Earn up to 7 continuing pharmacy education credits!

This new lecture series in Corpus Christi, TX offers pharmacists and pharmacy technicians up to 7 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. 

A free two-hour kickoff event will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at George's Seafood Restaurant and will feature presentations on legislative updates relating to the practice of pharmacy.

Regular series sessions will take place on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at various locations.

Online Registration is Now Open!

Register online or call 361.561.8589.

Schedule

The following is a schedule of all presentations. Check back often for updates.

January 21, 2014 at George's Seafood Restaurant

Ceftaroline for the Treatment of Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP): CAPTURE Year 1 (1 contact hour)

George Udeani, PharmD, DSc, FCP, FCCP
Clinical Specialist, CHRISTUS Spohn System
Corpus Christi, TX

Pharmacist Objectives:
    • Describe the role of ceftaroline in the management of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP).
    • Describe the mechanism of action and spectrum of activity of ceftaroline.
    • Describe the outcomes associated with ceftaroline in the treatment of CABP patients.
    • Describe the role ceftaroline will play in an era of limited antibiotic discovery and development.
Pharmacy Technican Objectives:
    • Describe ceftaroline dosage form and its stability profile.
    • Identify patient populations where ceftaroline is used.

UANs: 0834-0000-14-055-L01-P | 0834-0000-14-055-L01-T

Legislative Updates (1 contact hour)

Ryan Gevara
American Pharmacies
San Antonio, TX

Pharmacist Objectives:
    • Describe the legislative process and the challenges Texas pharmacy faced entering the 2013 session.
    • Describe the major issues and bills that were filed and passed during the 2013 session.
    • Identify ongoing issues, challenges and legislative priorities for community pharmacy.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
    • Identify the challenges for Texas pharmacy in 2014.
    • Identify major bills passed during the 2013 session.

UANs: 0834-0000-14-056-L03-P | 0834-0000-14-056-L03-T

March 25, 2014 at Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen

Core Defects on Type 2 Diabetes (1 contact hour)

Humberto Bruschetta, M.D.
Kingsville, TX

Pharmacist Objectives:
    • Explain the eight defects present in type 2 diabetes.
    • Define the role of the pancreas, liver, muscle and fat on insulin resistance syndrome.
    • Recognize the role of incretins in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
    • Describe the impact of diabetes on the general population.
    • Identify common complications of diabetes.
    • Name treatment options for type 2 diabetes.

UANs: 0834-0000-14-074-L01-P | 0834-0000-14-074-L01-T

 

May 20, 2014 at PF Chang's China Bistro

COPD therapy: Incorporating clinical evidence into optimal treatment strategies (1 contact hour)

Joy Wahawisan, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
Houston, TX

Pharmacist Objectives:
    • Discuss the optimal duration of steroid based on new clinical evidence.
    • Describe modifying disease progression in COPD.
    • Interpret medication regimen changes based upon the updated COPD guidelines 
    • Plan therapy recommendations for an uncontrolled COPD patient.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
    • Describe appropriate use of various inhalers – knowing when to use them and why.
    • Identify common medications that COPD patients should be taking.
    • Recognize misconceptions regarding smoking cessation.
    • Discuss tips to keep COPD patients healthy and out of the hospital.

UANs: 0834-0000-14-001-L04-P | 0834-0000-14-001-L04-T

 

July 22, 2014 at George's Seafood Restaurant

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Focus on the New Oral Anticoagulants (1 contact hour)

Ola Oyetayo, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
Temple, TX

Pharmacist Objectives:
    • Describe the pathophysiology underlying the increased risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
    • Assess stroke risk using the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2Vasc scoring system.
    • Select appropriate anticoagulation therapy with emphasis on new oral anticoagulants. 
    • Compare and contrast the risk and benefits of anticoagulation with currently available oral anticoagulants.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
    • Describe the pathophysiology underlying the increased risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
    • Define the following terms CHADS2 and CHA2DS2Vasc and how they apply to patients with atrial fibrillation.
    • Identify oral anticoagulants available in the United States.
    • Compare and contrast the risk and benefits of anticoagulation with currently available oral anticoagulants.

UANs: 0834-0000-14-090-L01-P | 0834-0000-14-090-L01-T

 

September 16, 2014 at Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen

Rashes: The Itch That Won't Go Away (1 contact hour)

Toby Garcia, M.D.
Corpus Christi, TX

Pharmacist Objectives:
    • Review the incidence, prevalence, and impact of atopic dermatitis.
    • Identify areas in which pharmacy education can improve the care of atopic dermatitis.
    • Discuss the available treatment modalities for other related skin conditions. 
    • Review data about adherence to atopic dermatitis therapies, as well as the strategies for patient education and counseling.
    • Identify effective modes of counseling patients on infectious, allergenic or rashes due to collagen vascular diseases.
    • Analyze the evidence and expert recommendations available regarding safety issues involving the medications used to treat atopic dermatitis.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
    • Define atopic dermatitis.
    • Identify available treatment modalities for atopic dermatitis and other related skin conditions.
    • Describe effective strategies for patient education and counseling.

UANs: 0834-0000-14-109-L01-P | 0834-0000-14-109-L01-T

 

November 18, 2014 at PF Chang's China Bistro

Pain Management & Drug Diversion (1 contact hour)

Speaker and objectives to be announced

Registration

Register online or call (361) 561-8587.

Registration Fees

The following fees include dinner and USB drive of presentation materials.

Pharmacists:

Full series: $150

One session: $35

Pharmacy Technicians:

Full series: $50

One session: $15

Accreditation Statement:

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Continuing Trends in Pharmacy Initiatives has been accredited for up to 7 contact hours of ACPE continuing pharmacy education. In order to receive pharmacy continuing education credit, participants must participate in the session(s) and complete a reporting form and program evaluation at the conclusion of each session. This activity is knowledge based.

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