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2019 VPhA Midyear Conference

February 16 - February 17

Registration has now closed. If you would still like to attend, you will need to register on-site at Hotel Roanoke. There will be a $25 on-site registration fee. 

Lecture Panda

Lecture Panda is a new platform that VPhA will utilize to submit your CE credits. You can access all event materials -powerpoint slides, assessments, and evaluations in this program. As soon as you complete your evaluations, they are automatically sent to ACPE Monitor for accreditation so there is no longer a wait time to receive credit. However, you will still need to submit evaluations and assessments within a 30-day period of the event in order to claim the credit. The 2019 VPhA Midyear Conference deadline is Sunday, March 17, 2019. More information

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   Saturday, February 16, 2019
7:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

Lower Level Foyer & Commonwealth Lounge

7:00am — 7:30am ANFP Meet & Greet

Monroe

7:00am — 4:00pm Exhibit Tables
Lower Level Foyer
7:30am – 7:45am Welcome and Announcements
Washington Lecture
Michelle Thomas, PharmD

President of VPhA

7:45am – 9:15am Keeping the Medical in Medical Marijuana

Washington Lecture

1.5 Credit Hours; 0.15 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-002-L04-P/T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         Describe the differences between recreational and medical marijuana and FDA approved cannabinoids

·         Describe the mechanisms of action of the major cannabinoids

·         Describe the pharmacokinetics of the major cannabinoids

·         Identify potential drug interactions with major cannabinoids

·         List conditions for which evidence supports a use of cannabinoid therapy

·         List adverse effects associated with medical and recreational marijuana

 

 

 

Edward Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA

Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

University of Buffalo

Director, cHOPE

President, APhA-APRS

 

9:15am—10:45am  

Solving the Revolving Door: Managing Heart Failure at Transitions of Care and Beyond

Washington Lecture

1.5 Credit Hours; 0.15 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-001-L04-P/T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         Given a patient with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), design a strategy for relieving acute symptoms and managing guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) being taken prior to admission.

·         Given a patient with ADHF who is failing to meet decongestion goals, determine etiologies of diuretic resistance and design a modified strategy for relieving symptoms.

·         Given a patient preparing for discharge after ADHF, design a strategy for reducing the risk of heart failure readmission at transitions of care, including the initiation and titration of GDMT.

·         Given a patient with chronic heart failure and a history of rehospitalization, list strategies for optimizing GDMT.

 

 

 

Brent Reed, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FAHA
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy
9:30am – 10:30am Finding Your Niche in Pharmacy

Monroe

VPhA Academy of New & Future Practitioners

(VPhA-ANFP)

 

Tim Lucas, RPh

 

Pharmacist & Owner of Downhome Pharmacy

10:45am – 11:00am Break

Commonwealth Lounge

11:00am–12:00pm USP <800>

Washington Lecture

 

1.0 Credit Hours; 0.10 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-003-L04-P/T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         Understand the four aspects of compounding and how hazardous drug handling influences your business

·         Understand the requirements for achieving negative pressure

·         Outline best practice design and workflow considerations

 

Bryan Prince, MBA

LAB-RED Pharmacy Consultant

 

12:15pm – 2:00pm 37th Annual Rooke Lecture

Crystal Ballroom

Includes Lunch

 

1.0 Credit Hours; 0.10 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-006-L04-P/T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         Describe the history of the opioid epidemic and the effect that it has had on communities.

·         Discuss personal stories and how the opioid epidemic has directly impacted their families.

·         Describe ways on how communities will need to work together to help combat the opioid epidemic.

 

 

Beth Macy

 

Sponsored by the VPhA Research & Education Foundation Rooke Lecture Fund*

2:15pm – 3:15pm  

Understanding Drug and Dosage Form Nomenclature

Washington Lecture

 

1.0 Credit Hours; 0.10 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-004-L04-P/T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         Identify the official organizations responsible for naming U.S. drugs and dosage forms

·         List common rules and limitations for assigning names to drugs and dosage forms

·         Describe how to decipher drug action based on generic drug names

·         List resources for information about drug and dosage form names

·         Identify recommendations for minimizing and reporting medication errors associated with drug names and dosage forms

 

Tom Reinders, PharmD

Emeritus Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy

2:15pm – 3:15pm  

Technician Continuing Education Session: Updates on self-care products for the pharmacy technician

 

Monroe

 

1.0 Credit Hours; 0.10 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-007-L04-T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         Discuss the requirements for a drug to be approved for over-the counter use

·         Describe the role of pharmacy technician with over-the-counter medications

·         Review how to read a drug facts label

·         Identify the concerns with patients self-treating with over the counter medications

 

 

VPhA Academy of Pharmacy Technicians

(VPhA-APT)

Sarah Parnapy Jawaid, PharmD

Associate Professor -Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy

 

Sharon Gatewood, PharmD, BCACP

Associate Professor – Virginia Commonwealth University

 

3:15pm – 3:45pm Break

Commonwealth Lounge

3:45pm – 5:15pm  

VPhA General Membership Meeting

Washington Lecture

 

Michelle Thomas, PharmD
5:30pm – 7:00pm VCU Reception

Shenandoah Ballroom B

8:00pm Billiards at the Pine Room – All Attendees Welcome! Hosted by the VPhA Academy of New & Future Practitioners
 

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

7:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

Lower Level Foyer & Commonwealth Lounge

7:45am – 8:00am Welcome

Washington Lecture

8:00am – 9:00am Does the Public Know How Much You Care?

Washington Lecture

 

1.0 Credit Hours; 0.10 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-005-L04-P/T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         Discuss the results of national consumer research on pharmacists and their practice

·         Explain the primary audiences, messages and strategies for the national awareness campaign

·         Identify how pharmacists and state pharmacy organizations can help implement public-facing media campaign activities in local and regional channels

 

 

Lucinda Maine, PhD, RPh

AACP Executive Vice President and CEO

 

 

9:00am- 10:30pm Update on COPD and Asthma-COPD Overlap

Washington Lecture

 

1.5 Credit Hours; 0.15 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-008-L04-P/T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         Design a therapeutic regimen for a patient with COPD based on the 2019 Global Initiative for Chronic obstructive Lung Disease Report.

·         Discuss Asthma-COPD Overlap treatment options

·         Identify characteristics important in selecting a respiratory inhalant device for a patient.

·         Discuss transitions of care for patients with COPD

 

Nancy Yunker, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy

 

10:30am-11:00am Break
Commonwealth Lounge
11:00am – 12:30pm The Benzodiazepine Epidemic: Beyond the Opioid Crisis

Washington Lecture

 

1.5 Credit Hours; 0.15 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-009-L04-P/T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         Describe the epidemiology of benzodiazepine prescribing and deaths associated with benzodiazepine use.

·         Discuss clinical controversies associated with benzodiazepine prescribing in clinical practice (e.g., appropriate indications, duration of therapy, medication assisted treatment, etc.).

·         Develop a plan for monitoring and safely tapering benzodiazepine pharmacotherapy in special populations.

 

Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, FASCP

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Gatton College of Pharmacy at Eastern Tennessee State University

12:30pm – 1:30pm AIP Member Meeting

Monroe

Includes Lunch

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm Continuing Education Session AIP: Pharmacy strategies to counteract PBM reimbursement games

Monroe

1.0 Credit Hours; 0.10 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-010-L04-P/T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         Describe the PBM services, contractual relationships, and revenue streams in the pharmacy supply chain

·         Explain the scope of tactics PBMs employ to create financial uncertainty for pharmacies

·         Outline solutions pharmacies can use in daily operations to mitigate financial losses

·         Discuss how participants can influence and shape the future of pharmacy practice

VPhA Academy of Independent

Pharmacists (VPhA-AIP)

 

Vinay Patel, Pharm. D.

Founder – Self Insured pharmacy Networks LLC

 

 

 

 

 

2:30pm – 3:30pm Continuing Education Session AIP: CPESN Panel – Current Trends in ACO’s and Pharmacy Practice

Monroe

1.0 Credit Hours; 0.10 CEU
UAN: 0278-0000-19-011-L04-P/T

Type: Knowledge

Category: General

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

·         What are the quality measures that are driving reimbursement?

·         Which quality measures are pharmacists and technicians equipped to help improve?

·         Are there other measures that need to be considered?

·         What are challenges that could impede community pharmacists and technicians improvement of these measures?

·         What can be implemented to help overcome these challenges?

·         What is the first 3 things a pharmacist/technician can do to be ready to serve ACO’s?

VPhA Academy of Independent

Pharmacists (VPhA-AIP)

Rebecca Wagers

Director – CPESN-NET

Shelton Hager, MD

Physician – Holston Medical Group

William Lee, D.Ph, MPA, FASCP

Pharmacy System Director – Carillion Health System

Shamly Abdelfattah, PharmD

Professor – Appalachia College of Pharmacy

 

 

 

3:30 pm Adjourn

Refunds/Cancellations:

At this time, any cancellations will incur a minimum of $150 charge. You have until Friday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST to request a refund. If you paid less than $150 you will not receive a refund at this time. If you booked a hotel room, you have until Thursday, February 14, 2018 to cancel with Hotel Roanoke in order to receive a refund.

Intended Audience

This event was designed specifically for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians.

Education Planning and Application

Topics selected for the VPhA 137th Annual Convention were developed by the VPhA Meetings and Education Committee based upon input from surveys and evaluations from attendees at the 2017 Annual Convention.  Additional input was obtained from the various specialty sections of VPhA, the VPhA Board of Directors, and from review of surveys of other state associations of their members’ needs.  The VPhA Meetings and Education Committee utilized contemporary literature search to determine the level of education and educational gaps of members in order to design specific topics and learning objectives.

CPE Credit Information

The Virginia Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Fees

Did you know that VPhA has a referral program to help cover the cost of registration for members? The referral program allows members to gain credit towards future VPhA events by recruiting nonmembers and new exhibitors to attend. Anyone who participates and recruits at least one nonmember or new exhibitor that registers will be entered for the chance to win free registration to VPhA’s 138th Annual Convention in Virginia Beach next year. For each additional nonmember or new exhibitor that you recruit you will earn an additional entry for the chance to win the VPhA 2019 Grand Prize. Each week you can track your progress by looking at our Recruiter Leaderboard which will be posted on social media. The more nonmembers and new exhibitors you recruit between now and February 8, 2019, the more rewards you earn and the better your chances of winning the grand prize. Start recruiting today!

Early bird specials have ended. On-site registrations will incur a $25 on-site registration fee. 

*The Rooke lecture is a part of VPhA’s 2019 Midyear Conference. To register ONLY for the Rooke lecture, please select the “Rooke Lecture Only (includes lunch)” option on the registration page. Attendees wishing to attend this event as well as other events please register accordingly – the Rooke lecture is included for full attendee registrations and Saturday day registrations.


Hotel

Hotel Roanoke
110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016
www.hotelroanoke.com

Rate: $140 (single/double occupancy)

Book your room online, or by calling (866)-594-4722 and referencing the Virginia Pharmacists Association.

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February 16
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February 17
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Venue

Hotel Roanoke
110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016
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