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Preceptor Development | Addiction Conference

Preceptor Development

Credit Hours: 3 ACPE and AlBOP approved credit hours
ACPE# 0001-0000-17-016-L05-P; 0001-0000-17-017-L03-P
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Online registration is closed for this program. On-site registration will be available at 12 p.m., Sunday for the Auburn “in-person” program. To be added to the webinar, or If you need any assistance regarding this program, please email hsopce@auburn.edu or leave a message at 334-844-8371 and we will respond as soon as possible.
Target Audience: This ACPE program designation is for community or institutional pharmacists
Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 1 - 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $75
Locations: Presented live in Auburn; also available via live webinar
Faculty: Erika Kleppinger and Lynn Stevenson
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.
Course Materials:

Collaborating to Combat Misuse and Abuse of Illicit and Prescription Drugs in Alabama: An Interprofessional Conference

Target Audience: This program is for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, EMT/paramedics, and law enforcement officials
Credit Hours: 7 credit hours
Dates: The one-day program will be offered on four different dates:

  • Jan. 24, 2017 - Huntsville
  • Jan. 25, 2017 - Huntsville
  • Jan. 31, 2017 - Montgomery
  • Feb. 1, 2017 - Montgomery

Registration and More Information
Cost: Free
Locations: Huntsville and Montgomery
Summary: Alabama has a problem: abuse and misuse of prescription and illicit drugs. The problem is compounded by a lack of coordination among law enforcement, medical services personnel, regulatory groups, health care professionals, and public health agencies. Alabama has one of the highest rates of prescription pain medications sold per 10,000 residents. While the use of these medications certainly provides necessary pain relief for many Alabamians, the reality is that illegal use of this group of medications has reached near epidemic levels in our state. Research has demonstrated that prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) – like that found in Alabama – can lead to sustained, decreased prescribing of Schedule II opioids. While effective, PDMP use does not fully address the problem, and it does not address the problem of illicit drug abuse, which is an equally significant problem. Open, routine dialogue between law enforcement, medical services personnel, first responders, regulatory groups, health care professionals, and public health agencies is needed to develop coordinated efforts to (1) combating the use and abuse of illicit drugs, (2) prevention of inappropriate use of prescription pain medications, and (3) appropriate ways to address situations of real or perceived inappropriate use of prescription pain medications. To advance efforts to address this problem, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs have partnered to host an interprofessional conference that will bring together experts from law enforcement, medical services, first responders, regulatory boards, health care, and public health to identify practical strategies to confront the challenging situations surrounding prescription medications and illicit drugs with high potential for addiction.


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.


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

Last Updated: September 15, 2017