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Continuing Education Program

Poster ICPL September 2019

Initial Consultant Pharmacist License

 Saturday, September 14, 2019
 Sunday, September 15, 2019
 Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

Initial Consultant Pharmacist License - $350
Consultant Re-Certification or General CE - $179

Program Goal

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.
The conference can also be used for consultants towards renewal of their re-certification continuing pharmacy education requirement.
*Note that this program should not be attended by licensed consultants twice within the same renewal period. It reflects in CE Broker as attending the same program twice and no credit will be given for the second program.

Learning Objectives

Consultant Law Review, Beers' Practice & Long Term Care
UAN# 0092-0000-18-027-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,
  • Describe the administrative responsibilities required of a Florida licensed consultant pharmacist,
  • Explain the value of the Beer's Criteria and how to apply it to one's practice,
  • Recognize the level of skills and knowledge necessary to function as the consultant of record for long term skill facilities,
  • Outline a CQI plan (drug delivery and patient care) for a practice site.

MTM, Surgical Centers, Institutional Practice, and Preceptorship
UAN# 0092-0000-18-028-L04-P - 4 Consultant Credit Hours

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

  • Duplicate the destruction processes involved with controlled substances within the various licensed facilities,
  • Develop a policy and procedure manual for the various consultant practices,
  • 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,
  • Explain a surgical center and institutional consultant review.

Assisted Living Facility, Behavioral Health, and Collaborative Agreements
UAN# 0092-0000-18-029-L04-P - 4 Consultant Credit Hours

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

  • Describe how pharmacists, under protocols established by clinical guidelines, can initiate or change and continue medication therapy,
  • Recognize the consultant pharmacist's role in a behavioral health/substance abuse treatment setting,
  • Utilize the knowledge of pharmacology to evaluate the patient's medical care to ensure positive outcomes,
  • 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 with in medication management.

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. For the consultant pharmacist seeking recertification or general pharmacist, this program will serve as a review for the responsibilities as stated above and to offer the practitioner an opportunity to interact with experts within the various specialty fields of consultant pharmacy.

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
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.
NSU Assistant Professor, Private Consultant
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Frederick Lippman, Ed.D., R.Ph.
Chancellor, NSU Health Professions Division
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Antonella Martino, Pharm.D., C.Ph., A.A.D.E.,
Owner, Consultant Pharmacist, Diabetic Educator
The Health Consultant Pharmacists of America, Inc.
West Palm Beach, 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
Jeanie Ross
Administrative Coordinator, NSU College of Pharmacy Continuing Education
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Pharmacy Practice, NSU College of Pharmacy
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dorel Suboni, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Omnicare, Inc., South Florida
Mary Van, Pharm.D., C.Ph., DACBN
Clinical Director, Thrive Spa, Functional Medicine and Nutrition
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fees & Registration

Initial Consultant Candidates: $350.00 Register Here

Consultant Re-Certification or General CE Credits: $179.00 Register Here

Late Registration:

Registrations received after 12:01 a.m. Thursday, September 12th and Onsite:

Initial Candidates:
Consultant Recert or General CE: $190.00

Preliminary Program Schedule

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time Event
7:15 a.m. Sign In & Breakfast
NSU HPD Cafeteria
8:00 a.m. Welcome - Course Introduction & Program Overview
Carsten Evans, Ph.D., C.Ph
8:05 a.m. Consultant Pharmacist Inspection Law Review
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D. and Alan Miller, R.Ph., C.Ph.
9:05 a.m. Regulatory Review: Long Term Care, State Operation Manual, M.D.S. & C.Q.I. Overview
Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
10:05 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, Skill Set & Medication Review
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: Modified Class II Institutional Pharmacies - Type "B"
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., FASHP, C.Ph.
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:10 p.m. Class II Institutional Pharmacy
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., FASHP, C.Ph.
4:10 p.m. Obtaining the Preceptor
Dorel Suboni, Pharm.D., C.Ph. & Group
5:10 p.m. Course Adjournment Day 1

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time Event
7:15 a.m. Sign In Day 2 & Breakfast
NSU HPD Cafeteria
8:00 a.m. Welcome Back - Program Overview Day 2
Terry Auditorium
8:00 a.m. Practice Review: Assisted Living Facility
Richard Finkel, Pharm.D, R.Ph., C.Ph.
9:00 a.m. BREAK
9:10 a.m. Practice Review: Behavioral Health
Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
10:30 a.m. Practice Review: Physician/Pharmacist Collaborative Agreement
Mary Van, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
12:00 noon Initial Consultant Pharmacists License "Exam"
Initial Candidates Only
1:00 p.m. Course Exam Adjournment

Pre, Live, and Post Event Requirements

Prior to attending the September 2019 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; Law, ALF, Surgical Center, Preceptorship, 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, September 15th, 2019. 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.



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. This program has also been approved for Consultant Re-Certification (12 credit-hours) and for General CE up to 14 hours. Pharmacists registering for this course have free access to the 2 hour Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances online course.
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.

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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