Addiction Medicine and Pain Management for Primary Care

Mar 01, 2024 – Mar 03, 2024

Longboat Key - Zota Beach Resort

This program includes 8.0 hours of content intended to meet the MATE Act requirements.

Find your zen at Zota with resort accommodations overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Longboat Key’s charm offers waterfront golf, fine dining and luxury beaches. Its 12 miles of white sand make it a luxury Gulf Coast resort community. Enjoy the island’s championship golf course and tennis club, and its dining and shopping. Longboat Key brings you an elegant and scenic environment that offers the rare combination of breathtaking beaches and cultural activities – all within a relaxed and elegant lifestyle. The perfect destination for a getaway that is uniquely you. Zota Beach Resort is luxurious getaway on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Newly reimagined as an elegant oasis, this Sarasota jewel features luxury accommodations, chic dining experiences, and beachside tranquility. Located just minutes away from the upscale shopping, entertainment, and culinary offerings of St. Armands Circle, your own quiet slice of sugary sand and soft waves is never far from the action.

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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

Addiction Medicine and Pain Management for Primary Care – 12 Credits

This program includes 8.0 hours of content intended to meet the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act requirements for DEA license renewal.

Overview

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

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, March 1

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Non-Opioid Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Discuss the neurobiology of chronic pain and how this relates to pharmacologic targets2) Develop a data-driven and practical understanding of dosing, benefits, and side-effects of common non-opioid pharmacologic agents 3) Implement pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes, such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Opioids for Chronic and Cancer Pain: Rationale Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Become comfortable with practical aspects of chronic opioid therapy, including opioid selection, rotation, and side-effect management 2) Appreciate the nuances in titration for different pain syndromes 3) Review clinical pearls and strategies for managing chronic opioid therapy, as safely as possible 4) Discuss the use of opioids for cancer pain and how the approach differs from chronic non-cancer pain

9:35 AM – 9:40 AM: BREAK

9:40 AM – 10:10AM:
Introduction: The Disease of Addiction
Objectives: 1) Define the disease of addiction 2) Describe how the biology of addiction impacts the treatment approach  

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention
Objectives: 1) Delineate between screening and diagnosing 2) Identify tools to help screen for hazardous drinking 3) Define “Brief intervention”  

10:10 AM – 10:15 AM: BREAK  

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM:
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Medications and Management
Objectives: 1) Recognize and manage alcohol withdrawal in the primary care setting 2) List FDA-approved and off-label medications for AUD treatment 3) Incorporate EtG screening into your practice  

11:15 AM – 11:20 AM ~ BREAK  

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM:
Overview: Other Commonly Abused Substances
Objectives: 1) List commonly abused substances and behavioral addictions 2) Describe behavioral and off-label medication interventions 3) Safely wean patients off controlled substances 

Saturday, March 2

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM:
Chronic Low Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Perform a focused, evidence-based workup in the primary care setting 2) Identify evidence-based guidelines 3) List evidence-based medication and non-medication interventions 

8:15 AM – 8:20 AM: BREAK  

8:20 AM – 9:35 AM: 
Managing Opioid Medications in the Primary Care Setting
Objectives: 1) List key elements of the CDC guidelines for managing patients on chronic opioids 2) Develop compassionate yet objective, evidence-based treatment plans for patients on chronic opioids 3) Identify patients on chronic opioids who may be developing a use disorder  

Opioid Use Disorder Overview: Withdrawal and Treatment Options
Objectives: 1) Describe the signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal 2) Delineate among treatment options for opioid withdrawal 3) List the three FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Managing Pain in Geriatric Patients
Objectives: 1) Recognize the nuances in assessing pain in the elderly 2) Review the pharmacologic challenges in managing elderly patients 3) Identify the balance between pain control and iatrogenesis in the elderly population  

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Interventional Procedures for Spine Pain
Objectives: 1) Recognize the rationale and technical considerations of common minimally invasive interventions for spine-related pain, such as epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency lesioning, facet injections, sacroiliac injections, and spinal cord stimulation 2) Review the data behind the techniques byway of a data-driven literature review 3) Develop a systematic approach to identifying when patients may or may not benefit from interventional spine procedures  

Sunday, March 3

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Managing Pain and Symptoms at the End-of-Life 
Objectives: 1) Discuss the optimal measures to control pain at the end-of-life through case-based teaching 2) Manage common end-of-life clinical scenarios, such as dyspnea, delirium, and terminal secretions 3) Discuss how to become more empowered to be able to effectively guide emotional family members through the dying process 

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Challenging Pain Scenarios: An Interactive Case-Based Discussion
Objectives: 1) Develop a frame to systematically break down and analyze complex pain scenarios2) Utilize the audience’s collective mind to develop practical strategies to address the various clinical complexities of the cases 3) Become more comfortable and empowered to handle such cases upon returning to the clinical practice  

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder in the Primary Care Setting
Objectives: 1) Describe the unique pharmacology of buprenorphine 2) Initiate, monitor, and discontinue buprenorphine safely and effectively 3) Avoid common pitfalls and complications such as “precipitated withdrawal”  

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Alcohol and Substance Use in Adolescents
Objectives: 1) Recognize the prevalence of alcohol and substance use/abuse in adolescents 2) Enable open, safe dialogue about drugs and alcohol with adolescents 3) Develop patient-centered therapeutic plans by establishing trusting relationships with adolescents    

Illustrative Cases: Questions and Answers
Objectives: 1) Review audience and/or speaker provided patient cases to solidify key clinical concepts 2) Address audience questions  

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

March 1, 2024

Zota Ballroom

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 2, 2024

Zota Ballroom

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 3, 2024

Zota Ballroom

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 Addiction Medicine and Pain Management for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/01/2024 to 03/03/2024. 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

Lodging ReservationsWe are currently past our group room cutoff date however the property may still have availability for group rooms please call the Hotel Directly at (941) 388-2161. 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: These stylish accommodations invite you to get away from it all. Light-filled guest rooms and suites are designed with the Gulf Coast’s laidback elegance in mind. With spacious balconies and pristine views of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s a welcoming space to enjoy a romantic getaway, gathering, or family escape.

  • Escalara Building – Resort View $359 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) 380 ft2 Escalera Standard View Rooms include two plush queen beds or a plush king with luxe linens, a refrigerator, coffee maker, and coastal chic decor.
    Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Escalara Building – Pool View $374 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) 380 ft2 Escalera Tower Pool View Rooms include two luxe queen beds or a plush king, a refrigerator, coffee maker, and welcoming coastal chic decor. Rooms look out onto our shimmering infinity-edge pool. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Premium Opal Building – Resort View $374 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) 440 ft2 Opal Tower Standard View Rooms include two luxe queen beds or a plush king bed with luxe linens, a refrigerator, coffee maker, a twin sleeper sofa, and coastal chic decor. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Premium Opal Building – Pool View $389 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) 440 ft2 Opal Tower Pool View Rooms include two luxe queen beds or a plush king bed with luxe linens, a twin sleeper sofa, a refrigerator, coffee maker, and welcoming coastal chic decor. Rooms look out onto our shimmering infinity-edge pool. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Premium Opal Building – Partial Gulf View $411 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) 440 ft2 Opal Tower Partial Gulf View Rooms include two luxe queen beds or a plush king bed with luxe linens, a refrigerator, coffee maker, and welcoming coastal chic decor. Rooms look out onto partial views of the glimmering Gulf of Mexico. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Premium Opal Building – Beach Front $466 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) 400 ft2 Opal Tower Beachfront rooms feature include two luxe queen beds or a plush king bed with luxe linens, a large bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a spacious private balcony overlooking Longboat Key and the glimmering Gulf of Mexico. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

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

Additional Lodging Information: 
Resort Fee: Please note that the Zota Beach Resort will offer guests in the MCE room block a reduced Resort Fee of $20 taxable per room per night (originally $39) which includes: access to Valet Parking, Wi-Fi in guestrooms and meeting space, Gulf View Fitness Center, unlimited local and toll free calls, daily turndown service, in-room bottled water and coffee, pool towel service at the resort pool and hot tub, beach chairs for use on Hotel’s private beach, daily newspaper delivery, business center, concierge services, daily refreshments in the lobby, and much more. Subject to changes by Hotel. 
Taxes: There will also be a sales and occupancy tax added to the room rates and resort fee (currently 12%).
Additional Occupancy: Please be advised there may be a $30 per person per night fee added to any adults over the age of 18 beyond single or double occupancy.

Parking – Valet-parking is complimentary for MCE Conference Attendees.

Lodging Deposit – A Major Credit Card is used at the time of booking and a first-night room deposit to guarantee your reservation. Balance due to the hotel upon arrival.

Lodging Cancellations – Guests must cancel lodging reservations 7 days prior to the guest’s check-in date or the hotel will charge the credit card on file as a no show. 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 January 20, 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: The nearest airport to Longboat Key is Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) Airport which is 6.7 miles away. Other nearby airports include St. Petersburg (PIE) (34.4 miles), Tampa (TPA) (40 miles), Ft. Myers (RSW) (83.2 miles), and Orlando (MCO) (109 miles).

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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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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