New England Pharmacists Convention

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Now in its 15th year, the New England Pharmacists Convention is the premier gathering of pharmacy professionals on the East Coast. Comprising advanced certificate programs, informative breakout sessions, talks by industry thought leaders, and much more, the convention is a source of continuing education tailored specifically to pharmacy professionals and promoting a climate conducive to excellence in pharmacy practice.

Bring the family! The 2019 New England Pharmacists Convention will be held on the banks of the Connecticut River at the beautiful Hartford Marriott Downtown, offering attendees tons of opportunities for extracurricular activities, including the nearby Connecticut Science Center, Dunkin’ Donuts Ballpark (home of the Yard Goats), the Wadsworth Atheneum and much more. Great restaurants, river walks and cruises, and active nightlife await–and Six Flags New England, the MGM Springfield Casino and the Big E are just a short drive away.


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

THURSDAY SEPT 12

9:00-12:00 CONCURRENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Program 1: Diabetes Care
Participants 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, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions. (Session 1)

Program 2: Medication Therapy Management
As the learner, you will gain experience interviewing patients, identifying and prioritizing medication-related problems, developing and implementing interventions, and documenting activities. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore various business models and billing strategies and discuss plans for implementation. (Session 2)

Program 3: Travel Health
An innovative and interactive advanced competency training (ACT) program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing travel health services to patients. This application-based activity is the first step for pharmacists interested in learning the essential skills necessary to successfully provide travel health services. (Session 3)

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-5:00 CONCURRENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS (CONTINUED)

Program 1: Diabetes Care
Program 2: Medication Therapy Management
Program 3: Travel Health

1:00-5:30 CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

1:00-2:00 Prescribing Technology: What You Need to Know About High-Tech Changing the Pharmacy Industry (Session 4)

2:10-3:10 Pharmacists on the Front Line as Immunizer and Educator: Addressing the Inconvenient Truth of Vaccine Refusal (Session 5)
Tom Buckley, MPH, RPh
Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Department of Pharmacy Practice, UCONN School of Pharmacy


3:20-4:20 Pain Management in the Face of Opioid Stewardship (Session 6)

4:30-5:30 You are Pharmacy’s Best Advocate: Taking Grassroots Action to the Capitol (Law CE) (Session 7)

5:30-6:30 Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

7:00-9:00 Connecticut Pharmacists Association Awards Banquet

FRIDAY SEPT 13

8:00-9:15 Keynote Address (Session 8)
ANNE B. CROPP, PharmD, BCAP

Anne Cropp serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for Early Access Care, providing consultative, functional and operational support to biopharmaceutical companies for Expanded Access / Compassionate Use of investigational drugs.

Prior to founding Early Access Care, Anne was Vice President in the Global Product Development Group of Pfizer Inc.  Anne has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical drug development, marked by achievements in innovation and successful development of new drug products.  Anne has held a number of global leadership positions in R&D.  She is a globally recognized expert in early access/expanded access/compassionate use and led the development and execution of the industry’s first physician-entry request portal for a global pharmaceutical company. She served as co-chair of the Pediatric Advisory Council for a Fortune-100 pharmaceutical company for more than 8 years.  She has presented and chaired several international scientific symposia on early access and managed access.

Anne is a pharmacist and board-certified Clinical Pharmacologist. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University,  her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and post-doctoral fellowships that included the National Institutes of Health.  As a life long member of the scientific research community, Anne’s passion has always been to bring solutions to advance patient care.  Motivated by a desire to help patients, she founded Early Access Care.

9:25- 12:00 CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

9:25-10:25 Dirofilaria, CHF, and NSAIDs for Lions, Tigers, and Bears… Oh My! (Veterinary medicine) (Session 9)

11:00-12:00 Legislative Update: A Word from Dept. of Consumer Protection (Law CE) (Session 10)
Rod Marriott, RPh
Director, Drug Control Division, CT Dept of Consumer Protection

9:30-12:00 STUDENT PROGRAM

9:30-10:00 Introduction
10:00-12:00 Student Career Speed Dating Roundtables

12:00-2:00 Lunch Program and Exhibits

Student Poster Session (Session 11)

1:00-4:00 STUDENT PROGRAM PEPTO BOWL

1:00-2:30 First Round
3:00-4:00 Finals

2:00-5:00 CONTINUING EDUCATION TRACKS

TRACK 1: TYPE 1 DIABETES
2:00-2:50 Pathophysiology and the Effect of Treatment in Type 1 Diabetes (Session 12)
2:50-3:40 Diabetes-related Technology: When an AP is Not an App (Session 13)
3:40-4:30 T1D Care in 2019: We’ve Come a Long Way (Session 14)
4:30-5:00 Panel discussion and Q&A (Session 15)

TRACK 2: MEDICAL MARIJUANA
2:00-2:50 Basic Pharmacology/Toxicology of Marijuana (Session 16)
2:50-3:40 Cannabis Use Disorder (Session 17)
3:40-4:30 Choice of Agents – Epidiolex vs Natural, CBD, etc (Session 18)
4:30-5:00 Panel discussion and Q&A (Session 19)

TRACK 3: PHARMACOGENOMICS
2:00-2:50 Basic Principles and Concepts of Pharmacogenomics (Session 20)
2:50-3:40 Applications of Pharmacogenomics and Precisions Medicine in Oncology Care (Session 21)
3:40-4:30 NEX-GEN Care: Pharmacogenomic Applications Aimed at Improving Psychopharmacotherapy (Session 22)
4:30-5:00 Panel discussion and Q&A (Session 23)

5:00 Conference Concludes


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