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2019 Annual Meeting CE Program

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 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | Directors Forum
Denise Arena; Caryn Belisle; Michelle Chan; Tom Cerbone; William Frisch; David Sencabaugh; Nathan Van Allen


12:40-1:25 PM; 2:00-3:00 PM


Rx; Law

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy Sterile Compounding Regulation Update


Panel: Sterile Compounding



 1.    Describe changes to Massachusetts Board of Registration regulations pertaining to sterile and non-sterile compounding

2.     Discuss the Board of Pharmacy’s plan to initiate the new regulations for hospital pharmacies across the state

3.     Review various organizations plans to ensure compliance with the new regulations

4.     Identify and share other hot topics facing Directors of Pharmacy within their institutions

 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Annual Meeting

Bob Granko


8:00 - 9:15 AM



Resilience and Positive Psychology – Strategies to Flourish in Today’s Workplace








  1. Define the signs and symptoms of burnout and understand the difference between burnout versus stress
  2. Outline mechanisms to deal with and reframe how you and your team look at those function(s) that are causing burnout
  3. Identify ways to reevaluate goals and incorporate de-stressing and burnout tactics to reduce, improve, and recover from burnout and lead a healthier lifestyle to allow you to flourish


Pharmacy technician

1. Discuss a case study for characteristics and symptoms of staff burnout

2. Review available research and resources available to pharmacy leaders on well-being and resilience

3. Given a scenario, outline a potential plan to implement an employee wellness and resilience program


Christine Ji


9:30-10:30 AM



Preceptor Development: From Barriers to Opportunities



  1. Identify ways to integrate the four preceptor roles into teaching and solving clinical problem
  2. Outline practical approaches to optimize the precepting time with pharmacy learners
  3. Recognize the role of self-reflection to identify and manage preceptor burnout

Sonia Alva; Leandra Battisti; Kanan Shah


9:30 - 10:30 AM





Evolution of Pharmacy Team’s Role in Population Health Management








  1. Describe the skill set of each role within a pharmacy team to support population health initiatives.
  2. Outline integrated workflows within a pharmacy department to support complex patient needs across the continuum of care.
  3. Explain how intradepartmental engagement can result in positive outcomes for disease specific programs.
  4. Describe initiatives aimed at improving patient care and reducing total medical expenditures on targeted patients.
Alyssa Peckham

9:30-10:30 AM


The Pharmacist’s Role in Increasing Treatment Access for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder



1. Review the chronic, relapsing nature of OUD and its impact on choice, reward, and motivation

2. Recogonize pharmacotherapy for OUD with an emphasis on harm reduction

3. Discuss the clinical pearls and anticipated treatment challenges of Sublocade®, the newest FDA-approved medication for OUD

Ernest Anderson


10:30-11:30 AM



Great Leadership? Got Emotional Intelligence






  1. Recognize the qualities of a leader and a manager.
  2. Identify the competency framework of emotional intelligence and name 4 strategies within each of the quadrants
  3. Summarize the consequences of a hyperactive limbic system in the brain on the pre-frontal cortex

Mark Sciaraffa


10:30-11:30 AM




How to use Social Media to Promote the Pharmacy Profession






  1. Identify the risks and benefits of social media
  2. List ways to use this modern platform to promote the pharmacy profession.
  3. Describe what pitfalls can be avoided when social media is used improperly.

Mary Nauffal


10:30-11:30 AM



 Updates in Immunooncology: Focus on CAR-T Cell Therapy




1. Review the role of immunology and rationale for CAR-T cell therapy

2. Explain the evidence supporting CAR-T cell therapy

3. Discuss the complications and management options for CAR-T cell therapy

Leo Buckley


11:30-12:30 PM



Research Inside and Out: How to Ask the Right Question, Get the Best Answer and Publish your Findings





1. Define the most appropriate study designs to test a hypothesis.

2. Design a rigorous data management plan for a research project.

3. Describe the publication submission and review process.

Maureen Campion; Kirthana Beaulac


11:30-12:30 PM



Endocarditis Debate: IV to PO or IV to N-O?




1. Describe the management of endocarditis

2. Discuss the literature around oral and IV treatment of endocarditis

3. Explain the generalizability of the POET Trial in Massachusetts patient population

Robert Fay; Ashley Loverro; Erin Smith; Shawn Wood


11:30 - 12:30 PM



Expanding the Role of Pharmacy Technicians









1. Identify & describe emerging roles for pharmacy technicians.

2. Review the potential impact of advanced technician roles in regards to job satisfaction & retention

3. Describe the opportunity for pharmacists created by utilizing technicians in advanced roles


Pharmacy technician:

1. Explain the value of having technicians in specialized roles.

2. Discuss how taking on a specialized role & accepting deeper responsibilities can strengthen the pharmacy team.

3. Explain the impact of advanced technician roles have on job satisfaction.

Sarah Wakeman


1:30 - 2:30 PM


Rx/Tech; Law

Understanding the Overdose Crisis: Science, Stigma, and Solutions






1. Describe the evolving landscape of the overdose crisis, highlighting recent epidemiologic data associated with overdose mortality

2. Review effective harm reduction and treatment interventions for those with opioid use disorder

3. Outline systems of care for people with substance use disorder compared to other medical conditions

Abdulrahman Alshaya, Reem Alsultan, Rachel Britt, David Fett, Emily Foster, Julie Kelly,

Makenna Smack, Loriel Solodokin


2:45 - 3:45 PM




(Appendix A)
 Clinical Pearls 2019



  1. Describe the role of direct oral anticoagulants in novel roles
  2. Identify management of two developing areas in infectious diseases
  3. Describe management strategies to improve oxygenation in patients with respiratory compromise
  4. Identify management strategies for cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
  5. Describe treatment strategies for immune checkpoint inhibitor-associated colitis
Caryn Belisle; Karl Gumpper; Jacqueline MacCormack-Gagnon; Erin Taylor; Bryan Wood


2:45 - 3:45 PM



ASHP Delegate Town Hall 2019





  1. Describe the process of ASHP professional policy development
  2. Identify 3 ASHP professional policies that will be reviewed at the 2019 Annual Session of the House of Delegates
  3. Discuss the perspectives of MSHP members on the issues presented

Jacqueline MacCormack-Gagnon; Laura Meleis


4:00 - 5:00 PM


Rx/Tech; Law


Practical Considerations for the Changing Landscape of Cannabidiol Use






  1. Explain the evolution of cannabidiol (CBD) use in the U.S. for pediatric seizure disorders.
  2. Identify regulatory considerations with CBD oil.
  3. Give examples of potential policy and operational impacts following the first FDA approval of a CBD product.

MSHP Institutional Members

Baystate Franklin Medical Center Baystate Health Baystate Wing Hospital Corp. Berkshire Medical Center Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Beverly Hospital BIDMC Boston Medical Center Brigham & Women's Hospital Children's Hospital Boston Cooley Dickinson Hospital Emerson Hospital Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital Faulkner Hospital Franciscan Hospital for Children Health Alliance Hospital Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Heywood Healthcare Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Lowell General Hospital Marlborough Hospital Martha's Vineyard Hospital Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary McLean Hospital MelroseWakefield Healthcare MGH Milford Regional Medical Center MIT Medical Mount Auburn Hospital New England Baptist Hospital New England Rehabilitation Hospital St. Elizabeth's Medical Center St.Vincent Hospital Steward Carney Hospital Steward Holy Family Hospital Tufts Medical Center UMass Memorial Medical Center VA Boston Healthcare System/Pharmacy


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