Pharmacology and Women’s Health for Primary Care

Feb 18, 2022 – Feb 20, 2022

Disneyland Resort - Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disneyland and California Adventure offer the chance for guests to explore the thrills and excitement of the parks in a more intimate setting. The close proximity of Downtown Disney, Disneyland, and California Adventure allows visitors the opportunity to visit all of the attractions while staying in a conveniently located resort. Boasting a stunning 6-story lobby constructed of stone and wood plus stately American Craftsman-style décor in all rooms, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa celebrates the grandeur of the great outdoors. With its exclusive entrance into Disney’s California Adventure Park, it is the closest hotel to any Disney theme park in the United States. Savor award-winning food, indulge your senses at the world-class spa, or lounge the day away in a posh poolside cabana. The resort also has a fitness center, as well as free tours and children’s activities, making it an excellent choice for a memorable, fun-filled vacation.

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MCE Cancellation Policy

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Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
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  • 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

Pharmacology and Women’s Health for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

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

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Pharmacology and Women’s Health for Primary Care.

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

Friday, February 18

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: 
Menopause Hormone Therapy: Where Are We Now?
Objectives: 1) Discuss treatment options for managing hot flashes 2) List the pros and cons of menopause hormone therapy 3) Prescribe menopause hormone therapy

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK 

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM: 
Contraception Update: Rise of the LARCs
Objectives: 1) Counsel patients on contraceptive options 2) Discuss the pros and cons of long-acting reversible contraceptives 3) Prescribe emergency contraception

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM: 
Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids: A Regulatory Perspective
Objectives: 1) Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States 2) Discuss recently released opioid prescribing guidelines, highlighting the relevance to primary care providers 3) Describe best practices for managing patients with chronic nonmalignant pain, highlighting guidance from a regulatory perspective 4) Discuss cases, investigations, and licensure outcomes involving prescribers and opioids to identify practice improvement opportunities

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK 

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM: 
Drug Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Define treatment goals for patients with or at-risk for osteoporosis 2) Relate treatment strategies to empiric evidence regarding fracture prevention and treatment for women and men 3) Develop a prevention and monitoring plan for patients at-risk for osteoporosis 4) Describe pertinent pharmacologic parameters related to pharmaceuticals used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Saturday, February 19

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Case Studies in Vaginitis
Objectives: 1) List the differential diagnosis of vaginitis 2) Discuss the role of the office laboratory in the diagnosis of vaginitis 3) Prescribe treatment for the most common causes of infectious vaginitis

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK 

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM: 
Top Questions in Contraception
Objectives: 1) Discuss the use of the new hormonal contraceptive patch and vaginal ring 2) Discuss IUD properties and their impact on device selection 3) Describe potential benefits offered by two new novel birth control pills

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM: 
Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult: Part 1
Objectives: 1) Discuss key physiologic and pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy 2) Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios 3) Discuss high-risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK 

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM: 
Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult: Part 2
Objectives: 1) Discuss key physiologic and pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy 2) Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios 3) Discuss high-risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities

Sunday, February 20

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: 
COVID-19 & Updates in Managing Long COVID [30 min.]
Objectives: 1) Discuss risk factors, clinical presentation and treatment planning recommendations for individuals suspected to have COVID-19 long hauler syndrome 2) Describe the latest evidence regarding the most prevalent presentations of COVID-19 complications

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM:
Psychopharmacotherapy in Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Cases [30 min.]
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients with bipolar disorder 2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of bipolar disorder or psychosis, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for mood stabilizer therapies 4) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK 

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM: 
Pharmacotherapy and Mood Stabilizers in Primary Care: Considerations for “Off-Label” Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Discuss “off-label” use of mood stabilizers and psychotropic agents for agitation, restlessness, insomnia, and other behavioral symptoms 2) Differentiate commonly prescribed agents by pharmacologic class, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetic factors, indications/uses, as well as, tolerability and efficacy 3) Apply best practices in prescribing and shared decision-making when considering “off label” use of drugs in a case scenario involving dementia and brain injury 4) Consider steps to optimize benefits and reduce risks to patients, while prescribing with liability authority

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM: 
Depression: Meeting the Clinical Challenge
Objectives: 1) List the differential diagnosis of major depression 2) List the DSM-V criteria for making the diagnosis of major depression 3) Prescribe antidepressant therapy

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK 

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Case Studies in Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Review the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines 2) Discuss the challenge of determining an appropriate target blood pressure goal 3) Apply clinical pearls for improving blood pressure control

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

February 18, 2022

Sequoia North Ballroom (E-H)

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

February 19, 2022

Sequoia North Ballroom (E-H)

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

February 20, 2022

Sequoia North Ballroom (E-H)

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 points in 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

The AAFP has reviewed Pharmacology and Women’s Health for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 02/18/2022 to 02/20/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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 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 – We are currently past our group reservation cutoff date with the property. We may have some rooms available, however this is not guaranteed. Please email info@mceconferences.com to check availability of these final rooms.

If no rooms remain available, please click here for nearby lodging options or call (714) 635-2300 to confirm if Disney’s Grand Californian has remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations and Amenities – The Disney Grand Californian is Disneyland’s flagship property. Featuring remarkable American Craftsman-style architecture and décor, these rooms offer a rare opportunity to sleep in premium accommodations.

  • Grand Californian Guest Rooms$379 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Options: 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds or 1 Queen bed and a Daybed (Note: Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability.)Amenities: Guest rooms at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa are equipped with: a Desk, High-Speed Internet – Free Wired & WiFi Service, Robes, Satellite TV including Disney Channel & ESPN, DVD Player, Newspaper – USA Today Delivery (Weekday), Hair Dryer, Alarm Clock with MP3 Connection, Ice Bucket, Dual Line Phone with Voice Mail, Vanity Area, Interior Corridor Access, Iron & Board, Air Conditioning / Heat, Coffee Maker, Shower & Bathtub Combo, Triple Sheets, Balcony or Patio, Make-Up Mirror, Assorted Magazines, Safe – In Room, Hand & Body Lotion, Evening Turndown, and a Crib Pack ‘n Play. If you are booking a room for 5 Guests, once you have reserved your lodging, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 and MCE will request placement of your reservation in a Standard Double Queen with a Daybed based on availability.

Alternative LodgingDisneyland Hotel: Just a 5-minute walk from Disney’s Grand Californian, become immersed in the spirit of Disneyland past and present! Stay in the Adventure, Fantasy, or Frontier tower—each an homage to the park’s original lands—and delight in the sleek, ultra-modern design at every turn. Located just steps from the Downtown Disney District, this hotel is a short stroll to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park

  • Disneyland Hotel Guest Room$336 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Options: 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed (Note: Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability)Amenities: Desk, High-speed Internet – WiFi Service, Hair Dryer, Dual Line Phone with Voice Mail, Ice Bucket, Crib Pack ‘n Play Upon Request, Alarm Clock, Interior Corridor Access, Iron & Board, Air Conditioning / Heat, Satellite TV, Shower & Bathtub Combo, Coffee Maker, Bathroom amenities, Safe – In Room, Mini-refrigerator.

Additional Lodging Information – The Group Room Rates are subject to applicable City of Anaheim occupancy taxes, currently fifteen percent (15%), and a two percent (2%) ATID assessment.

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in time is after 3:00 p.m. If you arrive early you may pre-register at the front desk. Once you return to the Hotel, proceed to the information line for your room key. Check-out time is before 11:00 a.m. If you would like to enjoy a day at the Disneyland® Resort after you check-out, you are welcome to store your luggage at the Bell Desk until you are ready to depart.

Additional Room Occupants: If you would like to book a room for 5 Guests, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 for availability.

Hotel Parking – Disney’s Grand Californian offers self-parking for non-hotel and hotel guests at $25 per night. Valet parking is set at $35 per night. Self-parking for those staying off-site will be $15 per day. Attendees can self-park at the lot adjacent to the Paradise Pier Hotel, across the street from the Grand Californian. All parking prices are subject to change without notice.

Lodging Deposit – The First night’s room and tax is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due at the time of check-out.

Lodging Cancellations – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room agreement with the conference lodging venue:

  • Should an attendee cancel a reservation, a refund of the deposit and/or cancellation fees will be in accordance with Hotel general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if an individual’s reservation is
    canceled at least five days before arrival).
  • 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 7, 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 for 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 – Disney’s Grand Californian Resort is located 30 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 17 miles from the John Wayne International Airport (SNA).

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.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount.

Disneyland Resort Express – For more information or to book a reservation, please call 800-828-6699 or Click Here

Shuttle Service from LAX to Disney Hotels – Supershuttle offers shuttle service from the Los Angeles International Airport to all Disney hotels in Anaheim. The one-way fare is $16 per person for passengers 3 years old and up. Children under the age of 3 travel free. Please make your reservation at least one day in advance at Super Shuttle or call 1-800-258-3826.

Disney Discounted Park Tickets – Please click here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

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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