Dermatology and Psychiatry for Primary Care

Jun 25, 2021 – Jun 27, 2021

Seattle - Westin Seattle

Seattle is a city of many neighborhoods: Eclectic, urban, outdoorsy, artsy, gritty, down-to-earth, or posh—it’s all here, from the quirky character of the Seattle Waterfront and the eccentric “Republic of Fremont,” to hipsters walking baby carriages past aging mansions on Capitol Hill. There’s something for just about everyone within this vibrant Emerald City. Centrally located within walking distance of Pike Place Market, CenturyLink, and Safeco Fields, the Monorail, and Space Needle, The Westin Seattle Hotel offers the perfect Northwest escape.


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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

Dermatology 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 Dermatology and Psychiatry, 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 Dermatology 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.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information and updates in Dermatology 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 and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives


Psoriasis: Where We Have Been and What is on the Horizon
Objectives: 1) Distinguish this common skin condition from look-alike skin conditions 2) Construct a treatment plan for your patients with psoriasis 3) Discuss the direction in which treatment of psoriasis is going

Warts, Molluscum and Other Viral Infections of the Skin
Objectives: 1) Understand the etiology and mechanisms of transmission of different kinds of warts 2) Describe the most effective treatment options for warts and outline the approach to the treatment of difficult warts or of warts in difficult to treat locations 3) Discuss other viral infections of the skin and how they manifest

Rosacea and Disorders of the Hair Follicle
Objectives: 1) Identify the common skin conditions arising from the follicular structure 2) Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between the different causes of folliculitis 3) Construct an appropriate treatment plan for different follicular disorders 4) Discuss the pathophysiology and treatment of rosacea

Leg Ulcers and Principles of Wound Management
Objectives: 1) Differentiate between the different types of leg ulcers 2) Become familiar with the diagnostic tools available for workup of a leg ulcer 3) Educate patients on risk factors and preventative measures for leg ulcers 4) Compare the different treatment options, including standard vs. advanced care options

There is a Fungus Among Us: Fungal and Yeast Infections of the Skin
Objectives: 1) Distinguish cutaneous fungal and yeast infections from other infections of the skin 2) Understand the potential comorbidities associated with cutaneous fungal and yeast infections 3) Determine the most appropriate treatment option for each patient

How to Approach the Patient with Alopecia
Objectives: 1) Classify the different types of hair loss based on their presentation 2) Construct a diagnostic workup plan for patients who present with hair loss 3) Formulate a treatment plan for the more common types of hair loss – alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia


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

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

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

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

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.

Program Schedule





June 25, 2021

Westin Seattle Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 26, 2021

Westin Seattle Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 27, 2021

Westin Seattle Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental 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

The AAFP has reviewed Dermatology and Psychiatry 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 06/25/2021 to 06/27/2021. 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 at

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

Accommodations and Amenities – The Westin Seattle is the front door to downtown shopping, attractions, dining, and much more. This ideal urban retreat is steps away from the Washington State Convention Center, Pike Place Market, and Space Needle. Our unique design offers breathtaking views of the Northwest’s beauty including Puget Sound, the Olympic, and Cascade mountain ranges. Our 891 smoke-free guest rooms and suites are designed to provide ultimate comfort and tranquility for our guests. All rooms offer high-speed internet access, flat-screen televisions, the Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly® Bath Air conditioning, Access to the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, Access to the heated indoor pool, Alarm clock, Complimentary Bottled water, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib/Play Yard, Electrical adapters, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini-fridge: 10.00 USD, Pull-out sofa bed, Rollaway bed, Safe, Bathrobe, Hairdryer, Separate tub, and shower.

  • Traditional Guest Room$209 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Deluxe View City Guest Room$229 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Premium City View Guest Room$239 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Premium Water View Guest Room$259 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check-out time is at 11:00 a.m.
  • Guest Room Taxes: Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes: Occupancy Tax at 15.6%, Tourism Assessment Fee $2.00 per night. All taxes and fees are subject to change
  • Maximum Occupancy: Four Guests Per Room Per Night – Rate is based on double occupancy. Each extra guest over two will be an additional $30 per guest, per night. Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel and based on availability.
  • Roll-Away Fee: A $30 fee applies to requests for roll-away beds per room per stay.
  • Smoking Policy: This is a smoke-free property
  • Guest Room Internet – Basic high-speed internet will be complimentary for all MCE Conferences attendees booked within the group block.

Hotel Parking – Overnight On-site Self-Parking is discounted to $35 per night and Overnight Valet Parking is discounted to $45 per night for MCE Conference attendees. Offsite and local attendees will be offered a $27.00 discounted parking rate per day for up to five (5) hours on the conference dates of June 25th, 26th, and 27th.

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 May 28, 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 – The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located approximately 15 miles from The Westin Seattle.

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.

Taxies are available 24 hours and cost approximately $45 USD.

Downtown Airporter
The Downtown Airporter provides service between the airport and major downtown hotels. From baggage claim, cross the skybridge 4 and proceed to level 3 of the parking garage. The Downtown Airporter desk is located in the center of the Ground Transportation Plaza. One-way: 18 USD; Roundtrip: 36 USD; Children 17 years and under ride free, one for each paying adult. Payment by credit card only. Rides can be booked online, by phone, and at the airport. Reservations are required, to book your transfer please call 1(855) 566-3300 or Click Here.

Link Light Rail (Central Link)
Link Light Rail provides direct service from the airport to downtown Seattle. Exit the train at Westlake Center Transit Tunnel Station and take the Westlake Center exit. The hotel is a block north on 5th Avenue.
Adult: 3.00 USD; Youth (6 – 18): 1.50 USD; Children under 6 ride free with an adult. Link tickets can be bought from the ticket vending machine with cash or a credit card.

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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