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The Kingston Plantation Resort | Myrtle beach, USA
From 625 to 775 USD
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Specialty: Endocrinology
Dates: From Jun, 29, 2018 to Jul, 1, 2018
Location: Myrtle beach, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 625 to 775 USD
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The Kingston Plantation Resort

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AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family PhysiciansThis live activity is being reviewed for up to 15 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 – AMAAAFP 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-M1The 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 – AOACME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPAAAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANPAAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.

American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCCAccording to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered endocrinology and diabetes medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic interactive lectures and case-based studies. Our National speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in endocrinology for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program should improve attendees’ confidence in diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience 

Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Endocrinology issues.


Our presenting national faculty speakers made it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care healthcare professionals. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20 minute office visit. 

Topics and Objectives 

Obesity: Introduction 

Objectives: 1) Definition of obesity 2) Measurement modalities 3) Scope of the problem 4) Association with illness 5) Global impact

Obesity: Etiologies

Objectives: 1) Obesogenic environment 2) Fat-promoting foods 3) The problem of exercise inequity 4) Latrogenia 5) Endocrinologic causes (with focus on Insulin Resistance) 6) Psycho-Social influences

Obesity: Lifestyle Modifications 

Objectives: 1) Fat-fighting foods 2) Discussion of diets (with focus on Volumetrics and Low Glycemic Load Diet) 3) The Importance of protein 4) The Fiber Story 5) Avoidance of starvation 6) Grazing vs. Gorging 7) Optimal exercise 8) Stress reduction 9) Spiritual awareness

Obesity: Psychological Aspects and Interventions 

Objectives: 1) Food addictions 2) Childhood influences 3) Negative behavior patterns 4) Poor coping skills 5) Boundaries 6) Self-sabotage 7) Self-esteem 8) Cognitive Behavior Therapy 9) Accountability 10) Self-exploration

Obesity: Pharmalogical and Surgical Treatments 

Objectives: 1) FDA-approved medications 2) Other commonly used treatments (will discuss off-label use) 3) Potential side effects 4) Precautions for use 5) Expected results of medications 6) Criteria for Bariatric Surgery 7) Surgical options (with emphasis on Gastric Sleeve, Laparoscopic Banding, and Roux-En-Y) 8) Potential complications of surgeries 9) Anticipated outcomes 10) Metabolic surgery

Individualization of Care of Type 2 Diabetes

Objectives: 1) State recommendations for the diagnosis of diabetes and pre-diabetes 2) Name options for prevention of diabetes 3) State the role of control of hyperglycemia in pathophysiology of complications of diabetes 4) Apply the ADA recommendations for individualizing glycemic targets for patients with diabetes

Pharmacologic Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes: Metformin to Basal Insulin

Objectives: 1) Identify four antihyperglycemic classes that have low risk for hypoglycemia 2) Name two classes of antihyperglycemic therapies that are associated with weight loss 3) Identify the lowest cost antihyperglycemic therapies 4) Recognize and overcome barriers to insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes

Initiation and Intensification of Insulin Therapy in Diabetes

Objectives: 1) Understand indications for early insulin therapy 2) Identify need for control of post-prandial glucose 3) Name the alternatives for control of post-prandial glucose 4) Outline treatment of hypoglycemia

Prevention and Management of Complications of Diabetes

Objectives: 1) State 2016 ADA recommendations for control of hypertension 2) Compare AHA /ADA and AACE recommendations for lipid management in a patient with diabetes 3) List three steps for management of diabetic kidney disease 4) Apply strategies for the statin-“intolerant” patient

Osteoporosis: Bad to the Bone

Objectives: 1) Discuss risk factors for osteoporosis 2) Review bone density testing 3) Discuss medication treatment options for osteoporosis, their efficacy, and possible side effects

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Late Registration From: 2018-02-23 To: 0--
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Group registrations not allowed

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Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

Kingston Plantation Resort

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 May 14, 2018. 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. 

Please Note: This site 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 pre-blocked rooms and/or Theme Park Tickets 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 since reservation and ticket order will be audited against the CME program registration list and 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 will be cancelled, the tickets blocked (if applicable), and any deposit or payment will not be eligible for a refund. In addition these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of or with the intention of being resold.

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