Primary Care Update: Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

Aug 12, 2022 – Aug 14, 2022

Colorado Springs - The Broadmoor

The Broadmoor offers guests an incredible way to experience the unique beauty of the American West. Guests are met with warm, genuine hospitality and an unmatched selection of activities that celebrate the magnificent surroundings. Hike through scenic trails and lush valleys. Try your hand at authentic Western adventures from horseback riding and mountain biking, to archery or canoeing on Cheyenne Lake. Stop by Broadmoor Outfitters for expert instruction in fly fishing, rock climbing, falconry, and more. Guests seeking a more tranquil retreat can enjoy the resort pools and pampering treatments at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Broadmoor Spa. The iconic resort is also home to several celebrated restaurants including the only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond restaurant in Colorado, Penrose Room, legendary golf, a world-renowned tennis program, distinctive retail shops, and an array of resort programs for guests of all ages and interests. From art tours to tennis clinics, geocaching to fitness training, there’s always something new and exciting to discover at “the most unique resort in the world”.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through July 5, 2022)
$ 849.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through July 5, 2022)
$ 749.00
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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: Internal Medicine and Rheumatology – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Internal Medicine 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 Internal Medicine 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 and updates in Internal Medicine 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 and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Internal Medicine Update

Practical Approach to the Patient with Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Apply the current JNC recommendations for the treatment of hypertension 2) Develop a rational approach to choosing medication for treating hypertension 3) Decide when and how to evaluate for secondary hypertension

A Clinical Approach to the Management of Hypothyroidism, the Elevated TSH, and the Patient with a Thyroid Nodule
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the role of screening TSH and what to do with the results 2) Develop a reasonable and cost-effective approach to diagnosing the thyroid nodule 3) Discuss the management of hypothyroidism

Practical Approach to the Patient with Headache
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with a headache complaint 2) Confidently evaluate the patient with a headache and appreciate the indications for imaging 3) Develop a treatment plan that considers lifestyle changes, as well as, medication

Practical Approach to the Patient with Hyperlipidemia
Objectives: 1) Apply the current guidelines 2) Develop a practical approach for considering the new medications available 3) Consider the new targets developed for cholesterol end point

Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT
Objectives: 1) Obtain an appropriate medical history to better identify those patients at risk 2) More confidently evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT 3) Better manage patients with the confirmed diagnosis of DVT

Dementia
Objectives: 1) Formulate a practical approach to screening for dementia 2) Discuss medication management to include polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, as well as, new drugs and their potential efficacy and side-effects 3) Develop a long-term follow-up and referral process that considers cost-effective and resource management

Rheumatology 

Clinical and Laboratory Approach to Rheumatic Diseases 
Objectives: 1) Construct an approach to the evaluation of patients with Rheumatic diseases 2) Differentiate several patterns that allow for clinical diagnosis of rheumatic diseases 3) Determine the use and limitations of laboratory testing in rheumatic diseases

Clinical Aspects and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Discuss the articular and extraarticular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis
2) Discuss the use of NSAIDs and steroids in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis 3) Summarize the use and toxicities of DMARDs and biologic agents, as recommended by the American College of Rheumatology guidelines 

Crystal Arthropathies
Objectives: 1) Apply principles of the American College of Rheumatology guidelines in the evaluation and treatment of gout 2) Outline the sequence of treatment and state the goal of treatment for patients with gout 3) List the five clinical manifestations of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (CPPD)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and other Connective Tissue Diseases
Objectives: 1) Discuss the clinical manifestations of systemic lupus 2) Discuss the clinical manifestations of systemic sclerosis 3) Discuss the clinical manifestations of inflammatory myositis 

Rheumatology Potpourri: Interactive Case Presentations – Part 1
Objectives: 1) Apply the principles from previous lectures to case presentations 2) Recognize some of the clinical manifestations of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 3) Discuss treatment of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format

Rheumatology Potpourri: Interactive Case Presentations – Part 2
Objectives: 1) Apply the principles from previous lectures to case presentations 2) Recognize some of the clinical manifestations of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 3) Discuss treatment of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 

Please 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 12, 2022

The Broadmoor Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 13, 2022

The Broadmoor Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 14, 2022

The Broadmoor Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Accreditation

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! If you need additional assistance feel free to contact our office via email at info@mceconferences.com.

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

Accommodations – Modern comfort meets timeless European luxury in The Broadmoor’s inviting collection of guest rooms. The premium accommodations have set the standard among Forbes Five Star resorts by seamlessly combining refined yet comfortable décor with sophisticated amenities for today’s discerning traveler.

  • Classic Guestrooms – $389 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • Located with central resort access, The Broadmoor’s Classic Rooms offer European-inspired décor brimming with timeless elegance. Enjoy cozy evenings on the overstuffed chairs surrounded by classical armoires, warm color schemes, and luxurious touches.
    • One king or two double beds available with rooms from 325-450 Sq. Ft.

Additional Lodging Information –

Resort Fee: A resort service charge, for MCE Attendees, of $39.00 per room plus tax per night includes:

• Wired and wireless high-speed internet access up to 4MB
• Local and toll-free calls up to one hour
• Online access to over 7,000 newspapers and magazines
• Unlimited access to our Fitness Center
• Two daily group fitness classes: Early Bird Aquatics and Broadmoor Bootcamp
• All incoming faxes
• Resort and activity shuttle service to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, The Broadmoor World Arena, and The Broadmoor Seven Falls
• Complimentary Notary Services are available by appointment. Please dial “0” to arrange.
• Admission to movies and select matinees in The Little Theatre
• In-room hot beverage program: teas, coffee, hot chocolate
• Two bottles of water and ice delivered daily at turndown
• Art and History Tour: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 am
• Golf Clinic: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 3:00 pm (Seasonal)
• Tennis Round Robins: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4:00 pm (Summer); Fridays at 5:00 pm in the Tennis Bubble (Spring/Fall/Winter)
• One-hour use of paddle boats. (Seasonal)

(Amenities subject to change based on Resort’s policy)

Taxes: Room rates above are quoted exclusive of applicable lodging, city, and state taxes (currently 10.25% and a Public Improvement Fee (PIF) of 2.95%.)

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is after 4:00 p.m. and Check-out is before 12:00 p.m.

Parking at The Broadmoor:

  • Valet Parking: The current overnight Valet Parking Fee for Hotel Guests is $32.00 per night.
  • Parking Garage: The current overnight Self-Parking Fee for Hotel Guests is $25.00 per night with full in and out privileges.
  • Complimentary day-time Valet parking for local and offsite attendees for the duration of the conference hours on August 12th, 13th, and 14th.

Lodging Deposit – The first night room and tax deposit is required at the time of booking. The deposit may be charged to MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover credit cards and will be processed when the card number is given.

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 5, 2022 (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 canceled 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 number of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information:

  • The Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is approximately 9 miles/15 minutes from The Broadmoor
  • Denver International Airport (DIA) is approximately 75 miles/90 minutes from The Broadmoor

Airport Transportation 

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) please Click Here for Fly CO’s One-way shuttle Approximately $24

Denver International Airport (DIA) please Click Here for Fly Denver’s One-way shuttle (including Wi-Fi and bottled water) Approximately $95

Private sedans and SUV’s also available by reservation through The Broadmoor

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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