21st Annual Pharmacy Public Health Policy Symposium

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Learning Objectives

At the end of these presentations, attendees should be able to:

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic through a Public Health Lens

Describe the current state of the epidemic in the Commonwealth
Identify the medical core competencies for the prevention and management of prescription drug misuse
Explain the role of prescribers and pharmacy professionals in the initiatives put forth by the Commonwealth

ACPE UAN# 0027-9999-19-001-L04-P – 1 contact hour – knowledge based

Building Pharmacy’s Sustainable Impact on Patient-Centered and Community-Based Outcomes: Lessons Learned & Future Directions 

  • Identify key challenges to creating sustainable change in pharmacist practice behaviors to improve patient-centered and community-based outcomes.
  • Describe new opportunities to facilitate pharmacist practice behavior change to improve patient-centered and community-based outcomes. 
  • Analyze different approaches to improve the sustainability of pharmacist practice behavior change to improve patient-centered and community-based outcomes. 

ACPE UAN# 0027-9999-19-002-L04-P – 1 contact hour – knowledge based

The Evolving Role of Pharmacists to Meet the Changing Needs of Patients

  • Identify influences impacting the pharmacy profession
  • Explain policy changes effecting the way pharmacists provide care
  • Describe pharmacy practice changes that are occurring to meet health care needs

ACPE UAN# 0027-9999-19-003-L04-P - 1 contact hour – knowledge based

Immunization Recommendations Update 2018

Todd Brown, MHP, RPh, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy

  • Identify changes to the 2018 CDC immunization schedule for adults
  • Explain changes to commercially available vaccines
  • Identify when vaccination might be contra-indicated
  • Describe research and recommendations to increase vaccination rates and address issues associated with vaccination administration
  • Given a patient case, choose the appropriate vaccination regimen including spacing of vaccinations and possible side effects

ACPE UAN# 0027-9999-19-004-L06-P – 1 contact hour – knowledge based (meets CPE requirements for Immunizers)

MassPAT, MassHealth and MassBOP Practice Standards Updates

  • Explain how prescribing and dispensing behavior has changed over time with the introduction of MassPAT and requirements to use the system
  • Recognize the impact of interstate data sharing in relation to MassPAT
  • Explain recent changes to federal and state regulations concerning the MassHealth Pharmacy program
  • ·         Describe recent drug utilization trends in the Massachusetts Medicaid program
  • ·         Explain the difference between a Board of Registration in Pharmacy Advisory and Policy.
  • ·         Identify new and revised policies and advisories governing the Practice of Pharmacy.
  • ·         List common inspection mistakes and how to rectify them.

ACPE UAN# 0027-9999-19-005-L03-P – 2 contact hours – knowledge based

Educational Needs Assessment

If there is/are specific questions you would like addressed on any of these topics, please email a.young@northeastern.edu by January 14, 2019.

To Register go to: http://www.rxce.neu.edu  Click on Live programs; Register/Log in or create an account; at Participant Menu choose: Register for Live Programs; MA Health Council 20th Annual Pharmacy Public Health Policy Symposium - January 16, 2019

Fees/Refund Information:

Early Registration - $135.00 per person – ends December 31, 2018

Registration - $150.00 per person – January 1, 2019

Registration Deadline – Friday, January 11, 2019

Registration includes breakfast and lunch

All refunds are subject to a $35.00 administration fee. No refunds after January 11, 2019

Requirements for Credit

Program attendees can earn Continuing Pharmacy Education credits for this program by electronically logging onto the website: http://www.rxce.neu.edu, inserting the activity specific code number and successfully completing the activity learning assessment/evaluation form.   Participant names will be checked against program attendance sheets for verification of attendance. 
Participants have 60 days to complete evaluations.
After 60 days from January 16, 2019, no credit will be available for this program.
Credits will be electronically transferred to the CPE Monitor System.
No Statements of Credit will be issued.
Program participants can earn up to 6 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credits including 2 contact hours of pharmacy law. 
This program is not accredited for pharmacy technicians[PC2].


All participants will have the opportunity to review the educational sessions and speakers and to identify future educational needs.

Statement of Disclosure: 

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education 2009, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy requires that faculty members disclose any relationship (e.g., shareholder, recipient of research grant, consultant or member of an advisory committee) that the faculty may have with commercial companies whose products or services may be mentioned in their presentations. Such disclosure will be made available on the day of the program.Accreditation Statement:

Monica Bharel; Dennis Lyons; Nathaniel Rickles; Stacie Maass; Todd Brown and more
Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:30am to 4:15pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Evidence-Based Practice
Boston Marriott Newton Hotel
2345 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02466
$135 - $150
Contact Information
Phyllis Cudmore
Massachusetts Health Council

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