Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care

Sep 23, 2022 – Sep 25, 2022

San Diego - Paradise Point Resort & Spa

In addition to its idyllic year-round temperatures and 70 miles of pristine coastline, San Diego showcases many popular attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Some of these include: Sea World San Diego, LEGOLAND California, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, the Cabrillo National Monument, Balboa Park, and many historic parks and museums. Visit the famous beaches of La Jolla and watch the Sea Lions sun bathing or root for the home team at the Padres stadium downtown. Boasting a citywide population of more than 1.3 million, San Diego is California’s second largest city, and has aptly earned its nickname as “America’s Finest City”. Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of a beachside retreat with all the amenities of a major metropolis, but with less hustle and bustle.


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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

Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Cardiology and Geriatrics, 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 Geriatrics 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 Cardiology and Geriatrics in Primary Care.

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, September 23

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Multimorbidity: Discussing Goals of Care and the Challenging Decisions
Objectives: 1) Illustrate the four principles of clinical ethics 2) Discuss principles of shared decision-making and the challenges to achieving this 3) Define the “technological imperative” and how it applies to the care of seriously ill patients 4) Interpret preferences regarding survival, quality of life, and costs to patients for optimal patient-centered outcomes

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Opioids and Pain Management in the Seriously Ill
Objectives: 1) Discuss how pain management strategies may vary in seriously ill patients, those approaching end-of-life, or those with chronic pain syndromes 2) Describe differences between dose, onset and duration of opioids based on drug, formulation, route administered and tolerance 3) List commonly encountered opioid side-effects

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Approach to the Treatment of Essential Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Understand the underlying pathophysiology of essential hypertension 2) Outline a reasonable treatment approach to essential hypertension based on pathophysiologic principles 3) Appreciate the role of the renin-angiotensin and aldosterone system in control of blood pressure

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Resistant Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Review the definition of resistant hypertension 2) Outline the common causes of secondary hypertension 3) Suggest a reasonable evaluation for patients with resistant hypertension

Saturday, September 24

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Atrial Fibrillation and the New Anticoagulants
Objectives: 1) Review the indications for anticoagulation for patients with atrial fibrillation 2) Understand the use of new novel anticoagulants and their bleeding risks 3) Outline a rational approach to the treatment of atrial fibrillation

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Update on PCSK9 Inhibitors for Hyperlipidemia
Objectives: 1) Review PCSK9 therapy as a new medication for hyperlipidemia 2) Understand the role of risk in determining hyperlipidemia therapy 3) Outline management algorithms to determine when to use combination therapy for hyperlipidemia

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Polypharmacy and Pearls for Non-Pain Symptom Management in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Compare and contrast efficacy of antiemetics and how to select appropriate medication based on patient symptom profile 2) Interpret evidence of the role of oxygen and opioids in treatment of dyspnea 3) Describe common management strategies for care of patients who are actively dying and/or receiving comfort cares

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Non-Malignant Pain Considerations and Safe Opioid Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Understand the neurobiology of chronic pain and how this relates to pharmacologic targets 2) Develop a data-driven and practical understanding of dosing, benefits, and side-effects of common nonopioid pharmacologic agents 3) Become familiar in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes, such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain 4) Develop a practical approach to opioid risk stratification and identification of opioid use disorder

Sunday, September 25

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Approaches to Early- and Late-Stage Dementia Syndromes
Objectives: 1) Compare cognitive impairment and dementia and discuss the common trajectories of each 2) Interpret the best evidence in investigating the role of nutritional support in patients with dementia 3) Describe common prognostic scales for patients with dementia, including the Mitchell Mortality Index and the FAST Score

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Ethics in the Geriatric Primary Care Setting: A Case-Based Interactive Approach
Objectives: 1) Identify and differentiate the four prima facie principles of ethics 2) Describe the case analysis approach to ethical dilemmas in clinical practice 3) Identify and describe approaches to commonly encountered ethical dilemmas in clinical practice

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Approach to the Management of Heart Failure
Objectives: 1) Review guideline-directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure 2) Outline a practical approach for the optimal use of RAS blockers and beta blockers in heart failure 3) Understand the role of BNP as a guide to optimal heart failure therapy

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Objectives: 1) Understand the recommended therapies shown to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with clinical coronary heart disease 2) Review the role of antiplatelet medications in patients with coronary heart disease 3) Propose a treatment management plan for patients with coronary heart disease to maximize risk reduction

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

Program Schedule





September 23, 2022

Mission Bay Room

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 24, 2022

Mission Bay Room

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

September 25, 2022

Mission Bay Room

Conference - Day 3

Continental 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 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 Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 09/23/2022 to 09/25/2022. 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.

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 has been reviewed and is 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 cutoff date and sold out of group rooms with the property.

Please click here for nearby lodging options or call (858) 240-4913 to confirm if the Paradise Point Resort has remaining availability for you to book direct.

Accommodations – Paradise Point and its amenities offer a unique San Diego resort experience for both families and couples with a location that is secluded, yet centrally situated; the airport, downtown San Diego and top attractions including Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park are all just minutes away from our Mission Bay shores.

  • Lanai Garden View Guestroom – $239 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • The most popular room type at our San Diego resort is the intimate 460 square-foot Lanai guest room, offering garden views and patios that lead straight into the natural beauty of these surrounding outdoor areas. Lanai guestrooms have several options for connecting rooms.
    • One queen/one king or two queen beds available with rooms from 460sqft.
  • Lanai Garden Premium Guestroom – $259 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • Upgrade your Lanai guestroom experience with this popular room type. Rooms may include a walk-in closet, preferred location, and/or lagoon view in a luxurious room nestled among the San Diego resort’s lush landscaping. Patio with Resort Garden OR Lagoon Views.
    • One king or two queen beds available with rooms from 460sqft

Additional Lodging Information –

Resort Fee: there will be a daily Resort Amenities Fee discounted to $10.00 per room per night for the Group (valued at $36.00 per room, per night), plus California Tourism Assessment Fee (which is currently 0.4% per room, per night, plus applicable taxes which are currently 12.4%), which includes: High-speed wireless and hard-wired Internet access in guest rooms, domestic phone calls in guest rooms, unlimited access to Fitness Center, Putting Course, Basketball, Tennis, Ping Pong, Croquet, Horseshoes, and Bocce Ball. Group shall be solely and fully responsible for informing its attendees of these fees and that they are separate and distinct from the room rate and from taxes and the California Tourism Assessment Fee.

(Amenities subject to change based on Resort’s policy)

Taxes and Fees: California Tourism Assessment Fee (which is currently 0.4% per room, per night, plus applicable taxes which are currently 12.4%)

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is after 4:00 p.m. and Check-out is before 11:00 a.m.

Parking: Complimentary Parking for all-day guests, and discounted overnight parking at $10.00 per car, per night.

Lodging Deposit – The first night room and tax deposit is required at the time of booking. The deposit may be charged to MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover credit cards and will be processed when the card number is given.

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 August 17, 2022 (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 – For transportation planning assistance, please call Instant Service at 858-274-4630.

  • San Diego International (Lindbergh Field) Airport – 10 minutes from hotel.
  • Carlsbad (McClellan – Palomar) Airport – 50 minutes from hotel

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.

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