Live Las Vegas CME June 7-9, 2017

Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa | 15 Contact Hours

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Conference as low as $550

Hotel as low as $129

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires May 15, 2017

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

A live Pharmacy CE & Medical CME program - Join us in Las Vegas for the latest FDA updates!

Join us for our Live Las Vegas CE/CME conference June 7-9, 2017. This popular conference, Therapeutic Update 2017, is held at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa.

Attendees of this conference will agree that Dr. Wayne Weart provides the the most comprehensive overview of FDA information available.  Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will find this this annual update invaluable to their daily practice. This program in its entirety 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.

Join us for the most current clinical, evidence-based CME in an exciting and relaxing setting!

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Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions

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  • Conveniently located one block from the Las Vegas strip.
  • 14,000 square foot MAX Casino – open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
  • 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.
  • For Hotel rates and reservations, please see the “Fees” tab.

Hotel Information

Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa
160 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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A block of rooms have been reserved for June 4-11, 2017. The discounted room rate will be available until May 15, 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 866-837-4215 and mention our Group Code, University Learning Systems June. 

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel between April 1, 2017 and 6:00 PM hotel time on June 2, 2017, there will be no forfeiture amount. If you cancel after 6:00 PM hotel time on June 2, 2017, the forfeiture amount will be a 1 night stay.

Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*:

3 Day Fee: $550

2 Day Fee: $450

1 Day Fee: $350
*Expires May 15, 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 pay the conference fee unless they attend the educational sessions. Special conference fees are available for non-professional accompanying persons who wish to attend one or more session (no special receipt, certification or credit issued.

Expert Conference Speakers

Benefits Include:

  • A live CME conference that  provides 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) over three days. We offer 5 hours per day of live Category 1 CME for MDs, PAs, NPs; Category 2 credit for DOs and ACPE live credit for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  • Earn credits to meet your CE/CME requirements and update your knowledge – all in a relaxing and entertaining setting.

Expert Speaker

C. Wayne Weart | PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcome Sciences, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Charleston, SC

Dr. Weart has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented

 

June Las Vegas CME – Session One

New Drug Update Part 1

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

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

  • Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms and MedWatch alerts.
  •  Discuss the new drugs with respect to their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, approved and unapproved indications.
  •  Describe their adverse effects and drug interaction that may affect patient compliance.
  •  Compare efficacy, dosage and cost to existing agents.
  •  Discuss the patient oriented outcomes or evidence that may or may not exist for each of the new medications and when they may or may not be appropriate to recommend for selected patients.
  •  Compare pharmacotherapy outcomes vs cost/benefit between newly approved agents and existing or lower cost agents.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:

    1. Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms and MedWatch alerts. 2. List the new drugs with respect to their, approved indications. 3. Compare cost to existing agents.

June Las Vegas CME – Session Two

New Drug Update Part 2

5 hours | Date: Thursday, 6/8/2017
Check-in: 7:00AM
Educational Session: 7:30AM – 1:00PM

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

  • Discuss the new drugs with respect to their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, approved and unapproved indications.
  •  Describe their adverse effects and drug interaction that may affect patient compliance.
  •  Compare efficacy, dosage and cost to existing agents.
  •  Discuss the patient oriented outcomes or evidence that may or may not exist for each of the new medications and when they may or may not be appropriate to recommend for selected patients.
  •  Compare pharmacotherapy outcomes vs cost/benefit between newly approved agents and existing or lower cost agents.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives: 1. List  the new drugs with respect to their, approved indications. 2.. Compare cost to existing agents.

June Las Vegas CME – Session Three

Improving Patient Outcomes with Medications in the Current Regulatory and Cost Environment

5 hours | Date: Friday, 6/9/2017
Check-in: 7:00AM
Educational Session: 7:30AM – 1:00PM

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

History of Drug Regulation and the FDA

  1. Describe how Congress has respond to medication related problems with FDA regulations over the last 100 years.

Drug Pricing and Formularies

  1. Describe what is happening in the last few years to drug pricing and how pharma and the payers are responding.

Cost Effective, Evidence-Based Prescribing to Optimize Patient Outcomes

  1. Discuss what providers can do to assist with drug cost issues and to promote evidence-based, patient oriented drug therapy.

Improving Medication Adherence

  1. Assess medication adherence and address potential problems to improve patient adherence.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives: 

History of Drug Regulation and the FDA

  1. Describe how Congress has respond to medication related problems with FDA regulations over the last 100 years.

Drug Pricing and Formularies

  1. Describe what is happening in the last few years to drug pricing and how pharma and the payers are responding.

Cost Effective, Evidence-Based Prescribing to Optimize Patient Outcomes

  1. Recognize what providers can do to assist with drug cost issues and to promote evidence-based, patient oriented drug therapy.

Improving Medication Adherence

  1. Recognize potential problems regarding medication adherence.

Conference Policies

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

All persons attending the conference must register. Spouses, family and friends are welcome and do not need to register unless they attend the educational sessions. Special conference fees are available for non-professional accompanying persons who wish to attend one or more sessions (no special receipt, documentation or credit is issued). Children are not allowed in the meeting room.

  • Conference Refund Policy: Advance written notice is required for any refund consideration.
  • Up to the Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: Cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee per person or you may apply your full registration one time to another program attended within 12 months.
  • After Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: No refunds, although conference registration less $50 processing fee may be applied one time to another program attended within 12 months.
  • Two weeks before the start of the conference: No refunds or application of registration to another program for cancellation, nonappearance or partial attendance. No refunds due to airline delays or cancellation of flights. With the exception of Canada, we offer no international refunds. Refunds processed by original form of payment or by check only. Refunds may take 2-4 weeks to process after notification of cancellation.

Physically Impaired? If you have impairments that require assistance in order to participate in this seminar, please contact us so that we may make arrangements to assist you.

*Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians: Please ensure that we have your NABP e- profile ID and date of birth on file. University Learning Systems reports credit directly to CPE Monitor. You may download your statement of credit directly from CPE Monitor.

Accreditations / Target Audiences

Accreditations

CE Broker Tracking #: 50-11357: Approved by Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Pharmacy, Florida Physician Assistants, Florida Board of Nursing (Pending), Georgia Board of Nursing

Physicians:  This Live activity, THERAPEUTIC UPDATE 2017, from 05/03/2017 – 06/09/2017, 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.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: 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.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA): CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Canadian Physicians: Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC are eligible to receive MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Physician Assistants: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA): AAPA accepts AAFP Prescribed credit for AAPA Category 1 CME credit.

Nurse Practitioners: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC):  Continuing education hours approved by AAFP and by ACPE meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria. This course provides Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure.

National Certification Corporation (NCC): Recognizes any Nursing, Medical, Health Care or Other For Profit or Not for Profit Education Provider. Please contact NCC regarding approval.

Nurses: University Learning Systems is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11409.

Pharmacists/Technicians: University Learning Systems (ULS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-17-013-L01-P, 0741-0000-17-013-L01- T Activity: Knowledge

Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-17-014-L01-P, 0741-0000-17-014-L01-T Activity: Knowledge

Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-17-015-L01-P, 0741-0000-17-015-L01-T Activity: Knowledge

Canadian Pharmacists: Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Other Health Professionals: Contact your respective board regarding approval. Contact University Learning Systems if you need help or documentation.

Continuing Education Credit

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners:  Paper certificates are provided daily at the end of each educational session.

*Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians: Please ensure that we have your NABP e-profile ID and date of birth on file. University Learning Systems reports credit directly to CPE Monitor. You may download your statement of credit directly from CPE Monitor.

Please inform University Learning Systems if you require that credit be reported to CE Broker (University Learning Systems CE Broker Provider #50-11357) or other organizations. Please provide all necessary reporting information when you register for the conference.

Requirements for Credit: Credit is dependent on verification of conference attendance by on-time check-in at each session and ULS receipt of completed evaluations. Credit is determined based on actual attendance on a per session basis, no partial credit is awarded.  (Note: Approximately one 15-minute break per 2.5 hours.)

All Professions: Please inform University Learning Systems if you require that credit be reported to CE Broker (University Learning Systems CE Broker Provider # 50-11357) or other organizations. Please provide all necessary reporting information when you register for the seminar.