Seminar 2018 Full Session Schedule
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CSHP has an amazing array of courses to be offered at Seminar 2018! Below you may view our full schedule of sessions planned for Seminar 2018. You may also view our session on a daily perspective. Please note that all session information are subject to change.

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These activities are eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.
Last Updated: 9/14/2018

DAILY SESSION SCHEDULES
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FULL SESSION SCHEDULE
- Seminar 2018 Sessions | Thursday, October 4, 2018 -


Thursday, October 4 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A Paradigm Shift in Oncology: Using Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer

Course Description: This session will give an overview of the current available immunotherapies used to treat various oncologic/hematologic malignancies and to provide guidance in how to appropriately manage their toxicities. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Differentiate between FDA-approved checkpoint inhibitors mechanism of action.  
  2. Summarize the current evidence supporting the use of immunotherapy in the treatment of various oncologic/hematologic malignancies. 
  3. Identify organ toxicities associated with immune checkpoint inhibition therapy. 
  4. Discuss treatment strategies on the management of immune-related adverse events based on American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Co-Speaker: Anya Yudchyts, PharmD, BCOP
                              Clinical Oncology Pharmacist | Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Co-Speaker: Kathryn Stecklein, PharmD
                              Clinical Oncology Pharmacist | Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Thursday, October 4 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Implementation of Controlled Substance Diversion Prevention Program at a Southern California Health System

Course Description: This presentation will provide pharmacists and technicians with lessons learned, challenges and successes during each implementation stage of a health system controlled substance diversion prevention program.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. List nationally recognized medication diversion cases and explain their implications.
  2. Identify areas of compliance, partial-compliance, and non-compliance using best practices.
  3. Describe challenges and successes with guideline implementation.
  4. Determine metrics used to measure relevant outcomes.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. List nationally recognized medication diversion cases and explain their implications.
  2. Define controlled substance misuse and areas of risk for diversion.
  3. Identify  various techniques of diversion prevention.
  4. Describe the importance of medication charting and waste.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians
Co-Speaker: Jarius Mahoe, PharmD
                              PGY2 HSPA Resident | Palomar Health
Co-Speaker: Cherrie Labadie, CPhT
                              Pharmacy Compliance Technician | Palomar Health

Thursday, October 4 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Updates in New Agents in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Course Description: This presentation will provide pharmacists with an update in newly approved agents in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the updates in 2018 American Diabetes Association (ADA) Standards of Care for patients with Type 2 diabetes.  
  2. Identify recently approved agents and investigational agents for the treatment of patients with Type 2 diabetes. 
  3. Evaluate evidence from clinical studies to discuss efficacy and safety of new Type 2 diabetes agents.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Speaker: Eva Y. Wong, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, APh
                      Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice | Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy

Thursday, October 4 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Artificial Intelligence is Here. Are You Ready?

Course Description: This course will review recent advances in artificial intelligence and discuss the potential implications for pharmacy practice in the near future.
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in the medical field. 
  2. Describe the potential impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on the practice of pharmacy. 
  3. Discuss opportunities to embrace new technology while continuing to advance the profession of pharmacy. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians
Speaker: Felix K. Yam, PharmD, MAS, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
                      Associate Clinical Professor| UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Thursday, October 4 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Safe & Effective Pain Control

Course Description: This presentation will discuss the dilemma faced by many practitioners when faced with the need for adequate analgesia while avoiding inappropriate opioid use.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the characteristics of the different types of pain (i.e., nociceptive, neuropathic, inflammatory). 
  2. Discuss the clinical guidelines issued by the American Pain Society. 
  3. Define multimodal analgesia. 
  4. Design a regimen that provides adequate analgesia while minimizing the risk of opioid abuse.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Speaker: Andrew Lowe, PharmD, FCSHP
                     Regional Vice President - Clinical Services 
| Comprehensive Pharmacy Services/Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
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Thursday, October 4 | 3:15pm - 4:45pm

Tubes and Meds: Enteral Access Devices and Medication Administration

Course Description: "According to the latest AHRQ data, enteral feeding and medications are given via feeding tubes in 250,000 hospital admissions annually. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reported in 2010 that medication errors involving feeding tubes are under-recognized and under-reported. Anecdotally, we know that many pharmacists in health-system practice are uncomfortable providing specific recommendations for medication administration through feeding tubes. When pharmacists are asked if specific medications can be administered via the feeding tube, they should consider feeding tube location, medication formulation, other substances also being delivered.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Compare and contrast the characteristics of different enteral access devices.
  2. Discuss considerations for the use of enteral access devices.
  3. Summarize important aspects of medication formulation affecting tolerability when administered via feeding tubes.
  4. Apply strategies for determining the suitability of a medication for feeding tube administration.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Co-Speaker: Cynthia L. Lieu
, PharmD, BCNSP
                              Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy | University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy
Co-Speaker: Amber Verdell, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, CNSC, APh
                              Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice | West Coast University - School of Pharmacy

Thursday, October 4 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Updates in Cardiology

Course Description: This session will review  cardiology-related literature in the past year and discuss their relevance to clinical practice.    
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify key papers in cardiology that have been published in the recent literature.
  2. Describe the impact of these papers on clinical practice. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Speaker: Javad Tafreshi, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ Cardiology, F.A.H.A., APh
                     Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy

Thursday, October 4 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Are Current Approaches to Septic Shock Management Setting Up For Smooth or Turbulent Sailing Ahead?

Course Description: TBA
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify the most appropriate vasopressor for the initial management of septic shock.  
  2. Recommend supportive therapeutic options for the treatment of septic shock.   
  3. Recognize the therapeutic role of angiotensin II in the setting of septic shock.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. List the FDA approve indication of angiotensin II  
  2. Describe the expect effects of angiotensin II on blood pressure.
  3.  State the appropriate methods of administration of various supportive therapeutic options for the management of septic shock.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Speaker: Huan Mark Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP
                      Associate Professor | Western University of Health Sciences

Thursday, October 4 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Be Prepared! Tips to a Successful Move Into Your New Pharmacy Cleanroom

Course Description: Designing, building and moving into a new pharmacy cleanroom has a steep learning curve.  Combined with new regulatory requirements for sterile compounding, it can be daunting.  This session will provide information to prepare you to plan for a successful transition into your new cleanroom.  Understanding cleanroom requirements is essential to a successful plan.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify the sterile compounding regulations that relate to your new pharmacy cleanroom. 
  2. Describe the use of the OSHPD Sterile Compounding Pharmacies Advisory Guide.
  3. List the validation testing that must be completed prior to compounding in your new pharmacy cleanroom.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Speaker: Renee Barker, PharmD
                      IV Room Supervisor | Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
 


 


Friday, October 5 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Start the Conversation - A Systematic Approach to Identify Patients Appropriate for Anticoagulation

Course Description: This session will review the current anticoagulation pharmacy services within Kaiser Permanente California.  It will also describe the systematic approach used to identify atrial fibrillation patients with a high risk of stroke not on anticoagulation and identification of  patients on anticoagulation therapy who may qualify for discontinuation. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe population management strategies for Anticoagulation (warfarin and DOAC) patients in the Kaiser Permanente California regions. 
  2. Describe systematic approach to identify atrial fibrillation patients with a high risk of stroke not currently on anticoagulation (e.g. CHADSVASC >/=2). 
  3. Describe systematic approach to identify atrial fibrillation patients on anticoagulation who may qualify for discontinuation (e.g. CHADSVASC =0).   
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Co-Speaker: Jodi Loyles, PharmD, BCACP
                              Regional Clinical Services Manager | Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
Co-Speaker: Derenik Gharibian, PharmD
                              Clinical Operation Manager | Kaiser Permanente, SCAL

Friday, October 5 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Opioid Safety: Focus on Furnishing Naloxone

Course Description: Legislation and protocol approval allowing pharmacists to furnish naloxone occurred more than two years ago, but only 23% of California’s pharmacies are doing so based on a recently completed survey of over 1200 pharmacies. Pharmacists are highly trusted, knowledgeable, accessible, and essential partners who can recognize those at risk and take action by expanding access to life-saving naloxone. This program will meet the Board’s training requirements to furnish naloxone. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the scope of the opioid overdose epidemic.
  2. Identify and screen patients at risk of opioid overdose.
  3. List the steps which must be taken to furnish and bill for naloxone. 
  4. Explain the mechanism of action, formulations, dosing, efficacy and safety of naloxone.
  5. Describe how to provide education and training to patients and caregivers in opioid overdose prevention, recognition, response and naloxone administration.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe the scope of the opioid overdose epidemic. 
  2. Identify patients at risk of opioid overdose. 
  3. Explain the mechanism of action of naloxone and list available formulations.
  4. Describe how to bill for furnished naloxone. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Speaker: Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP
                      Associate Professor | Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy

Friday, October 5 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Pharmacy Informatics - How We Got Here and Where Are We Going?

Course Description: This session will be a discussion of government mandates that helped us go from 10% electronic health record (EHR) adoption rates ten years ago to essentially 100% EHR adoption now as well as some of the key elements of an EHR.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify government regulations such as "Meaningful Use" that have shaped healthcare informatics. 
  2. Describe how certain medication errors were specifically targeted with electronic tools (CPOE, clinical decision support, barcode medication administration, etc.). 
  3. Evaluate EHR functionality going forward.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Speaker: Rick Sylvies, PharmD
                      Associate Professor | West Coast University School of Pharmacy


Friday, October 5 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Drug Shortages and Surplus Risk- Addressing Drug Shortages with a Patient Safety Perspective

Course Description: This presentation will discuss challenges of addressing drug shortages, strategies used to continue providing medication therapy to patients, and safety steps to mitigate errors and/or patient harm. The talk will be speaker experience, resources (eg, ASHP, ISMP), and audience discussion of challenges and solutions.
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Discuss causes of drug shortages. 
  2. Describe how medication shortages can lead to medication errors. 
  3. Discuss strategies that can be utilized to help minimize the likelihood of medication errors during drug shortages. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Co-Speaker: Katayoon Kathy Ghomeshi, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CPPS
                              Medication Safety Officer | UCSF Medical Center
Co-Speaker: Ashley Trask, PharmD
                              Pharmacy Supervisor, Medication Policy & Safety | UC Davis Health

Friday, October 5 | 8:00am - 9:00am

What's New in Breast Oncology

Course Description: The treatment of breast cancer has evolved within the last five years. This seminar will review new treatment strategies for hormone-receptor positive disease, HER2 positive disease, and in triple-negative breast cancer. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1.  Explain the role and rationale of ovarian suppression in hormone-receptor positive disease. 
  2. Describe the pharmacology of CDK 4/6 inhibitors and identify their common side effects. 
  3. Summarize the evidence supporting adjuvant use of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) targeted therapies. 
  4. Discuss management strategies in triple negative breast cancer. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Speaker: Tiffany Lin, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
                     Oncology Pharmacist 
| Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Friday, October 5 | 10:15am - 11:15am

Keynote: Priorities, Results, Resilience and Joy: Fostering & Celebrating Pharmacy Leadership in Healthcare Improvement & Action

Course Description: This interactive presentation will review CMS and HHS key priorities, the scope and scale of current and anticipated national quality improvement work, and ways to maximize resilience and joy in work. 
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify CMS strategic goals and U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Azar’s  key priorities.
  2. Articulate current and planned national quality improvement work involving pharmacy professionals and pharmacy leadership.
  3. Identify three contributors to increased resilience and joy in work.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Speaker: Dennis Wagner, MPA
                     Director, Quality Improvement and Innovation Group 
| Center for Clinical Standards and Quality & Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Friday, October 5 | 11:30am - 12:30pm

Constructing an Effective Letter of Intent

Course Description: This session will cover important aspects of a letter of intent to help residency applicants effectively tell the story of who they are by using a professional approach, and conveying their interests and passion.

Target Audience: Students
Speaker: Erica Betz, BA, MA
                     Career Development Specialist | University of the Pacific-Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Friday, October 5 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Pathway to Obtaining a Post-Graduate Opportunity 

Course Description: This interactive presentation will provide an overview of the types of pharmacy residencies and fellowships, as well as describes the application process to acquire a post-graduate opportunity.
 
Target Audience: Students
Co-Speaker: Nhu Quyen Dau, PharmD
                              Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice | Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy
Co-Speaker: Joshua Blackwell, PharmD, MS
                              Clinical Pharmacy Manager | Johns Hopkins Home Care Group

Friday, October 5 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Pharmacists and Technicians: Advocates for Improving Clinical Decision Support

Course Description: This session will provide an overview and improvement strategies for clinical decision support (CDS) applications commonly available within electronic health record (EHR) systems to aid with safe and effective medication ordering
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. List the categories of CDS tools within EHR systems. 
  2. Describe commonly used CDS applications for medication ordering. 
  3. Identify strategies for improving medication order processing and safety aspects of CDS applications. 
  4. Use evidence based clinical knowledge to assess and recommend modifications to specificity and sensitivity levels of CDS applications.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. List the categories of CDS tools within EHR systems.
  2. Describe commonly used CDS applications for medication order checking.
  3. Use knowledge of pharmacy and system workflow to identify strategies for improving order processing. 
  4. Measure and report data integrity and alert compliance to help identify opportunities for CDS application improvement.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians
Speaker: Armen I. Simonian, PharmD
                     Pharmacy Informaticist 
| Sharp Healthcare

Friday, October 5 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Antiplatelet Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI): Selecting, Switching, and Bridging

Course Description: This presentation will provide pharmacists with information regarding optimal antiplatelet therapy for patients who receive coronary stents.  Different patient cases will be reviewed.  
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the differences between the P2Y12 inhibitors and how to make the optimal selection for a post-PCI patient.  
  2. Determine the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy for a patient by utilizing scoring systems to evaluate the risk of stent thrombosis and risk of bleeding for each patient. 
  3. Identify ways to switch from one P2Y12 inhibitor to another. 
  4. Formulate a strategy to use an intravenous antiplatelet agent to bridge to surgery if necessary. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Speaker: Allison "Ali" Komatsu Chang, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
                     Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Cardiac ICU 
| Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Friday, October 5 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

He/She/They/Xie: Beyond the Pronoun – A Pharmacist's Guide to Transgender Health

Course Description: Historically overlooked, recent changes in the political climate have brought transgender issues to the forefront. As healthcare providers, pharmacists are uniquely placed to provide care to these at-risk patients.This program provides guidance to pharmacists interacting with transgender patients, from healthcare system challenges to individualized pharmacotherapy for patients suffering from gender dysphoria.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe proper terminology when working with transgender patients.
  2. Identify adverse effects of medications commonly used for the treatment of gender dysphoria. 
  3. Discuss appropriate resources for the holistic management of transgender patients.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Use proper terminology when working with transgender patients.
  2. Identify medications commonly used for the treatment of gender dysphoria.
  3. Use proper resources to gain further education regarding transgender patients.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Speaker: Michal Mingura, PharmD
                     Assistant Professor 
| Marshall B. Ketchum Univeristy

Friday, October 5 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Pharmacogenomics Primer for Dummies: Learn Basic Pharmacogenomics in 60 minutes!

Course Description: Although pharmacogenomics is currently utilized at top research medical centers, a considerable number of pharmacists have not been trained in drug counseling based on pharmacogenomic test results.  Pharmacists without former knowledge or experience will be able to provide effective counseling after learning the essential basics including terminology, being directed to instrumental resources, and expanding their comprehension of pharmacogenomics.  A sample case will be followed, by a step by step approach, as well as a brief presentation on most essential terminology.  This session will also guide participants in navigating reliable internet resources.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Define essential terminology on pharmacogenomics.  
  2. Identify reliable online resources on pharmacogenomics.
  3. Interpret pharmacogenomic test results.  
  4. Synthesize drug counseling based on pharmacogenomic test results.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Define essential terminology on pharmacogenomics.  
  2. Identify reliable online resources on pharmacogenomics.
  3. Interpret pharmacogenomic test results.  
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Speaker: Myo-Kyoung Kim, PharmD, BCPS
                      Associate Professor 
| University of the Pacific

Friday, October 5 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Preparing Your Pharmacy for Updated Compounding Standards

Course Description: This session will review the requirements for proposed revised USP <795> and <797> for nonsterile and sterile compounding, and the final standard requirements for USP <800> concerning hazardous drugs.  Strategies for practical compliance will be addressed.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1.  Differentiate a cleanroom suite from a segregated compounding area.
  2. List the personnel training and requalification requirements for compounding sterile preparations. 
  3. Describe the proper solutions to use for decontaminating, cleaning, and disinfecting sterile compounding areas.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Differentiate a cleanroom suite from a segregated compounding area.
  2. List the personnel training and requalification requirements for compounding sterile preparations. 
  3. Describe the proper solutions to use for decontaminating, cleaning, and disinfecting sterile compounding areas.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians
Speaker: Patti Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP
                      Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions | Director, Accreditation and Medication Safety


Friday, October 5 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm  THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The Evolving Role of the Pharmacy Technician in Oncology


Friday, October 5 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Key Clinical Outcomes Impacting Diabetes Management

Course Description: With the addition of new drugs, clinical outcomes, additional FDA indications, and the 2018 treatment guidelines, the landscape of treating patients with diabetes has changes. The purpose of this program is to discuss the latest diabetes treatment guidelines, review the literature and apply this information to provide an individualized approach to treating patients. 
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe the newest American Diabetes Association treatment guidelines for helping patients achieve individualized glycemic goals. 
  2. Evaluate outcomes evidence from key publications.  
  3. Apply evidence from studies discussed to evaluate the efficacy and additional outcomes of diabetes treatments which can be applied to clinical practice.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians
Speaker: Candis M.Morello, PharmD, CDE
                      Professor of Clinical Pharmacy 
| UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Friday, October 5 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Moving from Bedside to Home-Care: Approach to Transition of Care

Course Description: Ths pharmacy team is integral to the interprofessional team to keep patients out of the hospital.  This presentation describes the practice transition of care models that aid to better health outcomes.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. List the roles and responsibilities of select inter-professional team members. 
  2. Discuss the role and impact of having a transition of care pharmacist on inter-professional team. 
  3. Describe select health care models which incorporate pharmacist(s) in transition of care.
  4. Demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a transition of care pharmacist at bedside and in home care to optimize patient care.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners
Speaker: Sukhvir Kaur, PharmD, BCACP
                      Experiential Education Area Coordinator and Assist 
| California Northstate University College of Pharmacy

Friday, October 5 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Cannabis-associated Emergency Department Visits

Course Description: California Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, has made recreational marijuana sales legal in California as of Jan. 1, 2018.   Studies that have examined cannabis use prevalence trends have reported an increase of cannabis-specific emergency department visits in other states that have legalized marijuana. This presentation will describe the common types of marijuana-related emergency departments visits and discuss pharmacotherapy considerations for treatment.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss California legislation of marijuana and the potential impact on Emergency Departments and hospitalizations.
  2. Describe the common types of marijuana-related Emergency Department Visits. 
  3. Explain pharmacotherapy considerations for the treatment of cannabis-related patient cases.
  4. Develop a treatment plan for the care of patients presenting with cannabis-associated emergency department visits.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Speaker: Valerie San Luis, PharmD, BCPS
                      Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist | Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Friday, October 5 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Qualities of Good Medical Writing - More than Just Mechanics

Course Description: What defines good medical writing and how is this reflected in medical journals? This program includes a review of different publishable articles and the role of editors in getting journals published.
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe the qualities of good medical writing beyond writing mechanics and subject matter. 
  2. Identify the essential operations of medical journals that receive submissions and their criteria for selecting/rejecting publications.
  3. Describe the processes of how medical journals become indexed, including the importance of impact factors, and the importance of this process as it relates to the dissemination of medical information.
  4. Describe medical writing/publishing as a form of communicating innovation and “giving back” to the profession of pharmacy
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Speaker: Brandon Samson, PharmD, MPW
                      Medical Writer | Vaniam Group

Friday, October 5 | 3:45pm - 5:15pm

Sterile Compounding Task Force Panel Discussion

Course Description: This panel of sterile compounding experts will share their experience in the planning, construction, licensing and operationalization of USP 797/800 compliant clean rooms and in preparing for the implementation of USP 800.  The session will highlight the updated tools developed by the CSHP Sterile Compounding Committee (in cooperation with the California Hospital Association) and how they can be used to assist you in this process.  Panelists will share their successes, road bumps, frustrations and how they problem solved to achieve compliance in a variety of practice settings.  The majority of the session will be in a question and answer platform, so come with your questions, problems and dilemmas for a lively discussion of this subject affecting every health system.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify approaches to working with design and construction personnel to obtain the compliant facility you want.
  2.  Describe the use of the CSHP-CHA Sterile Compounding tools.
  3.  Name at least one approach that can solve a problem that might impede your ability to completing and licensing a new pharmacy cleanroom.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:

  1. Identify input that a technician can provide to design and construction personnel to obtain the compliant facility you want.
  2. Describe the use of the CSHP-CHA Sterile Compounding tools.
  3. Name at least one approach that can solve a problem that might impede your ability to completing and licensing a new pharmacy cleanroom.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians
Panelist: Vicky Ferraresi, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
                     Pharmacy Project Manager | Sutter Health
Panelist: Doug O'Brien, PharmD
                     Regional Director for Inpatient Pharmacy Services | Kaiser Permanente, NCAL
Panelist: Maria Serpa, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
                     Sr Pharmacist, Systems Support | Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Panelist: Renee Barker, PharmD
                      IV Room Supervisor | Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Panelist: Corbin Bennett, PharmD, MPH
                       National Director of Oncology and Outpatient Infusion Pharmacy | Kaiser Permanente
Panelist: Jeanette Hanni, RPh, MPA, FCSHP
                      Executive Director of Pharmacy Services, West and South Bay Area | Sutter Health
Panelist: Angelic Ervin, TCH
                    Pharmacy Training and Sterile Environment Analyst | UCSF Medical Center

                       


Friday, October 5 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Preventing Controlled Substance Diversion in the Pharmacy

Course Description: This session will provide a brief overview on the issue of diversion within the pharmacy setting.  We will discuss why pharmacy has a high potential for diversion and introduce methods to prevent diversion.
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe why drug diversion impacts pharmacy. 
  2. Describe the risk factors of drug diversion within the pharmacy.
  3. Identify processes that will help mitigate diversion risks within the pharmacy setting. 
  4. Explain the regulatory reporting requirements of drug diversion within the pharmacy. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Co-speaker: Thomas Harper, MPH, CPhT, FCSHP
                              Controlled Substance Auditor/Diversion Specialist | UC Davis Health
Co-speaker: Steve Norris, CPhT
                              Inpatient Technician Supervisor 
| UC Davis Health

Friday, October 5 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

2018 Legislative and Political Update

Course Description: Review highlights from California's 2018 legislative session and review and discuss the 2018 Primary and Midterm elections.
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Discuss key pharmacy/healthcare legislation from 2018. 
  2. Discuss 2018 CSHP-supported legislation Discuss upcoming 2018 elections. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians
Co-speaker: Mark Weideman, JD
                              Principal & Founder | Weideman Group
Co-speaker: Tim Valderrama
                              Managing Director | Weideman Group


Friday, October 5 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Antimicrobial Stewardship: a Public Health Perspective

Course Description: Pharmacists may be familiar with various antimicrobial stewardship activities locally at their practicing areas or facilities, but the stewardship efforts and impact extend beyond the four walls of their local practicing sites. This session will provide an overview on how antimicrobial stewardship is a public health effort in the fight against antimicrobial resistance through individual to global approaches at different patient care levels.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Define current status of antimicrobial resistance. 
  2. Describe interventional methods that antimicrobial stewardship programs use to combat antimicrobial resistance at different levels of patient care continuum. 
  3. Identify opportunities of antimicrobial stewardship efforts for a pharmacist.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Speaker: Frances L. Wong, PharmD, MEd, MPH, BCPS
                      Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 
| Kaiser Permanente
Sponsored by: 

Friday, October 5 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Intralipid Rescue – Should We Be Doing This?

Course Description: This case-based presentation will review current literature and updated recommendations for using intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) for select poisonings, as well as lessons learned about using ILE.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Review current literature and updated guidelines about using ILE for poisonings. 
  2. Describe possible mechanisms of ILE as a rescue therapy for select poisonings. 
  3. Discuss dosing and administration considerations of ILE for rescue therapy. 
  4. Describe potential adverse effects of ILE. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Co-speaker: Sean Patrick Nordt, MD, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FAAEM, FACMT
                              Associate Dean of Academic Affairs  
| Chapman University School of Pharmacy
Co-speaker: Kimberly Won, PharmD, BCCCP
                              Assistant Professor and EM/CC Pharmacist  
| Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Friday, October 5 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

ACE Your Interview

Course Description: Your CV has landed you an interview.  What now?  This session will discuss common pitfalls of interviewees, how to prepare for interviews, and how to get through the unexpected.
Student Objectives:
  • Discuss components of an interview that can and should be prepared in advance.
  • Describe attributes of effective verbal and non-verbal communication when interviewing.
  • Explain ways to ensure positive and lasting impressions during an interview.  
Target Audience: Students
Speaker: Janette Lie, PharmD, BCACP
                      Clinical Pharmacy Practice Manager 
| Blue Shield of California

Friday, October 5 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Specialty Pharmacy and the Health System

Course Description: The majority of new medications are specialty medications and the majority of drug spend is also due to specialty medications.  Health systems have an opportunity to capture revenue and control drug spend by providing specialty pharmacy services. This  course will discuss considerations a Health System might  evaluate before  developing or expanding their own specialty pharmacy.
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify some of the internal assets in place and needs of their health system to develop their own specialty pharmacy. 
  2. Describe some of the external factors which will need to be considered while developing a new specialty pharmacy or expanding an existing specialty pharmacy.    
  3. List some of the experiences, education and credentials of pharmacists practicing in specialty pharmacy within the health system. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Co-Speaker: David G. Mitchell, PharmD, MBA, CSP, FCPPhA
                               Pharmacist Manager | UC Davis Health
Co-Speaker: Jason Bailly, PharmD, AAHIVP
                              Pharmacist in Charge | UC San Diego Health
Co-Speaker: Serena Evans, PharmD, AAHIVP
                              Specialty Outpatient Pharmacist | Standford Health Care

 

 FULL SESSION SCHEDULE
- Seminar 2018 Sessions | Saturday, October 6, 2018 -

 

 


Saturday, October 6 | 8:00am - 9:00am

From RFI & MOS to SAFER & REFRESH: Making sense of the New The Joint Commission Alphabet Soup

Course Description: This course will review the new The Joint Commission scoring methodology, the SAFER matrix, standard updates from Project REFRESH, and strategies used in a tertiary health-system for survey success.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss the new the Joint Commission (TJC) scoring methodology, the SAFER matrix.
  2. Describe recent standard elements of performance updates from Project REFRESH. 
  3. Describe strategies for survey success at a tertiary teaching health-system.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians
Speaker: Karen V. Youmbi, PharmD, BCPS
                     Pharmacy Regulatory Surveillance Manager | Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Saturday, October 6 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Got Factor? Hemophilia at a Glance

Course Description: Hemophilia is a rare disorder that is complex to diagnose and to manage.  As a chronic disease, it ranks as one of the most expensive diseases with treatment costs as high as $1 million per year for patients who develop complications. The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) recognizes that optimal care of these patients should be through a multidisciplinary comprehensive care team. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Explain the general condition of hemophilia.
  2. Identify the different severities of bleeds. 
  3. Recognize the complications from untreated or inappropriately treated bleeds. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Co-Speaker: Minhdai Nguyen, PharmD, BCOP
                              Clinical Pharmacist | Kaiser Permanente
Co-Speaker: Amy Le, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP
                              Clinical Pharmacist | Kaiser Permanente

Saturday, October 6 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Ethics: A Problem in Pharmacy? 

Course Description: A brief presentation on the foundations of modern bio-ethics discussing the "Georgetown Mantra", ethical dilemmas, social media, and the impact of ethical behavior upon clinical performance. 
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify the four elements of biomedical ethics as defined by the "Georgetown Mantra".
  2. Describe or give an example of an ethical dilemma.
  3. Describe how what you post on social media on your private time affects your professional image. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Speaker: Keith Yoshizuka, PharmD, MBA, JD, FCSHP 
                      Asst Dean for Administration | Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Saturday, October 6 | 8:00am - 9:00am

The Role of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolism

Course Description: The role of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for patients with cancer remains controversial. This presentation reviews the current evidence for the use of DOACs in cancer-associated thromboembolism.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the risks of thromboembolism in patients with cancer and the current-guideline-recommended management therapies.
  2. Identify the current FDA-approved indication for each direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC).
  3. Discuss the efficacy and safety of current literature supporting the use of DOACs in patients with cancer.
  4. Assess and formulate an anticoagulant regimen that is efficacious, safe, and evidence-based for patients with cancer requiring long-term anticoagulation.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Speaker: Michelle J. Lew, PharmD, BCPS
                      Clinical Pharmacist | Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Saturday, October 6 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Updates on Drug Shortages

Course Description: This session will review current drug shortages, their causes, and strategies to mitigate their impact on patient care. The most recent drug shortage statistics will also be shared.
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Explain the differences in how ASHP and the FDA define a drug shortage. 
  2. List the most common causes of drug shortages. 
  3. Identify stakeholders who are involved in managing drug shortages. 
  4. Describe strategies used to manage acute drug shortages. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Speaker: Michael Ganio, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASHP
                      Director, Pharmacy Practice and Quality | ASHP
Sponsored by: 

Saturday, October 6 | 9:15am - 10:15am

Navigating the Waters of Social Determinants of Health: The Pharmacist's Role in Whole-Patient Care

Course Description: Overview of non-medical determinants of health and their interaction with the practice of pharmacy.  Patient cases and how to implement consideration of social determinants of health into practice.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Define social determinants of health and list examples of how they impact patients across the healthcare spectrum.
  2. Describe evidence-based practices and models of care to address social determinants of health. 
  3. Demonstrate pharmacist's ability to combine therapeutic knowledge with strategies to address social non-medical needs.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Define social determinants of health and list examples of how they impact patients across the healthcare spectrum.
  2. Describe evidence-based practices and models of care to address social determinants of health. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians
Co-speaker: Melissa Kirkpatrick, PharmD, BCACP
                              Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences | Touro University California
Co-speaker: Annet Arakelian, PharmD, FCSHP, CPHQ
                              Executive Director, Medicare Strategy and Care Delivery |Kaiser Permanente

Saturday, October 6 | 9:15am - 10:15am

Fixing a Broken Heart:  Preserved Ejection Fraction and Acute Heart Failure

Course Description: This case-based session will review inpatient and transition of care management of acute heart failure exacerbations and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, including evidence for inpatient and outpatient pharmacotherapy.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Evaluate the evidence and recommendations for use of diuretics, inotropes, vasodilators, and vasopressin antagonists for treatment of acute heart failure.
  2. Evaluate recent literature for pharmacotherapy in HFpEF for reduction in morbidity and mortality.
  3. Create a patient care plans for HFpEF  and acute HF patients, including monitoring parameters, side effects, drug-drug interactions, and patient education.
  4. Describe considerations for optimizing medications and reducing risk of readmission during care transitions. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Co-speaker: Laura Tsu, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
                             Assistant Professor | Chapman University School of Pharmacy
Co-speaker: Laressa Bethishou, PharmD, BCPS, APh
                             Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice | Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Saturday, October 6 | 9:15am - 10:15am

Memory Loss with Aging:  New Directions for the Treatment of Dementia

Course Description: By the year 2050, people in the United States with Alzheimer's Dementia is projected to be almost 15 million. Patients with dementias of all types are seen in all levels of care and are treated by pharmacists who may not have the education, knowledge or understanding about this progressive neurologic process, the treatment options currently available and the direction of the research on dementias. This presentation will provide the pathophysiology of memory loss with aging.   A discussion of the agents, directions of therapy, and pipeline therapies will empower pharmacists with knowledge for dementia management. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss the pathophysiology of memory loss with the aging process. 
  2. Review the differential between the different types of Dementia compared to Delirium.
  3. Explain the DSM-V criteria for Neurocognitive disorders.
  4. Evaluate the current available treatment options and potential pipeline agents being researched. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Speaker: Janice Simen, PharmD, EdD, APh, BCGP, FASCP
                     Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration | Western University of Health Sciences

Saturday, October 6 | 9:15am - 10:15am

Clean Room Projects: CDPH Approval Process and Best Practices to Avoid Delays

Course Description: Attendees will become familiar with the steps and timeline necessary for obtaining approval from California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for new or remodeled pharmacy clean rooms, and the use of mobile sterile compounding units (MSCU).  In addition, attendees will also learn about the common mistakes and strategies to avoid delays and allow sufficient time to obtain all required approvals.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. TBA
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners
Co-speaker: Emily Do, PharmD, JD, BCPS, CHC, PRS
                             Pharmaceutical Consultant II, Specialist Licensing and Certification | California Department of Public Health
Co-speaker: Art Woo, PharmD
                             Pharmaceutical Consultant II, Specialist Licensing and Certification | California Department of Public Health

Saturday, October 6 | 9:15am - 10:45am

Role of Pharmacy Practice in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic:  An Interactive Panel Discussion 

Course Description: The CSHP Opioid Task Force Education Subcommittee has assembled a panel of clinicians to address the inpatient and outpatient to share best practices in addressing  the opioid epidemic. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Appraise the role of the pharmacist in implementing best pain management practices
  2. Locate educational resources to employ an effective patient-centered opioid stewardship tailored to your clinical environment. 
  3. Access an opioid resource toolkit to apply across the continuum of patient care. 
  4. Identify colleagues for networking. 
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe how technicians can assist  pharmacists in identifying risk points in controlled substance  monitoring. 
  2. Demonstrate screening and diversion tactics. 
  3. Practice effective medication history interviews to assist the pharmacist in screening for  pain management issues. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Co-speaker: Kirsten B Balano, PharmD, AAHIVP
                             Assistant Clinical Professor | University of California, San Francisco
Co-speaker: Richard Poirier, PharmD
                             Clinical Pharmacist, Pain Management Specialist | Kaweah Delta Medical Center
Co-speaker: Angela Dai Zovi Leahy, PharmD, BCPS
                             Clinical Pharmacist Primary Care Network | University of California, Davis Medical Group


Saturday, October 6 | 9:30am - 11:00am

2018 Residency Research Project Highlights - Practice Management

Part I: Opioid Overdose Risk with Opioids and Sedative-hypnotics

Course Description: A retrospective cohort database study looking at the risk of opioid overdose associated with opioid users receiving various combinations of opioid, benzodiazepine, and non-benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic therapy and factors that are associated with an increased risk for opioid overdose. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Explain the risk of opioid overdose associated with opioid users receiving various combinations of opioid, benzodiazepine, and non-benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic therapy. 
  2. Identify factors associated with an increased risk for opioid overdose.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Co-speaker: Joanne Cho, PharmD, BCPS
Drug Information Resident Pharmacist | Kaiser Permanente Drug Information Services


Part II: Specialty and Non-Specialty Drug Approvals by Utilization Management Type

Course Description: Analysis of common coverage criteria that Blue Shield of California uses to approve PA cases and compares differences between specialty and non-specialty medications based on PA criteria requirements and PA case approval rates.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the association between prior authorization types and approval rates for specialty and non-specialty medications.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Co-speaker:
 Samantha Ma, PharmD
                             Managed Care Pharmacy Resident | Blue Shield of California


Part III: Healthcare Analytics: Transforming the Approach to Medication Adherence

Course Description: Integrated healthcare analytics enables Kaiser Permanente (KP) outpatient pharmacies to systematically identify patients with suboptimal statin adherence who are then flagged for counseling at prescription pick-up.  This retrospective data analysis evaluates the impact of integrated healthcare analytics on enhancing statin medication adherence and clinical outcomes in patients within the KP Southern California Region. 

Pharmacist Objectives
  1. Describe the application of healthcare analytics in enhancing statin adherence at Kaiser Permanente (KP) outpatient pharmacies.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Co-speaker:
 Jenny Luu, PharmD
                             Pharmacy Informatics Resident | Kaiser Permanente


Saturday, October 6 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Internship, Residency or Job: How to Ace the Interview

Course Description: This interactive presentation will provide an overview on how to prepare for interviews focusing on internships, residencies and first pharmacist roles.  

Target Audience: Students
Co-speaker: Nhu Quyen Dau, PharmD
                             Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice | Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy
Co-speaker: Joshua Blackwell, PharmD, MS
                             Clinical Pharmacy Manager | Johns Hopkins Home Care Group


Saturday, October 6 | 10:30am - 11:30am

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Conferred by Anti-diabetic Drugs

Course Description: FDA-mandated large cardiovascular outcomes trials for anti-diabetic drugs have, on occasion, demonstrated significant CV risk reduction. This session will discuss the drugs conferring these benefits.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify the antidiabetic drug classes that have demonstrated evidence of CVRR benefit. 
  2. Discuss the mechanisms by which these drugs are purported to reduce CV risk. 
  3. Compare and contrast the different ways the antidiabetic agent classes effect CV risk lowering. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Speaker: Gary Besinque, PharmD, FCSHP
                      Pharmacist Evidence Analyst & Strategist Renal/C | Kaiser Permanente - Drug Information Services - California Regions

Saturday, October 6 | 10:30am - 11:30am

Beyond the Basics -- Updates in Smoking Cessation

Course Description: This session will discuss the current evidence, including the relative efficacy and safety of first-line agents, and the role of electronic nicotine delivery systems for smoking cessation.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Evaluate recent data regarding the safety and efficacy of available first-line treatment options as monotherapy for smoking cessation. 
  2. Summarize recent data on the role of combination nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation. 
  3. Using a case-based approach, formulate patient-centered treatment plans for individuals ready to quit smoking. 
  4. Educate patients on the role of electronic nicotine delivery systems in quitting smoking.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Summarize recent data regarding the safety and efficacy of available first-line treatment options for smoking cessation. 
  2. Summarize recent data on combination nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation. 
  3. Using a case-based approach, describe options for medication therapies based on patient-specific factors for individuals ready to quit smoking. 
  4. Explain the role of electronic nicotine delivery systems in quitting smoking. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Co-speaker: Robin Corelli, PharmD
                              Professor | University of California, San Francisco
Co-speaker: Lisa Kroon, PharmD, CDE, FCSHP
                              Chair & Professor of Clinical Pharmacy | University of California, San Francisco

Saturday, October 6 | 10:30am - 11:30am

Implementing Updated Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management of Clostridium Difficile Infections – It's Our Doody

Course Description: In addition to being the most common healthcare-associated infection, Clostridium difficile has also caused community-onset infections with increasing frequency. Adherence to guideline recommendations has been associated with improved outcomes. Given the prevalence of  C. difficile infections, notable differences in diagnostic testing recommendations, and relatively few therapeutic options, pharmacists require working knowledge of the new guideline recommendations to optimize patient outcomes.
This presentation will review updated recommendations related to the diagnosis and management of Clostridium difficile infections. Selected primary literature will also be discussed.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify key updates to the IDSA/SHEA Clostridium difficile guideline.
  2. Differentiate Clostridium difficile infection versus colonization.
  3. Describe treatment strategies for patients with Clostridium difficile infection based on revised guideline recommendations.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Speaker: Ethan A. Smith, PharmD
                      Program Coordinator - Antimicrobial Stewardship  | Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Saturday, October 6 | 10:30am - 11:30am

The Negotiation: Managing the Opioid Tapering Process

Course Description: Many providers and pharmacists find themselves tasked to implement opioid reducing strategies without receiving proper training on how to have the conversation or how to do this safely while maintaining a therapeutic relationship. This course will arm the pharmacist with tools to approach the conversation and implement a plan, while continuing to maintain a therapeutic relationship around opioid tapering. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe when opioid tapering is indicated.
  2. Given a simulated case, apply principles of the opioid tapering conversation.
  3. Given a simulated case, develop an opioid tapering plan.
  4. Recognize opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners
Speaker: Kasey L. Malotte, PharmD, BCPS
                      Advanced Practice Pharmacist | Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Saturday, October 6 | 10:30am - 11:30am

California Board of Pharmacy Update and Open Forum

Course Description: Hear an overview of the new pharmacy laws and regulations impacting the pharmacy profession, followed by an extended time of Q&A with CA Board of Pharmacy leadership.  Now’s your chance to address those lingering questions—submit your questions ahead of time by sending them to education@cshp.org or ask via open mic at the session
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify components of new laws pharmacies must implement in 2019.
  2. Describe four recent regulation changes that will impact pharmacy practice.
  3. Identify future directions for regulation of pharmacy practice by the California Board of Pharmacy.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians
Speaker: Virginia Herold
                      Executive Officer| California Board of Pharmacy

Saturday, October 6 | 11:15am - 12:45pm

Navigating Your Career and Leadership Opportunities

Course Description: Navigating the myriad of options in our profession can be daunting, especially early on in one’s career. Come to this round-robin event  and meet with a diverse number of leaders in various clinical, executive, industry and non-traditional  pharmacy roles. 
Target Audience: Students, New Practitioners
Co-moderator: Loriann De Martini, PharmD, BCGP
                                    Chief Executive Officer | CSHP
Co-moderator: Martin Iyoya, PharmD, FCSHP
                                    Director of Pharmacy Services | John Muir Health System
Table Facilitators:
Vincent Cheng, PharmD, BCPS | 
Medical Science Liaison | Sanofi

Dan B. Dong, 
PharmD, FCSHP -  Regional Pharmacy Director , Northern California Pharmacy Operations Project Manager | Kaiser Permanente 

Connie Ha, PharmD | Senior Medical Science Liaison | AstraZeneca

Janice Hoffman, PharmD, EdD, APh, BCGP, FASCP - Director, Postgraduate Residency Program | Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration |  Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy

Rita K. Jew, PharmD, FASHP - Director of Pharmacy | UCSF Medical Center, Mission Bay Campus

Denis A. Kitayama, PharmD - Project Manager | KP HealthConnect Clinical Content, Inpatient Pharmacy | Kaiser Permanente

Lisa Kroon, PharmD, CDE, FAPhA - Professor and Chair of Clinical Pharmacy | University of California, San Francisco


Jerika T. Lam, PharmD, AAHIVP, FCSHP  - Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice | Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Marcie Lepkowsky, PharmD, BCGP - Director, PGY1 Acute Care Residency | Department of Pharmacy | University of California, San Diego

Emi Minejima
PharmD - Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy | University of Southern California

Aida Oganesyan, PharmD, BCGP - Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice | West Coast University

Helen Park, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP, FCPhA - Associate Chief of Pharmacy | VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Laura Polonsky, PharmD, BCPS - 
Clinical Coordinator, Formulary Management & Clinical Programs | System Enterprise-Pharmacy
Sutter Health


James Scott, PharmD, MEd, APh, FCCP - Associate Dean for Experiential & Professional Affairs | WesternU College of Pharmacy

Maria Serpa, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP - Pharmacy, Sutter Medical Center

Armen Simonian, PharmD - Assistant Dean & Chair of Clinical | Administrative Sciences and Associate Professor | School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences | Keck Graduate Institute

Kethen So, PharmD, FCSHP - Assistant Director of Pharmacy Operations | University of California, San Francisco

Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD - Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Vice Chair of Clinical Innovation | University of California, San Francisco

Sun Yang, B.Pharm, PhD, RPh, BCPPS, APh - 
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice | Department of Pharmacy Practice | Chapman University School of Pharmacy 

Saturday, October 6 | 1:15pm - 2:15pm

Career Transition: New Practitioner Panel
Presented by the CSHP New Practitioner Executive Committee 

Course Description: With the growing number of drug approvals in the United States, students are spending an increased amount of time learning pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics to become experts in their respective fields. However, many students graduate pharmacy school without a plan for personal and career development as part of a lifetime of growth and learning. This panel will aim to provide students and new practitioners with real-world examples from 5-6 successful new practitioners. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Explain the importance of early personal development as part of a foundation for a prosperous pharmacy career.
  2. Evaluate leadership opportunities for new practitioners across the state of California.
  3. Identify new practitioner resources such as webinars, roundtables and local pharmacy organization mentorship.
  4. Analyze the importance of networking as a tool for a successful career in pharmacy.
Target Audience: New Practitioners, Students
Speaker: James Wall, PharmD
                     Global Studies Manager, Adjunct Faculty | Genentech, Inc.

Saturday, October 6 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

2018 Pharmacy Law Update

Course Description: Several new laws went into effect in 2018, and new regulations promulgated by the Board of Pharmacy are becoming effective during the course of the year in 2018.  These include the requirement for CII inventory and reconciliation quarterly in all pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics, the approval of telepharmacy which allows a pharmacy to open with no pharmacist physically in the pharmacy, and the change in position by CDPH to not require a waiver for implementation of a tech-check-tech program. This will be a review of the new laws and regulations that went into effect In 2018, and possibly some of the new ones for 2019.  
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe what a Hospital Satellite Compounding Pharmacy license requires.
  2. Identify the required elements for a "telepharmacy".
  3. Identify the changes in requirements for the CURES system.
  4. Identify the new requirements for inventory and reconciliation of Schedule II controlled substances in a pharmacy, hospital, and clinic. 
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify the required elements for a "telepharmacy".
  2. Identify the changes in requirements for the CURES system.
  3. Identify the new requirements for inventory and reconciliation of Schedule II controlled substances in a pharmacy, hospital, and clinic. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Co-speaker: Robert Stein, PharmD, JD
                              Professor of Practice in Pharmacy Law & Ethics | Keck Graduate Institute College of Pharmacy
Co-speaker: Keith Yoshizuka, PharmD, JD, FCSHP
                              Asst. Dean for Administration | Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Saturday, October 6 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Drugs and Sex

Course Description: This interactive CE session will cover the components of good sexual function and the common drug-induced sexual dysfunction for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and students.
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Discuss the major categories of sexual dysfunction and which is most common in males and females. 
  2. Discuss the four components necessary for good sexual function.
  3. Identify the most common drugs that may adversely affect sexual function. 
  4. Discuss how the presence of various chronic illnesses affect sexual function.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Speaker: Mary Gutierrez, PharmD, BCPP
                      Professor of Pharmacy Practice | Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Saturday, October 6 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

CART Therapy: A New Horizon for Cancer Care

Course Description: This presentation will provide pharmacists with an overview of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CART) therapy - including place in therapy in hematology and oncology, toxicity profile and management.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Define the mechanism of action of chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cell therapy.
  2. Examine the role of CAR-T therapy in hematologic and solid tumor malignancies.
  3. Identify key toxicities of CAR-T therapy and management strategies. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Speaker: Mimi Lo, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP
                      Hematology/BMT Clinical Pharmacist | UCSF Health

Saturday, October 6 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

California "Getting to Zero" HIV Strategies and the Role of Pharmacies in Achieving These Goals

Course Description: This course will be a review of recent developments in HIV care, policy and innovative pharmacy programs that will support achieving the goals of Zero HIV infections, Deaths and Stigma.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the importance of adherence to ARV medications in achieving Getting to Zero goals.
  2. Counsel patients prescribed Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
  3. Describe pharmacist roles in promoting HIV prevention services including HIV testing and non-prescription syringe sales.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe the importance of adherence to ARV medications in achieving Getting to Zero goals. 
  2. Access patient assistance programs to support Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis access. 
  3. List 3 strategies pharmacies can implement to support HIV prevention efforts.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Speaker: Kirsten B Balano,  PharmD, AAHIVP
                      Assistant Clinical Professor | University of California, San Francisco

Saturday, October 6 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Value Equation:  Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacist Services

Course Description: This session will be an overview of emergency department (ED) pharmacist services at an urban, level 1 trauma center with a focus on clinical interventions, patient safety, and the fiscal implications of involvement. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe challenges and barriers in the implementation of ED Pharmacist services.
  2. Identify methods to implement dedicated ED clinical pharmacist services.  
  3. Describe clinical services with measurable quality improvement and fiscal stewardship outcomes. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Co-speaker: Adrienne Kercsak, PharmD, BCPS
                             Clinical Pharmacist | Scripps Mercy Hospital
Co-speaker: Henry Lederer, PharmD, BCPS
                             Clinical Pharmacist | Scripps Mercy Hospital

Saturday, October 6 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Helpful, Harmful, or a Little Bit of Both? Weighing the Risks Versus the Potential Benefits of Cannabis Use

Course Description: This presentation will provide an overview of the evidence of potential therapeutic uses and harms associated with cannabis use. This knowledge can be used to make individualized recommendations.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Interpret cannabis use trends in the United States.
  2. Analyze evidence regarding potential therapeutic uses of cannabinoids.  
  3. Categorize harms associated with cannabis use.
  4. Assess risk versus benefit of use to provide individualized recommendations. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Speaker: Lisa W. Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
                      Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy | University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

Saturday, October 6 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Transitions of Care: Navigating a Series of Unfortunate Events

Course Description: Through a series of complex patient cases, the ingenuity and leadership taken by the Transitions of Care pharmacist to deliver quality patient experiences will be explored. 
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Define the growing trend of transitions of care pharmacy and how it has evolved over time.
  2. Explore emerging roles for transitions of care pharmacist specialists.
  3. Analyze the complexities of insurances and medication acquisition involved in discharge planning. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Co-speaker: Winnie Thi, PharmD, BCPS
                              Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacist | Scripps Mercy Hospital
Co-speaker: Sheila Hwe, PharmD
                              Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacist | Scripps Mercy Hospital

Saturday, October 6 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Clinical Pearls: Diabetes in the Elderly through Transitions of Care 

Course Description: Pharmacists, as part of the healthcare team, provide clinical services to patients with diabetes through transitions of care on a daily basis.  However, due to current CMS guidelines, there are additional considerations when providing services to elderly patients that transition to long term care. This presentation will provide pharmacists with clinical consideration for geriatric patients with diabetes through the continuum of care.  
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss the current American Diabetes Association treatment guidelines for Type II Diabetes patients over the age of 70 years old.
  2. Explain the current CMS guidelines regarding sliding scale insulin use in skilled nursing facilities.
  3. Apply these guidelines to a geriatric patient case. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Students
Co-speaker: Aida Oganesyan, PharmD, BCGP
                              Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice | West Coast University, School of Pharmacy
Co-speaker: Janice Simen, PharmD, EdD, APh, BCGP, FASCP
                              Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration | Western University of Health Sciences

Saturday, October 6 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

2018 Residency Research Project Highlights - Therapeutic Updates

Part I: Impact of Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Hydrocortisone in Septic Shock Patients

Course Description:  A current retrospective cohort study evaluates the effect of combination ascorbic acid (vitamin C), thiamine, and hydrocortisone therapy on hospital mortality in patients with septic shock who are vasopressor-dependent. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. List baseline characteristics of patients who may be candidates for ascorbic acid (vitamin C), thiamine, and hydrocortisone therapy.
  2. Explain how outcomes were impacted by treatment with ascorbic acid, thiamine, and hydrocortisone.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Students
Co-speaker: Stephanie Ho, PharmD
                              Specialty Residency in Drug Information | Kaiser Permanente


Part II: Tofacitinib versus TNF Inhibitors in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Course Description: This study examined the comparative drug persistence of tofacitinib and TNF inhibitors in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the findings from a retrospective cohort study evaluating the drug persistence of tofacitinib versus Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) inhibitor biologics in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. 
  2. Describe the clinical disease activity in patients who meet 6 month drug persistence treated with tofacitinib or TNF inhibitors.

Target Audience: Pharmacists, Students
Co-speaker:
 Maya Ballis, PharmD
                              Pharmacy Resident | Kasier Permanente


 


Saturday, October 6 | 3:15pm - 4:45pm

HCV Treatment Updates - From Access to Special Populations

Course Description: This session will review and discuss the current and future state of HCV practice, review and describe ADEs and common DDIs of recently introduced treatment options, and strategies for HCV management.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss the latest data on recently approved HCV treatments and current AASLD treatment guidelines.
  2. Review how to evaluate and select an appropriate AASLD recommended HCV treatment regimen, including special populations such as decompensated cirrhosis, and solid organ transplant recipients. 
  3. Discuss medication coverage and access for HCV medications.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Co-speaker: Philip Kong, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCPS
                              Clinical Pharmacist | University of California, San Francisco 
Co-speaker: David J. Quan, PharmD, BCPS
                              Pharmacist Specialist-Solid Organ Transplantation | University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Co-speaker: Aileen Chi, PharmD
                              Hepatitis C/Liver Transplant Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist | University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

 


Sunday, October 7 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Development of a System Platform to Lead Quality Outcomes

Course Description: Description of a deliberate journey Scripps Heath undertook to optimize formulary management across 5 hospitals through the development of a System wide Pharmacy & Therapeutics Commitee.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe a communication cascade that involves site and system P and T Committee. 
  2. Give examples of processes that engage key stake holders and decision making. 
  3. Construct a vetting process to garner stakeholder support.
  4. Demonstrate a system process that supports financial stewardship. 
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Explain the benefits of a system formulary management process.
  2. Describe your role in formulary management in the new the new paradigm.
Target Audience: Pharmacists, New Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Students
Co-speaker: Harminder Sikand, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, FCSHP
                              Clinical Director | Scripps Mercy Hospital
Co-speaker: Melissa Flaherty, PharmD
                              Clinical Director Corporate Services | Scripps Health


Sunday, October 7 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Which Came First, the Antibiotic or Antibiotic Resistance? -  From "A Series of Chance Events of Almost Unbelievable Improbability" to the Post-Antibiotic Era

Course Description: Worldwide deaths related to infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant organisms exceed half a million annually. Both national and international organizations have identified organisms for which novel therapies are urgently needed, and pharmacists are identified as key players in antimicrobial stewardship programs. This session will briefly review the history of antibiotic discovery and development, discuss the current state of the antibiotic pipeline, and highlight patient-level implications of antibiotic misuse.
Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Discuss the fiscal/regulatory landscape for antimicrobial discovery and approval. 
  2. Evaluate antimicrobials recently approved by the FDA and those that show promise for future approval. 
  3. Identify global and patient-level implications of antimicrobial misuse. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Speaker: Ethan A. Smith, PharmD
                     Program Coordinator - Antimicrobial Stewardship | Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Sunday, October 7 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Controlling Cholesterol: Beyond Statins

Course Description: This presentation will discuss recent data on non-statin cholesterol-lowering medications and the role of these therapies in the management of dyslipidemia and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss the role of non-statin medications in the pharmacotherapy of dyslipidemia as recommended by nationally recognized cardiology organizations. 
  2. Apply the outcomes of non-statin clinical trials to patients who cannot tolerate statin therapy or require lowering of LDL-cholesterol in addition to statins. 
  3. Evaluate pharmacoeconomic data of non-statin medications to determine financial feasibility of routine use of high-cost lipid-lowering drugs. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Co-speaker: Rebecca J. Tran, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCACP, CLS
                              Associate Professor | Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy
Co-speaker: Eric Gupta, PharmD, BCPS, CLS, FCPhA, FNLA
                              Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration | Western University of Health Sciences

Sunday, October 7 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Combating the Opioid Epidemic: Sharing Pharmacy Initiatives in an Integrated Healthcare System 

Course Description: This session will discuss regulatory changes and the impact on opioid management in an integrated healthcare model. The course will also discuss best practices in implementing opioid restrictions. 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss how federal and state legislation has impacted opioid management.   
  2. Describe how implemented opioid initiatives have impacted overall medical utilization.  
  3. Identify best practices used to manage opioids in light of legislation changes.   
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Co-speaker: Patricia Gray, PharmD, FCSHP
                             Clinical Operations Manager, Riverside | Kaiser Permanente, Southern California
Co-speaker: Karen Cham, PharmD, CPHQ
                              Supervisor Ambulatory Pharmacy Care, Continuum  | Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
Co-speaker: Laura Morodomi, PharmD
                              Program Manager | Kaiser Permanente, Northern California

Sunday, October 7 | 9:15am - 10:15am

Upholding Patient and Public Safety through Sustainable Pharmaceutical Disposal 

Course Description: With fewer regulations for the safe handling and disposal of oral chemotherapy drugs in the outpatient setting, there is a risk of unintentional exposure via environmental contamination. The State Board of Pharmacy has finalized a regulation for medication take-back services and promoting awareness of these services is vital to protect public health. This presentation will discuss the environmental impacts of medications, the pharmacist's role in drug take-back programs, and educational efforts aimed at protecting public health and the environment.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify methods of disposing pharmaceuticals in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
  2. Describe special disposal requirements for hazardous pharmaceuticals.
  3. Identify the primary components of the Alameda County Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance.
  4. Discuss benefits and challenges associated with pharmaceutical take-back programs.
  5. Describe the role of pharmacists within medication take-back programs including, but not limited to, registration with the California Board of Pharmacy and patient/caregiver education.  
  6. Discuss a survey study on safe handling and disposal of oral chemotherapy among patients/caregivers and healthcare providers.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Co-speaker: Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD, BCPS
                              Assistant Professor | UCSF School of Pharmacy
Co-speaker: Siu Fun Wong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
                              Professor of Oncology and Associate Dean of Assessment and Scholarship | Chapman University School of Pharmacy
Co-speaker: Sun "Coco" Yang, BsPharm, PhD, RPh, BCPPS, APh
                              Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice | Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Sunday, October 7 | 9:15am - 10:15am

Immunotherapy Toxicities for the Non-Oncology Pharmacist

Course Description: This presentation will provide pharmacists with information about commercially available immunotherapy agents for cancer, including FDA-approved indications, off-label use, and toxicity management.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Explain the different immunotherapy agents currently available and their mechanism of action. 
  2. Identify toxicities of each immunotherapy agent. 
  3. Design a treatment plan for immunotherapy toxicity, given a patient case.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Speaker: Erika Wass, PharmD, BCOP
                      Stem Cell Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist | Loma Linda University Medical Center

Sunday, October 7 | 9:15am - 10:15am

Session Cancelled
Patient Assistance Program (PAP)

Course Description: For patients who can't afford medications, or for patients who were denied payment for their prescriptions,  drug access does not end at a denied insurance claim. This session will present what is available to expand access to vulnerable populations through the Patient Assistance Program (PAP). 
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify the elements, expectations, and requirements of patient assistance programs.
  2. Describe skills to navigate, access, and utilize free drug assistance programs.
  3. List the importance and necessity of safety nets in health care.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify the elements, expectations, and requirements of patient assistance programs.
  2. Describe skills to navigate, access, and utilize free drug assistance programs.
  3. List the importance and necessity of safety nets in health care.
Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians
Speaker: Jason Victoriano
                      Patient Assistance Program Coordinator | Department of Public Health

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