Advances in Neonatal Medicine 2015

Learning Objectives: To know the limits of viability according to outcome data in 2015. To recognize the value of quality improvement in reducing mortality and morbidity. To be aware of the benefits of early nutrition and feeding human milk to preterm infants.
Contemporary Forums

Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Learning Objectives: Describe the opioid epidemic in the United States Review the mechanisms of action of opiates and what causes withdrawal symptoms Describe current treatment strategies for NAS and outcomes
Contemporary Forums

Recognition and Management of Arrhythmias in the Fetus and Newborn

Learning Objectives: Recognize common fetal arrhythmias. Recognize common newborn arrhythmias. Recognize appropriate and inappropriate use of newborn EKGs.
Contemporary Forums

What's New for Antibiotics in the NICU?

Learning Objectives:​ Describe the goals of antimicrobial therapy. Describe how dosing is modified to achieve the goals of antimicrobial therapy. Describe dosing guidelines of medication used to treat infants with serious infections.
Contemporary Forums

The Synagis Debate: RSV Risk, Revised Recommendations, and Rising Cost

Learning Objectives: Discuss the prevalence of RSV and risk of hospitalization from severe disease across all neonatal and infant populations. Analyze data regarding palivizumab efficacy and cost effectiveness. Review revised 2014 palivizumab recommendations and discuss validity of changes.
Contemporary Forums

Current Neonatal Pain and Sedation Strategies: From Morphine to Dexmedetomidine

Learning Objectives: Discuss the effects of neonatal pain on brain development. Describe potential short- and long-term risks and benefits of morphine and dexmedetomidine in neonates. Providers will have increased knowledge on pain and sedation strategies in critically ill neonates.
Contemporary Forums

What is the Role for Steroids in Newborns with Cardiovascular Insufficiency?

Learning Objectives: Describe the basics of cortisol synthesis and physiology. Define relative adrenal insufficiency. Describe options for treatment of cardiovascular insufficiency.
Contemporary Forums

Toolkit for Community Pharmacists to Improve Patients’ Cardiovascular Health

The community pharmacist is positioned to engage patients in conversations about their health. Cardiovascular wellness has become a major focus through the Million Hearts™ Initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Because of their close proximity to patients, community pharmacists are able to contribute to this initiative by providing screenings and education about blood pressure and cholesterol management, smoking cessation, aspirin an...
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

Contemporary Compounding Intensive CE

Class Overview Non-sterile compounded medications often play an extremely important role in the quality of patient care and prescribers have become increasingly aware of the benefits that customized medications offer. The pharmacist and pharmacy technician must have a strong foundation on how to prepare these products. Technology has provided the equipment and techniques necessary to compound effectively and accurately. To prepare participants to meet the needs of patients, we have designe...
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy

Opioid Use in Pregnancy: 2018 & Beyond

This one day continuing professional development event will address challenges associated with opioid use and treatment during pregnancy. Effects of opioids on both mothers and infants will be discussed, along with community resources. Target Audience: MDs, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, counselors, health educators, psychologists and others interested in opioid use and pregnancy.
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

2018 North Carolina Annual STD Update

The NC STD Update will provide updated information on recent trends and current management of a variety of sexually transmitted diseases including syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and vaginal infections. This activity will also address best practices as relates to the care of transgender individuals and unique management and treatment approaches pertinent to adolescent sexual health. Target Audience: This knowledge-based activity is targeted towards physicians, advanced practice providers, ph...
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Radioactive! Nuclear Pharmacy or Unclear Pharmacy?

Nuclear Pharmacy has long been a misunderstood professional segment of the pharmaceutical sciences, from patients and professionals alike. This session is intended to provide a general overview of the practice of nuclear pharmacy, including highlights of commonly used nuclear medicine imaging agents. Special considerations, including equipment and safety concerns, are addressed as they apply to this unique professional practice.
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From the Patient’s Lens: Winning Communications for the Most Difficult Encounters

Pharmacy team members with excellent skills in communications stand out! These are usually the team members who are asked to de-escalate situations with customers, as others back slowly away. With the appropriate use of keenly developed skills, magic unfolds! Suddenly, the angry customer is speaking rationally and working through the same situation that caused an explosion with another well-intentioned team member. How is it, then, that the two associates achieve vastly different results when ...
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In the Wrong Hands: Preventing Accidental Poisonings in Children

Despite the sustained progress made by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, the percentage of childhood deaths attributed to medications continues to increase. Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Nurses are in a prime position to provide education and awareness through professional advocacy. This session seeks to define the scope of the problem using analytical data collected from poison control centers in the United States. In addition, recommendations for the appropriate response ...
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Battling the Burp and Burn of Functional Dyspepsia

Functional dyspepsia is a disorder of the upper digestive tract that results in significant painful symptoms. Many lifestyle changes, supplements, medical foods, and prescription medications can be tried to manage this condition but none are FDA approved. Patients frequently seek self treatment for this condition but may think they have GERD. Pharmacists are ideally positioned to provide appropriate counseling on the management of functional dyspepsia.
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PharmEd-Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists-Randolph, MA

Earn up to 7 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration - 8:00 am Conference-8:30 am-5:00 pm
American Health Resources, LLC

Clinical Update-Westford, MA

Earn up to 7 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration - 8:00 a.m. Conference- 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
American Health Resources, LLC

PharmEd-Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists- Flushing, NY

Earn up to 7 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration - 8:00 am Conference-8:30 am-5:00 pm
American Health Resources, LLC

PharmEd-Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists-Cromwell, CT

Earn up to 7 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration - 8:00 am Conference-8:30 am-5:00 pm
American Health Resources, LLC

The Role of the Pharmacist in Managing Severe Asthma

Asthma is a chronic obstructive respiratory disease that affects more than 300 million people world-wide and more than 25 million children and adults in the United States. Approximately 50% of patients with asthma struggle with "not well-controlled" or "poorly controlled" asthma. Around 10% of these patients have severe asthma and have an urgent need for improved care. Pharmacists can serve a critical role on the front lines of the health care community in the fight to get asthma under control...
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The Role of the Pharmacist in Managing Severe Asthma

Asthma is a chronic obstructive respiratory disease that affects more than 300 million people world-wide and more than 25 million children and adults in the United States. Approximately 50% of patients with asthma struggle with "not well-controlled" or "poorly controlled" asthma. Around 10% of these patients have severe asthma and have an urgent need for improved care. Pharmacists can serve a critical role on the front lines of the health care community in the fight to get asthma under control...
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The Role of the Pharmacist in Managing Severe Asthma

Asthma is a chronic obstructive respiratory disease that affects more than 300 million people world-wide and more than 25 million children and adults in the United States. Approximately 50% of patients with asthma struggle with "not well-controlled" or "poorly controlled" asthma. Around 10% of these patients have severe asthma and have an urgent need for improved care. Pharmacists can serve a critical role on the front lines of the health care community in the fight to get asthma under control...
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Treatment Strategies in Chronic Leukemias and Introduction to CAR-T Therapy

Chronic lymphocytic (CLL) and chronic myelogenous (CML) leukemia are commonly diagnosed and treated by community oncologists. Whereas, in the past, these hematologic malignancies were considered incurable, new therapies have challenged that notion. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) annihilated the concept of CML as a poorly controlled disease, and most patients are now expected to live a normal life, with good quality of life. New testing procedures have suggested that some patients may be ...
Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Rockpointe Oncology

Payment Models and Practice Changes: Meeting Requirements of OCM & MACRA

Recent legislation and policy has fast-tracked the shift of healthcare payment from volume- to value-based reimbursement under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) for oncology care. Today, oncologists have the option to be reimbursed for Medicare patients under the CMS Oncology Care Model (OCM), an alternative payment model spanning a 6-month chemotherapy episode-of-care. This activity will provide insight into the program’s structure and challenges. It will also review ...
Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Rockpointe Oncology

Evidence-based Updates in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Significant advances in treatment with novel agents for B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) have improved patient outcomes and survival. However, many patients are at high-risk of relapse, meriting a precision approach to reduce the rate of recurrence and improve outcomes. The identification of molecular subtypes, the persistence of clinical challenges, and the anticipated emergence of clinical data necessitate a collaborative treatment approach to ensure individualized care for patients wit...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Integrating Immunotherapy for NSCLC

The emergence of checkpoint inhibitors (CTLA4, PD1, PD-L1) has reawakened an interest in immunotherapy to treat various malignancies. New agents have rapidly been approved for use in melanoma, bladder cancer, renal cell, lung cancer, and other malignancies. These agents have a unique toxicity profile requiring careful clinical assessment, rapid intervention, and aggressive management of side effects. This activity will provide a general overview of immunotherapy in cancer treatment, with a ...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Rockpoointe Oncology

Gotta Catch Them All! The Pokemon Approach to Understanding Direct Oral Anticoagulants

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are recognized by guidelines as first-line options for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalular atrial fibrillation. Now that multiple DOACs have been FDA approved for these indications, and their use is wide-spread, it is challenging to ensure patient safety as each agent has slightly different pharmacokinetic considerations with its use. This program will address safety and efficacy with each agent...
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Updates on the Self-Management of Vaginal Yeast Infections

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 75% of all adult women have had at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. Many women find themselves in pharmacies seeking self- treatment for the unbearable symptoms associated with vaginal yeast infections. For community practitioners it's important to know when to refer patients and when it's appropriate to recommend self-management of vaginal yeast infections. Pharmacists should be up to date on the products av...
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Pharmacy Law Update 2018

Target Audience Pharmacists and technicians in all practice settings. Why Attend Pharmacy Law is dynamic and changes frequently because of various reasons: changes in the scope of practice, medication errors, theft, drug abuse, changes in accreditation standards, national standards, etc. Within the past five years, several laws have changed that affected the practice of pharmacy. Pharmacists must keep current in their practice to reflect these changes in the law. Objectives Pharmacist:...
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks-Veterinary Medicine for the Pharmacist

Describe noteworthy counseling points for FDA approved prescriptions used off-label in animals Review OTC products suitable for animal use Discuss common prescription and OTC ingredients toxic to animals
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

Transplant Tricks and Treats

Learning Objectives: Identify common immunosuppressive and antimicrobial medications Discuss appropriateness of regimen by levels, formulations, and drug-interactions Recognize goals of therapy
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

Adjusting to the New Normal: Updates in Hypertension

Learning Objectives 1. Define hypertension and treatment goals 2. Discuss recommended non-pharmacologic treatment 3. Describe pharmacologic treatment recommendations between ACC/AHA 2017 guidelines and JNC 8
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

But How Similar is it? What You Need to Know and What to Tell Your Patients About Biosimilars

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, all members of the multidisciplinary care team will require education about the appropriate incorporation of biosimilars into treatment paradigms. Currently, many providers lack knowledge about how biosimilars differ from their reference product as well as the regulatory processes by which biosimilars are approved. Expert faculty will summarize the current regulations for the manufacture and interchangeability of a biosimilar with ...
Slack Inc.

Overcoming Barriers and Best Practices for Use of Biosimilars: Conversations Between Physicians and Pharmacists

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, all members of the multidisciplinary care team will require education about the appropriate incorporation of biosimilars into treatment paradigms. Currently, many providers lack knowledge about how biosimilars differ from their reference product as well as the regulatory processes by which biosimilars are approved. In this activity, expert faculty will summarize the current regulations for the manufacture and interchangeability of ...
Slack Inc.

Outcomes-Based Contracts: A Possible Solution to Rising Healthcare Costs

Describe how out-comes-based contracts are developed Identify the challenges and opportunities of outcomes-based contracting Discuss the factors associated with successful adoption and implementation of outcomes-based contracts
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

Update in Vaccinations

Learning Objectives: Describe how vaccines activate the immune system and provide immunity Identify which patient population should receive certain vaccines Discuss current recommendations for adult immunization and recent changes made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

Addressing Common Patient Concerns Regarding Biosimilars

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, greater emphasis is needed on educating patients about their treatment options, the use of biosimilars, and shared decision-making between patients and their providers. In this CME activity, expert faculty and a patient advocate will discuss issues and concerns expressed by patients who are about to start treatment with a biosimilar product or are to be switched from an originator product to a biosimilar. The patient advocate will ...
Slack Inc.

Hot Topics in HIV Management

Antiretroviral therapy has improved dramatically over the past decade. This progress has yielded more treatment choices for clinicians and patients but also adds greater complexity to the already diverse field of HIV. Clinicians must keep up with new data on treatment strategies, selection of appropriate individualized therapy, and effective management of patient side effects. In these interactive, case-based activities, expert faculty will convey how to incorporate new treatment strategies in...
Slack Inc.

Antibiotics in Psychiatry: Unintended Sequelae, the Good and Bad

Learning Objectives: Outline the core elements associated with the new Medication Management (MM) standard from The Joint Commission Explain why patients with psychiatric illness are at an increased risk of certain infections Discuss the neuropsychiatric adverse effects and psychotropic effects of commonly prescribed antibiotics
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

Fundamental EYEdeas: Ophthalmic Counseling Points for Pharmacists

This activity will review key counseling points that pharmacists encounter daily, especially when caring for patients with diabetes. We will discuss diabetic retinopathy and importance of routine eye exams. This activity will also include treatment of herpetic eye disease as well as possible ocular complications with the misuse of topical steroids. After completion of this activity, participants will have a greater confidence counseling patients regarding common general treatment concepts, inc...
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Trash Talk: Pharmaceutical Waste in the 21st Century

Thousands of metric tons of pharmaceutical waste are produced annually, but where does it all go? The associated environmental, economic, and public health concerns continue to mount global interest. Currently, state and federal regulations classify pharmaceutical waste and define proper disposal/destruction, and drug companies and health care institutions are putting more effort into developing waste reduction methods. Recommendations for disposing or returning unwanted medications are availa...
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Clozapine for Schizophrenia: A Treatment Update

Clozapine is approved for treatment-resistant schizophrenia and suicidal behavior in schizophrenic patients. The drug has several advantages over other antipsychotics, but its safety risks concern many practitioners. In the fall of 2015, the FDA updated the prescribing information for monitoring neutropenia and approved a new shared Clozapine REMS Program. In this webinar, we will review the pros and cons of using clozapine and outline the changes implemented by the FDA.
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Bringing Contact Lenses into Focus

Many patients are overwhelmed by the numerous over-the-counter options available for contact lens care. This presentation will review basics of contact lens solutions for both soft and hard lenses. It is important to be knowledgeable about the products available in order to accurately counsel patients. We will explain some common complications associated with poor lens hygiene. We will also go over topical ophthalmic medications to treat these complications. Facts on patient compliance will be...
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Help Wanted: Education & Defining Tomorrow's Pharmacy Technician

The direction of pharmacy technician education and training has been a source of debate within the profession since the recommendation was first introduced in the 1960. Fifty years later, discussions continue, with both the definition and scope of practice for pharmacy technicians varying drastically from state to state. Multiple key events have once again drawn this debate into the national spotlight, yielding one advocacy organization to publish a grading system for each state's regulatory r...
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The Controlled Substance Dilemma: Health Care or Health Threat?

Pharmacy has been thrust into the national spotlight as solutions are sought to manage the inappropriate distribution of prescription medications. This session seeks to explore various tools available to the pharmacy staff to combat illicit distribution, while maintaining appropriate and legitimate patient access to prescribed medications. The effectiveness and limitations of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are discussed in the context of "red flag" behaviors that may sugge...
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Sterile Compounding: A Practical Approach to Practice in a USP 797 Environment

Despite broader acceptance and adoption of USP 797 techniques and focus on sterile compounding, incidents continue. In this session, the basic elements of aseptic technique are examined, using the shadow of previous incidents to highlight urgency for adherence. In addition, the role of 503B designated facilities are discussed, as regulatory parameters are outlined and reviewed. This session takes a practical approach to specific aseptic techniques that may be directly applied in a variety of s...
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Pharmacy's Big Break - Opening the "GATES" to Pharmacy Consultation

Most community pharmacists see a real need for pharmacist intervention in disease state management. A pharmacist in the physician's office seeing patients before the provider has benefit in cost savings as well as patient care. "Professor Pete" Kreckel staffs such a clinic two mornings a week and makes a huge impact on patient care. Also discussed will be the pharmacist's role in formulary development as well as clinic protocols. Join this seasoned community pharmacist as he takes off the labc...
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Treatment of Depression & Nausea During Pregnancy & Lactation: Focus on Controversies in Care

As medication use experts, pharmacists are often asked to provide recommendations for the "safest" treatment option during pregnancy and lactation. Often, little clinical data exist to guide these decisions and what data does exist may be somewhat contradictory or controversial. This activity aims to review the approach to assessing risks of medication during pregnancy and lactation based on available clinical information, while also examining guidelines related to the treatment of depression ...
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Impact of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, infecting more than 6 million new people each year. At least 50% of sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point during their lifetime. More than 200 strains of HPV have been identified with results of infection ranging the spectrum from genital warts to multiple types of cancers. Three vaccines active against the HPV strains most commonly involved in development of genital wart...
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American Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic

Approximately every 15 minutes in our country, a person dies from prescription drug overdose, while a child is also born approximately every 30 minutes dependent upon opioids. How did we get to this point? Are we the only country in the world with this problem of epidemic proportion? How do we end this epidemic, or at least, how do we as healthcare professionals contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? In this presentation, we will discuss the history of just how we, as a ...
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