Primary Care Update: Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Aug 03, 2024 – Aug 05, 2024

Alaska - Alyeska Resort

This program includes 2.0 hours of content intended to meet the MATE Act requirements.

Alaska spills over with breathtaking sights you won’t find anywhere else: the crystalline blue of glacier ice, brown bears snatching salmon from a stream, the northern lights dancing overhead, and 20,310 foot tall Denali, the highest peak in North America, to name just a few. Nestled in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views, Alyeska Resort offers guests luxurious accommodations and convenient access to the magnificent Alaskan wilderness. There is so much to see and do when based at Alyeska Resort. Indeed, the resort offers a plush launching pad for some classic Alaska adventures, all easily accessed on your own or with a little help from the concierge. The front desk can help you set up a wide variety of excursions not far from the hotel, like dogsledding, heli-hiking, day cruises, fishing, and rafting. You could choose, for instance, a guided hike to a glacier, then rope up and learn some basic mountaineering skills. No matter what you choose to do during the day, the hotel makes a fabulous place to rest and recharge afterward. The Seven Glaciers Restaurant, perched atop Mount Alyeska, has a AAA Four Diamond rating, and emphasizes locally sourced seafood, game and produce in its menu—like Kodiak scallops, braised boar, and king crab legs, any of which is nicely finished off with the house dessert, Baked Alyeska.


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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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  • 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 and Emergency Medicine  – 12 Credits

This program includes 2.0 hours of content intended to meet the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act requirements for DEA license renewal.

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Internal Medicine and Emergency 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 and Emergency Medicine, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program will help you in 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 and Emergency Medicine.

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.


Saturday, August 3rd

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
A Clinical Approach to the Management of Hypothyroidism, the Elevated TSH, and the Patient with a Thyroid Nodule
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the role of the screening TSH and what to do with the results 2) Develop a reasonable and cost-effective approach to diagnosing the thyroid nodule 3) Discuss the management of hypothyroidism

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Practical Approach to the Patient with Headache
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with the complaint of headache2) Confidently evaluate the patient with headache and appreciate the indications for imaging 3) Develop a treatment plan that considers lifestyle changes, as well as medications

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Elevated Blood Pressure…Is This an Emergency? 
Objectives: 1) Define the terminology and parameters for “severe” hypertension in the hospitalized or emergency department patient 2) Define “asymptomatic hypertensive patients” in the hospital and emergency department vs. those that require immediate intervention 3) Describe the treatment recommendations for the use of intravenous and oral medications in blood pressure reduction 4) Discuss the treatment parameters of moderate or high-intensity hypertension in hospitalized or emergency department patients Identify how age, gender, and race can contribute to the risk factors for developing severe hypertension

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Polypharmacy in Older Patients
Objectives: 1) Understand medication demographics of older patients 2) Discuss pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes that occur in older patient 3) Describe various types of adverse drug reactions 4) Understand both economic and quality of life effects of polypharmacy 5) Describe techniques in how to decrease polypharmacy in older patients

Sunday, August 4th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Other Sympathomimetics
Objectives: 1) Describe clinical presentation of amphetamine and cocaine toxidromes 2) Discuss treatment of sympathomimetics 3) Describe other similar compounds to amphetamines 4) Become more familiar with chronic effects of these drugs of misuse

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM: 
Prescription Medication Abuse
Objectives: 1) Be able to explain what non-medicinal drug use is 2) List the most common medication classes used for non-medicinal purposes 3) Discuss the various methods of diversion 4) Become familiar with techniques to minimize non-medicinal medication use

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Practical Approach to the Management of Chest Pain
Objectives: 1) Evaluate the complaint in the context of history, physical exam, and EKG findings 2) Develop a strategy to use cardiac biomarkers in the evaluation of ACS 3) Use recent research studies and guidelines to develop an approach to the patient with chest pain

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Practical Approach to the Outpatient with Dementia
Objectives: 1) Formulate a practical approach to screening for dementia 2) Discuss medication management to include polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, as well as new drugs and their potential efficacy and side-effects 3) Develop a long-term follow-up and referral process that considers cost-effectiveness and resource management

Monday, August 5th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Objectives: 1) Understand the physiology of Type 2 Diabetes 2) Develop a rational approach to the medical management of the diabetic patient 3) Learn the role of the various medications and their use in the treatment of type two diabetes

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Practical Approach to the Patient with Hyperlipidemia
Objectives: 1) Apply the current guidelines 2) Develop a practical approach for new medications available 3) Consider the new targets developed for cholesterol endpoint

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Wilderness Medicine:  Snakes, Spiders, Scorpions
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with presentation of envenomation of snakes, spiders, and scorpions 2) Describe pre-hospital treatment of envenomation of snakes, spiders, and scorpions 3) Develop approach to treating envenomation of snakes, spiders, and scorpions

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:20 AM:
Heat-Related Illness
Objectives: 1) Describe how thermoregulation is maintained in the body 2) Become familiar with the spectrum of heat-related disease 3) Be able to develop a focused immediate treatment plan for these illnesses

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM:
Marine Envenomations
Objectives: 1) Describe clinical presentation of both stingray and lionfish envenomation 2) Develop an immediate treatment plan following marine envenomation

Please Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule





August 3, 2024

Alyeska Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 4, 2024

Alyeska Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 5, 2024

Alyeska Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM


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: Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 08/03/2024 to 08/05/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:
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 Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

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 and  bedding are based on availability at the time of request.

Accommodations – With a charming chateau-style design, Alyeska Resort features eight floors with 301 spacious guest rooms. Each standard guest room consists of either one king bed or two double beds with Serta® Presidential Pillow-Top Mattresses.

(Room Types and Bedding Options are based on availability upon reservation)

  • Deluxe King – $475 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

    Deluxe rooms are located on floors four through seven and offer partial mountain views.

    Size of the Room: 350 sq. ft.
    Number of Beds: 2 Double Beds or 1 King
    Maximum Occupancy: 2-4 Adults
    Unique Room Features: Serta® Presidential Pillow-Top Mattresses with Deluxe Linens, Kaladi Brothers in room Coffee
    View: Partial mountain views

Additional Lodging Information –

Resort Fee: Please note that fees and service charges are not included in the above rates. There is an additional $25.00 per room daily charge to cover Resort Services such as Housekeeping, Fitness Center, Pool Facilities, Internet in guestrooms and meeting space, overnight self-parking, and Resort Offerings. MCE Conferences shall be solely responsible for informing attendees of these charges and that they are separate and distinct from the room rate and taxes. This charge will be applied to the individual’s credit card for all nights booked within the group room block.

Taxes: The room rates are exclusive of applicable taxes which are currently 12% inclusive of the Hotel Lodging Tax.
Additional Adults: There is a fee of $25.00 per room (NET) for triple occupancy and $50.00 per room (NET) for quad occupancy. This is for any additional adult 18 years of age or older. Subject to change.
Check-in/ Check out Times: Check-in is at 4:00 PM and check out is at 11:00 AM.
Hotel Terms and Conditions are subject to change and based on availability

Parking: Overnight self parking is included in the resort fee.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Lodging Cancellations – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room allotment agreement with conference lodging venue:

  • Cancellation made 45 days or more prior to arrival: A full refund will be issued.
  • Cancellation 45 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 June 13, 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 – Alyeska Resort is located just 40 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska in the town of Girdwood. Convenient access is available at the modern Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. From the airport, you can take the scenic Seward Highway heading south. The Seward Highway was voted America’s Most Outstanding Scenic Byway by Scenic America, a national conservation organization, in 1995 and by the US Department of Transportation in 2000. The Seward Highway follows along the Turnagain Arm with many interpretative rest stops and view points. Depending on the season, it is not unusual to spot beluga whales or Dall sheep from your car window. Take the highway and look for signs to Girdwood, the home of Alyeska Resort. You will take a left-hand turn onto Alyeska Highway and continue down the road for three miles. When you come to a “T” intersection – turn left and go one mile for Alyeska Resort. To get to Alyeska Resort’s Daylodge and base area, turn right at the “T”.

There are several transportation options from the Anchorage airport to the Alyeska resort in Girdwood:

  1. The resort can make arrangements for taxi and/or car service. Contact the concierge to make arrangements 24 hours in advance at
  2. Car rental
  3. Take a train to Girdwood, then the local Girdwood transit.  It is a 15-20 minute taxi/uber ride in Anchorage from the airport to the train depot in Anchorage. In the summer the train runs twice a day from Anchorage to Girdwood and twice a day from Girdwood back to Anchorage.
  4. The Girdwood bus schedule can be found 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

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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