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Continuing Education Program

The program will be delivered via ZOOM videoconferencing.

32nd Annual
Pharmacy Issues

Saturday, May 1, 2020
Sunday, May 2, 2020

Zoom from Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale FL 33328

About the Program

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

The overarching theme to the 32nd Annual Contemporary Pharmacy Issues Conference is one of Engagement and Relevancy.

The presentations will be performed live via Zoom technology through a NSU OIIT platform that we have now used five times. Each speaker has been challenged to engage this audience as quickly as possible and keep them that way with relevant information.

As an example, the first speaker has added an engaging subject to start on Saturday morning. He will address what pharmacists should know about in “repurposing drugs”, a topic that very few pharmacists and technicians know about, yet it has an amazing potential to impact the way we practice. In making it more interesting, he will converge the drug repurposing topic with “anti-aging” health. With the numerous questions that pharmacists/technicians receive daily on anti-aging or longevity health you will learn about the numerous tests involved in providing supplemental health that restores aging and deleting hormones, minerals, vitamins, nutrients, etc. with unique and common-sense approaches where pharmacists can play vital patient care roles within their healthcare communities, especially consulting facilities where elderly lack these health building possibilities.

From 11:00am – noon, Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D., will take us on a ground rounds tour of patients that support his first lecture.

New to the NSU faculty Melissa Santibanez, Pharm.D., BCCCP, will look at what the COVID19 situation has done to the stress levels of both pharmacists and technicians. Have we a problem here?

The afternoon brings back a subject matter that had pharmacists requesting more information about when we previous discussed the subject of MOLD. Stuart Shipe, DAOM, MS, R.Ph, is one of the practicing experts in America on the practice of testing for molds and diagnosing the levels of damage it has done to many patients that have been referred to him in South Florida. He will answer in his lecture and case studies whether mold infection can enhance or derive diseases such as hyperactivity or even have the opposite effect on children. He will describe what types of molds impact our health and express what a “high count” is and how to treat these conditions. A lecture of knowledge for all pharmacists especially those with community practices.

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Sunday morning starts with one of the living legends in pharmacy history, Neil M. Davis, MS, Pharm.D. FASHP.  Dr. Davis will be discussing one of those few controversies in healthcare accreditation. A couple of the accrediting companies have asked healthcare workers to not use abbreviations in patient records. On the other hand, people live with abbreviations all day long and…we get another 60-70 new ones every week. Dr. Davis, the world keeper of the healthcare abbreviations will discuss the conflicting issues and how to handle it.

Following is a three-hour presentation that initiates from another evaluation request. On several occasions participants have requested more information on Food Health. This time Kimmi Stultz, Pharm.D., will address the consequences of food, good, bad, and ugly. Staci Shacter, M.S., R.D., LDN, who has become our resident nutritionist over the past three years, will continue with the subject but turn towards foods that effect aging. She will address health foods that the elderly and those confined to LTC and ALFs should be taking out and including in their diets. 

The day ends with perhaps one of the more challenging topics for pharmacists for the year 2021, the CPA (Collaborative Physician Agreement). Mary Van, Pharm.D., DACBN, who has practiced as a pharmacist in a collaborative agreement with a physician for four years will go through the ABCs of the positives and negatives of such a practice. Before one begins, she will review how one should prepare academically for such an adventure. She will also review what we think are the three most important issues, relationships, documents, and reimbursement.

Target Audience

Pharmacists, Consultant Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.

Fees and Registration

For Pharmacists Register Now

Full conference: $189.00
One Day: $115.00

For Pharmacy Technicians Register Now

Full conference: $95.00
One Day: $60.00

Program Schedule

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

7:50 a.m.   Meet Zoom Link Live to NSU (link provided 4/28/21)
8:00 a.m.

Carsten Evans, Ph.D., Program Administrator

8:00 a.m.

Drug Repurposing & Anti-Aging Technology

ACPE UAN# 0092-0000-21-015-LO4-P,T

Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D.

9:45 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m.

Case Studies and Grand Rounds

ACPE UAN# 0092-0000-21-016-LO4-P,T

Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D.

1:00 p.m.

Addressing Pharmacist Burnout

ACPE UAN# 0092-0000-21-017-LO4-P,T

Melissa Santibanez, Pharm.D.

2:00 p.m.

Mold & Viral Knowledge Designed for the Practitioner

ACPE UAN# 0092-0000-21-018-LO4-P,T

Stuart S. Shipe, DAOM

3:15 p.m. Break
5:10 p.m. Evaluation & Adjournment

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

7:50 a.m.

Meet Zoom Live Connect to NSU
8:00 a.m.


Carsten Evans, Ph.D., Program Administrator

8:00 a.m.

The Amazing World of Medical Abbreviations

ACPE 0092-0000-21-019-LO4-P,T

Neil M. Davis, Pharm.D

9:00 a.m.

Food Health Consequences

ACPE 0092-0000-21-020-LO4-P,T

Kimmi Stultz, Pharm.D.

Staci Shacter, M.S., RD, LDN

10:00 a.m.


12:10 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.

Collaborative Agreement with Physicians

ACPE UAN# 0092-0000-21-021-LO4-P,T

Mary Van, Pharm.D.

2:30 p.m.


4:10 p.m.

Evaluation & Adjournment


Those registrants needing both Med Error (2 hour) and the Validation of Prescription Control Substance (2 hour) requirements can get them at this program as home study courses at no charge. Details will follow later.


  • Michelle Clark, Ph.D., Dean, NSU College of Pharmacy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Neil M. Davis, MS, Pharm.D. FASHP, Editor/publisher of, Editor Emeritus Hospital Pharmacy
  • Carsten Evans, Ph.D. Executive Director of Continuing Education & Professional Affairs, NSU Health Professions Division, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D., Private Integrative Medicine Physician, Boca Raton, FL
  • Frederick Lippman, E.D., R.Ph., Health Professions Division Chancellor, NSU, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Melissa Santibanez, Pharm.D., BCCCP, Assistant Professor, Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist, NSU College of Pharmacy, Ft. Lauderdale & Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL
  • Staci Shacter, M.S., R.D., LDN, Health is Wealth, Private Nutrition Consulting, South Florida
  • Stuart Shipe, DAOM, MS, R.Ph,. Owner, Executive Director, Traditional Chinese Healing Physician, Port St. Lucie & Stuart, FL
  • Kimmi Stultz, Pharm.D., Director of Preceptor Development, NSU College of Pharmacy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. & Owner JuiceryRX, Parkland and Weston, FL.
  • Mary Van, Pharm.D., DACBN, Private Practice, Thrivespa, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


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 ACPE 15.0 contact hours (1.5 CEUs). This program is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for fifteen hours of general continuing education. Twelve hours of re-certification have been applied for at this time. 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 who provide proper credentials, the Provider will report credits earned to NABP.

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