Primary Care Update: Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rheumatology

May 31, 2024 – Jun 02, 2024

Santa Barbara - The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara welcomes visitors with five-star amenities, scenic ocean views, and easy access to the region’s vineyards, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Find inspiration within perfectly framed views of the Pacific from your guest room balcony, relax with a wellness therapy at the spa, or get a different perspective on California as you embark on a sailing expedition. From mornings spent touring the region’s vineyards, to afternoons passed within the buzzing arts community, Santa Barbara promises both outdoor adventure and cultural fulfillment. Discover boutique shopping, annual festivals, golf, horseback riding, and more during your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Located by the beach, the hotel is near some of the city’s best-loved attractions, including the neighboring Sandpiper Golf Club, the avant-garde Funk Zone, and the Santa Barbara Bowl, which hosts some of the city’s biggest concerts.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
$ 999.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
$ 899.00
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Tuition Discount Eligibility

MCE Cancellation Policy

Option 1 Option 2
Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
Up to 30 days before conference date Refund - Less $100 processing fee Credit - Less $50 processing fee
Up to 7 days before conference date Refund - Less $250 processing fee Credit - Less $100 processing fee
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: Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rheumatology – 12 Credits

Overview

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

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.

Schedule

Friday, May 31st

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Evaluation and Management of the Knee 
Objectives: 1) Review surface anatomy and clinical correlations 2) Determine how to perform a focused, but thorough, knee exam in the office

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Evaluation and Management of the Shoulder 
Objectives: 1) Review surface anatomy and clinical correlations 2) Determine how to perform a focused, but thorough, shoulder exam in the office

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Approach to a Patient with Multiple Aches and Pains
Objectives: 1) Recognize the importance of pathophysiology in understanding rheumatic disease – target tissue and characteristic joint distribution 2) Distinguish inflammatory from non-inflammatory (degenerative)arthritis and non-articular (soft-tissue) rheumatic conditions 3) Recognize the role of laboratory and imaging studies in the rheumatologic diagnosis 4) Identify the features that distinguish Fibromyalgia from other rheumatic diseases 5) Distinguish symptoms of COVID-19 long haul syndrome and similarities to Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Clinical Aspects and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Effective recognition of the prevalence, and symptoms and physical findings of patients with RA 2) Diagnosis of RA and risk assessment for potentially severe disease outcome 3) Strategy on the use of conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, biologic and synthetic agents with a treat-to-target approach 4) Timing of medication use and vaccination schedule in current COVID-19 Pandemic

Saturday, June 1st

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Gout and Other Crystal Arthropathies
Objectives: 1) Identify the populations at risk for gout 2) Look for comorbidities and risk factors in gout patients3) Diagnose gout and order appropriate laboratory and imaging studies 4) Recognize pseudogout and other crystal arthropathies 5) Treat acute gout effectively and initiate a strategy for successful long-term treatment6) Develop a strategy to manage asymptomatic hyperuricemia

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
How Do I Identify and Treat Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases?
Objectives: 1) Recognize the features of an autoimmune disease and make a definitive diagnosis of lupus 2) Understand the pathophysiology of lupus as an immune-complex disease 3) Properly order laboratory studies and kidney biopsy to diagnose and manage lupus 4) Treat lupus and instruct the patient on self-management

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Physical Examination Workshop of the Knee and Shoulder 
Objective: 1) Develop and practice shoulder and knee exam skills through exam videos and hands-on learning

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Top Sports Medicine Problems You Can’t Afford to Miss! 
Objectives: 1) Determine how to recognize critical sports medicine issues that could lead to devastating consequences if they are missed 2) Discuss key history and physical findings, as well as, appropriate use of imaging, that will lead to the right diagnosis 3) Review common pitfalls that may lead down the wrong path 4) Discuss how to properly manage these challenging conditions

Sunday, June 2nd

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
One Wrong Step: An Approach to Common Acute Ankle Injuries 
Objectives: 1) Review anatomy of the ankle 2) Review the clinical presentation of common acute ankle injuries 3) Discuss key history and exam features to enable prompt and accurate diagnosis 4) Discuss appropriate treatment methods, appropriate referrals, and proper use of imaging

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Evaluation and Management of Common Hand Injuries 
Objectives: 1) Review the functional anatomy of the hand 2) Review common injuries of the hand 3) Discuss proper use of imaging 4) Identify proper splinting, bracing, and when to refer

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Osteoarthritis: A Practical Guide
Objectives: 1) Identify the features that are typical for primary osteoarthritis and those that may be a consequence of a different disease 2) Properly order imaging studies to aid in diagnosis and management 3) Manage treatment with use of both nonpharmacologic measures such as weight reduction and exercise, supplements, cannabis for pain control, as well as medications for relieving joint symptoms; plan surgery when needed

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the Long COVID Syndrome 
Objectives: 1) Recognize the typical features of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia 2) Distinguish their clinical features from other rheumatic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Sjogren’s syndrome 3) Recognize the broad overlap of clinical symptoms between FM/CFS and Post-acute COVID Syndrome 4) Plan effective treatment of these disorders

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

May 31, 2024

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 1, 2024

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 2, 2024

Ritz-Carlton Bacara 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 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

This live activity is being reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 12 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to the AMA PRA Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 – The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara welcomes visitors with five-star amenities, scenic ocean views, and easy access to the region’s vineyards, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Find inspiration within perfectly framed views of the Pacific from your guest room balcony, relax with a wellness therapy at the spa or get a different perspective on California as you embark on a sailing expedition. Blending the graciousness of Mediterranean hospitality with the laid-back charm of Santa Barbara, the hotel’s rooms and suites inspire guests to slow down and appreciate each moment. Indulge in ocean and garden views, soaking tubs, and culinary offerings.

  • Courtyard View Rooms King Bed$499 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) A luxuriously 450 sq. ft. appointed room with a spacious layout, multi-functional desk, sumptuous Frette linens, and plush terry robes. This room hosts a spacious bathroom with a deep soaking tub, marble-encased shower, and luxury Asprey bath amenities. Enjoy the private outdoor paradise leading through French doors to a private patio or balcony with a courtyard view. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of the request.
  • Courtyard View Rooms 2 Queen Beds$499 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) A luxuriously 450 sq. ft. appointed room with a spacious layout, multi-functional desk, sumptuous Frette linens, and plush terry robes. This room hosts a spacious bathroom with a deep soaking tub, marble-encased shower, and luxury Asprey bath amenities. Enjoy the private outdoor paradise leading through French doors to a private patio or balcony with a courtyard view. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of the request.

Additional Lodging Information – Room rates are subject to 12% Occupancy Tax, plus 2% nightly Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment in local, state, and tourism fees, plus .3% nightly California Travel and Tourism tax. Taxes subject to change.

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in is at 4:00 PM and check-out is at 11:00 AM

Occupancy Policy: One King – Max 2 Adults or Two Queen Beds – Max 4 adults.

Resort Charge and Amenities: Room rates will be subject to a resort fee of $35.00 per room per night, plus applicable state and local taxes.

This fee will cover several amenities, which include: Unlimited high-speed internet access in guestrooms and common areas; Daily one hour access to private, professional grade clay tennis courts, including rackets, tennis ball, machine use, and 30 minute tennis clinic with pro (2 People); Fitness Center Access; Ambassadors of the Environment Guided Ecohike Tour (2 People), Daily Bike Rental for 2 people for 2 Hours max per day; Guided Beach Walk; Press Reader, an easy-to-use app offering unlimited access to your favorite newspapers and magazines; Daily One-Hour Yoga class for 2 People, inclusive of mat; Complimentary, Shuttle Ride to Sandpiper Golf Course (does not apply to groups of ten or more) 24 hour notice requested, subject to availability. (Amenities subject to change based on Resort’s policy)

Hotel Parking – Parking rates reflected are per car per day/night: Overnight Self or Valet parking will be reduced to $35.00 per vehicle, per night (normally $70.00) for MCE Conference attendees staying within the group block. Reduced Day of Valet Parking of $10.00 (normally $15) will be available for local and offsite MCE Conference attendees for the 4.5 hours of general session on the (3) conference dates.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit & guaranteed with a major credit card.

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.

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 April 19, 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 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 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 number of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is approximately 6.5 miles from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Resort. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 110 miles from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Resort.

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.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount.

Door-to-Door Shuttles from SBA:
Central Coast Shuttle – (805) 928-1977 or (800) 470-8818
Road Runner – (805) 389-8196 or (800) 247-7919

Taxi Cab Companies from SBA:
Estimated Fare: Approximately $34 one-way from SBA

American Taxi – (805) 284-7022
Crown Cab – (805) 689-0234
Fly By Night Taxi – (805) 886-8617
Roadways Cab – (805) 683-6200
Rose Cab – (805) 451-0426
Santa Barbara Airport Taxi – (805) 895-2422 (Not affiliated with the airport)
Santa Barbara City Cab – (805) 968-6868
Santa Barbara Checker Cab – (805) 560-8284
Santa Barbara Yellow Cab – (805) 965-5111

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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