Dermatology and Internal Medicine Update for Primary Care

Apr 05, 2024 – Apr 07, 2024

Puerto Rico - San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

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Overview & Agenda

Dermatology and Internal Medicine Update 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 Internal 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 and Internal 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 and Internal 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.


Friday, April 5

7:15 AM – 8:45 AM: Breakfast for Registered Participants

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Common Diagnostic Dilemmas 
Objectives: 1) Identify symptoms and signs that may be red flags for serious medical conditions 2) Recognize “can’t miss” diagnoses when faced with a challenging patient that may have potentially confusing symptoms 3) Discuss which symptoms and exam findings are most helpful when faced with a patient for whom “can’t miss” diagnoses remain possible 4) Review clinical decision-making rules to refine diagnostic probabilities

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Primary Care Management of Depression 
Objectives: 1) Develop an approach to screening for depression in the primary care practice 2) Implement a rational use of antidepressants based on side-effect profiles and the effect on weight and sleep 3) Determine the optimal use of combination therapy for augmenting antidepressant response

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Terminology of Skin Disorders [30 min] 
Objectives: 1) Recognize the terms used to describe common skin lesions 2) Demonstrate the ability to communicate skin findings using appropriate terminology 3) Determine how to use terminology to assist in your practice

Rosacea [30 min] 
Objectives: 1) Recognize different types of rosacea 2) Distinguish rosacea from other causes of red rashes on the face 3) Formulate treatment plans for rosacea

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Seborrheic Dermatitis [30 min]
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the ability to diagnose the variable presentations of seborrhea 2) Discuss causes and exacerbating factors for seborrhea 3) Describe the most effective treatments for seborrhea

Overview of Wound Management [30 min]
Objectives: 1) Identify common causes of skin ulcers and pressure sores 2) Identify risk factors for complications from skin ulcers and pressure sores 3) Develop treatment plans to reduce the recurrence of skin ulcers and pressure sores

Saturday, April 6

7:15 AM – 8:45 AM: Breakfast for Registered Participants

7:30 AM – 8:10 AM:
Hair Disorders [40 min] 
Objectives: 1) Recognize normal hair anatomy and physiologic changes in hair 2) Evaluate the chief complaint of hair loss 3) Utilize effective medical interventions for hair disorders, when appropriate

8:10 AM – 8:15 AM: BREAK

8:15 AM – 8:55 AM:
Nail Disorders [40 min] 
Objectives: 1) Recognize normal nail anatomy 2) Evaluate the chief complaint of abnormal appearing nails 3) Utilize medical and physical modalities in the management of nail disorders, as feasible

8:55 AM – 9:00 AM: BREAK

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM:
Drug Eruptions and Other Allergic Skin Conditions [40 min] 
Objectives: 1) Recognize different types of drug eruptions 2) Describe treatments for acute and chronic urticaria 3) Distinguish between erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis

9:40 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Objectives: 1) Appropriately diagnose hypertension and discuss the significance of white coat hypertension 2) Discuss new blood pressure targets for patients with hypertension 3) Identify which antihypertensive drug classes are most effective in reducing cardiovascular events 4) Outline an approach to resistant hypertension

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
New Drugs for the Primary Care Practice
Objectives: 1) Review recently approved drugs and those in the pipeline that will have the largest impact 2) Review the efficacy, side-effects, and cost of important novel drugs 3) Discuss the role of recently approved medications and their place among existing therapies

Sunday, April 7

7:15 AM – 8:45 AM: Breakfast for Registered Participants

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Introduction to Dermoscopy [20 min] 
Objectives: 1) Recognize basic dermoscopy patterns 2) Be aware of two different approaches to dermoscopy diagnosis

Skin Cancer Exams, Treatments, and Prevention in this New Era [40 min]
Objectives: 1) Perform a screening skin examination to detect precancerous and cancerous skin lesions 2) Make recommendations to reduce the likelihood of additional precancerous and cancerous skin lesions 3) Choose at least two appropriate treatments for precancerous skin lesions 4) Understand the highlights of teledermatology

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM
When and How to Cut, Freeze, Burn and Repair
Objectives: 1) Identify indications for skin biopsies and excisions 2) Identify appropriate surgical techniques for skin biopsies and basic repairs 3) Indicate lesions appropriate for cryosurgical and electrosurgical treatment

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation
Objectives: 1) Recognize the most important patient and procedure-related risk factors for postoperative cardiac complications 2) Utilize the revised cardiac risk index to estimate the risks for postoperative cardiac complications 3) Apply appropriate interventions to reduce the risk for cardiac complications in high-risk patients

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Treatment of Migraine and Tension-Type Headache 
Objectives: 1) Discuss recent guidelines regarding the proper role of acute treatments for migraine 2) Outline an approach to preventive therapy for patients with disabling migraines 3) Appropriately use CGRP-based treatments for prevention of acute migraine 4) Determine which complementary and alternative treatments are effective for headache disorders

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

Program Schedule





April 5, 2024

Conference Center: Grand Ballroom

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

April 6, 2024

Conference Center: Grand Ballroom

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

April 7, 2024

Conference Center: Grand Ballroom

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 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 Dermatology and Internal Medicine Update for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 04/05/2024 to 04/07/2024. 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

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

Accommodations and Amenities – Experience ultimate comfort in San Juan, Puerto Rico at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Each of their 527 stylish hotel rooms and suites comes with a private balcony overlooking the beach or downtown San Juan.

  • Standard ROH Rooms – $341.00 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)
  • Ocean View Rooms – $391.00 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)

Additional Lodging Information

  • Taxes & Fees: Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently $45.00 Resort Fee plus 11% Government Tax) in effect at the time of check-out.
  • Additional Adult Charge: Guest room rates are quoted as single or double occupancy. There may be an additional charge for occupants beyond this occupancy.

Resort Fee – A Resort fee of $45.00 and Room Tax of 11% are not included in the group room rate and will be charged daily to your account. Resort Fee Inclusions (inclusions are subject to change without notice by the Resort)
• Beach chairs and umbrellas.*
• US $15.00 Casino match and play coupon at check in (once per stay).
• Daily Two (2) hours Bicycle Rental.*
• 30 minutes use of internet at the Lobby Computer stations.*
• Daily Two (2) hours use Tennis Court ( reservation at Wellness Center required).**
• Daily One (1) hour Aqua Aerobics Classes**
• Daily One (1) hour Latin dance Classes**.
• Daily One (1) hour Yoga Classes.**
• Daily Six (6) hours Personal Trainer at Fitness Center (6am-9am) & (5pm-8pm).
• In room Coffee & Tea. • Local calls( Metro Area) and free 1-800 calls.
• US & PR Long distance calls.
• Enhanced High Speed Internet Access in room, meeting space, and hotel public areas.
• Access to Fitness Center, Pools, and Beach *Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Tennis, Bicycle Rentals and Internet access at the computer Lobby Stations based upon availability and/or weather conditions.
**For information and reservation visit the Wellness Center reception.

Hotel Parking – . Parking Overnight is confirmed for the group at $25 per day for overnight guests; local and offsite attendees will be able to park during conference hours on Fri, Sat, Sun for $15 per day.

Lodging Deposit – A Deposit of 1 Night + Tax is due at the time of booking.

Lodging Cancellations – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room allotment agreement with the 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 1, 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 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 San Juan Airport (SJU) is located approximately 10 minutes from theSan Juan Marriott Resort & Casino. You can utilize ride-share or taxis.

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.

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