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2020 Evidence Based Drug Therapy Update

October 29-30, 2020

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 Conference Brochure (pdf)

Conference Faculty

The conference faculty can be found on the Conference Brochure (pdf)

Conference Brochure

Evidence Based Drug Therapy Update Conference Brochure (pdf) is now available 

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)™.

ACPE imagePharmacy Accreditation: The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is accredited for a maximum of 14.0 live contact hours of ACPE credit for pharmacists (visit to view the full activity announcement for pharmacists, including learning objectives for pharmacists, ACPE UAN numbers, and activity types). To obtain maximum credit, participants must attend all sessions during the two-day conference. In order to have credit transmitted to the NABP CPE Monitor system, participants must follow the detailed instructions provided to program attendees to 1) update their online profile with the correct NABP e-profile ID number and birth month/date, and 2) complete the pharmacist-specific program evaluations for all sessions attended within 30 days of the event. If this process is completed greater than 60 days following the event, the credit will be automatically rejected by the NABP CPE Monitor.

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.


The MUSC Office of CME, with the permission of each speaker, will be recording each presentation of the conference. The videos will be posted online after the conference and be available for those who are not able to live stream the entire conference. Viewing the videos will offer the same amount of CME credit and can be viewed for up to 14 days following the posting date. The non-refundable fee for this service is $100.00 and is only available to individuals registered for the conference. Access to the videos will be granted to attendees who purchase this option in advance of the conference.

Credit Designation: The Medical University of South Carolina designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™ for each video. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 Fee

Full Conference 10/29 10/30

Live Streaming Attendance $300 $150 $150

Access to Recorded Presentations $100


The fee for live streaming the meeting includes tuition, online syllabus, and certificates of attendance. 

Registration Methods

Online Registration is now closed for the conference.  Please call (843-876-1925) or email ( the office if you have any questions about registration. 

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.