PROGRAM CANCELED: Psychiatry and Cardiology for Primary Care

Mar 20, 2020 – Mar 22, 2020

Florida Keys - Hawks Cay Resort

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 – 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. Please note this requires any attendees cancelling their trip in full to contact the Hawks Cay Resort at (866)347-2675 to cancel your room reservation and receive a refund from the resort directly. 

In the 60-acre island playground in the Florida Keys is the affluent 4-star Hawk Cay Resort in Duck Key. It comes with a soothing beachfront location, which includes a marina. While in the resort, cool down in one of the 5 swimming pools or have fun with the dolphins in the private saltwater lagoon. Some guests greet the day with hot coffee and pastries near the lobby’s new 1,300-gallon saltwater aquarium or breakfast at the restaurant Ocean, often followed by a toes-in-the-sand lunch at the Beach Grill, poolside refreshments at the Coral Grill, and evenings of Latin American–influenced cuisine at Alma. Hawks Cay has something special for the whole family.


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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

Psychiatry and Cardiology for Primary Care

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Psychiatry and Cardiology, 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 Psychiatry and Cardiology in Primary Care, 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 Psychiatry and Cardiology.

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

Anxiety Disorders Update
Objectives: 1) Define anxiety and understand when it becomes a disorder 2) Identify psychological treatment approaches that can be provided in 3 minutes in a PCP office 3) Know when and how to use medications – and when not to use them – including particularly SSRI’s and benzodiazepines

Depression in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) How to diagnose depression and when to treat 2) What to choose and what to do if that doesn’t work 3) When to refer to a psychiatrist

Atrial Fibrillation and the New Anticoagulants
Objectives: 1) To review the indications for Anticoagulation for patients with atrial fibrillation 2) To understand the use of the new novel anticoagulants and their bleeding risk 3) To outline a rational approach to the treatment of atrial fibrillation

Resistant Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To review the definition of resistant hypertension 2) To outline the common causes of secondary hypertension 3) To suggest a reasonable evaluation of patients with resistant hypertension

Day 2

Morning Yoga Flow for Registered Participants

Update on PCSK9 Inhibitors for Hyperlipidemia
Objectives: Review PCSK9 therapy as a new medication for hyperlipidemia, understand the role of risk in determining hyperlipidemia therapy, outline management algorithms determining when to use combination therapy for hyperlipidemia

An Approach to the Treatment of Essential Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To understand the underlying pathophysiology or essential hypertension 2) To outline a reasonable treatment approach to essential hypertension based on pathophysiologic principles 3) To appreciate the role of the renin-angiotensin and aldosterone system in control of blood pressure

Basics of Bipolar Disorder for Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Diagnosing bipolar disorder and differentiating from common masqueraders, including borderline personality disorder, trauma, and substance abuse 2) How to choose and use mood stabilizers, including FDA-approved atypical antipsychotics

Dealing with Difficult Patient Personalities
Objectives: 1) Understand what borderline personality disorder (BPD) is and how it is diagnosed 2) Identify two specific skills that a primary care provider can use in working with borderline patients 3) Review how BPD impacts medical illnesses and what can be done to help improve outcomes

Day 3

Somatic Symptom Disorders: New Language, New Concepts
Objectives: 1) Review new concepts around somatic symptom disorders that deemphasize cause and emphasize effective care, 2) Articulate principles for rehabilitation approaches to pain subtype and other somatic symptom disorders, 3) Understand when and how to use medications (and when not to) in treating somatic symptom disorders

Beyond SSRI’s: Psychiatric Medications Useful to know in Primary Care
1) Review old and new antipsychotic medications – use, monitoring, and management, 2) Understand new antidepressants and some older ones that warrant review, 3) Develop an understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in the primary care setting

An Approach to the Management of Heart Failure
Objectives: 1) To review guideline directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure 2) To outline a practical approach to the optimal use of RAS blockers and beta blockers in heart failure 3) To understand the role of BNP as a guide to optimal heart failure therapy

Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Objectives: 1) To understand the recommended therapies shown to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with clinical coronary heart disease 2) To review the role of antiplatelet medications in patients with coronary heart disease 3) To propose a treatment management plan for patients with coronary heart disease to maximize risk reduction

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

Program Schedule





March 20, 2020

Hawks Cay Resort Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 21, 2020

Hawks Cay Resort Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 22, 2020

Hawks Cay Resort 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 – Lodging is limited. Please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500 for availability.

Accommodations and Amenities – Hawks Cay guest rooms provide a laid-back tropical setting where you can relax, sip a cool drink, and bury your worries in the sand. Each of the 177 Florida Keys hotel rooms and suites are carefully crafted in Caribbean island decor; furnished with upscale amenities; and set amongst a vivid backdrop of swaying palm trees, historic bridges, and bright blue and green Caribbean waters. All units offer welcomed privacy yet are only steps from the Atlantic Ocean, gourmet dining, swimming pools and Hawks Cay’s popular Dolphin Connection.

  • Sunset Village 2 Bedroom Townhome Villa  – Bedding Types: Two bedrooms with a queen bed in each bedroom. Townhome villa with Florida Keys charm, features a balcony with water or grounds view. Located in the Sunset Village, nestled at the ocean’s edge with a great view of the sunset over the Florida Bay. Villa guests receive complimentary daily towel exchange and trash pickup for your convenience. Full housekeeping service will be provided on every 4th day of your stay. An upgraded daily full service can be added onto your stay at the rate of $75.00 per day.
  • Hawks Cay Guestroom – Bedding Types: One king bed or two queen beds. Hawks Cay Rooms feature 376 square feet of elegant interior space, upscale amenities, private furnished balconies, and views of Hawks Cay Resort’s grounds.
  • Water View Guestroom – Bedding Types: One king bed or two queen beds.A luxurious retreat with 376 square feet of elegant interior space and a private balcony overlooking, in most cases, a full or partial view of the Atlantic Ocean, the pool or the island waterway.

Additional Lodging Information – Room rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees, which is currently 12.5%.

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check-out time is at 11:00 a.m.

Hawks Cay Resort a non-smoking property. There are designated smoking areas around the resort.

Resort Charge – MCE attendees will be charged a discounted resort fee of $20 per room per day, and includes the following amenities: Valet Parking/Self-Parking, Daily Newspaper, Local and Toll Free Calls, Daily Membership in Hawks Cay Health Club and Coral Cay, Wireless Internet Access, In Room Coffee, Tram Transportation throughout the Resort, and Unlimited use of Putting Course, Sports Field, Hard and Clay Court Tennis Facilities.

Hotel Parking – Complimentary self-parking is available for all MCE attendees,

Lodging Deposit – A deposit of one night room & tax is due at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation.

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.

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 11, 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 – Hawks Cay Resort is approximately 130 miles from Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), approximately 60 miles from Key West International Airport (EYW), and approximately 90 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA).

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  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.

Florida Keys Express Shuttle: Daily door-to-door shuttle service to and from the Florida Keys and Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports. To make your reservation please call (305)743-7454 or Click Here

Car Service: Ahoy Taxi /Airport Transportation- private transportation to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Key West. To make your reservation please call (305)407-0603 or Click Here

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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