Infectious Diseases and Neurology for Primary Care

Jun 11, 2021 – Jun 13, 2021

Monterey - Portola Hotel & Spa

Monterey Bay is on central California’s Pacific coast located 118 miles from San Francisco Airport. Monterey has a peaceful, tranquil pace, but is also home to America’s premier aquariums, art galleries, beaches, and wineries. The city is a historical relic, full of expertly restored adobe buildings from California’s Spanish and Mexican periods. Inspired by the Monterey Peninsula’s natural beauty and nautical heritage, the Portola Hotel & Spa is a step outside the ordinary. Explore the colorful history of Monterey Bay as you marvel at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Monterey Bay Aquarium or visit literary landmarks like John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. A stunning meeting of land and sea, the Monterey Peninsula also features an expansive list of family-run wineries, craft breweries, shopping dining, and sites such as 17-Mile Drive, Carmel by the Sea, Big Sur, Pebble Beach, and more, just minutes away from the Portola Hotel & Spa.

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Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
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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

Infectious Diseases and Neurology 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 Infectious Diseases and Neurology 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 Addiction Medicine and Pharmacology 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 and Neurology.

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.

Topics and Objectives

Infectious Diseases 

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Objective: 1) Review terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of skin and soft tissue infections, including impetigo, hair follicle-associated infections, erysipelas, cellulitis, and necrotizing fasciitis

Primary Care-Associated Infectious Diseases: Part 1
Objective: 1) Review the approach to selected primary care-associated infections, including urinary tract infections, pharyngitis, and TB screening in a case-based format

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

Primary Care-Associated Infectious Diseases: Part 2
Objectives: 1) Review the approach to selected primary care-associated infections, including selected emerging viral infections, exotic pet-associated infections, and recreational water-associated infections in a case-based format

Mimics of Infectious Diseases
Objective: 1) Review several case-based presentations, which may or may not be due to an infectious disease

Primary Care-Associated Infectious Diseases: Part 3
Objective: 1) Provide an update on recommendations regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for infective endocarditis and prosthetic joint infections, as well as selected fever and rash presentations in a case-based format

Neurology

Stroke Prevention and Secondary Treatment
Objectives: 1) Review common stroke syndromes and the diagnosis of acute stroke 2) Learn about the treatment of acute stroke 3) Learn about the secondary prevention of acute stroke

Cranial Nerves Video Review
Objective: 1) Review the function and anatomy of the cranial nerves through video presentations

Classic Presentations of Behavioral Neurology
Objective: 1) Review classic disorders in behavioral neurology (aphasias, neglect syndrome, etc.) through video presentations

Multiple Sclerosis Update
Objectives: 1) Learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis 2) Learn about the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease Update
Objectives: 1) Learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease 2) Learn about the treatment of Parkinson’s disease 3) Review the differential diagnosis of possible Parkinson’s disease

Dementia and Memory Loss
Objective: 1) Learn about the different types of dementia, the diagnosis of dementia, and the treatments for dementia

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

June 11, 2021

Portola Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 12, 2021

Portola Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 13, 2021

Portola 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 Infectious Diseases and Neurology 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 06/11/2021 to 06/13/2021. 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

Lodging Reservations – To make your lodging reservation, please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office via email at info@mceconferences.com.

If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

Accommodations and Amenities – Each of the Monterey Bay accommodations throughout the hotel are carefully designed to meet your every need. The calming décor mirrors the mood of Monterey Bay, and each Portola Room is equipped with the highest-quality amenities, including sustainable mattresses made from renewable resources, hypoallergenic pillow toppers, duvets and pillows, 300 thread-count white linens, 42” Energy Star LCD HDTV’s, eco-friendly bath amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi when you book direct. Leave the ordinary behind and embrace ultimate comfort at the Portola Hotel & Spa.

Amenities: 42” Energy Star LCD flat-screen television Ceiling fans Data port Hypoallergenic bedding Hair dryers In-Room safe In-Room high-speed wireless or wired Internet access* Iron & ironing board Guest voicemail Keurig® Coffee Maker, featuring coffee & tea services Makeup mirrors On-demand movies* Organic bath amenities Pressed linens Refrigerator Robes Wooden luggage racks Work desks

  • Portola Rooms$229 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) The Portola Rooms are located throughout the property and feature either a King or two Double beds with oversized club chairs, shuttered windows, organic green bath amenities and variety of other personal touches.Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.

Additional Lodging Information – Room rates do not reflect the following applicable state and local taxes currently: 10.195%, 4.15% CCFD and $2.00 County Tourism Assessment Fee per night. All taxes are subject to change.

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check-out time is at 12:00 p.m.

Additional Guests:Each additional adult beyond single/ double occupancy will be charged $20 per adult, per room, per night; this will only apply to persons 18 years of age older.

Hotel Parking – Self-parking and daytime self-parking rates discounted to $10 per day for all MCE attendees. Valet Parking currently $25.00 per night. Overnight parking has 24-hour security

Lodging Deposit – Reservations made with Portola Hotel & Spa must be guaranteed by advance deposit with a 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.

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 May 13, 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 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 – Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay is approximately 107 Miles  miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 106 Miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK), 74 miles from San Jose International Airport (SJC) and 4 miles from Monterey Regional Airport (MRY).

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  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.

Airport Shuttle Service: To book your airport shuttle service please Click Here

Taxi Service For your safety and protection, please use an authorized airport taxi when travelling from the airport. There are approximately 280 authorized taxis at GAIA which are identified by a yellow sticker (Authorized Taxi) on the side panel of the vehicle. Please ensure that you receive a trip form from the Taxi Dispatcher before leaving the airport.

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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