Primary Care Update: Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Women’s Health

Mar 04, 2023 – Mar 06, 2023

St. Pete/Clearwater/Tampa Bay - Island Grand Beach Resort

From action and adventure to lazy lounging, you’ll find it all at these two connecting resorts in St. Pete Beach. The beachfront playground is full of fun ways for you to enjoy the soft white sands, warm gulf breezes, and pink sunsets. Step into the 33,500-gallon aquarium, catch a dive-in movie, focus on your fitness, or kick back in a floating cabana! There are just so many ways to enjoy the island life at this beachfront playground. Cruise the coastline on a stand-up paddle board, plunge down the three-story water slide, lounge by one of the five heated pools, or indulge your senses with relaxing spa treatments. At the end of the day, catch live music at one of the beachfront bars and roast some s’mores by a fire pit at sunset. Whatever type of Florida getaway you have in mind, you’ll find it here at St. Pete Beach. From your base in St. Pete Beach, you’ll be able to enjoy urban adventures, cultural experiences, world-class theme parks, sporting events, nightlife, shopping, and more.


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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through January 27, 2023)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through January 27, 2023)
$ 799.00
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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

Primary Care Update: Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Women’s Health  – 12 Credits 

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Women’s Health, 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, Sports Medicine and Women’s Health 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 goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Women’s Health.

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

Office Orthopedics/ Sports Medicine

Concussion Update
Objectives: 1) Recall the etiology, pathophysiology, and signs & symptoms of concussion 2) Utilize concussion assessment tools to assess and manage concussion 3) Determine medical clearance and return to learn and play recommendations 4) Consider when and how to interpret neuropsychological testing 5) Define second impact syndrome and its complications and significance

Sports Medicine Exam Tips and Tricks
Objectives: 1) Determine when urgent referral is needed for a hand injury based on the history and physical exam 2) Select the most accurate examination for certain musculoskeletal complaints 3) Perform appropriate testing to evaluate foot and ankle injuries that may require further testing or referral

Exercise Rx: What and For Whom
Objectives: 1) Distinguish health benefits that can be attained from regular physical activity 2) Prepare effective exercise prescriptions using the FITT-PRO 3) Address barriers to implementation that may exist for some patients

Knee Pain Evaluation and Management
Objectives: 1) Identify key history elements to diagnose etiology of knee pain 2) Select the most accurate examination tests for evaluation of knee pain 3) Counsel patients on the most effective and evidence-based treatment for knee pain

Shoulder Pain Evaluation and Management
Objectives: 1) Identify key history elements to diagnose etiology of shoulder pain 2) Select the most accurate examination tests for evaluation of shoulder pain 3) Counsel patients on the most effective and evidence-based treatment for shoulder pain

Tendinitis: The Challenges and Controversies
Objectives: 1) Define and differentiate types of tendinopathy 2) Select evidence-based treatments for tendinopathy 3) Determine indications, benefits, and harms from injections for tendinopathy

Women’s Health 

Contraception 2023
Objectives: 1) Describe the role of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in family planning and discuss risks, benefits, and counseling guidelines for long-acting methods 2) Discuss optimal prescribing of combination contraceptives – the pill, patch, and ring 3) Identify the available options for emergency contraception (EC), including the benefits and limitations

Menopausal Hormone Therapy 2023
Objectives: 1) Discuss data on the cardiovascular risks and benefits of MHT, generated after the initial publication from the Women’s Health Initiative 2) Summarize current evidence regarding the effect of MHT on breast cancer risk 3) Identify current best practices for prescribing MHT

Evolving Guidelines for Pap and HPV Testing
Objectives: 1) Describe the natural history of HPV infection and how it relates to current screening recommendations for cervical neoplasia 2) Identify current guidelines for frequency of Pap testing 3) Describe the role of HPV testing in detecting cervical neoplasia

Vaginitis: Tackling the Tough Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss the roles for, and limitations of, the tests currently available for the diagnosis of vaginal infections 2) Describe current recommendations and options for managing persistent and resistant vaginitis 3) Identify entities other than vaginitis that may be associated with vaginal symptoms

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Simplified
Objectives: 1) Describe the proposed pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome 2) Identify management options for the gynecologic consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome —irregular menses, hirsutism, and infertility 3) Identify management options for the metabolic effects of polycystic ovary syndrome

Female Sexual Dysfunction
Objectives: 1) Describe the current model of normal female sexual response 2) Identify the diagnostic categories for female sexual dysfunction and discuss possible etiologies for each 3) Discuss management options for each category of female sexual dysfunction

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

Program Schedule





March 4, 2023

Island Grand Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 5, 2023

Island Grand Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 6, 2023

Island Grand 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.

ABIM MOC Recognition

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 (part II) MOC pointsin the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

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.

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

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 book your lodging please Click Here. For pre/post dates, please call Group Reservations at 800.808.9833 or email, and cc with your specific hotel request.

If you need assistance beyond this, please contact our office at

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

Accommodations – As the largest beachfront resort on a top-ranked U.S. beach, Island Grand is the perfect place to just let go and enjoy all of the sun and fun Florida has to offer. Even better, you’re invited to stay at one, play at two! The adjacent property, RumFish Beach Resort, is just next door and offers even more fun for you to enjoy during your stay. Relax alongside the soft white sands and warm gulf waters of St. Pete Beach and take advantage of the endless array of restaurants, bars, and activities. From intimate escapes to family fun, let this waterfront paradise be the setting for your island escape. The beautiful rooms, suites, and villas here offer everything you need to kick back, relax, and soak up the island lifestyle. Each one exudes quintessential Gulf Coast vibes, with marine-life artwork, a beachy color palette, and lovely British Colonial touches.

  • ROH Guestrooms – $379 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – The beautiful Hotel Rooms at Island Grand Hotel overlook either the Garden Courtyard or Gulf of Mexico and provide everything you need for a comfortable stay. With 300 square feet of space, and plenty of amenities some rooms include Balcony access with all rooms including Flat screen high definition TV, Pillow top bed, Wet bar area with mini fridge, Microwave, coffee maker, toaster and dishware, Hairdryer and lighted makeup mirror, Wireless Internet access and In-room movies and voicemail.

Resort Fee – MCE attendees booked within the group block will receive a WAIVED Resort Fee (valued at $49 per room per night). Amenities include: The High Tide Slide, Surf WipeOut, Waterway Paddleboats, The Zing Ray Zip, Self-Parking for one car per bedroom*, Local, Credit Card, operator assisted access calls, and toll free calls, Use of Fitness Center and Tennis Courts, Daily coffee & local newspaper, Wireless internet access in guest rooms, common areas and meeting rooms, Access on the Trolley System, Business Center Use/Internet Use, In-room safes, Beach Cabana (1 per room), Miniature Golf, Paddleboats, and Access to all the amazing amenities and services at the adjacent RumFish Beach Resort.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Taxes & Fees – Rates quoted are subject to state and local taxes (currently 13%). Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Additional Adult Fees – Quoted room rate is based on single/double occupancy. There will be an extra person charge of $15.00 per person/per day for triple/quad occupancy. Children 18 years and under are free when staying in the same room as their parents.
  • Check-In & Check-Out – Currently, the Hotel’s check-in time is 4:00PM, and check-out time is 11:00AM. Subject to change  without notice.

Parking – Complimentary parking included with the waived Resort Fee. MCE Parking for local and non-overnight drive-in guests will be subject to availability and will be charged a discounted parking rate, of $15.00 per day during the conference hours from 7AM-12PM on march 4th, 5th, and 6th.

Lodging Deposit  – To confirm a reservation, a first night’s deposit (US Funds via check, money order, valid VISA, MasterCard or American Express card) must be received with the reservation request. Individual deposits are refundable if notice-of-cancellation is received by the Hotel at least five (5) days prior to 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 January 27, 2023 (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 – The nearest airport to St. Pete Beach is St. Petersburg (PIE) Airport which is 13 miles away. Other nearby airports include Tampa (TPA) (21.7 miles), Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) (26.2 miles), Orlando (MCO) (100.6 miles) and Ft.

Airport Transportation

St. Pete Clearwater Airport Shuttle: Please call (727) 282-4183

SuperShuttle Tampa Bay: (727) 571-4220 or Click Here
Private Car Service: Please call (727) 571-4220 or Click Here
Bats Taxi: Please call (480)888-8888 or Click HereCar 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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