Primary Care Update: Endocrinology and Internal Medicine

Aug 05, 2022 – Aug 07, 2022

Hilton Head - Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, the largest of the barrier islands off the coast of South Carolina, offers breathtaking ocean views, palm-lined fairways, sun-warmed beaches, endless sporting opportunities, gourmet dining, and exclusive shopping. The island is known for being within a half-day’s drive of Atlanta, GA, Orlando, FL, Raleigh, NC, and Charlotte, NC. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa perched on Hilton Head Island’s iconic white sand beaches and nestled amidst swaying palmetto trees, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa offers travelers a true tropical oasis. You will be captivated by this perfect getaway.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through June 28, 2022)
$ 849.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through June 28, 2022)
$ 749.00
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Lodging Reservations*

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: Endocrinology and Internal Medicine – 12 Credits 

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

Topics and Objectives

Endocrinology

Workup and Treatment of Hypercalcemia, Including Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Objectives: 1) Understand the workup of PTH and non-PTH-mediated causes of hypercalcemia 2) Review the indications for parathyroid surgery 3) Understand unusual causes of hypercalcemia

Hypogonadism: Fact or Fiction?
Objectives: 1) Learn how to identify cases of testosterone deficiency 2) Review the workup of hypogonadism 3) Review treatment options for hypogonadism 

Approach to Abnormal Thyroid Function Tests and Imaging
Objectives: 1) Learn how to identify and manage cases of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism  2) Understand the approach to management of a thyroid nodule

Type 2 Diabetes: A Practical Comprehensive Approach for the Primary Care Practitioner
Objectives: 1) Distinguish Type 1 from Type 2 diabetes 2) Understand basic pathophysiology of Type 2 diabetes 3) Learn how to pick specific agents to treat Type 2 diabetes to target pathophysiologic defects 

Present Your Difficult Endocrine Cases
Objectives: 1) Understand approaches to difficult case presentations in endocrinology 2) Use endocrine physiology to diagnose and manage difficult and rare presentations of endocrine diseases

Approach to the Endocrine Incidentaloma
Objectives: 1) Understand the approach and follow-up of adrenal mass 2) Understand the approach to a pituitary mass 

Internal Medicine Update

Medical Myths (Busting Medical Myths)
Objectives: 1) Recognize medical myths 2) Recognize why they occur 3) Explain why they persist despite evidence against them

Drug Interactions and Side-Effects for 2022
Objectives: 1) Effectively manage patients on statins in respect to muscle symptoms 2) Recognize major drug interactions with warfarin 3) Know the dangers of quinolones

Practical Pearls in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Develop a plan for treatment of resistant hypertension 2) Recognize hidden presentations of sleep apnea 3) Recognize common causes of night sweats

10 Ways to Best Care for Elderly Patients
Objectives: 1) Recognize the cardiovascular risk of NSAIDS in the elderly 2) Understand the risks and/or benefits of aggressive diabetes control in the elderly 3) Recognize the importance of counseling the elderly to avoid high-risk fall situations

Evaluation and Treatment of Thyroid Disorders
Objectives: 1) Develop an approach to evaluating a rising TSH in a patient who is on thyroid hormone 2) Develop an approach to the management of patients with subclinical hypothyroidism 3) Recognize the drug interactions that effect thyroid hormone absorption

Natural Products: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Objectives: 1) Recognize which natural products are effective in the prevention of migraine headache 2) Identify which natural product has good evidence for prevention of urinary tract infections 3) Recognize which natural product has the greatest danger for drug interactions

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 5, 2022

Westin Hilton Head Island Ballroom

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 6, 2022

Westin Hilton Head Island Ballroom

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 7, 2022

Westin Hilton Head Island Ballroom

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 Lodging link coming soon.
If you need assistance, please contact our office at info@mceconferences.com

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

Accommodations and Amenities – Perched on Hilton Head Island’s iconic white sand beaches and nestled amidst swaying palmetto trees, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa offers travelers a true tropical oasis. Your hotel experience begins with our spacious, thoughtfully designed guest rooms, which are designed to reflect their coastal Carolina setting. All feature the Westin Heavenly Bed®, as well as a private balcony; many balconies boast stunning ocean views. Enjoy the array of inspired amenities available at our resort, including private beach access, three beautiful swimming pools and four on-site restaurants. Guests can enjoy exclusive access to the adjacent Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club for championship golf and tennis, or escape to the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ for a rejuvenating massage. Each room includes: Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bottled water: Complimentary, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib/Play Yard (If requested), Electrical adapters, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Pull-out sofa bed, Rollaway bed (if requested), Safe.

  • Island View King Beds – $339 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Relax in one of our spacious Island View Rooms, brushed with a palette of soothing tones and inviting coastal chic accents. Each room has its own private balcony, allowing ample opportunity for guests to take in Hilton Head Island’s surrounding natural beauty, 320 square feet.
    • Bedding Options: 1 King
    • Room Features: Private Balcony with seating, 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms, Adjustable Temperature Control, Entertainment Center, Oversized Office Desk, Heavenly Rollaway Bed, Starbucks Coffee, Mini fridge.
  • Island View 2 Queen Beds $349 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) -Relax in one of our spacious Island View Rooms, brushed with a palette of soothing tones and inviting coastal chic accents. Each room has its own private balcony, allowing ample opportunity for guests to take in Hilton Head Island’s surrounding natural beauty, 320 square feet.
    • Bedding Options: 2 Queens
    • Room Features: Private Balcony with seating, 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms, Adjustable Temperature Control, Entertainment Center, Oversized Office Desk, Starbucks Coffee, Mini fridge.
  • Resort View$359 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Resort View rooms offer all the attractive attributes of our Island View Rooms, plus expansive views of our rejuvenating island paradise from your private balcony.
    • Bedding Options: 2 Queens or 1 King
    • Room Features: Private Balcony with seating, 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms, Adjustable Temperature Control, Entertainment Center, Oversized Office Desk, Starbucks Coffee, Mini fridge.
  • Ocean View$389 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Our Ocean View rooms offer views of our spectacular island and glimpses of the Atlantic from your private balcony.
    • Bedding Options: 2 Queens or 1 King
    • Room Features: Private Balcony with seating, 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms, Adjustable Temperature Control, Entertainment Center, Oversized Office Desk, Starbucks Coffee, Mini fridge.

Resort Fee and Amenities – In addition to the rates set forth above, a Resort Services Charge is charged in the amount of $20.00 per night plus sales tax (currently 11%). The Resort Services Charge provides all group attendees the following amenities:

Additional Lodging Information –

  • Check-in and Check-out: Check-in is after 4:00 PM and Check-out is before 11:00 AM
  • Additional Occupancy Fee: There will be a charge of $20.00 each for third and fourth persons (18 years and older) sharing a room.
  • Taxes: The Group Room Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, fees and assessments, currently 8% and are subject to change without notice.

Parking – The current self-parking rate is complimentary.

Lodging Deposit – Deposit of 1 Night + Tax is due at the time of booking. Balance is due to the resort 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 June 28, 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 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 Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is located approximately 38 miles away from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) and 3 miles from Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) ideal for private aviation.

Airport Transportation – Taxi and Car Service: MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi or car service such as Lyft or Uber to get from the airport to the hotel. Follow signs at the airport for ground transportation and taxi service. Taxi fare or Car Services from The Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) Airport to the Westin Resort is approximately $10 – $20 (1-4 persons) one-way. Taxi fare or Car Service from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) to the Westin Resort is approximately $85 – 95 (1-4 persons) one-way.

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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