Providing Better Patient Care

Westgate Las Vegas | February 19-21, 2020


Conference as low as $399

Hotel as low as $99

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires January 19, 2020.

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

Live Pharmacology CME | February 19-21, 2020

Our live pharmacology CME is perfect for  Nurse Practitioners seeking the latest in drug therapy.  Join Family Physicians, Pharmacists and Physician Assistants who have been benefiting from our exceptional pharmacology CME for over 30 years. Our courses feature academic experts with proven clinical skills.

This conference provides 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) of live AAFP/ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ACPE and pharmacology CE/ CME credit over three days. 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.

Join us for this pharmacology continuing medical education CME at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, February 19-21, 2020,  amidst the vibrant nightlife, shows and fine dining of Las Vegas.

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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, SGULF0 to receive the group rate.

A block of rooms have been reserved for February 18-22, 2020. The discounted room rate will be available until January 19, 2020. Certain room types may be sold out as the conference date approaches.

  • Premium Room – $99.00/night
  • Reduced Resort Fee – $23.00/night, regularly $34.00/night

Check In Time: 3:00 PM

Check Out Time: 11:00 AM

The above guest room rates and fees do not include state and local taxes, currently at 13.3%, 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 & Westgate Shuttle for easy access to 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.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*:

3 Day Fee: $599

2 Day Fee: $499

1 Day Fee: $399
*Expires January 19, 2020

Regular Registration:

3 Day Fee: $650

2 Day Fee: $550

1 Day Fee: $450

Conference Surcharge if not staying on site at hotel: $50.00 ( see Conference Policies)

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. These programs are accredited for pharmacists.

  • Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-20-004-L01-P, Activity: Application
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-20-005-L08-P, Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-20-006-L01-P, Activity: Application


This Live activity, Providing Better Patient Care 2020, with a beginning date of 02/19/2020, 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.


Conference Policies

Sports Medicine , Non-Nutritive Sweeteners , and Novel Ways to Connect with Patients

5 hours | Wednesday, 2/19/2020
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Sports Medicine Update:

  • 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 health professional should know about Sports Medicine.

Non-Nutritive Sweeteners: Safety, Effect on Weight, Appetite, Glucose Levels, and Risks for Diabetes:

  • Identify what effect NNSs have on appetite.
  • Identify the adverse effects of NNSs on overall health.
  • Learn the safety profile of NNSs.
  • Discuss the risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from the use of NNSs.

Novel ways to connect with patients- “Nuggets of Medical Wisdom” Newspaper Column by Dr. Hinojosa:

  • Identify several innovative methods of engaging and educating patients.
  • Implement an innovative method of serving the community.
  • Discuss the impact of this community service on your medical practice.

Expert Speaker 


Jose Luis Hinojosa, MD, MHA, CIME

Logan County Health Services, Vice-Chief of Staff 2019, Chief of Staff 2020, Oakley, Kansas. Official Team Doctor of US Tae Kwon Do National and Olympic Teams, 1993-1998.  Dr. Hinojosa has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

ADHD, Geriatric Pain/Non-Opioid Pain, Neurocognitive Impairment/Parkinson’s Disease

5 hours | Thursday, 2/20/2020
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:


  • Identify the advantages for patients with recent developments in stimulant medication.
  • Illustrate individualized treatment plans or adjustments to medication therapy for patients with ADHD and demonstrate an educational plan for patients or parents of patients on the expectations of therapy.
  • Define the adverse effects associated with pharmacological therapy.

Geriatric Pain/Non-Opioid Pain:

  • List the pharmacokinetic changes that occur in geriatric patients that can interfere with pharmacologic pain management.
  • Define the nonopioid and opioid treatment options as well as adjuvant therapies for managing pain in geriatric patients.
  • Identify appropriate non-opiate interventions for pain based on patient presentation

Neurocognitive Impairment/Parkinson’s Disease:

  • Identify current FDA approved drugs for the treatment of symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurocognitive impairment.
  • List the currently available medications that can worsen or induce cognitive impairment and movement disorders.
  • Define drug targets identified for future treatment of neurocognitive.

Expert Speaker 


Kimberly Burns, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist Buffalo Psychiatric Center – NYS Office of Mental Health, Assistant Adjunct Professor State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Burns is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a board certified psychiatric pharmacist by the board of pharmacy specialties. Disclosure: Dr. Burns has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Long-Term Use of Psychotropic Medications: Direct  Effects and Side Effects

5 hours | Friday, 2/21/2020
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

  • Describe the risks and benefits of psychotropic medications.
  • Identify healthcare provider responsibilities to discuss and encourage the long-term use of psychotropic medications when warranted.
  • Assess the impact of psychopharmacological direct effects on the patient’s symptoms.
  • Evaluate the presence and severity of psychopharmacological side effects.
  • Integrate information from the patient on the viability of sustained pharmacological treatment.
  • Identify an array of responsive effective strategies from which to choose to enhance patient care using the strategies discussed.


Expert Speaker 


Eileen Trigoboff, RN, APRN/PMH-BC, DNS, DABFN

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Director of Program Evaluation at Buffalo Psychiatric Center (BPC), Buffalo, NY.   Disclosure: Dr. Trigoboff 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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