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Continuing Education Program

Poster ICPL August 2017

Initial Consultant Pharmacist License

 Saturday, August 19, 2017
 Sunday, August 20, 2017
 Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

Initial Consultant Pharmacist License - $350
Consultant Re-Certification - $179

Program Summary

The goal of this program for initial consultant participants is to address the knowledge and skills needs of Florida pharmacists aspiring to become consultant pharmacist practitioners as set forth in the Consultant Pharmacist Education Requirements within Florida Regulation 64B and Chapter 465 of the Florida Statutes. The program is designed to enhance and develop the skills and knowledge of Florida Pharmacy leadership.

Learning Objectives

Consultant Inspection Law Review & Long Term Care Skills
UAN# 0092-0000-17-002-L04-P - 4 Consultant Credit Hours

Upon completion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the professional responsibilities required of a Florida licensed consultant pharmacist;
  • Understand the administrative responsibilities required of a Florida licensed consultant pharmacist;
  • Understand the level of skills and knowledge necessary to function as the consultant of record for long-term skill facilities;
  • Design a CQI plan (drug delivery and patient care) for a practice site.

Corrections, Behavioral Health & Hospice
UAN# 0092-0000-17-003-L04-P - 4 Consultant Credit Hours

Upon completion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  • Understand the destruction processes involved with controlled substances within the various licensed facilities;
  • Develop a policy and procedure manual for the various consultant practices;
  • Explain the value of the Beer's Criteria and how to apply it to one's practice;
  • Describe the licensing requirements for the various consultant practices;
  • Discuss how to use systematic reviews when they exist; otherwise primary studies when we address our clinical questions.

Assisted Living Facility, Surgical Centers and Institutional Practices
UAN# 0092-0000-17-004-L04-P - 4 Consultant Credit Hours

Upon completion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify professional resources, as mandated by law, that are necessary to maintain a consultant pharmacy practice;
  • Identify the most important issues involving violations in past inspections of consultant pharmacist practices
  • Describe proper storage system techniques involved within medication management
  • Perform a mini-mental status.

Type of Activity

This is a Knowlegde-Based Program.

Target Audience: Pharmacists

The Initial Consultant Pharmacist License Program is designed to prepare the pharmacist who is actively interested in advancing the profession of consultant pharmacy with the necessary professional and administrative responsibilities as outlined by the Board of Pharmacy in Rule 64B16 and Chapter 465. The forty hours of assessment under an approved preceptor is the responsibility of the practitioner and occurs separately from this program. This 1½ day program can also serve as a 12-credit refresher course for consultant pharmacists.

Preliminary Faculty Roster

Deborah Brown, M.S., Pharm.D., C.Ph., FASHP
Surgical Center Consultant
Valrico, FL
Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., C.Ph. BCPP
President, Diversified Consultant Pharmacist of Florida
Sarasota, FL
Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Private Consultant Practice
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FASHP
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Fort Lauderdale, FL
Carsten Evans, Ph.D., FASHP
Executive Director, Continuing Education & Professional Affairs
NSU Health Professions Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Richard Finkel, Pharm.D., R.Ph., C.Ph.
Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Private Consultant, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Andrea Koff, Pharm.D., C.Ph., CGP.
Director Outpatient Pharmacy, North Florida Regional Medical Center
Gainesville, FL
Frederick Lippman, Ed.D., R.Ph.
Chancellor, NSU Health Professions Division
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Antonella Martino, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
The Health Consultant Pharmacists of America, Inc.
Boca Raton, FL
Alan N. Miller, Colonel, M.P.H., R.Ph., C.Ph.
Senior Pharmacist, Investigative Services, (Retired)
Florida Department of Health Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Tamarac, FL 33309
Jeanie Ross, Administrative Coordinator
Continuing Pharmacy Education, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dorel Suboni, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Omnicare, Inc., South Florida
Mary Van, Pharm.D.,
Private Practitioner, Hollywood, FL

Fees & Registration

Initial Consultant Candidates: $350.00 Register Here

Consultant Re-Certification: $179.00 Register Here

Please Note:

Registrations received after 12:01 a.m. 8/19/17 and at the door:
Initial Consultant License:
Consultant Recert: $190.00

Program Schedule

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time Event
7:15 a.m. Sign In & Breakfast, NSU HPD Steele Foyer
8:00 a.m. Welcome, Terry Auditorium
Course Introduction & Program Overview

Carsten Evans, Ph.D., C.Ph
8:05 a.m. Consultant Pharmacist Inspection Law Review
Alan N. Miller, MPH, C.Ph.
9:00 a.m. Utilizing the Beers Criteria in a Unique Practice
Andrea Koff, Pharm.D., CGP
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Practice Review: Long Term Care, Skill Set & Medication Review
Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
11:10 a.m. Regulatory Review: Long Term Care, State Operation Manual,
M.D.S & C.Q.I. Overview

Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
12:10 p.m. Lunch Provided
1:00 p.m. MTM Services and the Consultant
Antonella Martino, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
2:00 p.m. Practice Review: Behavioral Health
Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
3:00 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. Physician-Pharmacist Agreement (PPA)
Mary Van, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
4:10 p.m. Obtaining the Preceptor
Dorel Suboni, Pharm.D., C.Ph. & Group
5:10 p.m. Course Adjournment Day One

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Time Event
7:15 a.m. Sign In Day 2 & Breakfast, NSU HPD Steele Foyer
8:00 a.m. Welcome Back, Terry Auditorium
Program Overview - Day 2
8:05 a.m. Practice Review: Assisted Living Facility
Richard Finkel, Pharm.D,. R.Ph., C.Ph.
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. Practice Review: Modified Class II Institutional Pharmacies-Type "B"
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
10:30 a.m. Practice Review: Class II Institutional Pharmacies
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
12:00 noon Initial Consultant Pharmacists License "Exam"
Initial Candidates
1:00 p.m. Course Exam Adjournment



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

The Initial Consultant program has been approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for the Initial Consultant Pharmacist certificate.
Note that credits earned for the Initial Consultant Pharmacist License certificate cannot be used for general credit. Credit for the certificate is specific for applying for the license.

Pre, Live, and Post Event Requirements

Prior to attending this August 19th & 20th, 2017 program, all initial consultant participants will need to complete the pre-course work as directed when registering for the course. This three-hour assignment on Florida and Federal consulting rules will provide participants with the vital baseline information needed to attend the course. Ten percent of the questions on the final examination come from this pre-course component.
The twelve-hour live course is designed to prepare the new practitioner academically and to offer real world experiences from experts in the art of becoming a professional pharmacy consultant. The primary focus of the course will be on professional and administrative responsibilities, skills, and policy and procedures development. The coursework will be presented by Florida licensed consultant pharmacists who have extensive experience in the areas of; ALF, Surgical Center, Hospice, Managed Care, Behavioral Health, LTC, ICF-MR, and Acute Care Institutional settings. Faculty will utilize lectures, panel discussions, and one-on-one talk centers to share knowledge and experiences.
Successful candidates will pass a post test (70% or greater) given at the end of the program on Sunday, noon, August 20th, 2017. Post program: participants will be expected to complete the "Consultant Pharmacist Application," perform the forty hours of assessment under an approved preceptor of their choice, and mail these documents and application fee to the Board of Pharmacy in order to be eligible to receive their consultant license.

Financial Support

NSU received no 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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