Addiction Medicine and Rheumatology for Primary Care

Oct 18, 2024 – Oct 20, 2024

Bretton Woods / Mount Washington / White Mountain National Forest - Omni Mount Washington Resort

This program includes 6.0 hours of content intended to meet the MATE Act requirements.

Whether you are planning a family vacation, romantic couples retreat or a trip with friends, there is something for everyone. Swim in sparkling pools or tee off on the golf courses. Relax in the spa before gathering for drinks in The Cave, a prohibition-era speakeasy tucked within the hotel in Bretton Woods. These favorite resort experiences make every moment memorable. A place where historic moments shaped the world, the Omni Mount Washington Resort invites you to shape your own while enjoying cherished experiences with friends and loved ones. Soar through the mountain air on a zipline canopy tour, swim among the trees in the heated outdoor pool, or play a round of golf before dinner at the New Hampshire resort. Indulge in a pampering session year-round in our 25,000 square-foot spa and wellness center. End your day of resort activities with a bite at Stickney’s Steak & Chop Pub or at the elegant 1902 Main Dining Room before grabbing a nightcap over your favorite game in the Cave – a prohibition-era speakeasy tucked within one of the remaining grand hotels. Content courtesy of Omni Mount Washington.


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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through July 18, 2024)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through July 18, 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%
Up to 30 days before conference date Refund - Less $100 processing fee Credit - Less $50 processing fee
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

Addiction Medicine and Rheumatology for Primary Care – 12 credits 

This program includes 6.0 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 Addiction Medicine 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 Addiction Medicine and Rheumatology, 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 Addiction Medicine and Rheumatology.

Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goal 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, October 18th

Primary Approach to Inflammatory Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnoses when confronted with a patient who has joint inflammation and discuss various treatment alternatives 2) Identify the various lab tests that we use and how to best interpret them

Objectives: 1) Review the diagnosis, secondary causes, and fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) to assist with diagnosing and up-to-date treatment 2) Review dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans and their interpretation

Primary Care for Patients with Substance Abuse
Objectives: 1) Identify the importance of screening for and addressing substance use in the primary care setting 2) Review common medical conditions associated with substance abuse 3) Review screening and treatment options for medical conditions associated with substance abuse

Alcohol Use Disorders: Screening and Treatment
Objectives: 1) Determine how to appropriately screen for alcohol use and diagnose alcohol use disorder (AUD) 2) Discuss FDA-approved and off-label medications for the treatment of AUD 3) Delineate the pros and cons of medications and the indications for each

Saturday, October 19th

Diagnosis and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Objectives: 1) Discuss how the opioid epidemic began, and has transformed, over the past decade 2) Determine how to screen for and diagnose opioid use disorder 3) Discuss treatment options for opioid use disorder and determine best level of care

Diagnosis and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (Continued)
Objectives: 1) Initiate buprenorphine using traditional induction, micro-dosing and macro-dosing 2) Manage common symptoms and pitfalls such as “precipitated withdrawal” 3) Discuss the complex interplay between chronic pain and opioid use disorder

Objectives: 1) Review the diagnosis of the most common arthritis we see 2) Discuss treatment and new drugs on the horizon, including case reports    

Crystal-Induced Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Identify how to evaluate and treat patients who present with what appears to be a crystal-induced arthritis diagnosis 2) Discuss treatments, including joint aspiration, synovial fluid analysis, and dietary considerations  

Sunday, October 20th

Objectives: 1) Review this challenging diagnosis 2) Describe approved therapies, as well as additional nonclassical therapies that are used 3) Review the newer diagnostic criteria and compare it to the older one

Common Rheumatic Diseases in the Primary Care Office
Objective: 1) Apply the principles from previous lectures and discuss treatment of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format   

Managing Opioid Medications in Primary Care: A Review of the New CDC Guidelines
Objective: 1) List the key elements of the new CDC guidelines for managing opioid therapy 2) Develop compassionate, yet objective, evidence-based treatment plans for patients on chronic opioid therapy 3) Identify patients on chronic opioids who may be developing an opioid use disorder

Use and Interpretation of Urine Drug Screens (30 minutes)
Objectives: 1) Review the basics of available urine drug testing, and their appropriate use, in the primary care setting 2) Discuss how to interpret basic urine drug screens 3) Discuss common pitfalls in the interpretation of urine drug screens

Tobacco and Vaping: Discussing Prevention and Treatment Options (30 minutes) 
Objectives: 1) Discuss the current trends in tobacco use and vaping in the United States 2) Review the FDA-approved medications for the treatment of tobacco use disorder, including vaping 3) Delineate the pros and cons of medications and the indications for each

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

Program Schedule





October 18, 2024

Omni Mount Washington Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 19, 2024

Omni Mount Washington Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 20, 2024

Omni Mount Washington Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

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 – Conceived by New Hampshire Native Joseph Stickney, the Omni Mount Washington Hotel opened its doors in 1902 and immediately became one of New England’s premier resorts. The hotel welcomed guests from Boston, New York and beyond, and many families would stay for the entire summer with an entourage of staff and extended family, enjoying a respite from busy city life. Today they continue to welcome guests year-round from around the world, embracing a legendary past complemented by modern amenities at this National Historic Landmark. Hotel Amenities Include: Luxurious bedding, Non-smoking luxury hotel, Work desk and chair, Iron & ironing board, Hair dryer, Updated marble baths in many rooms, In-room safe.

  • Hotel Traditional Queen – $449 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) These classic accommodations include one queen bed and all the historic details and charm you’d expect from a New England landmark, some with mountain views (not guaranteed). 225 square feet. (2 Guests Max)
  • Hotel Deluxe Rooms – $499 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Deluxe rooms are available with one king or two queen beds. These rooms are beautifully appointed with plush bedding, two chairs and a desk. 300 square feet. (4 Guests Max)

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Resort Service Charge – A group discounted resort services fee of $29.00 per room per night (normally $39.00 per room, per night) is not included in the rate, which includes the following amenities and services: premium high-speed internet in guestrooms, self-parking, access to all resort fitness centers and pools, local and domestic long distance telephone calls and access to digital newspaper WSJ, resort shuttle service, seasonal lectures and musical programs, daily activities including tennis and hiking trail access and self-guided historical tours. Resort Services Fee does not include gratuities for resort service staff. These items are subject to change with exception to internet. Please note this Resort Services Fee is subject to the 8.5% New Hampshire State Rooms and Meals tax. These items are subject to change with exception to internet and self-parking.
  • Taxes & Fees – All room rates are quoted exclusive of appropriate state and local taxes, fees and assessments, currently 8.5% and are subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees are subject to change.
  • Additional Guests: Triple/Quad fees apply to adults that are 18 years of age or older sharing the room with double occupancy; currently $20 per person per night. Taxes and fees are subject to change.
  • Check-In & Check-Out – The Hotel’s check-in time is currently 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM.

Parking – Self-parking is complimentary and included within your resort fee. Self-parking will also be made available to local and offsite guests complimentary for the conference hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday based on availability.

Lodging Deposit  – Individuals are required to guarantee their reservation with a valid credit card.

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 September 12, 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 – Located in New Hampshire’s beautiful White Mountains, the Bretton Woods resort is near three major airports: Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Manchester, NH; Portland International Jetport (PWM) in Portland, ME and Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA

  • Boston, Massachusetts: 2.5 hours, 160 miles
  • New York City: 5.75 hours, 350 miles
  • Portland, Maine: 2 hours, 95 miles
  • Montreal 3 hours, 185 miles
  • Hartford, Connecticut: 4 hours, 240 miles

Airport TransportationTransportation from the airport can be arranged from the following providers:

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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