Primary Care Update: Internal Medicine and Neurology

Dec 13, 2024 – Dec 15, 2024

San Francisco - Omni San Francisco Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, and adjacent to Union Square – the jewel of California, the Omni San Francisco Hotel offers modern amenities in a boutique ambiance due to its Florentine Renaissance architecture. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics, and Austrian crystal chandeliers. This beautiful downtown hotel is located right on the cable car line and is only a short walk to Union Square, China Town, North Beach, and the Embarcadero with views spanning across the whole bay and beyond.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through September 13, 2024)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through September 13, 2024)
$ 799.00
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Lodging Reservations*

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

Primary Care Update: Internal Medicine and Neurology  – 12 Credits

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Internal Medicine and Neurology 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 Neurology, 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 Neurology.

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 

Friday, December 13th

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-effects3) Develop a long-term follow-up and referral process that considers cost-effective and resource management

A Clinical Approach to the Management of Hypothyroidism, the Elevated TSH, and the Patient with a Thyroid Nodule
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the role of 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

Classic Presentations of Behavioral Neurology
Objective: 1) Review video presentations of classic disorders in behavioral neurology, including aphasias, neglect syndrome, et cetera 

Stroke Prevention and Secondary Treatment
Objectives: 1) Review common stroke syndromes and the diagnosis of acute stroke 2) Discuss the treatment of acute stroke 3) Review secondary prevention of acute stroke

Saturday, December 14th

Headaches
Objectives: 1) Review the clinical features of primary headache disorders, such as tension, migraine, and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias 2) Review the presentation of secondary headache disorders 3) Discuss acute treatment of headaches 4) Review preventative treatment of headaches 

Cranial Nerves Video Review
Objective: 1) Review the function and anatomy of the cranial nerves through video presentations 

Practical Approach to the Patient with Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Apply the current recommendations for the treatment of hypertension 2) Develop a rational approach to choosing medication for treating hypertension 3) Decide when and how to evaluate for secondary hypertension

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

Sunday, December 15th

Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT
Objectives: 1) Obtain an appropriate medical history to better identify those patients at risk 2) Confidently evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT3) Determine best management practices for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of DVT

Practical Approach to the Management of Chest Pain
Objectives: 1) Evaluate the complaint in the context of history, physical exam, and EKG findings2) 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

Multiple Sclerosis Update
Objectives: 1) Review the common presentations and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis 2) Discuss the treatment of multiple sclerosis 

Parkinson’s Disease Update
Objectives: 1) Review the common presentations and diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease 2) Discuss the treatment of Parkinson’s disease 3) Review the differential diagnosis of possible Parkinson’s disease 

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

December 13, 2024

Omni San Francisco Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

December 14, 2024

Omni San Francisco Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

December 15, 2024

Omni San Francisco Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental 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 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 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 (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 – The interior of Omni San Francisco Hotel reflects Old-World style with a classic, traditional décor, and a strong residential ambiance. To recreate the 1920s atmosphere, all guest rooms feature high ceilings with crown molding and mahogany and cherry wood furniture. Guest bathrooms include Chinese granite vanities accented with Italian marble floors and walls.

Bedding Options: Deluxe King, Deluxe Double, Premier King, and Premier Double

  • Deluxe Rooms  $249 per room per night plus applicable taxes and fees
    The spacious and well-appointed Deluxe rooms feature either one king or two double beds, soaring ceilings with beautiful crown moldings, residential-style furnishings, and decorative lighting, locally inspired artwork, and generously sized work desk with either street or courtyard views. The bathrooms offer ample lighting, over-sized marble vanity, and premium bathroom amenities. The rooms exude timeless elegance and sophistication. 385 square feet.
    The nightly cost is based on double occupancy. Each additional guest (Age 18 years and older) is $20 per room per night. Maximum occupancy of 4 guests.
  • Premier Rooms – $279 per room per night plus applicable taxes and fees
    Located on the upper floors of the hotel with city views, the Premier rooms feature either one king or two double beds, soaring ceilings with beautiful crown moldings, residential-style furnishings, and decorative lighting, locally inspired artwork, and generously sized work desk with either street or courtyard views. The bathrooms offer ample lighting, over-sized marble vanity, and premium bathroom amenities. The rooms exude timeless elegance and sophistication. 385 square feet.
    The nightly cost is based on double occupancy. Each additional guest (Age 18 years and older) is $20 per room per night. Maximum occupancy of 4 guests.

Additional Lodging Information:

Taxes: Room Rates are subject to all applicable local & state taxes and fees assessed at the time of departure (currently 16.695%). Subject to change. 
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and Check-out time is at 12:00 PM
Pet Policy: Omni San Francisco Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel for dogs only, weighing up to 20 lbs. There is a $150 non-refundable cleaning fee for one dog and $75 for each additional dog. Subject to change. 
Smoking Policy: All guest rooms are smoke-free

Parking – There is a charge for valet parking. The current overnight valet rate is $78.00, plus tax. Parking rates are subject to change based on Hotel policy.

Lodging Deposit – A first night’s deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. The remaining 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 policies.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until November 1, 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 and Transportation 
– San Francisco Int’l Airport (SFO) is located 14 miles from the Omni Hotel
– Oakland Airport (OAK) is located 19 miles from the Omni Hotel
– San Jose International Airport (SJC) is located 46 miles from the Omni Hotel

Airport Transportation 

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
• Taxi: Approximately $45 per way (varies due to traffic)
• BART: $9.65 per person one way (Montgomery stop is located 6 blocks from the hotel)
• Super Shuttle: $17 one way

From Oakland Airport (OAK)
• Taxi: Approximately $70 per way
• BART: $10.95 per person (Montgomery stop is 6 blocks away
• Super Shuttle: $27 one way (available 24 hours)

From San Jose International Airport (SJC)
• Taxi: Approximately $65 per way (varies due to traffic)
• Super Shuttle: $27 one way

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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