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Continuing Education Program


NSU Fall Classic 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
NSU College of Pharmacy - Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus
HPD Terry Building
Steele Auditorium
3200 South University Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33322

Advance Registration Fees:
Pharmacists: $189 / One Day: $100
Pharm Techs: $100 / One Day: $60


About the Program

The 30th NSU Fall Classic Conference, titled “Investing in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and The Future” includes topics that are sincerely “cutting edge” information that are both relevant and engaging to practitioners plus includes license required courses (Florida Med Error & Validation of Prescription Controlled Substances, working on Trafficking). Consultant pharmacists can receive up to 12 hours of re-certification. 

Using the same statement we used for our May 2019 program promotion, when we stated the famous Stephen Hawking’s brainy quote “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change,” we have designed this November two-day event from the summaries of your evaluations and comments over the past three years. We are trying to provide the best of what you have requested framed within our accreditation standards.  We look forward to your comments.

Two Changes you asked for

  1. One of the biggest magical issues that you asked about was to address getting 15 hours of CE and not having to be here Sunday afternoons. The two big wishes cited in our evaluations for this related to “getting home before dark (Jacksonville, Panama City, Tampa, Orlando, Ft. Myers etc.) and “the need to attend personal events on Sunday afternoons.” 

    For November we have the conference ending at noon on Sunday, yet offering up to 17 hours of general CE including Med Errors and the two hour VOP requirement (online) and working on the latest – Trafficking. 12 hours for consultants.

  2. You requested themed programs where speakers talk beyond an hour – for more in depth learning.

    For November we have designed four three-hour segments offering new business ideas and unique practice information necessary to stay professionally competitive.

For this year’s Fall Classic we are providing several entrepreneurial opportunities for those pharmacists keen on taking advantage of such innovation.

The Conference starts Saturday morning at 8:00am with the charismatic personality of Dr. Mitch Ghen (who received the highest evaluations from speakers over past three years) who will review a series of diagnostic tests (which pharmacists can perform) that report on aging values and markers and then demonstrate how one can reverse those depleting levels (hormones, vitamins, etc.) within our bodies and achieve healthier lives.  He will target diabetes as a disease rather than the traditional manner of treating it as a symptom.  He will offer unique physiological approaches that will improves the disease state based upon both his own studies and evidence based literature. He will challenge the current standard of practice that chases the blood sugar “numbers,” results that have been documented to increase the chances of heart attacks seven times.   Dr. Mitch’s strength is that he has the ability to touch upon everyone’s’ learning style as he engages an audience whether it is 10 people or 300. Pharmacists must expand their knowledge in this field to remain competitive in their quest to become healthcare relevant. Mitch Ghen, DO, holds a master’s degree in biomechanical trauma and has a Ph.D. in nutrition and psychoneuroimmunology.

Stu Shull evaluates Bottle of Lies a recent book by Katherine Eban which is a must read for all pharmacists as our state law requires us to offer the cheaper generic version of the brand product.  The findings from this investigational journalism reflect a major threat to our health system and will be a stunning revelation to most pharmacists to hear about how porous the inspection process is in India and WHY. This presentation could be the single reason for wanting to attend this conference as you will be exposed to the significantly lack of quality control that is involved in our generic drug supply chain. 

The 2019 Patient Safety Award recipient will be Mr. Bruce Longbottom, Assistant General Counsel, Trademarks, Copyrights and Information Technology, Eli Lilly and Company whose sustained efforts to fight illegal counterfeit drugs supply chains (Internet) have been both challenging and fruitful. He will be the twelve recipient of the award that recognizes the work and sacrifices of Stepanie Feldman Aleong for whom the award is named for.  His acceptance speech will be extremely enlightening to the pharmacy world.

The conference also addresses other topics highlighted by past evaluations as women’s health and research where Dr. Jean Latimer brings the two together in her presentation on current research.  But first she carefully addresses the history of drug treatment and screening as background before jumping into genetic testing/DNA sequencing and recognizing the role of the pharmacist in pharmacogenomics driven oncology.

Dr. Kimmi Stultz provides a research “food pharmacology” presentation that contrasts the gaps in our structured education when it comes to knowing how food and drugs can rob your body of essential nutrients. She will present case studies that will engage audience participation as she covers, as example, the research on drugs that influence the lack of stomach acid and the resultant impact that it has on taking other medications. She will also explain how various foods can optimize liver function and increase bile and lower inflammation and why that is an important clinical issue. Food pharmacology is something we don’t teach in our pharmacy schools.

To close Saturday, Dr. Stuart Shipe, will bring topics that offer professional pharmacy opportunities for the strong hearted.  He will provide the elements needed for one to successfully transition to an integrated pharmacy practice model as he challenges participants to ideas in the focus areas of ‘Pharmaconutrition’, ‘Pharmaconutrimonics’, ‘Phytopharmacology’, and ‘Biopharmaconutriaceutics.’   He will discuss details and resources necessary for one to pursue these venture businesses.

After gaining an hour (Day Light Savings Time), the early offering is Dr. Renee Jones who will bring you into a new world of pharmacist opportunities using acronyms ACO and MSO. As one of the leading pharmacy practitioners in the country in this field she will share with you where the ACO model is headed and why the need for talented pharmacists is one of the building blocks needed for reducing health care costs.  She will discuss that pharmacists are part of the processes that promote patient-centered care, evidence–based medicine, care coordination and quality and cost measures.

Sunday morning ends with a three hour audience interactive program with speaker Staci Shacter offering pharmacists a round table discussion regarding the opportunity to understand the complexities of diets. She will be emphasizing which diets may be helpful for specific health conditions such as digestive issues and autoimmune conditions. Staci is the author of the book “The Meat & Potatoes of a Healthy Meal Plan…no bun intended” and shall also address the rhyme and reason behind all the popular diets and put together an understanding and make sense of this multi-million dollar industry gone crazy.

The required Med Error course will be offered live on Sunday as an early morning second track for those in need.  The new HumanTrafficking requirement will be offered Sunday morning also, as well as, Bob Parrado (via online programming) bringing the updated version of 64B16-27.831 mandatory CE requirement for license renewal for those who need “Validation of Prescription Controlled Substances.” The link will be e-mailed to participants the week of the program and they will have up to 2 weeks after the course (November 18th) to view and submit their responses for credit if they choose to attend the other program in Track I.

And for the magic part, you will be going out the door at noon on Sunday


Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time Event
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration & Sign-in - HPD Cafeteria
8:00 a.m. Welcome - Steele Auditorium
8:00 a.m.

Role of the Pharmacist in Integrative Medication: Living in the Myth of Treating Diabetes
Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D.

11:10 a.m.

Research: The Quality of Generic Drugs Reviewed
Stu Shull, M.S.

Patient Safety Award Presentation

12:10 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m.

Research: Breast Cancer Treatment & Gene Targeting
Jean Latimer, Ph.D.

2:00 p.m.

Research: Food Pharmacology
Kimmi Stultz, Pharm.D.

3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:10 p.m.

Transitioning to an Integrated Pharmaceutical Model
Stuart Shipe, DAOM, M.S., R.Ph

6:10 p.m. Adjournment of Saturday Program
Sunday, November 3, 2019 (Day Light Savings Time, Gain an Hour)
Time Event
6:30-9:00 a.m.

HPD Cafeteria  (Day Light Savings Time)
Breakfast  Sunday Morning Welcome
Steele Auditorium

7:00 a.m.

ACO & MSO: Unique Pharmacist Opportunities
Renee Jones, Pharm.D.

9:10 a.m.

The Pharmacist’s Role in Nutritional Patient Care Management
Staci Shacter, M.S., RD, LDN

Florida Board of Pharmacy Required Courses for Renewal
7:00 a.m.

Florida Med Error Requirement Presentation
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D.

9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

New Human Trafficking Requirement Presentation

10:00 a.m.

Validation of Prescription Controlled Substances
Bob Parrado Video                                 

12:10 p.m. Adjournment of Sunday Program


Michelle Clark, Ph.D., Dean, NSU College of Pharmacy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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

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 Services, Accountable Care Services,  Delray Beach, FL

Jean Latimer, Ph.D., Director AutoNation Institute for Breast & Solid Tumor Cancer Research

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

Bruce Longbottom, J.D., Assistant General Counsel Trademarks, Copyrights and Information Technology, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN

Matthew Seamon, Pharm.D., J.D., Associate Professor, Chair, Pharmacy Practice NSU College of Pharmacy, Ft. 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

Staci Shacter, M.S., RD, LDN, Private Consultant Practitioner, South Florida

Stuart Shull, M.S., Industry Healthcare Consultant, Plantation, FL

Kimmi Stultz, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor, NSU Pharmacy Practice, Owner JuiceryRX, Parkland and Weston, FL

Fees & Registration

Pharmacists: Full Conference=$189 - One Day=$100 - Pharmacists
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Onsite Registration=$225 - One Day=$115.

Pharmacy Techs: Full Conference=$100 - One Day= $60 - Pharm Techs
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Onsite Registration=$120 - One Day=$80.

Refund of Registration fee less $10.00 service charge will be provided for cancellations emailed before 12:01 a.m., Thursday, October 31st.


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 16.0 contact hours (1.6 CEUs) with the potential of 17 hours.. This program has also been approved for Consultant Re-Certification (12 hours) and Florida Med Error Education (2 hours) of continuing education credits and 2 hours of Validation of Prescription of Controlled Substances.

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 pharmacist license numbers. For those with multiple licenses and proper credentials, the Provider will report credits earned to e-profile (NABP).  

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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