Cardiology and Neurology for Primary Care

Aug 30, 2024 – Sep 01, 2024

Whitefish / Glacier National Park - The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Prepare for The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Inspired by the grand lodges of the past, with all the conveniences of the present, The Lodge brings a sense of leisure and grace to the Montana travel experience. Surrounded by mountains with the pristine waters of Whitefish Lake at the back door, and all the amenities of a full-service resort hotel, The Lodge provides the perfect location for your next visit to Whitefish and northwest Montana. With outstanding service and deluxe accommodations, you will be able to enjoy all that Whitefish and northwest Montana have to offer. The Lodge is only minutes from downtown Whitefish, ten minutes from the ski slopes of the Whitefish Mountain Resort and less than a 30-minute drive to the scenic wonders of Glacier National Park.


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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

Cardiology and Neurology 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 Cardiology 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 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 ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

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

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, August 30th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Approach to the Treatment of Essential Hypertension 
Objectives: 1) Understand the underlying pathophysiology of essential hypertension 2) Outline a reasonable treatment approach to essential hypertension based on pathophysiologic principles 3) Appreciate the role of the renin-angiotensin and aldosterone system in control of blood pressure

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Resistant Hypertension 
Objectives: 1) Review the definition of resistant hypertension 2) Outline the common causes of secondary hypertension 3) Suggest a reasonable evaluation for patients with resistant hypertension

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Classic Presentations of Behavioral Neurology 
Objective: 1) Review video presentations of classic disorders in behavioral neurology, including aphasias, neglect syndrome, et cetera

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
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






Saturday, August 31st

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
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

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Multiple Sclerosis Update
Objectives: 1) Learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis 2) Learn about the treatment of multiple sclerosis

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Atrial Fibrillation and the New Anticoagulants 
Objectives: 1) Review the indications for anticoagulation for patients with atrial fibrillation 2) Understand the use of new novel anticoagulants and their bleeding risks 3) Outline a rational approach to the treatment of atrial fibrillation

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Novel Lipid Lowering Agents Beyond Statin 
Objectives: 1) Review PCSK9 therapy and newer medications for the treatment of hyperlipidemia 2) Understand the role of risk in determining hyperlipidemia therapy 3) Outline management algorithms to determine when to use combination therapy for hyperlipidemia

Sunday, September 1st

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Approach to the Management of Heart Failure 
Objectives: 1) Review guideline-directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure 2) Outline a practical approach for the optimal use of RAS blockers and beta blockers in heart failure 3) Understand the role of BNP as a guide to optimal heart failure therapy

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Microvascular Coronary Artery Disease 
Objectives: 1) Understand the prevalence and presentation of microvascular coronary artery disease 2) Review the presentation and management of spontaneous coronary artery dissection 3) Outline a treatment management plan for patients with microvascular disease

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Dementia and Memory Loss
Objective: 1) Learn about the different types, diagnosis, and treatments for dementia

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
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





August 30, 2024

The Lodge at Whitefish Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 31, 2024

The Lodge at Whitefish Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 1, 2024

The Lodge at Whitefish Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

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 ReservationsGuests may book online by clicking here, and enter the following details:

Guests may also call 877.887.4026 to book their lodging, however please be sure to indicate you are with MCE CONFERENCES.

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 Lodge at Whitefish Lake offers a variety of accommodations to suit a diverse selection of travelers from the individual to romantic couples, families of all sizes, and groups of friends or business associates. All accommodations are beautifully appointed with fireplace, flat-panel TV, luxury furnishings, European mini-chiller, and microwave. Many offer a deck or patio, and some provide a view of Whitefish Lake or the surrounding mountains and forest.

Complimentary Wireless Internet is available in all guest accommodations, meeting venues, and common areas for all attendees including local offsite attendees.

  • Viking Lodge – King or 2 Queens Classic Guest Room$479 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) The Viking Lodge offers classic hotel-style accommodations with fireplace, flat-panel HDTV, European mini-chiller, microwave and our signature four-piece bathroom.
    • Connected to Main Lodge via Sky Bridge
    • Home to Viking Falls Pool & Hot Tub and Fitness Center
    • Adjacent Viking Creek Wetland Preserve
  • Main Lodge – King Studio Suite, or 2 Queen Studio Suite $599 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Main Lodge accommodations are primarily studio suites of approximately 600 square feet, featuring a gas stone fireplace with sitting area, flat-screen HDTV, balcony with bistro seating, custom beds created by Spring Air, efficiency kitchen with European mini-chiller, microwave and bar sink, and the Lodge’s signature four piece bathroom with soaking tub and walk-in slate tile shower. The main lodge also offers a limited number of lofted suites, one bedroom suites, standard rooms, and the two bedroom Flathead Suite. There are limited lakefront accommodations available; be sure to ask for a lakefront suite to enjoy views of Whitefish Lake from the comfort of your room.
    • Home of Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant, Coffee Dock, Spa, Conference Space/Ballroom
    • Proximity to Tiki Bar & Grill, Lakefront Pool & Hot Tub, Marina, Lakefront Pavilion

Additional Lodging Information
Taxes: Room rates above are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes currently; 8% Montana Accommodations Tax, 3% Resort Tax, 1% Community Sustainability Fund, 1% Whitefish Lake Institute Assessment & 11.5% Resort Service Fee (24.5% total) not included in room rates. Applicable taxes & fees are subject to change.
Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in is at 4:00 PM and check-out is at 11:00 AM
Rollaway beds are available currently for $40 Charge per rollaway bed for extra persons (limited number available).
Please note all guest accommodations are non-smoking and pets are not permitted.

Hotel Parking – The Lodge provides free parking for local attendees, and on-site attendees, as well as on-site car rental service.

Lodging Deposit: For Main Lodge, Viking Lodge & Lakefront Condominiums, one night’s room and tax will be collected at time of booking to guarantee the reservation. Fourteen (14) days prior to arrival the remaining balance due on the entire stay will be deducted from the individual attendee’s credit card on file and each reservation will be considered non-refundable and non-transferrable.

For Luxury Home reservations, one night’s room and tax will be collected at time of booking to guarantee the reservation. Thirty (30) days prior to arrival the remaining balance due on the entire stay will be deducted from the credit card on file and reservation will be considered non-refundable and non-transferrable.

For Main Lodge & Viking Lodge reservations, cancellations may be made up until fourteen (14) days prior to arrival with full refund of the deposit. Cancellations, reductions in length of stay, or early departures made within fourteen (14) days of arrival forfeit the entire length of stay and will be charged to the individual attendee’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 7, 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

Glacier National Park: Reservations may be required to enter Glacier National Park. If the National Park Service institutes a day-use reservations system for peak dates, everyone planning to enter the park will need a reservation, including both annual and lifetime pass holders. Please check the website and search for Glacier National Park to confirm the most up to date arrival needs.

  • Glacier National Park will implement a pilot vehicle reservation system in the summer of 2024. Vehicle reservations are required beginning May 24 for the west side of Going-to-the-Sun Road and North Fork and on July 1 for Many Glacier. Each location has unique details and requires a separate reservation.  Learn more about the 2024 Pilot Vehicle Reservation System on Glacier National Park’s Website.

Airport Information – Direct flights from major cities into Glacier Park International Airport (only 15 minutes away) make getting to Whitefish a breeze. Whitefish is one of the closest mountain towns to a major airport. Amtrak’s Empire Builder arrives twice-daily at the historic Whitefish Railway Depot from Chicago and Minneapolis to the east and Portland and Seattle from the west. Arriving by car is also easy with roads that meander through some of the most beautiful landscapes in North America.

The Lodge provides complimentary transportation for guests to/from Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) and Amtrak Train Station with at least 48-hour advanced reservations. Hotel also provides complimentary scheduled transportation to Whitefish Mountain Resort during ski season and to The Firebrand Hotel in downtown Whitefish for groups of 9 people or fewer between 8 am & 10 pm.

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.
  • Alamo – Click Here and enter 7014125 under Contract ID 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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