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Providing Better Patient Care 2023

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino | February 8-10, 2023

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Conference as low as $475
Hotel as low as $89

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires January 7, 2023

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

Live Pharmacology CME | Primary Care Update Las Vegas February 8-10, 2023 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

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.

  • Day 1 - Opioids and Alternatives- Strategies to Optimize Success
  • Day 2 -A Review of Women’s Health and Preventative Medicine
  • Day 3 - Updates on Dyslipidemia Treatment with a Focus on New Recommendations, Evidence, and Novel Drug Therapies

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.

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.

  • 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.

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Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*:
3 Day Fee: $675
2 Day Fee: $575
1 Day Fee: $475
*Expires January 7, 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

Target Audience:

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.

PHARMACISTS

  • Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-23-004-L08-P,  Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-22-005-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-22-006-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: AAFP has reviewed Providing Better Patient Care 2023 and deemed it acceptable for up to 15.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 02/08/2023 to 02/10/2023.  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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5 hours | February 8, 2023
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Opioids and Alternatives- Strategies to Optimize Success

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-CPE
Dr. Gregory Holmquist PharmD-CPE

5 hours | Thursday February 9, 2023
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

A Review of Women’s Health and Preventative Medicine

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe pharmacologic properties and considerations of various forms of contraception . 2. Identify key recommendations and updates for contraception, emergency contraception, and abortive therapy. 3. Evaluate the use of various forms of contraception in specific patient cases and scenarios. 4. Describe the epidemiology and pathophysiology of osteoporosis. 5. Identify appropriate medical management strategies and medications for the treatment of osteoporosis . 6. Discuss various side effect profiles and considerations for the medications used in the treatment of osteoporosis. 7. Identify updated USPTF preventative screening recommendations pertinent to pharmacy practice. 8. Discuss strategies for pharmacist driven implementation of preventative screening measures. 9. Recognize updates in pregnancy and lactation categories for medications. 10. Discuss specific patient considerations related to updated pregnancy and lactation considerations .

Chelsea A. Keedy, PharmD, BCACP, CDTM Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Savannah Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Chelsea A. Keedy,
PharmD, BCACP, CDTM
 Professor, University of Georgia
College of Pharmacy

5 hours | Friday February 10, 2023
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Trimming the Fat Even More than Before… Updates on Dyslipidemia Treatment with a Focus on New Recommendations, Evidence, and Novel Drug Therapies
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
1.  Review medications and lifestyle modifications that are recommended for the treatment of dyslipidemia. 2.  Describe the 2018 AHA/ACC/Multisociety cholesterol guideline recommendations for hypercholesterolemia. 3. Identify LDL thresholds recommended in the 2022 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on nonstatin therapy.   4. Explain the risks and benefits of statin therapy.   5.         Definition of statin intolerance and understand the evidence supporting the presence of the nocebo effect.    6. Recommend strategies to improve adherence with statin therapy.  7. Compare and contrast the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and outcomes data for new and novel nonstatin drug therapies.   8. Outline the evidence and role of nonstatins in treating patients with hypercholesterolemia.  9. Identify recommended treatment for patients with elevated triglycerides according to the 2021 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on hypertriglyceridemia.  10. Recommend appropriate drug therapy for patients with dyslipidemia.

Joseph Saseen, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy; Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Aurora, CO.
Joseph Saseen, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

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

The discounted room rate will be available until January 7, 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, SGULJU3

  • Signature Room – $89.00/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
702-732-5111
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