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Continuing Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy in Downers Grove


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 2nd Annual Clinical Updates in Infectious Diseases (November 8, 2014)***     Click here to register.

Title
2nd Annual Clinical Updates in Infectious Diseases

Intended audience

Preceptors, alumni and other interested pharmacists

This program is sponsored in part by an educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (sponsorship pending as of September 24, 2014) and support from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education.

Conference Description

The management of infectious diseases through the judicious use of antimicrobial agents continues to challenge health care providers.  While the variety and complexity of treatments are expanding for some areas of ID, other infectious diseases are being approached with innovative dosing regimens or combinations of established antimicrobials.  As medication experts, pharmacists are uniquely trained to facilitate the best use of available antimicrobials to optimize patient outcomes while minimizing microbial resistance to available agents.  Therefore, it is crucial that pharmacists are aware of the most up to date information regarding the treatment of infectious diseases.

This educational conference will provide up to 7 contact hours of ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education about infectious diseases related topics.  All of the educational sessions will be taught by faculty with expertise in infectious diseases 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 refreshment breaks.  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 pharmacotherapeutic treatment of infectious diseases
  2. To discuss the application of novel dosing strategies to improve patient outcomes
  3. To enhance participants' communication skills and their ability to apply knowledge of infectious diseases to patient care decisions  

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 CEU) 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. Participants also must submit a signed session summary document with accurate session codes to earn continuing education credit. Statements of credit will be available on http://mycpemonitor.net within one month from the date of the program.

Schedule-At-A-Glance

Saturday, November 8, 2014

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

*8:00AM - 9:00AM
Bugs and Drugs: An Interactive Refresher
Speaker:  John Esterly, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID

9:00AM - 9:10AM
Refreshment Break

*9:10AM - 11:10AM
Getting Your Point Across: Effective Communication with Patients and Health Care Professionals (concurrent session #1)
Speaker: Amy Hanson, PharmD, BCPS

OR

In Case You Forgot: Sharpening Your ID SOAPing Ability Using Patient Cases (concurrent session #2)
Speakers: Sonia Nevrekar Rao, PharmD, BCPS and Mindy Varghese, PharmD, BCPS

*11:15AM - 12:15PM            
Keynote: The Infectious Diseases "Batman" needs to find its "Robin":The Journey of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
Speaker: Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP

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                 
New Kids on the Block: An Update on Hepatitis C Management
Speaker: Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, AAHIVP

*3:50PM - 4:20PM                 
Emerging Therapies and Threats: Highlights from the ICAAC 2014 Annual Meeting and Beyond
Speaker: Michael Postelnick, RPh, BCPS, AQ-ID

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 July 2012 and December 2014.
      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 or by completing the attached form and remitting it with the appropriate payment.

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

Refund Policy

Refunds, less a $10.00 cancellation fee regardless of full or discounted registration rate, will be issued for written requests on or before Tuesday November 4, 2014. Refunds for non-attendance will not be issued after this date.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is Tuesday November 4, 2014.

Detailed Agenda

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

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Bugs and Drugs: An Interactive Refresher
Speaker:  John Esterly, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID
UAN: 0074-0000-14-008-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:
1.      Describe tenets of antimicrobial coverage for Gram positive and Gram negative pathogens
2.      Discuss the spectrum of activity for major classes of antimicrobials
3.      Identify unique resistance mechanisms of certain pathogens and identify antimicrobial strategies to overcome these mechanisms

9:00AM - 9:10AM
Refreshment break

9:10AM - 11:10AM
Getting Your Point Across: Effective Communication with Patients and Health Care Professionals (concurrent session #1)
Speaker: Amy Hanson, PharmD, BCPS
UAN: 0074-0000-14-009-L04-P (application-based CE activity)
2 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:
1.      Discuss effective strategies for asking the right questions and counseling patients
2.      Discuss effective strategies for asking the right questions and making recommendations to other health care professionals
3.      Recognize patients' and practitioners' verbal and non-verbal signs of engagement or disengagement during a conversation
4.      Demonstrate using communication skills to engage patients and health care professionals

OR

In Case You Forgot: Sharpening Your ID SOAPing Ability Using Patient Cases (concurrent session #2)
Speakers: Sonia Nevrekar Rao, PharmD, BCPS and Mindy Varghese, PharmD, BCPS
UAN: 0074-0000-14-011-L01-P (application-based CE activity)
2 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:
1.      Explain the steps to developing evidence-based treatment and monitoring plans for patients with infectious diseases
2.      Given a variety of infectious diseases patient cases, demonstrate the ability to develop evidence-based treatment and monitoring plans

11:15AM - 12:15PM
Keynote: The Infectious Diseases "Batman" needs to find its "Robin":The Journey of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

Speaker: Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP
UAN: 0074-0000-14-010-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:
1.     Define the role of infectious diseases (ID) pharmacists.
2.     Describe the evolution of antibiotic resistance over the past 30 years.
3.     List the most problematic Gram-negative and Gram-positive pathogens.
4.     Identify major advances in the knowledge of appropriate use of antimicrobials that have occurred in the last few years.
5.     Describe the use of novel technologies to better manage patient care situations.

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
New Kids on the Block: An Update on Hepatitis C Management
Speaker: Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, AAHIVP
UAN: 0074-0000-14-012-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
0.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:
1.      Describe direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C that are FDA approved and those in late stage development
2.      Recognize the evolving role of the pharmacist in hepatitis C management

3:50PM - 4:20PM
Emerging Therapies and Threats: Highlights from the ICAAC 2014 Annual Meeting and Beyond
Speaker: Michael Postelnick, RPh, BCPS, AQ-ID
UAN: 0074-0000-14-013-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
0.5 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:
1.      Identify emerging threats in bacterial resistance and treatment strategies to mitigate infectious complications
2.      Translate antimicrobial research findings into clinically useful practice applications for the front-line practitioner.
3.      Describe public health and therapeutic interventions that are being employed in the current Ebola epidemic.

4:20PM
Final remarks and completion of evaluations

 

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