Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care

Jun 24, 2022 – Jun 26, 2022

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.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through May 28, 2022)
$ 849.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through May 28, 2022)
$ 749.00
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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

Cardiology and Geriatrics for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

Overview
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.

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, June 24

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Aortic Stenosis: An Old Disease with New Treatment Options
Objectives: 1) Understand the basic pathophysiology of aortic stenosis 2) Understand the newer concepts in timing of valve replacement, role of stress testing, and biomarkers 3) Understand transcatheter aortic valve intervention – how is it done, how does it compare with surgical AVR, and whom to refer

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Mitral Regurgitation
Objectives: 1) Understand the basic pathophysiology of mitral regurgitation 2) Understand the timing of mitral valve surgical intervention — when to treat an asymptomatic patient with severe MR 3) Discuss emerging catheter-based therapies for MR

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 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 care of seriously ill patients 4) Interpret preferences regarding survival, quality of life, and costs to patients for optimal patient-centered outcomes

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 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

Saturday, June 25

7:30 AM – 8:30 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

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 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 non-opioid 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

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Office Management of Heart Failure: Focus on the Geriatric Population
Objectives: 1) Review the specific diagnosis of CHF in the elderly 2) Understand the common causes of CHF exacerbation in geriatric populations 3) Discuss lifestyle modification and drug therapy of CHF with an emphasis on the elderly

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Pulmonary Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Review the etiology of pulmonary hypertension in adults 2) Be able to  differentiate between precapillary and postcapillary pulmonary hypertension 3) Diagnosis and determine new medical therapies for pulmonary hypertension 4) Discuss surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Sunday, June 26

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Interactive EKG Refresher
Objectives: 1) Participate in a fun and interactive EKG review 2) Discuss the common EKG presentations of cardiac conditions and review “pearls” for the practicing clinician

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Atrial Fibrillation: Practical Management, Monitoring, and Anticoagulation Options
Objectives: 1) Understand the risk of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation (AF) 2) Review the importance of detecting asymptomatic AF in patients with stroke 3) Determine what to do with device-detected AF 4) Discuss new anticoagulants

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 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

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 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

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

June 24, 2022

Westin Seattle Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 25, 2022

Westin Seattle Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 26, 2022

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 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 – 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$209 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$229 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$239 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$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.

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 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 of June 24th, 25th, and 26th.

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 May 28, 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 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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