Primary Care Update: Pain Management and Women’s Health

Nov 19, 2023 – Nov 21, 2023

Hawaii – Oahu North Shore - Turtle Bay Resort

This program includes 4.0 hours of content intended to meet the MATE Act requirements.

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the unequivocal surf capital of the world, Turtle Bay Resort is conveniently located near legendary surf breaks Pipeline, Sunset Beach and the big wave mecca that is Waimea Bay. A fifteen-minute drive north takes you to Historic Haleiwa, which provides eclectic shopping and dining. The North Shore is as authentic as they come, a true standout among island destinations anywhere in the world. Blessed with a setting few places can lay claim to: a coastline that has the most powerful waves in the world, idyllic bays for swimming and snorkeling, and miles of pristine beaches lined with swaying palms. Paddling out at sunrise for a dawn patrol surf session, snapping a photo of a honu, the green sea turtles, while snorkeling, launching off “Jump Rock” at Waimea Bay, or discovering deserted white sand beaches trekking up to Ka’ena Point, this area never ceases to amaze.


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available
Tickets are no longer available

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: Pain Management, and Women’s Health – 12 Credits

This program includes 4.0 hours of content intended to meet the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act requirements for DEA license renewal.


This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Pain Management 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 Pain Management 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 Pain Management 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.

Topics and Objectives

Sunday, November 19

7:30 AM – 8:30 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

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 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

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Assessment of Low Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Discuss how multiple structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including the disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review, demonstrate, and practice basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine-related pain conditions 3) Differentiate lumbar radiculopathy signs and symptoms from other causes of low back pain, including facet-mediated, soft tissue, and sacroiliac joint pain

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Management of Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with recent pathophysiology related to mechanisms of fibromyalgia 2) Discuss recent clinical criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia in a primary care setting 3) Identify a multidisciplinary approach that can be applied to patients with chronic widespread pain

Monday, November 20

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Overview of Opioid Pharmacology, Assessment, and Management
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioids used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review validated screening tools used to help identify possible aberrant behaviors related to long-term opioid use 4) Review and utilize Patient Provider Agreements (PPAs) and Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), as a means of improved monitoring of patients using opioid products

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply new pathophysiologic understanding to treating pain 2) Determine mechanisms of action for the various muscle relaxers and anticonvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 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

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 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 for 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

Tuesday, November 21

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:
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:
Individualized Pain Treatments Demystified
Objectives: 1) Devise a stepwise plan to de-escalate opioid therapy 2) Synthesize an approach to convert patients between adjunctive analgesics 3) Construct appropriate combinations of adjuvant analgesics for the patient with chronic pain

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Approaching Difficult Conversations about Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Discuss the best approach in addressing the patient who is resistant to change 2) Describe a strategy for treating patients with anxiety around pain therapy 3) Characterize patients with clear addiction 4) Manage patients who are angry or upset in the office 5) Discuss the approach to patients who have lost self-control

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

Program Schedule





November 19, 2023

Turtle Bay Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

November 20, 2023

Turtle Bay Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

November 21, 2023

Turtle Bay Conference Center

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: Pain Management and Women’s Health and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 11/19/2023 to 11/21/2023. 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 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

We are currently past our cutoff date and sold out of group rooms with the property.

Please click here for nearby lodging options or call (866) 475-2567 to confirm if Turtle Bay Resort has remaining availability for you to book direct.

Accommodations and Amenities – Deeply rooted in the land, the history, and the layered richness of Oʻahu, at Turtle Bay you’ll find an authentic connection to a place of uncommon natural splendor and the warm, welcoming community within it. Where your days are filled with constant discovery and moments that touch your soul, allowing you to explore the uncommon depths of this remarkable coast. Steps away from the pools, restaurants, spa, and activities, our ocean views in the main building put you right in the center of all the action. Providing the perfect retreat for all your North Shore adventures. These large guest rooms are available in King, Two Queens, and ADA. Most rooms have a private lanai or Juliet balcony. Rooms on the 2nd floor in the East and South wings overlooking Kuilima Cove do not offer a balcony. Please keep in mind Turtle Bay has three wings, offering varied views of the ocean and the beautiful North Shore Coast.

Resort Amenities: Air Conditioning, Mini Refrigerator, Keurig Coffee Maker with coffee and condiments, Blow Dryer, Beats Pill Speaker – Complimentary usage for guests, sign out through Housekeeping, Iron & Ironing Board, Telephone with free local calls, 40″ Flat Screen LCD Television with Cable, Private Bathroom, Complimentary WiFi Modem in room, Electronic Safe, Sitting Area, Smoke Detector

  • Ocean View King Rooms– $449.00 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) 478 sq. ft. Watch the waves roll in. Wake up to inspiring sunrises. Or witness the most magical sunsets. No matter which direction your room faces, our dream landscape provides an ambiance of relaxation. Ocean View King rooms feature a pullout sofa, spacious bathroom with double vanities and a walk-in shower. These rooms are located on the 2nd to 5th floors in the main building. Most rooms have a private lanai or Juliet balcony and look out to the ocean or rooftop garden. Rooms on the 2nd floor in the East and South wings overlooking Kuilima Cove do not offer a balcony. Available in ADA.The Main Building offers varied views of the ocean and North Shore coastline.
  • Ocean View 2 Queen Rooms– $469.00 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) 478 sq. ft. The Ocean View Two Queens feature a large bathroom with double vanities and a walk-in shower. These rooms are located on the 2nd to 5th floors in the main building. Most rooms have a private lanai or Juliet balcony and look out to the ocean or rooftop garden. Rooms on the 2nd floor in the East and South wings overlooking Kuilima Cove do not offer a balcony. Available in ADA.

Additional Lodging Information

-Guest room rates are quoted as single or double occupancy, net, exclusive of Hawaii state tax currently at 17.96%.
-The charge for additional guests beyond double occupancy is $50.00 plus applicable tax per guest per night. No additional person charge will be assessed for minors 17 years and under sharing the same room as parents and using existing bedding.
-Maximum room occupancy is (4) guests in Double Queen bedding or (3) guests in King bedding.

Resort Charge – The Turtle Bay Resort Fee will be reduced for MCE attendees booked within the group block to $25.00 + 17.962% tax, totaling $29.49 with tax per room, per night (Currently $49+tax). The Resort Fee covers the following amenities and services:

• Two Refillable PATH Water Bottles, (refill stations are located throughout the resort for your convenience)
• Use of Business Center Facilities
• Arrival Lei Greeting
• Daily Resort Activities, (see The Guidepost for calendar of daily activities)
• Use of Resort Cruisers (45-min per day/per guest, based on availability, 2 cruisers per room)
• Unlimited Toll-Free Local & 60-Min of Domestic Long Distance Telephone Calls
• High Speed Wi-Fi, 10mbps in guestrooms and meeting space.*Not subject to change
• Use of Beach Toys & Boogie Boards at Kuilima Cove, (based on availability)
• Use of Beach Umbrellas and chairs at Kuilima Cove, (based on availability)
• Daily Basket of Range Balls, (after 12 noon)
• Admission to Nalu Fitness Center and a Fitness Lesson of the day
• Use of GoPro Camera for up to 24-hours
• One Hour Pickle Ball Court usage
• 45-minute Photo Session, (images available for purchase)
• Complimentary use of Beats Pill Speaker, (based on availability)

NOTE: Resort Service Fee inclusions are subject to change. Special events not included.

Hotel Parking – Overnight Self-Parking will be discounted for MCE attendees staying within the group block to $20.00 plus tax per car, per night (Currently $35+tax). Self-Parking will be complimentary for local and offsite MCE attendees during the conference hours each day.

Lodging Deposit – A deposit equal to 2 nights’ room and tax is required with each reservation in order to confirm the accommodations (major credit cards accepted).

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 October 19, 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 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 amount of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – The Honolulu International Airport is 38 miles and approximately a 55 minute drive from Turtle Bay 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 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.
  • Alamo – Click Here and enter 7014125 under Contract ID to receive the Group Discount.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount.

Shuttle Service – North Shore Transport: For your transportation needs, please contact North Shore Transport at 808-225-0522 to arrange shuttle transportation to and from the Honolulu International airport, transfers to other hotels and resorts, and shuttles to nearby towns and activities.


Taxi Service – A taxi ride from the airport to the hotel is approximately 38 miles and costs approximately $147.66 one way. Please also note, Turtle Bay Resort does not have taxi or Uber service readily available for your return trip. We recommend booking a rental car or shuttle for this location.

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.

Other Upcoming Conferences

25 May - 27 May
07 Jun - 09 Jun

Cardiology and Rheumatology for Primary Care

Fish Camp/Yosemite National Park, CA

What Are You Waiting For?

Register Early! In order to provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the amount of registrations per conference. Some conferences may have a lower registration limit due to the destination logistics and lodging availability.

View CME Conferences or Call Us: 1-888-533-9031

Contact Form IconCall Us Icon