Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology

Aug 20, 2021 – Aug 22, 2021

San Francisco - Omni San Francisco Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, and adjacent to Union Square – the jewel of California, the Omni San Francisco Hotel offers modern amenities in a boutique ambiance due to its Florentine Renaissance architecture. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics, and Austrian crystal chandeliers. This beautiful downtown hotel is located right on the cable car line and is only a short walk to Union Square, China Town, North Beach, and the Embarcadero with views spanning across the whole bay and beyond.

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  • 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: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Neurology, 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, Gastroenterology and Neurology 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.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information and updates in Endocrinology, Gastroenterology 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.

Endocrinology

How to Address the Most Common Questions in Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
Objectives: 1) Identify the appropriate biochemical and imaging tests to order when thyroid dysfunction is suspected 2) Discuss the options for thyroid hormone replacement in hypothyroidism 3) Review the management of hyperthyroidism

How to Address the Most Common Questions in Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Interpret bone density scan results 2) Review the indications to begin pharmacologic therapy for bone loss 3) Discuss the potential risks of the medications used to manage osteopenia and osteoporosis

Type 2 Diabetes Update
Objectives: 1) Screening for and treatment of pre-diabetes 2) Selecting glycemic targets 3) Individualizing therapy using old and new drugs 4) What to do when Metformin is not enough 5) When and how to initiate insulin 

Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Defining osteoporosis and how to make the diagnosis 2) Who needs a DXA scan, and how to interpret a scan 3) Ruling out secondary causes of osteoporosis 4) Initiation of therapy 5) How long to treat and risks of longterm therapy 

Gastroenterology

Celiac Disease: What’s in a Name?
Objectives: 1) Raise awareness of which patients should be screened for celiac disease 2) Provide the tools necessary to differentiate between gluten disorders

Colon Cancer 2021 Update
Objectives: 1) Increase compliance with colon cancer screening in general population 2) Review available colon cancer screening tests and the latest guidelines

Constipation
Objective: 1) Educate the provider on the symptom-based approach in differentiating between irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, and opioid-induced constipation and how to determine which therapy will work best

GERD and the Role of PPI Therapy
Objectives: 1) Address the epidemic of PPI use 2) Address the necessity and the safety of medications 3) Update the primary care providers on common conditions, which may have potential risks of malignancy

Neurology

Acute Stroke and TIA: Prevention and Intervention
Objectives: 1) Identify risk factors and apply prevention strategies 2) Apply the CHA2DS2-VASc Score to assess risk of stroke with atrial fibrillation and guide treatment plan 3) Determine use of: thrombolytics, aspirin, clopidogrel, dipyridamole, warfarin, novel anticoagulants, carotid endarterectomy, and stenting

Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache
Objectives: 1) Differentiate between the five sub-types of chronic daily headaches 2) Appraise the pathophysiology of headache and migraine 3) Develop a plan for appropriate medication for intractable headache 4) Effectively manage medication overuse for headaches in daily practice

An Approach to the Dizzy Patient
Objectives: 1) Detect common presentations of dizziness 2) Assess the pathophysiology of vertigo and nystagmus 3) Apply bedside techniques to distinguish dizziness subtypes and identify dangerous causes 4) Utilize potentially curative treatment for benign positional vertigo

Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Define the spectrum of neuropathic signs, symptoms, and causes 2) Develop an approach to bedside examination 3) Discuss the mechanism of neuropathic pain 4) Apply effective therapies

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

August 20, 2021

Omni San Francisco Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 21, 2021

Omni San Francisco Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

August 22, 2021

Omni San Francisco 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 Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 08/20/2021 to 08/22/2021. 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

We are currently past our group reservation cutoff date with the property. We may have some rooms available, however this is not guaranteed. Please email info@mceconferences.com to check availability of these final rooms or call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) and ask for the MCE Educational Conference, arriving August 18th.

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

Accommodations – The interior of Omni San Francisco Hotel reflects Old-World style with a classic, traditional décor, and a strong residential ambiance. To recreate the 1920s atmosphere, all guest rooms feature high ceilings with crown molding and mahogany and cherry wood furniture. Guest bathrooms include Chinese granite vanities accented with Italian marble floors and walls.

Bedding Options: Deluxe King, Deluxe Double, Premier King, and Premier Double

  • Deluxe Rooms  $239 per room per night plus applicable taxes and fees
    The spacious and well-appointed Deluxe rooms feature either one king or two double beds, soaring ceilings with beautiful crown moldings, residential-style furnishings, and decorative lighting, locally inspired artwork, and generously sized work desk with either street or courtyard views. The bathrooms offer ample lighting, over-sized marble vanity, and premium bathroom amenities. The rooms exude timeless elegance and sophistication. 385 square feet.
    The nightly cost is based on double occupancy. Each additional guest (Age 18 years and older) is $20 per room per night. Maximum occupancy of 4 guests.
  • Premier Rooms – $269 per room per night plus applicable taxes and fees
    Located on the upper floors of the hotel with city views, the Premier rooms feature either one king or two double beds, soaring ceilings with beautiful crown moldings, residential-style furnishings, and decorative lighting, locally inspired artwork, and generously sized work desk with either street or courtyard views. The bathrooms offer ample lighting, over-sized marble vanity, and premium bathroom amenities. The rooms exude timeless elegance and sophistication. 385 square feet.
    The nightly cost is based on double occupancy. Each additional guest (Age 18 years and older) is $20 per room per night. Maximum occupancy of 4 guests.

Additional Lodging Information:

Taxes: Room Rates are subject to all applicable local & state taxes and fees assessed at the time of departure (currently 16.445%)
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and Check-out time is at 12:00 PM
Pet Policy: Omni San Francisco Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel for dogs only, weighing up to 20 lbs. There is a $150 non-refundable cleaning fee for one dog and $75 for each additional dog.
Smoking Policy: All guest rooms are smoke-free

Parking – There is a charge for valet parking. The current overnight valet rate is $65.00, plus tax. Parking rates are subject to change based on Hotel policy.

Lodging Deposit – A first night’s deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is 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 July 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 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 and Transportation 
– San Francisco Int’l Airport (SFO) is located 14 miles from the Omni Hotel
– Oakland Airport (OAK) is located 19 miles from the Omni Hotel
– San Jose International Airport (SJC) is located 46 miles from the Omni Hotel

Airport Transportation 

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
• Taxi: Approximately $45 per way (varies due to traffic)
• BART: $9.65 per person one way (Montgomery stop is located 6 blocks from the hotel)
• Super Shuttle: $17 one way

From Oakland Airport (OAK)
• Taxi: Approximately $70 per way
• BART: $10.95 per person (Montgomery stop is 6 blocks away
• Super Shuttle: $27 one way (available 24 hours)

From San Jose International Airport (SJC)
• Taxi: Approximately $65 per way (varies due to traffic)
• Super Shuttle: $27 one way

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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