Internal Medicine Update for Primary Care

Jun 23, 2023 – Jun 25, 2023

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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

Internal Medicine Update 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 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 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 ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Internal Medicine.

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, June 23

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Common Diagnostic Dilemmas
Objectives: 1) Recognize 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 primary care practice 2) Implement a rational use of antidepressants based on side-effect profiles and effect on weight and sleep 3) Understand optimal use of combination therapy for augmenting antidepressant response

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Colon, Breast, Prostate, and Lung Screening Update
Objectives: 1) Review current USPSTF recommendations regarding colon, breast, prostate, and lung cancer screening 2) Review the literature that the USPSTF recommendations are based on 3) Consider how to discuss controversial topics, such as breast, lung, and prostate cancer screening with the patient

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Common Rashes in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Identify common rashes encountered in primary care 2) Review approaches to the treatment of common rashes 3) Discuss recommendations regarding referrals to dermatology

Saturday, June 24

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Ophthalmologic Issues for the Primary Care Physician
Objectives: 1) Review basic eye anatomy 2) Review common ophthalmologic problems seen in primary care, such as eyelid disorders and red eye 3) Consider when an ophthalmology referral is needed and when it is urgent

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Potpourri: A Collection of Cases in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review management of common conditions seen in primary care 2) Describe cases related to hospital medicine 3) Consider when a single study may or may not change your practice

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Hypertension
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:
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

Sunday, June 25

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
New Drugs for 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

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 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

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Musculoskeletal Problems in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review shoulder anatomy and workup of shoulder pain 2) Review knee anatomy and workup of knee pain 3) Determine causes and treatments of hip pain

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Evidence-Based Approach to Complementary and Alternative Treatments
Objectives: 1) Review complementary and alternative treatments commonly used by patients 2) Discuss the evidence of the benefits for complementary and alternative treatments 3) Review the harms, side-effects, and drug interactions of complementary and alternative treatments

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

June 23, 2022

Westin Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

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

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 24, 2022

Westin Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 25, 2022

Westin 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 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 Internal Medicine Update for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 06/23/2023 to 06/25/2023. 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 a 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 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

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 (512) 391-2333 to confirm if the Westin has remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations – The 366 hotel rooms and suites at The Westin Austin Downtown are designed to keep you feeling your best. Enjoy stunning city views from your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows plus vibrant artwork inspired by downtown Austin’s live music tradition. Awake refreshed in our Heavenly® Bed and pamper yourself in the Heavenly® Shower.

  • Guestroom Standard ROH – $269 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Traditional rooms are 350sqft/32sqm and are located on floors 4-9 and feature signature Westin Heavenly® Bed and Bath Amenities.
    Bedding Options: One King or 2 Queen Beds
    Maximum Occupancy: One King – 3 Adults or 2 Queen Beds – 4 Adults
  • Executive King View – $289 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Executive View rooms are 350-390sq.ft. and offer great views of downtown Austin from floors 15 and above and also feature signature Westin Heavenly® Bed and Bath Amenities.
    Bedding Options: One King or 2 Queen Beds
    Maximum Occupancy: One King – 3 Adults or 2 Queen Beds – 4 Adults

Additional Lodging Information

Taxes: Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 17.614%) in effect at the time of check-out. All Taxes are subject to change at any time without notice.
Additional Adult Fee: Room rates are quoted as Single/Double occupancy. There will be a $20 fee per adult per night for each additional adult 18 years of age or older beyond Single/Double occupancy.
Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is after 3:00 p.m. and Check-out is before 12:00 p.m. Subject to hotel changes.

Parking – Hotel offers valet parking only. Pricing is subject to change.
0-3 Hours – $27.00 (plus tax)
3-6 Hours – $39.00 (plus tax)
6-24 Hours – $56.00 (plus tax)

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or 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.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until May 16, 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 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 – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is approximately 10.5 miles/20 minutes from The Westin Austin Downtown.

Airport Transportation –

Shuttles:
Airport Reservations: 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826)
Groups and Charters: 512-929-3900 ext. 4 (after hours use ext. 2)
AusSales@supershuttle.net

Taxi:
Estimated taxi fare is approximately $35 one-way from AUS.

ATX Co Op: 512-333-5555
Lone Star Cab: 512-836-4900
Yellow Cab: 512-452-9999

Minimum fare for taxi customers is $13.30, this includes a $2.00 airport surcharge. All taxis have a four-passenger maximum, excluding children 12-years and under. All taxis accept major credit cards.

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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