Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care

Oct 01, 2021 – Oct 03, 2021

Scottsdale - Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Surrounded by the Sonoran Desert and nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia sits in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The luxury Scottsdale resort offers easy access to a number of premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation venues. The area boasts more than 125 art galleries and museums in addition to parks and hiking trails. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the nearly 200 courses in the area for world-class golfing, and Camelback Mountain offers the ideal location to hike and enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine. Nearby music and performance centers present multiple opportunities to listen to regional, national, and internationally acclaimed performers.


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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

Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care – 12 credits 

This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Cardiology and Geriatrics, 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 Cardiology and Geriatrics 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 Cardiology and Geriatrics.

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

Friday, October 1

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: 
Multimorbidity: Discussing Goals of Care and the Challenging Decisions 
Objectives: 1) Illustrate the four principles of clinical ethics 2) Discuss principles of shared decision-making and the challenges to achieving this 3) Define the “technological imperative” and how it applies to care of seriously ill patients 4) Interpret preferences regarding survival, quality of life, and costs to patients for optimal patient-centered outcomes 

 8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM: 
Opioids and Pain Management in the Seriously Ill
Objectives: 1) Discuss how pain management strategies may vary in seriously ill patients, those approaching end-of-life, or those with chronic pain syndromes 2) Describe differences between dose, onset and duration of opioids based on drug, formulation, route administered and tolerance 3) List commonly encountered opioid side-effects 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Sorting Through the Headlines: Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation
Objectives: 1) Review the currently available agents for anticoagulation 2) Discuss the approved indications for the various agents 3) Learn of the promising agents on the horizon for anticoagulation 4) Become informed of the concerns and lessons learned thus far with the new agents 5) Discuss a clinical perspective on how to choose a drug for specific patient populations 

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Bradyarrhythmias: How SSSSSlow is Too Slow? 
Objectives: 1) Review the classes of Bradyarrhythmias 2) Discuss a clinical approach to the work-up and management of bradycardia 3) Understand the circumstances that require referral to specialists 4) Review the indications for permanent pacemakers 

Saturday, October 2

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Finding and Fighting the Enemy: Sudden Cardiac Death
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the epidemiology of sudden cardiac death (SCD) 2) Discuss the current state of risk stratification and its impact on management 3) Understand options for prevention of SCD 4) Review the role and indication for implantable cardioverter defibrillators 

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Corralling the Racing Heart: Approach to SVT
Objectives: 1) Review the classes and ECG appearance of supraventricular tachycardias 2) Discuss a clinical approach to the work-up and management of SVT 3) Understand the circumstances that require referral to specialists 4) Review the indications for catheter ablation 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Polypharmacy and Pearls for Non-Pain Symptom Management in the Elderly 
Objectives: 1) Compare and contrast efficacy of antiemetics and how to select appropriate medication based on patient symptom profile 2) Interpret evidence of the role of oxygen and opioids in treatment of dyspnea 3) Describe common management strategies for care of patients who are actively dying and/or receiving comfort cares 

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Non-Malignant Pain Considerations and Safe Opioid Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Understand the neurobiology of chronic pain and how this relates to pharmacologic targets 2) Develop a data-driven and practical understanding of dosing, benefits, and side-effects of common nonopioid pharmacologic agents 3) Become familiar in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes, such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain 4) Develop a practical approach to opioid risk stratification and identification of opioid use disorder 

Sunday, October 3 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Approaches to Early and Late-Stage Dementia Syndromes
Objectives: 1) Compare Cognitive Impairment and Dementia and discuss the common trajectories of each 2) Interpret the best evidence in investigating the role of nutritional support in patients with dementia 3) Describe common prognostic scales for patients with dementia, including the Mitchell Mortality Index and the FAST Score 

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Ethics in the Geriatric Primary Care Setting: A Case-Based Interactive Approach 
Objectives 1) Identify and differentiate the four prima facie principles of ethics 2) Describe the case analysis approach to ethical dilemmas in clinical practice 3) Identify and describe approaches to commonly encountered ethical dilemmas in clinical practice 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Sorting out Syncope: Benign to Deadly
Objectives: 1) To review the various causes of syncope 2) Review a systematic diagnostic approach to help define prognosis 3) Review ECG patterns that may suggest a dangerous cause of syncope 4) Review basic management strategy of common causes of syncope 

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM
Beyond Beta Blockers: Modern-day Management of PVCs
Objectives: 1) Understand the range of symptoms and presentations of patients with frequent PVCs 2) Illustrate the importance of defining prognosis in these patients 3) Outline the therapeutic options to suppress or eliminate ventricular ectopy 4) Illustrate the role of ablative therapy in PVC management 

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule





October 1, 2021

Omni Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 2, 2021

Omni Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 3, 2021

Omni Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental 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 points in 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

The AAFP has reviewed Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/01/2021 to 10/03/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA / AAFP Equivalency:
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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

We are currently past our group reservation cutoff date with the property. We may have some rooms available, however this is not guaranteed. Please email to check availability of these final rooms.

If no rooms remain available, please click here for nearby lodging options or call (480) 627-3200 to confirm if the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia has remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations – Old-world touches complement modern technologies and amenities in all guest rooms at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The beautiful accommodations are inspired by the Andalusia region of Spain and boast dark woods and rich-hued colors for a comfortable, relaxing stay. Custom-designed, ultra luxurious Devine Beds are complemented by Egyptian cotton 300-thread-count sheets for a sound night’s sleep. The luxury Scottsdale accommodations feature bathrooms that are a haven for escape with sunken tubs and walk-in, dual-head showers.

Non-smoking guest rooms, Private patio or balcony with chaise lounge, Luxurious bathroom retreat with sunken tub and walk-in dual head shower, Makeup mirror Digital scale, Custom designed, ultra luxurious Devine Beds and Egyptian cotton 300-count sheets, Keurig coffee maker, Ice bucket with two (2) wine glasses, Stocked mini refrigerator, Hair dryer, Outdoor ceiling fan, On-site laundry service, Newspaper available upon request

42” flat screen television with interactive on-screen guide, i-Pod docking station, WiFi Internet service – complimentary for Select Guest® members

  • Deluxe Resort View$259 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Take in the peaceful views in this beautiful guestroom, overlooking the charming resort and Sonoran Desert landscape. Extend your in-room dining experience out onto your 100 sq. ft. private patio or balcony accented by a luxury chaise lounge.
    Features: Bedding Type: One King or Two Queen Beds, 400+ sq. ft., Overlooks resort and Sonoran Desert, 100 sq. ft. balcony or patio, Outdoor patio with chaise lounge

Additional Lodging Information:

Resort Fee: MCE attendees will receive a reduced resort fee of $25 per room, per night.
Taxes and Fees: Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and fees (currently 13.17%) in effect at the time of check-out.
Additional Adult Fees: Room rates are quoted for single and double occupancy additional adults over the age of 18 will be charged a $30 fee per adult, per night.
Maximum Occupancy: King: 2 Guests Per Night or 2 Queens: 4 Guests Per Night
Check-in/ Check out Times: Check-in is at 4:00 PM and Check-out is at 12:00 PM.

Resort Fee and Amenities – The reduced resort charge will apply to all group rooms at a discounted rate of $25.00 per night (taxable), which includes:
Wi-Fi in guestrooms
24-hour access to Joya Fitness center
Access to Kasbah and Oasis pools
In-room Keurig with coffee and tea
USA Today newspaper delivered to room (available upon request)
In-room access to Netflix
Local and toll free calls
Bottled water at bell desk & upon check-in
Discounted fitness classes for resort guests
Discounted day spa passes for resort guests
Access to seasonal resort activities
Omni Get Fit Kit (available upon request)
Omni Sleep Well Kit – includes ear plugs & eye mask (available upon request)
Omni Kids Crew Backpack – includes milk & cookies arrival amenity
Membership to Select Guest & Discovery Loyalty Program for additional stay benefits – see loyalty ambassador upon check-in
Bocce Ball equipment rental – see front desk for details
Bikes to ride around property and town – see front desk for details ( based on availability)
These items are subject to change.

Parking: Hotel will provide overnight self-parking complimentary. There is a charge for valet parking. The current overnight valet rate is $30.00. The valet parking rates that are in affect during the dates of your meeting may be less and, will be applicable to those that choose to park in the hotel parking facility. Daily parking rates will apply. Daily self-parking will be complimentary for the first 2 hours of your event. After two hours, local or offsite attendees will receive a discounted daytime self-parking of $15/day.

Lodging Deposit – In order to confirm a room assignment, Hotel will require a first night’s deposit.

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 September 18, 2021 (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 Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is approximately:
8.5 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
10 miles from Scottsdale Municipal Airport (SCF)
17 miles from Deer Valley Airport (DVT)
12 miles from downtown Phoenix

Airport Transportation –

To make your shuttle reservation with Shuttle Fare, please Click Here.
To make your shuttle reservation with Airport Shuttles, please Click Here.
To make your shuttle reservation with Airport Shuttle of Phoenix, please Click Here.

Taxis: Taxi’s are available 24 hours and cost approximately $45 USD one way from PHX to the Resort.

AAA/Yellow Cab Phone #: 480-888-8888
Mayflower Cab Phone #: 602-955-1355
VIP TAXI Phone #: 602-300-3000

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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