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PAST PROGRAM: Cardiology and Pharmacology for Primary Care

Mar 06, 2020 – Mar 08, 2020

Sedona / Grand Canyon - Poco Diablo Resort

The gateway to the Grand Canyon, Sedona is often called Red Rock Country and is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, Arizona, is all about fun-filled activities and taking advantage of the many things to see and do in the Sedona area. Whether it is shopping at famous T’laquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, perusing the many art galleries, experiencing the vortexes, taking a scenic drive up Oak Creek Canyon or a day trip to Grand Canyon, visiting the historic mining town of Jerome, seeing the ancient Sinagua cliff dwellings, or exploring over 200 miles of trails in the Coconino National Forest.

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Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
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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

Overview

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Cardiology 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 Cardiology 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 Cardiology 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 and quicker during a 20 minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Day 1

Alphabet Soup, Part One – Decoding Lipid Guideline Updates

Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding lipid lowering therapy 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for non-statin agents 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for a patient with complex lipid lowering needs

Alphabet Soup, Part Two – Ascent of the DOACs (Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants)

Objectives: 1) Discuss the role of DOACs in outpatient anticoagulation management 2) Differentiate between DOACs regarding indication, dosing, and safety 3) Select an appropriate DOAC based on patient-specific parameters

Office Management of Heart Failure: Focus on the Geriatric Population

Objectives: 1) Understand the specifics of diagnosis of CHF in the elderly 2) Understand the common causes of CHF exacerbation in geriatric populations 3) Understand the lifestyle modification and drug therapy of CHF with emphasis on the elderly

Aortic Stenosis: An Old Disease with New Treatment Options

Objectives: 1) Understand the basic pathophysiology of AS 2) Understand the newer concepts in timing of valve replacement, role of stress testing, and biomarkers 3) Transcatheter aortic valve intervention: How is it done, how does it compare with surgical AVR, and whom to refer

Day 2

Pulmonary Hypertension

Objectives: 1) Learn about etiology of pulmonary hypertension in adults 2) Differentiating between pre-capillary and post-capillary pulmonary hypertension 3) Diagnosis and about new medical therapies for pulmonary hypertension 4) Surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Diabetes and CAD: The Sweet and the Sour

Objectives: 1) Understand the clinical intersection of diabetes and CVD 2) Understand the impact of established and new diabetes therapies on cardiovascular risk

“First Comes Metformin, and Then Comes…?” Evaluating the Role of Oral Agents for Type 2 Diabetes

Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for newly approved oral diabetes agents 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for a patient with diabetes

COPD Update – New Products for Inhaled Therapy

Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 2) Discuss pharmacotherapy options for COPD 3) Understand proper inhaler technique for new inhaled therapies

Day 3

Atrial fibrillation: Practical Management, Monitoring, and Anticoagulation Options

Objectives: To understand the risk of thromboembolism in AF 2) To understand the importance of detecting asymptomatic AF in patients with stroke 3) To understand the device-detected AF – What to do? 4) To understand newer anticoagulants

Mitral Regurgitation

Objectives: 1) Understand the basic pathophysiology of MR 2) Timing of mitral valve surgical intervention: when to treat an asymptomatic patient with severe MR? 3)Emerging catheter-based therapies for MR

Newly Approved Injectable Products for Diabetes: Part One

Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for GLP-1 agonists 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for a patient with diabetes

Newly Approved Injectable Products for Diabetes: Part Two

Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for newly approved insulin products 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for a patient with diabetes

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

March 6, 2020

Poco Diablo Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Registration Opens at 6:30 AM

7:00 AM - 11:20 AM

March 7, 2020

Poco Diablo Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:00 AM - 11:20 AM

March 8, 2020

Poco Diablo Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Accreditation

AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family Physicians

This live activity is being reviewed 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.

American Medical Association – AMA

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

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 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

Register Early! – We only accept up to 150 registrations per conference.

Conference negotiated reduced room rates are offered 3 nights (or more) pre and post program dates (based on availability), and will be available to registered attendees up until January 28, 2020. Our allotment for conference negotiated reduced room rates might sell out before this date, and resort regular rack rates will apply (based on availability). We urge you to please make your lodging reservation early. For additional information or assistance with your reservation, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 or 1-858-566-1500.

Room Reservation Guidelines

In order to provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the amount of registrations per conference. Some conferences may have a lower registration limit due to the destination logistics and lodging availability.

MCE Conferences does not accept commercial support for our Continuing Medical Education programs. We rely solely on tuition fees and discounted group rates for lodging, food and beverage, as well as other meeting costs to cover the expenses of holding this conference. It is required that all participants and their families book within the meeting group allotment for MCE Conferences, in order to participate in this program. We very much appreciate your cooperation.

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.

Please Note: This link has been created for the MCE Conferences continuing medical education program. Only guests that are registered for this CME conference are eligible to use this site in order to get access to the discounted room block at the special contracted rate. We allow a maximum of 2 room reservations per registered attendee, based on availability and rates at time of booking. All reservations must be made under the registered attendee’s’ name as room reservations are audited against the CME program registration list. Should it be necessary we reserve the right to contact you to request proof of registration. Reservations not made in conjunction with conference registration may be cancelled without notice.

Accommodations

Unwind in spacious accommodations that combine the comforts of home with the convenience of a full-service hotel.Adorned with warm and welcoming décor, each of the 137 rooms feature complimentary high-speed wireless Internet (Wi-Fi), and direct-dial telephones with voicemail. Sink into a Simmons EverNu Beauty Rest bed, layered with soft pillows and premium linens, and relax while watching a new flat-screen TV.

Room and Bedding Options:

Traditional Rooms

$179 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees – Bedding: 1 King or 2 Queen Beds

Patio Deluxe Two Queen Rooms

$199 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees – Bedding: 2 Queen Beds

Poco King

$219 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees – Bedding: 1 King Bed plus Full-Size sleeper sofa

Note: Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel and based on availability.

Additional Lodging Information

Room rates are based on single or double occupancy.

Additional Adults: $20 per person 18 years or older.

Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests

Pet Policy: No need to leave your four-legged friends at home – Poco Diablo Resort offers selected pet-friendly rooms and designated pet friendly dining areas.

Hotel Fees & Amenities – Room rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees, which are currently 13.9%

Resort Fee: $20 per night per room.

Amenities: Complimentary High-Speed WiFi, Room Service 7:00 am – 10:00 pm daily, 24-hour front desk, full concierge, handicap facilities, health club, laundry service, lounge, maid service, oversized rooms, rollaway beds, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, the Spa at Poco Diablo, four tennis courts, nine-hole golf course, bike rentals, T. Carl’s Restaurant.

Parking – Poco Diablo Resort offers complimentary parking for all conference attendees.

Lodging Deposit

A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Balance is 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 resort. Please refer to your lodging confirmation for contact information and policies.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information

The resort is located approximately 122 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Airport Transportation

Arizona Shuttle: Please call (800)888-2749 or Click Here

Private Car Service: Please call (480)837-8577 or Click Here

AAA/Yellow Cab: Please call (480)888-8888 or Click Here

Car Rental

To make your discounted car rental reservation, please click on the following links:

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.

AlamoClick Here and enter 7014125 under Contract ID to receive the Group Discount.

NationalClick 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.

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