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.


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.


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


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


***Registration for the 4th Annual Clinical Updates in Infectious Diseases CE Conference is now open! Click here to register.***

Overall Conference Goals:

  1. To educate participants with the most current evidence-based information about the pharmacotherapeutic treatment of infectious diseases
  2. To enhance participants' ability to develop appropriate infectious diseases treatment and monitoring plans
  3. To enhance knowledge of the appropriate use of new antimicrobials, direct acting antivirals, and antiretrovirals in patient care
A day-long educational conference focused on different topics about infectious diseases intended for preceptors, alumni and interested pharmacists.  Up to 7 contact hours of live ACPE accredited continuing education will be available.  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 bar throughout the day. All the educational sessions will be taught by faculty with expertise in infectious diseases management and will incorporate a variety of active learning strategies.
Hamburger University on McDonald's Campus

2715 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Registration/Continental Breakfast - 7:30AM
Program - 8:00AM-4:15PM 
*Business casual attire (at minimum) is required at Hamburger University. Please dress appropriately to comply with this policy.
Register online by clicking here. The conference fee is $69.99 for all sessions, educational materials, food and beverages and CE credit. CCP alumni can register for a discounted fee of $34.99. Active CCP preceptors (defined as having precepted or will have precepted at least 2 CCP students between July 2016 and June 2018) can register for a discounted fee of $14.99. Active preceptor status will be verified with the Office of Experiential 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.  Statement of credits will be available at within 60 days from the date of program. (Note: all these materials will be given at check-in on 11/12/16.)
Per ACPE guidelines, statement of credits will not be issued after 60 days from the date of program. Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education.
Detailed Agenda:

What's new with you? Updates in ID Guidelines
 - 8:00-9:00AM

Dr. Jim Rhodes - 1 contact hour (knowledge-based activity)
UAN 0074-0000-16-049-L01-P
1. Describe major updates to infectious diseases guidelines.
2. Identify recently published practice changing ID literature. 
Ready, Set, Go!: Antimicrobial Stewardship Standards for Acute Care Settings - 9:05-10:05AM
Dr. Radhika Polisetty - 1 contact hour (knowledge-based activity)
UAN 0074-0000-16-050-L01-P
1. Discuss the CDC Core Elements for Antimicrobial Stewardship.

2. Review major aspects of policies related to antimicrobial stewardship in acute care settings.

Concurrent session #1: ASP in the ED
 - 10:15-11:45AM AND 1:40-3:10PM

Dr. Elizabeth Zdyb - 1.5 contact hours (application-based activity)
UAN 0074-0000-16-051-L01-P
1. Describe opportunities and interventions for antimicrobial stewardship in the emergency department setting.

2. Discuss relevant literature surrounding successful stewardship interventions in the ED.

Concurrent session #2: DDIs, Oh my!: How do I manage that?
 - 10:15-11:45AM AND 1:40-3:10PM

Drs. Caitlin Malone and Jeffrey Hamper - 1.5 contact hours (application-based activity)
UAN 0074-0000-16-052-L01-P
1. Explain the steps to assessing if a drug-drug interaction is clinically relevant in a dispensing situation.

2. Assess drug-drug interactions with antibiotics for clinical relevance (e.g. QTc prolongation).
3. Determine when to contact a physician and inform a patient of a clinically and non-clinically relevant drug-drug interaction with an antibiotic.

Breaking News! Updates in HIV/HCV
 - 12:30-1:30PM

Dr. Thomas Chiampas - 1 contact hour (knowledge-based activity)
UAN 0074-0000-16-053-L01-P
1. Identify characteristics of new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C that are FDA approved.

2. List recent changes in the DHHS HIV Guidelines.
3. Identify differences between tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and tenofovir alafenaminde.
4. Discuss updates regarding PrEP.

Keynote Address: Moooove Over Cows, Pigs, Chickens, There's a New Meat in Town: Antimicrobials in Agriculture
 - 3:15-4:10PM

Dr. Sarah Wieczorkiewicz - 1 contact hour (knowledge-based activity)
UAN 0074-0000-16-054-L01-P
1. Quantify the use of antibiotics in agriculture.

2. Discuss the current legislation to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture.
3. Describe opportunities for pharmacists to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture.


For information on CCP continuing pharmacy education programs, please contact:
Jacob P. Gettig, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, CHCP
Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Education
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515