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Through our partnership with MandatoryCE and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, AzPA is proud to jointly present the AzPA Fall Conference in conjunction with the 8th Annual Southwest Diabetes Symposium.

Earn 8.0 hours of continuing education including immunization, law and opioid CE sessions while interacting with physicians, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, pharmacists, diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

September 14, 2019

Westin Kierland Resort
6902 E. Greenway Parkway
, Scottsdale, AZ 85254


Tentative Agenda

6:30AM: Registration and Breakfast in Exhibit Area

7:55AM: Welcome and Introduction

8:00AM: Update on the Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in the Southwestern US, Nationwide and Worldwide

9:15AM: Strategies to Promote Lifestyle Modification and Behavioral Changes in Patients with T2DM and Prediabetes

10:00AM: Practical Tools and Clinical Guidelines for Managing Obesity as a Chronic Progressive Disease

10:30AM: Break and Refreshments in Exhibit Area

11:00AM: Update on 2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines and Evidence-Based Recommendations for Individualized Management and Treatment of Patients with T2DM

12:15PM: Managing Cardio-Renal-Metabolic Conditions in Patients with T2DM

1:00PM: Q&A Faculty Panel Discussion

1:45PM: Non-Accredited Lunch Program

2:30PM: Reducing Complications of Influenza: Update on the Use of Antiviral Agents in Vulnerable Patients

3:30PM: Welcome MAT: Managing Opioid Use Disorder

4:30PM: Law update: Review of 2018-2019 Legislative Session | Updates to Pharmacy Practice in AZ

5:30PM: Adjourn

ACPE Accreditation: 

8th Annual Diabetes Symposium | 0100-9999-19-005-L01-P/H | Release Date: 3-16-2019 | Expiration Date: 3-12-2022

Welcome MAT: Managing Opioid Use Disorder | 0100-0000-19-059-L01-P/T | Release Date: 9-14-2019 | Expiration Date: 9-14-2022

Law Update: Review of 2018-2019 Legislative Session/Updates to Pharmacy Practice in Az | 0100-0000-19-060-L03-P/T | Release Date: 9-14-2019 | Expiration Date: 9-14-2022

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The Arizona Pharmacy Association is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Pharmacy Education by the American Council for Pharmacy Education.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of these activities, pharmacists should be better able to:

  1. Identify current statistics and future projections for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Arizona, the southwestern US, nationwide, and worldwide.
  2. Explain CMS’ RAF/HCC point system that adjusts CMS payments and identify current reimbursable diabetes care services to improve quality of care, patient outcomes, and augment comprehensive diabetes management.
  3. Develop lifestyle modification goals based on individual preferences to facilitate behavioral changes in patients with T2DM and prediabetes.
  4. Recognize obesity as a chronic progressive disease and utilize evidence-based management strategies to support weight loss goals in patients with T2DM.
  5. Review the updated 2019 AACE/ADA guidelines and apply best practices and evidence-based strategies for the individualized treatment of patients with T2DM.
  6. Describe the links between cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic disorders, and the clinical management of these overlapping diseases and potential complications
  7. Identify appropriate candidates for antiviral therapy based on risk for influenza-related complications, in accordance with current guideline recommendations.
  8. Determine the need for influenza treatment based on patient signs, symptoms, and accurate interpretation of appropriate diagnostic tests when necessary.
  9. Evaluate the latest safety and efficacy data for novel antiviral treatment to determine its role in the influenza treatment paradigm.
  10. Interpret the statistics and trends in the nationwide opioid epidemic
  11. Describe the pathophysiology associated with the development of opioid dependence and opioid withdrawal and the receptors involved.
  12. Compare and contrast the recommended medications used in opioid use disorder
  13. Identify pharmacists’ roles in development and management of medication assisted treatment in an ambulatory care setting.
  14. Describe new Arizona pharmacy laws that impact the practice of pharmacy


Mark Boesen, PharmD, JD

Jason E. Bowling, MD

Annette De Santiago, PharmD

Kamlesh Gandhi, PharmD

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, MBA, CDE

Philip Levy, MD, MACE

James S. Lewis II, PharmD, FIDSA

Pablo Mora, MD, MSc, FACE, CDE

Roberto Ruiz, MD, FACP

Jennifer Stanislaw, PharmD

Virginia Valentine, APRN-CNS, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE

Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD, MS, FACC, FACP, FNLA, FHFSA


Registration Fees

Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $50
Technician/Associate: $30
Student: $15

Non-Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $65
Technician/Associate: $45
Student: $25

NOTE: Registration includes Breakfast and 2 Refreshment Breaks & Lunch  

Continuing Education Credit

CE Hours: 8.0
CE Units: 0.80

Accreditation: The Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing education.

Hotel Accommodations

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 

6902 E. Greenway Parkway

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Phone: (480) 624-1000

Provided in Partnership with

mandatory CE
dignity health