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CPE CONSULTANTS, LLC
 

Cardinal Health RBC 2012


RBC offers the largest and most complete line up of Continuing Pharmacy Education activities in the industry.  This year you will have the opportunity to select from nearly 50 different CE courses!
 
 
CPE Monitor is an online system for pharmacists and technicians to track their continuing pharmacy education (CPE). Many ACPE-accredited CPE providers are beginning to require licensees to submit their NABP e-Profile ID to receive CPE credit.
 
 

Date: Jul 11, 2012 08:00 AM - Jul 14, 2012 04:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

CE Hours

97.00

CE Units

9.700

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of contiuning pharmacy education.

Requirements for CE Credit

The participant must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online to receive a Statement of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit.

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This activity is designed to give pharmacists the tools needed to increase profitability by controlling costs, by understanding cost behavior, by improving strategic cost management skills and by analyzing the present to make better decisions about the future.  By gaining a more detailed understanding of cost behavior, pharmacy owners and managers will be better equipped to evaluate the impact of strategic decisions on the profitability of their companies, including third-party reimbursement plans and expansion plans.
 

Objectives

  • Classify costs in your pharmacy based on their affect on the income statement as fixed or variable and calculate a break-even point for the business
  • Create a profit and loss statement for planning in your pharmacy business
  • Calculate the contribution margin in your pharmacy business and assess its impact on your pricing structure

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Steven C. LeFever, MBA
Chairman, Business Resource Services


Brief Bio : Steve LeFever is a national leader in the development of practical financial programs and training for the independent business community. His dual role as a successful entrepreneur and as a commercial banker gives him a unique perspective on financial analysis, business management, and practical business decisions.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-035-L04-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
 

 

   

This application-based activity focuses on key business-, marketing- and sales-related strategies when developing a compounding practice.  The participant will establish a product and service practice portfolio, a sales call notebook containing information on prospective and existing prescribers to a compounding practice and a marketing campaign strategic plan to take advantage of a niche market.  The result, a comprehensive strategy comprised of a strong business manufacturer with the potential to earn dividends and cultivate effective and creative marketing messages.
 

The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This application-based activity is accredited for 4.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.4 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-033-L04-P.  This activity will be released on July 11, 2012 and expires on July 11, 2015. To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840.  This activity is supported through an educational grant provided by Medisca, Inc.

 

Objectives

  • Implement key business, marketing- and sales-related strategies when developing a compounding practice
  • Create the infrastructure for targeted marketing and sales' campaigns
  • Establish a personal sales call notebook for prospective and existing prescribers
  • Establish a niche market product and service portfolio

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Ken Speidel, RPh, BS Pharm, PharmD
President and Clinical Director of, PharmaCare Rx Inc


Brief Bio : Ken’s broad experiential background in pharmacology, spanning over the last 20 years, has established him as a proven leader and successful businessman. Ken attended Ohio Northern University where he received his Undergraduate Degree and Doctorate in Pharmacy. Ken has completed additional training and education in the areas of aseptic compounding, functional medicine, pain management, and endocrinology. Ken is the Past President of the National Home Infusion Association. Currently, he is the President and Clinical Director of PharmaCare Rx Inc, a consulting firm and specialty compounding pharmacy, and Vice President of NorthCoast HealthCare Management, a healthcare management company and network of pharmacy and home health organizations. He is a Surveyor for the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB).

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-033-L04-P
Date: 07/11/12
Time: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Covention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

 
Have your Medicare DMEPOS records been audited? If not, they will be. Can you review your documentation correctly? With the mounting number of audits providers are facing, you need to audit your charts effectively, ensure you have the right documentation and know the best practices in the industry. Physician notes, coding, proper modifiers, complete orders and more---- do you know what will pass an auditor’s scrutiny? This review will focus on Medicare requirements, our most demanding payer; however what you learn can help to set up processes and systems for all other payers. Faculty will provide sample documentation for a hands-on review so that you can ensure you are auditing your records correctly LONG before they are requested in an audit.
 

Objectives

  • Explain the current regulatory requirements for medical record audits
  • Accurately review medical records
  • Effectively respond to audits

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Denise M. Fletcher, BA
Attorney, Health Care Group, Brown & Fortunato, PC


Brief Bio : Denise M. Fletcher, Esq., is an attorney with the Health Care Group of the Amarillo, Texas, law firm of Brown & Fortunato, P.C. Ms. Fletcher represents HME companies, pharmacies, and other health care providers throughout the United States. Ms. Fletcher has authored numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer throughout the country. She is licensed in Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington and is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Fletcher earned a B.A. from the University of Washington and received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Mary Ellen Conway, RN, BSN
President, Capital Healthcare Group, LLC


Brief Bio : Mary Ellen is a nurse health care consultant with over 25 years expertise in management throughout the health care continuum. As the President of Capital Healthcare Group, she is known for her special expertise in operations and regulatory compliance issues in the acute care setting as well as in the post acute arena, from physician practice, home health, hospice, medical equipment, to supplemental staffing and accreditation. Ms. Conway is qualified as a legal expert in home and has served on teh faculty of both Georgetown University and Catholic University's Schools of Nursing. She is a nationally recognized and requested health care speaker and author. She is a member of several advisory and educational boards including Medtrade Educational Advisory Board.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-034-L04-P
Date: 07/11/12
Time: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

This activity will provide an update on various legal concerns facing pharmacy providers.  Hot topics involving the DEA, FDA, and State Board matters will be discussed, as well as actual case law examples
 
 

Objectives

  • •Describe current concerns surrounding drug accumulation and improper medication disposal
  • •Identify legal considerations regarding medication disposal
  • •Review the implications regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy on opioid containing products
  • •Discuss emerging issues surrounding Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
  • •Identify common areas of fraud, waste, and abuse in the pharmacy
  • •Describe areas of legal risk for pharmacists and pharmacies based on holdings in recent court cases
  • •Review the rulings from numerous recent pharmacy related court cases

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Kimberly Burns, RPh, JD
Associate Professor, LECOM School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Kimberly Burns is an Associate Professor at the LECOM School of Pharmacy, located in Erie, PA. Kim received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy (1994, cum laude) and her Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University Law School (2002, cum laude). She is both a licensed pharmacist and attorney in Pennsylvania. Kim has been a professor at the LECOM School of Pharmacy for over 10 years, and her teaching responsibilities include Pharmacy Law and Ethics, Patient Safety and Medication Related Errors, Pharmacy Practice Management, and various electives. In addition to her academic career, Kim has practiced community pharmacy for over 14 years and has consulted on various legal cases regarding pharmacy law issues. Kim has also written a number of papers and commentaries, and has made presentations at the local, state, and national level on a variety of pharmacy law topics.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-036-L03-P
Date: 07/11/12
Time: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

This activity is meant to provide the basic understanding of providing therapeutic footwear to your diabetic patients under Medicare.  Eligibility and requirements, documentation, measuring and fitting will all be covered throughout the training.  Whether you are just starting out or have been seeing patients for years, you will leave with a better understanding of what Diabetic Footwear has to offer.
 

Objectives

  • Describe the terminology used when referring to the foot
  • Indicate the various components of the lower extremity
  • Recall footwear variations to assist patients with Diabetes
  • Identify ailments associated with Diabetes
  • Recall the qualifying reasons for Medicare beneficiaries to receive therapeutic footwear
  • Recall the benefits of having a therapeutic footwear program within a pharmacy
  • Conduct a measurement using a Brannock® device for footwear
  • Perform a molding of pre-fabricated inserts and casting using an impression foam

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Brian Lane, CPed
Director of Education Customer Service, Dr. Comfort


Brief Bio : Brian Lane has his Bachelor of Science degree in education and has been a Certified Pedorthist since 2005. His former positions included a classroom teacher, sole pedorthist in a large podiatric practice, and is now currently the Director of Education at Dr. Comfort, a large therapeutic shoe company. His current responsibilities include traveling throughout the United States providing education on shoes

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-038-L04-P
Date: 07/11/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Pharmacists can use marketing to identify ways to better serve their customers and compete for health care business.  This activity will help attendees to be more effective marketers.  It discusses the basics of marketing for pharmacists -- incorporating the newest evidence and best practices from the marketing literature.  Marketing strategies used to compete within established markets -- Product Lifecycle, Portfolio, Convenience, and Relationship Marketing -- will be contrasted with those that seek to create new demand in uncontested market spaces (i.e., Blue Ocean strategies).  A simple 4-step process for segmenting and targeting customer populations will be presented.  Along with this 4-step process, segmentation techniques most useful to practicing pharmacists will be discussed.  Promotional techniques for informing, persuading, and reminding customers via advertising, face-to-face, and other methods will be reviewed.  By the end of this activity, all participants should have at least five new ideas that they can apply immediately to their practice setting.
 

Objectives

  • Describe newest evidence from the literature for marketing pharmacy services and products
  • Contrast the advantages and disadvantages of Product Lifecycle, Portfolio, Convenience, Relationship Marketing, and Blue Ocean strategies for marketing pharmacy services
  • Apply a simple 4-step process to target your best patients
  • Identify ways to improve your promotional communications
  • List five new ideas that can be applied immediately to strengthen your pharmacy brand

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

David A. Holdford, RPh, PhD, FAPhA
Professor & Vice-Chair of Graduate Education, Dept of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science VA


Brief Bio : David A. Holdford, BSPharm., MS, PhD, FAPhA, is Professor of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He is also Vice-Chair of graduate education in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science. Prior to joining the faculty at VCU in 1995, Dr. Holdford spent 10 years working as a pharmacist and manager at hospitals in Chicago, Illinois and Columbia, South Carolina. At VCU, Dr. Holdford conducts research, teaches professional and graduate students, and consults in the areas of pharmaceutical and pharmacist marketing, health outcomes research, and medication safety. Dr. Holdford is the author of Marketing for Pharmacists: Providing and Promoting Professional Services, 2nd Edition and 3 other books.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-039-L04-P
Date: 07/11/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

The Post-Acute and Long-Term Care market is evolving to treat patients with increased acuity in the most cost-effective setting.  This market includes transitional care facilities, skilled nursing homes, independent/assisted living, adult group homes, and other congregate living centers. These settings require medication management including specialized/compliance packaging, supervised medication administration, and drug regimen reviews and/or MTM services to provide cost-effective care and improved health outcomes. Health Care Reform and federal/state regulations present both challenges and opportunities for pharmacists and pharmacy owners. 
 
 

Objectives

  • Describe the CMS LTC Pharmacy Performance and Service Criteria
  • Explain the MS Short-Cycle Dispensing Requirements and the benefits and challenges of automated dispensing
  • List and explain 3 geriatric syndromes and potential business opportunities for pharmacists
  • Describe emerging business opportunities for pharmacists in post-acute residential settings

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Albert R. Barber, PharmD, CGP, FASCP
Immediate Past President and Board Chair American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Clinical Rx Consulting


Brief Bio : Albert R. Barber PharmD, CGP, FASCP Dr. Barber is a Director of Pharmacy for Golden Living, a provider of long-term and post-acute care for residents needing skilled nursing and assisted living services. He is responsible for medication education and medication-related regulatory and legal issues across the Golden Living family of companies. Al also provides drug therapy consultations to seniors living in the community through his consulting practice, Clinical Rx Consulting. Al is the immediate Past-President and Board Chair of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and serves as a preceptor for the ASCP Pain Management Traineeship held twice a year in Cleveland, Ohio. He also serves as national faculty for the APhA MTM Certificate Program. Dr. Barber holds Bachelor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Ohio Northern University. He also has an MA in Economics from Kent State University. He is Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy and a fellow in the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-037-L04-P
Date: 07/11/12
Time: 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

-PAddiction to prescription pain medication and extremely high street value for contraband medications combine to create an environment of ever increasing-risk of robbery for pharmacies.  This activity will consist of instructor lecture, instructor-led group discussion, practical exercises, and questions and answers.
 

Objectives

  • Define robbery, aggravated robbery, and armed robbery
  • Describe characteristics of a pharmacy robber, and list motivational factors contributing to the commission of pharmacy robbery
  • Identify factors that create a deterrence to pharmacy robbery
  • Construct a system of layered security that will serve as a robust deterrence to robbery
  • Identify options for survival during a robbery, and implement a strategy affording them the best chance of survival with no injuries
  • Explain robbery survival strategies to their employees

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Paul Loedler
Director, Global Security, Cardinal Health


Brief Bio : Paul Leodler is Director, Global Security, Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 medical products and services company. He is responsible for ensuring the security of all operations in the Western US, a region employing approximately 12,000 people and consisting of a diverse group of 96 facilities employing including 9 pharmaceutical distribution centers, 16 medical products distribution centers, 4 manufacturing facilities and 39 nuclear pharmacies that manufacture and distribute radiological medicines. His role requires development of policy and implementation of procedures covering security related issues and serving as a resource for operations management. In his role, he inspects and audit facilities and supply chains located within the West Region; provides critical incident analysis and conducts criminal investigations when appropriate. Security system design and project development are also are under his purview. In addition, Paul serves as Program Manager for Cardinal Health’s C-TPAT program (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism). Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Paul served 16 years in public law enforcement, first as a Deputy Sheriff and later as a Police Officer with the Houston Police Department. During his service in public law enforcement he investigated many robberies and other violent crimes. He also served tours in the Houston Police Department Internal Affairs Division where he conducted police corruption investigations and the Narcotics Division where he served on a joint drug task force charged with investigating international drug trafficking and money laundering. Over the past 24 years Paul has served in private sector security in a variety of roles leading to his current position. He is a member of ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security) and ATAP (Association of Threat Assessment Professionals).

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-040-L04-P
Date: 07/11/12
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Health Care Reform and Managed Care companies are focusing reimbursement more on outcomes and not just on services delivered.  Additionally, starting 1/1/13, CMS will require Part D plans to offer an annual comprehensive medication review for all eligible plan participants including those residing in skilled nursing facilities.  CMS is also “considering requiring that LTC consultant pharmacists be independent of any affiliations with the LTC facilities’ LTC pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, or any affiliates of these entities. 
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-042-L04-P. This is a knowledge-based activity. This activity will be released on July 11, 2012 and expires on July 11, 2015 .To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840.
 
 
 
 
 

Objectives

  • Explain the Six Fundamental Elements to Ensure Payment for Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Describe 3 steps to reduce hospitalizations from LTC facilities
  • Describe the Difference between MRR and CMR in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Patients
  • Explain the CMS Guidance to Part D Plans related to LTC for 2013 (a. CMR for all eligible patients including nursing home residents; b. separation of consultant pharmacist from provider pharmacies in post-acute and long-term care settings.)

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Albert R. Barber, PharmD, CGP, FASCP
Immediate Past President and Board Chair American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Clinical Rx Consulting


Brief Bio : Albert R. Barber PharmD, CGP, FASCP Dr. Barber is a Director of Pharmacy for Golden Living, a provider of long-term and post-acute care for residents needing skilled nursing and assisted living services. He is responsible for medication education and medication-related regulatory and legal issues across the Golden Living family of companies. Al also provides drug therapy consultations to seniors living in the community through his consulting practice, Clinical Rx Consulting. Al is the immediate Past-President and Board Chair of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and serves as a preceptor for the ASCP Pain Management Traineeship held twice a year in Cleveland, Ohio. He also serves as national faculty for the APhA MTM Certificate Program. Dr. Barber holds Bachelor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Ohio Northern University. He also has an MA in Economics from Kent State University. He is Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy and a fellow in the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-042-L04-P
Date: 07/11/12
Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orlando Convention Center
   

   

Even though most independents know better, most successful pharmacy owners choose to ignore the need for planning their succession from their store(s).  For many, it's a question of facing up to their own mortality.  For others, it means making a difficult choice of a successor from among their children or valued employees or they don't know where to start and for some it means outright sale to a third party.  With income, capital gains and dividend taxes most likely on the rise, the impact taxes will have on the sale of your pharmacy could deplete a significant portion of your net-worth, leaving you and ultimately your heirs with a fraction of its total value.  With careful planning however, there are ways to reduce the tax burden for you and your loved ones.  If you want to preserve your hard earned business legacy, protect your family and keep Uncle Sam from digging even deeper into your pocket this course will provide you with some ideas for succeeding in succession planning and developing a blueprint for retirement income.  The objective of transferring your business in the most tax-advantaged way is often the primary reason to plan your eventual exit from your Pharmacy and understanding how your ownership structure could impact this transition

Objectives

  • List multiple avenues available to the independent pharmacy owner on selling or transferring his or her business
  • Describe the pros and cons of your ownership structure, i.e. S-corporations, C-Corporation, LLC’s, Sole Proprietorship and the various tax impacts on exiting your business
  • Describe the regulatory hurdles that the seller and buyer must get over to make a smooth and orderly transition of the business
  • Describe the impact of a stock vs. asset sale of your business and how to minimize the impact of taxes
  • Describe how to implement various estate and asset protection strategies
  • Explain how to properly structure your estate to provide for an orderly and tax efficient distribution to your heirs

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Jeremy Thompson, BS usiness Administration
Financial Planner Registered Representative, Independent Pharmacy Consulting Group, Sagemark


Brief Bio : Since joining Sagemark Consulting in 2000, Jeremy has been working with successful business owners and executives to help guide them through the challenging process of designing the appropriate wealth management plan. He began his career with Sagemark Consulting in Atlanta, GA and in 2004 relocated his practice to Cleveland, OH where he formed a financial planning team with his partner and father-in-law, Lawrence Barrett. Each of Jeremy and Lawrence’s individual and business owner clients has unique financial planning needs. Jeremy works with clients to understand their particular situation, then provides them with information, advice and solutions needed to make the appropriate decisions for their financial future. Jeremy specializes in wealth preservation planning, estate & asset protection planning, estate tax minimization strategies, business contingency planning, business succession strategies and personal investment strategies. Jeremy and his partner Lawrence Barrett have spent the past seven years working with Independent Pharmacy Owner’s throughout the country on designing their personal wealth management plans and business succession strategies. Together they have presented to multiple associations and foundations including presentations at the 2005 through 2010 Cardinal Health Retail Business Conferences covering business succession strategies and personal wealth management planning for Independent Pharmacies. A graduate of Ohio Northern University, Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration concentrating in management. An active student and athlete at Ohio Northern University, Jeremy was a member of the men’s varsity basketball team where he received All-American honors. He is Series 7 and 66 registered and holds the Life, Health and Variable Annuity Insurance licenses.

Lawrence Barrett
Financial Planner, Independent Pharmacy Consulting Group, Sagemark


Brief Bio : Lawrence has over 39 years of experience in sales and the financial services industry since graduating from Ohio Northern University in 1971. He is a Financial Planner and Private Wealth Advisor for Sagemark Consulting, specializing in comprehensive estate, business succession, retirement and investment planning for high net worth individuals. He uses his knowledge, experience and sophisticated support systems to determine the appropriate financial strategy for successful business owners, executives and retirees. Lawrence has been consistently recognized by Sagemark Consulting for his advanced levels of personal production and service. He is a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable life and qualifying member, National Sales Achievement Award and National Quality Award, all of which reflect substantial growth in his practice. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Lawrence spent 17 years playing Minor Professional Football with The Canton Bulldogs and The Cleveland Falcons. He was inducted into the Minor-Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990, Cleveland Falcons Hall of Fame, Ohio Northern University Athletic Hall of Fame, Bedford High School Athletic Hall of Fame and he was named to the “All Decade Team 1980’s” by The American Football Association. Lawrence is actively involved in a number of local organizations, including the Cleveland Association of Insurance and Professional Advisors, Estate Planning Council, Ohio Northern University College of Business Administration Advisory Board, ONU Gift and Estate Planning Council, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House. He does motivational speaking for high schools, colleges and businesses. He has also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Ohio Northern University. A graduate of Ohio Northern University, Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. He is Series 7 registered along with having Life, Health and annuity licenses in multiple states. Lawrence and his planning team were endorsed in 2004 by Cardinal Health/Leader Drug Stores to do their Financial, Estate and Business Succession Planning for their Independent Pharmacy Network. Lawrence Barrett is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor. CRN201103-2052551

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-043-L04-P
Date: 07/11/12
Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

 

   

Information is the lifeblood of a Pharmacy.  Financial records, Point of Sale (POS) Records, client and patient records, personally identifiable information, (PII) and Personal Health Information (PHI) records are critical to the operation of your business.  Now, with HIPAA and HITECH legislation, the protection of this regulated data has become even more critical.  Beyond that, cyber attacks against retailers and other custodians of sensitive information are on the increase, and even small businesses must take their responsibility for safeguarding this information seriously.  This has driven the need for information security knowledge and resources in our new digital world.
                                                                   
This activity provides valuable and relevant information about simple, low-cost, and intelligent security tools and best practices, designed specifically for pharmacists.
 
 

Objectives

  • Describe tips for mitigating emergency security risks
  • Discuss relevant case studies
  • Explain trends and best practices
  • Explain access to low-cost and free data security resources

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Jeffry Hartman, BA
C.E.O., eDiscovery Labs


Brief Bio : Jeffrey Hartman is a co-founder of eDiscovery Labs, and is the company’s C.E.O. Jeff has been a leader in the Information Protection, corporate security, and computer forensics industries for thirty years. Before launching eDiscovery Labs, Jeff founded and ran a computer forensics and electronic discovery company for 10 years, selling that company to a national competitor two years ago. Earlier in his career, Jeff lead the worldwide Intellectual Property Protection function for USRobotics and the 3Com Corporation, developing IP protection programs in over 15 countries. Jeff has managed hundreds of investigations and Trade Secret Breach engagements for Fortune 500 companies and attorneys and is a frequent speaker. Jeff is also a licensed Private Investigator (IL), and has a B.A. Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-044-L04-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00
   

   

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers a variety of free evidence-based resources to help pharmacists and patients discuss treatment options and make informed treatment decisions. These resources are based on patient-centered outcomes research, also known as comparative effectiveness research. This research compares benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions.  This activity is designed to give the participant an overview of the available pharmacy resources and explain how these resources can be used to improve pharmacist provided patient care.
 

Objectives

  • Explain the Effective Health Care Program and the pharmacy profession engagement by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Describe how the resources and education made available by the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program can be applied or used within community pharmacy practice to improve quality of patient care.
  • Describe the Effective Health Care Program’s National Partnership Network and opportunities for engagement

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Tom Peddicord, PharmD, FCCP
Contractor, Agency for Healthcare Research Quality


Brief Bio : Tom Peddicord, PharmD, FCCP, received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he also completed an ASHP accredited residency and two year pulmonary / immunology research fellowship. Dr. Peddicord currently serves on the KansasBio Industry Advisory Panel and the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy Alumni Board. Dr. Peddicord has over 10 years of Medical Affairs experience within the pharmaceutical industry. During this time he has worked with national and international thought leaders on major pharmaceutical projects and developed strategic brand plans for Xolair (omalizumab, anti-IgE monoclonal antibody), Rocephin (ceftriaxone), and Tamiflu (oseltamivir). He also served as the lead for US Medical Affairs on the global product team for a therapeutic vaccine currently in development for smoking cessation. Dr. Peddicord has also worked with thought leaders in the obesity and wellness arenas both nationally and locally. In these roles, Dr. Peddicord has helped develop pharmaceutical brand and medical strategic plans, major medical meeting strategic execution, thought leader advisory boards, and the generation of promotionally approved customer tools (slide kits, training documents, websites, publications, etc…). Dr. Peddicord holds an appointment as Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and previously held an assistant professorship at the University Of Kansas School of Pharmacy, conducting clinical research and publishing in the area of pulmonary medicine. Dr. Peddicord resides in Shawnee with his wife and three children.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-046-L04-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Objectives

  • Discuss how to implement components of a quality assurance initiative related to United States Pharmacopeia Chapters 795 and 797
  • Discuss how to implement components of a quality assurance initiative related to Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board Standards of Practice Compliance Indicators
  • Discuss infrastucture for setting up a set of Standards of Practice Compliance Indicators
  • Discuss significant current events affecting the practice of pharmacy compounding

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Ken Speidel, RPh, BS Pharm, PharmD
President and Clinical Director of, PharmaCare Rx Inc


Brief Bio : Ken’s broad experiential background in pharmacology, spanning over the last 20 years, has established him as a proven leader and successful businessman. Ken attended Ohio Northern University where he received his Undergraduate Degree and Doctorate in Pharmacy. Ken has completed additional training and education in the areas of aseptic compounding, functional medicine, pain management, and endocrinology. Ken is the Past President of the National Home Infusion Association. Currently, he is the President and Clinical Director of PharmaCare Rx Inc, a consulting firm and specialty compounding pharmacy, and Vice President of NorthCoast HealthCare Management, a healthcare management company and network of pharmacy and home health organizations. He is a Surveyor for the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB).

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-045-L04-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

The pharmacist who fills any prescription has a corresponding responsibility with the physician to make sure that the prescription has been issued for a Legitimate Medical Purpose.    The responsibility to ensure that a prescription is for a legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of a prescriber’s professional practice is equal for both the physician and the pharmacist. (Fifty percent of this responsibility is on the pharmacist and 50% is on the physician).  The argument that “Just because a physician wrote the prescription, I can legally fill it” is no excuse.  It is a well known fact that most physicians who are prescribing controlled substances for drug diversion exhibit many of the same patterns in prescribing.   The speaker has worked with the DEA on several cases and will present numerous examples of these prescribing patterns.  These will be discussed in detail to help pharmacists identify when drug diversion/abuse may be occurring in their patients.  In addition, patient cases and profiles we be used to help illustrate and develop skills in assessing if a patient or prescriber is engaging in prescribing controlled substances for drug diversion/abuse.  Common “Red Flags” that should alert pharmacists will be discussed as well. 
 
The activity will discuss the DEA requirements for electronic prescribing of controlled substance prescriptions and their implications for pharmacy practice.  Cases will be presented to illustrate what each pharmacist’s responsibility is regarding this new initiative and what you need to do to avoid problems with the DEA and Board of Pharmacy.  The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has started a new program called the e-Profile ID.  This national database will track each pharmacist’s continuing education credits and be available to the State Boards of Pharmacy.  The activity will discuss how this program will work, what pharmacists need to know, and how this may affect pharmacist’s CE requirements in the future.  In addition, NABP has completed the pilot testing of its PARE program.  PARE is an assessment test for remediation of basic pharmacist skills.  The activity will discuss its potential use in assessing basic pharmacist competency and how Boards of Pharmacy might utilize this as an assessment mechanism of pharmacy practice skills.
 
Buprenorphine is quickly becoming one of the most abused drugs on the street.  The requirements for pharmacists dispensing and physician prescribing of the drug is significantly different from methadone.  This activity will discuss the legal requirements of pharmacists when dispensing buprenorphine including several patient cases that illustrate actual practice situations of when it can and cannot be dispensed legally to patients.  Finally, the activity will conclude with several common issues regarding schedule II dispensing that pharmacists typically encounter in their day-to-day practice.  Some of the topics to be covered are the rules and regulations regarding:  emergency schedule II oral prescriptions, the faxing of schedule II prescriptions, inventory of schedule II prescriptions, what can be changed on a schedule II prescription and DEA 222 form, partial dispensing of schedule II prescription, and much more.   
 

Objectives

  • Discuss the pharmacist’s responsibility regarding corresponding liability in controlled substance dispensing
  • Discuss identification and assessment techniques in finding drug diversion/drug abuse with controlled substance prescriptions
  • Discuss the DEA requirements for electronic controlled substance prescriptions
  • Discuss new NABP initiatives including the PARE Program, eProfile ID, and continuing education requirements of pharmacists
  • Discuss the federal laws when prescribing buprenorphine for detoxification
  • Discuss common issues that arise when pharmacists dispense schedule II controlled substances

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-047-L03-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Unfortunately, regulatory changes seem to happen constantly in DME. What’s the latest pharmacy providers need to know? What are the current “hot button” regulatory challenges facing DMEPOS suppliers in the months ahead? What proactive steps can you take to successfully meet these challenges?
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge-based activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (02 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-048-L04-P. This activity will be released on July 12, 2012 and expires on July 12, 2015.  To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840

Objectives

  • Discuss current regulatory changes that effect DMEPOS operations
  • Describe regulatory changes that may not yet be in force but are “on the horizon.”
  • Develop strategies that are effective in responding to the changes
  • Implement the necessary changes in process and operation to address regulatory changes

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Denise M. Fletcher, BA
Attorney, Health Care Group, Brown & Fortunato, PC


Brief Bio : Denise M. Fletcher, Esq., is an attorney with the Health Care Group of the Amarillo, Texas, law firm of Brown & Fortunato, P.C. Ms. Fletcher represents HME companies, pharmacies, and other health care providers throughout the United States. Ms. Fletcher has authored numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer throughout the country. She is licensed in Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington and is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Fletcher earned a B.A. from the University of Washington and received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-048-L04-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center
   

   

An activity covering the 340B drug discount program.  Topics include history of the 340B program, the program’s participants, program compliance requirements, and utilization of the program in a retail setting (contract pharmacy).
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge-based activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-049-L04-P.  This activity will be released on July 12, 2012 and expires on July 12, 2015.  To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840

Objectives

  • Describe the 340B drug pricing program
  • Identify who is considered a covered entity and the criteria necessary for 340B discount drug pricing eligibility
  • Describe the opportunity for retail pharmacy to participate as a 340B Contract Pharmacy
  • Identify activities for getting started as a 340B Contract Pharmacy

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Daniel Neal
340B Marketing and Product Manager, Cardinal Health


Brief Bio : Daniel Neal is the 340B marketing and product manager for Cardinal Health. Mr. Neal joined Cardinal Health in 2009, and he has worked in the areas of 340B operations and implementations, as well as managing 340b remediation projects. Currently, Mr. Neal is responsible for development of Cardinal Health’s 340B marketing strategies, market analysis, and solutions.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-049-L04-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center
   

   

This activity will provide the audience with the latest updates on immunization formulations, delivery schedules, target populations as well as information on the latest in routes of delivery.  By the end of the program the participant will understand the 2011 – 2012 immunization recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Special attention will be paid to teaching participants how to use Statewide Immunization Information Service (SIIS), an interactive system managed by various state Departments of Health for administering, delivering and tracking vaccinations.
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge-based activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-051-L01-P.  This activity will be released on July 12, 2012 and expires on July 12, 2015.  To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840.
 

Objectives

  • Determine patient-specific immunization schedules for those vaccines approved for pharmacist-delivery in various states
  • Apply current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations to clinical practice
  • Identify sources for accurate and accessible education regarding disease prevention for patients & parents/caregivers
  • Describe the latest developments in route of delivery for immunizations
  • Explain how to use SIIS, an online system for administering, delivering and tracing vaccinations

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Teresa Hoffmann, PharmD, CDE, CLS, BCPS, BCACP, Pharm. D., CDE, CLS, DCPS, BCACP
Clinical Supervisor, Health Management Group, St. Rita's Medical Center


Brief Bio : Dr. Hoffmann received her doctor of pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH in 2002. In 2003, she completed an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency with emphasis in ambulatory care at Physicians Inc. in Lima, Ohio. She has experience in drug information, community practice, collaborative private practice, and institutional collaborative practice where she has directed multiple disease state management clinics, including anticoagulation, pain management, diabetes, hypertension, lipids, malabsorption, tobacco cessation, heart failure, anti-arrhythmic, asthma, employee health and Parkinson’s clinics. Dr. Hoffmann is currently Clinical Supervisor at the Health Management Group, St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, OH. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, a board certified ambulatory care specialist, a clinical lipid specialist, and a certified diabetes educator. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she continues to maintain a teaching practice, working with pharmacy students and residents on a daily basis as well as serving as a guest lecturer at The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hoffmann has had work published in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, The American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, and Formulary. She is a member of the Ohio Pharmacists’ Association, ACCP, ASHP, ADA and a diplomate with the American College of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Hoffmann was recognized by her peers in 2005 as a Great Lakes Young Pharmacy Leader and in 2006 as Ohio’s Distinguished Young Pharmacist. Her practice interests include collaborative practice, advanced diabetes management, preventative cardiology, Parkinson’s disease, asthma and heart failure.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-051-L01-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center
   

   

Financial Gap holds the key to unlocking this mystery, and it represents the best financial analysis tool to come out of the banking industry in the last two decades.  Pharmacy owners typically expend most of their management energy on the income statement.  Sadly, it’s the balance sheet that is the primary “driver” of cash flow in a pharmacy operation, it’s the balance sheet that most pharmacy owners don’t understand, and it’s the balance sheet that ‘financial gap’ demystifies.  This unique activity allows participants to assess their current survival position, identify the potential costs of future growth, as well as get acquainted with the “Sponge Technique”, an innovative, realistic strategy to wring much needed cash out of a balance sheet through increased efficiency of operations.
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge-based activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-050-L04-P.  This activity will be released on July 12, 2012 and expires on July 12, 2015.  To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840.
 

Objectives

  • Create a forecast of the resources that your pharmacy business will require to grow
  • Develop budgets that reflect projected borrowing for business growth and timelines for repayment
  • Evaluate the effect of changes to the business to assess their potential impact on the cash budget to develop a growth plan

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Steven C. LeFever, MBA
Chairman, Business Resource Services


Brief Bio : Steve LeFever is a national leader in the development of practical financial programs and training for the independent business community. His dual role as a successful entrepreneur and as a commercial banker gives him a unique perspective on financial analysis, business management, and practical business decisions.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-050-L04-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

The Application-based Activity focuses on the establishment of a product and service practice portfolio in conjunction with prescription analgesic compounding. The participant will identify aspects of a practice portfolio that will lead to meaningful adjunct product and service offerings in conjunction with medical specialists and other allied health professionals resulting in full integration with health care management and synergy with an inter-connected specialist network; pharmacy being a centralized focus.
 
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This application-based activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-052-L04-P.  This activity will be released on July 12, 2012 and expires on July 12, 2015.  To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840. This activity is supported through an educational grant provided by Medisca.Inc.
 

Objectives

  • Identify associated products and services in support of prescription analgesic compounding
  • Develop a framework for an integrated multidisciplinary approach to patient care which includes prescription analgesic compounding
  • Analyze statistical data and market potentials from numerous perspectives within the pain management market

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Ken Speidel, RPh, BS Pharm, PharmD
President and Clinical Director of, PharmaCare Rx Inc


Brief Bio : Ken’s broad experiential background in pharmacology, spanning over the last 20 years, has established him as a proven leader and successful businessman. Ken attended Ohio Northern University where he received his Undergraduate Degree and Doctorate in Pharmacy. Ken has completed additional training and education in the areas of aseptic compounding, functional medicine, pain management, and endocrinology. Ken is the Past President of the National Home Infusion Association. Currently, he is the President and Clinical Director of PharmaCare Rx Inc, a consulting firm and specialty compounding pharmacy, and Vice President of NorthCoast HealthCare Management, a healthcare management company and network of pharmacy and home health organizations. He is a Surveyor for the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB).

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-052-L04-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center
   

   

This activity will define the diversion of controlled substances within the pharmaceutical supply chain and discuss the critical role everyone plays in combating this important societal issue.  The activity will review applicable federal and state controlled substance regulations, as well as describe how the various regulations and regulatory agencies influence the distribution of controlled substances.  The activity will conclude with a review recent trends and enforcement actions in this area and discuss the critical role that collaboration will play in addressing this challenge.
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge-based activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-053-L03-P.  This activity will be released on July 12, 2012 and expires on July 12, 2015.  To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840.
 

Objectives

  • Review applicable federal controlled substance regulations
  • Describe the regulatory influences on controlled substance distribution
  • Describe methodologies for meeting regulatory requirements
  • Create an awareness of the underlying societal issues
  • Discuss methodologies for detecting and preventing diversion

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Michael Mone, R.Ph., JD
Vice President of Anti-Diversion and Senior Regulatory Counsel, Cardinal Health


Brief Bio : As vice president of anti-diversion and senior regulatory counsel for Cardinal Health, Michael Moné is responsible for the continuous improvement of the company’s anti-diversion initiative to identify and stop supply chain diversion of controlled substances at the customer level. He is also responsible for developing and coordinating company responses to regulatory assessments of the anti-diversion initiative. Moné joined Cardinal Health in May 2006 as director of regulatory compliance for Medicine Shoppe International (MSI) where he was responsible for licensing and registration of franchise and company-owned pharmacies, educating MSI pharmacies on state and federal law and regulatory changes, and he also developed a regulatory compliance program that provides an early warning system to potential compliance issues. As a licensed pharmacist and lawyer, Moné has served in a variety of roles in private and public practice of law and pharmacy prior to joining Cardinal Health. From 1996 to 2004, he led the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy where he developed statewide public health policy and was in charge of all investigative efforts for the agency. He also served as an attorney for the Florida Board of Pharmacy. In addition, Moné has served as an assistant attorney general in Florida as the general counsel for the Boards of Chiropractic, Osteopathic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Pilot Commissioners. In private practice, he served as both legal counsel representing clients in federal regulatory matters, as well as a pharmacist in both the hospital and independent retail pharmacy settings. Moné has held leadership roles within many industry associations, including the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, U.S. Pharmacopeia, American Pharmaceutical Association and Florida Pharmacy Association. He also served on the Kentucky Governor’s Task Force on Controlled Substance Abuse and the Attorney General’s Task force to develop KASPER, the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System, which tracks controlled substance prescriptions dispensed within the state to stop abuse, misuse, diversion and illegal sale of prescription drugs. Moné has also published multiple works on the topics of pharmacy and law. He attended the University of Florida where he received both his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Science in pharmacy.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-053-L03-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center
   

   

Intake is a pivotal process in every pharmacy’s HME business.  Adhering to concrete order intake protocol is the key to reimbursement and audit success. Documentation requirements today require customer service to have a keen knowledge of rules and regulations.   Attend this comprehensive activity on the ins and outs of the HME intake process.
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-054-L04-P. This is a knowledge-based activity. This activity will be released on July 12, 2012 and expires on July 12, 2015.  To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840.
 

Objectives

  • Describe how to handle the increased level of scrutiny required when taking DME orders
  • Discuss new trends in documentation gathering for audit purposes
  • Evaluate what is included in the patient’s medical record

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Miriam Lieber
Independent Consulant and Trainer, Self-employed


Brief Bio : Miriam Lieber is an independent consultant and trainer specializing in operations management, efficiencies, and compliance for homecare providers. Her extensive experience with Medicare and other third party payers has brought her national recognition in the homecare industry. With over 20 years in the homecare field, Miriam is a featured author of many articles in the areas of operations and accounts receivable management, pending regulations and compliance. Additionally, she is a nationally known speaker for many homecare and pharmacy trade associations. In her consulting practice, Ms. Lieber’s clientele includes home health care companies, pharmacies, Medicare and other third party payers, investment firms, hospitals, distributors and manufacturers. She has worked with over 350 homecare providers. Lieber is known to have practical approaches to complex reimbursement/compliance matters and assists her clients with the nuts and bolts of running a profitable business.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-054-L04-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center
   

   

Treating children with OTC products is a challenging and scary experience for parents and caregivers.  Many products do not provide adequate dosing and treatment instructions for young children.  Therefore, parents and caregivers must rely on the advice of pharmacists and physicians when using these products.  In recent years, many of the clinical guidelines have changed with regards to treating children with OTC products.   The FDA recommends that cough and cold products are not recommended for children under 4 and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) does not recommend their use in children under 15.    In fact, ACCP recommends the use of first generation antihistamines to treat a cough due to post-nasal drip as the most likely cause.  This activity will discuss appropriate and safe use of cough, cold and allergy products in children.  Many of the children’s OTC analgesic products have been reformulated to decrease the potential for overdose.  This has created a lot of confusion as both strengths of liquid acetaminophen are currently available.  This activity will discuss the safe and effective use of acetaminophen and ibuprofen in the treatment of fever in children, including discussion of the rational in alternating between the two medications to control fever.
 
Constipation and diarrhea are two of the more common and frustrating conditions parents with children experience.  Constipation causes a lot of anxiety for parents in determining what to use and when treatment is indicated.  Many OTC laxatives are inappropriately used in children.  This activity will compare and contrast the most appropriate treatments for children with constipation, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological.  The most serious potential consequence of diarrhea in children is dehydration.  Many pharmacist and parents are not aware of when oral rehydration should be started and when a patient should be treated with an OTC anti-diarrheal or referred to a physician.  This activity will address all three of these situations. 
           
Skin rashes and infections are two of the more common issues children encounter.  This activity will discuss common OTC treatments for these conditions including patient education and counseling tips.  Other skin issues such as dry skin, diaper rash, and appropriate sunscreen selection and sunburn treatments will also be discussed.  Finally, new OTC products for children will presented including the pharmacology, patient assessment, appropriate place in therapy, and patient counseling tips.
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge-based activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-055-L01-P. This activity will be released on July 12, 2012 and expires on July 12, 2015.  To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840.
 

Objectives

  • Discuss the appropriate use of cough, cold, and allergy products in children
  • Discuss the treatment of fever and new guidelines for acetaminophen use in children
  • Discuss treatment alternatives for constipation and diarrhea in children
  • Discuss common topical OTC products used in children
  • Discuss new OTC drugs used in the pediatric population

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-055-L01-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center
   

   

This activity will enlighten both buyers and sellers of independent pharmacies on the complexities of ownership transfer and the processes involved.  The speaker will provide an overview of the most current age demographics of pharmacy owners today, and the significant demand for new ownership over the next ten years.  You will learn the most applicable methods for valuing a pharmacy today and the presenter will educate you on values seen in the marketplace today.  You will be able to maximize a pharmacy’s value based on Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). 
 
This activity will also detail the risks associated with pursuing ownership transfer without the advice of experts.  You will better understand the benefits and costs of an asset purchase / sale versus a stock purchase / sale. You will be advised of potential tax mitigation strategies to pursue with a qualified tax attorney.  The activity will also outline the most typical ways to structure the purchase or sale of a pharmacy and the many different financing vehicles available.  The speaker will also outline the most successful ways to market your pharmacy for sale, or how to identify and engage possible sellers.
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge-based activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-041-L04-P. This activity will be released on July 11, 2012 and expires on July 11, 2015. To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840.
 
 
 
 

Objectives

  • Describe the demographics of current pharmacy owners, and the demand for pharmacy ownership transition over the next 10 years
  • List various methods of how Sellers market pharmacies for sale and how a Buyer should identify opportunities to purchase
  • Explain the key financial metrics and conditions that drive the valuation of an independent pharmacy and the top valuation methods in the marketplace
  • Describe the possible ways to leverage the sale or purchase of an independent pharmacy using different sources of credit instruments
  • List the benefits and costs of an Asset Purchase/Sale versus that of a Stock Purchase/Sale
  • Explain the pitfalls of trying to buy or sell a pharmacy without expert advise and guidance
  • Develop an Exit Strategy to sell your pharmacy or an Entrance Strategy to buy a pharmacy

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Jimmy Neil, MBA Louisiana State University
VP Pharmacy Transition & Investment Strategies, Pharmaceutical Distribution, Cardial Health


Brief Bio : Jimmy Neil is currently Vice President of Pharmacy Transition and Investment Strategies for the Retail Independent segment of Cardinal Health. Jimmy earned his MBA from Louisiana State University in 1994 where he went on to manage a team of commercial lenders for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He spent four years with the SBA, participating in direct working capital lending to more than 1,500 small businesses before joining Cardinal Health in 1998 as a Regional Credit Manager. In 2001, he transitioned to Retail Director of Sales where he focused on improving the profitability and efficiencies challenging community pharmacy. In October of 2008, Jimmy took on the responsibility of leading the company’s efforts to assist with the transition of pharmacy ownership. Since the inception of this initiative, Jimmy has worked with more than 500 pharmacies in various stages of ownership transition – mergers, acquisitions, financings, partnership buy0uts, valuations and tax mitigation strategies. Jimmy is a frequent guest speaker at numerous pharmacy schools throughout the country, is a guest instructor and teaches a pharmacy management and ownership class as well as facilitating ACPE accredited continuing education on pharmacy transition. Jimmy has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal online, America’s Pharmacist, Drug Store News, and Drug Topics.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-041-L04-P
Date: 07/12/12
Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center
   

 

   

Community pharmacies nationwide are facing growing operational and regulatory issues related to human resources (HR).  This activity will review current HR challenges as well as strategies for overcoming the challenges.  Areas of focus will include Fair Labor Standards Act/overtime compliance, reform and more.
 
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge-based activity is accredited for 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.1 CEUs).   The Universal Activity Number is 0449-9999-12-056-L04-P. This activity will be released on July 13, 2012 and expires on July 13, 2015.  To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must attend the activity in its entirety and evaluate the activity online. Grievances regarding the education activity must be submitted in writing to The University of Findlay ACPE Coordinator, 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840.
 

Objectives

  • Identify top human resources challenges facing community pharmacies
  • Explain strategies for overcoming the human resources challenges
  • Define Fair Labor Standards Act and overtime provisions impacting pharmacies
  • Explain market-competitive compensation, benefits and linking pay with performance
  • Describe benefits practices and possible Describe benefits and possible implications of healthcare reform on the pharmacies human resources practices

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Ed Rataj
Managing Director of Compensation Consulting, CBIZ Human Capital Services


Brief Bio : Ed Rataj is the Managing Director of Compensation Consulting at CBIZ Human Capital Services. He has over sixteen years experience in the area of human resources, focusing on designing innovative compensation programs. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Rataj served as a Compensation Consultant for Mellon (formerly known as Buck Consultants) and was employed by William M. Mercer. Mr. Rataj’s expertise includes designing market-based and job evaluation-based compensation programs, linking pay with performance, pay structures and compensation surveys, as well as developing policies and procedures. He routinely serves as an expert witness on matters of compensation and was recently quoted as an expert in the area of compensation in the Wall Street Journal and Smart Money magazine. Mr. Rataj is a certified Compensation Professional (CCP), is the past President of the St. Louis Compensation and Benefits Network (CBN) and is a member of WorldatWork (formerly known as the American Compensation Association).

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-056-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12 11:00 AM - 01/01/00 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center
   

   

Based upon the presenter’s extensive visits and interviews with successful pharmacy owners this activity provides an overview of “things” real- world pharmacists are doing that help them thrive, not just survive.  The activity includes new insight from the presenter’s Route 66 Road Trip conducted in the Spring of 2012 and is organized around several themes; such as: the importance of a clean, well merchandised front end; how technology allows pharmacies to provide new and better services; and how to network more effectively with referral sources.  It also provides tips on managing employees; effective ways to “engineer” word of mouth advertising and how to get free publicity. The bottom line, despite PBM’s, big box competition, and other competitive issues this activity documents ways pharmacists have overcome tough competitive challenges and achieved both professional and personal success.    
 

Objectives

  • Identify who in the organization is most responsible for the company’s Corporate Culture
  • Define the term “curb appeal” and understand its importance in generating word of mouth recommendations
  • Set up a formal program to improve the cleanliness of their store, implement a merchandizing program and review the appearance of external signage.
  • List at least four niche programs or services that when implemented properly not only make money in and of themselves but also build sales in the pharmacy
  • Describe the power of outside of the store personal sales calls and marketing efforts

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Bruce Kneeland
Pharmacy Development Manager, Epicor Software Solutions


Brief Bio : Bruce Kneeland is a consultant that helps organizations better meet the needs of community pharmacists. His background includes senior sales and marketing positions with AmerisourceBergen, The Healthcare Distribution Management Association, Health Mart, Inc. and Medicine Shoppe International. Clients served currently or in the recent past include: Epicor Software, Cephalon, TeleManager Technologies, The National Community Pharmacist Association, The Chain Drug Marketing Association, and Vital Care as well as other notable firms. Kneeland is a frequent contributor to trade journals such as: Healthcare Distributor, Computer Talk and America’s Pharmacist. He conducted the first finger-stick cholesterol test in a community pharmacy in 1985. He was a key member of the team that researched and developed The Concept Pharmacy, a project created by the American Pharmacists Association and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association to accelerate the adoption of pharmacist care. His efforts on behalf of pharmacy were recognized in 2003 with the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s Pharmaceutical Industry Person of the Year Award. In 2008 Kneeland drove from New Jersey to San Francisco interviewing 30 successful pharmacies and then documenting his findings in a series of articles published in America’s Pharmacist magazine.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-057-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

This activity will build upon basic diabetes MTM knowledge to provide the participant with information on hot topics in diabetes.  Special attention will be paid to emerging treatment strategies such as earlier use of insulin, incretin mimetics and DPP-IV inhibitors as well as the use of dopamine agonists.  Pattern management will also be discussed as pharmacists can play a crucial role in helping patients to respond appropriately to home blood glucose testing done between physician office visits.
 
 

Objectives

  • Explain the pharmacology of newly released diabetes therapies
  • Review the ongoing adverse reaction controversies involving TZDs and incretin mimetics
  • Describe the importance of early insulinization
  • Explain the importance of pattern management
  • Apply pattern management

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Teresa Hoffmann, PharmD, CDE, CLS, BCPS, BCACP, Pharm. D., CDE, CLS, DCPS, BCACP
Clinical Supervisor, Health Management Group, St. Rita's Medical Center


Brief Bio : Dr. Hoffmann received her doctor of pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH in 2002. In 2003, she completed an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency with emphasis in ambulatory care at Physicians Inc. in Lima, Ohio. She has experience in drug information, community practice, collaborative private practice, and institutional collaborative practice where she has directed multiple disease state management clinics, including anticoagulation, pain management, diabetes, hypertension, lipids, malabsorption, tobacco cessation, heart failure, anti-arrhythmic, asthma, employee health and Parkinson’s clinics. Dr. Hoffmann is currently Clinical Supervisor at the Health Management Group, St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, OH. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, a board certified ambulatory care specialist, a clinical lipid specialist, and a certified diabetes educator. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she continues to maintain a teaching practice, working with pharmacy students and residents on a daily basis as well as serving as a guest lecturer at The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hoffmann has had work published in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, The American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, and Formulary. She is a member of the Ohio Pharmacists’ Association, ACCP, ASHP, ADA and a diplomate with the American College of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Hoffmann was recognized by her peers in 2005 as a Great Lakes Young Pharmacy Leader and in 2006 as Ohio’s Distinguished Young Pharmacist. Her practice interests include collaborative practice, advanced diabetes management, preventative cardiology, Parkinson’s disease, asthma and heart failure.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-058-L01-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Reimbursable and cash sale items must be married in today's environment to enhance revenue opportunities. Protect your financial interest by properly employing the ABN. Control shrinking profit margins thought a diversified book of business. Attend this session for a candid evaluation of your HME business and its strategic direction.
 

Objectives

  • Examine opportunities in operations and marketing to build cash sales
  • Discuss cash sales situations with reimbursables
  • Describe how to use the ABN to remain compliant in today’s HME environment

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Miriam Lieber
Independent Consulant and Trainer, Self-employed


Brief Bio : Miriam Lieber is an independent consultant and trainer specializing in operations management, efficiencies, and compliance for homecare providers. Her extensive experience with Medicare and other third party payers has brought her national recognition in the homecare industry. With over 20 years in the homecare field, Miriam is a featured author of many articles in the areas of operations and accounts receivable management, pending regulations and compliance. Additionally, she is a nationally known speaker for many homecare and pharmacy trade associations. In her consulting practice, Ms. Lieber’s clientele includes home health care companies, pharmacies, Medicare and other third party payers, investment firms, hospitals, distributors and manufacturers. She has worked with over 350 homecare providers. Lieber is known to have practical approaches to complex reimbursement/compliance matters and assists her clients with the nuts and bolts of running a profitable business.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-059-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Covention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Description: Losing your business to mail order pharmacy?  The business of health care has and will continue to change.  This program will focus on understanding the PBM business and developing tools to drive mail order pharmacy business back to independent pharmacies. Gain an understanding of the historical and current impact of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies on the cost of prescription drugs.

Objectives

  • Briefly describe the business of health care
  • Discuss the history of the pharmacy benefits management (PBM) companies
  • Describe the business model of PBMs
  • Describe the pros and cons of the PBMs
  • Review the rise and impact of mail order pharmacy
  • Discuss how PBMs could benefit the community pharmacist

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Becky Grant, BS
Coordinator of Experiential Programs, Ceaderville University


Brief Bio : Rebecca L. Grant received her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Kent State University. She has experience in campus and sports ministries, advancement, and promotion of health and wellness. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Experiential Programs for Cedarville University School of Pharmacy and the CFO of Profero, a health benefits and wellness and consulting company. She lives in Cedarville, Ohio with her husband and six children and enjoys running, community service, reading, and supporting her family in their many activities.

Marc Sweeney, R.Ph., Pharm.D.
Dean, Cedarville University College of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dr. Sweeney received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University. He completed an Academic Leadership Fellowship at The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sweeney also completed a Master of Divinity degree from Southwest Bible College and Seminary. Dr. Sweeney is the founding and current Dean and Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Profero Team, LLC, a health care consulting company. His past professional experience includes full and part-time roles in academia, hospice, ambulatory care, long-term care, homecare, and specialty pharmacy consulting. He is the Past President of the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA). He currently serves as President of Cedar Care, LLC, the Medication Therapy Management Service Company for Cedarville University. He has served on several committees within OPA, the Ohio Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, local pharmacists associations, healthcare institutions and universities. He has been a board member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education and the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International. Dr. Sweeney has published several articles pertaining to pharmacy practice and has made many presentations to healthcare professionals and the general community. He has implemented pharmacy practices in physician offices and has participated in the development of innovative disease state management programs in various businesses, institutions and pharmacies. He continues to be involved with research in pharmacy practice, pharmacy education, rural health initiatives and patient safety.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-060-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Social media applications and platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wordpress) have begun to alter today’s social communication patterns.  These new applications promote openness, social networking, collaboration, and user-generated content. Combined with changing patient information-seeking behaviors and desires, these technologies are ushering a move toward more open and transparent access to health information. The power of social media lies not only in their mass communication abilities, but also in the message-tailoring capabilities that can effectively target specific populations. From a public health standpoint, the inherent attributes of social media facilitate the organization of people and distribution of information. Although health interventions via social media poses significant challenges, several examples exist that display the potential for pharmacists to use social media in health initiatives.  This activity will describe the current state of social media use for healthcare and introduce the concept of Health 2.0.
 

Objectives

  • Identify at least two uses of social media for health
  • Identify the characteristics of the Health 2.0 movement

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Jeff Cain, EdD, MS
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Jeff Cain, EdD, MS, is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and the Director of Education Technology for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. In addition to co-directing and teaching a pharmacy management course, he is actively involved in social media and educational technology research. His primary research interests are e-professionalism and social media use pertaining to education and the health professions. Dr. Cain has numerous publications and presentations regarding social media in education and how it is affecting society and the workplace. He is an associate editor of Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (CPTL) and serves on the editorial board of Interface: The Journal of Education, Community, and Values. Dr. Cain is also the current past-chair of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning Special Interest Group.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-061-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Developing, or maintaining a business plan is a critically important function of pharmacy management.  The process of developing the plan requires you to consider all the aspects of your pharmacy business, including sources of supply, management, your competition, the adequacy of your facilities, and clear financial information that tells you where you have been, where you are today and, most importantly, what you wish to achieve in the future.  A business plan is very similar to a loan proposal and communicates to your financing partner that you are both credit worthy and capable of repaying the financing that you will need to achieve your goals.
 

Objectives

  • Outline the key elements of a business plan
  • Describe what details are required within each element
  • Create a business plan that can also function as a loan proposal for financing

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Steven C. LeFever, MBA
Chairman, Business Resource Services


Brief Bio : Steve LeFever is a national leader in the development of practical financial programs and training for the independent business community. His dual role as a successful entrepreneur and as a commercial banker gives him a unique perspective on financial analysis, business management, and practical business decisions.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-062-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

This activity aims to recognize the delicate relationship between pharmacists and physicians in preventing the diversion of controlled substances.  Special attention will be given to the pharmacist’s “corresponding responsibility” under the federal controlled substances act, as well as an exploration of some of the potential indicators of drug diversion that have been proposed in various cases by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
 

Objectives

  • Recognize the complex role of healthcare professionals in preventing controlled substance diversion
  • Describe the changing role of the pharmacist in preventing controlled substance diversion
  • Evaluate prescriptions more effectively for possible signs of illegitimacy

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Edward D. Rickert
Partner, Krieg DeVault LLP


Brief Bio : Mr. Rickert, an attorney and pharmacist, joined Krieg DeVault after 14 years in practice at Smith, Rickert & Smith (Downers Grove, IL) where his health care practice focused on regulatory compliance for clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device supply chain, including manufacturers, drug wholesalers, pharmacies and pharmacists. As a pharmacist and attorney, Edward Rickert has used his background and experience to represent pharmacies, pharmacists, physicians, long term care providers, and other health care providers in a variety of matters, including professional negligence, licensure, regulatory and business issues. In addition to his representation of health care providers, Mr. Rickert has represented drug and medical device manufacturers in both civil and regulatory matters, and insurance companies in a variety of insurance defense and coverage matters, at both the trial and appellate court level. In the labor and employment law area, Mr. Rickert has counseled and defended employers on a variety of issues, including non-compete agreements, trade secrets, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliatory discharge. Chicago Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois (J.D., with honors, 1988) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (B.S. in Pharmacy, 1983)

Eli G. Phillips, Pharm. D., JD
Managing Member, Healthcare Advising, LLC


Brief Bio : Eli G. Phillips, Jr., Pharm.D., J.D. is the Managing Member of Healthcare Advising, LLC; a legal, regulatory, and scientific consulting firm based in San Antonio, TX. He is also an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Incarnate Word, Feik School of pharmacy and an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. Dr. Phillips received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA and his Juris Doctorate from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where he received certificates in Health Law and Intellectual Property Law. He has practiced pharmacy for a major national retailer, and has completed law internships with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel in Arlington, VA and the Governor’s Office of General Counsel for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA. He currently serves as a consultant to manufacturers, wholesalers, and pharmacies on a wide range of issues including; the licensing and regulation of healthcare professionals, professional negligence, and controlled substance diversion.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-063-L03-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

More than 10 million sports injuries are treated in the U.S. every year.  About 90% involve minor trauma to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles.  Pharmacist are often the first people that patient consults when these types of injuries occurs.  The most important part in this process is assessing whether the patient needs to be referred to a physician or can be treated appropriately with an OTC product.  This program will illustrate steps pharmacist can use to aid in this decision making process.  The initial treatment goals of acute sports injuries are to reduce pain, reduce swelling, and prevent further damage.  The most common form of treatment is referred to as PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) therapy.  The appropriate use of these five modalities will be discussed in detail.  
 
Oral analgesics are a mainstay of treatment when dealing with sports-related injuries.  The choice between several different agents depends on several patient related factors.  A discussion comparing and contrasting the over-the-counter oral analgesics will be presenting including a discussion of appropriate patient counseling and educational tips.   Topical products to treat sports-related injuries are popular products used by patients.  There are several classes of products including counterirritants, topical anti-inflammatory drugs, heat producing products like ThermaCare, and alternatives therapies such as MSM, emu oil, ILEX, and DMSO.  These products will be discussed in detail including their place in therapy.  
 
Many other therapies currently exist that treat sports-related injuries and their related pain.  Some of these include copper bracelets, magnet therapy, and heat therapy, just to name a few.  This program will examine some of the more popular non-drug therapies and discuss their potential effectiveness based on currently available research.  The goal is to provide unbiased information on these products so pharmacists can make informed decisions regarding their place in the therapeutic spectrum.   Finally the program will include a brief discussion of new therapies available as OTC products for patients with sport-related injuries.   
 

Objectives

  • Discuss the role of PRICE Therapy in the treatment of sports-related injuries
  • Discuss the use of oral analgesics in the treatment of sports-related injuries
  • Discuss the appropriate use of topical products in sports-related injuries
  • Discuss the effectiveness of non-pharmacological treatment options in sports medicine
  • Discuss the new OTC products used to treat sports-related injuries

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-064-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Discuss the nuances and impact of competitive bidding from grandfathering to traveling patients and transitioning to contract suppliers and more. Gear up for competitive bidding by examining the key issues your staff will encounter. Prepare for competitive bidding today to ensure your future in HME.
 

Objectives

  • Describe the impact of competitive bidding on your organization whether or not you are in a competitive bid area
  • Examine grandfathering rules and how they apply to you
  • Discuss the operational changes associated with competitive bidding

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Miriam Lieber
Independent Consulant and Trainer, Self-employed


Brief Bio : Miriam Lieber is an independent consultant and trainer specializing in operations management, efficiencies, and compliance for homecare providers. Her extensive experience with Medicare and other third party payers has brought her national recognition in the homecare industry. With over 20 years in the homecare field, Miriam is a featured author of many articles in the areas of operations and accounts receivable management, pending regulations and compliance. Additionally, she is a nationally known speaker for many homecare and pharmacy trade associations. In her consulting practice, Ms. Lieber’s clientele includes home health care companies, pharmacies, Medicare and other third party payers, investment firms, hospitals, distributors and manufacturers. She has worked with over 350 homecare providers. Lieber is known to have practical approaches to complex reimbursement/compliance matters and assists her clients with the nuts and bolts of running a profitable business.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-065-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Determining the value of a business is a process that can be confusing, time-consuming, and expensive.  The goal in this activity is to demystify some of the key issues relating to valuing a company.  The concepts of worth and value are discussed along with the importance of cash flow.  This discussion highlights the issues involved in valuation and gets participants on the road to develop a process, including retaining and coordinating with the right valuation professional.
 

Objectives

  • Differentiate categories of debt in your pharmacy with appropriate
  • Create a plan for debt in your pharmacy business that matches the length of projected repayment with cash flow or profit
  • Create a loan proposal or financial business plan to present your pharmacy business needs to a bank

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Steven C. LeFever, MBA
Chairman, Business Resource Services


Brief Bio : Steve LeFever is a national leader in the development of practical financial programs and training for the independent business community. His dual role as a successful entrepreneur and as a commercial banker gives him a unique perspective on financial analysis, business management, and practical business decisions.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-067-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Want to develop a new revenue stream?  Pharmacist-provided Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services have been shown to improve patient outcomes while reducing medical and prescription costs.  However, MTM services have not been widely accepted by employers.  This program will provide a review of successful MTM intervention programs, employer barriers to implementing MTM programs, and effective employer communication strategies.   Participants will develop a business model proposal upon completion of the program.
 

Objectives

  • Review the disease states that would be most benefited through MTM intervention.
  • Describe examples of successful MTM intervention programs
  • Discuss common employer barriers to implementing paid MTM programs
  • Review effective communication strategies with employers
  • Develop an employer-paid business model proposal

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Becky Grant, BS
Coordinator of Experiential Programs, Ceaderville University


Brief Bio : Rebecca L. Grant received her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Kent State University. She has experience in campus and sports ministries, advancement, and promotion of health and wellness. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Experiential Programs for Cedarville University School of Pharmacy and the CFO of Profero, a health benefits and wellness and consulting company. She lives in Cedarville, Ohio with her husband and six children and enjoys running, community service, reading, and supporting her family in their many activities.

Marc Sweeney, R.Ph., Pharm.D.
Dean, Cedarville University College of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dr. Sweeney received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University. He completed an Academic Leadership Fellowship at The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sweeney also completed a Master of Divinity degree from Southwest Bible College and Seminary. Dr. Sweeney is the founding and current Dean and Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Profero Team, LLC, a health care consulting company. His past professional experience includes full and part-time roles in academia, hospice, ambulatory care, long-term care, homecare, and specialty pharmacy consulting. He is the Past President of the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA). He currently serves as President of Cedar Care, LLC, the Medication Therapy Management Service Company for Cedarville University. He has served on several committees within OPA, the Ohio Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, local pharmacists associations, healthcare institutions and universities. He has been a board member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education and the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International. Dr. Sweeney has published several articles pertaining to pharmacy practice and has made many presentations to healthcare professionals and the general community. He has implemented pharmacy practices in physician offices and has participated in the development of innovative disease state management programs in various businesses, institutions and pharmacies. He continues to be involved with research in pharmacy practice, pharmacy education, rural health initiatives and patient safety.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-068-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

The rapid adoption of social media applications such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter has created a paradigm shift in which individual’s personas are now extended into the digital landscape.  Voluntarily revealing personal thoughts, opinions, attitudes, and actions to the online public has numerous positive and negative implications.   These applications permit users to strengthen weak relationships and connect users of similar interests.  At the same time, however, issues pertaining to e-professionalism in the workplace continue to grow.  This activity will discuss the emerging trend of e-professionalism and some of the legal and ethical implications surrounding social media and the workplace.
 

Objectives

  • Identify at least one legal issue pertaining to social media and the workplace
  • Identify at least one ethical issue pertaining to social media and the workplace

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Jeff Cain, EdD, MS
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Jeff Cain, EdD, MS, is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and the Director of Education Technology for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. In addition to co-directing and teaching a pharmacy management course, he is actively involved in social media and educational technology research. His primary research interests are e-professionalism and social media use pertaining to education and the health professions. Dr. Cain has numerous publications and presentations regarding social media in education and how it is affecting society and the workplace. He is an associate editor of Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (CPTL) and serves on the editorial board of Interface: The Journal of Education, Community, and Values. Dr. Cain is also the current past-chair of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning Special Interest Group.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-069-L04-P
Date: 07/13/12
Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

As drug interaction alert fatigue continues to increase, it becomes increasingly important to know what interactions are clinically significant.  This activity will build upon basic drug interaction knowledge to provide the participant additional skills in evaluating the seriousness of a potential interaction.  Focus will be placed on addressing pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions.  Additional emphasis will focus on identifying and treating patients at high risk for a significant interaction and identifying “red-flag” medications likely to cause interactions.
 

Objectives

  • Explain the differences between pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions
  • Identify medications at high risk for clinically significant interactions
  • Identify a patient’s specific risk factor(s) for drug interactions
  • Describe the role of CYP 450 system in pharmacokinetic drug interactions
  • Describe how to evaluate a drug interaction alert from a computerized screening system
  • Identify methods to avoid patient harm resulting from drug interactions

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Teresa Hoffmann, PharmD, CDE, CLS, BCPS, BCACP, Pharm. D., CDE, CLS, DCPS, BCACP
Clinical Supervisor, Health Management Group, St. Rita's Medical Center


Brief Bio : Dr. Hoffmann received her doctor of pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH in 2002. In 2003, she completed an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency with emphasis in ambulatory care at Physicians Inc. in Lima, Ohio. She has experience in drug information, community practice, collaborative private practice, and institutional collaborative practice where she has directed multiple disease state management clinics, including anticoagulation, pain management, diabetes, hypertension, lipids, malabsorption, tobacco cessation, heart failure, anti-arrhythmic, asthma, employee health and Parkinson’s clinics. Dr. Hoffmann is currently Clinical Supervisor at the Health Management Group, St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, OH. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, a board certified ambulatory care specialist, a clinical lipid specialist, and a certified diabetes educator. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she continues to maintain a teaching practice, working with pharmacy students and residents on a daily basis as well as serving as a guest lecturer at The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hoffmann has had work published in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, The American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, and Formulary. She is a member of the Ohio Pharmacists’ Association, ACCP, ASHP, ADA and a diplomate with the American College of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Hoffmann was recognized by her peers in 2005 as a Great Lakes Young Pharmacy Leader and in 2006 as Ohio’s Distinguished Young Pharmacist. Her practice interests include collaborative practice, advanced diabetes management, preventative cardiology, Parkinson’s disease, asthma and heart failure.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-066-L01-P
Date: 07/13/12 04:00 PM - 01/01/00 12:00 AM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

 

   

This activity will feature students of pharmacy and colleges of pharmacy professors sharing creative methods and best practices in reaching communities and spreading the prevention of prescription drug abuse message.
 

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Ken M. Hale, R.Ph., Phd
Assistant Dean for Professional and External Affairs, The Ohis State University College of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dr. Hale is Assistant Dean for Professional and External Affairs in the College of Pharmacy at the Ohio State University. He established the Generation Rx Initiative learning community in 2007 to develop educational outreach activities relating to medication safety and the abuse of prescription drugs. This group has partnered with the Cardinal Health Foundation since 2009 to develop national models for prescription drug abuse prevention. Ken was appointed to the National Council on Patient Information and Education’s Project Advisory Teams for “Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You Can Do to Help Curb Teen Prescription Drug Abuse” in 2008, and “Taking Action to Prevent & Address Prescription Drug Abuse: A Resource Kit for America’s College Campuses” in 2010. He served on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s work group entitled, “Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Among College Students: Examining Best Practices and Lessons Learned,” and was invited to a White House Office of National Drug Control Policy meeting to discuss the important role pharmacists can play in reducing prescription drug abuse in 2011.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-070-L04-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Covention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

New care delivery models focused on improving the quality of care patients receive are on the horizon.  Focused on better care coordination, containing health care costs, and improving patient outcomes, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and medical home models are gaining traction in many health care sectors.  How will pharmacy integrate into these new models?  This activity will explore the design of these models and provide examples of how pharmacists are working to be involved.
 

Objectives

  • Describe the factors driving reform in the U.S. health care system
  • Describe public sector programs focused on new care delivery models
  • Discuss the design of emerging integrated care delivery models including accountable care organizations (ACO) and patient-centered medical home (PCMH) models
  • Explain payment models and recognition programs for ACO’s and medical homes
  • Discuss how pharmacists and pharmacists’ services are being incorporated into integrated care models

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Anne L. Burns, Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy, OSU
Senior Vice President, American Pharmacists Association


Brief Bio : Anne Burns is Senior Vice President, Professional Affairs, at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Ms. Burns is responsible for new strategic initiatives and advancing the Associations’ professional practice and science agendas. She directs APhA’s practice, science and student pharmacist Academies and new practitioner program, the Association’s medication therapy management initiatives, and activities related to community pharmacy residency programs, health information technology, medication safety, credentialing, and quality. Ms. Burns joined APhA in 1997 as the Association’s Director of Education, and she has served as Director, Practice Development and Research, and Vice President, Professional Affairs. Prior to joining APhA, she was clinical assistant professor and manager of the professional practice laboratory at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Her background includes practice in the community and ambulatory care pharmacy settings. She holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. She is active in pharmacy professional organizations and serves on several medication therapy management and quality-related advisory councils.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-071-L04-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

This activity will cover recently introduced drugs and drugs that are likely to be approved over the next two years.  The outline includes minimal facts concerning the drug products, while the discussion will focus on the place of the drug product in the market and in therapy.
 

Objectives

  • Identify newly approved drugs being utilized in a primary care or mail order setting
  • Explain the mechanism of action of each of the newly approved drugs
  • Discuss the therapeutic application and potential benefits of the newly approved drugs
  • List relevant adverse drug effects, drug interactions and monitoring parameters for the newly approved drugs
  • Counsel patients on the use of the newly approved drugs with regard to potential benefits and risks

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Michael D. Reed, PharmD, FCCP, FCP
Director of the Divison of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Children's Medical Center of Akron


Brief Bio : Michael D. Reed, PharmD, FCCP, FCP, is Director of the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, Director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology and Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron (CHMCA). Dr. Reed is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM). Dr. Reed received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. While obtaining his doctorate he concurrently served a clinical pharmacology residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati. Dr. Reed’s research interests focus on the developmental pharmacology and toxicology of drugs in humans and how these data translate into the design of optimal dosing regimens for use in infants, children, and adults. He has extensive research experience in the design, implementation, and analysis of pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and pharmacogenomic interrelationships as they relate to the maturing infant, child and adolescent. Dr. Reed has authored more than 200 published works describing his original research activities, invited reviews and book chapters.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-072-L01-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

This activity will focus on barriers to medication adherence and tools to improve adherence, including motivational interviewing (MI).  The program will describe the various strategies to conduct motivational interviewing with patients and improve adherence.  The participants will demonstrate motivational interviewing with role-playing.
 

Objectives

  • Define adherence as it relates to drug therapy
  • List barriers to medication adherence
  • Explain key components and benefits of motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Describe different MI tools and strategies for their use
  • Develop personal style by practicing MI techniques with a partner

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Mary Lynn Moody, BSPharm, RPh
Director, Business Development, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharm


Brief Bio : Mary Lynn Moody, BSPharm is currently the Director of Business Development for the Drug Information Group (DIG) and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. Mary Lynn completed her Bachelors degree in Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Practice residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The DIG is a fee-for-service business unit of the College of Pharmacy and currently collaborates with a number of healthcare industry partners on formulary management, medication prior authorization, continuing education, educational software development, and sales and training. As Director of Business Development for the DIG, she is responsible for development and coordination of business relationships with a number of clients, including several pharmaceutical companies. Ms. Moody was responsible for development of the education and training program for Medco’s SOCRxATES Program

Michael Gabay, BSPharm, PharmD, JD
Director of the Drug Infromation Group, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharm


Brief Bio : Michael Gabay PharmD, JD, BCPS received his BS Pharmacy and PharmD degrees from the University of Minnesota. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at Fairview University Medical Center in Minnesota in 1998 and a specialty residency in drug information at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999. He has been a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist since 2000. Dr. Gabay completed his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree at Loyola University College of Law in 2007 and has been a member of the Illinois Bar since 2008. Currently, he is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Drug Information Group and Prior Authorization Services at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Gabay teaches professional pharmacy students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy primarily lecturing in the required Drug Information and Biostatistics course. He has published pharmacotherapy-related articles in a variety of pharmacy and medical journals. Dr. Gabay serves as a contributing editor for Hospital Pharmacy, writing a quarterly column on pharmacy legal issues. He also is on the editorial board of the journal Practical Pain Management. Dr. Gabay’s primary areas of interest include drug information and legal issues related to healthcare.

Michelle T. Martin, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharm


Brief Bio : University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist, Bobby and Marvin Fink Family Liver Clinic University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Michelle Martin, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP attended the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, and completed a PGY-1 Residency with a focus on ambulatory care at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago IL. After residency, she worked at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, WI in the Anticoagulation Clinic and the outpatient pharmacies. In 2007, Michelle began her academic appointment and ambulatory care clinical position at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. She has worked in the Antithrombosis and Medication Therapy Management Clinics, and recently she transitioned into her current position, where she works with all hepatitis C patients undergoing treatment in the Liver Clinic. She has attended motivational interviewing training and has worked on the Illinois Project and the Medco SOCRxATES Program to provide training for pharmacists working to improve patient adherence.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-073-L04-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Prescription medication abuse is now considered an epidemic.  Pharmacists need to assume a leadership role within the community to address this problem.  Unused and expired medication left in the home has been identified as the supply source for many young adults who eventually end up addicted to controlled substances.    One method used to eliminate this supply source is to encourage proper medication disposal through organized medication collection programs.  This activity will describe the current epidemic of prescription medication abuse, explain the current federal and state specific regulations pertaining to the disposal of prescription medication, present  different types of systems developed to provide medication disposal and describe the role of the community pharmacist when developing and implementing action plans to address this epidemic.
 

Objectives

  • Describe the current epidemic of prescription medication abuse
  • Explain the current federal and state specific regulations pertaining to the disposal of prescription medication
  • List the different types of systems developed to provide medication disposal
  • Describe best practices for medication disposal implementation
  • Describe the role of the pharmacist and the need for community collaboration when developing and implementing action plans to address prescription medication abuse

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Jessica Lineberger
Sr Grants Manger, Cardinal Health

John E. Stanovich, RPh
Assistant Dean, External Affairs, The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-074-L04-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 AM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

A review of the most commonly diverted pharmaceutical controlled substances, ways in which these medications are diverted by drug seekers, and methods to reduce losses as a result of both scammers and employees.
 

Objectives

  • Limit Authorized Access
  • Establish Strong Site Security
  • Create Proper Drug Handling Procedures
  • Execute Employee Screening

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Marc Gonzalez, Pharm.D.
Directtor, Law Enforcement Liaison/Education, Purdue Pharma


Brief Bio : Marc Gonzalez, Pharm.D, is a Director, Law Enforcement Liaison/Education, Purdue Pharma. With Purdue he works as an educator. He teaches law enforcement and healthcare groups about lawful prescribing and prevention of pharmaceutical diversion. He focuses on increasing law enforcement’s ability to address criminals who abuse prescription drugs while ensuring that legitimate patients have access to needed medications. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California, School Of Pharmacy

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-075-L04-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Relationship marketing is a marketing strategy that has been successfully used by pharmacy practitioners to build and maintain demand for their patient care services.  It emphasizes the value of lasting bonds between patients and other stake holder sand pharmacists.  Relationship marketing moves beyond basic marketing principles to include one-on-one marketing, identifying market segments and market niches, and building and maintaining relationships with patients and other stakeholders to create mutual benefit.   Pharmacists that are looking to develop, implement, or expand their pharmacy services can increase their success by using relationship marketing strategies.
 

Objectives

  • Define relationship marketing and state its key concepts
  • Explain the difference between a market segment and market niche
  • Describe criteria that should be considered when evaluating market segments or niches for pharmacy services
  • Discuss components of total quality management and its use in implementing relationship marketing
  • Provide examples of patient care services that have been successfully implemented in a pharmacy practice using relationship marketing techniques

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Randy McDonough, Pharm.D., M.S., CGP, BCPS, FAPhA
Co-Owner and Director of Clinical Services, Towncrest and Medical Plaza Pharmacies


Brief Bio : Randy McDonough is Co-owner and Director of Clinical Services for Towncrest and Medical Plaza Pharmacies in Iowa City, IA. He received his BS, MS, and Pharm.D. degrees from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, where he is adjunct professor (clinical). His area of interest is developing and implementing clinical services in the community pharmacy setting. He has helped to foster collaborative agreements with several solo and group practice physicians in areas such as immunizations, anticoagulation, and medication therapy management programs. He also helped to develop and implement health screening and case management programs for self-insured employers. He was instrumental in implementing case management services for the Iowa Medicaid Pharmaceutical Case Management Program. He is board certified in geriatrics and pharmacotherapy. Randy is frequently asked to speak on topics related to practice development and implementation. He has published articles and book chapters about pharmaceutical care and medication therapy management services. He writes a monthly column titled Medication Therapy Management Pearls for Pharmacy Today. Randy is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, National Community Pharmacists Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and the Iowa Pharmacy Association.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-076-L04-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

As community pharmacies are implementing increasingly more clinical services they are faced with a new challenge of marketing these services.  This activity will discuss identified barriers that pharmacies encounter when marketing clinical services to patients in an outpatient setting and identify strategies to address these challenges.   As pharmacies continue to grow the realm of clinical services offered to patients, it is important also to develop and implement marketing strategies to support the services and expansion of the profession so that these services can be embraced by patients and the health care community.
 

Objectives

  • Identify barriers to marketing pharmacy services
  • Discuss current successful marketing strategies for pharmacy services
  • Review traditional marketing principles and discuss how they can be applied to pharmacy services
  • Explore available resources to improve marketing success of pharmacy services
  • Discuss current opportunities for pharmacists to grow marketing strategies for pharmacy services

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Kristina Wood, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Belmont University


Brief Bio : Dr. Kristina Wood received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford, OK. She completed an ASHP-APHA accredited Ambulatory/Community Care PGY1 residency with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy during with she practiced in a community pharmacy delivering clinical services, an internal medicine clinic, a family medicine clinic, a federally qualified health center, and an independent community pharmacy. Dr. Wood is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Belmont University and practices with an interdisciplinary team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Internal Medicine Clinic and United Neighborhood Health Services. Dr. Wood enjoys working with pharmacists and student pharmacist to expand the scope of pharmacy practice in outpatient settings and in the community.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-077-L04-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orlando County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

Up until recently patients with hepatitis C had few therapeutic options for a severely debilitating disease that often leads to irreversible liver disease and is associated with substantial mortality.  Standard therapy with peginterferon-alpha plus ribavirin is less than desirable.  This drug combination is associated with a number of serious and often time treatment limiting adverse effects with a sustained virological response observed in less than 50% of patients.  Newer agents focused on protease inhibition has demonstrated substantial benefits in the early and later treatment of these patients.  Pharmacogenomic classification will be important in drug regimen decisions.
 

Objectives

  • Identify the human hepatitis viruses and specific to hepatitis C, describe diagnostic criteria, incidence, risk factors and transmission patterns
  • Compare and contrast important differences between acute and chronic hepatitis C infection
  • Outline conventional and present treatment strategies for acute and chronic hepatitis C infection including their advantages, disadvantages and a MTM paradigm
  • Describe the focus and differences for newer and emerging hepatitis C therapies
  • Describe optimal dosing strategies for hepatitis C infected patients with moderate and severe renal and/or liver function compromise
  • Outline the role if any for pharmacogenomic monitoring of new anti-hepatitis C virus therapies

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Michael D. Reed, PharmD, FCCP, FCP
Director of the Divison of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Children's Medical Center of Akron


Brief Bio : Michael D. Reed, PharmD, FCCP, FCP, is Director of the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, Director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology and Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron (CHMCA). Dr. Reed is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM). Dr. Reed received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. While obtaining his doctorate he concurrently served a clinical pharmacology residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati. Dr. Reed’s research interests focus on the developmental pharmacology and toxicology of drugs in humans and how these data translate into the design of optimal dosing regimens for use in infants, children, and adults. He has extensive research experience in the design, implementation, and analysis of pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and pharmacogenomic interrelationships as they relate to the maturing infant, child and adolescent. Dr. Reed has authored more than 200 published works describing his original research activities, invited reviews and book chapters.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-078-L04-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

A discussion of pharmacy crime, specifically robbery and burglary, with a review common methods to improve preventative measures, appropriate responses to crime incidents, and an introduction to RxPatrol, an on-line pharmacy crime tracking database.
 

Objectives

  • Prevent or deter crimes
  • Respond appropriately should an incident occur
  • Perform actions that assist with the identification and apprehension of the criminal

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Marc Gonzalez, Pharm.D.
Directtor, Law Enforcement Liaison/Education, Purdue Pharma


Brief Bio : Marc Gonzalez, Pharm.D, is a Director, Law Enforcement Liaison/Education, Purdue Pharma. With Purdue he works as an educator. He teaches law enforcement and healthcare groups about lawful prescribing and prevention of pharmaceutical diversion. He focuses on increasing law enforcement’s ability to address criminals who abuse prescription drugs while ensuring that legitimate patients have access to needed medications. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California, School Of Pharmacy

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-079-L04-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
   

   

The activity is targeted at increasing the pharmacists’ knowledge of cardiovascular risk, assess the need for pharmacotherapy and lifestyle interventions based on the patient’s medical history, and develop a plan for implementing recommended changes.   The attendees will apply information presented through several case studies.
 

Objectives

  • Identify conditions that increase risks for cardiovascular disease
  • Recognize risk factors for hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia
  • List evidence-based therapy for hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia
  • Identify monitoring parameters for hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia to determine effectiveness of therapy
  • Given a patient case, calculate cardiovascular risk
  • Given a patient case, develop an appropriate treatment plan

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Kayce M. Shealy, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Kayce M. Shealy, PharmD, BCPS received her Bachelor of Science degree from Newberry College in 2005 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2009. Upon completion of a community practice residency with the University of Georgia in 2010, Dr. Shealy joined the faculty of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in Clinton, South Carolina as an assistant professor and became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2010. She is the advisor for the Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter, and coordinates several courses in the curriculum, including the required OTC course as well as a public health elective. Her current practice sites include providing pharmacotherapy services for Family Healthcare Center, PA in Clinton, providing diabetes self-management education with PCSP’s AADE-accredited program, and other pharmacotherapy services at the school’s Wellness Center. Dr. Shealy has given numerous continuing education programs and lectures on topics that include advocacy, cardiovascular disease, self-care, diabetes, and women’s and men’s health. She has published several journal articles and reviews, and has several projects in progress.

Activity Number

0449-9999-12-080-L01-P
Date: 07/14/12
Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Location

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL