Live Las Vegas CME | December 6-8, 2017

Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa | 15 Contact Hours

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Conference as low as $550

Hotel as low as $129

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires November 13, 2017

Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa
160 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Las Vegas Getaway + 15 Contact Hours of CE/CME

Join University Learning Systems for our Las Vegas pharmacy CE & medical CME conference, Current Treatment Strategies 2017, at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa in downtown Las Vegas, December 6-8, 2017

Enjoy your CME alongside the casinos, shows, fine dining, and all that Las Vegas has to offer. Our CE/CME program provides 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) over three days, 5 hours per day, of live AAFP/ AMA PRA Category 1™, ACPE and pharmacology CE/ CME credit.

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Hotel Information

Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa
160 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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A block of rooms have been reserved for December 2-10, 2017. The discounted room rate will be available until November 13, 2017. Certain room types may be sold out as the conference date approaches.

  • Traditional 2 Double Beds – $129.00
  • Traditional King – $129.00

Hotel Amenity Charge: $10.00

Hotel Reservations: CLICK HERE TO RESERVE ONLINE or call 1-866-837-4215 and mention our group code, University Learning Systems 12/2017 .

Cancellation Policy: Room deposit is refundable if reservation is canceled at least 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival.

Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions

  • Conveniently located one block from the Las Vegas strip.
  • Enjoy their jacuzzi, whirlpool, and heated Pool that is open all day, every day
  • The wonderful Hibiscus Las Vegas Spa, located on the second floor of the hotel features 14 soothing treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and comfortable locker room
  • Forum Shops, located .4 miles from the hotel, offers 160 premiere luxury retail shops.
  • Located 6 miles from the hotel, is Fremont Street with casinos everywhere you turn, “The SlotZilla” zip line, and plenty of choices for dining and shows.
  • An abundance of other museums, events, tours and more – on and off of the famous Las Vegas strip.

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Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*:

3 Day Fee: $550

2 Day Fee: $450

1 Day Fee: $350
*Expires November 13, 2017

Regular Registration:

3 Day Fee: $599

2 Day Fee: $499

1 Day Fee: $399

*Conference Surcharge (if not staying at hotel) – $50

Registration Details

Conference registration includes workshop attendance, handouts, breakfast or refreshments during the meetings and documentation of continuing education credit*.

Spouses, family and friends are welcome and do not need to register unless they attend the educational sessions. Special seminar fees are available for non-professional accompanying persons who wish to attend one or more session (no special receipt, certification or credit issued).

 Conference Credit

University Learning Systems ACPE Pharmacy CE

University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. All programs are accredited for pharmacists and selected programs are accredited for technicians.

  • Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-17-034-L01-P, 0741-0000-17-034-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-17-035-L01-P, 0741-0000-17-035-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-17-036-L01-P, 0741-0000-17-036-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge

Physicians:

This Live activity, Current Treatment Strategies 2017, with a beginning date of 12/06/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

CME programs approved by the AAFP are eligible for Category 2 credit  (or Category 1-A  under special circumstances) through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). 

 

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship: Federal Regulations, Guidelines, Implementation, and Evaluation

5 hours | Wednesday, 12/6/2017
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00AM
Educational Session: 7:30AM – 1:00PM

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Characterize the problem of antibiotic resistance and describe resistance trends and mechanisms among common pathogens in the United States.
  • Define the scope and implications of antibiotic misuse in the hospital, community, and long-term care settings.
  • List the most common reasons for inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing by health care practitioners.
  • Define antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Describe the current federal regulatory requirements and state initiatives regarding antimicrobial stewardship in the United States.
  • Compare current antimicrobial stewardship guidelines for the hospital, community, and long-term care settings.
  • Outline the essentials for personnel, clinical microbiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and infectious disease state management necessary in antimicrobial stewardship programs in different settings.
  • Describe the steps and skills needed to implement an antimicrobial stewardship program in different practice settings.
  • Discuss how to incorporate microbiology results into an antimicrobial stewardship program.
  • Describe the role of rapid diagnostic tests in antimicrobial stewardship, identify available rapid diagnostics tests to aid in the diagnosis of certain infectious disease syndromes, and discuss how rapid diagnostic tests can improve clinical outcomes.
  • Identify opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship interventions in the hospital, community, and long-term care settings.
  • Discuss penicillin allergy, risks of cross reactivity among beta-lactam antibiotics, and the utility of skin testing for patients who are “penicillin-allergic”.
  • Review appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy and duration of therapy for common infectious disease syndromes.
  • Design a plan to assess the effectiveness of antimicrobial stewardship program interventions by collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data to measure outcomes.
  • Propose different approaches to viewing antibiotic use data to assess an antimicrobial stewardship program

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:  1.  Characterize the problem of antibiotic resistance. 2.  List the most common reasons for inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing by health care practitioners. 3.  Define antimicrobial stewardship. 4.  Describe the role of rapid diagnostic tests in antimicrobial stewardship.

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Expert Speaker

Michael B. Kays, Pharm D. BCPS, FCCP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University. Disclosure: Dr Kays has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Opioids for Managing Pain: Friend or Foe?

5 hours | Thursday, 12/7/2017
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00AM
Educational Session: 7:30AM – 1:00PM

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 

  • Discuss the burden of opioid misuse and abuse on the individual and society.
  • Differentiate addiction, dependence, tolerance, and hyperalgesia.
  • Compare and contrast the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, side effects and clinical utilization of the commercially available opioid products.
  • Recognize the patient / chronic pain syndrome which can receive the greatest potential benefit from a trial of opioid therapy and be able to implement this therapeutic approach in a manner that minimize the risks of drug diversion, addiction, and side effects.
  • State three reasons why opioids may not be effective for some patients with chronic pain.
  • Demonstrate effective approaches to minimize risk for prescribers, pharmacists and patients when utilizing opioids for chronic pain management.
  • Describe current and emerging abuse-deterrent technologies utilized in opioid medications
  • Evaluate the role of abuse-deterrent formulations of opioid medications when making pain management decisions.
  • State common side effects associated with pain medications and be able to recommend strategies to prevent the side effects from impacting the patient’s quality of life.
  • State the similarities and differences in the principles for the use of opioids for patients who have chronic non-cancer pain and those who have end-of-life pain or cancer pain.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives  1.  Discuss the burden of opioid misuse and abuse on the individual and society. 2.  Differentiate addiction, dependence, tolerance, and hyperalgesia. 3. State three reasons why opioids may not be effective for some patients with chronic pain. 4. Describe current and emerging abuse-deterrent technologies utilized in opioid medications .  5. State common side effects associated with pain medications.  6. State the similarities and differences in the principles for the use of opioids for patients who have chronic non-cancer pain and those who have end-of-life pain or cancer pain.

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Expert Speaker

Gregory L. Holmquist, Pharm D.

Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacist Specialist, Palliative Care Strategies, Everett, Washington. Disclosure: Dr. Holmquist has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Dietary Supplements: What the NIH and Other Experts Have to Say

5 hours | Friday, 12/8/2017
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00AM
Educational Session: 7:30AM – 1:00PM

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe consumer trends in use of dietary supplements.
  • Discuss top dietary supplements in the U.S. including the evidence-basis for their use.
  • Describe problems with herb and dietary supplement products and strategies to assist patients in the safe use of these products.
  • Identify quality sources of evidence-based information about dietary supplements and their indications
  • Discuss hot topics in supplement use including probiotics and weight loss products.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Same

Expert Speaker
Peggy Piascik Ph.D. R.Ph.

Professor, University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy, Lexington, Kentucky. Disclosure: Dr Piascik has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Conference Location

Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa

160 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

702-732-5111

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