Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Women’s Health, Dermatology
Apr 29, 2023 – May 01, 2023
Asheville - Omni Grove Park Inn
This program is hosting 15 Hours of CME. Enjoy a vast array of art galleries, local craft breweries, and tons of venues for the performing arts nearby in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city is one of America’s most vibrant destinations. The breathtaking mountain scenery is met with a sophisticated yet bohemian culture and provides an ideal backdrop for inspired vacations. Named “the best place to live” by many books and magazines, Asheville has a much more cosmopolitan population than most cities of its size and a diversity you won’t find in many cities in the South. The area boasts a thriving arts community, diverse outdoor adventures, a fun and inviting downtown, numerous historic attractions and amazing food. Only one hour away is the most visited national park in the USA, the Smokies. Whether you zip line your way through, take in the sights on horseback, or drift along Cove Scenic Loop — a two to four hour trip that gives you a peek into the surrounding wildlife — Asheville has it all.
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: Endocrinology, Women’s Health and Dermatology – 15 Credits
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Endocrinology, Women’s Health and Dermatology, 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 Endocrinology, Women’s Health and Dermatology, 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.
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Endocrinology, Women’s Health and Dermatology.
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
Type 2 Diabetes: Choosing Medications for Your Patients with Complications
Objectives: 1) Discuss how to determine the A1C goal for older patients and those with complications 2) Determine the role of oral agents and GLP-1 receptor agonists for therapy of patients with Type 2 diabetes, cardiac, and renal disease
Using Insulin Effectively in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Determine when and how to start insulin in Type 2 diabetes 2) Discuss individualizing insulin regimens in Type 1 diabetes 3) Discuss the use of inexpensive insulin regimens to maximize glucose control and prevent hypoglycemia when patients cannot afford expensive preparations
Disorders of Calcium, Vitamin D, and Phosphorus Metabolism: Diagnosis and Therapy
Objectives: 1) Discuss the regulation of calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus metabolism 2) Review the common causes of hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia diagnosis and therapy 3) Be able to differentiate between primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism 4) Discuss vitamin D deficiency causes and therapy 5) Understand the causes and management of high and low phosphorus
New Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disease
Objectives: 1) Discuss biotin — friend or foe 2) Understand hypothyroidism in pregnancy 3) Determine what is the normal TSH in people over 70 4) Recognize when to treat subclinical thyroid disease 5) Review the symptomatic patient with normal thyroid function tests
Solving Pesky Endocrine Problems
Objectives: 1) Discuss adrenal insufficiency — primary vs secondary 2) Discuss what to do regarding high prolactin 3) Adrenal masses – should they come out 4) Recognize when endocrine signs point to eating disorders 5) Discuss the types of hyperparathyroidism
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Objectives: 1) Describe common causes of abnormal uterine bleeding 2) Describe an appropriate work-up of abnormal uterine bleeding 3) Describe which patients with abnormal uterine bleeding are at increased risk for malignancy
Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap Smear Triage Update
Objectives: 1) Describe screening recommendations for cervical disease 2) Describe triage recommendations 3) Describe treatment of cervical disease
OB/GYN Risk Management Case Studies
Objectives: 1) Describe common causes of women’s health-related litigation 2) Describe strategies to reduce the risk of litigation 3) Describe the importance of documentation to reduce the risk of litigation
Uterine Fibroid Update
Objectives: 1) Describe the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids 2) Describe the efficacy and safety of uterine fibroid embolization 3) Describe medications being studied for fibroid therapy
Exercising in Pregnancy
Objectives: 1) Describe maternal effects of exercise 2) Describe fetal effects of exercise 3) Describe recommendations for scuba diving and high-altitude exercise during pregnancy
Malignant Skin Tumors
Objectives: 1) Diagnose common malignant skin tumors 2) Understand the optimal approach to malignant skin tumors 3) Select cases that should be referred to specialty care
Benign Skin Tumors
Objectives: 1) Diagnose common benign skin neoplasms 2) Select proper destructive methods to eliminate benign skin tumors 3) Be aware of serious systemic associations with benign skin neoplasms
The Itchy Patient
Objectives: 1) Classify itchy patients into clinical groups, which suggest etiology 2) Know where to look and what to look for when patients present with pruritus 3) Manage the symptom of itch
Common Disorders of Hair and Nails
Objectives: 1) Develop comprehensive differential diagnosis for hair and nail disorders 2) Administer appropriate therapy for hair and nail disorders, when applicable 3) Associate select hair and nail findings with systemic disease
SKINsects: Skin Disease Due to Insects Other than Ticks
Objectives: 1) Recognize skin and systemic complications of bites/stings from select insects and arthropods 2) Administer proper and timely therapy for insect-related disorders 3) Know potential serious implications of insect bite/sting reactions
Please Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.
April 29, 2023
Conference - Day 1
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Check-In Opens at 6:45 AM
7:15 AM - 12:35 PM
April 30, 2023
Conference - Day 2
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:15 AM - 12:35 PM
May 1, 2023
Conference - Day 3
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:15 AM - 12:35 PM
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 and Amenities – The Omni Grove Park Inn & Spa offers an 18-hole Donald Ross Designed championship golf course, 43,000-square-foot subterranean spa, multiple casual and formal restaurants with a wide array of cuisine, three indoor and three outdoor tennis courts, sports complex featuring racquetball, yoga, aerobics and health and wellness programs, on-property shuttle service, valet and garage parking, WiFi internet service, refrigerator, and HD flat-screen TV.
- ROH Guestroom – $369 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Located in the historic Main Inn, Vanderbilt Wing or Sammons Wing, these rooms overlook the resort’s landscaping, Asheville’s skyline, the Donald Ross-designed golf course or Blue Ridge Mountains and feature one king or two double beds. Approximately 300-350 square feet.
- Bedding Options: One King or Two Double Beds
Taxes and Resort Fees
– Room rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees, currently 13% and are subject to change without notice.
– Resort Fee: $30 per room per night which includes: Toll free and local calling, in room high speed internet access, entrance to our fitness center, in room coffee and tea, guided history tour of the Omni Grove Park Inn and newspaper available upon request.
Additional Lodging Information –
- Check-in and Check-out: Check-in is after 4:00 PM and Check-out is before 11:00 AM
- Additional Guests (Ages 18 and Up): There will be a charge of $40 each for third and fourth persons sharing a room.
- Photo ID is required upon check-in. Individuals 17 years old and younger are considered children.
- Guests of the Spa must be at least 18 years of age, no exceptions.
Parking: There is a charge for both self and valet parking. The current self-parking rate is $20.00 per vehicle, per night, and the current overnight valet rate is $30.00. The parking rates that are in affect during the dates of your meeting may be greater or less and, will be applicable to those that choose to park in the hotel parking facility.
Lodging Deposit – 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.
Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until March 22, 2023 (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 – Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is approximately 20 minutes away from The Omni Grove Park Inn.
Airport Transportation – Taxi and Car Service: MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi or a ride-share service such as Lyft or Uber to get from the airport to your hotel. Follow signs at the airport for ground transportation and taxi service. For more information or to book a taxi with Asheville Taxi, please Click Here.
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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