LIVE STREAM CME – Primary Care Update Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Pharmacology

Nov 06, 2020 – Nov 07, 2020

Sedona / Grand Canyon - Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Important Update: This program will now be presented as a live stream virtual CME course now covering Primary Care Update Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, and Pain Management, Pharmacology – Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM – 2:20 PM Eastern Time (7:00 AM – 11:20 AM Pacific Time).

This online live stream CME and the enduring recordings for this program will be accepted for up to 8 Prescribed credits by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all live stream portions will be accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Please note MCE will no longer be hosting an in-person conference at the destination as this will be presented entirely online.

For additional assistance, please contact MCE Conferences by email at info@mceconferences.com.

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The gateway to the Grand Canyon, Sedona is often called Red Rock Country and is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. A magical location, stunning landscape, and rich history: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in the red rock country.

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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

Primary Care Update Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, and Pain Management, Pharmacology

Overview
This live streaming course is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Pharmacology while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The online learning format 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 Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Pharmacology 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 Infectious Diseases, Office Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Pharmacology for Primary Care.

Presenting Faculty Speakers
Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goal to enhance the training of primary care clinicians and to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Fred A. Lopez, MD, MACP – Richard Vial Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. 

Mark H. Mirabelli, MD, FAAFP – Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Faculty, Sports Concussion Center, Hip and Knee Arthritis Clinic, and Eastman Performing Arts Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Department of Family Medicine, and Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Team Physician, Rochester Knighthawks, SUNY Geneseo, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. Team Physician, USA Lacrosse. Ringside Physician, New York State Athletic Commissions. 

Robert Bolash, MD –  Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Evidence-Based Pain Research, Department of Pain Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. Staff Attending Physician, Department of Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. 

Catherine Bourg Rebitch, PharmD, BCACP – Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Schedule, Topics, and Learning Objectives

Friday, November 6th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (PT):
Decoding Guideline Updates: Lipid Management in High-Risk Patients – Dr. Catherine Rebitch 
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding lipid-lowering therapy 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for non-statin agents · Develop a therapeutic plan for a patient with complex lipid-lowering needs 

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 8:00 AM – 8:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM (ET) / 8:05 AM – 9:05 AM (PT): 
First Comes Metformin, and then Comes…?” Evaluating the Role of Oral Agents for Type 2 Diabetes – Dr. Catherine Rebitch
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for newly approved oral diabetes agents 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for a patient with diabetes 

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM / 9:05 AM – 9:15 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM (ET) / 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM (PT): 
Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management- Dr. Robert Bolash 
Objectives: 1) Apply new pathophysiologic understanding to treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action of 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 

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM / 10:15 AM – 10:20 AM (PT) ~ BREAK

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM (ET) / 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM (PT): 
Overview of Opioid Pharmacology, Assessment, and Management- Dr. Robert Bolash
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 of patient use of opioid products 

Saturday, November 7th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (PT):  
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections – Dr. Fred Lopez
Objectives: 1) Review terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of selected skin and soft tissue infections  

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 8:00 AM – 8:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM (ET) / 8:05 AM – 9:05 AM (PT): 
Primary Care-associated Infectious Diseases – Dr. Fred Lopez
Objectives: 1) Review the approach to selected primary care-associated infections including urinary tract infections, pharyngitis, and TB screening in a case-based format 

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM / 9:05 AM – 9:15 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM (ET) / 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM (PT): 
MSK Imaging:  What to Order When, and Why! – Dr. Mark Mirabelli
Objectives: 1) Consider imaging options for MSK problems 2) Determine when advanced radiographic imaging is indicated 3) order imaging in a timely and cost-effective way 

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM / 10:15 AM – 10:20 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM (ET) / 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM (PT): 
Musculoskeletal Injections – Dr. Mark Mirabelli 
Objectives: 1) Discuss indications, contraindications, supplies, and setup for common MSK injections 2) Review relevant anatomy for common injections and injection techniques

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

 

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

November 6, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 1

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

10:00 AM - 2:20 PM ET (7:00 AM - 11:20 AM PT)

November 7, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 2

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

10:00 AM - 2:20 PM ET (7:00 AM - 11:20 AM PT)

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 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

This live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8 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 Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

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 8 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 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

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

Accommodations – All rooms and suites at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock offer stunning views, with locally inspired designs for a stay as magical and peaceful as the desert surroundings. Amenities that make this the ideal home away from home for adventure in the red rock country: Hilton Serenity Collection Bed and Bedding, Gas fireplace, Microwave, Wet bar, a private balcony/patio, Alarm clock radio with connection for MP3 player, Air-conditioning, a Safe, Desk and work area, Iron & ironing board, Hairdryer, Mini-refrigerator, 37” HDTV and WiFi access. All rooms and suites at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock are designed with comfort and convenience in mind; providing a place to unwind or to catch up on work.

  • One-Bedroom King Suite with Parlor & Fireplace – These stylish king suites are decorated in a soothing color palette of grays and blues with natural elements that reflect the surrounding high desert, including wood and chic leather furnishings, granite countertops, and local artwork. The king suites range in size from 548-615 sq. ft. and include a separate living area, with a gas fireplace and queen sofa sleeper with attached chaise lounge. Step out onto a private patio or balcony. Upscale amenities include two flat-screen TVs, a farmhouse-style dining table, a wet bar, a mini-fridge, and a microwave oven. The bath offers a separate vanity area, deluxe bath products, and cozy bathrobes.
  • Deluxe Guest Room 2 Queen Beds with Patio or Balcony – The elegant guest rooms are decorated in a soothing color palette of grays and blues with natural elements that reflect the surrounding high desert, including wood and leather furnishings, granite countertops, and local artwork. The resort’s deluxe guest rooms are 350 to 416 sq. ft. with a cozy sitting area, along with a private patio or balcony. In-room amenities include a desk and workspace, gas fireplace, mini-fridge, and wet bar. The bath offers a large shower or tub/shower combination with deluxe bath products and cozy bathrobes.
  • Golf or Pool View One-Bedroom King Suite with Parlor & Fireplace –  A view of the resort’s signature swimming pool, Cascades, or the brilliant green fairways of the golf course can be seen from the windows and balconies of these suites. The suites are between 548-629 sq. ft. with one king bed in the separate bedroom. The suite’s décor has a soothing color palette of grays and blues with modern furnishing accented with touches of wood and metal. Stretch out in front of the suite’s gas fireplace in a private living room with queen sofa sleeper and attached chaise lounge. The dining area features a dining table, wet bar, All suites have private balconies and two HDTVs.
  • One Bedroom 2 Queen Beds with Parlor & Fireplace – Upgrade to a 629-681 sq. ft. spacious two queen bed suite, beautifully decorated in the tranquil colors of grays and sky blues. Stretch out and enjoy the roomy living area complete with a fireplace and a queen-sized sofa bed with an attached chaise lounge. The suite’s dining area features a dining table, wet bar, mini-fridge, and microwave over. The bath offers a separate vanity area, deluxe bath products, and cozy bathrobes. Spacious suites have private balconies or patios and two HDTVs.

Amenities – Amenities include Basic Wi-Fi internet access in guestrooms and lobby, Access to the Sedona Athletic Club, including unlimited daily exercise classes; Daily Efora spa access, Unlimited local and 800 telephone access; Use of guest laundry facilities; free parking.  Outdoor Warrior Pit, Fitness Facility, Three meal restaurant, lounge, and poolside grill, Two Retail Stores, Championship Gary Panks designed golf course, 2 pools: Cascades Pool and the spa lap pool, 2 hot tubs, Mountain Bike Repair and Cleaning Station, and Hi-Powered Viewing Binoculars.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Taxes & Fees – Currently, the sales tax rate is 6.35% and the hotel occupancy tax rate is 6.325%. Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Additional Adult Fees – Quoted room rate is based on single/double occupancy. There will be an extra person charge of $20.00 per person/per day for triple/quad occupancy. Children 18 years and under are free when staying in the same room as their parents.
  • 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.

Lodging Deposit  -To confirm a sleeping room within the Room Block, the sleeping room must be secured with a valid credit card along with a first night’s deposit which is refundable up to 7- days in advance of arrival.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – The resort is located approximately 112 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Airport Transportation

Arizona Shuttle: Please call (800)888-2749 or Click Here
Private Car Service: Please call (480)837-8577 or Click Here
AAA/Yellow Cab: Please call (480)888-8888 or Click Here

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

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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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