Primary Care Update: Dermatology, Gastroenterology and Psychiatry

Sep 20, 2024 – Sep 22, 2024

Santa Barbara - The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

This program is hosting 15 Hours of CME. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara welcomes visitors with five-star amenities, scenic ocean views, and easy access to the region’s vineyards, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Find inspiration within perfectly framed views of the Pacific from your guest room balcony, relax with a wellness therapy at the spa, or get a different perspective on California as you embark on a sailing expedition. From mornings spent touring the region’s vineyards, to afternoons passed within the buzzing arts community, Santa Barbara promises both outdoor adventure and cultural fulfillment. Discover boutique shopping, annual festivals, golf, horseback riding, and more during your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Located by the beach, the hotel is near some of the city’s best-loved attractions, including the neighboring Sandpiper Golf Club, the avant-garde Funk Zone, and the Santa Barbara Bowl, which hosts some of the city’s biggest concerts.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
$ 1,199.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
$ 1,099.00
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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

Primary Care Update: Dermatology, Gastroenterology and Psychiatry – 15 Credits

Overview

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

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Dermatology, Gastroenterology and Psychiatry.

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.

Topics and Objectives

Dermatology

Lotions, Potions and Pills: How to Get the Most Out of Dermatologic Treatments
Objectives: 1) Review frequently used vehicles 2) Discuss management of dry skin 3) Become familiar with different topical agents 4) Review systemic medications used for dermatological diseases

Updates in Eczema and Psoriasis
Objectives: 1) Review common forms and new treatments for eczema 2) Review common forms and new treatments for psoriasis

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Acne
Objectives: 1) Manage the patient with acne vulgaris 2) Review the clinical presentation and management of acne rosacea 3) Recognize acne, rashes, and folliculitis

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
Objectives: 1) Recognize and manage nonmelanoma skin cancers and premalignant lesions 2) Review what is new in nonmelanoma skin cancers

Melanoma and Moles
Objectives: 1) Differentiate benign versus suspicious nevi 2) Recognize the clinical presentations ofmelanoma 3) Learn about the surgical and medical treatments of melanoma

Gastroenterology

Celiac Disease: Is There More to Gluten?
Objectives: 1) Identify which patients should be screened for celiac disease 2) Discuss the tools necessary to differentiate between gluten disorders

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Constipation: How to Treat It
Objectives: 1) Discuss a symptom-based approach in differentiating between irritable bowel syndrome,chronic constipation and opioid-induced constipation 2) Determine which therapy will work best

GERD, NERD and the Role of PPI Therapy
Objectives: 1) Recognize the epidemic of PPI use 2) Discuss the necessity and the safety of medications3) Discuss common conditions that may have potential risks of malignancy

Colon Cancer Screening: 2024 Update
Objectives: 1) Increase compliance with colon cancer screening in the general population 2) Review available colon cancer screening tests and the latest guidelines

How to Approach Liver Enzymes
Objectives: 1) Differentiate hepatocellular from cholestatic changes 2) Interpret hepatitis B labs3) Determine how to proceed once findings are present and discuss risk stratification on these findings

Psychiatry

Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care
Objectives:1) Describe anxiety as it may present in patients in the primary care setting 2) Discuss theDSM5 criteria for anxiety disorders 3) Utilize screening and assessment tools that can be applied to evaluate anxiety symptoms 4) Identify safe and effective treatments for managing anxiety

If At First, You Don’t Succeed: Next Steps for Depression Treatment
Objectives: 1) Describe the etiology and epidemiology of treatment-resistant depression 2) Utilize medication switching strategies to optimize treatment of depression and patient outcomes 3) Implement the addition of adjunct medications to antidepressants for the treatment of resistant depression to improve outcomes in patients with partial response 4) Identify and manage possible bipolar disorder in treatment-resistant depression

Diagnosis and Management of ADHD
Objectives: 1) Describe how to diagnose ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults 2) Review screening and assessment tools that can be used to evaluate and monitor response to treatment 3) Determine how to prescribe FDA-approved medications for the treatment of ADHD 4) Identify alternative treatments for ADHD, and be able to educate patients about them

Complications of Medications Used in Psychiatry
Objectives: 1) Be aware of common as well as more rare side effects of psychotropic medications used in primary care and strategies to detect them 2) Learn how to assess and manage common and more rare side effects of psychotropic medications used in primary care 

Bipolar Disorder – Recognition and Management
Objectives: 1) Gain knowledge of the different clinical presentations seen in bipolar disorder, and how to recognize and assess them 2) Appreciate the strategies for acute and longer-term management of patients with bipolar disorder 

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

September 20, 2024

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:15 AM - 12:35 PM

September 21, 2024

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:15 AM - 12:35 PM

September 22, 2024

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:15 AM - 12:35 PM

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 15 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 15 (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 15 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 15 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 – The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara welcomes visitors with five-star amenities, scenic ocean views, and easy access to the region’s vineyards, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Find inspiration within perfectly framed views of the Pacific from your guest room balcony, relax with a wellness therapy at the spa or get a different perspective on California as you embark on a sailing expedition. Blending the graciousness of Mediterranean hospitality with the laid-back charm of Santa Barbara, the hotel’s rooms and suites inspire guests to slow down and appreciate each moment. Indulge in ocean and garden views, soaking tubs, and culinary offerings.

  • Garden View Rooms King Bed$499 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) A luxuriously 450 sq. ft. appointed room with a spacious layout, multi-functional desk, sumptuous Frette linens, and plush terry robes. This room hosts a spacious bathroom with a deep soaking tub, marble-encased shower, and luxury Asprey bath amenities. Enjoy the private outdoor paradise leading through French doors to a private patio or balcony with a courtyard view. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of the request.
  • Garden View Rooms 2 Queen Beds$499 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) A luxuriously 450 sq. ft. appointed room with a spacious layout, multi-functional desk, sumptuous Frette linens, and plush terry robes. This room hosts a spacious bathroom with a deep soaking tub, marble-encased shower, and luxury Asprey bath amenities. Enjoy the private outdoor paradise leading through French doors to a private patio or balcony with a courtyard view. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of the request.

Additional Lodging Information – Room rates are subject to 12% Occupancy Tax, plus 2% nightly Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment in local, state, and tourism fees, plus 0.3% nightly California Travel and Tourism tax. All Taxes are subject to change at any time without notice.

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

Occupancy Policy: One King – Max 2 Adults or Two Queen Beds – Max 4 adults.

Resort Charge and Amenities: Room rates will be subject to a resort fee of $35.00 per room per night, plus applicable state and local taxes.

This fee will cover several amenities, which include: Wireless, high-speed internet access in guest rooms and common areas; Daily One hour access to private, professional grade clay tennis courts, including rackets, tennis ball machine use, and 30 minute tennis clinic with pro (2 people); Fitness Center; Ambassadors of the Environment Guided Ecohike Tour (2 people); Daily bike rental for 2 people, max 2 hours per day; Guided beach walk; Press Reader, an easy to use app offering unlimited access to your favorite newspapers and magazines; Daily One Hour Yoga class for 2 people, inclusive of mat; Complimentary Shuttle Ride to Sandpiper Golf Course (does not apply to groups of ten or more) 24 hour notice requested, subject to availability.

Hotel Parking – Parking rates reflected are per car per day/night: Overnight Valet parking will be reduced to $35.00 (normally $70.00) for MCE Conference attendees staying within the group block. Daytime parking for MCE Conference attendees will be provided at a discounted rate of $10 per day for the hours of general sessions on September 20, 21, and 22nd, 2024 for local and offsite attendees (normally $15.00).

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit & guaranteed with a major 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 August 13, 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 for 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 number of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is approximately 6.5 miles from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Resort. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 110 miles from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara 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.

Door-to-Door Shuttles from SBA:
Central Coast Shuttle – (805) 928-1977 or (800) 470-8818
Road Runner – (805) 389-8196 or (800) 247-7919

Taxi Cab Companies from SBA:
Estimated Fare: Approximately $34 one-way from SBA

American Taxi – (805) 284-7022
Crown Cab – (805) 689-0234
Fly By Night Taxi – (805) 886-8617
Roadways Cab – (805) 683-6200
Rose Cab – (805) 451-0426
Santa Barbara Airport Taxi – (805) 895-2422 (Not affiliated with the airport)
Santa Barbara City Cab – (805) 968-6868
Santa Barbara Checker Cab – (805) 560-8284
Santa Barbara Yellow Cab – (805) 965-5111

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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