Primary Care Update: Family Medicine and Pediatrics

Jul 19, 2024 – Jul 21, 2024

Florida Emerald Coast - Hotel Effie Sandestin

You’ll find an extraordinary treasure nestled between the white sandy beaches and emerald green waters of the Gulf Coast and the living shorelines of Choctawhatchee Bay in Northwest Florida, located in Destin just1.5 miles from Miramar Beach. Vibrant and elegant, comfortable and refined, Hotel Effie is a beautiful new full-service four-star hotel. A new luxury property at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort famous for its four golf courses and seven miles of beaches containing some of the whitest sand in the world. It’s no wonder that this popular destination was voted the #1 resort on the Emerald Coast. Known as its very own “gated city”. Grand Boulevard, a town center catering to all your shopping and dining needs, is located nearby. It’s the perfect destination for the whole family to enjoy!

Tuition

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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

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: Family Medicine and Pediatrics – 12 Credits

Overview

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Family Medicine and Pediatrics, 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 Family Medicine and Pediatrics with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program will help you 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 Family Medicine and Pediatrics.

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.

Schedule

Friday, July 19th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Smoking Cessation (Adult Care)
Objectives: 1) Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology 2) Utilize techniques to enhance the patient’s ability to stop smoking

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Anemia (Adult Care)
Objectives: 1) Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of anemia 2) Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing 3) Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include iron deficiency and “anemia of chronic disease”, due to infections, inflammatory diseases, chronic kidney disease (CKD), malignancies, cytokines, interferons, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), et cetera 4) Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Childhood Obesity (Pediatrics)
Objectives: 1) Review the key points from the American Academy of Pediatric’s “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescent with Obesity” (Feb 2023) with emphasis on recommendations pertinent to the primary care setting 2) Discuss some of the more common comorbidities of children with obesity and how to screen for them 3) Review obesity prevention strategies, including dietary/feeding guidelines for children and youth as recommended by the USDA  and Department of Health and Human Services

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Vaccines: First a Review, then What’s New (Pediatrics)
Objectives: 1) Review vaccine preventable infections via a photo identification exercise 2) Discuss the two new options for RSV prevention (maternal vaccination and monoclonal antibody injection for infants) 3) Summarize recent changes re: meningococcal and pneumococcal vaccines 4) Review the latest information about the COVID vaccine for children

Saturday, July 20th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
New(ish) Asthma Guidelines: What’s New, What Stayed the Same (Pediatrics)
Objectives: 1) Review the pediatric pertinent 2020 NIH asthma guidelines, emphasizing what is new and what stayed the same from the previous (2007) guidelines 2) Utilize clinical cases to demonstrate application of the new guidelines, including SMART therapy 3) Discuss what’s known about short and long term side effects of inhaled vs oral steroids, as well as the newer recommendations for utilizing dexamethasone vs prednisone for asthma flares

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Updated Guidelines for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: Avoiding Bilirubin Badness (Pediatrics)
Objectives: 1) Discuss risk factors for and complications of newborn hyperbilirubinemia per the AAP’s updated hyperbilirubinemia guidelines (2022) 2) Utilize cases to review the updated recommendations for the assessment and treatment of jaundiced newborns 3) Review how to approach prolonged indirect hyperbilirubinemia and conjugated hyperbilirubinemia

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Routine Adult Care (Adult Care)
Objectives: 1) Determine which screening tests are indicated for particular patients, according to USPSTF guidelines 2) Order appropriate immunizations for the adult patient

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Obesity (Adult Care)
Objectives: 1) State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity 2) Assess patients who are obese and determine if they need treatment 3) Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery 4) Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines for the Pharmacological Management of Obesity in your practice

Sunday, July 21st

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Recognition and Treatment of Depression (Adult Care)
Objectives: 1) Review the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression 2) Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in order to make an accurate diagnosis 3) Prescribe the appropriate medication to treat these disorders

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Thyroid Diseases (Adult Care)
Objectives: 1) Formulate a plan for the evaluation of a patient with presumed thyroid disease 2) Interpret common lab and imaging tests in the evaluation of a patient with thyroid disease 3) Select appropriate treatment modalities, both medical and surgical, for patients with thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association Guidelines

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Pediatric Visual Diagnosis: This or That? (Pediatrics)
Objectives: Distinguish between similar appearing dermatologic conditions and infections via an exercise utilizing side by side photos

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Hips and Bones:  Baby Hips, Little Feet and Twisty Bones (Pediatrics)
Objectives: 1) Discuss the most recent American Academy of Pediatric’s guidelines (2019) re: developmental dysplasia of the hips 2) Differentiate between worrisome and non worrisome pediatric foot deformities 3) Review the diagnosis and approach to common pediatric rotational and angular deformities

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

Hotel Effie Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 20, 2024

Hotel Effie Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 21, 2024

Hotel Effie Conference Center

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 Reservations -To make your lodging reservation, please Call (833) 873-3343 and ask to book your reservation under the MCE Conferences group block. 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: Experience southern elegance with thoughtful design and exquisite detail. A fresh take on a coastal Florida hotel featuring smart solutions for the modern traveler. Taking inspiration from the locale, our fully appointed rooms and suites will welcome guests with a complement of amenities.

  • Deluxe Guestrooms$319, Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – These rooms feature luxurious two Queen beds or one King bed and feature views of the Village, bay, marina, or resort. Some Deluxe King Balcony rooms may be available on a first come first serve basis and include a fresh breeze from a private balcony.
  • Bayview Guestrooms$339, Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – These rooms feature luxurious two Queen beds or one King bed decorated in a refined style views of the bay. Some Bayview Queen Balcony rooms may be available on a first come first serve basis and include a fresh breeze from a private balcony with views of the bay.
  • In room amenities currently include and are subject to change at the discretion of the hotel:
    • Luxurious linens
    • Pillow top mattress
    • TV – 50” LED
    • Mini fridge
    • Hair dryer
    • In-room safe
    • In-room Wifi access
    • Steamer
    • Hydration stations on each guest floor
    • Lavazza espresso machine: coffee & tea (available upon request)

Additional Lodging Information:

Resort Charge: All rooms will be charged a daily resort fee in the amount of 14% of the pre-tax amount of the daily room rate. The resort fee covers items including, but not limited to, complimentary resort transportation; two bicycles per unit for up to four hours of usage daily; fitness center usage; one hour per day of tennis court time (based on availability); one hour per day usage on either a canoe, kayak or boogie board, Wi-Fi in the Hotel Effie Sandestin and reservation processing services. The resort fee is not a government-imposed charge. Resort charge is subject to taxes.

Taxes: All rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and fees in effect at time of check-in (currently 12% for accommodations and 9% taxes and fees for all other services).

Parking: Discounted parking rates will be offered to attendees that are booked within the group block at $25.00+tax for Valet (currently $32), and $15.00+tax for Self-Parking (currently $25).
Attendees driving on locally will be offered a discounted rate of $15 plus tax, per vehicle, per day for the hours of the conference on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, subject to availability (self-parking availability is extremely limited).

Check-in/Check-out times – Check in-time begins at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is at 10:00 AM. The bell captain can arrange to hold luggage for guests attending the program in order to avoid late check-out charges.

Lodging Deposit – Hotel Effie Sandestin requires a one night’s room deposit be received at the time of booking. Final payment of entire reservation will be charged to the credit card provided by guest seven (7) days prior to 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.

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 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 – Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) is located only 30 miles from the Hotel Effie Sandestin. Pensacola Airport (PNS) is located 61 miles from the Hotel Effie Sandestin. Panama City International Airport (ECP) is located 42 miles from the Hotel Effie Sandestin.

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.

Airport Transportation

Advantage Airport Shuttle: 1-850-420-7807. Click Here

Sunshine Shuttle and Limo: 1-866-650-6333. Click Here

 

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