Primary Care Update: Geriatrics and Family Medicine

Sep 03, 2022 – Sep 05, 2022

Nashville - Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Nashville has been called a “little big city,” and for good reason. While it’s proud of the world-famous music scene that puts them on the map—and continues to draw music superstars from all over the world every day of the year—they’re also happy to retain the small-town feel that gives this city its unique charm. It is no exaggeration to say that a variety of experiences await you in Nashville. Quite simply, there’s something for everyone. Immerse yourself in old and new Nashville at the iconic Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. This West End Nashville hotel is your stage for exploring the vibrant city. Located across from Vanderbilt University in the West End—off the tourist path—just minutes from the city’s most renowned attractions.


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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: Geriatrics and Family Medicine – 12 Credits 

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

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Geriatrics and Family 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

Saturday, September 3

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Smoking Cessation
Objectives: 1) Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology 2) Utilize techniques to enhance the patient’s ability to stop smoking

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Objectives: 1) Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of anemia 2) Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing 3) Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include iron deficiency and “anemia of chronic disease”, due to infections, inflammatory diseases, chronic kidney disease (CKD), malignancies, cytokines, interferons, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), et cetera 4) Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
What is Geropalliative Medicine and Why Should We Integrate It into All Specialties?
Objectives: 1) Define the term geropalliative medicine 2) Define the changing paradigm in measuring patient outcomes 3) Name the six domains to evaluate geropalliative outcomes

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Geriatric Frailty Syndrome
Objectives: 1) Define frailty 2) Discuss how frailty changes the course of patient outcomes 3) Name three physiologic signs you can use to help decide that a patient may be frail

Sunday, September 4

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Delirium 1
Objectives: 1) Discuss three types of delirium 2) Understand what hospital-induced delirium tells you about the patient’s future risk 3) Define ACB score and why it is important

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Delirium 2
Objectives: 1) Discuss three harms of putting an elderly person to bed 2) Utilize non-medication tools to prevent delirium 3) Determine three things you can do by eliminating or adding medications to prevent delirium

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Routine Adult Care
Objectives: 1) Determine which screening tests are indicated for particular patients, according to USPSTF guidelines 2) Order appropriate immunizations for adult patients

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Recognition and Treatment of Depression
Objectives: 1) Understand the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression 2) Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in order to make an accurate diagnosis 3) Prescribe appropriate medications to treat these disorders

Monday, September 5

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Objectives: 1) State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity 2) Assess patients who are obese and determine if they need treatment 3) Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery 4) Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Thyroid Disease
Objectives: 1) Formulate a plan for the evaluation of a patient with presumed thyroid disease 2) Interpret common lab and imaging tests in the evaluation of a patient with thyroid disease 3) Select appropriate treatment modalities, both medical and surgical, for patients with thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association Guidelines

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Evidence-Based Medical Prognostication
Objectives: 1) Define the three types of prognostic information we share with patients 2) Discuss the importance of defining individual risk in decision-making and program development 3) Define how community-based palliative and at-home programs can use prognosis to define its patient population

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Understanding Clinical Guidelines for the Elderly: Using Hypertension as a Model for Better Care
Obejctives:1) Explain when clinical guidelines for younger or healthier patients may not apply to the elderly 2) Be able to define guidelines based on biologic age and health status 3) Discuss metrics in the terms of a patient’s quality-of-life and not just mortality 4) Discuss the medical benefits of deintensification of care

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

Program Schedule





September 3, 2022

Loews Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 4, 2022

Loews Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 5, 2022

Loews 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 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 Primary Care Update: Geriatrics and Family Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 09/03/2022 to 09/05/2022. 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 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

We are currently past our cutoff date and sold out of group rooms with the property.

Please click here for nearby lodging options or call (615) 320-1700 to confirm if Loews Vanderbilt Hotel has remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations – Enjoy music industry-inspired artwork, Vanderbilt University views, and all the tech you need to make your trip a breeze.

  • Deluxe Guest Rooms – $219 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Warm, modern Nashville inspired design plus views of West End, the Nashville skyline and Vanderbilt University. Views of skyline, Vanderbilt University, or West End. Bathroom with Nashville-inspired graphic wall coverings, frameless glass shower and granite vanity
  • Luxury Guest Rooms – $239 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – These oversized rooms feature extra space and an expanded workspace, but are just as good for a vacation or staycation as they are for business. Views of the skyline, Vanderbilt University, or West End. Julien Farel haircare and body products
  • Premium Guest Rooms – $309 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Premium category room with views of the skyline, Vanderbilt University, or West End.

Additional Lodging Information: 

  • Taxes & Fees – Currently the state and local sales tax rate is 15.25% + $2.50. 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.

Parking – MCE attendees will receive a discount overnight self parking rate of $20 per day.There is a charge for valet parking. The current valet rate is $44.00. The parking rates that are in affect during the dates of the meeting may be greater or less and will be applicable to those that choose to park in the hotel parking facility. Local clients will be charged $15 for daily parking for September 3, 4, 5, 2022 during conference hours.

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 August 3, 2022 (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 – The hotel is located approximately 9.6 miles from the Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Airport Transportation Nashville Airport Shuttle Service
At the airport there are a lot of different bus and shuttle companies that offers service to different destinations. First class service, limousines, long-distance travel, etc.

For further information regarding fares and schedules, please contact each company:
– Anchor Tours, Inc.: +1 615-860-6800
– Bowling Green Shuttle Service, Inc.: +1 270-781-4321
– CitiValet: +1 615-216-7506
– Gray Line of Tennessee: +1 615-883-5555
– Groome Transportation: +1 423-954-1400 / +1 800-896-9928
– In Shuttle Transportation, Inc.: +1 615-255-3519
– Nashville Express Airport Shuttle: +1 615-335-6479
– Region-Wide Transit: +1 931-381-5188 / +1 855-REGION1 (855-734-4661)
– United Coach and Tour: +1 800-264-5043
– WeGo Public Transit: +1 615-862-5950

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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