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Join for the live CME conference in Las Vegas, vibrant nightlife, shows and fine dining. This conference, Current Topics in Healthcare 2019, is hosted at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas, September 11-13, 2019. This conference 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.

Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-020-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge
Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-021-L01-P, Activity: Application
Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-022-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge

Treat yourself this fall and live it up on the Las Vegas strip. With small class sizes and clinical faculty from medical & pharmacy schools, their live CME conference is perfect for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses & nurse practitioners. They travel to Las Vegas for CME four times each year!

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

 Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.


Michael B. Kays
Michael B. Kays

Infectious Disease

Peter S. Buch
Peter S. Buch


Peggy Piascik
Peggy Piascik

Clinical Pharmacology

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Thomas  Irwin
Thomas Irwin

Internal Medicine

Lola  Zaripova Zaripova
Lola Zaripova Zaripova



Aaron Cleveland
Aaron Cleveland

Family Medicine

Raymond Price
Raymond Price

Family Medicine

Nathaly  Isidore
Nathaly Isidore

Addiction Medicine

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Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Of America

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Session Details

Session Topic Start Time End Time Location Description Speakers
Review of Common GI Issues: 2019 : Colon Cancer prevention, IBD/IBS, Probiotics 11 Sep 07:30 AM 11 Sep 06:00 PM At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: Colon Cancer Prevention 2019: 1. Describe the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention. 2. Describe screening test preps. 3. Review types of polyps and their consequences. 4. Review the pitfalls of colonoscopy screening. 5. List alternatives to colonoscopy including their benefits and limitations. 6. Demonstrate that young patients do get colon cancer. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Maximizing Successful Treatment: 7. Discuss the various manifestations of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 8. Distinguish Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). 9. Describe “Alarm” symptoms. 10. Review an “appropriate” workup for IBS. 11. Review the treatments for IBS. 12. Discuss how to partner with your patient. 13. Discuss when to refer the patient. Probiotics 2019: 14. Review the proven uses of probiotics. 15. Describe the difficulty in comparing strains, studies, potency and results. 16. Describe how fecal transplants may be the ultimate probiotic. 17. Review the potential future uses of probiotics. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: 18. Describe the workup of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 19. Distinguish Crohn’s Disease from Ulcerative Colitis. 20. Describe extra intestinal manifestations. 21. Discuss which medication is indicated for which patient. 22. Review the new world of biosimilars. 23. Review what are the Inflammatory Bowel Disease questions yet to be answered? Peter S. Buch
Infectious Diseases Update 2019:Antibiotic Resistance, Stewardship, Old Drugs, New Drugs, and N 12 Sep 07:30 AM 12 Sep 01:30 PM At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1. Characterize the problem of antibiotic resistance and describe resistance trends and mechanisms among common pathogens in the United States. 2. Define the scope and implications of antibiotic misuse in the hospital, community, and long-term care settings. 3. List the most common reasons for inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing by health care practitioners. 4. Define antimicrobial stewardship and describe the current federal regulatory requirements and state initiatives regarding antimicrobial stewardship in the United States. 5. Compare current antimicrobial stewardship guidelines for different clinical practice settings, and identify opportunities for stewardship in these settings. 6. Outline the essentials for personnel, clinical microbiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and infectious disease state management necessary in antimicrobial stewardship programs in different settings. 7. Describe the steps and skills needed to implement an antimicrobial stewardship program in different practice settings. 8. Describe the role of rapid diagnostic tests in antimicrobial stewardship, identify available rapid diagnostics tests to aid in the diagnosis of certain infectious disease syndromes, and discuss how rapid diagnostic tests can improve clinical outcomes. 9. Discuss penicillin allergy, risks of cross reactivity among beta-lactam antibiotics, and the utility of skin testing for patients who are “penicillin-allergic”. 10. Design a plan to assess the effectiveness of antimicrobial stewardship program interventions by collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data to measure outcomes. 11. Propose different approaches to viewing antibiotic use data to assess an antimicrobial stewardship program. 12. Review current dosing and monitoring recommendations for vancomycin and formulate new dosing recommendations based on pharmacodynamic exposures. 13. Compare and contrast new FDA-approved antibiotics and select investigational antibiotics and propose appropriate patients/infections for use of these agents. 14. Critically evaluate recent guidelines for treatment of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infections and compare and contrast treatment options based on recent studies. 15. Review recent studies and propose a treatment plan with durations of therapy for patients with gram-negative bacteremia. 16. Discuss current treatment of osteomyelitis and critically evaluate recent data for oral or long-acting intravenous therapy. Michael B. Kays
Healthy People 2020 and Beyond: Topics in Health & Wellness to Improve Patient Quality of Life 13 Sep 07:30 AM 13 Sep 01:30 PM At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: Discuss guidelines for low risk use of alcohol and consequences of alcohol abuse Explain Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and benefits of regular participationDescribe the controversy over e-cigarette use and potential for use as a smoking cessation aid.Discuss sleep health, guidelines, and benefits/risks of sleep behavioProvide updated immunization information.Discuss the benefits and potential problems associated with use of wearable technology.Describe direct-to-consumer genetic testing and potential benefits/problems associated with this technology.Discuss weight management and current fad diets.Identify other healthy lifestyle trends including sun safety Peggy Piascik

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