Dermatology and Endocrinology for Primary Care

May 13, 2022 – May 15, 2022

Florida Keys - Baker’s Cay Resort

Experience the natural beauty and carefree charm of Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo. Nestled on 13 acres of lush grounds along the Florida Bay, the resort blends tropical fun and relaxation for a rejuvenating beach getaway. With indulgent resort facilities and beach activities, Baker’s Cay resort is a playground for all ages. Pamper yourself with Aveda treatments at the Greenhouse Salon or take a dip in the sparkling pools accented by waterfalls. Watersports await – parasailing, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and more – and there’s always resort activities along the shore. With downtown Key Largo just a mere 3 miles away, the resort provides easy access to a wealth of adventures in a tropical paradise.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through April 5, 2022)
$ 849.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through April 5, 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

Dermatology 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 Dermatology 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 Dermatology 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 Dermatology 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

Dermatology

Psoriasis: Where We Have Been and What Is on the Horizon
Objectives: 1) Distinguish this common skin condition from look-alike skin conditions 2) Construct a treatment plan for your patients with psoriasis 3) Discuss the direction in which treatment of psoriasis is going

Warts, Molluscum and Other Viral Infections of the Skin
Objectives: 1) Understand the etiology and mechanisms of transmission of different kinds of warts
2) Describe the most effective treatment options for warts and outline the approach to the treatment of difficult warts or of warts in difficult to treat locations 3) Discuss other viral infections of the skin and how they manifest

Rosacea and Disorders of the Hair Follicle
Objectives: 1) Identify the common skin conditions arising from the follicular structure 2) Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between the different causes of folliculitis 3) Construct an appropriate treatment plan for different follicular disorders 4) Discuss the pathophysiology and treatment of rosacea

Leg Ulcers and Principles of Wound Management
Objectives: 1) Differentiate between the different types of leg ulcers 2) Become familiar with the diagnostic tools available for workup of a leg ulcer 3) Educate patients on risk factors and preventative measures for leg ulcers 4) Compare the different treatment options, including standard versus advanced care options

There is a Fungus Among Us: Fungal and Yeast Infections of the Skin
Objectives: 1) Distinguish cutaneous fungal and yeast infections from other infections of the skin 2) Understand the potential comorbidities associated with cutaneous fungal and yeast infections 3) Determine the most appropriate treatment option for each patient

How to Approach the Patient with Alopecia
Objectives: 1) Classify the different types of hair loss based on their presentation 2) Construct a diagnostic workup plan for patients who present with hair loss 3) Formulate a treatment plan for the more common types of hair loss, such as alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia

Endocrinology

Obesity: Introduction, Etiologies, and Lifestyle Modifications
Objectives: 1) Definition of obesity 2) Measurement modalities 3) Scope of the problem 4) Association with illness 5) Global impact 6) Obesogenic environment 7) Fat-promoting foods 8) The problem of exercise inequity 9) Fat-promoting medications 10) Endocrinologic causes with focus on insulin resistance 11) Psycho-social influences 12) Fat-fighting foods 13) Discussion of diets with focus on Volumetrics and low glycemic load diet 14) The importance of protein and fiber 15) Avoidance of starvation 16) Grazing versus Gorging 17) Optimal exercise 18) Stress reduction 19) Spiritual awareness

Obesity: Pharmacological and Surgical Treatments
Objectives: 1) FDA-approved medications 2) Other commonly used treatments with discussion regarding off-label use 3) Potential side-effects 4) Precautions for use 5) Expected results of medications 6) Criteria for bariatric surgery 7) Surgical options with emphasis on gastric sleeve, laparoscopic banding, and Roux-en-Y 8) Potential complications of surgeries 9) Anticipated outcomes 10) Metabolic surgery

Endocrinology Potpourri
Objectives: 1) Review thyroid disorders – hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, nodules, and malignancy 2) Review adrenal diseases – adenomas, Addison’s, Conn’s, pheochromocytoma, and Cushing’s syndrome 3) Review hypogonadism, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hirsutism, and alopecia 4) Review osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency, and calcium disorders – hyperparathyroidism and hypocalcemia 5) Review pituitary disorders – adenomas, Cushing’s disease, acromegaly, prolactinoma, and insufficiency

Diabetes 1 and 2
Objectives: 1) Discuss incidence, screening, classification, genetics, diagnosis, and complications of diabetes 2) Major pathophysiologic defects in Type 2 diabetes 3) ADA/EASD and AACE treatment goals 4) Non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options 5) Diabetes technology and devices 6) Case studies in diabetes

Case Base Studies: Obesity
Objectives: 1) Appropriate hormonal work-up for weight pain 2) Algorithm for medicinal treatment of excessive fat 3) Escalation to various bariatric procedures

Case Base Studies: Diabetes Management
Objectives: 1) Use of oral agents 2) Addiction of non-insulin injectables 3) Escalation of care with multiple daily shots of insulin 4) Introduction of diabetes devices

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

May 13, 2022

Baker's Cay Resort Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 14, 2022

Baker's Cay Resort Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 15, 2022

Baker's Cay Resort Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

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 make your lodging reservation, please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031. 

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 – Every room and suite at Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton surrounds you with soothing comfort – a personal oasis with thoughtful amenities for a relaxing island getaway. Relax in a spacious, sun-filled guest room and breathe in the tropical breeze on your private balcony. Contemporary amenities include complimentary WiFi, a 50-inch HDTV, premium HD cable, a mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, closets with drawer space, ample connectivity for all your devices, and locally sourced bath products.

  • One King Resort View Junior Suite – $299 (per night plus taxes) The expansive Resort View Junior Suite delivers 320 square-feet of luxurious accommodations, featuring a balcony with views over Key Largo’s lush tropical tree hammock. This suite has a king-sized bed, separate living area with queen sofa bed, Illy self-serve coffee maker, and custom bath amenities with local Keez-Beez honey and citrus infusions, among other eco-conscious custom amenities.
  • Two Queen Hammock View – $320 (per night plus taxes) Offering a spacious room with two queen beds, an outdoor terrace perfect for a calming morning breakfast with views of the resort’s natural hardwood hammock trees. Enlighten the senses with Intelligent blends self serve coffee maker, and enjoy custom bath amenities by Lather with locally sourced Keez-Beez Honey and citrus infusions. Upgrade your morning brew with self-serve Illy coffee for $10 more per night.
  • One King Waterfront View – $399 (per night plus taxes) Enjoy a stunning sunset and serene waters of the Florida Bay from the terrace of this stunning Waterfront room. Offering a pull out queen sleepers sofa, custom bath amenities with locally sourced Keez-Beez Honey and citrus infusions, Intelligent blends self serve coffee maker or kick start your morning with self-serve Illy coffee for $10 more per night.
  • Two Queen Waterfront View – $399 (per night plus taxes) Enjoy breathtaking views of the serene turquoise waters of Florida Bay from the comforts of your terrace. Offering two queen beds, a reading nook, intelligent blends self-serve coffee maker, and custom bath amenities with locally sourced Keez-Beez Honey and citrus infusions. Upgrade your morning brew with self-serve Illy coffee for $10 more per night.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Resort Fee – There will be a reduced daily Resort Charge of $28 (plus the 12.5% occupancy tax)
    • Unlimited access to in-room and Local/Toll-Free 1-800 calls
    • Overnight Self-Parking
    • Unlimited Wireless Internet Access
    • 10% off Massage & Hair Salon Services at Greenhouse
    • Bicycle Rentals
    • Kayak Rentals
    • Paddle Board Rentals
    • Incoming and Outgoing Faxes
    • Receiving/Package Handling
    • Saturday Campfire & S’mores (weather permitting)
    • Beach Games (weather permitting)
    • Pool & Beach Lounge Chairs, Towels, and Umbrellas
    • Fishing Poles and Bait (on Dock only)
  • Taxes & Fees – Currently, the sales tax rate is 7.5% and the hotel occupancy tax rate is 5%. Subject to change without notice.
  • Check-In & Check-Out – The Hotel’s check-in time is after 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM.

Parking – The cost is included in the Resort Fee.

Lodging Deposit – A Deposit of 1 Night + Tax is due at the time of booking. Balance is due to the resort upon arrival.

Lodging Cancellation Policy – 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 under Hotel general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if an individual’s reservation is
    canceled at least 24 hours 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 hotel. 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 April 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 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: To provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the number of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information 

  • Miami International Airport (MIA) is approximately 64 miles away from Baker’s Cay Resort.
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) is approximately 91 miles away from Baker’s Cay Resort.
  • Key West International Airport (EYW) is approximately 95 miles away from Baker’s Cay Resort.

Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please see below:

  • Shuttle Service: Supershuttle offers shuttle service from the Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Please make your reservation at least one day in advance at http://www.supreshuttle.com:Super Shuttle: or call 1-800-258-3826.

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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