Pain Management and Endocrinology for Primary Care

Jun 17, 2022 – Jun 19, 2022

Fort Lauderdale - Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

24-miles of golden beaches, 300+ days of sunshine a year, art, culture, and an energetic dining scene … the reasons to visit Fort Lauderdale are as abundant as the boats and palm trees. Also known as the “Venice of America”, Fort Lauderdale offers a unique system of winding ribbons of waterways cultivating a water-lover’s lifestyle that you can enjoy year-round under the warm Florida sunshine. Water Taxis can take you to all your stops from lunch to the museum, shopping, the theater, and even to the beach for some snorkeling. For a slower scene, glide along the waterways  and rent a kayak or paddle-board in the lush mangrove trails and into the calm, peaceful waters of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park’s coastal dune lakes. Whatever your pace may be, Fort Lauderdale has everything you’re looking for and even more to discover.

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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

Pain Management and Endocrinology for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

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

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, June 17

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothyroidism
Objectives: 1) Understand the diagnostic criteria of hypothyroidism 2) Discuss the characteristics of the reference range for TSH 3) Determine the proper initial dosing of thyroid hormone supplementation 4) Review all treatment options for hypothyroidism

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Subclinical Thyroid Disorders
Objectives: 1) Review the definitions of subclinical thyroid disorders 2) Discuss the clinical consequences of subclinical thyroid disorders 3) Determine the proper diagnostic evaluation of subclinical thyroid disorder 4) Review the current guidelines for treatment of subclinical thyroid disorders

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Assessment of Low Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Discuss how multiple structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including the disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review, demonstrate, and practice basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine-related pain conditions 3) Differentiate lumbar radiculopathy signs and symptoms from other causes of low back pain, including facet-mediated, soft tissue, and sacroiliac joint pain

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Management of Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with recent pathophysiology related to mechanisms of fibromyalgia 2) Understand recent clinical criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia in a primary care setting 3) Identify a multidisciplinary approach that can be applied to patients with chronic widespread pain

Saturday, June 18

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:

Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply new pathophysiologic understanding to treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action for the various muscle relaxers and anticonvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Overview of Opioid Pharmacology, Assessment, and Management
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioids used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review validated screening tools used to help identify possible aberrant behaviors related to long-term opioid use 4) Understand and utilize Patient Provider Agreements (PPAs) and Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), as a means of improved monitoring patient use of opioid products

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Management of Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with common causes of hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia 2) Determine proper diagnostic protocol for evaluation of hypercalcemia 3) Discuss acute management of hypercalcemia 4) Become familiar with the management of hypocalcemia 5) Understand the indications for surgical management of primary hyperparathyroidism

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Principles of Energy Metabolism and Role of Lifestyle
Objectives: 1) Understand the relative contributions of diet and physical activity on metabolism 2) Discuss how the metabolism changes with weight loss, weight gain, and after exercise 3) Determine how to correctly estimate energy expenditure with different types of activity

Sunday, June 19

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment of Hyperthyroidism
Objectives: 1) Understand the diagnostic evaluation of patients with hyperthyroidism 2) Discuss the treatment options for hyperthyroidism 3) Discuss the benefits and risks of anti-thyroid medications 4) Learn about proper follow-up for patients with treated hyperthyroidism

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Metabolic Bone Disease
Objectives: 1) Be able to differentiate between common types of metabolic bone disease 2) Understand the use of markers of bone metabolism in the management of osteoporosis 3) Discuss the use and interpretation of DEXA 4) Determine treatment options for osteoporosis

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Approaching Difficult Conversations about Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Address the patient who is resistant to change 2) Describe a strategy for treating patients with anxiety around pain therapy 3) Characterize patients with clear addiction 4) Manage patients who are angry or upset in the office 5) Discuss the approach to patients who have lost self-control

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
A Case Based Discussion: Common and Challenging Pain Management Scenarios in the Primary Care Office
Objective: 1) Construct a therapeutic approach using your pain management cases 2) Apply principles from previous lectures 3) Discuss assessment in an interactive 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

June 17, 2022

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 18, 2022

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 19, 2022

Hilton Fort Lauderdale 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 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 Pain Management and Endocrinology for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 06/17/2022 to 06/19/2022. 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

We are currently past our cutoff date and sold out of group rooms with the property.

Please click here for nearby lodging options or call (954) 414-2222 to confirm if the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort 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 Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort sits in front of the sandy stretches of Fort Lauderdale Beach and three miles from Las Olas Boulevard’s vibrant restaurants and shops. Newly renovated with beach house style décor with Hilton brand “CleanStay” quality services and offers accommodations and amenities to suit every taste. All rooms come with: Access to the Pool and Fitness Center, Coffee Maker, Bathroom Amenities, Room Service, Convenient Electrical Outlets, Separate bathtub and shower, Air conditioning, Black-Out Curtains, Ergonomic Desk Chair, In-Room Movie Channel, TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN, Electronic Newspapers, High Speed Internet Access, In-Room Espresso Machine, In-Suite Coffee/ Welcome Caddy, Newspaper M-F (USA Today), Remote-Controlled Television, Separate Bathtub and Shower.

  • Sunset Studio$299 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Type: 1 King Bed –Sleeps 2. Spacious one-king studio with South Florida skyline and Intracoastal Waterway views. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Ocean View Studio Suite$319 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds – Sleeps 2. Over-sized ocean-view junior suite with king-size bed, kitchenette and semi-separated living room with sofa bed. Added amenities include jet tub with separate shower and balcony overlooking Atlantic Ocean. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Ocean View Deluxe Junior Suite$339 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Type: 1 King Bed – Sleeps 3. Over-sized ocean-view junior suite with king-size bed, kitchenette and semi-separated living room with sofa bed. Added amenities include jet tub with separate shower and balcony overlooking Atlantic Ocean. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Ocean View One Bedroom Suite – $429 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Type: 2 Queen Beds – Sleeps 4. Executive-sized ocean view suite with two queen-size beds, full kitchen and living room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Check-in/Check-out times – Check-in time is 4:00 PM and Check-out time is at 11:00 AM.
  • Guest Room Taxes – Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes: Sales Tax at 7% and Occupancy Tax at 6%. All taxes and fees are subject to change.
  • Smoking Policy – This is a smoke-free property.
  • Guest Room Internet – Basic high-speed internet will be complimentary for all MCE Conferences attendees booked within the group block.
  • Resort Fee – Daily Resort Charge of $39.00 includes: Internet access; 2 daily adult bike rentals for 2 hours; morning beach yoga classes; 2 bottled waters daily; 2 beach chairs; 20% off spa; 10% off gift shop; free kids (12 and under) dinner with adult entrée; local/toll-free calls.

Hotel Parking – Overnight Valet Parking is discounted to $35.00 per night for MCE Conference attendees. Self parking is not available. Off-site and local attendees will be offered a $15.00 reduced parking rate per day for up to eight (8) hours on the conference dates of June 17th, 18th, and 19th.

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 May 18, 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 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is located approximately 7 miles from the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. The Miami International Airport (MIA) is located approximately 30 miles from the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

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.

Taxi and Ride Share – Taxies and Ride Shares from FLL are available 24 hours and cost approximately $25 – 35 USD.

Taxi, train, and bus stops are located at the bus stop adjacent to Terminal 1 or in between Terminal 3 and 4. Tri-Rail shuttles with service to the Fort Lauderdale airport Tri-Rail station have regular pick-ups throughout the day.

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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