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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 3rd Annual Clinical Updates in Infectious Diseases (November 14, 2015)*** Click here to register.

Title
3rd Annual Clinical Updates in Infectious Diseases

This program is sponsored in part by support from an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences and the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education.

Intended audience

Preceptors, alumni and other interested pharmacists

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 enhance participants' ability to develop appropriate infectious diseases treatment and monitoring plans
  3. To enhance participants' knowledge of the appropriate use of new antimicrobials, antivirals, and antiretrovirals in patient care

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 14, 2015

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

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

*9:05 - 10:05AM
New β-lactams: Are We "Out of the Woods" with Resistant Gram-negatives and Can We
Finally Just "Shake it Off"?
Speaker: Alan E. Gross, PharmD, BCPS

10:05 - 10:15AM
Break

*10:15 - 11:45AM
Concurrent Session #1: Dosing antimicrobials: Weight, renal function and other vital patient factors
Speaker/Moderator: Jim Rhodes, PharmD, MSc, BCPS

Concurrent Session #2: An evidence-based approach to using new beta-lactams and other antimicrobials for patient care
Speaker/Moderator: Sharon Sam, PharmD

11:45AM - 12:30PM   
Lunch

*12:30 - 1:30PM
Going Viral! An Update on HIV and Hepatitis C Management
Speaker: Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, AAHIVP

1:30 - 1:40PM
Break

1:40 - 3:10PM
Concurrent sessions #1 and #2 (listed above) repeat

*3:15PM - 4:15PM
Keynote: Stewardship and students: Maximizing a symbiotic relationship
Speaker: Susan Davis, PharmD

4:15PM
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 2013 and December 2015.
      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 $10.00 cancellation fee regardless of full or discounted registration rate, will be issued for written requests on or before Tuesday November 10, 2015. Refunds for non-attendance will not be issued after this date.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is Tuesday November 10, 2015.

Detailed Agenda

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

8:00 - 9:00AM
Bugs and Drugs: An Interactive Refresher
Speaker: John Esterly, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID
UAN: 0074-0000-15-021-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the spectrum of activity for major classes of antimicrobials.
  2. Identify unique resistance mechanisms of certain pathogens and identify antimicrobial strategies to overcome these mechanisms.
  3. State "ID Pearls" including mnemonics to help remember antimicrobial coverage.

9:05 - 10:05AM
New β-lactams: Are We "Out of the Woods" with Resistant Gram-negatives and Can We Finally Just "Shake it Off"?
Speaker: Alan E. Gross, PharmD, BCPS
UAN: 0074-0000-15-022-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current state of Gram-negative multidrug-resistance in the Great Lakes region.
  2. Explain clinical data and the pharmacology, including mechanistic action, for ceftazidime/avibactam and ceftolozane/tazobactam.
  3. Describe the antimicrobial pipeline of agents with potential activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-negatives.

10:05 - 10:15AM
Break

10:15 - 11:45AM
Dosing antimicrobials: Weight, Renal Function and Other Vital Patient Factors
(concurrent session #1)
Speaker/Moderator: Jim Rhodes, PharmD, MSc, BCPS
UAN: 0074-0000-15-023-L01-P (application-based CE activity)
1.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize which antimicrobials are dosed based on total body weight, ideal body weight, and adjusted body weight.
  2. Discuss effective renal dosing strategies for differing levels of renal impairment (e.g., HD, CRRT, AKI).

OR

An Evidence-based Approach to Using New Beta-lactams and Other Antimicrobials for Patient Care
(concurrent session #2)
Speaker/Moderator: Sharon Sam, PharmD
UAN: 0074-0000-15-026-L01-P (application-based CE activity)
1.5 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. Determine if/how new beta-lactams such as ceftazidime/avibactam and ceftolozane/tazobactam would be incorporated into patient therapy.
  3. Given a variety of infectious diseases patient cases, demonstrate the ability to develop evidence-based treatment and monitoring plans.

11:45AM - 12:30PM
Lunch

12:30 - 1:30PM
Going Viral! An Update on HIV and Hepatitis C Management
Speaker: Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, AAHIVP
UAN: 0074-0000-15-024-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C that are FDA approved.
  2. Describe the recent changes in the DHHS HIV Guidelines.

1:30 - 1:40PM
Break

1:40 - 3:10PM
Concurrent sessions #1 and #2 (listed above) repeat

3:15 - 4:15PM
Keynote: Stewardship and students: Maximizing a symbiotic relationship
Speaker: Susan Davis, PharmD
UAN: 0074-0000-15-025-L01-P (application-based CE activity)
1 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify foundational knowledge and skills necessary for student pharmacists to participate in antimicrobial stewardship activities.
  2. Given a clinical scenario, discuss opportunities for student pharmacists to contribute to antimicrobial stewardship activities in traditional and non-traditional stewardship settings.
  3. Design a learning experience to enhance student pharmacists' skills and abilities in antimicrobial stewardship activities in a given practice setting.

4:15PM
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