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June 11-13, 2021

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The Arizona Pharmacy Association is pleased to present this 2.5 day annual conference that provides continuing education, recognition, and networking opportunities for pharmacy professionals of all practice settings. We will be offering a full line up of both live and on-demand CPE sessions.

Can't make it? Don't  worry! All sessions will be recorded so even if you can't dial in live you still will be eligible to receive the same number of CPE's. 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

FRIDAY | JUNE 11th    

5:45PM-7:15PM | OPENING GENERAL SESSION
Cannabis, In the Weeds (Community, Clinical, and the Courtroom)
Mark Boesen, PharmD, JD; Steve Dudley, PharmD, DABAT; Eman Kirolos, PharmD

Pharmacist/Technician Learning Objectives: Pending

ACPE UAN: Pending

 

7:15PM-8:15PM | WELCOME RECEPTION 

Cheer on this years Pharmacy Appreciation Award Winners and participate in a speed networking session to kick off the convention! 

SATURDAY | JUNE 12th    

7:00AM-7:55AM |  EARLY BIRD CE

Fundamentals for Evaluating and Interpreting Real-World Evidence
Barbara Perry, PharmD, MPH; Jon Glover, PharmD

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the challenges within the United States healthcare landscape.
  2. Describe how Real-world data (RWD) is used to generate Real-world evidence (RWE).
  3. Review guidelines to evaluate RWE studies.
  4. Identify how RWE can be used in healthcare decision-making.
  5. List the components/framework for RWE.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-010-L04-P

 

8:00AM-9:30AM | GENERAL SESSION

2021 Pharmacy Law Update
Roger Morris, RPh, JD

Pharmacist/Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe new legislative updates pertaining to the practice of pharmacy in Arizona.
  2. Describe the practical ramifications of proposed state and national legislative initiatives.
  3. Recognize emerging patterns that will broadly affect the healthcare profession and pharmacy practice.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-030-L03-P/T

 

9:30AM – 10:00AM | NON-ACCREDITED EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

10:05AM – 11:05AM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

When Lower Isn’t Better:  Assessing Glycemic Goals in Older Adults
Taylor Naberhaus, PharmD, BCGP; Nicole Early, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS, FASCP

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Employ the 2021 American Diabetes Association Standards of Care for Diabetes to identify appropriate glycemic goals for older adults in the ambulatory and long-term care settings.
  2. Utilize primary literature to assess risks versus benefits of individual glycemic goals.
  3. Given a patient case, implement deprescribing principles to recommend changes to diabetes regimens to simplify diabetes regimens.
  4. Discuss appropriate lipid and blood pressure goals in older adults with diabetes as they age.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-031-L01-P

 

10:05AM – 11:05AM | BREAKOUT SESSION

Coaching and Development in Pharmacy:  Different Approaches to Influence Behavior and Performance
Jarrod Gonzales, PharmD

Pharmacist/Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply the 4 agreements to your leadership style.
  2. List the 7 questions to improve the way you lead.
  3. Create a comprehensive coaching plan for both an enhancement of skills or correction of actions.
  4. List the aspects of a founder's mentality.
  5. List the 4 agreements and explain their importance in leadership.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-032-L04-P/T

 

10:05AM – 11:05AM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Board Certification Exams and Biostats: A Quick Review for Improving Patient Care
Jacob Schwarz, PharmD, MBA, BCIDP, BCCCP, BCPS

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify different types of data (nominal, ordinal, interval/ration) to determine appropriate measure of central tendency, and appropriate test for statistical significance.
  2. Define and evaluate odds ratio and risk ratio reported from literature.
  3. Interpret statistical significance based on reported odds ratios, risk ratios, or confidence intervals.
  4. Define and calculate the absolute risk, relative risk, number needed to treat given data from a study.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-033-L04-P


10:05AM – 11:05AM |  STUDENT TRACK

 

11:15AM – 12:15PM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Pharmacy Harmony:  3 Keys to Good Hires and Trusting Teams
Juan Kingsbury, BS

Pharmacist/Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize WHY mis-hires happen, where bad attitudes come from and how to avoid both to get back in rhythm.
  2. Describe the crucial outcome of a specific pharmacy role.
  3. Recognize the varying motivations of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  4. Discuss PEER RESPECT and the awareness of individual behavior and how it affects the TEAM.
  5. Identify opportunity to improve YOUR pharmacy environment.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-034-L04-P/T

 

11:15AM – 12:15PM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Maximizing Your Impact:  Precepting Multiple Learners with a Layered Learning Model
Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP, FAzPA; Nicole Early, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS, FASCP; Nana Entsuah, PharmD

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify layered learning as an educational tool for students and residents.
  2. Describe benefits and barriers to the layered learning model in pharmacy experiential education.
  3. Apply the layered learning model to various practice settings and learners.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-035-L04-P

 

11:15AM – 12:15PM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Biostats 101:  Back to Basics
Bernadette Cornelison, PharmD, BS, MS, BCPS; Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the primary and secondary outcomes in a study.
  2. Assess appropriateness of statistical testing used based off of the type of variables being studied.
  3. Interpret the results based off the information presented.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-036-L04-P

 

11:15AM – 12:15PM |  STUDENT TRACK

 

12:15PM – 12:45PM | NON-ACCREDITED EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

1:00PM – 2:00PM | KEYNOTE GENERAL SESSION

Looking Forward: The Future of Pharmacy
Special Guest Speakers -TBA

Pharmacist/Technician Learning Objectives: Pending

ACPE UAN: Pending

 

2:30PM - 3:00PM | NON-ACCREDITED EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

3:05PM - 4:05PM |  BREAKOUT SESSION      

Evidence Based Treatment Overview for “Vaping” Cessation
Jing Li, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the nature and impact of the biological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors that influence the use of nicotine products.
  2. Identify the aspects of the formulation of ENDS products that influence the health risks and inform rational approaches in the treatment of nicotine use disorders.
  3. Demonstrate the rational approaches to reducing nicotine use including prevention strategies, pharmacotherapeutic regimens, and behavioral interventions.

Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the nature and impact of the biological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors that influence the use of nicotine products.
  2. Identify the aspects of products that influence approaches in the treatment of nicotine use disorders.
  3. Recognize the rational approaches to reducing nicotine use.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-037-L01-P/T

 

3:05PM - 4:05PM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Biosimilars: Knock-off Biologics or the Answer to High-Cost Cancer Treatment?
Alex Wolff, PharmD

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1.  Discuss recent FDA activity and regulations regarding biologics and biosimilars.
  2.  Define interchangeability designation.
  3. Recognize issues with biosimilar use in electronic prescribing and EMRs.
  4. Assess and prepare for potential operational challenges when implementing biosimilars in a health system.

Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss recent FDA activity and regulations regarding biologics and biosimilars.
  2. Define interchangeability designation.
  3. Recognize issues with biosimilar use in electronic prescribing and EMRs.
  4. Recognize potential operational challenges when implementing biosimilars in a health system.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-038-L01-P/T

 

3:05PM - 4:05PM | BREAKOUT SESSION

Demystifying Metacognition:  Practical Tools to Improve the Thinking of Yourself and Your Learners
Janet Cooley, PharmD, BCACP; Suzanne Larson, PharmD

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the relationship between critical thinking and clinical reasoning.
  2. Discuss the need to improve thinking amongst pharmacists and pharmacists-in-training.
  3. Review the Pharmacists Patient Care Process (PPCP).
  4. Describe the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) cycle.

ACPE UAN 0100-9999-21-039-L04-P

SUNDAY | JUNE 13th    

7:00AM-7:55AM |  EARLY BIRD CE

Immunization Update
Sophia Galloway, PharmD, BCACP; Holly Van Lew, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist/Technician Learning Objectives: Pending

ACPE UAN: Pending

 

8:00AM – 9:15AM |  GENERAL SESSION

What We Can Learn by Examining Health Disparities During COVID-19
Speakers-TBA

Pharmacist/Technician Learning Objectives: Pending

ACPE UAN: Pending

 

10:20AM – 10:50AM | NON-ACCREDITED EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

9:20AM-10:20AM | BREAKOUT SESSION

What’s the Hype about Hypertension?
Kimberly Langley, PharmD, MBA, BCPS; Christopher Tran, PharmD, MBA

Pharmacist Learning Objectives: (Pharmacist only)

  1. Review prevalence and management of hypertension in the general population.
  2. Discuss the challenges of treating hypertension in the inpatient setting.
  3. Summarize available clinical evidence for the inpatient treatment of hypertension.
  4. Identify appropriate treatment of hypertensive emergency in the inpatient setting.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-040-L01-P

 

9:20AM-10:20AM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Pharmacy Technician Immunizer for COVID-19 Pandemic
Joseph Zeppa, CPhT

Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify what is needed to become an immunizer.
  2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of becoming a pharmacy technician who can administer vaccines.
  3. Describe the impact on our communities to administer vaccines while supporting pharmacists and pharmacy operations.
  4. Identify the benefits and career advancements for becoming a vaccine administrator.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-041-L06-T

 

9:20AM-10:20AM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Back to Basics and the Future:  Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics – A Primer in Pediatric Patients
Titilola Afolabi, PharmD, BCPPS

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe age-related physiologic changes as a patient progresses through infancy and childhood.
  2. Predict how physiological differences affect PK parameters.
  3. Identify how pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics impact drug selection or dosing to maximize efficacy and minimize adverse effects.
  4. Given a patient case, formulate a treatment regimen incorporating principles of developmental pharmacology.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-042-L01-P

 

9:20AM-10:20AM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Ready, Aim, Fire:  Off-Target Toxicity in Cancer Treatment
Meredith Higley, PharmD, BCOP

Pharmacist Learning Objectives: (Pharmacist only)

  1. Define off-target toxicity and describe the pathophysiology of its development.
  2. Recognize common manifestations of off-target toxicity.
  3. Describe monitoring parameters for recognition of off-target toxicity.
  4. Develop treatment plan modifications for off-target toxicity.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-043-L01-P

 

11:00AM-12:30PM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

From A-Z: Clinical Pearls for Pharmacists
Jacob Schwarz, PharmD, MBA, BCIDP, BCCCP, BCPS; (OTHER SPEAKERS TBD)

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe clinical scenarios or “clinical pearls” that might not be widely known or published.
  2. Apply novel clinical practice options for patient care in various health settings.
  3. Describe medication management strategies in difficult or controversial patient care situations.
  4. Assemble clinical information that can be applied to applicable work settings.

Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe clinical scenarios or “clinical pearls” that might not be widely known or published.
  2. Recognize novel practice options and medication management strategies for patient care.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-044-L01-P/T

 

11:00AM-12:30PM |  Breakout Session

What’s Currently Smoking?  Evidence-based Treatment Options in Tobacco Cessation Interventions
Jing Li, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the chronic condition of commercial tobacco use.
  2. Identify the 3 link-chain of addiction.
  3. Review of current guideline on the treatment of tobacco cessation intervention, addressing the pharmacotherapy and behavior health.

Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the chronic condition of commercial tobacco use.
  2. Identify the 3 link-chain of addiction.
  3. Identify current treatment options for tobacco cessation intervention.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-045-L01-P/T

 

11:00AM-12:30PM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Advances in Pharmacotherapy
Robert J. Lipsy, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP, FAzPA

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast newly approved medications to current ones used to treat the same condition.
  2. Identify the most appropriate medication to treat a condition based on population and individual patient information.
  3. Describe the risks and benefits of new medications to other healthcare providers.

Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Aid the pharmacist in choosing the most appropriate drug therapy by providing medication information.
  2. Recognize what laboratory tests are usually association with a specific condition.
  3. List the appropriate way(s) to store medications following dispensing.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-046-L01-P/T

 

12:45PM-1:15PM | NON-ACCREDITED EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

1:00PM – 2:00PM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Diabetes Management in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Maura Jones, PharmD, BCPS; Rim Hadgu, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the effect of diabetes on renal dysfunction.
  2. Analyze literature on the use of antidiabetic agents to reduce cardiovascular disease and progression of CKD to ESRD.
  3. Evaluate safety and efficacy of oral and injectable antidiabetic agents in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-047-L01-P

 

1:00PM – 2:00PM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

HIV Update 2021
Lauren Lawler, PharmD, AAHIVS

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe HIV epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, and clinical presentation.
  2. Review HIV treatment guidelines.
  3. Recognize medications used in the treatment of HIV.

Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe HIV epidemiology and clinical presentation.
  2. Recognize medications used in the treatment of HIV.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-048-L01-P/T

 

1:00PM – 2:00PM |  BREAKOUT SESSION

Deprescribing:  First, Do No Wrong
William N. Jones, MS, RPh

Pharmacist/Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Define deprescribing.
  2. List 2 benefits of deprescribing.
  3. List 2 barriers to deprescribing.
  4. Recognize the importance of patient safety first when deprescribing.

ACPE UAN 0100-0000-21-049-L05-P/T

 

2:05PM – 3:15PM | 2021 AWARDS PROGRAM & BOARD OF DIRECTORS INSTALLMENT

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

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Accreditation Information 

The Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).

To obtain CPE credit for any of the LIVE sessions, learners must attend the session live, enter the session code, and complete the assessment quiz and evaluation for each session attended. The session code and further instructions will be provided at the end of each LIVE session. The deadline to claim credit for attending the live sessions is August 11, 2021.

  • Learning Level: Varies
  • Activity Type: Knowledge and Application-based
  • Target Audience: Pharmacists and Technicians

 

Disclosures

Disclosures will be announced at the beginning of each session and can be found in the Event Program under each speaker(s) biography. AzPA CE staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity.

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by the AzPA CE Committee Department and Committee.