Endocrinology and Cardiology for Primary Care

Nov 20, 2020 – Nov 22, 2020

Charleston - The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

Historic Charleston is bursting with Southern charm and hospitality. The city feels a bit like it’s suspended in time, thanks to its antebellum architecture and surrounding plantation landscapes. Take in incredible views of the Battery and the French Quarter as you stroll the Waterfront Park, then become inspired by the cultivated beauty of the gardens at Middleton Place. At night, try a ghost tour for an introduction to the spooky side of the city. Opened in 1853, The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is a unique hotel close to the Museum Mile and many historic downtown sights.


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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through October 14, 2020)
$ 775.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through October 14, 2020)
$ 675.00
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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

Endocrinology and Cardiology for Primary Care

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

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

The Adrenal Gland in Practice
Objectives: 1) Review the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis 2) Discuss cases of adrenal insufficiency 3) Discuss cases of glucocorticoid excess 4) Outline safe tapering of glucocorticoids 5) Review approach to the adrenal “incidentaloma”

Preventing Osteoporotic Fractures
Objectives: 1) Review bone physiology 2) Outline screening for fracture risk via clinical evaluation, DXA, and FRAX 3) Assess nonpharmacologic approaches to prevent fractures 4) Update pharmacologic approaches for osteoporosis including bisphosphonates, denosumab, and romosozumab 5) Identify treatment goals in osteoporosis care

Thyroid Disorders in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review normal thyroid physiology 2) Evaluation and management of overt and subclinical hypothyroidism including use of triiodothyronine (T3) 3) Evaluation and management of overt and subclinical thyrotoxicosis 4) Causes of “weird” thyroid function tests 5) Evaluation of the thyroid nodule

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Objectives: 1) Screening for T2DM 2) Management of “prediabetes” 3) Identifying treatment goals in diabetes care 4) What to do when metformin isn’t enough 5) Update on GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors 6) Insulin: challenges and opportunities

Calcium – Vitamin D Disorders in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review the calcium-parathyroid-vitamin D axis 2) Discuss cases of hypercalcemia 3) Discuss cases of hypocalcemia 4) Review latest guidelines on calcium and vitamin D Supplementation

Menopause: Pitfalls and Pearls
Objectives: 1) Learn the pathophysiology and natural history of the menopausal transition 2) Understand key long-term findings from the Women’s Health Initiativemeopause and e 3) Learn a practical approach for managing common menopausal symptoms

Office Management of Heart Failure: Focus on the Geriatric Population
Objectives: 1) Understand the specifics of diagnosis of CHF in the elderly 2) Understand the common causes of CHF exacerbation in geriatric populations 3) Understand the lifestyle modification and drug therapy of CHF with emphasis on the elderly

Aortic Stenosis: An Old Disease with New Treatment Options
Objectives: 1) Understand the basic pathophysiology of AS 2) Understand the newer concepts in timing of valve replacement, role of stress testing, and biomarkers 3) Transcatheter aortic valve intervention: How is it done, how does it compare with surgical AVR, and whom to refer

Pulmonary Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Learn about etiology of pulmonary hypertension in adults 2) Differentiating between pre-capillary and post-capillary pulmonary hypertension 3) Diagnosis and about new medical therapies for pulmonary hypertension 4) Surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Diabetes and CAD: The Sweet and the Sour
Objectives: 1) Understand the clinical intersection of diabetes and CVD 2) Understand the impact of established and new diabetes therapies on cardiovascular risk

Atrial fibrillation: Practical Management, Monitoring, and Anticoagulation Options
Objectives: To understand the risk of thromboembolism in AF 2) To understand the importance of detecting asymptomatic AF in patients with stroke 3) To understand the device-detected AF – What to do? 4) To understand newer anticoagulants

Mitral Regurgitation
Objectives: 1) Understand the basic pathophysiology of MR 2) Timing of mitral valve surgical intervention: when to treat an asymptomatic patient with severe MR? 3)Emerging catheter-based therapies for MR

Program Schedule





November 20, 2020

Mills Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

November 21, 2020

Mills Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

November 22, 2020

Mills 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.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

This live activity has been reviewed and is 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 Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

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 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500 during MCE’s business hours.

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

Accommodations – The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel offers the following amenities: High-speed Internet & Wi-Fi, full access of the Business Center, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Fire Shot Lounge, The Barbadoes Room Restaurant, Concierge Service, Nightly Turndown Service, and Lush Courtyard. In-room amenities include: Air Conditioning, Cable/Satellite TV, Coffee/tea maker, Desk, Electrical Outlet at Desk, Free Newspaper, Complimentary High Speed Internet Access, In-Room Movies, Shower, Telephone with Voice Mail, Work Desk with Lamp, and a 36 inch HD TV.

  • Standard Guest Room – $229 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – An immediate sense of relaxation washes over you upon entering the Deluxe Rooms. Designed to reflect a true sense of Charleston style, these accommodations come with the option of one king bed or two double beds.
  • View Guest Room – $249 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – The signature rooms feature views of church steeples in the distance, picturesque rooftops, and colorful gardens. Wake up to the beauty of Charleston and enjoy the comfort of a king bed or two double beds.
  • Junior Suite – $279 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – A suite fit for royalty with almost 50% more space than most of the rooms. The Junior Suite offers relaxing amenities like a king bed, small sofa, a large working area, comfortable chairs, and a wet bar.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Taxes & Fees – Currently, the guestroom tax rate is 14% + $2.18 destination marketing fee. Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Check-In & Check-Out – The Hotel’s check-in time is after 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM.

Parking – The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel does not own or operate the parking facilities. Parking fees may change without notice. Current Parking fees per day are as follows:

  • Valet Parking – rate is currently $39.00 per day and will be charged to individual guestrooms on a nightly basis.
  • Self-parking – is located in the Charleston County Municipal Parking Garage located behind the Hotel. Self-parking is a separate charge paid directly to the garage upon exiting.

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 14, 2020 (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 Charleston International Airport is located 12 miles from The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel.

Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please see below:

Taxi Service: A taxi ride from the airport to the hotel is approximately 12-miles and costs about $31 for 2 passengers (+ $14 extra charges per additional passenger). For non-metered rides make sure you agree on a fixed rate beforehand.
Shuttle Service: CHS airport downtown shuttle departs roughly every 15 minutes, and cost $14.00 per person. Advanced reservations are not necessary. The shuttle is a shared ride, so be prepared to make several stops depending on how many passengers there are. The shuttles and taxis are in front of the terminal building, outside of the baggage claim area.

Groundlink Private Car Service: Conference attendees will receive a 15% discount on airport transfer fares when they Click Here and enter the Promo Code: MCEREBATE when booking online, using the mobile app, or calling 877-546-6903.

Please Note: In order to receive 15% off both portions of your Groundlink trip, guests will need to book each way separately.

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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