Endocrinology and Infectious Diseases for Primary Care

Mar 22, 2024 – Mar 24, 2024

Punta Cana - Iberostar Punta Cana

Please note, this program will be located at The Iberostar Selection Bavaro Suites within the Iberostar Complex.

The Iberostar Punta Cana is a 5-star all-inclusive hotel located along the stunning Bavaro Beach in the island’s northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Why is it that everyone dreams about a Caribbean vacation? Maybe it has to do with its perpetual summer, never-ending beaches, fusion gastronomy, and welcoming people. Or maybe it’s because they want to scuba dive and discover and care for the beauty of the ocean! Breathe in the sea air on Bávaro Beach and take in the tropical gardens that surround you. Tee off at the 18-hole P.B. Dye golf course—a regional gem—while the kids play the day away with the endless array of Star Camp activities. At Iberostar Punta Cana, you may have to pinch yourself just to believe that it’s real. Visit SPA Sensations and the fitness center and enjoy the wide variety of healthy dishes that the 6 themed restaurants have to offer. Check out the diving center and, of course, the coral lab, that’s one-of-a-kind in the world and that helps to protect them.

This luxurious hotel is designed especially for vacations for couples and for families with children. Its exquisite gastronomy and great entertainment make this a very tempting place. Breathe in the sea air on Bávaro Beach and take in the tropical gardens that surround you. Tee off at the 18-hole P.B. Dye golf course–a regional gem–while the kids play the day away at the endless array of Star Camp activities. At Iberostar Punta Cana, you may have to pinch yourself just to believe that it’s real. Iberostar’s Aliveness invites you to be good to yourself. Visit SPA Sensations and the fitness center, and enjoy the wide variety of healthy dishes thatthe 6 themed restaurants have to offer. Come discover the dive center, and don’t go without visiting the only coral lab in the world, a “Noah’s Ark” of coral species that helps us protect them.

All-Inclusive: Our group rates below are all inclusive of food and drinks during your entire stay and will not have any added fees or tax, within main hotel outlets such as ala carte restaurants, buffets, etc. There may be exceptions such as the Wine Cellar at the Grand having added costs for wine tasting and upgraded menus. Upgraded alcohol selections may have added costs. Any group or banquet functions may have added costs.

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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

Endocrinology 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 Endocrinology and Infectious Diseases, 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 Endocrinology 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 Endocrinology 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, March 22nd

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Update on the Management of Type 2 Diabetes
Objective: 1) Review prediabetes, lifestyle, and non-insulin medical therapy

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Insulin Therapy in Diabetes
Objective: 1) Effectively start insulin in Type 2 diabetes, and implement a more intensive insulin therapy for progressive Type 1 and 2 diabetes

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Objective: 1) Review terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of skin and soft tissue infections, including hair follicle-associated infections, erysipelas, cellulitis, and necrotizing fasciitis

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Primary Care-Associated Infections: Part 1
Objective: 1) Review the approach to selected primary care infectious disease topics, including urinary tract infections, pharyngitis, community-acquired pneumonia, and endocarditis prophylaxis, in a case-based format

Saturday, March 23rd

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Primary Care-Associated Infections: Part 2
Objective: 1) Review the approach to primary care infectious diseases, including selected viral infections, diarrheal infections, and recreational water-associated infections, in a case-based format

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Clostridioides Difficile
Objectives: 1) Review current epidemiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of C. difficile infections 2) Discuss updated treatment strategies for C. difficile infections

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Management of Obesity
Objectives: 1) Discuss assessment of the patient with obesity 2) Discuss weight loss options, including lifestyle and medical therapy

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
An Update on the Management of Lipid Disorders
Objectives: 1) Review the current cholesterol guidelines for LDL lowering in primary and secondary prevention 2) Discuss statin intolerance and other risk factors, including hypertriglyceridemia and elevated lipoprotein(a)

Sunday, March 24th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:

Endocrine Incidentalomas
Objectives: 1) Perform an appropriate workup for an adrenal mass incidentally found during imaging 2) Discuss the causes and concerns for an incidentally found pituitary mass 3) Understand the proper evaluation and management of a thyroid nodule

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Disorders of Thyroid Function
Objective: 1) Discuss workup and management of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Infectious Diseases 2024: An Update
Objective: 1) Identify the most significant recent papers and topics that highlight emerging themes in infectious diseases

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Mimics of Infectious Diseases
Objective: 1) Review multiple case-based presentations, which may or may not, be due to an infectious disease

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

March 22, 2024

Iberostar Punta Cana Catalina A and Saona Ballroo

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 23, 2024

Iberostar Punta Cana Catalina A and Saona Ballroo

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 24, 2024

Iberostar Punta Cana Catalina A and Saona Ballroo

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 Endocrinology and Infectious Diseases for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/22/2024 to 03/24/2024. 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 12 CME 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 info@mceconferences.com.

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

All-Inclusive Plan Features – The Iberostar Punta Cana is a 5-star all-inclusive hotel. Iberostar Punta Cana is located along the stunning Bavaro Beach in the island’s northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. This luxurious hotel is designed especially for vacations for couples and for families with children. Its exquisite gastronomy and great entertainment make this a very tempting place. Breathe in the sea air on Bávaro Beach and take in the tropical gardens that surround you. Tee off at the 18-hole P.B. Dye golf course–a regional gem–while the kids play the day away at the endless array of Star Camp activities. At Iberostar Punta Cana, you may have to pinch yourself just to believe that it’s real. Iberostar’s Aliveness invites you to be good to yourself. Visit SPA Sensations and the fitness center, and enjoy the wide variety of healthy dishes thatthe 6 themed restaurants have to offer. Come discover the dive center, and don’t go without visiting the only coral lab in the world, a “Noah’s Ark” of coral species that helps us protect them.

Accommodations and Amenities – The perfect place to kick back and relax throughout your stay in Punta Cana. Whether you prefer enjoying the tropical views from your private balcony or would rather watch your favorite television shows as you sip on a refreshing drink from the minibar, you will love the comforts of this 5-star hotel.

IBEROSTAR PUNTA CANA (FAMILY FRIENDLY):

  • Premium Tropical ViewTwo double beds or one king bed and a sofa bed. This room offers exceptional views of our tropical gardens. Enjoy a welcome gift and then relax on your private balcony while taking in the warm breeze. All you have to do is arrive and let the attentive staff give you a helping hand to guide you through your vacation in the Caribbean.
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $257.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $147.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $135.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 
  • Premium Near PoolTwo double beds or one king bed and a sofa bed. Here you’ll find sheer comfort and relaxation. The private balcony, with its coveted views overlooking the garden, is the ideal setting for enjoying a drink from the minibar while you sink into your favorite novel or decide which restaurants or activities you’ll try out that day. Inside the room, you’ll find a comfortable bed and spacious living area with a sofa.
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $273.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $156.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $143.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 
  • Premium Ocean ViewTwo double beds or one king bed and a sofa bed.  Admire the white sands of Playa Bávaro that stretch out as far as the eye can see. You’ll be able to enjoy the comfort of home and the luxury of an all-inclusive resort, all at once. Enjoy the Caribbean from your private balcony, then swim in the sea during the day, and top it all off with some rest and relaxation at SPA Sensations (service subject to extra charge).
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $334.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $191.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $176.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 

Additional Room Rate Information

  • Child Rate:
    • 1st Child (3-12 years old) (with 2 paying adults in the room) 50% Discount off DBL adult rate, according to the room category
    • 2nd Child (3-12 years old) (with 2 paying adults in the room) 50% Discount off DBL adult rate, according to the room category
  • Children under 3 years old stay free.
  • Children over 12 are charged at the adult rate.
  • Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults.

IBEROSTAR SELECTION BAVARO SUITES (FAMILY FRIENDLY):

  • Junior SuiteTwo double beds or one king bed. In the Junior Suite, you’ll find sheer comfort and relaxation. The private balcony, with its coveted views overlooking the garden, is the ideal setting for enjoying a drink from the minibar while you sink into your favorite novel or decide which restaurants or activities you’ll try out that day. Inside your room, you’ll find a comfortable bed and spacious living area with a sofa where you can relax. In every room, you’ll enjoy a stay free of single-use plastic.
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $312.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $178.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $164.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 
  • Junior Suite Tropical View Two double beds or one king bed. This room is located in the most peaceful part of the hotel, with views of the hotel gardens or swimming pool. The suite is also free of single-use plastic and includes a welcome gift, aromatherapy turndown service, and beach towels in the room. This spacious room features a living area and bedroom, along with a private balcony where you can relax.
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $334.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $191.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $176.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 
  • Junior Suite Near BeachTwo double beds or one king bed and a sofa bed. This room is located near the beach. The suite is free of single-use plastic and includes a welcome gift, aromatherapy turndown service, and beach towels in the room. This spacious room features a living area and bedroom, along with a private balcony where you can relax.
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $375.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $214.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $197.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 

Additional Room Rate Information

  • Child Rate:
    • 1st Child (3-12 years old) (with 2 paying adults in the room) 50% Discount off DBL adult rate, according to the room category
    • 2nd Child (3-12 years old) (with 2 paying adults in the room) 50% Discount off DBL adult rate, according to the room category
  • Children under 3 years old stay free.
  • Children over 12 are charged at the adult rate.
  • Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults.

IBEROSTAR GRAND BAVARO (ADULTS ONLY):

  • SuiteTwo double beds or one king bed. In the Junior Suite, you’ll find sheer comfort and relaxation. The private balcony, with its coveted views overlooking the garden, is the ideal setting for enjoying a drink from the minibar while you sink into your favorite novel or decide which restaurants or activities you’ll try out that day. Inside your room, you’ll find a comfortable bed and spacious living area with a sofa where you can relax. In every room, you’ll enjoy a stay free of single-use plastic.
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $674.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $385.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Up to a maximum of 2 adults per room, no children under 18 years of age are allowed.

Parking – Complimentary parking is available for all MCE Conferences attendees.

Lodging Deposit – A minimum deposit of 2-nights up to the full amount of the reservation is due at the time of booking. If partial deposit is placed, the full balance will be automatically charged 30-days prior to arrival date to the original credit card used when making your reservation. Should this payment decline, you will receive notification from the property at which point you will be given 48-hours to contact the property with full payment. Should the property not receive full payment within these 48-hours, your reservation will be automatically canceled.

Lodging Cancellation Policy and Reservation Modifications – Deposits are non refundable if a cancelation is made within 30 days of the arrival date (February 21st, 2024). Reservation dates may only be extended but may not be reduced within 30 days of arrival date. Cancelations and modifications are handled directly with the hotel and are at the discretion of the property whether a deposit may be refundable under special circumstances. After a reservation is completed and the first minimum two nights are paid, If a change in reservation is needed, then guests must contact by sending an email with the change requested to: geovanny.polanco@iberostar.com; groups.bca.do@iberostar.com.

Hotel Access – Registered attendees not staying overnight at the conference hotel are permitted to access the conference property for the general session hours only during the three-day course. Day passes to remain on property after the conference hours to access amenities and dining outlets may be available for purchase and must be secured with the hotel in advance. If you have questions please contact MCE at info@mceconferences.com.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until February 7, 2024 (based on availability). Our 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 Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is located approximately 30 minutes away from the Iberostar Punta Cana Resort.

Airport Transfers – There are numerous websites offering transportation services from the Punta Cana Airport. To assist you with transportation to the hotel, and to view the available options available from the airport please Click Here to visit their website along with other services provided by airport staff. You may also contact the Resort to take advantage of their third party private airport transfer recommendations.

Transportation and Driving Advisory – While in the Dominican Republic, you may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States. Breakdown assistance is limited in urban areas and virtually unavailable in rural areas. Nighttime driving is especially dangerous and should be avoided whenever possible. For your safety, MCE Conferences does not recommend renting a car during your stay. If you plan to explore the areas of the Dominican Republic, we recommend using a tour company, a taxi, or hiring a private driver.

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
  • 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.

Travel Documents – Travel documents vary based on itinerary. It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire duration of their stay and have them available when necessary. Valid travel documents such as passports and visas are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.

All guests must carry a valid passport. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date of travel. Guests are responsible to ensure the validity dates of passport and to secure proper documentation for countries visited. Please consult your respective State Department or Foreign Ministry for specific Visa and entry requirements for countries scheduled on your travel itinerary. For U.S. citizens, further information can be found by visiting the Travel Website. Consult your healthcare professional for any inoculations you may require, or contact the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) toll-free at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or online at the CDC Website

Note: If your passport is lost or stolen on a trip, you could be denied entry into your home country. To avoid this issue, we recommend following some practical steps: Make two copies of your passport ID page – that’s the page with your picture, your date of birth, etc. This can be an image scan or hard copy. Give one copy to someone you trust – a friend, family member, or assistant – in case you need to contact them while on your trip. Keep the other copy with you. If it’s printed, put it in your carry-on (not your checked luggage – that could go missing). If it’s an electronic copy, make sure you have access to it when you leave the U.S. (on your mobile device, or in your e-mail, for example).

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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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