Pain Management and Women’s Health for Primary Care

Feb 17, 2024 – Feb 19, 2024

Whistler - Fairmont Château Whistler

This program includes 4.0 hours of content intended to meet the MATE Act requirements.

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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

Pain Management and Women’s Health for Primary Care – 12 Credits

This program includes 4.0 hours of content intended to meet the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act requirements for DEA license renewal.


This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Pain Management and Women’s Health, 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 Pain Management and Women’s Health  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 Pain Management and Women’s Health.

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 17

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:
Contraception: Beyond Pills, Condoms, and Sterilization 
Objectives: 1) Describe principles of patient selection regarding contraceptives 2) Discuss the indications and/or contraindications for various contraceptive methods 3) Appraise recommendations for use of long-acting reversible contraceptives 4) State the options and indications regarding methods of emergency contraception  

4:00 PM – 4:05 PM: BREAK  

4:05 PM – 5:05 PM:
Management of Menopausal Symptoms 
Objectives: 1) Review the diagnosis of menopause 2) Discuss the management of vasomotor instability 3) Prepare a treatment regimen for women with atrophic vaginitis 4) State the risks and benefits of treatment with estrogen containing compounds   

5:05 PM – 5:15 PM: BREAK  

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM:
Update on Pathophysiology of Pain and Review of Multidisciplinary Approaches in the Management of Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Review mechanisms of pain perception, including peripheral and central changes, and how they serve as targets for pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management 2) Describe recent genetic, biochemical, and imaging evidence that supports the etiology of fibromyalgia 3) Become familiar with the American College of Rheumatology criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, including the updated 2010 version     

6:15 PM – 6:20 PM: BREAK  

6:20 PM – 7:20 PM:
Osteoarthritis Update – Including Assessment of Shoulder and Hip Pain Disorders
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with the evolving understanding of the pathophysiology of OA and the role of the central nervous system 2) Review pharmacologic agents used in treating OA, including NSAIDs, topical analgesics, and opioids 3) Apply physical exam tests to improve a clinician’s ability to diagnose common shoulder, hip, and knee conditions for both in-office visits and telehealth services

Sunday, February 18

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:
Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply an updated pathophysiologic understanding to targeting and treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action of the various muscle relaxers and anticonvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics   Physical Exam for Low

4:00 PM – 4:05 PM: BREAK

4:05 PM – 5:05 PM:
Back Pain: A Hands-On Approach
Objectives: 1) Discuss how several structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine-related pain conditions 3) Differentiate lumbar radiculopathy signs and symptoms from other causes of low back pain, including facet-mediated, soft tissue, and sacroiliac joint pain   

5:05 PM – 5:15 PM: BREAK

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM:
Breast Disease and Cancer Screening 
Objectives: 1) Educate patients on when to seek medical attention for abnormalities indicated by a palpable breast lump or mass 2) Appraise current clinical practice guidelines and recommendations on screening mammograms and MRI for breast cancer 3) Discuss recommendations and benefits of screening for BRCA mutations in clinical practice 

6:15 PM – 6:20 PM: BREAK

6:20 PM – 7:20 PM:
Choosing Wisely – First Doing No Harm! 
Objectives: 1) Locate the online presence of the Choosing Wisely campaign 2) Explain the genesis of the Choosing Wisely campaign 3) Summarize key statements produced by the field of family medicine in the Choosing Wisely campaign 4) Recognize the practical aspects of using the Choosing Wisely campaign in educating patients about quaternary prevention 

Monday, February 19

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Transgender Health Issues   
Objectives: 1) Discuss the current trans nomenclature and terminology 2) Describe transgender health issues 3) Assess the potential complications and review the current monitoring of individuals on hormone therapy   

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Sexually Transmitted Infections: The New CDC Recommendations
Objectives: 1) Discuss the common clinical presentations for patients experiencing STIs 2) Demonstrate the contemporary use of testing to diagnose and treat STIs 3) Review major infections with identification of appropriate therapy 4) Summarize recommended behavioral counseling to reduce STIs in primary care and related settings    

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Update on Opioid Pharmacology, Risk Management Strategies, and Applying the CDC Guidelines in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioid products used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for chronic pain and how it can be applied to managing patients in pain, including tapering 4) Understand and utilize urine drug monitoring and prescription monitoring programs, as a more comprehensive monitoring of patients that may require opioid analgesics as part of a pain management regimen    

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Clinical Challenges: Behavioral Health Integration and What Should You Tell Your Patients About Cannabis Use For Chronic Pain?
Objectives: 1) Highlight general principles and goals of treatment related to cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness training for chronic pain 2) Understand nonpharmacologic strategies to calm the nervous system and decrease pain, including relaxation training and biofeedback 3) Become familiar with the pharmacology of cannabinoids and cannabis, and the evidence for chronic pain use and other medical conditions 4) Discuss the complexities of cannabis use and potential adverse effects, including dependence and addiction

Please Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule





February 17, 2024

Fairmont Château Whistler

Conference - Day 1

Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 2:45 PM

3:00 PM - 7:20 PM

February 18, 2024

Fairmont Château Whistler

Conference - Day 2

Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees

3:00 PM - 7:20 PM

February 19, 2024

Fairmont Château Whistler

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 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
The AAFP has reviewed Pain Management and Women’s Health for Primary Care 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

We are currently past our cutoff date and sold out of group rooms with the property.

Please click here for nearby lodging options or call the hotel to check on remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations and Amenities – The luxurious 528-room Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia. Tastefully designed luxury Whistler accommodations with spectacular mountain or village views were created to blend with the natural alpine setting.

  • Fairmont Room – $675 Per Room Per Night CAD ($499 USD Exchange Rate at the time of publishing*) (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Options: One King or Two Queens beds. Enjoy your elegant surroundings in these spacious Fairmont guest rooms which feature a cozy sitting area and a fully equipped workstation. These guest rooms offer all the amenities needed for a relaxing resort getaway: Air conditioning with individual control, High-Speed Internet Access, iHome docking station with built-in alarm clock, Kuerig coffee maker and kettle for in-room coffee and tea, Television with video check-out, and ‘On-Command’ movie system (movie charges apply), Deluxe toiletries, Down filled duvets, Thick cotton bathrobes, Thick cotton bathrobes, In-room safe.
    • *The USD rate posted is only intended as a reference point, MCE is not responsible for fluctuations in exchange rates at the time transactions occur. Exchange rates change on a moment-to-moment basis, for current rates please click here. Please also note some banks charge a foreign transaction fee for international payments, please check with your bank for additional information on these charges. 

Additional Room Categories – Group rates for other room categories are based on availability at the time of booking.

  • Deluxe View Room –  $725 CAD (Plus Taxes and Fees)
  • Deluxe Slopeside Room – $765 CAD (Plus Taxes and Fees)
  • Alpine Suite – $875.00 CAD (Plus Taxes and Fees)
  • Junior Valley View Suite – $1,075 CAD (Plus Taxes and Fees)

Additional Lodging Information

  • Taxes: Room rates are subject to an 11% Provincial Hotel Room Tax, and a 5% Federal Goods & Services Tax (GST).
  • Additional Adult Charge: When sharing a room over and above double occupancy, each extra adult (18+ years) will be charged an additional $50.00 CAD per night for regular room categories/suites and an additional $75.00 CAD per night for all Fairmont Gold room categories/suites, plus applicable surcharges and/or taxes. For all regular room categories/suites, there will be no charge for children who share with their parents up to and including the age of 17 years. For all Fairmont Gold room categories/suites, each extra child who share with their parents (ages 6 to 17 years) will be charged an additional $35.00 CAD, per night, plus applicable surcharges and/or taxes, and there will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 5 years.
  • Occupancy: Maximum room occupancy is (4) guests.
  • Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in is at 4:00 PM and check-out is at 11:00 AM
  • Housekeeping Service Charge: There is a daily service charge for Housekeeping services, currently $5.00 CAD per room plus applicable taxes.
  • Please note, all rates are in Canadian Dollars.

Addition Resort Fee – Please note that there is an additional mandatory daily resort fee of $30 CAD per room, plus applicable taxes (not included in the above rates) to cover the following:

  • Whistler Village Shuttle Service; Fairmont Hotel Car Service; Unlimited Business Internet Access in guest rooms, meeting rooms, and public spaces ; Personal Protection Equipment Kit including mask, wipes, sanitizer, gloves (available upon request); Ski, Bike and Golf Club Valet Service ; Electric Vehicle Charging Stations; Daily Yoga Classes + In room yoga equipment (available upon request); Local Escorted Excursions with our exclusive Whistler Experience Guides; Seasonal Sports Items (includes: bocce ball, frisbees, soccer balls, footballs, toboggans, life jackets); Access to Peloton Bikes and Online Programming; Aqua Fitness Classes + Pool Amenities (sunscreen, fruit, iced water, tea, coffee); Seasonal Holiday Programming; Access to Rungo, an online local running and walking routes program; Lobby Early Departure Coffee & Tea 5:00 a.m. PST – 7:00 a.m. PST; Personalized Shoe Shine; Fairmont Chateau Whistler Kids Treasure Hunt Map; Selection of Board Games, Card Games and Books for children and adults; Fairmont Health Club Access including use of fully equipped fitness center and weight room; Indoor/Outdoor leisure pool, lap pool with underwater music and four hot tubs; Sauna and steam rooms; PressReader online access to international newspapers and magazines; Local and toll-free calls from your guest room; Guided excursions with Fairmont’s Whistler Experience Guide; Unlimited access to Fairmont Château Whistler Golf Club’s driving range (Seasonally); Tennis courts and use of rackets and balls (Seasonally) 

Discounted Ski and Snowboard Rentals – Discounted rates on ski and snowboard rentals are generally available for MCE Conference attendees. Please click here to reserve your discounted equipment rentals in advance and enter in the code PMWH24. Discounts are available from 2/14/24 – 2/21/24. Upon entering your dates for rental, be sure to click “View Options” to select the Fairmont as the location for your rental pickup.

Hotel Parking – Parking is provided for registered guests at the rate of $39 CAD inclusive of taxes, per night. Valet services are also available at a rate of $48 CAD inclusive of taxes, per night. Attendees staying offsite will be charged at the same rate as registered hotel guests for parking at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Lodging Deposit – A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. The Full Balance will be charged 14 days prior to arrival, at which point the payment will be Non-Refundable.

Lodging Cancellations – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room allotment agreement with the 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 January 11, 2024 (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 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 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 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 directly associated with 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 – The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located approximately 83 miles (134 km) from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Airport Transfer: YVR Whistler SkyLynx connects travelers from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler along the sea to sky corridor.

For information about YVR Whistler SkyLynx fares and schedules, please call 1-800-661-1725 (North America) or 1-604-662-7575 (Local). Tickets can also be purchased at the Whistler/SkyLynx bus counter of Pacific Coach located in International Terminal, Arrivals Level 2.

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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