MPA Law and Policy Symposium To Be Held Virtually on April 29 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Whitmer has put a "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order in place. During these uncertain times, Michigan Pharmacists Association realizes that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians still need to earn live continuing education credit for licensure renewal. Therefore, the MPA Law and Policy Symposium is being converted to a virtual event delivered by webinar and will provide 4.25 hours of LIVE continuing education credit.
Registrations will be accepted until 4 p.m. on April 27, 2020. Instructions to access the virtual Symposium will be emailed to registrants before 4 p.m. on April 28. Register online at https://fs27.formsite.com/7jFRIO/lwuyus10vm/index.html.
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MPA Pharmacist Member $75
Pharmacist Nonmember $150
MPA Technician Member $30
Technician Nonmember $60
MPA Student Member $15
Student Nonmember $30
The webinars occurring on April 29, 2020, are being offered in an effort to provide pharmacists and technicians with the opportunity to obtain LIVE continuing education credit. For individuals who are not able to participate in the April 29 meeting, the webinars will be recorded for home study.
A LIVE Virtual Meeting Delivered by Webinar Offering 4.25 Hours of Credit
DRUG PRICING POLICY UPDATE
ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-20-204-L04-P & #0112-0000-20-204-L04-T
1.0 contact hour
John O’Brien, Pharm.D., MPH, former US Department of Health and Human Services Senior Advisor for Drug Pricing Reform
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to discuss the general strategy of the Trump Administration in addressing the cost of prescription drugs, discuss actions to date by Congress to control the increase of prescription drug costs and discuss the feasibility of several of the options that are being pursued by different states to control the increase of prescription drug prices.
PHARMACY LAW, REGULATIONS AND COVID-19 UPDATE
ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-20-205-L03-P & #0112-0000-20-205-L03-T
1.25 contact hours
Farah Jalloul, Pharm.,D., MBA, director of professional development, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, Mich. and Brian Sapita, governmental affairs manager, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, Mich.
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to identify relevant changes to pharmacy law and policy taking effect in 2020, identify mechanisms to be in compliance with recent law and policy changes, discuss potential and upcoming regulatory changes currently being discussed by policy makers and discuss potential changes to pharmacy practice in relation to the COVID-19 virus.
11:25 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
PHARMACY INSPECTIONS, PHARMACY VIOLATIONS AND COMPLAINTS
ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-20-206-L04-P & #0112-0000-20-206-L04-T
1.0 contact hour
Robert J. Regan, R.Ph., pharmacy specialist, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Lansing, Mich. and Janice Waldmiller, R.Ph., pharmacy specialist, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Lansing, Mich.
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to discuss inspection activities LARA currently provides related to facilities licensed by the Board of Pharmacy, identify and discuss the most common inspection-related findings of non-compliance and identify and discuss the most common complaints and allegations investigated by the department.
MARIJUANA DRUG INTERACTIONS
ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-20-207-L01-P & #0112-0000-20-207-L01-T
1.25 contact hours
Michael A. Smith, Pharm.D., clinical associate professor, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, Mich.
1.0 contact hour; Initial Release Date: 4/14/20; Expiration Date: 4/14/20
Pharmacist Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to describe the pharmacology of cannabinoids, explain pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics interactions with marijuana and review a medication list for interactions given a patient case.
Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to define cannabis and cannabinoids, list medications that interact with marijuana and identify a patient in need of a medication review who uses marijuana.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Refunds (minus a $20 administrative fee) will be granted for cancellations received in writing (postmark or fax date) by April 27, 2020. Cancellations received after April 27, 2020, no-shows or changes made to registrations onsite will not be refunded. Refunds will not be provided for inclement weather, nor will refunds be given for registration errors caused by the participant. Refund requests should be sent to MPA Director of Education Mary Farrington.