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2018 TPA Winter Meeting


This site is for claiming CE for the TSHP and TPA 2018 Winter Meeting. In order to register for the program, please visit www.tnpharm.org.

Date: Feb 25, 2018 09:00 AM - Feb 27, 2018 11:00 AM

Fee

$0.00

CE Hours

12.25

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

 

 

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) Compare and contrast the pharmacological and cost differences with new and old therapies
  • (Pharmacists) Discuss the evidence-based outcomes of newer pharmacologic options based on clinical trials.
  • (Pharmacists) Explain the role of new agents in the medical management of COPD
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Identify new agents in the management of COPD
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Compare and contrast the cost differences with new and old therapies

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Christopher K. Finch, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP
Director of Pharmacy, Methodist University Hospital


Brief Bio : Christopher K. Finch, Pharm.D., FCCM, FCCP (Director of Pharmacy, Methodist University Hospital; and Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy) was born in Memphis, TN. He received a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee and the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis.  He completed a specialized residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Finch taught for two years at Auburn University, School of Pharmacy and the University of Alabama, School of Medicine before moving back to his hometown of Memphis in the summer of 2003.  In addition to serving as the Director of Pharmacy, he also presently coordinates and teaches in the Drug-Induced Disease Selective at the University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy.  His clinical interests include pulmonary disease, drug interactions, adverse drug events, and drug-induced disease.  Dr. Finch has published over 50 manuscripts in several well-recognized pharmacy and medical journals.  He is a Fellow in both the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-023-L01-P/T
Date: 02/25/18
Time: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) Describe issues surrounding Antimicrobial Stewardship.
  • (Pharmacists) Update information on newly approved antimicrobials.
  • (Pharmacists) Discuss the place in therapy for these new agents
  • (Pharmacists) Identify the pharmacist’s role in evaluating these new agents for antimicrobial stewardship
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Identify key components of antimicrobial stewardship
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) List new antimicrobial agents
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Discuss ways to support decisions of pharmacists related to new antimicrobial agents.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Bruce M. Jones, PharmD, BCPS
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Joseph's/Candler Health System Inc.


Brief Bio : Dr. Bruce M. Jones is an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System practicing in the Savannah City-Wide Antimicrobial Management Program. He also serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and a Clinical Preceptor for Mercer University, University of Georgia, and South University Schools of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy in Johnson City, Tennessee. He then completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System. Dr. Jones is a member of IDSA, GSHP, ACCP, SIDP, and the Southeastern Research Group Endeavor (SERGE-45). Dr. Jones is board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and has completed the Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program through MAD-ID. He is nationally recognized for his research with penicillin skin testing, having personally overseen over 250 tests and consulted with health systems throughout the United States and Canada.

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-022-L01-P/T
Date: 02/25/18
Time: 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) Identify what pre-disposes people to burnout
  • (Pharmacists) Describe why work-life integration is important
  • (Pharmacists) Explain the prevalence of burnout in health care and in pharmacy
  • (Pharmacists) Discuss the importance of developing resilience
  • (Pharmacists) Explain positive psychology and its benefits
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Identify what pre-disposes people to burnout
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Describe why work-life integration is important
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Explain the prevalence of burnout in health care and in pharmacy
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Discuss the importance of developing resilience
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Explain positive psychology and its benefits

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS
Director of Pharmacy Services, Houston Methodist Hospital


Brief Bio : Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS, is the Director of Pharmacy Services at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX.  Alex received his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Houston in 2005.  He then completed a two-year administrative residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH while completing his Master of Science in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at The Ohio State University in 2007.   Alex has prioritized professional involvement throughout his career beginning as a student, having served in various national offices including national president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Student Pharmacists and APhA Trustee in 2004-05.  He has remained involved in organizations such as APhA, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP).  Varkey is an accomplished writer and public speaker, having authored and co-authored several articles in national publications and has served as a keynote speaker at several local, state and national meetings.  He is a member of APhA’s Media Advisor Group as well as the ASHP Foundation’s Leadership Speakers Bureau. Varkey places high priority in educating student pharmacists and pharmacy residents, having developed several educational programs including a 2-year Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency program at Houston Methodist Hospital.  

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-024-L04-P/T
Date: 02/25/18
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) Identify appropriate indications for proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use.
  • (Pharmacists) Describe appropriate duration of use of PPIs based on indication.
  • (Pharmacists) Discuss literature describing potential adverse effects associated with both acute and long-term PPI use.
  • (Pharmacists) Discuss emerging strategies for decreasing inappropriate use of PPIs.
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Identify appropriate indications for proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use.
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Describe appropriate duration of use of PPIs based on indication
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Recognize potential adverse effects associated with both acute and long-term PPI use.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Anna Jacobs, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Internal Medicine, Methodist University Hospital


Brief Bio : Dr. Jacobs graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy in 2009. She went on to complete her ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Regional Medical Center at Memphis (now Regional One Health) in 2010 and an ASHP Accredited PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency at Methodist University Hospital/UTHSC in 2011, both in Memphis, TN. Dr. Jacobs gained BCPS certification in 2011. She has co-authored on a variety of Internal Medicine topics in several different peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Jacobs is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine at Methodist University Hospital. She precepts pharmacy students from Union University, University of Mississippi, and UTHSC Colleges of Pharmacy, in addition to both PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents. She also lectures periodically in courses at UTHSC Health Science Center

Kelly Bobo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Le Boneheur Children's Hospital


Brief Bio : Dr. Kelly Bobo is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.  She received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Memphis. Dr. Bobo completed a residency in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy and Home Infusion Therapy at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and PharmaThera, Inc.  She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Bobo had several roles at Le Bonheur before transitioning into the clinical manager’s role.  She has been involved in residency training since 2002 and has been a Residency Program Director since 2006.  Her current role involves oversight of four critical care satellite pharmacies and clinical programs for the department of pharmacy.  Dr. Bobo is also an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee where she precepts students on the pediatric general medicine rotation and facilitates small group case presentations. Dr. Bobo is active in pharmacy organizations at both the local and national level as a member of PPAG, ASHP, ACCP, TSHP, and MSCCP.  She is a past Chair of the Pediatric Practice and Research Network in ACCP and past- President of MSCCP.  Dr. Bobo serves as a pediatric residency guest surveyor for ASHP and represented Tennessee in the ASHP House of Delegates in 2016 and 2017. She began a 3 year term on the BPS Pediatric Specialty Council this year.

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-021-L01-P/T
Date: 02/25/18
Time: 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

CE Hours

1.50
   

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) Describe the integration of clinical pharmacy pain specialists into primary care clinics to enhance comprehensive pain management
  • (Pharmacists) Describe opportunities to leverage business intelligence software to create and maintain dashboards in order to manage big data.
  • (Pharmacists) Discuss the appropriateness of D-dimers in patients with a venous thromboembolism
  • (Pharmacists) Identify patients who might benefit from dual-pseudomonal coverage for pneumonia
  • (Pharmacists) Discuss clinical evidence for the use of ketamine in the treatment of depression
  • (Pharmacists) Describe the proposed synergistic mechanism of vitamin C, thiamine and hydrocortisone in the treatment of sepsis
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment strategies for the comprehensive management of chronic pain
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Describe opportunities to leverage business intelligence software to create and maintain dashboards in order to manage big data
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Explain the role of D-dimers in venous thromboembolism
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Identify patients who might benefit from dual-pseudomonal coverage for pneumonia
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Identify the novel medication regimen studied by Marik and colleagues for the treatment of sepsis.

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-025-L04-P/T
Date: 02/25/18
Time: 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM

CE Hours

1.50
   

 

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) Identify key components of the proposed TN Together legislation and its effects on pharmacy practice.
  • (Pharmacists) Describe current and future opportunities for pharmacists in public and preventative health
  • (Pharmacists) Discuss the role of pharmacy benefit managers in prescription-dispensing and solutions to make this process more transparent
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Identify key components of the proposed TN Together legislation and its effects on pharmacy practice
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Describe current and future opportunities for pharmacists in public and preventative health.
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Discuss the role of pharmacy benefit managers in prescription-dispensing and solutions to make this process more transparent

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Bryan Terry, MD
Tennessee Representative-District 48


Brief Bio : Dr. Terry Bryan currently serves in the 110th Tennessee General Assembly as a member of the House of Representatives for District 48, which includes part of Rutherford County. He also serves as the Chair on the House Health Subcommittee, and as a member of the Health and Consumer and Human Resources Committees. Dr. Terry is an anesthesiologist and practices in Murfreesboro. He received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, graduated medical school from the Oklahoma College of Medicine, and performed his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Tennessee,-Knoxville. Dr. Terry has served as the President of the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists Resident Component and as a student member of the Oklahoma College of Medicine Admissions Board. He brings these experiences, as well as his medical and business knowledge to mentor MTSU and Rutherford County Students to help them follow their dreams. He and his wife, Cheryl, a licensed pharmacist,  have been married for over 20 years. They have two children, Brayden and Breeley. Bryan, his mother and children are all enrolled members of the Choctaw Nation. He has been active in coaching and actually delivered his daughter Breeley. The Terrys attend World Outreach Church.

Cameron Sexton
Tennessee Representative-District 25


Brief Bio : Representative Cameron Sexton has served in the Tennessee General Assembly since 2010 as a member of the House of Representatives. He represents House District 25, which includes Cumberland, Van Buren, and parts of Putnam County. He currently serves as the Chair of the House Health Committee, and is a member of the House Calendar & Rules Committee, House Local Government Committee, and House Health Subcommittee. He works in Business Development for the Cumberland County Bank. A 5th generation Tennessean, he attended Oak Ridge High School and received a B.A. in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee. Representative Sexton has three children, Greer, Oliva, and Nathaniel, and is married to Lacey, a licensed pharmacist. He is a member of the Crossville Rotary Club, Friends of the Cumberland Mountain State Park, and Relay for Life. He serves on the Board of the Good Samaritan Society.

David Reagan, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer, TN Dept of Health


Brief Bio : David R. Reagan, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chief Medical Officer for the Tennessee Department of Health. In this position, which he has held since 2012, and working with incredible colleagues, Reagan oversees Public Health services in 89 counties, Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness, Health Licensure and Regulation, two state laboratories, Informatics and Analytics, and Quality Improvement. Additionally, he serves as an advisor to the commissioner on matters of health policy and strategic planning. Reagan previously served as chief of staff for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. He served as associate dean for veterans affairs and clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. Reagan has also served as ambulatory services manager at Mid-South VA Healthcare Network in Nashville. Reagan earned his medical degree and a PhD in organic chemistry from Vanderbilt University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from East Tennessee State University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He completed an internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt and a fellowship in clinical epidemiology and infectious diseases at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-026-L03-P/T
Date: 02/26/18
Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) Discuss proposed TN Together legislation and future opportunities for work on the opioid crisis in Tennessee.
  • (Pharmacists) Identify the future role pharmacists can play in the health care process
  • (Pharmacists) List strategies to ensuring patients have access to affordable medications
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Discuss proposed TN Together legislation and future opportunities for work on the opioid crisis in Tennessee
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Identify the future role pharmacists can play in the health care process
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) List strategies to ensuring patients have access to affordable medications

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-027-L04-P/T
Date: 02/26/18
Time: 09:05 AM - 10:20 AM

CE Hours

1.25
   

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) List three TennCare issues currently facing pharmacy
  • (Pharmacists) Explain current TennCare Pharmacy strategies and payment reform models
  • (Pharmacists) Describe ways that pharmacists in Tennessee can help with current TennCare initiatives.
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) List three TennCare issues currently facing pharmacy
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Explain current TennCare Pharmacy strategies and payment reform models
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Describe ways that pharmacy technicians in Tennessee can help with current TennCare initiatives

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Renee Williams-Clark, PharmD
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, TN State Health Care Finance and Administration


Brief Bio : Dr. Williams-Clark is the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for the Bureau of TennCare. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy of Saint Louis, Missouri and received a  Drug Information Residency Certificate from MedAssets, Inc.. She has over ten years of managed care experience with TennCare, Magellan and Express Scripts. Dr. Williams-Clark has played an instrumental role in developing the Medication Therapy Management program for TennCare. Her practice interests include Drug Information, Drug Use and Evaluation and Therapy Management.

Victor Wu, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, TN State Health Care Finance and Administration


Brief Bio : Dr. Victor Wu is currently the Chief Medical Officer for the Bureau of TennCare where he leads the medical office to ensure quality and effective delivery of medical, pharmacy, and dental services to its members. He also supports payment reform and practice transformation initiatives across the agency. Prior to joining TennCare, Victor worked at Evolent Health as Vice President for Clinical Transformation and Medicaid Strategies where he led provider groups and health systems to implement value based population health redesign. In 2013, Victor served as a White House Fellow to the Secretary of Health and Human Services working on ACA implementation, delivery system reform, and addressing social determinants of health. Victor is a board certified Internist who completed his Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency and Chief Medical Residency at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital. He practices clinically as an internist in the Veteran’s Affairs Health System. Victor is originally from Tennessee and completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University.

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-028-L03-P/T
Date: 02/26/18
Time: 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) List new and pending regulations of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy.
  • (Pharmacists) Differentiate boundaries between pharmacist and pharmacy technician responsibilities
  • (Pharmacists) Explain how to practice safely and effectively under Board of Pharmacy and Department of Health guidelines and regulations
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) List new and pending regulations of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Differentiate boundaries between pharmacist and pharmacy technician responsibilities
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Explain how to practice safely and effectively under Board of Pharmacy and Department of Health guidelines and regulations

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Reggie Dilliard, DPh
Executive Director , Tennessee Board of Pharmacy

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-029-L03-P/T
Date: 02/26/18
Time: 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

CE Hours

1.00
   

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) Identify recently enacted state and federal legislation affecting pharmacy practice
  • (Pharmacists) Describe relevant proposed legislation and potential impact on pharmacy practice
  • (Pharmacists) Outline ongoing pharmacy-related health policy and patient care initiatives
  • (Pharmacists) Discuss updates on “Pharmacists as Providers” legislation.
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Identify recently enacted state and federal legislation affecting pharmacy practice
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Describe relevant proposed legislation and potential impact on pharmacy practice
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Outline ongoing pharmacy-related health policy and patient care initiatives
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Discuss updates on “Pharmacists as Providers” legislation

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Micah Cost, PharmD, MS
Executive Director , Tennessee Pharmacists Association

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-030-L03-P/T
Date: 02/26/18
Time: 02:35 PM - 04:05 PM

CE Hours

1.50
   

   

Objectives

  • (Pharmacists) Identify the role of the TPA Legislative and Regulatory Policy Committee
  • (Pharmacists) Discuss the importance of personal involvement in pharmacy advocacy
  • (Pharmacists) Locate and identify relevant legislative resources
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Identify the role of the TPA Legislative and Regulatory Policy Committee
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Discuss the importance of personal involvement in pharmacy advocacy
  • (Pharmacy Technicians) Locate and identify relevant legislative resources

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Stacey Grant, PharmD
Vice President of Clinical Services, axialHealthcare


Brief Bio : Dr. Stacey Grant, PharmD is the Vice President of Clinical Services at axialHealthcare. She also serves as Chair of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) Legislative & Regulatory Policy. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Dr. Grant went on to complete and Executive Residency in Association Management and Health Policy at TPA. She went on to work at PharmMD as the Director of Clinical Operations and Strategic Initiatives, where she also served as the Regulatory Operations Compliance Manager. Dr. Grant and her husband, Logan, live in Nashville, TN.

Activity Number

0575-0000-18-031-L03-P/T
Date: 02/26/18
Time: 04:10 PM - 04:40 PM

CE Hours

0.50