July Newsletter

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

Are you tired of getting bad news? Well we have THREE great things to share with you!

First, our annual award banquet/meeting is extra special this year. It will be the 100th anniversary for the organization. That’s right, it’s our centennial. We are celebrating at The Centennial Hotel (how appropriate) on Friday, September 17th. Tickets are on sale now, and you can save some money by taking advantage of our early-bird pricing. Members/guests are just $25 each and non-members are $35 each. Hurry, as early-bird pricing ends August 1st. If you’re not a member, it’s a great time to join or renew and save with our member rates. Click here to register! It’s a 1920’s themed party starting with social hour from 5-7pm with live music, then a plated dinner with dessert. We have a special entertainment surprise plus our keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Leid, Dean of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. And don’t forget, it’s also award night. Nominations are now being accepted for Pharmacist of the Year, Pharmacy of the Year, Pharmacy Student of the Year and Pharmacy Technician of the Year. Who will you nominate?

We are also joining with WSPA and having a special night on August 10th. It’s a social event for members and non-members and the theme is S’mores (because it’s national S’mores Day). More details to follow and starts at 5pm.

We are also having a July CE event online for pharmacists and techs. It is on Wednesday, July 28th from 6-7pm. It’s on Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategies in Ambulatory Healthcare which is an under discussed topic. Hope you join us for 1 hour of CE credit. Click here for more details and the Zoom meeting link.

CE Webinar | Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategies in Ambulatory Healthcare

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
6:00-7:00pm

Understand the importance of antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient setting and discuss interventions that can improve patient outcomes and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Presenter

Thomas Duy Tran, PharmD
Walgreens Pharmacy

How to join the meeting:
Zoom Meeting link – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82200614081?pwd=SDU1dXRUeFV4dHVFYTdCcDNHMEtRUT09

Meeting ID: 822 0061 4081
Passcode: 875909
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,82200614081#,,,,*875909# US (Tacoma)
+12063379723,,82200614081#,,,,*875909# US (Seattle)

CE INFORMATION

1 hour of ACPE accredited 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 425-228-7171. CE cannot be uploaded after the 60 days from the date of the event.

Event | Treatment with INGREZZA (valbenazine) capsules: Patient Case Reviews

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 6:30pm

Come and enjoy dinner and a presentation on Treatment with INGREZZA (valbenazine) capsules: Patient Case Reviews.

No CE is offered for this event. Pharmacists and students are welcome to attend.

PRESENTER

Melissa Mitchell, PharmD
Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy
Riverside University Health System Medical Center
Moreno Valley, CA

LOCATION

The Davenport Grand
333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane WA 99201

COST

This event is free, but you must RSVP.

RSVP

Please RSVP to Ben Slabaugh at bslabaugh@neurocrine.com or (208) 610-4236 by 7/30/2021.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

INGREZZA Event Details
INGREZZA Full Prescribing Information

CE Webinar | Selecting Cephalosporins in those with Documented Allergies

Thursday, June 24, 2021
6:00-6:30pm

Presenter

Peter Sohn, PharmD, RPh
Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital

Activity Information

This activity is designed for Pharmacists | 0.5 hour CPE | Activity type: Knowledge
ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0130-9999-21-220-L01-P

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

  • Select appropriate cephalosporin therapy with those with documented allergies.
  • State the pharmacology of cephalosporin therapies.
  • Define a high level of antimicrobial stewardship.

How to join the meeting:
Zoom Meeting link – https://zoom.us/j/93563459759?pwd=eGwySTQ2aGp4OFZvRWNIcEJVY0lDUT09

Meeting ID: 935 6345 9759
Passcode: 018370
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,93563459759#,,,,*018370# US (Tacoma)
+12063379723,,93563459759#,,,,*018370# US (Seattle)

CE INFORMATION

.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 in SurveyMonkey and mark down the secret code that is given for the activity as validation of attending. You will need to submit the evaluation by July 8th. 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.

CE Webinar | Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Disease State Education

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Two sessions available:
Morning, 7:00-8:00am
Evening, 6:00-7:00pm

Oncology is an ever-growing field and being vigilant means staying up to date. Please join SPA for two separate CE’s and listen to Dr. Michael Brandt for a review and update on chronic lymphocytic leukemia. CE available for Pharmacist and Technician SPA members.

How to join the meeting:
Click here to get the Zoom meeting link and read more about earning CE credits.

PRESENTER

Michael L. Brandt, PharmD, FASHP
Oncology Medical Science Liaison, Janssen Medical Affairs, a division of Johnson and Johnson

CE INFORMATION

1 hour of ACPE accredited CE.

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

March Newsletter

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

“Oh what a night…” is the first line in a song by The Four Seasons which was released way back in December, 1963.

I think we should come up with a song that starts “Oh what a year…”

I think we can all agree that the last year has been remarkable, and not in a good way. But we are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. With three approved COVID vaccines being given (many by pharmacists, technicians and interns), fewer cases along with hospitalizations due to COVID rapidly declining, we are starting to see a new phase taking over.

The board is excited to make plans to return to in-person events. Although we’ve had some great continuing education events virtually this last year, many of us long to mingle with friends and colleagues at such events. And we have several social/networking events being planned, just waiting for venues to be open to larger groups. So watch your email and faxes for information on both interesting CE programs as well as exciting social events that will be coming in the next weeks.

And as you look at your calendars, be sure to INK IN our fabulous Centennial Bash which will include our annual awards and meeting. Because this is the CENTENNIAL year of our organization, we have big plans that will blow our usual annual meetings out of the water!!! It is going to be Friday, September 17th at the Centennial Hotel (for our centennial 😊). More information will be sent later this spring.

And for our technician members, you can also mark Saturday, October 2nd as our annual Technician Day event with continuing education on topics chosen by you!

I’m sure you’re as excited as we are to return to something close to “normal”. So watch your email and faxes in the next few weeks for more information.

And if you haven’t renewed your membership, there is no better time than now. You’ll enjoy our free CE and social events this year as well as a discount for our Centennial Bash and Technician Day. See our website for more details!

CE Webinar | Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Presenter

Jesse Tegtmeyer, PharmD, PGY1 Anticoagulation Resident
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Jesse Tegtmeyer is a PGY1 resident currently at the Sacred Heart Anticoagulation Center. He is from the class of 2020 and hopes to continue as an ambulatory pharmacist in the future.

Register Online

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

CE INFORMATION

1 hour of ACPE accredited 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
You will be required to log into the gotowebinar, attend the full presentation, and complete a post-activity evaluation form to receive credit. The evaluation form will be included as an attachment in the webinar. After the evaluation form is completed, you must return it to Maria Lieggi (maria@wsparx.org) at the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) to have your CE uploaded.

WSPA will upload the CE credit to the CPE Monitor. WSPA only has 60 days to upload the CE from the initial date of the training, so it is recommended that attendees check their CPE Monitor 1-2 weeks prior to the 60 day deadline in order to verify the status of their credit for presentations attended. After the 60 day deadline, the CE cannot be uploaded to the CPE Monitor.

January Newsletter

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

Happy New Year!

I’m sure almost all of us are happy to see 2020 fade away. There were some positive parts of last year, but COVID cast a shadow over most of it.

The board is excited to announce four new board members. They are Alex Hayfetz, Candice Boyd, David Kim and Nicole Rodin. Christeen Hancock was also re-elected to a 2nd two year term.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to those who are leaving the Board. They include Shurrie Morris, Peter Martsin and Andrew Yabusaki. We appreciate all their work and support. James Hendrix-Ward’s term also expired but he has agreed to help with the upcoming awards banquet.

2021 is an exciting year for our organization. Did you know that the association began 100 years ago? Hard to imagine, but we will celebrate our centennial this year! Our plans were to hold a Centennial Bash (our annual meeting and awards ceremony) in March of this year, but due to the lingering COVID epidemic, we are waiting until later in the year for the celebration.

The Centennial Bash will be a grander celebration than our usual banquet. It will be held at The Centennial Hotel (for our centennial) and will have a 1920’s theme. As a new date is picked, we will announce that information so you can reserve the date.

I received an email reminding me that my membership expired at the end of the year. If you received the same email, please follow my lead and renew yours as well. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

May 2021 be a fantastic year for all of us.