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)


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

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


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)


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