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Continuing Education Program

Poster Genetics 2018


Real-World Practice & Business Models
Designed for Pharmacists

A Certificate Program:
"Genetic Drug Counseling"

Genetics Certificate

 Saturday, February 10, 2018
 Sunday, February 11, 2018
 Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

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Program Summary

This 2-day, Practice-Based CPE activity is designed for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Consultants to systematically acquire specific knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance behaviors that expand or enhance their practice competencies. The information and materials utilized in this conference are based upon evidence as accepted in the literature by health care professions. The format of this CPE 16-hour live activity employs both didactic and practice components.

Program Goals
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy offers this Practice-Based CPE activity to:

1. address the identified educational needs that pharmacists have requested on past program evaluations over the last two years, and
2. Provide pharmacists with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed to provide their patients with appropriate medication therapy that meets both the therapeutic and legal expectations of responsible drug experts.

Course Learning Objectives, Credits, & UAN#s - Coming Soon

Type of Activity

This is a Practice-Based Program

Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Consultants

Pharmacists & Pharmacy Consultants who want the opportunity to learn and be able to practice real-world applications involved in providing a genetic drug testing counseling patient service.

Preliminary Faculty Roster

Goar Alvarez, Pharm.D., FASCP, C.Ph.
Assistant Professor, NSU College of Pharmacy, Director of Pharmacy Services at NSU Clinic and South Florida State Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Michael Bolla
Managing Partner, Offer Wellness, Alpharetta, GA
Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D.
Dean, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Carsten Evans, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Executive Director of Continuing Education & Professional Affairs
NSU Health Professions Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D., M.S.
Private Integrative Physician Practice, Boca Raton, FL
Frederick Lippman, Ed.D., R.Ph.
Chancellor, NSU Health Professions Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL
David Mackarey, R.Ph., AAHIVP
3DPMhealthcare, LLC, Pharmacogenetics Trained Consultant, Palm Beach, 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
Kimmi Stultz, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, NSU, Functional Medicine Educator, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Malav Trivedi, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, NSU, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mary Van, Pharm.D.,
Private Practitioner, Owner, Hollywood, FL

Fees & Registration

CONFERENCE FEE: $325.00 - This is a 16-hour Certificate Program Register Here

Online Registrations received after February 6th & Saturday Walk-ins: $340.00

Preliminary Program Schedule

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time Event
7:00 a.m. Sign In & Breakfast, NSU HPD Steele Foyer
8:00 a.m. Addressing the Legalities Associated with PGx Testing
9:00 a.m. What is your role as a Pharmacist in PGx Testing?
10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:10 a.m. Reviewing Genetic Drug Testing Basics
11:10 a.m. Reviewing Cancer Screening Testing Basics
12:10 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Interpretation of PGx Testing
2:00 p.m. Interpretation of Cancer Genetic Testing
2:30 p.m. Moral, Legal Obligations and your Responsibilities as a Pharmacist
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:10 p.m. Functional Testing to Determine the Proper Approach to the Patient
4:10 p.m. Simulation Lab
5:10 p.m. Adjournment Day One
5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Evening Gathering: Wine and Cheese

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Time Event
7:00 a.m. Sign-In Day 2 & Healthy Breakfast, NSU HPD Steele Foyer
8:00 a.m. Advanced Psychosocial Counseling Principles
9:00 a.m. Life Style Changes that Could Impact the Genetic Testing Findings
10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:10 a.m. Nutrigenomics and Methylation
11:10 a.m. History & Physical Exam for the Pharmacist...Tying It All Together
12:00 noon LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Creating the Team...Pharmacist/Physician Collaborative Agreement (Business Plan)
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:10 p.m. Practical Applications - Grand Rounds
Genetic Drug Testing Counseling Patient Service

5:10 p.m. Evaluation & Adjournment


ACPE Accreditation

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requirements for Credit

There will be 16 CE live credit-hours (1.6 CEUs) available for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Consultants who attend, participate in the learning assessments, complete a Certificate of Participation and submit a course evaluation. NSU's Continuing Education Department will submit the CE credits earned here to CE Broker and CPE Monitor for those participants who provide all relevant license information.

Financial Support

NSU will receive some financial support for this program.

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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