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  • Save $100 Early Registration DiscountF all 2 0 12Primary Care ConferencesExceptional CME | Extraordinary Locations Over 65ce en Confer es Choic The finest in commercial support-free CME
  • conference schedule 2012 2013 Conferences October november December January February March Dermatology New York, NY Walt Disney Las Vegas, NV South Beach, FL October 5-7 World ® Resort, FL December 28-30 March 15-17 (Page 7) November 2-4 Maui, HI Key West, FL Las Vegas, NV Scottsdale, AZ Maui, HI Neuro/Psych/Rheum/ Endo/CV/ID/Gastro Cardio/Derm/Ortho Endo/CV/ID Endo/CV/ID/Gastro Internal Derm November 15-18* December 14-16 February 8-10 March 17-21** Medicine October 21-25** New York, NY Nassau, Bahamas (Pages 8-9) Gastro/Endo/Neuro Psych/ID/Derm/ December 28-30 Adolesc Med March 25-29** Women’s/ Walt Disney San Diego, CA New York, NY Las Vegas, NV Orlando, FL World ® Resort, FL Women’s Health Women’s/Men’s Health Women’s Health Women’s/Men’s Health Men’s Health Women’s/Men’s Health November 2-4 December 14-16 February 15-17 March 21-24* (Pages 10-11) October 7-11** Cardio/ Walt Disney Las Vegas, NV Walt Disney Pulmonary World ® Resort, FL January 25-27 World ® Resort, FL (Page 12) December 13-16* March 15-17 Neurology/ Las Vegas, NV Nassau, Bahamas Breckenridge, CO Las Vegas, NV Neurology Neuro/Psych Neurology Neuro/Psych Psychiatry October 12-14 December 2-6** February 15-17 March 15-17 (Page 13) Endocrinology Las Vegas, NV Walt Disney Nassau, Bahamas Nov 30-Dec 2 World ® Resort, FL February 21-24* (Page 14) December 28-30 Geriatric San Diego, CA St. Thomas, USVI Medicine December 7-9 March 15-17 (Page 15) Napa, CA Walt Disney Orthopedics October 5-7 World ® Resort, FL (Page 16) February 22-24 Rheumatology Las Vegas, NV (Page 17) November 2-4 Infectious St. Kitts, West Disease Indies (Page 18) February 14-17* St. Thomas, USVI Special Hem-Onc/Pulm/CV Nov 30-Dec 2 Conferences (Pages 19-20 ) Learn in the morning. Relax in the afternoon. 3-Day, 4-Day (NEW in 2012) and 5-Day Conferences n Clinically oriented programs for Primary Care Practice, with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems commonly seen n Maximum interaction with 200+ distinguished faculty members from 75 leading medical institutions who have been selected for their expertise and teaching abilities n Educational credit satisfying AMA, AOA, AAFP, ACEP, AAPA, ANCC, and ACPE n Guaranteed satisfaction with trusted medical education for nearly 30 years n Great locations with discounted hotel rates2 Register for your choice of 3-day, 4-day and 5-day conferences.
  • register today! www.mer.org April May June July August September Conferences Las Vegas, NV Cape Code, MA San Diego, CA Walt Disney Dermatology June 21-23 July 19 -21 August 16-18 World® Resort, FL September 13-15 (Page 7)Las Vegas, NV Walt Disney Oahu, HI Paris, France Maui, HI Atlantic City, NJNeuro/Psych/CV World® Resort, FL Neuro/Psych/Rheum/ Endo/Neuro/Derm/ Rheum/Gastro/ CV/Derm/OrthoApril 19-21 CV/Rheum/Gastro Derm Gastro Pulm/ID September 13-15 Internal May 24-26 June 9 -13** July 22-25* August 11-15** Medicine (Pages 8-9) Asheville, NC Mackinac Island, MI San Francisco, CA Women’s/ Women’s Health Women’s/Men’s Health Women’s Health May 24-26 July 25-28* September 13-15 Men’s Health (Pages 10-11)Walt Disney Jackson Hole, WY Cardio/World® Resort, FL July 12-14 PulmonaryApril 18-21* (Page 12) Walt Disney Niagara Falls, ON, Washington, D.C. Neurology/ World® Resort, FL Canada Neuro/Psych Neurology Neurology August 1-4* Psychiatry June 20-23* July 5-7 (Page 13)St. John, USVI Anaheim, CA Las Vegas, NVApril 4-7* June 27-30* August 2-4 Endocrinology (Page 14)New Orleans, LA Las Vegas, NV Walt Disney GeriatricApril 12 - 14 July 5-7 World® Resort, FL Medicine August 9-11 (Page 15) Key West, FL Lake George, NY May 10 -12 August 16-18 Orthopedics (Page 16)Napa, CA Nashville, TN Las Vegas, NV RheumatologyApril 26-28 June 14-16 September 20-22 (Page 17) Las Vegas, NV Aspen, CO Infectious May 17-19 Aug 30-Sept 1 Disease (Page 18) Walt Disney World® Resort, FL Special Legal, Tax and Financial Updates for Conferences the Medical Practice (Pages 19-20 ) July 19-21 n 3-Day Conference n NEW * 4-Day Conference n ** 5-Day Conference NEW for 2012 4-Day Conferences n Internal Medicine for Primary Care (pages 8-9) n Updates in Women’s Health/Men’s Health (pages 10-11) n Cardio/Pulmonary Medicine for Primary Care (page 12) n Neuro/Psych Medicine for Primary Care (page 13) n Clinical Endocrinology for Primary Care (page 14) n Infectious Disease Medicine for Primary Care (page 18) 5-Day Conferences n Internal Medicine for Primary Care (pages 8-9) n Updates in Women’s Health/Men’s Health (pages 10-11) n Neuro/Psych Medicine for Primary Care (page 13) See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 3
  • credible CME “This is my 10th MER course— MER always provides clinically relevant updates via excellent educators at desirable whY CHOOSE MER? locations.” Since 1983, Medical Education Resources (MER) —dr . r ob er t l. has been a leading non-profit source of fully tecau, do accredited CME conferences for physicians and other healthcare professionals. We are dedicated to providing primary care physicians and other medical professionals with an exceptional learning experience. expert fACULTY MER provides targeted conferences with the critical MER conference updated information needed in today’s busy primary speakers represent care environment. 75 leading medical institutions, including: your satisfaction matters • Mayo Clinic MER programs have a 98% satisfaction rate • Cleveland Clinic amongst medical professionals in attendance. • Harvard Medical School • Stanford University School of Medicine • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine4 Conference space and exclusive hotel rates are limited. Register TODAY!
  • n 200+ Respected Faculty n 65 Relevant Conferences n 30 Exciting Destinations n 98% Attendee Satisfaction n 1,000,000+ Credits Awarded Nassau, Bahamas Atlantis Paradise Island Resort Asim Jani, MD, MPH Maui, Hawaii Infectious Disease Specialist Grand Wailea incredible experiences Over the years, more than 150,000 of your colleagues have evaluated our programs. They agree that MER delivers the best in continuing medical education. MER is an accredited New York City, NY provider of continuing medical education Crown Plaza Times Square credits, approved by organizations including: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for Physicians n American Academy of Family Physicians n These are just some Prescribed Creditsof the 30 incredible American Osteopathic Association n destinations where Category 2-Ayou can attend our American College of Emergency Physicians n conferences! See pages American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) n 2-3 for complete courseand location listing. American Academy of Physician Assistants n Accreditation Council for Pharmacy n Education (ACPE) for Pharmacists See page 21 for a complete list of program accreditation. See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 5
  • choose your conference 3-day programs Dermatology..................................... 7 Internal Medicine........................... 8-9 Women’s/Men’s Health............. 10-11 Morning sessions packed with valuable information. Afternoons/Evenings open. Cardio/Pulmonary.......................... 12 11 CME credits. Neurology/Psychiatry..................... 13 Endocrinology................................. 14 Geriatric Medicine.......................... 15 Orthopedics.................................... 16 Rheumatology/Musculoskeletal.... 17 Infectious Disease.......................... 18 NEW! Hem-Onc/Pulmonology/ Vascular Updates...............................19 NEW! Legal, Tax and Financial Updates for the Medical Practice.....19 Special New Year’s Conferences... 20 4-day programs Internal Medicine........................... 8-9 Women’s/Men’s Health............. 10-11 Morning sessions packed with valuable Cardio/Pulmonary.......................... 12 information. Afternoons/Evenings open. Neurology/Psychiatry..................... 13 14 CME credits. Endocrinology................................. 14 Infectious Disease.......................... 18 5-day programs Internal Medicine........................... 8-9 Women’s/Men’s Health............. 10-11 Half-day learning format. Neurology/Psychiatry..................... 13 17 CME credits.6 Credits Offered: AMA, AOA, AAFP, ACEP, AAPA, ANCC, ACPE.
  • dermatology Dates and Dermatology for the Locations Non-Dermatologist2012 Upon completion of this program, participants should beOctober 5-7 better able to:New York, NY n Review the diagnostic principles and treatment optionsCrowne Plaza Times for dermatitis, papulosquamous disorders, as well asSquare viral, fungal, and bacterial infectionsStarting at $359 per night n Describe the step-wise approach for the diagnosis andNovember 2-4 treatment of acne and acneiform eruptionsWalt Disney World®Resort, FL n Identify cutaneous findings that serve as surrogates ofDisney’s BoardWalk internal diseasesResort n Differentiate benign and malignant skin tumors andStarting at $269 per night employ appropriate in-office proceduresDecember 28-30 n Discuss strategies for appropriate sun protectionLas Vegas, NV measuresThe VenetianStarting at $269 per night program2013 Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm)March 15-17South Beach, FL • DermatitisLoews Miami Beach • Papulosquamous DisordersHotel • Viral InfectionsStarting at $349 per night • Bacterial InfectionsJune 21-23 • Acne and Acneiform EruptionsLas Vegas, NV • Case PresentationsThe CosmopolitanStarting at $259 per night Day TWO (8:00 am - 12:40 pm)July 19-21 • Skin Manifestations of Systemic DiseaseCape Cod, MA • Fungal InfectionsOcean Edge Resort and • Benign Skin TumorsGolf Club • Skin Surgery for Primary Care PhysiciansStarting at $325 per night • Case PresentationsAugust 16-18San Diego, CA Day three (8:00 am - 10:00 am)San Diego Marriott • Premalignant and Malignant Skin TumorsMarquis & MarinaStarting at $199 per night • Case PresentationsSeptember 13-15Walt Disney World®Resort, FLDisney’s Grand FloridianResort & SpaStarting at $239 per night ©Disney Ocean Edge Resort Crown Plaza Times Disney’s BoardWalk and Golf Club Square Resort Cape Cod, MA New York City, NY Walt Disney World® Resort, FL + Additional destinations!Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 7
  • INTERNAL MEDICINE internal medicine Dates and for primary care Locations MER’s Internal Medicine Conference Series is now more 2012 comprehensive introducing new content modules that October 21-25** allow you to broaden your educational experience. Maui, HI Grand Wailea Neuro/Psych/Rheum/Derm Each conference is unique. Visit www.mer.org for Starting at $275 per night content topics and learning objectives for each offering. November 15-18* Key West, FL Casa Marina Resort Endo/CV/ID/Gastro Starting at $259 per night MER’s 3-Day, 4-Day and 5-Day Internal Medicine December 14-16 Las Vegas, NV Conference Series will offer content in the following Mandarin Oriental topics: Cardio/Derm/Ortho Starting at $179 per night • Adolescent Medicine December 28-30 • Cardiovascular New York, NY Crowne Plaza Times • Dermatology Square • Endocrinology Gastro/Endo/Neuro Starting at $429 per night • Gastroenterology 2013 • Hepatology February 8-10 • Infectious Disease Scottsdale, AZ The Phoenician • Neurology Endo/CV/ID Starting at $345 per night • Orthopedics March 17-21** • Psychiatry Maui, HI Grand Wailea • Pulmonology Endo/CV/ID/Gastro • Rheumatology Starting at $275 per night March 25-29** Nassau, Bahamas Atlantis Paradise Island Resort Psych/ID/Derm/Adolesc Med Starting at $319 Beach Tower $349 Coral Tower $419 Royal Tower Crown Plaza Times Casa Marina Resort Grand Wailea Square Key West, FL Maui, HI New York City, NY Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. *4-Day Conference. **5-Day Conference.8 MER — Delivering credible, accredited CME since 1983.
  • INTERNAL MEDICINE Visit www.mer.org for complete Dates and session titles and learning objectives Locations for each meetingApril 19-21 October 21-25, 2012 • NeurologyLas Vegas, NV • Psychiatry Maui, HI • RheumatologyThe Cosmopolitan • DermatologyNeuro/Psych/CV • EndocrinologyStarting at $259 per night November 15-18, 2012 • Cardiovascular Key West, FL • Infectious DiseaseMay 24-26 • GastroenterologyWalt Disney World®Resort, FL December 14-16, 2012 • Cardiovascular • DermatologyDisney’s Grand Floridian Las Vegas, NV • OrthopedicsResort & Spa December 28-30, 2012 • GastroenterologyCV/Rheum/Gastro • EndocrinologyStarting at $289 per night New York, NY • NeurologyJune 9-13** February 8-10, 2013 • EndocrinologyOahu, HI • Cardiovascular Scottsdale, AZ • Infectious DiseaseAulani, A Disney Resort& Spa March 17-21, 2013 • Endocrinology • CardiovascularNeuro/Psych/Rheum/Derm Maui, HI • Infectious DiseaseStarting at $389 per night • GastroenterologyJuly 22-25* March 25-29, 2013 • PsychiatryParis, France • Infectious Disease Nassau, Bahamas • DermatologyIntercontinental • Adolescent MedicineParis Le Grand April 19-21, 2013 • NeurologyEndo/Neuro/Derm/Gastro • Psychiatry€305 single Las Vegas, NV • Cardiovascular€330 double May 24-26, 2013 • CardiovascularOne breakfast included • RheumatologyEach additional breakfast €10 per person Walt Disney World® Resort, FL • GastroenterologyAugust 11-15** June 9-13, 2013 • NeurologyMaui, HI • Psychiatry Oahu, HI • RheumatologyGrand Wailea • DermatologyRheum/Gastro/Pulm/ID • EndocrinologyStarting at $330 per night July 22-25 • Neurology Paris, France • DermatologySeptember 13-15 • GastroenterologyAtlantic City, NJRevel August 11-15 • Rheumatology • GastroenterologyCV/Derm/Ortho Maui, HI • PulmonologyStarting at $229 per night • Infectious Disease September 13-15 • Cardiovascular • Dermatology Atlantic City, NJ • Orthopedics n 3-Day Conference n 4-Day Conference n 5-Day Conference ©Disney Aulani, A Disney The Cosmopolitan Intercontinental Paris Resort and Spa Las Vegas, NV Le Grand Oahu, HI Paris, France + Additional destinations! See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 9
  • WOMEN’S/MEn’s HEALTH Updates in Dates and women’s health Locations Upon completion of this program, participants should be 2012 better able to: November 2-4 n Distinguish between ovulatory and anovulatory uterine San Diego, CA bleeding and other menstrual abnormalities and select Hotel Del Coronado appropriate treatment options Updates in Women’s Health n Explain the process of menopausal transition Starting at $259 per night (climacteric) and describe the potential risks/benefits of 2013 HRT options, especially in relation to breast cancer and cardiovascular disease February 15-17 Las Vegas, NV n Describe the management of HPV infection and The Cosmopolitan abnormal pap smear results Updates in Women’s Health n Identify current strategies for diagnosing and managing Starting at $259 per night osteoporosis, thyroid disorders and obese patients May 24-26 n Discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Asheville, NC chronic fatigue syndrome The Grove Park Inn n Recognize and manage common symptoms of Updates in Women’s Health Starting at $279 per night depression and other psychiatric disorders in women September 13-15 San Francisco, CA program (Women’s Health) JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) Updates in Women’s Health • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Starting at $269 per night • Menopausal Transition and Hormone Replacement Therapy • Osteoporosis • Managing Obesity • Case Presentations Day two (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • Thyroid Disorders in Women • Depression in Women • Other Psychiatric Disorders • Management of Abnormal Pap Smears • Management of High-Risk HPV Infections • Case Presentations Day three (8:00 am - 10:00 am) • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Case Presentations The Cosmopolitan JW Marriott San Hotel Del Coronado Las Vegas, NV Francisco Union Square San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.10 Conference space and exclusive hotel rates are limited. Register TODAY!
  • WOMEN’S/MEn’s HEALTH Dates and Updates in Locations Men’s healthMen’s Health content will beoffered in these locations: Topics to be covered when Men’s Health is presented: •  ale Malignancies (testes and prostate) M2012 Biology and treatment options using current medicalOctober 7-11** technology of prostate cancer; evaluation and treatmentWalt Disney World ®Resort, FL of testicular cancer and long-term ramifications after cureDisney’s Grand FloridianResort & Spa • enign Prostatic Conditions BUpdates in Women’s/Men’s Health Appropriate primary medical management of BPHStarting at $279 per night as well as identification of patients with complex orDecember 14-16 refractory cases that warrant referral; diagnosis andNew York, NY treatment of prostatitisCrowne Plaza TimesSquare • rostate Cancer Screening and Treatment PUpdates in Women’s/Men’s Health Review and clarification of the often confusing andStarting at $419 per night political literature regarding prostate cancer screening, risks, and benefits of screening for prostate cancer and2013 strategies for decreasing the risk of over treatmentMarch 21-24*Orlando, FL • ematuria, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer HLoews Portofino Bay Differential diagnosis and work-up of hematuria;Hotel at Universal differentiation between infection, prostate growth, andOrlando®Updates in Women’s/Men’s Health nephrolithiasis; diagnosis of kidney and bladder cancerStarting at $289 per night • amily Planning: Fertility, Infertility, Vasectomy FJuly 25-28* Etiology of infertility and the appropriate work-Mackinac Island, MI up, treatment, and timing of referral; options forGrand HotelUpdates in Women’s/Men’s Health contraception-vasectomy and vasectomy reversal$408 Cat I$498 Cat II • exually Transmitted Disease S$628 Cat III Presenting symptoms, lesions, latencies, diagnosticRates based on Double Occupancy work-ups and therapies of the common sexuallyDaily rates include full breakfast and dinner transmitted diseases • ndrogen Replacement, Sexual Function A Treatment algorithm and safety profiles for the treatment of erectile dysfunction; testosterone supplementation for the treatment of ED or hypogonadism 4-day and 5-day agendas and learning objectives at mer.org ©Disney Crown Plaza Times Disney’s Grand Loews Portofino Bay Square Floridian Resort & Spa Hotel at Universal Studios New York City, NY Walt Disney World Resort, FL ® Orlando, FL + Additional destinations!*4-Day Conference. **5-Day Conference. See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 11
  • cardio/pulmonary cardio/pulmonary MEDICINE Dates and for primary care Locations Upon completion of this program, participants should be 2012 better able to: December 13-16* n Describe current diagnostic approaches to Walt Disney World® hypertension, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, ACS Resort, FL Disney’s Contemporary and CAD Resort n Discuss treatment strategies reflective of current Starting at $259 per night evidence-based medicine for hypertension, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, ACS and CAD 2013 n Identify the pathophysiology and diagnostic January 25-27 approach of asthma, COPD and common Las Vegas, NV respiratory infections The Bellagio $179 weekday n Design treatment strategies reflective of current $219 weekend evidence-based medicine for asthma, COPD and common respiratory infections March 15-17 Walt Disney World® Resort, FL Disney’s Grand Floridian program Resort & Spa Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) Starting at $319 per night • Asthma April 18-21* • Controversies in the Treatment of Common Walt Disney World® Respiratory Infections Resort, FL • Workup of Patients with Suspected CAD: Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts Which Tests for Which Patients Starting at $299 per night • Acute Coronary Syndromes: Initial Workup and Treatment July 12-14 • Case Presentations: (Cardiology) Jackson Hole, WY Hotel Terra Day TWO (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) Starting at $279 per night • 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 am - 10:00 AM) • Primary and Secondary Prevention of CAD • Case Studies 4-day agenda and learning objectives at mer.org ©Disney Hotel Terra The Bellagio Disney’s Grand Jackson Hole, WY Las Vegas, NV Floridian Resort & Spa Walt Disney World® Resort, FL + Additional destinations! Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. *4-Day Conference.12 Register for your choice of 3-day, 4-day and 5-day conferences.
  • Neurology/Psychiatry Dates and Neuro/Psych Medicine Locations for Primary Care2012 Neurology Learning ObjectivesOctober 12-14 Upon completion of this program, participants should be betterLas Vegas, NV able to:The Cosmopolitan n Review a neurological examNeurology for Primary Care n Explain the differential diagnosis of seizures and the clinicalStarting at $219 per night pharmacology of anti-epileptic drugs n Distinguish dementia from delirium, as well as recognize theDecember 2-6** neurological changes of normal agingNassau, Bahamas n Discuss developments in diagnostic technology and strokeAtlantis Paradise Island managementNeuro/Psych Medicine for n Assess and manage vascular and non-vascular headachesPrimary Care and migraines$129 Beach Tower$159 Coral Tower PSYCHIATRY Learning Objectives$189 Royal Tower Upon completion of this program, participants should be better2013 able to:February 15-17 n Review diagnosis and treatment (pharmacologic andBreckenridge, CO nonpharmacologic) of substance abuse, anxiety disorders,The Village at and ADHD in adultsBreckenridge n Discuss mood stabilizing psychosocial and pharmacologicNeurology for Primary Care treatments of bipolar disorder as well as frequent co-$265 Village Hotel Room morbid psychiatric disorders$265 Peak Nine Inn Studio n Describe common obstacles to coping with chronic$315 One Bedroom Condo illness and understand strategies that facilitate medication$440 Two Bedroom Condo adherence, including the role of self-concept in adapting$575 Three Bedroom Condo n Identify and set limits with problematic patients and useMarch 15-17 tools to manage personal reactionsLas Vegas, NV n Review risk factors and patients at risk for suicide andThe Venetian violence and intervene to make timely referrals to combatNeuro/Psych Medicine for hopelessnessPrimary CareStarting at $259 per night programJune 20-23* PSYCHIATRY NeurologyWalt Disney World® • Neurological exam • Adult ADHDResort, FL • Back pain • Bipolar disordersDisney’s Yacht andBeach Club Resorts • Epilepsy • Adherence • Paroxysmal disorders • The difficult patientNeurology for Primary Care • DepressionStarting at $289 per night • Sleep disorders • Alzheimer’s Disease • Substance abuseJuly 5-7 • Parkinson’s Disease • Anxiety disordersNiagara Falls, ON, Canada • Cerebrovascular disorders • Suicide & violenceMarriott Gateway on the • Headaches & migraineFalls • Dizziness & vertigoNeurology for Primary Care$219 Cityview$299 FallsviewAugust 1-4*Washington, DCMandarin OrientalNeuro/Psych Medicine forPrimary CareStarting at $229 per night ©Disney Disney’s Yacht & Mandarin Oriental Beach Club Resorts Washington, DC Walt Disney World Resort, FL ®For a list of complete learning objectives when Neurology only is presented see www.mer.org. + Additional destinations!Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. *4-Day Conference. **5-Day Conference. See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 13
  • ENDOCRINOLOGY clinical endocrinology Dates and for primary care Locations Upon completion of this program, participants should be 2012 better able to: November 30-December 2 n Describe and tailor treatment strategies for Type 1 and Las Vegas, NV Type 2 diabetes The Cosmopolitan Starting at $219 per night n Review the diagnostic criteria and therapeutic approaches to osteoporosis and other calcium-related December 28-30 disorders Walt Disney World® Resort, FL n Interpret the diagnostic criteria for dyslipidemia Disney’s Yacht and and design individualized treatment plans Beach Club Resorts n Describe the pathophysiology surrounding obesity and Starting at $299 per night council patients on the various weight management strategies including patient selection criteria for surgery 2013 n Discuss current diagnostic and treatment approaches to February 21-24* thyroid nodules and disorders Nassau, Bahamas Atlantis Paradise Island Resort program $199 Beach Tower $219 Coral Tower Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) $249 Royal Tower • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus April 4-7* • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus St. John, USVI • Disorders of Calcium Metabolism The Westin St. John • Management of Dyslipidemia Resort & Villas Starting at $379 per night • Case Presentations June 27-30* Day two (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) Disneyland® Resort, CA • Disorders of Thyroid Function Disney’s Grand • Obesity Management Update Californian Hotel® & Spa Starting at $249 per night • Metabolic Bone Disease • Case Presentations August 2-4 Las Vegas, NV Day three (8:00 am - 10:00 am) The Bellagio • Thyroid Nodules $169 Weekday $199 Weekend • Case Presentations 4-day agenda and learning objectives at mer.org ©Disney Disney’s Grand Atlantis Paradise The Westin St. John Californian Hotel® & Spa Island Resort Resort & Villas Disneyland® Resort, CA Nassau, Bahamas St. John, USVI + Additional destinations! Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. *4-Day Conference.14 Credits Offered: AMA, AOA, AAFP, ACEP, AAPA, ANCC, ACPE.
  • GERIATRIC Dates and geriatric medicine Locations for primary care2012 Upon completion of this program, participants should beDecember 7-9 better able to:San Diego, CA n Review a functional assessment of the elderly patientHotel Del Coronado n Use a comprehensive geriatric assessment to identifyStarting at $189 per night potential issues n Discuss the etiologies, differential diagnoses, and2013 treatment approaches to depression in the elderlyMarch 15-17St. Thomas, USVI n Assess and manage cardiac, vascular, musculoskeletalMarriott Frenchman’s and urologic disordersReef n Evaluate gait disorders and design practical approachesStarting at $339 per night for the prevention of fallsApril 12-14 n Differentiate between cognitive impairment, dementias,New Orleans, LA and Alzheimer’s Disease, and formulate appropriateJW Marriott New Orleans treatment optionsStarting at $255 per night n Evaluate and manage pain in the older adultJuly 5-7Las Vegas, NVMandarin Oriental programStarting at $199 per night Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm)August 9-11 • Approach to the Geriatric PatientWalt Disney World® • Depression in the Older AdultResort, FL • Assessing and Managing Urological DisordersDisney’s Contemporary • Addressing Cardiovascular ProblemsResortStarting at $239 per night • Case Presentations Day two (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • Vascular Problems • Common Musculoskeletal Problems • Geriatric Gait Disorders and Falls • Diagnosis and Management of the Patient with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease • Case Presentations Day three (8:00 am - 10:00 am) • Pain Management • Case Presentations Marriott Mandarin Oriental JW Marriott New Frenchman’s Reef Las Vegas, NV Orleans St. Thomas, USVI New Orleans, LA + Additional destinations!Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 15
  • orthopedics office orthopedics Dates and for primary care Locations Upon completion of this program, participants should be 2012 better able to: October 5-7 n Discuss common office orthopedic problems Napa, CA n Describe the anatomy and function of the shoulder and The Meritage Resort and Spa knee joints Starting at $319 per night n Review the basics and common pitfalls of orthopedic X-ray interpretation for shoulder and knee imaging 2013 n Describe how and when to utilize joint aspiration and February 22-24 injection for the shoulder and knee joints Walt Disney World® n Assess common joint problems and describe treatment Resort, FL options Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Starting at $299 per night program May 10 -12 Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) Key West, FL Casa Marina Resort • Shoulder: rotator cuff syndrome; impingement, Starting at $280 per night frozen shoulder; subacromial bursitis; bicipital tendonitis; A-C joint disease August 16-18 • Upper Extremities: dislocation, differential diagnosis Lake George, NY The Sagamore of associated neck problems and referred pain, joint $289 Lower Lodge Room injection/X‑ray views and interpretation, indications $339 Walk-in Lodge Room for MRI $479 Hotel Room Garden View • Elbow: tennis and golfer’s elbow, nursemaid’s elbow, $519 Lower Lodge Suite $569 Walk-In Lodge Suite olecranon bursitis, supracondylar fractures, joint $599 Hotel Room Lake View injection/X-ray interpretation • Wrist and Hand Day two (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • 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 Foot Day three (8:00 am - 10:00 am) • Shoulder Examination and Injection Workshop • Knee Examination, Injection, and Aspiration Workshop Casa Marina Resort The Sagamore The Meritage Resort Key West, FL Lake George, NY & Spa Napa, CA + Additional destination! Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.16 MER — Delivering credible, accredited CME since 1983.
  • RHEUMATOLOGY/MUSCULOSKELETAL Dates and rheumatology and Locations musculoskeletal medicine2012 for primary careNovember 2-4Las Vegas, NV Upon completion of this program, participants should beThe Cosmopolitan better able to:Starting at $219 per night n Differentiate between inflammatory and non-inflammatory joint pain and the differential2013 diagnosis of each categoryApril 26-28 n Describe the technique of joint aspiration, joint injection,Napa, CA and synovial fluid analysisThe Meritage Resort andSpa n Demonstrate a musculoskeletal examinationStarting at $229 per night n Evaluate and treat osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, spinal pain, regional pain syndromes, osteoporosis, and goutJune 14-16 n Use current evidence to design treatmentNashville, TNGaylord Opryland Resort strategies for rheumatoid arthritis& Convention CenterStarting at $219 per night programSeptember 20-22Las Vegas, NV Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm)The Cosmopolitan • Evaluating the Patient with Joint PainStarting at $239 per night • 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 Examination Day two (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • Osteoarthritis • Crystal Disease: Gout and Pseudogout • Spinal Pain • Osteoporosis • Joint Injection Technique • Workshop: Joint Aspiration and Injection Technique Day three (8:00 am - 10:00 am) • Fibromyalgia • Case Presentations The Meritage Resort Gaylord Opryland Resort The Cosmopolitan and Spa & Convention Center Las Vegas, NV Napa, CA Nashville, TN + Additional destination!Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 17
  • INFECTIOUS DISEASE INFECTIOUS DISEASE MEDICINE Dates and for primary care Locations Upon completion of this program, participants should be 2013 better able to: February 14-17* n Discuss the most important approaches to the St. Kitts, West Indies febrile patient with potentially life-threatening diseases in St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach both hospital- and clinic-associated settings Casino n Diagnose and manage important infectious disease Starting at $250 (USD) per night syndromes in a range of organ-based systems (respiratory, gastrointestinal, skin and soft-tissue) May 17-19 Las Vegas, NV n Identify the 2012 updates for immunizations and The Bellagio genitourinary infections (including selected sexually $179 weekday transmitted diseases) $249 weekend n Review important travel-associated and animal August 30-September 1 bite‑related infectious disease syndromes Aspen, CO n Describe important strategies for the evaluation of The St. Regis Aspen infections in immunocompromised hosts Resort Starting at $299 per night program Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • Evidence-Based Review of Infectious Diseases • Travel-Associated Infections • Animal Bites and Related Syndromes • Gastrointestinal Infections and Clostridium Difficile • Case Presentations—Respiratory Tract Infections Day two (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • Immunizations: Update 2012 • Bone and Joint Infections • Genitourinary Diseases: Update 2012 • Evidence-Based Review of Healthcare-Associated Infections • Case Presentations: Infectious Disease Syndromes in the Special Host Day three (8:00 am - 10:00 am) • Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections • Case Presentations: Don’t Miss It: Ambulatory Care Infectious Disease Emergencies 4-day agenda and learning objectives at mer.org The St. Regis Aspen St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Bellagio Resort The Royal Beach Casino Las Vegas, NV Aspen, CO St. Kitts, West Indies Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. *4-Day Conference.18 Conference space and exclusive hotel rates are limited. Register TODAY!
  • Special conferencesALL-NEW CONTENT DEVELOPED ESPECIALLYFOR PRIMARY CARE! New topics, new studies, new information. The medical profession is always advancing and evolving, as is the MER content. MER continues to update our conferences and add new topics in an effort to keep you current. November 30-December 2, 2012Marriott Marriott Frenchman’s ReefFrenchman’s ReefSt. Thomas, USVI St. Thomas, USVI Internal Medicine: Hem-Onc/Pulmonology/ Vascular Updates for Primary Care Starting at $240 per night July 19-21, 2013 Disney’s Boardwalk Resort Walt Disney World® Resort, FL Legal, Tax and Financial Updates for the©Disney Medical PracticeDisney’s Boardwalk Starting at $229 per nightResortWalt Disney World® Resort, FLUnique Conference Schedule MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY Schedule Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29, 2013 Atlantis Paradise Island Resort Nassau, BahamasAtlantis ParadiseIsland Resort Internal Medicine for Primary Care:Nassau, Bahamas Psychiatry/Infectious Disease/Dermatology/ Adolescent Medicine Starting at: $319 Beach Tower $349 Coral Tower $419 Royal Tower See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 19
  • Special New Year’s Conferences Celebrate New Year’s at an Exciting Destination! Bring in the New Year with MER at one of our Three year-end programs December 28-30, 2012 The Venetian The Venetian Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Dermatology for the Non-Dermatologist You can bet on New Year’s Eve in Vegas being a world‑class celebration! Starting at $269 per night December 28-30, 2012 Crown Plaza Times Square New York, NY Internal Medicine: Gastro/Endo/Neuro Crown Plaza Times Watch the famous ball drop and celebrate New Square Year’s with about a million of your closest friends! New York, NY Starting at $429 per night December 28-30, 2012 Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts Walt Disney World® Resort, FL Clinical Endocrinology for Primary Care Have a magical New Year’s with your family and friends at Disney! ©Disney Starting at $299 per night Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts Walt Disney World® Resort, FL20 Register for your choice of 3-day, 4-day and 5-day conferences.
  • program accreditationPhysician Accreditation TargetMedical Education Resources (MER) is accredited by theAccreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Audienceto provide continuing medical education for physicians. These programs are targeted to office-basedCredit Designation primary care providers andMedical Education Resources (MER) designates these live other health professionalsactivities for a maximum of 11-17 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. with updates in primaryPhysicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent care medicineof their participation in the activity.*American Academy of Family Physicians NursingThese activities have been reviewed and are acceptable for up to11-17 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family PurposePhysicians.* Statement To provide updates inAmerican Osteopathic Association primary care medicine toThese programs are approved for 11-17 hours in Category 2-A by office-based providersthe American Osteopathic Association.*American College of Emergency facultyPhysicians AFFILIATIONThese activities are approved by the American College ofEmergency Physicians for a maximum of 11‑17 hours A.C.E.P. MER Conference speakersCategory I credit.1* represent 75 leading medical institutions,American Academy of Physician including:Assistants • Mayo ClinicAAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities • Cleveland Cliniccertified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed Credit • Harvard Medical Schoolfrom AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizationsaccredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. • Stanford UniversityPhysician assistants may receive a maximum of 11-17 hours of School of MedicineCategory I credit for completing these programs.* • Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineNursing Accreditation • Plus many moreMedical Education Resources (MER) is accredited as a providerof continuing nursing education by the American NursesCredentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.These CE activities provide 11-17 contact hours of continuingnursing education.*Medical Education Resources (MER) is approved by the CaliforniaBoard of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299. These CEactivities provide 11-17 contact hours.American Council for PharmacyEducation Medical Education Resources (MER) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a providerof continuing pharmacy education. MER designates these *3-day conferences offer 11continuing education activities for 11-17 contact hour(s) (1.1-1.7 credits. 4-Day Conferences offerCEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.* 14 credits. 5-Day Conferences offer 17 credits.Visit www.mer.org for the Universal Program Numbers for eachactivity. 1 Note: Women’s/Men’s Health and Dermatology are not approved for A.C.E.P.These activities are certified as Knowledge-based CPE. credit. See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 21
  • registration fees RESIDENTS & OTHER PHYSICIANS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCES Early Bird Regular Early Bird Regular 3-Day Conferences $595 $695 $445 $495 • Dermatology • Internal Medicine • Women’s/Men’s Health • Cardio/Pulmonary • Neurology/Psychiatry • Endocrinology • Geriatric Medicine • Infectious Disease • Hem-Onc/Pulmonology/ Vascular • Legal/Tax/Fin. Updates (see pages 7-20) • Orthopedics $695 $795 $545 $595 • Rheumatology/ Musculoskeletal (see pages 16-17) 4-Day Conferences $795 $895 $645 $695 • Internal Medicine • Women’s/Men’s Health • Cardio/Pulmonary • Neurology/Psychiatry • Endocrinology • Infectious Disease (see pages 8-14 and 18) 5-Day Conferences $895 $995 $695 $745 • Internal Medicine • Women’s/Men’s Health • Neurology/Psychiatry (see pages 8-11, 13 and 19) New York $695 $795 $545 $595 (see pages 7-11 and 20) Paris, France $1,095 $1,195 $945 $995 (see page 9) PRICING OPTIONS Early Bird Registrations To be eligible for the Early Bird Rate, registrations must be Physicians confirmed by MER at least 60 days before the start of the Physicians with an M.D. or D.O. designation are eligible. conference. Residents & Other Health Professionals Pricing for residents and other health professionals is open to medical residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and PharmDs /RPHs.22 Credits Offered: AMA, AOA, AAFP, ACEP, AAPA, ANCC, ACPE.
  • TO REQUEST INFORMATION OR TOREGISTER FOR A conference:AccommodationsHotel rates are subject to change without notice.Space is limited in our negotiated room-block. Earlyreservations are recommended to ensure accommodations at Onlinethese popular properties. Availability and rates are subject to Visit our websitechange once room-blocks are filled. www.mer.orgGroup rates shown do not include taxes and fees. Pleasecontact the hotel to receive specific information on cancellationpolicies and other information.DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PROGRAMS AND ☎FACILITIES, WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE PhoneHOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE Call toll freeCONFERENCE. PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 1-800-421-3756 orHOTEL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 303-798-9682 8:00am–4:30pm mstAIRFARE AND CAR DISCOUNTSSpecial discounted airfare is being offered for MER attendeeson American Airlines, United Airlines and Continental Airlines.Additionally, MER has negotiated discounted rental car rateswith Hertz, Alamo, and National. All airfare and rental carreservations must be made directly with the respective airline Emailor rental company. Please call MER at 800-421-3756 to get info@mer.orgthe desired MER discount code. Please do not book airfareuntil registration and hotel reservations are confirmed.Conference registrations must be accompanied by payment. We Program Formatscannot confirm your course registration until payment is received. The conferences consist of half-day morning sessions. Breakfast is provided to attendees each meeting day.Business Deduction forWork-Related Education Special Assistance MER’s policy is to comply with theContact your tax advisor for more details. Americans with Disabilities Act. If special arrangements are necessary for an individual with a disability toCancellation Policy attend a conference, please contactIf you are unable to attend and are forced to cancel or transfer your registration, a our registration department atfull refund is given for cancellations made within one week from the date you register 1‑800‑421‑3756.for a conference. Cancellations/transfers made after one week from your registrationdate and prior to one week before the course start date are non-refundable; however,they may be credited toward a future MER registration minus a non-refundable $50 MER’s Green Initiative Like you, MER believes it is importantfee. The credits expire one year from the date of cancellation. to conserve and protect the naturalIf you are unable to attend the program you registered for and/or do not notify resources we have been given. InMER by one week before the course start date, your entire registration fee will be 2012, we are taking steps towardnon‑refundable. being more ecologically friendly. The most noticeable change for ourDisclaimer attendees will be the provision ofA portion of your room rate will be applied to offset the cost of the food and take home flash drives containing allbeverage served during the meeting to participants only. This includes daily materials presented in the conference.breakfast and morning coffee breaks during meeting hours for registered attendees. In this way, we will be able to save hundreds of thousands of sheets ofDisclosure of Conflicts of Interest paper per year. MER believes that all ofIt is the policy of Medical Education Resources (MER) to ensure balance, us should Reduce, Reuse and Recycleindependence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In as much as possible.accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors,content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control thecontent of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientificresearch referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generallyaccepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. ©2012 MER See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 23
  • 1500 West Canal Court, Bldg. BLittleton, CO 80120-6404 “This was my first attendance at an MER event and I found not only the lectures to be great, the speakers were n 200+ Respected Faculty also! The speakers were entertaining and enthusiastic and the topics were n 65 Relevant Conferences presented with practical info I can take home and use.” n 30 Exciting Destinations — issues in women’s health, Cape Cod, MA n 98% Attendee SatisfactionExceptional CME n 1,000,000+ Credits AwardedExtraordinary LOCATIONS ATTENTION: PRIMARY CARE Providers! Earn CME credits in the best resorts and REGISTER TODAY! vacation destinations in the world! www.MER.org