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2023 Evidence Based Drug Therapy Update

May 11-12, 2023

Crowne Plaza Hotel

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

Conference Faculty

The conference faculty can be found on the Conference Brochure

Conference Brochure

Evidence Based Drug Therapy Update Conference Brochure

Online Syllabus

The syllabus will be provided online. Information will be emailed to you the week of the conference so that you may download/print 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 activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.

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 Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any financial relationships with any ineligible companies. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Any financial relationships with these ineligible companies have been mitigated by the MUSC Office of CME. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked 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 (ACCME) 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 medical education activity, please call the Office of CME at 843-876-1925.

Registration (In-person or Virtual)

Early Bird*     Regular

Practicing Physicians $450 $500
Other Healthcare Professionals $450 $500
Student MUSC $250 $275
Access to Recorded Presentations $100 $100

*Early registration fees apply if registration is received on or before February 28, 2023.

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

Please make your check payable to Medical University of South Carolina and mail with the registration form included in this brochure to: Monica Conetta, MUSC Office of CME, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, HE221A, MSC 754, Charleston, SC 29425

MUSC Standards

While masks are currently* not required, we encourage the use of masks for individuals at risk of complications from COVID-19, including older adults and individuals who are immunocompromised or who have pre-existing conditions. If a mask is worn, it should fit well around the nose and mouth. Cloth masks are not recommended unless they are covering a surgical mask underneath.

We will not be offering COVID testing onsite at the conference. If you are traveling internationally, please refer to the CDC Requirements for International Travelers prior to making your arrangements. For everyone flying to Charleston, we suggest purchasing travel insurance in the event your trip is cancelled.

* New mask mandates may be implemented in the future as indicated to protect the health of our community.


A refund will be made upon written request prior to April 8, 2023; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after April 8, 2023. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for canceled programs. By registering for this conference, you agree to this cancellation policy.


Registration Methods

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

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

information to:            

Monica Conetta
MUSC Office of CME
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
HE 221A, MSC 754
Charleston, SC, 29425

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

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


Online: Online Registration Portal

Hotel Information

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

(843) 744-4422

Special group rates start at $155.00 plus tax, per night. A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved and are being offered on a first come, first serve basis. The room block will be held until April 26, 2023;  however the room block may be filled prior to this date. In such a case, neither the group rate nor guest room availability can be guaranteed. Therefore, we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at  843-744-4422 or Toll Free 877-747-7301 and reference group “Evidence Based Drug Therapy”, or by following the online directions below. Link for online reservations:

Online Booking Link: EBDTU Booking Link 

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

Parking: Parking is complimentary