Universal STudios,


Primary Care CME
at the
Loews Portofino
Bay Hotel

October 22-24, 2021


Hotel Reservations and Information

We will be using the luxurious Loews Portofino Bay Hotel on the Universal Studios property! Hotel guests enjoy spacious guest rooms featuring custom designed furnishings, impeccable and attentive service, swimming pools, and exceptional dining.




Hotel Reservation (exclusive benefits!):  Link

For rooms pre/post or outside the conference dates, call 1-866-360-7395, please be sure to mention you are with A-Cross Medicine Reviews to receive the discounted room rates. 

If the above room block is full, we have reserved another block of rooms at the Cabana Bay Resort on Property for $129/night!! You still get early admission, but this hotel, unfortunately, does NOT have the Universal Express Unlimited Ride Access that the Portofino does! Please be aware of this difference when booking! You can take a boat from Cabana Bay to the Main area at Universal and then walk or take another Boat to the conference center at Portofino for the meeting. Or you can park at the Portofino. 


You’ll have a luxurious room--not that you’ll spend much time there.
Why? Because your reservation in the A-Cross room block includes FREE Universal Express Unlimited ride access* at the Universal Orlando® theme parks that lets you skip the regular lines AND Early Park Admission^ to the parks one hour before they open. (These are high-value premium perks available after your own regular paid admission to the parks.) 
Plus enjoy complimentary access to other entertainment venues such as Red Coconut Club®, Bob Marley Tribute to Freedom, Pat O’Brien’s®, and the nonstop nightlife of Universal’s CityWalk® Entertainment Complex. Note that we’ve arranged the lecture schedule so you can take maximum advantage of these perks.

*Paid theme park admission required (and is a separate purchase). Only valid for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay as indicated on the Universal Express℠ Unlimited pass. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events or Wet ‘n Wild. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

^Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to one (1) Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando. Valid at select attractions at each park. 
Room rates are discounted at $299/night.
Quoted room rates are subject to all applicable city, county, state, or federal taxes that apply at the time of room occupancy.  Currently, the tax rate is 12.5% (sales tax 6.5%, occupancy 6%) per occupied room night.

Book online or call Loews Reservation Center 1-866-360-7395, please be sure to mention you are with A-Cross Medicine Reviews to receive the discounted room rates.

Other discounts and amenities for those in our room block: 
  • Complimentary business internet access in sleeping rooms. 
  • Discounted self-park rate of $15.00 per vehicle at the hotel, per day for hotel guests (normally this is $20/day).
  • Complimentary access to entertainment venues, such as Red Coconut Club®, Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom, Pat O’Brien’s®, CityWalk’s Rising Star and the groove at Universal’s CityWalk, will be given to each attendee for each night of the group dates. Hotel room keys work as a CityWalk Party Pass to access these venues!

A deposit equal to one (1) night’s stay is required and will be charged for each individual’s reservation that is made on their own. The deposit is refundable if notice is received at least five (5) days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained.  

Guests must identify themselves as A-Cross Medicine Reviews guests to receive the contracted rate. 

Guests must identify themselves as A-Cross Medicine Reviews guests to receive the contracted rate.
Hotel reservation cutoff date is September 21, 2021, or until the room block sells out!
More Information: Link


Course Schedule

Since we are trying to make sure that park hour access is at a MAXIMUM, and because those staying at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel room block have early admission each day, we have made the Lecture schedule as follows:

Friday, October 22, 2021

7-8 am: Continental Breakfast and Registration

8-9 am: Cancer Screening Guidelines: What's New in 2021

9-10 am: Excuse me Doc...I've got this Itch...Guidelines on Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

10-11 am: Management and Treatment of Depression


Saturday, October 23, 2021

1-2 pm: You're Giving me HTN! Is it 130/80? 140/90? 150/90??? 

2-3 pm: Management of COPD in 2021

3-4 pm: Guideline Approach to Diarrhea and the Latest on Traveler's Diarrhea Therapy


Sunday, October 24, 2021

7-8: Continental Breakfast

8-9 am: Thinking About Having Another Cheesy Greasy?: Management of Lipids in 2021

9-10 am: Ouch of Throat and Head Hurt: Latest Guidelines on Strep Throat, Sinusitis, and Otitis Media

10-11 am: Immunizations in 2021 for Adults, Adolescents, and Kids, including the latest on COVID-19 vaccines

The course ends at 11 am today. 

Registration Fees

Physicians: $750
• Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: $550
• Medical Residents or Fellows: $300 (must provide proof of residency/fellowship)
• Student rate for those attending MD/DO, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant schools: $250

(Must provide proof of enrollment. NOTE: Student rate does NOT include any CME/CEs; the student rate is reserved for first time students in medicine or nursing.)


Course Cancellation Policy  

 For all 2021 courses, cancel up to 48 hours prior to your course start date and receive a full 100% refund or, if you prefer, the choice to attend another upcoming course.   

Real-time audience response system
Our audience response system provides a real-time display of how course attendees answer clinical scenario questions. Test yourself or see how the rest of the group is doing, so you can pinpoint topics that trip people up and need more review.
Course Materials

A-Cross Medicine Reviews is focused on providing the best course resources available, while reducing environmental impact. Prior to the course, you will receive access to a PDF of the course syllabus*.

You must download the syllabus to your laptop or tablet prior to attending the course. There will not be internet access in the meeting room. Please be sure that your device is fully charged since there will be a limited number of outlets available.

*A print copy of the syllabus is an optional add-on for $50. If you would like to purchase a print copy, please check this option in your shopping cart.


CME Information 

This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and is jointly-provided with Tulane University Health Sciences Center.

9 total hours are available for the Universal Studios Orlando Course.

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