Infectious Diseases and Pharmacology for Primary Care

Apr 14, 2023 – Apr 16, 2023

Jamaica - Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Nicknamed “MoBay,” the second-largest city in Jamaica is beautifully nestled along a wall of green hills and is an ideal spot for day tripping. The beaches make up most of the fun in Montego Bay along with water and land tours. Visit Doctor’s Cave Beach, the most famous of MoBay’s beaches showcasing why the beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. One of the most famous sites is Rose Hall, a Georgian Mansion made famous by the legendary tale of the White Witch. Haunted manors and beaches galore make Montego Bay one of the most visited cities in Jamaica and a memorable and relaxing vacation spot. Our recommendation? Visit the virgin beaches on the south of the island and discover the vibes of the various Jamaican rhythms.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through March 8, 2023)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through March 8, 2023)
$ 799.00
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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

Infectious Diseases and Pharmacology for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

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

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

Infectious Diseases 

Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting
Objectives: 1) Understand and interpret diagnostic tests for COVID-19 2) Recognize the clinical manifestations of COVID-19 and indications for hospitalization 3) Become aware of outpatient and inpatient evidence-based preventive and therapeutic interventions for COVID-19 and their indications

Community-Acquired Respiratory Infections in Adults with an Emphasis on Pneumonia
Objectives: 1) Recognize when to prescribe antibiotics for adults with respiratory infections 2) Become familiar with risk assessment and treatment algorithms for community-acquired pneumonia in adults 3) Become familiar with non-culture diagnostic tests for pneumonia, and when to use them

Infectious Gastroenteritis Syndromes and Foodborne Illnesses
Objectives: 1) Review the epidemiology of gastroenteritis in adults 2) Understand the differential diagnosis, evaluation, and management of infectious diarrhea in adults 3) Be able to counsel patients about foodborne illness and how to prevent them

Urinary Tract Infections
Objectives: 1) Understand how to use diagnostic algorithms and diagnose different urinary tract infection syndromes 2) Become familiar with management guidelines for UTI and asymptomatic bacteriuria 3) Review evaluation and management of challenging UTI cases, and UTI with community and health care-associated multidrug-resistant organisms

HIV Update for Primary Care Providers
Objectives: 1) Review the current epidemiology of HIV infection in the US 2) Review HIV prevention recommendations for PCPs, including pre-exposure prophylaxis 3) Understand HIV testing and their interpretation 4) Become familiar with antiretroviral therapy drugs and drug interactions relevant to the PCP

Viral Hepatitis A-E with an Emphasis on C
Objectives: 1) Review acute and chronic viral hepatitis syndromes and when to screen for them 2) Understand how to interpret laboratory testing for hepatitis B and C 3) Review recent advances and challenges in treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C

May I Run Something By You? Infectious Disease Curbsides and Images: A Case-Based Discussion
Objectives: 1) List common ID questions from PCPs that are not addressed by other topics 2) List endocarditis prophylaxis recommendations 3) Review diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection 4) Demonstrate images of common and exotic ID conditions

Pharmacology

Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids: A Regulatory Perspective
Objectives: 1) Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States 2) Discuss recently released opioid prescribing guidelines while highlighting the relevance to primary care providers 3) Describe best practices for managing patients with chronic nonmalignant pain while highlighting guidance from a regulatory perspective 4) Discuss cases, investigations, and licensure outcomes involving prescribers and opioids to identify practice improvement opportunities

Optimizing Psychopharmacotherapy in Depression: Clinical Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients with depression 2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of depression, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for antidepressant therapies 4) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use

Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult: Part 1
Objectives: 1) Discuss key physiologic and pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy 2) Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios

Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult: Part 2
Objectives: 1) List nine key questions useful for identifying and managing inappropriate polypharmacy (i.e., unnecessary medication use) in older adults 2) Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury 3) Discuss high-risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities 

Pharmacotherapy and Mood Stabilizers in Primary Care: Considerations for “Off-Label” Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Discuss “off-label” use of mood stabilizers and psychotropic agents for agitation, restlessness, insomnia, and other behavioral symptoms 2) Differentiate commonly prescribed agents by pharmacologic class, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetic factors, indications and uses, tolerability, and efficacy 3) Apply best practices in prescribing and shared decision-making when considering “off label” use of drugs in a case scenario involving dementia and brain injury 4) Consider steps to optimize benefits and reduce risks to patients, while prescribing with liability authority

Drug Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Define treatment goals for patients with or at-risk for osteoporosis 2) Relate treatment strategies to empiric evidence regarding fracture prevention and treatment for women and men 3) Develop a prevention and monitoring plan for patients at-risk for osteoporosis 4) Describe pertinent pharmacologic parameters related to pharmaceuticals used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

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

April 14th, 2023

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:30 AM

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

April 15th, 2023

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

April 16th, 2023

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

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 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

This live activity is being reviewed and will be 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

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 book your lodging please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at info@mceconferences.com.

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

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 routine at home and live the most complete holiday experience. Depending on your needs, you can choose from several options.

Accommodations and Amenities – Gorgeous views, a private terrace or balcony are among the many amenities you’ll enjoy. All rooms and suites are non-smoking and have 24-hour room service. Complimentary WiFi. The free mini-bar is refreshed daily, room free of single-use plastic, air conditioning with individual climate control, Flat-screen LED cable TV with remote control, electronic in-suite safe, coffee/tea maker, iron and ironing board, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer.

***All-Inclusive rates below are all inclusive of food and drinks during your entire stay and will not have any added fees or tax, within hotel outlets. Upgraded alcohol selections may have added costs. 

  • Iberostar Beach – Variety of categories including King bed or two double beds, furnished balcony, partial ocean views, ocean views, and ocean front rooms. Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 4 adults.
    Nightly Rates Starting At:

    • Double Adult Occupancy: $175.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $160.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Quad Adult Occupancy: $153.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $315.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Child Rate – 50% Off Double Adult Rate (3-12 years old)
      • Additional rate information for children listed below.
        Please note: Room categories and rates are based on availability at the time of request, and upgrades may become only option available if sellout occurs in starting category listed here.
  • Iberostar 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 ocean front rooms. Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 4 adults.
    Nightly Rates Starting At:

    • Junior Suite Double Adult Occupancy: $224.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Triple Adult Occupancy: $216.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Quad Adult Occupancy: $207.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Single Adult Occupancy: $224.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Child Rate – 50% Off Double Adult Rate (3-12 years old)

      • Additional rate information for children listed below.
        Please note: Room categories and rates are based on availability at the time of request, and upgrades may become only option available if sellout occurs in starting category listed here.
  • Iberostar Grand Adults Only (18+) – Variety of categories including King bed or two double beds, with garden views, pool views, beach views, ocean views, swim out pools, and ocean front options, with furnished balcony or terrace options. Up to 2 adults maximum.
    Nightly Rates Starting At:

    • Suite Double Adult Occupancy: $299.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Suite Single Adult Occupancy: $562.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Iberostar Grand is an adults only Resort (18+)
        Please note: Room categories and rates are based on availability at the time of request, and upgrades may become only option available if sellout occurs in starting category listed here.

Additional Room Rate Information

  • Children under 3 years old stay free.
  • Child Rate: 1st child age 3-12 years old is free if sharing a room with 2 adults. 2nd child age 3-12 years is 50% off the double adult rate if sharing the rooms with two adults. There must be two full paying adults in each room to apply the Child Rate. One Child and one adult in the same room, the child pays the double adult rate. Three children with one adult in the same room, first child will pay the adult double rate, second and  third child will pay 50% off the double adult rate. 
  • Children over 12 are charged at the adult rate.

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

Important Lodging Deposit Information – A deposit of 2-night is due at the time of booking. The remaining full balance will be automatically charged 35-days prior to arrival date to the original credit card used when making your reservation. Should this payment decline, you will receive notification from the property at which point you will be given 48-hours to contact the property with full payment. Should the property not receive full payment within these 48-hours, your reservation will be automatically canceled with no guarantee for rebooking at the group rate. Please Note: The charges for this reservation will appear on your credit card statement as “AMRDirect, LLC”. Please be sure your card is active at this time to avoid cancelation.

Reservation Modification Fees are as Follows – Reservations modified within 30 days of arrival date will be charged a fee of $50 USD except when lengthening stays. This $50 penalty is assessed by AMR Direct LLC, to cover administrative fees.

Lodging Cancellation Policy – Reservations canceled from the time the reservation is made up until March 16th, 2023, the Hotel will not charge a cancelation penalty and will refund the initial deposit. From March 16th, 2023 to day of arrival Hotel will charge the full penalty of the entire stay. Individuals may modify (not cancel) their reservations without penalty up until the day of arrival. After check-in, 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 March 9, 2023 (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 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 – Montego Bay Jamaica – Sangster International Airport (MBJ) is located approximately 21 miles away from the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites.

Airport Transfers – There are numerous websites offering transportation services from the Sangster International Airport. To assist you with transportation to the hotel, and to view the available options available from the airport please Click Here to visit their website along with other services provided by airport staff. You may also visit the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites property’s website to take advantage of their third party private airport transfer service.

Transportation and Driving Advisory – While in the Montego Bay, 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 areas of the Jamaica, 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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