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Nova Southeastern University
College of Pharmacy
3200 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

Jeanie Ross

Phone: 954-262-1328 or

Toll Free: 800-356-0026 Ext.21328


Continuing Education Program

Contemporary Pharmacy Issues logo

28th Annual
Pharmacy Issues

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale FL 33328


About the Program

The 28th Annual Contemporary Pharmacy Issues Conference covers programs that relate to what’s happening now in our profession plus offering the required courses for re-licensure. All programs are ACPE approved, including Florida Med Error – 2 hours, Florida approved HIV for first renewals, 12 hours of consultant re-certification credit and even 2 hours for the latest requirement 64B16-27.831 (Standards of Practice for the Dispensing of Controlled Substances Mandatory Continuing Education.

Some of the program highlights include Dr. Barry Bleidt with another “in your face” Saturday morning opening lecture on another challenging topic. On Saturday also will be two pharmacy political speakers reviewing the changes going on within the profession. Kathy Baldwin, the President of Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacist talks about her year as President and the profession in general around the State. Goar Alvarez, a Florida Pharmacy Board member will updates us with recent 2017 Florida congressional rules and regulations changes from Tallahassee. Both people will be available for you to talk with before and after their presentations. Back again is America’s leading preventive medicine physician to share his unique knowledge and to encourage pharmacists to explore new consumer business opportunities within the profession. Dr. Mitch Ghen will address “The Dangers of Estrogen Deficit in Men,” as well as “The Dangers of Vitamin D3 Deficit in Women”, plus how pharmacists can utilize genetic testing skills/knowledge in their practices. Another physician, Dr. Richard Rubenstein will share where he thinks pharmacists can best provide practice benefits for their customers/patients in the area of dermatology, as he reviews up to 15 different skin diseases.

A crowd favorite, Dr. Renee Jones will be back taking a good look at the newest drugs to come off the recent marketing circuits. She will provide relevant drug information to all pharmacists. Dr. Brian Frasca will tell us how they get their unique drug names. Dr. Stuart Shipe, another crowd favorite, will bring several challenging non-traditional eye openers in his preventive medicine focus. Topics to be announced soon. And finally, Dr. Robert Pihl brings his classic entertaining and educational discussion on “Pathways to Addiction” to the NSU conference.

See you there, Carsten.

Learning Objectives - Coming Soon

Type of Activity

This program is a Live, Knowledge-Based activity.

Target Audience


Faculty - Coming Soon

Fees and Registration

Full conference: $189.00
One Day: $100.00

Please Note:

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Preliminary Program Schedule

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Time Event
7:00 a.m.-
8:00 a.m.
Healthy Breakfast, NSU HPD Cafeteria
7:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m.
Registration & Sign-in, Steele Auditorium Foyer
8:00 a.m. Welcome, Steele Auditorium
Frederick Lippman, Ed.D, Chancellor, NSU, HPD
Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Dean, NSU College of Pharmacy
8:05 a.m. Challenges with Evidence-Based Medicine
Medicine's Best Kept Secret

Barry Bleidt, Pharm.D.
9:05 a.m. The (Pharmacy Profession) State of Affairs
Kathleen Baldwin, Pharm.D., M.A., President, FSHP
10:05 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Deficit in Men's Estrogen and Women's Vitamin D3
Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D.
11:15 a.m. Getting Pharmacists Involved in Genetic Testing
Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D.
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Pharmacists Knowing Their Dermatology Patients
Richard Rubenstein, M.D.
2:00 p.m. Pathways to Addiction
Robert Pihl, Ph.D.
3:00 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. Florida Board of Pharmacy Update
Goar Alvarez, Pharm.D., Florida Board Member
4:10 p.m. Value of Research and Commitment
Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, B.Pharm., Ph.D.
5:10 p.m. Evaluation & Adjournment

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time Event
7:00 a.m.-
8:00 a.m.
Healthy Breakfast, NSU HPD Cafeteria
7:00 a.m. Early Offering -
HIV Update & Requirement for 1st License Renewals

Elizabeth Sherman, Pharm.D.
7:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m.
Registration & Sign-in, Steele Auditorium Foyer
8:00 a.m. Welcome, Steele Auditorium
Carsten Evans, Ph.D.
8:05 a.m. TRACK I - Med Error I: Addressing the State Requirements
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D., R.Ph.
9:05 a.m. Med Error II: It's All About Safety in a Name
Brian Frasca, Pharm.D.
8:05 a.m. TRACK II - TBA - For those who have their Med Error credits
10:05 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. TRACK I - Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances
10:15 a.m. TRACK II - TBA - for those who have their Validation of Prescription credits
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Special Non-Traditional Presentation - Dr. Shipe's Corner
Stuart Shipe, DAOM
3:00 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. New Drug Update
Renee Jones, Pharm.D.
4:10 p.m. The ACO Future for Pharmacists
Renee Jones, B.Pharm.
5:10 p.m. Evaluation & Adjournment

CE Credits and Requirements

There will be up to 17 CE contact hour credits (1.7 CEUs) available for participants who attend the courses, participate in the learning assessments, document the courses taken, and submit a course evaluation. NSU's Continuing Education Department will submit the CE credits earned here to CE Broker and to CPE Monitor for those participants who provide all relevant license numbers and other necessary information. (If you enter an NABP#, you must provide your birth month and day: mm/dd.)


Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The 28th Annual Contemporary Pharmacy Issues program has been approved for up to 17.0 contact hours (1.7 CEUs). This program has also been approved for 12 hours of Consultant Re-Certification credits.

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