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Continuing Education Program

Poster Genetics 2018


Real-World Practice & Business Models
Designed for Pharmacists

A Certificate Program:
"Genetic Drug Counseling"


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

NOTE: Bonus Presentation added Saturday on Health-System PGx

Dr. Madeline Camejo, Vice President of Specialty and Ambulatory Pharmacy Services at Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood) and Kelly Hall, consultant for Premier Diagnostics have agreed to bring a case study to the conference titled “Health-System Approach to Implementing PGx”. We look forward to their unique experiences within the healthcare institutional system.

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.

Program Learning Objectives, Credits, & UAN

UAN: 0092-0000-18-002-L01-P

Credits: 16 live hours

Upon completion of these sessions, participants should be better able to:

  1. Examine the potential impact that genetic drug testing will have on pharmacy practice, medical treatments and insurance healthcare management;
  2. Create a plan to expand their wellness practice by taking advantage of other healthcare providers who do not focus on patient genetic drug testing;
  3. Identify the legal expectations of the pharmacist (drug expert) associated with patient PGx testing therapy;
  4. Categorize three specific areas where pharmacogenomics (PGx) drug testing would greatly augment appropriate patient medication therapy;
  5. Perform appropriate patient counseling, sampling (buccal swab), and physician/patient counseling of interpretation of lab results (PGx testing);
  6. Compose a working matrix of a partnership contract for a Pharmacist/Physician Collaborative Agreement.

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.

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
Madeline Camajo, Pharm.D.
Vice President of Specialty and Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, FL
Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.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
Kelly Hall, M.S.
Consultant, Premier Diagnostics
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
David Mastropietro, Ph.D., B.S.Pharm.
Assistant Professor, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Robert Pihl, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology & Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jeanie Ross, B.A.
Administrative Coordinator, Continuing Professional Development, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D.,
Associate Professor, Chair, Pharmacy Practice, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kimmi Stultz, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, NSU, Functional Medicine Educator, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mary Van, Pharm.D.,
Private Practitioner, Owner, Hollywood, FL
David J. White, J.D.
Private Practice, Personal Injury, Federal Trial Practice, Palm Beach, 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

Program Schedule

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time Event
7:00 a.m. Sign In & Breakfast, NSU HPD Cafeteria
8:00 a.m. Your Role as a Pharmacist in PGx Testing - Dr. Mitch Ghen
Duty to Warn - Dr. Matthew Seamon (Cameo)
Moral and Legal Obligations and Responsibilities - Dr. David White (Cameo)
9:00 a.m. Reviewing Genetic Drug Testing Basics: Is the Test Credible?
Dr. Mitch Ghen
10:00 a.m. Learning to Comprehend the PGx Test Report.
Making Real-World Applications of PGx Testing

Dr. Mitch Ghen
11:00 a.m. Reviewing Cancer Screening Testing
Dr. Mitch Ghen
12:10 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Collaborative Agreement: State Board Obligation
Dr. Goar Alvarez (Cameo) and Dr. Mitch Ghen
2:00 p.m. Life-Style Changes that Could Impact Genetic Testing
Dr. Mitch Ghen
3:10 p.m. Creating Pharmacist Reimbursement Services
Michael Bolla
3:40 p.m. Health-Systems Approach to Implementing PGx: Case Study
Kelly Hall and Dr. Madeline Camejo
4:10 p.m. Simulation Lab: Identifying the Patient, Gaining the Sample
Dr. David "Chachi" Mackarey
5:10 p.m. Adjournment Day One

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Time Event
7:00 a.m. Sign-In Day 2 & Healthy Breakfast, NSU HPD Cafeteria
8:00 a.m. Advanced Psychosocial Counseling Principles
Dr. Robert Phil
9:00 a.m. Epigenetics: Is it the Key to Personalized Nutrition?
Dr. Kimmi Stultz
10:10 a.m. Future Considerations: Nutrigenomic Opportunities
Dr. David Mastropietro
11:10 a.m. Future Considerations: Nutrigenomics Applied
Dr. Mary Van
12:10 noon LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Creating the Team... Pharmacist/Physician Collaborative Agreement (Business Plan)
Dr. Mary Van
2:00 p.m. History & Physical Exam - Tying it All Together
Dr. Mary Van
2:40 p.m. Direct, Practical Genetic Applications & Opportunities for the Pharmacist (Workshop)
Considering Various Functional Testing Methods to Determine the Proper Approach for Patient Care

Drs. Van, Stultz & Mackarey
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 has 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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