Primary Care Update: Family Medicine and Pharmacology

Mar 24, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023

Hilton Head - Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, the largest of the barrier islands off the coast of South Carolina, offers breathtaking ocean views, palm-lined fairways, sun-warmed beaches, endless sporting opportunities, gourmet dining, and exclusive shopping. The island is known for being within a half-day’s drive of Atlanta, GA, Orlando, FL, Raleigh, NC, and Charlotte, NC. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa perched on Hilton Head Island’s iconic white sand beaches and nestled amidst swaying palmetto trees, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa offers travelers a true tropical oasis. You will be captivated by this perfect getaway.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through February 16, 2023)
$ 899.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through February 16, 2023)
$ 799.00
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Lodging Reservations*

Tuition Discount Eligibility

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: Family Medicine and Pharmacology – 12 Credits 

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

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Family Medicine and Pharmacology.

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 during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Family Medicine

Smoking Cessation
Objectives: 1) Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology 2) Utilize techniques to enhance the patient’s ability to stop smoking

Anemia
Objectives: 1) Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of anemia 2) Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing 3) Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include iron deficiency and “anemia of chronic disease”, due to infections, inflammatory diseases, chronic kidney disease (CKD), malignancies, cytokines, interferons, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), et cetera 4) Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia

Routine Adult Care
Objectives: 1) Determine which screening tests are indicated for particular patients, according to USPSTF guidelines 2) Order appropriate immunizations for adult patients

Recognition and Treatment of Depression
Objectives: 1) Understand the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression 2) Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in order to make an accurate diagnosis 3) Prescribe appropriate medications to treat these disorders

Obesity
Objectives: 1) State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity 2) Assess patients who are obese and determine if they need treatment 3) Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery 4) Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity

Thyroid Disease
Objectives: 1) Formulate a plan for the evaluation of a patient with presumed thyroid disease 2) Interpret common lab and imaging tests in the evaluation of a patient with thyroid disease 3) Select appropriate treatment modalities, both medical and surgical, for patients with thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association Guidelines

Pharmacology 

What a Headache! Clinical Review of Migraine Headaches with Corresponding Treatments
Objectives: 1) Review risk factors, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of migraine headaches 2) Describe various treatment and preventative strategies of migraine headaches 3) Illustrate appropriate treatments through patient cases

They Aren’t Just for Diabetes Anymore: Update on Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors in Clinical Practice
Objectives: 1) Discuss the growing evidence and role of SGLT2 inhibitors within diabetes patients 2) Discuss growing evidence of SGTL2 inhibitors within non-diabetes patients, including heart failure and chronic kidney disease 3) Apply evidence to cases presented where SGLT2 inhibitors may be appropriate

Too Many Penicillin Allergies! Overview, Assessment, and Action Plan for Success to Delabel
Objectives: 1) Discuss detrimental outcomes of self-reported penicillin allergies 2) Analyze current literature supporting penicillin allergy assessment and intervention resulting in delabeling 3) Explore steps and practical measures to successfully delabel a penicillin allergy

Hot Topics in Infectious Diseases: Shorter Durations of Therapy and IV to PO Conversion in Complicated Infections
Objectives: 1) Describe disease states for which shorter durations of therapy data are growing 2) Review data for which IV to PO conversion is growing for complicated infections 3) Apply data learned to cases likely to occur within clinical practice

Polypharmacy and the Elderly: Minimizing Untoward Effects Through Prudent Prescribing Part 1 and Part 2
Objectives: 1) Summarize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly 2) Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients 3) Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy 4) Describe best practices for limiting adverse drug events in “necessary” medications 5) Illustrate possible polypharmacy interventions using case studies

Please 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

March 24, 2023

Westin Hilton Head Island Ballroom

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 25, 2023

Westin Hilton Head Island Ballroom

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

March 26, 2023

Westin Hilton Head Island Ballroom

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

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 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

This live activity is being reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 12 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

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 book your lodging 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 – Perched on Hilton Head Island’s iconic white sand beaches and nestled amidst swaying palmetto trees, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa offers travelers a true tropical oasis. Your hotel experience begins with our spacious, thoughtfully designed guest rooms, which are designed to reflect their coastal Carolina setting. All feature the Westin Heavenly Bed®, as well as a private balcony; many balconies boast stunning ocean views. Enjoy the array of inspired amenities available at our resort, including private beach access, three beautiful swimming pools and four on-site restaurants. Guests can enjoy exclusive access to the adjacent Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club for championship golf and tennis, or escape to the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ for a rejuvenating massage. Each room includes: Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bottled water: Complimentary, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib/Play Yard (If requested), Electrical adapters, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Pull-out sofa bed, Rollaway bed (if requested), Safe.

  • Island View King Beds – $335 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Relax in one of our spacious Island View Rooms, brushed with a palette of soothing tones and inviting coastal chic accents. Each room has its own private balcony, allowing ample opportunity for guests to take in Hilton Head Island’s surrounding natural beauty, 320 square feet.
    • Room Features: Private Balcony with seating, 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms, Adjustable Temperature Control, Entertainment Center, Oversized Office Desk, Heavenly Rollaway Bed, Starbucks Coffee, Mini fridge.
  • Island View 2 Queen Beds $345 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) -Relax in one of our spacious Island View Rooms, brushed with a palette of soothing tones and inviting coastal chic accents. Each room has its own private balcony, allowing ample opportunity for guests to take in Hilton Head Island’s surrounding natural beauty, 320 square feet.
    • Room Features: Private Balcony with seating, 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms, Adjustable Temperature Control, Entertainment Center, Oversized Office Desk, Starbucks Coffee, Mini fridge.
  • Resort View$355 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Resort View rooms offer all the attractive attributes of our Island View Rooms, plus expansive views of our rejuvenating island paradise from your private balcony.
    • Bedding Options: 2 Queens or 1 King
    • Room Features: Private Balcony with seating, 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms, Adjustable Temperature Control, Entertainment Center, Oversized Office Desk, Starbucks Coffee, Mini fridge.
  • Ocean View King$375 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Our Ocean View rooms offer views of our spectacular island and glimpses of the Atlantic from your private balcony.
    • Room Features: Private Balcony with seating, 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms, Adjustable Temperature Control, Entertainment Center, Oversized Office Desk, Starbucks Coffee, Mini fridge.
  • Ocean View 2 Queen Beds$385 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – Our Ocean View rooms offer views of our spectacular island and glimpses of the Atlantic from your private balcony.
    • Room Features: Private Balcony with seating, 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms, Adjustable Temperature Control, Entertainment Center, Oversized Office Desk, Starbucks Coffee, Mini fridge.

Resort Fee and Amenities – In addition to the rates set forth above, a discounted Resort Services Charge will be charged in the amount of $22.00 per night plus sales tax (currently 10%). The Resort Services Charge provides all group attendees the following amenities:

•Complimentary Self-Parking  (not subject to change)
•Shuttle service to Port Royal Golf & Tennis and Shelter Cove Marina & Town Centre
•Golf and Tennis discounts at Port Royal Golf & Tennis
•Run Westin Concierge Services
•Westin WORKOUT Fitness Classes
•One (1) Hour Steam Room use at Heavenly Spa (Advanced Reservation Required)
•Westin Family Kids Club Daily Activity
•Access to the Westin Savannah Water Taxi & Self-Parking
•Complimentary Guest Room WI-FI Access in meeting space (used for general browsing) and guestrooms (not subjectto change)
•Free 15 minutes at Business Center Daily
•Bottled Water (2 Daily) replenished daily with housekeeping service

Room Tax & Fees – Guest room rates above and Resort Fee are subject to the applicable state and local taxes, currently 10% (includes Beach Preservation Fee). A Tourism Fee of $3.00 per room will be charged per night and is subject to change.

Additional Lodging Information –

  • Check-in and Check-out: Check-in is after 4:00 PM and Check-out is before 11:00 AM
  • Additional Occupancy Fee: There will be a charge of $20.00 each for third and fourth persons (18 years and older) sharing a room.
  • Taxes: The Group Room Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, fees and assessments, currently 8% and are subject to change without notice.

Parking – The current self-parking rate is complimentary for overnight guests.

Lodging Deposit – 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 February 16, 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 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 Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is located approximately 38 miles away from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) and 3 miles from Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) ideal for private aviation.

Airport Transportation – Taxi and Car Service: MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi or car service such as Lyft or Uber to get from the airport to the hotel. Follow signs at the airport for ground transportation and taxi service. Taxi fare or Car Services from The Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) Airport to the Westin Resort is approximately $10 – $20 (1-4 persons) one-way. Taxi fare or Car Service from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) to the Westin Resort is approximately $85 – 95 (1-4 persons) one-way.

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

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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