Neurology and Rheumatology for Primary Care

Oct 22, 2021 – Oct 24, 2021

Napa / Sonoma Wine Country - Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Known as the authentic Wine Country spa and golf resort, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa features an 18-hole championship golf course and a world-renowned 40,000 square-foot spa. Experience the ultimate elegant oasis at this resort, blessed by natural mineral hot springs in the Sonoma Valley. Larger than the other Wine Country resorts in the area, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn contains 226 guest rooms on its 11-acre campus. The resort features a large swimming pool fed with hot water from the hot springs, a poolside cafe, a full-service spa, and health club, tennis courts, a wine bar, as well as fine dining with complimentary afternoon wine tastings from 4:30 – 5:30 pm daily. Enjoy the heart of Wine Country California, with accommodations and amenities to suit every taste.


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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

Neurology and rheumatology 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 Neurology and Rheumatology, 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 Neurology and Rheumatology 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 Neurology and Rheumatology.

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

Friday, October 22 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:
Primary Approach to Inflammatory Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnoses when confronted with a patient who has joint inflammation and discuss various treatment alternatives 2) Identify the various lab tests that we use and how to best interpret them  

3:00 PM – 3:05 PM: BREAK  

3:05 PM – 4:05 PM: 
Objectives: 1) Review the diagnosis, secondary causes, and fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) to assist with the diagnosis and up-to-date treatment 2) Review of dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans and their interpretation  

4:05 PM – 4:15 PM: BREAK  

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM:
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  

5:15 PM – 5:20 PM: BREAK 

5:20 PM – 6:20 PM:
Cranial Nerves Video Review
Objective: 1) Review the function and anatomy of the cranial nerves through video presentations  

Saturday, October 23 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Classic Presentations of Behavioral Neurology
Objective: 1) Review classic disorders in behavioral neurology (aphasias, neglect syndrome, et cetera) through video presentations  

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Multiple Sclerosis Update 
Objectives: 1) Learn about the common presentations and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis 2) Learn about the treatment of multiple sclerosis  

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Objectives: 1) Review the diagnosis of the most common arthritis we see 2) Discuss treatment and new drugs on the horizon, including case reports  

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK 

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Crystal-Induced Arthritis 
Objectives: 1) Identify how to evaluate and treat patients who present with what appears to be a crystal-induced arthritis diagnosis 2) Discuss treatments, including joint aspiration, synovial fluid analysis and dietary considerations  

Sunday, October 24 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Objectives: 1) Review this challenging diagnosis 2) Describe approved therapies, as well as additional non-classic therapies that are used 3) Review the newer diagnostic criteria and compare it to the older one  

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:05 AM: 
2021 Cannabis Update
Objectives: 1) Review awareness of side-effects and the current limitations in available data 2) Cannabis 101  

9:05 AM AM – 9:35 AM:
Common Rheumatic Diseases in the Primary Care Office
Objectives: 1) Apply the principles from previous lectures and discuss treatment of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK 

9:45 AM – 10:45 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 

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Dementia and Memory Loss
Objective: 1) Learn about the different types, diagnosis, and treatments for dementia  

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule





Oct 22, 2021

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

Conference - Day 1

Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 1:30 PM

2:00 PM - 6:20 PM

Oct 23, 2021

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Oct 24, 2021

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

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 Neurology and Rheumatology 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 10/22/2021 to 10/24/2021. 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 to check availability of these final rooms.

If no rooms remain available, please click here for nearby lodging options or call (707) 938-9000 to confirm if the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has remaining availability for you to book direct.

Rooms may be added back on our booking link if a client cancels their reservation please click here to check for cancelations.

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

Accommodations: The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers accommodations and amenities to suit every taste.

  • Fairmont Room$399 Per Room Per Night & $474 on Saturday 10/23/21 (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) This charming, 259 sq. ft. newly renovated Fairmont room is located in the main building and captures the flavor of the Wine Country lodging through a Provence-style decor and beautifully redone tile and marble baths. These rooms offer Garden, courtyard, or surrounding neighborhood views. Bedding Options: one king or one queen bed. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Deluxe Room – $450 Per Room Per Night & $525 on Saturday 10/23/21(Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) are 368 sq. ft and offer beautiful garden views. These rooms are a marriage of urban luxury meets California relaxed elegance, modern sophistication, and a transitional mix of styles combined with Wine Country sophistication. King-bedded rooms feature a generous double-sized walk-in shower, while the two Queen-bedded rooms showcase a shower/bathtub combination. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Amenities – The resort fee is waived for MCE Conferences attendees. The following amenities are offered: Unlimited basic internet access in guest rooms and resort public areas, wireless and wired (Fairmont President’s Club members receive an upgrade to premium speed internet access), Including local and toll-free telephone calls, Complimentary self-parking, On-site shuttle service to Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma Golf Club (based upon availability), Sparkling wine arrival, Wine Country welcome bottle of wine (in-room), Daily lobby wine tasting (pouring Sonoma and Napa’s finest) 4:30pm-5:30pm, Complimentary coffee & tea daily in the lobby 6:00am-11:00am, Access to hotel pool (excluding Willow Stream Spa), Docent-led daily hikes (please refer to Seasonal Activity Guide for complete schedule and hike descriptions), Daily fitness classes (please refer to Seasonal Activity Guide for complete schedule), Nightly turn-down service complete with bottled waters, Business kiosk access (boarding pass printing and internet access), Bike and golf club storage,Complimentary access to thousands of newspapers & magazines including the USA Today, The Washington Post, etc. via Press Reader.

Additional Lodging Information

  • Additional Guests:There is no extra charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share the room with their parents. Additional Guests beyond double occupancy (Ages 19 and up) Sharing the Room: $50 Per Night. Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults Per Room
  • Taxes: Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes: Occupancy Tax at 12%, County Assessment Tax at 2%, California Tourism Assessment Tax at 0.25%. All taxes are subject to change.
  • Resort Fee: Waived for MCE attendees staying within the group block.

Parking – Self-parking is complimentary for MCE Conferences Attendees.

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 September 14, 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

San Francisco International (SFO)
Distance: 56.3 miles
Time: 1 hour 18 minutes

Oakland International (OAK)
Distance: 56.6 miles
Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

Sacramento International (SMF)
Distance: 76.4 miles
Time: 1 hour 26 mins

Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Distance: 36.0 miles
Time: 47 minutes

San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Distance: 84.7 miles
Time: 1 hour 37 minutes

Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please click on the following links:

Sonoma Taxi: 707-889-1266 Click Here

Napa Airporter: 707-252-1900 Click Here

Please Note: In order to receive 15% off both portions of your Groundlink trip, guests will need to book each way separately.

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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