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Continuing Education Program


NSU Fall Classic 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

Advance Registration Fees:
Pharmacists: $189 / One Day: $100
Pharm Techs: $85 / One Day: $50



About the Program

This is an ideal program for pharmacists, consultant pharmacists (especially) and technicians seeking all types of requirements while learning pertinent career information.

General CE: Pharmacists can receive up to 20 hours (pharmacy technicians 18) of CE for registering and attending this program (18 hours of that 20 will be live CE). The extra two hours offered are an online option to take the “Validation of Prescription for Controlled Substances” within two weeks after the program as a home study at no additional charge.

 ****For consultant pharmacists this is an ideal program. Programming is designed in three-hour block courses where consultants who need 12 hours could finish the program by 10am on Sunday morning provided they attend the nine hour programming on Saturday and then the first three hours on Sunday morning. Check it out and remember that Sunday morning we gain an hour due to Daylight Savings Time.

2017 classroom


Neil Davis photo

The Drug Safety Institute & NSU College of Pharmacy Present
The 10th Annual National Patient Safety Award.

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy presents its NSU Fall Classic continuing education conference the weekend of November 3rd/4th. The program will be highlighted on Sunday with the presentation of the “Stephanie F. Aleong, J.D., National Patient Safety Award.”

The award, a co-sponsorship between Brand Institute’s subsidiary Drug Safety Institute (DSI) and NSU College of Pharmacy will be presented to Dr. Neil M. Davis, of Delray Beach, Florida for his lifetime achievements in developing initiatives for identifying and reducing medication errors. Through his leadership roles he has significantly influenced positive patient drug safety med error outcomes both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Aleong, after whom the award is named, was an NSU assistant professor of law who died October 21, 2008 at 36 years of age. The non-fiction book Dangerous Doses by Katherine Eban was written about the tremendous impact that Stephanie, as a Florida Assistant State’s Attorney, had on major drug counterfeiters in this nation. The award reads “Recognizing individuals whose unique efforts have significantly advanced patient safety.” Dr. Neil Davis is the eleventh person to receive this recognition. The original award is displayed in the College of Pharmacy with profiles on all recipients.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the different approaches of traditional vs non-traditional in conceptualizing, diagnosing, & treating diabetes.
  • Explain how a non-traditional culture treats the complex of symptoms of diabetes mellitus.
  • Provide an overview of the lifestyle and nutritional factors that contribute to Alzheimer's disease.
  • Review and evaluate Alzheimer's disease case studies relating to neurologic changes from inflammation, dysglycemia, hormonal and nutrient deficiencies, and toxicity.
  • Accurately locate painful point on the hands corresponding to areas of pain in the body.
  • Demonstrate how to effectively use non-needle stimulation of points on the hands to treat pain in the body.
  • Discuss the therapeutic values of the Endocannabinoid System Describe the basic botany of Cannabis Discuss the therapeutic applications of Cannabis in practice including dosing, monitoring parameters and side effects.
  • Describe what comprises the Keto diet and it’s therapeutic value.
  • Identify Autoimmune support for type 1 diabetes.
  • Discuss the PTCB process of the Certified Sterile Preparation program for technicians.
  • Describe the latest expanded role of the technician.
  • Discuss the clinical indications for the new medications approved by the FDA (2018).
  • Recognize the clinically relevant drug interactions for these products.
  • Discuss the most recent Rules and Regulations that have become law in 2018.
  • Clarify recent emphasized rules & regulations through a case study format.
  • Describe the review process for root cause analysis.
  • Discuss error reduction and prevention in the pharmacy setting.
  • Identify categories of high-risk medications.
  • Describe the epidemiology and pathophysiology of cerebral (intracranial) aneurysms.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of a suspected aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH).
  • Describe the status of current Childhood Mental Disorders.
  • Discuss which of the disorders involve pharmacological interventions.
  • Discuss the legal issue of “pharmacogenetics” in comprehensive patient drug care management.
  • Review the qualification of being a pharmacist genetic counselor.
  • Describe how to ensure access to controlled substances for all patients with valid prescription.
  • Use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s Database.
  • Assess prescriptions for appropriate therapeutic value.

Type of Activity

This is a Knowledge-based activity.

Target Audience

Pharmacists, Consultant Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians.


Thomas Brickenden, J.D., M.S., R.Ph., Private Practice, Weston, FL

Michelle Clark, Ph.D., Interim Dean, NSU College of Pharmacy

Neil M. Davis, M.S., Pharm.D., FASHP, 2000 Harvey A.K. Whitney Award Recipient

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

Tracy Faulkner, Pharm.D., Private Practitioner, Olney, MD.

Brian Frasca, R.Ph.,C.Ph., M.B.A., President Chicago, Brand Institute, Chicago, IL.

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

Renee S. Jones, Pharm.D., C.Ph., Director of Pharmacy Partnerships & Innovations, Vice Chair, Pharmacy Practice, NSU College of Pharmacy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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

Ilana Newman, M.D., Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Memorial Miramar, FL

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

Jose Rey,  Pharm.D., BCPP, Professor, NSU College of Pharmacy

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

Lorie L. Roman, Pharm.D., C.Ph., Integrative Pharmacist at FoodScript, LLC, Tampa, FL

Jeanie Ross, BA, Administrative Coordinator, NSU College of Pharmacy Continuing Education Fort Lauderdale FL

Elizabeth Sherman, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Principal Investigator, NSU Local Partner Site, South Florida – Southeast AIDS Education and Training Center, NSU College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Mary Van, Pharm.D., C.Ph., DACBN, Clinical Director, Thrive Spa Functional Medicine & Nutrition, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 


Fees & Registration

Pharmacists: Full Conference=$189 - One Day=$100 - Pharmacists
Register Here

Onsite Registration=$225 - One Day=$115.

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

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

Online Registration closes at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday October 31st, 2018.
Cancellations will be accepted minus a $10 admin fee until November 3, 2018.

Preliminary Schedule

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time Event
7:00 a.m. Healthy Breakfast - HPD Cafeteria
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration & Sign-in - HPD Cafeteria
8:00 a.m. Welcome - Steele Auditorium
Frederick Lippman, Ed.D., R.Ph., Chancellor
8:00 a.m. Comprehensive Traditional & Non-Traditional Methodologies
of Diabetic Care Explained

Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D.
11:10 a.m. Pharmacist’s Role in Treating the Alzheimer’s Disease Patient - I
Stuart Shipe, DAOM, M.S., R.Ph
12:10 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Pharmacist’s Role in Treating the Alzheimer’s Disease Patient - II
Stuart Shipe, DAOM, M.S., R.Ph
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:10 p.m. Pain Management Workshop: Korean Hand Reflexology
Ilana Newman, M.D.
6:10 p.m. Adjournment of Saturday Program
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time Event
6:30-8:00 a.m. Healthy Breakfast - HPD Cafeteria
6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Registration & Sign-in - HPD Cafeteria
TRACK 1 Sunday Morning Welcome - STEELE AUDITORIUM
7:00 a.m. Going Green: Therapeutic Utilization of Cannabis for Diabetic Patients
Mary Van, Pharm.D.
8:30 a.m. Integrative Approaches to Diabetic Management
Lorie Roman Pharm.D
TRACK 2 Sunday Morning Welcome - TERRY AUDITORIUM
7:00 a.m. Update in HIV Therapy
Elizabeth Sherman, Pharm.D.
8:00 a.m. Contemporary Law Challenges
Thomas Brickenden, J.D.
9:00 a.m. New Drug Update
Renee Jones, Pharm.D.
10:00 BREAK
10:10 a.m. Med Error: Medication Safety (Florida Required Med Error Presentation)
Renee Jones, Pharm.D.
11:35 a.m. Stephanie F. Aleong, J.D.
National Safety Award Presentation, 11th Recipient

Neil M. Davis, M.S., Pharm.D., FASHP
12:10 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. A Burst of Insight - It's More than a Headache
Tracy Faulkner, Pharm.D.
2:30 p.m. BREAK
2:40 p.m. Psychiatric Drugs for Children Clarified
Robert Pihl. Ph.D.
4:10 p.m. Genetic Drug Testing In Mental Health Practice
Jose Rey, Pharm.D.
5:10 p.m. Adjournment of Sunday Program
NOTE: Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances, presented by Bob Parrado, B.S.Pharm., R.Ph., will be offered online to those registering for the NSU Fall Classic for an extra two hours credit.

Financial Support

NSU has received no financial support for this program.


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 requested for approval for up to 20.0 contact hours (2.0 CEUs) for Pharmacists and 18 hours for Pharmacy Techs. This includes Med Errors Education (2 hrs) and Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (2 hrs) as an online course option at no further charge.
This program has also been approved for Consultant Re-Certification up to 15 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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