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Continuing Education Program

NSU FALL CLASSIC 2017 logo

NSU Fall Classic 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus


Advance Registration Fees:
Pharmacists: $179 / One Day: $100
Pharm Techs: $85 / One Day: $50


The NSU FALL CLASSIC - 2017

Validating Pharmacists
as
Quality Healthcare Providers

Saturday & Sunday  November 4th & 5th, 2017



About the Program

Who Should Attend?

Pharmacists and Technicians can receive up to 16 hours of live CE including the State of Florida mandated (Validation of Prescriptions of Control Substances 2 hours and Med Error 2 hours) courses. Consultant Pharmacists can receive up to 12 hours of consultant re-certification credit.

This is a program designed for pharmacists to confirm that they indeed meet and exceed various standards of being healthcare providers in the State of Florida. The quality of this conference is at a national level regardless of its application to Florida issues.

NSU continues to be the only Florida provider of live two-day pharmacy continuing education programs that does not receive financial influence from the pharmaceutical industry in the form of grants, donations or display fees of any kind.

What Would Interest You About This Conference?

1. From a license requirement standpoint one could achieve those needs in attending. Bob Parrado gave the first Validation program in the State at NSU a few years ago and has revised and updated it to make the two hours more relevant and interesting. The Med Error program is always exciting because of Dr. Matthew Seamon’s work to do so and also because of the speech provided by the recipient of the “Stephanie Feldman Aleong National Patient Safety Award.”

2. Interprofessional Education (IPE) offerings gives providers of pharmacy education a chance for improving their overall quality of healthcare when they offer non-pharmacist presenters who utilize their educational abilities to introduce their specialties to pharmacists, consultants & technicians and relate how the professions will network in an interactive manner regarding patient care responsibility. The genetic testing program is the perfect example of collaborating with a physician in achieving a great patient drug care service. Dr. Osmani Iribar from Cuba will relate how he has used American pharmacists in his clinics. (On a personal note, I flew to Havana to do a six hour interview with him. He has never left the Island of Cuba and looks forward to lecturing at NSU November 4th. Everything was in perfect order until the recent closing of the US Embassy. It may be a challenge at this point but we have two pharmacists who have worked with him just in case he is not able to leave Cuba).

3. Another reason I think one would attend this conference is that they could use the unique information gained in discussions with colleagues on the following Monday morning. Knowledge about the Ambulatory Care Setting in a physician office being a great opportunity for pharmacists and sharing information that genetic testing can be taken away from pharmacists if we don’t start doing it soon. Understanding how vitamins ADEK could be utilized in achieving better health could be shared with relatives, friends and customers immediately. For pharmacists in LTC practice – the Sunday morning presentation is a must to attend as regulations and laws changes are taking place immediately.

4. Another reason to attend this conference is to absorb the ideas for future application. Participants will be able to experience professional opportunities that are “cutting edge” skills and knowledge and be shown how to enhance their current talents, being able to implement at a unique skill level over further learning progression. The genetic test collaborative model is key to that. Many of the other presentations as “Addiction, Dementia”, “Metabolic Pathway” and “Sports Medicine” should open the pharmacist eyes into a future opportunity or two.

2017 classroom


Learning Objectives

SATURDAY, November 4, 2017

8:00 a.m. VALIDATION OF PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
(0092-0000-17-050-L03-P/T) 2 Hours - Topic: Substance Abuse
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists should be better able to:
1. Describe how to ensure access to controlled substances for all patients with valid prescription;
2. Describe the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s Database;
3. Review prescriptions for appropriate therapeutic value;
4. Recognize prescriptions that are not based on a legitimate medical purpose;
5. Discuss the law and rules related to the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances.
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Discuss the various roles of the technician within the Ambulatory Care Setting
2. Describe benchmark measures pharmacist can impact to achieve patient centered care and reimbursement
3. Describe billing process strategies that can be utilized without provider status.

10:10 a.m. PHARMACY AMBULATORY CARE PRACTICE SETTING: THE PHYSICIAN OFFICE
(0092-0000-17-051-L04-P/T) 1 Hour - Topic: Ambulatory Care, Managed Care
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists should be better able to:
1. Describe benchmark measures pharmacist can impact to achieve patient centered care and reimbursement
2. Identify payment strategies pharmacists can utilize without provider status
3. Outline the quality benchmark measures of physician practices according to commercial insurance companies and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Discuss the various roles of the technician within the Ambulatory Care Setting.
2. Describe benchmark measures pharmacist can impact to achieve patient centered care and reimbursement
3. Describe billing process strategies that can be utilized without provider status.

11:10 a.m. HEALTHCARE IN CUBA TODAY
(0092-000-17-052-L04-P/T) 1 hour - Topic: Cultural Diversity, Teaching

Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists should be better able to:
1. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of universal healthcare in Cuba for physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare personnel
2. Describe obstacles faced by patients unable to procure medications required for treatment
3. Identify differences in the responsibilities of healthcare professionals within the United States versus Cuba.
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1 .Discuss advantages and disadvantages of universal healthcare in Cuba for physicians, pharmacists, technicians and other healthcare personnel
2. Describe obstacles faced by patients unable to procure medications required for treatment
3. Identify differences in the responsibilities of healthcare professionals within the United States versus Cuba.

1:00 p.m. INSPIRING PHARMACISTS TO PRACTICE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF COMPREHENSIVE GENETIC DRUG TESTING
(0092-0000-17-053-L04-P/T) 2 Hours - Topic: Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM)
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists should be better able to:
1. Review the role of the healthcare provider in preventing or slowing the process of diseases, not just managing it.
2. Discuss the legal issue of “pharmacogenetics” in comprehensive patient drug care management
3. Describe how to phase in a “cutting edge” genetic testing model into your practice.
4. Review the qualification of being a pharmacist genetic counselor.
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Review the role of the healthcare provider in preventing or slowing the process of diseases, not just managing it
2. Describe the value of micronutrient, genetic and allergy testing
3. Review various genetic tests that are available to pharmacies.

3:10 p.m. MAKING LOGIC OF THE FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS
(0092-0000-17-054-L04-P/T) 1 hour - Topic: Nutrition, Preventative Medicine
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists should be better able to:
1. Review optimal K2 levels and heart and bone health benefits
2. Discuss why government recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin D (600-800IU) is extremely inadequate for preventing neurodegenerative diseases
3. Describe the relationship of good health and good blood levels of DEKA.
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Describe how the Western Diet is deficient in Vitamin K
2. Discuss why government recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin D (600-800IU) is extremely inadequate for preventing neurodegenerative diseases
3. Describe why Vitamin D is a hormone.

4:10 p.m. CRACKING THE METABOLIC CODE, MAKING IT PATIENT FRIENDLY
(0092-0000-17-055-L04-P/T) 1 Hour - Topic: Metabolic Disorders, Nutrition
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists should be better able to:
1. Describe the benefits of unlocking your Metabolic Code
2. Review the keys to maintaining peak metabolism and optimal health
3. Describe supplements and strategies for balancing your metabolism
4. Discuss the relationship between organ detoxification and body rejuvenation.
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Describe how an “unhealthy” metabolism begins in the body
2. Discuss the body’s essential nutrient need for water
3. Name three OTC products that cause nutrient depletion of the body.

SUNDAY, November 5, 2017

7:00 a.m. PHARMACISTS AS PROVIDERS OF QUALITY CARE: TREATMENT OF ADDICTION
(0092-0000-17-056-L02-P/T) 1 hour Topic:
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists should be better able to:
1. Recognize consultant pharmacist role in behavioral health(MH)/Substance Abuse treatment setting
2. Discuss available treatment options for addiction/substance use disorder
3. Recognize the symptoms of addiction/substance use disorder
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Differentiate addiction from tolerance
2. Recognize the symptoms of addiction/substance use disorder
3. Review the role of the pharmacist in the management of addiction/ substance use disorder.

8:00 a.m. PHARMACISTS AS PROVIDERS OF QUALITY CARE: LTC/CMS
(0092-0000-17-057-L04-P/T) 1 Hour - Topic: Management
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists should be better able to:
1. Discuss the new CMS standards for Long Term Care facilities in Florida
2. Describe the outstanding quality that pharmacists can bring to these facilities
3. Review the plan for a facility Infection Prevention & Control program
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Discuss the new CMS standards for Long Term Care facilities in Florida
2. Discuss the definition of a psychotropic drug.
3.Describe a discharge medication reconciliation from a LTC facility.

9:00 a.m. HEALTHCARE IN CHINA TODAY
(0092-000-17-058-L04-P/T) 1 Hour - Topic: Cultural Diversity, Teaching
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists should be better able to:
1. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of universal healthcare in China for physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare personnel
2. Describe obstacles faced by patients unable to procure medications required for treatment
3. Recognize differences in the responsibilities of preventive healthcare between patients within the United States versus China.
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of universal healthcare in China for physicians, pharmacists, technicians and other healthcare personnel
2. Describe obstacles faced by patients unable to procure medications required for treatment
3. Recognize differences in the responsibilities of preventive healthcare between patients within the United States versus China.

10:10 a.m. FLORIDA SPECIFIC MED ERROR PRESENTATION
(0092-0000-17-059-L05-P/T) 2 hours - Topic: Med Errors
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Describe the review process for root cause analysis;
2. Discuss error reduction and prevention in the pharmacy setting
3. Identify categories of high-risk medications
4. Discuss methods (eg. stress) to increase patient safety in the workplace
5. Discuss the Florida continuing education requirements regarding med error review
6. Explain strategies & reproduce cultures that may be employed to decrease patient medication errors
7. Review external and internal issues that cause distractions in the workplace.

1:00 p.m. GERIATRIC DUCT TAPE: PHARMACY FOR THE ELDERLY WITH AN EMPHASIS ON DEMENTIA
(0092-0000-17-060-L04-P/T) 1 Hour - Topic: Mental Health Psychotherapy
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacists should be better able to:
1. Describe the extent of pharmacotherapy with the elderly.
2. Identify the difficulties in serving this population.
3. Review recent therapies and evidence for age related dementia.
Upon completion of this session, Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. State the various mental health states found in elderly patients.
2. Identify the difficulties in serving this population.
3. Recognize the therapies used in dementia.

2:00 p.m. THE UNIQUE ROLE OF THE PHARMACIST: SPORTS MEDICINE
(0092-0000-17-061-L04-P/T) 1 Hour - Topic: Sports Medicine

Upon completion of this session, Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Discuss the body composition in the focus of preventative medicine.
2. Describe the effects of consuming a high protein diet.
3. Discuss key essential nutritional and supplementation protocols to optimize human performance.
4. Identify various Sports Medicine techniques as preventive or alternative healthcare options for traditional patients.

3:10 p.m. FLORIDA BOARD OF PHARMACY - UPDATES & CASE STUDIES
(0092-0000-17-062-L03-P/T) 1 Hour - Topic: Law
Upon completion of this session,Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians should be better able to:
1. Discuss the most recent Rules and Regulations that have become law.
2. Outline proposed rules & regulations for the next Board agenda.
3. Discuss recent, emphasized rules and regulations through a case study format.

Type of Activity

This is a Knowledge-based activity.

Target Audience

Pharmacists, Consultant Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians.

Faculty

Goar Alvarez, Pharm.D., C.Ph., FASCP, Assistant Dean, Pharmacy Services; Assistant Professor,
NSU College of Pharmacy & Director of Pharmacy Services at NSU Clinic & South Florida State Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL,
and serves as a member of the Florida Board of Pharmacy.

José Antonio, Ph.D., FNSCA, FISSN, CSCS, Associate Professor, NSU College of Health Care Sciences, Fort Lauderdale FL

Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., C.Ph., BCPP, President, Diversified Consultant Pharmacists of Florida, Sarasota FL

Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph., Long Term Care Consultant and Adjunct Faculty, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale FL

Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D.,  Dean, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale FL

Carsten Evans, Ph.D., Executive Director of Continuing Education & Professional Affairs,
NSU Health Professions Division, Fort Lauderdale FL

Mitchell Ghen, D.O., Ph.D., M.S.,  Integrative Medicine Physician, Boca Raton FL
Radio Host for “Doctor Mitch” on WFTL 850 and two daily national shows

Osmani Lopez Iribar, M.D., Family Practitioner, Havana, Cuba

Renee Jones, Pharm.D., C.Ph., Director of Preceptor Development, Assistant Professor,
NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale FL

Frederick Lippman, E.D., R.Ph.,  Chancellor, NSU Health Professions Division, Fort Lauderdale FL

Bob Parrado, B.Pharm., Private Consultant, DEA Concentration, Tampa FL

Robert Pihl, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology & Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Jeanie Ross, Administrative Coordinator, Continuing Professional Development, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale FL

Matthew Seamon, Pharm.D., J.D., Associate Professor, Chair, Pharmacy Practice, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale FL

Stuart Shipe, DAOM, P.A., R.Ph.,  Private Practitioner, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Stuart FL
Radio Host for “A Better Way to Health”, WPSL 1590AM

Stuart Shull, M.S., Former Pharmaceutical Representative, South Florida, Plantation FL

Kimmi Stultz, Pharm.D.,  Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fees & Registration

Pharmacists: Full Conference=$179 - One Day=$100 - Pharmacists
Register Here

Onsite Registration=$195 - One Day=$115.

Pharmacy Techs: Full Conference=$85 - One Day= $50 - Pharm Techs
Register Here

Onsite Registration=$100 - One Day=$75.

Cancellations will be accepted minus a $10 admin fee until November 4, 2017.
Online Registration closes midnight Friday Nov. 3, 11:59 p.m.

Preliminary Schedule

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time Event
7:00 a.m. NSU Breakfast - Steele Foyer
7:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Registration & Sign-in - Steele Foyer
8:00 a.m. Welcome to Program - Steele Auditorium
Frederick Lippman, Ed.D., R.Ph., Chancellor
Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D., Dean, College of Pharmacy
8:05 a.m. Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances*
Bob Parrado, B.S.Pharm.
10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:10 a.m. Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice Setting: The Physician Office
Renee Jones, Pharm.D.
11:10 a.m. Healthcare in Cuba Today
Osmoni Irbrir, M.D.; Renee Jones, Pharm.D.; Kimmi Stultz, Pharm.D.
12:10 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Inspiring Pharmacists to Practice the Responsibility of Comprehensive Genetic Drug Testing
Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D.
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:10 p.m. Making Logic of the Fat Soluble Vitamins
Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D.
4:10 p.m. Cracking the Metabolic Code, Making it Patient Friendly
Kimmi Stultz, Pharm.D.; James LaValle, B.S.Pharm., Author
5:10 p.m. Adjournment of Program
5:10 p.m. Meet & Greet Author, James LaValle
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS - FALL BACK ONE HOUR -
Time Event
6:30 a.m. Breakfast & Sign-in - Steele Foyer
7:00 a.m.. Welcome - Steele Auditorium
Carsten Evans, Ph.D., R.Ph., Program Director
7:05 a.m.. Pharmacists as Providers of Quality Care: Treatment of Addiction
Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., C.Ph., BCPP
8:00 a.m.. Pharmacists as Providers of Quality Care: LTC/CMS
Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D.
9:00 a.m.. Healthcare in China Today
Stuart S. Shipe, DAOM, M.S., R.Ph.
10:00 a.m.. BREAK
10:10 a.m.. Florida Specific Med Error Presentation*
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D.
12:10 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Geriatric Duct Tape: Pharmacy for the Elderly with an Emphasis on Dementia
Robert Pihl, Ph.D.)
2:00 p.m. The Unique Role of the Pharmacist: Sports Medicine
Jose Antonio Ph.D.
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:10 p.m. Florida Board of Pharmacy - Updates & Case Studies
Goar Alvarez, Pharm.D.
4:10 p.m. Evaluation & Adjournment

Financial Support

NSU has received no financial support for this program.

Accreditation

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program has been approved for up to 16.0 contact hours (1.6 CEUs) for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs. This includes Med Errors Education (2 hrs) and Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (2 hrs) of continuing education credits. This program has also been approved for Consultant Re-Certification up to 12 hours.

NSU College of Pharmacy will report all earned continuing education (CE) credits for this program to CE Broker and to CPE Monitor for those who complete a Program Evaluation and provide all relevant, requested license information on their Participation Sheets.

Policy of Non-Discrimination

Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, nondisqualifying disability, religion or creed, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, and does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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