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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.

 


***SAVE THE DATE! - November 12, 2016 - 4th Annual Clinical Updates in Infectious Diseases Continuing Education Conference***

New this year - Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy welcomes ideas for infectious diseases related educational topics as well as proposals for continuing education presentations at this conference. Please use the following link to submit your idea(s) and/or proposal(s):  4th Annual Clinical Updates in ID: CE Ideas and Proposals Submission Survey 

You may submit as many ideas and/or proposals as you like. All ideas and/or proposals are due by Friday July 1, 2016

Proposals for CE activities will be reviewed by a Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy committee. All who submit proposals will be notified whether or not they were accepted for presentation by mid to late July 2016.

Please direct any questions you have about the idea/proposal process to Dr. Jacob Gettig, CE Administrator, at jgetti@midwestern.edu.  

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***Registration is now closed for the 5th Annual Clinical Updates in Diabetes and Related Chronic Care Topics (June 4, 2016) Thank you to all who registered!***

Title
5th Annual Updates in Diabetes and Related Chronic Care Topics

Intended audience

Preceptors, alumni and other interested pharmacists. Active preceptors for CCP and CCP alumni receive registration discounts!

Registrants will be able to choose from Introductory Track or Advanced Track sessions depending on their educational needs. Some sessions will be intended for all registrants. See below for more details about the agenda.

This program is being supported in part by an independent continuing education grant from NovoNordisk, Inc. The Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education also supports this program.

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 6.75 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 6.75 contact hours (0.675 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 (Note: A detailed agenda can be found at the bottom of this page.)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

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

8:00 - 8:05AM
Welcome/Instructions

*8:05 - 8:35AM
2016 Highlights in Diabetes Management
Speaker: Jennifer D'Souza, Pharm.D., CDE, BC-ADM

*8:40 - 9:40AM

Concurrent Session 1a: Let's See Where We Are: Reviewing the Basics of Diabetes Management (Introductory Track)
Speaker: Christie Schumacher, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM

OR

Concurrent Session #1b: The Demise of the Ominous Octet with the Dawn of the Egregious Eleven (Advanced Track)
Speaker: Susan Cornell, BS, Pharm.D., CDE, FAPhA, FAADE

*9:45 - 11:15AM
Concurrent Session #2a: Everything but the Insulin: Non-insulin Medications in the Treatment of Patients with Diabetes (Introductory Track)
Speakers: Jennifer D'Souza, Pharm.D., CDE, BC-ADM and Christie Schumacher, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM

OR

Concurrent Session #2b: Examining Clinical Controversies in Primary Literature to Optimize Treatment for Patients with Diabetes (Advanced Track)
Speakers: Jill Borchert, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, FCCP and Kathy Komperda, Pharm.D., BCPS

11:15 - 11:25AM
Break

*11:25AM - 12:25PM
Missing Links: The Lesser Known Diabetic Neuropathies
Speaker: Susan Cornell, BS, Pharm.D., CDE, FAPhA, FAADE

12:25 - 1:10PM
Lunch

*1:10 - 2:40PM
Concurrent Session #3a: On Pens and Needles: Insulin Products in the Treatment of Patients with Diabetes (Introductory Track)
Speakers: Kelly Burke, Pharm.D., Anne Misher, Pharm.D. and Lea dela Pena, Pharm.D., BCPS

OR

Concurrent Session #3b: You Look Familiar: Biosimilar Products in the Treatment of Patients with Diabetes (Advanced Track)
Speakers: Brian Cryder, Pharm.D., BCACP, CACP and Justin Schmidt, Pharm.D., BCPS

2:40 - 2:50PM
Break

*2:50 - 3:35PM
Keynote Address: Stopping the Runaway Train: The Pre-Diabetes Epidemic
Keynote Speaker: Nancy D'Hondt, R.Ph., CDE, FAADE

*3:40 - 4:10PM
Questions Answered: Ask the Experts!
Speakers: Drs. Cornell, dela Pena, Schumacher and Ms. D'Hondt

4:10PM
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. Note: As of May 23, 2016, Hyatt Lodge does not appear to have lodging availaility for the evening prior to this CE program. If you require lodging, please contact the Cheryl Elder at 630.971.6417 or celder@midwestern.edu for additional local lodging options, or feel free to research other lodging options on your own. 

Registration is now closed for this conference.

  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 2015 and July 2017.
      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.

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 May 31, 2016.

 

Detailed Agenda

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

8:00 - 8:05AM
Welcome/Introductions/Instructions

8:05 - 8:35AM
2016 Highlights in Diabetes Management
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer D'Souza
0074-0000-16-039-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
0.5 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.

8:40 - 9:40AM
Concurrent Session #1a
Let's See Where We Are: Reviewing the Basics of Diabetes Management (Introductory Track)
Speaker: Dr. Christie Schumacher

UAN: 0074-0000-16-040-L0P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
1.    List the mechanism of action, relative safety and efficacy, and place in therapy for each of the main classes of non-insulin antidiabetic medications.
2.    Given a patient case, identify which class of non-insulin antidiabetic medications may be an appropriate choice of treatment.
3.    Recognize what pharmacists should educate patients about regarding proper disposal of non-insulin antidiabetic medications.

Concurrent Session #1b
The Demise of the Ominous Octet with the Dawn of the Egregious Eleven (Advanced Track)
Speaker: Dr. Sue Cornell
UAN: 0074-0000-16-041-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
1.    Describe new advances in type 2 diabetes pathophysiology.
2.    Explain the rationale for a B-centric classification system for diabetes.
3.    Discuss the future pharmacotherapy landscape for the treatment of diabetes.

9:45 - 11:15AM
Concurrent Session #2a

Everything but the Insulin: Non-insulin Medications in the Treatment of Patients with Diabetes (Introductory Track)
Speakers: Drs. Jen D'Souza and Christie Schumacher
UAN: 0074-0000-16-042-L01-P (application-based CE activity)
1.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
1.    Given patient information, design an appropriate treatment and monitoring plan using non-insulin antidiabetic medications.
2.    Modify a patient's non-insulin antidiabetic medication treatment or monitoring plan based on new information.
3.    Write a counseling point for a patient regarding the proper disposal of non-insulin antidiabetic medications.

Concurrent Session #2b
Examining Clinical Controversies in Primary Literature to Optimize Treatment for Patients with Diabetes (Advanced Track)

Speakers: Drs. Jill Borchert and Kathy Komperda
UAN: 0074-0000-16-043-L01-P (application-based CE activity)
1.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
1.    Apply evidence from landmark trials to support therapeutic recommendations in diabetes.
2.    Evaluate trial results for clinical applicability in care of the diabetes patient.
3.    Develop recommendations for patient care based on clinical evidence in diabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction.

11:15 - 11:25AM
Break

11:25AM - 12:25PM
Missing Links: The Lesser Known Diabetic Neuropathies
Speaker: Dr. Sue Cornell
UAN: 0074-0000-16-044-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
1.    Recognize the lesser known microvascular complications related to diabetes.
2.    Describe current pharmacotherapy and lifestyle modification strategies in the treatment of the lesser known microvascular complications related to diabetes.
3.    Discuss the pharmacist's role in prevention and care for diabetes complications and related conditions.

12:25 - 1:10PM
Lunch

1:10 - 2:40PM
Concurrent Session #3a
On Pens and Needles: Insulin Products in the Treatment of Patients with Diabetes (Introductory Track)
Speakers: Drs. Kelly Burke, Anne Misher and Lea dela Pena
UAN: 0074-0000-16-045-L01-P (application-based CE activity)
1.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
1.    Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of commercially available types of insulin and insulin preparations. 
2.    Given patient information, design an appropriate insulin regimen and monitoring plan.
3.    Recognize when it is appropriate to switch between different types of insulin based on patient specific factors.
4.    Demonstrate appropriate counseling of patients using insulin in a simulated environment.
5.    Write a counseling point for a patient regarding the proper storage disposal of insulin products.

Concurrent Session #3b
You Look Familiar: Biosimilar Products in the Treatment of Patients with Diabetes (Advanced Track)
Speakers: Drs. Brian Cryder and Justin Schmidt
UAN: 0074-0000-16-046-L01-P (application-based CE activity)
1.5  contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
1.    Distinguish small molecule from biologic products.
2.    Contrast biosimilar, interchangeable, and bioequivalent designations in reference to an original reference product.
3.    Use the FDA's Purple Book to determine the status of biosimilar and interchangeable products.
4.    Compare the regulatory pathways for biologic product approval and its implications for future marketed insulins.

2:40 - 2:50PM
Break

2:50 - 3:35PM
Keynote Address: Stopping the Runaway Train: The Pre-Diabetes Epidemic

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Nancy D'Hondt
UAN: 0074-0000-16-047-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
1.    State the prevalence of pre-diabetes in the United States.
2.    Describe screening methods and current treatment paradigms for pre-diabetes.
3.    List examples of ways that pharmacists in different practice settings can assist patients and communities to address the prevalence of pre-diabetes.

3:40 - 4:10PM
Questions Answered: Ask the Experts!
Speakers: Drs. Cornell, dela Pena, Schumacher and Ms. D'Hondt
UAN: 0074-0000-16-048-L01-P (knowledge-based CE activity)
0.5 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
1.    List at least 3 take home points regarding diabetes management or education.
2.    Identify at least 2 topics regarding diabetes management or education for future self-study.

4:10PM
Closing remarks/submission of evaluations

 
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
630/515-7324
jgetti@midwestern.edu