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Neurology for the Non-Neurologist

  1. 1. FALL 2011Visit our new website atwww.MER.org Our classrooms are unique... Great Education Beautiful Locations
  2. 2. Medical Education Resources SEMINAR SCHEDULEMaximize both your learningexperience and time out of the officeHave you ever wished you were onvacation while at a CME conference?Well, now you can have it all! Medical Education Resources (MER)continues its 25-year tradition of education by offering:-- Clinically oriented programs for Primary Care Physicians, PAs, NPs, and RNs, with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems commonly seen in a general diversified practice-- Maximum interaction with distinguished faculty members who have been selected for their expertise and teaching abilities-- Expert speakers from among the 200+ MER-approved faculty members who represent 75 leading medical institutions-- Educational credit satisfying AMA, AOA, AAFP, ANCC, AAPA, and ACEP reporting needs-- Savings from tax-deductible educational expenses and group discounts-- Guaranteed satisfaction from a trusted provider of medical education for more than 25 years 2011 2012 CONFERENCES Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar New York, NY Orlando, FL Miami Beach, FL Las Vegas, NV Costa Rica** Internal 14-16 11-13 29-31 17-19 18-22 Medicine Maui, HI** Las Vegas, NV Orlando, FL* 9-13 27-29 Women’s Women’s Health/Men’s Health Health 22-25 Orlando, FL** Las Vegas, NV Nassau, Las Vegas, NV Cardio/ 2-6 11-13 Bahamas 9-11 Pulmonary 17-19 Las Vegas, NV Key West, FL Maui, HI** Neurology 16-18 10-12 Neuro-Psych 11-15 Las Vegas, NV San Diego, CA Scottsdale, AZ Cancun, Mexico Dermatology 14-16 16-18 24-26 2-4 Nassau, Breckenridge, Bahamas CO Endocrinology 2-4 17-19 St Thomas, Orlando, FL Geriatric USVI 10-12 Medicine 11-13 Orthopedics Napa, CA Orlando, FL Rheumatology 7-9 9-11 New York, NY St. Thomas, Infectious 9-11 USVI Disease Mar 30-Apr 1 Special Seminars2 *Four-Day Seminar **Five-Day Seminar
  3. 3. Spring/Summer 2012 Five-Day Seminars– Neuro/Psych Medicine for Primary Care (See page 15)– Internal Medicine for Primary Care Physicians (See page 15)– Dermatology for the Non-dermatologist (See page 16)– Cardio/Pulmonary for Primary Care Physicians (See page 16)MER Four-Day Seminars– Updates in Women’s Health/Men’s Health (See page 17)– Neuro/Psych Medicine for Primary Care (See page 17)– Internal Medicine for Primary Care Physicians (See page 17)– Cardio/Pulmonary for Primary Care Physicians (See page 17)– Clinical Endocrinology for Primary Care Physicians (See page 17) 2012 CONFERENCES Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Orlando, FL Aruba Newport Beach, San Diego, CA* Internal 13-15 11-13 CA 23-26 Medicine 22-24 Rome, Italy* Aug 30-Sep 2 Jackson Hole, WY* Women’s Women’s/Men’s Health Health 5-8 Oahu, HI** Mackinac Orlando, FL* Cardio/ 10-14 Island, MI 20-23 Pulmonary 20-22 Asheville, NC Orlando, FL* Neurology 18-20 Neuro-Psych 21-24 Nassau, Las Vegas, NV Dermatology Bahamas** 6-8 15-19 Napa, CA Orlando, FL Victoria, BC, Nassau, 27-29 25-27 Canada* Bahamas Endocrinology 12-15 Obesity Module 28-30 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Geriatric 11-13 3-5 Medicine Las Vegas, NV Cape Cod, MA Orthopedics 20-22 13-15 New Orleans, LA Orlando, FL* Rheumatology 27-29 26-29 Las Vegas, NV Lake George, Infectious 8-10 NY Disease 17-19 Orlando, FL Las Vegas, NV Special Heart Failure Pharmacology Seminars 24-26 Updates 21-23*Four-Day Seminar **Five-Day Seminar www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 3
  4. 4. Program AccreditationPhysician AccreditationMedical Education Resources is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.Credit DesignationMedical Education Resources designates these live activities for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.American Academy of Family PhysiciansThese activities have been reviewed and are acceptable for up to 11 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy ofFamily Physicians.American Osteopathic AssociationThese programs are approved for 11 hours in Category 2-A by the American Osteopathic Association.American College of Emergency PhysiciansThese activities are approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 11 hoursA.C.E.P. Category I credit.1Nursing AccreditationMedical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American NursesCredentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.These CE activities provide 11 contact hours of continuing nursing education.Medical Education Resources is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299.These CE activities provide 11 contact hours.American Academy of Physician Assistants– AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activitiescertified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed Credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM fromorganizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive amaximum of 11 hours of Category I credit for completing these programs.Four-Day Seminars offer 14 credits. Five-Day Seminars offer 17 credits.1 Note: Issues in Women’s Health and Dermatology for the Non-Dermatologist are not approved for A.C.E.P. credit. Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine for Primary CarePhysicians is approved for 8.75 credits.PROGRAM INFORMATIONThe SponsorMedical Education Resources (MER) is a non-profit, multi-accredited, medical education company with more than25 years of experience in providing CME programs. Over 150,000 physicians and allied health personnel haveparticipated in our activities. Our course directors, content advisors, and faculty are dedicated to ensuring yoursatisfaction with our educational programs.Target AudienceThese programs are intended for primary care physicians with general diversified practices and for PAs, NPs, andRNs involved in these medical areas.Learning Goal (Purpose)To provide general updates in specialized areas of medicine to clinicians practicing in a primary care setting.General InformationPlease contact MER, or visit www.mer.org for specific program curriculums, participating faculty, and accommodations.Course material is provided at the seminar. We cannot confirm your program registration until payment is received.Please do not book airfare until registration and hotel reservations are confirmed.Cancellation Policy DisclaimerShould you be forced to cancel or if you are unable to attend, A portion of your room rate will be applied to offset the cost of thea full refund is given for cancellations made within one week food and beverage served during the meeting to participants only.of your original registration. Cancellations made after that time This includes daily breakfast and morning coffee breaks duringare assessed a non-refundable $50 fee, and the remaining meeting hours for registered attendees.charges are credited toward a future registration to another MER Program Formatsseminar. If you are unable to attend and do not notify MER by The seminars consist of half-day morning sessions. Ski seminarsone week before the course start date, you will be assessed a have different formats—please call for details. Breakfast isnon-refundable $150 fee and the remaining charges are credited provided to attendees each meeting day.toward a future registration to another MER seminar. The credittoward a future registration to another seminar is only valid for two Disclosure of Conflicts of Interestyears from the date of issue. It is the policy of Medical Education Resources (MER) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in allDUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES, of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy,WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE ACCOMMODATIONS MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, contentWITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CONFERENCE. PLEASE REGISTER AS managers, and other individuals who are in a position to controlSOON AS POSSIBLE. HOTEL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER toPLEASE VISIT WWW.MER.ORG FOR DETAILS. ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.4
  5. 5. Internal MedicineInternal Medicine forPrimary Care PhysiciansNEW FOR 2012MER IS NOW OFFERING AN INNOVATIVEWAY TO EXPAND YOUR EDUCATIONALEXPERIENCE.MER’s Internal Medicine Seminar is expanding andbecoming more flexible. In 2012, MER is introducingcontent modules that allow you to personalize youreducational experience. Eden Roc Miami Beach, FLMER’s Three-Day, Four-Day, and Five-Day InternalMedicine Seminars will offer content in the followingtopics:-- Endocrinology-- Pulmonary Medicine-- Dermatology-- Infectious Disease-- Neurology-- Psychiatry Hotel Del Coronado-- Cardiology San Diego, CA-- Rheumatology-- GastroenterologyEach seminar is unique. Visit www.mer.org for contenttopics and learning objectives for each offering. JW Marriott, Guanacaste Costa RicaINTERNAL MEDICINE Dates & Locations2011 2012 April 13-15 August 23-26November 11-13 February 17-19 Orlando, FL San Diego, CA* Disney’s Yacht & Beach Hotel Del CoronadoOrlando, FL Las Vegas, NV Club Resort Starting at $279 per nightDisney’s Boardwalk Resort Mirage Starting at $269 per nightStarting at $259 per night Starting at $169 per weekday August 30-September 2 Starting at $189 per weekend May 11-13 Rome, Italy*December 29-31 Aruba Marriott Rome Grand FloraThursday thru Saturday dates March 18-22 Aruba Marriott Resort & Starting at €260 per night basedMiami Beach, FL Costa Rica** Stellaris Casino on double occupancyEden Roc JW Marriott Guanacaste Starting at $219 per night Breakfast included for allStarting at $269 per night $325 Deluxe Garden View occupants $365 Deluxe Ocean View June 22-24 European Currency Newport Beach, CA Special registration rates apply, see page 19 Pelican Hill Resort Starting at $355 per nightHotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.*Four-Day Seminar ** Five-Day Seminar www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 5
  6. 6. Women’s HealthIssues in Women’s HealthPROGRAMDay One (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding-- Menopausal Transition and Hormone Replacement Therapy-- Osteoporosis-- Managing Obesity-- Case PresentationsDay Two (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Thyroid Disorders in Women Jackson Hole, WY-- Depression in Women-- Other Psychiatric Disorders-- Management of Abnormal Pap Smears-- Management of High-Risk HPV-- Case PresentationsDay Three (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)-- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-- Case PresentationsEDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this program, participants should be The Bellagioable to: Las Vegas, NV 1. Identify and manage common symptoms of depression and other psychiatric disorders in women 2. Describe the management and treatment of abnormal pap smears and HPV 3. Explain the process of menopausal transition (climacteric) and describe the potential risks/benefits of HRT options, especially in relation to breast cancer and cardiovascular disease 4. Identify current strategies for managing osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, and obese patients. 5. Discuss symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) 6. Distinguish between ovulatory and anovulatory uterine bleeding and other menstrual abnormalities and select Disney’s Grand Floridian appropriate treatment options ©Disney Resort & Spa Walt Disney World® FLWOMEN’S HEALTH Dates & Locations2011 2012 July 5-8October 9-13 January 27-29 Jackson Hole, WY* Updates in Women’sMaui, HI** Las Vegas, NV Health/Men’s HealthGrand Wailea The Bellagio Hotel TerraStarting at $250 per night Starting at $199 per night Starting at $289 per night March 22-25 Orlando, FL* Updates in Women’s Health/Men’s Health Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Starting at $299 per night6 Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details | Visit www.mer.org for learning objectives and agenda for the special Updates in Women’s Health/Men’s Health courses. * Four-Day Seminar ** Five-Day Seminar www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 www.mer.org / 800-421-3756
  7. 7. Cardio/PulmonaryCardio/Pulmonary for PrimaryCare PhysiciansPROGRAMDay One (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Asthma-- Controversies in the Treatment of Common Respiratory Infections-- Workup of Patients with Suspected CAD: Which Tests for Which Patients-- Acute Coronary Syndromes: Initial Workup and Treatment-- Case Presentations: (Cardiology)Day Two (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.) Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, MI-- Arrhythmia Management for the Primary Care Physician-- Hypertension Update-- Congestive Heart Failure-- Everything You Need to Know About COPD-- Case Presentations: (Pulmonary)Day Three (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)-- Primary and Secondary Prevention of CAD-- Case StudiesEDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES Atlantis Paradise ResortUpon completion of this program, participants should be Nassau, Bahamasable to: 1. Describe the current therapeutic management of COPD and other respiratory infections 2. Discuss up-to-date therapeutic approaches in managing asthma 3. Explain current concepts in the diagnosis of CAD and acute coronary syndrome, the management of hyperten- sion and congestive heart failure Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa ©Disney Oahu, HICARDIO/PULMONARY Dates & Locations2011 2012 June 10-14 September 20-23October 2-6 February 17-19 Oahu, HI** Orlando, FL* Aulani, A Disney Resort Disney’s Boardwalk ResortOrlando, FL** Nassau, Bahamas and Spa Starting at $219 per nightDisney’s Boardwalk Resort Atlantis Paradise Resort Starting at $329 per nightStarting at $259 per night $189 Beach Tower $209 Coral Tower July 20-22November 11-13 $239 Royal Tower Mackinac Island, MILas Vegas, NV The Grand HotelMirage March 9-11 $398 Cat IStarting at $149 per weekday Las Vegas, NV $478 Cat IIStarting at $179 per weekend The Cosmopolitan $608 Cat III Starting at $219 per night Double occupancy Daily rates include full breakfast and dinnerHotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.* Four-Day Seminar ** Five-Day Seminar www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 7
  8. 8. NeurologyNeurology for the Non-NeurologistPROGRAMDay One (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- The Neurological Exam-- Evaluating Weakness-- Evaluating the Patient with Back Pain-- Epilepsy and Paroxysmal Disorders-- Treatment of Epilepsy and Status EpilepticusDay Two (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Sleep Disorders-- Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Grove Park Inn-- Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders Asheville, NC-- Prevention of Cerebrovascular Disorders-- Management of Cerebrovascular DisordersDay Three (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)-- Headaches and Migraines – Vascular and Nonvascular-- Assessing Dizziness and VertigoEDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this program, participants should beable to: 1. Explain the differential diagnosis of seizures and the Casa Marina clinical pharmacology of antiepileptic drugs Key West, FL 2. Distinguish dementia from delirium as well as recognizing the neurologic changes of normal aging 3. Discuss developments in stroke management and technology 4. Identify and treat the patient with lower back pain. 5. Assess and manage vascular and non-vascular headaches and migraines Grand Wailea Maui, HINEUROLOGY Dates & Locations2011 2012 May 18-20December 16-18 February 10-12 Asheville, NC Grove Park InnLas Vegas, NV Key West, FL Starting at $269 per nightThe Venetian Casa Marina ResortStarting at $139 per night Starting at $325 per night June 21-24 March 11-15 Orlando, FL* Neuro/Psych Medicine for Maui, HI** Primary Care Neuro/Psych Medicine for Disney’s Boardwalk Resort Primary Care Starting at $249 per night The Grand Wailea Starting at $250 per night Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details | Visit www.mer.org for learning objectives and agenda for the special Neuro/Psych Medicine for Primary Care courses.8 * Four-Day Seminar ** Five-Day Seminar www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 www.mer.org / 800-421-3756
  9. 9. DermatologyDermatology for theNon-DermatologistPROGRAMDay One (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Dermatitis-- Papulosquamous Diseases-- Viral Infections-- Bacterial Infections-- Acne and Acneiform Eruptions-- Case PresentationsDay Two (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.) Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV-- Skin Manifestations of Systemic Disease-- Fungal Infections-- Benign Skin Tumors-- Skin Surgery for Primary Care Physicians-- Case PresentationsDay Three (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)-- Premalignant and Malignant Skin Tumors-- Case PresentationsEDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this program participants JW Marriottshould be able to: Cancun, Mexico 1. List therapies for superficial fungal infections 2. Review common bacterial infections and prescribe effective treatment 3. Distinguish among various scaly rashes 4. Identify various viral infections 5. Describe pre-cancerous skin lesions Hotel Del Coronado San Diego, CADERMATOLOGY Dates & Locations2011 2012 April 15-19 February 24-26 Nassau, Bahamas**October 14-16 Atlantis Paradise ResortLas Vegas, NV Scottsdale, AZ $179 Beach TowerMirage The Phoenician $199 Coral TowerStarting at $139 per weekday Starting at $335 per night $229 Royal TowerStarting at $179 per weekend March 2-4 July 6-8December 16-18 Cancun, Mexico Las Vegas, NVSan Diego, CA JW Marriott Resort and Spa CosmopolitanHotel Del Coronado Starting at $229 per night Starting at $189 per nightStarting at $189 per nightHotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.** Five-Day Seminar www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 9
  10. 10. EndocrinologyClinical Endocrinology forPrimary Care PhysiciansPROGRAMDay One (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus-- Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus-- Disorders of Calcium Metabolism-- Management of Hyperlipidemia-- Case PresentationsDay Two (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Disorders of Thyroid Function The Meritage Resort & Spa-- Obesity Management Update Napa, CA-- Metabolic Bone Disease-- Case PresentationsDay Three (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)-- Thyroid Nodules-- Case PresentationsEDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this program participants should beable to: 1. Explain the steps for managing osteoporosis and other Fairmont Empress calcium-related disorders Victoria, BC, Canada 2. Identify appropriate therapies for treating Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes 3. Discuss the clinical approaches to cholesterol and lipid disorders management 4. Evaluate newer therapies for managing obesity. 5. Describe modern approaches to functional thyroid disorders and thyroid nodules The Village at Breckenridge Breckenridge, COENDOCRINOLOGY Dates & Locations2011 2012 May 25-27 September 28-30December 2-4 February 17-19 Orlando, FL Nassau, Bahamas Disney’s Yacht and Beach The Atlantis ParadiseNassau, Bahamas Breckenridge, CO Club Resort ResortThe Atlantis Paradise Village at Breckenridge Starting at $259 per night $129 Beach TowerResort $255 Classic Hotel $159 Coral Tower$119 Beach Tower $255 Peak 9 Studio July 12-15 $189 Royal Tower$149 Coral Tower $295 One-Bedroom Condo Victoria, BC, Canada*$269 Royal Tower $420 Two-Bedroom Condo Fairmont Empress Starting at $199 per night April 27-29 Canadian Currency Napa, CA The Meritage Resort & Spa Starting at $269 per night Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.10 * Four-Day Seminar
  11. 11. GeriatricGeriatric Medicine forPrimary Care PhysiciansPROGRAMDay One (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Approach to the Geriatric Patient-- Depression in the Older Adult-- Assessing and Managing Urological Disorders-- Addressing Cardiovascular Problems-- Case PresentationsDay Two (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Vascular Problems-- Common Musculoskeletal Problems Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa-- Geriatric Gait Disorders and Falls ©Disney Walt Disney World® FL-- Diagnosis and Management of the Patient with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease-- Case PresentationsDay Three (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)-- Pain Management-- Case PresentationsEDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this program participants should beable to: 1. Discuss the essentials of diagnosing and managing mild Marriott Frenchman’s Reef cognitive impairment, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease St. Thomas, USVI 2. Discuss cardiovascular, vascular, and urological problems 3. Describe a functional assessment of the elderly patient 4. Explain quality-of-life issues, including depression and alcoholism 5. Diagnose and manage various rheumatologic and musculoskeletal problems 6. Review the role of pain management The Bellagio Las Vegas, NVGERIATRIC Dates & Locations2011 2012 August 3-5 February 10-12 Las Vegas, NVNovember 11-13 The CosmopolitanSt. Thomas, USVI Orlando, FL Starting at $189 per nightMarriott Frenchman’s Reef Disney’s Grand FloridianStarting at $214 per night Resort & Spa Starting at $289 per night May 11-13 Las Vegas, NV The Bellagio Starting at $189 per nightHotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 11
  12. 12. OrthopedicsOffice Orthopedics for PrimaryCare PhysiciansPROGRAMDay One (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Shoulder: rotator cuff syndrome; impingement, frozen shoulder; subacromial bursitis; bicipital tendonitis; A-C joint disease-- Upper Extremities: dislocation, differential diagnosis of associated neck problems and referred pain, joint injection, X-ray views and interpretation, indications for MRI-- Elbow: Tennis and golfer’s elbow, nursemaid’s elbow, olecranon bursitis, supracondylar fractures, joint injection, X-ray interpretation.-- Wrist and hand: Carpal tunnel, CMC arthritis thumb, ganglion Ocean’s Edge Resort Cape Cod, MA cyst, trigger finger, de Quervains diseaseDay Two (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Knee: evaluation and treatment of anterior knee pain; ACL, meniscus, MRI; common sports injuries; osteoarthritis and hyaluronan; bursitis: prepatellar, pes anserine; baker’s cyst; joint injection, X-ray interpretation; pediatrics-- Ankle and FootDay Three (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)-- Shoulder Examination and Injection Workshop-- Knee Examination, Injection and Aspiration WorkshopEDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The CosmopolitanUpon completion of this program, participants should be Las Vegas, NVable to: 1. Explain common office orthopedic problems 2. Describe the anatomy and function of the shoulder and knee joints 3. Evaluate the basics and common pitfalls of orthopedic X-ray interpretation for shoulder and knee imaging 4. Describe how and when to utilize joint aspiration and injection for the shoulder and knee joints 5. Diagnose and treat common joint problemsRegistration Fees: Physicians: $795; Residents and Others: $595(Early Bird rates available, see page 19)ORTHOPEDICS Dates & Locations2012April 20-22Las Vegas, NVThe CosmopolitanStarting at $219 per nightJuly 13-15Cape Cod, MAOcean’s Edge ResortStarting at $329 per night12 Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.
  13. 13. RheumatologyRheumatology and MusculoskeletalMedicine for Primary Care PhysiciansPROGRAMDay One (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Evaluating the Patient with Joint Pain-- Physical Examination of Joints and Soft Tissue and Diagnosis of Regional Pain Syndromes-- Differential Diagnosis of Inflammatory Arthritis-- Update in Pharmacology for Arthritis-- Workshop: Hands-on Joint and Soft Tissue ExaminationDay Two (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Osteoarthritis Cinderella’s Castle, ©Disney-- Crystal Disease: Gout and Pseudogout Walt Disney World®, FL-- Spinal Pain-- Osteoporosis-- Joint Injection Technique-- Workshop: Joint Aspiration and Injection TechniqueDay Three (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)-- Fibromyalgia-- Case PresentationsEDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this program, participants should beable to: Disney’s Contemporary Resort 1. Explain the difference between inflammatory and ©Disney Walt Disney World®, FL non‑inflammatory joint pain and the differential diagnosis of each category 2. Describe the technique of joint aspiration and injection and synovial fluid analysis 3. Perform a musculoskeletal examination 4. Evaluate and treat osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, spinal pain, regional pain syndromes, and osteoporosis 5. Describe the up-to-date options for pharmacologic management of arthritisRegistration Fees: Physicians: $795; Residents and Others: $595 JW Marriott(Early Bird rates available, see page 19) New Orleans, LARHEUMATOLOGY Dates & Locations2011 2012October 7-9 April 27-29Napa, CA New Orleans, LAThe Meritage JW Marriott New OrleansStarting at $290 per night Starting at $239 per nightDecember 9-11 July 26-29Orlando, FL Orlando, FL*Disney’s Grand Floridian Disney’s ContemporaryResort & Spa ResortStarting at $259 per night Starting at $239 per night 13Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.* Four-Day Seminar www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 www.mer.org / 800-421-3756
  14. 14. Infectious DiseaseInfectious Disease Medicine forPrimary Care PhysiciansPROGRAMDay One (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Evidence-Based Review of Infectious Diseases-- Travel-Associated Infections-- Animal Bites and Related Syndromes-- Gastrointestinal Infections and Clostridium difficile-- Case Presentations—Respiratory Tract InfectionsDay Two (8:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)-- Immunizations: Update 2011 New York City-- Bone and Joint Infections New York-- Genitourinary Diseases: Update 2011-- Evidence-Based Review of Healthcare-Associated Infections-- Case Presentations: Infectious Disease Syndromes in the Special HostDay Three (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)-- Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections-- Case Presentations: Don’t Miss It: Ambulatory Care Infectious Disease EmergenciesEDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this program participants should beable to: Marriott Frenchman’s Reef St. Thomas, USVI 1. Discuss the most important approaches to the febrile patient with potentially life-threatening diseases in both hospital and clinic associated settings 2. Diagnose and manage important infectious disease syndromes in a range of organ-based systems (respiratory, gastrointestinal, skin and soft-tissue) 3. Identify the 2011 updates for immunizations and genitourinary infections (including selected sexually transmitted diseases) 4. Review important travel-associated and animal bite-related infectious disease syndromes 5. Describe important strategies for the evaluation of infections in immunocompromised hosts The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NVINFECTIOUS DISEASE Dates & Locations2011 2012 August 17-19December 9-11* March 30-April 1 Lake George, NY The SagamoreNew York, NY St. Thomas, USVI $279 lower levelCrowne Plaza Marriott Frenchman’s Reef $329 walk-in levelStarting at $419 per night Starting at $309 per night June 8-10 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan Starting at $189 per night Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.14 * Special Registration Fees: Physicians: $795; Residents and Others: $595 (Early bird rates available, see page 19)
  15. 15. 2012 Five-Day SeminarsNeuro/Psych Internal MedicineUpdates 2012 for Primary Care PhysiciansMarch 11-15, 2012 March 18-22, 2012Maui, HI Costa RicaGrand Wailea JW Marriott GuanacasteRoom costs at Grand Wailea start at Room costs at the JW Marriott start at$250 per night $325 per night JW Marriott Grand Wailea Guanacaste Maui, HI Costa RicaSEMINAR INFORMATION– These special conferences are an expanded curriculum of our current series– Early reservations are recommended before these “Spring Break” conferences sell out– 17 credit hours offered– For Agenda and Educational Objectives, visit www.mer.org for detailsRegistration feePhysicians $995Residents and others $745(Early Bird rates available, see page 19 for details)Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 15
  16. 16. 2012 Five-Day SeminarsDermatology Cardio/Pulmonaryfor the Non- for Primary CareDermatologist PhysiciansApril 15-19, 2012 June 10-14, 2012Nassau, Bahamas Oahu, HawaiiAtlantis Paradise Resort Aulani, A Disney Resort and SpaRoom costs at Atlantis Paradise Resort start Room costs at Aulani start at $329 perat $179 per night night Aulani, A Disney Resort Atlantis Paradise Resort and Spa Nassau, Bahamas Oahu, HI ©DisneySEMINAR INFORMATION– These special conferences are an expanded curriculum of our current series– Early reservations are recommended before these “Spring Break” conferences sell out– 17 credit hours offered– For Agenda and Educational Objectives, visit www.mer.org for detailsRegistration feePhysicians $995Residents and others $745(Early Bird rates available, see page 19 for details)Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details16
  17. 17. NEW IN 2012 Four-Day SeminarsMarch 22-25, 2012UPDATES IN WOMEN’S HEALTH/MEN’S HEALTHOrlando, FLDisney’s Grand Floridian Resort & SpaStarting at $299 per nightJune 21-24, 2012NEURO/PSYCH MEDICINE FOR PRIMARY CAREOrlando, FLDisney’s Boardwalk ResortStarting at 249 per night Disney’s Grand FloridianJuly 5-8, 2012 Resort & Spa Walt Disney World® FL ©DisneyUPDATES IN WOMEN’S HEALTH/MEN’S HEALTHJackson Hole, WYHotel TerraStarting at $289 per nightJuly 12-15, 2012CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY FOR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANSVictoria, British Columbia, CanadaFairmont EmpressStarting at $199 per night (Canadian Currency)July 26-29, 2012RHEUMATOLOGY AND MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE FORPRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS Hotel Del CoronadoOrlando, FL San Diego, CADisney’s Contemporary ResortStarting at $329 per nightAugust 23-26, 2012INTERNAL MEDICINE FOR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANSSan Diego, CAHotel Del CoronadoStarting at $279 per nightAugust 29-September 2, 2012INTERNAL MEDICINE FOR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANSRome, ItalyMarriott Rome Grand FloraStarting at €260 based on double occupancy (European Currency) Jackson HoleSeptember 20-23, 2012 Jackson Hole, WYCARDIO/PULMONARY FOR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANSOrlando, FLDisney’s Boardwalk InnStarting at $219SEMINAR INFORMATION– These special conferences are an expanded curriculum of our Three-Day series– 14 credit hours offered– For Agenda and Educational Objectives visit www.mer.org for detailsRegistration feePhysicians $895Residents and others $695(Early Bird rates available, see page 19 for details)Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details www.mer.org / 800-421-3756 17
  18. 18. NEW IN 2012 New Content SeminarsTwo new seminars with all new contentExpand your CME experience with MER’s newtopic offeringsAugust 24-26, 2012UPDATES IN HEART FAILURE TREATMENT FORTHE PRIMARY CARE OFFICEOrlando, FLDisney’s Grand Floridian Resort & SpaStarting at $229 per nightSeptember 21-23, 2012PHARMACOLOGY AND DRUG UPDATES FORPRIMARY CARELas Vegas, NVThe CosmopolitanStarting at $219 per night©Disney Cinderella’s Castle Walt Disney World®, FL The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NVFor Agenda and Educational Objectives visit www.mer.org for details18
  19. 19. ACCOMMODATIONSHotel rates are subject to change without notice.Group room rates are on a per-room basis and are usuallyavailable up to two days prior to and after the seminar. Onceour room block is filled, rooms are available on a space- TO REQUESTavailable basis, and rates are subject to change. Earlyreservations are recommended to ensure accommodations INFORMATIONat these popular facilities. -OR-Group rates shown do not include taxes and fees. Please TO REGISTERcontact the hotel to receive specific information oncancellation policies and other information. FOR A COURSE:AIRFARESpecial discounted airfare is being offered for MER attendeeson Continental Airlines. Book your air reservations directlyon www.continental.com and receive 5% off the lowestpublished fare available. Look for the “Offer Code Box” onthe Search For Flight page, and enter the MER discount code ONLINEZJXV570389. This discount is good for all travel up to Visit our websiteDecember 2011. www.mer.orgDisclaimerA portion of your room rate will be applied to offset the cost of foodand beverages served during the meeting to participants only. Thisincludes daily breakfast and morning coffee breaks during meetinghours for registered attendees. ☎ BY PHONEEarly Bird Registrations Call toll freeTo be eligible for the Early Bird Rate, registrations must be confirmedby MER at least 60 days before the start of the seminar. 1-800-421-3756 or 303-798-9682Cancellation Policy 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MSTShould you be forced to cancel your reservation or if you are unable toattend, a full refund is given for cancellations made within one weekof the original registration. Cancellations made after that time areassessed a non-refundable $50 fee, and the remaining charges arecredited toward a future registration to another MER seminar. If youare unable to attend and do not notify MER by one week before thecourse start date, you will be assessed a non-refundable $150 fee,and the remaining charges are credited toward a future registration EMAILto another MER seminar. The credit toward a future registration to info@mer.organother seminar is only valid for two years from the date of issue.REGISTRATION FEES CONFERENCES Physicians Early Bird SPECIAL ASSISTANCE MER’s policy is to comply with the Three-Day Seminars $695 $595 Americans with Disabilities Act. If special Four-Day Seminars $895 $795 arrangements are necessary for an Five-Day Seminars $995 $895 individual with a disability to attend a conference, please contact our registration Orthopedics, Rheumatology $795 $695 department at 1-800-421-3756. New York Meetings $795 $695 Rome Meeting $1195* $1095* ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS For travel agent needs, please call Travel Residents & Inc. at 800‑972‑9038. Please refer to MER when calling. A booking fee will apply. Other Health CONFERENCES Professionals Early Bird Conference registrations must be Three-Day Seminars $495 $445 accompanied by payment. We cannot Four-Day Seminars $695 $645 confirm your course registration until payment is received. Five-Day Seminars $745 $695 Orthopedics, Rheumatology $595 $545 Please do not book airfare until registration and hotel reservations are confirmed. New York Meetings $595 $545 Rome Meeting $995* $945* MER CODE 1011*Price includes European Daily Delegate Rate 19
  20. 20. MEDICAL EDUCATION RESOURCES1500 West Canal Court, Bldg. B NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGELittleton, CO 80120-6404 PAID PERMIT NO.1205 DENVER, CO

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