Current Trends in Chronic Disease Management

Las Vegas, NV • September 6 - 8, 2018

This unique conference  is designed for the interdisciplinary healthcare team who are in the trenches daily, caring for patients with conditions like hypertension, heart failure, anxiety, depression, arthritis, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, COPD, pain and more.

Conference Details

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Highlights & Benefits

You’re invited to attend our Current Trends in Chronic Disease , a conference designed for the interdisciplinary healthcare team who are in the trenches daily, caring for patients with conditions like hypertension, heart failure, anxiety, depression, arthritis, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, COPD, pain and more. This 3-day conference has been designed to be a “cut-to-the-chase” program with medical experts discussing the latest in treatment guidelines, diagnostics, medical and pharmacological interventions for the most commonly encountered enduring diseases. Join your colleagues and the outstanding panel of clinically active faculty members who will discuss the challenges you face daily in your office or clinic setting.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Nationally known, highly knowledgeable and engaging presenters, including MDs, NPs and PAs, who are thought leaders and respected clinicians in their fields (They “walk the talk”).
  • Emphasis on interdisciplinary management of chronic diseases and behavioral approaches for healthier outcomes.
  • An update on current guidelines and key issues surrounding the new hypertension guidelines, treatment of heart failure, Parkinson's disease and dementia, common psychiatric disorders, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and more.
  • Dynamic presentation on depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by Dr. Steve Sobel, author of, Successful Psychopharmacology: Evidence-Based Treatment Solutions for Achieving Remission.
  • Advance your knowledge through a variety of learning formats, including didactic lectures, interactive sessions, faculty Q&A panels, and lively case study discussions.
  • A chance to engage your colleagues by networking and socializing throughout your conference stay.
  • Return to work with increased knowledge and confidence in the excellent care you provide!

Conference Chair
Alan P. Agins, PhD

Co-Chair
Patricia Geraghty, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP

Program Manager
Sylvia Ortega-Jones
Contemporary Forums

 Conference Objectives

  • Recognize the health risk behaviors that cause chronic diseases, as well as how to reduce the impact of these chronic conditions on patients’ lives.
  • Outline techniques and skills to improve healthcare provider and patient communication.
  • List current and emerging healthcare imperatives for chronic disease management.
  • Discuss strategies to optimize management of the most common chronic neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Identify successful strategies to help patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Review treatments to prevent and treat ischemic heart disease and chronic heart failure.
  • Illustrate how to diagnose and treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and chronic cough utilizing pharmacogenomics.
  • Evaluate treatment options for managing menopause transition in the presence of chronic disease.
  • Discuss implementation of successful cardiovascular-centric approach to diabetes management utilizing  pharmacological agents.
  • Compare true life cases reported to the National Kidney Foundation and evaluate the diagnosis, staging and management of the kidney patient.
  • Differentiate the new era of treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis including diagnosis and management.

Who Should Attend?

We invite experts in the field of chronic diseases including:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse-Midwives
  • Office and Clinic Staff Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • New Graduates

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Alan P. Agins, PhD
Conference Chair

Patricia Geraghty, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP
Conference Co-Chair
Comprehensive Wellness
Walnut Creek, California
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Holy Names University
Oakland, California

Paul Fenster, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Associate Professor of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Christine A. Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP
Founder, Nurse Practitioner
Metabolic Medicine Associates
King George, Virginia

Sylvia Ortega-Jones
Program and Conference Manager
Contemporary Forums

Rick Pope, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA
Founder and Past President, Society of PAs in Rheumatology
Dept. of Rheumatology, Western CT Medical Group
Danbury, Connecticut

Stephen V. Sobel, MD
Clinical Instructor, University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Author of "Successful Psychopharmacology: Evidence-Based Treatment Solutions for Achieving Remission"
Private Practice of Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry
Carlsbad, California

Dylan Wint, MD
NV Energy Chair for Brain Health Education
Director, Education Programs, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Lead, Clinical Operations, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Las Vegas, Nevada

Ken Wysocki, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Family Nurse Practitioner
PhD Nursing and Genomics
Phoenix, Arizona

Kim Zuber, MS, PA-C
Past Chair National Kidney Foundation/Council of Advanced Practitioners, Research Chair NKF
Executive Director, American Academy of Nephrology PAs
Oceanside, California

Host City: Las Vegas, NV

Dazzling Location

Viva Las Vegas!  It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet … and Las Vegas is so much more and constantly evolving. Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs--Wolfgang Puck, Guy Fieri, Gordon Ramsey, Bobby Flay and Nobu Matsuhisa, just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of Cirque du Soleil productions, Absinthe, a can't-miss circus-style spectacular, the Blue Man Group or an ever-changing variety of celebrity performers at Caesars Palace, MGM Resorts, Hard Rock Café, Pearl Concert Theater and T-Mobile Arena. 

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was Caesars Palace - where your Las Vegas vacation goes from ordinary to extraordinary! One of the most dazzling and opulent hotels on the Las Vegas strip, from pampering to partying, there’s no end to the list of things to do. With its spectacular fountains, beautiful landscaping, magnificent guest rooms, entertainment headliners, Qua Bath & Spa, exciting nightclubs, fine dining, lively gaming, and phenomenal shopping you will truly feel as if you have landed in the lap of luxury at this world-class destination.

World-class dining, internationally-known boutiques, award-winning golf courses, savvy nightclubs and European-style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as “Vegas!”  Join your colleagues for our 2018 Current Trends in Chronic Disease Prevention and Management for Primary Care and enjoy all of the fun in the city that never sleeps.  For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to www.visitlasvegas.com.

                   

 

 

Hotel Accommodations

  • The conference will be held at the Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
  • To reserve your room online click HERE
  • A limited block of rooms is being held at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from September 4 through September 8, 2018.
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before August 10, 2018. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now!
  • Attendees may call the Hotel at 866-227-5944 on or before the cut-off date. Individuals must identify themselves as part of the Contemporary Forums Current Trends in Chronic Disease Conference to receive the special Group rate. If reservation is guaranteed to a credit card, the first night’s guestroom and tax charge, per guestroom, will be billed immediately to the cardholder’s account.
  • All reservations made via the Telephone Call Center will be assessed a fee of $15 per reservation. This fee will NOT apply to reservations made via the internet.
  • Rates starting at $155.00 single/double
  • Daily Resort fee of $39 – please see hotel website for what this fee includes.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (702) 731-7110.

Travel Discounts

 

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZEFA851558. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000265.

Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive up to 20 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

 

 

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Main Conference: 20 ANCC/24 CA BRN contact hours
Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.
(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

ANCC Certified NPs and CNSs
This course provides a maximum 12.25 pharmacotherapeutic hours toward the required 25 hours needed for ANCC recertification.

Nurse-Midwives
Main Conference: 20 hours
The Continuing Education Committee of the American College of Nurse-Midwives grants reciprocity status to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for Category 1 offerings, providing the program is relevant to nurse-midwifery. Nurse-Midwives may report up to the listed hours of credit.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
Main Conference: Up to 12.25 hours available
Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Physicians
Main Conference: 20 credits
Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Physician Assistants
Main Conference: 20 hours
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of the listed hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Case Managers
Application has been made for continuing education credit from the Commission for Case Manager Certification.

Other Professionals
Main Conference: 20 hours
You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course.  Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team.

Physicians
Main Conference: 19.50 credits
Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Physician Assistants
Main Conference: 19.50 hours
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of the listed hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

Other Professionals
Main Conference: 19.50 hours
You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course. Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team.

NEW!  Spanish Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals!

Contemporary Forums has developed an interactive, self-paced online course to help teach the novice or native speaker Spanish medical terminology. You earn a Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education credit when all modules are completed. Even if you are fluent in Spanish, you would learn the appropriate vocabulary for human anatomy and medical terminology.

Visit www.contemporaryforumsonline.com for more information or call (925) 361-4822.

EARN CE CREDIT ONLINE AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Contemporary Forums offers thousands of industry best continuing education credit hours in the highest quality video and audio formats. Click HERE to access streaming and on-demand content 24/7 from your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

 

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Current Trends in Chronic Disease conference.

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience.  Become an exhibitor, register today!

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specialists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operation

Become an Exhibitor

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

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Register to become an exhibitor

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Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please email at exhibits@cforums.com or call (949) 398-2363 for details.

Registration Information 

Reserve your spot now! Only a $75 refundable deposit necessary. The deposit becomes non-refundable and non-transferable if balance is not paid in full at least 30 days prior to the start of conference. To guarantee Early Registration pricing, attendee must make deposit prior to the Early Registration deadline and pay balance in full at least 30 days prior to the start of conference; thereafter, Early Registration pricing will be forfeited. All other cancellation terms apply.

Registrations faxed without deposit or payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee’s best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Deposit or full payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information.

Tuition
Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Completion and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

  • To qualify for Early Registration discounts your registration must be postmarked or submitted via phone/fax/online and fees received on/before July 12, 2018.
  • Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.
  • New Grads (graduated 2015 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number.

Attendance Rules
Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions. Registration may not be shared. Audio recording, video recording and livestreaming of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited. Medical information presented at this conference is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference. Discounts do not apply to the Preconference or New Grads. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.
$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply.

Cancellations
All cancellations will be assessed a $75 processing fee (“Fee”). Cancellations must be made in writing to info@cforums.com prior to Conference start date. Only cancellations received at least 30 days from Conference start date are eligible for refund. Attendees may use non-refunded tuition, less the Fee, towards ONE Contemporary Forums conference occurring within 12 months of original conference. ENTIRE TUITION FORFEITED FOR NO-SHOWS.

Force Majeure
Should this conference be cancelled for any reason, including but not limited to, acts of God, labor strikes, civil unrest, or acts of terrorism, Contemporary Forums’ liability is strictly limited to full refund of registration fees paid.

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions?
Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.

ADA Needs and Special Requests
If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Host City: Las Vegas, NV

Viva Las Vegas!  It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet!

Tuition

Nurses, PAs, Residents, Others Physician New Graduate
Early Registration Fee
(On or before July 26, 2018)
$649.00 $749.00 $425.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After July 26, 2018)
$749.00 $849.00 $425.00
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