Primary Care Update: Pharmacology and Internal Medicine

May 25, 2024 – May 27, 2024

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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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Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
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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: Pharmacology and Internal 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 Pharmacology and Internal 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 Pharmacology and Internal 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 goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Pharmacology and Internal 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.

Schedule

Saturday, May 25th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Drug Interactions and Side-Effects for 2024
Objectives: 1) Effectively manage patients on statins in respect to muscle symptoms 2) Recognize major drug interactions with warfarin 3) Know the dangers of quinolones

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Practical Pearls in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Develop a plan for treatment of resistant hypertension 2) Recognize hidden presentations of sleep apnea 3) Identify common causes of night sweats

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
What a Headache! Clinical Review of Migraine Headaches with Corresponding Treatments
Objectives: 1) Review risk factors, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of migraine headaches 2) Discuss various treatment and preventative strategies for migraine headaches 3) Illustrate appropriate treatments through patient cases

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
They Aren’t Just for Diabetes Anymore: Update on Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors in Clinical Practice
Objectives: 1) Discuss the growing evidence and role of SGLT2 inhibitors within diabetic patients 2) Discuss growing evidence of SGLT2 inhibitors within non-diabetic patients, including heart failure and chronic kidney disease 3) Apply evidence to cases presented where SGLT2 inhibitors may be appropriate

Sunday, May 26th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Too Many Penicillin Allergies! Overview, Assessment and Action Plan for Success to Delabel
Objectives: 1) Discuss detrimental outcomes of self-reported penicillin allergies 2) Analyze current literature supporting penicillin allergy assessment and intervention, which results in delabeling 3) Explore steps and practical measures to successfully delabel a penicillin allergy

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Hot Topics in Infectious Diseases: Shorter Durations of Therapy and IV to PO Conversion in Complicated Infections
Objectives: 1) Describe disease states where shorter durations of therapy data are growing 2) Review data in which IV to PO conversion is growing for complicated infections 3) Apply acquired data to cases likely to occur within the clinical practice

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension Management in 2024
Objectives: 1) Recognize the common causes of secondary hypertension 2) Treat hypertension with the most effective regimen 3) Manage statin-associated muscle symptoms

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Gastroenterology for the Primary Care Physician
Objectives: 1) Recognize laboratory clues to UGI bleeding 2) Incorporate Carnett’s sign into the evaluation of chronic abdominal pain 3) Recognize the typical history for patient’s presenting with Schatzki’s ring

Monday, May 27th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Medical Myths (Busting Medical Myths)
Objectives: 1) Recognize medical myths 2) Discuss why they occur 3) Explain why they persist despite evidence against them

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Pearls for Handling Common Rheumatologic Problems
Objectives: 1) Develop a safe treatment approach for gout 2) Review common issues in the primary care setting for patients with sarcoid 3) Recognize common musculoskeletal syndromes

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Polypharmacy and the Elderly: Minimizing Untoward Effects Through Prudent Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Summarize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly 2) Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients 3) Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Polypharmacy and the Elderly: Minimizing Untoward Effects Through Prudent Prescribing (Continued)
Objectives: 1) Describe best practices for limiting adverse drug events in “necessary” medications 2) Illustrate possible polypharmacy interventions using case studies

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 25, 2024

Marriott Springhill Suite Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 26, 2024

Marriott Springhill Suite Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 27, 2024

Marriott Springhill Suite Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

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: Pharmacology and Internal Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 05/25/2024 to 05/27/2024. 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 – The award-winning SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park offers a comfortable, elegant setting for travelers seeking inspiration, family adventure, and relaxation. Our premier property is the sole Marriott in Springdale. Located only 1 mile from Zion’s gate and a short distance from Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon North Rim, Lake Powell, and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, our hotel is centrally located to explore everything southern Utah and Greater Zion has to offer. After an exciting day of hiking, biking, climbing, or horseback riding, enjoy the extras the SpringHill Suites has to offer. An outdoor pool and hot tub with amazing canyon views, splash pad, balconies, patios, and fireplaces, or stroll along the Virgin River to take advantage of our dark night sky. Escape everyday life and start planning your family vacation, corporate retreat, wedding, or travel adventure today and let the staff at SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park help you create an unforgettable experience!

Amenities Include – Stylish, spacious guest suites with plenty of natural light and free Wi-Fi to stay connected. Modern amenities you need to stay refreshed and focused. Twin sized, pull-out trundle sofa bed in each guest room. Large closet space for outdoor gear and luggage. A comfortable seating area and work desk. Spa-like bathrooms. This hotel has a smoke-free policy.

  • Standard Rooms – $319 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)

Bedding: Choose between 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed. (Room type based upon availability at the time of request)

  • Larger 2 Queen Suite – $359 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees. Room type based upon availability at the time of request)

Additional Lodging Information –

  • Taxes: The Group Room Rates are subject to applicable sales and resort taxes, currently 13.62%.
  • Hotel Parking – On-site overnight self-parking is complimentary. Local and offsite attendees may utilize day self-parking complimentary for the hours of the conference on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday if on-site parking spaces are available.
  • Check-In & Check-Out – The hotel’s current Check-in time is 3:00 PM. The current Check-out time is 11:00 AM.

Lodging Deposit – A Deposit of 1 Night + Tax is due at the time of booking. Balance is due to the resort upon arrival.

Lodging Cancellation Policy – Reservation must be modified or canceled 24 hrs prior to arrival by 3 pm local time to avoid a late cancellation fee. All lodging cancellations must be made directly with the lodging venue. Please refer to your lodging confirmation email for contact information and policies.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until April 18, 2024 (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

St. George Municipal Airport (SGU)
Distance: Approximately 44 miles
Time: About 56 minutes

McCarran International Airport (LAS)
Distance: Approximately 167 miles
Time: About 2 hours 42 minutes

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
Distance: Approximately 312 miles
Time: About 4 hours 32 minutes

Note: This hotel does not provide Shuttle Service.

Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please click on the following links

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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