Pain Management and Psychiatry for Primary Care
Dec 10, 2021 – Dec 12, 2021
Florida Keys - Baker’s Cay Resort
Experience the natural beauty and carefree charm of Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo. Nestled on 13 acres of lush grounds along the Florida Bay, the resort blends tropical fun and relaxation for a rejuvenating beach getaway. With indulgent resort facilities and beach activities, Baker’s Cay resort is a playground for all ages. Pamper yourself with Aveda treatments at the Greenhouse Salon or take a dip in the sparkling pools accented by waterfalls. Watersports await – parasailing, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and more – and there’s always resort activities along the shore. With downtown Key Largo just a mere 3 miles away, the resort provides easy access to a wealth of adventures in a tropical paradise.
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
Pain Management and Psychiatry 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 Pain Management and Psychiatry 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 Pain Management and Psychiatry 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.
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Pain Management and Psychiatry for Primary Care.
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
Non-Opioid Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand the neurobiology of chronic pain and how this relates to pharmacologic targets 2) Develop a data-driven and practical understanding of dosing, benefits, and side-effects of common non-opioid pharmacologic agents 3) Become versed in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes, such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain
Opioids for Chronic and Cancer Pain: Rationale Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Become comfortable with practical aspects of chronic opioid therapy, including opioid selection, rotation, and side-effect management 2) Appreciate the nuances for titration for different pain syndromes 3) Learn clinical pearls and strategies for managing chronic opioid therapy as safely as possible 4) Discuss the use of opioids for cancer pain and how the approach differs from chronic non-cancer pain
Managing Pain in Geriatric Patients
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the nuances to assessment of pain in the elderly 2) Understand the pharmacologic challenges in managing elderly patients 3) Be able to find the balance between pain control and iatrogenesis in the elderly population
Challenging Pain Scenarios: An Interactive Case-Based Discussion
Objectives: 1) Develop a frame to systematically break down and analyze complex pain scenarios 2) Utilize the audience’s collective mind to develop practical strategies to address the various clinical complexities of the cases 3) Become more comfortable and empowered to handle such cases upon return to the participant’s clinical practice
Interventional Procedures for Spine Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand the rationale and technical considerations of common minimally invasive interventions for spine-related pain, such as epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency lesioning, facet injections, sacroiliac injections, and spinal cord stimulation 2) Appreciate the data behind the techniques by way of a data-driven literature review 3) Develop a systematic approach to identifying when patients may or may not benefit from interventional spine procedures
Managing Pain and Symptoms at the End-of-Life
Objectives: 1) Understand the optimal measures to control pain at the end-of-life through case-based teaching 2) Better manage common end-of-life clinical scenarios, such as dyspnea, delirium, and terminal secretions 3) Become more empowered in how to emotionally guide family members through the dying process
Depression in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) How to diagnose depression and when to treat 2) What to choose and what to do if that does not work 3) When to refer to a psychiatrist
Anxiety Disorders Update
Objectives: 1) Define anxiety and understand when it becomes a disorder 2) Identify psychological treatment approaches that can be provided in 3 minutes in a PCP office 3) Know when and how to use medications – and when not to use them – specifically SSRI’s and benzodiazepines
Dealing with Difficult Patient Personalities
Objectives: 1) Understand what borderline personality disorder (BPD) is and how it is diagnosed 2) Identify two specific skills that a primary care provider can use in working with borderline patients 3) Review how BPD impacts medical illnesses and what can be done to help improve outcomes
Basics of Bipolar Disorder for Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Diagnose bipolar disorder and differentiate from common masqueraders, including borderline personality disorder, trauma, and substance abuse 2) How to choose and use mood stabilizers, including FDA-approved atypical antipsychotics
Somatic Symptom Disorders: New Language, New Concepts
Objectives: 1) Review new concepts around somatic symptom disorders that deemphasize cause and emphasize effective care 2) Articulate principles for rehabilitation approaches to pain subtype and other somatic symptom disorders 3) Understand when and how to use medications (and when not to) in treating somatic symptom disorders
Beyond SSRI’s: Psychiatric Medications Useful to Know in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review old and new antipsychotic medications — use, monitoring, and management 2) Understand new antidepressants and some older ones that warrant review 3) Develop an understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in the primary care setting
Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.
December 10, 2021
Baker's Cay Resort Conference Center
Conference - Day 1
Breakfast for Registered Attendees
Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM
7:30 AM - 11:50 AM
December 11, 2021
Baker's Cay Resort Conference Center
Conference - Day 2
Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 11:50 AM
December 12, 2021
Baker's Cay Resort Conference Center
Conference - Day 3
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.
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.
Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
Accommodations – Every room and suite at Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton surrounds you with soothing comfort – a personal oasis with thoughtful amenities for a relaxing island getaway. Relax in a spacious, sun-filled guest room and breathe in the tropical breeze on your private balcony. Contemporary amenities include complimentary WiFi, a 50-inch HDTV, premium HD cable, a mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, closets with drawer space, ample connectivity for all your devices, and locally sourced bath products.
- One King Garden View Junior Suite – $195 (per night plus taxes) From this spacious suite, step out onto your private, expansive terrace and appreciate exclusive views of Key Largo’s tropical splendor. This suite offers a king-sized bed, separate living area with pull-out queen sleeper sofa, Illy self-serve coffee maker, and custom bath amenities with local Keez-Beez honey and citrus infusions, among other eco-conscious custom amenities.
- One King Resort View Junior Suite – $210 (per night plus taxes) The expansive Resort View Junior Suite delivers 320 square-feet of luxurious accommodations, featuring a balcony with views over Key Largo’s lush tropical tree hammock. This suite has a king-sized bed, separate living area with queen sofa bed, Illy self-serve coffee maker, and custom bath amenities with local Keez-Beez honey and citrus infusions, among other eco-conscious custom amenities.
- Two Queen Hammock View – $220 (per night plus taxes) Offering a spacious room with two queen beds, an outdoor terrace perfect for a calming morning breakfast with views of the resort’s natural hardwood hammock trees. Enlighten the senses with Intelligent blends self serve coffee maker, and enjoy custom bath amenities by Lather with locally sourced Keez-Beez Honey and citrus infusions. Upgrade your morning brew with self-serve Illy coffee for $10 more per night.
- One King Waterfront View – $240 (per night plus taxes) Enjoy a stunning sunset and serene waters of the Florida Bay from the terrace of this stunning Waterfront room. Offering a pull out queen sleepers sofa, custom bath amenities with locally sourced Keez-Beez Honey and citrus infusions, Intelligent blends self serve coffee maker or kick start your morning with self-serve Illy coffee for $10 more per night.
- Two Queen Waterfront View – $240 (per night plus taxes) Enjoy breathtaking views of the serene turquoise waters of Florida Bay from the comforts of your terrace. Offering two queen beds, a reading nook, intelligent blends self-serve coffee maker, and custom bath amenities with locally sourced Keez-Beez Honey and citrus infusions. Upgrade your morning brew with self-serve Illy coffee for $10 more per night.
- One Bedroom Waterfront King Suite – $335 (per night plus taxes) The luxuriously appointed Premium One Bedroom Waterfront Suite offers a wraparound terrace with comfortable seating, ideal for an afternoon gathering as the sun sets over the Florida Bay. An expansive living and dining area delivers a wet bar and pull-out queen sleeper sofa, while the master bedroom offers a king-sized bed and a spacious bathroom with a glass-enclosed Roman tub and shower.
Additional Lodging Information:
- Resort Fee – There will be a reduced daily Resort Charge of $20 (plus the 12.5% occupancy tax)
- Unlimited access to in-room and Local/Toll-Free 1-800 calls
- Overnight Self-Parking
- Unlimited Wireless Internet Access
- 10% off Massage & Hair Salon Services at Greenhouse
- Bicycle Rentals
- Kayak Rentals
- Paddle Board Rentals
- Incoming and Outgoing Faxes
- Receiving/Package Handling
- Saturday Campfire & S’mores (weather permitting)
- Beach Games (weather permitting)
- Pool & Beach Lounge Chairs, Towels, and Umbrellas
- Fishing Poles and Bait (on Dock only)
- Taxes & Fees – Currently, the sales tax rate is 7.5% and the hotel occupancy tax rate is 5%. Subject to change without notice.
- Check-In & Check-Out – The Hotel’s check-in time is after 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Parking – The cost is included in the Resort Fee.
Lodging Deposit – A Deposit of 1 Night + Tax is due at the time of booking. Balance is due to the resort upon arrival.
Lodging Cancellation Policy – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room agreement with the conference lodging venue:
- Should an attendee cancel a reservation, a refund of the deposit and/or cancellation fees will be under Hotel general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if an individual’s reservation is
canceled at least 24 hours before arrival).
- No-shows and early departures are considered a cancellation: No refunds will be issued.
All lodging cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. 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 November 3, 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 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: To provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the number of registrations per conference.
Additional Travel Information
Airport Information –
- Miami International Airport (MIA) is approximately 64 miles away from Baker’s Cay Resort.
- Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) is approximately 91 miles away from Baker’s Cay Resort.
- Key West International Airport (EYW) is approximately 95 miles away from Baker’s Cay Resort.
Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please see below:
- Shuttle Service: Supershuttle offers shuttle service from the Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Please make your reservation at least one day in advance at http://www.supreshuttle.com:Super Shuttle: or call 1-800-258-3826.
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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