Cardiology and Infectious Diseases for Primary Care

Jun 30, 2023 – Jul 02, 2023

New York City - InterContinental New York Times Square

Known as the melting pot of American culture, New York City is full of things to do, including the Met, MoMA, Broadway musicals, and plays. The InterContinental New York Times Square is a refreshing sanctuary from the sights and sounds of NYC. Rising 36 stories above the world-famous Times Square district, the crossroads of theater, dining, entertainment and business worlds, our luxury hotel is the quintessential New York City experience. Located at 44th Street and 8th Avenue, this Times Square hotel in midtown Manhattan is within walking distance to the Broadway Theatre District, as well as extraordinary shopping and fabulous restaurants. For those looking to stay in, indulge in bespoke cocktails and worldly comfort food at The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen, Chef Todd English’s premier cocktail lounge. A member of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, this Times Square hotel offers unparalleled luxury and convenience in the heart of Manhattan.

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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

Cardiology and Infectious Diseases 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 Cardiology and Infectious Diseases for Primary Care, 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 Infectious Diseases, 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 Infectious Diseases.

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

Friday, June 30

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Urinary Tract Infections
Objectives: 1) Discuss how to use diagnostic algorithms and diagnose different urinary tract infection syndromes 2) Become familiar with management guidelines for UTI and asymptomatic bacteriuria 3) Review evaluation and management of challenging UTI cases, including UTI with community and healthcare-associated multidrug-resistant organisms

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Infectious Gastroenteritis Syndromes and Foodborne Illnesses
Objectives: 1) Review the epidemiology of gastroenteritis in adults 2) Discuss the differential diagnosis, evaluation, and management of infectious diarrhea in adults 3) Counsel patients about food-borne illness and how to prevent them

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
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

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
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

Saturday, July 1

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
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

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
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

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Community-Acquired Respiratory Infections in Adults with an Emphasis on Pneumonia
Objectives: 1) Recognize when to prescribe antibiotics for adults with respiratory infections 2) Become familiar with risk assessment and treatment algorithms for community-acquired pneumonia in adults 3) Become familiar with non-culture diagnostic tests for pneumonia, and when to use them

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
May I Run Something by You? Infectious Disease Curbsides and Images: A Case-Based Discussion
Objectives: 1) Discuss common ID questions from PCPs that are not addressed by other topics 2) Determine endocarditis prophylaxis recommendations 3) Review diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection 4) Classify images of common and exotic ID conditions

Sunday, July 2

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
HIV Update for Primary Care Providers
Objectives: 1) Review the current epidemiology of HIV infection in the US 2) Discuss HIV prevention recommendations for PCPs, including pre-exposure prophylaxis 3) Review HIV testing and their interpretation 4) Discuss antiretroviral therapy drugs and drug interactions relevant to the PCP

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Viral Hepatitis A-E with an Emphasis on C
Objectives: 1) Review acute and chronic viral hepatitis syndromes and when to screen for them 2) Interpret laboratory testing for hepatitis B and C 3) Review recent advances and challenges in treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
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

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
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

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

June 30, 2023

InterContinental Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 1, 2023

InterContinental Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 2, 2023

InterContinental 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 points in 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

The AAFP has reviewed Cardiology and Infectious Diseases for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 06/30/2023 to 07/02/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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

We are currently past our cutoff date and sold out of group rooms with the property.

Please click here for nearby lodging options or call (212) 803-4500 to confirm if the InterContinental has remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations: Deluxe Guest Room – Cool, contemporary and expansive, the Deluxe Guestrooms offer an added layer of luxury with unmatched city views. Every detail is considered: award-winning comfort beds in crisp, natural linens; extra-wide desks with ergonomic chairs, convenient charging stations and comfortable armchairs.

Floor-to-ceiling windows lay the landscape of Manhattan at your feet, with cinematic views of the Broadway Theater District, Times Square and the Hudson River. Indulge in spacious spa-inspired bathrooms with midnight blue mosaic tile, marble counters and dark wood accents, enclosed rainfall showers and our exclusive Agraria® artisan bath products. All MCE Deluxe Rooms to be situated on Floors 10 – 19.

  • Deluxe Guestroom (Floors 10-19) – $205 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees 
    • Room and Bedding Options:
      -Deluxe Double Guestroom: Two double-size Beds
      -Deluxe King Guestroom: One King-size Bed

Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.

Amenities Include: 24 hour in-room dining room service, Wireless internet, Floor-to-ceiling windows, iHome dock and USB charging ports, 42” HDTVs with premium channels, Deluxe cotton linens, Keurig® coffee maker, In-room safe, Walk-in rain shower (Superior double rooms include bathtub), Botanical bath amenities by Agraria®, Pro-style hair dryer, Lighted makeup mirror, Gourmet mini bar, Deluxe Fitness Center with 24-hour access, Professional in-room hair and makeup services provided by NOMI Beauty available, Concierge services and multi-lingual staff available, Airport pick-up, taxi, car rental and limousine services may be arranged.

Additional Lodging Information

  • Check-in/Check-out: Accommodations are available for check in at 4:00PM. Check out is at 11:00AM.
  • Additional Guests: Each additional adult beyond single/double occupancy will be charged $30 per adult per night; this will only apply to persons 18 years of age older.
  • Taxes: Room rates do not reflect the following current taxes: New York State hotel room and occupancy tax of 14.75%; the New York City occupancy tax, which is $2.00 per room nightly; and the New York City Convention Center tax of $1.50 per room nightly. All taxes are subject to change.
  • Destination Fee: Waived for MCE attendees staying within the group block (Savings of $30 plus tax per room, per night).
  • Smoking Policy: This is a smoke free building in guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas.

Parking – The Hotel does not currently host self or valet parking. There is Self-Parking available at nearby Parking Garages located on 44th Street between 8th and 9th Ave currently offering $45+Tax/Daily (SUV/Oversize vehicle is $69+Tax/Daily). These parking prices are subject to change and not affiliated with MCE or the Hotel.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. 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 April 17, 2023 (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 and Transportation – The hotel does not provide a shuttle to or from the airport. We recommend taking a taxi or using a ride share service.

Transportation
LA GUARDIA (LGA)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $40-$60 metered rate

JOHN F. KENNEDY (JFK)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $53 without tip and toll

NEWARK (EWR)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $75- $95 metered rate

PENN STATION (Amtrak)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $7-$10 metered rate
Alternative transportation Methods: Subway, Walking (20 min)

GRAND CENTRAL STATION (Metro North)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $10-$15 metered rate
Alternative transportation Methods: Subway, Walking (10 min)

Closest Subway Station: 42nd Street PORT AUTHORITY – A,C,E lines
With connection to 42nd Street TIMES SQUARE – N,Q,R,S,7,1,2,3 lines

Please contact concierge for quotes on private SUVs, Vans, and Limousines as well as any further questions.

Shuttle from JFK and LGA – For more information, please call 718-777-5111 or 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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