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May 2022

Stroke Smart: Save a Life Program Webinar

May 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  Tuesday, May 10, 2022 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET Virtual Registration is NOW closed. Stroke Smart: Save a Life Program Learning Objectives: Explain why community pharmacies are a critical partner for implementing a Stroke Smart program in communities Identify the role pharmacy technicians and/or CHWs can play in educating patients and communities about the Virginia Stroke Smart program Define what a stroke is and the benefit of early treatment Describe the five basic symptoms and two simple tests…

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VDH COVID-19: Vaccines and Therapeutics Lunch & Learn – May 19, 2022

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Virtual Learning Objectives: Identify and recommend which COVID-19 vaccine is most appropriate for patients Explain the dosing schedule for each COVID-19 vaccine Identify patients who may be eligible for COVID-19 therapeutics Discuss the dosing and administration for each therapeutic Activity Type: Knowledge Contact Hours: 1.0 Presenter: Chelsea Sprouse, PharmD, BCACP COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacy Coordinator VDH Guest Speakers: Colin Greene, MD, MPH Virginia State Health Commissioner Christy Gray, MPH, CHES, CHTS-CP VDH…

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Buddy Check Day – Mental Health Awareness

May 23

Announcing! #buddycheckday In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, VPhA would like to extend an invite to check-in with your colleagues, friends, family, and even yourself on May 23, 2022. It's important to recognize the inner struggles as much as the outer ones. Share how your checking in using #buddycheckday on the actual day!

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June 2022

Pizza & Policy June 16, 2022

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  VPhA and the Board of Directors invite you to attend an important CE program, the VPhA’s Pizza and Policy Update, formerly the Annual Regional Rally Law Update.  Join Various Virginia experts for 2 hours of live, law-continuing education as they highlight the activities of the 2022 Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Board of Pharmacy, other regulatory agencies in Virginia, and a variety of Federal updates. Sponsored by the Morgan Institute! VPhA Members – FREE (must be logged in) Non-Members –…

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VDH: Pfizer and Moderna “baby” COVID-19 Vaccine Lunch & Learn – June 22, 2022

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Virtual Learning Objectives: Explain the current landscape of pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia Compare and contrast the Pfizer and Moderna “baby” COVID-19 vaccines Recommend which COVID-19 vaccine to administer based on patient factors Illustrate the appropriate methods to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to your infant & pediatric patients Address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst parents and guardians Activity Type: Knowledge Contact Hours: 1.0 Presenter: Chelsea Sprouse, PharmD, BCACP COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacy Coordinator…

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August 2022

VPhA 141st Annual Convention

August 12 - August 14
Sheraton Virginia Beach, 3501 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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  You’re invited to attend VPhA’s 141st Annual Convention where pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists from the surrounding regions convene, learn, network, and engage with colleagues and peers! We hope you will join us for this three-day convention at the beach with tons of opportunities to broaden your knowledge in the pharmacy profession. Online Registration is now closed. You can still register in-person onsite of the Convention. Convention Schedule Friday, August 12, 2022 7:00am – 4:00pm Registration  7:00am -9:00am …

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APhA Immunization Delivery Certificate Program

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

  VPhA Research & Education Foundation is offering the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program via Zoom to pharmacists in 2022! Due to popular demand we will be offering a 20-hour certificate program that includes: 12-Hour Immunization Delivery Home Study 8-Hour Live/Virtual Education with Injection Technique taking place via Zoom August 28, 2022 | 8am-4:30pm Zoom link will be provided after registration and upon completion of home study We are also offering a 12-Hour Home Study Refresher course for those…

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September 2022

VDH: NovaVax and Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Update

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, September 12, 2022 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Virtual Learning Objectives: 1. Provide current overview of COVID-19 in Virginia: Epidemiology and Prevention 2. Identify NovaVax and bivalent booster COVID-19 vaccine candidates 3. Differentiate between COVID-19 booster immunization schedules for individual patients 4. Review administration, storage and handling of NovaVax and bivalent booster COVID-19 vaccines Activity Type: Knowledge Contact Hours: 1.0 Presenters: Chelsea Sprouse, PharmD, BCACP COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacy Coordinator VDH Chris Ghaemmaghami, MD Physician Specialist VDH Registration Rates: VPhA…

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Introduction to Postmarketing Drug Safety Surveillance: Pharmacovigilance in FDA/CDER

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Tuesday, September 20th 2022 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Virtual Summary: This webinar will discuss the FDA's postmarketing drug safety surveillance activities, how adverse event reports are collected and analyzed by FDA and how safety findings are communicated to the public. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe FDA’s postmarketing drug safety surveillance system 2. Identify the components of postmarketing reporting and signal detection 3. Summarize how adverse event reports are collected and analyzed by FDA 4. Describe how safety findings are…

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Empowering Pharmacy Based Community Health Workers

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  Wednesday, September 21st 2022 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Virtual Summary: Just like multiple medications can interact and lead to poor health outcomes, life experiences can interact and do the same. These experiences are called Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), and today it seems everyone in health care is scrambling to find solutions that help overcome SDoH barriers. Who knew that community pharmacies were sitting on a SDoH solution all this time. Local pharmacy technicians who can be cross…

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