Primary Care Update: Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Pharmacology

Feb 17, 2024 – Feb 19, 2024

Riviera Maya / Cancun - Iberostar Playa Paraíso

The All-Inclusive Iberostar Paraíso Beach on the Riviera Maya is part of the Paraíso Complex, which includes five 5-star Iberostar hotels. Cool down in one of the resort’s outdoor pool areas while the little ones learn and have fun in the children’s pool with Star Camp. This family hotel on the Riviera Maya is the perfect place to enjoy the vacation of your dreams. And to satisfy everyone’s appetite, they offer a wide range of culinary options, with full buffets and different themed restaurants. Indulge in a workout session, a round of golf on the 18-hole course or taking a dip with the diving center. Combine it with a visit to SPA Sensations and you’ll feel as good as new!

Riviera Maya is truly a Caribbean Oasis located on 80 miles of the Yucatan Peninsula with stunningly beautiful fine-powder sand beaches and clear turquoise water. The Riviera Maya is world renowned for snorkeling and scuba diving. The coral reef system just off the coast offers some of the most colorful variety of marine life. As one of the top ecotourism destinations, the Riviera Maya remains undeveloped in many restricted areas. You will find mostly charming fishing villages that dot this area along with some ancient Mayan ruins.

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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

Primary Care Update: Pharmacology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – 12 Credits

Overview

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Pharmacology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 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, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 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, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

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 during a 20 minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Saturday, February 17th
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Concussion Update
Objectives: 1) Recall the etiology, pathophysiology, and signs & symptoms of concussion 2) Utilize concussion assessment tools to assess and manage concussion 3) Determine medical clearance and return to learn and play recommendations 4) Consider when and how to interpret neuropsychological testing 5) Define second impact syndrome and its complications and significance

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Sports Medicine Exam Tips and Tricks
Objectives: 1) Determine when urgent referral is needed for a hand injury based on the history and physical exam 2) Select the most accurate examination for certain musculoskeletal complaints 3) Perform appropriate testing to evaluate foot and ankle injuries that may require further testing or referral

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
What a Headache! Clinical Review of Migraine Headaches with Corresponding Treatments
Objectives: 1) Review risk factors, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of migraine headaches 2) Discuss various treatment and preventative strategies for migraine headaches 3) Illustrate appropriate treatments through patient cases

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
They Aren’t Just for Diabetes Anymore: Update on Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors in Clinical Practice
Objectives: 1) Discuss the growing evidence and role of SGLT2 inhibitors within diabetic patients 2) Discuss growing evidence of SGLT2 inhibitors within non-diabetic patients, including heart failure and chronic kidney disease 3) Apply evidence to cases presented where SGLT2 inhibitors may be appropriate

Sunday, February 18th
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Too Many Penicillin Allergies! Overview, Assessment and Action Plan for Success to Delabel
Objectives: 1) Discuss detrimental outcomes of self-reported penicillin allergies 2) Analyze current literature supporting penicillin allergy assessment and intervention which results in delabeling 3) Explore steps and practical measures to successfully delabel a penicillin allergy

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Hot Topics in Infectious Diseases: Shorter Durations of Therapy and IV to PO Conversion in Complicated Infections
Objectives: 1) Describe disease states where shorter durations of therapy data are growing 2) Review data in which IV to PO conversion is growing for complicated infections 3) Apply acquired data to cases likely to occur within the clinical practice

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Exercise Rx: What and For Whom?
Objectives: 1) Distinguish health benefits that can be attained from regular physical activity 2) Prepare effective exercise prescriptions using the FITT-PRO 3) Address barriers to implementation that may exist for some patients

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Knee Pain Evaluation and Management
Objectives: 1) Identify key history elements to diagnose etiology of knee pain 2) Select the most accurate examination tests for evaluation of knee pain 3) Counsel patients on the most effective and evidence-based treatment for knee pain

Monday, February 19th
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Shoulder Pain Evaluation and Management
Objectives: 1) Identify key history elements to diagnose etiology of shoulder pain 2) Select the most accurate examination tests for evaluation of shoulder pain 3) Counsel patients on the most effective and evidence-based treatment for shoulder pain

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:

Tendinitis: The Challenges and Controversies
Objectives: 1) Define and differentiate types of tendinopathy 2) Select evidence-based treatments for tendinopathy 3) Determine indications, benefits, and harms from injections for tendinopathy

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Polypharmacy and the Elderly: Minimizing Untoward Effects Through Prudent Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Summarize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly 2) Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients 3) Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Polypharmacy and the Elderly: Minimizing Untoward Effects Through Prudent Prescribing (Continued)
Objectives: 1) Describe best practices for limiting adverse drug events in “necessary” medications 2) Illustrate possible polypharmacy interventions using case studies

Please 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

February 17th, 2024

Iberostar Playa Paraíso

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

February 18th, 2024

Iberostar Playa Paraíso

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

February 19th, 2024

Iberostar Playa Paraíso

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 Primary Care Update: Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Pharmacology and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 02/17/2024 to 02/19/2024. 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 has been reviewed and is 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 make sure to select your preferred Hotel in the dropdown “Hotel” option after you Click Here. Please note any bedding preference in the Special Requests box upon booking. If you need assistance, please contact our office at info@mceconferences.com and the Hotel contact Arturo Fuentes de la Cruz at parre1@iberostar.com.

Please note: Booking at Paraiso Beach or Paraiso Del Mar will give you access to both of these shared grounds, but not to Paraiso Maya Suites. Booking at Paraiso Maya Suites Resort provides access to Del Mar, Paraiso Beach, and Paraiso Lindo including all restaurants and pools. The convention center is located at the entrance of the Iberostar Paraiso Complex. 

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

VAT TAX EXEMPTION: Please note, there is a 16% government-levied VAT tax which will be added to the below room rates at the time of booking. This VAT tax will be removed for any qualifying group rooms that meet the requirements, the eligible removal of this tax may be revoked and remain added to the cost of your stay at the discretion of the Mexico Government and Hotel. To qualify for the removal of VAT tax the government requires copies of the following documents from all group participants:

  • 1) A copy of the passport main page with official information of the passport´s holder and,
  • 2) A copy of the page with the official Migration Entry Stamp provided by the Mexican Immigration Authorities.

These items will be required upon check-in to the resort. These requirements are not optional and are non-negotiable in order to honor the below rates. Should your room become ineligible for the VAT tax exemption, this cost will be added to your room cost via your credit card on file. Child rates are not eligible for VAT TAX exemption and will be charged at the full rate listed below, which is inclusive of the VAT tax.

VAT tax-exempt rates will ONLY be honored for (1) day pre and (1) one day post the peak meeting nights (i.e. Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun). The rooms outside of the (1) night extension will be charged at the rate(s) below plus VAT tax (currently 16%).

*VAT Tax rate and exemptions are subject to change without notice.

Environmental Sanitation Fee: The Municipality of Solidaridad of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico has implemented an Environmental Sanitation Fee applicable as of March 1st, 2019. Such fee will be in the amount of $31.12 Mexican pesos per room, per night payable upon check-in.

All-Inclusive Plan Features – Iberostar presents its All-inclusive hotels, your passport to a unique holiday. While you relax in the company of your loved ones, a team of professionals puts everything at your disposal so that nothing is missing, always offering you the best service. This type of accommodation is the best option for all those who wish to leave their routine at home and live the most complete holiday experience. Depending on your needs, you can choose from several room and property options.

Accommodations and Amenities – At Iberostar Paraiso Beach Hotel they offer an All-Inclusive rate so you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. This rate includes the selected days of accommodation, as well as the main meals and beverages during your stay. Iberostar Paraiso Beach is a prestigious 5-star hotel that offers numerous services and activities for the whole family. It has a children’s activities program, as well as children’s pools, water sports, and live shows. For parents, it offers a golf course, water sports, four outdoor pools, a PADI dive center, a spa area, and delicious restaurants with high-quality products. ***All-Inclusive rates below are all-inclusive of food and drinks during your entire stay and will not have any added fees or tax (with exception to VAT tax), within hotel outlets. Upgraded alcohol selections and special request amenities may have added costs.

Iberostar Paraiso Beach – Variety of categories including King bed or two double beds, furnished balcony, partial ocean views, ocean views, and oceanfront rooms. Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults.
Booking at this resort provides access to Paraiso Del Mar facilities. Entrance fees are available for Paraiso Maya as an upgraded option daily, based on availability.

Room Category Code SGL Rate Per person, per night DBL Rate Per person, per night TPL Rate per person, per night QUAD Rate per person, per night KID  Rate per person, per night
Premium Room DBL $324.79 $180.54 $165.85 $105
Premium Tropical Room DBTV $345.52 $191.77 $176.22 $111
Premium Near Pool DBNP $357.62 $198.68 $182.26 $115
Junior Suite Near Pool JSNP $380.94 $211.63 $194.36 $123
Junior Suite Beach Access JSBA $462.14 $256.55 $234.96 $149

These rates do not include the current (16%) VAT Tax, which will be added to the room rates at the time of booking, and refunded if qualified. The eligible removal of this tax may be revoked and remain added to the cost of your stay at the discretion of the Mexico Government and Hotel.

*Child rate does not apply for VAT TAX exemption and will be charged at the full rate listed above, which is inclusive of the VAT tax.

Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar: Variety of categories including King bed or two double beds, enjoy incredible views of the Caribbean that you will want to record on your retina. The oceanfront rooms are located on the upper floors of the hotel, so you can capture the panorama while you relax on the room’s private balcony. In the Junior Suite Ocean Front with access to the beach, you can touch the sand with your feet simply by opening the exterior door of your private terrace. From there, you have views of the sea and direct access to the beach. If you want to be the first to arrive at the beach or relax at night listening to the waves of the sea, this is the best option for your vacation in the Riviera Maya. Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults.

Booking at this resort provides access to Paraiso Beach facilities. Entrance fees are available for Paraiso Maya as an upgraded option daily, based on availability.

Room Category Code SGL Rate Per person, per night DBL Rate Per person, per night TPL Rate per person, per night QUAD Rate per person, per night KID  Rate per person, per night
Junior Suite Ocean Front JSOF $480.28 $266.92 $244.46 $155
Junior Suite Ocean Front Beach Access JSOFBA $507.06 $281.60 $258.28 $163

These rates do not include the current (16%) VAT Tax, which will be added to the room rates at the time of booking, and refunded if qualified. The eligible removal of this tax may be revoked and remain added to the cost of your stay at the discretion of the Mexico Government and Hotel.

*Child rate does not apply for VAT TAX exemption and will be charged at the full rate listed above, which is inclusive of the VAT tax.

Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya Suites: Variety of categories including King bed or two double beds, enjoy relaxing views of the hotel garden from your private balcony, or partial ocean views, ocean views, or oceanfront rooms. Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 4 adults.
Booking at this resort provides access to Del Mar, Paraiso Beach, and Paraiso Lindo including all restaurants and pools. 

Room Category Code SGL Rate Per person, per night DBL Rate Per person, per night TPL Rate per person, per night QUAD Rate per person, per night KID  Rate per person, per night
Junior Suite JS $431.04 $239.27 $219.41 $209.04 $139
Junior Suite Tropical View JSTV $463 $257.41 $235.82  $224.59 $149
Junior Suite Near Pool JSNP $494.96 $274.69 $252.23 $241 $159
Junior Suite Near Beach JSS $508.78 $282.47  $259.14 $247.91 $164

These rates do not include the current (16%) VAT Tax, which will be added to the room rates at the time of booking, and refunded if qualified. The eligible removal of this tax may be revoked and remain added to the cost of your stay at the discretion of the Mexico Government and Hotel.

*Child rate does not apply for VAT TAX exemption and will be charged at the full rate listed above, which is inclusive of the VAT tax.

  • Additional Room Rate Information
    • Child Rate: The following conditions will apply to child rates for Double Standard and Superior Rooms: Children from 0 to 2.99 years are free of charge (infant).  Child rates will apply for children aged from 3 to 12.99 years.
    • Children under 3 years old stay free.
    • Children over 12 are charged at the adult rate.

Parking – Complimentary parking is available for all MCE Conferences attendees.

Important Lodging Deposit Information – Payment of 02 nights (or full payment if preferred or within 35 days prior to arrival) will be required for the reservation at the time of making individual bookings. Once the reservation is completed by the individual attendee and the initial two nights deposit or the full reservation has been paid if preferred, guests will receive an email confirmation reflecting details of the reservation confirmed. Individual attendees’ credit cards on file will be charged the remaining balance of their full reservation (if not paid at booking) minus any deposits received (minimum two nights), 35 days prior to arrival (Friday, January 12, 2024). You will receive an email from the Hotel with the confirmation and proof of the payment from the portal.

● If a guest’s card is declined at the time of the remaining balance due, a notice will be sent via email to this guest allowing the client to pay the remaining balance with a new credit card to maintain their booking. If not paid in a timely manner your reservation may be canceled by the hotel with no guarantee of rate or availability for rebooking.
● Please kindly be sure in advance, the Credit Card has enough funds to cover the full amount due at the time of reservation.

Reservation Modification and Lodging Cancellation Policy – Reservations canceled or modified from the time the reservation is made up until 30 days prior to arrival, the Hotel will not charge a cancelation penalty and will refund the initial deposit. From 29 days to the day of arrival Hotel will charge the full penalty for the entire stay. Individuals may modify (not cancel) their reservations without penalty only if lengthening their stay from 29 days up until the day of arrival. Early departures will be charged the full stay.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until January 12, 2024 (based on availability). Our 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 for 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 who 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 canceled 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 number of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – Cancun International Airport is located approximately 45 minutes from Iberostar Paraiso Beach – All Inclusive .

Airport Transfers – There are numerous websites offering transportation services including both private and shared shuttles to and from the International Airport please Click Here for more information. We highly suggest you research and book your roundtrip transfer prior to arrival with a reputable company. If you do not prebook please be sure to utilize an authorized taxi driver at the airport line. You may also want to contact the Iberostar Resort to take advantage of any of their third party private airport transfer companies.

Transportation and Driving Advisory – While in the Mexico, you may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States.

Breakdown assistance is limited in urban areas and virtually unavailable in rural areas. Nighttime driving is especially dangerous and should be avoided whenever possible. For your safety, MCE Conferences does not recommend renting a car during your stay. If you plan to explore the surrounding areas, we recommend using a tour company, a taxi, or hiring a private driver.

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
  • 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.

Travel Documents – Travel documents vary based on itinerary. It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire duration of their stay and have them available when necessary. Valid travel documents such as passports and visas are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.

All guests must carry a valid passport. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date of travel. Guests are responsible to ensure the validity dates of passport and to secure proper documentation for countries visited. Please consult your respective State Department or Foreign Ministry for specific Visa and entry requirements for countries scheduled on your travel itinerary. For U.S. citizens, further information can be found by visiting the Travel Website. Consult your healthcare professional for any inoculations you may require, or contact the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) toll-free at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or online at the CDC Website

Note: If your passport is lost or stolen on a trip, you could be denied entry into your home country. To avoid this issue, we recommend following some practical steps: Make two copies of your passport ID page – that’s the page with your picture, your date of birth, etc. This can be an image scan or hard copy. Give one copy to someone you trust – a friend, family member, or assistant – in case you need to contact them while on your trip. Keep the other copy with you. If it’s printed, put it in your carry-on (not your checked luggage – that could go missing). If it’s an electronic copy, make sure you have access to it when you leave the U.S. (on your mobile device, or in your e-mail, for example).

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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