Seminar 2019: Schedule
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CSHP has an amazing array of courses to be offered at Seminar 2019! Below you may view our full schedule of CE sessions planned for Seminar 2019. You may also view our schedule-at-a-glance herePlease note that all session information are subject to change. 
Last Updated: October 18, 2019

Note: The activity number (UAN) indicates the ACPE  accreditation for a session: if the number ends in a "P", it is accredited for pharmacists, if it ends in a "T" it is accredited for technicians, if it ends in "P/T" it is accredited for both.

 

SEMINAR 2019 SCHEDULE
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FULL SESSION SCHEDULE
- Seminar 2019 Sessions | Thursday, October 17, 2019 -

 

October 17, 2019 | 8:00AM - 5:00PM (Pre-Registration Required)
Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate Program - Chronic Disease State Management
Course Description: 
This program will focus on management of common chronic disease states and issues including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, depression, anxiety, and safe medication use in older adults.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Activity Number:
 
0126-9999-17-006-B01-P
Presented in partnership between the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Touro University California


October 17, 2019 | 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Opioid Analgesic: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)
Course Description: The Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS) was designed to ensure that the benefits of opioid analgesics used in the outpatient setting outweigh the risks (in patients whose clinicians have determined opioid analgesics to be an appropriate treatment option).

Type of Activity: Live CME-Certified Program accredited by USF Health


October 17, 2019 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Drug Diversion Awareness to Shift the Status Quo: The Implementation of an Improved Documentation Audit Program for Controlled Substances at a Community Hospital
Course Description: Theft of controlled substances is common in the healthcare workplace. Robust surveillance over all controlled substances activities is critical. This presentation will describe how a community hospital pharmacy optimized existing technology to establish daily surveillance of controlled substances to raise drug diversion awareness within the institution.

Pharmacist Objectives:

  1. Recognize the Pharmacy Department is accountable to stay proactive in facilitating early detection of drug diversion.
  2. Perform an internal environment scan to assess controlled substance overall compliance.
  3.  Identify strategies to collaborate with Nursing, Anesthesia and Informatics to develop a successful opioid surveillance program.
  4. Optimize technology to effectively manage limited human and financial resources to ensure program sustainability.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe the breadth and scope of the drug diversion epidemic.
  2. Discuss the responsibilities of the Pharmacy Department in providing oversight over controlled substances.
  3. Define good practices that will help secure controlled substances.
  4. Identify the need for daily surveillance activities to ensure overall compliance of controlled substances.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-079-L04-P/T
Speaker: Jennifer Ting-Chan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
                 Medication Safety Pharmacist 
| Huntington Hospital

October 17, 2019 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Oral Chemotherapy: Updates and Resources for Pharmacists
Course Description: Many new oral chemotherapy medications have been approved by the FDA and it has become increasingly difficult for practitioners to keep up with the complexities and challenges that these medications present. Pharmacists are a crucial resource in assuring the safety and efficacy of these medications for their patients. This presentation will provide pharmacists with information about select oral chemotherapy medications, including new approvals, monitoring DDIs, managing ADRs, and patient counseling and resources. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss novel oral chemotherapeutic agents or indications..
  2. Describe the role of a pharmacist in managing and monitoring patients on oral chemotherapy. 
  3. Identify resources for evaluating drug interactions involving such agents.  
  4. Recognize unique adverse drug reactions due to select oral chemotherapeutic agents and define appropriate measures for managing these side effects. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-123-L01-P
Speaker: Ali Reza Rejali, PharmD, BCPS
                     Clinical Pharmacist IV - Oncology and BMT 
| Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

October 17, 2019 | 3:15PM - 4:15PM
Aspirin Clinical Conundrums
Course Description: With excellent medical technology and resources in the U.S., there is still great inequality in healthcare between individuals and populations. This course will familiarize attendees with population health, and how pharmacists can promote positive health outcomes and distribute those outcomes to a population instead of individual patients. Pharmacy technicians should also be trained and be ready for their expanded roles in obtaining medication history, providing medication resources, and being patient liaisons.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss recommendations for the use of aspirin as described in the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.
  2. Review primary literature concerning whether aspirin use would be beneficial for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
  3. Summarize existing evidence for the use of low-dose aspirin in pregnant women at risk of preeclampsia.
  4. 4. Utilizing a patient case, apply primary literature and/or clinical practice guidelines to make a recommendation for or against appropriateness of aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-163-L01-P
Co-speaker: Matthew Heinsen, PharmD, BCPS
                      Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist | Kaweah Delta Health Care District
Co-speaker: Khushwinder Gill, PharmD
                      Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist | Kaweah Delta Health Care District

October 17, 2019 | 3:15PM - 4:15PM
The Evolving Role of Ambulatory Pharmacists in Advancing Population Health
Course Description: With excellent medical technology and resources in the U.S., there is still great inequality in healthcare between individuals and populations. This course will familiarize attendees with population health, and how pharmacists can promote positive health outcomes and distribute those outcomes to a population instead of individual patients. Pharmacy technicians should also be trained and be ready for their expanded roles in obtaining medication history, providing medication resources, and being patient liaisons.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Define population health and its benefits.
  2. List components of a population health.
  3. Identify specific strategies and design care paths to improve population health in an ambulatory care setting.
  4. Practice and teach inter-professional skills to promote population health.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Define population health and its benefits.
  2. Describe potential roles for pharmacy technicians in a population health program.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-084-L04-P/T
Speaker: May Mak, PharmD, APh, BCGP, CDE
                Assistant Professor | Chapman University School of Pharmacy

October 17, 2019 | 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Current Treatment Modalities for Autism and the role of the Newest Potential Medication Therapy:  Balovaptan
Course Description: This presentation will review autism and the current treatment modalities, including non-pharmacolotic, psychoactive agents, illicit drugs, and the role of Balovaptan. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Recognize the statistical impact of Autism in the United States.
  2. Describe current treatment modalities nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies (including illicit drugs) available for the treatment of behaviors associated with Autism. 
  3. Distinguish the difference between Balovaptan and the the current medication therapies available and the potential impact for families.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-082-L01-P
Speaker: Janice Hoffman, PharmD, EdD, BCGP, FASHP
                Associate Professor College of Pharmacy 
| Western University of Health Sciences

 

October 17, 2019 | 4:30PM - 5:30PM
When Emergency Preparedness Becomes a Disaster Response:  Essentials for Pharmacists and Technicians
Course Description: California has seen several major disasters in the recent past. Pharmacy operations during a declared disaster require knowledge of Board of Pharmacy regulations and access to resources that offer timely assistance in providing pharmacy services in a declared disaster.  Meeting these challenges during a disaster response requires competencies beyond routine pharmacy practice.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Review the Board of Pharmacy regulations in disasters. 
  2. Describe a pharmacy preparedness coalition. 
  3. List resources to assist patients in a declared disaster. 
  4. Emphasize the need for personal and workplace emergency preparedness and response plan.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Review the Board of Pharmacy regulations in disasters. 
  2. Utilize the technicians' expertise in maintaining the functionality of pharmacy services and the medical supply chain. 
  3. List resources that help pharmacists to assist patients in a declared disaster.
  4. Emphasize the need for personal and workplace emergency preparedness and response plan.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-084-L04-P/T
Speaker: Sandra Leigh Bardas, BSP, RPh, FCSHP
                Consultant Pharmacist | Pharmaceutical Cares


 

 

FULL SESSION SCHEDULE
- Seminar 2019 Sessions | Friday, October 18, 2019 -

 

October 18, 2019 | 7:30AM - 9:00AM
CV Review - Preparing an Effective Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Course Description: You probably have been told that the purpose of a curriculum vitae is to provide an overview of professional achievements, academic training, leadership skills, and work experience. These are components of a CV, but not the main purpose. Once you understand the purpose then you will be able to determine what sections should be listed and the order they should be displayed in and the content that should go in each section. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the singular purpose of curriculum vitae.
  2. Describe how to format the responsibilities section of a position.
  3. Write accomplishments in a systematic, repeatable and effective format.
  4. List the three most important residency interview selection criteria as reported by PGY1 residency directors.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-087-L01-P
Speaker: Rodney Gedey, PharmD, BCPS 

October 18, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Pharmacy Careers Round Table
Course Description: An opportunity for pharmacy students to learn about PharmD career options. PharmDs from diverse areas of practice will be invited: health system, retail, academia, industry, research, etc.
Target Audience: Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: N/A
Co-Speakers: Kim Nguyen and Dan Kudo

October 18, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Systolic Heart Failure  
Course Description: Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are closely inter-related. Due to the worsened outcomes associated with concomitant atrial fibrillation and heart failure and limited evidence-based treatment options for this patient population, pharmacists' understanding of how to best utilize these options will be of great importance for achieving optimal patient care. This presentation will provide pharmacists with information regarding evidence-based treatment options for atrial fibrillation in patients with concomitant systolic heart failure. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss rate control therapies for patients with concomitant atrial fibrillation and systolic heart failure. 
  2. Review rhythm control therapies for patients with concomitant atrial fibrillation and systolic heart failure.  
  3. Compare rate and rhythm control strategies in this patient population.   
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-087-L01-P
Speaker: Catherine Van, PharmD
                Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice 
| West Coast University School of Pharmacy 

October 18, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
ABCs of Pediatric ID: An Introduction to Pediatric Pharmacokinetics and Common Infectious Diseases
Course Description: Many pharmacists are not familiar with management of pharmacotherapy in pediatric patients. This session will provide an introduction to the differences in pharmacological management and therapeutic considerations in children, as well as common pathogens responsible for pediatric infectious diseases and choices for empiric therapy. It will also discuss pharmacokinetics in children and how this influences therapy. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify likely pathogens for common pediatric infectious diseases.
  2. Explain how pharmacokinetic differences in pediatric patients influence antimicrobial choices and dosing.
  3. Recommend appropriate empiric pharmacotherapy for common pediatric infectious diseases.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-091-L01-P
Speaker: Caroline M. Sierra, PharmD, BCPPS
                Assistant Professor 
| Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy

October 18, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs in Dental Hygiene Practice 
Course Description: This presentation will provide pharmacy technicians with a basic understanding and knowledge of common prescription and over-the-counter drugs used in dental hygiene. 

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Define the integration of core scientific concepts and applications of dental hygiene process of care relating to patents. 
  2. Identify the common brands and generic names that are commonly used in dental hygiene practice. 
  3. Explain what drugs are given to medically compromised patients in a case studies in dental hygiene practice. 
Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-089-L04-T
Speaker: Michelle H. Camus, RDA, BA, RDH
                 RDA 
| Golden Gate Dentists/ Marina Park Dental 

October 18, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Unbreak My Heart: Cardiovascular Complications in Oncology
Course Description: Cancer therapies have been associated with a broad range of cardiovascular complications.  While newer therapies have improved overall survival from malignancy,  morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease has increased.  This session will provide an overview for pharmacists to understand the mechanisms by which cancer therapies can impact the heart and be aware of strategies to manage these toxicities.  

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify  the  mechanism of cardiotoxicity  by different cancer modalities.
  2. Discuss prevention and treatment strategies of  cancer therapy induced cardiotoxicity.
  3.  Describe the role of pharmacists in cardio-oncology.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-080-L01-P
Speaker: Mimi Lo, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
                Hematology/BMT Clinical Pharmacist 
| UCSF Health

October 18, 2019 | 8:15AM - 9:15AM
In the Nose?! Review of Medications That Can Be Given Intranasally in the Emergency Department
Course Description: Intranasal (IN) administration of drugs has become an increasingly popular practice in the emergency department, especially in pediatric patients.  For some drugs, IN administration is an off-label method so it may not be common knowledge for pharmacists.  This presentation will include a review of the literature regarding this novel practice, as well as an overview of medications that can be given IN, pharmacokinetic considerations, and practical application tips for practicing pharmacists.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. List medications that can be administered intranasally. 
  2. Describe the differences in dosing and pharmacokinetics of intranasal administration compared to other routes of administration for select medications.  
  3. Recall the efficacy and safety findings from studies involving intranasal administration of drugs. 
  4. Discuss clinical application considerations for intranasal administration of medications. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-090-L01-P
Co-Speaker: Kimberly Won, PharmD, BCCCP
                              Assistant Professor / Clinical Pharmacist, EM/CC 
| Chapman University
                              School of Pharmacy / Providence St. Joseph Mission Hospital
Co-Speaker: Kevin A. Kaucher, PharmD, BCCCP
                      Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Department Program Director PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency | Denver Health Medical Center 

October 18, 2019 | 8:15AM - 9:15AM
Pharmacist's Role in Pharmacogenomics to Optimize Patient Safety
Course Description: Eighteen percent of all US prescriptions are affected by drug-gene interactions. Pharmacogenomics can improve clinical outcomes by reducing medication-related adverse effects and treatment failures. However, a gap of knowledge and lack of confidence still exist among pharmacists and clinicians about using personalized genetic information (PGx) to treat complex diseases. This session aims to develop the pharmacist's knowledge and role in PGx and how it can help optimize patient safety.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the role of pharmacists in pharmacogenomics. 
  2. Explain the practice models that implement pharmacogenomics. 
  3. Apply pharmacogenomics in case scenarios.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe the role of pharmacists in pharmacogenomics. 
  2. Explain the practice models that implement pharmacogenomics. 
  3. Apply pharmacogenomics in case scenarios.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-086-L05-P/T
Co-Speaker: Mary Gutierrez, PharmD, BCPP
                      Professor 
| Chapman University School of Pharmacy
Co-Speaker: Jerika Lam, PharmD, AAHIVP, FCSHP
                       Associate Professor 
| Chapman University School of Pharmacy

October 18, 2019 | GENERAL SESSION 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Keynote Presentation: The Future of Healthcare | 10:15 AM
Course Description: Surgeon General Carmona will discuss the present state of our nation’s health (sick) care system and the rapidly evolving science and technology that will create the future system that our citizens demand and deserve.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the increasing preventable rise in disease and economic burden in our nation.
  2. Explain the options to address the needed sustainable societal behavioral change through health literate and culturally competent communications.
  3. Give examples of the expanded scope of practice opportunities for pharmacists to take a leadership role in educating the public in health and prevention strategies.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-152-L04-P/T
Speaker: Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
                     17th Surgeon General of the United States Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona

October 18, 2019 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM 
How to Interview
Course Description: Interviewing overview for residency and fellowship and offer useful interviewing advice. Focus on Interviewing skills.
Target Audience: Student Pharmacist
Activity Number: N/A
Speaker: Daniel Kudo, Pharm.D., FCSHP, APh


October 18, 2019 | 11:15AM - LUNCH PICKUP | SESSION: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Student Lunch & Learn: Career Transition Panel Discussion: 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 leader ship opportunities for new practitioners across the state of California.
  3. Identify new practitioner resources such as webinars, round-tables and local pharmacy organization mentorship.
  4. Analyze the importance of networking as a tool for a successful career in pharmacy.
Target Audience: New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Co-Speaker: Vanya Chan, PharmD
                               Inpatient/Critical Care Pharmacist 
| Loma Linda University Medical Center
Co-Speaker:  Amy Kang, PharmD
                               Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Infectious Diseases Specialist 
| Chapman School of Pharmacy, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Co-Speaker:  Benjamin Malcolm, PharmD, BCCCP
                               Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 
| Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
Co-Speaker: Kimberly J. Won, PharmD, BCCCP
                               Assistant Proferssor of Pharmacy Practice, Emergency Medicine/ICU Specialist 
| Chapman University School of Pharmacy; Providence St. Joseph Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo
Moderator: James Wall, PharmD
                               Global Study Manager | Genentech, Inc

October 18, 2019 | 1:15PM - 2:15PM
Residency/Fellowship: A Day in the Life
Course Description: PGY1 and PGY2 Residents and current fellows will be available for pharmacy students, fellows and residents to ask question regarding a specific specialty and/or career pathway. 
Target Audience: Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: N/A
Moderator: Kim Nguyen, PharmD
Co-speaker: Julienne Hattar, PharmD, Fellow
Co-speaker: Farrnam Kachouei, PharmD
Co-speaker: Kathy Nguyen, PharmD
Co-speaker: Ruquaya Quraishi, PharmD
Co-speaker: Melissa Kimura, PharmD, Fellow
Co-speaker: Kaylee Miu, PharmD
, Fellow


October 18, 2019 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Updates in the Treatment of Dyslipidemia
Course Description: This presentation will discuss the most recent 2018 ACC/AHA multisociety guideline on the management of cholesterol and its impact on the roles of non-statin lipid-lowering medications (e.g. ezetimibe, PCSK9 inhibitors, and bile acid sequestrants).  The 2018 guideline will help pharmacists to assess primary prevention patients using new risk-enhancing factors and assessment tools.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss the recommendations for lipid-lowering drugs as described in the 2018 ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines for the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). 
  2. Describe the new set of risk-enhancing factors that favor the initiation of statin therapy in patients at risk for ASCVD. 
  3. Describe the role of coronary artery calcium score in the evaluation of a patient who is at intermediate or borderline risk of ASCVD, especially when the decision about statin therapy is uncertain.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-095-L01-P
Speaker: Rebecca J. Tran, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCACP, BCCP, CLS
                     Associate Professor | Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

October 18, 2019 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Opioid Use Disorder: Pharmacotherapy and the Expanding Roles of Pharmacists
Course Description: Opioid use disorder (OUD) remains a significant problem affecting roughly 2 million Americans (350,000 Californians). Individuals with OUD experience stigma and inadequate access to treatment. Pharmacists are highly trained, accessible and trusted health care providers. Increasing pharmacists’ knowledge and competency in the management of OUD and increasing awareness of their potential roles can help to expand access to treatment and mitigate the opioid crisis. This session will provide the necessary information for pharmacists to actively and optimally engage in the medication management of patients with opioid use disorder.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the scope of the opioid overdose epidemic. 
  2. Explain appropriate medication management for the treatment of opioid use disorder (including mechanism of action, drug routes and formulations, dosing, efficacy and safety). 
  3. Differentiate clinical differences among the medications used to treat opioid use disorder (including medication initiation, dosing, drug interactions, and monitoring). 
  4. Describe the expanding roles of pharmacists in the management of patients with opioid use disorder.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-093-L01-P
Co-Speaker: Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP
                               Professor of Clinical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
| Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Co-Speaker: James J. Gasper, PharmD, BCPP
                              Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Pharmacist
 | California Department of Health Services

October 18, 2019 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System Data to Assess and Improve Glucose Control
Course Description: In 2018, Medicare approved payment for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices for patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes. In recent months, the state of California approved AB 848 Medi-Cal CGM legislation, enabling certain Medi-Cal patients with diabetes to be eligible to obtain a  CGM. This presentation aims to describe how pharmacists may successfully prescribe and use CGM systems to interpret glucose results and adjust insulin dosing.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Compare and contrast  differences between blood glucose meter and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data.
  2. Describe the differences between currently available CGM systems.
  3. Interpret CGM data in order to correctly adjust a patient's insulin dose.
  4. Discuss the correlation between CGM results and A1C values. 
  5.  Identify diabetes patients who are candidates for CGM use.
  6.  Be familiar with Medicare and Medi-Cal eligibility requirements for approval.
  7. Explain the cost of available CGM devices and private insurance eligibility.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Compare and contrast  differences between blood glucose meter and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data.  
  2. Identify diabetes patients who are candidates for CGM use.
  3. Describe Medicare and Medi-Cal eligibility requirements for approval.
  4. Describe key steps to downloading  blood glucose meter and continuous glucose monitor results.
  5. Describe the documentation requirements to expedite insurance approval for CGM claims.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-096-L01-P/T
Speaker: Panteha Kelly, RPh, BCACP, APh, CDE
                     Clinical Pharmacist Specialist  
| University of California San Diego Health System

October 18, 2019 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Patient Medication Lists: The Bridge between Inpatient & Outpatient Pharmacy and our best Population Health Management Tool
Course Description: The patient medication list has the ability to be used as a population health management tool and also serve as a bridge between Inpatient and Community Pharmacy Practice.  Current Inpatient Pharmacy Practice has placed a greater focus on admission/discharge medication history and medication reconciliation.  What is missing?  A standardized handoff to the Community Pharmacy where the patient receives post-discharge care. As a profession we must address this gap in transitions of care to establish the Pharmacists role in population health management.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Recognize the current state of pharmacist involvement in population health management and why this must be the standard of care in the community pharmacy setting.
  2. Explain the differences between a medication history, medication reconciliation, transitions of care, and population health management
  3. Identify the various transitions of care locations within and outside the acute care hospital setting and the potential gaps.
  4. Describe the role of a medication list in population health management in all care settings.
  5. Identify the challenges in obtaining an accurate medication list in both inpatient and outpatient care and the implications on population health management.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Recognize the current state of pharmacist involvement in population health management and why this must be the standard of care in the community pharmacy setting.
  2. Explain the differences between a medication history, medication reconciliation, transitions of care, and population health management
  3. Identify the various transitions of care locations within and outside the acute care hospital setting and the potential gap.
  4. Describe the role of a medication list in population health management in all care settings.
  5. Identify the role of a pharmacy technician in obtaining an accurate medication list in both inpatient and outpatient care and the implications on population health management.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-165L05-P/T
Speaker: Martin J. Torres, PharmD
                     Director of Pharmacy  
| San Antonio Regional Hospital
                     Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology | Southern California College of Optometry|Marshall B. Ketchum University


October 18, 2019 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Sterile Compounding Panel
Course Description: Members of the CSHP Sterile Compounding Taskforce will share experiences and lessons learned regarding sterile compounding.  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, issues and dilemmas for a lively discussion of this subject affecting every health system.  The long awaited alignment and implementation of USP 797 and USP 800 on December 1, 2019 is worthy of some discussion with colleagues.  Questions about Board of Pharmacy sterile compounding license inspections and regulations and the questions that arise can be discussed . The session will also highlight the updated sterile compounding 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.

Pharmacists Objectives:

1. Identify the most significant changes to the revised USP 797
2. Describe the use of the CSHP-CHA Sterile Compounding Tools
3. Identify the impact of USP 800 on hazardous drug exposure.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:

1. Identify the most significant changes to the revised USP 797.
2. Describe the use of the CSHP-CHA Sterile Compounding Tools.
3. Identify the impact of USP 800 on hazardous drug exposure.

Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-138-L07-P/T
Co-Speaker: Renee Barker, PharmD
                              Sterile Products Manager 
| Stanford Children's Health Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Co-Speaker: Ken Fukushima, PharmD
                              Senior Regional Vice President, Operations 
| West Region for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, Costa Mesa
Co-Speaker: Douglas O'Brien, PharmD
                              Northern California Regional Director for Inpatient Pharmacy 
| Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Co-Speaker: Victoria F. Ferraresi, PharmD,FCSHP, FASHP
                              Director of Pharmacy Services | Pathways Home Health and Hospice
Co-Speaker: Corbin Bennett, PharmD, MPH
                              Senior Director of Oncology and Outpatient Infusion Pharmacy Services | Kaiser Permanente


October 18, 2019 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Responding to Tragedy - A Roadmap for Harm Prevention and Safety Culture Review
Course Description: There is still much to be learned with regard to how organizations learn from errors that result in patient harm. A focus is needed to emphasize the importance of evaluating external events to prevent error. During this session, a recent highly publicized medication error will be reviewed in detail that will provide organizations a guide on how to evaluate their own system for the same risks.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the root causes that contributed to a tragic medication error. 
  2. Design a gap analysis tool to evaluate internal organizational risk in response to externally reported medication events. 
  3. Review best practice recommendations for neuromuscular blocker and automated dispensing cabinet safety.
  4. Differentiate between punitive and Just Cultures.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe root causes that contributed to a tragic medication error. 
  2. Identify areas where pharmacy technicians impact neuromuscular blocker and automated dispensing cabinet safety. 
  3. Differentiate between punitive and Just Cultures.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-094-L04-P/T

Speaker: Sarah Stephens, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
                     Medication Safety Coordinator 
| Kaweah Delta Health Care District

October 18, 2019 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Practice Technician Roles
Course Description: An overview of opportunities for pharmacy technician involvement and expanded roles in multiple areas of pharmacy. A panel of three pharmacy technician specialists will provide valuable tips and tricks to advance your pharmacy technician career. 

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify the duties of a Pharmacy Systems Analyst Technician and the technologies implemented for safe and controlled medication delivery.
  2. Illustrate how the role of a Pharmacy Systems Analyst Technician can foster success for nursing and pharmacy teams within an organization.
  3. List the diverse settings in which a Controlled Substance Auditor/Diversion Specialist can monitor controlled substance activities and transactions within an organization.
  4. Describe some of the tools and methods that a Controlled Substance Auditor/Diversion Specialist can utilize to ensure safe and accurate reporting and behaviors.
  5. Express how a Certified Improvement Advisor contributes to leadership decisions around priority setting and measurement capabilities, working with diverse departments in an organization.
  6. Practice a performance improvement culture and model how a Pharmacy Department may choose to specialize in contributing to performance improvement teams.
Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-137-L04-T
Co-Speaker: Kathy Daly, CPhT, FCSHP
Pharmacy Systems Analyst  
| Scripps Green Hospital
Co-Speaker: Thomas Harper, MPH, CPhT, FCSH
                              Controlled Substance Auditor/Diversion Specialist  
| UC Davis Health
Co-Speaker: Mariana Abraham, BSCM, PT
                              Certified Improvement Advisor | Kaiser Permanente Home Infusion Pharmacy


October 18, 2019 | 3:15PM - 4:15PM
I had a Little Bird, Its Name was Enza, I opened the Window, and In-Flu-Enza - An Overview on the Background and Management of Influenza
Course Description: Pharmacists are at the forefront of administering influenza vaccines and dispensing neuraminidase inhibitors in our communities. This presentation will discuss the 2018 IDSA guideline update on influenza and provide pharmacists a general understanding of influenza, knowledge on the different types of vaccines and neuraminidase inhibitors, and which patients will benefit the most from each type. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Recognize the various strains of influenza and the mechanism by which influenza pandemics occur in the community.
  2. Describe the different influenza vaccines and assess which patient populations would most benefit from each type.
  3. Compare the FDA-approved neuraminidase inhibitors and their clinical applicability.
  4. Using the IDSA guidelines, evaluate when influenza screening, chemoprophylaxis, and treatment should occur in the community versus hospital setting.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-100-L01-P
Speaker: Diandra Ruidera, PharmD, BCPS
                      Infectious Diseases Pharmacist 
| Desert Regional Medical Center

October 18, 2019 | 3:15PM - 4:15PM
2019 Pharmacy Law Update: Part I
Course Description: This is a two-part update on the new state and federal statutes and regulations affecting the practice of pharmacy in 2019, and a brief look forward at some of the new laws going into effect in 2020.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify the new requirements for California Security Prescription forms for 2019.
  2. Identify the new requirements for hospital pharmacy departments regarding high-risk patients.
  3. Identify changes to the CURES system for 2019.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify the new requirements for California Security Prescription forms for 2019.
  2. Identify the new requirements for hospital pharmacy departments regarding high-risk patients.
  3. Identify changes to the CURES system for 2019.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-092-L03-P/T
Co-Speaker: Keith Yoshizuka, PharmD, MBA, JD, FCSHP
                              Asst. Dean for Administration 
| Touro University California College of Pharmacy
Co-Speaker: Robert Stein, PharmD, JD
                              Professor of Practice in Pharmacy Law & Ethics
 | Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

October 18, 2019 | 3:15PM - 4:15PM
Teaching Pharmacy Informatics in Pharmacy School

Course Description: Education of our future pharmacists on the appropriate use of information technology and automation is essential for optimal use of these tools to provide safer and more effective medication therapy. The majority of pharmacy schools across the nation do not require pharmacy informatics courses. This session will address the importance of pharmacy informatics education in pharmacy schools. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Articulate the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) standard regarding pharmacy informatics teaching in PharmD programs. 
  2. Describe the current state of pharmacy informatics education in the United States.
  3. Identify a potential list of topics and structure of a pharmacy informatics course.   
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-103-L04-P

Speaker: Armen Simonian, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
                     Associate Professor 
| Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

October 18, 2019 | 3:15PM - 4:45PM
Under Pressure: Examining the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines with a Grain of Salt
Course Description: As we continue to push forth SB 1264 Medi-Cal hypertension management services by Senator Stone, a growing number of pharmacists will be involved with hypertension management. Therefore, it is crucial to become familiar with the existing guidelines, acknowledge where the evidence comes from, and when to accept the guideline recommendations. This session will provide an update of the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines and examine the existing literature regarding the treatment of hypertension.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe major changes in the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines.
  2. Summarize existing evidence for hypertension treatment in the general population, patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and patients with chronic kidney disease.
  3. Recommend a blood pressure goal for a specific patient based on the new hypertension guidelines and existing evidence. 
  4. Synthesize a patient specific care plan for management of blood pressure, including monitoring and follow-up.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-098-L01-P
Speaker: Crystal Zhou, PharmD, APh, AHSCP, BCACP
                     Assistant Clinical Professor 
| University of California, San Francisco

October 18, 2019 | 3:15PM - 4:45PM
Pro/Con Debate: Opioid Enthusiast vs. Epidemic
Course Description: In recent years there has been a significant pendulum swing from overprescribing opioids to now severely restricting their use. The opioid epidemic and chronic pain management starkly contrast the role of opioids in acute care. This session will address opioid use for pain management, acutely and chronically, in a pro/con debate.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the root causes that contributed to a tragic medication error. 
  2. Design a gap analysis tool to evaluate internal organizational risk in response to externally reported medication events. 
  3. Review best practice recommendations for neuromuscular blocker and automated dispensing cabinet safety.
  4. Differentiate between punitive and Just Cultures.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Debate the pros and cons of opioid use in the acute and chronic settings.
  2. Analyze the literature utilizing opioids as first line pain management agents in acute care.
  3. Analyze the literature on opioid conservation for pain management chronically.
  4. Describe the negative impact the opioid epidemic has had on patient outcomes in acute care.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-097-L01-P
Co-Speaker: Jessa Koch, PharmD, BCPP
                             Assistant Professor 
| Loma Linda University Health School of Pharmacy
Co-Speaker: Justin Kinney, PharmD, MA,
                             Assistant Professor 
| Loma Linda University Health School of Pharmacy

October 18, 2019 | 3:15PM - 4:45PM
How Does your Garden Grow? The Intestinal Microbiota and the Influence of Prebiotics, Probiotics and Nutrition

Course Description: How does the intestinal microbiota impact health and disease? Learn about interventions that influence microbial composition, including food, supplements, and medications.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe environmental influences on the composition of the intestinal microbiota.
  2. Describe the impact of the intestinal microbiota on health and disease.
  3. Discuss considerations when selecting probiotics to improve health.
  4. Integrate the use of prebiotics, probiotics and nutrition to improve the intestinal microbiota.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Understand factors that influence the composition of the intestinal microbiota. 
  2.   Understand the impact of the intestinal microbiota on health and disease.
  3. Integrate the use of nutrition and supplements to improve the intestinal microbiota.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-099-L01-P/T
Speaker: Cynthia L. Lieu, PharmD, BCNSP
                     Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy 
| University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy

October 18, 2019 | 3:45PM - 4:45PM
Oncology for Advanced Pharmacy Technicians
Course Description: This presentation will provide an overview of the role of a pharmacy technician working as an inpatient or ambulatory chemotherapy clinical. 

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe the type of IV hood that is used to prepare Chemotherapy drugs and Aseptic technique and how they are inspected. 
  2. Describe the closed system transfer devices used to prepare chemotherapy drugs. 
  3. List some common types of cancer, treatment plans, brand/generic drugs and which drugs are administered first and why.
Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-102-L01-T

Speaker: Richard Nunez, RPhT, CPhT
                     Certified Pharmacy Technician 
| Sutter Health

October 18, 2019 | 3:45PM - 5:15PM
Let's Trim the Fat: The 8 Types of Waste and How to Incorporate Lean Into Your Professional and Personal Life
Course Description: This presentation will provide pharmacists, technicians, and students with an introduction into Lean methodologies: including the various types of waste, value stream maps, and determining metrics.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Define and provide examples of the 8 types of waste.
  2. Construct a value stream map for a process in their pharmacy practice setting.
  3. Explain the difference between value and non-value added process steps from the customer's perspective.
  4. Construct meaningful in-process and outcomes measures for their pharmacy practice setting.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Define and provide examples of the 8 types of waste.
  2. Construct a value stream map for a process in their pharmacy practice setting.
  3. Explain the difference between value and non-value added process steps from the customer's perspective.
  4. Construct meaningful in-process and outcomes measures for their pharmacy practice setting.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-101-L04-P/T
Speaker: Jason Lam, CSSBB, PharmD, FCPhA, FCSHP
                     Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 
| Sharp Healthcare

October 18, 2019 | 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Really, It's Not Me; It's You: Breaking Up with Trough-based Vancomycin Dosing
Course Description: Clinicians have employed trough levels to dose-adjust vancomycin for over 30 years.  The true pharmacodynamic parameter associated with vancomycin efficacy is a 24-hour AUC/MIC ratio exceeding 400 mg-hr/L. As drug experts, it behooves pharmacists to understand how to dose vancomycin based on AUC. The aim of this presentation is to describe the pitfalls of trough-based vancomycin dosing, describe the benefits of AUC-based vancomycin dosing, and detail strategies for making the switch.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify common misconceptions related to vancomycin dosing in the context of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and toxicodynamics.
  2. Compare and contrast trough-based and AUC-based vancomycin dosing, including Bayesian AUC methods.
  3. Formulate a strategy to switch from trough-based to AUC-based vancomycin dosing.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-104-L01-P
Speaker: Ethan A. Smith, PharmD, BCIDP
                     Program Coordinator - Antimicrobial Stewardship 
| Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

October 18, 2019 | 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Hidden Gold Mine of Resources - The Interagency CHA Medication Safety Committee
Course Description: Learn about the CHA Medication Safety Committee and its value to you. The Committee works closely with CHA/CSHP members, regulatory agencies, and other healthcare organizations to bring you tools, best practices, legislative advacacy and solutions to current health care policy issues. The Medication management tools offered by the Committee are a "must see".

Pharmacist Objectives:

  1. Describe the CHA Medication Safety Committee's Mission and Purpose
  2. Explaine the relationship between State Pharmacy/Health Agencies and the CHA Medication Safety Committee
  3. Identify the role of CSHP in the formation and success of the Committee
  4. List some key best practice guidelines produced by the CHA Medication Safety Committee
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number:  0126-0000-19-164-L05-P
Speaker: Jeannette Hanni, RPh, M.P.A., FCSHP
                      Co-chair, CHA Medication Safety Committee 
| California Hospital Association


October 18, 2019 | 4:30PM - 5:30PM
"What Should I Say?" Crash Course in Primary Palliative Care Communication Skills
Course Description: The 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care recognizes pharmacists as part of the palliative team and encourages primary palliative education. This session will use case studies to provide pharmacists an opportunity to learn communication skills around goals of care and end of life discussion with patients and families with serious illness.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify communication characteristics expected of healthcare professionals by patients and their families.
  2. Compare and contrast the CLASS and SPIKES protocol in communication.  
  3. Describe at least two specific skills in communicating with patients and families for goals of care.
  4. Describe at least two specific skills in communicating with patients and families at end of life.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-105-L04-P
Speaker: Dharma Naidu, PharmD, BCOP, APh
                     Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Pain/Palliative Care 
| Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

October 18, 2019 | 4:30PM - 5:30PM
2019 Legislative Update
Course Description: Review highlights from California's 2019 legislative session and review and discuss the 2019 political climate and upcoming elections.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. List key pharmacy/healthcare legislation from 2019.
  2. Describe 2019 CSHP-supported legislation.
  3. Describe upcoming 2020 elections.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. List key pharmacy/healthcare legislation from 2019.
  2. Describe 2019 CSHP-supported legislation.
  3. Describe upcoming 2020 elections.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-10-139-L03-P/T
Speaker: Tim Valderrama
                      Managing Director 
| Weideman Group

 

FULL SESSION SCHEDULE
- Seminar 2019 Sessions | Saturday, October 19, 2019 -

 

October 19, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
ASCVD, HF and CKD Oh My! Navigating and Applying the 2019 ADA Guidelines to Diabetes Care
Course Description:  The 2019 ADA treatment guidelines take a significant deviation from years past, specifying more concrete approaches to patient care involving ASCVD, heart failure and renal assessment. As drug experts caring for a continually growing and costly diabetes population, pharmacists need to keep abreast of new literature outcomes in their role as educator. This course will work to decode the 2019 guidelines to create patient-centered diabetes care plans.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the newest American Diabetes Association treatment guidelines for helping patients achieve individualized glycemic goals.
  2. Apply evidenced based data to create patient-centered diabetes care plans.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-107-L01-P
Speaker: Candis M. Morello, PharmD, APh, CDE
                     Professor of Clinical Pharmacy 
| UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy

 

October 19, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
The Checkpoint Inhibitor Checklist: Managing Immune Related Adverse Events
Course Description:  Research into using the body's own immune system to fight cancer has led to an entirely new class of biotherapeutics. These immune checkpoint inhibitors are used in almost every oncologic disease state and  have ultimately changed oncology practice. This presentation will provide pharmacists with information on how to recognize, characterize, and manage immune related adverse events.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the mechanism of action of checkpoint inhibitors.
  2. Describe the incidence and prevalence of immune related adverse events.
  3. Identify and grade common immune related adverse events.
  4. Describe management strategies for immune related dermatologic, gastrointestinal, hepatic and endocrine toxicity.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-111-L01-P
Speaker: Brandon Chang, PharmD, APh, BCPS, BCOP
                     Ambulatory Care Oncology Pharmacist 
| Kaiser Permanente

 

October 19, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Risk Stratifying Prescribing Errors to Demonstrate Pharmacist Value
Course Description:  Documenting the severity and rate of intercepted prescribing errors demonstrates the value of clinical pharmacy services. The presenters will provide an evidence-based standardized toolkit for developing a documentation system for prescribing errors intercepted. The audience will participate in case-based questions.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the importance of creating a documentation system to capture prescribing errors. 
  2. Redesign your institutional system to include a potential severity scale for interventions documented.  
  3. Develop a plan to share your institutional pharmacy prescribing errors intercepted with your administration. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-112-L05-P
Co-Speaker: Lydia Noh, PharmD, BCPS
                              Manager 
| Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Co-Speaker: Donna W. Leang, PharmD, BCPS
                              Medication Safety Manager 
| Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

 

October 19, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Go Ask Alice? Emerging Treatments Utilizing Psychedelics and Psychotherapy for Psychiatric Illness
Course Description:  Pharmacy professionals are familiar with MDMA and psilocybin in the context of being illicit drugs of abuse, however the FDA has fast-tracked both medications as breakthrough medicines for the treatment of refractory psychiatric illness such as PTSD or depression. This presentation will provide information regarding MDMA and psilocybin-assisted psychotherapies for the treatment of psychiatric illness.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Explain the treatment modality termed psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
  2. Describe the pharmacology of MDMA & psilocybin.
  3. Identify contraindications to MDMA and psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy.
  4. Summarize existing clinical trial data for MDMA and psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy.
  5. Discuss ethics of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies.

 

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:

  1. Define the treatment modality termed psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
  2. List contraindications to MDMA and psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy.
  3. Describe current legal status of MDMA and psilocybin.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-108-L01-P/T
Speaker: Benjamin J. Malcolm, PharmD, MPH, BCPP
                     Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 
| Western University of Health Sciences

October 19, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Roundin' Up All Students and New Practitioners For Poster Rounds!
Course Description: This two-part presentation will involve a presentation on poster design, submitting a poster abstract, and presenting a research project, as well as a hands-on walk-around to various posters being presented at CSHP seminar.  This session will be a great for any student or new practitioner interested in getting more involved with research or want tips on enhancing their research posters and poster presentation skills.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe different types of study designs and ways to present research.
  2. Review techniques to create an effective and visually impactful research presentation.
  3. Discuss the submission process with a recommended timeline to assist first-time researchers for submitting an abstract in the future.
  4. Distinguish between different presentation designs and poster features. 
Target Audience: New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: NA
Speaker: Kimberly J. Won, PharmD, BCCCP
                Assistant Professor / Clinical Pharmacist, EM/CC 
| Chapman University School of Pharmacy / Providence St. Joseph Mission Hospital

October 19, 2019 | 9:15AM - 10:15AM
Big IDeas: What's New in Infectious Diseases Literature? 
Course Description:  As several practice-changing articles have recently been published in infectious disease, this session will provide updates and review these articles in the context of a patient case(s). We will discuss major points and limitations of each trial and pragmatic applications for future patients, including antibiotic stewardship, management of resistant infections, duration of therapy, and oral therapy for deep-seated infections. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss recently published literature in infectious diseases.
  2. Critique strengths and limitations of recent major infectious disease studies.
  3. Employ new evidence-based practices in daily patient care to improve outcomes.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-109-L01-P
Speaker: Matthew R. Davis, PharmD
                Infectious Diseases Pharmacist 
| UC Davis Health

October 19, 2019 | 9:15AM - 10:15AM
The Evolving Treatment Landscape in Sickle Cell Anemia
Course Description:  This course will provide a brief overview of recent and pipeline drugs for sickle cell anemia and beta thalassemia.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the current available treatment options for sickle cell disease.
  2. Discuss ongoing research of pipeline agents in beta-thalassemia and sickle cell disease management.
  3. Explain the mechanism of action of at least one gene therapy.
Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the legislation related to sickle cell disease and the role of a health care provider.
  2. Identify routes of administration and any preparation required for new sickle cell disease agents. 
  3. Explain the estimate timeline for approval of various beta-thalassemia and sickle cell disease pipeline agents.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number:  0126-0000-19-143-L01-T/P
Co-Speaker: Timothy Chiu, PharmD, BCP
                       Pharmacist Evidence Analyst & Strategist 
| Kaiser Permanente
Co-Speaker: Stephanie Ho, PharmD, BCPS
                       PGY2 Drug Information Resident 
| Kaiser Permanente

October 19, 2019 | 9:15AM - 10:15AM
Sepsis and Septic Shock Treatment Updates
Course Description:  This presentation will provide pharmacists with updates to the treatment of sepsis and septic shock. We will also evaluate the literature for discussion on lactate guided resuscitation and early fixed dose norepinephrine in septic shock. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Summarize the current sepsis and septic shock treatment guidelines. 
  2. Evaluate the literature for lactate guided resuscitation in septic shock.
  3. Evaluate the literature for using early fixed dose norepinephrine in septic shock.
  4. Discuss the integration of current literature findings into everyday practice.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-135-L01-P
Speaker: Kerry Anne Rambaran, PharmD, BCPS
                Assistant Professor 
| Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

October 19, 2019 | 9:15AM - 10:15AM
Integrating Technology to Improve Drug Diversion Auditing Within the Operating Room
Course Description:  Due to limited resources being dedicated to the prevention and detection of drug diversion within health systems today, the use of technology is the best way to combat the issue. This presentation will review the uses of the technology within the operating rooms, the implementation process, the benefits and time savings associated with the integration, as well as the next steps.  

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the implementation process from start to finish.
  2. Describe how technology has improved the auditing capabilities within the operating room. 
  3. Describe the long term goals and benefits of investing in diversion and auditing technology. 
  4. Describe the next steps of diversion prevention in the operating room. 
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe the implementation process from start to finish.
  2. Describe how technology has improved the auditing capabilities within the operating room. 
  3. Describe the long term goals and benefits of investing in diversion and auditing technology. 
  4. Describe the next steps of diversion prevention in the operating room. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-110-L04-P/T
Speaker: Thomas Harper, MPH, CPhT, FCSHP
                Controlled Substance Auditor/Diversion Specialist 
| UC Davis Health

October 19, 2019 | 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Beers Criteria: Update and Fall Prevention
Course Description:  Falls have significant impact on patients aged 65 years and older. Polypharmacy, which is common in the geriatric population, is one of the modifiable risk factors for falls. This presentation will provide pharmacists with information regarding the updated 2019 Beers Criteria by American Geriatrics Society, fall risk assessment tools, and pharmacists' roles in fall prevention.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Compare 2015 and 2019 American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria to highlight changes.   
  2. Discuss key principles for optimal use of American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria.
  3. Review different fall risk assessment tools.  
  4. Describe pharmacists roles in fall prevention in geriatric patients.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-113-L05-P
Speaker: Catherine Van, PharmD
                Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice 
| West Coast University School of Pharmacy

October 19, 2019 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM
CA Board of Pharmacy Update CANCELLED (A Future Webinar will be scheduled)
Course Description: This course will explain the Board of Pharmacy processes, updates, and provide information for those who would like to be more involved.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Have a general understanding of the structure of the board and its strategic committees.
  2. Be aware of the top violations found in hospitals that result in the issuance of a citation.
  3. Have a general understanding of how the board communicates with its licensees and how to participate in policy development.
Pharmacy Technicians Objectives:
  1. Have a general understanding of the structure of the board and its strategic committees.
  2. Be aware of the top violations found in hospitals that result in the issuance of a citation.
  3. Have a general understanding of how the board communicates with its licensees and how to participate in policy development. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-170-L03-P/T
Speaker: Anne Sodergren
                 Interim Executive Officer 
| California Board of Pharmacy

October 19, 2019 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Updates in Anticoagulation: The New, The Old, and The Grey
Course Description: As clinicians likely encounter several "grey" areas of practice, learning how to approach anticoagulation in special populations is valuable. This program seeks to provide an update on current anticoagulation guidelines and literature with a focus on applying the best available evidence toward clinical decision making in special populations.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Review current guideline recommendations for anticoagulation therapy for the general treatment of venous thromboembolism.
  2. Evaluate the use of DOACs for prevention and treatment of cancer associated thrombosis.
  3. Recommend an appropriate therapeutic anticoagulation regimen for use in end stage renal disease.
  4. Discuss gaps in guideline recommendations for prevention of VTE in pregnant women
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-115-L01-P
Speaker: Tiffany Pon, PharmD, BCPS
                 Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy 
| University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy

October 19, 2019 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Let's Talk about Sex, the Pharmacist Role in STD and HIV Prevention
Course Description: This presentation aims to explore the role of a pharmacist in STI and HIV prevention. As the pharmacist's role expands and more pharmacist-led PrEP clinics are established, sexual health education for pharmacists should become a priority to appropriately address sexual health and impact public health through reduction of STI and HIV transmission. We will discuss the role in STI and HIV prevention through taking a sexual history, providing behavioral risk reduction counseling, and offering PrEP care when indicated. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe how to obtain a culturally component sexual health assessment.
  2. Determine appropriate candidates for sexual health assessment through prescriptions for STI treatment Identify behavioral risk reduction strategies for STI and HIV prevention.
  3. Review current treatment recommendations for the most common STIs and HIV preventative care (PrEP and PEP).
  4. Evaluate the data regarding pharmacist-led PrEP clinics.
  5. Compare and contrast best practices for incorporating sexual health assessment and HIV prevention in the ambulatory care setting.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Determine appropriate candidates for sexual health assessment through prescriptions for STI treatment.
  2. Review current treatment recommendations for the most common STIs and HIV preventative care (PrEP and PEP).
  3. Identify behavioral risk reduction strategies for STI and HIV prevention.
  4. Compare and contrast best practices for incorporating sexual health assessment and HIV prevention in the ambulatory care setting.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-114-L01-P/T
Speaker: Christina M. Madison, PharmD, FCCP, BCACP, AAHIVP
                     Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 
| Roseman University of Health Sciences

October 19, 2019 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
Course Description: The healthcare workforce is reporting alarming rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and poor work-life balance leading to clinician burnout. At the individual clinician level, it presents as emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a low sense of accomplishment. At the healthcare system level, it is associated with medical errors and loss of productivity. This presentation will frame the problem of burnout as both a patient care and healthcare workforce problem, introduce attendees to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, and identify strategies for advancing pharmacy workforce well-being and resilience. ASHP is an original sponsor of this Action Collaborative and working to identify mechanisms that support and ensure a thriving and stable pharmacy workforce.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Define burnout, well-being, and resilience. 
  2. Explain why clinician burnout is a patient care and healthcare workforce problem.
  3. Describe the work led by NAM and ASHP.
  4. Identify strategies for advancing pharmacy workforce well-being and resilience by CSHP 2019 Seminar participants. 
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Define burnout, well-being, and resilience. 
  2. Explain why clinician burnout is a patient care and healthcare workforce problem.
  3. Describe the work led by NAM and ASHP.
  4. Identify strategies for advancing pharmacy workforce well-being and resilience by CSHP 2019 Seminar participants. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-140-L01-P/T
Speaker: Anne Policastri, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, FKSHP
                     Director,  Affiliate Relations 
| American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

October 19, 2019 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Cedars-Sinai: Leading the Way to Advancing Pharmacy Technicians
Course Description: This session will explore the initiatives and programs that have been put into place at Cedars-Sinai to educate, elevate and evolve the role of institutional pharmacy technicians.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe current career laddering opportunities that exist for pharmacy technicians.
  2. Discuss the outcomes and/or benefits experienced through pharmacy technician advancement initiatives.
  3. Identify the need and details behind implementing a pharmacy technician residency program.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe current career laddering opportunities that exist for pharmacy technicians.
  2. Discuss the outcomes and/or benefits experienced through pharmacy technician advancement initiatives.
  3. Identify the need and details behind implementing a pharmacy technician residency program.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-116-L04-P/T
Co-Speaker: Karen Youmbi, PharmD, BCPS
                              Manager, Outpatient Pharmacies & Regulatory 
| Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Co-Speaker: Margarita Fedorova, CPhT
                              Manager 
| Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

October 19, 2019 | LUNCH PICKUP 11:30AM | SESSION 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Student Lunch & Learn:  ABCs for APPEs
Course Description: APPEs are a large portion of the pharmacy curriculum and are an important aspect of pharmacy education. Student engagement and understanding of APPE expectations and outcomes are key to successful experiences. This session will focus on cultivating a curiosity mindset to succeed and prepare for APPEs, and discuss core rotations in community, ambulatory care, hospital/health-system and general medicine. This session will include presentations by faculty experiential educators and a Q&A panel. Students will be able to discuss and ask questions to a panel of faculty preceptors.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the goals, expectations and activities of APPEs.
  2. Summarize processes for optimizing your core APPE rotation experiences.
  3. Create a personalized plan to better prepare for APPEs.
Target Audience: Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-151-L04-P
Co-Speaker: Kimberly J. Won, PharmD, BCCCP
                     Assistant Professor / Clinical Pharmacist, EM/CC 
| Chapman University School of Pharmacy / Providence St. Joseph Mission Hospital
Co-Speaker: Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS
                     Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science / Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs 
| University of Arizona College of Pharmacy - Phoenix
Co-Speaker: Sharon Xavioer, PharmD, BCACP
                     Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 
| AltaMed Health Services Corporation

October 19, 2019 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM 
PGY2 Residencies: Clinical Pearls
Course Description: A session for each type of PGY2 Residencies in California to share clinical pearls.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: N/A
Co-Speaker: Kim Nguyen, PharmD, PGY2 Oncology
Co-Speaker: Erika Chan, PharmD, PGY2 Infectious Disease
Co-Speaker: Kamryn Plechot, PharmD, PGY2 Infectious Disease


October 19, 2019 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Anticoagulation in 
Valvular versus Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Course Description: The definition of 'non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF)' varies throughout literature. In clinical practice and other studies, valvular AF oftentimes includes other forms of valvular heart disease (VHD). It is essential that pharmacists are aware of the varying levels of thromboembolic risk in patients with AF and VHD in order to assess appropriateness and safety of anticoagulant therapies. This presentation will review evidence for anticoagulation in AF with varying forms of valvular heart disease.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Define 'non-valvular atrial fibrillation' based on the AHA/ACC/HRS 2019 Focused Update on the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
  2. Discuss evidence supporting anticoagulation strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation and various forms of valvular heart disease.
  3. Assess and formulate an anticoagulant regimen that is efficacious, safe and evidence-based for patients with atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-117-L01-P
Speaker: Michelle Lew, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS
                     Clinical Pharmacist 
| Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla

October 19, 2019 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Sedation and Analgesia: A Journey for the Critically Ill
Course Description: This session will review the new 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the prevention and management of pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption in adult patients in the ICU. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. State treatment goals for the sedation therapy in critically ill patients.
  2. Identify the most appropriate therapy to facilitate pain in critically ill patients.
  3. Recommend the appropriate therapy to facilitate mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients.

 Pharmacy Technician Objectives:

  1. Recognize the types of sedative and analgesic administer in critically ill patients.
  2. Describe the expected effects of sedation and analgesic in critically ill patients.
  3. State the appropriate methods of administration of various sedative and analgesic.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-118-L01-P/T
Speaker: Huan Mark Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP
                     Associate Professor 
| Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy

October 19, 2019 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM

The PPCP and Me: Applying the Pharmacist Patient Care Process to Care Transitions
Course Description: While not all pharmacists will work as a dedicated transitions of care pharmacist, each and every health care provider across all settings should consider how they can provide continuity of care for their patients. This interactive case-based session will describe how the Pharmacist Patient Care Process can be applied by pharmacists in all settings to provide safe and effective care transitions for patients. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Review the Pharmacist Patient Care Process (PPCP) 
  2. Describe how the PPCP can be adapted to the provision of care transitions services.  
  3. Discuss the value of applying the PPCP across care settings to optimize patient care.  
  4. Create a patient care plan for patients transitioning through the health care system. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-120-L05-P
Speaker: Laressa Bethishou, PharmD, APh, BCPS
                     Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 
| Chapman University School of Pharmacy

October 19, 2019 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM

The Year in Review: An Update of Healthcare System Cost and Reimbursement Issues
Course Description: This presentation offers a broad-ranging, rapid review of recent and emerging cost and payment issues that affect the operation of healthcare systems and pharmacy departments.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. List recent and emergent cost and reimbursement issues that affect the viability of healthcare system operations. 
  2. Interpret general cost and reimbursement trends as opportunities or threats for healthcare system pharmacists. 
  3. Demonstrate knowledge to professional colleagues and healthcare system management about issues that affect institutional success. 
  4. Generate ideas to convert this knowledge into actionable plans that achieve the mission of healthcare system pharmacy.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Name five or more cost or reimbursement issues that affect the pharmacy department or health system. 
  2. Explain how cost and reimbursement issues could be viewed as opportunities, threats, or both for the pharmacy department.  
  3. Demonstrate knowledge to technicians, pharmacy staff and directors about financial issues that affect institutional success. 
  4. Contribute workable ideas that achieve the mission of healthcare system pharmacy. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-088-L04-P/T
Speaker: Gregory Reardon, RPh, MS, PhD
                     Associate Professor 
| Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

October 19, 2019 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Contrast Agents 101
Course Description: This course will provide pharmacy technicians with a general overview of why and how contrast agents are used in radiology. 

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Define a contrast agent and describe the pharmacology of various contrast agents.
  2. Recognize the various indications for contrast agents.
  3. List potential adverse effects of contrast agents.
  4. Discuss the medications included in contrast reaction kits.
  5. Identify contrast agents that can be mixed with other medications.
Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-119-L01-T
Speaker: Jaclyn Jaskowiak, PharmD, BCPS
                     Clinical Pharmacist 
| UC San Diego Health

October 19, 2019 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM

New Drugs: The Temple of Boom (ing Approvals) Part I
Course Description: This two-part course will provide an overview of notable drug approvals in 2018 and 2019.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe recent trends at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  2. Recognize selected drug approvals from 2018 through July 2019, and their clinical impact. 
  3. Discuss the novel CGRP inhibitors approved for the preventative treatment of migraines. 
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe recent trends at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  2. Recognize selected drug approvals from 2018 through July 2019. 
  3. Identify novel medications approved for the preventative treatment of migraines.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-141-L01-P/T
Co-Speaker: Doris Kao, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP
                               Principal Pharmacist | Rx Markets Strategy 
| Blue Shield of California
Co-Speaker: Timothy Chiu, PharmD, BCPS
                              Pharmacist Evidence Analyst & Strategist 
| Kaiser Permanente

October 19, 2019 | 3:45PM - 4:45PM

Stop the Revolving Door: How to Improve Survival and Reduce Hospital Readmissions in Your Patients with Heart Failure
Course Description: Despite significant commitments of resources to reducing heart failure readmission rates, the rates of 30-day readmission in the U.S. continue to exceed global readmission rates. Cost-effective strategies to improve survival and reduce hospital readmission rates are a priority among most U.S. healthcare systems. This course will review the recent evidence on strategies aimed at improving the utilization of guideline-directed medication therapy and reducing hospital readmissions in patients with heart failure.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Develop multidisciplinary strategies to improve hospital-related heart failure care.
  2. Design pharmacist-led strategies to improve care transitions aimed at reducing heart failure readmission.
  3. Evaluate recent literature on the effectiveness and safety of sacubitril/valsartan and ivabradine in real-world population studies.
  4. Develop strategies to increase the utilization and optimization of guideline-directed medication therapy in heart failure.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-121-L01-P
Speaker: Felix K. Yam, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, BCCP
                     Associate Clinical Professor 
| UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

October 19, 2019 | 3:45PM - 4:45PM

2019 Pharmacy Law Update: Part II
Course Description: This is a two-part update on the new state and federal statutes and regulations affecting the practice of pharmacy in 2019, and a brief look forward at some of the new laws going into effect in 2020.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify the new requirements for California Security Prescription forms for 2019.
  2. Identify the new requirements for hospital pharmacy departments regarding high-risk patients.
  3. Identify changes to the CURES system for 2019.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify the new requirements for California Security Prescription forms for 2019.
  2. Identify the new requirements for hospital pharmacy departments regarding high-risk patients.
  3. Identify changes to the CURES system for 2019.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-092-L03-P/T
Co-Speaker: Robert Stein, PharmD, JD
                              Professor of Practice in Pharmacy Law & Ethics 
| Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Co-Speaker: Keith Yoshizuka, PharmD, MBA, JD, FCSHP
                              Asst. Dean for Administration | Touro University California College of Pharmacy

October 19, 2019 | 3:45PM - 4:45PM

Dealing with Entitlement in Experiential Pharmacy Education and the Workplace
Course Description: This presentation will provide a discussion of academic entitlement (AE) and incivility and the correlation with the emergence of the millennial generation into the workplace. We will also review case studies for strategies to decrease AE.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Define academic entitlement and its general characteristics.
  2. Identify factors that may contribute to academic entitlement.
  3. Identify the effects of an entitlement mentality.
  4. Create an appropriate course of action to prevent and mitigate student incivility and increase student accountability.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-124-L04-P
Speaker: Elaine Law, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP
                     Assistant Clinical Professor 
| University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

October 19, 2019 | 3:45PM - 4:45PM

The Evolving Responsibilities of a Pharmacy Technician in the Oncology/Hematology Practice
Course Description: This interactive course is targeted towards Pharmacy Technicians in Oncology settings, or for those hoping to move into Oncology. It will discuss the many types of Oncology settings, the necessary skill sets, pathways to such a career, and then look towards the future. The 2019 class will add a discussion of CPhT-Adv, and more detail on USP 800. Participants will be encouraged to share their own stories and questions, and session ends with a "Who's Who" of real technicians; with real stories and advice.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify oncology/heme settings where the Pharmacy Technician can excel.
  2. Identify and Implement specific skill sets unique to this setting.
  3. Examine and evaluate need for specific training or certification.
  4. Discuss the future of the dynamic symbiosis between Pharmacist and technician.
  5. See real people, real world examples of technician in this field.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-125-L01-T
Speaker: David A. Jesitus, BS, RPh
                     Clinical Pharmacist 
| Pacific Hematology and Oncology Associates

October 19, 2019 | 3:45PM - 4:45PM

Updates on Treatment for Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)
Course Description: Identify and discuss risk factors, molecular and pathological characteristics, and prognosis and chemotherapy sensitivity unique to metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).  

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Define metastatic triple negative breast cancer.
  2. Discuss risk factors associated with the diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer.
  3. Review recommendations for genetic testing.
  4. Compare treatment approach for BRCA-negative metastatic breast cancer vs BRCA-associated metastatic breast cancer.
  5. Discuss role of chemotherapy.
  6. Discuss classes of drugs studied in clinical trials.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Define metastatic triple negative breast cancer.
  2. Discuss risk factors associated with the diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer.
  3. Discuss role of chemotherapy.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-085-L01-P/T
Speaker: Helen Shen, PharmD
                 Investigational Pharmacist 
| California Pacific Medical Center

 

October 19, 2019 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Testing the Value of Intelligent Analytics for Drug Diversion Detection Monitoring
Course Description: The application of analytics in evaluating a complete picture of controlled substance accountability changes the dynamic and process by which high risk behaviors are identified and evaluated.  Understanding the analytics and how to apply the findings is key to prevent patient harm related to drug diversion. Scripps Health is deploying an analytics solution to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of drug diversion detection. This session will present our results, experience and lessons learned.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Understand the importance and challenges of drug diversion detection. 
  2. Develop an understanding of technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of drug diversion detection.
  3. Differentiate between false and true positives, false and true negative results.
  4. Understand preliminary results of an NIH Grant on Drug Diversion detection.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Understand the importance and challenges of Drug Diversion Detection to health systems.
  2. Develop comfort with a key growth area for technicians in Pharmacy. 
  3. Develop an understanding of technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of drug diversion detection.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-127-L04-P/T
Co-Speaker: Vanessa Echeverria, CPhT
                              Pharmacy Technician Specialist 
| Scripps Health
Co-Speaker: Pamela Letzkus, PharmD, BCPS
                              Regional Director of Pharmacy 
| Scripps Health

 

October 19, 2019 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Seeing It Through: Recognizing Burnout, Anxiety, and Depression in Pharmacy Learners and Promoting Self-Care and Resilience 
Course Description: Preceptors lack formal training in identification of behavioral health issues among pharmacy learners, and struggle with how to modify and adapt teaching styles and expectations and connect to appropriate help and self-care practices when confronted with struggling learners. This course will address how to identify burnout, adjustment disorder, anxiety and depression among pharmacy learners, and how to modify precepting approach and program design to promote resilience.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify and distinguish among work-related stress, burnout, adjustment disorder, anxiety, and depression in pharmacy learners.
  2. Identify key signs and symptoms of clinically significant depression.
  3. Apply techniques to modify precepting style and expectations to better support learners.
  4. Self-assess opportunities to provide increased support  and promote self-care on your rotations.
  5. List available and appropriate resources for support and intervention.
  6. Actively promote reduction in stigma and connection to help.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-126-L04-P
Speaker: Leah Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS
                     Area Clinical Pharmacy Manager, RPD  
| Sutter Health

 

October 19, 2019 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM
New Drugs: The Temple of Boom (ing Approvals) Part II
Course Description: This two-part course will provide an overview of notable drug approvals in 2018 and 2019.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe recent trends at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  2. Recognize selected drug approvals from 2018 through July 2019, and their clinical impact. 
  3. Define the characteristics and discuss the impact of specialty drugs. 
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Describe recent trends at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  2. Recognize selected drug approvals from 2018 through July 2019. 
  3. Identify selected medications that are considered specialty drugs.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-142-L01-P/T
Co-Speaker: Doris Kao, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP
                              Principal Pharmacist | Rx Markets Strategy | Blue Shield of California

Co-Speaker: Timothy Chiu, PharmD, BCPS
                              Pharmacist Evidence Analyst & Strategist 
| Kaiser Permanente

 

 

FULL SESSION SCHEDULE
- Seminar 2019 Sessions | Sunday, October 20, 2019 -

 

October 20, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Updates in the Treatment of Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Course Description: For many years, there was one standard treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and few realistic options for those considered unfit or too frail to receive intensive treatment. In the past two years, six agents have received approval for treatment of patients with AML. As these agents get approved and more treatment moves to the outpatient setting, it is important that all pharmacists are aware of these new agents, their adverse events, and the monitoring required.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Discuss the place in therapy for newly approved agents to treat AML.
  2. Identify the toxicities for these newly approved agents to treat AML.
  3. Design a treatment plan for a patient with AML.
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-131-L01-P
Speaker: Erika Wass, PharmD, BCOP
                     Stem Cell Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 
| Loma Linda University Medical Center

 

October 20, 2019 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Bridging the Knowledge Gap Between Biosimilars and Biologics
Course Description: The FDA has approved many biosimilar products with the goal to improve access to the number of medication options available at a lower cost. Healthcare professionals and patients are now facing challenges in understanding what makes these products different and how they can be incorporated into practice. This seminar aims to give an overview of the current available FDA approved biosimilars as well as provide information on the development, review, and approval of these products.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Differentiate between biosimilars, biologics, reference products, and interchangeable products.
  2. Distinguish between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) development, review, and approval process for biosimilar products and generic medications.
  3. Identify available FDA approved biosimilar products and the approved indications.
  4. Recognize evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of select biologic products.
  5. Discuss challenges with adapting biosimilar products into current practice.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Differentiate between biosimilars, biologics, reference products, and interchangeable products. 
  2. Distinguish differences in nomenclature between biosimilars and their reference products. 
  3. Identify available FDA approved biosimilar products and their approved indications.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-130-L01-P/T
Speaker: Kathryn Stecklein, PharmD
                     Oncology Pharmacist 
| Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


 

October 20, 2019 | 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Starting MAT: What You Need to Know
Course Description: Three experts will describe the implementation of a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program including regulatory issues, starting MAT in the Emergency Department and monitoring MAT in the clinic. 

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Apply the regulatory issues around providing MAT therapy. 
  2. Justify the advantages of starting MAT therapy in the Emergency Department.
  3. Describe protocols for initiating MAT therapy.
  4. Express some of the challenges of managing MAT therapy.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number:0126-0000-19-129-L04-P
Moderator: Sandra Leigh Bardas, BSP, RPh,FCSHP, co-chair CSHP Opioid Task Force, Consultant Pharmacist  | Pharmaceutical Cares
Co-Speaker: Patricia Poole, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
                              Pharmacist Specialist, Ambulatory Care 
| UC Davis Health and One Community Health
Co-Speaker: Curtis Geier, PharmD, BCCCP
                              Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine 
| Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital/San Francisco Department of Public Health
Co-Speaker: Virginia Herold, BS, MS
                              Retired; former executive officer 
|  California State Board of Pharmacy

 

October 20, 2019 | 9:15AM - 10:15AM
Pharmacists Intervening on Prescribing Errors: The Benefits of a Standardized Approach 
Course Description: There is no standardized method for capturing rate and severity of prescribing errors intercepted by pharmacists. This multicenter study captures both elements via a standardized documentation process that can potentially facilitate benchmarking among institutions. This session will dive into the results of the study, provide "lessons learned", and review key strategies for successful implementation of a standardized documentation  process.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Review the available literature summarizing prescribing error rates and potential severity of harm. 
  2. Discuss the importance of pharmacist documentation of intercepted prescribing errors.
  3. Explain methods used to standardize documentation processes.
  4.  Review the implementation challenges experienced at two health systems.
  5. Summarize recommendations to overcome implementation challenges.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-128-L05-P
Co-Speaker: Naira Barsegyan, PharmD
                              Program Coordinator 
| Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Co-Speaker: Ann Elizabeth Cabri, PharmD
                              PGY 2 Medication Use Safety Resident 
| UC Davis Health

 

October 20, 2019 | 9:15AM - 10:15AM
Creating A New Healthcare Paradigm Through State-By-State Enactment of "End of Life Options" Laws
Course Description: California is now one of several states that have legalized the prescribing of lethal doses of medications for the purpose of ending the life of a terminally ill patient. These laws are changing the expectations of patients with a terminal diagnosis.  The goal of this presentation is to provide Pharmacists the background necessary to decide whether or not to participate California's End of Life Options Act.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Identify which states have laws legalizing the prescribing of lethal doses of medication to end the life of terminal ill patients. 
  2. Describe the important legal safeguards these laws provide. 
  3. Explain the roles of the pharmacist in the process. 
  4. Understand the differing perspectives of end of life patients compared with their healthcare providers. 
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Identify which states have laws legalizing the prescribing of lethal doses of medication to end the life of terminal ill patients. 
  2. Describe the important legal safeguards these laws provide. Identify the medications and dosages commonly prescribed to legally hasten death.
  3. Describe the characteristics of the ideal drug or compound for hastening death. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-132-L03-P/T
Speaker: Edmund M. Unikel, PharmD, JD
                     Elder Care Mediator/Forensic Consultant 
| President Elect -- Southern California Chapter of CSHP

 

 

October 20, 2019 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Getting a Grip on Causal Inference
Course Description: An update of strategies for assessing research validity that includes revised methods for discovering and correcting bias versus those commonly employed, and the role of clinical expertise versus statistical prowess.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Describe the elements of a causal structure as they pertain to confounding and selection bias.
  2. Distinguish statistical association from causal inference given a causal structure that accurately conveys expert clinical knowledge.
  3. Identify and correct sources of confounding and selection bias that complicate the ability to draw causal inferences.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-134-L04-P
Speaker: John F. Inciardi, PharmD, DSc
                     Adjunct Professor 
| Touro University, College of Pharmacy

 

 

October 20, 2019 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Mindset Shifts to Align Preceptor and Trainee Educational Needs
Course Description: Preceptors in healthcare fields often work with students who need development in their thinking and mindset as they transition from students to practitioners. Educational psychology and instructional design principles will be discussed in the context of effective precepting centered on the elements of constructivism and meeting trainees where they are.

Pharmacist Objectives:
  1. Recognize their own teaching and learning preferences.
  2. Identify the biases they have when teaching a new trainee.
  3. Integrate strategies into their teaching that help them connect with their trainees.
  4. Share and compare their insights with another attendee or small group.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
  1. Recognize their own teaching and learning preferences.
  2. Identify the biases they have when teaching a new trainee.
  3. Integrate strategies into their teaching that help them connect with their trainees.
  4. Share and compare their insights with another attendee or small group.
Target Audience: Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians | New Practitioners | Student Pharmacists
Activity Number: 0126-0000-19-133-L04-P/T
Speaker: David G. Fuentes, PharmD, MSOL, SHRM-CP, EdDc
                     Executive Associate Dean 
| California Health Sciences University
 

 

 

Accreditation for this program is provided by the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP). CSHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive credit, go to www.cshp.org/cpe and follow the directions carefully. A NABP e-Profile ID is required to claim credit. CSHP is not responsible for credit report failure as a result of incorrect NABP information. Please contact education@cshp.org or 916.447.1033 for questions.

 


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