For Pharmacists

Pharmacists can earn up to 16.5 hours of CPE at Expo. Friday features Clinically Intensive Workshops with high-level clinical programming designed for pharmacists with advanced certifications or those interested in obtaining certification.

On Expo Saturday, pharmacists can choose their session from 3 CPE tracks:

  • Current News Headlines - From today’s headlines straight to Expo, hear about those issues that are impacting pharmacy and patient care.
  • Optimizing Medication - Your patients and colleagues are looking to you for the best possible outcomes with medications.
  • Cardiology - Hear the latest on hypertension, heart failure, anticoagulation and other important cardiology topics.

As always, Expo will wrap on Sunday with two traditional favorites – New Drug Update and Gamechangers sandwiching a pharmacy law session

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Friday, February 16, 2018
Clinically Intensive Workshops
0.65 CEUs/6.5 Hrs CPE for pharmacists
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:45 a.m. Biostatistics and Trial Design: An Interactive Primer for Pharmacists (p)
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Chronic Care Mgmt Part I: Mental Health, Cardiology, Endocrinology (p)
12:30 p.m. Lunch & Networking (Lunch is provided)
1:30 p.m. Chronic Care Mgmt Part II: COPD/Asthma & Oral Chemotherapy (p)
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Physical Assessment: A Refresher for Pharmacists (p)
5:00 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjourn

Saturday, February 17, 2018

0.6 CEUs/6.0 Hrs CPE for pharmacists
6:30 a.m. Registration Opens
7:00 a.m. Industry Symposium Breakfast 
“Clinical Considerations in cUTI and cIAI Treatment" presented by Merck
(Free, only breakfast option provided)
8:30 a.m. Welcome
9:00 a.m.  Keynote: “The Need for Advanced Clinical Decision Support Systems for the Management of Patients with Polypharmacy” by Jacques Turgeon  (p/t)
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. SESSION 1
Current News Headlines Track
USP <800>: Pearls for Implementation (p/t)

Optimizing Medication Track
Potential Perils of PPIs: Risks, Misuse, and Deprescribing (p)

Aspirin: Who Needs It? (p)
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. SESSION 2
Current News Headlines Track
Contraception: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Prescribing (p)

Optimizing Medication Track
Nutrient Depletion: How to Answer Patient Questions (p/t)

Anticoagulation: The Do’s and Don’ts of Bridge Therapy (p)
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Hall
2:00 p.m. SESSION 3
Current News Headlines Track
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Hype or Hope? (p/t)

Optimizing Medication Track
Pain Management Strategies: Alternatives to Opioids (p)

Heart Failure Guideline Update (p)
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. SESSION 4
Current News Headlines Track
Medical Cannabis: The Pharmacist’s Perspective (p/t)

Optimizing Medication Track
CMS Rules for Participation/LTC Regulations: What You Need to Know (p)

Hypertension: What’s Your Goal (p)
4:15 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. SESSION 5
Current News Headlines Track
Biosimilars: Challenges and Opportunities  (p)

Optimizing Medication Track
Breaking the Trend: Helping Patients Manage Fall Risk (p/t)

Dyslipidemia Treatment: Hybridizing Clinical Practice (p)
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
5:45 p.m. Political Leadership Reception (Ticket required)

Sunday, February 18, 2018
0.4 CEUs/4.0 Hrs CPE for pharmacists 
6:30 a.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. Industry Symposium Breakfast 
"Subscribe to Prescribe: Patient Care Made Easy #BeyondTheFill" presented by Prescribe Wellness
(Free, only breakfast option provided)
8:00 a.m.  New Drug Update (p/t)
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m.  Pharmacist’s Liability in the 21st Century (p/t)
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Gamechangers in Pharmacy: 2017 (p/t)
12:30 p.m. Adjourn