Emergency Medicine and Pharmacology for Primary Care

Aug 12, 2022 – Aug 14, 2022

Florida Emerald Coast - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is its own paradise. Spanning over 2,400 acres, Sandestin is famous for its four golf courses and seven miles of beaches containing some of the whitest sand in the world. It’s no wonder that this popular destination was voted the #1 resort on the Emerald Coast. Known as its very own “gated city”, there’s something for everyone at the resort, which features 15 tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, and a 113-slip marina. Grand Boulevard, a town center catering to all your shopping and dining needs, is located nearby. Sandestin is the perfect resort for the whole family to enjoy!

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

Emergency Medicine and Pharmacology 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 Emergency Medicine and Pharmacology, 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 Emergency Medicine and Pharmacology, 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 goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Emergency Medicine and Pharmacology in 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

Emergency Medicine 

Deadly Headache Disorders You Can’t Miss!
Objectives: 1) Discuss the clinical presentation of select deadly headache disorders, including carbon monoxide, subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, and meningitis 2) Identify pitfalls in the diagnosis of select headache disorders 3) Describe current evidence-based treatment of catastrophic causes of headache

How to Kill with Just Your Prescription Pad: Dangerous Drug Combinations!
Objectives: 1) Recognize commonly encountered deadly drug combinations 2) Highlight the dangerous nature of some commonly utilized medications

Orthopedic Emergencies for the Primary Care Physician

Objectives: 1) Identify pitfalls in the diagnosis of patients with a septic joint 2) List critical features from the history and physical exam in patients with compartment syndrome 3) Discuss the latest evidence-based treatment of patients presenting with “fight bite” and high-pressure injection injuries

Modern Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Objectives: 1) Identify the signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury 2) Discuss the management of patients with mild traumatic brain injury 3) List the indications for return to work or school for patients with traumatic brain injury

The Eyes Don’t See What the Mind Doesn’t Know!
Objectives: 1) Identify patients at risk for elder abuse and neglect 2) Describe useful screening tools in the recognition of elder abuse 3) List resources for patients and families who are victims of elder abuse

Catastrophic Causes of Neck and Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Identify concerning features from the history and physical exam in patients with a life-threatening cause of neck and/or back pain 2) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of patients with vertebral artery dissection 3) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of spinal epidural abscesses 4) State the indications for emergent imaging in patients presenting with acute neck and/or back pain

Pharmacology

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 & Updates in Managing Long COVID
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

Psychopharmacotherapy in Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Cases
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

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

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

Sandestin Linkside Ballroom

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 13, 2022

Sandestin Linkside Ballroom

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 14, 2022

Sandestin Linkside 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 – To book your lodging please Click Here using code 24M5RP

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

  • Bayside Lodging – Enjoy comfortable and scenic accommodations at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Bayside at Sandestin is a good match for travelers who are seeking value while enjoying all the complimentary amenities Sandestin has to offer. At Bayside at Sandestin, you can select from accommodations with beautiful Bay views to resort views; studios and one bedroom suites.
    Bayside at Sandestin Guest Room$187 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)
    Bayside at Sandestin 1 Bedroom$228 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)
  • Village Lodging – The Village of Baytowne Wharf offers guests the opportunity to be located in the heart of the resort activities, while secluded in the luxury of their Destin condo rental. These Destin, Florida condominiums are peppered with quaint shops, charming eateries and lively nightspots which make up the Village. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is also home to street performers, concerts, festivals and family-friendly attractions that are fun gatherings for Sandestin guests to attend. Units are individually owned and vary in terms of interior design and furnishings.
    Village Studio$228 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)
    Village 1 Bedroom $249 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)
  • Grand Complex Lodging – The Grand Complex offers guests the opportunity to be located within steps from the activities of the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Hip happenings abound, with street performers, concerts, festivals and family-friendly attractions that are fun gatherings for Sandestin guests to attend. Regardless of the occasion, you’ll find a Destin vacation condo rental that’s right for you at the Grand Complex. Units are individually owned and vary in terms of interior design and furnishings.
    Grand Complex 1 Bedroom $257 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)
    Grand Complex 2 Bedroom $386 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)
  • Luau Lodging – Think high-rise condos with amazing views, The Beach House restaurant and pool deck across the street, and a short stroll to our famous beaches. Elegance and simplicity combine in these fully furnished spaces that include a full kitchen (kitchenettes in studios), dining and living areas.
    Luau Studio – $259 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)
    Luau 1 Bedroom $293 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)
    Luau 2 Bedroom $390 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) *Minimum stay of 3 nights required for this rate*

Additional Lodging Information – All rooms will be charged a daily resort fee in the amount of 12% of the pre-tax amount of the daily room rate.

Sandestin Resort Map – To review the Sandestin Resort Map Click Here.

Check-in/Check-out times: Check in-time begins at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is at 10:00 AM. The bell captain can arrange to hold luggage for guests attending the program in order to avoid late check-out.

Resort Charge – The resort fee covers items including, but not limited to, complimentary resort transportation; two bicycles per unit for up to four hours of usage daily; fitness center usage; one hour per day of tennis court time (based on availability); one hour per day usage on either a canoe, kayak or boogie board, self-parking, Wi-Fi in the Baytowne and Linkside Conference Center, and reservation processing services. The resort fee is not a government-imposed charge. All rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and fees in effect at time of check-in (currently 11% for accommodations and 9% taxes and fees for all other services).

Hotel Parking – Complimentary self-parking will be provided for all MCE attendees.

Lodging Deposit – A 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.

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 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 – Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) is located only 30 miles from the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Pensacola Airport (PNS) is located 61 miles from the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Panama City International Airport (ECP) is located 42 miles from the Sandestin Golf and 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.

Airport Transportation

Advantage Airport Shuttle: 1-850-420-7807. Click Here

Sunshine Shuttle and Limo: 1-866-650-6333. Click Here

 

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