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

Dec 08, 2023 – Dec 10, 2023

Puerto Vallarta / Punta Mita / Sayulita - Iberostar Selection Playa Mita

This All-inclusive 5-star resort is located in the magical area of Punta Mita, one of the most exclusive destinations on the Riviera Nayarit, on Mexico’s Pacific coast just north of Puerto Vallarta. Its golden sandy beach is the ideal place to witness the divine sunset. The area where the hotel is located is steeped in the culture of the Huichol and Cora, ancient tribes whose ancestry can be traced back to the Aztecs.

At the Iberostar Selection Playa Mita Hotel, you’ll find a fusion of ancient cultures, nature, and innovative facilities, where luxury design meets 100% locally sourced materials. Unwind in one of its charming rooms with unbeatable views of the Pacific Ocean, the mountains and gardens, or relax in its serene spa with treatments that take inspiration from local culture. Delight your palate with the hotel’s extensive range of international cuisine and Mexican gastronomy, prepared using ingredients typical of the region. This all-inclusive resort in Punta Mita guarantees all-around entertainment, with the fabulous Star Camp for the youngest members of the family and a jam-packed daily activity program for adults. Why not dare to explore Monkey Mountain, the Marieta Islands, or the magical village of Sayulita? Or don’t miss your chance to see humpback whales and dolphins, bask in the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, and connect with the Huichol culture in a truly authentic experience!

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
$ 999.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
$ 899.00
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Lodging Reservations*

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

Primary Care Update: Internal 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 Internal Medicine, 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 Internal Medicine, 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 Internal Medicine, 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

Internal Medicine Update 

Colon, Breast, Prostate, and Lung Screening Update
Objectives: 1) Review current USPSTF recommendations regarding colon, breast, prostate, and lung cancer screening 2) Review the literature that the USPSTF recommendations are based on 3) Consider how to discuss controversial topics, such as breast, lung, and prostate cancer screening with the patient

Common Rashes in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Identify common rashes encountered in primary care 2) Review approaches to the treatment of common rashes 3) Discuss recommendations regarding referrals to dermatology

Ophthalmologic Issues for the Primary Care Physician
Objectives: 1) Review basic eye anatomy 2) Review common ophthalmologic problems seen in primary care, such as eyelid disorders and red eye 3) Consider when an ophthalmology referral is needed and when it is urgent

Potpourri: A Collection of Cases in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review management of common conditions seen in primary care 2) Describe cases related to hospital medicine 3) Consider when a single study may or may not change your practice

Musculoskeletal Problems in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review shoulder anatomy and workup of shoulder pain 2) Review knee anatomy and workup of knee pain 3) Determine causes and treatments of hip pain

Evidence-Based Approach to Complementary and Alternative Treatments
Objectives: 1) Review complementary and alternative treatments commonly used by patients 2) Discuss the evidence of the benefits for complementary and alternative treatments 3) Review the harms, side-effects, and drug interactions of complementary and alternative treatments

Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Practical Tips on the Evaluation and Management of Concussions
Objectives: 1) Recall the etiology, pathophysiology, and signs and symptoms of concussion 2) Identify risk factors that help prognosticate a greater risk of concussion symptoms lasting greater than one month 3) Utilize concussion assessment tools to assess and manage concussion 4) Determine return to learn/work and return to play recommendations

The Virtual Visit for Low Back and Hip Pain
Objectives: 1) Discuss those with back and hip pain who may be safely evaluated in a virtual setting 2) Describe the basic anatomy of the lumbar and pelvic region 3) Assess low back and hip pain with a systematic history 4) Implement a systematic physical exam of a patient’s back and hip in a video telehealth visit

The Evaluation and Care of Common Shoulder Problems
Objectives: 1) Describe the basic anatomy and function of the shoulder joint 2) Explain the associated physical exam findings for common shoulder problems

The Evaluation and Care of Common Shoulder Problems [Continued] Objectives: 1) Develop treatment plans for common shoulder problems 2) Identify indications on when to refer shoulder problems for subspecialty care

Evaluation and Care of Common Knee Problems
Objectives: 1) Describe the basic anatomy and function of the knee joint 2) Explain the associated physical exam findings for common knee problems

Evaluation and Care of Common Knee Problems [Continued]
Objectives: 1) Develop treatment plans for common knee problems 2) Identify indications on when to refer knee problems for subspecialty care

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

December 8th, 2023

Iberostar Playa Mita

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

December 9th, 2023

Iberostar Playa Mita

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

December 10th, 2023

Iberostar Playa Mita

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 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 make your lodging reservation, please 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

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 – Complete your dream vacation by booking a room at Iberostar Selection Playa Mita. Pick from 8 different suites to accommodate families, have the Star Prestige experience, enjoy ocean views, and delight in extra luxuries. Each accommodation type is elegantly styled to be a multifunctional space with modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. Check into a room that feels personalized to you.

  • Sea front hotel
  • All inclusive
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Exclusive Star Prestige Area ($)
  • Splash pool
  • Star Camp children’s activity programme
  • Pool
  • Children’s Pool
  • Golf ($)
  • PADI Certified Scuba Center ($)
  • Tennis
  • Fitness Center
  • Specialty Restaurants
  • 24 -hour Room Service
  • Salas de reuniones ($)
  • Estacionamiento
  • Babysitting Service ($)
  • Disco/Nightclub

***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 and special request amenities may have added costs. 

  • Garden View – Enjoy beautiful views of the hotel’s garden from your room’s private balcony. Inside, luxury and sustainability await you to ensure your 5-star vacation in the Riviera Nayarit is unforgettable. Outside, discover a wide selection of cuisine and an endless array of activities to explore the great outdoors and connect with your surroundings and culture of the area.Nightly Rates Starting At:
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $125.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $115.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Quad Adult Occupancy: $109.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $225.00 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.
  • Sunset View – In the Sunset VIew enjoy the best sunsets over the Pacific Ocean and experience a magical moment in the local Wixárika culture from your own private balcony. Spacious rooms await you, designed with 100% local materials and offering luxury and sustainability. And you have all the amenities you need for an unforgettable vacation in Punta Mita.Nightly Rates Starting At:
    • Junior Suite Double Adult Occupancy: $134 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Triple Adult Occupancy: $123.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Quad Adult Occupancy: $117.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Single Adult Occupancy: $241.00 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.
  • Junior Suite Ocean Front – Enjoy magnificent panoramic vistas overlooking the Pacific from your own private balcony. The room welcomes you with all the space and amenities you need for an unforgettable vacation in Mexico.Nightly Rates Starting At:
    • Junior Suite Double Adult Occupancy: $169 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Triple Adult Occupancy: $155.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Quad Adult Occupancy: $148.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Junior Suite Single Adult Occupancy: $304.00 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.

Additional Room Rate Information

  • Child Rate:The following conditions will apply to child rates for Double Standard and Superior Rooms: Child 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 – A deposit of 2-night is due at the time of booking. The remaining full balance will be automatically charged 30-days prior to arrival date (Wednesday, November 8, 2023) to the original credit card used when making your reservation. Should this payment decline, the Hotel will have the right to cancel your lodging at their discretion. The Hotel will send a notification at which point you will be given 48-hours to contact the property with full payment. Should the property still not receive full payment within these 48-hours, your reservation will be automatically canceled with no guarantee for rebooking at the group rate. Please be sure your card is active at this time to avoid cancelation.

Reservation Modification and Lodging Cancellation Policy – Reservations canceled or modified from the time the reservation is made up until 30 days prior to arrival (Wednesday, November 8, 2023), will have no charge for cancelation or modification penalty and will be refunded the initial deposit. From 29 days to day of arrival Hotel will charge the full penalty of 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 November 8, 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 – Puerto Vallarta International Airport – Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) is located approximately 25 miles away from the Iberostar Selection Playa Mita Resort. A taxi or shuttle would take about 45 min to 60 min depending on traffic conditions.

Airport Transfers – There are numerous websites offering transportation services including both private and shared shuttles to and from the International Airport. 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 Selection Playa Mita 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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