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University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy

Pharmacists' Response to the Opioid Epidemic: Opioid Specific Counseling Wednesday Evening 9/13/17 Live & via Webinar

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Overview / Abstract:

Live or via Webinar
Wednesday Evening, Sept. 13th
125 Kapoor Hall, UB South Campus

Program Agenda
5:30-6:00 pm: Registration & Refreshments
6:00-8:00 pm: Lecture, Q&A
8:00 pm: Continuing Education Verification, Evaluation, Adjournment

Why Attend:
It is estimated that 46 individuals die of prescription opioid overdoses every day in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 16,000 individuals in the United States died of opioid over-doses in 2013. Pharmacists are equipped to play an important role in reducing opioid misuse and abuse, but are often an underused resource. Pharmacists have unique clinical knowledge, as well as an obligation to ensure that all efforts are made to prevent substance abuse in their communities by providing education, using prescription drug monitor programs, and providing patients and families with lifesaving resources.

Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings.


¨ Review the background of the opioid epidemic
¨ Identify risk factors associated with opioid overdose
¨ Balance legitimate medical use vs. illegitimate use
¨ Define tolerance, dependence (including withdrawal), addiction, and pseudoaddiction
¨ List points necessary to educate patients on during opioid counseling

Registration information:
General Registration Fee is: $55 (includes continuing education credit, handout materials and light refreshments)
Register online with your credit card at (your username is your email address)
To Register by mail, please send your registration and check (payable to the UB Foundation, Inc.) to: CPE Office, 204 Kapoor Hall, UB School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, NY 14214. We are unable to accept cash payments for program fees.

Webinar Instructions:
In order to successfully participate from a remote location via Webinar, you must possess a computer with a high speed connection (not dial-up), external speakers or a headset. You will be able to view the presentation, hear the speaker and address questions via the chat function. Full instructions with the WebEx URL, along with a PDF of the presentation handouts will be emailed to you two days before the program. After the conclusion of the Webinar session you will receive an online evaluation for you to complete.

How to Register for CPE Monitor: Pharmacists are required to obtain their NABP e-profile ID and to set up their CPE Monitor account. Please visit to set up a CPE Monitor account. Be sure to have completed this process in order to guarantee receiving your CE credit.

Setting Up Your UB CE Account - Next, please create your UB CE online account (you only need to do this once) if you have not already done so at: so you can register online for our programs and we can upload your credit to your CPE Monitor account post program

Please Note: ACPE has instituted a 60 day time limit on uploading CE credits to the CPE Monitor. Be sure that your information is legible and correct (including month/date of birth and NABP number) and that you sign your attendance form and turn in the completed form at the end of the program. If there are any issues with uploading your credit to the CPE Monitor the CE office will contact you via email. All notifications are sent through the email address. Be sure post-program, you check your CPE Monitor to be sure all program credits appear. Once it is sixty days past the program date the CPE Monitor will no longer accept credit uploads for that program.

Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to cancel this program due to such factors as insufficient registration. Registrants will be notified in this case. Requests for refunds, minus a $20 service charge, must be in writing and will be honored up to one week prior to the program. After that time, no refunds will be made.

Parking: Parking Permits are not required in the Parker lot.


From Points East and West - Take the 90 to Exit 50 onto the 290 Youngman Memorial Highway. Continue on 290 to Millersport Highway South. Continue on Millersport Highway and veer left on Bailey Avenue. Turn right on Main St. (Rt. 5). Turn left on Winspear Avenue. Turn left at first light and enter the UB Campus. Take immediate left into Parker Lot.

From Amherst, Williamsville, Niagara Falls: Take 290 to Millersport Highway South. Continue on Millersport Highway and veer left on Bailey Avenue. Turn right on Main St. (Rt. 5). Turn left on Winspear Avenue. Turn left at first light and enter the UB Campus. Take immediate left into Parker Lot. Directions and campus maps available online at:

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Sep 13, 2019


Pharmacy CPE


Live / Seminar, Webinar / Webcast / Video



Credits / Hours

2 contact hours


The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity has been assigned ACPE# 0044-0000-17-047-L01-P and will award 2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who complete a CE attendance document. No partial credit will be awarded.

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Program Faculty:

Robert G. Wahler Jr., Pharm.D., CPE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers


Keywords / Search Terms

University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy Opioid Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details


125 Kapoor Hall- University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences-South Campus
125 Kapoor Hall
Buffalo, NY   14214
United States of America

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