Endocrinology and Women’s Health for Primary Care

Oct 15, 2021 – Oct 17, 2021

Austin - The Westin Austin Downtown

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Physician (MD/DO)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
$ 799.00
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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

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

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.

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.


The Adrenal Gland in Practice 
Objectives: 1) Review the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis 2) Discuss effects of glucocorticoids on bone 3) Review guidelines for prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis 4) Outline safe tapering of glucocorticoids 5) Review approach to the adrenal “incidentaloma”

Thyroid Disorders in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review normal thyroid physiology 2) Approach to the hypothyroid and hyperthyroid patient 3) Review causes of abnormal thyroid function tests 4) Evaluation of the thyroid nodule

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) 
Objectives: 1) Dealing with prediabetes 2) Prevention of T2DM 3) What to do when metformin isn’t enough – review of ADA guidelines 4) Translating recent clinical trials into practice – GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors 5) Identifying treatment goals in diabetes care

Preventing Osteoporotic Fractures
Objectives: 1) Review bone physiology 2) Outline screening for fracture risk via clinical evaluation, DXA, and FRAX 3) Assess non pharmacologic approaches to prevent fractures 4) Update pharmacologic approaches for osteoporosis, including bisphosphonates, denosumab, and romosozumab 5) Identifying treatment goals in osteoporosis care

Calcium – Vitamin D Disorders in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review the calcium-parathyroid-vitamin D axis 2) Discuss cases of hypercalcemia 3) Discuss cases of hypocalcemia 4) Review latest guidelines on calcium and vitamin D Supplementation

Menopause: Pitfalls and Pearls
Objectives: 1) Learn the pathophysiology and natural history of the menopausal transition 2) Understand key long-term findings from the Women’s Health Initiative; 3) Learn a practical approach for managing common menopausal symptoms

Women’s Health 

Contraception Update 2021: The Rise of LARCs 
Objectives: 1) Counsel patients on new contraceptive options 2) Utilize the “Quick-Start” method for initiating oral contraceptives 3) Prescribe emergency contraception

Depression: Meeting the Clinical Challenge 
Objectives: 1) Identify risk factors for the development of major depression 2) Generate a differential diagnosis of depression 3) Discuss the pharmacologic management of the patient with major depressive disorder

Case Studies in Vaginitis 
Objectives: 1) Generate the differential diagnosis of vaginal discharge 2) Understand the important role of the office laboratory in making a diagnosis 3) Discuss appropriate management of the patient with the three most common types of infectious vaginitis

Menopause Hormone Therapy: Where Are We Now? 
Objectives: 1) Contrast the findings of the Women’s Health Initiative Study with what had been previously known 2) List indications for estrogen replacement therapy 3) Prescribe menopause hormone replacement therapy 4) Effectively manage the patient with vasomotor symptoms

Management of Common BCP Issues
Objectives: 1) Manage common side-effects 2) Discuss differences in the birth control pill formulations available 3) Manage common issues related to the birth control pill

Hypertension: A Clinical Update for the Busy Clinician 
Objectives: 1) Manage common issues pertaining to antihypertensive drug therapy 2) Generate a differential diagnosis for the patient with resistant hypertension

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

Program Schedule





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 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

This live activity is being reviewed and will be 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

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 via email at info@mceconferences.com.

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 –

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

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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