Endocrinology and Pharmacology for Primary Care

Jul 23, 2021 – Jul 25, 2021

Amelia Island - Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Amelia Island is a Seaport Community located in Northeast Florida. It boasts 13 miles of great beaches, endangered wildlife, and plenty of outdoor activities to satisfy every member of your family. Amelia Island invites you to explore its history. It was once controlled by France, Spain, and England. The Omni Amelia Island Resort recently completed an 85 million dollar renovation and the results are breathtaking. Located on 1,350 acres, the resort features oceanfront rooms equipped with private balconies, a preserved marshland perfect for kayaking, Audubon International Certified Sanctuary golf courses, luxury spa facilities, endless dining opportunities, and so much more.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through June 15, 2021)
$ 799.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through June 15, 2021)
$ 699.00
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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

Endocrinology and Pharmacology for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

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

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Endocrinology 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

Endocrinology

Hyperlipidemia
Objectives: 1) Discuss the current guidelines for cholesterol lowering 2) How to initiate statin therapy 3) What to do in statin intolerant patients 4) Individualizing treatment goals 5) Review residual risk and goals for treating hypertriglyceridemia 

Type 2 Diabetes Update
Objectives: 1) Screening for and treatment of pre-diabetes 2) Selecting glycemic targets 3) Individualizing therapy using old and new drugs 4) What to do when Metformin is not enough 5) When and how to initiate insulin 

Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Defining osteoporosis and how to make the diagnosis 2) Who needs a DXA scan, and how to interpret a scan 3) Ruling out secondary causes of osteoporosis 4) Initiation of therapy 5) How long to treat and risks of longterm therapy 

Doctor – I Think It Is My Thyroid
Objectives: 1) Management of the patient who has normal thyroid hormone levels and symptoms of hypothyroidism 2) Initiating thyroid hormone therapy 3) Should you ever use combination T4/T3 therapy or “natural” thyroid hormone? 4) Monitoring thyroid function during pregnancy 5) Evaluation of a thyroid nodule 

Management of Obesity in 2021
Objectives: 1) Assessing obesity, risk, and readiness to change 2) Setting individualized weight loss goal 3) Which diet is best for weight loss 4) Discuss the role of exercise and activity for weight management 5) When to refer a patient for bariatric surgery 

 

Pharmacology

Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids: A Regulatory Perspective
Objectives: 1) Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States 2) Discuss recently released opioid prescribing guidelines, highlighting the relevance to primary care providers 3) Describe best practices for managing patients with chronic nonmalignant pain, highlighting guidance from a regulatory perspective 

Drug Therapy Challenges in Older Adults
Objectives: 1) Discuss key physiologic and common pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy 2) Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios 3) Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury  

Optimizing Psychopharmacotherapy in Depression: Clinical Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients with depression 2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of depression, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for antidepressant therapies 4) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use

Drug Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Define treatment goals for patients with or at-risk for osteoporosis 2) Relate treatment strategies to empiric evidence regarding fracture prevention and treatment for women and men 3) Develop a prevention and monitoring plan for patients at-risk for osteoporosis 4) Describe pertinent pharmacologic parameters related to pharmaceuticals used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis 

Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult: Part 1
Objectives: 1) Discuss key physiologic and pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy 2) Apply agesensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios 3) Discuss high-risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities  

Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult: Part 2
Objectives: 1) List nine key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults 2) Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury using case study scenarios 

Psychopharmacotherapy in Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients with bipolar disorder 2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of bipolar disorder or psychosis, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for mood stabilizer therapies 4) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use 

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 23, 2021

Omni Amelia Island Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 24, 2021

Omni Amelia Island Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 25, 2021

Omni Amelia Island Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

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

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 make an Omni Resort Guestroom reservation, please Click Here.
To make an Omni Resort Villa reservation, 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.

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 – The oceanfront Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers the epitome of resort accommodations carefully designed with your comfort in mind. This resort complements everything that is Amelia Island, Florida. All private balconies and patios face the ocean and are a delightful place to relax from sunrise to sunset.

Amenities: Breathtaking ocean views, Furnished balcony or patio, Modern beach décor, Serta Pillow Top mattress with 330-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and lightweight duvet, Coffee maker with premium coffee, Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Exclusive skincare products, Two plush terry cloth robes, Working desk with convenient outlets and ports, Non-smoking policy, Flat panel HDTV with cable channels, iHome clock radios with iPod docking stations, On-demand movies available, WiFi Internet service – included in Resort Service Charge.

  • Oceanfront Guest Room$289 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king (up to 2 adults) or two queen beds (up to 4 adults).  These 425-square-foot rooms offer flat-screen HDTVs, a working desk, convenience ports and outlets, Wi-Fi, a furnished balcony or patio, and either one king or two queen beds with Serta Pillow Top mattresses fitted with 330-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Sandcastles Villas – Oceanfront 1 Bedroom$289 Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king (up to 2 adults) or two queen beds (up to 4 adults). These beautiful one bedroom luxury beach villas are ideal and offer a superb location on the ocean just north of the resort. Make yourself at home in this large suite with bedroom, bath, living/dining area, kitchen, and balcony. These spacious oceanfront villas afford the flexibility to entertain in comfort, and relax in abundant privacy and feature a full-size kitchen, expanded living room, and dining room, balcony or patio available overlooking the ocean, TV with cable channels, high-speed internet access, in-room safe, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron, and ironing board. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Additional Lodging Information – Room rates above are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes (currently 12%).

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in is at 4:00 PM and check-out is at 11:00 AM

Rollaway beds are available for $35 per night (upon request) and are only allowed in King size rooms.

Pet Policy: Two pets under 50 lbs at the resort are allowed. First floor rooms have been reserved for guests bringing pets. A $175 non-refundable cleaning fee will be applied at checkout.

Resort Charge and Amenities –  A reduced resort service charge, for MCE Attendees, of $15 per night includes:

In-room coffee station, Coffee in the Lobby 4 am-6 am & Sunrise Wing 4 am-6 am, Refreshment station in the Lobby 10:30 am – 6 pm, Resort beach access, Seasonal poolside amenities, Beach games (March – September), Access to more than 7 miles of bike and walking trails. Access to recreational parks and children’s playgrounds throughout the resort. Unlimited use of health & fitness center, 24/7 access to the hotel gym. Golf driving range privileges and one bucket of range balls. On-property resort transportation service. Unlimited Internet access in all guest rooms and Lobby. Unlimited in-room local & toll-free phone calls, Newspapers in the Lobby, 24/7 access to Gamer’s Lounge, Morning jogger station with water and whole fruit, 5 am-9 am at the hotel entrance, 10% off retail items at Amelia’s Signature Shop, Free kid’s soda at all outlets with souvenir cup, Two magnificent pools, a splash park, tiered lounge seating, two hot tubs, and three fire features offer spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. (Amenities subject to change based on Resort’s policy)

Hotel Parking – Complimentary Self-Parking is available for all MCE Conference attendees. Day-rate for Valet parking is $10.00 plus tax, per vehicle. Overnight Valet rate is $27.00 plus tax per vehicle, per night

Lodging Deposit – Omni Resort: Deposit of 1 Night + tax is due at the time of booking; balance is due to the resort upon arrival. Sandcastles Villas: Deposit of 2 Nights + 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.

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 15, 2021 (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 Omni Amelia Island Plantation is located is approximately 29 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and 4 miles from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (FBMA)Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes.

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.
  • 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 arrangements to and from Omni Amelia Island Plantation from Jacksonville International Airport may be made with the following vendors: (Contact vendors for specific rates)

Dana’s Limousine and Transportation Service* (904) 744-3333, reservations@danaslimo.com

Front Runner Transportation* (904) 714-1277P

This hotel does not provide a shuttle service.

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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