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Now Larimar Resort * | Punta cana, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
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Specialty: , Allergology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Pharmacology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hematology and Hemotherapy, Immunology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Other Specialties, Pathology, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Urology
Dates: From Mar, 13, 2014 to Mar, 15, 2014
Location: Punta cana, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 475 to 575 USD
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Now Larimar Resort *

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AAFP Physician Accreditation Physician Accreditation 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.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME)in the United States of America. About the reciprocal credit agreement•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 Academy of Physician Assistants AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.
American Nursing Accreditation AAFP prescribed credits are accepted by the nursing associations and converted to 18 CEU's.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners AANP AAFP Prescribed credits are accepted by the AANP certification program
Transportation Guide:
Airport Information - The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is located 12 miles from the Now Larimar Punta Cana and Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana.      
Airport Transfers - Dominican Airport Transfers offers offers two types of ground transportation with comfort and security from the Punta Cana International Airport to the Now Larimar Punta Cana and Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. Choose between a shared shuttle or Private Car Service.

Round Trip Rates: $54 per person for shared shuttle service. 
$90 per car (up to 4 passengers) for private transportation.

Website: Dominican Airport Transfers 
Phone: 1-352-233-1631

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This case-based seminar will focus on the safe, effective and affordable use of evidence-based pharmacotherapy and the high-level knowledge required to help patients and providers optimize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. Participants will be given a set of typical patients from a primary care practice setting.

Thematology / Presented Topics:

An Evidence-Based Heart Failure Review: “You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in” Dr. Seuss 
Objectives: 1) Discuss new pathophysiology findings surrounding heart failure and relate it to the shape of the heart 2) List the new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology staging criteria for heart failure 3) Recognize which forms of heart failure affect predominantly the elderly and gender differences in heart failure type and prevalence 4) Identify differences in systolic and diastolic heart failure in terms of pathophysiology and approach to treatment 5) Identify the appropriate dose and important safety considerations for medications commonly utilized in patients with heart failure 6) Interpret historical and recent clinical trial findings and their impact on heart failure treatment recommendations 7) Identify medications that may exacerbate and/or precipitate heart failure.

A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Review of Atrial Fibrillation and Anticoagulation 
Objectives: 1) Discuss the different type of research papers that provide outcomes that change the practitioner’s practice of medicine (Disease-oriented versus Patient-oriented) 2) Discuss the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation 3) Discuss the potential use of aspirin in atrial fibrillation 4) Discuss the new anticoagulants and their place in therapy 5) Discuss a comprehensive review of warfarin, detailing the medications history, pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, side effects, and drug interactions 6) Discuss new evidence (POEMS) surrounding anticoagulants and their use in coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation. Trials to be discussed, but not limited to: ACTIVE-A, ACTIVE-W, WARSS, CAPRIE, CHARISMA, MATCH, RELY, RECORD, ROCKET-AF, ATLAS, and others

A Comprehensive, Evidenced-Based Review of Treating Pain and Suffering 
Objectives: 1) Discuss the various classes of narcotics and any clinical pearls associated with each drug 2) Describe an oral pain ladder based on potency. List evidence-based efficacy outcomes for all medications discussed 3) Discuss the recent FDA alerts on acetaminophen and propoxyphene 4) Describe the role of analgesic adjunctive agents for patients with chronic pain. Dosage and efficacy will be discussed 5) Analyze cases that allow conversion of one narcotic to another 6) Discuss pain medications where the benefit is not worth the risk of side effects and or addiction 7) Review side effects of each drug and describe ways the practitioner can aid in reducing these side effects

Making a Difference in Cardiovascular Disease: Update on Lipids - NCEP ATP - IV
Objectives: 1) Describe the new NCEP Adult Treatment Panel IV Guidelines (anticipated in the spring of 2013) and the evidence on which they are based 2) Discuss the benefits and risks associated with the use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) either alone or in combination with other agents (to include potential adverse effects and drug-drug interactions) 3)Describe the recent lipid trials which have been published and or presented after the release of NCEP ATP-III to include the Heart Protection Study, CARDS, TNT, FIELD, PROVE-IT, SEARCH, AIM-HIGH, ACCORD-Lipid HPS-2 THRIVE 4) Describe the potential benefits and risks of the currently available non-statin medications for the management of patients with dyslipidemia (bile acid sequestrants, niacin, fibrates, ezetimibe, fish oil and cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitors (investigational) 5) Select and monitor an evidence-based pharmacotherapy regimen for a patient who is likely to benefit from treatment of dyslipidemia

Strategies for Treating Patients with Hypertension to Goal: JNC-8 and UK – NICE Guidelines
Objectives: 1) Discuss the importance of systolic blood pressure vs. diastolic blood pressure in the risk of cardiovascular events and the benefits of blood pressure lowering 2) Describe the current evidence-based strategies for the management of patients with hypertension including the JNC-8 (anticipated spring 2013) and the UK-NICE evidence-based guidelines 3) Describe the data that the Committee (JNC-8) and other National Guidelines used in deciding upon the compelling indications for specific antihypertensive agents in treating selected patients 4) Recommend a specific evidence-based treatment regimen for a patient with hypertension and concurrent conditions

Evidence Based Management of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Objectives: 1) Describe the relationship between obesity and the risk of Type 2 diabetes and the benefits of lifestyle modification (IE diet and exercise) in reducing the risk and helping to prevent and manage patients with Type 2 diabetes 2) Describe the current 2013 ADA Standards of Medical Care for the diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus 3) Review the data on the newer FDA approved medications for the management of Type 2 diabetes 4) Discuss the appropriate use of evidence-based and cost effective therapies in the management of patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus 5) Describe the benefits of treating glucose, blood pressure and lipids in patients with Type 2 diabetes

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To make your room reservation please call our office at 1-888-533-9031.Reservations must be made 60 days before the conference. Regular room rates will apply to all reservations made after this date based on availability. Conference room rates are offered 3 nights (or more) pre and post conference dates based on availability. Hotel rates subject to change based on date and availability. If you need assistance with your room reservation please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031.

Further Details:

Per our lodging agreement, these are the cancellation terms and conditions:

- No show penalty of 100%. 
- Reservations cancelled within 31 days of arrival date will be charged a penalty of 100%. 
- Reservation modified within the cancellation penalty window, will incur a 100% penalty of the original reservation and be responsible for any additional charges. 
- Payment terms: Credit card required to guarantee reservation. Payment in full by credit card at check-in, in the local currency. or as stipulated in the contract

All cancellations must be made via e-mail to by the dates stated above.

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and baggage insurance, which is available for coverage of expenses in conjunction with cancellation due to illness or accident. In the event that you must cancel your participation in this travel program which may include other nonreturnable travel arrangements you have made, trip cancellation insurance may be the only source of reimbursement. For Travel Guard Insurance information: CLICK HERE

Note: Travel insurance does not cover tuition fee.

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Contact: Orly Light , Director , MCE Conferences

Phone: 888-533-9031

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