MSPT 5-Live - Sept. 16, 2017

2017 MSPT Five-Live Event

September 16
Sat September 16,2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians will host the Five-Live Continuing Education Event on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Diplomat, 4100 South Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48507.

This event is designed specifically for pharmacy technicians and will offer up to five hours of live continuing education credit focusing on pain, law and patient safety topics that meet the pharmacy technician certification requirements. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Crawford, MPA education planning assistant, at (517) 377-0225 or


Online registration is now closed. Please complete the printable registration form and bring it with you to register onsite.


Register before 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 11:
MSPT/MPA Technician Member: $40
Technician Nonmember: $60
MSPT Committee Member: $20 - Please complete the printable registration form above to receive special pricing.

Register after 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 and onsite:
MSPT/MPA Technician Member: $50
Technician Nonmember: $70
MSPT Committee Member: $30 - Please complete the printable registration form above to receive special pricing.


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


9-10 a.m.—Community Health Worker and Pharmacy Technician Collaboration: Allies in Promoting Patient-centered Care

Priscilla Hohmann, LLMSW, MDIV, project manager, Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance, Ann Arbor, Mich.


10-11 a.m.—Pharmacy Law Update

Kim J. Sveska, R.Ph., J.D., Foley, Baron, Metzger and Juip, PLLC, Livonia, Mich.


11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.—Understanding Generational Differences to Improve the Pharmacy Workplace

Ronald Devers, CIC, CPIA, CAWC, agency manager, PSI Insurance Agency, Lansing, Mich. 


12:15-1 p.m.—Lunch


1-2 p.m.—Patient Safety: Human Factors

Mary E. Burkhardt, Pharm.D., director of pharmacy, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Belleville, Mich.


2-3 p.m.—Understanding Pain: A Course for Pharmacy Technicians

Valarie Franklin, Pharm.D., clinical help desk, Diplomat, Flint, Mich.


3 p.m.—Adjourn


Session Handouts



Sept. 30
Pragmatic Approach to Optimizing Antimicrobials: A Patient Case Discussion

Drug Diversion in the Pharmacy
(not available)

Pain Management

Do Pharmacists Need to Understand Hyponatremia: Yes or Na+

Update on the Treatment of Psychosis Medication Therapy Management 

Medication Therapy Management
(not available)

Oct. 1
Patient Safety Issues: Opioids and Related Drugs

Pharmacy Law Update for Pharmacists and Technicians

New Drug Update 2016-2017


Please note that if handouts or slides are not listed here, they may still be added at a later date prior to event. You will be notified via email if more handouts are posted prior to the event. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Crawford, MPA Education Planning Assistant, at 517-377-0225 or by email at



Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $10 administrative fee) will be granted for cancellations received in writing (postmark or fax date) prior to Sept. 1, 2017. Refunds will not be granted to no-shows and cancellations received after Sept. 1, 2017. Requests for refunds due to inclement weather will not be granted.

PCE Credit Statement

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. 2, 2017. Credit will not be processed until the online evaluation has officially closed for response on Oct. 2, 2017. 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.


Venue Location

4100 S. Saginaw
Flint, MI 48507
Venue Address