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Cardiology and Endocrinology for Primary Care

Oct 02, 2020 – Oct 04, 2020

Scottsdale - Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Surrounded by the Sonoran Desert and nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia sits in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The luxury Scottsdale resort offers easy access to a number of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation venues. The area boasts more than 125 art galleries and museums in addition to parks and hiking trails. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the nearly 200 courses in the area for world-class golfing, and Camelback Mountain offers the ideal location to hike and enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine. Nearby music and performance centers present multiple opportunities to listen to regional, national and internationally acclaimed performers.


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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 Endocrinology for Primary Care

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

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

An Approach to the Management of Heart Failure
Objectives: 1) To review guideline directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure 2) To outline a practical approach to the optimal use of RAS blockers and beta blockers in heart failure 3) To understand the role of BNP as a guide to optimal heart failure therapy

Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Objectives: 1) To understand the recommended therapies shown to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with clinical coronary heart disease 2) To review the role of antiplatelet medications in patients with coronary heart disease 3) To propose a treatment management plan for patients with coronary heart disease to maximize risk reduction

Atrial Fibrillation and the New Anticoagulant
Objectives: 1) To review the indications for Anticoagulation for patients with atrial fibrillation 2) To understand the use of the new novel anticoagulants and their bleeding risk 3) To outline a rational approach to the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Update on PCSK9 Inhibitors for Hyperlipidemia
Objectives: Review PCSK9 therapy as a new medication for hyperlipidemia, understand the role of risk in determining hyperlipidemia therapy, outline management algorithms determining when to use combination therapy for hyperlipidemia

An Approach to the Treatment of Essential Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To understand the underlying pathophysiology or essential hypertension 2) To outline a reasonable treatment approach to essential hypertension based on pathophysiologic principles 3) To appreciate the role of the renin-angiotensin and aldosterone system in control of blood pressure

Resistant Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To review the definition of resistant hypertension 2) To outline the common causes of secondary hypertension 3) To suggest a reasonable evaluation of patients with resistant hypertension

Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: Discuss: 1) How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes 2) New ADA Guidelines 3) How to use oral medications 4) Where do GLP-1 Receptor Agonists fit?

Obesity Management
Objectives: Discuss 1) Scope of the Problem 2) Causes of Obesity 3) Medications: Prescription and Over the Counter 4) Surgical interventions

Using Insulin Effectively
Objectives: Discuss 1) Is it Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes? 2) Goals of therapy for diabetes 3) Insulin therapy in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Helping Your Patients Select Food Plans Wisely
Objectives: Discuss 1) Choosing food plans with a purpose for your patients 2) Weight loss – Calories count, Hypertension, DASH Diet 3) Diabetes- count the carbs, Dyslipidemia – check the fat 4) Strategies to change behavior 5) The role of exercise

Objectives: Discuss 1) Scope of the problem 2) Identifying high risk populations 3) Guidelines 4) Current testing and therapy

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Objectives: Discuss 1) Definition 2) Diagnosis 3) Therapy – patient not wanting pregnancy 4) Therapy – patient wanting pregnancy 5) Preventing Complications

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

Program Schedule





October 2, 2020

Omni Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 3, 2020

Omni Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

October 4, 2020

Omni Conference Center

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.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

This live activity has been reviewed and is 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 Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

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 your lodging reservation, please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

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

Accommodations – Old-world touches complement modern technologies and amenities in all guest rooms at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The beautiful accommodations are inspired by the Andalusia region of Spain and boast dark woods and rich-hued colors for a comfortable, relaxing stay. Custom-designed, ultra luxurious Devine Beds are complemented by Egyptian cotton 300-thread-count sheets for a sound night’s sleep. The luxury Scottsdale accommodations feature bathrooms that are a haven for escape with sunken tubs and walk-in, dual-head showers.

Non-smoking guest rooms, Private patio or balcony with chaise lounge, Luxurious bathroom retreat with sunken tub and walk-in dual head shower, Makeup mirror Digital scale, Custom designed, ultra luxurious Devine Beds and Egyptian cotton 300-count sheets, Keurig coffee maker, Ice bucket with two (2) wine glasses, Stocked mini refrigerator, Hair dryer, Outdoor ceiling fan, On-site laundry service, Newspaper available upon request

42” flat screen television with interactive on-screen guide, i-Pod docking station, WiFi Internet service – complimentary for Select Guest® members

  • Deluxe Resort View$239 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    Take in the peaceful views in this beautiful guestroom, overlooking the charming resort and Sonoran Desert landscape. Extend your in-room dining experience out onto your 100 sq. ft. private patio or balcony accented by a luxury chaise lounge.
    Features: Bedding Type: One King or Two Queen Beds, 400+ sq. ft., Overlooks resort and Sonoran Desert, 100 sq. ft. balcony or patio, Outdoor patio with chaise lounge

Additional Lodging Information:

Resort Fee: MCE attendees will receive a reduced resort fee of $25 per room, per night.
Taxes and Fees: Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and fees (currently 13.17%) in effect at the time of check-out.
Additional Adult Fees: Room rates are quoted for single and double occupancy additional adults over the age of 18 will be charged a $30 fee per adult, per night.
Maximum Occupancy: King: 2 Guests Per Night or 2 Queens: 4 Guests Per Night
Check-in/ Check out Times: Check-in is at 4:00 PM and Check-out is at 12:00 PM.

Resort Fee and Amenities – The reduced resort charge will apply to all group rooms at a discounted rate of $25.00 per night (taxable), which includes:
Wi-Fi in guestrooms
24-hour access to Joya Fitness center
Access to Kasbah and Oasis pools
In-room Keurig with coffee and tea
USA Today newspaper delivered to room (available upon request)
In-room access to Netflix
Local and toll free calls
Bottled water at bell desk & upon check-in
Discounted fitness classes for resort guests
Discounted day spa passes for resort guests
Access to seasonal resort activities
Omni Get Fit Kit (available upon request)
Omni Sleep Well Kit – includes ear plugs & eye mask (available upon request)
Omni Kids Crew Backpack – includes milk & cookies arrival amenity
Membership to Select Guest & Discovery Loyalty Program for additional stay benefits – see loyalty ambassador upon check-in
Bocce Ball equipment rental – see front desk for details
Bikes to ride around property and town – see front desk for details ( based on availability)
These items are subject to change.

Parking: Hotel will provide overnight self-parking complimentary. There is a charge for valet parking. The current overnight valet rate is $30.00. The valet parking rates that are in affect during the dates of your meeting may be less and, will be applicable to those that choose to park in the hotel parking facility. Daily parking rates will apply. Daily self-parking will be complimentary for the first 2 hours of your event. After two hours, local or offsite attendees will receive a discounted daytime self-parking of $15/day.

Lodging Deposit – In order to confirm a room assignment, Hotel will require a first night’s deposit.

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 25, 2020 (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 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 amount of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is approximately:
8.5 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
10 miles from Scottsdale Municipal Airport (SCF)
17 miles from Deer Valley Airport (DVT)
12 miles from downtown Phoenix

Airport Transportation –

To make your shuttle reservation with Shuttle Fare, please Click Here.
To make your shuttle reservation with Airport Shuttles, please Click Here.
To make your shuttle reservation with Airport Shuttle of Phoenix, please Click Here.

Taxis: Taxi’s are available 24 hours and cost approximately $45 USD one way from PHX to the Resort.

AAA/Yellow Cab Phone #: 480-888-8888
Mayflower Cab Phone #: 602-955-1355
VIP TAXI Phone #: 602-300-3000

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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