COURTYARD MARRIOTT PIGEON FORGE
120 COMMUNITY CENTER DR, PIGEON FORGE, TN 37863
865-366-3201

MAY 28-30, 2020 (THURSDAY-SATURDAY)

Ranked the #1 Courtyard in the World and the 2019 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the centrally located mini resort Courtyard by Marriott Pigeon Forge offers a little something for everyone traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Turn new experiences into lasting memories. Experience the breathtaking beauty of The Great Smoky Mountains. Treat the family to resort-style amenities, including a heated outdoor pool, lazy river, indoor pool, outdoor fire pits, hot tub, game room and fitness center. After an eventful day, retreat into our contemporary hotel accommodations with modern essentials, including complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, plush bedding and private balconies with refreshing mountain or river views.

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Lodging

Special room rates have been secured at the Courtyard Marriott Pigeon Forge for meeting attendees. In order to receive the special rates, reservations must be made before the room block is full, or no later than Saturday, April 25, 2020, whichever is first. The room block is expected to sell out! Early reservations are recommended to ensure accommodations at this popular hotel. Please contact the hotel to receive specific information on cancellation policies and other information. All lodging arrangements and fees are the responsibility of the participant.

Reservations

Reservations must be made by calling the hotel directly at 865-366-3201 and requesting a sleeping room within the “Primary Care Network” group block. A valid credit card is required to guarantee the reservation. A 3-night minimum stay is required for the group rate. The $129 per night rate will be available 2 days pre and 3 days post conference dates, only by calling the hotel directly. Please note a penalty of one night’s room lodging + tax will be imposed for cancellations received within 14 days of arrival. Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM.

Room Types & Special Rates
Run of House: King/Double Queen
Wednesday/Thursday (May 27 & 28) – $129 per night + applicable room tax of 12.25% (4 Persons Per Room)
Friday/Saturday (May 29 & 30) – $159 per night + applicable room tax of 12.25% (4 Persons Per Room)

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Transportation

  • Hotel is 33 miles SE of Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

Driving Directions: Turn onto US-129 N to I-40 E towards Asheville, NC. Take exit 407 (TN-66 S/Winfield Dunn Pkwy towards Sevierville/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg). Continue on TN-66 to Forks of the River Pkwy / US-441 S. Turn right onto Community Center Drive (Traffic light # 2B). Destination will be on your right.

  • Estimated taxi fare: $60 USD (one way)
  • Complimentary on-site parking

MAPS

Pigeon Forge, TN Guide: https://discoverymap.com/pigeon-forge-tn#printmap

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Hotel Activities

  • Swimming: Outdoor lazy river, 24-hour indoor pool, and outdoor hot tub
  • State of the art fitness center: cardiovascular equipment, free weights, exercise balls, and fitness classes
  • Three outdoor fire pits & picnic areas
  • Riverwalk access for hiking & biking
  • Game room

LOCAL AREA

Pigeon Forge is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful scenery for every season. You’ll find Pigeon Forge is an all-American town with a wholesome atmosphere, brimming with family values and old-fashioned Southern hospitality.

POINTS OF INTEREST FROM PIGEON FORGE MARRIOTT 

  • The Island in Pigeon Forge (.4 miles): Showcased by The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-high observation wheel, and a multi-million dollar show fountain, The Island provides the area’s newest shopping, dining, and entertainment options in the East Tennessee area.
  • Three Bears General Store (1 mile): A true destination. Located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the 40,000 sq. ft. store is a shopper’s paradise.
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (1 mile): The most visited national park in the US. Elevations range from 875 to 6,643 ft. where you will be at Clingmans Dome. It is one of the most biologically diverse locations in the world.
  • WonderWorks (1.3 miles): An indoor amusement park with over 35,000 sq. ft. of “edu-tainment”; an amusement park for the mind.
  • Smoky Mountain Opry Variety Show (1.4 miles): One of the largest and most beloved shows: weaves together elements of comedy, music, dancing, and more.
  • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show (1.4 miles): A hilarious production. It combines delicious food with unforgettable entertainment that has smashed box offices for years.
  • Titanic Museum (1.6 miles): With more than 400 real Titanic artifacts, step back in time to 1912. Explore twenty dramatically lit galleries, touch a growing iceberg, experience 28-degree water, sit in an actual size lifeboat, and so much more.
  • The Cal Ripken Experience (1.6 miles): This facility features all the big-league amenities that ball teams have come to expect—six lighted fields with synthetic turf, lighted batting cages and training areas; all located atop the spectacular Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster (1.8 miles): Quickly becoming one of the top attractions in the whole Smoky Mountains region. This amazing ride is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping! How much fun is it? It is 363’ drop, 27 mph, and one mile worth of fun!
  • TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena (2.8 miles): Offers a safe and extreme adventure for people of all ages. Open Jump, Air Bag, Fire & Ice Ninja Course, KidsZone, and more! Newly added is the nation’s first sky-high climbing adventure, Cliffhanger Challenges. Our climbing arena has 21 different climbing lines to test your abilities.
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show (2.9 miles): One of the most beloved and well-known dinner shows in the country.
  • The Spa at RiverStone (3 miles): Sink into relaxation and let your worries wash away.
  • Gatlinburg Golf (3.2 miles): Avid fans know that golfing isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life! Indulge in your favorite pastime at the area’s most uniquely designed course.
  • Dollywood (3.4 miles): Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the incredible spirit of its people, all at a place fun for all ages.
  • Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa (6.8 miles): Featured in People Magazine, the area’s premier horseback riding and outdoor adventure destination. Enjoy relaxing outdoor activities such as fishing, mining for gems, and visiting the animals in the petting zoo. If you’re truly adventurous, take a guided ATV ride that will take you through creeks and along mountain trails.
  • Sevierville Golf Club (7.1 miles): Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains, they offer the services, amenities, and presentations of a high-quality private club on a daily fee basis.
  • Smoky Mountain Outdoors (9.4 miles): Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience with one of our many white-water rafting adventures in Tennessee. We’ve been setting the bar high for whitewater rafting service, safety, and fun since 1993.
  • Rafting in the Smokies (10 miles): Make a lifetime of memories. Whether high in the treetops or down in the rapids, get ready for action-packed outdoor adventure. Take in rafting, zip lining, ropes challenge course, climbing wall, and more.
  • Ober Gatlinburg (12.1 miles): The Smoky Mountains top attraction! Welcome to the scenic and exciting four-seasons world of Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski area. A mountaintop of fun, excitement, and beauty high above Gatlinburg, TN is waiting for you.
  • River Islands Golf Club (17 miles): East Tennessee’s #1 Golf Course and Premier Daily Fee Golf Club was created to rival the country’s most prestigious golf clubs, bringing world class, daily fee golf to Tennessee.

EXPLORE PIGEON FORGE

https://www.mypigeonforge.com/

THURSDAY

7:00 am – 7:50 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:50 am – 8:00 am

Opening Remarks and Faculty Introductions

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Congestive Heart Failure

9:15 am – 10:30 am

Osteoarthritis

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Chronic Kidney Disease

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FRIDAY

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Opioids & Pain Management

9:15 am – 10:30 am

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Medical Marijuana

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SATURDAY

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Mood Disorders & Anxiety

9:15 am – 10:30 am

Insomnia

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

TBD

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Preliminary Agenda. Subject to Change.

ACCREDITATION

Physicians
Primary Care Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Primary Care Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

ABIM MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 12 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

All other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of participation.

PAUL P. DOGHRAMJI, MD, FAAFP

Paul Doghramji, MD, FAAFP is currently senior family practice physician at Collegeville Family Practice, and the Medical Director of Health Services at Ursinus College, both in Collegeville, PA. He is also an attending family practice physician at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, PA. He is past co-chair for the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep and Health Safety Course and is on the board of directors of the National Sleep Foundation.

Dr. Doghramji received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 1982. He then completed his residency in family practice at Chestnut Hill Hospital in 1985. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians which awarded him Fellowship Degree in 2005.  He is also member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. He has received the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition Award 8 times, in every qualifying year; the last time was 2011.

Dr. Doghramji has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Medicine, Current Medical Research and Opinion, and Postgraduate Medicine, as well as numerous websites on topics such as sleep disorders, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, biology of leg disorders, depression, chronic pain, health literacy, and diabetes. He is also co-author of the textbook, Clinical Management of Insomnia, recently out in its second edition.

BRIAN KOFFMAN, MDCM, DCFP, DABFM, MS ED

Dr. Koffman, a well-known doctor, educator, and clinical professor turned patient has dedicated himself to teaching and helping the CLL community since his own CLL diagnosis in 2005. Dr. Koffman believes that his dual status as a retired physician and patient provides a unique experience and understanding which allows him to provide clear explanations of complex issues and to advocate for his fellow patients and to inform his fellow healthcare providers. This is especially important in view of the rapidly changing therapeutic landscape. Besides his medical degree, Dr. Koffman has a Master of Science in Medical Education and loves to teach. Dr. Koffman is a retired family doctor and clinical professor at the Keck School of Medicine, USC.

Dr. Koffman co-founded and serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of the nonprofit CLL Society Inc. and has a widely followed blog. He has shared online and across the world his tough battle with his leukemia including a failed bone marrow transplant, and his successes with two Phase 1 trials including most recently an experimental cellular gene therapy, CAR-T.

 

Tuition

Includes educational sessions, daily hot breakfast and beverage breaks

Early Bird Tuition (Register before or on 3/1/20)
Save $50: Use Early Bird Code: EB-TN

  • Physicians (MD, DO) – $625
  • All Other Healthcare Professionals (NP, PA, RN, Student, etc.) – $525

Standard Tuition: (Registration after 3/1/20)

  • Physicians (MD, DO) – $675
  • All Other Healthcare Professionals (NP, PA, RN, Student, etc.) – $575

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • If you wish to cancel your registration with at least 30 days or more prior to the conference date (on or before Tuesday, April 28, 2020), you will receive a full refund of the tuition you paid, less a $50 administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations received within 30 days of the conference date. However, if you do cancel after April 28, 2020, your tuition paid can be applied towards a future PCN destination conference.
  • Refunds will be issued in the same form of payment. Please allow two weeks for processing. If you have questions regarding your cancellation or refund, please call 417-877-6668 for assistance.
  • Travel and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the registrant. Please refer to your specific airline and hotel cancellation policies.
  • PCN has the right to change and/or cancel a program, content, or speakers for any reason.
  • In the very unlikely event the conference is cancelled by PCN, you will receive a full refund of the tuition paid. PCN is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs incurred.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Should you require any special services to support your participation in this conference, contact us at least two weeks prior to the meeting at 417-877-6668 or send an email outlining your requests to education@box2097.temp.domains.

What is the tuition and what does it include?

  • Please refer to each individual conference location for specific tuition fees, including early-bird discounts and cut-off dates.
  • Tuition includes all courses, CME credit, daily hot breakfast and refreshments during the meeting (for registered conference attendees only), and access to downloadable/printable program slides before the meeting.

What materials will I receive?

  • A detailed final confirmation with pertinent information about the program and location, as well as a link to the downloadable program materials/slides will be e-mailed to you 1-2 weeks prior to the program date. We encourage you to join us in our transition to greener meetings by downloading the files on your electronic device(s) and bringing it with you to the meeting. Please be sure to download the files and fully charge your device before you arrive at the meeting.

What should I bring to the meeting?

  • A charger or power cord for your electronic device if using downloaded slides
  • A light jacket or sweater, as the meeting room is air conditioned

When should I register?

  • Although it is not Primary Care Network’s (PCN) policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment, early registration is advised.
  • Early bird registration discount and cutoff dates are listed under the Registration/Tuition tab for each meeting location.

How do I know I am registered?

  • A letter of confirmation will be emailed upon receipt of payment and completed registration form.
  • We cannot confirm your program registration until payment is received. Please do not book airfare or hotel until you have received your confirmation.
  • A detailed final confirmation with pertinent information about the program and location, as well as a link to the downloadable program materials/slides will be e-mailed to you 1-2 weeks prior to the program date.

Where do I find program information and/or venue information?

Is there a group room rate at the hotels?

  • Yes, group room rates are available during the program dates and are usually available up to two days prior to and after the seminar dates, based on availability. Once our room block is full, rooms are available only if the hotel is not sold out, and rates are subject to change without notice. Early reservations are recommended to ensure accommodations at these popular facilities. Refer to the Hotel/Reservations tab for more information regarding hotel accommodations.
  • Group room rates shown do not include taxes and fees. Please contact the hotel to receive specific information on cancellation policies and other information.

Can I bring guests (family, kids, spouse, etc.) to the meeting?

  • Meeting sessions, as well as daily hot breakfast and beverage breaks served throughout the meeting are for registered attendees only. Unfortunately, we cannot permit any guests inside the meeting room. Please make any necessary arrangements (childcare, etc.) prior to the meeting.

What’s the dress code for the meeting?

  • Dress attire will be resort casual.
  • The meeting room is air conditioned, so you might want to bring a light jacket/sweater or dress accordingly.

Will there be free time?

  • Yes! The meeting will be held from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm over the 3 program dates. There are no conference events or meetings planned after this time. Explore, relax, and have fun!

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

  • If you wish to cancel your registration with at least 30 days or more prior to the conference date, you will receive a full refund of the tuition you paid, less a $50 administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations received within 30 days of the conference date. However, if you do cancel within 30 days of the conference, your tuition paid can be applied towards a future PCN destination conference.
  • Refunds will be issued in the same form of payment. Please allow two weeks for processing. If you have questions regarding your cancellation or refund, please call 417-877-6668 for assistance.
  • Travel and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the registrant. Please refer to your specific airline and hotel cancellation policies.
  • PCN has the right to change and/or cancel a program, content, or speakers for any reason.
  • In the very unlikely event the conference is cancelled by PCN, you will receive a full refund of the tuition paid. PCN is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs incurred.

Why PCN Destination Conferences?

For over 20 years, Primary Care Network (PCN), a not-for-profit organization, has been dedicated to impacting healthcare by improving patient care through quality continuing medical education. From live, multi-specialty activities to engaging and innovative on-line offerings, PCN is nationally accredited and manages a network of primary care clinicians, accrediting activities in a wide variety of program formats and therapeutic areas. PCN activities are creative, ethical, free of commercial bias, based on adult learning principles and include achievable practice change opportunities that capture the strength of evidence-based medicine. It is PCN’s goal to develop activities that identify the needs of audiences through a thorough planning process, select the experts and ‘teachers’ who deliver activities directed to enhance knowledge and practice change, and increase competencies that provide better patient outcomes.

PCN surveyed our network of primary care clinicians and found there is a need for quality education in enjoyable places. This way primary care clinicians can earn CME credit in the morning and enjoy themselves in the afternoon with family, friends or colleagues. Primary Care Network has always offered top quality education, and now we are mixing it with wonderful destination locations.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Primary Care Network
2131 West Republic Road #206
Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: 417-877-6668
Email: education@box2097.temp.domains