Infectious Diseases and Neurology for Primary Care

Feb 24, 2022 – Feb 26, 2022

Punta Cana - Dreams Onyx Punta Cana

Located in Uvero Alto, the newly renovated Dreams Onyx Punta Cana is set on a remote, palm-studded beach. The luxurious suites offer pure pampering with 24-hour room service and an outdoor whirlpool. All ground floor suites are swim-out offering direct access to a pool right from the terrace. With limitless gourmet à la carte dining and unlimited top-shelf beverages at twelve restaurants and eleven bars, you will find everything you’re looking for. With endless land and sea pursuits, parties and live entertainment for all ages, six swimming pools, supervised clubs for kids and teens, a casino, nightclub, and world-class spa, the fun times spent at Dreams Onyx Punta Cana will be unforgettable. A new family section brings even more excitement to the property with a family fun pool featuring a lazy river and four waterslides. Plus, adults can enjoy complete access to the seven bars, eleven restaurants, entertainment, and amenities with Exchange Privileges, right next door at Breathless Punta Cana!

Tuition

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

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

Infectious Diseases and Neurology for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners 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 Infectious Diseases and Neurology, 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 about issues 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 during a 20 minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Thursday, February 24

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
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 secondary prevention of acute stroke

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Cranial Nerves Video Review
Objective: 1) Review the function and anatomy of the cranial nerves through video presentations

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting
Objectives: 1) Understand and interpret diagnostic tests for COVID-19 2) Recognize the clinical manifestations of COVID-19 and indications for hospitalization 3) Become aware of outpatient and inpatient evidence-based preventive and therapeutic interventions for COVID-19 and their indications

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Community-Acquired Respiratory Infections in Adults with an Emphasis on Pneumonia
Objectives: 1) Recognize when to prescribe antibiotics for adults with respiratory infections 2) Become familiar with risk assessment and treatment algorithms for community-acquired pneumonia in adults 3) Become familiar with non-culture diagnostic tests for pneumonia, and when to use them

Friday, February 25

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Infectious Gastroenteritis Syndromes and Foodborne Illnesses
Objectives: 1) Review the epidemiology of gastroenteritis in adults 2) Understand the differential diagnosis, evaluation, and management of infectious diarrhea in adults 3) Be able to counsel patients about foodborne illness and how to prevent them

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:                        Urinary Tract Infections
Objectives: 1) Understand how to use diagnostic algorithms and diagnose different urinary tract infection syndromes 2) Become familiar with management guidelines for UTI and asymptomatic bacteriuria 3) Review evaluation and management of challenging UTI cases, and UTI with community and health care-associated multidrug-resistant organisms

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Classic Presentations of Behavioral Neurology
Objective: 1) Review classic disorders in behavioral neurology (aphasias, neglect syndrome, et cetera) through video presentations

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Multiple Sclerosis Update
Objectives: 1) Learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis 2) Learn about the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Saturday, February 26

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
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

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Dementia and Memory Loss
Objective: 1) Learn about the different types, diagnosis, and treatments for dementia

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM:
HIV Update for Primary Care Providers
Objectives: 1) Review the current epidemiology of HIV infection in the US 2) Review HIV prevention recommendations for PCPs, including pre-exposure prophylaxis 3) Understand HIV testing and their interpretation 4) Become familiar with antiretroviral therapy drugs and drug interactions relevant to the PCP

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM:
Viral Hepatitis A-E with an Emphasis on C
Objectives: 1) Review acute and chronic viral hepatitis syndromes and when to screen for them 2) Understand how to interpret laboratory testing for hepatitis B and C 3) Review recent advances and challenges in treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
May I Run Something By You? Infectious Disease Curbsides and Images: A Case-Based Discussion
Objectives: 1) List common ID questions from PCPs that are not addressed by other topics 2) List endocarditis prophylaxis recommendations 3) Review diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection 4) Demonstrate images of common and exotic ID conditions

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

February 24, 2022

Dreams Onyx Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

February 25, 2022

Dreams Onyx Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

February 26, 2022

Dreams Onyx 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

 

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:

Step 1: Click Here
Step 2: Select “Book Your Getaway”
Step 3: Enter Preferred Dates
Step 4: Select “Resort Only”
Step 5: On new page Select “Enter Discount Code”
Step 6: Enter Code: MCE2022
Step 7: Click Save
Step 8: Finalize Booking

All-Inclusive Plan Features – The Dreams Onyx Punta Cana is the perfect choice for your holiday. With the All-Inclusive option, you’ll get more for your money. Your stay includes a welcome drink and fresh scented towels, Theme Nights, Luxury accommodations Nightly Entertainment, Full breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks each day.  Eight Dining options: Four a-la-carte restaurants, One Buffet, One Grill on the Beach, Coco Cafe, and a Burger/Ice Cream Parlor. Four Bars including One Swim-up Bar, Beach Bar, and Lobby Bar. Unlimited International and Domestic premium brand alcoholic beverages. 24-hour room service. Pool and Beach Waiter Service. Daily stocked mini-bar with soft drinks, bottled water & beer Explorer’s Club (ages 3 to 12) offering supervised children’s activities from 9:00 am – 10 pm, Core Zone for teenagers from 13 years old. Fitness center with Air Conditioner and top-quality sports equipment. Daily activities program: Two Tennis Courts, One Paddle Court, Beach Volleyball, Three Pool Tables, Aerobic & Water Aerobic, Dance Classes, Spanish Classes, Big Screen Movies on the beach, Non-motorized water sports, Snorkeling, Introductory Scuba Diving Lessons in the pool, Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaks, to name a few.

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

Accommodations and Amenities – A private terrace or balcony and whirlpool are among the many amenities you’ll enjoy. All rooms and suites are non-smoking and have 24-hour room service. Complimentary WiFi. The free mini-bar is refreshed daily, Gilchrist & Soames luxury bath amenities, air conditioning with individual climate control, Flat-screen LED cable TV with remote control, electronic in-suite safe, coffee/tea maker, iron and ironing board, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer. Pull out sofa available in select room categories. Connecting suites, ADA suites, extra beds, and cribs are available upon request.

Room Accessibility – Upper levels accessible by elevator

  • Jr Suite Garden View – King bed or two double beds. Furnished balcony or terrace with whirlpool. Lush garden view. Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults.
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $328.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $197.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $194.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 
  • Jr Suite Swim-Up – King bed or two double beds. Furnished terrace with whirlpool and direct access to a pool. Pool view. Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults.
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $363.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $219.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $216.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 
  • Jr Suite Partial Ocean View– King bed or two double beds. Furnished balcony or terrace with whirlpool. Partial ocean views. Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults.
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $397.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $241.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $237.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 
  • Preferred Club Junior Suite – King bed or two double beds. Furnished balcony or terrace with whirlpool. Preferred location with a relaxing Pool view. Preferred Club privileges.
    • Single Adult Occupancy: $415.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Double Adult Occupancy: $252.00 Per Person All Inclusive
    • Triple Adult Occupancy: $248.00 Per Person All Inclusive
      • Additional rate information for children listed below. 

Additional Room Rate Information

  • Child Rate: Children 3-12 years old are $67.00 USD per child per night sharing the room with 2 adults.
  • Children under 3 years old stay free.
  • Children over 12 are charged at the adult rate.
  • Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults.

Parking – Complimentary parking is available for all MCE Conferences attendees.

On-Property COVID-19 Antigen Testing:
The resort is pleased to offer complimentary antigen testing for all MCE attendees and guests booked within the MCE group block.

For guests traveling to countries (outside  of the USA) that do not accept the antigen test and require PCR testing, concierges at each resort will help coordinate and facilitate testing with off-property, or  third-party providers at a cost to the individual. Currently available: Tester: Hospiten Group, PCR test, currently can be done on property, and test results are available 36 hours after test, at a cost of $80 USD PP.  This information is subject to change and based on AMResort testing availability.

Please click here for additional information.

Lodging Deposit – A deposit of 1-night is due at the time of booking. The full balance will be automatically charged 14-days prior to arrival date to the original credit card used when making your reservation. Should this payment decline, you will receive notification from the property at which point you will be given 48-hours to contact the property with full payment. Should the property not receive full payment within these 48-hours, your reservation will be automatically canceled. Please Note: The charges for this reservation will appear on your credit card statement as “AMRDirect, LLC”.

Reservation Modification Fees are as Follows – Reservations modified within 30 days of arrival date will be charged a fee of $50 USD except when lengthening stays. This $50 penalty is assessed by AMR Direct LLC, to cover administrative fees.

Lodging Cancellation Policy – Reservations canceled from the time the reservation is made until 4 days prior to arrival date will incur a fee of $50.00 the remaining amount to be reimbursed. Reservations canceled 3 days or less prior to the scheduled group arrival date will incur a three-night penalty. No show reservations are also charged a full penalty, 100% of the reservation amount.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until January 14, 2022 (based on availability). Our 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 – The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is located approximately 26 miles away from the Dreams Onyx.

Airport Transfers – There are numerous websites offering transportation services from the Punta Cana Airport. To assist you with transportation to the hotel, and to view the available options available from the airport please Click Here to visit their website along with other services provided by airport staff. You may also visit the Dreams Onyx property’s website to take advantage of their third party private airport transfer service.

Transportation and Driving Advisory – While in the Dominican Republic, you may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States.

Breakdown assistance is limited in urban areas and virtually unavailable in rural areas. Nighttime driving is especially dangerous and should be avoided whenever possible. For your safety, MCE Conferences does not recommend renting a car during your stay. If you plan to explore the areas of the Dominican Republic, we recommend using a tour company, a taxi, or hiring a private driver.

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
  • 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.

On-Property COVID-19 Antigen Testing:
The resort is pleased to offer complimentary antigen testing for all MCE attendees and guests booked within the MCE group block.

For guests traveling to countries (outside  of the USA) that do not accept the antigen test and require PCR testing, concierges at each resort will help coordinate and facilitate testing with off-property, or  third-party providers at a cost to the individual. Currently available: Tester: Hospiten Group, PCR test, currently can be done on property, and test results are available 36 hours after test, at a cost of $80 USD PP.  This information is subject to change and based on AMResort testing availability.

Please click here for additional information.

Travel Documents – Travel documents vary based on itinerary. It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire duration of their stay and have them available when necessary. Valid travel documents such as passports and visas are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.

All guests must carry a valid passport. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date of travel. Guests are responsible to ensure the validity dates of passport and to secure proper documentation for countries visited. Please consult your respective State Department or Foreign Ministry for specific Visa and entry requirements for countries scheduled on your travel itinerary. For U.S. citizens, further information can be found by visiting the Travel Website. Consult your healthcare professional for any inoculations you may require, or contact the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) toll-free at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or online at the CDC Website

Note: If your passport is lost or stolen on a trip, you could be denied entry into your home country. To avoid this issue, we recommend following some practical steps: Make two copies of your passport ID page – that’s the page with your picture, your date of birth, etc. This can be an image scan or hard copy. Give one copy to someone you trust – a friend, family member, or assistant – in case you need to contact them while on your trip. Keep the other copy with you. If it’s printed, put it in your carry-on (not your checked luggage – that could go missing). If it’s an electronic copy, make sure you have access to it when you leave the U.S. (on your mobile device, or in your e-mail, for example).

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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