Spring Conference

MPhA Spring Conference
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton
Norwood, MA 

7:00 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

7:50 am Welcoming Remarks by MPhA President 
Paul Larochelle, Jr., PharmD, RPh, Senior Manager of Clinical Asset Planning, Biogen 

8:00 am – 9:00 am Pharmacy's Role in Recreational Drug Abuse Prevention and Education
Dayne Laskey, PharmD, DABAT, Assistant Professor, University of Saint Joseph
School of Pharmacy, Dept of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
  • Explain the epidemiology of recreational drug use
  • Describe the pharmacologic and health effects of traditional and synthetic cannabinoids
  • Identify trends associated with synthetic cannabinoid use in the U.S.
  • Communicate effective strategies that support pharmacy's role in recreational drug abuse prevention and education
ACPE UAN 0027-9999-18-044-L04-P (knowledge based) 1 contact hour
ACPE UAN 0027-9999-18-044-L04-T (knowledge based) 1 contact hour

9:00 am - 9:45 am Lean Concepts and Six Sigma Applications to Improve Pharmacy Operations
Jane Gannon, MS, RPh , Manager-Pharmacy Education
  • Coram/CVS specialty infusion services
  • Identify the basic components and philosophy of lean 
  • Differentiate between lean concepts and six sigma
  • Choose appropriate lean tools to incorporate into any pharmacy practice setting
  • Employ lean concepts to improve process and engage employees
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-036- L04-P– knowledge based – 0.75 contact hour
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-036- L04-T– knowledge based – 0.75 contact hour

9:45 am – 10:15 am am Break - Visit Our Exhibitors! 

10:15 – 11:00 am Veterinary Pharmacy – Our Evolving Patient Population
Kathleen Taylor, RPh, FACVP, Animal Pharm, LLC
  • Differentiate between medications and mechanisms of action for veterinary preparations
  • Recognize the differences in dosing guidelines for veterinary preparations
  • Identify counseling points for administration strategies and special precautions for veterinary patients
  • List challenges pharmacists face when filling pet prescriptions from a veterinarian
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-037- L01-P– knowledge based – 0.75 contact hour
Pharmacy Technicians
  • State specific handling requirements for labeling, packaging, and preparing veterinary prescriptions
  • Identify reference sources to calculate doses and compound medications used for veterinary patients 
  • Recognize therapeutic contraindications associated with veterinary medications 
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-038-L04-T– knowledge based – 0.75 contact hour

11:00 am – 12 pm The Key Role of Pharmacy Technicians in Preventing Medication Errors that Contribute to Patient Safety 
Janelle Pasqualoni, CPhT, Director of Quality Assurance, Johnson Compounding and Wellness
  • List common medication errors
  • Identify contributing factors to medication errors and patient safety issues
  • Describe the role of pharmacy technicians in preventing medication errors to improve patient safety
  • Summarize effective patient communication technique for pharmacy technicians
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-039-L04-T– knowledge based – 1.0 contact hour

11:00 am – 12:00 pm MTM Opportunities in Special Populations – Clinical and Research Applications
Nathaniel M. Rickles, PharmD, PhD, BCPP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
  • Identify possible stakeholders to engage when developing MTM programs for their practices
  • Compare different MTM protocols used for different populations and stakeholders
  • Describe different measures to evaluate MTM programs
  • Summarize the steps and processes of developing MTM programs in special populations
  • Develop an MTM program for a target population
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-040-L04-P– knowledge based – 1.0 contact hour

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch & Exhibits 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Hot Topics in Pharmacy - Around the World in 60 Minutes 
Prevention of Pre-eclampsia 
  • Recognize the role of Aspirin 81mg in the prevention of pre-eclampsia
2017 Hypertension Guidelines 
Courtney Doyle-Campbell, PharmD, ASH-CHC, Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Western New England College of Pharmacy
  • Identify changes in the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-045-L01-P– knowledge based – 0.5 contact hour
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-045-L01-T– knowledge based – 0.5 contact hour

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy Inspection Tips 
Joanne Trifone, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Investigations
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy
  • State corrective action steps for common inspection problems
Massachusetts Legislative Update 
Todd Brown, MHP, RPh, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy & Health Systems Sciences
  • Identify the top three legislative issues pertinent to the practice of pharmacy in Massachusetts
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-046-L03-P– knowledge based – 0.5 contact hour
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-046-L03-T– knowledge based – 0.5 contact hour

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm am Pipeline Preview 
Maria Lowe, PharmD, BCPS, Health Data & Drug Information Clinical Specialist - patientslikeme
  • Describe recent trends in the FDA approval process
  • Recognize emerging pipeline agents with currently available therapeutic options
  • Identify generic equivalents for commonly used brand name products that will be introduced to the market over the next two years
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-035-L04-P – knowledge based - 1 contact hour
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-035-L04-T – knowledge based - 1 contact hour

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break 

3:45 – 4:45 pm Key Issues Facing Pharmacists, Pharmacy Interns and Pharmacy Technicians
Jake Nichols, PharmD, MBA, CEO, Strategic Recovery Resources
Edmund Taglieri, MSM, NHA, RPh, Pharmacy Substance Use Disorder Program
Supervisor, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Professions Licensure, Michelle Chan, RPh, Quality Assurance, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy
  • Explain key regulatory issues dealing with medications for the treatment of substance use disorder.
  • Review the requirements relative to the prescribing and dispensing of buprenorphine
  • Identify SUD resources available to pharmacists in Massachusetts
  • Summarize why pharmacists may be more prone to SUD
  • Differentiate between Board of Pharmacy Advisories and Policies
  • Describe 2017 – 2018 Board of Pharmacy Advisories and Policies that affect the practice of pharmacy
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-047-L03-P – knowledge based – 1.5 contact hours
ACPE UAN: 0027-9999-18-047-L03-T – knowledge based – 1.5 contact hours

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm Beat the Traffic Networking Event
Thank you to our sponsors!
Requirements for Credit
  • Program attendees can earn Continuing Pharmacy Education credits for this program by electronically logging onto the website: http://www.rxce.neu.edu , inserting the activity specific code number and successfully completing the activity learning assessment/evaluation form. Participant names will be checked against program attendance sheets for verification of attendance.
  • Participants have 60 days to complete evaluations. After 60 days from April 26, 2018, no credit will be available for this program.
  • Credits will be electronically transferred to the CPE Monitor System. No Statements of Credit will be issued by Northeastern University School of Pharmacy.
  • Program participants can earn up to 7 contact hours of continuing education credits including 2 contact hours in pharmacy law.
All participants will have the opportunity to review the educational sessions and speakers
and to identify future educational needs.

Statement of Disclosure
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education 2009, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy requires that faculty members disclose any relationship (e.g., shareholder, recipient of research grant, consultant or member of an advisory committee) that the faculty may have with commercial companies whose products or services may be mentioned in their presentations. Such disclosure will be made available on the day of the program.
Accreditation Statement Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.