Rhode Island Pharmacists Association

2018 RI Pharmacy Foundation Spring Seminar-Exhibitor Registration

  • Wednesday, May 09, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Radisson Hotel, Warwick, RI
  • 2

Registration

  • Platinum level benefits PLUS
    Recognition on the RIPA website until December 31, 2018 and registration at our Presidents Dinner in conjunction with the New England Pharmacists Convention
  • 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 until September 31, 2018 and recognition at our Golf Outing in June.
  • 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.
  • A full page ad (if not already an exhibitor) 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 until September 31, 2018
  • A Full page ad (if not already an exhibitor) 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 until December 31, 2018.
  • 1/2 page ad (if not already an exhibitor) 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 until September 31, 2018.
  • A 1/2 page ad (if not already an exhibitor) 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 until September 31, 2018.
  • 1/2 page ad only
  • Includes breakfast, lunch and breaks. CE credit will NOT be provided for this option. This option is intended if exhibitors/sponsors would like additional attendees at the event which is greater than the amount provided for each option
    **Due to space limitations- maximum of 2 additional attendees per exhibitor/ sponsor**

Registration is closed

As part of the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association's lineup of spring events, we are pleased to announce the Annual Rhode Island Pharmacy Foundation's Kimberly McDonough Spring Seminar is now OPEN for registration!

This seminar is one of the largest gatherings of state pharmacy professionals in Rhode Island.  This year's program will cover a wide range of topics with local and regional experts sharing the latest information in the areas of pain management, compounded sterile preparations, medical marijuana, immunizations, along with a practical component to enhance physical assessment skills.

Satisfy your Immunization, Law and Live continuing education credits at one event! This year, 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of Sterile Compounding will be offered for those who are licensed in a state which requires compounding CEUs. This event is accredited for both pharmacists and technicians.  This event is complimentary to all dues paying pharmacist members in good standing with RIPA.



Agenda

7:30-8:00 AM 

Registration and Coffee

8:00-8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15-9:15 AM

Neuropathic Pain: Mechanisms, Immunizations & Treatment

Jayne Pawasauskas, PharmD, BCPS Clinical Professor, The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Kingston RI

Learning Objectives

Pharmacists:

1.    Explain physiological mechanisms involved in neuropathic pain

2.    Discuss classes of medications used to treat symptoms of neuropathic pain

3.    Utilize a stepwise approach to treatment of neuropathic pain

4.    Analyze current literature pertaining to drug therapy for neuropathic pain

5.    Compare and contrast the two options for herpes zoster vaccination: Zostavax® and Shingrix®.

6.    Discuss current CDC and ACIP recommendations for herpes zoster vaccination.

Technicians:

1.    Explain how to assist pharmacists in identifying patients requiring herpes zoster vaccination.

2.    List specific drugs or drug classes that can be used for managing neuropathic pain

3.    State symptoms associated with neuropathic pain

9:15-10:15 AM

Improving the Safety of Compounded Sterile Preparations – USP <800> Compliance in Everyday Practice Louis Diorio RPh, FAPhA, Principal Health Solutions, Inc., Wayne, NJ 

Learning Objectives

Pharmacists:

1.    Describe the components and strategies available which can protect all compounding and administration personnel in handling Hazardous Drugs (HD).

2.    Outline three major characteristics of a fully compliant HD compounding location / pharmacy / physical plant.

3.    Describe the critical characteristics of a compliant HD drug storage plan.

Technicians:

1.    Identify where HDs can be safely compounded.

2.    Describe the major characteristics of a comprehensive HD cleaning process.

3.    Describe the characteristics of a fully compliant personnel HD training program.

10:15-10:30 AM

Break and Networking

10:30-11:30 AM

Medical Marijuana - A Pharmacist's Role 

Eric Hauser, RPh, President and CEO, Organic Remedies Inc., Enola, PA

Learning Objectives

Pharmacists:

1. Summarize the medical marijuana program as it relates to RI regulations.

2. Review a brief history of medicinal marijuana utilization 

3. Review endocannabinoid system

4. Review therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana

5. Discuss role of the pharmacist as it relates to patient counseling  

Technicians:

1.     List various forms of medical marijuana

2.     List therapeutic uses of medical marijuana

11:30 AM- 11:45 AM

RIPA Meeting

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch, and Networking

1:00-3:00 PM

Physical Assessment Skills for Pharmacists 

Anita Jacobson, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Kingston RI

Learning Objectives

Pharmacists:

1.  Describe the process of setting the stage for physical assessment and the cardinal techniques/sequence of examination.

2.  Perform a competent assessment of patient vital signs including pulse, respiratory rate and blood pressure.

3.  Properly auscultate heart and lung sounds using a stethoscope and be able to recognize normal and abnormal findings on clinical examination.

4.  Perform a basic posterior pulmonary assessment using appropriate palpation and percussion techniques.

5.  Perform an assessment of cranial nerve function and be able to recognize normal and abnormal findings.

6.  Describe the format for proper documentation of physical exam findings in a patient’s medical record.

Technicians:

1.  Assist in the process of setting the stage for physical assessment, including proper room set-up and patient preparation.

2.  Identify opportunities for pharmacists to provide physical assessment services to patients who may be experiencing an adverse drug reaction or are in need of follow-up monitoring related to a disease state or therapeutic regimen.

3.  Understand the terminology and abbreviations commonly used in patient medical records related to physical exam findings.

3:00 PM

Seminar Adjourns


Rhode Island Pharmacists Association ∙ 1643 Warwick Ave PMB 113, Warwick, RI 02889 ∙ Phone: (401) 684-1874 ∙ Fax: (888) 697-4887

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