Cardiology and Pain Management for Primary Care

Jul 12, 2024 – Jul 14, 2024

Cape Cod - Red Jacket Beach Resort & Spa

This program includes 4.0 hours of content intended to meet the MATE Act requirements.

Cape Cod is rich with recreation, from the artistic to the adventurous. Named as one of the top ten spots in the world for whale watching and water activities, including paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing and windsurfing. The region is also ranked among the ten most popular destinations in the U.S. for beaches and golf. They have world-class bike paths, scenic hiking trails, and some of the best shopping around. The Cape and Islands also have been named one of the top 25 arts destinations in the country for their wealth of galleries, art studios, and museums. Come explore! With their seemingly endless coastline, their stunning natural beauty is on full display when hiking their well-maintained nature trails, winding through wooded conservation lands and along cranberry bogs and salt marshes. Description Credited to Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. 



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Physician (MD/DO)
$ 999.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
$ 899.00
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Tuition Discount Eligibility

MCE Cancellation Policy

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Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
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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

Cardiology and Pain Management for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

This program includes 4.0 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 Cardiology and Pain Management, 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 and Pain Management 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 and Pain Management.

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


Aortic Stenosis: An Old Disease with New Treatment Options
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pathophysiology of aortic stenosis 2) Discuss the newer concepts in timing of valve replacement, role of stress testing, and biomarkers 3) Review the transcatheter aortic valve intervention – how is it done, how does it compare with surgical AVR, and whom to refer 

Mitral Regurgitation
Objectives: 1) Recall the basic pathophysiology of mitral regurgitation 2) Discuss the timing of mitral valve surgical intervention — when to treat an asymptomatic patient with severe MR 3) Recognize emerging catheter-based therapies for MR 

Office Management of Heart Failure: Focus on the Geriatric Population
Objectives: 1) Review the specific diagnosis of CHF in the elderly 2) Recognize the common causes of CHF exacerbation in geriatric populations 3) Discuss lifestyle modification and drug therapy of CHF with an emphasis on the elderly 

Interactive EKG Refresher
Objectives: 1) Participate in a fun and interactive EKG review 2) Discuss the common EKG presentations of cardiac conditions and review “pearls” for the practicing clinician 

Atrial Fibrillation (AF): Practical Management, Monitoring, and Anticoagulation Options
Objectives: 1) Recognize the risk of thromboembolism in AF 2) Review the importance of detecting asymptomatic AF in patients with stroke 3) Determine what to do with device-detected AF 4) Discuss new anticoagulants 

Pulmonary Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Review the etiology of pulmonary hypertension in adults 2) Differentiate between precapillary and postcapillary pulmonary hypertension 3) Diagnose and determine new medical therapies for pulmonary hypertension 4) Discuss surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension 

Pain Management

Assessment of Low Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Discuss how multiple structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including the disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review, demonstrate, and practice basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine-related pain conditions 3) Differentiate lumbar radiculopathy signs and symptoms from other causes of low back pain, including facet-mediated, soft tissue, and sacroiliac joint pain

Management of Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with recent pathophysiology related to mechanisms of fibromyalgia 2) Discuss recent clinical criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia in a primary care setting 3) Identify a multidisciplinary approach that can be applied to patients with chronic widespread pain

Overview of Opioid Pharmacology, Assessment, and Management
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioids used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review validated screening tools used to help identify possible aberrant behaviors related to long-term opioid use 4) Review and utilize Patient Provider Agreements (PPAs) and Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), as a means of improved monitoring of patients using opioid products

Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply new pathophysiologic understanding to treating pain 2) Determine mechanisms of action for the various muscle relaxers and anticonvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics

Individualized Pain Treatments Demystified
Objectives: 1) Devise a stepwise plan to de-escalate opioid therapy 2) Synthesize an approach to convert patients between adjunctive analgesics 3) Construct appropriate combinations of adjuvant analgesics for the patient with chronic pain

Approaching Difficult Conversations about Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Discuss the best approach in addressing the patient who is resistant to change 2) Describe a strategy for treating patients with anxiety around pain therapy 3) Characterize patients with clear addiction 4) Manage patients who are angry or upset in the office 5) Discuss the approach to patients who have lost self-control

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

Program Schedule





July 12, 2024

Mansion Ballroom

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 13, 2024

Mansion Ballroom

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 14, 2024

Mansion Ballroom

Conference - Day 3

Continental 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 . If you need assistance, please contact our office at  For reservation extension requests not available on the link, please email and cc to confirm availability.

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

Accommodations: Red Jacket Beach Resort is an ideal Cape Cod oceanfront resort with exceptional service and an expansive stretch of private beach perfect for sunbathing, strolling, kite flying, and of course, sandcastle building. Centrally located in the mid-Cape area, the resort is convenient to scenic bike paths and hiking trails as well as shopping, arts, and cultural sites.

  • Run of House Guestroom (excludes Traditional, guaranteed at least Pool View)$429, Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – (Up to 4 Guests) – The Poolside locations offer convenient access to the outdoor pools. Guest rooms feature 1 king or two queen beds and include private patio or balcony, wireless internet access, hairdryer, flat screen TV, coffee maker, refrigerator, and climate control. Easy access to the private ocean beach makes the perfect place for Cape Cod fun.
  • River View 2 Queens$449, Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – (Up to 4 Guests) – The Riverside guest rooms overlook Parker’s River, where the sunsets are spectacular. Guest rooms feature two queen beds and include private patio or balcony, wireless internet access, hairdryer, flat screen TV, coffee maker, refrigerator, and climate control. Easy access to the private ocean beach makes the perfect place for Cape Cod fun.
  • Ocean View 2 Queens- $469, Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – (Up to 4 Guests) – Ocean View rooms offer convenient access to all the amenities that the resort has to offer, in addition to an angled view of Nantucket Sound. Guest rooms feature two queen beds and include private patio or balcony, wireless internet access, hairdryer, flat screen TV, coffee maker, refrigerator, and climate control.
  • Ocean View Family Room- $599, Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – (Up to 4 Guests) – Perfect accommodations for families with young children or larger parties. Take the ocean view location, with an angled view of Nantucket Sound, and add an alcove bedroom for just a little bit more space and privacy. Your alcove bedroom will have a bunk bed, a TV, and a pocket door for privacy. The main bedroom has two queen beds and includes a private bath, coffee maker, refrigerator, TV, wireless internet, and a private balcony or patio. Reserve early – these guest rooms are very popular!

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

Additional Lodging Information: 
Resort Fee: A reduced $25 daily resort/parking fee applies to all guest rooms and includes parking for one vehicle per room. This fee also includes: private beach access, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach/pool towels, resort activities such as bicycles, beach volleyball, lawn games including corn hole, resort-wide high-speed Wi-Fi in guestrooms and meeting space, fitness equipment, and unlimited local and long-distance calls. Special summer activities (end of June – beginning of September) include supervised Kids Club, beach yoga, live entertainment, popsicle happy hour, movie nights on the lawn, fishing derby, marine science classes, and much more (subject to change at hotel’s discretion).
Taxes: The above rates do not include any applicable state or municipal taxes, fees or assessments, currently 15.45%.
Check-in/Check-out: Guest accommodations will be available at 4:00 PM on arrival day and reserved until 11:00 AM on departure day. Any attendee wishing special consideration for late checkout should inquire at the front desk on the day of departure.

Resort Inclusions (subject to change at hotel’s discretion):

  • Oceanfront location overlooking Nantucket Sound
  • 1,000 feet of sandy, private beach
  • Lounge chairs, towels and beach umbrellas
  • Full access to four of their other Cape Cod resorts located nearby
  • Heated indoor and outdoor pools
  • Heated zero-entry outdoor kids’ pool
  • Full-service restaurant and lounge
  • Tennis court and basketball hoop
  • Concierge service in-season
  • Fully-supervised summer kids’ program
  • The Spa at Red Jacket Beach
  • Wireless internet access
  • A wide variety of family-friendly summer activities and entertainment
  • Complimentary access to other Cape Cod resorts located nearby

Parking – Parking is included complimentary with paid Resort Fee for MCE Conference Attendees. Parking will be offered to local and offsite clients on a complimentary basis during conference days for hours of the conference only, on a first come, first serve basis.

Lodging Deposit – One night Room Rate, Resort Fee and Tax will be charged at the time of booking. Up to 10 days prior to arrival (by 3pm EST) guest may receive a full refund of their deposit less a $25 admin fee for cancelations made. Any cancelation made (after 3pm EST) 10 days prior to arrival will forfeit their first night deposit. All lodging cancellations must be made directly with the lodging venue. Please refer to your lodging confirmation for contact information and policies.

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.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until June 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 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 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: The best major airports to book flights to if you’re travelling to Cape Cod are Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Theodore Francis Green Airport (PVD) in Providence, Rhode Island. Both are within driving distance of the islands, between 70 and 80 mi away.

There you can rent a car or take the scenic route to Cape Cod aboard the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s CapeFLYER passenger train.

We recommend a car rental for this destination.

CapeFLYER: Getting to the Cape has never been so easy! Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority operates the new seasonal CapeFLYER weekend train service from Boston to Cape Cod (just $35 round trip). Amenities include onboard concessions, free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility and passengers can bring their bikes at no charge. There will be many transportation connections available to your final destination after arriving on Cape, including buses, car rentals, taxis and ferry and air service to the Islands.  Schedules and pricing are available on their website, please Click Here.

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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