2019 Spring Clinical Conference

Proudly Presented by the

ARIZONA PHARMACY ASSOCIATION

February 22-24, 2019

Four Points by Sheraton
10831 South 51st Street | Phoenix, AZ, 85044,

This 1.5 day seminar provides approximately eleven (11) hours of continuing education for pharmacy professionals focusing on clinical topics pertinent to institutional and ambulatory care settings.

Agenda

FRIDAY

7:00AM - 6:00PM

Registration Desk Hours

8:00AM - 5:00PM

APhA Pharmacy -Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate  Program*

8:00AM - 5:00PM

AzPA Anticoagulation Certificate Program*

*Separate Registration Required

SATURDAY

6:30AM - 5:00PM | REGISTRATION

 

7:00AM - 7:45AM | COFFEE & NETWORKING 

 

8:00AM - 9:30AM | GENERAL SESSION
A National Perspective on Current Issues in Ambulatory Pharmacy: Panel Discussion with Az-ASHP Delegates
Melanie Smith, PharmD, BCACP-ASHP Representative; Christ Jen, PharmD, BCPS, FAzPA; Carol Rollins, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FAzPA; Mindy Burnworth, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FAzPA; Renee Tyree, PharmD, BCPS.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of the pharmacist in ambulatory care practice
  • Examine various ambulatory care practice models
  • Evaluate current ambulatory care practice issues
  • Discuss ASHP’s ambulatory care initiatives


9:45AM - 11:00AM | GENERAL SESSION

The Enigmatic Problem of Protracted Withdrawal from Benzodiazepines: What Pharmacists Need to Know
Robert Raffa, PhD; Joseph Pergolizzi, MD; Steven Wright, MD

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  • Counsel patients and prescribers on the existence of protracted BZD withdrawal symptoms
  • Correlate patients’ reports with possible BZD AEs or withdrawal symptoms
  • Advise on best practices for BZD tapering
  • Describe evolving basic science research into protracted withdrawal
  • Advocate for better BZD labeling

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Describe protracted benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms
  • Recognize best practices for benzodiazepine tapering
  • Describe basic science research concerning protracted benzodiazepine withdrawal

11:15AM - 12:15PM | BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Hot Topics in Antimicrobial Stewardship
Juan Villanueva, PharmD., BCPS

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current trends in antibiotic resistance and implications on public health
  • Identify strategies to implement evidence-based practices for antimicrobial stewardship
  • Recognize appropriate antibiotic management methods to improve quality of care

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize current trends in antibiotic resistance and implications on public health
  • List benefits of antimicrobial stewardship across healthcare settings

Risk of Medication Errors Associated with Drug Shortages
Carol Rollins, PharmD., MS, BCNSP, FASEPN, FASHP, FAzPA

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Describe present and historical drug shortages and the difference between data from the FDA and ASHP.org
  • Discuss factors contributing to risk of error when attempting to conserve an injectable product in short supply.
  • Determine potential risks associated with changing from your usual product to an alternative product during a drug shortage

12:15PM - 1:15PM | LUNCH

 

1:30PM - 2:30PM |GENERAL SESSION
Arizona Opioid Law Update
Speaker TBD

 

2:45PM - 4:15PM |BREAKOUT SESSIONS
To Breathe or Not to Breathe?
Nicholas Ladziak, PharmD.; Beth Zerr, PharmD., BCACP, AE-C

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  • Identify different inhaler devices and available drug combinations
  • Counsel patients on proper administration for prescribed inhalers
  • Anticipate and resolve administration issues based on device and patient characteristics

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Identify different inhaler devices and available drug combinations
  • Describe proper administration for prescribed inhalers
  • Recognize administration issues based on device and patient characteristics

Overview of Pharmacogenomics in Diabetes
Adrijana Kekic, PharmD, BCACP

Pharmacist Learning Objectives (pharmacist only)

  • Recognize genetic influence in the development of diabetes
  • Differentiate the role of PGx in treatment selection, efficacy and safety
  • Integrate PGx knowledge in clinical case

 

4:30PM - 5:30PM |BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Need More Salt: Managing the Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
Grace Lin, PharmD., PGY-2

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
  • Identify medications that can precipitate the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
  • Recommend potential treatment options for the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone based on current guidelines and literatures

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
  • Identify medications used in the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
  • Recognize best practices for the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion

A Syphilis Update
Kelly-Ann Fuller, PharmD., BCACP; Molly Larson-Wakeman, PharmD, PGY-1

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the changing prevalence and epidemiology of syphilis
  • Describe transmission methods of syphilis
  • Create syphilis treatment and follow-up plan

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the changing prevalence and epidemiology of syphilis
  • Describe transmission methods of syphilis
  • Recognize treatment options for syphilis

SUNDAY

6:30AM - 11:30AM | REGISTRATION

 

7:00AM - 8:00AM | BREAKFAST

 

8:00AM - 9:30AM | GENERAL SESSION 
Pharmacy Law Update 2019
Roger Morris, R.Ph, J.D.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Identify major developments in U.S. Pharmacy law and related fields
  • Describe the practical ramifications of proposed state and national legislative initiatives
  • Recognize emerging patterns that will broadly affect the healthcare profession and pharmacy practice

 

9:45AM - 10:45AM | GENERAL SESSION
New Cholesterol Guidelines: What Pharmacists Need to Know
Virginia Boomershine, PharmD., BCACP, CDE, FAzPA; Zachary Brock, PharmD, PGY2

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  • Compare cholesterol treatment guidelines
  • Apply cholesterol treatment guidelines to the care of individual patients

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Review new cholesterol treatment guidelines
  • Recognize current cholesterol treatment for patients

11:00AM - 12:30PM | GENERAL SESSION
2019 New Drug Update
Robert J. Lipsy, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP, FAzPA

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  • Recommend appropriate drugs and biologics for the treatment of unique patients
  • Compare and contrast new therapies with existing standards of care
  • Recognize common adverse reactions for new therapeutic entities

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  • Assist pharmacists in preparing drugs for intravenous administration
  • Assist pharmacist in the appropriate storage of medicines
  • Alert pharmacist to potential ADRs for evaluation

REGISTRATION FEES

FULL CONFERENCE

Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $230*
Technician/Associate: $120*
Student: $30

Non-Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $260*
Technician/Associate: $140*
Student: $40

*Save $20 if you register before January 1st!

ONE DAY

Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $130*
Technician/Associate: $80*
Student: $20

Non-Member Prices 
Pharmacist: $160*
Technician/Associate: $100*
Student: $30

CONTINUING EDUCATION

CE Hours: 11.00
CE Units: 1.100
Accreditations: “The Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing education.”

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Hotel Accommodations

Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain
10831 South 51st Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85044

Phone: (480) 893-3000

Please do NOT book through outside vendors such as Hotels.com etc. AzPA will not get credit for the room. Be sure to mention The Arizona Pharmacy Association to receive the special rate.

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Refund Policy

Refund and/or cancellation requests must be made in writing to the Arizona Pharmacy Association office. A cancellation request must be made at least fourteen calendar days prior to the scheduled program and will require a $100.00 fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made less than fourteen calendar days prior to the scheduled program. You must submit a written request to cancel by email, fax, or standard mail and confirm that AzPA has received the request. AzPA reserves the right to cancel any activity due to insufficient pre-registration or as determined by the Executive Director or CE Administrator. In this case, all individuals pre-registered are notified and issued a full refund. Registration fees cannot be re-allocated due to the multiple steps involved with processing CE Credits. Refund checks will be mailed fourteen business days after the conclusion of the meeting, if approved. For more information about refunds and/or cancellation requests please contact the Operations Director.