Trivia Night at Liberty Ciderworks

April 15, 2019

Trivia Night!

Come join us for a fun night of trivia while you taste some great ciders!

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

When and Where

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Liberty Ciderworks
164 S Washington Street, Suite 300
(just north of Dutch Bros coffee)
Spokane, WA 99201

Cost

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

Relax after a hard day at work or after a day of block testing with friends and future friends while playing trivia and enjoying some great ciders from Liberty Ciderworks (included with admission).

Register Now!

CE | Deprescribing pearls for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Do your patients complain about being on too many medications? Join SPA to learn the best strategies to reduce unnecessary medications!

Learn how to advocate for your patients and network with pharmacy peers.

Presenter:
Kelley Dunlop, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Resident, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

LOCATION

WSU Health Sciences Spokane
412 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 & Biomedical Sciences Building, Room 112
412 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Washington State University Spokane*
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building, Room 112
412 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Registration for this event has closed.
Registration for this event 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 Apr. 10, 2019.

February Newsletter

By: SPA Executive Vice President Steven Webbenhurst

When I say February, what comes to mind first? For me, it is Valentine’s Day. As you walk through almost any retail store, from Home Depot to the Dollar Store, you see something reminding you that Valentine’s Day is approaching. Pink and red hearts surround you as you pass by the displays, reminding you to get something for those you love.

Love–a word we use often. We love people, places, pets, hobbies, foods, almost anything. But do we love our jobs? Pharmacy has changed significantly since I graduated in 1984. Back then, most of my classmates entered the job market with positions at independent pharmacies or retail chains. About a quarter of them went into hospital pharmacy with a small minority finding clinical positions that were relatively new at that point.

As I said, the pharmacy world has changed. There are far fewer independent pharmacies these days and most pharmacy chains are booming. But that’s not the only difference. The healthcare world has opened up so many new opportunities for pharmacists over the last decade or two. Long term care positions have expanded. We have pharmacists that specialize in so many areas including nuclear, ambulatory care, MTM, compounding, manufacturer clinical liaisons and specialized pharmacists in all the disease states. And as the size and number of pharmacy schools has increased, so has the need for pharmacy faculty.

I hope you love your job as much as I love mine. If you don’t, there are so many areas to explore. There may be an area you have never considered that might be perfect for you. A great way learn about other areas is by attending one of our events (CE talks, social/networking events, annual banquet) and talking with other pharmacy professionals.

A number of years ago, North Idaho College was looking for a pharmacist to help with their pharmacy technician program. I ended up teaching 8 credit hours at NIC for several years in addition to working 42 hours a week as a pharmacy manager for Walgreens. I am still on their Pharmacy Technician advisory committee. When I was a district pharmacy supervisor for Walgreens, I stumbled across an early training session to become an immunizer and later became a trainer for the APhA program. I currently work at the Walgreens located on the Deaconess campus and we specialize in HIV and HepC. Having been a pharmacist for nearly 35 years, I attribute my job satisfaction to the various roles I’ve had over the years including my time serving on the Spokane Pharmacy Association board.

So my words of advice to both young and experienced technicians and pharmacists is to love your job, or find one that matches your skills and interests. That job is out there! Find it and live it!

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.

Registration for this event is now closed.

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

Registration for this event is now closed.

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