2019 Lasagna Dinner

March 20, 2019

Keynote: USP 797/800 Update

Presenter: Michael Brandt, Pharm.D., FASHP
Pharmacist, MultiCare Deaconess Cancer and Blood Specialty Centers

Come learn about the USP standards and changes! USP 797 helps ensure patients receive quality preparations that are free from contaminants and are consistent in intended identity, strength, and potency. USP 800 provides standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs to minimize the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel, patients, and the environments. Washinton State University’s National Community Pharmacists Association Student Chapter and the Spokane Pharmacy Association are collaborating to provide a an opportunity to learn about these important USP standards and connect with others while sharing a delicious lasagna dinner.

When and where

Luigi’s Restaurant
245 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost

NCPA students – No charge
SPA members – No charge
Non-NCPA students – $25
Non-SPA members – $25

Registration closes on March 20, 2019.

Register Online!

Event | Type II diabetes and cardiovascular outcomes

March 6, 2019

Recently diabetes management has focused on making sure we are using medications that reduce the leading cause of death in diabetes: cardiovascular disease. Come learn about these medications from WSU graduate Mark Fillcetti.

Type II diabetes and cardiovascular outcomes

Speaker: Mark Fillcetti, RPh
Lead Clinical Research Pharmacist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise, ID
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
& Lilly USA, LLC

No CE is offered for this event.

Pharmacists, technicians and student pharmacists are welcome.

DATE

Wednesday, March 6 2019
6:30 p.m.

LOCATION

Scratch Restaurant
1005 W 1st Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

COST

This event is free, but you must RSVP by Monday, March 4, 2019.

RSVP

Please RSVP to Robin Cole at robin.cole@boehringer-ingelheim.com or (Text/Phone) 509-220-8455.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

This program is open to healthcare practitioners (HCPs) for whom the information presented is relevant to their practice. Spouses or guests cannot be accommodated.

BIPI and Lilly USA, LLC have adopted the PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals that went into effect on July 1, 2002. Pursuant to the Code, inclusion of healthcare professionals’ spouses or guests is not permitted. We appreciate your understanding and support of our commitment to following the highest ethical standards as related to interactions with healthcare professionals. To comply with federal regulations, attendance at the entire session is required and early departures are not permitted.

January Newsletter

By: SPA Executive Vice President Steven Webbenhurst

As 2018 came to a close, and 2019 approached, I was reminded of Y2K. For those of you in your 20’s, Y2K was the term that was used to refer to the year 2000 in the preceding decade. Although computers had become common in the ‘90’s, most computer systems hadn’t been programmed to deal with the change in the year format, from 19XX to 20XX. Although a lot of work was done to ensure programs wouldn’t crash as 1999 rolled over into 2000, many people were skeptical. We weren’t sure if bank ATMs would function, gas pumps would work, if we’d have power and water, and if businesses would be able to operate. Our Y2K fears proved to be unfounded.

Many things in our lives have changed in the last 19 years. First thing that comes to mind is the way cell phones have changed over those years. From simple phones with keypads similar to traditional phones, to ones that connect us to the internet, control our TVs and lights, and our course, allow us to text friends. Another thing that has changed is the way we practice pharmacy.

One thing that stands out is how pharmacy and pharmacists have impacted the health of our patients by providing immunizations. Pharmacists have always been famous for being accessible their patients, and that made us perfectly aligned to provide immunizations. Last year, roughly 30 million flu shots alone were administered by pharmacists/interns. And Idaho has begun a program allowing trained technicians to administer immunizations under the supervision of a pharmacist.

There are many other areas in pharmacy that have changed as well. The role of technicians continues to expand and they have become an integral part in the operation of pharmacy. Medication therapy management (MTM) has become more commonplace. Collaborative practice agreements have allowed pharmacists to pursue areas that interest them, from health testing to prescribing select medications and beyond. These are just a few of the changes I’ve seen.

On a day-to-day basis, it seems like pharmacy remains relatively stagnant. But looking back to a prior time (like Y2K), reminds us of how far pharmacy has come.

My two questions for you are, “Where do you envision pharmacy 19 years from now? Where can we take it?”

January 2019 | St. Luke’s

By: Anastasia Corolenco

Pharmacy Focus this quarter is on the St. Luke Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane.

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is considered one of the most technologically advanced and one of the largest rehab centers in the Inland Northwest. Each year more than 7,200 people throughout the state use St. Luke’s to recover after stroke, brain, and spinal cord injuries, as well as chronic pain and workplace or auto injuries. As the only Level 1 trauma rehabilitation hospital in the region, St. Luke’s provides a wide variety of services focused on pain management, occupational, speech and physical therapies, and also cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. It allows each patient to gain the strength, skills, function, and confidence needed to live their happiest, most fulfilling life.


St. Luke’s organizes support groups onsite to assists patients with post-LSVT, dystonia, Parkinson’s, muscular dystrophy, etc. on a regular basis. It’s an opportunity for patients, caregivers and family members to share their experiences and concerns, receive valuable advice, enjoy special speakers, and learn from others.

St. Luke’s also has several outpatient programs for patients in all stages of rehabilitation. Aquatic therapy helps speed up and improve the healing and recovery for patients weakened by pain, injuries, surgeries, and other conditions. Treatments take place in a climate-controlled, therapeutic-grade water temperatures and are supervised by St. Luke’s compassionate rehabilitation experts. St. Luke’s provides an assessment for “at-risk drivers.” Patients who need a reevaluation of their driving skills after head injuries, stroke, decline in vision or memory, decreased mobility, etc. St. Luke’s can help patients to restore function after on-the-job injuries and return to work safely and quickly. Onsite clinical psychologists work on teaching patients and their family members to overcome heartbreaking life experiences and traumas by improving communication, implementing pain management techniques or adjusting to lifestyle changes.

Team St. Luke’s are experts, who are committed to making a daily difference in the lives of the patients.

CE | Asthma and COPD

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What’s new in asthma, COPD, and what is asthma-COPD overlap?
Many patients with asthma and COPD do not have their conditions optimally controlled. Additionally some patients may have both asthma and COPD and require special considerations for management. Join us for this session as we discuss the differences between COPD and asthma and discuss the new guideline recommendations for how to manage COPD, asthma, and COPD-asthma overlap.

Presenter:
Evan J. Sainsbury, Pharm.D.
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, Kootenai Health

LOCATION

WSU Health Sciences Spokane
405 E. Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202

SESSIONS

Option 1: Breakfast Option 2: Dinner
Morning – 7:00 a.m. Evening – 7:00 p.m.
Sign in 7:00 a.m. Sign in 7:00 p.m.
Breakfast will be provided Dinner will be provided
Washington State University Spokane*
Room TBD
405 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Washington State University Spokane*
Room TBD
405 E. Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Registration has closed.
Registration has closed.

COST

SPA member: free
Non-member: $25

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

*Note: Pay for parking on the WSU Spokane campus at the blue parking kiosks. Limited one-hour street parking is available along Riverpoint Boulevard.

One hour of CE credit will be provided, Washington State Board of Pharmacy.

Registration closes Jan. 30, 2019.

Speaker Bio

Evan Sainsbury, graduated with his doctorate of pharmacy from Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2018. He is currently completing a PGY-1 residency at Kootenai Health in Couer d’Alene, Idaho.

Trivia Night at Craftsman Cellars

January 14, 2019

Trivia Night!

How much do you know? Come join us for a fun evening of trivia, appetizers, beer, and wine!

Pharmacists, technicians and students welcome. First 10 student members to register are FREE!

When and Where

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Craftsman Cellars Tasting Room
1194 West Summit Parkway
Spokane, WA 99201

Cost

$10 per person.
First 10 student members are free!

Wine tasting and light appetizers included.

Come test your knowledge. Space is limited to 30 people. Registration is now closed.

2019 Annual Meeting

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars to join us on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Join us for the Spokane Pharmacy Association’s Annual Meeting celebrating the Inland Northwest Pharmacy Community. The event will feature an excellent dinner, exhibitor showcase, auction, keynote speaker, awards ceremony, and plenty of pharmacy community!

Agenda

5:00-6:30pm – Cocktail reception and networking
6:30pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Introduction of Guests & Recognition of Sponsor, Exhibitors
7:15pm – Keynote Speaker – Details to come
8:15pm – Presentation of Awards
Closing Remarks
View complete event details here: SPA 2019 Annual Meeting

Pricing

SPA Member: $25
SPA Member and guest: $55
General Admission: $40
Admission and SPA Membership ($50 pharmacist): $75
Table (8 tickets): $200
Online registration is open!

About the Speaker

Matt Layton, M.D., Ph.D.. Dr. Layton will be discussing “The Opioid Epidemic: From Prevention to Treatment.”
Dr. Layton is a clinical associate professor at Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. He earned his MD and Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Kansas. He completed residency training in psychiatry at the University of Washington. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has obtained certification from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency as a buprenorphine provider for the treatment of opioid dependence. Dr. Layton teaches the resident doctors in the Psychiatry Residency Spokane at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. He also works with third-year medical students in their six-week psychiatry clerkships. He is involved in training rural primary care doctors, physician assistants and nurses to work with patients who have psychiatric disorders and drug addictions. He also serves as medical director for the Spokane Regional Health District Opioid Treatment Program.

Sponsorships and Exhibitors

Exhibitor display table cost is: $950– includes recognition at the annual meeting.
View complete sponsorship and exhibitor details here: SPA 2019 Annual Meeting

CE | Pharmacy Laws

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Pharmacy Laws: Advancing the Profession and Developing Corrective Action Plans
This is an exciting time for Washington pharmacists, students and technicians as the pharmacy laws are being rewritten! Come and learn as two of Washington’s leading law experts discuss plans of corrections for common violations and how you can get involved to advocate for the profession of pharmacy.

Presenters:
Eleanor Doss
Washington State Department of Health, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Julie Akers
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacotherapy

LOCATION

WSU Health Sciences Spokane
405 E. Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202

SESSIONS

Option 1: Breakfast Option 2: Dinner*
Morning – 7:00 a.m. Evening – 7:00 p.m.
Sign in 7:00 a.m. Sign in 7:00 p.m.
Breakfast will be provided Dinner will be provided
Washington State University Spokane*
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Bldg, Room 118
405 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Washington State University Spokane*
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Bldg, Room 101
405 E. Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Registration is closed.
Registration is closed.

COST

SPA member: free
Non-member: $25

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

*Note: Pay for parking on the WSU Spokane campus at the blue parking kiosks. Limited one-hour street parking is available along Riverpoint Boulevard.

*Our PM session will also serve as the 2018 SPA Annual Meeting. After the regular CE session there will be a short State of the Organization update from your 2018 SPA President Jennifer Miller.

One hour of CE credit will be provided, Washington State Board of Pharmacy.

Registration closes Nov. 15, 2018.

Speaker Bios

Julie Akers is a 2000 graduate of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. After graduation, Julie moved to Seattle, Washington, where she worked for Bartell Drugs until 2011. During that time, she managed three different pharmacy locations before becoming a pharmacy district manager in 2004. After leaving Bartell, Julie spent 2011-2013 overseeing outpatient pharmacy operations for The Everett Clinic before moving to Spokane in fall of 2013 to join the pharmacy faculty at the WSU.
She served on the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) Board of Directors as a director-at-large from 2008 through 2010, and then a three-year term from 2011-2013 as president-elect, president, and past-president of the association. She currently serves on the WSPA as an appointed board member representing the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Eleanor Doss received her pharmacy degree from the University of New Mexico in 2010, but she has been working in pharmacies since 1995. She has a diverse background in retail, compounding, long term care, nuclear pharmacy, and research. However, one of her favorite subjects is pharmacy law. She is currently a pharmacist investigator for the Washington State Department of Health, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission.

Event | Student CV/Resume Review

October 30, 2018

The Spokane Pharmacy Association will be hosting our Third Annual CV/Resume Group Review Session for student pharmacists on Tuesday October 30, 2018. Students! Come have your CV or resume reviewed by various pharmacy leaders in the community.

Students will be in small groups and will have the opportunity to meet with a pharmacist as they briefly review each student’s completed CV in quick 15 minute rotations.

Food (Panda Express) provided.

We Need Pharmacist Volunteers!

We need some volunteers to serve as CV/resume reviewers! If you are pharmacist and interested in helping give our local students a leg up in their job search, please contact please contact Anastasia Corolenco at anastasia.corolenco@wsu.edu.

DATE

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
5:00 p.m.

LOCATION

Washington State University Spokane*
Center for Clinical Research and Simulation, room 260
410 E Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202

COST

This event is free, but you must RSVP.

RSVP

Students:  Registration has closed.

Other Details

*Note: Pay for parking on the WSU Spokane campus at the blue parking kiosks. Limited one-hour street parking is available along Riverpoint Boulevard.

No CE is offered for this event.

This event is for student pharmacists.

SPA Is Seeking Board Volunteers!

The Spokane Pharmacy Association is accepting applications and nominations for volunteers who are interested in serving on the SPA board of directors.

Volunteer with SPA!

We are looking for two pharmacist board members, a president-elect, and one technician member.

Candidate submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 12:00 p.m.

Notification of finalists will follow elections on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Please contact Jennifer Czapinski with any questions at board@spokanepharmacy.org

Why volunteer with SPA

We represent our membership and the pharmacy profession. This is an opportunity to serve in a leadership role and give back to our great Inland Northwest pharmacy community!

Who we are

We are a premier membership organization representing pharmacy professionals throughout the region. Our Board of Managers represent every practice setting, including academia, hospital, chain and independent community pharmacy and pharma. We offer a wide variety of member benefits, provide timely and important communications, networking opportunities, continuing education, and more!