that can be applied to patients with chronic widespread pain

Day 2

Workshop: Physical Examination of the Knee
Objectives: 1) Review surface anatomy and clinical correlates 2) Understand how to perform a focused but thorough knee exam in the office 3) Through exam videos and hands-on learning, develop and practice your knee exam skills

Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply new pathophysiologic understanding to treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action of the various muscle relaxers and anticonvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Objectives – Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1) Describe the etiology and pathogenesis of RA and how this information relates to the treatment of RA 2) Illustrate the clinical features of RA and the effects of chronic inflammation and consequences on overall health including increased mortality 3) Compare and contrast the mechanisms of action of current and emerging therapies for RA and their use

Crystal Arthritis
Objectives – Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1) Determine the epidemiology of gout and pseudogout 2) Demonstrate the clinical and laboratory features of gout and pseudogout 3) Distinguish crystal arthritis from septic arthritis

Day 3

Overview of Opioid Pharmacology, Assessment, and Management
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioids used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review validated screening tools used to help identify possible aberrant behaviors related to long-term opioid use 4) Understand and utilize Patient Provider Agreements (PPAs) and Prescription Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) as a means of improved monitoring of patient use of opioid products

Osteoarthritis
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1) Employ the history and physical exam to make an accurate diagnosis of osteoarthritis 2) Differentiate osteoarthritis (structural) from rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory) 3) Recommend and prescribe nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies for patients with osteoarthritis according to the American College of Rheumatology recommendations

Workshop: Physical Examination of the Shoulder
Objectives: 1) Review surface anatomy and clinical correlates 2) Understand how to perform a focused but thorough shoulder exam in the office 3) Through exam videos and hands-on learning, develop and practice your shoulder exam skills

Evaluation and Management of Common Hand Injuries
Objectives: 1) Understand the functional anatomy of the hand 2) Review common injuries of the hand 3) Discuss proper use of imaging 4) Understand proper splinting, bracing and referral that may lead you down the wrong path 4) Learn how to properly manage these challenging conditions

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

March 27, 2020

Manchester Hyatt San Diego Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

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

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 28, 2020

Manchester Hyatt San Diego Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 29, 2020

Manchester Hyatt San Diego Conference Center

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 and Amenities – Experience this waterfront hotel in downtown San Diego that combines comfort and convenience. Each 1,628 spacious rooms features soothing décor and modern amenities to help you relax and recharge throughout your California escape.

Room Features: City or bay views, Oversize work desk, 65″ flat-screen HDTV, Coffeemaker, June Jacobs® bath products, Complimentary access to online, newspaper, Blackout drapes.

Hotel Features: 1,628 rooms, including 76 suites. Eight dining outlets, including waterfront Sally’s Fish House & Bar. Two rooftop swimming pools. 24-hour StayFit fitness center. 24/7 business center.

Services: On-site Hertz® car rental. Multilingual staff. In-room dining. Camp Hyatt (seasonal). Laundry and dry cleaning services. Massage services available

  • Standard Rooms– $244 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Relax in 340 sq ft of comfortable elegance with one king bed or two double beds, a spacious work desk, seating area and stylish décor and partial city or bay views.Bed Type: One king or two double bedsView: Partial City or Bay
  • Premium View Rooms– $264 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Wake up to gorgeous bay or city views of San Diego in this spacious room featuring 340 square feet of space, premium views, a king or two double beds, a large work desk, and a seating area.Bed Type: One king or two double beds

Additional Lodging Information – Check-in/Check-out times: Hotel’s current Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Every effort is made to accommodate guests arriving before the check-in time; however, rooms may not be immediately available. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m

Additional Room Occupants: Each extra person sharing a room will be charged an additional $25.00 per night. There will be no charge for children under the age of 18 years who share with their parents.

Taxes: Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes, levies and/or assessments: 1) State Sales Tax & City Occupancy Tax 10.5% 2) San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment 2% 3) State of California Tourism Assessment $0.65

Destination Fee – The Hotel has a daily Destination fee which is currently $25.00 per room per night, which provides the following services and amenities to enhance the guests experience, subject to change at any time without notice. This fee is mandatory and will provide the below inclusions:

$10.00 nightly F&B credit valid at Top of the Hyatt and Grand Lobby Bar, Complimentary local, long distance and international calls, Complimentary High speed premium internet in guest room, Complimentary Bottled Water (two per day), Access to daily New York Times & Financial Times via in-room app, Access to Grand Experiences powered by ELM, 1 Complimentary shoe shine per stay, 24-hour Fitness Center access, Complimentary recreation equipment, children’s pool toys and activities, 10% Discount on Marilyn Monroe Spa services, Complimentary VIP Shopping Pass from The Headquarters offering discounts and complimentary inclusions at local shops & restaurants, 1 Hour complimentary standard bike rental per day with Wheel Fun Rentals, 1 Hour complimentary kayak rental per stay with Seaforth Rentals.

Hotel Parking – Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego offers convenient San Diego parking for guests and visitors. Please note the current rates below:

Valet Parking: Overnight Guest: $49 First Hour: $10 After the first hour $8 per hour Daily Maximum: $55

Self-Parking: Overnight Guest: $35 First Hour: $8 After the first hour $8 each additional hour Daily Maximum: $40

Lodging Deposit – All guests are required to use a credit card to make the reservation at the time of booking.

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 27, 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 Diego International Airport (SAN) is located 3.5 miles (approximately 10 minutes) from the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Airport Transportation:

Taxi Service – MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi to get from the airport to your hotel. Follow signs at the San Diego International Airport (SAN) for ground transportation and taxi service. Taxi fare from the San Diego International Airport to the Manchester Grand Hyatt is approximately $19 each way (plus tip) for 1-4 persons.

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.
  • 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

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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