Psychiatry and Geriatrics for Primary Care

Jul 26, 2024 – Jul 28, 2024

Québec City - Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

This program includes 2.0 hours of content intended to meet the MATE Act requirements.

Celebrating over 400 years of history, Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a long story to tell. From the Plains of Abraham, site of clashes between the French and English armies in the 18th century, to the military tradition of the Citadel of Quebec, passing through the churches and museums that keep history alive, the heritage of the only fortified city north of Mexico continues to fascinate. Old Québec will delight and amaze you. It is the cradle of French America. Take a troll through the cobblestone streets, visit the best historic sites, soak in the region’s magnificent heritage, storied past, and European charm. It’s festive, welcoming, and wonderfully safe. Québec City’s passionate chefs, both emerging and established, have made the city a culinary mecca. These artists of the edible are deftly reinventing classics and launching new trends in restaurants, celebrating the quality and variety of local farms and producers in show-stopping meals. The city’s food scene is known for its wide range of styles, excellent service, and its French, British, North American, and Indigenous influences. If you’re feeling the call of the wild, the Québec City Area is famous for its natural beauty, from peaceful lakes to rolling rivers to the glacial valley in Jacques-Cartier National Park. No matter what your age and in any season, there are all kinds of things for you to see and do here in the great outdoors.


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Physician (MD/DO)
$ 999.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through June 21, 2023)
$ 899.00
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  • 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

Psychiatry and Geriatrics for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

This program includes 2.0 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 Psychiatry and Geriatrics, 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 Psychiatry and Geriatrics 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 Psychiatry and Geriatrics.

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


Anxiety Disorders Update
Objectives: 1) Define anxiety and recognize when it becomes a disorder 2)Apply psychological treatment approaches that can be provided in 3 minutes in a PCP office 3) Discuss when and how to use medications – and when not to use them – specifically SSRI’s and benzodiazepines

Depression in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review how to diagnose depression and when to treat 2) Discuss what to choose and what to do if that does not work 3) Determine when to refer to a psychiatrist

Dealing with Difficult Patient Personalities
Objectives: 1) Understand what borderline personality disorder (BPD) is and how it is diagnosed 2) Identify two specific skills that a primary care provider can use in working with borderline patients 3) Review how BPD impacts medical illnesses and what can be done to help improve outcomes

Basics of Bipolar Disorder for Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Diagnose bipolar disorder and differentiate from common masqueraders, including borderline personality disorder, trauma, and substance abuse 2) Review how to choose and use mood stabilizers, including FDA approved atypical antipsychotics

Somatic Symptom Disorders: New Language, New Concepts
Objectives: 1) Review new concepts around somatic symptom disorders that deemphasize cause and emphasize effective care 2) Articulate principles for rehabilitation approaches to pain subtype and other somatic symptom disorders 3) Understand when and how to use medications – and when not to – intreating somatic symptom disorders

Beyond SSRI’s: Psychiatric Medications Useful to Know in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review old and new antipsychotic medications, including use, monitoring, and management 2) Understand new antidepressants and some older ones that warrant review 3) Develop an understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in the primary care setting


Multimorbidity: Discussing Goals of Care and the Challenging Decisions
Objectives: 1) Illustrate the four principles of clinical ethics 2) Discuss principles of shared decision-making and the challenges to achieving this 3) Define the “technological imperative” and how it applies in the care of seriously ill patients 4) Interpret preferences regarding survival, quality of life, and costs to patients for optimal patient-centered outcomes   

Opioids and Pain Management in the Seriously Ill
Objectives: 1) Discuss how pain management strategies may vary in seriously ill patients, those approaching end-of-life, or those with chronic pain syndromes 2) Describe differences between dose, onset and duration of opioids based on drug formulation, route administered and tolerance 3) List commonly encountered opioid side-effects   

Polypharmacy and Pearls for Non-Pain Symptom Management in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Compare and contrast efficacy of antiemetics and how to select appropriate medication based on patient symptom profile 2) Interpret evidence of the role of oxygen and opioids in treatment of dyspnea 3) Describe common management strategies for the care of patients who are actively dying and/or receiving comfort cares   

Non-Malignant Pain Considerations and Safe Opioid Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Understand the neurobiology of chronic pain and how this relates to pharmacologic targets 2) Develop a data-driven and practical understanding of dosing, benefits, and side-effects of common nonopioid pharmacologic agents 3) Become familiar in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes, such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain 4) Develop a practical approach to opioid risk stratification and identification of opioid use disorder   

Approaches to Early- and Late-Stage Dementia Syndromes
Objectives: 1) Compare cognitive impairment and dementia, and discuss the common trajectories of each 2) Interpret the best evidence in investigating the role of nutritional support in patients with dementia 3) Describe common prognostic scales for patients with dementia, including the Mitchell Mortality Index and the FAST Score   

Ethics in the Geriatric Primary Care Setting: A Case-Based Interactive Approach
Objectives: 1) Identify and differentiate the four prima facie principles of ethics 2) Describe the case analysis approach to ethical dilemmas in the clinical practice 3) Identify and describe approaches to commonly encountered ethical dilemmas in clinical practice   

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


Program Schedule





July 26, 2024

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 PM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 27, 2024

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 28, 2024

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

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 

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

  • Fairmont Room – $459 Per Room Per Night CAD ($334 USD Exchange Rate at time of publishing*) (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Options: One King; One Queen; or Two Double beds. Fairmont rooms offer a contemporary and sophisticated decor, while preserving their historical cachet. Appointed with carefully-selected fabrics and furnitures in a tasteful decor, Fairmont rooms boast luxury at its best. 175 sq.ft. to 225 sq.ft. Amenities include air-conditioning with individual climate control, cable television with in-room pay, movies and video games, coffee/tea maker, Wireless High Speed Internet connection service through Modem (fees apply), hair dryer, iron and ironing board, refreshment center (fees apply), telephone equipped with voice-mail and cordless phone, video check-out, and an alarm clock-radio.
    • *The USD rate posted is only intended as a reference point, MCE is not responsible for fluctuations in exchange rates at the time transactions occur. Exchange rates change on a moment to moment basis, for current rates please click here. Please also note some banks charge a foreign transaction fee for international payments, please check with your bank for additional information on these charges. 
  • Additional Lodging Information:
  • Taxes – Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes: 1) City Accommodation Tax 3.5% 2) Federal Goods & Services Tax (GST) 5.0% 3) Provincial Sales Tax (PST) 9.975%
  • Occupancy – The above mentioned rates are for single or double occupancy. Each extra person 18 years of age or older sharing a room will be charged an additional $30.00 per person, per night. Fairmont Gold is an additional $50.00 per person, per night over single/double occupancy. There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy is 4 per room.
  • Check-in/Check-out times – Check-in time is 4:00 PM and Check-out time is at 12:00 PM.
  • Roll-Away Fee – A $35 CAD fee applies to requests for roll-away beds per room per stay.
  • Mini Refrigerator – A $30 CAD fee applies to requests for mini refrigerators per room per stay.
  • Guest Services – Bell Staff, Concierge, Florist – La Fleur d’Europe, Pool, Pet Policy, Luxury Car Rental, Elctric Vehicle Charging Stations, Indoor Parking.
  • Guest Room Internet – Basic high-speed internet will be complimentary for all MCE Conferences attendees booked within the group block.

Hotel Terms and add-on pricing are subject to change and based on availability

Hotel Parking – In-door parking is available with a limited number of spaces. Overnight self or valet parking for a standard vehicle is $45.00 CDN per car, per night. Daily self or valet parking for a standard vehicle is $25.00 CDN per car, per day. Overnight valet parking for oversized vehicles – 6ft. or higher is $55.00 CDN per car, per night with limited space for vehicles 6ft or higher. Parking rates are subject to change by the Hotel and based on availability. 

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 18, 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 – Driving from the Jean-Lesage Airport to Fairmont Le Château Frontenac takes approximately 20 minutes. Taxi services are available from the airport at a flat rate of $41.40 CAD (day price) and $47.60 CAD (night price – between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.). Subject to change.
Montreal International Airport (YUL) is approximately 170 miles to the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and can be accessible from here by train (see below), car, or flight.

Via Rail: Many consider traveling to the hotel on Canada’s premier train system. To access information on routes, schedules, fares and to book on-line, visit the VIA Rail website. Via Rail is 0.6 miles (1 km) from the hotel (in Gare du Palais) The Bus Depot is also at the same location. Taxi service is approximately $12 CAD to the station.

Limousine transfer: Arrangements can be made directly with the concierge desk, at or 418-691-2129. They offer year-round shuttle service operated by Limousine A1, available between Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Charges are applicable.

  • Sedan: $80 CAD plus taxes, one way (maximum of 3 people)
  • Limovan: $135 CAD plus taxes, one way (maximum of 8 people)
  • Mercedes Sprinter : $170 CAD plus taxes, one way (maximum of 11 people)

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.

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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