Current Treatment Strategies

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino | December 7-9, 2022


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

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires November 8, 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 physiciansphysician 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.

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Pharmacology CME Las Vegas Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*:
3 Day Fee: $675
2 Day Fee: $575
1 Day Fee: $475
*Expires November 6, 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).

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 0741-0000-22-022-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-22-023-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-22-024-L01-P, Activity: Application


PHYSICIANSThe AAFP has reviewed Current Treatment Strategies 2022 and deemed it acceptable for up to 15.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 12/07/2022 to 12/09/2022. 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).

Conference Policies

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

5 hours | Wednesday, 12/7/2022
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:  5.  Identify common drug interaction mechanisms including cytochrome P450 enzymes. 6. Identify ten relevant clinical drug interactions for common medications.  7.  Delineate assessment and management strategies for each drug interaction.  Internal Medicine  Jeopardy:   8. Identify evidenced-based guideline directed pharmacotherapy for select disease states.  9. Identify key therapeutic laboratory indices for selecting pharmacotherapy.

Expert Speaker 

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


GI Topics : Peptic Ulcer Disease and Helicobacter Highlights, Inflammatory Bowel Disease:, Probiotics, C difficile Update., Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests and  Drug Induced Liver Injury 
5 hours | Thursday, 12/8/2022
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

Peptic Ulcer Disease and Helicobacter Highlights

  1. Identify the importance of risk factors in the development of UGI bleeding. 2. Select the appropriate candidates for long term PPI therapy. 3. Review the non invasive ways of making a H pylori diagnosis. 4. Manage antibiotic therapy for Helicobacter 2022

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What You Need to Know

  1. Distinguish Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). 6. Describe the workup of IBD. 7. Describe the various treatments for IBD. 8. Discuss the controversies surrounding IBD.

Probiotics: Fulfilling the Promise? And C difficile Update.

  1. Describe the proven GI uses of probiotics. 10. Recognize the difficulty in comparing strains, studies and results. 11. Define how to best diagnose and treat Cl difficile. 12. Recognize how fecal transplants may be the ultimate probiotic. 13. Identify future uses of probiotics.

Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests

  1. Define Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis (NASH). 15. Recognize frequently encountered gallbladder and common duct dilemmas. 16. Identify the changing paradigm in Hemochromatosis evaluation. 17. Describe what a primary care provider should know about Hepatitis C.

Drug Induced Liver Injury 

  1. Describe the various subtypes of DILI 19. Describe the differential diagnosis of DILI. 20. Examine the risk factors for DILI deterioration. 21. Examine when a liver biopsy may help make the diagnosis.


Expert Speaker

Dr. Peter Buch | M.D., AGAF
Dr. Peter Buch | M.D., AGAF


Opioids and Alternatives- Strategies to Optimize Success

5 hours | Friday 12/9/2022
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-convulsants; and, d) anti-depressants.


Expert Speaker

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


Hotel Information for Pharmacology CME Las Vegas

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino
3000 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hotel Reservations:  A block of rooms have been reserved for December 6-10, 2022. The discounted room rate will be available until November 6, 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, SGULD2 

  • 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 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
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