Live: Current Topics in Healthcare is organized by University Learning Systems (ULS) and will be held from Sep 13 - 15, 2023 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.

Session: 01
5 hours | September 13, 2023
Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Practical Application of the CDC Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

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

1.Describe the key therapeutic goals of the 2022 Proposed CDC Recommendations/Guidelines for prescribing opioids for outpatients.  2. Describe the fundamental concepts of pain management, including definitions such as: a) addiction; b) tolerance; c) dependency; d) hyperalgesia; e) allodynia.  3. State key principles for assessing patients in pain, identifying risk factors and behaviors that are associated with opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction. 4.  State examples of therapeutic options for managing pain, including nonpharmacologic options and pharmacologic (non-opioid and opioid analgesic) therapies.  5. Compare and contrast the risks and benefits for utilizing opioid therapy for acute and chronic pain and state how and when to follow-up when patients are prescribed opioid analgesics.  6. State the main characteristics of patients who would be identified as “high risk”, “moderate risk” and “low risk” for chronic opioid use.  7. State how to manage patients safely and effectively on opioid analgesics in the acute and chronic pain settings, including initiating therapy, titrating, and discontinuing use of opioid analgesics.  8. Compare and contrast basic pharmacology of:  a) morphine; b) hydrocodone; c) hydromorphone; d) fentanyl; e) methadone; f) buprenorphine; g) tramadol; h) tapentadol.  9.  Define a reasonable quantity of opioids to prescribe / dispense to a patient with acute pain and chronic non-cancer pain.  10. Describe how to counsel patients and caregivers regarding the safe use on naloxone for opioid overdose.  11. State key educational principles that should be applied to all patients and caregivers regarding the safe use of opioid analgesics, including, proper storage and disposal.


Registrations Open
15 Mar, 2023
Registrations Open
Registrations Ends
12 Sep, 2023
Registration Ends
Event Start Date
13 Sep, 2023
Event Start Date
Event End Date
15 Sep, 2023
Event End Date


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Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Rd
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