Dermatology and Women’s Health for Primary Care

Oct 04, 2024 – Oct 06, 2024

Maine - Samoset Resort On The Ocean

Overlooking the blue waters of Penobscot Bay, the Samoset Resort offers acres of oceanfront bliss ideal for your next Coastal Maine getaway. The Samoset Resort is a Historic & Luxurious Coastal Maine Resort that has been hosting unforgettable Maine vacations for generations, introducing guests to the beauty and serenity of Coastal Maine with genuine hospitality, inviting accommodations, and activities for every age and interest. The stunning midcoast of Maine “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea” is a true recreational and cultural paradise for those wanting to explore the best New England has to offer. Hiking, sailing, cross country and alpine skiing, international film festivals, national music performances and award-winning cuisine are only a few of the attractions offered in this classic vacation destination. Tee off on the Resorts 18-hole championship golf course, enjoy a day of fun with the whole family in the Ultimate Backyard, or explore the small towns and villages that give Mid-Coast Maine it’s timeless charm.


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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through July 5, 2024)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through July 5, 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

Dermatology 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 Dermatology 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 Dermatology 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 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 Dermatology 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.


Friday, October 4th

Psoriasis: Where We Have Been and What Is On the Horizon
Objectives: 1) Distinguish this common skin condition from look-alike skin conditions 2) Construct a treatment plan for your patients with psoriasis 3) Discuss the direction in which treatment of psoriasis is going

Warts, Molluscum, and Other Viral Infections of the Skin
Objectives: 1) Review the etiology and mechanisms of transmission of different kinds of warts 2) Describe the most effective treatment options for warts 3) Outline the approach to the treatment of difficult warts or of warts in difficult to treat locations 4) Discuss other viral infections of the skin and how they manifest

Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT): Is It Hot in Here or Is It Me?
Objectives: 1) Review the definition and diagnosis of menopause 2) Understand MHT indications and contraindications 3) Determine how to manage menopause without medications 4) Discuss the Women’s Health Initiative study – it’s impact and subsequent interpretation 5) Review MHT options 6) Examine bio-identical and non-hormonal medications for menopausal symptoms 7) Determine MHT decisions 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 you 3) Discuss how the patient’s physical exam can help you 4) Identify which labs and imaging are needed 5) Determine appropriate treatment options


Saturday, October 5th

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, IUD fracture, 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

A Tale of Two Common Skin Disorders: Acne and Rosacea
Objectives: 1) Discuss the pathogenesis of acne and rosacea 2) Outline treatment options for both acne and rosacea 3) Discuss and highlight the similarities and differences between acne and rosacea

Leg Ulcers and Principles of Wound Management
Objectives: 1) Differentiate between the different types of leg ulcers 2) Become familiar with the diagnostic tools available for workup of a leg ulcer 3) Educate patients on risk factors and preventative measures for leg ulcers 4) Compare the different treatment options, including standard versus advanced care options

Sunday, October 6th

There is a Fungus Among Us: Fungal and Yeast Infections of the Skin
Objectives: 1) Distinguish cutaneous fungal and yeast infections from other infections of the skin 2) Review the potential comorbidities associated with cutaneous fungal and yeast infections 3) Determine the most appropriate treatment option for each patient

How to Approach the Patient with Alopecia
Objectives: 1) Classify the different types of hair loss based on their presentation 2) Construct a diagnostic workup plan for patients who present with hair loss 3) Formulate a treatment plan for the more common types of hair loss – alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia

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

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

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

Program Schedule





October 4, 2024

Bay Point Ballroom

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM


October 5, 2024

Bay Point Ballroom

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees


October 6, 2024

Bay Point Ballroom

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees



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. 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 – The Samoset Resort’s inviting guest rooms offer the quintessential Maine lodging experience, complete with private balconies or terraces and a relaxed ambiance that reflects the serene coastal setting. Create the perfect soundtrack for your Maine vacation with the iHome radio, wake up to a fresh cup of coffee or tea from your own personal Keurig® or unwind after a day on the water with a show on your 50” flat screen television. From plush bath robes and bedding to wireless Internet access and in-room refrigerators, the refreshing guest rooms offer the perfect seaside getaway.

  • Standard View & Garden View Guest Rooms$259 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king, one queen, or two queen beds available with rooms from 363-418 Sq. Ft. + deck.  These beautifully decorated guest rooms feature all of their standard amenities, as well as, a private balcony or terrace with views of their award-winning golf course, lush gardens and stone walls or the resort’s expansive outdoor pool. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.
  • Partial Ocean View Guest Room$289 Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king or two queen beds available with rooms from 363-418 Sq. Ft. + deck. Guests staying in their Partial Ocean View Rooms will enjoy inspiring views of Penobscot Bay or Rockland Harbor. This elegant Maine lodging also allows guests to enjoy their morning coffee on a private balcony or terrace while watching the sunlight dance across the water. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.
  • Ocean Front Guest Rooms$339 Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: One king or two queen beds available with rooms from 363-418 Sq. Ft. + deck. Guests staying in their Ocean Front Rooms will wake up to spectacular views of Penobscot Bay or Rockland Harbor. This elegant Maine lodging also allows guests to enjoy their morning coffee on a private balcony or terrace while watching the sunlight dance across the water. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.

Additional Lodging Information – Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 9%) in effect at the time of check-in.

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in is at 4:00 PM and check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Additional Occupancy Fee: Rates are based on single or double occupancy. There is an additional charge of $30 per person, per night, for each additional guest over the age of 18 staying in the room.

Pet Policy: Samoset Resort welcomes well-mannered dogs 30 lbs. or less. Guests bringing dogs will be charged $75 per night, per dog; maximum of two dogs per room. Their dog-friendly rooms are restricted to ground-level rooms only. Their higher floors and their timeshare units do not allow dogs. Further room type and location restrictions may apply. Guests will be responsible for any property damage inadvertently caused by their dogs. Certified service dogs that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities are welcome at the hotel and are not subject to the policies and restrictions described above. Subject to change based on hotel’s discretion. 

Resort Charge and AmenitiesRates are subject to a discounted $35 taxable resort fee, per room, per night (discounted for MCE Conference attendees booked within the group block).
The Resort fee includes access to unlimited local and toll free calls, in room coffee, wireless internet in guest rooms and public space, access to the business center, outdoor zero entry pool, hot tub and fire pit, outdoor recreation including tennis courts, shuffleboard, basketball court, pickleball, disc golf, volleyball court, croquet, shuffleboards, and playground, concierge service, children’s activities, and access to our state of the art full service fitness center including indoor pool, hot tub, locker rooms, steam saunas, strength room, fitness room, and cardio theater.

The Resort also includes access to their 18-Hole Championship Golf Course – ranked among the best in Maine, Golf Complex with clubhouse, Pro Shop, golf range, practice green, short game facility with bunkers, and restaurant. Samoset Scoring School offers private and group golf instruction with PGA professionals.

Resort amenity inclusions subject to change, based on hotel’s discretion. 

Hotel Parking – Self-parking or Valet: Complimentary for overnight guests and those local meeting attendees driving in each day

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or a first night’s room deposit, plus tax. All Reservations that are not cancelled seven (7) days prior to the arrival date will be charged as a no show to the individual’s credit card on file.

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 27, 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 Boston Logan International Airport is 184 mi away from the Samoset Resort. The Portland International Jetport is 84 mi away from the Samoset Resort. The Bangor International Airport is 66 mi away from the Samoset Resort.

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

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

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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