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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 4:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • RI State House
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    • Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Radisson Hotel, Warwick, RI
    • 75
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    *Registration is Open for Spring Seminar!*

    Click here to register now http://ripharmacists.org/event-3746120


    The Rhode Island Pharmacists Association
    is excited to announce the 
    Annual
    2020 Kimberly McDonough Spring Seminar


    MAY 6 2019 @ Radisson Hotel Warwick, RI 

    7:30AM - 3:00PM

    It's almost here!  Join us for great continuing education and networking. 

    In order to receive complimentary registration for pharmacist members, registration and membership dues must be received by Wednesday, April 29th.

    Are you a pharmacist or technician in need of continuing education?  Register today for the RIPF Kimberly McDonough Spring Seminar!  This is a locally sponsored educational event that will give you a chance to get last minute LIVE CE and network with colleagues and friends. This 5 CREDIT program includes law & immunization credits to satisfy all area state requirements.             


    Rhode Island Pharmacists Association / Foundation

    Spring Seminar – May 6th, 2020

    Program Titles and Learning Objectives

    Agenda

    7:30-8:00 AM, Registration & Coffee

    8-8:15 AM, Opening Remarks

    8:15-9:15 AM,

    The Pharmacist Role in Biologic Drug Safety and Preventative Care

    Allison Zuern PharmD, Katherine Corsi PharmD

    9:15-10:15 AM,

    “It’s the Law: Overview of the Recent Updates to Rhode Island Pharmacy Law”

    Alex Gianfrancesco PharmD, Emily Bitton PharmD,

    10:15-10:30 AM,Break

    10:30-11:30 AM,

    Immunization Patient Safety

    Jennifer Paolini PharmD, Olivia Schlottman PharmD, MBA

    11:30 AM-1 PM,Business Meeting, Lunch and Networking

    1:00-2:00 PM,

    Pharmacy Informatics: the Human Variable

    Vishal Amin PharmD, Selvin Soby PharmD

    2:00-3:00 PM,

    Caring for the Complex Patient: Managing patients with Diabetes, Heart Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease

    Joseph Bizier PharmD, Ralph Riello PharmD, Kelley Sanzen PharmD

    3:15 PM,Adjournment


    This event is accredited for both pharmacists and technicians.

    **This event is complimentary to all dues paying pharmacist members in good standing with RIPA.**

    • Pharmacist Member $0 -> COMPLIMENTARY 
    • Pharmacist Non-Member – $129.99
    • Student – $25.00
    • Technician Member – $19.99
    • Technician Non-Member – $59.99

    *Registration is Open for Spring Seminar!*

    Click here to register now http://ripharmacists.org/event-3746120




    Program 1, Corsi/Zuern (Patient Safety)

    Title: The Pharmacist’s  Role in Biologic Drug Safety and Preventative Care


    Pharmacists ACPE UAN 0060-9999-20-013-L05-P 1.0 Contact hour (0.10 CEUS) (Patient Safety)

    Pharmacy Technicians ACPE UAN 0060-9999-20-013-L05-T 1.0 Contact hour (0.10 CEUS)


    Pharmacist:

    1. Identify biologic medications used in treating inflammatory diseases

    2. Summarize drug safety concerns surrounding the use of biologic medications

    3. Identify appropriate immunizations for patients based on disease state and biologic agent

    4. Interpret lab findings to ensure safe biologic drug therapy

    5. Discuss drug safety/preventative care plan recommendations from patient cases

     

    Technician:

    1. List vaccines that may be unsafe for patients on biologic drug therapy

    2. Identify patients requiring immunization intervention based on their biologic drug therapy


    Program 2, Bitton/Gianfrancesco (Law)

    Title: “It’s the Law:  Overview of the Recent Updates to Rhode Island Pharmacy Law”

    Pharmacists ACPE UAN 0060-9999-20-014-L03-P 1.0 Contact hour (0.10 CEUS) (Law)

    Pharmacy Technicians ACPE UAN 0060-9999-20-014-L03-T 1.0 Contact hour (0.10 CEUS)


    Pharmacist:

    • Differentiate and distinguish between proposed and current regulations

    • Assess trends related to pharmacy law updates

    • Summarize newly enforced policies

    • Describe the effect of new policies on pharmacy practice in a multitude of settings

    • Explain practical approaches to proactively and effectively implement updates into current pharmacy practice

    Technician

    • Review the pharmacy technician’s role in implementing updates into current practice

    • Describe effective strategies for conveying regulation changes to patients


    Program 3, Paolini/Schlottman (Immunization)

    Title: Immunization Patient Safety

    Pharmacists ACPE UAN 0060-9999-20-015-L06-P 1.0 Contact hour (0.10 CEUS) (Immunization)

    Pharmacy Technicians ACPE UAN 0060-9999-20-015-L06-T 1.0 Contact hour (0.10 CEUS)


    Pharmacist:

    1. Explain the potential risks and consequences of immunizations if they are provided to a patient incorrectly.   

    2. Discuss the most common immunization errors. 

    3. List examples of the impact these errors can have on patients and pharmacists.

    4. Discuss potential mitigation strategies to avoid immunizations errors in the pharmacy.

    5. Describe how to document and report immunization errors. 

    6. Identify key communication skills essential to the immunizer's healthcare practice including responding to vaccine hesitant patients.

    Technician:

    1. Discuss the most common immunization errors. 

    2. Describe the impact these errors can have on patients and pharmacists.



    Program 4, Amin/Soby 

    Title: Pharmacy Informatics: the Human Variable


    Pharmacists ACPE UAN 0060-9999-20-016-L04-P 1.0 Contact hour (0.10 CEUS)

    Pharmacy Technicians ACPE UAN 0060-9999-20-016-L04-T 1.0 Contact hour (0.10 CEUS)

     

    Pharmacist:

    • Describe the impact of pharmacy informatics on medication use workflows

    • Summarize how pharmacy informaticists contribute to organizational value

    • Identify the most commonly used clinical decision support tools and strategies

    • Review real-world use cases for the utilization of informatics best practices

    • Illustrate how clinicians work with informaticists to improve patient outcomes


    Technician:

    • Define Pharmacy Informatics (Technician)

    • Explain the role of a pharmacy informaticists and the informatics team (Technician)






    Program 5, Bizier/Riello/Sanzen 

    Title: Caring for the Complex Patient: Managing patients with Diabetes, Heart Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease

    Pharmacists ACPE UAN 0060-9999-20-017-L01-P 1.0 Contact hour (0.10 CEUS)

    Pharmacy Technicians ACPE UAN 0060-9999-20-017-L01-T 1.0 Contact hour (0.10 CEUS)


    Pharmacist:

     

    1. Assess for gaps in medical treatment for the complex patient with Diabetes, Heart Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease

    2. Describe barriers which preclude patients from achieving Guideline directed medical therapy (GDMT) such as socioeconomic, adverse effects, pill burden etc.

    3. Develop a plan to optimize medication therapy, weighing patient-specific risks and benefits.

    4. Recognize the emerging role of SGLT-2 inhibitors for use in heart failure beyond comorbid diabetes management.

    5. Discuss best practices to optimize guideline directed therapy for heart failure patients across the care continuum.

     

     

    Technician:

     

    1. Identify complex patients with Diabetes, Heart Failure and Chronic Kidney disease based on review of a medication list.

    2. Identify select antihyperglycemic agents newly being prescribed for patients without diabetes mellitus type 2.



    • Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Radisson Hotel, Warwick, RI
    • 17
    Register

    **PLEASE REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE: http://ripharmacists.org/event-3731171

    Dear potential exhibitor,

    The Rhode Island Pharmacists Association would like to invite you to participate as an Exhibitor at the annual full-day Spring Continuing Education Program to be held on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 from 730am-3:15pm. The annual event will be held at the Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Rd. Warwick, RI 02886. We expect to attract approximately 100 or more pharmacists and technicians practicing in a variety of health care settings including but not limited to: community, ambulatory/physician office-based, hospital, academia, and research.

    This event is the only full-day program offered by our Association for 2020. Attendees can obtain all required continuing education requirements at the event, making it attractive to all practice settings! We are pleased to announce that for the fourth straight year we are offering this seminar free of charge for pharmacists members of RIPA in an effort to increase attendance and participation. Because we are committed to connecting you and your company to as many pharmacist attendees as possible, we will be raffling off a door prize for those who fill out a “scavenger hunt” stamped by each exhibitor.

    Sponsorships of breaks and lunch as well as advertising space in our program materials are available. Sponsors will receive a free booth, lunch and complimentary registration to our program. (See reservation form for sponsorship level fees). Our program content is compliant with the 2009 PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals, therefore exhibits will be displayed outside of the educational component of the seminar. Exhibitorship will include cost of the display only and not affect content. Any additional benefits can be declined per attendee. Please review our updated Vendor options and pricing breakdown which help increase exposure throughout the calendar year, but including your logo in association emails and website (depending on the package selected) !

    This year our venue is limited to 20 exhibits,and registration will be managed on our website.

    Register here: http://ripharmacists.org/event-3731171

    Event Agenda

    Agenda

    7:30-8:00 AM, Registration & Coffee

    8-8:15 AM, Opening Remarks

    8:15-9:15 AM,

    The Pharmacist Role in Biologic Drug Safety and Preventative Care

    Allison Zuern PharmD, Katherine Corsi PharmD

    9:15-10:15 AM,

    “It’s the Law: Overview of the Recent Updates to Rhode Island Pharmacy Law”

    Alex Gianfrancesco PharmD, Emily Bitton PharmD,

    10:15-10:30 AM,Break

    10:30-11:30 AM,

    Immunization Patient Safety

    Jennifer Paolini PharmD, Olivia Schlottman PharmD, MBA

    11:30 AM-1 PM,Business Meeting, Lunch and Networking

    1:00-2:00 PM,

    Pharmacy Informatics: the Human Variable

    Vishal Amin PharmD, Selvin Soby PharmD

    2:00-3:00 PM,

    Caring for the Complex Patient: Managing patients with Diabetes, Heart Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease

    Josheph Bizier PharmD, Ralph Riello PharmD, Kelley Sanzen PharmD

    3:15 PM,Adjournment

    1. Exhibitor - Diamond Level – $1,350.00

    Platinum level benefits PLUS

    Recognition on the RIPA website until December 31, 2019 and registration at our Presidents Dinner

    Exhibitor booth plus a full-page ad in our program booklet along with 1 complimentary registration to the event for your use or to offer to your clients. Plus recognition on the RIPA website and recognition at our annual Golf Outing .

    2. Exhibitor- Platinum level – $1,100.00

    Exhibitor booth plus a full-page ad in our program booklet along with 1 complimentary registration to the event for your use or to offer to your clients. Plus recognition on the RIPA website for 3 months and recognition at our annual Golf Outing .

    3. Exhibitor- Gold level – $850.00

    Exhibitor booth plus a ½ page ad in our program booklet along with 1 complimentary registrations to the event to for your use or to offer to your clients.

    4. Sponsor- Continental Breakfast – $1,000.00

    A full page ad in our program booklet along with 1 complimentary registration to the event for your use or to offer to your clients. Recognition at Golf Outing in June and on the RIPA website

    5. Sponsor- Lunch – $2,000.00

    A Full page ad in our program booklet along with 1 complimentary registration to the event for your use or to offer to your clients. Recognition at Golf Outing in June, Presidents Dinner in the Fall and on RIPA website

    6. Sponsor- Break (AM) – $500.00

    1/2 page ad in our program booklet along with 1 complimentary registration to the event for your use or to offer to your clients. Recognition at Golf Outing in June and on RIPA website

    7. Sponsor- Break (PM) – $500.00

    A 1/2 page ad in our program booklet along with 1 complimentary registration to the event for your use or to offer to your clients. o the event for your use or to offer to your clients. Recognition at Golf Outing in June and on RIPA website

    *Space includes a 6-foot covered and skirted table and one lunch per booth.

    *Exhibits may be set up starting at 7:30AM on May 6th.

    **Sponsorship of more than 1 table is allowed**

    *Due to space limitations in the exhibit hall, we ask that you limit your participations to a max of 2 reps per booth at a time.

    **PLEASE REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE: http://ripharmacists.org/event-3731171

    Payment can be made on the registration website via credit card, however if you wish to mail a check, please make checks payable to:

    Rhode Island Pharmacists Association

    1643 Warwick Avenue, PMB 113, Warwick, RI 02889

    Our tax ID number is 05-0208695.

    We look forward to having you included on the list of exhibitors for this key Rhode Island pharmacy event.

    Contact info@ripharmacists.org if there is any additional information you need to process this request.

    Warmest regards,

    Kenny Correia and Ginger Lemay

    RIPA-Continuing Education Committee Chairs


Past events

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Cheers with Peers 2020 (URI Men's Basketball)
Thursday, November 14, 2019 2019 Beers with Peers
Monday, October 07, 2019 RIPA Legislative Committee Meeting (Virtual) 10/7/19
Monday, September 16, 2019 21st Annual RI Pharmacy Foundation Golf Outing
Thursday, June 13, 2019 145th RIPA President's Dinner
Monday, May 13, 2019 May Council Meeting
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 2019 RI Pharmacy Foundation Spring Seminar-Exhibitor Registration
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 2019 RI Pharmacy Foundation Kimberly McDonough Spring Seminar - 5 Live Contact Hours (0.5 CEU) MAY 8 2019 @ Radisson Hotel Warwick, RI
Monday, April 15, 2019 April Council Meeting
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Face of Pharmacy Legislative Briefing and Reception
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Face of Pharmacy 2019
Monday, March 11, 2019 March Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 February Council Meeting
Saturday, February 09, 2019 Cheers with Peers 2019
Monday, January 14, 2019 January Council Meeting
Monday, December 10, 2018 December Council Meeting and Holiday Party
Thursday, November 08, 2018 2018 Beers with Peers
Monday, November 05, 2018 November Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 20th Annual RI Pharmacy Foundation Golf Outing
Monday, August 27, 2018 2018-19 RIPA Kickoff Meeting
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 2018 RI Pharmacy Foundation Spring Seminar-Exhibitor Registration
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 2018 RI Pharmacy Foundation Kimberly McDonough Spring Seminar - 5 Live Contact Hours (0.5 CEU)
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Face of Pharmacy 2018
Monday, March 05, 2018 RIPA Monthly Council of Administration Meeting
Friday, February 23, 2018 Cheers with Peers
Monday, February 12, 2018 RIPA Monthly Council of Administration Meeting
Monday, January 08, 2018 RIPA Monthly Council of Administration Meeting
Monday, November 13, 2017 RIPA Monthly Council of Administration Meeting
Thursday, November 02, 2017 2017 Beers with Peers
Saturday, October 21, 2017 2017 American Pharmacy Month - Cheers with Peers!
Monday, October 16, 2017 RIPA Monthly Council of Administration Meeting
Monday, September 11, 2017 RIPA Monthly Council of Administration Meetings
Monday, June 05, 2017 19th Annual RI Pharmacy Foundation Golf Outing
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2017 RI Pharmacy Foundation Spring Seminar-Exhibitor Registration
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2017 RI Pharmacy Foundation Kimberly McDonough Spring Seminar - 5 Live Contact Hours (0.5 CEU)
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Face of Pharmacy 2017
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Gift Wrapping with the Happy Basket Program
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 2016 Beers with Peers
Friday, October 21, 2016 RIPA Cheers with Peers-Hockey
Saturday, August 27, 2016 Sunset at Sea View, Fellowship by the bay
Monday, June 27, 2016 18th Annual Rhode Island Pharmacy Foundation Golf Outing
Monday, June 27, 2016 Golf Tournament Sponsor Registration
Saturday, May 28, 2016 RIPA Team for Matty's Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Epilepsy
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Exhibitor Registration
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 RI Pharmacy Foundation Kimberly McDonough Spring Seminar - 5 Live Contact Hours (0.5 CEU)
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Face of Pharmacy
Friday, February 05, 2016 RIPA Cheers with Peers-Hockey
Thursday, October 29, 2015 RIPA "Beers with Peers" Pharmacy Networking Event 2015
Saturday, October 03, 2015 Sunset at Sea View and Support for Pharmacy
Thursday, September 24, 2015 New England Pharmacists Convention including RIPA President's Dinner and Awards ceremony
Monday, June 08, 2015 17th Annual Rhode Island Pharmacy Foundation Golf Outing
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 RI Pharmacy Foundation Kimberly McDonough Spring Seminar - 5 Live Contact Hours (0.5 CEU)
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Face of Pharmacy
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 RIPA Cheers with Peers
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 RIPA Open Council Meeting
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 RIPA Open Council Meeting
Thursday, October 23, 2014 140th RIPA President's Dinner honoring Kylie Aubin
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10th Annual New England Pharmacists Convention
Thursday, October 02, 2014 RIPA/RISHP "Beers with Peers" Pharmacy Networking Event
Monday, June 09, 2014 16th Annual Rhode Island Pharmacy Foundation Golf Outing
Thursday, May 01, 2014 RIPF Kimberly McDonough Spring Seminar - 5 Live Contact Hours (.5 CEU's)!
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Women in Pharmacy Event 4/10/2014
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Face of Pharmacy
Friday, March 14, 2014 Nominations for RIPA Awards 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 RIPA Cheers with Peers
Friday, October 11, 2013 Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery - ONLY $99!
Thursday, October 03, 2013 October 3rd Tweet-a-Thon: A Day in the Life of a Pharmacist
Saturday, September 28, 2013 RIPA Beers with Peers
Thursday, September 19, 2013 139th RIPA President's Dinner honoring Daniel Lefkowitz
Thursday, September 19, 2013 9th Annual New England Pharmacists Convention
Monday, June 10, 2013 15th Annual Rhode Island Pharmacy Foundation Golf Outing
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Rhode Island and Federal Pharmacy Law Review
Monday, May 13, 2013 Nominations for RIPA Awards 2013
Thursday, May 09, 2013 RIPA Spring Seminar - "Protecting, Marketing, and Expanding Your Practice” - 5 Live Contact Hours (.5 CEU's)!
Saturday, April 27, 2013 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 "Know Pain, Know Gain" Patient Counseling Competition
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Face of Pharmacy
Saturday, February 02, 2013 RIPA Beers with Peers
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 55TH ANNUAL HEBER W. YOUNGKEN, JR. PHARMACY CLINIC Featuring Bruce Berger, PhD
Saturday, October 13, 2012 RIPA Beers with Peers
Thursday, September 27, 2012 138th RIPA President's Dinner honoring Jeffrey Bratberg
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Rhode Island Pharmacists' Association Kickoff Council Meeting
Monday, June 11, 2012 14th Annual Rhode Island Pharmacy Foundation Golf Outing and Jack Hutson Celebration Dinner
Saturday, June 02, 2012 Dean Lausier Retirement Party
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Rhode Island and Federal Pharmacy Law Review
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 Future of Rhode Island Pharmacists' Association Town Hall
Thursday, May 03, 2012 RIPA Spring Seminar - Pharmacists' Impact on Health Promotion and Prevention 5 Live Contact Hours (.5 CEU's)!
Saturday, April 28, 2012 4th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Friday, April 27, 2012 Nominations for Officers and Councilors
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 27th Annual Seminar by the Sea
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Face of Pharmacy
Saturday, January 28, 2012 RIPA Beers with Peers

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

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