Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Aug 02, 2024 – Aug 04, 2024

Universal Studios Orlando - Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

Vacation at the next level of awesome at Universal Orlando Resort. At Universal Studios Florida you’ll enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™, encounter mischievous Minions and join forces with the TRANSFORMERS as you find yourself right in the middle of the action. Next door at Universal Islands of Adventure, you’ll explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™, come face to face with King Kong, battle villains alongside Spider-Man and flee hungry raptors in Jurassic Park™. At Universal Volcano Bay water theme park you’ll find an oasis of excitement along with laid back luxuries creating an entirely new vacation experience.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort beckons guest to another place and another time in the heart of the tropics.  This property is an island escape with an unbeatable location on-site at Universal Orlando Resort™. A 16,000 square-foot pool with two sand beaches and cascading waterfalls spells fun and relaxation, as does the water slide, a children’s play area, cabana rentals and more. Dining options are plentiful. Best of all, right next door to the hotel are two amazing theme parks, Universal Studios Florida™ and Islands of Adventure™, plus the Universal CityWalk™ entertainment complex.  Here you can enjoy an island escape in the heart of an unforgettable adventure.

(Find theme park information, conference attendee discounts and ticket purchase links in the Additional Travel Information section below)


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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%
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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: Cardiology, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – 12 Credits 

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

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Cardiology, Office Orthopedics and Sports 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.


Friday, August 2nd

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
ECG 101: Boot Camp 
Objectives: 1) Quickly and appropriately interpret an electrocardiogram (ECG) 2) Discuss why the ECG appears at it does 3) Identify features of ECGs that are associated with life-threatening conditions

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
ECG 201: ECGs Around the Hospital 
Objectives: 1) Recognize common arrhythmia conditions by correctly interpreting the ECG from example patients around the hospital 2) Consider the cardiac mechanisms for the observed ECG pattern 3) Initiate appropriate therapies for the proper arrythmia diagnosis in patients

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Evaluation and Care of Common Knee Problems 
Objectives: 1) Review knee anatomy and function 2) Diagnose common knee problems, including overuse, degenerative, and traumatic 3) Describe common treatments for these problems

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Evaluation and Care of Common Shoulder Problems 
Objectives: 1) Review shoulder anatomy, function, and exam 2) Diagnose common shoulder problems, including overuse, degenerative, and traumatic 3) Describe common treatments for these problems

Saturday, August 3rd

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:

Evaluation and Care of Hand and Wrist Problems 
Objectives: 1) Review the anatomy of the hand and wrist 2) Outline important history and physical findings3) Review relevant diagnostic tests, including imaging and electrodiagnostic 4) Discuss common diagnoses and care

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Evaluation and Management of Concussion 
Objectives: 1) Recall the etiology, pathophysiology, and signs and symptoms of concussion 2) Utilize concussion assessment tools to assess and manage concussion 3) Determine medical clearance and Return to Learn and Play recommendations 4) Consider when and how to interpret neuropsychological testing 5) Define second impact syndrome and its complications and significance

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Guide Me! A Practical Overview of Cardiology Guidelines, Wearable Devices, and Their Impact on Primary Care Medicine 
Objectives: 1) Recognize when to initiate treatment strategies for cholesterol lowering and blood pressure control 2) Review the latest goals for “cardiac clearance” for upcoming elective surgeries 3) Determine best ways to address the increasing “Apple Watch Phenomenon” of patients showing up in your office with chirping wearable devices

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
How to Live Forever: A Primer on Conventional, Complementary/Alternative, and Futuristic Medicine Strategies for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
Objectives: 1) Explore the conventional methods of screening for cardiovascular diseases using case examples 2) Consider complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) strategies to augment traditional medicine prevention strategies 3) Discuss the emerging technologies that may shape the direction of future cardiovascular disease prevention

Sunday, August 4th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Looking Up: A (Re)View of Syncope
Objectives: 1) Discuss the causes of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) 2) Identify which patients are at high-risk for life-threatening events after a TLOC by asking essential questions, performing a focused physical exam, and using electrocardiography 3) After a TLOC presentation, determine the role of additional testing, such as echocardiography, ambulatory ECG monitoring, and tilt-table testing 4) Review treatment options and goals of therapy

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Stayin’ Alive: Sudden Cardiac Death and Athletic Pre-Participation Screening 
Objectives: 1) Discuss the epidemiology of sudden cardiac arrest 2) Recognize the role of an implantable defibrillator to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest 3) Review the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes 4) Evaluate and diagnose conditions that increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
MSK Imaging: What to Order – When and Why! 
Objectives: 1) Consider imaging options for MSK problems 2) Determine when advanced radiographic imaging is indicated 3) Order imaging in a timely and cost-effective way

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Osteoarthritis Management Update
Objectives: 1) Describe the evaluation and diagnosis of osteoarthritis 2) Outline evidence-based consensus recommendations and guidelines for treatment

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

Program Schedule





August 2, 2024

Loews Sapphire Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 3, 2024

Loews Sapphire Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 4, 2024

Loews Sapphire 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 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 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 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. 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 and Amenities – An Island Escape in the Heart of an Unforgettable Adventure. The Caribbean conveys more than just a relaxed feeling. There’s a mood, an air, an atmosphere. It’s found in the weather, the clothing, the architecture, the cuisine, and most of all, the people. It’s where the phrase, “island time” comes from. Things are not rushed. Everything is all right. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort achieves that Caribbean sense of ease in the 1000 guestrooms featuring 83 suites through tasteful, relaxed design and imaginative touches, making every stay at this resort a trip to paradise.

As a Loews guest, you get exclusive theme-park benefits you can’t get staying anywhere else.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, 300-thread-count, 100% cotton bed linens, Separate bath and vanity area in most guestrooms, Julien Farel Professional Hair Dryer, iHome clock radios with iPod docking station, Cuisinart single coffee pod brewer, 100% combed and ring-spun cotton terry towels and bath sheets, Spacious work desk with ergonomic chair, telephone with voicemail, Mini-refrigerator, Magnifying makeup mirror, Iron and ironing board, Complimentary skin, body-care and hair products, Hair Dryer, In-room safe, Dry-cleaning and laundry service, Wake-up calls, In-room dining service, Cribs available upon request, Flat-screen TV with HD channels, On Demand movies and video check-out (fees apply), Smart room technology for automated heating and air-conditioning, Access hundreds of newspapers and magazines via PressReader when you download the Loews Hotels mobile app. (Subject to change at hotel discretion).

  • Guestroom$259 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) This room offers two queen beds or one king bed, provides a minimum of 321 sq.ft. of relaxation with separate bath and vanity areas and a wealth of exceptional amenities. Every comfort has been built into this jewel. Each guestroom offers an inviting island charm that is modern and timeless. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort takes comfort to a new level with signature conveniences designed with your relaxation in mind. Every guest will be pleased that all guestrooms come with all-cotton linens, complimentary Wi-Fi, and exclusive theme parks benefits

Additional Lodging Information – Quoted room rates are subject to all applicable city, county, state, or federal taxes that apply at time of room occupancy. Hotel requires that there be at least one guest that is twenty-one (21) years of age or older occupying a room in order to check in. Currently, the tax rate is 12.5% (sales tax 6.5%, occupancy 6%) per occupied room night. Subject to change.

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check-out time is at 11:00 a.m. Every effort is made to accommodate guests arriving before the check-in time; however, rooms may not be immediately available.

Additional Room Occupants: Extra person sharing a room (beyond double occupancy) will be charged $25.00 per person night. There will be no charge for children under the age of 18 years who share with their parents.

Pet Policy: Pets are welcome to Loews Hotels. Click here to learn more about our Loews Loves Pets program and policy.

Hotel Parking:

  • Discounted Self-parking rate of $15.00 per vehicle per day (tax not included) for overnight guests of the group throughout program dates
  • Discounted Valet Parking rate of $23.00 per vehicle per day (tax not included) for overnight guests of the group throughout program dates
  • Complimentary daily drive in parking for all attendees on August 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2024

Lodging Deposit – A deposit equal to one (1) night’s guest room and tax is required to hold each guest room reservation. A valid major credit card and expiration date are acceptable as method of payment. Such deposit shall serve to confirm the guest room reservation for the date(s) indicated and shall be applied to the last night of the reserved stay. Should a guest cancel a guest room reservation, the deposit is refundable if notice is received at least five (5) days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained

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 July 2, 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 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 – Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located 16.5 miles from the Loews Portofino Hotel.

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  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.
  • Alamo – Click Here and enter 7014125 under Contract ID to receive the Group Discount.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount.

Rideshare and Taxi Service – From the Orlando International Airport to the Loews Portofino Hotel is approximately $59 each way (plus tip) for 1-4 persons.

Universal Orlando® Resort Ticket Link – To purchase specially-priced Universal Orlando® Resort Park tickets, please Click Here.

A note on the Hogwarts™ Express: Because the Hogwarts™ Express will transport guests from one theme park to another, guests will need a park-to-park admission ticket to ride the train. Pricing is subject to change without notice.

Universal Orlando® Resort PerksTheme Park Benefits at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel are currently listed on their website as:

  • Get More Rides, More Often: When you stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, you’ll receive free* Universal Express Unlimited™ to skip the regular lines at participating rides and attractions at Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™ and now The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. That’s a value of $129^ per person, per day. Valid theme park admission required.
  • Early Park Admission† To The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™: Enjoy Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the theme park opens to the public when you stay at this hotel. Valid theme park admission required. Select attractions.
  • Fun, Free And Easy Transportation: Waterways, roads and walking paths connect this Premier resort hotel to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal CityWalk™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. Guests of Premier and Preferred hotels can get around easily with complimentary water taxis and shuttle services. Universal’s Volcano Bay™ is accessible only by complimentary shuttle.
  • Priority Seating At Restaurants: Just for being our guest, you’ll receive priority seating at select restaurants throughout Universal Orlando Resort™.
  • More Than Just A Room Key: Stay at Portofino Bay Hotel and get resort-wide charging privileges using your room key card. You can also use your key card for complimentary access^^ to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™ for the length of your stay.
  • Shopping Made Simple: Be carefree and carry-free when you shop at select stores in Universal’s theme parks and CityWalk™. We’ll deliver your purchases directly to your room, free of charge.

Walt Disney World Resort – The Walt Disney World Resort is located approximately 10 miles from Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

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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