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Initial Consultant Pharmacist Licensure Course
Consultant Re-Certification Conference

Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Zoom Live

Saturday, February 11, 2023
Sunday, February 12, 2023


Program Goal

The goal of this program is to address the knowledge and skills needs of Florida pharmacists aspiring to become consultant licensure 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 by consultants towards their renewal (recertification) of the continuing pharmacy education requirement (24 hours every two years).

*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 is given for the second program.  This is our first offering of this program in the latest renewal cycle, January 2023 - December 2024.

General Overall Learning Objectives

(Each speaker has their own set of objectives)

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

  • Discuss the relationship that the new Collaborative Practice Agreement has with the Consultant License.
  • Explain the laws and regulations, state and federal, pertaining to collaborative practice agreements.
  • Describe the policy & procedures for written collaborative practice agreement records for regimen review, documentation, and communication.
  • Describe the policy and procedure for performing a drug regimen review.
  • Discuss the documentation of drug regiment reviews in a collaborative practice agreement.
  • Discuss the policy and procedure for communication of findings to the appropriate individuals or groups.
  • Outline a facility review.
  • Describe the areas appropriate for evaluation.
  • Discuss the documentation of evaluations.
  • Describe the reporting of evaluations.
  • Describe how to conduct a patient assessment.
  • Explain the responsibility for ordering and evaluating laboratory or clinical tests.
  • Explain the professional responsibility of administration of medicinal drugs in an institution.

Target Audience

The Consultant Licensure Course 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 previous forty hours of assessment under an approved preceptor has been deleted from this program. In its place has been the addition of hours to make the course a twenty-hour experience. One can apply for the Consultant License immediately after passing the course exam on Sunday after receiving their Certificate.

For the consultant pharmacist seeking recertification, this program can serve as a refresher course and review for the responsibilities as stated above. 

Pre, Live, and Post Event Requirements

Prior to attending the February 11/12, 2023 program, the consultant licensure candidate will need to complete a five (5) hour pre-course work. This assignment will be provided to participants on January 15th, 2023, prior to attending the live Zoom course.

Twelve to fifteen percent of the questions on the final examination will come from this pre-course component. The 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 procedure development. The coursework will be presented by mostly Florida licensed consultant pharmacists who have extensive experience in the areas of; Law, ALF, Surgical Center, Mentoring, Managed Care, Behavioral Health, LTC, CPA, and Acute Care Institutional settings. Faculty will utilize live Zoom lectures with online “polling” and “chat” rooms to create dialogue with participants.

Successful candidates will pass a post test (70% or greater) given at the end of the program on Sunday, 3:00 p.m., February 12, 2023. This test will be given online, instructions will be provided during the weekend of the exam.

Post program participants will be expected to complete the "Consultant Pharmacist Application," and mail the Statement of Completion (provided from NSU) with the application fee to the Board of Pharmacy to be eligible to receive their consultant license.

Consultant Pharmacist Licensure Course

Schedule: Part 1 Home Study Pre-Program

(Five hours for Initial Candidates, sent out January, 15, 2023, prior to program)

Institutional Pharmacy Practice: Ordering & Evaluating Laboratory/Clinical Tests  (2 hours)
Mitch Ghen, D.O. Ph.D.

Sterile Compounding Features and Legal Issues (1 hour)
Thomas Brickenden, J.D., C.Ph.

Nuclear Pharmacy (1 hour)
George Cornette, M.S., Pharm.D.

Professional Responsibilities: Development of I.V. Admixture Service (1 hour)
Dianeysis Avendano, Pharm.D., C.Ph.


Schedule: Part 2 Online Live
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Eight hours for both Initial Candidates and Recertification Consultants
Time Event
8:00 a.m. Connect Live to NSU via Zoom Link
Course Introduction & Program Overview

Carsten Evans, Ph.D., FASHP, C.Ph
8:00 a.m. Scope of Practice, Regulation Changes, & Licensure Requirements
Dorinda Segovia, Pharm.D., MBA, C.Ph.
10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:10 a.m. The Institutional Environment - Health Systems
Dorinda Segovia, Pharm.D., MBA, C.Ph.
11:10 a.m. Consultant Licensure Jurisprudence
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D.
12:10 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Consultant Licensure Jurisprudence Case Studies
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D.
2:00 p.m. Institutional Pharmacy Practice: Policy and Procedures
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:10 p.m. Institutional Pharmacy Practice Administrative Responsibilities
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
4:10 p.m. Institutional Pharmacy Practice Professional Responsibilities
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
5:10 p.m. Course Adjournment Day One

Schedule: Part 3 Online Live
Sunday, February 12, 2023

7 hours for Initial Candidates

Time Event
8:00 a.m. Connect Live to NSU
Welcome Back - Program Overview, Day Two

Carsten Evans, Ph.D., FASHP, C.Ph.
8:00 a.m. Institutional Environment: Nursing Home/Extended Care
Practice Review

Lynn D’Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
9:15 a.m. Institutional Environment: Nursing Home/Extended Care
Regulatory Review

Lynn D’Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
10:20 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Collaborative Practice Agreement Experience in Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorders
Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
12:10 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.

The Institutional Environment Assisted Living Facility
Dorel Suboni, Pharm.D., C.Ph.

2:00 p.m. MTM and Consultant Pharmacy
Antonella Martino, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
3:00 p.m. Consultant Pharmacist Licensure "Exam"
4:00 p.m. Course Adjournment


Dianeysis Avendano, Pharm.D., BCPS, C.Ph., Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Memorial Hospital Miramar
Miramar, FL

Thomas Brickenden, Esq., R.Ph., C.Ph.
Private Practice Attorney
Weston, FL

Deborah Brown, M.S., Pharm.D.,FASHP, FFSHP, C.Ph.
President Pharmacy Consulting
Valrico, FL

Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., C.Ph., BCPP

Director of Pharmacy Services, Operation PAR, Inc.
Pinellas Park, FL

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

George Cornette, Pharm.D., R.Ph., BCNP
Pharmacy Supervisor, Nuclear Pharmacy Services
Cardinal Health, Pompano Beach FL
Assistant Adjunct Professor, NSU College of Pharmacy
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Consultant Pharmacist/Clinical Pharmacy Education Coordinator
Polaris Pharmacy
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D., M.S.
Integrative Medicine Physician, Author & Radio Host for “Doctor Mitch”
Boca Raton, FL

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

Antonella Martino, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Owner, Consulatnt Pharmacists and Diabetic Educator
The Health Consultant Pharmacists of America, Inc.
West Palm Beach, FL

Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Pharmacy Practice, NSU College of Pharmacy
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dorinda Segovia, Pharm.D., MBA, C.Ph.
Vice-President of Pharmacy Services, Memorial Healthcare System
Hollywood, FL
Member, Florida Board of Pharmacy

Dorel Suboni, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Consultant Pharmacist at Omnicare, Inc.
South Florida

Fees, Registration and Refund Information

Program Fees

$360     Initial Consulatnt Pharmacist License

$195      Consultant Recertification Credits (2 Day)

$110      Consultant Recertification Credits (1 Day)


Registration Links




Refund Policy

A refund can be requested in an email format (to prior to Saturday, February 11, 2023. Your registration fee less $15.00 will be credited to the same card.


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Nova Southeastern University's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Part One, Home Study Pre-Program is for Initial Consultant Candidates Only. This home study is required for initial consultant candidates and is approved for 5.0 contract hours of continuing pharmacy education credits. UAN: 0092-0000-021-030-H04-P Expires 5/22/2024

For Initial Candidates to obtain full course credit they must review the four video courses outlined in the Part One schedule, attend Part Two and Three, pass the course exam on Sunday (questions are from Part 1,2 & 3) and answer the evaluation requests from Part One, Two and Three.

Parts 2 & 3. These are the live presentations provided on Saturday and Sunday. Recertification credits can be obtained by consultants for up to 14 hours. To obtain credit consultants must attend the live presentation hours for which they request credit, be actively engaged via chat,, e-mail or live interaction, complete and submit the course evaluations for Saturday and Sunday as well as submitting the Certificate of Participation (the document that you request your hours of attendance and your signature attestation. UAN: 0092-0000-021-031-L04-P is approved for up 14.0 live contract hours of continuing pharmacy credits for consultants. Program expires 5/22/2024.

The provider, NSU’s Silverman College of Pharmacy, will post all successful credits by February 20th. Participants are responsible to assure their credits are posted. NABP allows sixty days to post all credits. Credits must be verified by participants by April 8, 2023.



The New Consultant Licensure 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. Tracking #20-845840 Effective end: 5/21/2024. The Provider, NSU College of Pharmacy, will report all earned continuing education (CE) credits for consultants (Re-Certification) for this program to CE Broker for those pharmacists who provide their correct pharmacist license numbers. Consultants can achieve up to 14 recertification hours.

*Note that credit earned for the (Initial) Consultant Pharmacist Licensure certificate cannot be used a second time for general credit. The 20 credit hours earned for the Initial Consultant Licensure are to be used specifically for applying for that license. However, they can be applied to NABP.

As a reminder, this program should not be attended by licensed consultants twice within the same renewal period for recertification hours. It reflects in CE Broker as attending the same program twice and no credit given for the second program. This is our first offering of this program in the latest renewal cycle of January 2023 – December 2024.


Policy of Non-Discrimination

Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying 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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