Live Las Vegas CME | December 5-7, 2018

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino | 15 Contact Hours

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Conference as low as $575

Hotel as low as $120

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires November 6, 2018

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Getaway for Las Vegas CME + 15 Contact Hours

Join us for live Las Vegas CME and vibrant nightlife, shows and fine dining. This conference, Current Treatment Strategies 2018, is hosted at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas, December 5-7. This conference 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.

Treat yourself for the holidays and live it up on the Las Vegas strip. This conference is your last accreditation opportunity for 2018 credit hours. Small class sizes and clinical faculty from top schools - this Las Vegas CME is perfect for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses & nurse practitioners.

This live CE / CME experience is accredited for MDs, PAs, Pharms, Pharm Techs, NPs and Nurses!

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Hotel Information

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino
3000 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Hotel Reservations:  Click here to reserve your room online or call 1-800-635-7711 and mention our group code, SGULS8D

A block of rooms have been reserved for December 4-8, 2018. The discounted room rate will be available until November 6 , 2018. Certain room types may be sold out as the conference date approaches.

  • Premium Room – $60.00
  • Hotel Amenity Charge – $20.00

Check In Time: 3:00 PM

Check Out Time: 11:00 AM

The above guest room rates do not include state and local taxes, currently at 12.5%, and are subject to change. Room deposit is refundable if reservation is canceled at least 3 days prior to scheduled arrival.

Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions

  • Variety of suites and onsite amenities.
  • Onsite Las Vegas Monorail to easily access other Las Vegas attractions.
  • World’s Largest Race & Sports Book.
  • Extensive dining options, including The Edge Steakhouse and the world-famous Benihana.
  • Newly opened Serenity Spa.
  • Registered guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or tee off next door at Las Vegas Country Club.

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Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*:

3 Day Fee: $575

2 Day Fee: $475

1 Day Fee: $375
*Expires November 6, 2018

Regular Registration:

3 Day Fee: $625

2 Day Fee: $525

1 Day Fee: $425

*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. This program is accredited for pharmacists and pharmacist technicians.

  • Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-031-L01-P,  0741-0000-18-031-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-032-L01-P,  0741-0000-18-032-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-033-L01-P, 0741-0000-18-033-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge

Physicians:  This Live activity, Current Treatment Strategies 2018, with a beginning date of 12/05/2018, 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.

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Review of Common  GI Issues: Colon Cancer prevention, Celiac Disease, IBD/IBS, Probiotics

5 hours | Wednesday, 12/5/2018
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

Colon Cancer Prevention 2018:

  • Describe the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention.
  • Describe screening test preps.
  • Review types of polyps and their consequences.
  • Review the pitfalls of colonoscopy screening.
  • List alternatives to colonoscopy including their benefits and limitations.
  • Demonstrate that young patients do get colon cancer.

Celiac Disease or Something Else?

  • Review the varied clinical manifestations of Celiac Disease.
  • Describe the workup of Celiac Disease, especially when a patient is already on a gluten free diet.
  • Review future therapies for Celiac Disease.
  • Define Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.
  • Demonstrate how the symptoms of Celiac Disease, Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be identical.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease:

  • Describe the workup of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • Distinguish Crohn’s Disease from Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Describe extra intestinal manifestations.
  • Discuss which medication is indicated for which patient.
  • Review the new world of biosimilars.
  • Review what are the Inflammatory Bowel Disease questions yet to be answered?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Maximizing Successful Treatment:

  • Discuss the various manifestations of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Distinguish Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
  • Describe “Alarm” symptoms.
  • Review an “appropriate” workup for IBS.
  • Review the treatments for IBS.
  • Discuss how to partner with your patient.
  • Discuss when to refer the patient.

Probiotics 2018:

  • Review the proven uses of probiotics.
  • Describe the difficulty in comparing strains, studies, potency and results.
  • Describe how fecal transplants may be the ultimate probiotic.
  • Review the potential future uses of probiotics

Pharmacy Technicians:

Colon Cancer Prevention 2018:

  • Describe the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention.
  • Describe screening test preps.
  • List alternatives to colonoscopy including their benefits and limitations.
  • Demonstrate that young patients do get colon cancer.

Celiac Disease or Something Else?

  • Review the varied clinical manifestations of Celiac Disease.
  • Review future therapies for Celiac Disease.
  • Demonstrate how the symptoms of Celiac Disease, Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be identical.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease:

  • Distinguish Crohn’s Disease from Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Describe extra intestinal manifestations.
  • Review the new world of biosimilars.
  • Review what are the Inflammatory Bowel Disease questions yet to be answered?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Maximizing Successful Treatment:

  • Discuss the various manifestations of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Distinguish Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
  • Describe “Alarm” symptoms.
  • Review the treatments for IBS.

Probiotics 2018:

  • Review the proven uses of probiotics.
  • Describe how fecal transplants may be the ultimate probiotic.
  • Review the potential future uses of probiotics

Expert Speaker

Peter Buch | M.D., AGAF

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Coordinator for Internal Medicine Sub-specialties UNECOM/Eastern CT Health Network, Digestive Health Specialists of Eastern Connecticut. Disclosure: Dr. Buch has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

 

 

Medical Literature Evaluation: Case Studies with HIV

5 hours | Thursday, 12/6/2018
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

Review key concepts in medical science and learn about new methods with randomized controlled trials (e.g., non-inferiority study designs), systematic reviews and meta-analyses (e.g., network meta-analysis), and epidemiology (e.g., new methods to deal with bias in observational studies). All concepts will be illustrated theoretically and conceptually. Participants will also practice applying their skills with the latest published research in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

  • Define key foundational concepts for hypothesis testing with medical science interventions and explain the process for weighing the evidence in making recommendations.
  • Compare and contrast key features of non-inferiority studies compared to traditional superiority randomized controlled trials and interpret non-inferiority study results in the context of HIV.
  • Describe the basis of network meta-analysis, including strengths and weaknesses, and compare/contrast the interpretation of network versus conventional meta-analyses.
  • Review foundational concepts in epidemiology, including sources of systematic error, and interpret studies that employ new methods to minimize systematic error, including confounding summary scores, inverse-probability weighting, and instrumental variables.

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Expert Speaker

Joanne LaFleur | Pharm.D., MSPH

Associate Professor, University of Utah Department of Pharmacotherapy.

Sex, Gender and Therapeutics: What a difference an X Makes!

5 hours | Friday, 12/7/2018
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Since the 1990s, it has been acknowledged that there are sex/gender differences in physiology, disease and response to medication.  An understanding of these differences that go far beyond traditional reproductive health issues allows for better healthcare for all patients.

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

  • Define sex and gender in terms of health and optimal patient care.
  • Describe known sex/gender differences in physiology and disease.
  • Describe gender specific reactions to drugs based on research.
  • Discuss recent advances in reproductive health topics.

Pharmacy Technicians: 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.

 

 

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Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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