MSPT Five-Live Continuing Education Event - Sept. 22

2018 MSPT Five-Live Continuing Education Program

September 22
Sat September 22,2018 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians will host the Five-Live Continuing Education Event on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Mott Community College in Flint, Mich.


This event is designed specifically for pharmacy technicians and will offer up to five hours of live continuing education credit focusing on mental health first aid, the Michigan Automated Prescription System as well as pain, law and patient safety topics that meet the pharmacy technician certification requirements.


Click on black bars below for a complete agenda, including continuing education speakers and topics and accreditation information, or click here for complete details.


If you have any questions, please contact Mary Farrington, MPA director of education, at (517) 377-0234 or




The MSPT Five-Live Continuing Education Event is intended for pharmacy technicians.



Early-bird registrations will be accepted via Internet, mail, phone or fax until 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2018. Registrations received after 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 will be considered an onsite registration and will not be processed until onsite registration opens on Sept. 22. Onsite registrations will be accepted, but pre-registration is highly encouraged so that MPA can plan on your participation.  



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To register online, click on the blue "register" button located to the right of the screen, or click here for a printable registration form.

Agenda and Learning Objectives


8:30-9 a.m.—Registration and Continental Breakfast



9-10 a.m.—Medication Safety: The Pharmacy Technician’s Role

Meets patient safety educational requirements

Sheri Rawlings, Pharm.D., medication safety and investigational drugs pharmacy specialist, Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Mich.


10-11 a.m.—Board of Pharmacy Rule Changes

Meets law educational requirements

Eric D. Roath, Pharm.D., clinical care coordinator, SpartanNash, Lansing, Mich.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.—Topical Opioids for Management of Chronic Wounds

Meets pain educational requirements

Levi Hall, Pharm.D., pharmacy specialist, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Mich.


12:15-1 p.m.—Lunch


1-2 p.m.—Mental Health First Aid

Shawn Edwards, manager of education and health and safety, Genesee Health System, Flint, Mich.


2-3 p.m.—MAPS: Updates and Opportunities

Speaker to be determined


3 p.m.—Adjourn


At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Discuss impending board of pharmacy rule changes.

2. Discuss appropriate topical opioids for management of chronic wounds.

3. Explain mental health first aid and the technician’s role.

4. Explain how to navigate the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) online.

5. Discuss the role of pharmacy technicians in medication safety.





Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $15 administrative fee) will be granted for cancellations received in writing (postmark or fax date) prior to Sept. 6, 2018. Refunds will not be granted to no-shows and cancellations received after Sept. 6, 2018. Requests for refunds due to inclement weather will not be granted.

PCE Credit Statement


This activity is structured to meet knowledge-based educational needs. A knowledge-based activity acquires factual knowledge. Information in knowledge-based activities is based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the healthcare professions. Pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit will be earned based on participation in this activity. Any individual who is more than 10 minutes late to an activity or leaves an activity early will not be granted PCE credit. This procedure will be strictly enforced, so please plan accordingly. Participants must complete an online activity evaluation by Oct. 8, 2018. Credit will not be processed until the online evaluation has officially closed for response on Oct. 8, 2018. Please allow MPA two weeks to process and upload credit to CPE Monitor. NOTE: ACPE guidelines prohibit MPA from issuing credit more than 60 days after the activity for any reason; therefore, to avoid denial of credit, it is imperative that participants complete the online evaluation and posttest by the deadline indicated to allow sufficient time for processing. If all requirements are met, participants will receive pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit through CPE Monitor. It will be the responsibility of the participant to provide the correct information. If this information is not correctly provided, NABP and ACPE prohibit MPA from issuing CPE credit.


At the end of this activity, participants should be able to explain proper medication safety protocol, discuss Michigan Board of Pharmacy rule changes, explain the role of pharmacy technicians in mental health first aid and discuss updates made to the Michigan Automated Prescription System.

Universal Activity #0112-0000-18-250-L04-T

5.25 contact hours

Initial Release Date: 9/22/18; Expiration Date: 9/22/21

      Michigan Pharmacists Association is an accredited provider of pharmacy continuing education credit.





Prices based on: Standard
  • $50.00 Technician Member
  • $70.00 Technician Nonmember
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Venue Location

Mott Community College
1401 E. Court St.
Flint, MI 48503
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