Live Las Vegas CME | September 12-14, 2018

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino | 15 Contact Hours


Conference as low as $575

Hotel as low as $120

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires August 12, 2018

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


Getaway for live Las Vegas CME + 15 Contact Hours 

Join us for live Las Vegas CME and vibrant nightlife, shows and fine dining. This conference, Current Topics in Healthcare 2018, is hosted at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas, September 12-14. 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 this fall and live it up on the Las Vegas strip. With small class sizes and clinical faculty from medical & pharmacy schools, our live Las Vegas CME is perfect for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses & nurse practitioners.

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Hotel Information

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino
3000 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Hotel Reservations:  Click here to reserve your room online or call 1-800-635-7711 and mention our group code, SGULS8S

A block of rooms have been reserved for September 11-15, 2018. The discounted room rate will be available until August 12 , 2018. Certain room types may be sold out as the conference date approaches.

  • Premium Room – $120.00
  • 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 August 12, 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. All programs are accredited for pharmacists and pharmacist technicians.

  • Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-0XX-L01-P, 0741-0000-18-0XX-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-0XX-L01-P, 0741-0000-18-0XX-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-0XX-L01-P, 0741-0000-18-0XX-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge

Physicians:  Application for CME credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is planned.  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.


Conference Policies

Sports Medicine Update/ Risk Management Review

5 hours | Wednesday, 9/12/2018
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

Sports Medicine Update (3.5 hrs)

  • Identify the key components of the Pre-Participation Sports Exam
  • Discuss common Sports Injuries, as well as their Prevention and Treatment
  • Review the Hot Topics in Sports Medicine
  • Describe the various concerns for Competitive Athletes vs. Recreational Athletes
  • Discuss Bloodborne Pathogens in Sports
  • Review the use of Androgens and other Hormones by Athletes
  • Discuss Prohibited Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports
  • Review what every Pharmacist should know about Sports Medicine

Risk Management Review (1.5 hrs)

  • Identify the three most significant mistakes made by Healthcare Practitioners
  • Discuss four ways to reduce Pain and Suffering
  • Learn an innovative approach to Patient Follow-Ups
  • Learn four habits that will keep you out of the Courtroom .

Pharmacy Tech  Objectives:  TBD


Expert Speaker

Jose Luis Hinojosa, MD, MHA, CIME

Medical Director and Family Physician at Dodge City Medical Center, Dodge City, KS.



Advances in COPD Management

5 hours | Thursday, 9/13/2018
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

  • Utilize a patient’s CAT or mMRC symptom scores and exacerbation history to determine the patient’s COPD Group (A-D) per GOLD guidelines.
  • Utilizing the patient’s COPD Group (A-D) as a guide, select appropriate non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies for the management of stable COPD.
  • Compare and contrast the efficacy, administration (route and frequency), cost, and safety of medications used in the management of stable COPD and acute exacerbations of COPD.
  • Select appropriate drug therapy for a patient with an acute COPD exacerbation.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of the various inhaled devices approved and in the pipeline for the management of COPD.


Expert Speaker

Sheryl F. Vondracek, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy,  University of Colorado School of Pharmacy.

Compounding (3hr); Law (2hr)

5 hours | Friday, 9/14/2018
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Objectives to be determined

Expert Speaker

Lou Dorio | R.Ph., FAPhA

Principal, LDT Health Solutions, Inc. Long Island University, Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Alumni Executive Board, SC State Boards of Pharmacy Regulatory and Medication Safety,  Consultant on IV and extemporaneous compounding, Coram Healthcare (SoluNet™ LLC), Former Manager of cGMP manufacturing operation.

Expert Speaker

James R. Schiffer, RPh. Esq.

Professor of Social and Administrative Sciences, Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY, Founder and former owner Jim and Phil’s Family Pharmacy, Brooklyn, NY, Associate, Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP, New York City, NY .

Conference Location

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

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