LIVE STREAM CME – Primary Care Update Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Pharmacology

Nov 06, 2020 – Nov 07, 2020

New Orleans - Omni Royal Orleans

Important Update: This program will now be presented as a live stream virtual CME course now covering Primary Care Update Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, and Pain Management, Pharmacology – Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2020, from 9:00 AM – 1:20 PM Central Time (7:00 AM – 11:20 AM Pacific Time).

This online live stream CME and the enduring recordings for this program will be accepted for up to 8 Prescribed credits by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all live stream portions will be accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Please note MCE will no longer be hosting an in-person conference at the destination as this will be presented entirely online.

For additional assistance, please contact MCE Conferences by email at info@mceconferences.com.

~~~~~~

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

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available
Tickets are no longer available

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 Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, and Pain Management, Pharmacology

Overview
This live streaming course is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Pharmacology while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The online learning format 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, Office Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Pharmacology for Primary Care, 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 Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Pharmacology for Primary Care.

Presenting Faculty Speakers
Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goal to enhance the training of primary care clinicians and to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Fred A. Lopez, MD, MACP – Richard Vial Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. Mark H. Mirabelli, MD, FAAFP – Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Faculty, Sports Concussion Center, Hip and Knee Arthritis Clinic, and Eastman Performing Arts Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Department of Family Medicine, and Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Team Physician, Rochester Knighthawks, SUNY Geneseo, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. Team Physician, USA Lacrosse. Ringside Physician, New York State Athletic Commissions. Robert Bolash, MD –  Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Evidence-Based Pain Research, Department of Pain Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. Staff Attending Physician, Department of Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Catherine Bourg Rebitch, PharmD, BCACP – Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Schedule, Topics, and Learning Objectives

Friday, November 6th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (PT):
Decoding Guideline Updates: Lipid Management in High-Risk Patients – Dr. Catherine Rebitch 
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding lipid-lowering therapy 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for non-statin agents · Develop a therapeutic plan for a patient with complex lipid-lowering needs 

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 8:00 AM – 8:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM (EDT) / 8:05 AM – 9:05 AM (PDT): 
First Comes Metformin, and then Comes…?” Evaluating the Role of Oral Agents for Type 2 Diabetes – Dr. Catherine Rebitch
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for newly approved oral diabetes agents 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for a patient with diabetes 

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM / 9:05 AM – 9:15 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM (EDT) / 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM (PDT): 
Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management- Dr. Robert Bolash 
Objectives: 1) Apply new pathophysiologic understanding to treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action of the various muscle relaxers and anticonvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics 

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM / 10:15 AM – 10:20 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM (EDT) / 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM (PDT): 
Overview of Opioid Pharmacology, Assessment, and Management- Dr. Robert Bolash
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioids used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review validated screening tools used to help identify possible aberrant behaviors related to long-term opioid use 4) Understand and utilize Patient-Provider Agreements (PPAs) and Prescription Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) as a means of improved monitoring of patient use of opioid products 

Saturday, November 7th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT) / 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (PDT):  
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections – Dr. Fred Lopez
Objectives: 1) Review terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of selected skin and soft tissue infections  

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM (EDT) / 8:00 AM – 8:05 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM (EDT) / 8:05 AM – 9:05 AM (PDT): 
Primary Care-associated Infectious Diseases – Dr. Fred Lopez
Objectives: 1) Review the approach to selected primary care-associated infections including urinary tract infections, pharyngitis, and TB screening in a case-based format 

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM / 9:05 AM – 9:15 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM (EDT) / 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM (PDT): 
MSK Imaging:  What to Order When, and Why! – Dr. Mark Mirabelli
Objectives: 1) Consider imaging options for MSK problems 2) Determine when advanced radiographic imaging is indicated 3) order imaging in a timely and cost-effective way 

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM / 10:15 AM – 10:20 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK 

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM (EDT) / 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM (PDT): 
Musculoskeletal Injections – Dr. Mark Mirabelli 
Objectives: 1) Discuss indications, contraindications, supplies, and setup for common MSK injections 2) Review relevant anatomy for common injections and injection techniques

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

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 1

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

10:00 AM - 2:20 PM ET (7:00 AM - 11:20 AM PT)

November 7, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 2

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

10:00 AM - 2:20 PM ET (7:00 AM - 11:20 AM PT)

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 8 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 8 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 8 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, Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Coffeemaker, In-room safe, Robe, Work desk, WiFi Internet service – complimentary for Select Guest® members, Single-line telephones, Speakerphone, 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 a docking station, and Individual climate control.

  • Petite Queen Room – 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 – 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 –  Featuring French and Creole accents with a large bathroom with a two-person jetted tub. These rooms are 260 sq. ft with a jetted tub for two. No Balcony included.
  • Premier Double Double Rooms –  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 –  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 –  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 an 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 currently 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.

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

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.

Other Upcoming Conferences

06 Nov - 05 Dec
Disneyland globe
28 Dec - 30 Dec

What Are You Waiting For?

Register Early! In order to provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the amount of registrations per conference. Some conferences may have a lower registration limit due to the destination logistics and lodging availability.

View CME Conferences or Call Us: 1-888-533-9031

Contact Form IconCall Us Icon