Current Topics in Health Care 2020 | September 13-15, 2023

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino


Conference as low as $475
Hotel as low as $129

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires August 12,  2023

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

Live Pharmacology CME | Primary Care Update Las Vegas September 13-15, 2023 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

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 August 12, 2023
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 0741-0000-23-014-L08-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-23-015-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-23-016-L01-P, Activity: Application

NURSE PRACTITIONERS/ NURSES: This course provides 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) over three days, 5 hours per day, to fulfill the pharmacotherapeutics/ pharmacology requirements for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 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. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts formally approved continuing education sponsored by organizations accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). .

PHYSICIANS: Application for CME credit  is planned. 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.  CME programs approved by the AAFP are eligible for Category 2 credit  (or Category 1-A  under special circumstances) through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Prescribed credit from AAFP. Physician assistants may report the number of hours stated above of Category I credit for completing this program.

CONSULTANT PHARMACISTS: Some consultant pharmacist boards accept University Learning Systems courses for recertification either as is or with board approval. Please contact your board regarding course approval and ULS with any questions.

CANADIAN PHARMACISTS: Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).  This credit is applicable to health professionals who may require pharmacology credit.

CANADIAN PHYSICIANS: Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 15 MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Contact your respective board regarding approval

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Conference Policies

5 hours | September 13, 2023
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Practical Application of the CDC Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

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

1.Describe the key therapeutic goals of the 2022 Proposed CDC Recommendations/Guidelines for prescribing opioids for outpatients.  2. Describe the fundamental concepts of pain management, including definitions such as:          a) addiction; b) tolerance; c) dependency; d) hyperalgesia; e) allodynia.  3. State key principles for assessing patients in pain, identifying risk factors and behaviors that are associated with opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction. 4.  State examples of therapeutic options for managing pain, including nonpharmacologic options and pharmacologic (non-opioid and opioid analgesic) therapies.  5. Compare and contrast the risks and benefits for utilizing opioid therapy for acute and chronic pain and state how and when to follow-up when patients are prescribed opioid analgesics.  6. State the main characteristics of patients who would be identified as “high risk”, “moderate risk” and “low risk” for chronic opioid use.  7. State how to manage patients safely and effectively on opioid analgesics in the acute and chronic pain settings, including initiating therapy, titrating, and discontinuing use of opioid analgesics.  8. Compare and contrast basic pharmacology of:  a) morphine; b) hydrocodone; c) hydromorphone; d) fentanyl; e) methadone; f) buprenorphine; g) tramadol; h) tapentadol.  9.  Define a reasonable quantity of opioids to prescribe / dispense to a patient with acute pain and chronic non-cancer pain.  10. Describe how to counsel patients and caregivers regarding the safe use on naloxone for opioid overdose.  11. State key educational principles that should be applied to all patients and caregivers regarding the safe use of opioid analgesics, including, proper storage and disposal.

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


5 hours | September 14 2023
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

5 hours | September 15, 2023
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Hotel Information

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino
3000 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hotel Reservations:  A block of rooms have been reserved

The discounted room rate will be available until August 12, 2023

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, SGULS3.


  • Signature Room – $129.00/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

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