Lodging Sold Out: Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care

Mar 12, 2021 – Mar 14, 2021

Florida Keys - Hawks Cay Resort

In the 60-acre island playground in the Florida Keys is the affluent 4-star Hawk Cay Resort in Duck Key. It comes with a soothing beachfront location, which includes a marina. While in the resort, cool down in one of the 5 swimming pools or have fun with the dolphins in the private saltwater lagoon. Some guests greet the day with hot coffee and pastries near the lobby’s new 1,300-gallon saltwater aquarium or breakfast at the restaurant Ocean, often followed by a toes-in-the-sand lunch at the Beach Grill, poolside refreshments at the Coral Grill, and evenings of Latin American–influenced cuisine at Alma. Hawks Cay has something special for the whole family.


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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

Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care 

This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Cardiology and Geriatrics 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 Cardiology 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 and updates in Cardiology and Geriatrics.

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 and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives


Update on PCSK9 Inhibitors for Hyperlipidemia
Objectives: Review PCSK9 therapy as a new medication for hyperlipidemia, understand the role of risk in determining hyperlipidemia therapy, outline management algorithms determining when to use combination therapy for hyperlipidemia.

An Approach to the Treatment of Essential Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To understand the underlying pathophysiology or essential hypertension 2) To outline a reasonable treatment approach to essential hypertension based on pathophysiologic principles 3) To appreciate the role of the renin-angiotensin and aldosterone system in control of blood pressure

Resistant Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To review the definition of resistant hypertension 2) To outline the common causes of secondary hypertension 3) To suggest a reasonable evaluation of patients with resistant hypertension

An Approach to the Management of Heart Failure
Objectives: 1) To review guideline directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure 2) To outline a practical approach to the optimal use of RAS blockers and beta blockers in heart failure 3) To understand the role of BNP as a guide to optimal heart failure therapy

Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Diseases
Objectives: 1) To understand the recommended therapies shown to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with clinical coronary heart disease 2) To review the role of antiplatelet medications in patients with coronary heart disease 3) To propose a treatment management plan for patients with coronary heart disease to maximize risk reduction

Atrial Fibrillation and the New Anticoagulants
Objectives: 1) To review the indications for Anticoagulation for patients with atrial fibrillation 2) To understand the use of the new novel anticoagulants and their bleeding risk 3) To outline a rational approach to the treatment of atrial fibrillation.


Approaches to Early and Late-Stage Dementia Syndromes
Objectives: 1) Or Compare “cognitive impairment” and “dementia” and discuss the common trajectories of each 2) Interpret best evidence investigating the role of nutritional support in patients with dementia 3) Describe common prognostic scales for patients with dementia—including the Mitchell Mortality Index and the FAST Score

Multimorbidity: Discussing Goals of Care and Challenging Decision Making
Objectives: 1) Illustrate the four principles of clinical ethics 2) Discuss principles of shared decision-making and challenges to achieving this 3) Define the “technological imperative” and how it applies to care of seriously ill patients 4) Interpret preferences regarding survival, quality of life, and costs to patients in determining optimal patient-centered outcomes

Opioids and Pain Management in the Seriously Ill
Objectives: 1) Discuss how pain management strategies may vary in seriously ill patients or those approaching end of life, versus chronic pain syndromes 2) Describe differences between dose, onset and duration of opioids based on drug, formulation, route administered and tolerance 3) List commonly encountered opioid side effects

Non-Malignant Pain Considerations and Safe Opioid Prescribing
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 familiar in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain 4) Develop a practical approach to opioid risk stratification and identification of opioid use disorder

Polypharmacy and Pearls for non-Pain Symptom Management in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Compare and contrast efficacy of antiemetics and how to select appropriate medication based on patient symptom profile 2) Interpret best evidence investigating the role of oxygen and opioids in treatment of dyspnea 3) Describe common management strategies for care of patients who are actively dying/receiving comfort cares only

Ethics in the Geriatric Primary Care Setting–A Case Based Interactive Approach
Objectives 1) Identify and differentiate the four prima facie principles of ethics 2) Describe the case analysis approach to ethical dilemmas in clinical practice 3) Identify and describe approaches to commonly-encountered ethical dilemmas in clinical practice

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information. Due to Covid-19, some presenters may be unable to travel and therefore would be required to present virtually. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility at this time and will communicate with all registered attendees via email if any changes are made to this program.

Program Schedule





March 12, 2021

Hawks Cay Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees from 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM.

Check-In Opens at 6:30 AM

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

March 13, 2021

Hawks Cay Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

March 14, 2021

Hawks Cay Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM


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 Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 03/12/2021 to 03/14/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA / AAFP Equivalency: 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 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 – Rooms are limited. To make your lodging reservation, please contact our office at info@mceconferences.com.

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

Accommodations – Hawks Cay guest rooms provide a laid-back tropical setting where you can relax, sip a cool drink, and bury your worries in the sand. Each of the 177 hotel rooms and suites are carefully crafted in Caribbean island decor; furnished with upscale amenities; and set amongst a vivid backdrop of swaying palm trees, historic bridges, and bright blue and green Caribbean waters. All units offer welcomed privacy yet are only steps from the Atlantic Ocean, gourmet dining, swimming pools, and Hawks Cay’s popular Dolphin Connection.

Amenities include – Hawks Cay Resort has been carefully planned to fit in harmoniously with the natural Florida Keys beauty surrounding the property. Watch the Sunrise over the Atlantic and fall behind the Gulf of Mexico. In between, lounge beside the saltwater lagoon or at one of the 5 award-winning pools. Book a Florida Keys fishing or snorkeling charter from the Hawks Cay Marina. Unwind with an exotic treatment at the award-winning Calm Waters Spa or grab a workout in the Fitness Center. When it’s time to dine, our restaurants will meet any whim, be it flip-flop casual or a fabulous night out. Some of the other amenities include Internet Access, On-Resort Transportation, Coral Cay Kids’ Club, Tennis Facility, Bike Rentals, Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals.

  • Hawks Cay Room – $289 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Hawks Cay Rooms feature 376 square feet of elegant interior space, upscale amenities, private furnished balconies, and views of Hawks Cay Resort’s grounds. Choose from either one king or two queen beds.
  • Water View Room – $339 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) A luxurious retreat with 376 square feet of elegant interior space and a private balcony overlooking, in most cases, a full or partial view of the Atlantic Ocean, the pool, or the island waterway. Choose from either one king or two queen beds.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Resort Fee –  A daily reduced Resort fee of $20 per accommodation will be charged and includes the following amenities; Daily Newspaper, Local and Toll-Free Calls, Daily membership in Hawks Cay Health Club and Coral Cay, Wireless Internet Access, In-Room Coffee (in “hotel” rooms only, coffee is not provided in villas), Tram Transportation throughout the Resort, Unlimited use of Putting Course, Sports Field, Hard and Clay Court Tennis Facilities
  • Taxes & Fees – Currently, the applicable state and local taxes 12.5%. Subject to change without notice.
  • Check-In & Check-Out – The Hotel’s check-in time is after 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Guests checking out on March 14th (Day 3 of the conference) will be honored a 12PM checkout, based on availability. If late checkout is not available Hotel will provide complimentary baggage storage.

Hotel Parking – Complimentary self-parking is available for all MCE Conferences attendees.

Lodging Deposit – A Deposit of one-night room & tax is due at the time of booking.

Lodging Cancellation Policy – Reservations deposit is refundable if canceled at least 7 days prior to arrival date.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until February 4, 2021 (based on availability). Our 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 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 – Hawks Cay Resort is approximately 130 miles from Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), approximately 60 miles from Key West International Airport (EYW), and approximately 90 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA).

Airport Transportation – To make your reservation, please click on the following links:

Florida Keys Express Shuttle: Daily door-to-door shuttle service to and from the Florida Keys and Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports. To make your reservation please call (305)743-7454 or Click Here

Car Service: Ahoy Taxi /Airport Transportation- private transportation to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West. To make your reservation please call (305)407-0603 or Click Here

Parking – Complimentary self-parking is available for all MCE attendees

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
  • 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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