Live Las Vegas CME September 13-15, 2017

Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa

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Conference as low as $550

Hotel as low as $129

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires August 21, 2017

Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa
160 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Las Vegas Getaway + 15 Contact Hours of CE/CME

Join University Learning Systems for our CE/CME conference, Current Topics in HealthCare: 2017, at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas September 13-15, 2017. Enjoy the casinos, shows, and events and all that Las Vegas has to offer, as well as a CE/CME program that provides 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.

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Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions

  • Conveniently located one block from the Las Vegas strip.
  • 14,000 square foot MAX Casino – open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
  • Enjoy their jacuzzi, whirlpool, and heated Pool that is open all day, every day
  • The wonderful Hibiscus Las Vegas Spa, located on the second floor of the hotel features 14 soothing treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and comfortable locker room
  • Forum Shops, located .4 miles from the hotel, offers 160 premiere luxury retail shops.
  • Located 6 miles from the hotel, is Fremont Street with casinos everywhere you turn, “The SlotZilla” zip line, and plenty of choices for dining and shows.
  • An abundance of other museums, events, tours and more – on and off of the famous Las Vegas strip.
  • For hotel rates and reservations, please see the “Fees” tab.

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Hotel Information

Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa
160 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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A block of rooms have been reserved for September 10-17, 2017. The discounted room rate will be available until August 21, 2017. Certain room types may be sold out as the conference date approaches.

  • Traditional 2 Double Beds – $129.00
  • Traditional King – $129.00

Hotel Amenity Charge: $10.00

Hotel Reservations: CLICK HERE TO RESERVE ONLINE or call 1-866-837-4215 and mention our group code, University Learning Systems 9/2017 .

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel between October 1, 2016 and 4:00 PM hotel time on September 9, 2017, there will be no forfeiture amount. If you cancel after 4:00 PM hotel time on September 9, 2017, the forfeiture amount will be a 1 night stay.

Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*:

3 Day Fee: $550

2 Day Fee: $450

1 Day Fee: $350
*Expires August 21, 2017

Regular Registration:

3 Day Fee: $599

2 Day Fee: $499

1 Day Fee: $399

*Conference surcharge (if not staying at hotel) – $50

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 pay the seminar fee 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).

Expert Speakers

Benefits Include:

  • Three information-packed days with CME content taught by experts in field of pharmacology.
  • Earn CME and update your knowledge – all in a relaxing and entertaining setting.

Expert Speaker

Kim Zuber, MPAS, PA-C

Executive Secretary, American Academy of Nephrology PAs  (AANPA), Oceanside, CA, Physician Assistant, Nephrology Metropolitan Nephrology, Alexandria, VA and Clinton, MD, Physician Assistant, Nephrology, INOVA Mt Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA (retired).  Ms. Zuber has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Expert Speaker

Joseph Saseen | Pharm.D., FCCP, FNLA, BCPS, CLS

Professor and Vice Chair,  Department of Clinical Pharmacy; Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO.  Dr. Saseen has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

 

 

Expert Speaker

Edward Fisher | Ph. D., R.Ph.

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 interest in the subject being presented. 

 

Session One

Kidney Disease: Causes, Classifications, and Cases

5 hours | Wednesday, 9/13/2017
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00AM
Educational Session: 7:30AM – 1:00PM

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

The Kidney Primer: AKI to CKD and Back Again:

  • Define AKI and CKD along with identification of risk factors for progression of disease;
  • Discuss the incidence of AKI and CKD;
  • Describe the missed chances for the outpatient practitioner to intercede in kidney disease.

The Big 3: Diabetes, Hypertension and Genetics:

  • Describe goals of diabetic management from multiple sources including kidney and diabetic experts;
  • Identify diabetic medications that are safe to use in each CKD stage including FDA alerts;
  • Describe goals of hypertensive management from multiple sources including kidney and diabetic experts;
  • Identify hypertensive medications that are safe to use in each CKD stages;
  • Describe identification and management of genetically caused kidney disease.

Zebra Kidneys: Fun Cases to Stump You With:

  • Review some of the more unusual kidney diagnoses encountered in the US;
  • Describe the potential differential diagnoses for kidney patients with unusual presentations;
  • Present 10 kidney diagnoses that are often missed outside of nephrology using the patient examples discussed;
  • Discuss and review medications used by CKD patients with unusual presentations or diagnoses.

The Good, the Bad and the Iatrogenic: Renal Medication Dosing:

  • Review by CKD stage, common medications taken by CKD patients;
  • Review by CKD stage, common dosing errors and the pathological rationale for medication selection;
  • Discuss medication errors, using patient examples, commonly found for CKD patients;
  • List OTC meds  that are dangerous for the CKD patient.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:

The Kidney Primer: AKI to CKD and Back Again:

  • Define AKI and CKD along with identification of risk factors for progression of disease;
  • Discuss the incidence of AKI and CKD .

The Big 3: Diabetes, Hypertension and Genetics:

  • Identify diabetic medications that are safe to use in each CKD stage including FDA alerts;
  • Describe goals of hypertensive management from multiple sources including kidney and diabetic experts;
  • Identify hypertensive medications that are safe to use in each CKD stages;
  • Describe identification of genetically caused kidney disease.

Zebra Kidneys: Fun Cases to Stump You With:

  • Review some of the more unusual kidney diagnoses encountered in the US.

The Good, the Bad and the Iatrogenic: Renal Medication Dosing:

  • Review by CKD stage, common medications taken by CKD patients;
  • Discuss medication errors, using patient examples, commonly found for CKD patients
  • List OTC meds  that are dangerous for the CKD patient.

 

Session Two

Pharmacotherapy Update on Arthritis: Medications, Updates Recommendations and the Impact of Biosimilar Agents

5 hours | Thursday, 9/14/2017
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00AM
Educational Session: 7:30AM – 1:00PM

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

  • Describe the natural course of illness, diagnostic criteria and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Review new safety data evaluating typical NSAIDs and celecoxib
  • Review guideline recommendations from the American College of Rheumatology, European League Against Rheumatism and other countries
  • Explain the roles in therapy for non-biologic disease modifying antirheumatic agents (DMARDs), biologic DMARDs, corticosteroids, and NSAIDs in the treatment of RA
  • Describe safety concerns with the use of biologic DMARD agents in the treatment of rheumatologic conditions
  • Compare bioidentical medications to traditional biologic agents used in the treatment of RA
  • Discuss the impact that biosimilar agents may have on the overall treatment of RA
  • Design patient-centered treatment plans in patients with OA and RA

 

Session Three

The New Definition of Abuse: Diversion (The Illicit Use of Prescription Drugs) 

Drugs to be emphasized: Opioids, Stimulants, Marijuana

5 hours | Friday, 9/15/2017
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:00AM
Educational Session: 7:30AM – 1:00PM

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;
  • Discuss 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:
  • Describe the abuse & addiction potential of all substances discussed;
  • List the most common adverse effects associated with the diverted substances;
  • List the sources of diversion; and
  • Discuss the reasons for the increase in use of diverted substances especially in young people.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:  TBD

Conference Policies

Conference registration includes workshop attendance, handouts, breakfast or refreshments during the meetings and documentation of continuing education credit*.

All persons attending the seminar must register. 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 sessions (no special receipt, documentation or credit is issued). Children are not allowed in the meeting room.

  • Conference Refund Policy: Advance written notice is required for any refund consideration.
  • Up to the Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: Cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee per person or you may apply your full registration one time to another program attended within 12 months.
  • After Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: No refunds, although conference registration less $50 processing fee may be applied one time to another program attended within 12 months.
  • Two weeks before the start of the conference: No refunds or application of registration to another program for cancellation, nonappearance or partial attendance. No refunds due to airline delays or cancellation of flights. With the exception of Canada, we offer no international refunds. Refunds processed by original form of payment or by check only. Refunds may take 2-4 weeks to process after notification of cancellation.

Physically Impaired? If you have impairments that require assistance in order to participate in this seminar, please contact us so that we may make arrangements to assist you.

*Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians: Please ensure that we have your NABP e- profile ID and date of birth on file. University Learning Systems reports credit directly to CPE Monitor. You may download your statement of credit directly from CPE Monitor.

Accreditations / Target Audiences

CE Broker Tracking #: 50-11357: Approved by Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Pharmacy, Florida Physician Assistants, Florida Board of Nursing, Georgia Board of Nursing.

Physicians: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Physicians (AAFP). Determination of credit is pending.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: 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.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA): CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Canadian Physicians: Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC are eligible to receive MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Physician Assistants: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA): AAPA accepts AAFP Prescribed credit for AAPA Category 1 CME credit.

Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC):  Continuing education hours approved by AAFP and by ACPE meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria. This course provides 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.

National Certification Corporation (NCC): Recognizes any Nursing, Medical, Health Care or Other For Profit or Not for Profit Education Provider. Please contact NCC regarding approval.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP): National Certification Program for Nurse Practitioners accepts AAFP Prescribed credit and ACPE credit.

Nurses: University Learning Systems is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11409.

Pharmacists/Technicians: University Learning Systems (ULS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.

  • Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-17-0xx-L01-P, 0741-0000-17-0xx-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-17-0xx-L01-P, 0741-0000-17-0xx-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-17-0xx-L01-P, 0741-0000-17-0xx-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge

Canadian Pharmacists: Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Other Health Professionals: Contact your respective board regarding approval. Contact University Learning Systems if you need help or documentation.

Continuing Education Credit

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners:  Paper certificates are provided daily at the end of each educational session.

*Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians: Please ensure that we have your NABP e-profile ID and date of birth on file. University Learning Systems reports credit directly to CPE Monitor. You may download your statement of credit directly from CPE Monitor.

Please inform University Learning Systems if you require that credit be reported to CE Broker (University Learning Systems CE Broker Provider #50-11357) or other organizations. Please provide all necessary reporting information when you register for the seminar.

Requirements for Credit: Credit is dependent on verification of seminar attendance by on-time check-in at each session and ULS receipt of completed evaluations. Credit is determined based on actual attendance on a per session basis, no partial credit is awarded.  (Note: Approximately one 15-minute break per 2.5 hours.)

All Professions: Please inform University Learning Systems if you require that credit be reported to CE Broker (University Learning Systems CE Broker Provider # 50-11357) or other organizations. Please provide all necessary reporting information when you register for the seminar.