Addiction Medicine and Pain Management for Primary Care
Sep 24, 2021 – Sep 26, 2021
Nashville - Omni Nashville Hotel
Nashville has been called a “little big city,” and for good reason. While it’s proud of the world-famous music scene that puts them on the map—and continues to draw music superstars from all over the world every day of the year—they’re also happy to retain the small-town feel that gives this city its unique charm. It is no exaggeration to say that a variety of experiences await you in Nashville. Quite simply, there’s something for everyone. Located on Fifth Avenue between Demonbreun and Korean Veterans Boulevard, Omni Nashville Hotel’s design is a modern expression of the city’s distinct character, incorporating natural materials, exposed steel, and regional limestone. The multi-story hotel and expanded museum share entertainment space and bring additional restaurants and retail venues to this dynamic destination in downtown Nashville.
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
Addiction Medicine and Pain Management 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 Addiction Medicine and Pain Management, 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 Addiction Medicine and Pain Management 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.
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Addiction Medicine and Pain Management.
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
The Neurobiology of Addiction and Implications for Treatment: Part I
Objectives: 1) Discuss the basic elements of drive and cognition in the neurobiology of addiction 2) Distinguish between reward and anti-reward brain circuitry 3) Describe the concept of interoception
The Neurobiology of Addiction and Implications for Treatment: Part II
Objectives: 1) List three safe and effective psychosocial interventions for the treatment of substance use disorders 2) Describe the impulsivity-compulsivity spectrum of illness as it applies to the behavioral addictions
The Opioid Epidemic in 2021
Objectives: 1) Identify the origins and current state of the opioid crisis in the U.S. 2) Discuss the clinical use of buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorders
The Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Use Disorders
Objectives: 1) Use the three steps of “Brief Intervention” in everyday clinical practice 2) List three FDA-approved pharmacological treatments for alcohol use disorders
Objectives: 1) List three potentially beneficial uses of cannabinoids 2) Discuss the addictive potential of marijuana in the context of other drugs of abuse 3) Explain the increased danger of synthetic cannabinoids
Putting It All Together: Treating Addiction in Everyday Clinical Practice
Objectives: 1) Solve a 10-case quiz on medications used in the treatment of substance use disorders 2) Treat patients who suffer from dual diagnosis – addiction and other psychiatric disorders
Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply new pathophysiologic understanding to treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action for the various muscle relaxers and anticonvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics
Overview of Opioid Pharmacology, Assessment, and Management
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioids used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review validated screening tools used to help identify possible aberrant behaviors related to long-term opioid use 4) Understand and utilize Patient Provider Agreements (PPAs) and Prescription Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), as a means of improved monitoring patient use of opioid products
Assessment of Low Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Discuss how a number of structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including the disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review, demonstrate, and practice basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine-related pain conditions 3) Differentiate lumbar radiculopathy signs and symptoms from other causes of low back pain, including facet-mediated, soft tissue, and sacroiliac joint pain
Management of Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with recent pathophysiology related to mechanisms of fibromyalgia 2) Understand recent clinical criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia in a primary care setting 3) Identify a multidisciplinary approach that can be applied to patients with chronic widespread pain
Pain Management in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Evaluate pain intensity and measure treatment outcomes in your elderly patients 2) Describe treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis 3) Evaluate the impact of vertebral compression fractures on patient mobility 4) Review non-pharmacologic management strategies with demonstrated efficacy in elderly populations
Approaching Difficult Conversations about Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Address a patient who is resistant to change 2) Describe a strategy for treating patients with anxiety around pain therapy 3) Characterize patients with clear addiction 4) Manage patients who are angry or upset in the office 5) Approach patients who have lost self-control
Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.
September 24, 2021
Omni Conference Center
Conference - Day 1
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
Check-In Opens at 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:20 PM
September 25, 2021
Omni Conference Center
Conference - Day 2
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30 AM - 11:50 AM
September 26, 2021
Omni 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
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.
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.
Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
Accommodations – Working with theirrenowned international architectural firm, they have created sophisticated Nashville accommodations that will bring you a peaceful night’s rest. Located in the center of downtown Nashville and joined to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, guests will appreciate a modern expression of the city’s distinct culture and character through a rich blend of Nashville’s history and the influence of Music Row that will provide an environment authentic to the region that no other hotel offers. Room Features include Non-smoking luxury hotel, Comfortable desk and chair, Elegant, commissioned, unique artwork, Plush robes, Foam and feather pillows, Evening turndown service upon request, In-room laptop safe, Sitting area, Luxurious bathroom with granite vanity, Lighted makeup mirror. In Room Technology includes WiFi Internet service – complimentary for Select Guest® members, 42″ flat screen HDTV with cable channels, IBAHN system featuring on-demand hit movies (additional cost), Dual-line telephones with speaker capability, Portable phones (in suites), Voicemail, Individual climate control
- Deluxe Guest Rooms – $259 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – The rooms feature 408 square feet of comfortable living space containing one king bed or two queen beds and a spacious bathroom. These luxuriously appointed rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and warm colors that reflect the spirit of Music City. The room includes a work station, LCD HDTV and contemporary furnishings including plush bedding. The bathroom has either a walk-in shower or tub, lighted vanity mirror and granite countertops.
- Premium Guest Rooms – $299 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Located on the top seven levels of the hotel, these guest rooms feature 408 square feet of comfortable living space with spectacular views of the Nashville Skyline with either one king bed or two queen beds. Luxuriously appointed with floor-to-ceiling windows, these rooms are decorated with warm colors that reflect the spirit of Music City. The room includes a work station, LCD HDTV and contemporary furnishings including plush bedding. The bathroom has either a walk-in shower or tub, lighted vanity mirror and granite countertops.
Additional Lodging Information:
- Taxes & Fees – Currently the state and local sales tax rate is 15.25% + $2.50. Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
- Check-In & Check-Out – Currently, the Hotel’s check-in time is 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Subject to change without notice.
Parking – MCE attendees will receive a $10 discount on overnight valet parking and daily parking rates.There is a charge for valet parking. The current valet rate is $45.00. The parking rates that are in affect during the dates of the meeting may be greater or less and will be applicable to those that choose to park in the hotel parking facility.
Lodging Deposit – Deposit of 1 Night + Tax is due at the time of booking. Balance is due to the resort 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 August 17, 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 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 – The resort is located approximately 8 miles from the Nashville International Airport (BNA).
Airport Transportation –Nashville Airport Shuttle Service
At the airport there are a lot of different bus and shuttle companies that offers service to different destinations. First class service, limousines, long-distance travel, etc.
For further information regarding fares and schedules, please contact each company:
– Anchor Tours, Inc.: +1 615-860-6800
– Bowling Green Shuttle Service, Inc.: +1 270-781-4321
– CitiValet: +1 615-216-7506
– Gray Line of Tennessee: +1 615-883-5555
– Groome Transportation: +1 423-954-1400 / +1 800-896-9928
– In Shuttle Transportation, Inc.: +1 615-255-3519
– Nashville Express Airport Shuttle: +1 615-335-6479
– Region-Wide Transit: +1 931-381-5188 / +1 855-REGION1 (855-734-4661)
– United Coach and Tour: +1 800-264-5043
– WeGo Public Transit: +1 615-862-5950
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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