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Maine Pharmacy Association

Celebrating 150 Years – Registration

Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th Holiday Inn By the Bay Maine Pharmacy Association and the Maine Society of Health System Pharmacists  Come join your MPA and MESHP colleagues for an exciting weekend of education and festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of MPA, the first state pharmacy association.  The event is sponsored by both organizations […]

DHHS shared guidance documents for e-prescribing and opioid dispensing

DHHS shared guidance documents for e-prescribing and opioid dispensing.  Notably, “A pharmacist is NOT required to verify that a practitioner has a waiver of the requirement to electronically prescribe…” To review the official documents, please click on the links below. Electronic-Prescribing-Clarifications Opioid Dispensing Clarification    

E-Prescribing Grace Period Notice and Chapter 488 User Guide

The deadline for mandatory e-prescribing of opioids was rapidly approaching on July 1st. However, the State sent the following communication announcing a 31 day grace period for enforcement of the penalties for violating the e-prescribing provision.  This is good news and will give prescribers and dispensers a little more time to prepare. DHHS provided material on other provisions in Chapter […]

2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble

Join us for our 2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble ! Where: Val Halla Country Club When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 Shotgun start 1pm Includes 18 holes of golf on a championship course, golf cart, BBQ dinner at Rachel’s on the Green! Cost: Single Golfer: $110.00 Foursome: $400.00 Dinner Only: $35.00 Corporate or personal hole sponsorship: $75 […]

Pharmacists from across Maine convene in Augusta to advocate for profession and patients

Pharmacists and pharmacy students from across the state convened in Augusta on May 30th to advocate for LD 572.   Update: Senate passes LD 572; now on to the House!  LD 572 specifies in statute that the “Practice of Pharmacy” is “the provision of health care services” and that “Pharmacists” are “providers of health care services”. […]

At the Fall 2017 Sesquicentennial event, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically. If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop). All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by November 20, 2017.   Click here for objectives.

Pharmacist Program

Friday, October 13, 2017 – 6 CE Contact Hours

8:30am:  MeSHP Keynote Address:  Kasey Thompson, PharmD, MS, MBA  (1 CEU)

9:30amTreating Tobacco Use Disorder:  Edward Perka, CASAC, TTS (1 CEU)

11:00amLegislative Update:  Paul Chace, RPh  (1 Law CEU)

1:30pmEffectively Managing Crucial Conversations:  Tyson Thorton, PharmD, MBA, BCPS  (1 CEU)

3:00pm:  340B: Christopher Hatwig, RPh, FASHP (1 CEU)

4:00pm:  Medical Marijuana Point Counterpoint:  Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP & John Woytowicz, MD (1 CEU)

5:00pm – 7:00pm:  The President’s Reception will serve light hors d’ouevres and entertainment by Keys to the City Dueling Pianos.  We will be honoring our 50 year pharmacists and new officer installations.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 6 CE Contact Hours

8:30am:  Maine Pharmacy Keynote Address:  Nancy Alverez, PharmD, BCPS, FaPhA  (1 CEU)

10:00amUSP 800 and Medication Safety:  Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP (1 CEU)

11:00am:  New Drug Approvals:  Cassandra Parsons, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP (1 CEU)

1:00pm:  Immunization Update 2017:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD (2 CEU)

3:15pm Law Update:  Jessica Bates, PharmD (1 Law CEU)  OPIOID PRESCRIBING REQUIREMENTS  Handout

4:15pm:  2017 Award Presentations

**Between when the programming ends (5:00pm) and the MPA through the Ages Celebration begins (7:00pm), you will have the opportunity to try one of the many restaurants in the Old Port.    Go to VISIT PORTLAND MAINE , the Official Tourism Site for the Greater Portland Region of Maine for places to go and things to see in Portland.  Reservations may be required for some of the restaurants.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 3 CE Contact Hours

9:00am: Preceptor Development:  Felicity Homsted, PharmD, BCPS & Chelsea Magee, PharmD (1 CEU)

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9:00am Population Health:   William Seavey, PharmD (1 CEU)

10:00amOncology:  Matt Marston, PharmD, BCOP (1 CEU)

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10:00am:  Opioid Educational Outreach to Prescribers under Chapter 488:  Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, FAAFP

11:00am: Cardiology:  Gwen Bartlett, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP (1 CEU)

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11:00amPet Medication:  Cory Theberge, PhD (1 CEU)

Technician Program

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 6 CE Contact Hours

8:30am Maine Pharmacy Keynote Address:  Nancy Alverez  (1 CEU)

10:00amUSP 800 and Medication Safety:  Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP (1 CEU)

11:00am: Calculations:  Tianzi Yang, BPharm, PhD  (1 CEU)

1:00pmAdvancing Roles for Pharmacy Technician in an Evolving Health Care Environment:  Part I:  Miriam A. Mobley Smith, PharmD (1 CEU)

2:00pmAdvancing Roles for Pharmacy Technician in an Evolving Health Care Environment:  Part II:  Miriam A. Mobley Smith, PharmD (1 CEU)

3:15pmLaw Update:  Jessica Bates, PharmD (1 CEU)

CPR Certification

Friday, October 13, 2017  – 4 CE Contact Hours

1:00pm – 5:00pm:  CPR Certification:  Jane Jarvi, EdD

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 4 CE Contact Hours

8:30am – 12:30pm:  CPR Certification:  Jane Jarvi, EdD

At the Spring 2017 one day event, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically. If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop). All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by May 1, 2017.

 

Saturday, April 1st

Programming

9:00am: USP 800- Completing Assessment of Risk in Community Pharmacy:  Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP

10:15am: Immunization Update 2017 & Human Papilloma Virus 2017Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD, BCGP,  Brooke Cowles, PharmD, PGY1 Resident

12:45pm:  VA Maine Opioid Safety Initiative: Academic Detailing:  Alisa HughesStricklett, PharmD, BCPS,

Emily Stoukides, PharmD, PGY1 Resident & Brett Glasheen, PharmD, PGY1 Resident

2:00pm: Antimicrobial Stewardship: Advancing Patient Care by Improving Medication Use:  Anthony Casapao, PharmD

3:00pm:  Law Update 2017Greg Cameron, BS, RPh

At the Fall 2016 convention, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically. If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop). All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by October 13, 2016.

2016 Fall Conference Program

Program Objectives

Saturday, September 10th

Traditional Programming

8:00amHIV Pharmacotherapy Focused Update:  Drew Lambert, PharmD

9:00am:  Anxiety in Cats and Dogs:  Cory Theberge, PhD

10:30am: Point of Care Testing in Your Pharmacy:  Eric Jarvi, PhD

1:00pm Immunization Update 2016:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

3:30pm:  Information Technology & Pharmacy – Are we there yet?:  Bruce Jarvi, PharmD

 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Traditional Programming

9:00 am:  Women’s Health:  Deborah Sturpe, PharmD, MA, BCPS

10:00am: Maine Law Update:  Jessica Bates, PharmD

11:00am:  Narcan? You can! :  Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

CPR Training

8:30am: CPR Training/Certification: Jane Jarvi, Ed.D & Kathryn Rossignol, MBA

At the Spring 2016 convention, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically.  If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop).  All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by May 1, 2016.  Click here for Program Objectives.

Program Schedule

Friday, April 1, 2016

Traditional Programming

8:30am:  Immunization Update 2016: Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am: Diabetes & Injectable Medications: Stephanie Lewis, PharmD

1:00pm: Pet Medication:Oral Cancer Meds Cats and Dogs Cory Theberge, PhD

2:30pm: Pharmacy Residents Presentation :  Penobscot Community Health Center

Student Utilization in Pharmacy Practice, Samuel Valley, PharmD

Pharmacist-led Discharge Education, Michela Fiori, PharmD

Igniting Pharmacy Advocacy, Charles-Gregor Dupere, PharmD

Premature Death, Jessica Bates, PharmD

Pharmacist Role in Naloxone Prescribing, KariLynn Dowling, PharmD

Immunization Training

8:30am: Immunization Update 2016:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am:  Immunization Training:    Kenneth “Mac” McCall

Saturday, April 2, 2016

8:00am: Focused Update HIV Pharmacotherapy: Drew Lambert, PharmD

9:00am:  New Drug Update:  Cassandra White, PharmD, BCACP, CGP

10:30am: Medical Marijuana:  John Woytowicz, MD

1:00pm: Law – A Review of Collaborative Practice:   Joe Bruno, R.Ph., MBA

2:00pm:  Hepatitis C: Updates in Therapeutics:  Whitney Jandreau, PharmD

3:30pm: NASPA Self Care Competition:  Round 1:  Round 2:  Final Round  Eric Jarvi, Ph.D.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Traditional Programming

9:00 am: Antipsychotics Update:Focus on New Agents, Alla Fabrikant, PharmD

10:00 am: Medication Safety:  Gwen Bartlett, PharmD, BCPS

11:00am: Anticoag:Upcoming TSOAC Reversal Agents :   Sandra Bartlett, PhD, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

CPR Training

8:30 am: CPR Training/Certification:  Jane Jarvi, Ed.D and Evan Williams, PharmD, BCPS

 

At the Fall 2015 convention, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically.  If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop).  All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by October 13, 2015.

Program Schedule

Saturday, September 12th

Traditional Programming

8:00am:  Immunization Update 2015:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

10:30am: Lyme Disease:  Cassandra White, PharmD, BCACP, CGP

1:00pm: Maine Law Update:   Greg Cameron, BS, RPh

2:00pm: DSM-5 Update: Ditching the bereavement clause,Asperger Syndrome&Roman Numerals:   Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

3:30pm: New Drug Update:    Deborah Sturpe, PharmD, MA, BCPS

 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Traditional Programming

9:00 am: Anticoag:New Potential Reversal Agents:   Sandra Bartlett, PhD, PharmD, BCPS

10:00 am: Medication Safety:  Gwen Bartlett, PharmD, BCPS

11:00am: Thyroid Disorders in Cats and Dogs:  Cory Theberge, PhD

CPR Training

8:30 am: CPR Training/Certification:  Jane Jarvi, Ed.D & Evan Williams, PharmD, BCPS,BCACP

Credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by April 22, 2015.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Traditional Programming

8:30am:  Immunization Update 2015: Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am: Diabetes Update: Sarah Martin, PhD

1:00pm: Antipsychotics:  Devon Sherwood, PharmD, BCPP

2:30pm: Alzheimer’s Therapy:  Cassandra White, PharmD, BCAP

3:30pm: Novel Anticoagulants, Deb Sturpe, PharmD, MA, BCPS

Immunization Training

8:30am: Immunization Update 2015:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am:  Immunization Training:    Kenneth “Mac” McCall

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

8:00am: AHA Cholesterol:  Timothy Gladwell, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

9:00am:  JNC 8 Hypertension:  Timothy Gladwell, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

10:30am: Veterinary Pharmacy:   Cory Theberge, PhD

1:00pm: Federal Law Update:   Joe Bruno, R.Ph., MBA

2:00pm:  Ocular Disorders:  Evan Williams, PharmD, BCPS

3:15pm: NASPA Self Care Competition:  Round 1:  Round 2:  Final Round  Eric Jarvi, Ph.D.

 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Traditional Programming

9:00 am: Prescription Drug Diversion:  Part 1:  Christian Teter, PharmD &  Part 2:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am: Medication Reconciliation:   Leslie Ochs, PharmD, PhD, BCPS

CPR Training

8:30 am: CPR Training/Certification:  Jane Jarvi, Ed.D

 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Traditional CE Program

8:00am:  Immunization Update 2014: Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

9:00am: Opioids : Kevin Flanigan, MD and Jayne Harper, Health Educator

10:30am: Maine Law Update: Greg Cameron, BS, RPh

1:00pm: JNC 8 Hypertension Guidelines:  Timothy Gladwell, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

2:00pm: ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines: Timothy Gladwell, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

3:30pm: Medical Professionals & Addiction:  Amy Tardy, PhD

Immunization Training

8:00am: Immunization Update 2014: Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

9:30am: Immunization Training: Kenneth “Mac” McCall

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Traditional CE Program

9:00 am: Novel Antithrombotic Medications:  Dan Moellentin, PharmD, BCPS

10:00am: All Things Cannabinoids:  Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP

11:00am: Preceptor Skills:  Journal Club:  Evan Williams, PharmD, BCPS

CPR Certification/CE Program

8:00am:  CPR Certification