Primary Care Update: Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics

Dec 08, 2023 – Dec 10, 2023

San Francisco - Omni San Francisco Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, and adjacent to Union Square – the jewel of California, the Omni San Francisco Hotel offers modern amenities in a boutique ambiance due to its Florentine Renaissance architecture. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics, and Austrian crystal chandeliers. This beautiful downtown hotel is located right on the cable car line and is only a short walk to Union Square, China Town, North Beach, and the Embarcadero with views spanning across the whole bay and beyond.

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Overview & Agenda

Primary Care Update: Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics – 12 Credits

Overview

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics 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 Emergency Medicine 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 ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience

All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics.

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, December 8

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Syncope Management
Objectives: 1) Identify high-risk history and physical exam findings for cardiac syncope 2) Recognize the utility or disutility of many of the common diagnostics for syncope 3) Consider shorter observation times for low-moderate risk patients

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Inflight Emergencies — Is There a Doctor on Board?
Objectives: 1) Review medical equipment available on commercial flights 2) Review the laws and protections that are in place when providing medical care during an inflight emergency 3) Discuss several cases of inflight emergencies and potential treatment plans

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Heart Failure — Assessment and Management of the Most Expensive Disease in Older Adults: Part 1
Objectives: 1) Recognize the high mortality associated with heart failure 2) Discuss the new definitions of heart failure and how to diagnose it 3) Determine the differences between reduced ejection fraction, mid-range ejection fraction, and preserved ejection fraction heart failure

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Heart Failure — Assessment and Management of the Most Expensive Disease in Older Adults: Part 2
Objectives: 1) Discuss the evidence-based treatments for heart failure 2) Become confident in collaborating with cardiology to achieve the goal-directed medical therapy 3) Develop an in-depth understanding of cardiac amyloidosis

Saturday, December 9

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Controversies in the Management of Hypertension in Older Adults — How Low Is Too Low?: Part 1
Objectives: 1) Discuss the best evidence for treatment goals for hypertension in diabetics and those with a previous stroke 2) Determine the risks for systolic blood pressure less than 120 3) Discuss the controversial evidence of the various guidelines for diagnosing and treating hypertension in older adults

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Controversies in the Management of Hypertension in Older Adults — How Low Is Too Low?: Part 2
Objectives: 1) Apply the best evidence-based medications for hypertension 2) Discuss how to approach the treatment of resistant hypertension 3) Review how to offer salt and sodium intake education 4) Determine when to focus on diastolic blood pressure

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Deadly Headache Disorders You Can’t Miss!
Objectives: 1) Discuss the clinical presentation of select deadly headache disorders, including carbon monoxide, subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, and meningitis 2) Identify pitfalls in the diagnosis of select headache disorders 3) Describe current evidence-based treatment of catastrophic causes of headache

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Abdominal Pain
Objectives: 1) Review surgical and emergent causes of abdominal pain, such as AAA, mesenteric ischemia, bowel obstruction, perforated viscus 2) Discuss limitations of various imaging modalities and best practices 3) Review emergent treatment considerations in patients with surgical and emergent causes of abdominal pain

Sunday, December 10

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Orthopedic Emergencies for the Primary Care Physician
Objectives: 1) Identify pitfalls in the diagnosis of patients with a septic joint 2) List critical features from the history and physical exam in patients with compartment syndrome 3) Discuss the latest evidence-based treatment of patients presenting with “fight bite” and high-pressure injection injuries

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Catastrophic Causes of Neck and Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Identify concerning features from the history and physical exam in patients with a life-threatening cause of neck and/or back pain 2) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of patients with vertebral artery dissection 3) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of spinal epidural abscesses 4) State the indications for emergent imaging in patients presenting with acute neck and/or back pain

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Dementia
Objectives: 1) Discuss the changes in cognition with normal aging 2) Determine behavioral changes that may precede and identify early dementia 3) Discuss how to use various screening tools for cognition 4) Review the characteristics of different dementia syndromes 5) Discuss the risks and benefits for dementia treatment

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Delirium
Objectives: 1) Review the risk factors and causes for delirium, and how to reduce them 2) Discuss how to suspect and identify delirium 3) Discuss how to manage the symptoms of delirium 4) Distinguish delirium from dementia

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

December 8, 2023

Omni San Francisco Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

December 9, 2023

Omni San Francisco Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

December 10, 2023

Omni San Francisco 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 Primary Care Update: Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 12/08/2023 to 12/10/2023. 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 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

Lodging Reservations – Please click here to book your lodging. If you need assistance, please contact our office via email at info@mceconferences.com.

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

Accommodations – The interior of Omni San Francisco Hotel reflects Old-World style with a classic, traditional décor, and a strong residential ambiance. To recreate the 1920s atmosphere, all guest rooms feature high ceilings with crown molding and mahogany and cherry wood furniture. Guest bathrooms include Chinese granite vanities accented with Italian marble floors and walls.

Bedding Options: Deluxe King, Deluxe Double, Premier King, and Premier Double

  • Deluxe Rooms  $249 per room per night plus applicable taxes and fees
    The spacious and well-appointed Deluxe rooms feature either one king or two double beds, soaring ceilings with beautiful crown moldings, residential-style furnishings, and decorative lighting, locally inspired artwork, and generously sized work desk with either street or courtyard views. The bathrooms offer ample lighting, over-sized marble vanity, and premium bathroom amenities. The rooms exude timeless elegance and sophistication. 385 square feet.
    The nightly cost is based on double occupancy. Each additional guest (Age 18 years and older) is $20 per room per night. Maximum occupancy of 4 guests.
  • Premier Rooms – $279 per room per night plus applicable taxes and fees
    Located on the upper floors of the hotel with city views, the Premier rooms feature either one king or two double beds, soaring ceilings with beautiful crown moldings, residential-style furnishings, and decorative lighting, locally inspired artwork, and generously sized work desk with either street or courtyard views. The bathrooms offer ample lighting, over-sized marble vanity, and premium bathroom amenities. The rooms exude timeless elegance and sophistication. 385 square feet.
    The nightly cost is based on double occupancy. Each additional guest (Age 18 years and older) is $20 per room per night. Maximum occupancy of 4 guests.

Additional Lodging Information:

Taxes: Room Rates are subject to all applicable local & state taxes and fees assessed at the time of departure (currently 16.445%). Subject to change. 
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and Check-out time is at 12:00 PM
Pet Policy: Omni San Francisco Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel for dogs only, weighing up to 20 lbs. There is a $150 non-refundable cleaning fee for one dog and $75 for each additional dog. Subject to change. 
Smoking Policy: All guest rooms are smoke-free

Parking – There is a charge for valet parking. The current overnight valet rate is $65.00, plus tax. Parking rates are subject to change based on Hotel policy.

Lodging Deposit – A first night’s deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is 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 November 1, 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 and Transportation 
– San Francisco Int’l Airport (SFO) is located 14 miles from the Omni Hotel
– Oakland Airport (OAK) is located 19 miles from the Omni Hotel
– San Jose International Airport (SJC) is located 46 miles from the Omni Hotel

Airport Transportation 

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
• Taxi: Approximately $45 per way (varies due to traffic)
• BART: $9.65 per person one way (Montgomery stop is located 6 blocks from the hotel)
• Super Shuttle: $17 one way

From Oakland Airport (OAK)
• Taxi: Approximately $70 per way
• BART: $10.95 per person (Montgomery stop is 6 blocks away
• Super Shuttle: $27 one way (available 24 hours)

From San Jose International Airport (SJC)
• Taxi: Approximately $65 per way (varies due to traffic)
• Super Shuttle: $27 one way

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.
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  • 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

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