Primary Care Update: Dermatology, Geriatrics, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Apr 27, 2024 – Apr 29, 2024

Asheville - Omni Grove Park Inn

This program is hosting 15 Hours of CME.

Enjoy a vast array of art galleries, local craft breweries, and tons of venues for the performing arts nearby in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city is one of America’s most vibrant destinations. The breathtaking mountain scenery is met with a sophisticated yet bohemian culture and provides an ideal backdrop for inspired vacations. Named “the best place to live” by many books and magazines, Asheville has a much more cosmopolitan population than most cities of its size and a diversity you won’t find in many cities in the South. The area boasts a thriving arts community, diverse outdoor adventures, a fun and inviting downtown, numerous historic attractions and amazing food. Only one hour away is the most visited national park in the USA, the Smokies. Whether you zip line your way through, take in the sights on horseback, or drift along Cove Scenic Loop — a two to four hour trip that gives you a peek into the surrounding wildlife — Asheville has it all.


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Physician (MD/DO)
15 CME Hours
$ 1,199.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
15 CME Hours
$ 1,099.00
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MCE Cancellation Policy

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Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
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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: Dermatology, Geriatrics, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – 15 Credits 

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Dermatology, Geriatrics, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 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, Geriatrics, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 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 Dermatology, Geriatrics, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

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.


Saturday, April 27

7:15 AM – 8:15 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

8:15 AM – 8:20 AM: BREAK

8:20 AM – 9:20 AM:
Objectives: 1) Recognize classic manifestations of psoriasis 2) Recognize atypical forms of psoriasis 3) Implement appropriate interventions for psoriasis based upon disease severity

9:20 AM – 9:25 AM: BREAK

9:25 AM – 10:25 AM:
What is Geropalliative Medicine and Why Should We Integrate It into All Specialties?  
Objectives: 1) Define the term geropalliative medicine 2) Discuss the changing paradigm in measuring patient outcomes 3) Name the six domains to evaluate geropalliative outcomes

10:25 AM – 10:30 AM: BREAK

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:
Update on the Knee: Evaluation and Care of Commons Sports Knee Issues Part 1
Objectives 1) Review knee and knee joint movement anatomy 2) Identify palpatory areas of the knee anatomy during physical examination 3) Demonstrate key knee exam tests for common sports-related knee injuries.

11:30 AM – 11:35 AM: BREAK

11:35 AM – 12:35 PM:
Update on the Knee: Evaluation and Care of Commons Sports Knee Issues Part 2
Objectives: 1) Recognize potential modifications for key knee exam tests for the accommodation of diverse patient population 2) Identify indications for when to refer sport knee problems to specialty care

Sunday, April 28

7:15 AM – 8:15 AM:
Musculoskeletal Overuse Injuries: Lower Leg in Sports
Objectives: 1) Review anatomy related to movement and lower limb for MSK injuries 2) Apply key history and examination pearls through case scenarios 3) Identify common overuse injuries of the lower leg in sports 4) Recommend common first-line in-office treatment options

8:15 AM – 8:20 AM: BREAK

8:20 AM – 9:20 AM:
Sports Concussion: Current Understanding of a Complex Medical Issue
Objectives: 1) Review the current concussion care recommendations 2) Define common challenges faced in a primary care setting when caring for these patients, and identify some solutions 3) Improve concussion evaluation, treatment plans, and when to refer

9:20 AM – 9:25 AM: BREAK

9:25 AM – 10:25 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

 10:25 AM – 10:30 AM: BREAK

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:
Delirium 1
Objectives: 1) Discuss three types of delirium 2) Recognize what hospital-induced delirium tells you about the patient’s future risk 3) Define ACB score and why it is important

11:30 AM – 11:35 AM: BREAK

11:35 AM – 12:35 PM:
Delirium 2
Objectives: 1) Discuss three harms of putting an elderly person to bed 2) Utilize non-medication tools to prevent delirium 3) Determine three things you can do by eliminating or adding medications to prevent delirium

Monday, April 29

7:15 AM – 8:15 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

8:15 AM – 8:20 AM: BREAK

8:20 AM – 9:20 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

9:20 AM – 9:25 AM: BREAK

9:25 AM – 10:25 AM:
Women’s Sports Issues
Objective: 1) Describe Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (REDS), previously known as Female Athlete Triad (F.A.T) 2) Identify 3 components of REDS and their implications 3) Utilize key history and examination components 4) Identify potential areas of treatment 5) Utilize postpartum recovery recommendations

10:25 AM – 10:30 AM: BREAK

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:
Understanding Clinical Guidelines for the Elderly: Using Hypertension as a Model for Better Care
Objectives: 1) Recognize when clinical guidelines for younger or healthier patients may not apply to the elderly 2) Review guidelines based on biologic age and health status 3) Discuss metrics in terms of a patient’s quality-of-life, and not just mortality 4) Discuss the medical benefits of deintensification of care

11:30 AM – 11:35 AM: BREAK

11:35 AM – 12:35 PM:
Geriatric Frailty Syndrome
Objectives: 1) Define frailty 2) Discuss how frailty changes the course of patient outcomes 3) Name three physiologic signs you can use to help decide that a patient may be frail

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

Program Schedule





April 27, 2024

Conference Rooms

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 6:45 AM

7:15 AM - 12:35 PM

April 28, 2024

Conference Rooms

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:15 AM - 12:35 PM

April 29, 2024

Conference Rooms

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:15 AM - 12:35 PM


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 15 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 15 (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
The AAFP has reviewed Primary Care Update: Dermatology, Geriatrics, Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 15.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 04/27/2024 to 04/29/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15 CME credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

Lodging ReservationsWe are currently past our group reservation cutoff date with the property. MCE may have some rooms available, however this is not guaranteed. Please email to check the availability of these final rooms.

If no rooms remain available, call the hotel at (800) 438-5800 to confirm The Omni Grove Park Inn has remaining availability for you to book direct or Click Here for nearby lodging options

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

Accommodations and Amenities – The Omni Grove Park Inn & Spa offers an 18-hole Donald Ross Designed championship golf course, 43,000-square-foot subterranean spa, multiple casual and formal restaurants with a wide array of cuisine, three indoor and three outdoor tennis courts, sports complex featuring racquetball, yoga, aerobics and health and wellness programs, on-property shuttle service, valet and garage parking, WiFi internet service, refrigerator, and HD flat-screen TV.

  • ROH Guestroom – $379 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Located in the historic Main Inn, Vanderbilt Wing or Sammons Wing, these rooms overlook the resort’s landscaping, Asheville’s skyline, the Donald Ross-designed golf course or Blue Ridge Mountains and feature one king or two double beds. Approximately 300-350 square feet.
    • Bedding Options: One King or Two Double Beds

Taxes and Resort Fees
– Room rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees, currently 13% and are subject to change without notice.
– Resort Fee -The Resort Service Charge will be reduced to $25.00 per room, per night (taxable) for all rooms reserved within the MCE Conference room block for the April 2024 program  (Currently $35 per room per night). The Resort Fee includes: Toll free and local calling, in room Premium high speed internet access, entrance to our fitness center, in room coffee and tea, guided history tour of the Omni Grove Park Inn and newspaper available upon request.

Additional Lodging Information –

  • Check-in and Check-out: Check-in is after 4:00 PM and Check-out is before 11:00 AM
  • Additional Guests (Ages 18 and Up): There will be a charge of $40 each for third and fourth persons sharing a room.
  • Photo ID is required upon check-in. Individuals 17 years old and younger are considered children.
  • Guests of the Spa must be at least 18 years of age, no exceptions.

Parking: There is a charge for both self and valet parking. The current self-parking rate is $25.00 per vehicle, per night, and the current overnight valet rate is $35.00 per vehicle, per night. The parking rates that are in affect during the dates of your meeting may be greater or less and, will be applicable to those that choose to park in the hotel parking facility. For local and offsite guests driving in the first (1) hour is complimentary thereafter; 1 – 3 hours is $10 3 – 6 hours is $20; 6 – 24 hours is $25 for self-parking; Valet parking is available for $ 30.00 per day.

Lodging Deposit – Deposit of 1 Night + Tax is due at the time of booking. Balance is due to the resort 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 March 21, 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 – Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is approximately 20 minutes away from The Omni Grove Park Inn.

Airport Transportation – Taxi and Car Service: MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi or a ride-share service such as Lyft or Uber to get from the airport to your hotel. Follow signs at the airport for ground transportation and taxi service. For more information or to book a taxi with Asheville Taxi, please 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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