EdNet Symposium

This one-day event is packed with educational sessions earning up to 7 hours of CPE, and a chance to network with your colleagues and industry professionals.

Continuing Education Topics Include:
Therapeutics Update - New Drugs in Pain Management

“The Last Line of Defense”: A Pharmacist’s Responsibility for the Dispensing of Controlled Substances

Compounding and Topical Preparations

Identification and Prevention of Drug Diversion in a Pharmacy

Enforcement and Legal Implications of Dispensing Controlled Substances

EdNet Symposium Bay Area
Saturday, October 5, 2013
DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport
835 Airport Boulevard
Burlingame, CA 94010
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EdNet Symposium SoCal
Saturday, October 12, 2013
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC Building
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Registration Fees

By August 30
After August 30
CPhA Member
$99 $119
Non-Member* $199
$219
Pharmacy Student
$59 $69

*Join CPhA and attend EdNet for FREE


SESSION DESCRIPTIONS:

Therapeutic Update - New Drugs in Pain Management
This program was designed specifically for healthcare professionals.  Using case studies, expert faculty will review medications used for a variety of pain-related conditions. The session will also identify newly FDA-approved therapies for pain, as well as therapies used in the management of side effects related to pain medications will be emphasized. Emerging evidence for new therapies in pain management will also be discussed.

Learning objectives:
• Identify recently FDA-approved medications for indications related to pain conditions as well as in side-effect management from pain medications
• Compare these newly-approved therapies with other pain medications with respect to mechanism, dosing, available dosage forms, side effects, and precautions
• Describe emerging evidence related to various therapies in pain management

“The Last Line of Defense”: A Pharmacist’s Responsibility for the Dispensing of Controlled Substances
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The presentation provides an overview of the prescription drug abuse problem and the cascading effect caused by the diversion of powerful and dangerous substances. Emphasis is given to the importance of effective compliance and the impact it can have in reducing the diversion of controlled substance pharmaceuticals. There is a brief discussion regarding the responsibilities of other DEA registrants and how their responsibilities might impact pharmacists. During the presentation, attention is given to the pharmacist’s corresponding responsibility under the regulations when filling prescriptions for controlled substances. To help pharmacists comply with their corresponding responsibility, the presenter will cover common “red flags” relating to potential diversion of controlled substances and concludes with useful tools that may help pharmacists in their day-to-day operations.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand corresponding responsibility when filling prescriptions for controlled substances
• Understand the cascading effect caused by the diversion of controlled substances
• Understand the ‘checks and balances” built into the federal Controlled Substances Act
• Learn the importance of effective compliance among all DEA registrants and the impact that can have in helping reduce the diversion of controlled substance pharmaceuticals
• Identify what “red flags” related to the diversion of controlled substance pharmaceuticals

Compounding and Topical Preparations
Learning objectives:
• Understand and identify different types of pain
• Use tools to assess the patient and the effectiveness of combination therapies for pain management
• Recognize which medication therapies may be appropriate to initiate
• Identify appropriate transdermal bases to be used in specific pain types
• Identify appropriate compounded oral therapies for pain management.

Identification and Prevention of Drug Diversion in a Pharmacy
Learning objectives:
• Describe and apply applicable federal controlled substance regulations to current pharmacy practice.
• Understand the regulatory influences on controlled substance distribution and diversion prevention.
• Discuss and implement methodologies for detecting prevention diversion in a pharmacy practice.
• Identify and participate in community-based education of consumers to assist in the prevention of prescription drug misuse and abuse.

Enforcement and Legal Implications of Dispensing Controlled Substances
Learning objectives:
• Define “legitimate medical purpose.”
• Evaluate the DEA’s concept of “corresponding responsibility.”
• Apply “legitimate medical purpose” and “corresponding responsibility” to the CA Board of Pharmacy’s presidential case, “In the Matter of Accusation Against Pacifica Pharmacy...”
• Construct bright lines and guidance for pharmacists to minimize risk of regulatory violations
Important Information
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Refund Policy:
Bay Area: Cancel by September 27 and receive a full refund minus a $25 admin fee. Cancel after September 27 no refund will be given.
SoCal: Cancel by October 4 and receive a full refund minus a $25 admin fee. Cancel after October 4 and no refund will be given.