Primary Care Update: Emergency Medicine, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Oct 26, 2023 – Oct 28, 2023

Charleston - Francis Marion 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.

Named for Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion (the “Swamp Fox”), the Francis Marion Hotel became an instant Charleston landmark when it opened in 1924. Rising 12 stories above the Historic District, the hotel offers spectacular views of Charleston’s church steeples, historic mansions, and famous harbor, providing easy access to the wealth of Charleston’s attractions.

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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

Primary Care Update: Emergency Medicine, 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 Emergency Medicine, Office Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine for Primary Care, 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 Emergency Medicine, Office Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine for Primary Care 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 Emergency Medicine, Office Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine for Primary Care.

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

Thursday, October 26

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:
Syncope Management
Objectives: 1) Identify high-risk history and physical exam findings for cardiac syncope 2) Recognize the utility or disutility of many of the common diagnostics for syncope 3) Consider shorter observation times for low to moderate risk patients

2:30 PM – 2:35 PM: BREAK

2:35 PM – 3:35 PM:
Inflight Emergencies: Is There A Doctor On Board?
Objectives: 1) Review medical equipment available on commercial flights 2) Review the laws and protections that are in place when providing medical care during an inflight emergency 3) Discuss several cases of inflight emergencies and discuss potential treatment plans

3:35 PM – 3:45 PM: BREAK

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM:
Knee Update: Evaluation and Care of Common Sport Issues – Part 1
Objectives: 1) Review the knee and knee joint movement anatomy 2) Identify palpatory areas of the knee anatomy during physical examination 3) Demonstrate key knee exam tests for common sports-related knee injuries

4:45 PM – 4:50 PM: BREAK

4:50 PM – 5:50 PM:
Knee Update: Evaluation and Care of Common Sport Issues – Part 2
Objectives: 1) Recognize potential modifications for key knee exam tests to accommodate a diverse patient population 2) Identify indications for when to refer sport knee problems to specialty care

Friday, October 27

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Sports Concussion: Current Understanding of a Complex Medical Issue
Objectives: 1) Review the current concussion care recommendations 2) Define common challenges faced in the primary care setting when caring for these patients, and identify some solutions 3) Improve concussion evaluation and treatment plans, and determine when to refer

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Pediatric Sports Medicine Pearls
Objectives: 1) Describe key knee and hip issues that should not be missed in pediatric musculoskeletal sports medicine 2) Identify the areas of growth plates in the pediatric anatomy when relating to a sports injury 3) Utilize key history and examination tips for adolescent athletes 4) Determine when to refer to specialty care 5) Identify key risk minimization components for overuse injuries

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Deadly Headache Disorders You Can’t Miss!
Objectives: 1) Discuss the clinical presentation of select deadly headache disorders, including carbon monoxide, subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, and meningitis 2) Identify pitfalls in the diagnosis of select headache disorders 3) Describe current evidence-based treatment of catastrophic causes of headache

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Abdominal Pain
Objectives 1) Review surgical and emergent causes of abdominal pain, such as AAA, mesenteric ischemia, bowel obstruction, and perforated viscus 2) Discuss limitations of various imaging modalities and best practices 3) Review emergent treatment considerations in patients with surgical and emergent causes of abdominal pain

Saturday, October 28

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Orthopedic Emergencies for the Primary Care Physician
Objectives: 1) Identify pitfalls in the diagnosis of patients with a septic joint 2) List critical features from the history and physical exam in patients with compartment syndrome 3) Discuss the latest evidence-based treatment of patients presenting with “fight bite” and high-pressure injection injuries

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Catastrophic Causes of Neck and Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Identify concerning features from the history and physical exam in patients with a life-threatening cause of neck and/or back pain 2) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of patients with vertebral artery dissection 3) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of spinal epidural abscesses 4) State the indications for emergent imaging in patients presenting with acute neck and/or back pain

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Musculoskeletal Overuse Injuries: Lower Leg in Sports
Objectives: 1) Review anatomy related to movement and lower limb for MSK injuries 2) Apply key history and examination pearls through case scenarios 3) Identify common overuse injuries of the lower leg in sports 4) Discuss the recommended common first-line in office treatment options

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Women’s Sports Issues
Objectives: 1) Describe Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (REDS), formally known as Female Athlete Triad 2) Identify three components of REDS, and their implications 3) Utilize key history and examination components to consider in care 4) Identify potential areas of treatment to consider 5) Utilize postpartum recovery recommendations

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

October 26, 2023

Francis Marion Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Afternoon Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 1:15 PM

1:30 PM - 5:50 PM

October 27, 2023

Francis Marion Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 28, 2023

Francis Marion Conference Center

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: Emergency Medicine, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 10/26/2023 to 10/28/2023. 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 (843) 722-0600 to confirm if the Francis Marion Hotel has remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations – An award-winning restoration in 1996 refurbished all of the 234 guestrooms and suites, which now feature plush furnishings and marble baths. Located downtown on Marion Square, the hotel is within walking distance of the magnificent gardens, house museums, antique shops, local boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife that has made Charleston one of the south’s premier cities.

  • Traditional Room $287 – Beautifully restored room offering one queen or two double beds with heavenly pillow-top mattress and luxurious bedding with triple sheeting. Features marble and granite bathroom, dedicated work area with desk, a vanity, complimentary wireless internet, flat-panel TV with HD cable, coffee maker. Higher floor rooms offer unsurpassed views of the historic Charleston harbor.
  • Deluxe Room $329 – Deluxe Room: Large, beautifully restored room offering one king or two double beds with heavenly pillow-top mattress and luxurious bedding with triple sheeting. Features sitting area, marble and granite bathroom, dedicated work area with desk, a vanity, complimentary wireless internet, flat-panel TV with HD cable, coffee maker, and small refrigerator. Higher floor rooms offer unsurpassed views of the historic Charleston harbor.

Room Amenities: 

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Flat HD cable TV
  • Bluetooth Alarm Clock
  • Heavenly pillow – top mattress
  • Vanity and Desk sitting area
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room Service available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Wake-up calls
  • Concierge
  • Starbucks Coffee Shop

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Taxes & Fees – Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, which currently total 14% and are subject to change. A destination marketing fee of two dollars per room night will also be applied to each individual guest folio and is subject to sales tax.
  • Check-In & Check-Out – The Hotel’s check-in time is after 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 12:00 PM.

Parking – Hotel parking is available at the City of Charleston owned parking garage adjacent to the Hotel. The current rates are: $28 per day, plus tax for valet service and $20 for self-parking per day. Both options are billed directly to your guest room. Pricing subject to change

Lodging Deposit  – A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation.

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 July 26, 2023 (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 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 Charleston International Airport is located 11.6 miles from The Francis Marion 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.

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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