2021 MSPT Five-Live

2021 MSPT Five-Live

Saturday, September 18th 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Virtual, Zoom, hosted by MPA

MSPT's popular Five-Live event is back! This one-day event offers 5.0 hours of Continuing Education credit that will meet the required needs for Patient Safety, Pharmacy Law as well as Pain Management

This event was designed specifically for Pharmacy Technicians to meet the pharmacy education requirements; however, Pharmacists are welcome to register and receive credit.

Registrations will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on September 15, 2021. Instructions to access the virtual event will be emailed to registrants before 4:00 p.m. on September 17.  


MSPT Technician Member - $35
MSPT Technician Nonmember - $70
MSPT Board Member - $20
MPA Pharmacist Member - $20
MPA Pharmacist Nonmember $80


Click HERE to register.



September 18, 2021

9:00 -10:00 a.m.— Alliance for Patient Safety

ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-21-220-L05-P & #0112-0000-21-220-L05-T - 1.0 contact hour

This program meets patient safety training requirements.

Wendi Hearn, CPhT, Director of Client Relations, Alliance for Patient Medication Safety, Midlothian, Va.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: Describe 3 components necessary for an effective Continuous Quality Improvement Program, identify at least 2 metrics used to measure the quality of your practice and list 3 reasons pharmacy technicians should be involved in assuring quality in medication management.

10:00 - 10:10 a.m. — BREAK

10:10 - 11:10 a.m. — Alternatives in Chronic Pain: When Opiods Aren't the Option

ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-21-221-L08-P; 0112-0000-21-221-L08-T - 1.0 contact hour;

This program meets pain training requirements.

Susan DeVuyst-Miller, Pharm.D., Associate Professor, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: Discuss the role of opioids in chronic pain, identify the signs and symptoms of opioid misuse and dependence and overdose, and explain non-pharmacological and pharmacological alternatives to opioid medication in chronic pain patients

11:10 - 11:20 a.m. — BREAK

11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.— Pharmacy Law and Liability Update 2021 ACPE

Universal Activity #0112-0000-21-222-L03-P; 0112-0000-21-222-L03-T - 1.0 contact hour

This program meets law education requirements.

Kim Sveska, R.Ph., Law Partner, Foley Baron Metzger Juip Attorneys, Livonia, Mich.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to: Describe recent changes in Michigan pharmacy related law, statutes, and administrative rules, describe situations where pharmacy technicians have been subject to licensure complaints and describe recent appellate decisions affecting pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacies.

12:20 - 12:50 p.m. — LUNCH BREAK

12:50 - 1:50 p.m.— Compassion Fatigue

ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-21-223-L04-P; 0112-0000-21-223-L04-T -1.0 contact hour

Emily Zoellner, Director of Corporate Wellness, Health Plan Advocate, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Learning Objecives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to: Recognize why compassion fatigue occurs in the workplace, identify signs of compassion fatigue and list methods to avoid/minimize compassion fatigue.

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.— BREAK

2:00 -3:00 p.m.—You Don't Look Like Me: Multiculturalism and Cultural Competence for Pharmacy Professionals

ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-21-224-L04-P; 0112-0000-21-224-L04-T - 1.0 contact hour

Keith Binion, B.S. Pharm, CPhT, Program Director, Pharmacy Technician Program, Henry Ford College, Harper Woods, Mich.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to: Explain the importance of multicultural awareness and cultural competency in the pharmacy setting, identify best practices for communicating in a culturally competent manner and recognize cultural considerations for different ethnicities, religions, and gender identity demographics of coworkers and customers.


Refunds (minus a $20 administrative fee) will be granted for cancellations received in writing (postmark or fax date) by September 15, 2021. Cancellations received after September 15, 2021, or no-shows will not be refunded. Refunds will not be provided for bad internet service, registrant’s inability to connect to the virtual platform, nor will refunds be given for registration errors caused by the participant.

Refund requests should be sent to MPA Meetings and Education Assistant Aaron Wittbrodt at Aaron@MichiganPharmacists.org.

Click here to download the official event flyer.


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