OPA Annual Conference

The OPA Annual Conference and Trade Show is one of the best in the country.

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Schedule

  • 21 April
  • 22 April
  • 23 April

Compliant Pharmacy Alliance

OPA Partner Sponsor
OPA Partner Sponsor, Sponsor of the Awards Luncheon, Sponsor of the Hotel Key Cards & BIG Prize Donor

CPA® is the premier purchasing cooperative for independent pharmacy owners with 1,400+ members in 40 states. Please visit compliantrx.com for more information.

RDC

Gold
Gold Sponsor, Sponsor of the Legislative Defense Fund Chair Drops & Big Prize Donor

As the nation’s 7th largest wholesaler and an original cooperative owned by pharmacists, RDC services over 1,100 Independent Pharmacies throughout the Northeastern U.S.

PRS Pharmacy Services

Silver
Silver Sponsor & Big Prize Donor

PRS Pharmacy Consulting Group is the go-to pharmacy consulting and services company for pharmacy buyers, sellers and owners. We are the Operations and Compliance experts.

Rite Aid Pharmacy

Bronze
Bronze Sponsor
Sponsor of the Career Experts Panel

Rite Aid is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with more than 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia. With our industry-leading pharmacy computer system and skilled associates, we are dedicated to providing a superior pharmacy experience for our patients and their communities.

Allergan

Bronze
Bronze Sponsor
Allergan is a $23 billion diversified pharmaceutical company and leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. The company is anchored by a strong and sustainable brand franchises, a premier pipeline, highly efficient operations and an experienced management team creating an unrivaled foundation for long-term growth.

Recovery Addiction Services

Sponsor of the Friday Breakfast Theatre
Living on the Edge of Addiction
7:30 am in A123-125

American Pharmacy Services Corporation (APSC)

Sponsor of the Community Pharmacists Reception
Friday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Union Station Ballrooms Lobby

McKesson

Sponsor of the Community Pharmacists Reception
Friday, 6:00-7:00 pm
Union Station Ballrooms Lobby

Pharmacists Mutual Companies

Conference Sponsor
Big Prize Donor

AmeriSourceBergen

Sponsor of the Conference Attendee Notebooks and Pen

Kroger Pharmacy

Sponsor of the OTC and Self-Care Challenge 
Sponsor of the Student/NPX Program: Seven Figure Pharmacist
Sponsor of the Career Experts Panel
Sponsor of the Past President's Breakfast

Cardinal Health

Sponsor of the Independent Pharmacy Business Plan Competition

Miami-Luken

Sponsor of the Attendee Lanyards
Big Prize donor

American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc.

sponsor of the Legislative Update session

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Sponsor of the President's Banquet

Walmart Stores/Sam's Club

Sponsor of the Career Experts Panel

Rx30 Pharmacy System

Sponsor of Conference Program 

American Health Packaging

Sponsor of the Conference Program

BSN Medical

Big Prize donor

Adapt Pharma

Conference Sponsor

CareSource

Sponsor of Dinner in the City

Capital Wholesale Drug Co

Big Prize donor

Fruth Pharmacy

BIG prize donor

Health Care Logistics

BIG Prize donor

J & M Distribution

BIG Prize donor

KEMBA Financial Credit Union

Conference Sponsor and BIG Prize donor

Maxpert Medical

BIG Prize donor

Nnodum Pharmaceuticals

Conference Sponsor and BIG Prize Donor

Pfizer

Conference Sponsor

Protocol for Life Balance

Conference Sponsor and BIG Prize donor

Samuel's Products

BIG Prize donor

SpartanNash Buying Group

BIG Prize donor

Union Springs Healthcare

BIG Prize donor

Updox

BIG Prize donor

Wolters Kluwer Health Sentri7 Surveillance

Conference Sponsor


Independent Pharmacy Cooperative

Sponsor of the Good Government Award

Alkermes

Stop by our booth to hear about Vivitrol.

Allergan, Inc.

Bronze Sponsor
Allergan is a $23 billion diversified pharmaceutical company and leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. The company is anchored by a strong and sustainable brand franchises, a premier pipeline, highly efficient operations and an experienced management team creating an unrivaled foundation for long-term growth.

American Pharmacy Cooperative (APCI)

APCI is a member-owned group purchasing organization established in 1984, to protect and promote the interests of independent pharmacies.

American Pharmacy Service Corporation (APSC)

The mission of APSC is to represent the professional and economic interests of the APSC shareholders in the pharmacy marketplace.

AmerisourceBergen

AmerisourceBergen - Where knowledge, reach and partnership shape healthcare delivery.

Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.

Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. (ACC) is a global biopharmaceutical company specializing in endotoxin and glucan detection. ACC was the first company licensed by the FDA to manufacture LAL for use as a quality control test for endotoxin in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. ACC also operates a contract testing service.

AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca will be promoting products from our cardiovascular, diabetes and respitory divisions.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a global research pharmaceutical company.

BSN Medical

BSN medical is a global leader in the worldwide healthcare market specializing in the areas of Compression Therapy, Wound Care and Orthopedics. We are focused on the development of world-class branded products that offer high quality solutions for our caregivers and patients.

Capital Wholesale Drug Co

Capital Wholesale Drug Co. is an independent family-owned wholesaler serving retail, institutional and government pharmacies throughout Ohio.

Cardinal Health

As the business behind healthcare, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies focus on patient care while improving reimbursements, increasing market share, and managing business operations.

CareWorksComp

CareWorksComp is a world class workers' compensation TPA providing products and services of exceptional quality and value to our customers.

CareWorks Workers’ Compensation Managed Care Organization (MCO)

CareWorks is Ohio’s largest BWC certified managed care organization providing high quality medical management services for more than 175,000 Ohio employer customers. CareWorks provides high quality medical management of workplace injury claims. CareWorks continues to base its success on delivering customer service that exceeds expectations.

Compliant Pharmacy Alliance

CPA® is the premier purchasing cooperative for independent pharmacy owners with 1,400+ members in 40 states. Please visit compliantrx.com for more information.

CoverMyMeds

CoverMyMeds is the nation's largest ePA platform integrated in pharmacy systems to improve speed to therapy and reduce prescription abandonment.

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Dinsmore & Shohl’s Healthcare Practice Group can assist pharmacists with regulatory compliance, buying/selling a pharmacy, disputing audits, disciplinary or criminal actions and many other matters.

En-Vision America

En-Vision America, Inc. provides solutions for making prescription labels accessible to those with print disabilities. Talking, Large Print, Braille and Translation label options are available to meet all your customers' needs.

FastFingerprints

FastFingerprints is one of the longest-standing fingerprinting organizations in America. Services include livescan fingerprinting for Ohio BCI/FBI background checks, fingerprint cards and mobile appointments.

Fruth Pharmacy

Hometown Pharmacy with Delivery -
Specialty Pharmacy - Personalized Service

H.D. Smith

Largest Independent Pharmaceutical Wholesaler in the U.S. Dedicated to the independent Pharmacy

Health Care Logistics

Health Care Logistics offers more than 8,000 unique and hard-to-find products for the health care industry. Superior customer service is at the heart of everything we do!

Ideal Protein of America

Ideal Protein is a supervised, four-phase VLCD weight loss protocol utilizing foods of highly bio-available amino acids combined with lowered carbohydrate and fat intake.

Independent Pharmacy Cooperative

Visit our booth for information about our products and services. 

Independent Pharmacy Cooperative

Independent RX Consulting

At Independent RX Consulting, our mission is to strengthen and change the community pharmacy industry by advising independent pharmacy owners and entrepreneurs on selling, buying and starting pharmacies.

J & M Distribution

Our company provides non-invasive drug free pain relief with the newest technology in massage and rehabilitation using Tens Unit Therapy.

Janssen Pharmaceutical Services

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. provides medicines in several therapeutic areas including ADHD, mental health, general medicine, neurology including Alzheimers disease, pain management, cardiovascular & women's health.

KEMBA Financial Credit Union

As an OPA member, you can join KEMBA Financial Credit Union and experience a better way to bank through a full-slate of products and services, lower fees, better rates, and people who care about your financial well-being.

Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. (KPA) is a specialty pharmaceutical company located in Montgomery, Alabama focused primarily in the area of cardiometabolic therapeutics. The company, started in 2001 as ProEthic Laboratories LLC., was acquired by Kowa Company, Ltd. (KCL) a privately held multinational company headquartered in Nagoya, Japan in September of 2008. KPA focuses its efforts on the acquisition, development, licensing and marketing of pharmaceutical products.

Kroger Pharmacy

Kroger Pharmacies offer an exceptional work experience, allowing you to be a pharmacist and connect with your patients.

LifeScan

With a vision of creating a world without limits for people with diabetes, LifeScan, Inc., maker of OneTouch products, is a leading manufacturer of blood glucose monitoring systems in the U.S.

MagniMed

MagniMed solutions eliminate the medication errors caused by small print found on today's medication labels and packaging.

Maxpert Medical

Maxpert Medical is a provider of innovative and specialty medical products expertly designed to improve care. Expert products for expert care.

McKesson

McKesson is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to better health. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.

MedKeeper

MedKeeper provides a value-driven suite of scalable and customizable applications for hospital pharmacies. Our secure, hosted platform is used by hundreds of hospitals and medical centers to promote pharmacy compliance, communications and productivity.

Merck

From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, we’re committed to improving health and well-being around the world.

Miami-Luken

We believe no pharmacy is too large or too small for great service.

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,000 independent community pharmacies.

Nnodum Pharmaceuticals

Nnodum Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company that manufactures and distributes Ziks arthritis pain cream, vitamin D3 10,000 IU reno caps and other Rx and OTC products available at your wholesale distributor.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland & it provides solutions to the evolving needs of patients worldwide.

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company, is committed to discovering and developing innovative medicines to help people with diabetes live longer and healthier lives.

Ohio Pharmacists Foundation

THANKS to you, your fellow pharmacists, and our friends of pharmacy, we owe less than $100,000 on the OPA mortgage! We are looking for 100 donors this weekend to give $1000 each to finish the mortgage, with some left over to pay the taxes! Those who donate $1000 will receive a copy of the specially-commissioned art print depicting items from our past! It is truly a unique collectible that can be proudly displayed at your pharmacy or in your home. As you know, OPA shares a home with the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF), and your donation will help us own the beautiful building free and clear. Make a tax-deductible contribution to ensure OPA/OPF’s long-term stability: help us “finish THE MORTGAGE” this weekend!

Ohio Physicians Health Program

OPHP provides a supportive and safe environment for healthcare professionals to receive confidential services for their health and well-being. Our goal is to inspire professionals to seek treatment and monitoring for their illnesses in order to ensure patient care and safety

Ohio State University Residency Programs

Ohio State University Residency Programs




OPA CPE Playa Mita Mexico

Enjoy an educational meeting at an all-inclusive resort in sunny Mexico during the cold Ohio winter! Stop by Booth 405 for more details.

OPA PAC

P.U.T.T. Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency

Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, expose and provide solutions to PBM issues and abuses. To help mobilize independent pharmacies to advocate for more transparency in pricing, reimbursements and practices by PBMs in an effort to strive for fair competition and a more level playing field.

PCCA

PCCA is the complete resource for the independent compounding pharmacist, providing the highest-quality products, education and support.

Pfizer

Pharmaceutical Dimensions

A returns provider that focuses on the unique need of community pharmacies and chains. Our focus is outstanding customer service and a user-friendly program that saves you time and money.

Pharmacists Mutual Companies

Pharmacists Mutual is a nationally recognized leader in providing insurance products and risk management solutions for pharmacists, dentists, and associated businesses and professionals.

PharmSaver

Pharmsaver is the premier tool for pharmacy pricing and analytics. The one of a kind Reimbursement Alert does a retrospective look at cost of goods versus reimbursement. The dynamic marketplace consisting of 13 wholesalers assures best in market pricing.

PioneerRx

PioneerRx delivers weekly, cutting edge improvements that are designed to provide speed, simplicity, consistency and flexibility to help pharmacies make more money and have more fun.

Prescription Supply, Inc.

Prescription Supply, Inc. is a Full Line Wholesaler of Branded and Generic Pharmaceuticals, OTC, DME and HHC Products. Prescription Supply, Inc. is a member of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), of OptiSource and VAWD accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Protocol for Life Balance

Protocol for Life Balance is a well-researched, potent, and efficacious brand of high-quality dietary supplements and naturals products sold exclusively through licensed healthcare practitioners.

PRS Pharmacy Services

PRS Pharmacy Consulting Group is the go-to pharmacy consulting and services company for pharmacy buyers, seller and owners. We are the Operations and Compliance experts.

Purdue Pharma, L.P.

Purdue Pharma L.P. is known for pioneering research in chronic pain and provides healthcare professionals with tools and resources to support their proper use. www.PurduePharma.com

QS/1

Stop by our booth to learn about QS/1 products and services.

RDC

As the nation's 7th largest wholesaler and an original cooperative owned by pharmacists, RDC services over 1,100 Independent Pharmacies throughout the Northeastern U.S.

Recovery Addiction Services

Friday Breakfast Theatre Sponsor - Living on the Edge of Addiction
Recovery Addiction Services is a free nationwide addiction treatment placement resource. WProducte connect the addict and their loved ones with the treatment options which are best suited to their individual needs.

Rite Aid

Rite Aid is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with more than 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia. With our industry leading pharmacy computer system and skilled associates, we are dedicated to providing a superior pharmacy experience for our patients and their communities.

Rx30 Pharmacy System

Rx30 combines Prescription Filling, Nursing Home, Consulting, Accounts Receivable, Workflow Management, IV processing, Compounding, and Integrated POS Solutions with an abundance of value-added vendor interfaces to provide your independent pharmacy with a turnkey software management solution.

Samuels Products, Inc.

A Leading Manufacturer of Pharmacy Packaging products located right here in Ohio. We are your source for Rx Labels, Bags, Vials and pharmacy supplies all under one roof.

Sanofi

Visit representatives at our booth to learn more about Sanofi products.

Seven Figure Pharmacist

Visit co-authors Tim Ulbrich and Tim Church to see the new book Seven Figure Pharmacist: How to Maximize Your Income, Eliminate Debt and Create Wealth!

Silvergate Pharmaceuticals

At Silvergate, we are dedicated to improving the quality, accessibility, and delivery of FDA-approved medications for children. The Silvergate Management Team is focused on filling the unmet medical needs of children by developing and commercializing innovative pediatric medications. www.silvergatepharma.com

Smart-Fill Management Group

Smart-Fill helps independent pharmacies maximize profitability by providing the buying power of a chain and technology, clinical, and marketing programs tested in our own stores.

SpartanNash Buying Group

The SpartanNash Pharmacy Buying Group focuses on strengthening the financial positions of our members through industry leading contracts, personalized service and comprehensive programs.

Students for OPA

Join other student members and learn all the great benefits of being an OPA Student Member.

The Centers for Families and Children

Union Springs Healthcare

Stop by our booth to speak with representatives about our services.

University Hospitals - St. John Medical Center

University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Residency Program

University of Cincinnati James L Winkle College of Pharmacy Online Graduate Programs in Pharmacy Leadership

University of Toledo Community Residency Program (CVS & Kroger)

Updox

Stop by our booth to learn about our products and services.

Walgreens

Walmart - Sam's

We believe that quality healthcare is the foundation to a better life. We provide opportunity for Pharmacists like no one else.

Wolters Kluwer Health - Sentri7

Partnering with hospitals and integrated delivery networks to reduce healthcare associated infections, combat antimicrobial use and resistance, and mitigate adverse drug events. Sentri7 is an enterprise SaaS platform with agnostic integration capabilities of all EMR environments seamlessly connecting all pharmacy, quality and infection prevention initiatives.

Registration

07:15 AM 05:00 PM A110

Continental Breakfast

07:15 AM 08:15 AM

Recovery Addiction Services Breakfast Theatre

07:30 AM 08:05 AM A123-125

We are please to offer a Breakfast Theatre at this Conference. There is no additional charge or registration required. Space is limited to the first 40 attendees. 

There is no CPE credit offered for attendance at this presentation.

Impaired Pharmacists and the Board of Pharmacy Hearings Process

08:15 AM 09:45 AM A111-112

Jarrod Grossman, R.Ph., PharmD; Nick Kallis, R.Ph.; Gary Rutherford, R.Ph.; Joseph Sabino, R.Ph., MS, Pharmacists Rehabilitation Organization

This session will begin with a brief review of the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code governing Chapter 119 proceedings as relating to impaired pharmacists or student pharmacists. Mock suspension and reinstatement hearings will follow to gain a better understanding of the process and how the Board of Pharmacy deals with these cases.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-015-L04-P

Supported by Pharmacists Rehabilitation Organization

Hot Topics for Ohio Pharmacists

08:15 AM 09:45 AM A120-122

Jennifer L. Rodis, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement, OSU College of Pharmacy; Brigid Groves, PharmD, MS, Clinical Coordinator, Kroger; Dana Bachmann, PharmD, MS Community Practice Administration Resident; and Bella Mehta, PharmD, FAPhA, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, OSU College of Pharmacy

This session will bring hot topics in pharmacy to the pharmacists of Ohio through interactive discussions on emerging and expanding issues such as Community-Based Pharmacy Practitioner, Collaborative Practice Agreements, MTM learning communities, and the push toward Provider Status at the federal level. Attendees will leave with their finger on the pulse of current and upcoming issues relevant to pharmacy practice.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-016-L04-P

Not Waving, but Drowning: Detecting and Treating Major Depressive Disorder

08:15 AM 09:45 AM A113-115

Chris Paxos, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS, CGP, Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Psychiatry, Cleveland Clinic Akron General; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, NEOMED

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is highly prevalent in our society, and approximately
1 out of 10 individuals is prescribed an antidepressant. Pharmacists are accessible and skilled healthcare professionals who can play a pivotal role in detecting depression and managing antidepressant pharmacotherapy. This session will discuss the diagnostic criteria and pharmacotherapy of MDD, compare the pharmacologic properties of modern antidepressants, identify common depression screens, and propose ideas for incorporating depression screening into ambulatory care and community pharmacy settings.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-017-L01-P
Application-based activity

Preceptor Development: Pushing Students to Become Active Participants in Patient Care

08:15 AM 09:45 AM B132

Experiential Directors from Ohio’s Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy: Tonya Dauterman and Tim Burkart, UF; Thad Franz, Cedarville; Donnie Sullivan and Julie Legg, OSU; Jennie Grundey, ONU

In this session, the presenters will provide examples of inter-professional experiences that can be implemented at various practices sites providing preceptor development while meeting core learning objectives. Examples of assessment tools to evaluate student performance as well as real-life examples of current experiences in the field will be shared.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-018-L04-P
Application-based activity

Neurobiology of the Substance Use Disorders

09:55 AM 11:25 AM A113-115

Jon E. Sprague, R.Ph., PhD, Director & BCI Eminent Scholar; The Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science, Bowling Green State University

In the U.S., 20 to 22 million people are estimated to be addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Recent advances in the neurobiology of substance use disorders are linked to chronic brain disease. Our speaker will review the neurobiology and neuropharmacology of drugs commonly associated with substance use disorders.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-019-L01-P
Student Track

2017 OTC and Self-Care Challenge

09:55 AM 11:25 AM B130-131

Moderators: Brigid Groves, R.Ph., PharmD, MS, Clinical Coordinator, Kroger; Justin Brown, R.Ph., PharmD, Staff Pharmacist, WalMart

Learn up-to-date information about nonprescription products, along with the rationale for product choices, at OPA’s 11th annual “OTC and Self-Care Challenge – Battle of the Colleges!” Join us for a highly interactive, fun-filled session that will enhance your OTC expertise and update your knowledge of common self-care conditions.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-020-L01-P

Supported by NASPA and the Non-prescription Medicines Academy, endowed by Procter & Gamble

Cardiovascular Pharmacological Pearls

09:55 AM 11:25 AM A120-122

(repeated at 1:00 p.m.)

Vincent F. Mauro, R.Ph., PharmD, FCCP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Using case study format, this session will apply pharmacological and pharmacotherapeutic knowledge to identify potential pharmacotherapeutic misadventures, including clinically significant and/or unique drug interactions, adverse effects, inappropriate dosing, and ineffective therapeutic regimens.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-021-L01-P
Application-based activity

Elevating the Scope of Pharmacy Practice through a Clinical Privileging Program

09:55 AM 11:25 AM A123-125

Robert Weber, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASHP and Trisha Jordan, PharmD, MS
OSU Wexner Medical Center and OSU College of Pharmacy

Speakers from the OSU Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) will describe how the expansion of Ohio’s consult agreement law has impacted institutional practice. They will include the basics and fundamentals of credentialing and privileging, and highlight opportunities for institutional practice. OSUWMC's practice model and how they implemented the new consult agreement law with expanded pharmacy practice will be included.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-022-L04-P

Awards Luncheon

11:25 AM 12:50 PM Union Station Ballroom C

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of OPA members and the media throughout the state. A great time for networking and to get to know your fellow pharmacists!

Cardiovascular Pharmacological Pearls

01:00 PM 02:30 PM A120-122

(repeat of 9:55 a.m. program)

Vincent F. Mauro, R.Ph., PharmD, FCCP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Using case study format, this session will apply pharmacological and pharmacotherapeutic knowledge to identify potential pharmacotherapeutic misadventures, including clinically significant and/or unique drug interactions, adverse effects, inappropriate dosing, and ineffective therapeutic regimens.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-021-L01-P
Application-based activity
Student Track

The Pharmacology and Toxicology of the “Holy Trinity”

01:00 PM 02:30 PM A113-115

Jon E. Sprague, R.Ph., PhD, Director & BCI Eminent Scholar; The Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science, Bowling Green State University

Combining opioids with benzodiazepines and skeletal muscle relaxants (the "Holy Trinity") has been reported to potentiate the "high." Through unique interactions with co-localized µ-opioid and GABAA receptors, the combined use of these agents induces a synergistic increase in dopamine in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and depression of respiration. Our speaker will review the pharmacology and toxicology associated with use of these drugs.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-023-L01-P
Student Track

Ohio Research Forum 2017

01:00 PM 02:00 PM A111-112

Moderator: Timothy R. Ulbrich, PharmD, Associate Dean, Workforce Development and Practice Advancement, NEOMED

Research conducted by Ohio pharmacists, college faculty, pharmacy residents and/or students will be showcased in the annual Ohio Research Forum. Research areas may include those from pharmacy practice, scientific research, economic/social/administrative sciences, and pharmacy education. Following this Podium Session, the Poster Session will open at 4:10 p.m. inside the Exhibit Hall.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-024-L04-P

Medical Care of the Transgender Patient

01:00 PM 02:30 PM A123-125

Maria Barnett, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor and Andrew Keaster, MD, Internal Medicine PGY-3; OSU Wexner Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine

This presentation will describe how to provide culturally competent medical care for the transgender or gender non-conforming patient. Our speakers will discuss initiation of hormones, along with monitoring parameters for feminizing and masculinizing therapy.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-025-L01-P

Pain Management in the Orthopedic Population: Outpatient and Inpatient Considerations

02:40 PM 04:10 PM A113-115

Joseph Horsfall, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, Director of Pharmacy, Crystal Clinic
Orthopaedic Center

Changing reimbursement models, increased regulatory emphasis, and newly published guidelines increase the challenge of outpatient and inpatient pain management in the orthopedic patient. Our speaker will review these factors and examine treatment options in various patient care case studies.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-026-L01-P
Application-based activity

Ohio Innovative Practice Forum 2017

02:40 PM 04:10 PM A120-122

Moderators: Jennifer Rodis, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement, OSU College of Pharmacy; Timothy R. Ulbrich, PharmD, Associate Dean, Workforce Development and Practice Advancement, NEOMED

Innovative pharmacy practices and services in Ohio will be showcased to help pharmacists initiate or expand novel services and approaches in their own practices. Practitioners from a variety of practice sites will present examples, and share successful implementation strategies and methods for overcoming barriers to offer patient-centered services.

ACPE #0129-0000-16-027-L04-P
Hosted by OPA’s Center for Entrepreneurship

3, 2, 1…Deprescribe!

02:40 PM 03:40 PM A111-112

Albert Barber, PharmD, CGP, Consulting Pharmacist, CRx Consulting; and
Stacey Rexrode, PharmD, BCGP, Palliative Care Clinical Pharmacist, Optum

It is easy to add medications to patients’ profiles, but it may not be as easy to identify and properly discontinue medications in situations of polypharmacy or medication burden. Pharmacists are in a unique role to advise patients and the healthcare team about opportunities to simplify the medication profile without jeopardizing symptom management. This session will discuss how deprescribing can enhance patient care and include current industry hot topics: pain medications, sedatives, and psychoactive medications.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-028-L01-P
Application-based activity
Student Track

Through the Looking Glass: Leading Throughout Your Career

02:40 PM 04:10 PM A123-125

Brigid Groves, R.Ph., PharmD, MS, Clinical Coordinator, Kroger; Jeff Steckman, R.Ph., PharmD, Pharmacy Sales Manager, Kroger; Marialice Bennett, R.Ph., FAPhA, Faculty Emeritus, OSU College of Pharmacy

Leadership is an essential piece of your practice throughout your career as you transition from student to new practitioner to post practitioner. Our speakers will share their leadership experiences from different career perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on leading from where you stand and the concept of Big L leaders and little l leaders.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-029-L04-P
Hosted by OPA’s New Practitioner eXperience (NPX)
Student Track

Trade Show & Poster Session

04:10 PM 06:00 PM Union Station Ballroom

Pinpoint your favorite exhibitors in the Trade Show by visiting the OPA Exhibit Hall under the "Interactive Map" tab of the app!

Improve patient outcomes by learning about new products and services with today’s
leading companies in the exhibit hall. To enter the prize drawing, attendees need to visit Trade Show booths and have their exhibit hall passport initialed. Turn in your passport at the OPF booth, #313. The BIG prize drawing occurs during Trade Show hours on Saturday. 2017 prizes may include a tablet, Fitbits, gift cards and much more. You must be present to win.

APSC & McKesson Community Pharmacists Reception

06:00 PM 07:00 PM Union Station Ballroom Foyer

American Pharmacy Services Corporation and McKesson welcome independent pharmacists to celebrate their services to patients and the community. Cash bar and refreshments. Win a Prize!

Sponsored by APSC & McKesson

Dinner in the City

07:00 PM 09:00 PM

Friday attendees will dine at one of Downtown Columbus’ fine restaurants - Buca di Beppo (7:00 pm), Gordon Biersch (7:30 pm), bd's Mongolian Grill (7:00 pm) and
Martini Modern Italia (8:00 pm). The venue you selected during registration is printed on your name badge envelope. Each venue will have a select menu and a cash bar. Check with the hostess when you arrive as OPA will have a reserved space in each restaurant. All venues are within walking distance of the Convention Center. Please check the weather forecast and plan accordingly. 

Maps for restaurants available under the "Map" tab of the app!

Supported by CareSource

Registration

07:15 AM 05:00 PM A110

Continental Breakfast

07:15 AM 08:15 AM

PAC Breakfast

07:15 AM 08:15 AM Eisenman-Trott

Note: This program requires separate registration

Support and strengthen pharmacy's influence in Ohio's General Assembly by attending the Political Action Committee (PAC) Breakfast. You'll hear from an influential Ohio political figure, State Representative Scott Lipps, and contribute to the success of the PAC. You can also sponsor a student to attend. Register to attend at the Registration Desk. 

Representative Lipps, who has taken a keen interest in pharmacy issues in his initial time in the Ohio legislature, will be joining us at our annual PAC Breakfast to discuss his work as a key member on the Ohio House of Representatives Finance Committee, as well as his efforts to reform the pharmacy program for Medicaid managed care.
Rep. Lipps has an in-depth knowledge of the profession, the pharmacy industry, and the challenges we face. He is a dynamic speaker, and one that our members will not want to miss.

Sponsored by RDC
Jurisprudence CPE Credit

State Of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Law Update, Spring 2017

08:15 AM 09:45 AM A113-115

(repeated at 9:55 a.m.)

Sheri Zapadka, R.Ph., Compliance Specialist; State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

Our speakers will present information regarding recent changes to Ohio Laws/Rules, and will review commonly asked questions about existing laws/rules. This session is a must for all pharmacists who want to stay up-to-date on legislative and regulatory changes impacting the practice of pharmacy.

This program qualifies for State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy jurisprudence CPE credit.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-030-L03-P

Functional Medicine: A Primer for Pharmacists

08:15 AM 09:45 AM A111-112

Lauren N. Anderson, R.Ph., PharmD, Pharmacy Manager, Walmart Pharmacy

Functional Medicine is quickly becoming known as "the future of medicine." This program will provide an overview of this innovative practice model which addresses the underlying causes of disease using a systems-oriented, patient-centered approach, as well as present opportunities for the pharmacist's role in this model.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-031-L04-P

Emerging Payment Opportunities for Pharmacists: An Overview of Value-Based Payments

08:15 AM 09:45 AM A123-125

Stuart J. Beatty, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, OSU College of Pharmacy

As health care moves toward value-based reimbursement, health care providers are encouraged to deliver the best care at the lowest cost. This session will provide basic knowledge on billing techniques available, and describe the impact of Ohio CPC and CPC+ on primary care payment reform in Ohio. Attendees will learn how to leverage value-based payments to initiate or expand pharmacy services.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-032-L04-P

Creating a Chronic Care Management Program in a Clinical Setting

08:15 AM 09:45 AM A120-122

Lauren Miller, R.Ph., PharmD, Pharmacy Preceptor and Nathan Luce, R.Ph., PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, The Centers for Families and Children

This session will include a descriptive presentation on what chronic care management (CCM) is, and how it is performed and applied in the clinical setting. Our speakers will detail the process of CCM, as well as develop an appreciation for CCM utilization.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-033-L04-P
Student Track

Seven Figure Pharmacist: How to Maximize Your Income, Eliminate Debt and Create Wealth

08:15 AM 09:45 AM B130-131

Tim Church, PharmD, BCACP, CDE; Tim Ulbrich, PharmD

To empower student pharmacists and new practitioners to start on the path of achieving financial freedom, the co-authors of Seven Figure Pharmacist: How to Maximize Your Income, Eliminate Debt and Create Wealth, will teach attendees strategies for minimizing student loan debt, how to build a solid financial foundation when transitioning from student to new practitioner and how to build longterm wealth.

Sponsored by Kroger Pharmacy
Jurisprudence CPE Credit

​State Of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Law Update, Spring 2017

09:55 AM 11:25 AM A113-115

(repeat of 8:15 a.m. program)

Sheri Zapadka, R.Ph., Compliance Specialist; State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

Our speakers will present information regarding recent changes to Ohio Laws/Rules, and will review commonly asked questions about existing laws/rules. This session is a must for all pharmacists who want to stay up-to-date on legislative and regulatory changes impacting the practice of pharmacy.

This program qualifies for State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy jurisprudence CPE credit.
ACPE #0129-0000-17-030-L03-P

Effective and Respectful Engagement of Individuals with Mental Illness

09:55 AM 11:25 AM A120-122

Patrick Runnels, MD, Medical Director and Ryan Bender, R.Ph., PharmD, Pharmacy Manager, The Centers for Families and Children, Cleveland

Individuals with serious mental illness are often difficult to engage in ongoing treatment, which can lead to poor clinical outcomes or symptom relapse. This session will look at patient-centered, recovery-oriented care and how to apply these concepts to interactions with individuals with mental illness. Our speakers will discuss how Motivational Interviewing can and should be applied to improve engagement and participation in clinical care, and how trauma impacts an individual’s ability to engage.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-034-L04-P

Managing Your #1 Asset, Your Pharmacy Staff

09:55 AM 11:25 AM A111-112

Mark BonDurant, R.Ph., COO/Owner Clark’s Rx, Chief Consultant for Independent Rx Consulting

Managing personnel while running a busy pharmacy can be challenging. This is a presentation on the principles of the One Minute Manager and how the use of these principles will create easier management and allow for hiring the right and motivated people. An outline of the skills and case studies of real-life management situations will be included.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-035-L04-P
Hosted by OPA’s Center for Entrepreneurship

Probiotics: Hoax or Health Tool?

09:55 AM 11:25 AM A123-125

Cortney Mospan, BCACP, CGP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Wingate University School of Pharmacy, Wingate, NC

This program will define the terms prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic, and will identify common dietary supplements that contain these components. The speaker will discuss how to identify safe products, review evidence surrounding use of these products in both acute and chronic conditions, highlight conditions for safe use, and will share key counseling points to maximize patient benefit.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-036-L01-P
Application-based activity
Student Track

Student Career Experts Panel

09:55 AM 11:25 AM Eisenman-Trott

Bring your questions and get firsthand advice from established practitioners as they describe their career paths and how to be successful in the world of pharmacy.

Supported by Kroger Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy and WalMart Stores/Sam’s Club
Student Track

Trade Show, Lunch & Prizes

11:00 AM 01:30 PM Union Station Ballroom

Pinpoint your favorite exhibitors in the Trade Show by visiting the OPA Exhibit Hall under the "Interactive Map" tab of the app!

Improve patient outcomes by learning about new products and services with today’s
leading companies in the exhibit hall. To enter the prize drawing, attendees need to visit Trade Show booths and have their exhibit hall passport initialed. Turn in your passport at the OPF booth, #313. The BIG prize drawing occurs during Trade Show hours today! 2017 prizes may include a tablet, Fitbits, gift cards and much more. You must be present to win.
Student Track

First OPA Residency Expo

11:00 AM 01:30 PM Union Station Ballrooms

Deciding whether to do a residency program involves research and time. What
program fits your career goals? If you are thinking about expanding your educational
experience through a residency program, OPA is offering a first glimpse of some residency programs at the new OPA Residency Expo during the Annual Conference. The Residency Expo tables will be located in the back of the Exhibit Hall on Saturday only. This is a chance to meet residents and program directors from across the state in a low-stress environment. Come with questions and discover what their programs can do for you.

Managing and Empowering the Next Generation of Pharmacists

01:30 PM 03:00 PM A111-112

Ashley Coleman, R.Ph., PharmD, Pharmacy Director and Katie Forte, CPhT, Training and Operations Manager, Medication Management Program, OSU College of Pharmacy

Whether managing pharmacy interns or APPE students, challenging situations can arise for any pharmacist. This session will discuss ways to manage various student personalities and learning barriers. It will also outline how to utilize student pharmacists in an elevated clinical role to create a unique teaching environment and increase patient impact.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-037-L04-P
Application-based activity
Student Track

Innovative Pharmacy Business Plan Competition 2017

01:30 PM 03:00 PM B130-131

In this annual competition, students have been invited to submit business plans detailing the loan request, mission statement, detailed description of the business, marketing plan and financial reports for buying a pharmacy or developing innovative pharmacy services. Three finalist teams will present their plans to a panel of judges. Hear what the students envision for the future of pharmacy and you may even get ideas for your own practice.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-038-L04-P
Sponsored by Cardinal Health

A Primer on Schizophrenia and its Treatment

01:30 PM 03:00 PM A113-115

Patrick Runnels, MD, Medical Director and Ryan Bender, R.Ph., PharmD, Pharmacy Manager, The Centers for Families and Children, Cleveland

Pharmacists have an important role to play in the treatment of schizophrenia. This session will provide an overview of the most current theory on the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, as well as criteria for diagnosing schizophrenia, including positive and negative symptoms, disorganization, hallucinations and delusions. Common conceptual approaches to pharmacology and best practices for engaging patients in medication treatment will be addressed.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-039-L01-P

Maximize Your Veterinary Treatment Options

01:30 PM 02:30 PM A120-122

Chris Simmons, R.Ph., VP Creative Development, PCCA

Participants will learn through case studies how compounding can offer various unique dosage forms to meet individual client needs. Our speaker will provide a look at current trends in therapeutic treatments using compounding as an option, as well as an update on laws regarding the use of compounding in pharmacy practice.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-040-L01-P
Hosted by OPA’s Center for Entrepreneurship
Student Track

New Practitioner eXperience Roundtables

01:30 PM 03:00 PM Eisenman-Trott

Talk to pharmacy leaders, new practitioners, and students from around the state about taking the next step in your pharmacy career! Whether that is getting a new job, pursuing a residency, or sitting for board certification, we can help!
Student Track
Medication Safety CPE Credit

Stick It To 'Em: Insulin Safety, Errors, and Prevention Strategies

03:10 PM 04:40 PM A113-115

Liz Hess, PharmD, MS, FISMP Medication Safety Coordinator, St. Vincent Hospitals, Indianapolis

Insulins are among the medications cited most often in error reports. This session will provide an overview of available insulin and associated medical supplies on the market, inpatient and outpatient insulin errors, and risks in transitions of care. Error-reduction strategies for insulin and resources for medication safety will be included.

This program qualifies for State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy patient/medication safety CPE credit.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-041-L05-P

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Remembering the Importance of Non-Pharmacologic Therapies

03:10 PM 04:40 PM A111-112

Kristen Finley Sobota, PharmD, BCPS, CGP and Kelly Reilly Kroustos, PharmD, CGP, CDP; Associate Professors of Pharmacy Practice, ONU Raabe College of Pharmacy

Historically, dementia-related behaviors have been treated with antipsychotics despite their increased health risks. The Dementia Action Alliance and American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria now promote non-pharmacological and behavioral treatments as first-line options for dementia-related patient symptoms. Our speakers will provide an overview of dementia symptoms, the role of the pharmacist in impacting patients and caregivers, and how use of "fidget" blankets and music therapy can optimize quality of life and outcomes.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-042-L01-P

Management of DIR Fees and Payer’s Perspectives on Managing Specialty Pharmaceuticals

03:10 PM 04:40 PM A120-122

Valerie Fortin, Sr. Director, PBM Relations McKesson, AccessHealth

This session provides an overview of Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) fees, including the definition, background, how to calculate DIR, how to accrue for DIR collections, and how to lower your DIR fees based on pharmacy performance, ultimately increasing your pharmacy reimbursement. Our speaker will also address payers' perspectives managing specialty pharmaceuticals, payer trends, and specialty definitions.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-043-L04-P
Hosted by OPA’s Center for Entrepreneurship
Student Track

Updates in Community-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship, HIV, Clostridium difficile, and Antibiotic Durations

03:10 PM 04:40 PM A123-125

Lauren Lopez, PharmD, BCPS, Antimicrobial Stewardship Team Lead; Brittany Trimble, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist; and David M. Robinson, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, Columbus

Appropriate use of antibiotics is needed to achieve optimal outcomes and reduce antimicrobial resistance. This session will review HIV pharmacotherapy and the latest recommendations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), as well as strategies for treating and preventing Clostridium difficile infections. The benefits of shorter courses of antibiotic therapy, appropriate duration of antibiotic therapy for select bacterial infections, and a look at which populations or bacterial infections are NOT appropriate for shorter courses of antibiotic therapy will be highlighted, as well as the importance of antimicrobial stewardship in the community.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-044-L01-P
Student Track

Student Law Review 2017

03:10 PM 04:10 PM B130-131

Dr. Donald Sullivan is back to give a comprehensive law review for students preparing to take the Ohio Law exam.

House of Delegates

04:40 PM 06:00 PM A123-125

The House of Delegates serves as the legislative and policy-making body of the Association. Be a part of the policy-making decisions for the practice of pharmacy in Ohio through the resolutions and bylaws process. 

New Practitioner eXperience Social

05:00 PM 07:00 PM The Social, 527 N Park St

Network and socialize with previous Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award winners and practitioners who have graduated in the last 7 years during this fun!

The event is being held atThe Social, 527 North Park St, which is located at the intersection of Park and Swan St. When exiting the Convention Center, head north on High St to Swan St. Cross High Street and go two blocks west to Park. Turn right on Park, The Social will be on your left.
Student Track

Student Olympics & Social

05:00 PM 07:00 PM The Social, 527 N Park St

All student pharmacists are invited to attend the Pharmacy Olympics/Student Party being held at The Social, 527 North Park St., which is located at the intersection of Park and Swan St. When exiting the Convention Center, head north on High St to Swan St. Cross High Street and go two blocks west to Park. Turn right on Park, The Social will be on your left. The Olympics competition will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. We will have plenty of music, food and pharmacy games! Come socialize with other student pharmacists and help your college/school of pharmacy compete for the Pharmacy Olympics trophy.

Pharmacy Ambassadors Reception

07:00 PM 08:00 PM Union Station Ballroom 2

The Pharmacy Ambassadors Reception offers time to connect with friends and colleagues while appreciating the profession of pharmacy in Ohio. All are welcome!

President's Reception

08:00 PM 10:00 PM Union Station Ballroom

Enjoy a delicious dinner and see the installations of OPA President Cathy Kuhn and the 2017-2018 officers and trustees. The Cardinal String Duo, with violin and cello, will provide beautiful background music during the President's Banquet and the dessert reception that follows.

Sponsored by Nationwide Children's Hospital

Registration

07:15 AM 01:00 PM A110

Continental Breakfast

07:15 AM 08:15 AM

Past President's Breakfast

07:15 AM 08:15 AM A115

Note: This event is by invitation only. 

The 2016-2017 president Chet Kaczor joins other past presidents at this breakfast of recognition for their service to OPA. The Ohio Pharmacists Association, Established in 1879, appreciates the continued leadership provided by these pharmacists who are so dedicated to our profession. 

Sponsored by the Kroger Company
Student Track

New Drug Update 2017

08:15 AM 09:45 AM A120-122

(repeated at 9:55 a.m.)

Karen L. Kier, PhD, M.Sc., R.Ph., Director of Assessment and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy

New drug products that impact current therapy guidelines or are innovative approaches to current treatment are continually released to the market. This program will review the pharmacology and therapeutics of the prescription medications released in the past year, their indications, clinical applications, drug interactions, adverse effects and toxicities, and important patient counseling information.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-045-L01-P
Student Track

Legislative Update 2017

08:15 AM 09:45 AM A111-113

Ernest Boyd, PharmD (Hon), CAE, and Antonio Ciaccia, OPA Lobbyists

This session will cover the latest action in the Ohio legislature. Among the bills passed in December: SB 319 that requires technician registration and certification for certain activities, updates the PBM law, and has new requirements for opiate prescriptions; SB 505 that allows pharmacists to substitute biosimilar drugs, with restrictions; SB 332 that allows pharmacists to inject certain long-acting medications, and HB 285 that allows refills to be combined for 90-day fills. Don’t miss this critical session!

ACPE #0129-0000-17-046-L04-P
Sponsored by American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc.
Student Track

New Drug Update 2017

09:55 AM 11:25 AM A120-122

(repeat of 8:15 a.m. program)

Karen L. Kier, PhD, M.Sc., R.Ph., Director of Assessment and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy

New drug products that impact current therapy guidelines or are innovative approaches to current treatment are continually released to the market. This program will review the pharmacology and therapeutics of the prescription medications released in the past year, their indications, clinical applications, drug interactions, adverse effects and toxicities, and important patient counseling information.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-045-L01-P

Ethics in Pharmacy Practice: Case Study Debates

09:55 AM 11:25 AM A123-125

Dennis M. Sullivan, MD, MA (Ethics), Director, Center for Bioethics, and Professor of Pharmacy Practice; and PharmD Candidates Christian Carroll, Jeremy Flikkem, Neal Fox and Tyler Michael, Cedarville University

Should a pharmacist participate in the preparation of drugs used for lethal injection as a form of capital punishment? Should a pharmacist have the right to refuse to dispense a legal drug to a patient, based on personal ethical concerns? This session will provide an introduction to ethics, as well as state and federal regulations related to participation in these ethically controversial practices. Case study debates on these issues will be included, with opportunity for audience interaction.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-047-L04-P

Creation and Implementation of a Clinical Pharmacy Consult Agreement: Challenges and Successes along the Way

09:55 AM 11:25 AM A111-113

Beth Powell, R.Ph., PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist/Residency Preceptor and David Meyer, R.Ph., PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist/Residency Preceptor; The Centers for Families and Children, Cleveland

This presentation will review recent changes in the laws and rules governing consult agreements. Our speakers will examine the process of creating a consult agreement and address the impact of consult agreements on patient care. Implementation of a consult agreement in a community health setting, focusing on successes, challenges and future opportunities, will be included.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-048-L04-P

Biosimilars

11:35 AM 12:35 PM A111-113

Evan Wright, R.Ph., PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist/ Residency Preceptor, The Centers for Families and Children, Cleveland

This presentation will review the history of biosimilars, including differentiation from biological products. Topics reviewed will include how these products are developed and approved, state regulations pharmacist will want to know before dispensing these products, and the effect of these products on cost savings. The presentation will conclude with a look at future challenges regarding these products and the pharmacist’s overall role in the addition of biosimilars to the market.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-049-L01-P

Implementing Pharmacogenomic Testing in Community Pharmacy

11:35 AM 12:35 PM A123-125

Sue Paul, R.Ph., SyneRxgy Consulting, LLC; Alex Lin, PhD, Assistant Professor; Yihong Deng, PhD Candidate; and Keith Dolby, PharmD Candidate; University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy

Pharmacogenetic testing refers to a type of genetic test to predict a patient’s likelihood to experience an adverse event or not respond to a given drug. Despite revision to several labels of commonly prescribed drugs regarding the impact of genetic variation, the use of this testing has been limited in many settings due to a number of factors. This presentation discusses key issues surrounding the implementation of pharmacogenomics testing in community pharmacy and its unique challenges.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-050-L04-P
Hosted by OPA’s Center for Entrepreneurship
Medication Safety CPE Credit

Avoiding Medication Errors Associated with Vaccinations

11:35 AM 12:35 PM A120-122

Donald Bennett, R.Ph., MBA, Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy

Errors with vaccine administration can result in ineffective immunization and leave a patient vulnerable to infection. This session will look at medication errors commonly associated with vaccinations, the ramifications of these errors, and possible corrective actions. Workplace policy and procedures, and strategies that can help minimize the risk of errors, will be included, as well as the process to submit errors to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program (VERP).

This program qualifies for State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy patient/medication safety CPE credit.

ACPE #0129-0000-17-051-L05-P