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PROGRAM CANCELED: Emergency Medicine and Pharmacology for Primary Care

Apr 09, 2020 – Apr 11, 2020

Disneyland Resort - Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

This program has been canceled. For additional assistance, please contact MCE Conferences by email at info@mceconferences.com or by phone at 888-533-9031 from 8AM to 5PM (Pacific) Mon-Fri.

The Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has confirmed that they will be cancelling all reservations booked within the MCE Conferences room block. We recommend that you contact them directly to confirm this has been completed.

Disneyland and California Adventure offer the chance for guests to explore the thrills and excitement of the parks in a more intimate setting. The close proximity of Downtown Disney, Disneyland, and California Adventure allows visitors the opportunity to visit all of the attractions while staying in a conveniently located resort. Boasting a stunning 6-story lobby constructed of stone and wood plus stately American Craftsman-style décor in all rooms, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa celebrates the grandeur of the great outdoors. With its exclusive entrance into Disney’s California Adventure Park, it is the closest hotel to any Disney theme park in the United States. Savor award-winning food, indulge your senses at the world-class spa, or lounge the day away in a posh poolside cabana. The resort also has a fitness center, as well as free tours and children’s activities, making it an excellent choice for a memorable, fun-filled vacation.

(Find theme park information, conference attendee discounts and ticket purchase links in the Additional Travel Information section below)

Tuition

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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

Emergency Medicine and Pharmacology for Primary Care

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Emergency Medicine 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 Emergency Medicine 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 Emergency Medicine 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

Drug Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Define treatment goals for patients with or at-risk for osteoporosis 2) Relate treatment strategies to empiric evidence regarding fracture prevention and treatment for women and men 3) Develop a prevention and monitoring plan for patients at-risk for osteoporosis 4) Describe pertinent pharmacologic parameters related to pharmaceuticals used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Optimizing Psychopharmacotherapy in Depression: Clinical Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients with depression 2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of depression, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for antidepressant therapies 4) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use Optimizing

Psychopharmacotherapy in Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients with bipolar disorder 2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of bipolar disorder or psychosis, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for mood stabilizer therapies 4) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use

Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult, Part 1
Objectives: 1) Discuss key physiologic and pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy 2) Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios 3) Discuss high-risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities

Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult, Part 2
Objectives: 1) List 9 key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults 2) Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury in case study scenarios

Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids: A Regulatory Perspective
Objectives: 1) Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States 2) Discuss most recent opioid prescribing guidelines, highlighting the relevance to primary care providers 3) Describe best practices for managing patients with chronic nonmalignant pain, highlighting guidance from a regulatory perspective

Unsuspected Killers in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Identify multiple patient presentations where innocuous appearing complaints hide life-threatening pathology 2) Describe historical factors to assist in identifying these diseases 3) Outline a treatment strategy for each condition

Is Your Office Ready for an Emergency?
Objectives: 1) Describe common emergency equipment that offices may wish to consider having available 2) Outline a rapid response plan for offices in the case of emergencies 3) Review the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) 3) Highlight important changes in the latest American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Severe Hypertension: Does this Patient Need to Go to the ER?
Objectives: 1) Distinguish between the patient with true hypertensive emergency and the patient with severe asymptomatic hypertension 2) Discuss the pitfalls of acutely and aggressively lowering chronic hypertension 3) Appraise the literature (or lack thereof) with respect to approaching severe hypertension

How to Kill with Just Your Prescription Pad – Dangerous Drug Combinations!
Objectives: 1) Recognize commonly encountered deadly drug combinations 2) Highlight the dangerous nature of some commonly utilized medications

A “Weekend Warrior” Is in Your Office – Sealing with Musculoskeletal Injuries
Objectives: 1) Discuss the most commonly encountered extremity injuries and their office management 2) Highlight emergent conditions that require immediate evaluation 3) Identify and mitigate potential sources of litigation

Bringing Medicine Back to the Patient – A Primer on Patient-centered Communication
Objectives: 1) Describe the principles of patient-centered communication 2) Outline three specific skill sets to be help providers be more patient-centered 3) Provide specific “verbiology” to use when speaking to patients to help focus the encounter on them

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

April 9, 2020

Grand Californian Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Snacks and Beverages Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 1:30 PM

2:00 PM - 6:20 PM

April 10, 2020

Grand Californian Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

April 11, 2020

Grand Californian Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Accreditation

AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family Physicians

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.

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 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 and Amenities – The Disney Grand Californian is Disneyland’s flagship property. Featuring remarkable American Craftsman-style architecture and décor, these rooms offer a rare opportunity to sleep in premium accommodations.

  • Grand Californian Guest Rooms$364 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Options: 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds or 1 Queen bed and a Daybed (Note: Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability.)Amenities: Guest rooms at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa are equipped with: a Desk, High-Speed Internet – Free Wired & WiFi Service, Robes, Satellite TV including Disney Channel & ESPN, DVD Player, Newspaper – USA Today Delivery (Weekday), Hair Dryer, Alarm Clock with MP3 Connection, Ice Bucket, Dual Line Phone with Voice Mail, Vanity Area, Interior Corridor Access, Iron & Board, Air Conditioning / Heat, Coffee Maker, Shower & Bathtub Combo, Triple Sheets, Balcony(ies) or Patio, Make-Up Mirror, Assorted Magazines, Safe – In Room, Hand & Body Lotion, Evening Turndown, and a Crib Pack ‘n Play. If you would like to book a room for 5 Guests, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 for availability.

Alternative LodgingDisneyland Hotel Just a 5 minute walk from Disney’s Grand Californian, become immersed in the spirit of Disneyland past and present! Stay in the Adventure, Fantasy or Frontier tower— each an homage to the park’s original lands—and delight in the sleek, ultra-modern design at every turn. Located just steps from the Downtown Disney District, this hotel is a short stroll to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

  • Disneyland Hotel Guest Room$324 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Options: 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed (Note: Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability)Amenities: Desk, High-speed Internet – WiFi Service, Hair Dryer, Dual Line Phone with Voice Mail, Ice Bucket, Crib Pack ‘n Play Upon Request, Alarm Clock, Interior Corridor Access, Iron & Board, Air Conditioning / Heat, Satellite TV, Shower & Bathtub Combo, Coffee Maker, Bathroom amenities, Safe – In Room, Mini-refrigerator. If you would like to book a room for 5 Guests, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 for availability. 

Additional Lodging Information – The Group Room Rates are subject to applicable City of Anaheim occupancy taxes, currently fifteen percent (15%), and a two percent (2%) ATID assessment.

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and Check-out time is at 11:00 a.m.

Additional Room Occupants: If you would like to book a room for 5 Guests, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031 for availability.

Hotel Parking – Disney’s Grand Californian offers self-parking for hotel guests at $25 per night. Valet parking is set at $35 per night. Self-parking for those staying off site will be $15 per day. Attendees can self-park at the lot adjacent to the Paradise Pier Hotel, across the street from the Grand Californian. All parking prices are subject to change without notice.

Lodging Deposit – First night’s room and tax is due at time of booking. The remaining balance is due at time of check-out.

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 February 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 – Disney’s Grand Californian Resort is located 30 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 17 miles from the John Wayne International Airport (SNA).

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.
  • Alamo – Click Here and enter 7014125 under Contract ID to receive the Group Discount.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount.

Groundlink Private Car Service – Conference attendees will receive a 15% discount on airport transfer fares when they Click Here and enter the Promo Code: MCEREBATE when booking online, using the mobile app, or calling 877-546-6903. (In order to receive 15% off both portions of your trip, guests will need to book each way separately.)

Disneyland Resort Express – For more information or to book a reservation, please call 800-828-6699 or Click Here

Shuttle Service from LAX to Disney Hotels – Supershuttle offers shuttle service from the Los Angeles International Airport to all Disney hotels in Anaheim. The one-way fare is $16 per person for passengers 3 years old and up. Children under the age of 3 travel free. Please make your reservation at least one day in advance at Super Shuttle or call 1-800-258-3826.

Discounted Disney Park Tickets

The Ticket Store will open on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tickets are valid from Sunday, April 5, 2020 through Thursday, April 16, 2020

The ticket store will close at 9:00 PM PST on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

To book your park tickets, please Click Here.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tickets – To purchase your discounted tickets to Universal Hollywood, please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500. ***Please note: The discounted tickets available are afternoon convention priced tickets and blackout dates apply.

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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