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2018 Programs


Conquering the Crisis: Fighting Substance Misuse in Alabama | Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship | Consultant Certification and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (10 hour) | Consultant Update and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (6 hour) | Preceptor Development | APhA Pharmacy and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care | C.A.R.E.S. Training | The Basics of Medicare for Pharmacy Personnel | Pharmacists’ Role in Assisting Medicare Patients with Limited Income


Conquering the Crisis: Fighting Substance Misuse in Alabama

  • Credit Hours: 7 ACPE approved hours
  • Online Registration
  • June 13 - Florence, Alabama
  • June 26 - Dothan, Alabama
  • July 19 - Mobile, Alabama
  • August 1 - Birmingham, Alabama
  • Cost: $0
  • Summary: This interprofessional program will advance attendees’ abilities to combat misuse and abuse of prescription and illicit drugs in Alabama, through improved understanding of the problem, enhanced use of existing tools and resources for community involvement, greater appreciation of others’ roles in combating the problem, and focused interprofessional communication about the problem.

Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Credit Hours: 6 ACPE approved credit hours
  • Online Registration | Printable Registration
  • Date: Saturday, May 19
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $0
  • Locations: Auburn, Birmingham, and Huntsville
  • Target Audience: This knowledge-based program is intended for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners.
  • Faculty: Spencer Durham, Taylor Steuber, Carlos Reyes-Sacin, Jonathan Edwards, and Danielle Kunz
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  • Summary: Antimicrobial resistance is an imminent threat on a worldwide scale. The primary reason for this dramatic increase in antimicrobial resistance is the misuse of antimicrobial agents. Examples of antimicrobial misuse may include prescribing antibiotics for viral infections and prescribing unnecessarily broad-spectrum agents, among others. The state of Alabama is no exception to this increase in antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial stewardship, defined as coordinated strategies to improve the use of antimicrobials, is the best defense against increasing antimicrobial stewardship. The purpose of this continuing education program is to provide education regarding antimicrobial resistance, discuss legal factors and regulations associated with antimicrobial resistance, and provide ideas for the appropriate implementation of antimicrobial stewardship strategies.
  • Funding for the Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship was provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health's, Bureau of Communicable Disease through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, being Grant number 6 NU50CK000396-03-04, CFDA # 93.323, Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases.

Consultant Certification and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy


Consultant Update and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

  • Credit Hours: 6 ACPE and AlBOP approved credit hours
  • Online Registration | Printable Registration
  • Date: Saturday, July 14
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $225
  • Locations: Auburn, Mobile, Birmingham, Huntsville
  • Target Audience: This knowledge-based program is intended for pharmacists and nurses
  • Faculty: Emily McCoy, Sean Smithgall, Nicole Slater, Karen Marlowe, Spencer Durham and Cherry Jackson
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  • Summary: This program will provide 6 hours of CE credit. Saturday’s programming will focus on disease states and medications that impact the geriatric population. All 6 hours of programming are approved by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy for consultant credit hours as well as ACPE credit hours.

    New for 2018: The Consultant Update and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy program is now approved for Nursing CEUs. The AUHSOP Office of Post Graduate Education is now approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing as an approved CE provider. This program will provide 7.2 credit hours for nurse attendees.


Preceptor Development

  • Credit Hours: 3 ACPE and AlBOP approved credit hours
  • Online Registration | Printable Registration
  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 16
  • Time: 1 - 4:15 p.m.
  • Cost: $100
  • Locations: Auburn, Live Webinar
  • Target Audience: This knowledge-based program is intended for community or institutional pharmacists.
  • Faculty: Lynn Stevenson, Kristen Helms, Jeanna Sewell
  • Summary: This unique program was developed to educate and assist preceptors on interprofessional education, motivating students, improving student performance, demonstrating to students the importance all practice settings, and improving overall communication. Engaging material will include interactive lectures, group discussions, and real-world examples.

APhA Pharmacy and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care

  • Credit Hours: 23 ACPE approved credit hours
  • Online Registration | Printable Registration
  • Date: Sunday, November 4
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $400
  • Locations: Auburn Only
  • Activity Type: Application and Practice-based
  • Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
  • Faculty: Heather Whitley
  • Summary: The Award-Winning The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program is an intensive educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. Five self-study modules provide comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care. The live seminar incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed—in community and ambulatory care practice settings. Learners will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions, and providing comprehensive instruction in current standards of care for patients with diabetes.

C.A.R.E.S. Training

  • Credit Hours: 3 ACPE approved credit hours
  • Online Registration
  • Home Study Program
  • Cost: $0
  • Learn about the C.A.R.E.S. Pharmacy Network
  • Target Audience: This knowledge-based home-study is intended for Alabama pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  • Faculty: Salisa Westrick
  • Summary: This program will provide an overview of Medicare and the roles of the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) with the primary goal to help pharmacists and pharmacy staff effectively and efficiently assist Medicare beneficiaries. After completion of the CE program, participants will receive certificates from Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) to signify that they are Certified Aging Resource Educated Specialists (C.A.R.E.S.) and may enroll in the C.A.R.E.S. Pharmacy network. This program has been created or produced by the local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) with financial assistance, in whole or in part, through a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

The Basics of Medicare for Pharmacy Personnel

  • Credit Hours: 1 ACPE approved credit hours
  • Online Registration
  • Home Study Program
  • Cost: $0
  • Learn about the C.A.R.E.S. Pharmacy Network
  • Target Audience: This knowledge-based home-study is intended for Alabama pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  • Faculty: Salisa Westrick
  • Summary: The objectives of this CE article are to 1) provide a general description of the Medicare program and enrollment process, 2) compare and contrast Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage, and 3) discuss Medicare Part D and need for yearly plan evaluation. This program has been created or produced by the local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) with financial assistance, in whole or in part, through a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Pharmacists’ Role in Assisting Medicare Patients with Limited Income

  • Credit Hours: 1 ACPE approved credit hours
  • Online Registration
  • Home Study Program
  • Cost: $0
  • Learn about the C.A.R.E.S. Pharmacy Network
  • Target Audience: This knowledge-based home-study is intended for Alabama pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  • Faculty: Salisa Westrick
  • Summary: The objectives of this CE article are to 1) identify problems experienced by Medicare patients with limited income, 2) provide an overview of assistance programs for Medicare patients with limited income, and 3) describe the role and responsibilities of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). This program has been created or produced by the local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) with financial assistance, in whole or in part, through a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Refund Policy

No refunds for cancellations on or after 30 days prior to a program. Cancellations prior to 30 days before a program will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee. However, learners who redeem an APhA enrollment code will be charged a fee of $175 regardless whether or not they complete any portion of the self-study. In the rare event the program is cancelled, Auburn University will give registered learners the option of rolling over their prepaid registration to a future course hosted by Auburn University.


Locations

HSOP Continuing Education Programs are offered at four convenient locations around the state:


It is the policy of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Office of Post Graduate Education, to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s), including any corporate sponsorship of speakers.


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Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.


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Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515.


Last Updated: May 15, 2018