Dermatology and Gastroenterology for Primary Care

Oct 06, 2023 – Oct 08, 2023

Sedona / Grand Canyon - Poco Diablo Resort

The gateway to the Grand Canyon, Sedona is often called Red Rock Country and is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, Arizona, is all about fun-filled activities and taking advantage of the many things to see and do in the Sedona area. Whether it is shopping at famous T’laquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, perusing the many art galleries, experiencing the vortexes, taking a scenic drive up Oak Creek Canyon or a day trip to Grand Canyon, visiting the historic mining town of Jerome, seeing the ancient Sinagua cliff dwellings, or exploring over 200 miles of trails in the Coconino National Forest.


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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 Gastroenterology 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 Gastroenterology 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 Gastroenterology 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 Gastroenterology 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, October 6

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Psoriasis: Where We Have Been and What Is On the Horizon
Objectives: 1) Distinguish this common skin condition from look-alike skin conditions 2) Construct a treatment plan for your patients with psoriasis 3) Discuss the direction in which treatment of psoriasis is going

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Warts, Molluscum, and Other Viral Infections of the Skin
Objectives: 1) Review the etiology and mechanisms of transmission of different kinds of warts 2) Describe the most effective treatment options for warts 3) Outline the approach to the treatment of difficult warts or of warts in difficult to treat locations 4) Discuss other viral infections of the skin and how they manifest

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Celiac Disease: Is There More to Gluten?
Objectives: 1) Identify which patients should be screened for celiac disease 2) Discuss the tools necessary to differentiate between gluten disorders

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Constipation: How to Treat It
Objectives: 1) Discuss a symptom-based approach in differentiating between irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation and opioid-induced constipation 2) Determine which therapy will work best

Saturday, October 7

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
GERD, NERD and the Role of PPI Therapy
Objectives: 1) Recognize the epidemic of PPI use 2) Discuss the necessity and the safety of medications 3) Discuss common conditions that may have potential risks of malignancy

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Colon Cancer Screening: 2023 Update
Objectives: 1) Increase compliance with colon cancer screening in the general population 2) Review available colon cancer screening tests and the latest guidelines

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
A Tale of Two Common Skin Disorders: Acne and Rosacea
Objectives: 1) Discuss the pathogenesis of acne and rosacea 2) Outline treatment options for both acne and rosacea 3) Discuss and highlight the similarities and differences between acne and rosacea

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Leg Ulcers and Principles of Wound Management
Objectives: 1) Differentiate between the different types of leg ulcers 2) Become familiar with the diagnostic tools available for workup of a leg ulcer 3) Educate patients on risk factors and preventative measures for leg ulcers 4) Compare the different treatment options, including standard versus advanced care options

Sunday, October 8

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
There is a Fungus Among Us: Fungal and Yeast Infections of the Skin
Objectives: 1) Distinguish cutaneous fungal and yeast infections from other infections of the skin 2) Review the potential comorbidities associated with cutaneous fungal and yeast infections 3) Determine the most appropriate treatment option for each patient

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
How to Approach the Patient with Alopecia
Objectives: 1) Classify the different types of hair loss based on their presentation 2) Construct a diagnostic workup plan for patients who present with hair loss 3) Formulate a treatment plan for the more common types of hair loss – alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
How to Approach Liver Enzymes
Objectives: 1) Differentiate hepatocellular from cholestatic changes 2) Interpret hepatitis B labs 3) Determine how to proceed once findings are present and discuss risk stratification on these findings

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
What to Do with All the Cysts [30 mins]
Objectives: 1) Differentiate benign from malignant findings on imaging 2) Tailor further surveillance and therapy based on these findings

Challenging Digestive Scenarios: An Interactive Case-Based Discussion [30 mins]
Objectives: 1) Develop a frame to systematically break down and analyze complex digestive system scenarios 2) Utilize the audience’s collective mind to develop practical strategies to address the various clinical complexities of the cases 3) Become more comfortable and empowered to handle such cases upon returning to the clinical practice

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

Program Schedule





October 6, 2023

Poco Diablo Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Registration Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 7, 2023

Poco Diablo Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 8, 2023

Poco Diablo 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 Gastroenterology for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 10/06/2023 to 10/08/2023. 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

Lodging Reservations -To make your lodging reservation, 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 – Unwind and rest easy in spacious accommodations that combine the comfort of home with the convenience of a full-service hotel. Adorned with warm and welcoming décor, each one of these 137 rooms features a Simmons Evernu Luxury Plush bed layered with soft pillows and premium linens. Stay connected and work seamlessly with high-speed wireless Internet, and direct-dial telephones with voicemail. Indulge and unwind after a day on the trails with a cozy gas fireplace or in-room jetted tub. Browse the unique selection of guest rooms below to find the perfect fit.

  • Traditional Rooms – $299 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Spacious and warm, guests may choose from one King or Two Queen Simmons Evernu Luxury Plush beds. Standard rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, and in-room coffee makers as well as local and toll-free calling.
  • Deluxe Queen Rooms – $329 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) The Deluxe Room offers beautiful views of the pool or garden area some with a private patio or balcony. Over 400 sq. ft of space featuring two queen beds. Handicap accessible rooms on request. Standard furnishings include: 32″ Flat screen TV, In room coffee maker, Mini Refrigerator, Irons, Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Plush Robes, 2 bottles of water replenished daily, Free-Wi-Fi
  • Poco King Rooms – $349 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) The largest guest rooms, Poco King accommodations include a Simmons Evernu Luxury Plush King size bed, spacious sitting area with full-size sleeper sofa, flat screen LCD TV, and a gas fireplace. Jetted bathtubs and a private patio or balcony are just a few highlights that make this the perfect room to stretch out in.
  • Elite Spa Rooms – $369 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Guests looking for romantic Sedona AZ accommodations can enjoy the warm Elite Spa room, featuring a Simmons Evernu Luxury Plush King bed, an in-room jetted tub for two, a free standing gas fireplace, and the surrounding lush landscaping from your patio.

Additional Lodging Information –

  • Resort Fee: There is an additional $20.00 per room per night mandatory daily fee not included in the Group room rates listed above to cover Guest Amenities to include High Speed Wireless internet in guest rooms, public space & meeting rooms, parking, coffee service in room, 2 bottled waters in room, local phone & fax services, guest robes; Recreational Amenities to include pool & jacuzzi, tennis courts, 10 acre serenity lawn & recreational services.
  • Taxes: The Group Room Rates are subject to all applicable taxes including sales tax and hotel tax currently 9.85% and 3.5% respectively. Taxes are subject to change and based on current rates at the time of arrival.
  • Additional Adult Charge: Any additional persons 18 years and older is currently $20 extra per person, per night.

Hotel Parking – Hotel will provide complimentary parking to Group’s attendees (included within the resort fee). In addition local participants will also receive complimentary parking for the meeting dates.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. If a guest does not cancel a reservation within forty-eight (48) hours before the guest’s check-in date, then Hotel may charge the individual’s credit card one night’s room fee plus any applicable taxes.

Lodging Cancellations – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room agreement with the conference lodging venue:

  • Should an attendee cancel a reservation, a refund of the deposit and/or cancellation fees will be in accordance with Hotel general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if an individual’s reservation is
    canceled at least five days before arrival).
  • 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 6, 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 for 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 resort is located approximately 122 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Airport Transportation –

  • Arizona Shuttle: Please call (800)888-2749 or Click Here
  • Private Car Service: Please call (480)837-8577 or Click Here
  • AAA/Yellow Cab: Please call (480)888-8888 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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