Schedule

The Midwest Pharmacy Expo provides a full weekend of high quality live continuing education for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists. Content typically has a clinical focus that tries to meet the diverse needs of the profession's many practice settings. Here is the 2018 Expo schedule to give you and taste of the type of programming available.

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p - accredited for pharmacist CPE; t - accredited for pharmacy technician CPE

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 and pharmacy technicians
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)

CardiologyTrack
Aspirin: Who Needs It? (p)

Technician Track
Medication Management with Celiac Disease: Pearls for Technicians (t)
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)

CardiologyTrack
Anticoagulation: The Do’s and Don’ts of Bridge Therapy (p)

Technician Track
Quest for the Ideal Anticoagulant: A Patient-centered Approach to Treatment (t)
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)

CardiologyTrack
Heart Failure Guideline Update (p)

Technician Track
Build a Better Pharmacy Team with Training and Mentoring (t)
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)

CardiologyTrack
Hypertension: What’s Your Goal (p)

Technician Track
L to Z: Tick and Mosquito Borne Diseases (t)
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)

CardiologyTrack
Dyslipidemia Treatment: Hybridizing Clinical Practice (p)

Technician Track
Common Drug Interactions: A Practical Review for Pharmacy Technicians (t)
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 and pharmacy technicians
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