Endocrinology and Women’s Health for Primary Care

Aug 30, 2024 – Sep 01, 2024

Amelia Island - Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Amelia Island is a Seaport Community located in Northeast Florida. It boasts 13 miles of great beaches, endangered wildlife, and plenty of outdoor activities to satisfy every member of your family. Amelia Island invites you to explore its history. It was once controlled by France, Spain, and England. The Omni Amelia Island Resort recently completed an 85 million dollar renovation and the results are breathtaking. Located on 1,350 acres, the resort features oceanfront rooms equipped with private balconies, a preserved marshland perfect for kayaking, Audubon International Certified Sanctuary golf courses, luxury spa facilities, endless dining opportunities, and so much more.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through May 30, 2024)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through May 30, 2024)
$ 799.00
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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

Endocrinology and Women’s Health for Primary Care – 12 Credits

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Endocrinology and Women’s Health, 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 Endocrinology and Women’s Health 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 Endocrinology and Women’s Health.

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

Endocrinology

Type 2 Diabetes: Choosing Medications for Your Patients with Complications
Objectives: 1) Discuss how to determine the A1C goal for older patients and those with complications 2) Determine the role of oral agents and GLP-1 receptor agonists for therapy of patients with Type 2 diabetes, cardiac, and renal disease

Using Insulin Effectively in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Determine when and how to start insulin in Type 2 diabetes 2) Discuss individualizing insulin regimens in Type 1 diabetes 3) Discuss the use of inexpensive insulin regimens to maximize glucose control and prevent hypoglycemia when patients cannot afford expensive preparations

Disorders of Calcium, Vitamin D, and Phosphorus Metabolism: Diagnosis and Therapy
Objectives: 1) Discuss the regulation of calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus metabolism 2) Review the common causes of hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia diagnosis and therapy 3) Be able to differentiate between primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism 4) Discuss vitamin D deficiency causes and therapy 5) Understand the causes and management of high and low phosphorus

Obesity: How to Help Your Patients Lose Weight
Objective: 1) Discuss the selection of food plans, medications, and the implementation of behavioral change and exercise plans

New Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disease
Objectives: 1) Discuss biotin — friend or foe 2) Understand hypothyroidism in pregnancy 3) Determine what is the normal TSH in people over 70 4) Recognize when to treat subclinical thyroid disease 5) Review the symptomatic patient with normal thyroid function tests

Solving Pesky Endocrine Problems
Objectives: 1) Discuss adrenal insufficiency — primary vs secondary 2) Discuss what to do regarding high prolactin 3) Adrenal masses – should they come out 4) Recognize when endocrine signs point to eating disorders 5) Discuss the types of hyperparathyroidism

Women’s Health 

Contraception: Beyond Pills, Condoms, and Sterilization
Objectives: 1) Describe principles of patient selection regarding contraceptives 2) Discuss the indications and/or contraindications for various contraceptive methods 3) Appraise recommendations for use of long-acting reversible contraceptives 4) State the options and indications regarding methods of emergency contraception

Management of Menopausal Symptoms
Objectives: 1) Review the diagnosis of menopause 2) Discuss the management of vasomotor instability3) Prepare a treatment regimen for women with atrophic vaginitis 4) State the risks and benefits of treatment with estrogen containing compounds

Breast Disease and Cancer Screening
Objectives: 1) Educate patients on when to seek medical attention for abnormalities indicated by a palpable breast lump or mass 2) Appraise current clinical practice guidelines and recommendations on screening mammograms and MRI for breast cancer 3) Discuss recommendations and benefits of screening for BRCA mutations in clinical practice

Choosing Wisely – First Doing No Harm!
Objectives: 1) Locate the online presence of the Choosing Wisely campaign 2) Explain the genesis of theChoosing Wisely campaign 3) Summarize key statements produced by the field of family medicine in theChoosing Wisely campaign 4) Recognize the practical aspects of using the Choosing Wisely campaign in educating patients about quaternary prevention

Sexually Transmitted Infections: The New CDC Recommendations
Objectives: 1) Discuss the common clinical presentations for patients experiencing STIs 2) Demonstrate the contemporary use of testing to diagnose and treat STIs 3) Review major infections with identification of appropriate therapy 4) Summarize recommended behavioral counseling to reduce STIs in primary care and related settings

Transgender Health Issues
Objectives: 1) Discuss the current trans nomenclature and terminology 2) Describe transgender health issues3) Assess the potential complications and review the current monitoring of individuals on hormone therapy

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

August 30, 2024

Omni Amelia Island 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

Omni Amelia Island Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 1, 2024

Omni Amelia Island Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

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 Click Here (LINK COMING SOON!). 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 oceanfront Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers the epitome of resort accommodations carefully designed with your comfort in mind. This resort complements everything that is Amelia Island, Florida. All private balconies and patios face the ocean and are a delightful place to relax from sunrise to sunset.

Amenities: Breathtaking ocean views, Furnished balcony or patio, Modern beach décor, Serta Pillow Top mattress with 330-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and lightweight duvet, Coffee maker with premium coffee, Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Exclusive skincare products, Two plush terry cloth robes, Working desk with convenient outlets and ports, Non-smoking policy, Flat panel HDTV with cable channels, iHome clock radios with iPod docking stations, On-demand movies available, WiFi Internet service – included in Resort Service Charge.

  • Oceanfront Guest Room$299 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king (up to 2 adults) or two queen beds (up to 4 adults). These 425-square-foot rooms offer one king or two queen beds along with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel rooms feature 55″ TVs, working desk, convenience ports and outlets, and a furnished balcony. Deluxe rooms also feature digital alarm clocks with Bluetooth connectivity to play music. These rooms are located in the Sunrise wing of the resort, offering convenient access to Sunrise Café and the Sunrise beach access boardwalk. King rooms also feature a sofa sleeper. The beautiful natural surroundings are ever-present, including the views of the expansive tree canopy and sunset from the open air breezeway that leads you to your guest room. (King room sleeps 3 | Queen/Queen room sleeps 4). Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Sandcastles Villas – Oceanfront 1 Bedroom$349 Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king (up to 2 adults) or two queen beds (up to 4 adults).These spacious oceanfront villas afford the flexibility to entertain in comfort, and relax in abundant privacy, with overlooks of the ocean. These ocean facing villas feature a comfortable bedroom with one king bed or two queens, a rull size kitchen, expanded living room, and dining room, balcony or patio available overlooking the ocean, and TV with cable channels, high speed internet access, in-room safe, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Additional Lodging Information
Taxes: Room rates above are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes (currently 12%).
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 $35 per night (upon request) and are only allowed in King size rooms.
Pet Policy: Two pets under 50 lbs at the resort are currently allowed. First floor rooms have been reserved for guests bringing pets. A $175 non-refundable cleaning fee will be applied at checkout.

Resort Service Charge and Amenities –  There will be a taxable reduced resort service charge for MCE Attendees booked within the group block of $26 per room, per night (normally $40) includes:

• Unlimited Internet Access in all Guest Rooms (not subject to change),
• On-property Tram Service
• Unlimited use of Health & Fitness Center, located at Racquet Park
• In Room Coffee Service
• Local & Toll-Free Phone Access
• Resort Pool & Beach Access
• Preferred Racquet Club and Golf Course Reservation Access
• Daily bottled water in room
• Access to more than 7 miles of bike and walking trails
• Access to parks and playgrounds throughout the resort
• Golf driving range privileges and one bucket of balls
• 24/7 access to Gamers lounge
• 10% off retail items at Amelia’s Signature Shop and Golf Shop (Cannot be combined with other offer or discount)

These items are subject to change by Hotel. 

Hotel Parking – Discounted self-parking of $15 for overnight guests per car, per night will be offered to MCE Attendees who book within the group block. Discounted $15 daily parking will be available for local and offsite guests driving in for the dates of the conference during conference hours.

Lodging Deposit:
Omni Resort Guestrooms: Deposit of 1 Night + tax is due at the time of booking; balance is due to the resort upon arrival.
Sandcastles Villas: Deposit of 1 Night + tax is due at the time of booking, Some Villas require a deposit of 2 Nights + tax due at the time of booking; balance is due to the resort upon arrival.

Individual Reservation Cancellation: 7 days or more prior to arrival no penalty on cancelation. Deposit is non-refundable if cancelling within 7 days of arrival. Special offers may have different cancellation

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 22, 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

Airport Information – The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is located is approximately 29 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and 4 miles from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (FBMA)Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes.

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.

Travel arrangements to and from Omni Amelia Island Plantation from Jacksonville International Airport may be made with the following vendors: (Contact vendors for specific rates)

Amelia Airport Shuttle & Transportation phone (904) 753-6480

Dana’s Limousine and Transportation Service* (904) 744-3333, reservations@danaslimo.com

This hotel does not provide a shuttle service.

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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