Emergency Medicine Decision-Making and Women’s Health for Primary Care

May 24, 2024 – May 26, 2024

New York City - InterContinental New York Times Square

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Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
$ 999.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
$ 899.00
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Tuition Discount Eligibility

MCE Cancellation Policy

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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

Emergency Medicine Decision-Making and Women’s Health 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 Emergency Medicine Decision-Making 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 Emergency Medicine Decision-Making 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 Emergency Medicine Decision-Making and Women’s Health.

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.

Schedule

Friday, May 24th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Contraception 2024
Objectives: 1) Describe the role of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in family planning 2) Discuss risks, benefits and counseling guidelines for long-acting methods 3) Discuss optimal prescribing of combination contraceptives, such as the pill, patch, and ring 4) Identify the available options for emergency contraception, including the benefits and limitations

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Menopausal Hormone Therapy 2024
Objectives: 1) Discuss data on the cardiovascular risks and benefits of MHT generated after the initial publication from the Women’s Health Initiative 2) Summarize current evidence regarding the effect of MHT on breast cancer risk 3) Identify current best practices for prescribing MHT

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Honing How You Think: Bias, Cognitive Errors and Medical Decision-Making
Objectives: 1) Discuss the concept of implicit bias and how it can impact medical care 2) Highlight at least three cognitive errors 3) Explain the SPIT differential diagnosis tool and how it integrates into the “Four Stop” Medical Decision-Making tool

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:20 AM:
Honing Your Skills: Effective Communication [30 mins]
Objectives: 1) List three nonverbal means of communication 2) Discuss the concept of active listening 3) Discuss several options when dealing with patients in various emotional states, such as anger and sorrow

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM:
Honing Your Skills: Tricks of the Trade [30 mins]
Objectives: 1) Apply at least two tricks to help when obtaining a medical history 2) Discuss at least two tools to use when examining patients 3) Identify several tricks for medication administration in patients

Saturday, May 25th

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM:
Honing Your Skills: What Should… and What Shouldn’t… Be Sent to the ER [30 mins]
Objectives: 1) Compare and contrast the challenges in caring for patients in both the urgent care and emergency department settings 2) Determine when a patient should be sent to the ER and when they should not 3) Discuss the risks and benefits of treating high-risk patients in the urgent care setting

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM ~ BREAK

8:05 AM – 9:05 AM:
Applying the Principles: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – Benign Complaints That May Hide Serious Conditions (Part 1)
Objectives: 1) Discuss the approach to the patient with a sore throat 2) Review the clinical evaluation of a patient with musculoskeletal pain 3) Highlight the approach to the patient with a headache 4) Apply the SPIT differential diagnosis tool and the “Four-Stops” Medical Decision-Making tool to provide a structure in guiding the patient evaluation, to recognize the serious causes, and focus on the more common possible diagnoses

9:05 AM – 9:10 AM ~ BREAK

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM:
Applying the Principles: The Minefield of Evaluating High-Risk Patients (Part 1) – The Cancer Patient [30 mins]
Objectives: 1) Discuss the approach to the cancer patient presenting with back pain 2) Review the possible causes of altered mental status in a cancer patient 3) Recognize the metabolic abnormalities that patients with cancer may present with

9:40 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Evolving Guidelines for Pap and HPV Testing
Objectives: 1) Describe the natural history of HPV infection and how it relates to current screening recommendations for cervical neoplasia 2) Identify current guidelines for frequency of Pap testing 3) Describe the role of HPV testing in detecting cervical neoplasia

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Vaginitis: Tackling the Tough Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss the roles for, and limitations of, the tests currently available for the diagnosis of vaginal infections 2) Describe current recommendations and options for managing persistent and resistant vaginitis 3) Identify entities, other than vaginitis, that may be associated with vaginal symptoms

Sunday, May 26th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Simplified
Objectives: 1) Describe the proposed pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome 2) Identify management options for the gynecologic consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome, such as irregular menses, hirsutism, and infertility 3) Identify management options for the metabolic effects of polycystic ovary syndrome

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Female Sexual Dysfunction
Objectives: 1) Describe the current model of normal female sexual response 2) Identify the diagnostic categories for female sexual dysfunction and discuss possible etiologies for each 3) Discuss management options for each category of female sexual dysfunction

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Applying the Principles: The Minefield of Evaluating High-Risk Patients (Part 2) – The Older Patient
Objectives: 1) Discuss the issues posed when evaluating elderly patients 2) Determine when to send these patients to the emergency department 3) Review the presentation of older patients suffering from abuse, toxicologic syndromes, infections and abdominal pain

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Applying the Principles: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – Benign Complaints That May Hide Serious Conditions (Part 2)
Objectives: 1) Discuss the approach to the patient with a sore throat 2) Review the clinical evaluation of a patient with musculoskeletal pain 3) Highlight the approach to the patient with a headache 4) Apply the SPIT differential diagnosis tool and the “Four-Stops” Medical Decision-Making tool to provide a structure in guiding the patient evaluation, to recognize the serious causes, and focus on the more common possible diagnoses

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

May 24, 2024

InterContinental Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 25, 2024

InterContinental Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 26, 2024

InterContinental 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 Emergency Medicine Decision-Making and Women’s Health for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 05/24/2024 to 05/26/2024. 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: Deluxe Guest Room – Cool, contemporary and expansive, the Deluxe Guestrooms offer an added layer of luxury with unmatched city views. Every detail is considered: award-winning comfort beds in crisp, natural linens; extra-wide desks with ergonomic chairs, convenient charging stations and comfortable armchairs.

Floor-to-ceiling windows lay the landscape of Manhattan at your feet, with cinematic views of the Broadway Theater District, Times Square and the Hudson River. Indulge in spacious spa-inspired bathrooms with midnight blue mosaic tile, marble counters and dark wood accents, enclosed rainfall showers and our exclusive Agraria® artisan bath products. All MCE Deluxe Rooms to be situated on Floors 10 – 19.

  • Deluxe Guestroom (Floors 10-19) – $299 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees 
    • Room and Bedding Options:
      -Deluxe Double Guestroom: Two double-size Beds
      -Deluxe King Guestroom: One King-size Bed

Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.

Amenities Include: 24 hour in-room dining room service, Wireless internet, Floor-to-ceiling windows, iHome dock and USB charging ports, 42” HDTVs with premium channels, Deluxe cotton linens, Keurig® coffee maker, In-room safe, Walk-in rain shower (Superior double rooms include bathtub), Botanical bath amenities by Agraria®, Pro-style hair dryer, Lighted makeup mirror, Gourmet mini bar, Deluxe Fitness Center with 24-hour access, Professional in-room hair and makeup services provided by NOMI Beauty available, Concierge services and multi-lingual staff available, Airport pick-up, taxi, car rental and limousine services may be arranged. Amenities subject to change based on Hotel’s discretion. 

Additional Lodging Information

  • Check-in/Check-out: Accommodations are available for check in at 4:00PM. Check out is at 11:00AM.
  • Additional Guests: Each additional adult beyond single/double occupancy will be charged $30 per adult per night; this will only apply to persons 18 years of age older.
  • Taxes: Room rates do not reflect the following current taxes: New York State hotel room and occupancy tax of 14.75%; the New York City occupancy tax, which is $3.50 per room nightly. All taxes are subject to change.
  • Destination Fee: Waived for MCE attendees staying within the group block (Savings of $35 plus tax per room, per night).
  • Smoking Policy: This is a smoke free building in guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas.
  • Porterage: A porterage charge of $10.96 per bag (roundtrip – based on a minimum of two bags), a total of $21.92, is mandatory for any groups due to union labor. All meeting attendees are required to store their bags with the Bellman if a meeting ends after 11:00am and a double handling fee of $4.96 per bag will apply. Should guests bring their bags to the meeting room, a double handling fee will still apply. Subject to change at any time based on Hotel and Union’s Discretion.

Parking – Self parking is available at two nearby parking garages located on 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, for a daily (24 hour No IN OUT) rate of $55 for a standard car, and $80 for an oversized car or SUV. Valet Parking is not available at this time. Parking prices and availability are subject to change at any time.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. 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 23, 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 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 cancelled 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 amount of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information and Transportation – The hotel does not provide a shuttle to or from the airport. We recommend taking a taxi or using a ride share service.

Transportation
LA GUARDIA (LGA)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $40-$60 metered rate

JOHN F. KENNEDY (JFK)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $53 without tip and toll

NEWARK (EWR)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $75- $95 metered rate

PENN STATION (Amtrak)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $7-$10 metered rate
Alternative transportation Methods: Subway, Walking (20 min)

GRAND CENTRAL STATION (Metro North)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $10-$15 metered rate
Alternative transportation Methods: Subway, Walking (10 min)

Closest Subway Station: 42nd Street PORT AUTHORITY – A,C,E lines
With connection to 42nd Street TIMES SQUARE – N,Q,R,S,7,1,2,3 lines

Please contact concierge for quotes on private SUVs, Vans, and Limousines as well as any further questions.

Shuttle from JFK and LGA – For more information, please call 718-777-5111 or Click Here.

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

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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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