Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine for Primary Care

Nov 06, 2020 – Nov 08, 2020

New Orleans - Omni Royal Orleans

Experience the city from Omni Royal Orleans, which boasts convenient access to the French Quarter as well as other buzzing neighborhoods like Treme-Lafitte. Housed on St. Louis at Royal, this New Orleans property is situated near everything from world-class bites (including the hotel’s Zagat-rated Rib Room and the famous Café du Monde) to the live music that made the Big Easy famous. Start off your visit with a walk over to Café du Monde, the famed eatery known for its beignets and café au laits. Or, dig into breakfast at Oceana Grill, which boasts real French toast and country-style breakfasts for some heartier fare. From there, head to Canal Place and take the elevator for one of the best views of the Mississippi River. After taking in the vista, explore the shops for a while, or head to Audubon Aquarium and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. A must for families, the aquarium provides the opportunity to touch a stingray or marvel at the center’s tarpons and sharks. Kids in particular will enjoy the insectarium, which houses thousands of butterflies in a beautiful Asian garden. Round out your evening by visiting one of the French Quarter’s numerous music venues. Preservation Hall is nearby and an absolute must for jazz lovers. Also within walking distance is 21st Amendment at La Louisiane, another hot spot for jazz, as well as cocktails.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through October 8, 2020)
$ 775.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through October 8, 2020)
$ 675.00
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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 Emergency Medicine for Primary Care 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine for Primary Care 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 Infectious Diseases and Emergency 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 Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine.

Speakers
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

Community Acquired Respiratory Infections in Adults with an Emphasis on Pneumonia
Objectives: 1) Recognize when to prescribe antibiotics for adults with respiratory infections 2) Familiarize with risk assessment and treatment algorithms for community acquired pneumonia in adults 3) familiarized with non-culture diagnostic tests for pneumonia and when to use them

Urinary Tract Infections
Objectives: 1) Learn to use diagnostic algorithms, and diagnose different urinary tract infection syndromes 2) familiarized with management guidelines for UTI and asymptomatic bacteriuria 3) Review evaluation and management of challenging UTI cases and UTI with community and health care associated multidrug resistant organisms

HIV Update for Primary Care Providers
Objectives: 1) Review the current epidemiology of HIV-infection in the US 2) Review HIV prevention recommendations for PCPs, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis 3) Understand HIV testing tests and their interpretation 4) Familiarize with antiretroviral therapy drugs and drug- interactions relevant to the PCP

Viral Hepatitis A-E with an Emphasis on C
Objectives: 1) Review acute and chronic viral hepatitis syndromes and when to screen for them 2) Participants will be able to interpret laboratory testing for hepatitis B and hepatitis C 3) Review recent advances and challenges in treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Objectives: 1) Review terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation and management of selected skin and soft tissue infections

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

Mimics of Infectious Diseases
Objectives: 1) Review several case-based presentations which MAY or MAY NOT be due to an infectious disease

Unsuspected Killers in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Identify multiple patient presentations where innocuous appearing complaints hide life-threatening pathology 2) Describe historical factors to assist in identifying these diseases 3) Outline a treatment strategy for each condition

Bringing Medicine Back to the Patient – A Primer on Patient-centered Communication
Objectives: 1) Describe the principles of patient-centered communication 2) Outline three specific skill sets to be help providers be more patient-centered 3) Provide specific “verbiology” to use when speaking to patients to help focus the encounter on them

Severe Hypertension: Does This Patient Need to Go to the ER?
Objectives: 1) Distinguish between the patient with true hypertensive emergency and the patient with severe asymptomatic hypertension 2) Discuss the pitfalls of acutely and aggressively lowering chronic hypertension 3) Appraise the literature (or lack thereof) with respect to approaching severe hypertension

How to Kill with Just Your Prescription Pad – Dangerous Drug Combinations!
Objectives: 1) Recognize commonly encountered deadly drug combinations 2) Highlight the dangerous nature of some commonly utilized medications

 Is Your Office Ready for an Emergency?
Objectives: 1) Describe common emergency equipment that offices may wish to consider having available 2) Outline a rapid response plan for offices in the case of emergencies 3) Review the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) 4) Highlight important changes in the latest American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

A “Weekend Warrior” Is in Your Office – Dealing with Musculoskeletal Injuries
Objectives: 1) Discuss the most commonly encountered extremity injuries and their office management 2) Highlight emergent conditions that require immediate evaluation 3) Identify and mitigate potential sources of litigation

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

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

November 6, 2020

Omni Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

November 7, 2020

Omni Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

November 8, 2020

Omni Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Accreditation

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.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

This live activity has been reviewed and is 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 Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

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 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500 during MCE’s business hours.

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

Accommodations – Relax in the privacy of New Orleans’ finest hotel accommodations. The full property renovation, completed in March 2013, incorporates modern amenities with classic design in our 345 elegant guest rooms and suites. Each is decorated in a luxurious, contemporary style and features the most modern amenities, including 24 new iconic wrought-iron balconies overlooking the famed streets of Royal and St. Louis. In Room Features & Technology include; Non-smoking luxury hotel, Fully stocked refreshment center, Hair dryer, Iron and ironing board, Coffeemaker, In-room safe, Robe, Work desk, WiFi Internet service – complimentary for Select Guest® members, Single-line telephones, Speaker phone, Voicemail, Computer modem hook-up and data ports, 42” inch flat screen TV with premium cable, LodgeNet system featuring on-demand hit movies, AM/FM alarm clock with docking station, and Individual climate control.

  • Petite Queen Rooms – $229 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Access the vibrant culture of New Orleans with accommodations marked by luxury comforts and top-tier service.This 175 sq. ft. room has contemporary décor featuring Creole and French touches with limited views of the courtyard.
  • Premier King Rooms – $259 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Sophistication and comfort all wrapped up in the excitement of the southern city best known for its vibrant music scene as much as for its resplendent dining culture. These rooms are 260 sq. ft. with contemporary décor featuring Creole and French touches featuring luxurious granite full bathroom, and views of St. Louis or Royal Street.
  • Premier King Jacuzzi Rooms – $259 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) –  Featuring French and Creole accents with large bathroom with a two person jetted tub. These rooms are 260 sq. ft with jetted tub for two. No Balcony included.
  • Premier Double Double Rooms – $279 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Sophistication and comfort all wrapped up in the excitement of the southern city best known for its vibrant music scene as much as for its resplendent dining culture. These rooms are 260 sq. ft. with contemporary décor featuring Creole and French touches featuring luxurious granite full bathroom, and views of St. Louis or Royal Street.
  • Premier King with Balcony Rooms – $329 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Access the grandeur of New Orleans art, architecture, shopping and entertainment, just minutes from the heart and soul of south Louisiana. These rooms are 290 sq. ft. with contemporary décor featuring Creole and French touches, with a balcony, located on the 2nd & 4th floors.
  • Premier Double Double Rooms with Balcony – $329 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Access the grandeur of New Orleans art, architecture, shopping and entertainment, just minutes from the heart and soul of south Louisiana. These rooms are 250-290 sq. ft. with contemporary décor featuring Creole and French touches, with a balcony, and exterior room facing St. Louis Street.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Taxes & Fees – Currently, guestroom state and local taxes, fees and assessments are 14.45% + $2.00 occupancy tax, as well as Statutory Tourism Assessment of 1.75% per room per night. Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Additional Guests: There is no extra charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share the room with their parents. An additional person charge will apply to each additional person beyond double occupancy that is 18 years of age and over.
  • Check-In & Check-Out – The Hotel’s check-in time is curently 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 12:00 PM.

Parking – There is a charge for valet parking. The current overnight valet rate is $44.00 plus tax per vehicle, per night. Please note that the hotel garage is not able to accommodate larger trucks and over-sized vehicles. Off-site parking is available within 2 blocks for these larger vehicles. Daily parking rates for local and offsite guests at the hotel garage will be $20 per vehicle, per day for up to twelve (12) hours on November 5-8, 2020

Lodging Deposit  – Individuals are required to guarantee their reservation with a valid credit card.

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 policies.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until October 8, 2020 (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 – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 13 miles from the hotel (approximately 26 minutes). New Orleans Lakefront Airport is located 8 miles from the hotel.

Airport Transportation – Transportation from the airport can be arranged from the following providers:

  •  Omni Royal Orleans Official Airport Shuttle
  • Airport Taxi Service: Approximately $33 one way for up to two passengers: $14 per person for additional passengers
  • Airport Shuttle: Approximately $24 one way per person; $44 round-trip (advance purchase required)
  • Limousine Service: Approximately $75 – $150 one wayAdditional local transportation options are listed below:
  • Trolley: Four blocks from the hotel, ranging from $1.25 – $1.50
  • Riverfront Streetcar Lines: 2 blocks
  • Amtrak Station: 1 mile
  • Port of New Orleans, Cruise Ship Terminals: 1 mile

Groundlink Private Car Service – Conference attendees will receive a 15% discount on airport transfer fares when they Click Here and enter the Promo Code: MCEREBATE when booking online, using the mobile app, or calling 877-546-6903.
Please Note: In order to receive 15% off both portions of your Groundlink trip, guests will need to book each way separately.

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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