Pain Management and Pharmacology for Primary Care
Jul 21, 2023 – Jul 23, 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.
(Find theme park information, conference attendee discounts and ticket purchase links in the Additional Travel Information section below)
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
Pain Management and Pharmacology 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 Pain Management and Pharmacology 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 Pain Management and Pharmacology 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.
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Pain Management and Pharmacology.
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
Non-Opioid Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand the neurobiology of chronic pain and how this relates to pharmacologic targets 2) Develop a data-driven and practical understanding of dosing, benefits, and side-effects of common non-opioid pharmacologic agents 3) Become versed in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes, such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain
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 for 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
Managing Pain in Geriatric Patients
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the nuances in assessing pain in the elderly 2) Understand the pharmacologic challenges in managing elderly patients 3) Identify the balance between pain control and iatrogenesis in the elderly population
Interventional Procedures for Spine Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand 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) Appreciate the data behind the techniques by way of a data-driven literature review 3) Develop a systematic approach to identifying when patients may or may not benefit from interventional spine procedures
Managing Pain and Symptoms at the End-of-Life
Objectives: 1) Understand the optimal measures to control pain at the end-of-life through case-based teaching 2) Better manage common end-of-life clinical scenarios, such as dyspnea, delirium, and terminal secretions 3) Become more empowered in how to emotionally guide family members through the dying process
Challenging Pain Scenarios: An Interactive Case-Based Discussion
Objectives: 1) Develop a frame to systematically break down and analyze complex pain scenarios 2) 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
Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of diabetic treatments, including mechanism of action, precautions and/or contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Review newer diabetes mediations and its place in therapy 3) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy 4) Evaluate a patient’s blood glucose control and determine the need for insulin therapy
Getting your Patient’s A1C to Goal
Objectives: 1) Discuss differences in diabetes management for older adults 2) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal diabetes treatment, based on patient specific parameters 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for diabetes management
Meeting Goals Beyond A1C
Objectives: 1) Discuss differences in diabetes management for special populations 2) Discuss novel approaches in treatment options 3) Improve adherence to medications and monitoring
Treatment Options for Depression
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of antidepressants, including mechanism of action, precautions and/or contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Review newer antidepressants and their place in therapy 3) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy
Selecting the Most Optimal Treatment Regimen for Your Patients with Depression
Objectives: 1) Outline the various treatment approaches in managing major depression 2) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal antidepressant, based on patient specific parameters 3) Discuss differences in depression management for older adults 4) Apply clinical practice guidelines for depression management
Treatment Options for Anxiety
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of anxiolytics, including mechanism of action, precautions and/or contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy
July 21, 2023
DGC Sequoia North (E-H)
Conference - Day 1
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM
7:30 AM - 11:50 AM
July 22, 2023
DGC Sequoia North (E-H)
Conference - Day 2
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 11:50 AM
July 23, 2023
DGC Sequoia North (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.
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.
Lodging Reservations – Please click here to book online or call the hotel at (714) 520-5005. If you need assistance, please contact our office via email at email@example.com.
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 – $425 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 Lodging – Disneyland 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 – $385 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 June 20, 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 March 30th, 2023 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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