Primary Care Update: Dermatology and Family Medicine

Jun 10, 2022 – Jun 12, 2022

Jamaica - Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Nicknamed “MoBay,” the second-largest city in Jamaica is beautifully nestled along a wall of green hills and is an ideal spot for day tripping. The beaches make up most of the fun in Montego Bay along with water and land tours. Visit Doctor’s Cave Beach, the most famous of MoBay’s beaches showcasing why the beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. One of the most famous sites is Rose Hall, a Georgian Mansion made famous by the legendary tale of the White Witch. Haunted manors and beaches galore make Montego Bay one of the most visited cities in Jamaica and a memorable and relaxing vacation spot. Our recommendation? Visit the virgin beaches on the south of the island and discover the vibes of the various Jamaican rhythms.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through May 3, 2022)
$ 849.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through May 3, 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: Dermatology and Family 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 Dermatology and Family 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 Dermatology and Family 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 Dermatology and Family Medicine.

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

Dermatology

Hidradenitis and Follicular Disorders
Objectives: 1) Identify the presenting characteristics and diagnostic findings associated with hidradenitis 2) Develop an initial plan of care for the management of hidradenitis 3) Compare and contrast diagnostic findings of folliculitis, pseudo folliculitis, and keratosis pilaris

This Itch Is Driving Me Crazy
Objectives: 1) Distinguish between infestations of scabies, head and body lice, and bed bugs 2) Describe the presentations of the most common causes of itchy skin 3) Compare treatment options for itchy skin

Acne
Objectives: 1) Understand the proposed etiology of acne 2) Utilize appropriate criteria to diagnose acne 3) Formulate treatment plans for acne, and modify therapies as necessary, to minimize adverse side-effects and maximize benefits

Psoriasis with Cases
Objectives: 1) Recognize classic manifestations of psoriasis 2) Recognize atypical forms of psoriasis 3) Implement proper interventions for psoriasis based upon disease severity

Topical and Injectable Steroids
Objectives: 1) Distinguish between the different vehicles and when to use one vehicle over another 2) Discuss the choice of steroid potency 3) Describe when steroid injections are valuable

Fungal Infections
Objectives: 1) Identify the most common cutaneous fungal infections 2) Determine when topical therapy is preferred to systemic therapy, and conversely 3) Delineate differential diagnosis for cutaneous fungal infection

Challenging Dermatology Diagnoses 
Objectives: 1) Distinguish among different rashes 2) Develop pattern recognition skills 3) Compare similar patterns found in different diagnoses

Family Medicine

Obesity
Objectives: 1) State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity 2) Assess patients who are obese and determine if they need treatment 3) Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery 4) Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity

Thyroid Disease
Objectives: 1) Formulate a plan for the evaluation of a patient with presumed thyroid disease 2) Interpret common lab and imaging tests in the evaluation of a patient with thyroid disease 3) Select appropriate treatment modalities, both medical and surgical, for patients with thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association Guidelines

Smoking Cessation
Objectives: 1) Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology 2) Utilize techniques to enhance the patient’s ability to stop smoking

Anemia
Objectives: 1) Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of the anemia 2) Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing 3) Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include iron deficiency and “anemia of chronic disease”, due to infections, inflammatory diseases, chronic kidney disease (CKD), malignancies, cytokines, interferons, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), etc. 4) Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia

Routine Adult Care
Objectives: 1) Determine which screening tests are indicated for particular patients, according to USPSTF guidelines 2) Order appropriate immunizations for adult patients

Recognition and Treatment of Depression
Objectives: 1) Explain the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression 2) Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression to make an accurate diagnosis 3) Prescribe appropriate medications to treat these disorders

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 10, 2022

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 11, 2022

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 12, 2022

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

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

All-Inclusive Plan Features – Iberostar presents its All Inclusive hotels, your passport to a unique holiday. While you relax in the company of your loved ones, a team of professionals puts everything at your disposal so that nothing is missing, always offering you the best service. This type of accommodation is the best option for all those who wish to leave routine at home and live the most complete holiday experience. Depending on your needs, you can choose from several options.

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

Accommodations and Amenities – A private terrace or balcony are among the many amenities you’ll enjoy. All rooms and suites are non-smoking and have 24-hour room service. Complimentary WiFi. The free mini-bar is refreshed daily, room free of single-use plastic, air conditioning with individual climate control, Flat-screen LED cable TV with remote control, electronic in-suite safe, coffee/tea maker, iron and ironing board, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer.

  • Iberostar Grand Adults Only (18+) – King bed or two double beds. Furnished balcony or terrace. Lush garden view. Up to 2 adults maximum.
    • Suite Single Adult Occupancy: $500.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Suite Double Adult Occupancy: $278.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Suite Superior Single Adult Occupancy: $525.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Suite Superior Double Adult Occupancy: $292.00 Per Person All Inclusive
  • Iberostar Suites – King bed or two double beds, enjoy relaxing views of the hotel garden from your private balcony. Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 4 adults.
    • Junior Suite Single Adult Occupancy: $385.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Double Adult Occupancy: $199.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Triple Adult Occupancy: $182.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 
  • Iberostar Beach – King bed or two double beds, furnished balcony. Partial ocean views. Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 4 adults.
    • Superior Double Single Adult Occupancy: $268.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Superior Double Double Adult Occupancy: $149.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Superior Double Triple Adult Occupancy: $137.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 

Additional Room Rate Information

  • Child Rate: 1st child age 3-12 years old is free if sharing a room with 2 adults. 2nd child age 3-12 year are $100.00 USD per child after first child per night.
  • Children under 3 years old stay free.
  • Children over 12 are charged at the adult rate.

Parking – Complimentary parking is available for all MCE Conferences attendees.

Lodging Deposit – A deposit of 1-night is due at the time of booking. The full balance will be automatically charged 14-days prior to arrival date to the original credit card used when making your reservation. Should this payment decline, you will receive notification from the property at which point you will be given 48-hours to contact the property with full payment. Should the property not receive full payment within these 48-hours, your reservation will be automatically canceled. Please Note: The charges for this reservation will appear on your credit card statement as “AMRDirect, LLC”.

Reservation Modification Fees are as Follows – Reservations modified within 30 days of arrival date will be charged a fee of $50 USD except when lengthening stays. This $50 penalty is assessed by AMR Direct LLC, to cover administrative fees.

Lodging Cancellation Policy – Reservations canceled from the time the reservation is made until 4 days prior to arrival date will incur a fee of $50.00 the remaining amount to be reimbursed. Reservations canceled 3 days or less prior to the scheduled group arrival date will incur a three-night penalty. No show reservations are also charged a full penalty, 100% of the reservation amount.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until May 3, 2022 (based on availability). Our 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 – Montego Bay Jamaica – Sangster International Airport (MBJ) is located approximately 21 miles away from the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites.

Airport Transfers – There are numerous websites offering transportation services from the Sangster International Airport. To assist you with transportation to the hotel, and to view the available options available from the airport please Click Here to visit their website along with other services provided by airport staff. You may also visit the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites property’s website to take advantage of their third party private airport transfer service.

Transportation and Driving Advisory – While in the Montego Bay, you may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States.

Breakdown assistance is limited in urban areas and virtually unavailable in rural areas. Nighttime driving is especially dangerous and should be avoided whenever possible. For your safety, MCE Conferences does not recommend renting a car during your stay. If you plan to explore the areas of the Jamaica, we recommend using a tour company, a taxi, or hiring a private driver.

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
  • 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.

Travel Documents – Travel documents vary based on itinerary. It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire duration of their stay and have them available when necessary. Valid travel documents such as passports and visas are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.

All guests must carry a valid passport. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date of travel. Guests are responsible to ensure the validity dates of passport and to secure proper documentation for countries visited. Please consult your respective State Department or Foreign Ministry for specific Visa and entry requirements for countries scheduled on your travel itinerary. For U.S. citizens, further information can be found by visiting the Travel Website. Consult your healthcare professional for any inoculations you may require, or contact the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) toll-free at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or online at the CDC Website

Note: If your passport is lost or stolen on a trip, you could be denied entry into your home country. To avoid this issue, we recommend following some practical steps: Make two copies of your passport ID page – that’s the page with your picture, your date of birth, etc. This can be an image scan or hard copy. Give one copy to someone you trust – a friend, family member, or assistant – in case you need to contact them while on your trip. Keep the other copy with you. If it’s printed, put it in your carry-on (not your checked luggage – that could go missing). If it’s an electronic copy, make sure you have access to it when you leave the U.S. (on your mobile device, or in your e-mail, for example).

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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