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Rheumatology and Dermatology for Primary Care

Jul 17, 2020 – Jul 19, 2020

Yellowstone / Big Sky - Big Sky Resort

As the nations’ first national park, Yellowstone spans over 3,468 square miles and is home to the famous Old Faithful geyser. The park was established in 1872 and continues to be one of the last almost fully intact natural ecosystems in the world. The terrain is picturesque with lakes and mountain ranges where grizzly bears and wolves, among other wildlife, reside. Located less than an hour from the West Entrance, many people choose Big Sky, Montana as their base camp for Yellowstone National Park excursions, enjoying the high quality amenities that Big Sky has to offer, along with the spectacularly unforgettable scenery and experiences of time spent in the park. Big Sky is home to the Lone Peak expedition where guests can stand at the 11, 166 foot summit with views of three states.

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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

Rheumatology and Dermatology 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 Rheumatology and Dermatology 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 Rheumatology and Dermatology 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 Rheumatology and Dermatology.

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

Primary Approach to Inflammatory Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnoses when confronted with a patient who has joint inflammation and the various treatment alternatives 2) Identify the various lab tests that we use and how to best interpret them

Crystal Induced Arthritis
Objectives: Identify how to evaluate and treat patients who present with what appears to be a crystal induced arthritis dx 2) Discuss treatments including joint aspiration, synovial fluid analysis and dietary considerations

Osteoarthritis
Objectives: 1) Diagnosis of the most common arthritis we see 2) Discuss treatment and the newer drugs on the horizon, including case reports

Osteoporosis
Objectives: Review this diagnosis, secondary causes, and FRAX to help us with the diagnosis and up to date treatment 2) Review of Dual X-ray Absorptometry (DXA) scans and their interpretation

Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Review this challenging diagnosis 2) Describe approved therapies as well as other therapies that we use that are not classic 3) Review the newer diagnostic criteria and compare it to the older one, which still may be useful

Review of Urinary Drug Testing and Update on Cannabis for Rheumatology
Objectives: 1) Review the ongoing opioid crisis 2) Suggest ways to help guide health care providers when considering the use of these challenging meds, while working in a busy office 3) Review side effects to be aware of and current limitations in available data

Lotions, Potions and Pills
Objectives: 1) Review frequently used vehicles 2) Management of dry skin 3) Become familiar with different topical agents 3) Review systemic medications used for dermatological diseases

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Acne
Objectives: 1) Manage the patient with acne vulgaris 2) Review the clinical presentation and management of acne rosacea 3) Recognize acneiform rashes and folliculitis

Updates in Eczema and Psoriasis
Objectives: 1) Review Common forms of eczema 2) What’s new in treatment for eczema 3) Review common forms of Psoriasis 4) What’s new in treatment for psoriasis

Cosmetic Dermatology
Objectives: 1) Review the uses of botulinum toxin and complications 2) Review the indications and complications of fillers and acid peels 3) Understand the physics of lasers and treatment 4) Review body dysmorphic syndrome

Hair, Nails and Pigment
Objectives: Understand common diseases and the treatments for alopecia, nails disorders and pigmentation

Infections and Infestations
Objectives: 1) Review the clinical features of common, serious bacterial and viral diseases 2) Identify when and who to treat and with what

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 17, 2020

Big Sky Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 18, 2020

Big Sky Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

July 19, 2020

Big Sky 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 – Big Sky Resort offers a variety of lodging options conveniently located in the Mountain Village. No matter your preferences or budget, Big Sky has a hotel offering just for you. Lodging and bedding options are listed below.

  • Huntley Lodge Hotel Located in the heart of Big Sky’s Mountain Village and just steps away from the Explorer Lift. Under the same roof are concierge, dining, shopping, ski storage, meeting rooms, and the Solace Spa. The Huntley Lodge features Boyne Beds and convenient access to the Huntley outdoor swimming pool, two outdoor hot tubs, fitness center, sauna, tennis court, and is dog friendly. Amenities for this room include: Free WiFi, Air Conditioning, Boyne Beds, Enseo Streaming System, Free Parking, Free Ski Valet, HDTVs, Wet Bar, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Seating Area, Daily Housekeeping, Room Service, Laundry, Ice and Vending Machines, New York Times newspaper. Access to Huntley Outdoor Swimming Pool and Two Outdoor Hot Tubs, Fitness Center, Sauna. Check In: 5:00 pm at Huntley Lodge Front Desk AND Check Out: 11:00 am
    • Huntley First Class Guest Room: $152 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
      Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room Per Night
      Huntley Lodge Rates are based on single or double occupancy, additional guests will cost $10 Per Person, Per Room, Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • Huntley First Class Guest Room Mountain View: $162 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and
      375 sq. ft., 2 Queen Boyne Beds and 1 bath.
      Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room Per Night
      Huntley Lodge Rates are based on single or double occupancy, additional guests will cost $10 Per Person, Per Room, Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • Huntley Loft Loft: $183 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
      500 sq. ft., 3 Queen Boyne Beds, 1 bath, and separate seating area.
      Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests Per Room Per Night
      Huntley Lodge Rates are based on single or double occupancy, additional guests will cost $10 Per Person, Per Room, Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
  • Shoshone Condominiums – The Shoshone Condominium Hotel combines the service of a hotel with the comfort of a condominium. This seven story landmark is attached to the Yellowstone Conference Center and Huntley Lodge. Dining and shopping are right out the doors in the heart of Big Sky’s Mountain Village. Rooms feature full kitchens, living areas, balconies, scenic views and Boyne Beds with close access to the Health Club, steam room, sauna, Shoshone indoor hot tub and heated outdoor pool. Amenities for this room include: Free WiFi, Boyne Beds, Free Parking, Free Ski Valet, HDTVs, Full Kitchen, Dining Table, Gas Fireplace, Air Conditioning Daily Housekeeping, and Room Service. Check In: 5:00 pm at Huntley Lodge Front Desk Check Out: 11:00 am
    • One Bedroom Condominium: $234 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
      790 sq. ft., 1 Queen or King bed, 1 Queen Murphy Bed, 1 Queen Sleeper, and 2 baths.
      Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests Per Room Per Night
      For units that allow more than 4 guests, additional guests after guad occupancy will be charged $10 Per Person, Per Room, Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
  • Summit at Big Sky – The elegant Euro-Western Summit at Big Sky has been the vacation choice of both President Obama and Vice President Biden. The Summit is one of the finest slopeside properties in the Rockies with primary high-capacity lifts only 100 yards away. The Summit combines luxury appointments with Boyne Beds and a prime location in the heart of the Mountain Village Center with easy access to the fitness center, steam room, and Summit indoor/outdoor soaking pool. Amenities for this room include: Free WiFi, Tesla Charging Stations, Boyne Beds, HDTVs, Free Ski Valet, Daily Housekeeping Service and Nightly Turndown, Room Service, Laundry, and Vending Machines. Check In: 5:00 pm at the Summit Front Desk Check Out: 11:00 am
    • Summit Two Queen Hotel Guestroom: $213 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
      400-440 sq. ft., 2 Queen Boyne Beds, 1 bath, and wet bar.
      Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room Per Night
      Summit Hotel Rates are based on single or double occupancy, additional guests will cost $10 Per Person, Per Room, Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
  • The Village Center – Guests will enjoy the innovative suites and condominiums in the slopeside Village Center. Located along the main pedestrian walkway in Big Sky’s Mountain Village, guests have the convenience of shopping and dining just out their door. Village Center features fine finishes, designer decor, Boyne Beds and exclusive slopeside pool and hot tub with easy access to the Private Slopeside Outdoor Hot Tub & Swimming Pool, and Fitness Center. Amenities for this room include: Free WiFi, New York Times access, Boyne Beds, Outdoor Valet Service or Free Outdoor Parking, Valet Service to Suite, Daily Housekeeping Service and Nightly Turndown, HDTVs, Air Conditioning, Laundry Room, Board Room, Room Service. Private Slopeside Outdoor Hot Tub and Swimming Pool, Fitness Center. Check In: 5:00 pm at the Huntley Lodge Front Desk Check Out: 11:00 am
    • Village Center Studio: $168 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
       432-463 sq. ft., 1 Queen Murphy Bed and 1 Sleeper Sofa, with entertainment kitchen appliances.
      Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room Per Night
      Village Hotel Rates are based on single or double occupancy, additional guests will cost $10 Per Person, Per Room, Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Additional Lodging Information 

Hotel Fees: Room rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees, currently 21% made up of 8% state accommodation tax, 3% resort tax, and 10% resort service fee. Tax percentages are subject to change depending on current federal, state, and local laws.

Internet Access: Complimentary Hi speed Wi-Fi internet access will be provided in all Huntley, Shoshone, Village, and Summit guest rooms, public spaces, and meeting rooms.

Smoking:All Big Sky Resort condominiums and hotels are smoke-free.

Roll-a-way Beds: $20 per night

Discounts: Big Sky Resort will offer a Ten Percent (10%) discount on green fees at the Big Sky Resort Golf Course to registered Group attendees. Discount is valid through meeting dates only and extended stays. No discounts on 9-hole rounds or twilight rates. o Discounts also apply when booking 8 or more people on a select single activity offered by Basecamp. Basecamp activities include Adventure Zip Tour, Nature Zip Tour, High Ropes Course, Lone Peak Expedition, Scenic Lift, Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall, Giant Swing, Paintball, Archery, Skeet Shooting, and Guided Hikes.

Parking – Self-Parking is complimentary, underground valet Parking is available for $20 per day, per vehicle in the Summit Hotel.

Lodging Deposit – A credit card deposit equal to one (1) nights’ stay will be required at time of booking to secure the reservation.

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 9, 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 – Bozeman Montana Airport (BZN) is 50 miles from Big Sky, West Yellowstone Airport (WYS) is 56 miles from Big Sky, Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is 178 miles from Big Sky, and Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) is 370 miles from Big Sky.

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

Karst Stage: To book your motorcoach service reservation Click Here or call (406) 556-3540 or (800) 287-475. For schedules and rates Click Here.

Shuttles to Big Sky & Taxi: Airport transportation or door to door services available with friendly and knowledgeable drivers.
To book a shuttle or taxi service Click Here or call (406) 995-4895 or (888) 454-5667.

Big Sky Shuttle Luxury Airport & Tour Service: Click Here or call 866-661-6836.

Classic Limo: Offers private airport transportation directly to your hotel or condo. Fleet includes luxury SUVs, Mercedes van, and a stretch SUV limo for larger groups. Complimentary grocery stop included. To book online Click Here or call (406) 585-5466.

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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