Primary Care Update: Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Dec 28, 2022 – Dec 30, 2022

New York City - InterContinental New York Times Square

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Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through November 21, 2022)
$ 849.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through November 21, 2022)
$ 749.00
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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

Primary Care Update: Internal Medicine and Geriatrics – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, 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 Internal Medicine and Geriatrics 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 goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

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 during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Internal Medicine Update

Medical Myths (Busting Medical Myths)
Objectives: 1) Recognize medical myths 2) Recognize why they occur 3) Explain why they persist despite evidence against them

Drug Interactions and Side-Effects for 2022
Objectives: 1) Effectively manage patients on statins in respect to muscle symptoms 2) Recognize major drug interactions with warfarin 3) Know the dangers of quinolones

Practical Pearls in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Develop a plan for treatment of resistant hypertension 2) Recognize hidden presentations of sleep apnea 3) Recognize common causes of night sweats

Dermatology for the Primary Care Professional
Objectives: 1) Identify and know the causes of erythema multiforme 2) Recognize the cutaneous manifestations of hepatitis C 3) Recognize the different patterns that help with the diagnosis of groin rashes

Evaluation and Treatment of Thyroid Disorders
Objectives: 1) Develop an approach to evaluating a rising TSH in a patient who is on thyroid hormone 2) Develop an approach to the management of patients with subclinical hypothyroidism 3) Recognize the drug interactions that effect thyroid hormone absorption

Natural Products: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Objectives: 1) Recognize which natural products are effective in the prevention of migraine headache 2) Identify which natural product has good evidence for prevention of urinary tract infections 3) Recognize which natural product has the greatest danger for drug interactions

Geriatrics

Multimorbidity: Discussing Goals of Care and the Challenging Decisions
Objectives: 1) Illustrate the four principles of clinical ethics 2) Discuss principles of shared decision-making and the challenges to achieving this 3) Define the “technological imperative” and how it applies to care of seriously ill patients 4) Interpret preferences regarding survival, quality of life, and costs to patients for optimal patient-centered outcomes

Opioids and Pain Management in the Seriously Ill
Objectives: 1) Discuss how pain management strategies may vary in seriously ill patients, those approaching end-of-life, or those with chronic pain syndromes 2) Describe differences between dose, onset and duration of opioids based on drug, formulation, route administered and tolerance 3) List commonly encountered opioid side-effects

Polypharmacy and Pearls for Non-Pain Symptom Management in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Compare and contrast efficacy of antiemetics and how to select appropriate medication based on patient symptom profile 2) Interpret evidence of the role of oxygen and opioids in treatment of dyspnea 3) Describe common management strategies for care of patients who are actively dying and/or receiving comfort cares

Non-Malignant Pain Considerations and Safe Opioid Prescribing
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 nonopioid pharmacologic agents 3) Become familiar in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes, such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain 4) Develop a practical approach to opioid risk stratification and identification of opioid use disorder

Approaches to Early and Late-Stage Dementia Syndromes
Objectives: 1) Compare Cognitive Impairment and Dementia and discuss the common trajectories of each 2) Interpret the best evidence in investigating the role of nutritional support in patients with dementia 3) Describe common prognostic scales for patients with dementia, including the Mitchell Mortality Index and the FAST Score

Ethics in the Geriatric Primary Care Setting: A Case-Based Interactive Approach
Objectives 1) Identify and differentiate the four prima facie principles of ethics 2) Describe the case analysis approach to ethical dilemmas in clinical practice 3) Identify and describe approaches to commonly encountered ethical dilemmas in clinical practice

Please 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

December 28, 2022

InterContinental Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

December 29, 2022

InterContinental Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

December 30, 2022

InterContinental 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

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 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 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 or contact our office via email at info@mceconferences.com.

 

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

Accommodations: Deluxe Guest Room – Cool, contemporary and expansive, the Deluxe Guestrooms offer an added layer of luxury with unmatched city views. Every detail is considered: award-winning comfort beds in crisp, natural linens; extra-wide desks with ergonomic chairs, convenient charging stations and comfortable armchairs.

Floor-to-ceiling windows lay the landscape of Manhattan at your feet, with cinematic views of the Broadway Theater District, Times Square and the Hudson River. Indulge in spacious spa-inspired bathrooms with midnight blue mosaic tile, marble counters and dark wood accents, enclosed rainfall showers and our exclusive Agraria® artisan bath products. All MCE Deluxe Rooms to be situated on Floors 10 – 19.

  • Deluxe Guestroom (Floors 10-19) – $309 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees 
    • Room and Bedding Options:
      -Deluxe Double Guestroom: Two double-size Beds
      -Deluxe King Guestroom: One King-size Bed

Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.

Amenities Include: 24 hour in-room dining room service, Wireless internet, Floor-to-ceiling windows, iHome dock and USB charging ports, 42” HDTVs with premium channels, Deluxe cotton linens, Keurig® coffee maker, In-room safe, Walk-in rain shower (Superior double rooms include bathtub), Botanical bath amenities by Agraria®, Pro-style hair dryer, Lighted makeup mirror, Gourmet mini bar, Deluxe Fitness Center with 24-hour access, Professional in-room hair and makeup services provided by NOMI Beauty available, Concierge services and multi-lingual staff available, Airport pick-up, taxi, car rental and limousine services may be arranged.

Additional Lodging Information

  • Check-in/Check-out: Accommodations are available for check in at 4:00PM. Check out is at 11:00AM.
  • Additional Guests: Each additional adult beyond single/double occupancy will be charged $30 per adult per night; this will only apply to persons 18 years of age older.
  • Taxes: Room rates do not reflect the following current taxes: New York State hotel room and occupancy tax of 14.75%; the New York City occupancy tax, which is $2.00 per room nightly; and the New York City Convention Center tax of $1.50 per room nightly. All taxes are subject to change.
  • Destination Fee: Waived for MCE attendees staying within the group block (Savings of $30 plus tax per room, per night).
  • Smoking Policy: This is a smoke free building in guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas.

Parking – Daily valet parking is currently available for $75 plus tax and self-parking for $45 plus tax, per 24 hours, with no in and out privileges. Parking prices are subject to change.

Lodging Deposit – A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Balance due to the hotel upon arrival.

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 November 28, 2022 (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 and Transportation – The hotel does not provide a shuttle to or from the airport. We recommend taking a taxi or using a ride share service.

Transportation
LA GUARDIA (LGA)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $40-$60 metered rate

JOHN F. KENNEDY (JFK)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $53 without tip and toll

NEWARK (EWR)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: One hour Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $75- $95 metered rate

PENN STATION (Amtrak)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $7-$10 metered rate
Alternative transportation Methods: Subway, Walking (20 min)

GRAND CENTRAL STATION (Metro North)
Average Travel Time to/from Intercontinental Times Square: Fifteen Minutes
Estimated Taxi Charge (one way): $10-$15 metered rate
Alternative transportation Methods: Subway, Walking (10 min)

Closest Subway Station: 42nd Street PORT AUTHORITY – A,C,E lines
With connection to 42nd Street TIMES SQUARE – N,Q,R,S,7,1,2,3 lines

Please contact concierge for quotes on private SUVs, Vans, and Limousines as well as any further questions.

Shuttle from JFK and LGA – For more information, please call 718-777-5111 or Click Here.

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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