Current Treatment Strategies 2019

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino | December 4-6, 2019


Conference as low as $599

Hotel as low as $79

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires November 3, 2019

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

Live Pharmacology CME | December 4-6, 2019

Our Live Pharmacology CME is perfect for  Nurse Practioners to learn the latest in drug therapy.  Join Family Physicians and Pharmacists who have been benefiting from our exceptional pharmacology CME for over 30 years. Our courses feature academic experts with proven clininical skills.  So you be sure this education will be relevant to your clinical needs.

This conference provides 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) over three days over 5 hours per day. 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 and vibrant nightlife, shows and fine dining in Las Vegas. Hosted at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas, December 4-6, 2019.  Treat yourself this summer and live it up on the Las Vegas strip for pharmacy CE and medical CME 2020.

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Hotel Information

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

Hotel ReservationsClick here to reserve your room online or call 1-800-635-7711 and mention our group code, SGULS9D. 

A block of rooms have been reserved for December 3-6, 2019.The discounted room rate will be available until November 3, 2019. Certain room types may be sold out as the conference date approaches.

  • Premium Room – $79.00/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 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.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*:

3 Day Fee: $599

2 Day Fee: $499

1 Day Fee: $399
*Expires November 3, 2019

Regular Registration:

3 Day Fee: $650

2 Day Fee: $550

1 Day Fee: $450

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 0741-0000-19-032-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-033-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-034-L01-P, Activity: Application

Physicians: This Live activity, Current Treatment Strategies 2019, with a beginning date of 12/04/2019, 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


Drug Dosing in Obesity, Diabetes Pharmacology and Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes

5 hours | Wednesday, 12/4/2019
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

Drug Dosing in Obesity: A Huge Problem for Patients and Providers Alike:

  • Describe the obesity epidemic in the United States.
  • Discuss pharmacokinetic changes in obese patients related to challenges in dosing.
  • Evaluate drugs most affected by obesity through case studies.

Diabetes Pharmacotherapy Update: Focus on the Integrating Newer Agents into Clinical Practice:

  • Prepare a brief overview of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical implication of diabetes mellitus.
  • Compare current recommended therapies for diabetes through cases.
  • Describe the role of older agents in clinical practice.
  • Evaluate the role of newer agents in the management of diabetes including effect on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Bariatric Surgery: Getting to the Gut of the Matter:

  • Analyze the role of bariatric surgery in the management of patients with morbid obesity.
  • Describe the complications and medication related changes evident post-bariatric surgery.
  • Evaluate the roles of the team in the care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures.
  • Evaluate appropriate drug therapy through case studies.


Expert Speaker

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS 

Clinical Associate  Professor, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy;

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System,  Savannah, Georgia.

Dr. Bland has no financial arrangements with any corporate organization with regards to the subject matter being presented.


Addressing Metabolic Abnormality in High Risk Patients: A Case Based Presentation

5 hours | Thursday, 12/5/2019
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

With a continued, exponential increase in the incidence of metabolic syndrome, clinicians must be able to identify high risk patients and to determine appropriate interventions that can reduce these risks and improve overall health.

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

  • Develop a strategy to incorporate both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions to reduce metabolic risks.
  • Identify patients at high risk of metabolic abnormality, including individuals diagnosed with mental illness (depression, bipolar, anxiety).
  • Develop an appropriate treatment plan based on risk assessments and clinical indicators.
  • Apply clinical pearls to address challenges of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments.


Expert Speaker


Tammie Lee Demler, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPP

Director of Pharmacy Services, Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY. Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice,  University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor , University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FL, Clinical Assistant Professor, St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Rochester, NY, Clinical Assistant Professor,  D’Youville College School of Pharmacy, Buffalo, NY, Past President, Pharmacists’ Society of the State of New York, President, Pharmacists’ Association of Western NY.  Dr. Demler is a  co-author of: Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice .

Dr. Demler has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Abuse and Diversion of Opioids and Other Illicit Drugs

5 hours | Friday, 12/6/2019
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 extent of diversion occurring in the United States;
  • List the most commonly diverted substances;
  • Categorize the impact, especially the increase in overdose deaths associated with opioids, of diversion on society and on abusers;
  • Compare and contrast the evidence for and against the medical use of all substances discussed:
  • Distinguish the abuse & addiction potential of all substances discussed;
  • List the most common adverse effects associated with the diverted substances;
  • List the sources of diversion;
  • Discuss the reasons for the increase in use of diverted substances especially in young people.

Expert Speaker


Edward Fisher R.Ph., Ph.D.

Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum  University,   Fullerton, CA
Dr. Fisher 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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