Internal Medicine Update for Primary Care

Jun 23, 2023 – Jun 25, 2023

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Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through May 16, 2023)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through May 16, 2023)
$ 799.00
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Lodging Reservations*

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

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

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 patient

Common Rashes in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review identification of common rashes encountered in primary care 2) Review approaches to the treatment of common rashes 3) Review recommendations regarding referral to dermatology

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

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

Musculoskeletal Problems in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review shoulder anatomy and work-up of shoulder pain 2) Review knee anatomy and work-up of knee pain 3) Review causes and treatments of hip pain

Finding Meaning in One’s Work – Narrative Medicine
Objectives: 1) Employ reflective writing to explore meaning in one’s work 2) Consider ways to enhance resilience in one’s professional life 3) Review approaches to avoid burnout in clinical work

Depression in Primary Care Practice
Objectives: 1) Understand the proper role of second generation antidepressants 2) Learn the value of augmentation and switching strategies 3) Know the most common side effects of commonly used antidepressants

New Drugs for Primary Care: What You Need to Know
Objectives: 1) Learn which recently approved drugs and drugs in the pipeline will have the largest impact on primary care practice 2) Understand the efficacy, side effects, and costs of important, novel drugs in primary care practice 3) Learn the role of recently approved medications and their place among existing therapies

Diagnosis of Primary Headache Syndromes
Objectives: 1) Learn the principal and historical features of migraines, tension-type, and cluster headaches 2) Understand the features that differentiate migraines from tension-type headaches 3) Know when to obtain neuroimaging for patients with suspected primary headache disorders

Treatment of Migraine and Primary Headache Syndromes
Objectives: 1) Learn indications for preventive therapy for migraines and which medications are most effective 2) Understand complementary and alternative treatment strategies for migraines 3) Develop a rational approach to abortive therapy for migraines

Hypertension: Practice Changing Evidence and Recommendations
Objectives: 1) Application of the the most recent guidelines to the management of patients with hypertension 2) Understand optimal choices for initial drug management of hypertension 3) Outline an approach to resistant hypertension 4) Learn which medications reduce cardiovascular risk to the greatest extent

Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation
Objectives: 1) Learn the most important patient-related and procedure-related risk factors for postoperative cardiac complication 2) Apply the revised cardiac risk index to estimate the risk of postoperative cardiac complications 3) Understand the limited role of preoperative testing to estimate risk of postoperative cardiac complications 4) Learn which interventions reduce the risk for postoperative cardiac complications in high-risk patients

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 7:00 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 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 – Link coming soon. If you need assistance, please contact our office via email at info@mceconferences.com.

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.

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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