Current Topics in Healthcare 2022 is organized by University Learning Systems (ULS) and will be held from Sep 21 - 23, 2022 at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America.
Our Live Pharmacology CME is perfect for medical professionals seeking to learn the latest in drug therapy. Join nurse practitioners, family physicians, physician 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.
Join us for this pharmacology continuing medical education CME at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, amidst the vibrant nightlife, shows and fine dining of Las Vegas.
Comprehensive Update in Management of Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity Including Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors and Bariatric Surgery
• Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes.
• Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for oral diabetes and GLP-1 agonist agents.
• Discuss the growing evidence and role of SGLT2 inhibitors and DPP-4 inhibitors within diabetes and non-diabetes patients.
• Analyze the role of bariatric surgery in the management of morbid obesity and diabetes.
• Describe complications and medication-related changes post-bariatric surgery.
• Evaluate and develop medication regimens post-bariatric surgery through case studies.
Polypharmacy in the Elderly, Overview of Drug Interactions and Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Jeopardy
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.
Overview of Drug Interactions
• Identify common drug interaction mechanisms including cytochrome P450 enzymes.
• Identify ten relevant clinical drug interactions for common medications.
• Delineate assessment and management strategies for each drug interaction
Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Jeopardy
• Identify evidence-based guideline-directed pharmacotherapy for select disease states.
• Identify key therapeutic laboratory indices for selecting pharmacotherapy
Opioids and Alternatives- Strategies to Optimize Success
• Describe how the role of the use of opioids in acute, chronic, cancer/palliative care and end-of-life pain has changed in the past decade.
• Describe the key features of 2022 Proposed CMS Recommendations/Guidelines for prescribing opioids for outpatients.
• Differentiate addiction, physical dependency, and tolerance.
• State key principles for 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.
• Identify the main characteristics of patients who would be identified as “high risk”, “moderate risk” and “low risk” for chronic opioid use.
• State the definition of “hyperalgesia” and how to prevent/minimize this from negatively influencing the care of patients who are receiving opioids.
• State three reasons why opioids may not be effective for some patients with chronic pain.
• State key educational principles that should be applied to all patients and caregivers regarding the safe use, proper storage and disposal of opioids.
• Compare and contrast the pharmacological benefits and risks of the following non-opioid pharmacological options for managing pain: a) cannabinoids; b) NSAIDS; c) anti-convulsant; and, d) anti-depressants.
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University Learning Systems CME 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.
Seminar Surcharge: If you don't make reservations and stay at the hotel as described above, add the surcharge to the conference fee. Staying at hotel with offer other than the ULS Group Code, still requires payment of the Conference Surcharge. ULS reserves the right to verify all rooming/cabin information with hotel /travel agent and the hotel /travel agent has the right to release pertinent information to ULS for all attendees.
Advance written notice is required for any refund consideration.
Up to the 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 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.
We offer no international refunds, except for Canada. Refunds will be processed by original form of payment or by check only. Refunds may take 2-4 weeks to process after notification of cancellation.
Continuing Education Credit
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners: Paper certificates are provided daily at the end of each educational session.
*Pharmacists: Please ensure that we have your NABP e-profile ID and date of birth on file. University Learning Systems reports pharmacy CE credit directly to CPE Monitor. You may download your statement of credit directly from CPE Monitor.
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.
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.)
Physically Impaired Attendees
If you have impairments that require assistance in order to participate in this conference, please contact us so that we may make arrangements to assist you.
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Any participant in continuing education programs sponsored by University Learning Systems may discuss any grievances with any employee of University Learning Systems. To facilitate handling of the grievance, University Learning Systems requests it in writing. Grievances shall be filed in a timely manner, within 30 days after receipt of a home study program or within 15 days after receipt of credit or a certificate of attendance at a live program. After receipt and consideration of grievances, University Learning Systems shall act with due diligence to resolve the problem to the satisfaction of the participant.
Grievance Step # 2:
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