Live Kauai CME | October 2-4, 2019

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa | 15 Contact Hours

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Conference as low as $599
Hotel as low as $272

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires August 19, 2019

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, HI 96756

Join us in Hawaii | Kauai CME & CE for 15 Contact Hours

Primary Care Update Kauai CME/CE: Join University Learning Systems on "The Garden Isle" of Hawaii for 15 hours of Live CE, CME and CNE. Hosted at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa and located along the white sand beaches of Poipu,  this spectacular location is where you will earn 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) over three days, 5 hours per day, of live AAFP/AMA PRA Category 1™, ACPE and pharmacology CE/ CME credit.

With small class sizes and clinical faculty from medical & pharmacy schools, therefore, our live Kauai CME is perfect for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses & nurse practitioners.

This live CE / CME experience is accredited for MDs, PAs, Pharms, NPs and Nurses!

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Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, Hawaii 96756

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A block of rooms have been reserved for October 1-4, 2019. The special room rate will be available until August 19, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Certain room types may be sold out as the conference date approaches.

  • Standard View Room – $272/night
  • Partial Ocean View – $299/night
  • Deluxe Ocean View – $326/night
  • Reduced Resort Fee – $15 + tax/night, regularly $35 + tax/night

Hotel ReservationsClick Here to Reserve Online or call 1-800-233-1234 and mention University Learning Systems or G-UNVL to receive the group rate.

Check In Time: 4:00 PM

Check Out Time: 11:00 AM

Cancellation Policy: Please refer to the hotel’s website for cancellation information.

Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions

  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, set along the soothing white sands of Poipu, on Kauai’s sunny south shore.
  • 50 oceanfront acres of classic Hawaiian architecture, open courtyards, lush gardens and pristine pools to relax and enjoy the sun.
  • Classic Hawaiian guestrooms with private lanai.
  • Spend the day zip lining, surfing, kayaking or scuba diving among rare sea turtles and luminous fish.
  • Play 18 holes on our championship Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course, adjacent to the hotel.
  • Relax at the 45,000 sq. ft. Anara Spa, the largest on Kauai, with treatments rooted in ancient Hawaiian healing.
  • Take in a traditional Hawaiian Luau with modern Hawaiian fare.

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Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*- $599

Regular Fee – $650

*Advanced registration fee expires August 19, 2019

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. This program is accredited for pharmacists.

  • Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-023-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-024-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-025-L01-P,  Activity: Application

Physicians: This Live activity, Primary Care Update – Kauai, with a beginning date of 10/02/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.00 Prescribed credits 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.

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Conference Policies

Breathe Easy

5 hours | Date: Wednesday, 10/2/2019
Check-in and breakfast: 7:30AM – 8:00AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

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

Rethinking Asthma Management-Reamer L. Bushardt (1 hr)

  • Define treatment goals for patients with asthma.
  • Discuss evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for diagnosing, treating and controlling asthma.
  • Develop a drug therapy and monitoring plan for patients with asthma.
  • Identify strategies to support patient education and adherence within inhaled medications for asthma.

Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids-Reamer L. Bushardt (1hr)

  • Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States.
  • Discuss recently released opioid prescribing guidelines, highlighting the relevance to primary care providers.
  • Describe best practices and patient care resources for managing patients with chronic nonmalignant pain, highlighting guidance from a regulatory perspective.

Practical Approach to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea– Kevin O’Connor (2hrs)

  • Define treatment goals for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  • Discuss evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for diagnosing, treating and controlling Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  • Develop a drug therapy and monitoring plan for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  • Identify strategies to support patient education and adherence within inhaled medications for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  • Identify the pathophysiology and comorbidities often associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  • Discuss lifestyle, medication, biomechanical and surgical options for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

How to Tackle the Most Common Office Emergencies – Kevin O’Connor (1hr)

  • Identify the most common office emergencies encountered in the primary care setting.
  • Develop immediate action plans to address the most common office emergencies, to include appropriate medication, equipment and staff training.
  • Discuss ways in which the primary care provider can either initiate or integrate into already established national, state and local community resilience efforts.

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Expert Speaker

Reamer Bushardt | Pharm.D., PA-C, DFAAPA

Professor and Senior Associate Dean, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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

 

Expert Speaker

Kevin C. O’Connor, D.O., FAAFP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Senior Medical Advisor, Health Sciences, The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences; Director, Executive Medicine Program, GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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

Above the Belt, Below the Belt

5 hours | Date: Thursday, 10/3/2019
Check-in and breakfast: 7:30AM – 8:00AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Managing Common Infections in Primary Care

Review of Antimicrobial Principles and Focus on Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections -Reamer L. Bushardt (2 hrs)

  • Discuss principles of antimicrobial therapy and the major classes of antibacterial agents.
  • Apply evidence-based approaches to diagnosis and select appropriate antimicrobial alternatives for common infections in primary care;
  • Describe novel laboratory and diagnostic tools for rapid identification of causative agents in common infections in primary care;
  • Select appropriate drug therapies in the management of common infectious diseases in special populations and vulnerable patients;
  • Apply practical tools to identify and treat common infections encountered in clinical practice in case study scenarios.

Focus on the Genitourinary and Lower Gastrointestinal Tracts-Kevin O’Connor (2hrs)   Common Urinary Tract Infections , Inflammatory Conditions of the Genitourinary Tract , Common Intestinal Infections, Review of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Getting the Function back in Sexual Dysfunction– Kevin O’Connor (1 hr)

  • Define the types of male and female sexual dysfunction.
  • Assess the causes of male or female sexual dysfunction associated with medical conditions, medications and psychological factors, using established screening tools when appropriate.
  • Discuss pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options for the treatment of sexual dysfunction.
  • Devise a treatment plan for addressing sexual dysfunction in men and women, including lifestyle modifications.
  • Analyze communication strategies to guide sexual health discussions with a patient.

Expert Speaker

Reamer Bushardt | Pharm.D., PA-C, DFAAPA

Professor and Senior Associate Dean, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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

Expert Speaker

Kevin C. O’Connor, D.O., FAAFP

Associate Professor of Medicine,  Senior Medical Advisor, Health Sciences,  The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Director, Executive Medicine Program, GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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

Aging Gracefully

5 Hours | Date: Friday, 10/4/2019
Check-in and breakfast: 7:30AM – 8:00AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Performing a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment – Kevin O’Connor (1 hr)

  • Describe the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), and how primary care providers should consider these with respect to “level of care assistance” recommendations.
  • Discuss common diseases which present differently in elders.
  • Identify evidence-based tools to perform comprehensive geriatric assessments.
  • Describe the doctor/patient relationship in regards to geriatric medicine.
  • Identify the role of community resources in preserving the functional independence of older adults.

Acute Pain and Emerging Therapies for Pain Management – Kevin O’Connor (1hr)

  • Define “pain” as per the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
  • Classify pain according to its origin and duration.
  • Identify the basic physiology of pain.
  • List commonly used analgesic drug classes and individual drugs; describe their mechanism of action and identify the potential for both common and major side effects.
  • Describe various pain assessment techniques, using evidence-based tools.
  • Identify preventative and therapeutic measures for opioid-associated side effects.
  • Describe the multimodal approach to pain management, to include both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.

Drug Therapy in the Older Adult– Reamer L. Bushardt (2hrs)

  • Discuss key physiologic and pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy;
  • Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios;
  • List 9 key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults;
  • Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury;
  • 5. Discuss high risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities.

Drug Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis– Reamer L. Bushardt (1hr)

  • Define treatment goals for patients with or at-risk for osteoporosis;
  • Relate treatment strategies to empiric evidence regarding fracture prevention and treatment;
  • Develop a prevention and monitoring plan for patients at-risk for osteoporosis;
  • Describe pertinent pharmacologic parameters related to pharmaceuticals used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Expert Speaker

Reamer Bushardt | Pharm.D., PA-C, DFAAPA

Professor and Senior Associate Dean, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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

Expert Speaker

Kevin C. O’Connor, D.O., FAAFP

Associate Professor of Medicine,  Senior Medical Advisor, Health Sciences,  The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Director, Executive Medicine Program, GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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

Conference Location

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, Hawaii 96756
Tel:  808-742-1234

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Group Reservations

Local Transportation

  • Lihue Airport (LIH) – located 15 miles from the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Many airlines offer service directly to Lihue, or you may choose to fly into Honolulu (HNL) and take a 25 min. flight to LIH.
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Taxis: Available curbside at the airport, approximate cost to travel to Poipu region is $50.00.
  • Shuttle Service: SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles at a per person rate of $23.33 one way, $44.33 round trip (10% discount on return when booked together) between Lihue Airport and the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Effective September 1, the rate will be $24.70 one way, $46.93 round trip (10% discount on return when booked together). Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met just outside of the baggage claim area, at the side exit, close to their awaiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, three point seat restraints, adjustable headrests and roomy comfortable seats.
  • Rental Cars: Various rental car agencies available at LIH, use this link for reference.
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai parking information can be found here.

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