From June 26 – 29, we’ll call Las Vegas home as we host our 2015 Las Vegas CME conference. Much like we did when we covered our San Diego conference, we’ll be building out a comprehensive series of blogs to inform you on the details of our Vegas CME conference as well as fun attractions and eateries in Las Vegas. Come back to this post over the coming days to find out more about how you can turn your Las Vegas CME trip into a business trip and a vacation!
We’ll set up shop at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip! From our hotel, you can walk or take short rides on public transportation to some of the most luxurious casinos and venues in the city. Before we get into all of the great things Vegas has to offer, here’s a review of the professional opportunities we have in store for you during the conference.
Aesthetic Procedures will be offered from June 26 – 27 and instructed by Dr. Paul A. Fox. You’ll go over topics like cosmetic evaluation, familiarization with lasers and how to operate them, facial peels, Botox and more. You can receive up to 151 15 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits!
Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy for Primary Care Physicians will be offered as a one-day course on June 26, taught by Dr. Jay. L. Gruhlkey. This course is a fantastic option for any primary care physician who wishes to learn how to administer and interpret allergy tests. You’ll discuss clinical factors regarding allergic, non-allergic and mixed rhino-sinusitis as well as the evaluation and treatment of these disorders through hands-on, active participation. You can earn up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits.
Medical Billing, Coding and Documentation with Joan Gilhooly from June 28 – 29 will cover everything you need to know from a billing standpoint and touch on CPT codes and ICD-10 coding prior to the transition happening a short five months from now, making this a perfect time to get more prepared for the new coding set. The CME course will cover benefits, coverage policies, changes in coding usage, audits and much more. Earn up to 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits.
Dermatologic Procedures with Dr. James W. McNabb from June 27 – 28 covers all things dermatological, from skin lesions and biopsies to cryosurgery, electrosurgery and dermoscopy. Up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits can be earned through this dermatology CME course.
ECG Interpretation with Dr. Russell D. White from June 27 – 28 will help you compute mathematical evaluations for rates, interval lengths and QRS vectors as well as help you identify and analyze cardiac abnormalities and develop appropriate treatment plans. Earn up to 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits through this CME course!
Hospitalist Procedures will be taught from June 27 – 28 with K. Ashok Kumar, MD. Topics discussed will cover a wide range of inpatient care procedures like sedation, lumbar puncture, ultrasounds, airway placement and much more with the goal of preventing and managing potential complications of these procedures. You can earn up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits through our hospitalist procedures CME course.
Joint Exam and Injections will be covered from June 27 – 28 with Dr. B. Kent Diduch and will discuss joint anatomy and function, imaging techniques for evaluation, clinical testing, exam techniques and joint aspirations and injections. With arthritis and chronic joint pain becoming a prominent problem for an aging population, now is the perfect time to bring your practice up to speed on joint exams and injections and earn up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits in the process.
X-Ray Interpretation will be taught as a one-day course on June 26 with Dr. Mark Needham. The course will cover viewing x-rays in standard sequence to improve diagnostic accuracy, recognizing abnormalities and improved cross-sectional imaging interpretation. Sign up and earn up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits from our x-ray interpretation CME course!
If you register for our Las Vegas CME conference by May 27, we’ll take $100 off your registration fees if you use the code EBJUN at checkout! Register for two or more of our courses and take an additional $200 off your registration fees with code LVNV2 at checkout!
As for Las Vegas itself, there are some great things to see and do while you’re in town! Planet Hollywood itself has an abundance of amenities, including wave pools to practice your surfing, a spa for massages, facials and other treatments after a long day of instruction and networking, a plethora of shops, restaurants and entertainment options and much more. Looking to explore Las Vegas a little more? The city is known for its nightlife and casinos as well as its wide range of world-class restaurants. Below are just a few you can sample.
For a classic gaming experience, head on over to the MGM Grand. The MGM is one of the most iconic casinos in Las Vegas, with more than 170,000 square feet of gaming space for every type of game under the sun. Catch a sporting event in the building’s famous sports arena or take in one of the few remaining Sigma derby machines in Las Vegas and bet on electronic horse racing.
For a breathtaking look at the Las Vegas skyline, the Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub can’t be beat. It sits 51 stories above the ground with a full range of drink and food options for you and your friends. Voodoo’s amazing views and comfortable setting will put you in a party mood in no time.
If you want a dining experience with style and sophistication, book yourself a table at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse in downtown Las Vegas. Regularly rated as one of the best dining experiences in the city, Vic & Anthony’s features an award-winning menu and a classy atmosphere that’s perfect for networking with business partners.
What are some spots you intend to visit while you’re in Las Vegas next month with us? Let us know in the comment section below!