Dermatology and Geriatrics for Primary Care

Jun 14, 2024 – Jun 16, 2024

Seattle - Westin Seattle

Seattle is a city of many neighborhoods: Eclectic, urban, outdoorsy, artsy, gritty, down-to-earth, or posh—it’s all here, from the quirky character of the Seattle Waterfront and the eccentric “Republic of Fremont,” to hipsters walking baby carriages past aging mansions on Capitol Hill. There’s something for just about everyone within this vibrant Emerald City. Centrally located within walking distance of Pike Place Market, CenturyLink, and Safeco Fields, the Monorail, and Space Needle, The Westin Seattle Hotel offers the perfect Northwest escape.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
$ 999.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
$ 899.00
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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

Dermatology and Geriatrics 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 Dermatology and Geriatrics, 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 Geriatrics, 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 Dermatology and Geriatrics.

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.

Schedule

Friday, June 14th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Malignant Skin Tumors 
Objectives: 1) Diagnose the common malignant skin tumors 2) Understand optimal approach to malignant skin tumors 3) Select cases that should be referred to specialty care

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Benign Skin Tumors
Objectives: 1) Diagnose common benign skin neoplasms 2) Select proper destructive methods to eliminate benign skin tumors 3) Be aware of serious systemic associations with benign skin neoplasms

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Heart Failure — Assessment and Management of the Most Expensive Disease in Older Adults: Part 1 
Objectives: 1) Recognize the high mortality associated with heart failure 2) Discuss the new definitions of heart failure and how to diagnose it 3) Determine the differences between reduced ejection fraction, mid-range ejection fraction, and preserved ejection fraction heart failure

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Heart Failure — Assessment and Management of the Most Expensive Disease in Older Adults: Part 2 
Objectives: 1) Discuss the evidence-based treatments for heart failure 2) Become confident in collaborating with cardiology to achieve the goal-directed medical therapy 3) Develop an in-depth understanding of cardiac amyloidosis

Saturday, June 15th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Controversies in the Management of Hypertension in Older Adults — How Low Is Too Low?: Part 1
Objectives: 1) Discuss the best evidence for treatment goals for hypertension in diabetics and those with a previous stroke 2) Determine the risks for systolic blood pressure less than 120 3) Discuss the controversial evidence of the various guidelines for diagnosing and treating hypertension in older adults

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Controversies in the Management of Hypertension in Older Adults — How Low Is Too Low?: Part 2 
Objectives: 1) Apply the best evidence-based medications for hypertension 2) Discuss how to approach the treatment of resistant hypertension 3) Review how to offer salt and sodium intake education 4) Determine when to focus on diastolic blood pressure

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
The Itchy Patient
Objectives: 1) Classify itchy patients into clinical groups, which suggest etiology 2) Know where to look and what to look for when patients present with pruritus 3) Manage the symptom of itch

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Cutaneous Signs of Internal Malignancy
Objectives: 1) Recognize criteria for skin findings to be signs of internal malignancy 2) Identify the most common cutaneous signs of internal malignancy 3) Enhance awareness of cutaneous metastatic disease

Sunday, June 16th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Acne/Rosacea Primer
Objectives: 1) Clinically differentiate acne from rosacea 2) Identify differences in etiology between acne and rosacea 3) Employ proper treatments for both acne and rosacea

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Skin Disease in Skin of Color
Objectives: 1) Recognize how common diseases may appear differently in skin color patients 2) Identify and manage select skin diseases more common or unique to skin of color patients 3) Understand effects of cultural/medical practices on skin disease in skin of color patients

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Dementia 
Objectives: 1) Discuss the changes in cognition with normal aging 2) Determine behavioral changes that may precede and identify early dementia 3) Discuss how to use various screening tools for cognition 4) Review the characteristics of different dementia syndromes 5) Discuss the risks and benefits for dementia treatment

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Delirium 
Objectives: 1) Review the risk factors and causes for delirium, and how to reduce them 2) Discuss how to suspect and identify delirium 3) Discuss how to manage the symptoms of delirium 4) Distinguish delirium from dementia

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 14, 2024

Westin Seattle Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 15, 2024

Westin Seattle Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 16, 2024

Westin Seattle 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
The AAFP has reviewed Dermatology and Geriatrics for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 06/14/2024 to 06/16/2024. 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 Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

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

Lodging Reservations -To make your lodging reservation, please Click Here or call the hotel at 1-206-728-1000. If you need additional assistance, please contact our office at

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

Accommodations and Amenities – The Westin Seattle is the front door to downtown shopping, attractions, dining, and much more. This ideal urban retreat is steps away from the Washington State Convention Center, Pike Place Market, and Space Needle. Our unique design offers breathtaking views of the Northwest’s beauty including Puget Sound, the Olympic, and Cascade mountain ranges. Our 891 smoke-free guest rooms and suites are designed to provide ultimate comfort and tranquility for our guests. All rooms offer high-speed internet access, flat-screen televisions, the Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly® Bath Air conditioning, Access to the Westin WORKOUT Fitness Studio, Access to the heated indoor pool, Alarm clock, Complimentary Bottled water, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib/Play Yard, Electrical adapters, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini-fridge: 10.00 USD, Pull-out sofa bed, Rollaway bed, Safe, Bathrobe, Hairdryer, Separate tub, and shower. Amenities are subject to change at the discretion of the hotel.

  • Traditional Guest Room$249 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Deluxe View City Guest Room$269 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Premium City View Guest Room$280 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Premium Water View Guest Room$324 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Check-in/Check-out times – Check-in time is at 4:00 PM and Check-out time is at 11:00 AM.
  • Guest Room Taxes – Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes: Occupancy Tax at 15.7%, Tourism Assessment Fee of $4.00 per night. All taxes and fees are subject to change.
  • Maximum Occupancy – Four Guests Per Room Per Night – Rate is based on single/double occupancy. Each extra guest over two will be an additional $30 per guest, per night (subject to change by hotel). Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel and based on availability.
  • Roll-Away Fee – A $30 fee applies to requests for roll-away beds per room per stay, subject to change by the hotel.
  • Smoking Policy – This is a smoke-free property.
  • Guest Room Internet – Basic high-speed internet will be complimentary in guestrooms for group attendees for the duration of the program.

Hotel Terms are subject to change and based on availability

Hotel Parking – Overnight On-site Self-Parking is discounted to $35 per night and Overnight Valet Parking is discounted to $45 per night for MCE Conference attendees. Offsite and local attendees will be offered a $27.00 discounted parking rate per day for up to five (5) hours on the conference dates only.

Lodging Deposit – A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Balance due to the hotel 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 cancellations: 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 14, 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 who 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 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located approximately 15 miles from The Westin Seattle.

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.

Taxi
Taxies are available 24 hours and cost approximately $45 USD.

Downtown Airporter
The Downtown Airporter provides service between the airport and major downtown hotels. From baggage claim, cross the skybridge 4 and proceed to level 3 of the parking garage. The Downtown Airporter desk is located in the center of the Ground Transportation Plaza. One-way: 18 USD; Roundtrip: 36 USD; Children 17 years and under ride free, one for each paying adult. Payment by credit card only. Rides can be booked online, by phone, and at the airport. Reservations are required, to book your transfer please call 1(855) 566-3300 or Click Here.

Link Light Rail (Central Link)
Link Light Rail provides direct service from the airport to downtown Seattle. Exit the train at Westlake Center Transit Tunnel Station and take the Westlake Center exit. The hotel is a block north on 5th Avenue.
Adult: 3.00 USD; Youth (6 – 18): 1.50 USD; Children under 6 ride free with an adult. Link tickets can be bought from the ticket vending machine with cash or a credit card.

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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