Pharmacology and Rheumatology for Primary Care

Oct 15, 2021 – Oct 17, 2021

Asheville - Omni Grove Park Inn

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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

Pharmacology and Rheumatology for Primary Care – 12 Credits

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Pharmacology and Rheumatology for Primary Care, 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 Pharmacology and Rheumatology 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 Pharmacology and Rheumatology for 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 and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Friday, October 15th  

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Alphabet Soup Part 1: Pharmacotherapy Updates in Lipid Management with Focus on the High-Risk Patient
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding lipid-lowering therapy 2) Discuss medication optimization for secondary prevention for the patient 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with complex lipid-lowering needs 

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Alphabet Soup Part 2: Pharmacotherapy Updates in Lipid Management and the Role of Non-Statin Therapies
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding lipid-lowering therapy 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for non-statin agents 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with complex lipid-lowering needs 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Clinical and Laboratory Approach to Rheumatic Diseases 
Objectives: 1) Construct an approach to the evaluation of patients with Rheumatic diseases 2) Differentiate several patterns that allow for clinical diagnosis of rheumatic diseases 3) Determine the use and limitations of laboratory testing in rheumatic diseases 

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Clinical Aspects and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Discuss the articular and extraarticular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis
2) Discuss the use of NSAIDs and steroids in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis 3) Summarize the use and toxicities of DMARDs and biologic agents, as recommended by the American College of Rheumatology guidelines 

Saturday, October 16th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Crystal Arthropathies
Objectives: 1) Apply principles of the American College of Rheumatology guidelines in the evaluation and treatment of gout 2) Outline the sequence of treatment and state the goal of treatment for patients with gout 3) List the five clinical manifestations of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (CPPD) 

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and other Connective Tissue Diseases
Objectives: 1) Discuss the clinical manifestations of systemic lupus 2) Discuss the clinical manifestations of systemic sclerosis 3) Discuss the clinical manifestations of inflammatory myositis 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Alphabet Soup Part 3: Hypertension Medication Management in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding hypertension 2) Discuss evidence-based optimization for antihypertensives 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with resistant hypertension 

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
First Comes Metformin, and Then Comes…?”: Evaluating the Role of Oral Agents for Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for newly approved oral diabetes agents 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with diabetes 

Sunday, October 17th  

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Injectable Products for Diabetes – Part 1
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for GLP-1 agonists 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with diabetes 

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Injectable Products for Diabetes – Part 2: The Ins and Outs of Insulin
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for newly approved insulin products 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with diabetes 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Rheumatology Potpourri: Interactive Case Presentations – Part 1
Objectives: 1) Apply the principles from previous lectures to case presentations 2) Recognize some of the clinical manifestations of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 3) Discuss treatment of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Rheumatology Potpourri: Interactive Case Presentations – Part 2
Objectives: 1) Apply the principles from previous lectures to case presentations 2) Recognize some of the clinical manifestations of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 3) Discuss treatment of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 

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

October 15, 2021

Conference Rooms

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 16, 2021

Conference Rooms

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 17, 2021

Conference Rooms

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 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 Pharmacology and Rheumatology 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 10/15/2021 to 10/17/2021. 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 info@mceconferences.com to check availability of these final rooms.

If no rooms remain available, please click here for nearby lodging options or call (800) 438-5800 to confirm if the The Omni Grove Park Inn has remaining availability for you to book direct.

Rooms may be added back on our booking link if a client cancels their reservation please click here to check for cancelations.

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.

  • Deluxe Resort View – $399 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Located in the historic Main Inn, these rooms overlook the resort’s landscaping and feature one king or two double beds. Approximately 300-350 square feet.
    • Bedding Options: One King or Two Double Beds
  • Deluxe Mountain View $425 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) -Located in the historic Main Inn, enjoy views of Asheville’s skyline, our Donald Ross-designed golf course and the Blue Ridge Mountains. These rooms feature one king or two double beds. Approximately 300-350 square feet.
    • Bedding Options: One King or Two Double Beds
  • Premium Mountain View Guest Room – $475 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – These rooms are located in either the Vanderbilt Wing or Sammons Wing overlooking The Spa gardens or our resort’s landscaping. Enjoy a room that creates the same historic experience with a modern twist and features one king or two double beds. Approximately 300-350 square feet.
    • Bedding Options: One King Bed 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: $20 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

  • Self-parking is $15 per vehicle, per night.
  • Valet parking is $22 per vehicle, per night.
  • Attendees driving onsite solely for the conference will be offered a parking rate of $18 per day for the conference.

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 September 7, 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 – 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

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