Dermatology and Neurology for Primary Care

May 09, 2024 – May 11, 2024

Napa / Sonoma Wine Country - Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Known as the authentic Wine Country spa and golf resort, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa features an 18-hole championship golf course and a world-renowned 40,000 square-foot spa. Experience the ultimate elegant oasis at this resort, blessed by natural mineral hot springs in the Sonoma Valley. Larger than the other Wine Country resorts in the area, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn contains 226 guest rooms on its 11-acre campus. The resort features a large swimming pool fed with hot water from the hot springs, a poolside cafe, a full-service spa, and health club, tennis courts, a wine bar, as well as fine dining with complimentary afternoon wine tastings from 4:30 – 5:30 pm daily. Enjoy the heart of Wine Country California, with accommodations and amenities to suit every taste.


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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

Dermatology and Neurology for Primary Care – 12 Credits


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

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.


Thursday, May 9th

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM:
Terminology of Skin Disorders [30 min]
Objectives: 1) Recognize the terms used to describe common skin lesions 2) Demonstrate the ability to communicate skin findings using appropriate terminology 3) Review how to use terminology to assist in your practice

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM:
Rosacea [30 min]
Objectives: 1) Recognize different types of rosacea 2) Distinguish rosacea from other causes of red rashes on the face 3) Formulate treatment plans for rosacea

2:30 PM – 2:35 PM ~ BREAK

2:35 PM – 3:05 PM:
Seborrheic Dermatitis [30 min]
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the ability to diagnose the variable presentations of seborrhea 2) Discuss causes and exacerbating factors for seborrhea 3) Describe the most effective treatments for seborrhea

3:05 PM – 2:35 PM:
Overview of Wound Management [30 min]
Objectives: 1) Identify common causes of skin ulcers and pressure sores 2) Identify risk factors for complications from skin ulcers and pressure sores 3) Develop plans to treat and reduce recurrence of skin ulcers and pressure sores

3:35 PM – 3:45 PM ~ BREAK

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM:
The Medically Complex Patient
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the epidemic of medical complexity presenting to a primary care practice 2) Recognize and categorize the syndromic nature of POTS, hypermobility, migraine variants and mast cell activation 3) Apply effective strategies to reduce symptom burden and improve function

4:45 PM – 4:50 PM ~ BREAK

4:50 PM – 5:50 PM:
Acute Stroke and TIA: Prevention and Intervention
Objectives: 1) Identify risk factors and apply prevention strategies 2) Apply the CHA2DS2-VASc Score to assess risk of stroke with atrial fibrillation and guide treatment plan 3) Discuss the use of thrombectomy, thrombolytics, aspirin, clopidogrel, dipyridamole, warfarin versus novel anticoagulants, carotid endarterectomy, and stenting

 Friday, May 10th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache
Objectives: 1) Differentiate between the five subtypes of chronic daily headaches 2) Appraise the pathophysiology of headache and migraine 3) Develop a plan for appropriate medication for intractable headache 4) Effectively manage medication overuse for headaches in daily practice

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Delirium Disorder
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the prevalence of delirium disorder – the most common medical emergency hiding in plain sight 2) Review the pathophysiology and increased risk of dementia 3) Apply strategies to detect, predict, prevent, and treat delirium disorder

9:35 AM – 9:40 AM ~ BREAK

9:40 AM – 10:20 AM:
Hair Disorders [40 min]
Objectives: 1) Recognize normal hair anatomy and physiologic changes in hair 2) Evaluate the chief complaint of hair loss 3) Utilize effective medical interventions for hair disorders, when appropriate

10:20 AM – 10:25 AM ~ BREAK

10:25 AM – 11:05 AM:
Nail Disorders [40 min]
Objectives: 1) Recognize normal nail anatomy 2) Evaluate the chief complaint of abnormal appearing nails 3) Utilize medical and physical modalities in the management of nail disorders, as feasible

11:05 AM – 11:10 AM ~ BREAK

11:10 AM – 11:50 AM:
Drug Eruptions and Other Allergic Skin Conditions [40 min]
Objectives: 1) Recognize different types of drug eruptions 2) Describe treatments for acute and chronic urticaria 3) Distinguish between erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis

Saturday, May 11th

7:30 AM – 7:50 AM:
Introduction to Dermoscopy [20 min]
Objectives: 1) Recognize basic dermoscopy patterns 2) Be aware of two different approaches to dermoscopy diagnosis

7:50 AM – 8:30 AM:
Skin Cancer Exams, Treatments, and Prevention in this New Era [40 min]
Objectives: 1) Perform a screening skin examination to detect precancerous and cancerous skin lesions 2) Make recommendations to reduce the likelihood of additional precancerous and cancerous skin lesions 3) Choose at least two appropriate treatments for precancerous skin lesions 4) Discuss the highlights of teledermatology

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
When and How to Cut, Freeze, Burn and Repair
Objectives: 1) Identify indications for skin biopsies and excisions 2) Identify appropriate surgical techniques for skin biopsies and basic repairs 3) Indicate lesions appropriate for cryosurgical and electrosurgical treatment

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Define the spectrum of neuropathic signs, symptoms, and causes 2) Develop an approach to bedside examination 3) Discuss the mechanism of neuropathic pain 4) Apply effective therapies

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
An Approach to the Dizzy Patient
Objectives: 1) Identify the common presentations of dizziness 2) Assess the pathophysiology of vertigo and nystagmus 3) Apply bedside techniques to distinguish dizziness subtypes and identify dangerous causes 4) Utilize potentially curative treatment for benign positional vertigo

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


Program Schedule





May 9, 2024

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

Conference - Day 1

Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 1:15 PM

1:30 PM - 5:50 PM

May 10, 2024

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 11, 2024

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

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
The AAFP has reviewed Dermatology and Neurology for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 05/09/2024 to 05/11/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 CME 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: The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers accommodations and amenities to suit every taste.

  • Fairmont Room$459 Nightly with an increased rate of $589.00 for Saturday Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) This charming, 259 sq. ft. newly renovated Fairmont room is located in the main building and captures the flavor of the Wine Country lodging through a Provence-style decor and beautifully redone tile and marble baths. These rooms offer Garden, courtyard, or surrounding neighborhood views. Bedding Options: one king or one queen bed. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Deluxe Room – $509 Nightly with an increased rate of $639.00 for Saturday Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) are 368 sq. ft and offer beautiful garden views. These rooms are a marriage of urban luxury meets California relaxed elegance, modern sophistication, and a transitional mix of styles combined with Wine Country sophistication. King-bedded rooms feature a generous double-sized walk-in shower, while the two Queen-bedded rooms showcase a shower/bathtub combination. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Amenities – The resort fee has been discounted to $29 per night (originally $49 per night) for MCE Conferences attendees booked within the group block. The following amenities are offered: Unlimited basic internet access in guest rooms and resort public areas, wireless and wired (ALL members receive an upgrade to premium speed internet access and access to in-room movies), Including local and toll-free telephone calls, Complimentary self-parking, On-site shuttle service to Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma Golf Club (based upon availability), Sparkling wine arrival, Wine Country welcome bottle of wine (in-room), Bottled water (in-room), In room fitness instruction, Daily lobby wine tasting 4:30pm-5:30pm, Complimentary coffee & tea daily in the lobby 7:00am-11:00am, Access to fitness center, and hotel’s main pool (excluding Willow Stream Spa), Yoga and fitness classes – Yoga in the studio, Water Aerobics in main pool, Water Yoga in Watsu pool (Weekly Schedule), Docent-led daily hikes on Saturday and Sunday (please refer to Seasonal Activity Guide for complete schedule and hike descriptions), Business kiosk access (boarding pass printing and internet access), Bike and golf club storage, Use of Bicycles (based on availability), Lobby Games, Lawn Games and Bocce Ball Court, Art Gallery rotating exhibit, Complimentary access to thousands of newspapers & magazines via Press Reader.

Additional Lodging Information

  • Additional Guests: There is no extra charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share the room with their parents. Additional Guests beyond double occupancy (Ages 19 and up) Sharing the Room: $50 Per Night. Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults Per Room
  • Taxes: Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes: Occupancy Tax at 12%, County Assessment Tax at 2%, California Tourism Assessment Tax at 0.25%. All taxes are subject to change.
  • Resort Fee: Reduced to $29.00 from the regular $49.00 per room per night plus tax.

Parking – Self-parking is complimentary for MCE Conferences Attendees staying onsite. Valet Parking ($39.00 per vehicle, per night or $20 for hybrid vehicles; $10 for day use parking)

Lodging Deposit – A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. 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 April 2, 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 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

San Francisco International (SFO)
Distance: 56.3 miles
Time: 1 hour 18 minutes

Oakland International (OAK)
Distance: 56.6 miles
Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

Sacramento International (SMF)
Distance: 76.4 miles
Time: 1 hour 26 mins

Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Distance: 36.0 miles
Time: 47 minutes

San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Distance: 84.7 miles
Time: 1 hour 37 minutes

Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please click on the following links:

Sonoma Taxi: 707-889-1266 Click Here

Napa Airporter: 707-252-1900 Click Here

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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