Primary Care Update: Cardiology and Emergency Medicine

Dec 28, 2020 – Dec 30, 2020

Walt Disney World - Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Important Update: This program will now be presented as a live stream virtual CME course on Dec 28 to Dec 30, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 1:20 PM ET (6:00 AM – 10:20 AM PT). All registered attendees for this course will receive an email inclusive of all important updates by Tuesday, December 1st, 2020.

Please note MCE will no longer be hosting an in person conference at the destination as this will be presented entirely online, however guests are welcome to maintain their lodging reservations for travel to Walt Disney World. All existing lodging reservations will remain intact, therefore if you have a reservation, but do not plan to travel, please contact Disney immediately to cancel your reservation and avoid standard cancelation penalties.

For additional assistance, please contact MCE Conferences by email at or call us via our temporary phone line at (888) 533-9031 with any questions you may have.

Note: Topics, Objectives, and Content are subject to change without notice. Please refer back to the activity website for the most current information.

Still Planning to Travel: 

Stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to discover why it is Disney World’s flagship hotel. The hotel’s red gable roofs, white clapboard siding, Victorian balustrades, and lush gardens are filled with canary palms and southern magnolias inspired by fabled Florida beach resorts of the 19th Century. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa exudes a romantic Victorian ambiance and is a timeless gem. The resort is conveniently located on the monorail system next to the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers impeccable service, complete with luxury spas and pools. No matter how you spend your time at Walt Disney World, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a grand retreat.

Walt Disney World® Resort KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

As you prepare to visit, please know there have been impacts to Resort Benefits and amenities and some offerings may be temporarily unavailable. And though some of the experiences have changed, the magic will always be there. For the latest details on Resorts, Theme Parks, and other offerings, please CLICK HERE.

Things To Do Before You Arrive:

  • Review Disney’s Health Acknowledgement Checklist HERE.
  • Create a My Disney Experience HERE. See app details on the following page. The My Disney Experience app allows for contactless check-in and other great features.
  • Check-in Online: To limit physical contact during your stay, it is important to use online check-in and enjoy the ease of going direct to your room upon arrival. Visit your My Disney Experience account to link your resort reservation and set-up online check-in.

Health & Safety:

  • At Walt Disney World Resort, important updates have been implemented to promote health and safety for Guests and Cast Members. Below are the top things to know as you prepare to visit. You can also check for the latest updates and details HERE.
    • Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members.
    • Temperature screenings are required for entry to some locations. Before you leave home, be sure to check the temperatures of everyone in your party – including yourself – as an extra precaution.
    • Physical distancing measures will be in place throughout the Resort.

Pre-Arrival Waiver:

  • You will receive a waiver from Disney that will need to be signed and returned to Disney prior to your arrival.

My Disney Experience App Is Your Key to It All:

To stay up-to-date during your visit, it is important to download and set up the My Disney Experience app on your phone. This multifunction app offers a variety of tools designed to make your stay easier. You’ll use it to minimize physical contact during your visit and enjoy the ease of services such as:

  • Contactless Resort Check-in with Direct-to-Room Service: Bypass the front desk and head straight to your guest room using the Online Check-In feature. Your smartphone can be used as your room key!
  • Mobile Order Service for Dining: A time-saving feature of the My Disney Experience app, mobile order service enables you to order ahead at select dining locations and pick up food during a designated arrival window.
  • Scannable Codes for Select Restaurant Menus: While at a table-service restaurant, you can scan a code to access the digital menu.
  • Dining Experiences: For current dining options, please CLICK HERE. Prior to your visit, please check that your home address is current on your My Disney Experience account. For more details, CLICK HERE.

Park Reservations – Disney Park Pass System:

To help manage the Park’s capacity, Disney is introducing Disney Park Pass service, a new Theme Park reservation system. In order to make your Theme Park reservations, you will need a My Disney Experiences account and valid Theme Park admission linked to it. Then, simply log into your account and select the dates and Theme Parks you wish to visit. To enter a Theme Park, both a reservation and valid admission for the same Park on the same date are required. Please note that reservations are limited in capacity, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed until confirmed. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

Theme Park Tickets:

If you haven’t yet purchased your Theme Park tickets, please do so now. You’ll need tickets before you can make Theme Park reservations, which are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. A Resort reservation does not guarantee Theme Park access. If an online ticket store has been created for your event, it is available via a link on the event website. Otherwise, please contact your Meeting/Group planner for details. Alternatively, you can purchase special meeting and convention Theme Park admission by calling the Walt Disney World Resort Group Ticket team at 407-566-5600.

Planning to use Disney’s Magical Express® service?:

Airport transportation via Disney’s Magical Express service for Guests arriving and departing from Orlando International Airport is continuing to operate during this period, with some modifications. Guests who choose to use Disney’s Magical Express service will be responsible for picking up any of their checked luggage from the airport’s baggage claim area so that it can be loaded onto the motorcoach to their Disney Resort hotel. Please know that your luggage will travel with you to your Disney Resort hotel. Luggage assistance will be available at the front of your Disney Resort hotel, including luggage storage and/or transport to the room. Upon your departure, please ensure your luggage is with you and is loaded onto the motorcoach, so you can check it in with your airline once you reach the airport. The resort airline check-in service will not be offered at this time. For the latest details, CLICK HERE.

***This information is being updated on an ongoing basis. Please CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date information from the Walt Disney World Resort.

(Find additional theme park information, conference attendee discounts, and ticket purchase links in the Additional Travel Information section below)


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MCE Cancellation Policy

Option 1 Option 2
Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
Up to 30 days before conference date Refund - Less $100 processing fee Credit - Less $50 processing fee
Up to 7 days before conference date Refund - Less $250 processing fee Credit - Less $100 processing fee
Within 7 days of conference date No Refund Available Credit - Less $250 processing fee
  • Credits expire three years from the date of issue.
  • Credits applied to a future conference are non-refundable.

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

Primary Care Update: Cardiology and Emergency Medicine

This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine 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 Cardiology and Emergency Medicine 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 Cardiology and Emergency Medicine.

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.

Schedule and Topics 

Monday, December 28th 

8:45 AM (ET) / 5:45 AM (PT): Meeting Room Opens (Please log in a few minutes early for important announcements) 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET) / 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM (PT)
ECG 101: Boot Camp (Cardiology) 
Objectives: 1) Learn how to comfortably and quickly interpret an electrocardiogram (ECG) 2) Rather than memorize patterns, understand WHY the ECG appears at it does 3) Identify features of ECGs that are associated with life-threatening conditions

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 7:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 7:05 AM – 8:05 AM (PT):   
Guide Me! A Practical Overview of Cardiology Guidelines and Its Impact on Primary Care Medicine (Cardiology) 
Objectives: 1) Understand when to initiate treatment strategies for cholesterol lowering and blood pressure control 2) Learn the latest goals for appropriate use of cardiac imaging and valvular heart disease 3) Review reasons to consider cardiac pacing and defibrillator devices for your patients

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM (ET) / 8:05 AM – 8:15 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM (ET) / 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM (PT): 
Clinical Pearls from the Recent Literature (Emergency Medicine)
Objectives: 1) List pearls from the recent emergency medicine literature that pertain to common conditions encountered by the primary care physician 2) Discuss the incorporation of recent evidence into the diagnosis and management of select primary care patients

12:15 PM – 12:20 PM (ET) / 9:15 AM – 9:20 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM (ET) / 9:20 AM – 10:20 AM (PT): 
Avoiding Pitfalls in Back Pain Emergencies (Emergency Medicine)
Objectives: 1) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of spinal epidural abscess 2) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of select spinal cord compressive syndromes

Tuesday,  December 29th 

8:45 AM (ET) / 5:45 AM (PT): Meeting Room Opens (Please log in a few minutes early for important announcements)

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET) / 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM (PT)
Current Updates and Controversies in COVID-19 (Emergency Medicine)
Objectives: 1) Describe the clinical presentation of patients with COVID-19 2) Identify the complications of COVID-193) Discuss the current management of patients with COVID-19

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 7:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 7:05 AM – 8:05 AM (PT):   
Modern Management of Allergic Emergencies and Anaphylaxis (Emergency Medicine)
Objectives: 1) Discuss the current, evidence-based management of patients with ACE-inhibitor induced angioedema 2) State the indications for, and appropriate dosing of, epinephrine in anaphylaxis 3) Discuss the use of antihistamines and corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with anaphylaxis

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM (ET) / 8:05 AM – 8:15 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM (ET) / 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM (PT): 
Truth or A Fib: The Truth about Afib (Cardiology) 
Objectives: 1) Decide the appropriate triage of patients presenting in atrial fibrillation 2) Learn the “four pillars” of Afib management 3) Develop an understanding of the advanced therapies to treat atrial fibrillation and its related conditions, such as ablation procedure and left atrial appendage closure.

12:15 PM – 12:20 PM (ET) / 9:15 AM – 9:20 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM (ET) / 9:20 AM – 10:20 AM (PT):
Looking Up: A (Re)View of Syncope (Cardiology)
Objectives: 1) Learn about the causes of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) 2) Identify which patients are at high-risk for life-threatening events after a TLOC by essential questions, focused physical exam, and electrocardiography 3) Understand the role of additional testing (echocardiography, ambulatory ECG monitoring, tilt table testing) after a TLOC presentation 4) Learn about treatment options and goals of therapy

Wednesday, December 30th 

8:45 AM (ET) / 5:45 AM (PT): Meeting Room Opens (Please log in a few minutes early for important announcements) 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET) / 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM (PT)
Practical Approach to the Patient with Hyperlipidemia (PC Update) 
Objectives: 1) Apply the current guidelines 2) Develop a practical approach for considering the new medications available 3) Consider the new targets developed for cholesterol end point

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 7:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 7:05 AM – 8:05 AM (PT)
Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT (PC Update) 
Objectives: 1) Obtain an appropriate medical history to better identify those patients at risk 2) More confidently evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT 3) Better manage patients with the confirmed diagnosis of DVT

Program Schedule





December 28, 2020

Online Live Stream


Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

9:00 AM - 1:20 PM EDT

December 29, 2020

Online Live Stream


Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

9:00 AM - 1:20 PM EDT

December 30, 2020

Online Live Stream


Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

9:00 AM - 11:05 AM EDT


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 10 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 is being reviewed and will be deemed acceptable for up to 10 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 10 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 and Amenities – Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at this lavish Disney Resort hotel. Relax in the sumptuous lobby as the live orchestra plays ragtime, jazz and popular Disney tunes. Unwind outdoors, indulge in a luxurious massage and watch evening fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. Just one stop to Magic Kingdom park on the complimentary Resort Monorail, this timeless Victorian-style marvel evokes Palm Beach’s golden era.

Amenities Include: Complimentary airport shuttle, 24-hour room service, High-speed Internet access, Satellite TV (includes Disney programming), Health Club Admission, Newspaper delivery, Coffeemaker, Refrigerator, Hair dryer, Iron and ironing board, Pack ‘n Play playard (full-size crib is available upon request),In-room wall safe, Robes, and Laundry facilities/services, night time water parade, and access to the pools. Note: Rooms are Non-Smoking. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

  • Standard Rooms – $339 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) All Rooms are 448 Square Feet. Bedding Options: Standard Rooms offer views of the Courtyard, Marina, or Pool areas. (View based upon availability at time of check in). Choose between 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa Maximum Occupancy in the room is 5 Adults.

Additional Lodging Information

  • Taxes: The Group Room Rates are subject to applicable sales and resort taxes, currently 12½%. There will be no mandatory resort or other fee levied on the sleeping rooms in addition to the Group Room Rate plus applicable taxes (unless required by law).
  • Additional Adult Charge: Guest room rates are quoted as single or double occupancy. The charge for additional guests beyond double occupancy is $35.00 plus applicable tax per guest per night for adults 18 years and older.
  • Occupancy: Maximum room occupancy is (5) guests.


Hotel Parking – Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax and are subject to change.

  • Current Self-parking rates are $25 per night. Current Valet parking rates are also available for $33 per night.
  • Complimentary Self-parking will be provided during the hours of the meeting for all local and offsite MCE Attendees.

Lodging Deposit – A 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 November 30, 2020 (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 Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located approximately 20 miles (about 30 minutes) from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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

Disney Magical Express Shuttle – Disney’s Magical Express Transportation is there way of helping you reach your meeting destination stress-free and focused. Disney picks you up and takes you from Orlando International Airport to the Resort, while their “hands-free” luggage service delivers your bags from the plane directly to your room. Departing is also a breeze with in-hotel boarding pass service and return shuttle to the Orlando International Airport (MCO). To make your Magical Express Reservation, please Click Here

Taxi Fare – Estimated fare is approximately $47 each way.

Mears Transportation – Orlando’s Transportation Professionals since 1939. For more information or to book a reservation with Mears Transportation, please Click Here or call 407-422-2222.

Shuttlefare – For more information or to book a reservation with Shuttlefare, please Click Here or call 877-300-4826.

Groundlink Private Car Service – Conference attendees will receive a 15% discount on airport transfer fares when they Click Here and enter the Promo Code: MCEREBATE when booking online, using the mobile app, or calling 877-546-6903.

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.

Disney Park Tickets and More! – To purchase specially-priced Disneyworld® Resort Theme Park tickets, please check back here: link coming soon. These special tickets are not available once you arrive at the Resort. Don’t delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.

My Disney Experience – To make the most of your upcoming Walt Disney World® Resort visit, let My Disney Experience be your guide to innovative online and mobile tools to help plan and share your upcoming visit. It gives you unprecedented control of your experience, making it easy to save time and enjoy your trip with friends, family and colleagues. After purchasing your special Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please Click Here.

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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