Addiction Medicine and Pharmacology for Primary Care

Mar 26, 2021 – Mar 28, 2021

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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 Pharmacology for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Addiction Medicine and Pharmacology 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 Addiction Medicine and Pharmacology 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 Addiction Medicine and Pharmacology for Primary Care.

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.

Topics and Objectives

Addiction Medicine

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

The Technological Addictions
Objectives: 1) List five forms of technological addictions as they appear in the scientific literature of 20202) Describe the psychology and culture surrounding non-pathological use of technology and distinguishbetween normal use and addiction 3) Discuss adverse consequences of the technological addictions on themental health of vulnerable populations

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

Pharmacology

Treatment Options for Depression
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of antidepressants – mechanism of action, precautions and contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Review newer antidepressants and its place in therapy 3) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy

Selecting the Most Optimal Treatment Regimen for Your Patients with Depression
Objectives: 1) Outline the various treatment approaches in managing major depression 2) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal antidepressant based on patient specific parameters 3) Discuss differences in depression management for older adults 4) Apply clinical practice guidelines for depression management

Treatment Options for Anxiety
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of anxiolytics – mechanism of action, precautions and contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy

Treatment Options for Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics of antihypertensives – mechanism of action, precautions and contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each class of medication 3) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal antihypertensive based on patient specific parameters 4) Apply clinical practice guidelines for hypertension management 5) Discuss refractory and resistant hypertension and its management

Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of diabetic treatments – mechanism of action, precautions and contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Review newer diabetes medications and its place in therapy 3) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy 4) Evaluate a patient’s blood glucose control and determine the need for insulin therapy

Getting Your Patient’s A1C to Goal
Objectives: 1) Discuss differences in diabetes management for older adults 2) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal diabetes treatment based on patient specific parameters 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for diabetes management

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information. Due to Covid-19, some presenters may be unable to travel and therefore would be required to present virtually. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility at this time and will communicate with all registered attendees via email if any changes are made to this program.

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

March 26, 2021

Mission Bay Resort Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

March 27, 2021

Mission Bay Resort Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

March 28, 2021

Mission Bay Resort Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

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 Addiction Medicine and Pharmacology 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 03/26/2021 to 03/28/2021. 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 info@mceconferences.com.

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

Accommodations and Amenities – At the San Diego Mission Bay Resort, you can hit the beach, dine onsite at Plaza Del Sol, or enjoy a drink at one of the resort’s 2 poolside bars. The rooms are a beautiful balance of modern luxury and laid back beach vibes. All 357 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus balconies or patios and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find blackout drapes/curtains, coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, WiFi, and wired Internet (surcharged). Housekeeping is available on request.

  • Garden Villa – $219 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Stylish beach chic guest rooms that feature garden, resort, or Mission Bay views. Relax in a comfortable living space with one king or two queens. Rooms include either a private balcony or a relaxing patio.
  • Bayview Villa $239 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Stylish beach chic guest rooms that feature panoramic views of Mission Bay. Relax in a comfortable living space with one king or two queens. Rooms include private balconies on upper floors.
  • Waterfront Villa $269 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Stylish beach chic guest rooms that feature waterfront views of Mission Bay. Relax in a comfortable living space with one king or two queens. Rooms include either a private balcony or a relaxing patio located by the boardwalk and sandy beach.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Waived Resort Charge – For all MCE Conferences attendees booked within the group block which includes wireless internet access, local calls, 800 long distance calls, information calls, newspapers, coffee, use of beach chairs, beach towels, beach services and access to the fitness center. ($32 per night savings)
  • Complimentary Guest Room Internet – For all MCE Conferences attendees booked within the group block
  • Check-In & Check-Out – Hotel’s current Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. A late check-out of 12 PM will be honored on Day-three of the conference, March 28th, 2021 to accommodate conference hours, based on availability.
  • Additional Room Occupants – A charge of $20.00 per adult per night will be added for each additional adult above double occupancy sharing a guestroom. Children eighteen (18) years of age and younger may share the same room with their parents at no additional charge as long as the number of occupants in the room does not exceed three (3) for king rooms or four (4) for double rooms.
  • Taxes & Fees – Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes, levies, and/or assessments: 1) State Sales Tax & City Occupancy Tax 10.5%. 2) San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment 2%. 3) State of California Tourism Assessment $0.195. Subject to change without notice.

Hotel Parking – Twenty-four-hour parking for overnight hotel guests with in-and-out privileges is offered at a discounted rate of $20 per day. Parking rates do not include valet gratuity or tax. Tax is subject to change.
No parking charges for local and offsite conference attendees who are driving on-site for the hours of the conference on 3/26, 3/27, and 3/28

Lodging Deposit – A credit card is required to guarantee your room. Please provide a credit card at the time of check-in for room, tax & incidentals. An early departure fee in the amount of up to one night’s room and tax may apply.

Lodging Cancellation Policy – Reservation must be modified or canceled 72 hrs prior to arrival by 4 pm local time to avoid a late cancellation fee. 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 February 16, 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 Diego International Airport (SAN) is located about 6 miles from the Mission Bay Resort.

Airport TransportationTransportation from the airport can be arranged from the following providers:

  • Airport Taxi Service – Approximately $30 one way for 1-4 persons from the Mission Bay Resort.
  • Airport Shuttle – Approximately $18 one way per person.
  • Rideshare Apps – Uber or Lyft rides can be arranged via their designated apps on any smartphone.
  • 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)

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    • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount

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