Current Topics in Healthcare 2022 September 2022

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino | September 21-23, 2022

NV-Beaver-Dam

Conference as low as $475
Hotel as low as $119

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires August 31, 2022

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

Live Pharmacology CME | September 21-23, 2022

Our Live Pharmacology CME is perfect for medical professionals seeking to learn the latest in drug therapy. Join nurse practitionersfamily physicians, physician assistants and pharmacists who have been benefiting from our exceptional pharmacology CME for over 30 years. You will enjoy our small class sizes which encourage back and forth discussion with clinical faculty from medical & pharmacy schools who see patients daily.

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

  • Prefer not to travel or sit in the meeting space? Join us via live stream webcast & earn live CE/CME!
  • Miss the meeting?  You can usually watch online cme courses that were recorded at the live event.

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

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Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*:
3 Day Fee: $675
2 Day Fee: $575
1 Day Fee: $475
*Expires July 30, 2022
Regular Registration:
3 Day Fee: $699
2 Day Fee: $599
1 Day Fee: $499
Conference Surcharge if not staying on site at hotel: $50.00 ( see Conference Policies)

Live Stream Webcast Registration:

3 Day Fee: $550

2 Day Fee: $398

1 Day Fee: $199

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 0741-0000-22-013-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-22-014-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-22-015-L08-P, Activity: Knowledge

Physicians:

The AAFP has reviewed Current Topics in Healthcare 2022 and deemed it acceptable for up to 15.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 09/21/2022 to 09/23/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Comprehensive Update in Management of Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity Including Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors and Bariatric Surgery

5 hours | Wednesday, 09/21/2022
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

  1. Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes.
  2. Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for oral diabetes and GLP-1 agonist agents.
  3. Discuss the growing evidence and role of SGLT2 inhibitors and DPP-4 inhibitors within diabetes and non-diabetes patients.
  4. Analyze role of bariatric surgery in management of morbid obesity and diabetes.
  5. Describe complications and medication-related changed post-bariatric surgery.
  6. Evaluate and develop medication regimens post-bariatric surgery through case studies.
Dr. Christopher M. Bland | Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS
Dr. Christopher M. Bland | Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Polypharmacy in the Elderly, Overview of Drug Interactions and Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease  Jeopardy

5 hours | Thursday, 09/22/2022
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Pitfalls, Pearls, and Plan:
  1. Recognize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly.
  2. Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients.
  3. Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy.
  4. Delineate best practices in polypharmacy through patient cases.
Overview of Drug Interactions
  1. Identify common drug interaction mechanisms including cytochrome P450 enzymes.
  2. Identify ten relevant clinical drug interactions for common medications.
  3. Delineate assessment and management strategies for each drug interaction
Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease  Jeopardy
  1. Identify evidenced-based guideline directed pharmacotherapy for select disease states.
  2. Identify key therapeutic laboratory indices for selecting pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Christopher M. Bland | Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS
Dr. Christopher M. Bland | Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Opioids and Alternatives- Strategies to Optimize Success

5 hours | Friday, 09/23/2022
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

  1. Describe how the role for the use of opioids in acute, chronic, cancer/palliative care and end-of-life pain has changed in the past decade.
  2. Describe the key features of the 2022 Proposed CMS Recommendations/Guidelines for prescribing opioids for outpatients.
  3. Differentiate addiction, physical dependency, and tolerance.
  4. State key principles managing patients with ongoing therapy that includes opioid analgesics, including stating “red flags” for opioid misuse, abuse and diversion, and how to anticipate and manage adverse drug events.
  5. Identify the main characteristics of patients who would be identified as “high risk”, “moderate risk” and “low risk” for chronic opioid use.
  6. State the definition of “hyperalgesia” and how to prevent/minimize this from negatively influencing the care of patients who are receiving opioids.
  7. State three reasons why opioids may not be effective for some patients with chronic pain.
  8. State key educational principles that should be applied to all  patients and caregivers regarding the safe use, proper storage and disposal of opioids.
  9. Compare and contrast the pharmacological benefits and risks of the following non-opioid pharmacological options for managing pain:  a) cannabinoids; b) NSAIDS;  c) anti-convulsant; and, d) anti-depressants.

Dr. Gregory-Holmquist-PharmD-CPEDr. Gregory Holmquist PharmD-CPE

Hotel Information

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino
3000 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Hotel Reservations:  A block of rooms have been reserved for August 30-September 3, 2022.

The discounted room rate will be available until July 30, 2022..

Certain room types may be sold out as the conference date approaches.

Click here to reserve your room online or call 1-800-732-7117 and mention group code, SGULSS2

  • Signature Room – $119.00/night
  • Reduced Resort Fee – $25.00/night, regularly $36.00/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 cancelled at least 3 days prior to scheduled arrival.

Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions

  • Variety of suites and onsite amenities.
  • Onsite Las Vegas Monorail & Westgate Shuttle providing 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 Location

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-732-5111
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