The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is offering attendees the opportunity to earn up to 8.5 contact hours (0.85 CEUs) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit at its 110thAnnual Meeting. The meeting will offer timely CPE sessions that will involve presentations and discussions by some of pharmacy’s most knowledgeable speakers. Programming includes a pre-meeting CPE session, four joint CPE sessions, and two concurrent sessions: one geared specifically for state board of pharmacy executive officers and members, and one geared for compliance officers and staff. The Annual Meeting will be held May 17-20, 2014, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, AZ.
Saturday, May 17
With everyone talking about Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) and its effect on drug distribution in the United States, the special pre-meeting CPE session “DQSA Title II: Drug Supply Chain Security and Federal-State Cooperation” starts off the meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. During this session, attendees will hear from Food and Drug Administration representatives as they provide participants with valuable information about Title II of the DQSA. This session provides two contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of CPE credit.
Sunday, May 18
A continuing annual favorite will be the Educational Poster Session held from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. This highly interactive CPE session will feature various poster displays that relate to this year’s Poster Session theme, “Partnering to Protect the Public Health.” One hour (0.1 CEU) of CPE credit will be awarded through interactive participation with presenters for at least one hour during the three-hour offering and passing of the post-session test. This CPE session is sponsored by Pearson VUE.
From 3:30 to 4:30 PM, attendees will hear about how the DQSA may affect the legality of compounding for office use, as well as the appropriate regulation of outsourcing facilities. This joint CPE session, titled “Compounding for Office Use and Outsourcing Facilities,” provides one contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of CPE credit. This CPE session is sponsored by Walgreen Co.
Monday, May 19
With 22 states having enacted medical and recreational cannabis laws, this joint CPE session discusses the possibility that the oversight of cannabis dispensaries will eventually be placed under a board of pharmacy. Titled “Cannabis Is Here to Stay – Regulatory Update,” this session, which takes place from 8:45 to 10:15 AM, will discuss the advances in cannabis research and which states have the most stringent laws and regulations. This session will offer 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of CPE credit.
Tuesday, May 20
The executive officer and board member CPE session, “Emerging Paradigms – Physician Dispensing and Pharmacist Compounding in Physician Offices,” will be held from 8:45 to 10:15 AM and will offer 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of CPE credit. Attendees will learn about the findings of a physician dispensing study performed by the University of Utah and funded by the Utah Department of Commerce and the emerging practice of pharmacists compounding in physicians’ offices.
The compliance officer CPE session will also be held from 8:45 to 10:15 AM. In this session, titled “Diversion Prevention Tools – Working Together to Prevent Loss,” experts will provide attendees with tools to help prevent diversion and keep controlled substances where they belong and not in the hands of those who attempt to obtain them for non-therapeutic use. This CPE session, sponsored by DaVita Rx, will offer 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of CPE credit.
Following both concurrent sessions is the last joint CPE session, “Medication Synchronization – Boards’ Role in Helping Pharmacists Increase Adherence,” which will offer 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of CPE credit. From 10:30 AM to noon, attendees will discuss medication synchronization programs and how they can significantly improve adherence rates for patients taking multiple medications over an extended period of time. This CPE session is sponsored by Walgreen Co.
For more information or to register for the 110th Annual Meeting, visit the Meetings section of the NABP website.
NABP and the NABP Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Provider Number: 0205. Participants may earn ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit by completing a Statement of Continuing Pharmacy Education Participation and submitting it electronically to NABP. Full attendance and completion of the program evaluation and learning assessment for each session are required to receive CPE credit and be recorded in the CPE Monitor® system.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Policy: NABP staff will be available to assist attendees on an individual basis to apply for CLE credit for attending CPE sessions. To apply for CLE credit, attendees must initiate the program approval process in their own states by completing and submitting the appropriate application materials and forms. NABP will provide documentation as necessary.
NABP is the independent, international, and impartial Association that assists its member boards and jurisdictions for the purpose of protecting the public health.