Primary Care Update: Women’s Health, Office Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine

Sep 15, 2023 – Sep 17, 2023

Victoria - Fairmont Empress

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through June 15, 2023)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through June 15, 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

Primary Care Update: Women’s Health, Office Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine – 12 Credits


This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Women’s Health, Office Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine for Primary Care, 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 Women’s Health, Office Orthopedics, and Sports 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 Women’s Health, Office Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine.


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

Women’s Health

Contraception 2023

Objectives: 1) Describe the role of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in family planning 2) Discuss risks, benefits and counseling guidelines for long-acting methods 3) Discuss optimal prescribing of combination contraceptives, such as the pill, patch, and ring 4) Identify the available options for emergency contraception, including the benefits and limitations

Menopausal Hormone Therapy 2023

Objectives: 1) Discuss data on the cardiovascular risks and benefits of MHT, generated after the initial publication from the Women’s Health Initiative 2) Summarize current evidence regarding the effect of MHT on breast cancer risk 3) Identify current best practices for prescribing MHT

Evolving Guidelines for Pap and HPV Testing

Objectives: 1) Describe the natural history of HPV infection and how it relates to current screening recommendations for cervical neoplasia 2) Identify current guidelines for frequency of Pap testing 3) Describe the role of HPV testing in detecting cervical neoplasia

Vaginitis: Tackling the Tough Cases

Objectives: 1) Discuss the roles for, and limitations of, the tests currently available for the diagnosis of vaginal infections 2) Describe current recommendations and options for managing persistent and resistant vaginitis 3) Identify entities, other than vaginitis, that may be associated with vaginal symptoms

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Simplified

Objectives: 1) Describe the proposed pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome 2) Identify management options for the gynecologic consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome, such as irregular menses, hirsutism, and infertility 3) Identify management options for the metabolic effects of polycystic ovary syndrome

Female Sexual Dysfunction

Objectives: 1) Describe the current model of normal female sexual response 2) Identify the diagnostic categories for female sexual dysfunction and discuss possible etiologies for each 3) Discuss management options for each category of female sexual dysfunction

Office Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine

Practical Tips on the Evaluation and Management of Concussions

Objectives: 1) Recall the etiology, pathophysiology, and signs and symptoms of concussion 2) Identify risk factors that help prognosticate a greater risk of concussion symptoms lasting greater than one month 3) Utilize concussion assessment tools to assess and manage concussion 4) Determine return to learn/work and return to play recommendations

The Virtual Visit for Low Back and Hip Pain

Objectives: 1) Discuss those with back and hip pain who may be safely evaluated in a virtual setting 2) Describe the basic anatomy of the lumbar and pelvic region 3) Assess low back and hip pain with a systematic history 4) Implement a systematic physical exam of a patient’s back and hip in a video telehealth visit

The Evaluation and Care of Common Shoulder Problems [2 Hours]

Objectives: 1) Describe the basic anatomy and function of the shoulder joint 2) Explain the associated physical exam findings for common shoulder problems 3) Develop treatment plans for common shoulder problems 4) Identify indications on when to refer shoulder problems for subspecialty care

Evaluation and Care of Common Knee Problems [2 Hours]

Objectives: 1) Describe the basic anatomy and function of the knee joint 2) Explain the associated physical exam findings for common knee problems 3) Develop treatment plans for common knee problems 4) Identify indications on when to refer knee problems for subspecialty care

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

Program Schedule





September 15, 2023

Fairmont Empress Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 16, 2023

Fairmont Empress Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 17, 2023

Fairmont Empress Conference Center

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 make your lodging reservation, 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 – Welcome to Canada’s Castle on the Coast. The Empress Hotel sits proudly at the centre of culture and history in Victoria, British Columbia. This award-winning Victoria hotel and National Historic Site is an alluring blend of classic and contemporary, vintage and cutting-edge: Where Modern meets Iconic. Fairmont Empress features 437 well-appointed, air conditioned guest rooms and suites. Many of the tastefully designed guest rooms offer magnificent views of the harbour, city and gardens. With a wide selection of unique guest rooms featuring classic details and modern touches, Fairmont Empress is sure to make your stay in Victoria unforgettable.

  • Fairmont Guest Rooms – $349 CAD Per Room Per Night ($289 USD Exchange Rate at the time of publishing*) (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – 230 sq.ft. to 330 sq.ft. / 21 sq.m to 31 sq.m – One King, one Queen, or two Doubles – An Empress classic, these well-appointed rooms have a classic-meets-contemporary design inspired by Vancouver Island nature. Custom lighting and sleek furnishings. Accessible room available on request. (Maximum occupancy per room is up to 4 persons).
  • Common amenities include:
    • Wireless internet
    • Air conditioning
    • In-room safe
    • Terry bathrobes
    • Keurig coffee makers
      • *The USD rate posted is only intended as a reference point, MCE is not responsible for fluctuations in exchange rates at the time transactions occur. Exchange rates change on a moment-to-moment basis, for current rates please click here. Please also note some banks charge a foreign transaction fee for international payments, please check with your bank for additional information on these charges.

Additional Lodging Information: 

  • Taxes & Fees  – Currently ROOM RATES are subject to the following taxes, levies and/or assessments:
    1) Provincial Hotel Room Tax (PST) 11%
    2) Goods and Services Tax (GST) 5%
    3) There is a Destination Marketing Fee (DMF) of 1% plus tax added to the guest room rate.
    Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Check-In & Check-Out – Currently, the Hotel’s check-in time is 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Subject to change without notice.
  • Each extra person sharing a room will be charged, above double occupancy an additional $50.00 per night or $70.00 per night for Fairmont Gold Rooms. There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents.
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts currently charges an Early Departure Fee of $174.50 (50% contracted room rate) for guests who depart prior to their confirmed departure date. Subject to change at Hotel’s Discretion. 

Parking – Guests can self-park for $35 per night. This rate includes in-and-out privileges until 4:00pm on your check out date. Valet parking is available for $49 per night. Electric car charging is also available.
Local and offsite guests can park for the full duration of conference hours on Sept 15, 16, 17, 2023 for $10 Daily.
Parking rates are confirmed at these rates for group.

Dining Discounts for Children – 


(In room with parent or guardian)



13 to 18 years Complimentary Full Price on Regular Menus
6 to 12 years Complimentary 50% off Regular Menu prices
5 years and under Complimentary Complimentary – based on children’s menu

Lodging Deposit – All rooms require a credit card to guarantee the reservation. Balance is 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 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 hotel policies.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until June 15, 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 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 cancelled 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 amount of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is located approximately 30 minutes drive from Fairmont Empress. There are several rental car companies located at the airport. Alternatively, there is a shuttle service, run by Lucky to Go shuttle. If you are driving from the airport, simply follow signs for “Victoria”. The airport is located just off of Highway 17, which will take you directly into the heart of Downtown Victoria and to Fairmont Empress.

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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