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Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino | December 8-10, 2021

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Conference as low as $425
Hotel as low as $89

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires November 8, 2021

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

Pharmacology CME Las Vegas | December 8-10, 2021

Our Live Pharmacology CME in Las Vegas  is perfect for medical professionals seeking to learn the latest in drug therapy.  Join Nurse Practitioners, Family Physicians and Pharmacists 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.  Prefer not to travel or sit in the meeting space? Join us via live stream webcast & earn live CE/CME!

Join us for this pharmacology continuing medical education CME at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, December 8-10, 2021, amidst the vibrant nightlife, shows and fine dining of Las Vegas.

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021: 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast, 8:00 AM - 1:30PM Educational Program
    Topic: Hot Topics in Infectious Diseases: New Antimicrobials, Penicillin Allergy De-labeling, Shorter Durations of Therapy, and more IV to PO conversion in complicated infections
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021: 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast, 8:00 AM - 1:30PM Educational Program
    Topic: Polypharmacy in the Elderly, Asthma Guidelines, Anticoagulation Overview
  • Friday, December 10, 2021: 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast, 8:00 AM - 1:30PM Educational Program
    Topic: Pharmacotherapy for Substance Use Disorders

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS Clinical Professor, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Joseph's/ Candler Health System, Savannah, GA

Edward Fisher R.Ph., Ph.D. Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, CA

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Pharmacology CME Las Vegas Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*:
3 Day Fee: $625
2 Day Fee: $525
1 Day Fee: $425
*Expires November 8, 2021
Regular Registration:
3 Day Fee: $675
2 Day Fee: $575
1 Day Fee: $475
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: $450

1 Day Fee: $350

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).

Pharmacology CME Las Vegas 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 0741-0000-21-0XX-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-21-0XX-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-21-0XX-L01-P, Activity: Application

Physicians: The AAFP has reviewed Current Treatment Strategies 2021 and deemed it acceptable for up to 15.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 12/08/2021 to 12/10/2021. 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.

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Hot Topics in Infectious Diseases: New Antimicrobials, Penicillin Allergy De-labeling, Shorter Durations of Therapy, and more IV to PO conversion in complicated infections

5 hours | Wednesday, 12/8/2021
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

  • Review various newer antimicrobials that have been FDA-approved.
  • Evaluate these agents critically for use in clinical practice.
  • Discuss penicillin allergies including long-term implications.
  • Describe process and recent data supporting intervention strategies to de-label patients.
  • Describe disease states for which shorter durations of therapy data.

Expert Speaker 

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

Clinical 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 an affiliation with Merck Pharmaceuticals, Biomerieux Diagnostics, and La Jolla Pharmaceuticals.

Polypharmacy in the Elderly, Asthma Guidelines, Anticoagulation Overview 
5 hours | Thursday, 12/9/2021
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:

  • Recognize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly.
  • Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients.
  • Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy.
  • Delineate best practices in polypharmacy through patient cases.

New Asthma Guidelines:

  • Describe new recommendations to recently published asthma guidelines.
  • Discuss changes in asthma medication recommendations.

Anticoagulation Overview: Practical Application through Common Patient Scenarios;

  • Describe general properties of direct oral anticoagulants and warfarin.
  • Describe similarities/differences between specific agents.
  • Delineate important principles of various agents through patient cases.

Expert Speaker

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

Clinical 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 an affiliation with Merck Pharmaceuticals, Biomerieux Diagnostics, and La Jolla Pharmaceuticals.

Pharmacotherapy for Substance Use Disorders

5 hours | Friday, 12/10/2021
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Overview of substance use disorders (addiction) and diversion: epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and pharmacological and pharmacokinetic properties of commonly abused substances including :  Consequences and Prevention of Substance Abuse and Addiction and  Pharmacotherapy for Substance Use Disorders – Ethanol, Nicotine, and  Opioids

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

  •  Describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and purported etiology of substance use disorders .
  • Distinguish the changes to diagnostic criteria between DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 for substance-use disorders.
  • List the drugs most commonly prescribed for the disorders discussed .
  • Compare and contrast the efficacy of drugs used to treat substance use disorders.
  • List the commonly encountered and potential serious adverse effects associated with all drugs discussed.

Expert Speaker

Edward-Fisher-RPh-PhD

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.

Hotel Information for Pharmacology CME Las Vegas

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 December 7-10, 2021. The discounted room rate will be available until November 8, 2021. 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, SGULSD1

  • Premium Room – $89.00/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 cancelled at least 3 days prior to scheduled arrival.

Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions for Pharmacology CME Las Vegas

  • 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.

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