Dermatology and Rheumatology for Primary Care

Aug 11, 2023 – Aug 13, 2023

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.


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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

Dermatology and Rheumatology 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 Dermatology and Rheumatology 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 Dermatology and Rheumatology for Primary Care 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 Dermatology and Rheumatology for Primary Care.


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, August 11

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Skin Cancer Essentials
Objectives: 1) Distinguish the most common types of skin cancers from other skin lesions 2) Compare biopsy techniques used in diagnostic evaluation of skin cancer 3) Identify methods for treating skin cancers 4) Discuss the value of dermoscopy for diagnosing skin cancer

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Topical and Injectable Steroids [30 min]
Objectives: 1) Distinguish between the different vehicles and when to use one vehicle over another 2) Discuss the choice of steroid potency 3) Describe when steroid injections are valuable

Fungal Infections [30 min]
Objectives: 1) Identify the most common cutaneous fungal infections 2) Determine when topical therapy is preferred to systemic therapy, and conversely 3) Delineate differential diagnosis for cutaneous fungal infection

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Approach to the Patient with Rheumatic Disease
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the importance of the history and physical exam, including patterns of joint involvement and extra-articular findings in evaluating patients with rheumatic diseases 2) Differentiate between inflammatory and structural joint diseases 3) Order and interpret serological studies in patients with rheumatic diseases, such as understanding their limitations 4) Utilize synovial fluid and radiological studies in the evaluation of patients with rheumatic diseases

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the role of genetics, environmental factors, immune cells, and pro-inflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis 2) Illustrate the clinical features and complications of rheumatoid arthritis 3) Prescribe treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis based on ACR guidelines, EULAR recommendations, and evidence-based medicine

Saturday, August 22

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Crystal Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Distinguish the clinical presentations and manifestations of gout and associated medical comorbidities 2) Prescribe treatment for patients with gout according to the EULAR recommendations and ACR guidelines 3) Distinguish the clinical presentations, manifestations, and treatment of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD) and pseudogout

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Objectives: 1) Recognize the risk factors for developing osteoarthritis 2) Differentiate osteoarthritis (structural) from rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory), and be able to differentiate primary from secondary osteoarthritis 3) Illustrate the clinical and radiographic signs of osteoarthritis 4) Employ treatment strategies for patients with osteoarthritis using evidence-based results from clinical trials and ACR/AF guidelines

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Objectives: 1) Recognize classic manifestations of psoriasis 2) Recognize atypical forms of psoriasis 3) Implement appropriate interventions for psoriasis based upon disease severity

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Hidradenitis and Follicular Disorders
Objectives: 1) Identify the presenting characteristics and diagnostic findings associated with hidradenitis 2) Develop an initial plan of care for the management of hidradenitis 3) Compare and contrast diagnostic findings of folliculitis, pseudofolliculitis, and keratosis pilaris

Sunday, August 13

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
This Itch Is Driving Me Crazy
Objectives: 1) Distinguish between infestations of scabies, head and body lice, and bed bugs 2) Describe the presentations of the most common causes of itchy skin 3) Compare treatment options for itchy skin

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Acne, Rosacea and Facial Rashes
Objectives: 1) Recognize different types of facial rashes 2) Discuss how to individualize acne treatment for patients by type of acne and severity 3) Distinguish rosacea and seborrhea from other causes of red rashes on the face 4) Identify the systemic diseases that cause facial rashes

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Objectives: 1) Identify mechanisms involved in the etiopathogenesis in SLE, including genetic, environmental, and immunologic factors 2) Demonstrate the clinical features of SLE and utilize the classification criteria for SLE 3) Order and interpret laboratory tests useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with SLE in accordance with ACR guidelines 4) Prescribe treatment for patients for SLE using evidence-based results from clinical trials and EULAR recommendations

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Lyme Disease and Other Topics in Rheumatology
Objectives: 1) Apply CDC and Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lyme disease 2) Evaluate skin rashes as manifestations of systemic diseases 3) Prescribe appropriate therapy for patients with Paget’s disease of bone using the guidelines of the Bone Research Society (United Kingdom)

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

Program Schedule





August 11, 2023

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 12, 2023

Omni Amelia Island Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 13, 2023

Omni Amelia Island 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 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 Dermatology and Rheumatology for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 08/11/2023 to 08/13/2023. 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 activity has been reviewed and is designated for 2.7 pharmacology contact hours.

Hotel Accommodations

Lodging Reservations –

  • To book your lodging reservation at the Main Resort Hotel please Click Here.
  • To book your lodging reservation at the Resort Sandcastle Villas please Click Here.

If you need assistance, please contact our office at

Please note: Room categories 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$289 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$339 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 $21 per room, per night (normally $35) includes:

• Unlimited Internet Access in all Guest Rooms (not subject to change),
• On-property Resort Transportation Service
• Unlimited use of Health & Fitness Center
• In Room Coffee Service
• Local & Toll-Free Phone Access
• Resort Pool & Beach Access
• Preferred Racquet Club and Golf Course Reservation Access

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 4, 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 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,

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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