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2020 Evidence Based Drug Therapy Update


October 29-30, 2020

Crowne Plaza Hotel
4831 Tanger
North Charleston, SC


Conference Description

The Evidence-Based Drug Therapy Update is designed to assist primary care providers with the how, when and why to consider the application of new knowledge and/or new medications where appropriate based upon the evidence that is available at the time. Areas where considerable new information and/or medications have become available in the last year will be included in this update.

Statement of Purpose

Our primary goal is to provide these practitioners with the most appropriate, up-to-date, cost-effective and evidence based pharmacotherapy information so that they can apply this information to the care of their patients. Our overall goal is to assist these providers in obtaining the best patient oriented outcomes for their patients.

Overall Learning Objectives

At the completion of this conference, you should be better able to:

• Deliver practical updates and reviews covering the newest information and evidence-based guidelines on pharmacologic therapies for the most common health conditions prevalent in today’s healthcare environment
• Focus on strategies to improve quality, safety and efficiency in patient care during the ever-changing healthcare market
• Practice a team approach and apply the most evidence-based, non-biased and balanced healthcare decisions in a timely and accurate manner
• Prescribe appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in a cost-effective manner considering legal and liability exposure

Conference Schedule

The conference schedule can be found on the Evidence Based Drug Therapy Update Conference Agenda page 

Conference Faculty

The conference faculty can be found on the Evidence Based Drug Therapy Update Conference Faculty page

Conference Brochure

A conference brochure (pdf) will be available soon. 

Online Syllabus

The syllabus will be provided online during the conference, and for up to 30 days after the conference ends. Information will be emailed to you a few days prior to the conference so that you may download a copy.

Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP: Application for Continuing Medical Education credits has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credits is pending.

Nurses: Nursing Credit: Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Pharmacy:   Application for Continuing Medical Education credits has been filed with the The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Determination of credits is pending.

PLEASE NOTE: For non-pharmacy attendees, you now receive your CME and CEU credits online. After the conference, you will be emailed instructions and a link to claim your credit online and print your credit certificate. On the registration form, please provide the email address that you actively use to ensure that you receive these important emails.


In accordance with the ACCME Essentials & Standards, anyone involved in planning, presenting or moderating at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the health care industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be required to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.


The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at (843) 876-1925, or attach a note to your registration.

Registration Fees

Full Conference    5/14 5/15

Physicians $400 $200 $200
NP’s, PA’s, RPh, Residents, Retired $400 $200 $200
Printed Course Syllabus $40 $40 $40

Registration fee includes continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, electronic course syllabus, and credit processing.

No pre-registrations will be accepted after May 11, 2020. After this date, you must contact the MUSC Office of CME at 843-876-1925 to see if space is still available.  If space is still available you must register on-site. Note: There will be an increased rate for on-site registrations!

Registration Methods

(Please use ONE of these methods to register.  Do not mail if previously faxed or telephoned).

1. Mail registration form with check made out to “Medical University of
South Carolina” or credit card information to:       

MUSC Office of CME       
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, HE221A, MSC 754       
Charleston, SC 29425

2. Telephone: (843) 876-1925 – Registration by credit card only

3. Fax (843) 876-1931 – Registration by credit card only

4. Online Registration through the Online Registration Portal

Conference Cancellation

A refund will be made upon written request prior to September 29, 2020; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after September 29, 2020. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for cancelled programs. The Medical University of South Carolina cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties. By registering for this conference, you agree to this cancellation policy.

Hotel Information 

 A block of rooms have been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the discounted rate of $149.00, plus 14% tax. This special rate will be offered until September 28, 2020.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29418

To book your Hotel Reservations by phone, call 843-744-4422 or Toll Free 877-747-7301 and reference group “Evidence Based Drug Therapy”.

To book your hotel reservations online, visit the following link:(available soon)