Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine and Neurology

Jul 19, 2024 – Jul 21, 2024

Mackinac Island - Grand Hotel

Horse-drawn carriages. Afternoon Tea in the Parlor. Croquet and bocce in the Tea Garden. Dressing up for dinner and nightly dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra. Sitting in a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch with views of the Straits of Mackinac. Located on northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island, Grand Hotel beckons you to a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm. They’ve been welcoming guests since 1887, and they continue to embrace our rich history with inspired enhancements and cherished traditions. Prepare to explore this top resort in the Midwest and National Historic Landmark. Then, prepare to return and create a few new traditions of your own. At Grand Hotel, no two rooms are alike. Their unique accommodations have been individually decorated by America’s first and most acclaimed design firm — and each features a specific theme brought to life with colorful décor.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
$ 999.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
$ 899.00
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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: Cardiology, Emergency 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 Cardiology, Emergency 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 Cardiology, Emergency Medicine and Neurology 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 goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Cardiology, Emergency 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.

Topics and Objectives

Cardiology

ECG 101: Boot Camp
Objectives: 1) Quickly and appropriately interpret an electrocardiogram (ECG) 2) Discuss why the ECG appears at it does 3) Identify features of ECGs that are associated with life-threatening conditions

Guide Me! A Practical Overview of Cardiology Guidelines, Wearable Devices, and Their Impact on Primary Care Medicine
Objectives: 1) Recognize when to initiate treatment strategies for cholesterol lowering and blood pressure control 2) Review the latest goals for “cardiac clearance” for upcoming elective surgeries3) Determine best ways to address the increasing “Apple Watch Phenomenon” of patients showing up in your office with chirping wearable devices

How to Live Forever: A Primer on Conventional, Complementary/Alternative, and FuturisticMedicine Strategies for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
Objectives: 1) Explore the conventional methods of screening for cardiovascular diseases using case examples 2) Consider complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) strategies to augment traditional medicine prevention strategies 3) Discuss the emerging technologies that may shape the direction of future cardiovascular disease prevention

Stayin’ Alive: Sudden Cardiac Death and Athletic Pre-Participation Screening
Objectives: 1) Discuss the epidemiology of sudden cardiac arrest 2) Recognize the role of an implantable defibrillator to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest 3) Review the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes 4) Evaluate and diagnose conditions that increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes

Emergency Medicine

Abdominal Pain
Objectives 1) Review surgical and emergent causes of abdominal pain, such as AAA, mesenteric ischemia, bowel obstruction, and perforated viscus 2) Discuss limitations of various imaging modalities and best practices 3) Review emergent treatment considerations in patients with surgical and emergent causes of abdominal pain

Orthopedic Emergencies for the Primary Care Physician
Objectives: 1) Identify pitfalls in the diagnosis of patients with a septic joint 2) List critical features from the history and physical exam in patients with compartment syndrome 3) Discuss the latest evidence-based treatment of patients presenting with “fight bite” and high-pressure injection injuries

Catastrophic Causes of Neck and Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Identify concerning features from the history and physical exam in patients with a life-threatening cause of neck and/or back pain 2) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of patients with vertebral artery dissection 3) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of spinal epidural abscesses 4) State the indications for emergent imaging in patients presenting with acute neck and/or back pain

Syncope Management
Objectives: 1) Identify high-risk history and physical exam findings for cardiac syncope 2) Recognize the utility or disutility of many of the common diagnostics for syncope 3) Consider shorter observation times for low to moderate risk patients

Neurology

Evaluation and Management of Headache Disorders
Objectives: 1) Differentiate primary vs. secondary headache disorders 2) Learn diagnostic criteria of migraine 3) Learn pharmacotherapy management of migraine

Cerebrovascular Disease – Management of Acute Stroke and Secondary Stroke Prevention
Objectives: 1) Learn the current management of acute ischemic stroke 2) Learn the current secondary stroke prevention recommendations

Peripheral Neuropathy Evaluation in the Primary Care Office
Objectives: 1) Learn the typical patient presentation and examination findings 2) Learn the appropriate basic screening labs 3) Decide when timely or more urgent specialist referral is appropriate

Parkinson’s Disease Management in the Primary Care Office
Objectives: 1) Learn the diagnostic criteria for Parkinson’s disease 2) Learn about Parkinson’s disease mimics 3) Learn the basics of pharmacotherapy for 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

July 19, 2024

Grand Hotel Conference Room

Conference Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 20, 2024

Grand Hotel Conference Room

Conference Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 21, 2024

Grand Hotel Conference Room

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 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

Lodging ReservationsPlease note we are sold out of our discounted group block, however the hotel has offered additional discounted rates of $499 for Grand View Rooms and $624 for Lake View Rooms, based on availability at the Hotel’s discretion. To make your lodging reservation, please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at 

Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Accommodations: Grand Room – These smaller guest rooms offer interior views of the hotel. Grand Rooms include a king or queen bed, 2 queen beds, or 2 double beds. Here at Grand Hotel, every room and suite features its own design and ambiance, so images that appear may not reflect the actual room booked. While every stay at America’s Summer Place includes modern amenities, exceptional service, a variety of activities, and timeless traditions, each room is truly unique.

  • Grand Room – $431 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees –
  • Rates above are a European Plan(EP) and do not include dining at the hotel facilities.
    • Room and Bedding Options:
      -Two Double-size Beds or Two Queen Beds
      -One King-size Bed or One Queen Bed

Accommodations: Lake View Room –  Our Lake View Rooms are all about options. Choose from a larger guest room with interior views or a smaller guest room with lake views. Additionally, you have the choice of a king or queen bed, 2 double beds, or 2 queen beds. Here at Grand Hotel, every room and suite features its own design and ambiance, so images that appear may not reflect the actual room booked. While every stay at America’s Summer Place includes the same modern amenities, exceptional service, a variety of activities, and timeless traditions, each room is truly unique.

  • Lake View Room – $574 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees –
  • Rates above are a European Plan(EP) and do not include dining at the hotel facilities.
    • Room and Bedding Options:
      -Two Double-size Beds or Two Queen Beds
      -One King-size Bed or One Queen Bed

Amenities – Amenities Include: Complimentary WiFi, Air Conditioning, in room safe, flat screen TV, Iron and Ironing Board, Fitness Facilities, Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool and Whirlpools (open seasonally). Subject to change at Hotel’s Discretion.

Additional Lodging Information

  • Taxes & Fees: Group rates are subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and a 19.5% resort fee. There will also be a $12.00 per person (including children 5 years and older), per stay, baggage-handling charge.
  • Check-in/ Check-out: Accommodations are available for check-in at 4:00PM. Check out is at 11:00AM.
  • Rates above are a European Plan(EP) and do not include dining at the hotel facilities.

Lodging Deposit – A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Balance 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 June 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 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

Mackinac Island, located in Lake Huron, between the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan, is completely car-free (with the exception of a few emergency vehicles).

Interstate I-75 brings you to the ferry docks of both Mackinaw City (Lower Peninsula) and St. Ignace (Upper Peninsula). Access to the island can be made from both of these cities. The exits are clearly marked for several miles.

All season long, Mackinac Island is serviced from both of these cities by two ferry companies: Shepler’s Ferry and Star Line Ferry. Each company offers a unique fleet of ferry experiences.

Pellston Airport is serviced by Sky West (Delta) and is approximately fifteen miles from the island. Mackinaw Shuttle Services is located in the main terminal of the airport to provide ground transportation to the ferries headed towards the island.

Chippewa County Airport is about 30 minutes from the ferry docks in St. Ignace. This airport offers the convenience of a smaller airport with state of the art facilities and security.

Additionally, Great Lakes Air is a full service, affordable passenger and freight charter service that offers a 7 minute flight from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island. Fresh Air Aviation also services the Island with private aircraft charters.

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