Board Nominations

If you are looking for a leadership opportunity or want to increase your network and interact with other health care professionals, now is the time to take action!

The Spokane Pharmacy Association is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Board of Managers for the next 2-3 year term starting January 2023.

We are seeking pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to fill our Board. The deadline to submit a nomination or application is Wednesday, November 16th at 5pm.

Nominate/Apply Here

Social Event | Trivia & Wine Tasting

Trivia night returns! We are having a private trivia night at Cougar Crest’s tasting room in downtown Spokane. Come alone or bring friends and we will team up for some fun.

When & Where

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
6:30-8:30pm

Cougar Crest Winery
8 N. Post Street
Spokane, WA

RSVP

To register for the event, please email steven.webbenhurst@gmail.com with your name(s).

Cost

SPA members: Free
Non-members: $10 cash at the door

August Newsletter

Message from the Board
By: SPA Executive Vice President Steven Webbenhurst

What? Back to school sales? Where did summer go?

It can’t be time for school to begin again! (Unless you’re a parent anxious for your kids to get out of the house). Hopefully school will be near-normal this year after several years altered by COVID.

The Spokane Pharmacy Association is looking forward to a near-normal autumn. We have lots of plans, so make sure your membership doesn’t lapse!

First, we are planning a dinner CE “Teams Don’t Create Themselves, Change Starts With Me”, presented by Jill Coen, PharmD. We will combine this with a short annual business meeting. Watch your email and fax for information about this fall event.

We also will have another 1-2 CE events this year for pharmacists and techs, plus TECH Day is coming up on October 1st. Make sure your colleagues know about this great opportunity for Tech CE’s.

We’ve had several fun social events this year, but will have one more this fall. Trivia night is the most popular request so we will combine that with beer or wine tasting. Watch for details.

We are returning to a spring Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet in 2023 and have begun planning. Watch for a “save the date” once we have a solid date set.

These are just a few of the benefits of being a Spokane Pharmacy Association member. Why not invite a friend to be a member too and enjoy our events with your friends?

CE Webinar | Osteoporosis in Men

Friday, April 22, 2022
6:00-6:30pm

How to join the meeting:
Zoom Meeting Link – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88581221525

Meeting ID: 885 8122 1525
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,88581221525# US (Tacoma)
+12063379723,,88581221525# US (Seattle)

Presenter

Rebecca Tso, PharmD
PGY1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident
Providence Sacred Heart Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic

Learning Objectives

Pharmacists:
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize risk factors and common causes of male osteoporosis
  2. Explain the diagnosis and classification of male osteoporosis
  3. Identify the different pharmacotherapy options for management of osteoporosis

Pharmacy Technicians:
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize the prevalence and incidence of male osteoporosis
  2. Identify common causes of male osteoporosis
  3. Explain the different treatment options available for male osteoporosis

CE Information

0.05 CEUs

The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

To Earn CE Credit
To receive credit, you must be a SPA member and complete the evaluation as validation of attending. The evaluation as well as your NABP e-profile ID and birth date MMDD will need to be received by the WSPA in order for you to receive credit.

The Washington State Pharmacy Association only has 60 days from the date of the activity to upload the CPE information to the CPE Monitor. WSPA will upload the CE within 3-4 weeks after the event. It will be your responsibility to check the CPE Monitor before the 60 days to make sure the CE is uploaded in your profile. If there are any problems, you will need to contact WSPA at 425-228-7171. CE cannot be uploaded after the 60 days from the date of the event.

March Newsletter  

Message from the Board
By: SPA Executive Vice President Steven Webbenhurst

“In like a lion and out like a lamb”. That’s the saying regarding March, but I think it’s also been applicable to winter 2021-2022. Hopefully things are settling down after the Omicron variant that was so prevalent in January.

We are happy to announce that we have several new board members in 2022. All of our board terms are 2 years, so with each new year, half of our board members are new! New board members include: Lauren Powell, Brittany Craft, Alex Stumphauzer, Michelle Nguyen, Alicia Barnes, and Jessica Gould. Maybe your name should be on our list next year!

We’d also like to thank those that terms ended in December. They are Brandon Arthur, Shelly Yeager, Boris Zhang, Blair Rossow, Carla Hibbs, Cole Wren, and James Hendrix-Ward.

There have been several drug company sponsored dinners and CE events this year already. See our website for upcoming dinners and CE events. In February, we had an exciting night of hatchet throwing and pizza – view photos from the event on our Facebook page.

We also have a fun afternoon scheduled on Saturday, April 16th up on Green Bluff at Big Barn Brewing. Visit our website for more details and information on how to RSVP. As everyone tries to get back to normal, more events will be posted on our website and announced as well.

This year we will be having a smaller format annual meeting which is currently planned for late August. We are always happy to hear ideas from members for continuing educational topics as well as social events. Use the link on our website to provide feedback!

Social Event | Big Barn Brewing & Trivia

Enjoy a fun spring afternoon on Easter Saturday at Big Barn Brewing on Green Bluff. Sample their beers and enjoy playing trivia. There will be a food truck available with delicious items to purchase. Please bring your own lawn chair if you have one!

When & Where

Saturday, April 16th, 2022
1:00-4:00pm

Big Barn Brewing
16004 N Applewood Lane
Mead, WA

Cost

Free for SPA members and their guest.

RSVP

To register for this event, email steven.webbenhurst@gmail.com with your name(s).

CE Webinar | Review of Atopic Dermatitis and Treatment Options

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
6:00-7:00pm

How to join the meeting:
Zoom Meeting Link – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84840932235

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the most common signs/symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis
  • Restate non-pharmacologic treatment options from Atopic Dermatitis
  • Recognize mechanism of action of pharmacologic therapies for Atopic Dermatitis
  • Recall first line options for Atopic Dermatitis

Presenter

Raymond Chu, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Resident
Providence Sacred Heart’s Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic

CE Information

One hour of CE

The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

To Earn CE Credit
To receive credit, you must be a SPA member and complete the evaluation and mark down the secret code that is given for the activity as validation of attending. The evaluation as well as your NABP e-profile ID and birth date MMDD will need to be received by the WSPA in order for you to receive credit.

The Washington State Pharmacy Association only has 60 days from the date of the activity to upload the CPE information to the CPE Monitor. WSPA will upload the CE within 3-4 weeks after the event. It will be your responsibility to check the CPE Monitor before the 60 days to make sure the CE is uploaded in your profile. If there are any problems, you will need to contact WSPA at 425-228-7171. CE cannot be uploaded after the 60 days from the date of the event.

Events | Educational Programs for CKD in T2D – Bayer

Presentation #1

Monday, March 7th, 2022 at 6:30pm
Churchill’s Steakhouse
165 S Post St, Spokane, Wa

Agenda: Introduction to CKD and CV risk in T2D, Finerenone: a treatment option for patients with CKD and T2D

Presentation #2

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 at 6:30pm
Churchill’s Steakhouse
165 S Post St, Spokane, Wa

Agenda: Health-economics of CKD treatment, Finerenone Forum

The content for each night is different, so participants are welcome to attend one or both presentations. Each dinner will include a 3-course meal with two complimentary beverages; attendees will be responsible for the inclusion of additional items.

No CE is offered for these events. These events are free, but you must RSVP. Each event is limited to 30 attendees.

Presenter

Diego Gomes, Ph.D.
Senior Medical Science Liaison
Cardiovascular and Renal Health

RSVP

Email: Diego Gomes at diego.gomes@bayer.com
Phone: 1 (206) 397-5815

Social Event | Hatchet Throwing & Pizza

February may be the month of love, but it is also hatchet throwing month for Spokane Pharmacy Association. Join us as we learn to throw hatchets starting at 6pm, followed by some pizza and liquid refreshments at Pizza Pipeline. Come by yourself or with your pharmacy friends and test your hatchet throwing skills!

When & Where

Monday, February 21st, 2022
6:00-8:00pm

Heber Hatchets
2015 N. Division St.

Cost

Free for everyone, but limited to the first 24 to RSVP.

RSVP

To register for the event, email steven.webbenhurst@gmail.com with your name.

CE Webinar | Blood Pressure Targets in Diabetes Therapy

Saturday, January 29, 2022
6:00-6:30pm

Presenter

David Kim, PharmD, MPH
Chief of Pharmacy Operations
92nd Medical Group, USAF

How to join the meeting:
Zoom Meeting Link – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85433201226

Meeting ID: 854 3320 1226
One tap mobile
+12063379723,,85433201226# US (Seattle)
+12532158782,,85433201226# US (Tacoma)

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the need for consideration for blood pressure goals in diabetes therapy.
  • Define specific blood pressure goals when treating individuals with diabetes.
  • Identify landmark clinical trials that relates to blood pressure control for individuals with diabetes.

CE INFORMATION

0.5 hour of CPE

The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

To Earn CE Credit
To receive credit, you must be a SPA member and complete the evaluation and mark down the secret code that is given for the activity as validation of attending. The evaluation as well as your NABP e-profile ID and birth date MMDD will need to be received by the WSPA in order for you to receive credit.

The Washington State Pharmacy Association only has 60 days from the date of the activity to upload the CPE information to the CPE Monitor. WSPA will upload the CE within 3-4 weeks after the event. It will be your responsibility to check the CPE Monitor before the 60 days to make sure the CE is uploaded in your profile. If there are any problems, you will need to contact WSPA 425-228-7171. CE cannot be uploaded after the 60 days from the date of the event.