Neurology and Endocrinology for Primary Care
Nov 04, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
New Orleans - Omni Royal Orleans
Experience the city from Omni Royal Orleans, which boasts convenient access to the French Quarter as well as other buzzing neighborhoods like Treme-Lafitte. Housed on St. Louis at Royal, this New Orleans property is situated near everything from world-class bites (including the hotel’s Zagat-rated Rib Room and the famous Café du Monde) to the live music that made the Big Easy famous. Start off your visit with a walk over to Café du Monde, the famed eatery known for its beignets and café au laits. Or, dig into breakfast at Oceana Grill, which boasts real French toast and country-style breakfasts for some heartier fare. From there, head to Canal Place and take the elevator for one of the best views of the Mississippi River. After taking in the vista, explore the shops for a while, or head to Audubon Aquarium and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. A must for families, the aquarium provides the opportunity to touch a stingray or marvel at the center’s tarpons and sharks. Kids, in particular, will enjoy the insectarium, which houses thousands of butterflies in a beautiful Asian garden. Round out your evening by visiting one of the French Quarter’s numerous music venues. Preservation Hall is nearby and an absolute must for jazz lovers. Also within walking distance is 21st Amendment at La Louisiane, another hot spot for jazz, as well as cocktails.
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
Neurology and Endocrinology for Primary Care – 12 Credits
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Neurology 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 Neurology 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 goal of improving patient outcomes.
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Neurology and Endocrinology.
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
Stroke Prevention and Secondary Treatment
Objectives: 1) Review common stroke syndromes and the diagnosis of acute stroke 2) Learn about the treatment of acute stroke 3) Learn about secondary prevention of acute stroke
Cranial Nerves Video Review
Objective: 1) Review the function and anatomy of the cranial nerves through video presentations
Classic Presentations of Behavioral Neurology
Objective: 1) Review classic disorders in behavioral neurology (aphasias, neglect syndrome, et cetera) through video presentations
Multiple Sclerosis Update
Objectives: 1) Learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis 2) Learn about the treatment of multiple sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease Update
Objectives: 1) Learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease 2) Learn about the treatment of Parkinson’s disease 3) Review the differential diagnosis of possible Parkinson’s disease
Dementia and Memory Loss
Objective: 1) Learn about the different types, diagnosis, and treatments for dementia
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 vs. Gorging 17) Optimal exercise 18) Stress reduction 19) Spiritual awareness
Obesity: Pharmalogical 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: Part 1 and 2
Objectives: 1) Thyroid disorders [hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, nodules, malignancy] 2) Adrenal diseases [adenomas, Addison’s, Conn’s, pheochromocytoma, Cushing’s syndrome] 3) Hypogonadism, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hirsutism, alopecia 4) Osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency, and calcium disorders [hyperparathyroidism | hypocalcemia] 5) Pituitary disorders [adenomas, Cushing’s disease, acromegaly, prolactinoma, 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 workup 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
Please Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.
November 4, 2022
Omni Royal Orleans Conference Center
Conference - Day 1
Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM
7:30 AM - 11:50 AM
November 5, 2022
Omni Royal Orleans Conference Center
Conference - Day 2
Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 11:50 AM
November 6, 2022
Omni Royal Orleans Conference Center
Conference - Day 3
Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 11:50 AM
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.
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.
Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
Accommodations – Relax in the privacy of New Orleans’ finest hotel accommodations. The full property renovation, completed in March 2013, incorporates modern amenities with classic design in our 345 elegant guest rooms and suites. Each is decorated in a luxurious, contemporary style and features the most modern amenities, including 24 new iconic wrought-iron balconies overlooking the famed streets of Royal and St. Louis. In-Room Features & Technology include; Non-smoking luxury hotel Fully stocked refreshment center, Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Coffeemaker, In-room safe, Robe, Work desk, WiFi Internet service – complimentary for Select Guest® members, Single-line telephones, Speakerphone, Voicemail, Computer modem hook-up and data ports, 42” inch flat-screen TV with premium cable, On-demand hit movies, AM/FM alarm clock with a docking station, and Individual climate control.
- Petite Queen Room – $239 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Access the vibrant culture of New Orleans with accommodations marked by luxury comforts and top-tier service. This 175 sq. ft. room has contemporary décor featuring Creole and French touches with limited views of the courtyard.
- Premier King Rooms – $269 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Sophistication and comfort all wrapped up in the excitement of the southern city best known for its vibrant music scene as much as for its resplendent dining culture. These rooms are 260 sq. ft. with contemporary décor featuring Creole and French touches featuring luxurious granite full bathroom, and views of St. Louis or Royal Street.
- Premier King Jacuzzi Rooms – $269 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Featuring French and Creole accents with a large bathroom with a two-person jetted tub. These rooms are 260 sq. ft with a jetted tub for two. No Balcony included.
- Premier Double Double Rooms – $289 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Sophistication and comfort all wrapped up in the excitement of the southern city best known for its vibrant music scene as much as for its resplendent dining culture. These rooms are 260 sq. ft. with contemporary décor featuring Creole and French touches featuring luxurious granite full bathroom, and views of St. Louis or Royal Street.
- Premier Double Double Rooms with Balcony – $339 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Access the grandeur of New Orleans art, architecture, shopping, and entertainment, just minutes from the heart and soul of Louisiana. These rooms are 250-290 sq. ft. with contemporary décor featuring Creole and French touches, with a balcony, and an exterior room facing St. Louis Street.
Additional Lodging Information:
- Taxes & Fees – Currently, guestroom state and local taxes, fees, and assessments are 14.45% + $2.00 occupancy tax, as well as, Statutory Tourism Assessment of 1.75% per room per night. Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
- Additional Guests: There is no extra charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share the room with their parents. An additional person charge will apply to each additional person beyond double occupancy that is 18 years of age and over.
- Check-In & Check-Out – The Hotel’s check-in time is currently 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. On the last day of the program the hotel will honor a late check out of 12pm.
Parking – There is a charge for valet parking. The current overnight valet rate is $44.00 plus tax per vehicle, per night. Please note that the hotel garage is not able to accommodate larger trucks and over-sized vehicles. Off-site parking is available within 2 blocks for these larger vehicles. The discounted valet day rate is $20 per vehicle for up to 12 hours.
Lodging Deposit – Individuals are required to guarantee their reservation with a valid credit card.
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 October 6, 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 – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 13 miles from the hotel (approximately 26 minutes). New Orleans Lakefront Airport is located 8 miles from the hotel.
Airport Transportation –Transportation from the airport can be arranged from the following providers:
- Omni Royal Orleans Official Airport Shuttle
- Airport Taxi Service: Approximately $33 one way for up to two passengers: $14 per person for additional passengers
- Airport Shuttle: Approximately $24 one way per person; $44 round-trip (advance purchase required)
- Limousine Service: Approximately $75 – $150 one-way. Additional local transportation options are listed below.
- Trolley: Four blocks from the hotel, ranging from $1.25 – $1.50
- Riverfront Streetcar Lines: 2 blocks
- Amtrak Station: 1 mile
- Port of New Orleans, Cruise Ship Terminals: 1 mile
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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