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

EdNet - San Francisco
Saturday, August 15, 2015
UC San Francisco 

Health Sciences West 300 (HWS-300)
513 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143

EdNet - Irvine
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Chapman University 

School of Pharmacy
Rinker Health Science Campus

9501 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618


7:00 am - 8:00 am  Registration 
8:00 am - 12:30 pm CE Sessions
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 5:00 pm CE Sessions


Continuing Education Topics:

Introduction: SB 493

When Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 493, 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 in 2015 and what you can expect next.


To Vape or Not to Vape... Update on Electronic Cigarettes

Robin Corelli, PharmD, UC San Francisco, School of Pharmacy

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes) deliver nicotine vapor for inhalation. These devices are widely available and increasingly used by current smokers as well as adolescents and young adults. This program will discuss the differences between conventional and electronic cigarettes and provide an update on the safety and efficacy of these devices for smoking cessation.

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the difference between conventional and electronic cigarettes as delivery devices for nicotine.
  2. Describe population-based trends of electronic cigarette use in the United States. 
  3. Discuss potential benefits of electronic cigarettes as a harm-reduction strategy for current smokers. 
  4. Describe the risks associated with the use of electronic cigarettes. 
  5. Assess controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation.


The Practice of Travel Medicine

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

The practice of travel medicine includes both pre-travel, known as travel health, and the ill returned traveler. Travel Health requires providers skilled in risk communication, destination risk assessment, patient assessment, immunizations, medications and travel-related equipment. Prior to January 2014, pharmacists could provide limited services efficiently. With the passage of SB493, pharmacists are now able to provide enhanced patient assessment, referrals to specialists, routine immunizations without a protocol, and furnish prescription medications for international travelers for conditions not requiring a diagnosis. Pharmacists are now able to nearly independently provide the full range of pre-travel medicine services. 

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the need for travel medicine services
  2. Define the practice of travel medicine for pharmacists as a peer standard in California 
  3. Compare and contrast those conditions for which a diagnosis is not required vs. required 
  4. Review the immunizations and medications that may be provided under new and existing law

Ordering and Interpreting Tests 

Steven Chen, PharmD, University of Southern California

Senate Bill 493 increases the scope within which 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.  A recent study conducted at the University of Southern California confirming the competency of pharmacists ordering tests will be shared.  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.

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. List key principles for appropriate ordering of tests by pharmacists
  2. Describe best practice principles for ordering and managing tests, as well as evidence that pharmacists can perform this function competently
  3. Provide examples of common clinical situations highlighting dilemmas or concerns related to ordering tests
  4. Identify key points when describing the role of pharmacists ordering tests to non-pharmacist stakeholders


Hormonal Contraception 

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 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.

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare the currently available methods of contraception (pills, patches, ring, implants, intrauterine devices, and barriers) with respect to mechanism of action, efficacy, side effects, and safety.
  2. Describe the requirements for providing hormonal contraceptives under the provisions of SB-493.
  3. Utilize a self-screening tool and apply the US Medical Eligibility Criteria to determine individual women’s eligibility for contraception.
Registration fees:

  Early Bird Rate
by July 17
Advanced Rate
by Aug. 7
Onsite Rate
After Aug. 7
CPhA Member  $149 $169 $199
Non-Member $299 $319 $349
Pharmacy Student  $99 $119 $149
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Cancellations are subject to 30% handling fee, there will be NO REFUNDS issued for cancellations received within 10 business days prior to program. Cancellations must be in writing. Refunds will NOT be made for no-shows. However, substitutions will be allowed. Should CPhA cancel the program, a full registration fee refund will be issued.