Infectious Diseases and Pain Management for Primary Care

Apr 06, 2023 – Apr 08, 2023

Disneyland Resort - Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disneyland and California Adventure offer the chance for guests to explore the thrills and excitement of the parks in a more intimate setting. The close proximity of Downtown Disney, Disneyland, and California Adventure allows visitors the opportunity to visit all of the attractions while staying in a conveniently located resort. Boasting a stunning 6-story lobby constructed of stone and wood plus stately American Craftsman-style décor in all rooms, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa celebrates the grandeur of the great outdoors. With its exclusive entrance into Disney’s California Adventure Park, it is the closest hotel to any Disney theme park in the United States. Savor award-winning food, indulge your senses at the world-class spa, or lounge the day away in a posh poolside cabana. The resort also has a fitness center, as well as free tours and children’s activities, making it an excellent choice for a memorable, fun-filled vacation.

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through March 8, 2023)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through March 8, 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

Infectious Diseases and Pain Management for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Infectious Diseases 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 Infectious Diseases 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 goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Infectious Diseases and Pain Management.

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

Infectious Diseases 

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Objective: 1) Review terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of skin and soft tissue infections, including impetigo, hair follicle-associated infections, erysipelas, cellulitis, and necrotizing fasciitis

Primary Care-Associated Infections: Part 1
Objective: 1) Review the approach to selected primary care infectious disease topics, including urinary tract infections, pharyngitis, community-acquired pneumonia, and endocarditis prophylaxis in a case-based format

Primary Care-Associated Infections: Part 2
Objective: 1) Review the approach to primary care infectious diseases, including selected viral infections, diarrheal infections, and recreational water-associated infections in a case-based format

Clostridioides Difficile
Objectives: 1) Review current epidemiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of C. difficile infections 2) Provide updated treatment strategies for treatment of C. difficile infections

Infectious Diseases 2023: An Update
Objective: 1) Identify the most significant recent papers and topics that highlight emerging themes in infectious diseases (other than COVID-19)

Mimics of Infectious Diseases
Objective: 1) Review multiple case-based presentations, which may or may not, be due to an infectious disease

Pain Management 

Update on Pathophysiology of Pain and Review of Multidisciplinary Approaches in the Management of Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Review mechanisms of pain perception, including peripheral and central changes and how they serve as targets for pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management 2) Describe recent genetic, biochemical, and imaging evidence supporting the etiology of fibromyalgia 3) Become familiar with the American College of Rheumatology criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, including the updated 2010 version

Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply an updated pathophysiologic understanding to targeting and treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action of 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

Physical Exam for Low Back Pain: A Hands-On Approach
Objectives: 1) Discuss how several structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review 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

Osteoarthritis Update – Including Assessment of Shoulder and Hip Pain Disorders
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with the evolving understanding of the pathophysiology of OA and the role of the central nervous system 2) Review pharmacologic agents used in treating OA, including NSAIDs, topical analgesics, and opioids 3) Learn physical exam tests to improve a clinician’s ability to diagnose common shoulder, hip, and knee conditions for both in-office visits and telehealth services

Update on Opioid Pharmacology, Risk Management Strategies, and Applying the CDC Guidelines in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioid products used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for chronic pain and how it can be applied to managing patients in pain, including tapering 4) Understand and utilize urine drug monitoring (UDM) and prescription monitoring programs (PDMPs), as a more comprehensive monitoring of patients that may require opioid analgesics as part of a pain management regimen

Clinical Challenges: Behavioral Health Integration and What Should I Tell My Patients About Cannabis Use for Chronic Pain?
Objectives: 1) Highlight general principles and goals of treatment related to cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness training for chronic pain 2) Understand nonpharmacologic strategies to calm the nervous system and decrease pain, including relaxation training and biofeedback 3) Become familiar with the pharmacology of cannabinoids and cannabis, and the evidence for their use for chronic pain and other medical conditions 4) Discuss the complexities of cannabis use and potential adverse effects, including dependence and addiction

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

Program Schedule





April 6, 2023

Sequoia North Ballroom (E-H)

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

April 7, 2023

Sequoia North Ballroom (E-H)

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

April 8, 2023

Sequoia North Ballroom (E-H)

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 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 – To book your lodging please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at

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

Accommodations and Amenities – The Disney Grand Californian is Disneyland’s flagship property. Featuring remarkable American Craftsman-style architecture and décor, these rooms offer a rare opportunity to sleep in premium accommodations.

  • Grand Californian Guest Rooms$394 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Options: 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds or 1 Queen bed and a Daybed (Note: Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability.) Amenities: Guest rooms at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa are equipped with: a Desk, High-Speed Internet – Free Wired & WiFi Service, Robes, Satellite TV (including Disney Channel & ESPN), DVD Player, Newspaper – USA Today Delivery (Weekday), Hair Dryer, Alarm Clock with MP3 Connection, Ice Bucket, Dual Line Phone with Voice Mail, Vanity Area, Interior Corridor Access, Iron & Board, Air Conditioning / Heat, Coffee Maker, Shower & Bathtub Combo, Triple Sheets, Balcony or Patio, Make-Up Mirror, Assorted Magazines, Safe – In Room, Hand & Body Lotion, Evening Turndown, and a Crib Pack ‘n Play. If you are booking a room for 5 Guests, once you have reserved your lodging, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 and MCE will request placement of your reservation in a Standard Double Queen with a Daybed based on availability.

Alternative LodgingDisneyland Hotel: Just a 5-minute walk from Disney’s Grand Californian, become immersed in the spirit of Disneyland past and present! Stay in the Adventure, Fantasy, or Frontier tower –each an homage to the park’s original lands – and delight in the sleek, ultra-modern design at every turn. Located just steps from the Downtown Disney District, this hotel is a short stroll from both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park

  • Disneyland Hotel Guest Room$354 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Options: 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed (Note: Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability)Amenities: Desk, High-speed Internet – WIFI Service, Hair Dryer, Dual Line Phone with Voice Mail, Ice Bucket, Crib Pack ‘n Play Upon Request, Alarm Clock, Interior Corridor Access, Iron & Board, Air Conditioning / Heat, Satellite TV, Shower & Bathtub Combo, Coffee Maker, Bathroom amenities, Safe – In Room, Mini-refrigerator.

Additional Lodging Information – The Group Room Rates are subject to applicable City of Anaheim occupancy taxes, currently fifteen percent (15%), and a two percent (2%) ATID assessment.

Check-in/Check-out times – Check-in time is after 3:00 PM. If you arrive early you may pre-register at the front desk. Once you return to the Hotel, proceed to the information line for your room key. Check-out time is before 11:00 AM. If you would like to enjoy a day at the Disneyland® Resort after you check out, you are welcome to store your luggage at the Bell Desk until you are ready to depart.

Additional Room Occupants – If you would like to book a room for 5 Guests, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 for availability.

Hotel Parking – Attendees who stay overnight at the Hotel, or who drive-on and are not overnight guests of the Hotel will be charged either, as applicable, the self-parking fee applicable at the time of the Event (currently Thirty Five Dollars ($35.00) per car, per night), or the valet parking fee applicable at the time of the Event (currently Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per car, per night), each with in/out privileges. All parking fees are subject to applicable Taxes.

Lodging Deposit – First night’s room and tax is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due at the time of check-out.

Lodging Cancellations – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room agreement with the conference lodging venue:

  • Should an attendee cancel a reservation, a refund of the deposit and/or cancellation fees will be in accordance with Hotel’s general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if an individual’s reservation is
    canceled at least five days before arrival).
  • 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 March 8, 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 – Disney’s Grand Californian Resort is located 30 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 17 miles from the John Wayne International Airport (SNA).

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.

Disneyland Resort Express – For more information or to book a reservation, please call 800-828-6699 or Click Here

Shuttle Service from LAX to Disney Hotels – SuperShuttle offers shuttle service from the Los Angeles International Airport to all Disney hotels in Anaheim. The one-way fare is $16 per person for passengers 3 years old and up. Children under the age of 3 travel free. Please make your reservation at least one day in advance at Super Shuttle or call 1-800-258-3826.

Disney Discounted Park Tickets – Beginning July 22nd, 2022 please click here for discounted park tickets.

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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