Pain Management and Pharmacology for Primary Care

May 06, 2022 – May 08, 2022

Napa / Sonoma Wine Country - Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Known as the authentic Wine Country spa and golf resort, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa features an 18-hole championship golf course and a world-renowned 40,000 square-foot spa. Experience the ultimate elegant oasis at this resort, blessed by natural mineral hot springs in the Sonoma Valley. Larger than the other Wine Country resorts in the area, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn contains 226 guest rooms on its 11-acre campus. The resort features a large swimming pool fed with hot water from the hot springs, a poolside cafe, a full-service spa, and health club, tennis courts, a wine bar, as well as fine dining with complimentary afternoon wine tastings from 4:30 – 5:30 pm daily. Enjoy the heart of Wine Country California, with accommodations and amenities to suit every taste.

Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
Early Bird Registration (through April 1, 2022)
$ 849.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
Early Bird Registration (through April 1, 2022)
$ 749.00
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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

Pain Management 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 Pain Management 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 Pain Management 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 Pain Management 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

Pain Management 

Assessment of Low Back Pain
Objectives: 1) Discuss how multiple structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including the disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review, demonstrate, and practice basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine-related pain conditions 3) Differentiate lumbar radiculopathy signs and symptoms from other causes of low back pain, including facet-mediated, soft tissue, and sacroiliac joint pain

Management of Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with recent pathophysiology related to mechanisms of fibromyalgia 2) Understand recent clinical criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia in a primary care setting 3) Identify a multidisciplinary approach that can be applied to patients with chronic widespread pain

Pain Management in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Evaluate pain intensity and measure treatment outcomes in your elderly patients 2) Describe treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis 3) Evaluate the impact of vertebral compression fractures on patient mobility 4) Review non-pharmacologic management strategies with demonstrated efficacy in elderly populations

Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply new pathophysiologic understanding to treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action for the various muscle relaxers and anticonvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics

Overview of Opioid Pharmacology, Assessment, and Management
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioids used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review validated screening tools used to help identify possible aberrant behaviors related to long-term opioid use 4) Understand and utilize Patient Provider Agreements (PPAs) and Prescription Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), as a means of improved monitoring patient use of opioid products

Approaching Difficult Conversations about Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Address a patient who is resistant to change 2) Describe a strategy for treating patients with anxiety around pain therapy 3) Characterize patients with clear addiction 4) Manage patients who are angry or upset in the office 5) Approach patients who have lost self-control

Pharmacology

Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of diabetic treatments, including mechanism of action, precautions and contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Review newer diabetes medications and its place in therapy 3) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy 4) Evaluate a patient’s blood glucose control and determine the need for insulin therapy

Getting Your Patient’s A1C to Goal
Objectives: 1) Discuss differences in diabetes management for older adults 2) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal diabetes treatment based on patient specific parameters 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for diabetes management

Treatment Options for Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics of antihypertensives, including mechanism of action, precautions and contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each class of medication 3) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal antihypertensive treatment based on patient specific parameters 4) Apply clinical practice guidelines for hypertension management 5) Discuss the management of refractory and resistant hypertension

Treatment Options for Anxiety
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of anxiolytics, including mechanism of action, precautions and contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy

Treatment Options for Depression
Objectives: 1) Review the basic pharmacology of antidepressants, including mechanism of action, precautions and contraindications, and side-effect profile 2) Review newer antidepressants and its place in therapy 3) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pharmacologic therapy

Selecting the Most Optimal Treatment Regimen for Your Patients with Depression
Objectives: 1) Outline the various treatment approaches in managing major depression 2) Discuss the approach in selecting the most optimal antidepressant based on patient specific parameters 3) Discuss differences in depression management for older adults 4) Apply clinical practice guidelines for depression management

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 6, 2022

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 7, 2022

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

May 8, 2022

Fairmont Conference Pavilion

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 – Link coming soon, if you need additional assistance feel free to contact our office via email at info@mceconferences.com.

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

Accommodations: The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers accommodations and amenities to suit every taste.

  • Fairmont Room$339 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) This charming, 259 sq. ft. newly renovated Fairmont room is located in the main building and captures the flavor of the Wine Country lodging through a Provence-style decor and beautifully redone tile and marble baths. These rooms offer Garden, courtyard, or surrounding neighborhood views. Bedding Options: one king or one queen bed. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Deluxe Room – $389 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) are 368 sq. ft and offer beautiful garden views. These rooms are a marriage of urban luxury meets California relaxed elegance, modern sophistication, and a transitional mix of styles combined with Wine Country sophistication. King-bedded rooms feature a generous double-sized walk-in shower. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.
  • Deluxe Room with Fireplace – $409 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) 370 sq ft / 34 sq m. Rooms offer a transitional mix of styles to create handsome accommodations of timeless elegance. Features a wood-burning fireplace and a generous double-sized walk-in shower. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Amenities – The resort fee is waived for MCE Conferences attendees. The following amenities are offered: Unlimited basic internet access in guest rooms and resort public areas, wireless and wired (Fairmont President’s Club members receive an upgrade to premium speed internet access), Including local and toll-free telephone calls, Complimentary self-parking, On-site shuttle service to Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma Golf Club (based upon availability), Sparkling wine arrival, Wine Country welcome bottle of wine (in-room), Daily lobby wine tasting (pouring Sonoma and Napa’s finest) 4:30pm-5:30pm, Complimentary coffee & tea daily in the lobby 6:00am-11:00am, Access to hotel pool (excluding Willow Stream Spa), Docent-led daily hikes (please refer to Seasonal Activity Guide for complete schedule and hike descriptions), Daily fitness classes (please refer to Seasonal Activity Guide for complete schedule), Nightly turndown service complete with bottled waters, Business kiosk access (boarding pass printing and internet access), Bike and golf club storage,Complimentary access to thousands of newspapers & magazines including the USA Today, The Washington Post, etc. via PressReader.

Additional Lodging Information

  • Additional Guests: There is no extra charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share the room with their parents. Additional Guests beyond double occupancy (Ages 19 and up) Sharing the Room: $50 Per Night. Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults Per Room
  • Taxes: Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes: Occupancy Tax at 12%, County Assessment Tax at 2%, California Tourism Assessment Tax at 0.25%. All taxes are subject to change.
  • Resort Fee: Reduced resort fee from $49 to $19 per room per day.

Parking – Self-parking is complimentary for MCE Conferences Attendees.

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 April 1, 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

San Francisco International (SFO)
Distance: 56.3 miles
Time: 1 hour 18 minutes

Oakland International (OAK)
Distance: 56.6 miles
Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

Sacramento International (SMF)
Distance: 76.4 miles
Time: 1 hour 26 mins

Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Distance: 36.0 miles
Time: 47 minutes

San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Distance: 84.7 miles
Time: 1 hour 37 minutes

Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please click on the following links:

Sonoma Taxi: 707-889-1266 Click Here

Napa Airporter: 707-252-1900 Click Here

Please Note: In order to receive 15% off both portions of your Groundlink trip, guests will need to book each way separately.

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 MCE Conferences 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

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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