Primary Care Update: Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Psychiatry

Sep 17, 2021 – Sep 19, 2021

San Diego - Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Close to all of the excitement of San Diego, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines overlooks the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course and the curvy coastline along the Pacific Ocean as far as your eye can see. La Jolla is surrounded on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches. Torrey Pines State Reserve is perfect for a hike, or you can simply relax on the beach, surf, or even give para-gliding a go at the famous Torrey Pines Gliderport. This beach community has everything a big city has to offer including the arts and fine dining, but with a splash of beach, golf, and adventure activities.


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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through August 10, 2021)
$ 799.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through August 10, 2021)
$ 699.00
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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: Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Psychiatry – 12 Credits 

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

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


Celiac Disease: What’s in a Name?
Objectives: 1) Raise awareness of which patients should be screened for celiac disease 2) Provide the tools necessary to differentiate between gluten disorders

Colon Cancer 2021 Update
Objectives: 1) Increase compliance with colon cancer screening in general population 2) Review available colon cancer screening tests and the latest guidelines

Objective: 1) Educate the provider on the symptom-based approach in differentiating between irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, and opioid-induced constipation and how to determine which therapy will work best

GERD and the Role of PPI Therapy
Objectives: 1) Address the epidemic of PPI use 2) Address the necessity and the safety of medications 3) Update the primary care providers on common conditions, which may have potential risks of malignancy


Intro to Culinary Medicine and the Power in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Define Culinary Medicine and dietary guidelines 2) Discuss Culinary medicine principles and applying to treat chronic diseases 3) Discuss some real-life cases; how to translate this in less than 15 min

Culinary Medicine – Diets from Fad to Evidence Based – What Will You Tell Your Next Patient?
Objectives: 1) Define various diets (low fat, low carb, Keto, whole food-plant based, intermittent fasting, protein obsession) 2) The MIND Diet 3) Planetary Diet

Graceful Aging: What Opportunities for Alzheimer’s Prevention Are You Missing?
Objectives: 1) Discuss oxidative stress and the factors that impact it 2) Nutrition and pain 3) Introduce blue zones

Demonstrate a Plant-forward Approach
Objectives:  1) Discuss flavors on tastes of tongue; the importance of fat, sugar, salt 2) Discuss family friendly sauces for easy meals: pesto, peanut sauce, avocado cream 3) Define omega 3:omega 6 ratio


Objectives: 1) Describe mindfulness 2) Practice mindfulness as a provider 3) Utilize mindfulness with patients

Burnout in Healthcare Professionals
Objectives: 1) Define burnout 2) Identify burnout in yourself and others 3) Use prevention and management strategies

Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD)
Objectives: 1) List criteria for GAD 2) Discuss the role of therapy for GAD 3) Provide pharmacologic treatment for GAD

Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)
Objectives: 1) Define TRD 2) List differential diagnosis of TRD 3) Outline treatment strategies for TRD

Program Schedule





September 17, 2021

Salon A, B & C

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 18, 2021

Salon A, B & C

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 19, 2021

Salon A, B & C

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

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 -To make your lodging reservation please Click here.  If you need assistance, please contact our office at

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

Accommodations – Perched atop Southern California’s spectacular coastline and overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course — Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines offers gracious, personal service with comfortable, elegant ambiance. Each room is designed with comfort and convenience in mind, providing a place to unwind or to catch up on work.

Room Amenities include: 250 Thread Count Sheets, Air Conditioning, Alarm Radio, Arm Chair with Ottoman, Black-Out Curtains, Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection, Complimentary HBO(R), Feather Pillows Non Allergenic, Flexible Work Environment, Hilton Eat Right Menu, Hilton Serenity Bed, Automatic Door Closer, Double Locking Doors, Electronic Locks, Smoke Detector, Emergency Call Button, Safe, Coffee Maker, Evening Room Service Available, Hairdryer, High Speed Internet Access, Peter Thomas Roth Bathroom Amenities.

  • Guest Room – $189 Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees – This modern 450 sq. ft. room offers spacious work area, Hilton Serenity bed with down pillows and comforter, 55-inch TV, and deluxe bath area with upgraded amenities.
    Bedding Options: 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds (Bedding options are based on availability upon reservation)


  • Coastal Golf View Guest Room – $229 Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees – Marvel at the Spectacular fairway views of the legendary Torrey Pines golf course in this spacious 450 sq. ft. room with elegant decor. Equipped with 55-inch TV, modern amenities and deluxe bath area.
    Bedding Options: 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds (Bedding options are based on availability upon reservation)

Additional Lodging Information:

Resort Fee: The daily resort charge has been waived for MCE Conference Attendees.
Taxes: Room rates above are subject to the following applicable taxes: Sales tax (7.75%), hotel occupancy tax rate (10.50%), San Diego Tourism Assessment (2%), CA Tourism Assessment (.2%). These rates are subject to change without notice.
Check-In/Out Time: Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM
Maximum amount of guests: The Guest Room and with 2 Queen beds and the Coastal Golf View with 2 Queen beds has a maximum occupancy of 4 guests. The Guest Room and with 1 King bed and the Coastal Golf View with 1 King bed has a maximum occupancy of 3 guests.
Animals: Pets and Service animals are allowed with a deposit of $75.00. Maximum Weight: 70 lbs.

Hotel Amenities: Whether conducting business, keeping up with a fitness routine or looking to spend quality time with your family, there are a variety of amenities and services to meet your needs:
– Unlimited High Speed Internet
– Unlimited local and 1-800 phone calls
– In room bottled water
– Kids 12 and under eat free for lunch and dinner in Torreyana Grille
– Specialty Drink of the day
– Morning Coffee Station
– Access to Shiley Spots Complex
– 20% off Hazelwood Gift Shop
– 15% off Torrey Pines Golf ProShop
– Unlimited access to hotel tennis and sports court with equipment
– Guaranteed Torrey Pines Tee Times: Guests of Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines benefit from guaranteed tee times every day. Hotel guaranteed tee times are available to hotel guests only and cannot be booked inside of 14 days of desired tee time or more than 90 days out from desired tee time. Contact our Recreation Manager at 1.800.991.GOLFBaggage Storage
– Fitness Room
– Pool
– Sundeck
– Guest Activity/Recreation Desk
– Golf Concierge

Parking – MCE attendees will receive $10 off overnight self-parking and daytime attendee self-parking.

Current Parking Rates:
Self-parking is $33.00 per day
Valet parking is $43.00 per day

Note: Rates are subject to change without notice

Lodging Deposit – A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation along with a first night’s deposit. Balance due to the hotel 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 August 10, 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 and Transportation  – The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is located 15 miles from The San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Airport Transportation – How to Get There (approximate minimum charge):
-Bus Service: 16.00 per person USD One Way
-Super Shuttle: 19.00 per person USD One Way
-Taxi: 45.00 USD One Way
-Ride-share App: $30.00 USD One Way

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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