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An update from Rhode Island Pharmacists Association President, Kenny Correia, PharmD, BCACP

Monthly Dose - August 2019

Announcements 

1) Time to Fall into Wellness with RIPA. 
The Rhode Island Pharmacists Association, in partnership with the Rhode Island Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists, & Connecticut Pharmacists Association 
is excited to invite you to an upcoming CE event focused on workforce 

"Advancing Workforce Well-Being and Resilience to Build Long-Term Change"

CE Event
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
3.0 Contact Hours (0.3 CEUs)


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:10 PM
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, CT 06338


Workshop Goals:
Some goals of the CE program are to provide:

  1. an understanding about what pharmacy burnout is
  1. warning signs of burnout
  1. tools and resources available to enhance well-being and resiliency

Program Agenda:
8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM “Advancing Workforce Well-Being and Resilience to Build Long-Term Change”
10:15 AM Break
10:25 AM Breakout Session
11:25 AM Breakout Reporting
11:55 AM Conclusion
12:00 PM Take The Pledge
  • Pharmacist – $35.00
  • Pharmacy Resident – $25.00
  • Pharmacy Technician – $25.00
Wellness CE Registration Click Here (note this will bring you to RISHP's website) 


2)  21st Annual RI Pharmacy Foundation Golf Outing

September 16th, 2019

Potowomut Golf Club, Warwick, RI

Great networking event for golfers, pharmacists, business owners, and friends of pharmacy. There will be prizes, raffles, putting contest, and more! The outing supports the mission of the Foundation, which includes scholarships for University of Rhode Island student pharmacists.

Golf Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities

·       Event Sponsor - Diamond – $1600.00
2 Foursomes, Tee sign, golf, cart, lunch, and dinner. Recognition on the sponsor board at Golf Outing, upcoming Spring Seminar (if prior to July 30th) and President’s Dinner.

·       Event Sponsor- Platinum – $1000.00
1 foursome, Tee sign, golf, cart, lunch, and dinner. Recognition on the sponsor board at Golf Outing, upcoming Spring Seminar (if prior to July 30th) and President’s Dinner.

·       Event Sponsor- Gold – $850.00
1 foursome, Tee sign, golf, cart, lunch, and dinner. Recognition on the sponsor board at Golf Outing.

·       Prize Package Sponsor – $600.00 Sponsorship of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place outing prizes

·       Participant Gift Sponsor - $500.00 Dual logo promotional gift for each golfer

·       Tee Sign – $150.00
Promote your business or services at one of our 18 holes.

·       Raffle Prize Sponsorship- Variable, email to discuss!

  • Not a golfer? Have to work? Not a problem! Join us for cocktails & dinner!

    Dinner Only - Member -  – $40.00

Click here for Golf Event Info and Registration 



3) Have you ever wondered how your Well-Being compares to others?   


Consider investing six minutes in your well-being.
The Well-Being Index is a brief online self-assessment, invented by the Mayo Clinic and brought to you through a partnership with the American Pharmacists Association, which provides you immediate individualized feedback including tools and local and national resources to address your well-being.  You can set-up the frequency you wish to assess your well-being and track your progress.
Your information and score are private, and your individual score will not be shared with APhA or anyone for that matter. 
You do not have to be an APhA member to participate.
Take the survey now in a few easy steps:
Go to: https://www.mywellbeingindex.org/signup 
If asked for a participation code, use APhA   
Register (approx. 3 minutes)  
Take the survey (approx. 3 minutes)
We hope you will participate in this important initiative. 
Feel free to share with your colleagues and co-workers.


4) 2019 CMS National Training Program Workshops -

The 2019 CMS National Training Program workshop held in
Providence, RI. September 10 - September 12.

Update your knowledge on Medicare benefits and the new Medicare Part D Plan finder website with this free learning session.  

  • Day 1 - Understanding Medicare Basics – A full day about the basics of Medicare including Eligibility and Enrollment, Costs, and Coverage in Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policies, and helpful programs. This enhanced interactive curriculum is for those who are still learning the basics and those who want a refresher.
  • Day 2 - Medicare – Beyond the Basics – A full day to learn about helpful resources, legislative and programmatic updates, the Medicare Plan Finder tool, how to help fight fraud and abuse, and to hear from other agencies (like Social Security).
  • Day 3 - Scenario-based learning Based on actual cases, interactive session to discuss and review topics such as Medicare and Health Savings Accounts, the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, Medicare eligibility and Marketplace enrollment, and more.
  • Visit https://cms.seiservices.com/cms2019/ for more information and to register. 

5) New England Pharmacists Convention September 12-13 Hartford CT use the code "RIPH" at registration. For more info and to register click here. 


Upcoming 

Events

Sept  16 - RIPF Golf Outing
21st Annual RI Pharmacy Foundation Golf Outing

Potowomut Golf Club, Warwick

Not a golfer? Have to work? Not a problem! Join us for cocktails & dinner!

Dinner Only - Member -  – $40.00




RIPA Council Meeting

2nd Wednesday of Eachmonth

Rx Insider- 1300 Division Rd #103, West Warwick, RI 0289

Wednesday,

September 11⋅

6:00 – 8:00pm

Space is limited!

If you would like to attend or have something that you would like to have the Council review, please email info@ripharmacists.org

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Be Sure to Thank Our 2019 RI Pharmacy Partners

   

Recognition on the RIPA website until December 31, 2019


Recognition on the RIPA website until August 31, 2019




Rhode Island Pharmacists Association ∙ 1643 Warwick Ave PMB 113, Warwick, RI 02889 ∙ Phone: (401) 684-1874

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