Pharmacology and Women’s Health for Primary Care

Nov 01, 2024 – Nov 03, 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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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through August 1, 2024)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through August 1, 2024)
$ 799.00
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Tuition Discount Eligibility

MCE Cancellation Policy

Option 1 Option 2
Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
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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

Pharmacology and Women’s Health for Primary Care – 12 Credits

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

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.

Topics and Objectives


Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids: A Regulatory Perspective
Objectives: 1) Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States2) Discuss recently released opioid prescribing guidelines, while highlighting the relevance to primary care providers3) Determine best practices for managing patients with chronic nonmalignant pain, while highlighting guidance from a regulatory perspective 4) Discuss cases, investigations, and licensure outcomes involving prescribers and opioids to identify practice improvement opportunities

Optimizing Psychopharmacotherapy in Depression: Clinical Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients withdepression2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of depression, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for antidepressant therapies 4) Identify key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use

Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult: Part 1
Objectives: 1) Discuss key physiologic and pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy 2) Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios

Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult: Part 2
Objectives: 1) List nine key questions useful for identifying and managing inappropriate polypharmacy, such as unnecessary medication use in older adults 2) Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury 3) Discuss high-risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities

Pharmacotherapy and Mood Stabilizers in Primary Care: Considerations for “Off-Label” Prescribing
Objective: 1) Discuss “off-label” use of mood stabilizers and psychotropic agents for agitation, restlessness, insomnia, and other behavioral symptoms 2) Differentiate commonly prescribed agents by pharmacologic class, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetic factors, indications and uses, tolerability, and efficacy 3) Apply best practices in prescribing and shared decision-making when considering “off label” use of drugs in a case scenario involving dementia and brain injury 4) Consider steps to optimize benefits and reduce risks to patients, while prescribing with liability authority

Drug Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Define treatment goals for patients with or at-risk for osteoporosis 2) Relate treatment strategies to empiric evidence, regarding fracture prevention and treatment for women and men 3) Develop a prevention and monitoring plan for patients at-risk for osteoporosis 4) Describe pertinent pharmacologic parameters related to pharmaceuticals used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Women’s Health

Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT): Is It Hot in Here or Is It Me?
Objectives: 1) Review the definition and diagnosis of menopause 2) Understand MHTindications and contraindications 3) Determine how to manage menopause without medications 4) Discuss the Women’sHealth Initiative study – its impact and subsequent interpretation 5) Review MHT options 6) Examinebio-identical and non-hormonal medications for menopausal symptoms 7) Determine MHTdecisions in special circumstances like premature menopause, perimenopause, and history of breast cancer

Chief Complaint: ‘My Periods Are Being Weird’ – Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Objectives: 1) Create a differential diagnosis 2) Determine how the patient’s history can help you3) Discuss how the patient’s physical exam can help you 4) Identify which labs and imaging are needed 5) Determine appropriate treatment options

STI Update
Objectives: 1) Discuss the GC/CT rates in the US 2) Discuss the effects of COVID on STI rates 3) Discuss some reasons for STI rates increasing 4) Review the new STI treatment guidelines from the CDC 5) Determine who should be tested for syphilis and how 6) Update on DoxyPEP

Gender Diversity and Health Care
Objectives: 1) Apply concepts and terminology that are in use today 2) Discuss the medical and surgical components of gender transition 3) Review clinical guidelines for hormone therapy for gender transition 4) Review special considerations in general healthcare and cancer screening for gender diverse individuals 5) Discuss how to make your healthcare setting more inclusive

Clinical Challenges with Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) Methods
Objectives: 1) Review medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive methods 2) Discuss the current length of effectiveness and extended use of LARCs 3) Discuss IUDs for emergency contraception 4) Review how to manage side-effects of LARCs 5) Discuss technical pearls for LARC insertions and/or removals 6) Discuss best practice management of IUD challenges like missing strings, stenotic cervical canal, embedment, IUDfracture, et cetera

Breast Cancer Screening in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Assess risk of breast cancer for your individual patient 2) Review screening of average risk women for breast cancer – when to start, how often, and which imaging modalities 3) Discuss screening for women with dense breasts 4) Discuss screening in women at increased risk for breast cancer – risk calculators, genetic testing, enhanced screening, and risk-reducing therapies 5) Determine how to manage common breast complaints

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

Program Schedule





November 1, 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

November 2, 2024

Loews Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

November 3, 2024

Loews 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

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 (LINK COMING SOON!). 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 – Enjoy music industry-inspired artwork, Vanderbilt University views, and all the tech you need to make your trip a breeze.

  • Deluxe Guest Rooms – $279 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 – $299 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 – $369 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 – Room rates quoted above are subject to tax, which is currently 16.25% (sales tax 9.25%, occupancy 7%, city tax $2.50 per night). 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 Overnight – $54.00+ tax/night
Self-Parking Overnight – $49.00+ tax/night
Oversize Vehicle Charge (Large pick-up trucks or SUVs) – $65 + tax/night with mandatory valet.

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 September 25, 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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