Endocrinology and Women’s Health for Primary Care

Oct 15, 2021 – Oct 17, 2021

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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

Endocrinology and Women’s Health for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Endocrinology and Women’s Health, 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 Endocrinology and Women’s Health 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 Endocrinology and Women’s Health.

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 and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Friday, October 15

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Menopause Hormone Therapy: Where Are We Now?
Objectives: 1) Discuss treatment options for managing hot flashes 2) List the pros and cons of menopause hormone therapy 3) Prescribe menopause hormone therapy

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Contraception Update: Rise of the LARCs
Objectives: 1) Counsel patients on contraceptive options 2) Discuss the pros and cons of long-acting reversible contraceptives 3) Prescribe emergency contraception

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Type 2 Diabetes: Choosing Medications for Your Patients with Complications
Objectives: 1) Discuss how to determine the A1C goal for older patients and those with complications 2) Determine the role of oral agents and GLP-1 receptor agonists for therapy of patients with Type 2 diabetes, cardiac and renal disease

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Using Insulin Effectively in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Determine when and how to start insulin in Type 2 diabetes 2) Discuss individualizing insulin regimens in Type 1 diabetes 3) Discuss the use of inexpensive insulin regimens to maximize glucose control and prevent hypoglycemia when patients cannot afford expensive preparations

Saturday, October 16

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Discuss osteoporosis 2) Review DEXA scans for diagnosing 3) Understand when to treat, how to treat, and how long to treat 4) Discuss what is new

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Obesity: How to Help Your Patients Lose Weight
Objective: 1) Discuss the selection of food plans, medications, and the implementation of behavioral change and exercise plans

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Cases Studies in Vaginitis
Objectives: 1) List the differential diagnosis of vaginitis 2) Discuss the role of the office laboratory in the diagnosis of vaginitis 3) Prescribe treatment for the most common causes of infectious vaginitis

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Top Questions in Contraception Objectives: 1) Discuss the use of the new hormonal contraceptive patch and vaginal ring 2) Discuss IUD properties, which impact device selection 3) Describe potential benefits offered by two new novel birth control

Sunday, October 17

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Depression: Meeting the Clinical Challenge
Objectives: 1) List the differential diagnosis of major depression 2) List the DSM-V criteria for making the diagnosis of major depression 3) Prescribe antidepressant therapy

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Case Studies in Hypertension Objectives: 1) Review the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines 2) Discuss the challenge of determining an appropriate target blood pressure goal 3) Apply clinical pearls for improving blood pressure control

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
New Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disease
Objectives: 1) Discuss biotin — friend or foe 2) Understand hypothyroidism in pregnancy 3) Determine what is the normal TSH in people over 70 4) Recognize when to treat subclinical thyroid disease 5) Review the symptomatic patient with normal thyroid function tests

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Solving Pesky Endocrine Problems
Objectives: 1) Discuss adrenal insufficiency — primary vs secondary 2) Discuss what to do regarding high prolactin 3) Adrenal masses — should they come out 4) Recognize when endocrine signs point to eating disorders 5) Discuss the types of hyperparathyroidism

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

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

October 15, 2021

Westin Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 16, 2021

Westin Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 17, 2021

Westin 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.

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 Endocrinology and Women’s Health 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 10/15/2021 to 10/17/2021. 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

We are currently past our group reservation cutoff date with the property. We may have some rooms available, however this is not guaranteed. Please email info@mceconferences.com to check availability of these final rooms.

If no rooms remain available, please click here for nearby lodging options or call (512) 391-2333 to confirm if the The Westin Austin Downtown has remaining availability for you to book direct.

Rooms may be added back on our booking link if a client cancels their reservation please click here to check for cancelations.

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

Accommodations – The 366 hotel rooms and suites at The Westin Austin Downtown are designed to keep you feeling your best. Enjoy stunning city views from your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows plus vibrant artwork inspired by downtown Austin’s live music tradition. Awake refreshed in our Heavenly® Bed and pamper yourself in the Heavenly® Shower.

  • Traditional City View – $279 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Traditional rooms are 350sqft/32sqm and are located on floors 4-9 and feature signature Westin Heavenly® Bed and Bath Amenities.
    Bedding Options: One King or 2 Queen Beds
    Maximum Occupancy: One King – 3 Adults or 2 Queen Beds – 4 Adults
  • Large City View – $299 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Executive View rooms are 350-390sq.ft. and offer great views of downtown Austin from floors 15 and above and also feature signature Westin Heavenly® Bed and Bath Amenities.
    Bedding Options: One King or 2 Queen Beds
    Maximum Occupancy: One King – 3 Adults or 2 Queen Beds – 4 Adults
  • Superior Corner King City View – $309 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Superior Corner Rooms are 400sqft/36sqm and offer floor-to-ceiling windows that infuse the room with natural light.
    Bedding Options: One King
    Maximum Occupancy: One King – 3 Adults

Additional Lodging Information

Taxes: Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 17.614%) in effect at the time of check-out. All Taxes are subject to change at any time without notice.
Additional Adult Fee: Room rates are quoted as Single/Double occupancy. There will be a $20 fee per adult per night for each additional adult 18 years of age or older beyond Single/Double occupancy.
Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is after 3:00 p.m. and Check-out is before 12:00 p.m.

Parking – Hotel will offer discounted overnight valet parking for MCE attendees staying onsite at $35 per car, per day for MCE Conference attendees staying within the group block. The hotel will offer discounted valet parking for MCE Conferences local and offsite clients driving into the Hotel each day during conference hours on 10/15, 10/16, and 10/17 at $25 per car, per day.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major 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 September 16, 2021 (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 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 – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is approximately 10.5 miles/20 minutes from The Westin Austin Downtown.

Airport Transportation –

Shuttles:
Airport Reservations: 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826)
Groups and Charters: 512-929-3900 ext. 4 (after hours use ext. 2)
AusSales@supershuttle.net

Taxi:
The estimated taxi fare is approximately $35 one-way from AUS.

ATX Co Op: 512-333-5555
Lone Star Cab: 512-836-4900
Yellow Cab: 512-452-9999

The minimum fare for taxi customers is $13.30, this includes a $2.00 airport surcharge. All taxis have a four-passenger maximum, excluding children 12-years and under. All taxis accept major credit cards.

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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