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Pharmacology and Family Medicine Update for Primary Care

Jul 10, 2020 – Jul 12, 2020

Hilton Head - Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Hilton Head Island, the largest of the barrier islands off the coast of South Carolina, offers breathtaking ocean views, palm-lined fairways, sun-warmed beaches, endless sporting opportunities, gourmet dining, and exclusive shopping. The island is known for being within a half-day’s drive of Atlanta, GA, Orlando, FL, Raleigh, NC, and Charlotte, NC. Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort offers stunning sugar sand beaches, and as part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort community, they offer access to an 11-mile lagoon system with bike trails, tennis courts and three championship golf courses. Paired with sparkling pools and delicious dining. You will be captivated by this perfect getaway.

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  • 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

Pharmacology and Family Medicine Update 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 Pharmacology and Family Medicine 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 Pharmacology and Family Medicine, 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 Pharmacology and Family Medicine.

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

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

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Objectives: 1) Define treatment goals for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2) Discuss evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for diagnosing, treating and controlling Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 3) Develop a drug therapy and monitoring plan for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 4) Identify strategies to support patient education and adherence within inhaled medications for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Objectives: 1) Identify the pathophysiology and comorbidities often associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea 2) Discuss lifestyle, medication, biomechanical and surgical options for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Common Office Emergencies
Objectives: 1) Identify the most common office emergencies encountered in the primary care setting 2) Develop immediate action plans to address the most common office emergencies, to include appropriate medication, equipment and staff training 3) Discuss ways in which the primary care provider can either initiate or integrate into already established national, state and local community resilience efforts

Inflammatory and Infectious Conditions of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Objectives: 1) Discuss principles of antimicrobial therapy and the major classes of antibacterial agents in gastrointestinal tract infections 2) Apply evidence-based approaches to diagnosis and select appropriate antimicrobial alternatives for common gastrointestinal infections in primary care 3) Describe novel laboratory and diagnostic tools for rapid identification of causative agents in common infections in primary care 4) Discuss inflammatory conditions found in the gastrointestinal tract 5) Choose appropriate drug therapies in the management of common inflammatory diseases in special populations and vulnerable patients; and 6) Apply practical tools to identify and treat common infections and inflammatory diseases encountered in clinical practice in case study scenarios

Management of Lipids (Cholesterol) and CVD Risk
Objectives: 1) Understand the strengths and limitations of Risk Assessment and identify a few handy tools 2) Learn the benefits of statins (including high and low doses), how to discuss these benefits with patients, and how to manage the muscle ache worry 3) Review the other interventions for lipids and evolving guideline recommendations

Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Discuss the complexity (harms and benefits) of sugar targets in Type 2 diabetes (who benefits with which targets) 2) Review the high-level evidence for available therapies to reduce sugar (including the long acting insulins) 3) Learn which adjunctive therapies (example blood pressure) provide the best risk reductions in diabetic patients

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

July 10, 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

July 11, 2020

Omni Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 12, 2020

Omni 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.

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 and Amenities – Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort offers you the finest — and largest — luxury rooms and suites on Hilton Head Island. Enjoy modern amenities, breathtaking views and tropical décor during an unforgettable stay in South Carolina. and separate dining areas as well as private balconies with beautiful views.

Rooms Feature: Non-smoking guest rooms, Private balconies, Luxurious bedding with multiple pillows and light, coastal beach décor, Extra pillows and blankets (upon request), Feather pillows available (upon request), Ceiling fans, Mini kitchen with refrigerator and microwave, Coffee maker, Dual vanities in bath Hair dryer, Iron and ironing board, In-room safe, Work desk, WiFi Internet service – included in Resort Service Charge, Individual climate control, 42” HD television with cable channels, On-demand movies available, Phones with voicemail.

  • Deluxe Resort View – $299 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – The Resort View Studio Suites offer more than 530 square feet and are the largest resort accommodations available on Hilton Head Island. Enjoy the views from the balcony of lush landscaped grounds, moss-draped oak and palmetto trees. These luxurious Studio Suites are designed to maximize the resort’s unique oceanfront character.
    • Bedding Options: 2 Queens or 1 King (King rooms include a full size “L” shape sleeper sofa.)
    • Room Features: Mini kitchen with dining table, coffee maker, microwave and mini-refrigerator. 50 inch HD television and radio with MP3 hookup. Private Balcony – 80 sq ft. Ceiling fan. In-room safe.
  • Courtyard View $339 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) -The Courtyard View Studio Suites offer more than 530 square feet and are the largest resort accommodations available on Hilton Head Island. This Studio Suite includes a private balcony with views of the tropical grounds, gardens and fire pits.
    • Bedding Options: 2 Queens or 1 King (King rooms include a full size “L” shape sleeper sofa.)
    • Room Features: Mini kitchen with dining table, coffee maker, microwave and mini-refrigerator. 50 inch HD television and radio with MP3 hookup. Private Balcony – 80 sq ft. Ceiling fan. In-room safe.
  • Premier Ocean View$389 Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) – The Ocean view Studio Suites offer more than 530 square feet and are the largest resort accommodations available on Hilton Head Island. This Studio Suite includes a private balcony with angled views of the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Bedding Options: 2 Queens or 1 King (King rooms include a full size “L” shape sleeper sofa.)
    • Room Features: Mini kitchen with dining table, coffee maker, microwave and mini-refrigerator. 50 inch HD television and radio with MP3 hookup. Private Balcony – 80 sq ft. Ceiling fan. In-room safe.

Resort Fee and Amenities – In addition to the rates set forth above, a Resort Services Charge is charged in the amount of $25.00 per night plus sales tax (currently 11%). The Resort Services Charge provides all group attendees the following amenities:

WiFi in the guest rooms and throughout the hotel, Courtesy guest shuttle covering a 3-mile radius which covers all of Palmetto Dunes Beach, Golf and Tennis facilities and Shelter Cove Towne Center & Marina for additional shopping, water sports, dining and entertainment options. Access to a 24-hour state-of-the-art Fitness center. Fitness Kit available upon request. Self-parking. Access to 3 oceanfront pools including our zero entry resort pool, family pool with splash zone and our adults only tranquility pool. In-room Keurig with coffee and tea. Sleep Kits available upon request. USA Today and Local newspapers delivered to room upon request. Local and toll free calls. Courtesy Bottled water at bell stand. Omni Kids Crew Amenity – Includes milk & cookies arrival amenity. Membership to Select Guest & Discovery Loyalty Program for additional stay benefits – See Loyalty Ambassador upon check-in. Access to family friendly courtyard games including ping pong, cornhole, beach volleyball and life size chess / checkers. Access to seasonal resort activities-dive in movies, pool fitness classes, beach yoga, etc. Access to seasonal kids’ activities. Poolside live entertainment-seasonal

Additional Lodging Information –

  • Check-in and Check-out: Check-in is after 4:00 PM and Check-out is before 11:00 AM
  • Additional Occupancy Fee: There will be a charge of $20.00 each for third and fourth persons (18 years and older) sharing a room.
  • Taxes: The Group Room Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, fees and assessments, currently 11% and are subject to change without notice.

Parking – The current self-parking rate is included in the daily Resort Services Charge of $25.00 per night, and the current overnight valet rate is $18.00.

Lodging Deposit – Deposit of 1 Night + Tax is due at the time of booking. Balance is due to the resort 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 June 2, 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 Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is located approximately 45 miles away from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) and 6 miles from Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) ideal for private aviation.

Airport Transportation – Taxi and Car Service: MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi or car service such as Lyft or Uber to get from the airport to the hotel. Follow signs at the airport for ground transportation and taxi service. Taxi fare or Car Services from The Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) Airport to the Omni Resort is approximately $10 – $20 (1-4 persons) one-way. Taxi fare or Car Service from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) to the Omni Resort is approximately $85 – 95 (1-4 persons) one-way.

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.

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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