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Continuing Pharmacy Education

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Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP) offers a variety of resources and continuing pharmacy education programs throughout the year.


Mission

The Chicago College of Pharmacy is committed to the lifelong learning of its alumni, preceptors, and other interested pharmacists in various practice settings. The College provides high quality knowledge and application-based educational activities that enhance contemporary pharmacy practice.

Goal

To provide high quality continuing pharmacy education and professional development activities, which are applicable to contemporary pharmacy practice and meet the educational needs of pharmacists in various settings.

Our continuing pharmacy education activities will enable pharmacists to:
1.     improve their knowledge of contemporary pharmacy practice
2.     improve their ability to apply new knowledge to enhance patient care
3.     meet educational requirements for relicensure

Accreditation

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

***REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 4th Annual Clinical Updates in Diabetes and Related Chronic Care Topics (June 27, 2015)***
Click here to register.

Title
4th Annual Updates in Diabetes and Related Chronic Care Topics

Intended audience

Preceptors, alumni and other interested pharmacists

This program has a pending application for commercial support from NovoNordisk, Inc. and support from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education.

Conference Description

Diabetes is a highly prevalent disease associated with devastating comorbidities and high mortality.  Pharmacists can play a pivotal role in the management and education of patients with diabetes, and governmental agencies are beginning to support the larger role that pharmacists can play as primary care health care providers. Set on the scenic campus of Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois, this daylong conference will provide up to 7 contact hours of ACPE accredited continuing pharmacy education about diabetes and related topics. All of the educational sessions will be taught by faculty with expertise in diabetes management and will incorporate a variety of active learning strategies.  Attendees will receive a program syllabus complete with all learning materials and will enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch and access to Hamburger University's unlimited soft drink, coffee and tea beverage services throughout the day. You will not want to miss this exciting day of high quality educational programming and networking with colleagues!

Overall Conference Goals

  1. To educate participants with the most current evidence-based information about the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its related conditions
  2. To instill in participants a sense of responsibility and confidence to teach diabetes self-management and promote medication adherence and other healthy habits to patients
  3. To enhance the skills of participants including their ability to apply patient-specific information to therapeutic decisions and their ability to calculate insulin dosing regimens

Accreditation

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of pharmacy education. Participants may earn up to 7 contact hours (0.7 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education.  To earn the continuing education credit associated with each session, participants must attend the session in its entirety and submit a completed session evaluation and pre/post learning assessment for each session when applicable.  Statements of credit will be available on http://mycpemonitor.net within 60 days of the date of the program.  Per ACPE guidelines, statements of credit will not be issued after 60 days from the date of the program.

Schedule-At-A-Glance

Saturday, June 27, 2015

7:30AM - 8:00AM
Registration/continental breakfast

*8:00AM - 9:00AM
2015 Highlights in Diabetes Management
Speaker: Jennifer D'Souza, Pharm.D., CDE, BC-ADM

*9:05AM - 11:05AM
Who's On First: Oral Antiglycemic Choices in Patient Cases (concurrent session #1)
Moderators: Brooke Griffin, Pharm.D., BCACP; Jaini Patel, Pharm.D., BCACP; and Kathy Vest, Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP

OR

Vials, Pens and Inhalers - Oh My! Insulin Patient Cases (concurrent session #2)
Moderators: Lea delaPena, Pharm.D., BCPS and Christie Schumacher, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM

11:05AM - 11:15AM
Break

*11:15AM - 12:15PM
Keynote Address: The Centrality of the Patient in Diabetes Care
Speaker: Amie Brooks, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

12:15PM - 1:00PM
Lunch

*1:00PM - 3:00PM
Concurrent sessions #1 and #2 (listed above) repeat

3:00PM - 3:15PM
Refreshment Break

*3:15PM - 3:45PM
Risky Rapid Fire
Speaker: Christie Schumacher, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM

*3:50PM - 4:20PM
Best Practices in Inpatient Management of Hyperglycemia
Speaker: Jeff Wieczorkiewicz, Pharm.D., BCPS

4:20PM
Final remarks and completion of evaluations

*indicates sessions approved for ACPE accredited continuing pharmacy education

Location
Hamburger University (on the McDonald's Campus)
2715 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Note: Business casual attire (at minimum) is required at Hamburger University. Please dress appropriately to comply with this policy.

Lodging
Conference attendees may choose to stay at the Hyatt Lodge, which is on the McDonald's campus within walking distance of Hamburger University. Visit their website at http://thelodge.hyatt.com or call 630.568.1234 to check room availability.

Registration

  1. The registration fee for the all day program is $79.99, which includes all educational materials, food and beverages.
  2. Available registration discounts include:
    1. CCP alumnus registration fee: $39.99 (a 50% discounted fee
      i. Alumni will be asked to verify graduation year.
    2. Active CCP preceptor: $19.99 (a 75% discounted fee)
      i. An active CCP preceptor is defined as a preceptor who has or will have precepted at least two CCP students between June 2014 and July 2016.
      ii. Active CCP preceptor status will be verified through the Office of Experiential Education (OEE) and is subject to their approval.
      iii. OEE will subsidize the remainder of the registration fee for all individuals who qualify for the active CCP registration fee rate.

You may register online by clicking here.

Registration is limited to 100 individuals on a first come, first served basis.

Refund Policy

Refunds, less a $15.00 cancellation fee regardless of full or discounted registration rate, will be issued for written requests on or before one week prior to the program. Refunds for nonattendance will not be issued after this date.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is Tuesday June 23, 2015.

Detailed Agenda

7:30AM - 8:00AM

Registration/continental breakfast

8:00AM - 9:00AM

2015 Highlights in Diabetes Management
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer D'Souza
UAN: 0074-0000-15-015-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) 

1.     Summarize changes to recent national guidelines for the care of patients with diabetes.
2.     Identify current and emerging pharmacotherapy treatments, guidelines, and patient goals for patients with diabetes.
3.     Discuss current trends in diabetes care.

9:05AM -11:05AM

Concurrent Session #1
Who's On First: Oral Antiglycemic Choices in Patient Cases
Moderators: Drs. Brooke Griffin, Jaini Patel and Kathy Vest

UAN: 0074-0000-15-016-L01-P (application-based CE activity)
2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Learning objectives

1.     Identify drug related problems in hyperglycemia management.
2.     Apply evidence-based dyslipidemia and hypertension guidelines to therapeutic care decisions regarding patients with diabetes.
3.     Select non-insulin alternatives and/or preventative medications that may provide therapeutic benefit for patients with diabetes.
4.     Explain potential barriers (e.g., cost, psychiatric conditions) that may impact the care of patients with diabetes.
5.     Describe patient education points for self-management of diabetes.

Concurrent Session #2
Vials, Pens and Inhalers - Oh My! Insulin Patient Cases
Speakers/moderators: Drs. Regina Arellano and Lea delaPena

UAN: 0074-0000-15-017-L01-P (application-based CE activity)
2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Learning objectives

1.     Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of commercially available types of insulin and insulin preparations.
2.     Given a patient case, calculate an appropriate insulin regimen.
3.     Recognize when it is appropriate to switch between different types of insulin based on patient specific factors.
4.     Counsel a patient on the appropriate use of a variety of insulin preparations.

11:05AM -11:15AM

Break

11:15AM -12:15PM

Keynote Address: The Centrality of the Patient in Diabetes Care
Speaker: Dr. Amie Brooks

UAN: 0074-0000-15-019-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Learning objectives

1.     Define patient-centered care.
2.     Identify models and resources for the delivery of patient-centered care to patients with diabetes.
3.     Identify glycemic and non-glycemic goals of therapy for patients with diabetes based upon contemporary guidelines. 
4.     Discuss the evidence examining glycemic and non-glycemic goals of therapy in patients with diabetes.  

12:15PM - 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Concurrent sessions #1 and #2 above will repeat.  Registrants who participated in session #1 at 9:05AM will participate in session #2 at 1:00PM, and vice versa.

3:00 - 3:15PM

Break

3:15PM - 3:45PM

Risky Rapid Fire
Speaker: Dr. Christie Schumacher

UAN: 0074-0000-15-018-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
0.5 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Learning objectives

1.     Identify clinical controversies associated with medications used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus and co-morbid conditions.
2.     Recognize patient specific factors when selecting medications used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.

3:50PM - 4:20PM

Best Practices in Inpatient Management of Hyperglycemia
Speaker: Dr. Jeff Wieczorkiewicz

UAN: 0074-0000-15-020-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
0.5 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Learning objectives

1.     Identify current evidence to improve inpatient management of hyperglycemia.
2.     Identify barriers to achieving good glycemic control in hospitalized patients.
3.     Discuss the role of the pharmacist in the management of glycemic control of hospital patients.

4:20PM

Closing remarks/submission of evaluations

Program Faculty

Keynote Speaker
Amie Brooks, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP
Professor, Pharmacy Practice; Interim Director, Division of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Program Chair
Christie Schumacher, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM
Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Speakers
Regina Arellano, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Lea delaPena, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Jennifer D'Souza, Pharm.D., CDE, BC-ADM
Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Brooke Griffin, Pharm.D., BCACP
Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Jaini Patel, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Kathy Vest, Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP
Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Jeff Wieczorkiewicz, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy


For information on CCP continuing pharmacy education programs, please contact:
Jacob P. Gettig, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS
Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Education
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630/515-7324
jgetti@midwestern.edu