EVENT DETAILS
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Red Lion Hotel Cromwell
100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Total Credits
7.5 Contact Hour(s)
Target Audience
Nurse , Pharmacist , Pharmacy Technician
Cost
$129.00
Registration closes on 5/1/2019 at 11:00 PM
Early Registration: $129.00
Cost After 4/11/2019: $149.00
 

Registration
Registration will be held between 8:00a and 8:30a. Upon registering, you will be given a packet containing a Seminar Access Code sheet and an Attendance Verification form. The Seminar Access code sheet will provide you an opportunity to record the evaluation password for each course. This passcode will allow you entry to complete your online activity evaluation at the conclusion of each activity. The Attendance Verification form must be submitted to the registration desk prior to your departure at the end of the day.

Activity Handouts
Activity handouts will NOT be provided at registration. You are asked to download the handouts prior to arriving at the conference. You may save the handouts to your mobile device or laptop, or you may print them, for reference throughout the conference and future use.

Audience Response Questions
TurningPoint technology will be used for interactive audience response questions during each CE activity. You will be asked to participate with your mobile device or laptop.  You can either download the TurningPoint app for your mobile device, or you can simply visit ttpoll.com.  You will be asked to enter the Session ID: AHRevents.  Your audience response questions will automatically appear as they are asked by the faculty.

Earning Credit
An online activity evaluation must be completed for each activity in order to earn CE credit for participation. Upon conclusion of each activity, you may log in to AHRevents.com, hover over CE Activity, and click on Retrieve On-Location Credits. After choosing the correct conference, enter the supplied evaluation passcodes delivered after each CE session to unlock access to the online activity evaluations. After completing the online activity evaluation, you will have earned your CE credit. Please ensure that your NABP ePID and birthdate are updated in your AHR profile for proper submission to CPE Monitor.

Meals
A light continental breakfast will be provided during the morning registration. A plated lunch will be served between the hours of 1:00p and 2:00p. Refreshments and snacks will be provided during the afternoon programs.

 

AGENDA

Scheduled CE Activities Thursday, May 2, 2019
  
The goal of this lecture is to enhance the knowledge of Hep C and HIV care in the context of new and emerging treatment options.
 
 
Pharmacist Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the natural history of HIV and Hep C co-infection
  • Identify common drugs used to treat Hepatitis C
  • Recognize common drug interactions that impact Hepatitis C and HIV co-management
Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the natural history of HIV and Hep C co-infection
  • Identify common drugs used to treat Hepatitis C
  • Recognize common drug interactions that impact Hepatitis C and HIV co-management
Nurse Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the natural history of HIV and Hep C co-infection
  • Identify common drugs used to treat Hepatitis C
  • Recognize common drug interactions that impact Hepatitis C and HIV co-management
 
Faculty
Arti BarnesMD
Medical Director, Department of Infectious Disease, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
 
ACPE UAN
0280-0000-19-016-L01-P (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-016-L01-T (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-016-L01-N (Knowledge-Based)
 
Credits
1.5
 
Handouts
 
Supported By
New England AIDS Education Training Center
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Disorders of the thyroid gland are common.  For example, possibly 20 percent of all individuals will develop Hashimoto’s during their lifetime.  Thyroid hormone circulates through the blood to control multiple metabolic functions.  Production of thyroid hormone is controlled by thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) that is produced by the pituitary gland.  The pituitary constantly monitors circulating thyroid hormone concentrations, to complete the closed feedback loop.  We can monitor/measure serum TSH concentrations to learn about the pituitary gland’s interpretation of the thyroid hormone concentrations. Levothyroxine replacement is adjusted slowly, since its half-life is 7 days. Methimazole and propylthiouracil (PTU), anti-thyroid medications used for temporary treatment of hyperthyroidism, carry risks of rash (common) and agranulocytosis (life-threatening).  Generally, methimaole is preferred over PTU, since methimazole carries a lower risk of hepatic failure.

 
 
Pharmacist Learning Objectives
  • The participants will be able to recognize the interaction of the basic components of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis and understand how the physician uses the serum TSH concentration in evaluating the thyroid status of the patient.
  • The participant will know that Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that causes hypothyroidism and may occur in up to 20 percent of individuals over a lifetime.
  • The participant will recognize that levothyroxine has a half-life of about 7 days, so that it takes 3 to 5 weeks to reach a new steady state following dose adjustment.
  • The participant will be able to identify the risks and benefits of anti-thyroid drug therapy for hyperthyroidism.
Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives
  • The participants will be able to recognize the interaction of the basic components of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis and understand how the physician uses the serum TSH concentration in evaluating the thyroid status of the patient.
  • The participant will know that Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that causes hypothyroidism and may occur in up to 20 percent of individuals over a lifetime.
  • The participant will recognize that levothyroxine has a half-life of about 7 days, so that it takes 3 to 5 weeks to reach a new steady state following dose adjustment.
  • The participant will be able to identify the risks and benefits of anti-thyroid drug therapy for hyperthyroidism.
Nurse Learning Objectives
  • The participants will be able to recognize the interaction of the basic components of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis and understand how the physician uses the serum TSH concentration in evaluating the thyroid status of the patient.
  • The participant will know that Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that causes hypothyroidism and may occur in up to 20 percent of individuals over a lifetime.
  • The participant will recognize that levothyroxine has a half-life of about 7 days, so that it takes 3 to 5 weeks to reach a new steady state following dose adjustment.
  • The participant will be able to identify the risks and benefits of anti-thyroid drug therapy for hyperthyroidism.
 
Faculty
Carl Malchoff
U. Conn Health Ctr.
 
ACPE UAN
0280-0000-19-011-L01-P (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-011-L01-T (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-011-L01-N (Knowledge-Based)
 
Credits
1
 
Handouts
 
Supported By
American Health Resources, LLC.
 
The program is an overview of the important disorder of osteoporosis in older men and women, and the impact of its most critical sequelae, fractures, in this population. It will address the definition, screening and diagnosis of this disease as well as the most current pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies.
 
 
Pharmacist Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the scope of the problem of osteoporosis in older men and women.
  • Identify indications for bone density testing and for treatment in older men and women.
  • Recognize some of the newer mechanisms of action and efficacy of newer medical therapies to treat osteoporosis.
Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the scope of the problem of osteoporosis in older men and women.
  • Identify indications for bone density testing and for treatment in older men and women.
  • Recognize some of the newer mechanisms of action and efficacy of newer medical therapies to treat osteoporosis.
Nurse Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the scope of the problem of osteoporosis in older men and women.
  • Identify indications for bone density testing and for treatment in older men and women.
  • Recognize some of the newer mechanisms of action and efficacy of newer medical therapies to treat osteoporosis.
 
Faculty
Pam TaxelMD
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Connecticut Health Center
 
ACPE UAN
0280-0000-19-014-L01-P (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-014-L01-T (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-014-L01-N (Knowledge-Based)
 
Credits
1.5
 
Handouts
 
Supported By
American Health Resources, LLC.
 
This presentation will focus on the new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology lipid guidelines, the clinical trials that led to several of the important changes, and specifics about individual drugs.  With this knowledge the pharmacist will be kept on the forefront, assuring optimal patient therapy and monitoring for proper efficacy and safety outcomes.  It transcends just the "what" is in the new guidelines but explains the "why".  This makes it easier to understand and empowers you put that knowledge into action and to discuss these things with patients.   
 
 
Pharmacist Learning Objectives
  • Select the LDL goal given specific patient characteristics
  • Select the appropriate first and adjunctive therapies for patients with differing patient profiles
  • Identify the clinical trial and pharmacoecomic results that drove these guideline recommendations
  • Recognize properly constructed patient monitoring plans and adverse event mitigation using knowledge of drugs.
Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives
  • Select the LDL goal given specific patient characteristics
  • Select the appropriate first and adjunctive therapies for patients with differing patient profiles
  • Identify the clinical trial and pharmacoecomic results that drove these guideline recommendations
  • Recognize properly constructed patient monitoring plans and adverse event mitigation using knowledge of drugs.
Nurse Learning Objectives
  • Select the LDL goal given specific patient characteristics
  • Select the appropriate first and adjunctive therapies for patients with differing patient profiles
  • Identify the clinical trial and pharmacoecomic results that drove these guideline recommendations
  • Recognize properly constructed patient monitoring plans and adverse event mitigation using knowledge of drugs.
 
Faculty
Michael WhitePharmD, FCCP, FCP
Department Head of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy; Co-director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence-based Practice Center
 
ACPE UAN
0280-0000-19-013-L01-P (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-013-L01-T (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-013-L01-N (Knowledge-Based)
 
Credits
1.5
 
Handouts
 
Supported By
American Health Resources, LLC.
 
The pharmacist will learn about what the CT Poison Control Center does, how we do it, and when to call to best utilize our services. Discover the anatomy of a poison center call.  We will also discuss varied audiences and target messages and how to incorporate poison education best practices into pharmacist outreach. Lastly we will spend time understanding the CT Emergency Medical Services State Wide Opioid Reporting Directive (CT EMS SWORD), the history of the pilot program, the law, the preliminary data, and the marketing research behind the roll out of CT EMS SWORD.
 
 
Pharmacist Learning Objectives
  • The learner will define the roles and responsibilities of the Connecticut Poison Control Center.
  • The learner will identify how to best incorporate poison control messaging and programs into their own community outreach strategies.
  • The learner will recognize relevant elements from the Connecticut Emergency Medical Services State Wide Opioid Reporting Directive (CT EMS SWORD). Text of law cited below Sec. 19a-127q.
Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives
  • The learner will define the roles and responsibilities of the Connecticut Poison Control Center.
  • The learner will identify how to best incorporate poison control messaging and programs into their own community outreach strategies.
  • The learner will recognize relevant elements from the Connecticut Emergency Medical Services State Wide Opioid Reporting Directive (CT EMS SWORD). Text of law cited below Sec. 19a-127q.
Nurse Learning Objectives
  • The learner will define the roles and responsibilities of the Connecticut Poison Control Center.
  • The learner will identify how to best incorporate poison control messaging and programs into their own community outreach strategies.
  • The learner will recognize relevant elements from the Connecticut Emergency Medical Services State Wide Opioid Reporting Directive (CT EMS SWORD). Text of law cited below Sec. 19a-127q.
 
Faculty
Amy Hanoian-FontanaMA, EMT-B
Community Education Specialist, Connecticut Poison Control Center, University of Connecticut Health Center
 
ACPE UAN
0280-0000-19-017-L03-P (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-017-L03-T (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-017-L03-N (Knowledge-Based)
 
Credits
1
 
Handouts
 
Supported By
Connecticut Poison Prevention Center
 
Prudent pharmacy managers realize that the physical environment of the pharmacy no longer exists as its own exclusive identity.  Instead, the physical environment is one that has become rather intertwined with the perceptions created by today’s virtual environment.  Social media platforms and electronic forms of communication greatly enhance the pharmacy’s footprint in the community, but also opens entirely new levels of vulnerability.  This session seeks to identify methods of maximizing the benefits of electronic communication media within the pharmacy setting while identifying and minimizing the inherent risks.
 
 
Pharmacist Learning Objectives
  • Identify effective online delivery options for individuals with disabilities.
  • Identify the role that cultural differences may play in electronic communications.
  • Recognize the pharmacy employer’s responsibilities and limitations of protections in regard to electronic media.
Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives
  • Identify effective online delivery options for individuals with disabilities.
  • Identify the role that cultural differences may play in electronic communications.
  • Recognize the pharmacy employer’s responsibilities and limitations of protections in regard to electronic media.
Nurse Learning Objectives
  • Identify effective online delivery options for individuals with disabilities.
  • Identify the role that cultural differences may play in electronic communications.
  • Recognize the pharmacy employer’s responsibilities and limitations of protections in regard to electronic media.
 
Faculty
Kevin HopeRPh
Clinical Education Specialist and Continuing Education Administrator, PharmCon, Inc.; Advisory Board Member, Paradigm Education Solutions; Nuclear Pharmacist, Triad Isotopes
 
ACPE UAN
0280-0000-19-015-L04-P (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-015-L04-T (Knowledge-Based)
0280-0000-19-015-L04-N (Knowledge-Based)
 
Credits
1
 
Handouts
 
Supported By
American Health Resources, LLC.
 
 
 
 
Requirements for CE Credit
  • Participant Requirement and Statement of Credit: To receive credit, participants must fully attend each session (no partial credit will be awarded), pass in a completed attendance verification form, and using the access code provided, complete the online evaluation for each session attended. Attendance will be verified. All participants will have the opportunity to evaluate the educational sessions and presenters as well as the ability to identify their
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: CE credit will be automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor upon completion of the evaluation and posted to the participant’s NABP account within 72 hours where an official certificate of credit can be printed. Evaluations must be completed within 60 days of program date to receive credit.
  • Statement of Disclosure: Disclosure will be made on the day of the program regarding any interest or affiliation a speaker may have with a supporting organization.
  • Refund Policy: A full refund will be provided only if a written request is received by American Health Resources, LLC at least 48 hours prior to the program or if the program is cancelled. American Health Resources, LLC reserves the right to change the presenters, topics or seminar schedules.
 
Only Certificates of Credit issued from CPE Monitor are valid in the US.
CPE Monitor will not accept credits after 60 days from the session date.
 
Supported By:
American Health Resources, LLC.
 
Registration closes on 5/1/2019 at 11:00 PM
 

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