Primary Care Update: Family Medicine and Women’s Health

May 03, 2024 – May 05, 2024

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Overview & Agenda

Primary Care Update: Family Medicine and Women’s Health – 12 Credits


This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Family Medicine and Women’s Health 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 Family Medicine and Women’s Health 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 Family Medicine and Women’s Health.


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, May 3rd

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Smoking Cessation
Objectives: 1) Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology 2) Utilize techniques to enhance the patient’s ability to stop smoking

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Objectives: 1) Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of anemia 2) Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing 3) Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include iron deficiency and “anemia of chronic disease”, due to infections, inflammatory diseases, chronic kidney disease (CKD), malignancies, cytokines, interferons, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), et cetera 4) Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT): Is It Hot in Here or Is It Me?
Objectives: 1) Review the definition and diagnosis of menopause 2) Understand MHT indications and contraindications 3) Determine how to manage menopause without medications 4) Discuss the Women’s Health Initiative study – it’s impact and subsequent interpretation 5) Review MHT options 6) Examine bio-identical and non-hormonal medications for menopausal symptoms 7) Determine MHT decisions in special circumstances like premature menopause, perimenopause, and history of breast cancer

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Chief Complaint: ‘My Periods Are Being Weird’ – Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Objectives: 1) Create a differential diagnosis 2) Determine how the patient’s history can help you 3) Discuss how the patient’s physical exam can help you 4) Identify which labs and imaging are needed 5) Determine appropriate treatment options

Saturday, May 4th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Clinical Challenges with Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) Methods 
Objectives: 1) Review medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive methods 2) Discuss the current length of effectiveness and extended use of LARCs 3) Discuss IUDs for emergency contraception 4) Review how to manage side-effects of LARCs 5) Discuss technical pearls for LARC insertions and/or removals 6) Discuss best practice management of IUD challenges like missing strings, stenotic cervical canal, embedment, IUD fracture, et cetera

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Routine Adult Care
Objectives: 1) Determine which screening tests are indicated for particular patients, according to USPSTF guidelines 2) Order appropriate immunizations for the adult patient

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Objectives: 1) State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity 2) Assess patients who are obese and determine if they need treatment 3) Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery 4) Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines for the Pharmacological Management of Obesity in your practice

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Recognition and Treatment of Depression
Objectives: 1) Review the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression 2) Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in order to make an accurate diagnosis 3) Prescribe the appropriate medication to treat these disorders

Sunday, May 5th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Thyroid Diseases
Objectives: 1) Formulate a plan for the evaluation of a patient with presumed thyroid disease 2) Interpret common lab and imaging tests in the evaluation of a patient with thyroid disease 3) Select appropriate treatment modalities, both medical and surgical, for patients with thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association Guidelines

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Breast Cancer Screening in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Assess risk of breast cancer for your individual patient 2) Review screening of average risk women for breast cancer – when to start, how often, and which imaging modalities 3) Discuss screening for women with dense breasts 4) Discuss screening in women at increased risk for breast cancer – risk calculators, genetic testing, enhanced screening, and risk-reducing therapies 5) Determine how to manage common breast complaints

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Gender Diversity and Health Care
Objectives: 1) Apply concepts and terminology that are in use today 2) Discuss the medical and surgical components of gender transition 3) Review clinical guidelines in hormone therapy for gender transition 4) Review special considerations in general healthcare and cancer screening for gender diverse individuals 5) Discuss how to make your healthcare setting more inclusive

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
STI Update
Objectives: 1) Discuss the GC/CT rates in the US 2) Discuss the effects of COVID on STI rates 3) Discuss some reasons for STI rates increasing 4) Review the new STI treatment guidelines from the CDC 5) Determine who should be tested for syphilis and how 6) Update on DoxyPEP

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

Program Schedule





May 3, 2024

Tesuque Ballroom

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 4, 2024

Tesuque Ballroom

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 5, 2024

Tesuque Ballroom

Conference - Day 3

Continental 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 Primary Care Update: Family Medicine and Women’s Health and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 05/03/2024 to 05/05/2024. 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 – This Four Diamond resort epitomizes the intrigue of northern New Mexico through artist design and world-class accommodations. The luxury Santa Fe hotel celebrates the authentic Southwestern style and culture of New Mexico. It is the most photographed building in the state, with a premier location in the heart of Santa Fe’s historic Plaza. Featuring 136 well-appointed suites and guest rooms, including a Penthouse Suite, an award-winning spa, Luminaria Restaurant and Patio, and a year-round heated garden pool, as well as many unique onsite galleries and boutiques.

  • Pueblo Guestroom – $299 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • Step into a world inspired by Native American folklore. The Inn and Spa at Loretto’s richly appointed Pueblo Guest Rooms feature warm vibrant colors which create an ambiance that is romantic and tranquil.
    • One king or two double beds available.
  • Terraza Guestroom – $299 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • Spanish for Terrace, the Terraza Santa Fe hotel rooms are inspired with the same sophisticated styling and luxurious amenities as our Pueblo Guestrooms and may include direct access to the magnificent outdoors with either a private or shared balcony. Terraza guest rooms are available with one king or two doubles.
    • One king or two double beds available.

Additional Lodging Information –

Amenity Fee: there will be a daily Resort Amenities Fee discounted to $30.00 per room per night plus local and state taxes currently 15.1875 for the Group (currently valued at $35.00 per room, per night). Amenity fee includes: Valet parking, luggage service available, complimentary morning coffee service in lobby, bottled water provided in guestroom daily, complimentary wireless internet in sleeping rooms, recreation facilities and activities including: fitness center, heated outdoor swimming pool, towel service provided

Taxes and Fees: Above rates do not include $30.00 Amenity Fee per night (Discounted from $35) plus local and state taxes, currently 15.1875%, which are subject to change.

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is after 4:00 p.m. and Check-out is before 11:00 a.m.

Parking: Valet parking is included in the nightly amenity fee.  Parking for local and offsite attendees will be offered complimentary for the program hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Lodging Deposit – A credit card will be required to secure a room within the group block and will be guaranteed at time of booking with a one night’s deposit, with the remaining balance charged 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 March 26, 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 – Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) is a 60-minute drive to/from downtown Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Regional Airport; Fly Santa Fe (served by American Airlines and United via Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, and Phoenix) is a 20-minute drive to/from downtown Santa Fe.

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.

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