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  4. 4. conference schedule 2012 Conferences April May June July August September Nassau, Bahamas Las Vegas, NV Dermatology April 15-19** July 6-8 (Page 7) Walt Disney Aruba Newport Beach, CA San Diego, CA World © Resort, FL Neuro/Psych/CV CV/Rheum/Gastro Endo/Pulm/Derm/ Endo/CV/ID May 11-13 June 22-24 Neuro Internal April 13-15 August 23-26* Medicine (Pages 8-9) Rome, Italy Neuro/Psych/Pulm/ Rheum August 30-Sept 2* Women’s/ Jackson Hole, WY Women’s/Men’s Health Men’s Health July 5-8* (Pages 10-11) Cardio/ Oahu, HI Mackinac Island, MI Walt Disney Pulmonary June 10-14** July 20-22 World © Resort, FL (Page 12) September 20-23* Neurology/ Asheville, NC Walt Disney Neurology World © Resort, FL Psychiatry May 18-20 Neuro/Psych (Page 13) June 21-24* Endocrinology Napa, CA Walt Disney Victoria, BC, Nassau, Bahamas April 27-29 World © Resort, FL Canada September 28-30 (Page 14) May 25-27 July 12-15* Geriatric Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Medicine May 11-13 August 3-5 (Page 15) Las Vegas, NV Cape Cod, MA Orthopedics April 20-22 July 13-15 (Page 16) Rheumatology New Orleans, LA Walt Disney April 27-29 World © Resort, FL (Page 17) July 26-29* Infectious Las Vegas, NV Lake George, NY Disease June 8-10 August 17-19 (Page 18) Special Walt Disney Las Vegas, NV World © Resort, FL Pulmonology Conferences Heart Failure September 21-23 (Pages 19-20 ) August 24-26 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 rates4 Register for your choice of 3-day, 4-day and 5-day conferences.
  5. 5. register today! www.mer.org 2013 October november December January February March ConferencesNew York, NY Walt Disney Las Vegas, NV South Beach, FL DermatologyOctober 5-7 World © Resort, FL December 28-30 March 15-17 November 2-4 (Page 7)Maui, HI Key West, FL New York, NY Scottsdale, AZ Maui, HINeuro/Psych/Rheum/ Endo/CV/ID/Gastro Gastro/Endo/Neuro Endo/CV/ID Endo/CV/ID/GastroDerm November 15-18* December 28-30 February 8-10 March 17-21**October 21-25** Internal Medicine (Pages 8-9)Walt Disney San Diego, CA New York, NY Las Vegas, NV Orlando, FL Women’s/World © Resort, FL Women’s Health Women’s/Men’s Health Women’s Health Women’s/Men’s HealthWomen’s/Men’s Health November 2-4 December 14-16 February 15-17 March 21-24* Men’s HealthOctober 7-11** (Pages 10-11) Walt Disney Las Vegas, NV Walt Disney Cardio/ World © Resort, FL January 25-27 World © Resort, FL Pulmonary December 13-16* March 15-17 (Page 12)Las Vegas, NV Nassau, Bahamas Breckenridge, CO Las Vegas, NV Neurology/Neurology Neuro/Psych Neurology Neuro/PsychOctober 12-14 December 2-6** February 15-17 March 15-17 Psychiatry (Page 13) Las Vegas, NV Walt Disney Nassau, Bahamas Endocrinology Nov 30-Dec 2 World © Resort, FL February 21-24* December 28-30 (Page 14) San Diego, CA St. Thomas, USVI Geriatric December 7-9 March 15-17 Medicine (Page 15)Napa, CA Walt DisneyOctober 5-7 World © Resort, FL Orthopedics February 22-24 (Page 16) Las Vegas, NV November 2-4 Rheumatology (Page 17) St. Kitts, West Infectious Indies Disease February 15-17 (Page 18) St. Thomas, USVI Special Hem-Onc/Pulm/CV Nov 30-Dec 2 Conferences (Pages 19-20 ) 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 Physicians (pages 8-9) n Updates in Women’s Health/Men’s Health (pages 10-11) n Cardiology/Pulmonology for Primary Care Physicians (page 12) n Neurology/Psychiatry Medicine for Primary Care Physicians (page 13) n Clinical Endocrinology for Primary Care Physicians (page 14) n Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine for Primary Care Physicians (page 17) 5-Day Conferences n Dermatology for the Non-Dermatologist (page 7) n Internal Medicine for Primary Care Physicians (pages 8-9) n Updates in Women’s Health/Men’s Health (pages 10-11) n Cardiology/Pulmonology for Primary Care Physicians (page 12) n Neurology/Psychiatry Medicine for Primary Care Physicians (page 13) See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 5
  6. 6. 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! Heart Failure......................... 20 NEW! Pulmonology for Primary Care................................... 20 NEW! Hem-Onc/Pulmonology/ Vascular Updates........................... 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 Rheumatology/Musculoskeletal.... 17 5-day programs Dermatology..................................... 7 Internal Medicine........................... 8-9 Half-day learning format. Women’s/Men’s Health............. 10-11 17 CME credits. Cardio/Pulmonary.......................... 12 Neurology/Psychiatry..................... 136 Credits Offered: AMA, AOA, AAFP, ACEP, AAPA, ANCC, ACPE.
  7. 7. dermatology Dates and Dermatology for the Locations Non-Dermatologist2012 Upon completion of this program, participants should beApril 15-19** better able to:Nassau, Bahamas n Review the diagnostic principles and treatment optionsAtlantis Paradise Island for dermatitis, papulosquamous disorders, as well asResort viral, fungal, and bacterial infections$179 Beach Tower$199 Coral Tower n Describe the step-wise approach for the diagnosis and$229 Royal Tower treatment of acne and acneiform eruptions n Identify cutaneous findings that serve as surrogates ofJuly 6-8Las Vegas, NV internal diseasesThe Cosmopolitan n Differentiate benign and malignant skin tumors andStarting at $189 per night employ appropriate in-office procedures n Discuss strategies on appropriate sun protectionOctober 5-7New York, NY measuresCrowne Plaza TimesSquareStarting at $359 per night programNovember 2-4 Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm)Orlando, FL • DermatitisDisney’s BoardWalk • Papulosquamous DisordersResort • Viral InfectionsStarting at $269 per night • Bacterial InfectionsDecember 28-30 • Acne and Acneiform EruptionsLas Vegas, NV • Case PresentationsThe VenetianStarting at $269 per night Day TWO (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • Skin Manifestations of Systemic Disease2013 • Fungal InfectionsMarch 15-17 • Benign Skin TumorsSouth Beach, FLLoews Miami Beach • Skin Surgery for Primary Care PhysiciansHotel • Case PresentationsStarting at $349 per night Day three (8:00 am - 10:00 am) • Premalignant and Malignant Skin Tumors • Case Presentations 5-day agenda and learning objectives at mer.org ©Disney The Cosmopolitan Crown Plaza Times Disney’s BoardWalk Las Vegas, NV Square Resort New York City, NY Walt Disney World® Resort, FLHotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. + Additional destinations!**5-Day Conference See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 7
  8. 8. INTERNAL MEDICINE internal medicine for Dates and primary care physicians Locations MER’s Internal Medicine Conference Series is now more 2012 comprehensive introducing new content modules that April 13-15 allow you to broaden your educational experience. Orlando, FL Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort Each conference is unique. Visit www.mer.org for Endo/CV/ID content topics and learning objectives for each offering. Starting at $269 per night May 11-13 Aruba Aruba Marriott Resort Stellaris Casino Neuro/Psych/CV MER’s 3-Day, 4-Day and 5-Day Internal Medicine Starting at $219 per night Conference Series will offer content in the following June 22-24 topics: Newport Beach, CA • Cardiovascular The Resort at Pelican Hill CV/Rheum/Gastro • Dermatology Starting at $355 per night • Endocrinology August 23-26* San Diego, CA • Gastroenterology Hotel Del Coronado • Hepatology Endo/Pulm/Derm/Neuro Starting at $279 per night • Infectious Diseases August 30-September 2* • Neurology Rome, Italy Rome Marriott Grand • Psychiatry Hotel Flora Neuro/Psych/Pulm/Rheum • Pulmonology Starting at €260 per night based on double occupancy (European Currency) • Rheumatology Breakfast included for all occupants see page 19 October 21-25** Maui, HI Grand Wailea Neuro/Psych/Rheum/Derm Starting at $275 per night ©Disney Disney’s Yacht The Resort at Pelican Rome Marriott Grand Beach Club Resort Hill Hotel Flora Walt Disney World Resort, FL ® Newport Beach, CA Rome, Italy 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.
  9. 9. INTERNAL MEDICINE Visit www.mer.org for complete Dates and session titles and learning objectives Locations for each meetingNovember 15-18*Key West, FL April 13-15, 2012 • EndocrinologyCasa Marina Resort • CardiovascularEndo/CV/ID/Gastro Orlando, FL • Infectious DiseaseStarting at $259 per night May 11-13, 2012 • NeurologyDecember 28-30 • PsychiatryNew York, NY Aruba • CardiovascularCrowne Plaza TimesSquare June 22-24, 2012 • CardiovascularGastro/Endo/Neuro • RheumatologyStarting at $429 per night Newport Beach, CA • Gastroenterology2013 August 23-26, 2012 • Endocrinology San Diego, CA • PulmonologyFebruary 8-10Scottsdale, AZ • DermatologyThe Phoenician • NeurologyEndo/CV/ID • NeurologyStarting at $345 per night August 30- September 2, 2012 • PsychiatryMarch 17-21** • Pulmonology Rome, ItalyMaui, HI • RheumatologyGrand Wailea October 21-25, 2012 • NeurologyEndo/CV/ID/GastroStarting at $275 per night Maui, HI • Psychiatry • Rheumatology • Dermatology November 15-18, 2012 • Endocrinology Key West, FL • Cardiovascular • Infectious Disease • Gastroenterology December 28-30, 2012 • Gastroenterology New York, NY • Endocrinology • Neurology February 8-10, 2013 • Endocrinology Scottsdale, AZ • Cardiovascular • Infectious Disease March 17-21, 2013 • Endocrinology Maui, HI • Cardiovascular • Infectious Disease • Gastroenterology n 3-Day Conference n 4-Day Conference n 5-Day Conference Casa Marina Resort Crown Plaza Times Grand Wailea Key West, FL Square Maui, HI New York City, NY + Additional destinations! See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 9
  10. 10. WOMEN’S/MEn’s HEALTH issues in Dates and women’s health Locations Upon completion of this program, participants should be 2012 better able to: July 5-8* n Distinguish between ovulatory and anovulatory uterine Jackson Hole, WY bleeding and other menstrual abnormalities and select Hotel Terra appropriate treatment options Updates in Women’s Health/ n Explain the process of menopausal transition Men’s Health Starting at $289 per night (climacteric) and describe the potential risks/benefits of HRT options, especially in relation to breast cancer and October 7-11** cardiovascular disease Orlando, FL Disney’s Grand Floridian n Describe the management of HPV infection and Resort Spa abnormal pap smear results Updates in Women’s Health/ n Identify current strategies for diagnosing and managing Men’s Health osteoporosis, thyroid disorders and obese patients Starting at $279 per night n Discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of November 2-4 chronic fatigue syndrome San Diego, CA n Recognize and manage common symptoms of Hotel Del Coronado depression and other psychiatric disorders in women Women’s Health Starting at $259 per night program (Women’s Health) December 14-16 New York, NY Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) Crowne Plaza Times • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Square • Menopausal Transition and Hormone Replacement Therapy Updates in Women’s Health/ • Osteoporosis Men’s Health Starting at $419 per night • Managing Obesity • Case Presentations 2013 Day two (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) February 15-17 Las Vegas, NV • Thyroid Disorders in Women The Cosmopolitan • Depression in Women Women’s Health • Other Psychiatric Disorders Starting at $259 per night • Management of Abnormal Pap Smears March 21-24* • Management of High-Risk HPV Infections Orlando, FL • Case Presentations Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Day three (8:00 am - 10:00 am) Studios • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Updates in Women’s Health/ • Case Presentations Men’s Health Starting at $289 per night 4-day and 5-day agendas and learning objectives at mer.org ©Disney The Cosmopolitan Disney’s Grand Hotel Del Coronado Las Vegas, NV Floridian Resort Spa San Diego, CA Walt Disney World Resort, FL ® Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. *4-Day Conference. **5-Day Conference.10 Conference space and exclusive hotel rates are limited. Register TODAY!
  11. 11. WOMEN’S/MEn’s HEALTH Dates and issues 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 medicalJuly 5-8* technology of prostate cancer; evaluation and treatmentJackson Hole, WYHotel Terra of testicular cancer and long-term ramifications after cureUpdates in Women’s Health/ • enign Prostatic Conditions BMen’s HealthStarting at $289 per night Appropriate primary medical management of BPH as well as identification of patients with complex orOctober 7-11** refractory cases that warrant referral; diagnosis andOrlando, FL treatment of prostatitisDisney’s Grand FloridianResort Spa • rostate Cancer Screening and Treatment PUpdates in Women’s Health/ Review and clarification of the often confusing andMen’s HealthStarting at $279 per night political literature regarding prostate cancer screening, risks, and benefits of screening for prostate cancer andDecember 14-16 strategies for decreasing the risk of over treatmentNew York, NYCrowne Plaza Times • ematuria, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer HSquare Differential diagnosis and work-up of hematuria;Updates in Women’s Health/Men’s Health differentiation between infection, prostate growth, andStarting at $419 per night nephrolithiasis; diagnosis of kidney and bladder cancer2013 • amily Planning: Fertility, Infertility, Vasectomy F Etiology of infertility and the appropriate work-March 21-24*Orlando, FL up, treatment, and timing of referral; options forLoews Portofino Bay at contraception-vasectomy and vasectomy reversalUniversal Orlando®Updates in Women’s Health/ • exually Transmitted Disease SMen’s Health Presenting symptoms, lesions, latencies, diagnosticStarting at $289 per night work-ups and therapies of the common sexually 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 Crown Plaza Times Hotel Terra Loews Portofino Bay Square Jackson Hole, WY Hotel at Universal Studios New York City, NY Orlando, FL See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 11
  12. 12. cardio/pulmonary cardio/pulmonary MEDICINE Dates and for primary care Locations Upon completion of this program, participants should be 2012 better able to: June 10-14** n Describe current diagnostic approaches to Oahu, HI hypertension, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, ACS Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa and CAD Starting at $329 per night n Discuss treatment strategies reflective of current evidence-based medicine for hypertension, July 20-22 congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, ACS and CAD Mackinac Island, MI Grand Hotel n Identify the pathophysiology and diagnostic $398 Cat I approach of asthma, COPD and common $490 Cat II respiratory infections $620 Cat III n Design treatment strategies reflective of current Double occupancy Daily rates include full breakfast and evidence-based medicine for asthma, COPD and dinner common respiratory infections September 20-23* Orlando, FL program Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) Starting at $219 per night • Asthma December 13-16* • Controversies in the Treatment of Common Orlando, FL Respiratory Infections Disney’s Contemporary • Workup of Patients with Suspected CAD: Resort Which Tests for Which Patients Starting at $259 per night • Acute Coronary Syndromes: Initial Workup and Treatment 2013 • Case Presentations: (Cardiology) January 25-27 Las Vegas, NV Day TWO (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) The Bellagio Starting at $219 per night • Arrhythmia Management for the Primary Care Physician • Hypertension Update March 15-17 • Congestive Heart Failure Orlando, FL Disney’s Grand Floridian • Everything You Need to Know About COPD Resort Spa • Case Presentations: (Pulmonary) Starting at $319 per night Day THREE (8:00 am - 10:00 AM) • Primary and Secondary Prevention of CAD • Case Studies 4-day and 5-day agendas and learning objectives at mer.org ©Disney Grand Hotel The Bellagio Aulani, A Disney Mackinac Island, MI Las Vegas, NV Resort SPA Oahu, HI + Additional destinations! Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. *4-Day Conference. **5-Day Conference.12 Register for your choice of 3-day, 4-day and 5-day conferences.
  13. 13. Neurology/Psychiatry Dates and Neurology/Psychiatry Locations for Primary Care2012 Neurology Learning ObjectivesMay 18-20 Upon completion of this program, participants should be betterAsheville, NC able to:The Grove Park Inn n Review a neurological examNeurology n Explain the differential diagnosis of seizures and the clinicalStarting at $269 per night pharmacology of anti-epileptic drugs n Distinguish dementia from delirium, as well as recognize theJune 21-24*Orlando, FL neurological changes of normal agingDisney’s BoardWalk n Discuss developments in diagnostic technology and strokeResort managementNeuro/Psych Medicine for n Assess and manage vascular and non-vascular headachesPrimary Care and migrainesStarting at $249 per night PSYCHIATRY Learning ObjectivesOctober 12-14 Upon completion of this program, participants should be betterLas Vegas, NV able to:The Cosmopolitan n Review diagnosis and treatment (pharmacologic andNeurology nonpharmacologic) of substance abuse, anxiety disorders,Starting at $219 per night and ADHD in adultsDecember 2-6** n Discuss mood stabilizing psychosocial and pharmacologicNassau, Bahamas treatments of bipolar disorder as well as frequent co-Atlantis Paradise Island morbid psychiatric disordersNeuro/Psych Medicine for n Describe common obstacles to coping with chronicPrimary Care illness and understand strategies that facilitate medication$129 Beach Tower adherence, including the role of self-concept in adapting$159 Coral Tower n Identify and set limits with problematic patients and use$189 Royal Tower tools to manage personal reactions n Review risk factors and patients at risk for suicide and2013 violence and intervene to make timely referrals to combatFebruary 15-17 hopelessnessBreckenridge, COThe Village atBreckenridge programNeurology$265 Village Hotel Room Neurology PSYCHIATRY$265 Peak Nine Inn Studio • Neurological exam • Adult ADHD$315 One Bedroom Condo • Back pain • Bipolar disorders$440 Two Bedroom Condo • Epilepsy • Adherence$575 Three Bedroom Condo • Paroxysmal disorders • The difficult patient • Sleep disorders • DepressionMarch 15-17 • Alzheimer’s Disease • Substance abuseLas Vegas, NV • Parkinson’s Disease • Anxiety disordersThe Venetian • Cerebrovascular disorders • Suicide violenceNeuro/Psych Medicine for • Headaches migrainePrimary Care • Dizziness vertigoStarting at $259 per night ©Disney The Grove Park Inn Disney’s BoardWalk Atlantis Paradise Asheville, NC Resort Island Resort Walt Disney World Resort, FL ® Nassau, BahamasFor 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
  14. 14. ENDOCRINOLOGY clinical endocrinology for Dates and primary-care physicians Locations Upon completion of this program, participants should be 2012 better able to: April 27-29 n Describe and tailor treatment strategies for Type 1 and Napa, CA Type 2 diabetes The Meritage Resort Spa n Review the diagnostic criteria and therapeutic Starting at $269 per night approaches to osteoporosis and other calcium-related disorders May 25-27 Orlando, FL n Interpret the diagnostic criteria for dyslipidemia Disney’s Yacht and and design individualized treatment plans Beach Club Resort n Describe the pathophysiology surrounding obesity and Starting at $259 per night council patients on the various weight management July 12-15* strategies including patient selection criteria for surgery Victoria, BC, Canada n Discuss current diagnostic and treatment approaches to Fairmont Empress thyroid nodules and disorders Starting at $199 per night Canadian Currency September 28-30 program Nassau, Bahamas Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) Atlantis Paradise Island $129 Beach Tower • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus $159 Coral Tower • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus $189 Royal Tower • Disorders of Calcium Metabolism • Management of Dyslipidemia November 30-December 2 Las Vegas, NV • Case Presentations The Cosmopolitan Starting at $219 per night Day two (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • Disorders of Thyroid Function December 28-30 Orlando, FL • Obesity Management Update Disney’s Yacht and • Metabolic Bone Disease Beach Club Resort • Case Presentations Starting at $299 per night Day three (8:00 am - 10:00 am) 2013 • Thyroid Nodules February 21-24* • Case Presentations Nassau, Bahamas Atlantis Paradise Island $199 Beach Tower $219 Coral Tower $249 Royal Tower 4-day agenda and learning objectives at mer.org ©Disney The Meritage Resort Fairmont Empress Disney’s Yacht Spa Victoria, BC Canada Beach Club Resort Napa, CA Walt Disney World® Resort, FL + 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.
  15. 15. GERIATRIC Dates and geriatric medicine for Locations primary care physicians2012 Upon completion of this program, participants should beMay 11-13 better able to:Las Vegas, NV n Review a functional assessment of the elderly patientThe Bellagio n Use a comprehensive geriatric assessment to identifyStarting at $189 per night potential issuesAugust 3-5 n Discuss the etiologies, differential diagnoses, andLas Vegas, NV treatment approaches to depression in the elderlyThe Cosmopolitan n Assess and manage cardiac, vascular, musculoskeletalStarting at $189 per night and urologic disordersDecember 7-9 n Evaluate gait disorders and design practical approachesSan Diego, CA for the prevention of fallsHotel Del Coronado n Differentiate between cognitive impairment, dementias,Starting at $189 per night and Alzheimer’s Disease, and formulate appropriate2013 treatment optionsMarch 15-17 n Evaluate and manage pain in the older adultSt. Thomas, USVIMarriott Frenchman’sReef programStarting at $339 per night Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • Approach to the Geriatric Patient • Depression in the Older Adult • Assessing and Managing Urological Disorders • Addressing Cardiovascular Problems • 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 Hotel Del Coronado The Bellagio Frenchman’s Reef San Diego, CA Las Vegas, NV St. Thomas, USVI + 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
  16. 16. orthopedics office orthopedics for Dates and primary care physicians Locations Upon completion of this program, participants should be 2012 better able to: April 20-22 n Discuss common office orthopedic problems Las Vegas, NV n Describe the anatomy and function of the shoulder and The Cosmopolitan Starting at $219 per night knee joints n Review the basics and common pitfalls of orthopedic July 13-15 X-ray interpretation for shoulder and knee imaging Cape Cod, MA n Describe how and when to utilize joint aspiration and Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club injection for the shoulder and knee joints Starting at $325 per night n Assess common joint problems and describe treatment options October 5-7 Napa, CA The Meritage Resort and program Spa Starting at $319 per night Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • Shoulder: rotator cuff syndrome; impingement, 2013 frozen shoulder; subacromial bursitis; bicipital February 22-24 tendonitis; A-C joint disease Orlando, FL • Upper Extremities: dislocation, differential diagnosis Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa of associated neck problems and referred pain, joint Starting at $299 per night 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 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 The Cosmopolitan Ocean Edge Resort The Meritage Resort Las Vegas, NV and Golf Club Spa Cape Cod, MA Napa, CA + Additional destinations! Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.16 MER — Delivering credible, accredited CME since 1983.
  17. 17. RHEUMATOLOGY/MUSCULOSKELETAL Dates and rheumatology and Locations musculoskeletal medicine2012 for primary care physiciansApril 27-29New Orleans, LA Upon completion of this program, participants should beJW Marriott New Orleans better able to:Starting at $239 per night n Differentiate between inflammatory and non-inflammatory joint pain and the differentialJuly 26-29*Orlando, FL diagnosis of each categoryDisney’s Contemporary n Describe the technique of joint aspiration, joint injection,Resort and synovial fluid analysisStarting at $239 per night n Demonstrate a musculoskeletal examinationNovember 2-4 n Evaluate and treat osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, spinalLas Vegas, NV pain, regional pain syndromes, osteoporosis, and goutThe Cosmopolitan n Use current evidence to design treatmentStarting at $219 per night strategies for rheumatoid arthritis program Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • 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 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 4-day agenda and learning objectives at mer.org ©Disney Disney’s JW Marriott The Cosmopolitan Contemporary Resort New Orleans, LA Las Vegas, NV Walt Disney World Resort, FL ®Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details. *4-Day Conference. See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 17
  18. 18. INFECTIOUS DISEASE INFECTIOUS DISEASE MEDICINE Dates and for primary care physicians Locations Upon completion of this program, participants should be 2012 better able to: June 8-10 n Discuss the most important approaches to the Las Vegas, NV febrile patient with potentially life-threatening diseases in The Cosmopolitan Starting at $189 per night both hospital- and clinic-associated settings n Diagnose and manage important infectious disease August 17-19 syndromes in a range of organ-based systems Lake George, NY (respiratory, gastrointestinal, skin and soft-tissue) The Sagamore Resort $279 lower level n Identify the 2012 updates for immunizations and $329 walk-in level genitourinary infections (including selected sexually transmitted diseases) 2013 n Review important travel-associated and animal February 15-17 bite‑related infectious disease syndromes St. Kitts, West Indies n Describe important strategies for the evaluation of St. Kitts Marriott Resort infections in immunocompromised hosts The Royal Beach Casino Starting at $250 (USD) per night program Day One (8:00 am - 12:40 pm) • Evidence-Based 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 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 The Sagamore St. Kitts Marriott Resort The Cosmopolitan Resort The Royal Beach Casino Las Vegas, NV Lake George, NY St. Kitts, West Indies Hotel rates subject to change, visit www.mer.org for details.18 Conference space and exclusive hotel rates are limited. Register TODAY!
  19. 19. SPECIAL EUROPEAN CONFERENCEAugust 30-September 2, 2012Rome Marriott Grand Hotel FloraRome, Italy Don’t miss this opportunity for exceptional CME and the chance to explore the historical treasures of Rome, Italy! MER’s conference format allows ample time to see the sights of Rome, a city whose history spans two-and-a-half thousand years. Learn from our expert faculty, take in the sights. Attend CME sessions each morning and play the rest of the day. Don’t miss your chance to see: n The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica n The Colosseum and the Roman Forum n Trevi Fountain n The Catacombs n Much, much more Internal Medicine for Primary Care Physicians Topics: Neurology/Psychiatry/Rheumatology/Pulmonology program Thursday, August 30 (8:00 AM – 12:10 PM) • The Neurological Exam • Sleep Disorders • AnxietyRome Marriott GrandHotel Flora • DepressionRome, Italy Friday, August 31 (8:00 AM – 12:10 PM) • The Complexity of Adult ADHDRegistration Rates: • Prevention and Management of CerebrovascularPhysicians: $1,195 DisordersResidents and Others: $995• Early bird rates available, • Headaches Migraines: Vascular Non-Vascular see page 22. • Differential Diagnosis of Inflammatory Arthritis• MER price includes European Daily Delegate Rate. Saturday, September 1 (8:00 AM – 12:10 PM)• Rooms starting at €260 per night • Update in Pharmacology for Arthritis based on double occupancy • Spinal Pain (European Currency) • Fibromyalgia• Breakfast included for all occupants • The Medical Impact of Asthma Sunday, September 2 (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM) • The Treatment of Common Respiratory Infections • Management Strategies for COPD See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 19
  20. 20. Special CONFERENCES Exceptional CME: Special Conferences With All-New Content Developed Especially for Primary Care physicians 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. Registration Fees: ©Disney • Physicians $695; Residents Others $495 (Early Bird Rates available, see page 22 for details) Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Spa • 11 credit hours offered Walt Disney World® Resort, FL August 24-26, 2012 Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Spa Walt Disney World® Resort, FL Updates in Heart Failure Treatment for the The Cosmopolitan Primary Care Office Las Vegas, NV Starting at $229 per night September 21-23, 2012 The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV Updates in Pulmonary Medicine for Primary Care Starting at $219 per night November 30-December 2, 2012 Marriott Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Frenchman’s Reef St. Thomas, USVI St. Thomas, USVI Internal Medicine: Hem-Onc/Pulmonology/ Vascular Updates for Primary Care Starting at $240 per night20 Register for your choice of 3-day, 4-day and 5-day conferences.
  21. 21. program accreditationPhysician AccreditationMedical Education Resources (MER) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.Credit DesignationMedical Education Resources (MER) designates these live activities for a maximum of 11-17 AMAPRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of theirparticipation in the activity.*American Academy of Family PhysiciansThese activities have been reviewed and are acceptable for up to 11-17 Prescribed Credits by theAmerican Academy of Family Physicians.*American Osteopathic AssociationThese programs are approved for 11-17 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 of11‑17 hours A.C.E.P. Category I credit.1*American Academy of Physician AssistantsAAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category I credit fromAOACCME, Prescribed Credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM from organizationsaccredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive amaximum of 11-17 hours of Category I credit for completing these programs.*Nursing AccreditationMedical Education Resources (MER) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education bythe American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.These CE activities provide 11-17 contact hours of continuing nursing education.*Medical Education Resources (MER) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,Provider #CEP 12299. These CE activities provide 11-17 contact hours.American Council for Pharmacy Education Medical Education Resources (MER) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MER designates these continuingeducation activities for 11-17 contact hour(s) (0.11 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for PharmacyEducation.*Visit www.mer.org for the Universal Program Numbers for each activity.These activities are certified as Knowledge-based CPE.*3-day conferences offer 11 credits. 4-Day Conferences offer 14 credits. 5-Day Conferences offer 17 credits.1 Note: Women’s/Men’s Health and Dermatology are not approved for A.C.E.P. credit.faculty AFFILIATIONMER Conference speakers represent 75 leading medical institutions, including:• Mayo Clinic• Cleveland Clinic• Harvard Medical School• Stanford University School of Medicine• Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine• Plus many more See page 22 for registration fees. | 8 0 0 . 4 2 1 . 3 7 5 6 | www.MER.org 21
  22. 22. 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 • Heart Failure • Pulmonology Updates • Hem-Onc/Pulmonology/ Vascular (see pages 7-18 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 • Rheumatology/ Musculoskeletal (see pages 8-14, 17 19) 5-Day Conferences $895 $995 $695 $745 • Dermatology • Internal Medicine • Women’s/Men’s Health • Cardio/Pulmonary • Neurology/Psychiatry (see pages 7-13) New York $695 $795 $545 $595 (see pages 7-11) Rome, Italy† $1,095 $1,195 $945 $995 (see pages 8-9 19) PRICING OPTIONS Residents Other Health Professionals Pricing for residents and other health professionals is open to Physicians medical residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Physicians with an M.D. or D.O. designation are eligible. registered nurses, and PharmDs /RPHs. † Rome, Italy Early Bird Registrations MER price includes European Daily Delegate Rate. To be eligible for the Early Bird Rate, registrations must be confirmed by MER at least 60 days before the start of the conference.22 Credits Offered: AMA, AOA, AAFP, ACEP, AAPA, ANCC, ACPE.
  23. 23. 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 contactShould you be forced to cancel or if you are unable to attend, a full refund is given for our registration department atcancellations made within one week of your original registration. Cancellations made 1‑800‑421‑3756.after that time are assessed a non-refundable $50 fee, and the remaining charges arecredited toward a future registration to another MER conference. If you are unable MER’s Green Initiativeto attend and do not notify MER by one week before the course start date, you will Like you, MER believes it is importantbe assessed a non-refundable $150 fee and the remaining charges are credited to conserve and protect the naturaltoward a future registration to another MER conference. The credit toward a future resources we have been given. Inregistration to another conference is only valid for two years from the date of issue. 2012, we are taking steps toward being more ecologically friendly.Disclaimer The most noticeable change for ourA portion of your room rate will be applied to offset the cost of the food and attendees will be the replacement ofbeverage served during the meeting to participants only. This includes daily the printed syllabus with re-useablebreakfast and morning coffee breaks during meeting hours for registered attendees. flash drives. The flash drives will contain PDF copies of all the slidesDisclosure of Conflicts of Interest that would have previously appearedIt is the policy of Medical Education Resources (MER) to ensure balance, in the printed syllabus. By using anindependence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In electronic format, we will be able toaccordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, save hundreds of thousands of sheetscontent managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the of paper per year. MER believes thatcontent of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific all of us should Reduce, Reuse andresearch referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally Recycle as much as possible.accepted 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
  24. 24. 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 also! The speakers were entertaining and enthusiastic and the topics were presented with practical info I can n 200+ Respected Faculty take home and use.” n 60 Relevant Conferences — issues in women’s health, Cape Cod, MA n 30 Exciting DestinationsExceptional CME n 98% Attendee SatisfactionExtraordinary LOCATIONS ATTENTION: PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS! Earn CME credits in the best resorts and REGISTER TODAY! vacation destinations in the world! www.MER.org

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