Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine and Dermatology

Mar 26, 2023 – Apr 01, 2023

Walt Disney World - Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

This program is offering $100-200 in savings on CME registration costs in addition to the Past Attendee and Attending With Another discount opportunities in order to register and participate in two CME programs at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club Resort over the March 26th-April 1, 2023 week.  

This New England-style Disney Deluxe Resort is located by the gentle waters of 25-acre Crescent Lake. Enjoy the white-sand beach, or soak in 3 quiet crystal pools and 7 spas scattered across the Resort’s grounds on your divine seaside holiday. Crescent Lake is the site of lively family activity—its’ surface dotted with rented watercraft and catch-and-release fishers. Discover a life-size shipwreck, pools, lagoons, and more at Stormalong Bay—a 3-acre water wonderland. Climb the mast and zip down one of the highest hotel waterslides at Walt Disney World Resort. Catch currents on an inner tube in the lazy river, unwind in one of 3 whirlpool spas and relax on the elevated tanning deck. Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

(You can find 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%
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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: Endocrinology, Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine and Dermatology for Primary Care – 24 Credits

This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Endocrinology, Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine and Dermatology 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 Endocrinology, Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine and Dermatology 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 Endocrinology, Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine and Dermatology.

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

Sunday, March 26

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Objectives: 1) Review common causes of abnormal uterine bleeding 2) Describe an appropriate workup of abnormal uterine bleeding 3) Identify which patients with abnormal uterine bleeding are at increased risk for malignancy

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap Smear Triage Update
Objective: 1) Discuss screening, triage, and treatment recommendations for cervical disease

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Type 2 Diabetes: A Practical Comprehensive Approach for the Primary Care Practitioner
Objectives: 1) Distinguish Type 1 from Type 2 diabetes 2) Understand basic pathophysiology of Type 2 diabetes 3) Select the appropriate specific agents in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes in order to target pathophysiologic defects

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Approach to Abnormal Thyroid Function Tests and Imaging
Objectives: 1) Identify and manage cases of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism 2) Understand the approach to the management of a thyroid nodule

Monday, March 27 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
OB/GYN Risk Management Case Studies
Objectives: 1) Review common causes of women’s health-related litigation 2) Determine best strategies to reduce the risk of litigation 3) Highlight the importance of documentation to reduce the risk of litigation

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Exercising in Pregnancy
Objectives: 1) Analyze maternal and fetal effects of exercise 2) Discuss recommendations for scuba diving and high-altitude exercise during pregnancy

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Workup and Treatment of Hypercalcemia, Including Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Objectives: 1) Understand the workup of PTH and non-PTH-mediated causes of hypercalcemia 2) Review the indications for parathyroid surgery 3) Review unusual causes of hypercalcemia

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Hypogonadism: Fact or Fiction?
Objectives: 1) Identify cases of testosterone deficiency 2) Review the workup and treatment of hypogonadism

Tuesday, March 28

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Present Your Difficult Endocrine Cases
Objectives: 1) Understand approaches to difficult case presentations in endocrinology 2) Utilize endocrine physiology to diagnose and manage difficult and rare presentations of endocrine diseases

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Osteoporosis Update: Diagnosis and Treatment
Objectives: 1) Understand the approach to diagnosis of osteoporosis 2) Be able to properly select and use therapeutic agents 3) Recognize the proper sequence of agents to reach osteoporosis

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Uterine Fibroid Update
Objectives: 1) Describe the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids 2) Discuss the efficacy and safety of uterine fibroid embolization 3) Discuss medications being studied for fibroid therapy

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Breast Cancer Screening and Breast Density
Objectives: 1) Review current guidelines for screening mammograms 2) Understand what is meant by breast density 3) Discuss mammographic breast density notification laws


Thursday, March 30

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Malignant Skin Tumors
Objectives: 1) Diagnose the common malignant skin tumors 2) Understand the optimal approach to malignant skin tumors 3) Identify cases that should be referred to specialty care

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Benign Skin Tumors
Objectives: 1) Diagnose common benign skin neoplasms 2) Select proper destructive methods to eliminate benign skin tumors 3) Recognize serious systemic associations with benign skin neoplasms

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Introduction: The Disease of Addiction [15 mins]
Objectives: 1) Define the disease of addiction 2) Describe how the biology of addiction impacts the treatment approach

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention [45 mins]
Objectives: 1) Incorporate Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (ASBI) into the routine care of patients 2) Provide brief behavioral counseling interventions to patients who screen positive for alcohol misuse 3) Create a stigma-free practice environment

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Medications and Management [45 mins]
Objectives: 1) Recognize alcohol withdrawal in the primary care setting 2) List FDA-approved and off-label medications for AUD treatment 3) Delineate pros and/or cons and indications for each

Behavioral Addictions in the Primary Care Setting [15 mins]
Objectives: 1) Identify common behavioral addictions in the primary care setting 2) Recognize common co-morbidities such as anxiety disorders 3) Develop a framework for appropriate referrals

Friday, March 31

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM:
Chronic Low Back Pain [45 mins]
Objectives: 1) Perform a focused, evidence-based workup in the primary care setting 2) List evidence-based guidelines, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic interventions 3) Apply these skills in sample cases

8:15 AM – 8:20 AM: BREAK

8:20 AM – 9:35 AM:
Managing Opioid Medications in the Primary Care Setting
Objectives: 1) List key elements of the CDC guidelines for managing patients on chronic opioids 2) Develop compassionate; yet objective, evidence-based treatment plans for patients on chronic opioids 3) Identify patients on chronic opioids who may be developing a use disorder

Opioid Use Disorder Overview: Withdrawal and Treatment Options [15 mins]
Objectives: 1) Describe the pathophysiology, signs, and symptoms of opioid withdrawal 2) Delineate among treatment options for opioid withdrawal 3) List the three FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
The Itchy Patient
Objectives: 1) Classify itchy patients into clinical groups, which suggest etiology 2) Determine where to look and what to look for when patients present with pruritus 3) Manage the symptom of itch

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Cutaneous Signs of Internal Malignancy
Objectives: 1) Recognize criteria for skin findings to be signs of internal malignancy 2) Identify the most common cutaneous signs of internal malignancy 3) Enhance awareness of cutaneous metastatic disease

Saturday, April 1

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Common Disorders of Hair and Nails
Objectives: 1) Develop a comprehensive differential diagnosis for hair and nail disorders 2) Administer appropriate therapy for hair and nail disorders, when applicable 3) Associate select hair and nail findings with systemic disease

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
SKINsects: Skin Disease Due to Insects Other than Ticks
Objectives: 1) Recognize skin and systemic complications of bites and/or stings from select insects and arthropods 2) Administer proper and timely therapy for insect-related disorders 3) Identify potential serious implications of insect bite and/or sting reactions

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM:
Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder in the Primary Care Setting [30 mins]
Objectives: 1) Describe the unique pharmacology of buprenorphine 2) Initiate, monitor, and discontinue buprenorphine, safely and effectively 3) Avoid common pitfalls and complications, such as precipitated withdrawal

Alcohol and Substance Use in Adolescents [45 mins]
Objectives: 1) Recognize the prevalence of alcohol and substance use and/or abuse in adolescents 2) Discuss how to have an open, safe dialogue about drugs and alcohol with adolescents 3) Develop patient-centered therapeutic plans by establishing trusting relationships with adolescents

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM: BREAK

11:05 AM – 11:50 AM:
Illustrative Cases and Q & A [45 mins]
Objectives: 1) Discuss attendee and/or speaker provided patient cases to solidify key clinical concepts 2) Address questions provided by attendees

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

Program Schedule





March 26, 2023

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Conference - Day 1

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 27, 2023

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 28, 2023

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Conference - Day 3

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 29, 2023

No Programs Scheduled

Please utilize this as a personal/parks day.

March 30, 2023

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Conference - Day 4

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 31, 2023

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Conference - Day 5

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

April 1, 2023

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Conference - Day 6

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 24 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 24 (part II) MOC pointsin 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 Primary Care Update: Endocrinology, Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine and Dermatology and deemed it acceptable for up to 24.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/26/2023 to 04/01/2023. 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 24 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

We are currently past our cutoff date and sold out of group rooms with the property.

Please click here for nearby lodging options or call (407) 939-5277to confirm if the Disney Yacht Club has remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations – Bask in casual elegance while enjoying New England charm and family-friendly amenities. Relax in the inviting elegance of a plush lobby replete with nautical touches, explore the whimsical Stormalong Bay and rent a variety of watercraft from Bayside Marina. Here, little ones can rise and shine with a Disney Character Breakfast, have a blast at our playground, or make a splash in our kiddie pool. Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are just minutes away. And for a night out, book in-room babysitting for the kids and a relaxing dinner or massage for yourselves.

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

Rooms Include: 2 queen beds or one king bed, a Dedicated work station, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Flat-screen TV, Wall safe, a Coffee maker, a Balcony or patio, Expansive pool, lake, garden views, and more, Luxury bath & body products

  • Standard Rooms – $389 Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees)

Bedding: Choose between 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed. Note: Most rooms also have a day bed. (Bed type based upon availability at time of check-in.)

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: Any additional persons 18 years and older are $35 extra per person per night.

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.

  • Currently self-parking for overnight guests at Walt Disney World Resorts is complimentary; (previously $25 per night). with Valet parking rates available for $33 per night. All parking fees are subject to change based on Hotel’s Discretion.
  • Complimentary Self-parking will be provided during the hours of the meeting for all local and offsite MCE Attendees.

All parking fees include applicable tax and are subject to change.

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 agreement with the conference lodging venue:

  • Should an attendee cancel a reservation, a refund of the deposit and/or cancellation fees will be in accordance with the hotel’s general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if an individual’s reservation is
    canceled at least five days before arrival).
  • 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 January 20, 2023 (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 Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located approximately 20 miles (about 30 minutes) from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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.

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 click here. 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.

Things To Do Before You Arrive:

  • 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.

My Disney Experience App Is Your Key to It All: For more details, CLICK HERE.

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.

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.

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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