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The Utah Pharmacy Association had a great conference this year. UPhA was able to provide 15.5 hours of ACPE approved education, as well as golf, network, and more.


We hope you will join us at our Mid-Year CE Event

on September 14, 2019. Just one day, and get up to 8 hours of CE.


CE Credit Instruction for those that attended:

Visit the CEI Learning Manangement System website.


You will need to create a login.


Once you have logged in, enter the code you received in each class in the box at the bottom of the black section on the left side of the screen.


The deadline for obtaining your credits is June 3, 2019. Please take the time to take the course evaluations at the earliest possible opportunity


Questions? Call:

Shannon Glaittli




CEI Impact contact info



Conference Program



Conference Agenda:

Thursday - May 2


Pre-Conference Activity 8:00AM: Golf Sunbrook Golfcourse


2:30pm-5:30pm - Expo Hall (Garden Room)


1:30pm-3:00pm -

Helping Learners Give Effective Feedback: “What can I do better?” (.15 CEUs/1.5 Hours)
UAN: 0107-9999-19-164-L04-P

Nicholas W. Cox, PharmD, BCACP     HANDOUT

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe why obtaining and engaging with learner feedback is essential to improving education using the concepts of “deliberate practice”
2. Formulate personal strategies to facilitate learners to be “good givers” of feedback
3. Practice strategies to prepare for, react to, and engage with feedback more effectively


3:00pm-4:30pm -

Counterfeit Medicine in America: 2019 (.15 CEUs/1.5 Hours)
UAN: 0107-9999-19-165-L04-P

Shabbir Imber Safdar       HANDOUT

Learning Objectives:
1. DESCRIBE three recent incidents of counterfeits in America and how they reached patients through a break in the secure supply chain
2. LIST examples of how black market distributors circumvent the supply chain protections and what measures they are capable of
3. LIST the warning signs of a counterfeit distributor or counterfeit medication
4. IDENTIFY the risks to the patient, pharmacist, and pharmacy of handling suspect medications
5. RECOGNIZE how to talk to patients about the risk of circumventing the secure supply chain and how to save money safely on medications.
6. IDENTIFY which state entity issues pharmaceutical wholesale licenses and how to check those license.


7:00pm - Annual Award Dinner

               Annual presentation of Awards, including the Bowl of Hygeia, Cardinal Generation Rx, Distinguished Young

               pharmacist, and Technician of the Year Award


Friday - May 3



9:00am-12:00pm - Group Education Rotation (2 CE, Expo Hall)

  • Group A (Red)
    Group A begins at 9:00am in Ballroom AB; 10am - Ballroom CD; 11am - Garden Room
    Overview of Mental Health Medications (.1 CEUs/1.0 Hours)
    UAN: 0107-9999-19-166-L01-P

    Michael Wright, R.Ph.     HANDOUT

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify 4 major neurotransmitters and their effects
    2. Describe the proposed mechanism of action for major drugs that affect these neurotransmitters
    3. Recognize drugs that treat depression, anxiety, and psychosis

  • Group B (Blue)
    Group B begins at 9:00am in Ballroom CD; 10am - Expo Hall; 11am - Ballroom AB
    Tapering Opioids: Opioid Taper Plans, Buprenorphine and the Role of the Patient’s Pharmacist
    (.1 CEUs/1.0 Hour)
    UAN: 0107-9999-19-175-L01-P

    Ann LaPolla        HANDOUT      

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe appropriate pain management, including non-opioid modalities of treating pain
    2. Recognize the scope of the opioid problem and the need to taper opioids in specific populations
    3. Recognize hyperalgesia and other adverse effects of long term opioid therapy
    4. Explain reasons to taper opioid therapy, including timeline of taper
    5. Identify clinical practice guidelines for opioid taper for specific populations and the role of the pharmacy in patient support and medication selection
    6. Identify buprenorphine: benefits, risks, and common side effects
    7. Identify the role of buprenorphine in addiction, chronic pain and mixed disorders
    8. Describe the role of the patient's pharmacist in transitioning to buprenorphine successfully

  • Group C (Yellow) - Expo Hall
    Group C begins at 9:00am in the Garden Room (Expo Hall) - 10am - Ballroom AB; 11am - Ballroom CD

12:00pm-1:00pm - Scholarship Lunch


1:00pm-2:30pm -

Polypharmacy in the Geriatric Population (.15 CEUs/1.5 Hours)
UAN: 0107-9999-19-167-L01-P

Michelle Hon, PharmD      HANDOUT

Learning Objectives:
1. Define polypharmacy
2. Explain why polypharmacy is considered a geriatric syndrome
3. Describe the consequences of polypharmacy in this patient population and pharmacy practice
4. Identify patient factors contributing to the syndrome of polypharmacy
5. Describe methods that pharmacists can use to address polypharmacy
6. Create an approach to polypharmacy management for your practice setting


2:30pm-4:00pm -

Risk Management: Pharmacy Crime Since the Crackdown on Opioids (.15 CEUs/1.5 Hours)
UAN: 0107-9999-19-168-L04-P

Michael Warren        HANDOUT

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe pharmacy crime trends in the United States and implications for the retail pharmacist
2. Assess the risk of crime in a pharmacy
3. Identify measures that can be taken to prevent burglaries and actions that should be taken in an armed robbery


4:00pm-5:30:00pm -

Telepharmacy: The Patient's Perspective (.15 CEUs/1.5 Hours)
UAN: 0107-9999-19-169-L04-P

Adam Chesler        HANDOUT

Learning Objectives:
1. Analyze the current trends in the pharmacy industry and their effect on patient access.
2. Discuss the impact of telepharmacy on patients in rural and urban communities.
3. Describe the regulatory environment and what states are doing with rules surrounding telepharmacy.



             Immunization Update: Measles, Shoulders, and Side Effects-Oh My! (.15 CEUS/1.5 Hours)
             UAN: 0107-9999-19-170-L06-P

            Karen Gunning, PharmD, BCPS,BCACP, FCCP      HANDOUT

            Learning Objectives for Pharmacists:
            Upon successful completion of this application-based course, pharmacists should be able to:
            1. Formulate answers to commonly asked patient questions regarding the
            recent measles outbreaks and the role of immunization.
            2. Define “SIRVA” and be able to develop a plan to reduce the frequency of this adverse effect.
            3. Formulate a counseling plan for recombinant zoster vaccine, including a discussion of efficacy and adverse    effects
            4. Compare and contrast the 2019 ACIP Schedules with previous years and incorporate those changes into your immunization practice.

           Learning Objectives for Technicians:
           1. Outline legal changes across the country that are facilitating immunization administration by technicians.
           2. Define “SIRVA” and be able to develop a plan to reduce the frequency of this adverse effect.
           3. Construct a storage and ordering plan for vaccines that reduces errors in administration.


7:30pm-9:00pm - Annual Wholesalers Dinner and Entertainment


Saturday - May 4


8:00am-9:00am -

NASPA/NMA Student Pharmacist Self Care Championship (.1 CEUs/1.0 Hours)
UAN: 0107-9999-19-171-L01-P

Marv Orrock        

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based course, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should be able to:
1. Identify and explain aspects of the effective and safe practice of pharmacy self-care treatments
2. Describe at least two over the counter and prescription medication interactions that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should be aware of
3. List three OTC medications and their use. Pharmacists should identify counseling points for each of three OTC medications

9:00am-10:30am -

Contraception Therapeutics 101: A Foundation for the Future (.15 CEUs/1.5 Hours)
UAN: 0107-9999-19-172-L01-P

Karen Gunning, PharmD, BCPS,BCACP, FCCP      HANDOUT

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists:
1. Explore the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (U.S. SPR) to identify and differentiate self-administered contraception, long acting reversible contraception, and resources for talking with patients about contraceptive method efficacy, use and adverse effects.
2. Outline a plan to reasonably determine a woman is not pregnant prior to starting contraception; how to start the selected contraceptive method and subsequently identify appropriate follow up process and frequency depending on the contraceptive method chosen.
3. Using the CDC Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception, evaluate patient medical histories in order to develop an initial and ongoing contraceptive plan.

Learning Objectives for Technicians:
1. Define resources available for patient information on contraception.
2. Outline the various contraceptive products available for contraception and categorize them as self- administered, over the counter, or long acting reversible contraception (LARC).
3. Develop a system to reduce dispensing errors by understanding the subtle differences between oral contraceptive products.


10:30am-10:45am -



10:45am-12:45pm -

2019 Case Law Update and Utah Developments (.2 CEUs/2.0 Hours)
UAN: 0107-9999-19-173-L03-P

Bill Stilling       HANDOUT

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based course, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should be able to:
1. Describe the facts, reasoning, and holdings of federal and state court cases over the last year that are relevant to the attendee's practice.
2. List the three most important cases in the past year for the attendee's law or pharmacy practice.
3. Explain whether recent rulings will affect the attendee's behavior in advising clients or in providing pharmacy services, and, if so, what those changes will be.
4. Explain recent changes in Utah pharmacy-related laws and enforcement trends




 *CEI will be providing education credits for this event. CEI is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

**Schedule and education sessions are subject to change.






































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