How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Coping with Diabetes

Patients with diabetes often need to make lifestyle changes to meet their therapeutic goal, however these changes are difficult to make. Pharmacists need to possess excellent motivational skills to help patients achieve these goals.
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New Drugs and Drug News of 2017

Pharmacy practitioners need to be knowledgeable about new drugs introduced to the market, and public health advisories about drug therapy.
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Mistake Proofing the Pharmacy

With the increase in prescription volume and the demands placed on pharmacists, it is critically important to employ methods for quality improvement so that patient safety is maintained by minimizing the possibility of dispensing errors. This program will focus mistake proofing as a quality improvement technique to minimize dispensing errors and discuss the risk factors leading to these types of errors as well as methods to mitigate these risks. The program will also discuss the role of the FD...
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A New Hope in the Prevention of Shingles

Shingles is cause by a reactivation of latent varicella-zoster (VZV) virus. Risk of reactivation is a reality in more than 90% of adults who have been infected by VZV. Shingles can cause considerable pain and most notably can cause postherpetic neuralgia as a complication. Zostavax was recommended to prevent shingles in individuals over the age of 50 but was 50% effective in preventing VZV reactivation. Shingrix was approved by the FDA in October 2017. Shingrix has been shown to have an effica...
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Don't Believe Everything Your Hear: Poison and Overdose Myths and Misconceptions

Toxicology is fraught with myths and misconceptions. Poison centers are often consulted about patients who are treated based on these myths. From the assessment to the treatment of poisonings and overdoses, these myths can have negative consequences.
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Legal Requirements for Managing Potential Drug-Drug Interactions

Health care software provides alerts for numerous drug-drug interactions. Health professionals must determine their responsibilities based on a risk stratification of the importance of each potential drug-drug interaction. Legal requirements provide guidance on how risk stratification should be done, and what responses are legally required once a potential drug-drug interaction is identified.
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Managing Opioid Overdose in the Community

Opioid abuse and overdose are significant public health issues throughout the country and are a growing problem. According to the CDC, the number of opioid-related deaths has quadrupled since 1999. Naloxone is considered the medication of choice in reversing opioid overdose symptoms, and has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality when made readily available to the community. Many states have approved legislation which allow pharmacists to dispense naloxone under standing orders or drug t...
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Movement Beyond Laxatives: Evolving Pharmacologic Options for IBS-C and CIC

IBS-C and CIC are highly prevalent conditions that negatively impact Quality of Life and pose a significant economic burden on the healthcare system. Because so many patients self-treat the conditions, estimates of the number of Americans that suffer from IBS-C and CIC vary widely ranging from 2% to 27% of the population. Despite the $400 million dollars that are spent on laxatives each year, constipation still accounts for 2.5 million physician visits annually in the U.S. revealing a desperat...
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Movement Beyond Laxatives: Evolving Pharmacologic Options for IBS-C and CIC

IBS-C and CIC are highly prevalent conditions that negatively impact Quality of Life and pose a significant economic burden on the healthcare system. Because so many patients self-treat the conditions, estimates of the number of Americans that suffer from IBS-C and CIC vary widely ranging from 2% to 27% of the population. Despite the $400 million dollars that are spent on laxatives each year, constipation still accounts for 2.5 million physician visits annually in the U.S. revealing a desperat...
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Case-Based Management of HIV in the Community Setting - FL APPROVED -

More than 1.2 million individuals are living with HIV/AIDS, yet, less than half of these individuals achieve virologic suppression with antiretroviral therapy (ART) due to unrecognized or unmanaged side effects, drug interactions, or issues with adherence. The goals of ART are to reduce HIV/AIDS associated morbidity and mortality as well as reduce the number of new infections. Another area of increased interest is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent transmission of HIV. Although PrEP ha...
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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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Motivational Interviewing and Eliciting Behavior Change in Chronic Disease Management

Behavior change is a key competent to the successful management of chronic diseases (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, weight management, etc.). However, eliciting these changes in a patient can be very challenging, especially to get the patient to continue with the changes long term. This presentation will provide an overview of motivational interviewing, and strategies used to promote behavior change and lead to improved disease outcomes and patient adherence. I...
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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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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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An Antipsychotic Roundup: New Agents and Safety Updates

New antipsychotic agents were released in 2016 and 2017 (including one agent used specifically for patients with Parkinson's Disease) and also updated availability (long acting agents) since the last APS update in 2015.
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The HIV Patient Management Simulator II: Individualizing Therapy to Meet Your Patients’ Needs

Highly effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed HIV from a rapidly deteriorating condition to a complex, chronic condition, with individuals now expecting to live a normal lifespan. With longer survival, patients will be exposed to antiretroviral agents for decades. Therefore, maximizing the safety and tolerability of therapies, as well as preventing resistance, is a high priority. Significant progress has been made toward simplified, single-tablet regimens, optimizing the long-t...
Slack Inc.

Adolescent Depression and Anxiety: A Review of Treatment Options

Depression and anxiety in adolescents is more prevalent than most adults realize. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions can improve functioning and quality of life for many adolescents.
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How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes Series: Problem Solving with Diabetes Mellitus

Patients with diabetes are often overwhelmed when they receive this diagnosis. Diabetes requires significant self-management skills, and pharmacist are well-positioned to provide this guidance to patients.
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Bladder Cancer: Practice Essential for Community Oncologists and Advanced Practice Providers

For many years, the mainstay of initial treatment for metastatic bladder cancer has been chemotherapy. However, immunotherapy with PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors is revolutionizing the treatment of bladder cancer. Currently, 5 checkpoint inhibitors are approved for patients who have failed prior platinum-based chemotherapy or are ineligible for cisplatin-based chemotherapy. In this CME activity, expert faculty will assess the clinical evidence regarding the efficacy, safety, and tolerability...
Slack Inc.

The Role of "Brain Nutrients" in Cognitive Health

The effects of nutrition on cognitive processes has long been studied. There are newly described influences of key brain nutrients on cognitive function that reveal important mechanisms of action that provide neuronal protection and improve brain metabolism.
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The Role of "Brain Nutrients" in Cognitive Health

The effects of nutrition on cognitive processes has long been studied. There are newly described influences of key brain nutrients on cognitive function that reveal important mechanisms of action that provide neuronal protection and improve brain metabolism.
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Insights on the 2017 IDSA/SHEA Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults: Focus on Recurrence

In this text-based interview, Dr. Paul Feuerstadt reviews the updated 2017 IDSA/SHEA clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of C. difficile, with a focus on recurrent infection. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Outline risk factors for recurrent C. difficile infection to consider when selecting treatment • Discuss available data on the treatment of recurrent C. difficile and how that data was applied to the updated IDSA/SHEA Clinical Practice ...
ACHL

Shared Decisions and Contraceptive Counseling - A Comparison of Short and Long Acting Reversible Contraception

The 90-minute webinar program will focus on providing education on all forms of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods, including particular characteristics that may impact product selection for a specific patient. There will be an emphasis on communication, including shared-decision making among pharmacists, providers, and patients. Important aspects for pharmacist counseling will be covered such as pertinent side effects from a patient perspective, what the patient needs to k...
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Shared Decisions and Contraceptive Counseling - A Comparison of Short and Long Acting Reversible Contraception

The 90-minute webinar program will focus on providing education on all forms of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods, including particular characteristics that may impact product selection for a specific patient. There will be an emphasis on communication, including shared-decision making among pharmacists, providers, and patients. Important aspects for pharmacist counseling will be covered such as pertinent side effects from a patient perspective, what the patient needs to k...
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Shared Decisions and Contraceptive Counseling - A Comparison of Short and Long Acting Reversible Contraception

The 90-minute webinar program will focus on providing education on all forms of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods, including particular characteristics that may impact product selection for a specific patient. There will be an emphasis on communication, including shared-decision making among pharmacists, providers, and patients. Important aspects for pharmacist counseling will be covered such as pertinent side effects from a patient perspective, what the patient needs to k...
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Shared Decisions and Contraceptive Counseling - A Comparison of Short and Long Acting Reversible Contraception

The 90-minute webinar program will focus on providing education on all forms of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods, including particular characteristics that may impact product selection for a specific patient. There will be an emphasis on communication, including shared-decision making among pharmacists, providers, and patients. Important aspects for pharmacist counseling will be covered such as pertinent side effects from a patient perspective, what the patient needs to k...
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Shared Decisions and Contraceptive Counseling - A Comparison of Short and Long Acting Reversible Contraception

The 90-minute webinar program will focus on providing education on all forms of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods, including particular characteristics that may impact product selection for a specific patient. There will be an emphasis on communication, including shared-decision making among pharmacists, providers, and patients. Important aspects for pharmacist counseling will be covered such as pertinent side effects from a patient perspective, what the patient needs to k...
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Shared Decisions and Contraceptive Counseling - A Comparison of Short and Long Acting Reversible Contraception

The 90-minute webinar program will focus on providing education on all forms of hormonal and select non-hormonal contraceptive methods, including particular characteristics that may impact product selection for a specific patient. There will be an emphasis on communication, including shared-decision making among pharmacists, providers, and patients. Important aspects for pharmacist counseling will be covered such as pertinent side effects from a patient perspective, what the patient needs to k...
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Opioid Overdose and Substance Abuse Update

Intent: The goal of this program is to educate attendees regarding opioid overdose treatment options, substance abuse disorders, and Pittsburgh Poison Center services. After attending this seminar, participants should be able to: - Explain the indication, mechanism of action, and pharmacokinetics of naloxone, - Demonstrate administration of intranasal naloxone in an opioid overdose simulation. - Describe medication-assisted treatment options used for patients with substance abuse disorde...
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Emergent and Urgent Challenges

All of our medical meetings are clinically useful evidence/case-based, guideline-driven, Primary Care content that is immediately applicable to your practice. All of our CME conferences, both live and recorded, can be found at www.AmericanMedicalSeminars.com. AMS CME meetings are held in both Sarasota, Florida and San Diego, CA, and are designed for Primary Care Practitioners in the specialties of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and even Specialists who would like p...
American Medical Seminars

Internal Medicine: A Clinical Update for Both the Inpatient and Outpatient

All of our medical meetings are clinically useful evidence/case-based, guideline-driven, Primary Care content that is immediately applicable to your practice. All of our CME conferences, both live and recorded, can be found at www.AmericanMedicalSeminars.com. AMS CME meetings are held in both Sarasota, Florida and San Diego, CA, and are designed for Primary Care Practitioners in the specialties of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and even Specialists who would like p...
American Medical Seminars

The JAK-STAT Pathway in Inflammatory Bowel Disease- Expert Insights and Discussion of the Latest Research

Russell D. Cohen, MD, and Thomas A. Ullman, MD, summarize clinical data on JAK inhibitors in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In addition to discussing the rationale for targeting JAK-STAT signaling pathways, faculty discuss the clinical implications of new research for patients with IBD. Content Areas • IBD pathogenesis • JAK-STAT signaling • JAK inhibitors in ulcerative colitis • JAK inhibitors in Crohn's disease • Clinical implications
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

comMIt (comprehensive motivational interviewing) for health care professionals

comMIt (comprehensive motivational interviewing training) for health care professionals is an e-learning program accredited for 8 hours of approved continuing education credit for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians and social workers. The learner has three months to complete this highly interactive program and receive CE credit. Learners may stop at any point in the program and then return to it where they left off. Learners may also review each module completed as often as they wou...
Berger Consulting, LLC

ADME, PK/TK, and Drug Metabolism in Drug Discovery and Development

The content of this overview course will assist pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and CRO researchers and managers in understanding the requirements for a well-designed and successful ADME, PK/TK, and DM program conducted within a drug development logic plan and in compliance with ICH guidelines. The various types of ADME, PK/TK, and DM studies, which include in vitro metabolism and delivery, animal and human pharmacokinetics, protein binding, mass balance, tissue distribution, metabolite isolati...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Quality Assurance/Quality Control for Biologics and Biopharmaceuticals

In the eyes of regulatory authorities, the quality issues of biologics are definitely different from chemical drugs because of: (1) use of living source materials to produce the biologic, (2) increased complexity of biologic manufacturing processes and (3) increased complexity of the biologic molecules themselves. While chemical drugs can become generics, biologics products are best viewed as biosimilars, and not as bio-generics. Biologics are highly susceptible to adventitious agent contamin...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Quality Assurance/Quality Control for Biologics and Biopharmaceuticals

In the eyes of regulatory authorities, the quality issues of biologics are definitely different from chemical drugs because of: (1) use of living source materials to produce the biologic, (2) increased complexity of biologic manufacturing processes and (3) increased complexity of the biologic molecules themselves. While chemical drugs can become generics, biologics products are best viewed as biosimilars, and not as bio-generics. Biologics are highly susceptible to adventitious agent contamin...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

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

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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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

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

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.

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.

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