Endocrinology and Geriatrics for Primary Care

Mar 25, 2022 – Mar 27, 2022

Las Vegas - Vdara Hotel & Spa

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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

Endocrinology and Geriatrics for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Endocrinology and Geriatrics, 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 Endocrinology and Geriatrics 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 goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Endocrinology and Geriatrics in 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 during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Friday, March 25

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:
Thyroid Disorders in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review normal thyroid physiology 2) Discuss the approach to the hypothyroid patient, including overt vs subclinical hypothyroidism, special case of pregnancy, use of T3, and desiccated thyroid hormone and combination therapy 3) Discuss the approach to the thyrotoxic patient, including overt vs subclinical guidelines 4) Identify causes of “weird” thyroid function tests 5) Review the evaluation of thyroid nodules

2:30 PM – 2:35 PM: BREAK

2:35 PM – 3:35 PM:
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Objectives: 1) Understand the pathophysiology of T2DM 2) Review the approach to screening for and prevention of T2DM 3) Identify treatment goals in diabetes care for different populations 4) Determine what to do when metformin isn’t enough and utilize GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors 5) Discuss the opportunities and barriers of insulin therapy

3:35 PM – 3:45 PM: BREAK

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM:
What is Geropalliative Medicine and Why Should We Integrate It into All Specialties?
Objectives: 1) Define the term geropalliative medicine 2) Define the changing paradigm in measuring patient outcomes 3) Name the six domains to evaluate geropalliative outcomes

4:45 PM – 4:50 PM: BREAK

4:50 PM – 5:50 PM:
Geriatric Frailty Syndrome
Objectives: 1) Define frailty 2) Discuss how frailty changes the course of patient outcomes 3) Name three physiologic signs you can use to help decide that a patient may be frail

Saturday, March 26

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Delirium 1
Objectives: 1) Name three types of delirium 2) Discuss what hospital-induced delirium tells you about the patient’s future risk 3) Define ACB score and why it is important

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Delirium 2
Objectives: 1) Name three harms of putting an elderly person to bed 2) Name non-medication tools to prevent delirium 3) Name three things you can do by eliminating or adding medications to prevent delirium

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
The Adrenal Gland in Practice
Objectives: 1) Review the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis 2) Discuss cases of adrenal insufficiency and glucocorticoid excess 3) Outline safe tapering of glucocorticoids and recognition of “steroid withdrawal syndrome” 4) Review approach to the adrenal “incidentaloma”

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Diagnosing and Treating Male Hypogonadism
Objectives: 1) Understand the signs and symptoms of low testosterone and hypogonadism 2) Appreciate the problems associated with measuring testosterone in clinical practice 3) Know how to replace testosterone, assess response to therapy, and monitor safety in older men

Sunday, March 27

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Preventing Osteoporotic Fractures
Objectives: 1) Review bone physiology 2) Outline screening for fracture risk via clinical evaluation, DXA, and FRAX 3) Understand the role of calcium and vitamin D 4) Review therapy updates regarding bisphosphonates, denosumab, and romosozumab

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Menopause: Pitfalls and Pearls
Objectives: 1) Learn the pathophysiology and natural history of the menopausal transition 2) Understand key, long-term findings from the Women’s Health Initiative 3) Apply a practical approach for managing common menopausal symptoms

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Evidence-Based Medical Prognostication
Objectives: 1) Define the three types of prognostic information we share with patients 2) Discuss the importance of defining individual risk in decision-making and program development 3) Define how community-based palliative and at-home programs can use prognosis to define its patient population

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Why Didn’t Someone Warn Us?
Objectives: 1) Name three geriatric syndromes we should all be evaluating in daily clinical practice 2) Discuss how to refine your prognostic abilities using clinical signs 3) Define why you can warn patients and families of unintended outcomes and why the patient is at higher risk

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

Program Schedule





March 25, 2022

Vdara Hotel

Conference - Day 1

Afternoon Snacks for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 1:00 PM

1:30 PM - 5:50 PM

March 26, 2022

Vdara Hotel

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 27, 2022

Vdara Hotel

Conference - Day 3

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 Endocrinology and Geriatrics for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/25/2022 to 03/27/2022. 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 has been reviewed and is 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 – 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 info@mceconferences.com to check availability of these final rooms.

If no rooms remain available, please click here for nearby lodging options or call (866) 745-7767 to confirm if Vdara has remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations – Vdara’s base suite is anything but ordinary. With 582 square feet of luxury including a kitchenette, you have never experienced a “room” like this before in Las Vegas. The views are stunning, the location is perfect and all that is missing is you.

Vdara Studio Suite Group Rates:

  • Thursday, March 24th, 2022: $99.00
  • Friday, March 25th, 2022: $139.00
  • Saturday, March 26th, 2022: $169.00

The hotel will extend a special group room rate of $99.00 for the three (3) days prior and three (3) after the Group’s peak arrival and departure dates, provided at the time of the request, the rack rate does not exceed $99.00 plus $100.00 for the respective night requested. This is also subject to room availability.


  • Kitchenette
  • King bed with pillow-top mattress
  • Living room with pullout queen-size sofa bed
  • Walk-in shower & spa-style soaking tub
  • Automatic blackout shades & sheer system
  • In-suite tablet to order in-suite dining, request spa and salon appointments, view digital guest service directory, and more
  • 50″ Digital LCD flat-screen TV
  • Dining table for two
  • Two-burner electric cooktop
  • Media hub for Mp3 players, cameras, DVD players, and game consoles
  • Under-counter refrigerator
  • Access to 2,000+ e-newspapers
  • 100% vegan, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free amenities
  • LED lighting
  • Water-efficient showerhead

Additional Lodging Information:

Resort Fee: MCE attendees will receive a reduced daily resort fee of $35 per room, per night plus the applicable Clark County Room Tax. The resort fee includes property-wide high-speed wireless internet access (public spaces, meeting space, and in-room), unlimited local and toll-free calls, fitness center access for guests 18+, and airline boarding pass printing.
Taxes and Fees: The Guest Room/Suite rates quoted above are exclusive of the applicable Clark County room tax (“Clark County Room Tax”) at the time of stay which is currently Thirteen and Thirty-Eight Percent (13.38%), subject to change.
Additional Adult Fees: There is an additional charge of $40 per occupant, per night, above 2 occupants per room. Guests must be 21 years of age in order to check into the hotel.

Parking – Parking will be charged based on rates offered at the time of arrival. Please contact Vdara at (866) 745-7767 for published rates during the dates of your stay or visit the Vdara parking information page.

Lodging Deposit – It is an attendee’s responsibility to submit a valid credit card number with name as it appears on the card, billing address, and credit card expiration date, or a deposit equal to the first night’s room/suite rate, and tax as a guarantee, at the time the attendee makes the reservation. Attendee’s credit card will be charged the first night’s room/suite rate and tax at that time.

Lodging Cancellation Policy – Refunds will be issued on individual attendee’s reservations only if canceled at least seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until February 15, 2022 (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 for 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 Vdara is located 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS).

Airport Transfers

Taxi Service: One-way fare from the Vdara to McCarran International Airport is approximately $20 for up to 4 passengers one-way.
Shared Shuttle Service: Super Shuttle shared shuttles are available to the McCarran International Airport for approximately $11 per person. You may make reservations for your shuttle at: http://www.supershuttle.com/ or call 800-258-3826.

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.
  • Alamo – Click Here and enter 7014125 under Contract ID to receive the Group Discount.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount.

Travel Documents – Travel documents vary based on itinerary. It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire duration of their stay and have them available when necessary.

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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