Please join us for our annual EdNet!  This one-day event is packed with educational sessions earning up to 7 hours of CPE, and a chance to network with your colleagues.

EdNet - San Francisco
Saturday, August 16, 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport
835 Airport Boulevard
Burlingame, CA 94010

EdNet - Los Angeles
Saturday, August 23, 2014
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089


7:00 am - 8:00 am      Registration
8:00 am - 12:15 pm    CE Sessions
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm    Lunch
1:00 pm - 5:15 pm      CE Sessions

Continuing Education Topics Include:

SB 493 - What's Next?

Lisa Kroon, PharmD, UC San Francisco, School of Pharmacy (Northern CA only)

Randall (Pete) L. Vanderveen, PhD, RPh, USC School of Pharmacy (Southern CA)

When Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 493 on October 1st, pharmacists across the state celebrated victory. For the first time, California pharmacists gained legal recognition as health care providers authorized to provide health care services. Yet, one question has remained on many pharmacists' minds: what exactly does SB 493 mean for pharmacists and where do we go from here?   This session will share what the Task Force has been up to and what you can expect next.


Smoking Cessation Medications: Practice Implications after SB 493

Lisa Kroon, PharmD, UC San Francisco, School of Pharmacy (Northern CA only)

Robin Corelli, PharmD, UC San Francisco, School of Pharmacy (Southern CA only)

This session will review the FDA-approved, first-line smoking cessation medications, with an emphasis on nicotine replacement therapy products. A case-based approach will be used to understand the role of pharmacotherapy in helping a person quit smoking, including combination therapy. The statewide nicotine replacement therapy protocol developed for the new SB 493 authority will be discussed.


Travel Medicine: Self-treatment and Prevention

Jeff Goad, PharmD, MPH, Chapman University School of Pharmacy

This session will give pharmacists a basic understanding of the range of conditions and medications they may now furnish under SB 493.


Pharmacists and Test Ordering: Roles and Responsibilities

Steven Chen, PharmD, University of Southern California

With the signing of Senate Bill 493 by Governor Brown in 2013, pharmacists can order and interpret tests as providers.  This session will discuss best practices for pharmacists ordering tests in the course of monitoring and managing the efficacy and safety of medication therapy in coordination with the patient’s primary care provider, diagnosing prescriber, medical home, etc.  The priority of these best practices is to ensure that test ordering by pharmacists is performed only when necessary and that results are managed appropriately and promptly.  Resources for educating other healthcare professionals, testing organizations, health plans, and other payers about the role of pharmacists in ordering and managing tests will be discussed.


Contraception "Boot Camp" for the Pharmacist

Kathleen Besinque, PharmD, University of Southern California

This session will provide a general overview of contraceptive methods, 'hot-off-the-press' clinical updates and discuss the CDC Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception.   This session will be applicable to a broad audience and focus on contraception methods (what’s new, what changed, trends) and introduce the MEC. This session will also be applicable to pharmacists interested in providing hormonal contraceptive services to women applying the newly passed SB 493 protocol. The sessions will be case-based.  Participants will be provided the tools for providing HC services and work through cases using the US-MEC and a self-screening tool. The session will be interactive and practical.

Registration Fees:

  Early Bird Rate
by July 18
Regular Rate
by Aug. 8
Onsite Rate
After Aug. 8
CPhA Member  $149 $169 $199
Non-Member $299 $319 $349
Pharmacy Student  $99 $119 $149

To register online, please select a location below:
EdNet Events
EdNet: SB 493 Provider Status - San Francisco DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport 835 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
EdNet: SB 493 Provider Status - Los Angeles USC School of Pharmacy 1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089