Pharmacy Times Continuing Education„¢ (PTCE), a leader in continuing education for retail, health-system, managed care and specialty pharmacists, will conduct three continuing education satellite symposia in conjunction with APhA2019, the annual meeting and exposition of the American Pharmacists Association, March 23 and 24 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle in Washington, announced Jim Palatine, R.Ph., MBA, president of PTCE.
We are honored to be a part of this years APhA annual meeting, Palatine said. More than 6,000 pharmacists come together annually to improve patient care, and we are so grateful we are able to contribute to this meeting by hosting three educational satellite symposia.
The PTCE symposia are:
- Advancements in Migraine Therapies: Opportunities for Pharmacists to Intervene, which will be held Saturday, March 23, from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. PST in the Princessa Ballroom. Faculty presenters for this program include Nikki Hahn, Pharm.D., BCACP, a clinical pharmacy specialist in neurology at Kaiser Permanente in Colorado; and Paul G. Mathew, M.D., FAAN, FAHS, an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, director of continuing medical education at Brigham & Womens Faulkner Hospitals department of neurology at John R. Graham Headache Center and co-chief medical editor of the journal Practical Neurology. During this live interactive symposium, key experts will examine the clinical features associated with migraines, explain safety and efficacy of newly approved agents for migraines and identify opportunities for pharmacists to intervene to optimize migraine treatment and prevent adverse drug events. This activity is supported by educational grants from Lilly and Amgen. To register, click here.
- Exploring the Clinical Benefits of Antiviral Therapy in Decreasing Complications Associated with the Influenza Virus, which will be held Sunday, March 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. PST in the Leonesa Ballroom. Faculty presenters for this program include James S. Lewis, Pharm.D., FIDSA, clinical supervisor for infectious disease at Oregon Health and Science University; and Carrie Foust-Koenigsfeld, Pharm.D., an associate professor in the department of pharmacy practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. During this live interactive symposium, key experts will explore the etiology, pathophysiology and patient populations at high risk of influenza-related complications; explain the mechanisms of action and adverse effect profiles of available and recently approved antivirals for treating the influenza virus; and identify the role of the community pharmacist in educating patients about available and recently approved antivirals for treatment of the influenza virus. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech. To register, click here.
- An Update for Pharmacists on the Evolving Management of Patients with HIV, which will be held Sunday, March 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. PST in the Princessa Ballroom. Faculty presenters for this program include Erik K. Farmer, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP, an HIV clinical pharmacist at Indiana University Health; and Linda M. Spooner, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-IS), FASHP, FCCP, a professor of pharmacy practice at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. During this live interactive symposium, key experts will provide a review of the management of persons living with HIV infection, including knowledge of updated guidelines, new treatment options and the landscape of emerging therapies. This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare. To register, click here.
Each satellite symposium is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and approved for 1.5 contact hours.
About Pharmacy Times Continuing Education„¢
Pharmacy Times Continuing Education„¢ is a leader in continuing education for retail, health system, managed care and specialty pharmacists. PTCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). PTCEs print, online and live CPE activities are designed to help improve the knowledge, competence and skills of pharmacists so that they are better prepared to provide the highest quality of pharmacy care to the patients they serve and to the physicians they assist as part of a multidisciplinary treatment/management team. To learn more about the educational activities sponsored by PTCE, visit https://www.pharmacytimes.org/.
PTCE Media Contacts
609-716-7777, ext. 121
John Patricolo, 609-325-4630