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    • March 12, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Bronson Methodist Hospital, Gilmore Center Forum Rooms A-C, 7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
    • 44
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    ACPE # JA4008183-9999-20-019-L04-P / JA4008183-9999-20-019-L04-T

    First-Time Offering; Initial Release Date Thursday, March 12, 2020

    Speakers:

    Gregory Wellman, Ph.D., R.Ph.

    Professor of Pharmacy Administration

    Ferris State University

    Time:

    5:30 - 6:30 PM - Board Meeting

    6:30 - 6:45 PM - Dinner

    6:45 - 7:45 PM - CE Presentation

    Organizer: Tara McAlpine, PharmD
       

    RSVP Deadline:

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

    Requirements for successful completion of credit: Attendees will need to submit a provided CE Activity Code code within 12 hours of the activity in order to check-in for the activity. They will then have 30 days to log-in to their WMed Profile to complete the evaluation form and receive credit.

    We recommend that you create a WMed account before attending one of our meetings.  Please see our Help Page for detailed instructions on creating a WMed account and claiming your CE credits.

    After attending the program, the pharmacist and pharmacy technician should be able to:
      1. Identify significant trends in prescription drug pricing over the past 10 years, and estimate the actual out-of-pocket expense associated with bringing a new drug to market from inflated estimates commonly reported in journals and the media.
      2. Describe the market forces that actually drive prices in the United States and apply them to prescription drugs.
      3. Discuss health policy changes that might be enacted to bring prescription drug prices under control.   

      In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

      Credit amount subject to change.

      Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

      Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      • April 09, 2020
      • Grand Rapids, MI
      Time:

      5:30 - 6:30 PM - Board Meeting

      6:30 - 6:45 PM - Dinner

      6:45 - 7:45 PM - CE Presentation


      • May 12, 2020
      • 7:15 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, 1800 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
      Register

      Presented by:

       

      First-Time Offering; Initial Release Date Thursday, May 12, 2020

      Deadline for pre-registration is May 4, 2020. On-site registration will be available for an additional $10 fee. On-site registration for residents and students will be available for $25.

      VENDOR/SPONSOR REGISTRATION: Please click here to register as a vendor/sponsor

      Seminar Agenda

       7:15 - 8:15am

      Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits

       8:15 - 8:30am

      Welcome and Announcements  

       8:30 - 9:30am

      Standardization vs Customization: Finding the Balance in Adults with Seizure Disorders

      Becky Maynard, PharmD; Neurovascular Unit Clinical Pharmacist

      Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI

      1.0 contact hour

      ACPE Universal Activity # Pending

      Knowledge-based Activity

      Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives

      1. Recognize the different seizure types and first-line antiepileptic drugs (AEDs).
      2. Discuss patient-specific factors that should be considered when designing an antiepileptic drug regimen.
      3. Summarize what studies have shown about pharmacotherapeutics of cannabis and cannabidiol in the treatment of epilepsy and the potential benefits and side effects.

       9:30 - 10:30am

      SEPSIS: Seeing through the Smoke

      W. Graham Carlos, MD, MSCR; Chief of Medicine, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

      Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, IN; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

      1.0 contact hour

      ACPE Universal Activity # Pending

      Application-based Activity

      Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives

      1. Recognize a septic patient, and use qSOFA and SIRS to identify sepsis.
      2. Identify targets to monitor sepsis resuscitation, and explain why “Early Goal Directed Therapy” is no longer advocated.
      3. Discuss why Lactated Ringer’s is now favored over normal saline for resuscitation.

       10:30 - 11:00am

      Break and Exhibits

       11:00am - 12:00pm

      The 28th Amendment: The Right To Practice Pharmacy

      Deeb D. Eid, PharmD; Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice / Experiential Coordinator

      Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Big Rapids, MI

      1.0 contact hour

      ACPE Universal Activity # Pending

      Application -based Activity

      Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives

      1. Identify national and regional trends to recognize updates or changes in laws and practice models for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
      2. Interpret and consider application of “full scope of practice” through law, literature, education/training, and historical based data analysis.
      3. Investigate proposed and ongoing changes to pharmacy laws in Michigan.

       12:00 - 1:15pm

      Lunch and Exhibits

       1:15 - 2:15pm

      Challenges and Opportunities of Inpatient Palliative Pain Management

      Michael Trexler, MD, FACP, FAAHPM; Palliative Care Medical Director, Fellowship Program Director

      Ascension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI; WMED Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI

      1.0 contact hour

      ACPE Universal Activity # Pending

      Application-based Activity

      Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives

      1. Understand and apply principles of pain assessment and management in seriously ill hospitalized patients.
      2. Understand how to safely, effectively, and appropriately prescribe opioid medications.

       2:15 - 2:30pm

      Break

       2:30 - 3:30pm

      Myth Busters Pharmacy Edition: The Facts About Medications and Recreational Drugs

      Katie Chernoby, PharmD; PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident

      Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

      1.0 contact hour

      ACPE Universal Activity # Pending

      Application-based Activity

      Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives

      1. Explain the effects of accidental exposure to transdermal and topical fentanyl.
      2. Summarize the literature regarding the management of cyclic vomiting syndrome associated with marijuana use.
      3. Given a patient case, create a treatment plan for a patient experiencing kratom withdrawal.

       3:30pm

      Adjourn


      Requirements for successful completion of credit: Attendees will need to submit a provided CE Activity Code code within 12 hours of the activity in order to check-in for the activity. They will then have 30 days to log-in to their WMed Profile to complete the evaluation form and receive credit.

      We recommend that you create a WMed account before attending one of our meetings.  Please see our Help Page for detailed instructions on creating a WMed account and claiming your CE credits.

        

      In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

      Credit amount subject to change.

      Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

      Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this activity for 5.0 contact hours for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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