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 is now open! 

Click here to register for the 6th Annual Clinical Updates in Infectious Diseases CE Conference

Saturday November 10, 2018

Midwestern University
Cardinal Lecture Hall A
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Intended audience

Preceptors, alumni and other interested pharmacists

This program is sponsored in part by support from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education. In addition, as of 9/17/18, independent medical education support from Gilead Sciences, Inc. is pending. 

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 high quality antimicrobial stewardship programs.

3. To enhance knowledge of the appropriate use of new antimicrobials and antiretrovirals in patient care.

Accreditation and Earning CE Credit

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 6 contact hours (0.6 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. 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  Per ACPE guidelines, statements of credit will not be issued after 60 days from date of program.


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

8:00 - 8:15AM
Welcome and Housekeeping Announcements

*8:15 - 9:15AM
Augmented Renal Clearance and the Impact on Antimicrobial Therapy
Speaker: Dr. Craig Cooper

*9:20 - 9:50AM
Antibiotics and Antiretrovirals in the Pipeline
Speaker: Dr. Tommy Chiampas

*9:55 - 10:25AM
Pearls from the 2018 Clostridium difficile Treatment Guidelines
Speaker: Dr. Jason Alegro

10:25 - 10:35AM

*10:35 - 11:35AM
No Action Today, No Cure Tomorrow - Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting
Speaker: Dr. Radhika Polisetty

11:35AM - 12:35PM

*12:35 - 1:35PM
Diagnostic Stewardship: How the Laboratory is Transforming the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Wieczorkiewicz

1:35 - 1:45PM

*1:45 - 2:30PM
The ABC's of Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship
Speaker: Dr. Betty Vu

*2:35 - 3:05PM
SoMe and Stewardship: The Use of Twitter for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Speaker: Dr. Eric Wenzler

3:05 - 3:15PM

*3:15 - 4:00PM
Antibiotic Stewardship: One Health Perspective, Responsibility, and Action
Speaker: Dr. Alice Chapman

Closing remarks/Submission of evaluations

*indicates sessions approved for ACPE accredited continuing pharmacy education
For more details about each session, including learning objectives and contact hours, please click visit the event registration page


  1. The registration fee for the all day program is $60.00, which includes all educational materials, food and beverages.
  2. Available registration discounts include:
    1. CCP alumnus registration fee: $30.00
      i. Alumni will be asked to verify graduation year.
    2. Active CCP preceptor: $20.00
      i. An active CCP preceptor is defined as a preceptor who has or will have precepted at least two CCP students between July 2018 and June 2020.
      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 clickling here.

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 Thursday November 1, 2018.  Refunds for non-attendance will not be issued after this date.

Registration Deadline
The registration deadline is October 29, 2018.

For information on CCP continuing pharmacy education programs, please contact:

Jacob P. Gettig, Pharm.D., MPH, MEd, BCPS, CHCP
Associate Dean of Academic and Postgraduate Affairs
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515