Women’s Health for Primary Care

May 13, 2022 – May 15, 2022

Santa Barbara - The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara welcomes visitors with five-star amenities, scenic ocean views, and easy access to the region’s vineyards, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Find inspiration within perfectly framed views of the Pacific from your guest room balcony, relax with a wellness therapy at the spa, or get a different perspective on California as you embark on a sailing expedition. From mornings spent touring the region’s vineyards, to afternoons passed within the buzzing arts community, Santa Barbara promises both outdoor adventure and cultural fulfillment. Discover boutique shopping, annual festivals, golf, horseback riding, and more during your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Located by the beach, the hotel is near some of the city’s best-loved attractions, including the neighboring Sandpiper Golf Club, the avant-garde Funk Zone, and the Santa Barbara Bowl, which hosts some of the city’s biggest concerts.

Tuition

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  • 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

Women’s Health 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 Women’s Health, 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 Women’s Health 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 and updates in Women’s Health.

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 and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Learning Objectives

Friday, May 13

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT): Is It Hot in Here or Is It Me?
Objectives: 1) Review the definition and diagnosis of menopause 2) Understand MHT indications and contraindications 3)Determine how to manage menopause without medications 4) Discuss the Women’s Health Initiative Study – it’s impact and subsequent interpretation 5) Review MHT options 6) Examine bio-identicals and non-hormonal medications 7) Be able to determine MHT decisions in special circumstances like premature menopause, perimenopause, and breast cancer

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Chief Complaint: ‘My Periods Are Being Weird’ — Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Amenorrhea
Objectives: 1) Create a differential diagnosis 2) Understand how the patient’s history can help you 3) Understand how the patient’s physical exam can help you 4) Understand examine labs and imaging 5) Determine appropriate treatment options

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:25 AM:
A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words: Imaging the Uterine Cavity Will Help You Understand Endometrial Health [40 min]
Objectives: 1) Visualize the anatomical findings associated with PALM-COEIN classification system 2) Understand the importance of pre-operative imaging investigations and limitation of blind sampling in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding

10:25 AM – 10:30 AM: BREAK

10:30 AM – 11:50 AM:
Fibroid Treatment Options [80 min]
Objectives: 1) Review minimally invasive surgical approaches in treating uterine fibroids 2) Describe interventional radiologic procedures that are effective in the treatment of uterine fibroids 3) Discuss recent FDA-approved oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists as an alternative to surgery

Saturday, May 14

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Preventing Professional Burnout: Getting Your Mojo Back
Objectives: 1) Describe how to recognize burnout 2) Enumerate working conditions that lead to burnout 3) List the five stages of burnout 4) Characterize effective methods to prevent burnout 5) Determine resilience and activities that promote improvement in quality life metrics

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
A Prescription for Wellness: How Not to Die
Objectives: 1) Review diet methods to encourage your patients into living a healthier lifestyle 2) Review concepts of Motivational Interviewing 3) Understand the tenets of the blue zone

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
STI Update
Objectives: 1) Update on GC/CT rates in the US 2) Discuss the effects of COVID on STI rates 3) Discuss why STI rates increasing 4) Review the new STI treatment guidelines from the CDC 5) Determine who should be screened for syphilis and how 6) Discuss new HIV screening test

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Transgender 101
Objectives: 1) Understand concepts and terminology that are in use today 2) Review how to use correct pronouns when interacting with gender variant individuals 3) Discuss the components of gender transition 4) Review clinical guidelines that guide treatment 5) Understand general health care for gender variant individuals 6) How to make your health care setting more inclusive

Sunday, May 15

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Clinical Challenges with Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) Methods
Objectives: 1) Review medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive methods 2) Discuss the current length of effectiveness – extended use of LARCs 3) Discuss IUDs for emergency contraception 4) Managing side-effects 5) Technical pearls for LARC insertions and/or removals 6) Managing IUD challenges like missing strings, stenotic cervical malposition, embedment, IUD fracture, et cetera 7) Managing implant challenges like bent and/or broken implant or deep implant

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Cervical Cancer Screening and the ‘Wrongful Pap’
Objectives: 1) When to start doing cervical cancer screening and when to stop 2) Review ASCCP Guidelines for cervical cancer screening and management 3)Review primary HPV screening 4) Screening in immunocompromised individuals 5) Review HPV vaccination 6) Discuss the Wrongful Pap

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Intimate Partner Violence
Objectives: 1) List the incidence and prevalence of intimate partner violence 2) Outline the pattern of the cycle of abuse 3) List the myths and consequences of intimate partner violence 4) Discuss ways that health care workers can be a part of the solution to decreasing the incidence of intimate partner violence

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Getting Our Patients to Move: A Prescription for Exercise
Objectives: 1) Describe the importance of lifestyle interventions in the management of obesity and understand that exercise is at the core of interventions to improve patient outcomes 2) Prescribe exercise for the treatment of obesity 3) Design individualized patient-centered intervention to improve obesity outcomes

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

May 13, 2022

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 14, 2022

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 15, 2022

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:20 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 Women’s Health in Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 05/13/2022 to 05/15/2022. 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. 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 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

Lodging ReservationsWe are currently sold out of our room block. Please click here for nearby lodging options or call (805) 968-0100 to confirm if the Resort has remaining availability for you to book at their direct rates.*Rooms may be added back on our booking link if a client cancels their reservation please click here to check for cancelations.

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

Accommodations – The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara welcomes visitors with five-star amenities, scenic ocean views, and easy access to the region’s vineyards, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Find inspiration within perfectly framed views of the Pacific from your guest room balcony, relax with a wellness therapy at the spa or get a different perspective on California as you embark on a sailing expedition. Blending the graciousness of Mediterranean hospitality with the laid-back charm of Santa Barbara, the hotel’s rooms and suites inspire guests to slow down and appreciate each moment. Indulge in ocean and garden views, soaking tubs, and culinary offerings.

  • Courtyard View Rooms King Bed$389 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) A luxuriously 450 sq. ft. appointed room with a spacious layout, multi-functional desk, sumptuous Frette linens, and plush terry robes. This room hosts a spacious bathroom with a deep soaking tub, marble-encased shower, and luxury Asprey bath amenities. Enjoy the private outdoor paradise leading through French doors to a private patio or balcony with a courtyard view. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of the request.
  • Courtyard View Rooms 2 Queen Beds$439 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) A luxuriously 450 sq. ft. appointed room with a spacious layout, multi-functional desk, sumptuous Frette linens, and plush terry robes. This room hosts a spacious bathroom with a deep soaking tub, marble-encased shower, and luxury Asprey bath amenities. Enjoy the private outdoor paradise leading through French doors to a private patio or balcony with a courtyard view. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of the request.

Additional Lodging Information – Room rates are subject to 12% Occupancy Tax, plus $4.85 nightly Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment in local, state, and tourism fees, plus $.49 nightly California Travel and Tourism tax.

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

Occupancy Policy: One King – Max 2 Adults or Two Queen Beds – Max 4 adults.

Resort Charge and Amenities: Room rates will be subject to a resort fee of $25.00 per room per night, plus applicable state and local taxes.

This fee will cover several amenities, which include: Unlimited high-speed internet access, Fitness Center use and access to private, professional-grade clay tennis courts (1 hr. Maximum), Daily exercise classes and access to water aerobics equipment, Ambassadors of the Environment Guided Ecohike Tour, Complimentary Bike Rental for 2 Hours, based upon availability, Complimentary, Shuttle Ride to Sandpiper Golf Course, Preferred Tee Times at Sandpiper Golf Course and Complimentary use of putter and wedge for play. (Amenities subject to change based on Resort’s policy)

Hotel Parking – Parking rates reflected are per car per day/night: Overnight Valet parking will be reduced to $25.00 (normally $53.00) for MCE Conference attendees staying within the group block. Daytime parking for MCE Conference attendees will be complimentary for the 4.5 hours of general sessions on May 13, 14, and 15th, 2022 for local and offsite attendees.

Lodging Deposit – All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit & guaranteed with a major credit card.

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 April 5, 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 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 number of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is approximately 6.5 miles from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Resort. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 110 miles from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Resort.

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.

Door-to-Door Shuttles from SBA:
Central Coast Shuttle – (805) 928-1977 or (800) 470-8818
Road Runner – (805) 389-8196 or (800) 247-7919

Taxi Cab Companies from SBA:
Estimated Fare: Approximately $34 one-way from SBA

American Taxi – (805) 284-7022
Crown Cab – (805) 689-0234
Fly By Night Taxi – (805) 886-8617
Roadways Cab – (805) 683-6200
Rose Cab – (805) 451-0426
Santa Barbara Airport Taxi – (805) 895-2422 (Not affiliated with the airport)
Santa Barbara City Cab – (805) 968-6868
Santa Barbara Checker Cab – (805) 560-8284
Santa Barbara Yellow Cab – (805) 965-5111

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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