Psychiatry and Pain Management for Primary Care

Aug 28, 2020 – Aug 30, 2020

Chicago - Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel

Chicago is the most visited city in the Midwest. Famous for its architecture, top restaurants, and great shopping, summertime in Chicago buzzes with energy and excitement. Fireworks at Navy Pier, twilight concerts in Millennium Park, fun-filled baseball games at Wrigley Field, and towering skyscrapers overlooking sandy beaches make Chicago a fun destination with something for everyone. The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park is a sophisticated high-rise that combines classic and contemporary styles, with sweeping views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. The luxurious Fairmont Millennium Hotel is located within walking distance to the Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile shops, as well as many of Chicago’s highlights. This hotel is the city’s most trendy hotel and its sophisticated, contemporary style complements the pulsating downtown environment.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through July 30, 2020)
$ 750.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through July 30, 2020)
$ 650.00
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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

Psychiatry and Pain Management for Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Psychiatry and Pain Management 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 Psychiatry and Pain Management 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 Psychiatry and Pain Management.

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

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

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

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

Non-Opioid Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand the neurobiology of chronic pain and how this relates to pharmacologic targets 2) Develop a data-driven and practical understanding of dosing, benefits, and side effects of common non-opioid pharmacologic agents 3) Become versed in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain

Opioids for Chronic and Cancer Pain: Rationale Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Become comfortable with practical aspects of chronic opioid therapy including opioid selection, rotation, and side effect management 2) Appreciate the nuances for titration for different pain syndromes 3) Learn clinical pearls and strategies for managing chronic opioid therapy as safely as possible Discuss the use of opioids for cancer pain and how the approach differs from chronic non-cancer pain

Managing Pain in Geriatrics Patients
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the nuances to assessment of pain in the elderly 2) Understand the pharmacologic challenges in managing elderly patients 3) Be able to better find the balance between pain control and iatrogenesis in the elderly population

Interventional Procedures for Spine Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand the rationale and technical considerations of common minimally-invasive interventions for spine-related pain, such as epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency lesioning, facet injections, sacroiliac injections, and spinal cord stimulation 2) Appreciate the data behind the techniques by way of a data-driven literature review 3) Develop a systematic approach to identifying when patients may or may not benefit from interventional spine procedures

Managing Pain and Symptoms at the End of Life
Objectives: 1) Understand the optimal measures to control pain at the end of life through case-based teaching 2) Better manage common end-of-life clinical scenarios such as dyspnea, delirium, and terminal secretions 3) Become more empowered in how to emotionally guide family members through the dying process

Challenging Pain Scenarios: An Interactive Case-Based Discussion
This interactive session will real-life challenging cases from the audience to: 1) Develop a frame to systematically break down and analyze complex pain scenarios 2) Utilize the audience’s collective mind to develop practical strategies to address the various clinical complexities of the cases 3) Become more comfortable and empowered to handle such cases upon return to the participant’s clinical practice

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

August 28, 2020

Fairmont Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 29, 2020

Fairmont Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 30, 2020

Fairmont 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 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 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 – At Chicago’s most desirable address, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park offers contemporary accommodations with every imaginable comfort for the sophisticated traveler.

All guest rooms offer the following amenities: 50″ HD Flat Panel Television with Cable and Lodgenet, Air-conditioning and individually-controlled heat, Alarm clock/radio, Bathrobes, Dressing area with large closets and full-length mirror, hair dyer, iron and ironing board, windows that open to the outside, Le Labo bath amenities, separate shower stalls, separate water closet with doors, Starbucks coffee maker, multi-line telephone with voice-mail, TDD access for the hearing-impaired, spacious and well-lit work desk, and WiFi Internet access.

  • Fairmont Guest Rooms – $215 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Boasting some of Chicago’s most spacious accommodations, these 420 sq.ft. guestrooms are furnished with one king or two double beds and offer views of the city skyline or Chicago River. These rooms provide an abundance of natural light that complement their warm, contemporary furnishings. The beautifully-appointed décor features subtle earth tones accented by pops of color from printed throw pillows and original, floral artwork by renowned photographer Warwick Orme. Additional amenities include a 50” HDTV, luxury bedding and fine linens, spacious dressing area, marble bathroom with separate soaking tub and shower. Thes
    Bedding Type: One King or Two Double Beds
    (The nightly cost is based on double occupancy. Each additional guest (Age 18 years and older) is $30 per room per night. Maximum occupancy of 3 guests)
  • Deluxe Guest Rooms – $255 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Deluxe guestrooms offer views of Chicago’s legendary architecture, Grant Park, Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. Each of these spacious, beautifully-appointed rooms is available with one king or two double beds. The contemporary décor features subtle earth tones accented by pops of color from printed throw pillows and original floral artwork by renowned photographer Warwick Orme. Additional amenities include a 50” HDTV, luxury bedding and fine linens, spacious dressing area, marble bathroom with separate soaking tub and shower.
    Bedding Type: One King or Two Double Beds
    (The nightly cost is based on double occupancy. Each additional guest (Age 18 years and older) is $30 per room per night. Maximum occupancy of 3 guests.)

Additional Lodging Information:
– Room rates above are subject to an Occupancy Tax rate of 17.4%.
– Check-in time is at 3:00 PM and Check-out time is at 12:00 PM.
– Additional Guests (Ages 18 and Up) Sharing the Room: $30 Per Adult, Per Night for more than 2 Adults sharing a room. Children (Ages 0-17): At this hotel, up to 2 children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding. All other guests are considered adults.

Parking – The Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel offers a 15% discount for parking and valet services for conference attendees and guests. Currently, the discounted rate for overnight parking is $62.05 per vehicle, per night for valet.

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 July 30, 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:

  • The O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is located 19 miles from Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.
  • The Midway International Airport (MDW) is located 13 miles from Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.

Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please click on the following links:
Taxi Service or Ride Share – MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi or ride share to get from the airport to your hotel. The fare from the airport to the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel is approximately $40.00 USD (1-4 persons) and is a 30 minute drive each way.
Shuttle Service – For bookings with Go Airport Express, please 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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