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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
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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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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