Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Pulmonology and Rheumatology

May 17, 2024 – May 19, 2024

Nashville - Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Nashville has been called a “little big city,” and for good reason. While it’s proud of the world-famous music scene that puts them on the map—and continues to draw music superstars from all over the world every day of the year—they’re also happy to retain the small-town feel that gives this city its unique charm. It is no exaggeration to say that a variety of experiences await you in Nashville. Quite simply, there’s something for everyone. Immerse yourself in old and new Nashville at the iconic Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. This West End Nashville hotel is your stage for exploring the vibrant city. Located across from Vanderbilt University in the West End—off the tourist path—just minutes from the city’s most renowned attractions.

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  • 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: Endocrinology, Pulmonology and Rheumatology – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Endocrinology, Pulmonology and Rheumatology, 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 Endocrinology, Pulmonology and Rheumatology 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 goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Endocrinology, Pulmonology and Rheumatology.

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 17th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Clinical and Laboratory Approach to Rheumatic Diseases
Objectives: 1) Construct an approach to the evaluation of patients with rheumatic diseases 2) Identify patterns of clinical and laboratory features of rheumatic diseases

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Diabetes: Workup and Update
Objectives: 1) Identify the newest data on the identification of patients at risk for Type 2 diabetes 2) Discuss strategies to prevent or delay the disease process 3) Review the new guidelines and practice recommendations for nutrition and physical activity 4) Discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment programs for patients with diabetes

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Objectives: 1) Review the latest GOLD report update regarding the diagnosis and management of COPD 2) Become familiar with eosinophil-guided therapy

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Asthma
Objectives: 1) Review latest inhaler management strategies from the 2022 Global Initiative for Asthma 2) Discuss the indications and options for biologic therapy

Saturday, May 18th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Chronic Cough
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnosis of chronic cough 2) Discuss the approach to chronic cough due to fibrotic lung disease

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Clinical Aspects and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Discuss the articular and extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis 2) Discuss the 2021 American College of Rheumatology guidelines regarding use of DMARDs and biologic agents

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease 
Objectives: 1) Incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with thyroid disease 2) Evaluate screening methods for thyroid disease 3) Recognize when to treat subclinical thyroid disease, hypothyroidism, and thyroiditis 4) Determine whether the incidence of thyroid disease is increasing at disproportionate rates for different races and ethnicities

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Obesity 
Objectives: 1) Recognize that obesity is caused by an interaction of environmental and genetic factors 2) Identify medical risks and complications with obesity 3) Review pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options

Sunday, May 19th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Osteoporosis 
Objectives: 1) Recognize and consider the incidence and burden of osteoporosis 2) Discuss current clinical guidelines for identification and treatment of osteoporosis 3) Consistently screen and assess patient risk for development of osteoporosis 4) Educate patients on prevention strategies 5) Make therapeutic decisions based on the latest clinical trial findings 6) Identify patients at greater risk of fragility fractures due to probable osteoporosis, and increase index of suspicion in patients based on age and gender

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Objectives: 1) Discuss the risks of sleep apnea and the potential benefits of treatment 2) Review treatment options for sleep apnea

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Crystal Arthropathies
Objectives: 1) Apply principles of the 2020 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines in the
evaluation and treatment of gout 2) Outline the clinical manifestations of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (CPPD)

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Rheumatology Potpourri: Interactive Case Presentations
Objectives: 1) Apply the principles from previous lectures to case presentations 2) Recognize some of the clinical manifestations of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation

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 17, 2024

Loews Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 18, 2024

Loews Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 19, 2024

Loews 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: Endocrinology, Pulmonology and Rheumatology and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 05/17/2024 to 05/19/2024. 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 – Enjoy music industry-inspired artwork, Vanderbilt University views, and all the tech you need to make your trip a breeze.

  • Deluxe Guest Rooms – $259 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Warm, modern Nashville inspired design plus views of West End, the Nashville skyline and Vanderbilt University. Views of skyline, Vanderbilt University, or West End. Bathroom with Nashville-inspired graphic wall coverings, frameless glass shower and granite vanity
  • Luxury Guest Rooms – $279 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – These oversized rooms feature extra space and an expanded workspace, but are just as good for a vacation or staycation as they are for business. Views of the skyline, Vanderbilt University, or West End. Julien Farel haircare and body products
  • Premium Guest Rooms – $349 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Premium category room with views of the skyline, Vanderbilt University, or West End.

Additional Lodging Information: 

  • Taxes & Fees – Currently the state and local sales tax rate is 15.25% + $2.50. Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Check-In & Check-Out – Currently, the Hotel’s check-in time is 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Subject to change without notice.

Parking – The current parking charges for guests are as follows: Parking charges are subject to change without notice.
Valet Parking – $49.00 per day maximum
Self-Parking – $45.00 per day maximum

Lodging Deposit – All rooms require a credit card to guarantee the reservation. Balance is 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 hotel policies.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until April 9, 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 – The hotel is located approximately 9.6 miles from the Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Airport Transportation Nashville Airport Shuttle Service
At the airport there are a lot of different bus and shuttle companies that offers service to different destinations. First class service, limousines, long-distance travel, etc.

For further information regarding fares and schedules, please contact each company:
– Anchor Tours, Inc.: +1 615-860-6800
– Bowling Green Shuttle Service, Inc.: +1 270-781-4321
– CitiValet: +1 615-216-7506
– Gray Line of Tennessee: +1 615-883-5555
– Groome Transportation: +1 423-954-1400 / +1 800-896-9928
– In Shuttle Transportation, Inc.: +1 615-255-3519
– Nashville Express Airport Shuttle: +1 615-335-6479
– Region-Wide Transit: +1 931-381-5188 / +1 855-REGION1 (855-734-4661)
– United Coach and Tour: +1 800-264-5043
– WeGo Public Transit: +1 615-862-5950

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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