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2019 Mid-Winter Meeting CE Details
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Friday, January 25, 2019 

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Legislative Affairs in New York State
Presenters: Tom D'Angelo, RPh, Debra Barber, RPh, Vinny Chiffy, RPh,  Leigh McConchie, RPh, Steve Moore, PharmD

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the process for how a bill becomes a law in New York;
  • Discuss the role of the Board of Pharmacy after a law is passed, and state where the rules and regulations pertaining to pharmacy can be located;
  • Explain how the State budget affects the practice of pharmacy in New York;
  • Define grassroots initiatives, and tools to assist with grassroots efforts;
  • Recognize key legislative initiatives, and why each is important to pharmacy in New York;
  • Discuss a Political Action Committee (PAC) and how it is utilized.

Knowledge Based Activity / Initial Release Date: 1/25/2019 / 1 1/2 Contact Hours / 0170-0000-19-002-L04-P

4:00 PM   –   5:30 PM
Owners Academy: CE | 1.0 Contact Hour: Cybersecurity: Management of Confidential Data in the Cyber Age

Presenter: Dan Marcellus, President & CEO, SkyPort IT

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify 3 risk factors and mitigation given the nature of cybercrime;
  • List 2 reasons why being HIPAA compliant protects a business;
  • Identify 2 best practices to be HIPAA compliant.

Knowledge Based Activity / Initial Release Date: 1/25/2019 / 1 Contact Hour / 0170-0000-19-003-L04-P

 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

8:30 AM   –   9:30 AM      
CE | 1 Contact Hour: Clinical Program: Breathe Easy: An Interactive Review of Respiratory Inhalers

Presenters: Jane K. Boyd, RPh, CDE, Co-director, Pharmacy Skills Lab, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and See-Won Seo, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify key steps of error in respiratory inhaler use among patients and healthcare professionals, as reported in the literature.
  • Demonstrate proper inhaler technique for the following devices: Ellipta, Respimat, Handihaler, Respiclick, other dry powder inhalers, metered dose inhaler, spacer.
  • Counsel a patient on key management principles for inhaler use (eg, purpose of inhaler, priming, delivery, caring of device, expiration of product).
  • Optimize a patient’s inhaler regimen applying patient-specific variables such as adherence, age, medical history, dexterity, and affordability.
  • Refer patients to educational resources on inhaler technique and disease state education and monitoring.

Application Based Activity / Initial Release Date: 1/26/2019 / 1 Contact Hour / 0170-0000-19-004-L01-P

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success

Presenter: Debra Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Owner, Deb Best Practices

Sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know! 95% of all professional jobs are currently filled on LinkedIn. Learn how social media can help your career, and how to develop and maintain an effective LinkedIn profile to support your job search or to take your career to the next level. This timely session will review how to build a profile and network on LinkedIn, considering your existing LinkedIn profile in the context of a job search, and using social media for industry research and to identify job opportunities. Bring your laptop or device along to create or edit your LinkedIn profile as you walk through a demonstration of the top LinkedIn features! (This activity is not accredited for CPE)

 

11:00 AM –   12:00 PM    
Student/New Practitioner Programming
: The Fundamentals of Financial Well-Being: Taking Control of Debt (Sponsored Students are required to attend this session)

Presenter: Vincent Lecce, President, Lecce Financial Services, LLC

This presentation is not ACPE accredited. This activity will help you to understand your debt, how to classify debt, create a debt payment plan and to balance debt and your financial goals.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM       
CE | 1 Contact Hour: Clinical Program: Nutrition in Wellness & Weight Management

Presenter Eileen Fitzpatrick, DrPH, MPH, RDN, Assistant Professor, Chair, Nutrition Science Department, the Sage Colleges

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States;
  • Describe the role of nutrition in wellness and weight management;
  • List five barriers to successful long-term weight loss;
  • List a select group of current weight loss practices and programs according to efficacy.

Knowledge Based Activity / Initial Release Date: 1/26/2019 / 1 Contact Hour / 0170-0000-19-006-L01-P

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM       
CE | 1 Contact Hour: Clinical Program: HIV Medication Errors

Presenter: John J. Faragon, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, Pharmacist, HIV/HCV Medicine, Albany Medical Center, Regional Pharmacy Director, Northeast Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • List background data on medication errors in the HIV infected population;
  • Describe common types and causes of medication errors that occur in the HIV population;
  • Identify real life examples from the hospital and retail settings that describe HIV medication errors using patient cases;
  • State strategies for preventing medication errors in the HIV infected population.

Application Based Activity / Initial Release Date: 1/26/2019 / 1 Contact Hour / 0170-0000-19-005-L05-P

 
11:45 AM –   12:45 PM    
CE / 1 Contact Hour: Business Program: Building Client Engagement Through Needs-Based Medication Techniques 

Presenter: Debra Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP;  Owner, Deb Best Practices

Often it’s not what you say, but how you say it!  Uncover the needs and wants of your patients and/or employees to build effective relationship engagement while increasing the bottom line.  This activity will take you through several techniques to improve communication with patients, peers and employees.  A focus will be on how a pharmacist can increase the impact of patient counseling by understanding the needs of the patient.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • List examples of mediation, change leadership and customer service tools.
  • Identify and discuss the range of human emotions caused by change, and conflict caused by change.
  • State the range and causes of change conflict emotions to better engage pharmacy customers.
  • Select basic mediation tools to use when pharmacy customers are faced with personal change and the accompanying needs and emotions.

Knowledge Based Activity / Initial Release Date: 1/26/2019 / 1 Contact Hour / 0170-0000-19-010-L04-P



2:30 PM  -   4:00 PM        Panel Discussion: Navigating the World of Third Party in the Community Pharmacy 2019  (Note: This activity is not accredited for CPE)

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Debra Barber, RPh, PSSNY President.
Panel: Theresa Dixon, Vice President of Managed Care Services,  EPIC Pharmacy Network , Inc. ; Todd Sega, PharmD, Vice President Client Relations and Services, Pharmacy Quality Solutions;  Bradley Arthur, RPh, Owner Black Rock Pharmacy; Roger Paganelli, RPh, Owner Mt. Carmel Pharmacy

The impact of third-party payors on pharmacy operations can’t be overemphasized. This panel discussion will address many areas of Third Party, including definition of the alphabet soup of acronyms, EQUiPP metrics and use of the EQUiPP dashboard, operational strategies and much, much more. This session is suitable for owners and staff pharmacists who need to navigate the maze of Third Party on a daily basis


4:15 PM   –   5:45 PM      
CE | 1.5 Contact Hours: Pharmacy Law Challenge (game show format)

Presenter; Joseph Bova, MS, RPh, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director of CPE and External Programs, Long Island University

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the laws related to medical marijuana dispensing
  • Review scheduling of controlled substances
  • Incorporating pseudophedrine sales into practice
  • Understanding the role of pharmacists as immunizers.

Knowledge Based Activity / Initial Release Date: 1/26/2019 / 1.5 Contact Hours / 0170-0000-19-007-L03-P

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM                        Tax Reform: Pearls for the Business Owner 
(Note: This activity is not accredited for CPE)     

Presenters: Edward Knapp, CPA and Cynthia Turoski, CPA/PFS, CFP from The Bonadio Group

This presentation will introduce recent tax law changes impacting small business owners. In addition, discussion will include tax law changes affecting individual taxpayers, considerations for estate planning matters, and strategies for working effectively with your CPA.


Sunday, January 27, 2019


8:00 AM   –   9:30 AM      CE | 1.5 Contact Hours: The Interface Between Medicare Part B / Medicare Part D / State Medicaid Programs

Presenter: James Schiffer, RPh, Esq., partner Allegaert, Berger & Vogel

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the need to be enrolled as a supplier with the Medicare Part B program as it is required by the Affordable Care Act in order to participate in state Medicaid programs;
  • Review the historical background of the 4 Medicare programs and distinctions between them;
  • Identify issues which will trigger Medicare Part B Supplier Numbers to be terminated.

Knowledge Based Activity / Initial Release Date: 1/27/2019 / 1.5 Contact Hours / 0170-0000-19-008-L03-P

9:45 AM   – 10:45 AM    
CE / 1 Contact Hour: Practice Issues for the Pharmacist: A Legal Perspective

Presenters: Frederick Fern, RPh, Esq. and Marina Plotkin, RPh, Esq of Harris Beach, PLLC

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • describe the facts, reasoning, and decision of a case where a pharmacist's special knowledge triggered a duty to warn the patient;
  • describe the current New York law on a pharmacist's duty to warn;
  • list some scenarios which trigger a pharmacist's right to refuse to fill a prescription.

Knowledge Based Activity / Initial Release Date: 1/27/2019 / 1 Contact Hours / 0170-0000-19-009-L03-P

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM         
CE | 2 Contact Hours: 
NYS Board of Pharmacy Law Update: Law, Rule and Regulation

Presenters: Debra B. Feinberg, JD, BS, RPh, FASHP and Kimberly Leonard, Executive Secretary, New York State Board of Pharmacy

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the responsibilities of a pharmacist who is designated supervising pharmacist. List the activities that unlicensed personnel are permitted to engage in all pharmacy settings.
  • Define repackaging.
  • Identify the recordkeeping required for prescriptions returned to stock.
  • Define the parameters under which a pharmacy may administer Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived testing.

Knowledge Based Activity / Initial Release Date: 1/27/2019 / 2 Contact Hours / 0170-0000-19-001-L03-P

 

The Pharmacists Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

Participants will not receive credit simply for attending and activity. To receive credit for any continuing education activity, the participant must sign an attendance sheet and complete the online survey/evaluation within 7 days.