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CE | Alternative treatments to reduce reliance on opioids for chronic pain

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Opioid use and misuse is a popular topic in health care right now. At this CE you will learn about alternative therapies for the treatment of chronic pain including psychotherapy, mind-body interventions, and herbal and/or dietary supplements. Sign up today!

Presenter: Tracy L. Skaer, Pharm.D., FASHP, FASCP
Professor of Pharmacotherapy, WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

LOCATION

WSU Health Sciences Spokane
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building
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 and dinner 7:00 p.m.
Breakfast will be provided Dinner will be provided
Washington State University Spokane*
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building, room 112
405 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Washington State University Spokane*
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building, room 112
405 E. Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Register Online
Register Online

COST

SPA member: free
Non-member: $25

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

CE credit pending for WA/ID.

Registration closes June 26, 2018.

May 2018 | Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Pharmacy Focus this quarter is on the Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Pharmacy, in Spokane. It is named after two local Veterans who sacrificed their lives for their country and each received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The Mann-Grandstaff VAMC Pharmacy Services supports the mission of the Veterans Health Administration by providing accurate, cost-effective, efficient, and safe pharmaceutical care to each Veteran served. Its core values are expressed through the acronym, “ICARE,” which stands for Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. These core values guide employees’ actions on a daily basis to ensure they are providing the best care anywhere to Veterans by:

  • Integrating the concept of pharmaceutical care into all phases of the pharmacy practice aimed at improving employee engagement and Veteran experience.
  • Employing a systems-thinking approach to continuously improve processes and behaviors aimed at increasing value and developing best practices.
  • Increasing patient educational efforts, particularly as they relate to medication related outcomes.
  • Providing clinical pharmacy support to fulfill National VA PBM Formulary compliance and optimize outcomes with medications.
  • Being good stewards of limited organizational resources and operating cost-effectively within the allocated medical center budget.
  • Providing timely service for prescriptions filled at the pharmacy.
  • Using clinical pharmacy specialists who practice at the top of their license to manage chronic diseases in primary care and specialized care for behavioral health.

The Mann-Grandstaff VAMC pharmacy department is composed of about 30 pharmacists and 23 pharmacy technicians. The pharmacy operates a full service outpatient department dispensing prescriptions and counseling patients. They also have an inpatient department providing unit dose and IV services. Inpatient pharmacist coverage after hours is provided through a remote link to Puget Sound VAMC. During after hours, inpatient medication services are provided through fully stocked Omnicell machines and ward stock. In addition, the pharmacy provides clinical pharmacy specialist services to the primary care and specialty clinics during regular business hours, assisting providers in the treatment of anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, tobacco cessation, and in formulary management.

The Mann-Grandstaff VAMC serves as a rotation site to students for six different advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs). Two of these rotations are ambulatory care, one in the primary care setting and the other in long-term-care/hospice. There are also rotations in acute care, community pharmacy, management, and (new for the 2018-2019 cycle) urgent care.

The Mann-Grandstaff VAMC has been providing an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program for the past six years. Each year the Mann-Grandstaff VAMC receives applications from candidates all over the United States. A pharmacy team conducts interviews and chooses only two residents from a pool of highly qualified candidates. An ideal candidate for this position should possess not only a strong academic record, but also leadership abilities, a commitment to community, and good emotional intelligence. In other words, pharmacy residents are hired for their attitude and trained to develop their skills. Residents can get experience in outpatient, inpatient, clinical, administration, and long-term/palliative care. They also have the opportunity to select electives in infectious diseases, behavioral health, home-based primary care, and academia. Interested applicants must participate in the ASHP Residency Matching Program (The Match) and the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

The Mann-Grandstaff VAMC allows pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to practice at an advanced level to contribute to excellent patient care. Pharmacists at the Spokane VAMC have the highest “All Employee Satisfaction Scores” for the last two consecutive years. As a team member in the VAMC, it is important to have strong communication skills, emotional intelligence, and the ability to build long-lasting relationships.

Event | Pfizer Informational Program

May 17, 2018

Pfizer invites health care professionals and health care staff to attend an informational program featuring Dr. Joel Galloway from Rockwood Heart and Vascular Center – Downtown.

Treatment Of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) and Reduction In The Risk Of Stroke and Systemic Embolism In Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation (NVAF)

Speaker: Joel Galloway, MD
Sponsored by Pfizer, hosted by Timothy Gallagher.
No CE is offered for this event.
Pharmacists, technicians and student pharmacists are welcome.

DATE

Thursday, May 17, 2018
6:30 p.m.

LOCATION

Spencer’s Restaurant
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, Washington, 99201
(509) 744-2372

COST

This event is free, but you must RSVP.

RSVP

Registration is closed for this event.

Notice: This event is conducted in accordance with the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and is limited to invited HCPs and appropriate non-HCP staff. Please note that for out-of-office programs, only HCPs (as defined by Pfizer policy) may attend. Before providing an RSVP or attending an out-of-office program, please confirm with your Pfizer representative that you meet the definition of “HCP” and any other requirements of attendance. Attendance by guests or spouses is not appropriate for any Pfizer speaker program unless the individual independently qualifies as an appropriate attendee. In addition, Pfizer policy prohibits attendance by HCPs who practice in a specialty for which the relevant Pfizer product does not have an FDA-approved indication and prohibits attendance by Pfizer speakers who have been trained on the product or topic to be presented.
State and Federal Employees: State and federal laws and regulations may limit your ability to receive meals. By attending this event, you confirm that you have obtained any necessary approvals from your employer.
Public Disclosures: The cost of meals provided to U.S. HCPs is subject to Pfizer’s national public disclosure policy as well as applicable state and federal law such as the National Physician Payment Transparency Program (otherwise known as “Sunshine”). Pfizer’s disclosure allocates the cost of meals equally across all attendees who have not opted out of receiving a meal or have consumed a meal regardless of opt-out status.

CE | Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOAC)

May 9, 2018

Direct Oral Anticoagulants

Speaker: Susan Denopoli, Pharm.D.

Dr. Denopoli is the pharmacist resident at Providence Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic. She will be presenting on the safety profiles and risks of each DOAC, recent studies on DOACs, edoxaban for treatment of cancer associated VTE, and reversal agents available for DOACs.

SESSIONS

Option 1: Breakfast Option 2: Dinner
Wed, May 9, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Wed, May 9, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Breakfast will be provided. Dinner will be provided.
Washington State University Spokane*
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Science Bldg RM 116
412 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Washington State University Spokane*
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Science Bldg RM 116
412 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Register Online Register Online

COST

SPA members – No charge
Non-members – $25

More 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, approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy and the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy.

CE | Jardiance

April 19, 2018

A breakthrough in cardiovascular outcomes: Jardiance

Presenter: Carol Wysham, M.D.
section head, MultiCare Rockwood Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
Spokane, Washington

Join the SPA for a sponsored drug talk on Jardiance. Learn about this medication’s effects on cardiovascular outcomes. Enjoy great food at Spokane’s local restaurant, Luna!

This event is hosted by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Lilly USA, LLC

When and Where

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Luna Spokane
5620 S. Perry Street
Spokane, WA 99223

COST

This is a hosted event.

How to RSVP

RSVP to Stacie Tombari at 509-991-2063 or stacie.tombari@boehringer-ingelheim.com

More details

Limited seating is available. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Registrations may still be accepted after this date pending availability.

Please note, per industry guidelines, the host is unable to accommodate spouses or guests at this event. Attendees may opt-out of the meal by indicating on their RSVP.

No CE credit is offered for this event. [Updated]

April Social Event!

April 18, 2018

Tax Time Trivia

Join fellow SPA members for a fun evening of team trivia with a numbers theme!

Pharmacists, technicians and students welcome.

When and Where

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
April 18, 2018

Cougar Crest Estate Winery
8 North Post Street, #6
Spokane, WA 99201

Cost

$10 fee for SPA members
Student SPA members are free

Includes wine tastings and snacks.

Come show us what you know. Register Now!

Register Online

Please register by April 17.

2018 Allen I. White Lecture

The WSU College of Pharmacy will be hosting its 2018 Allen I. White Lecture next Tuesday, March 13, from 12 – 1 p.m.

Keynote speaker: Richard Okita, Ph.D.
Program Director in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology and Biological Chemistry, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Click here to read about Dr. Okita in the college’s lecture announcement.

The lecture is open to the public. People planning to attend are asked to click on the following site link to RSVP: http://bit.ly/white-lecture-2018

Get full event details on Facebook.

CE | Hepatitis C Virus

April 9-10, 2018

Hepatitis C Virus

Speaker: Monica Graybeal, Pharm.D.

Dr. Graybeal will be presenting an overview of the hepatitis C virus and treatment guidelines.

SESSIONS

Option 1: Dinner Option 2: Breakfast
Mon, April 9, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tue, April 10, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Dinner will be provided. Breakfast will be provided.
Washington State University Spokane*
Room: Clinical Research and Simulation (SCRS), Room 250
412 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Washington State University Spokane*
Room: PBS 116
412 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
Register Online Register Online

COST

SPA members – No charge
Non-members – $25

More 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, approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy and the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy.

CE | Tobacco Cessation

March 21, 2018

Tobacco Cessation

Presenter: Kawkab Shishani, PhD
associate professor, WSU-College of Nursing
Spokane, Washington

Kawkab will be discussing how to approach the topic of tobacco cessation with your patients and the resources available in the Spokane area.

Here is the link to the pre-course activities: https://nursing.wsu.edu/continuing-education/smoking

When and where

*Washington State University Spokane
Room TBD
Spokane, WA 99202

March 21, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Cost

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

Online Registration has closed

One hour of CE credit will be provided, approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy and the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy.