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Continuing Education Program

2011 Fall Classic

NSU Fall Classic
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Fort Lauderdale Campus

About the Program

About the Program'Ķ'Ķ'Ķ'Ķ'Ķin my opinion, this is our best overall two-day program that we have put together in my twenty years at Nova. Many of the programs offer information about wellness nutritional alternatives that are unfamiliar to most pharmacists. The programs are backed by evidence-based studies and have shown to out shine traditional therapies yet they don'Äôt get the media coverage. Perhaps the billions and billions of dollars that traditional drug and food industries have won'Äôt allow it. MSG or Vytorin anybody?

We will address those challenges and even why people on statins are at risk for many additional diseases that are going unchecked because of lack of proper testing and knowledge. Please read the book Drug Muggers to get an idea of just one area where we should be the knowledgeable masters and are not. This book will teach you what we didn'Äôt in pharmacy school. Do your consumers know more than you about nutrition? Go to a health food store and listen to the expert who probably has a week or more of training and all that experience of practicing like an expert. Being confident counts.

The book above author, Suzy Cohen, in my opinion, has done more positive things for the profession of pharmacy and healthcare in the US than any other pharmacist. I am one of her top fans and hope to have her lecture someday at one of our programs. Yet when I ask 20 pharmacists to tell me about Suzy, I get 19 who draw a blank. Shame on us. Isn'Äôt it about time that we professional drug experts start getting educated about how are patients are getting sick rather than to go along with supporting the treatment of symptoms? Aricept anybody? Wouldn'Äôt you want to explore the various pathways that lead to dementia and the research that has produced disease state reversals? Be there November 2nd and 3rd and we will tell you about non-traditional treatment and research. I will also tell you about Dr. Oz'Äôs favorite pharmacist, Suzy Cohen 'Äì from Florida.

And for those who love traditional education, yes, we will have pharmacy law. Even more exciting, we are fortunate to have 'Äúin-the-know'Äù Florida Board of Pharmacy member Michele Weizer reviewing the hottest item of interest, 'Äústerile compounding.'Äù

The Fall Classic conference will offer other programs that address the required elements of the Florida Board of Pharmacy as well as superb lectures on an actual cure (Hepatitis C) coming soon, and specific solutions on how to get better than 33% of our patients compliant with their medications, building team based ambulatory care skills, and hearing why 'Äúfood is no longer food.'Äù You will also have the opportunity to hear about the cholesterol myth.

Probably the one thing that makes this program exceptional is that all the speakers have exhibited a leadership role in wanting to share pertinent information that is vital to our careers as professionals. These practitioners, radio show healthcare hosts (3), statesman (Florida House of Representatives), entrepreneurs and educators are coming together to present in a format of edu-entertainment style to keep knowledge more interesting as you go through the day.

In my opinion'Ķ.being exposed to non-traditional disease prevention and treatment is the tip of things needed by our consumers and payers of healthcare services - starting now.

Special Note:
Pharmacists attending this program will have the opportunity to receive the book 'ÄúDisease Prevention and Treatment,'Äù a 1666 page text that reviews non-traditional methods. Also, participants will be have the opportunity to eat a specially prepared health food lunch by Chef Elisa. (Traditional will be in the building as well for those who don'Äôt).

Program Schedule
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
'ÄúPositioning Pharmacists to Talk About the Future Now'Äù
Time Event
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, NSU HPD Cafeteria
7:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration & Sign-In, Steele Auditorium Foyer
8:00 a.m. Welcome, Steele Auditorium
Frederick Lippman, Ed.D., R.Ph., Chancellor, NSU-HPD
Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Dean, College of Pharmacy
8:05 a.m. A Fearful Epidemic: The Vicissitudes of Alzheimer'Äôs
Robert Pihl, Ph.D., Professor, McGill University
9:05 a.m. Strategic Planning, Caregiver & Alzheimer'Äôs Disease
Matt Hudson, Member, Florida House of Representatives
10:05 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Drug-Induced Dementia Diseases - A Nutritional Assault
Kimmi Le, Pharm.D., Consultant, Life Extension
10:45 a.m. Non-Traditional Approach to ALZ Diagnosis & Treatment
Mitchell Ghen, D.O., Integrative Medicine Practitioner
12:15 p.m. Lunch, HPD Cafeteria
1:00 p.m. Non-Traditional Approach to Alzheimer'Äôs Disease Research
Michael Smith, Ph.D., Life Extension
2:00 p.m. The Pharmacists'Äô Role in the ADHD Therapy for the Young R
Jose Rey, Pharm.D., NSU Faculty
3:00 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. Neurological Physical Assessment Skills for Pharmacists R
Elisa Ginter, D.O., Physical Assessment Instructor NSU Institute
4:10 p.m. Physiognomy Skills for Physical Assessment for Pharmacists
Stuart Shipe, DOAM, R.Ph., Private Practitioner
5:10 p.m. Special Evening Program
101 Informatics: Enhancing Pharmacy Healthcare Delivery
Craig McDonald, Pharm.D.
6:10p.m. Program Sign Out & Adjournment
R = Consultant Re-certification Programs

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
'ÄúPositioning Pharmacists to Talk About the Future Now'Äù
Time Event
7:00 am Breakfast, Registration Sign-In Steele Foyer & HPD Cafeteria
Daylight Saving Special Early Morning
7:00 a.m. The Frontier - Pharmacist Training for Team Based Ambulatory Care
David Harlow, Pharm.D.
8:00 a.m. Welcome: Carsten Evans, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
8:00 a.m. Med Errors: Medication Safety & Culture
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D. &
Robert Pihl, Ph.D. ExamCorp Case Study Format
Patient Safety Award & Presentation
This Year'Äôs Presentation of the Stephanie Feldman Aleong
National Patient Safety Award
10:00 am Break
10:10 am Florida Sterile Compounding Update
Michele Weizer, Pharm.D., Florida Board Member
11:10 am Getting Aggressive with Patient Compliance
John Riggs, Ph.D.
12:10 p.m. Lunch, HPD Cafeteria
Track I Steel Auditorium
1:00 p.m. Hepatitis Cure: Pharmacist Role in Treatment, Education and Advocacy
Steve Harris, M.S.
2:00 p.m. Integrative Medicine: Nutritional Transformations & Integrated Nutrition for Wellness
1. What happens when food is no longer food? Read the Labels

Stuart Shipe, DAOM
2. The Why and Alternatives to 'ÄúNo More Statin Therapy'Äù
Kimmi Le, Pharm.D.
3:00 p.m. Break
5:10 p.m. Adjournment
Track II Morris Auditorium
1:00 p.m. Contemporary HIV Education
Kathleen K. Graham, Pharm.D.
2:00 p.m. Florida Pharmacy Law Presentation
Thomas A. Brickenden, J.D., R.Ph.
3:00 p.m. Break
4:10 p.m. Pharmacy Math and Calculations Refresher
Bernadette Washington, CPhT, RPT
5:10 p.m. Adjournment
R = Consultant Re-certification Programs
Thomas A. Brickenden, J.D., M.S., R.Ph., Private Practice Attorney, Weston, FL
James L. Dettore, President & Chief Executive Officer, Brand Institute, inc.
Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Dean, College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Carsten Evans, Ph.D., Executive Director of Continuing Education, HPD, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mitchell Ghen, D.O., Ph.D., M.S. Integrative Medicine Physician, Boca Raton, Fl & Radio
Elisa Ginter, D.O., Private Physician Practice, Coral Springs, FL
Kathleen K. Graham, Pharm. D., HIV Clinical Research Pharmacist
PROMISE Study Coordinator, Children'Äôs Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL
David Harlow III, Pharm.D., Chief Pharmacy Officer, Martin Health System, Stuart, FL
Steve Harris, M.S., President, Steve Harris Consultants, Weston, Fl.
Matt Hudson, Statesman, Florida House of Representatives
Kimmi Le, Pharm.D., Private Practitioner, Consultant, Life Extension
Frederick Lippman, Ed.D., R.Ph., Chancellor, NSU Health Professions Division
Craig McDonald, Pharm.D., Resident, Mercy Health Partners, Muskegon, MI
Robert Pihl, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology & Psychiatry McGill University, Montreal
Jose Rey, Pharm.D., BCPP, Associate Professor, NSU College of Pharmacy
John Riggs, Ph.D. D.B.A., Assistant Profession of Marketing, NSU School of Business and Entrepreneurship.
Matthew Seamon, Pharm.D., J.D., Chair, Pharmacy Practice, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Michael Smith, Ph.D., Senior Health Scientist, Life Extension, F.t Lauderdale, Fl & Radio Host for 'ÄúHealthy Talk'Äù on Radio MD, Thursdays 3:00 PM.
Stuart Shipe, D.O.M., P.A., R.Ph., Private Practitioner, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Stuart, FL & Radio Host for 'ÄúA Better Way To Health,'Äù WPSL AM, 1590. Thursdays 11AM
Bernadette C Washington, CPhT, RPT, Pharmacy Technician Instructor, Atlantic Technical Center/ Technical High School, Coconut Creek, FL
Michele Weizer, Pharm.D., BCPS, Pharmacy Automation Clinical Coordinator, JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL, & Member, Florida Board of Pharmacy.

Nova Southeastern University'Äôs Doctor of Pharmacy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 N Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, 312-664-3575, FAX, 312-664-4652, website

The College of Pharmacy is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

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 18.0 contact hours. (1.8 CEUs), including Med Error, consultant re- certification and general continuing education credit.
The Provider, NSU College of Pharmacy, will report all earned continuing education (CE) credits for this program to CE Broker for those pharmacists who provide their correct license numbers.

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