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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 Medicine2 Conference space and exclusive hotel rates are limited. Register TODAY!
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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