PROGRAM CANCELED: Women’s Health for Primary Care

Apr 03, 2020 – Apr 05, 2020

Universal Studios Orlando - Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios Orlando

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 – Loews Portofino has confirmed all reservations booked within the MCE Conferences room block have been canceled. We recommend that you contact the resort directly for additional confirmation on the cancellation of your reservation.


When you stay at a Universal Orlando hotel, the thrills of three amazing theme parks are outside your door. Plus, hotel guests get exclusive benefits that make every day of your stay even more awesome. Relax in surroundings inspired by the beauty, romance and charm of the picturesque seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Wonderfully appointed rooms and suites welcome families home each day. Tempting outdoor cafes and shops dot the piazza around a serene harbor. Three enticing pools offer every level of relaxation. Incredible restaurants tempt every palate with flavorful culinary tours of Italy. Guests of the hotel also enjoy exclusive Universal Orlando Resort™ benefits. Nothing could be sweeter.

(Find theme park information, conference attendee discounts and ticket purchase links in the Additional Travel Information section below)


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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

Women’s Health for Primary Care 

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in 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 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 ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in 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

OB/GYN Risk Management Case Studies
Objectives: 1) Describe common causes of Women’s Health related litigation 2) Describe strategies to reduce the risk of litigation 3) Describe the importance of documentation to reduce the risk of litigation.

Uterine Fibroid Update
Objectives: 1) Describe the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids 2) Describe the efficacy and safety of Uterine Fibroid Embolization 3) Describe medications being studied for fibroid therapy.

Pap Smear Screening and Triage Update
Objectives: 1) Describe screening recommendations for cervical disease 2) Describe triage recommendations 3) Describe treatment of cervical disease.

Exercising in Pregnancy
Objectives: 1) Describe maternal effects of exercise 2) Describe fetal effects of exercise 3) Describe recommendations for SCUBA and high-altitude exercise during pregnancy.

Migraine Headaches
Objectives: 1) Describe the evaluation of migraine headaches 2) Describe hormonal effects on migraine headaches 3) Describe treatment options for migraine headaches.

Mammographic Screening and Breast Density
Objectives: 1) Describe current guidelines for screening mammograms 2) Describe what is meant by breast density 3) Describe mammographic breast density notification laws.

Contraception 2020
Objectives: 1) Describe the increasing role of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) in family planning and identify the risks and benefits of 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 their benefits and limitations.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy 2020
Objectives: 1) Discuss data on the cardiovascular risks and benefits of MHT generated since 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: Tacking 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.

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

Program Schedule





April 3, 2020

Loews Portofino Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

April 4, 2020

Loews Portofino Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

April 5, 2020

Loews Portofino 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 – 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 – With a prime location on the Mediterranean, Portofino, Italy, is famous for its beauty and we’re happy to say that Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort™ has a reputation that’s just as impressive. In fact, they bring the splendor of the Italian Riviera to each and every one of their 750 stylish guestrooms and 45 spacious suites.Tones of creamy white and teal are reminiscent of the coast, while rich details in marble and velvet give the newly renovated guest spaces an Italian flair.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, 300-thread-count, 100% cotton bed linens, Julien Farel skin, body-care and hair products, iHome iPod docking station, Keurig coffeemaker with gourmet coffee and teas, 100% combed and ring-spun cotton terry towels and bath sheets, Spacious work desk with ergonomic chair, Telephone with voicemail, Mini refrigerator, On Demand movies (fees apply),Dual sinks, Magnifying makeup mirror, Iron and ironing board, Complimentary skin, body-care and hair products, Hair Dryer, In-room safe, with enough space for a laptop, Dry-cleaning and laundry service, Wake-up calls, In-room dining service, Cribs available upon request, Nightly turndown upon request, Flat-screen TV with HD channels, Smart room technology for automated heating and air-conditioning, Access hundreds of newspapers and magazines via PressReader when you download the Loews Hotels mobile app.

  • Garden View Room$269 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Garden View rooms are a spacious 450 square feet and offer a lovely vista of the meticulously manicured and landscaped grounds. Bedding types: One king or two queen beds.
  • Bay View Room$299 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bay View rooms are a spacious 450 square feet and feature one king bed, marble accents and elegant furnishings from Italy. Every morning you can look out your window and watch the sun glittering off the sparkling water and the fleet of colorful fishing boats. Bedding types: One king or two queen beds.
  • Deluxe Room$329 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Elegantly appointed Deluxe Rooms offer an even larger living space at 490 square feet, plus a stylish and roomy bathroom featuring a separate tub and shower. In addition to the extra comfort, you’ll enjoy a view of the serene Villa Pool and surrounding gardens or the dramatic Roman aqueduct-styled Beach Pool. Bedding types: One king or two queen beds.

Additional Lodging Information – Quoted room rates are subject to all applicable city, county, state or federal taxes that apply at time of room occupancy. Currently, the tax rate is 12.5% (sales tax 6.5%, occupancy 6%) per occupied room night.

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check-out time is at 11:00 a.m. Every effort is made to accommodate guests arriving before the check-in time; however, rooms may not be immediately available.

Additional Room Occupants: Each extra person sharing a room will be charged an additional $35.00 per night. There will be no charge for children under the age of 18 years who share with their parents.

Pet Policy: Pets are welcome to Loews Hotels.

Hotel Parking – Discounted self-parking of $15.00 per vehicle, per day for overnight parking. Discounted valet parking of $23.00 per vehicle, per day for overnight parking. Complimentary daily drive in parking on April 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2020.

Lodging Deposit – A deposit equal to one (1) night’s stay is required and will be charged for each individual’s reservation that is made on their own.

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 25, 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 – Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located 16.5 miles from the Loews Portofino Hotel.

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.

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. (In order to receive 15% off both portions of your trip, guests will need to book each way separately.)

Rideshare and Taxi Service – From the Orlando International Airport to the Loews Portofino Hotel is approximately $59 each way (plus tip) for 1-4 persons.

Universal Orlando® Resort Ticket Link – To purchase specially-priced Universal Orlando® Resort Park tickets, please Click Here.

A note on the Hogwarts™ Express: Because the Hogwarts™ Express will transport guests from one theme park to another, guests will need a park-to-park admission ticket to ride the train. Pricing is subject to change without notice.

Universal Orlando® Resort PerksTheme Park Benefits at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel are currently listed on their website as:

  • Get More Rides, More Often: When you stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, you’ll receive free* Universal Express Unlimited™ to skip the regular lines at participating rides and attractions at Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™ and now The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. That’s a value of $129^ per person, per day. Valid theme park admission required.
  • Early Park Admission† To The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™: Enjoy Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the theme park opens to the public when you stay at this hotel. Valid theme park admission required. Select attractions.
  • Fun, Free And Easy Transportation: Waterways, roads and walking paths connect this Premier resort hotel to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal CityWalk™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. Guests of Premier and Preferred hotels can get around easily with complimentary water taxis and shuttle services. Universal’s Volcano Bay™ is accessible only by complimentary shuttle.
  • Priority Seating At Restaurants: Just for being our guest, you’ll receive priority seating at select restaurants throughout Universal Orlando Resort™.
  • More Than Just A Room Key: Stay at Portofino Bay Hotel and get resort-wide charging privileges using your room key card. You can also use your key card for complimentary access^^ to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™ for the length of your stay.
  • Shopping Made Simple: Be carefree and carry-free when you shop at select stores in Universal’s theme parks and CityWalk™. We’ll deliver your purchases directly to your room, free of charge.

Walt Disney World Resort – The Walt Disney World Resort is located approximately 10 miles from Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

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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