Primary Care Update: Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rheumatology

Jul 28, 2023 – Jul 30, 2023

Seattle - Westin Seattle

Seattle is a city of many neighborhoods: Eclectic, urban, outdoorsy, artsy, gritty, down-to-earth, or posh—it’s all here, from the quirky character of the Seattle Waterfront and the eccentric “Republic of Fremont,” to hipsters walking baby carriages past aging mansions on Capitol Hill. There’s something for just about everyone within this vibrant Emerald City. Centrally located within walking distance of Pike Place Market, CenturyLink, and Safeco Fields, the Monorail, and Space Needle, The Westin Seattle Hotel offers the perfect Northwest escape.

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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

Primary Care Update: Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rheumatology – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rheumatology, 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 Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rheumatology 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 Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rheumatology.

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

Friday, July 28 

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:
Clinical and Laboratory Approach to Rheumatic Diseases
Objectives: 1) Construct an approach to the evaluation of patients with rheumatic diseases 2) Differentiate several patterns that allow for clinical diagnosis of rheumatic diseases 3) Determine the use and limitations of laboratory testing in rheumatic diseases

2:30 PM – 2:35 PM: BREAK

2:35 PM – 3:35 PM:
Clinical Aspects and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Discuss the articular and extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis 2) Discuss the use of NSAIDs and steroids in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis 3) Summarize the use and toxicities of DMARDs and biologic agents, as recommended by the American College of Rheumatology guidelines

3:35 PM – 3:45 PM: BREAK

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM:
Knee Evaluation, Exam, and Imaging Pearls
Objectives: 1) Review knee exam skills 2) Discuss exam findings with common knee pathology 3) Review knee imaging modalities

4:45 PM – 4:50 PM: BREAK

4:50 PM – 5:50 PM:
Top 5 Knee Pathologies for the Primary Care Physician and Injections: A Case-Based Approach
Objectives: 1) Recognize key questions to ask for the history with knee pain 2) Describe pertinent knee physical exam findings 3) List which x-ray views are most important 4) Describe when it is appropriate for ordering an MRI 5) Discuss when it is appropriate to refer to an orthopedic surgeon 6) Participate in a live knee exam demonstration

Saturday, July 29

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Shoulder Evaluation, Exam, and Imaging Pearls
Objectives: 1) Discuss pertinent surface anatomy and review how to perform a focused shoulder exam in the office 2) Recognize rotator cuff pathology and impingement during a physical exam, and discuss corresponding treatment modalities 3) Review shoulder imaging modalities 4) Participate in a live shoulder exam demonstration

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Elbow Exam and Case-Based Imaging Pearls
Objectives: 1) Review elbow anatomy and exam techniques 2) Discuss the different imaging modalities available for the elbow 3) Discuss case-based presentations of common elbow pathology

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Crystal Arthropathies
Objectives: 1) Apply principles of the American College of Rheumatology guidelines in the evaluation and treatment of gout 2) Outline the sequence of treatment and state the goal of treatment for patients with gout 3) List the five clinical manifestations of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (CPPD)

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Other Connective Tissue Diseases
Objectives: 1) Discuss the clinical manifestations of systemic lupus 2) Review the clinical manifestations of systemic sclerosis 3) Identify the clinical manifestations of inflammatory myositis

Sunday, July 30

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Controversies in Rheumatology: Chronic Lyme Disease and Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Recognize the established clinical manifestations of Lyme disease 2) List the various clinical manifestations of fibromyalgia 3) Discuss various treatment modalities for fibromyalgia

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Rheumatology Potpourri: Interactive Case Presentations
Objectives: 1) Apply the principles from previous lectures to case presentations 2) Recognize some of the clinical manifestations of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 3) Discuss treatment of rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Overuse Injuries in Adolescents
Objectives: 1) Describe the unique role of “growth” as a risk factor for musculoskeletal overuse injures 2) Discuss the clinical presentation and management of common overuse injuries unique to adolescents 3) Recognize high-risk stress fracture and know when to refer

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Office Injections
Objectives: 1) Discuss common in-office injections for shoulder and knee 2) Review corticosteroids and anesthetics used for joint injections 3) Discuss appropriate technique and patient positioning for all injections

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

July 28, 2023

Westin Seattle Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 1:15 PM

1:30 PM - 5:50 PM

July 29, 2023

Westin Seattle Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 30, 2023

Westin Seattle Conference Center

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 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 Primary Care Update: Office Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Rheumatology and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 07/28/2023 to 07/30/2023. 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 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

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 (206) 728-1000 to confirm if the Westin Seattle has remaining availability for you to book direct.

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

Accommodations and Amenities – The Westin Seattle is the front door to downtown shopping, attractions, dining, and much more. This ideal urban retreat is steps away from the Washington State Convention Center, Pike Place Market, and Space Needle. Our unique design offers breathtaking views of the Northwest’s beauty including Puget Sound, the Olympic, and Cascade mountain ranges. Our 891 smoke-free guest rooms and suites are designed to provide ultimate comfort and tranquility for our guests. All rooms offer high-speed internet access, flat-screen televisions, the Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly® Bath Air conditioning, Access to the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, Access to the heated indoor pool, Alarm clock, Complimentary Bottled water, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib/Play Yard, Electrical adapters, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini-fridge: 10.00 USD, Pull-out sofa bed, Rollaway bed, Safe, Bathrobe, Hairdryer, Separate tub, and shower.

  • Traditional Guest Room$259 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Deluxe View City Guest Room$279 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Premium City View Guest Room$290 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Premium Water View Guest Room$334 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Additional Lodging Information:

  • Check-in/Check-out times – Check-in time is 4:00 PM and Check-out time is at 11:00 AM.
  • Guest Room Taxes – Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes: Occupancy Tax at 15.6%, Tourism Assessment Fee $2.00 per night. All taxes and fees are subject to change.
  • Maximum Occupancy – Four Guests Per Room Per Night – Rate is based on double occupancy. Each extra guest over two will be an additional $30 per guest, per night. Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel and based on availability.
  • Roll-Away Fee – A $30 fee applies to requests for roll-away beds per room per stay.
  • Smoking Policy – This is a smoke-free property.
  • Guest Room Internet – Basic high-speed internet will be complimentary for all MCE Conferences attendees booked within the group block.

Hotel Terms are subject to change and based on availability

Hotel Parking – Overnight On-site Self-Parking is discounted to $35 per night and Overnight Valet Parking is discounted to $45 per night for MCE Conference attendees. Offsite and local attendees will be offered a $27.00 discounted parking rate per day for up to five (5) hours on the conference dates only.

Lodging Deposit – A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Balance due to the hotel 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 June 22, 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 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 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located approximately 15 miles from The Westin Seattle.

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  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.

Taxi
Taxies are available 24 hours and cost approximately $45 USD.

Downtown Airporter
The Downtown Airporter provides service between the airport and major downtown hotels. From baggage claim, cross the skybridge 4 and proceed to level 3 of the parking garage. The Downtown Airporter desk is located in the center of the Ground Transportation Plaza. One-way: 18 USD; Roundtrip: 36 USD; Children 17 years and under ride free, one for each paying adult. Payment by credit card only. Rides can be booked online, by phone, and at the airport. Reservations are required, to book your transfer please call 1(855) 566-3300 or Click Here.

Link Light Rail (Central Link)
Link Light Rail provides direct service from the airport to downtown Seattle. Exit the train at Westlake Center Transit Tunnel Station and take the Westlake Center exit. The hotel is a block north on 5th Avenue.
Adult: 3.00 USD; Youth (6 – 18): 1.50 USD; Children under 6 ride free with an adult. Link tickets can be bought from the ticket vending machine with cash or a credit card.

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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