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The Official Publication Of The Florida Pharmacy Association JUNE 2012

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florida PHARMACY TODAY Departments 4 Calendar 4 Advertisers 5 President’s Viewpoint 7 Executive Insight 28 Buyer’s Guide

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Health Care Teams with Pharmacists Best for Hypertension Why Do I Need To Be Certified? What’s In It For Me?

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FPA Calendar 2012

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122nd Annual Meeting and Convention

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Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting Orlando

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FPA Clinical Consultant Conference Fort Lauderdale October

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11 - 14 NABP District III and SE Officers Conference

9 - 10 Florida Board of Pharmacy Meeting - Tallahassee 13-17 NCPA Meeting San Diego, California

14 - 15 Board of Pharmacy Meeting Orlando

20-21 FPA Midyear Clinical Consultant and Nuclear Pharmacist Meeting Orlando

25 - 26 FPA Committee and Council Meetings

November 2-3

FPA Budget and Finance Committee and Board of Directors Meeting Orlando

15-17 NASPA and ASPL Fall Meeting Tucsan, Arizona

Mission Statements: of the Florida Pharmacy Today Journal

The Florida Pharmacy Today Journal is a peer reviewed journal which serves as a medium through which the Florida Pharmacy Association can communicate with the profession on advances in the sciences of pharmacy, socio-economic issues bearing on pharmacy and newsworthy items of interest to the profession. As a self-supported journal, it solicits and accepts advertising congruent with its expressed mission.

of the Florida Pharmacy Today Board of Directors

The mission of the Florida Pharmacy Today Board of Directors is to serve in an advisory capacity to the managing editor and executive editor of the Florida Pharmacy Today Journal in the establishment and interpretation of the Journal’s policies and the management of the Journal’s fiscal responsibilities. The Board of Directors also serves to motivate the Florida Pharmacy Association members to secure appropriate advertising to assist the

Journal in its goal of self-support.

22-23 Thanksgiving - FPA Office Closed

For a complete calendar of events go to www.pharmview.com CE CREDITS (CE cycle) The Florida Board of Pharmacy requires 10 hours LIVE Continuing Education as part of the required 30 hours general education needed every license renewal period. Pharmacists should have satisfied all continuing education requirements for this biennial period by September 30, 2013 or prior to licensure renewal. *For Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Application, Exam Information and Study materials, please contact the FPA office. For More Information on CE Programs or Events: Contact the Florida Pharmacy Association at (850) 222-2400 or visit our Web site at www.pharmview.com

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CONTACTS FPA — Michael Jackson (850) 222-2400 FSHP — Michael McQuone (850) 906-9333 U/F — Dan Robinson (352) 273-6240 FAMU — Leola Cleveland (850) 599-3301 NSU — Carsten Evans (954) 262-1300 DISCLAIMER Articles in this publication are designed to provide accurate and authoritative information with respect to the subject matter covered. This information is provided with the understanding that neither Florida Pharmacy Today nor the Florida Pharmacy Association are engaged in rendering legal or other professional services through this publication. If expert assistance or legal advice is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. The use of all medications or other pharmaceutical products should be used according to the recommendations of the manufacturers. Information provided by the maker of the product should always be consulted before use.

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The President’s Viewpoint BOB PARRADO, FPA President

Has the Advocacy Fever Been Cured? I would like to believe that the “Advocacy Fever” is still spreading far and wide. Just 11 months ago, we began the advocacy fever campaign to increase membership in the Florida Pharmacy Association and to show the members of the Legislature that pharmacists truly were serious about advocating for their profession. As I end my year as President of the Florida Pharmacy Association, I can look back and feel good about the successes we have accomplished. The Florida Pharmacy Association is in sound financial standing with new membership mildly increased. Pharmacists’ authority to immunize has been expanded. The strong local opposition to this expansion of our scope of practice by the medical associations was countered by the hard work of our lobbying team and national trends in which immunizations by pharmacists are well accepted. The annual Health Fair and Legislative Days in Tallahassee has grown impressively and has shown the public and the legislators that pharmacists are ready and able to deliver quality health care services to the citizens of Florida. In spite of strong legislative effort to reduce Medicaid costs, the FPA was successful in assuring that there would not be any cuts to pharmacy reimbursements. There are many other positive impacts the Florida Pharmacy Association contributed to the profession of pharmacy during this past year. In the May issue of the Florida Pharmacy Today journal, I mentioned each of my Council Chairs and spoke of the great work each of them, along with their council members, had accom-

plished. I would like to thank each of them personally for the time and effort they put in this year toward our goal to move pharmacy into the next phase of our professional development.

The annual Health Fair and Legislative Days in Tallahassee has grown impressively and has shown the public and the legislators that pharmacists are ready and able to deliver quality health care services to the citizens of Florida. I would be remiss not to thank Michael Jackson and all the staff at the FPA office for the tremendous job they do every day for all of us, and for their incredible work ethic. They have been extremely supportive of my efforts to represent the Florida Pharmacy Association as your President. They have made my job much easier through their guidance and direction. I would like to wish the incoming

Bob Parrado, 2011-2012 FPA President

President, Dr. Goar Alvarez, his council chairs, and all the new leadership, the best of luck in the upcoming year. I stand ready to be of service to them and offer any help that they may need. I have spoken with Dr. Alvarez about the goals that I had set at the beginning of my term and the goals that he looks forward to implementing. I have encouraged him to be relentless in continuing the “Advocacy Fever” movement. We must move forward with one goal in mind, and that is to promote the practice and the business of pharmacy. It is imperative that we do this with “One Voice.” All of the pharmacists in Florida must come together and advocate for our profession at all levels- local, state and national. Finally; I must thank you, the membership of the Florida Pharmacy Association, for allowing me the privilege of serving as your President. This year has been very rewarding to me both JUNE 2012

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FPA Staff

Executive Vice President/CEO Michael Jackson (850) 222-2400, ext. 200

Director of Continuing Education Tian Merren-Owens, ext. 120 Controller Wanda Hall , ext. 211

Educational Services Office Assistant Stacey Brooks , ext. 210 Coordinator of Membership Christopher Heil ext. 110

Florida Pharmacy Today Board Chair............................................. Jennifer Pytlarz, Brandon Vice Chair...................Don Bergemann, Tarpon Springs Treasurer...............................Stephen Grabowski, Tampa Secretary.........................Stuart Ulrich, Boynton Beach Member..................................... Joseph Koptowsky, Miami Member..............................Rebecca Poston, Tallahassee Member........................Carol Motycka, Saint Augustine Member.................................Christina Medina, Hollywood Member................................. Norman Tomaka, Melbourne Member..............................Verender Gail Brown, Orlando Executive Editor.........Michael Jackson, Tallahassee Managing Editor.........................Dave Fiore, Tallahassee

This is a peer reviewed publication. ©2012, FLORIDA PHARMACY JOURNAL, INC. ARTICLE ACCEPTANCE: The Florida Pharmacy Today is a publication that welcomes articles that have a direct pertinence to the current practice of pharmacy. All articles are subject to review by the Publication Review Committee, editors and other outside referees. Submitted articles are received with the understanding that they are not being considered by another publication. All articles become the property of the Florida Pharmacy Today and may not be published without written permission from both the author and the Florida Pharmacy Today. The Florida Pharmacy Association assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions made by the authors to the Florida Pharmacy Today. The Journal of the Florida Pharmacy Association does not accept for publication articles or letters concerning religion, politics or any other subject the editors/ publishers deem unsuitable for the readership of this journal. In addition, The Journal does not accept advertising material from persons who are running for office in the association. The editors reserve the right to edit all materials submitted for publication. Letters and materials submitted for consideration for publication may be subject to review by the Editorial Review Board. FLORIDA PHARMACY TODAY, Annual subscription - United States and foreign, Individual $36; Institution $70/year; $5.00 single copies. Florida residents add 7% sales tax.

The profession of pharmacy is changing before our very eyes. The role pharmacists have in the health care arena of the future will change drastically. The future is ours to shape. personally and professionally. I have had many opportunities to speak to thousands of pharmacists and write monthly articles for the Florida Pharmacy Today journal. I have tried to be consistent with my message of promoting pharmacy in a positive fashion. The profession of pharmacy is changing before our very eyes. The role pharmacists have in the health care arena of the future will change drastically. The future is ours to shape. Advocacy is the only way to promote the many positive health care outcomes that pharmacists can provide. If we continue to spread the “Advocacy Fever” far and wide, the future of pharmacy will be very bright. We must never allow the “Advocacy Fever” to be cured. n Thank you again, Bob

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Executive Insight By Michael Jackson, FPA Executive by michael jackson,Vice RPhPresident/CEO

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FPA History of Service and Support Goes Back 125 Years

t is truly remarkable when an organization can stake a claim to being an active and viable entity for over 125 years. This gives notice to our members that this organization, which was established at the corner of Adams and Main Street in Jacksonville, endured over the years to become what we see now as the Florida Pharmacy Association. The membership and leadership have done remarkable things that warrant mentioning in this article. We have had members who have served on boards and as presidents of nearly every national professional pharmacy association. Many began their rise to national service from their humble beginnings within committee and council meetings of the FPA. We have taken pride in being the training ground of our profession’s future leaders. It is not our intent to rest on the history of our accomplishments and those who have proudly held active membership, rather our desire is to continue our efforts to develop an army of future leaders. For example, at the 122nd annual meeting and convention in Marco Island, this summer, we have scheduled a leadership symposium. We have recognized that over the years of prosperity that our stakeholders have become content to allow others to define our destiny. We have become fearful of those who make public and administrative policy and have given them control over what you can or cannot do with your patients. It is not uncommon for a member to share with me the many issues that pharmacists grapple with on a daily basis, whether it is something that the Legislature, Board of Pharmacy or even a supervisor instructed them to do by law, adminis-

trative rule or by management policy. It seems that we are trained to blindly do something without calling into question whether or not the directive makes sense or is even in the best interests of the patients that we took an oath to serve and support- or the businesses that we manage. The leadership symposium is structured to help pharmacists and pharma-

We have taken pride in being the training ground of our profession’s future leaders. cy technicians become more proactive in how our industry services should be done. If you are struggling with loss of control over your patient care environment, your practice or even your ability to advocate on behalf of your patients, you may want to add the preconvention meeting as part of your convention agenda. Many of us have natural tendencies to take command and control of most situations. Some of us may have limited skills or may even be unwilling to over-

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come conflicts within our pharmacies. Then there are those of us who are content to allow issues to fester unchecked until they become impossible to correct. We hope that you will find the information provided at our preconvention meeting useful. The ultimate goal for this program is to help pharmacists become better patient advocates and build successful practices using time-proven leadership principles. If you have that feeling of inadequacy or suspect that the practice is working you rather than you working the practice, then you could benefit from this special program. Visit our website for more information on preconvention pharmacy leadership boot camp. n

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2012 FPA Board of Directors The Florida Pharmacy Association gratefully acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the following members of the FPA leadership who work deligently all year long on behalf of our members.

Humberto Martinez............................................................. Chairman of the Board Robert Parrado .........................................................................................FPA President Goar Alvarez............................................................................................... President Elect Betty Harris ............................................................................................................Treasurer Suzanne Wise............................................Speaker of the House of Delegates Eric Alvarez.....................................Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates Preston McDonald, Director............................................................................ Region 1 Marcus Dodd-o, Director .................................................................................Region 2 Eva Sunell, Director ..............................................................................................Region 3 Raul N. Correa, Director ...................................................................................Region 4 Jeffrey Parrado, Director ...............................................................................Region 5 Chris Lent, Director...............................................................................................Region 6 Paul Rohrbaugh, Director.................................................................................. Region 7 Raul Gallo, Director.................................................................................................Region 8 Paul Elias, Director.................................................................................................Region 9 Venessa Price.......................................................................................... President FSHP Michael Jackson........................................Executive Vice President and CEO

Florida Pharmacy Today Journal Board Chair......................................................Jennifer Pytlarz, jlc_rxdoc@hotmail.com Vice Chair......................................................... Don Bergemann, don@bceinfo.com Treasurer....................Stephen Grabowski, sgrabowski@seniormmc.com Secretary...................................................................Stuart Ulrich, Stuarx@aol.com Member.................................................Joseph Koptowsky, docjik1215@aol.com Member........................Rebecca Poston, rebecca_poston@doh.state.fl.us Member....................................................... Carol Motycka, motycka@cop.ufl.edu Member.....................................................Christina Medina, cmmedina@cvs.com Member................................................................Norman Tomaka, FLRX9@aol.com Member................... Verender Gail Brown, brownvgrx4304@hotmail.com Executive Editor................Michael Jackson, mjackson@pharmview.com Managing Editor...................Dave Fiore, dave@fiorecommunications.com

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Submitted by August D'Orazio, FPA member and Florida licensed nuclear pharmacist “Service” Pharmacy’s Responsibility in 2013 and Beyond! “What is your vision for the future of Pharmacy?” Michael Jackson asked at FPA’s conference in Tampa on Managing Cardiovascular Disease in Pharmacy Practice. I have thought long and hard about the answer to this question. I reached out to the Code of Ethics for Pharmacists to remember how we defined ourselves to society with the hope of visualizing our future from our core. This code was approved by the FPA House of Delegates and APhA Active and Life members in October 1994. It states the following, “Pharmacists are health professionals who assist individuals in making the BEST use of medications. This code, prepared and supported by pharmacists, is intended to state publicly the principles that form the fundamental basis of roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. These principles, based on moral obligations and virtues, are established to guide pharmacists in relationships with patients, health professionals, and society. The eight core values are: 1. A pharmacist respects the covenantal relationship between the patient and pharmacist. 2. A pharmacist promotes the good of every patient in a caring, compassionate, and confidential manner. 3. A pharmacist respects the autonomy and dignity of each patient. 4. A pharmacist acts with honesty and integrity in professional relationships. 5. A pharmacist maintains professional competence. 6. A pharmacist respects the values and abilities of colleagues and other health professionals. 7. A pharmacist serves individual, community, and societal needs. 8. A pharmacist seeks justice in the distribution of health resources. 9. At our core is the mission to make


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the BEST use of medications. Thus, the response to Michael’s question must be based on what lies in each and every one of us. HEART!!! I was watching a movie about a football team that had taken a beating in the first half. As the coach was leaving the field with his team for the locker room, the reporter asked, “Coach, what does you team need to overcome the adversity of the first half?” His response, “HEART.” Pharmacy has certainly experienced adversity, however, I believe the Pharmacy Profession does possess HEART because of all of you! We all have something to give! It is in our genes as pharmacists to provide our patients optimal therapies to enhance their quality of life. I believe all pharmacists do their best to accomplish this on a daily basis! I am so grateful to be a part of a profession that focuses on wellness! That is our future as a profession to focus on patient wellness. We believe we can impact patient wellness. We believe in MTM (Medication Therapy

Management Services). There is a Master’s Degree Program for MTM today. We must convince all the players, i.e. providers, health care payers, patients, and pharmacy institutions that pharmacists have the HEART and skill sets necessary to achieve positive outcomes for our patients! You are the faithful leaders, members, and givers to FPA and the pharmacy profession. It is your will, commitment, and hard work that will be the oxygenated blood supply needed to pump the HEART for maximum cardiac output! The mission of the output to achieve optimal wellness will be manifested by the safe procurement/distribution of medications enhanced by promoting the patient’s sixth right. Michael Jackson has educated us through Medication Errors CE that a patient has five rights. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Right Patient Right Medication Right Strength Right Dose

5. Right Directions 6. I would suggest the sixth Right: to have a healthcare team composed of provider and pharmacist fully engaged on achieving a Positive Outcome. We must ensure that we create the best environment where patient wellness and positive outcome-based therapy can be the norm. This means we have to go beyond being at the physician’s elbow to influence prescribing. We have to be the hands writing the therapy after careful consultation with the provider. In the future, the provider will be empowered with more sophisticated diagnostic tools to identify medical issues earlier. Thus, the pharmacist will be challenged to respond to these diagnosis and design accurate, appropriate, and positive outcome based therapies, as well as the parameters to monitor in a timely manner. The pharmacist of the future may command an iPad to direct a robot to

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distribute the correct medications with appropriate barcode checks and balances. This will create the time a pharmacist will need to interact with the provider in a technology efficient medium to stream all the best information enabling pharmacist-written therapy and desperately needed patient counseling. Bob Parrado stated in Florida Pharmacy Today, September 2011, “I am a firm believer in using our cognitive abilities to manage positive medication outcomes. A patient that has been educated on why a certain medication has been prescribed to them and the importance of compliance will have a more positive outcome.” Thus, we need to reach deep down and empower each other. We must draw on pharmacy’s HEART and soul, our very existence, to provide the safe procurement and use of all medications. In the future, this will translate to designing, and monitoring pharmacist-written therapy for the most positive outcomes. Al Tower stated, “I have seen phar-

macy come full circle.” Pharmacy did start in compounding and now in specialty areas has returned to compounding. I remember my fifth year (guess that dates me) in pharmacy, my fellow classmates and I were all excited about Clinical Services. The generation you are from savors an exciting memory of what was happening in the profession when you graduated. It is that excitement, (remember, please how optimistic you were!) that needs to be passed on to our graduates today! I wonder what our new graduates think. Their road will be challenging, but they will have their HEART, excitement and our HEART, knowledge, experience and excitement to help them! I graduated from Ohio Northern University, BS Pharmacy, 1983, University of Kansas, MS Hospital Pharmacy, 1985, became a Consultant, 1986, completed Nuclear Pharmacist Certification, Butler University, 1989. I have been very blessed to have practiced in

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many beautiful settings. The profession of Pharmacy has bestowed on me many opportunities. I have tried my best to give back in many different disciplines and practice settings. However, I believe I have so much more to give. You, the faithful of FPA, have always encouraged me throughout my career. I want to with your help encourage others to give their all for the greater good! The future is bright because of people like you who also want to give to a cause greater than ourselves. The cause is to strengthen the HEART of the pharmacy profession to persevere and accomplish pharmacistwritten therapy. This therapy will promote wellness and the greater good for our patients. Let’s promote great cardiac health so our HEART will encourage pharmacy students and graduates to march into the future with the desire to impact patient wellness for the greater good and bless the profession they are privileged to become a part of!

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Health Care Teams with Pharmacists Best for Hypertension Community Preventive Services Task Force gives team-based care for patients with high blood pressure its highest recommendation based on reviews of nearly 80 studies. Ph a r mac i st s on pat ie nt c a r e teams dealing with hypertension received a major boost recently when the  Community Preventive Services Task Force  endorsed team-based care (TBC) including pharmacists to improve blood pressure control. The task force, an independent, nonfederal, uncompensated group of public health and prevention experts appointed by the CDC director, gave the evidence supporting TBC its highest recommendation. “APhA and America’s pharmacists applaud the findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force,” said APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Thomas Menighan, BSPharm, MBA, ScD (Hon), FAPhA. “Patients need all of us in health care to work together as a team focused on helping them achieve the goals they set with their physicians and other providers on the team.” Based on a review of nearly 50 studies conducted between 2003 and 2012 as well as a systematic review of nearly 30 studies published in 2006, the Community Preventive Services Task Force concluded that TBC for patients with high blood pressure increased the proportion of patients with controlled blood pressure, decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and improved patient outcomes for diabetes and blood lipid levels. The teams investigated in these studies included a patient and a primary care provider, with most adding a pharmacist, a nurse, or both. Only four studies did not incorporate a pharmacist or nurse. Pharmacists and nurses improved both systolic and diastolic blood pressure comparably, while studies including pharmacists significant-

ly increased the proportion of patients who were able to control their blood pressure. Pharmacists have been building the capacity to provide enhanced care for decades while the ‹system› catches up,» Menighan noted. «We have been gratified by the mounting evidence and public notice that shows that when pharmacists get involved in medication use, costs go down and patient care quality goes up. Today, we are eager to work with our colleagues in medicine and nursing to build the kinds of collaborative practices that most benefit our patients.» The Community Preventive Services Task Force described the components involved in TBC as adding new staff or changing the roles of existing staff; forming teams that included the patient, the primary care provider, and other health professionals; and having the team support and share responsibilities for hypertension care. Team activities included facilitating communication and coordination of care; enhancing use of evidence-based guidelines; establishing regular, structured ways to monitor patient progress and schedule additional visits; and engaging patients actively in their own care with education, support, and other tools and resources. Based on these findings, the task force called for «health care and public health organizations [to] consider implementing a multidisciplinary team-based approach to improve the effectiveness of hypertension care for patients. The task force added that the benefits of TBC could also apply to other heart disease risk factors, such as high cholesterol and diabetes. In addition, the Community Preven-

tive Services Task Force credited the CDC/CMS-led Million Hearts initiative, which incorporates TBC as a central component in preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The task force noted that blood pressure control is one of the four health behaviors targeted by the initiative using the acronym ABCS, along with aspirin use, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation. “We celebrate CDC’s support and the Community Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendations to use team-based care to improve blood pressure control,” said Rebecca Snead, BSPharm, Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Executives. “Pharmacists are strong supporters of the Million Hearts initiative to achieve the goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, and the task force’s recommendations will maximize the team-based care necessary to achieve this goal.” “The affirmation that team-based care clearly improves patient outcomes makes our work to accelerate expansion of interprofessional education across all health professions even more timely and important,” said Lucinda Maine, PhD, BSPharm, Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). “AACP is pleased to provide leadership to such initiatives.” Posted by Alex Egerváry (aegervary@ aphanet.org) May 21, 2012, 4:35 pm

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Why Do I Need To Be Certified? What’s In It For Me? Article written by Mark Prifogle, 2011 President of the Indiana Academy of Pharmacy Technicians (IAPT), an academy of the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance (IPA). Reprinted with permission. Original article appeared in the Indiana Pharmacist (Vol. 92, No. 3), third quarter, 2011. I teach an annual 5-month pharmacy technician certification class for GrandView Pharmacy, which is currently in session. One of the questions I receive from prospective students, employees or from the public, is, “Why do I need to be certified?” “What’s in it for me?” While many answers have come to mind, over the years, I have gleaned down my responses to those below. Certification is a quality indicator. Indiana currently does not require a pharmacy technician to become certified, only licensed. Many states, 17 in total (34% of the US), require certification by one of the certifying bodies. However, whether or not you need to be certified to work in your state is immaterial, because certification is about so much more than entrance into your profession—it’s a very clear way to demonstrate to employers, customers, and peers that your professional knowledge and skills meet nationally recognized standards. In discussions with hundreds of pharmacists in the last 5 years, all have commented on how much they rely on their certified technicians because of the level of knowledge and credibility they bring into the clinical practice. Dr. Lisa O’Hara, Director of Pharmacy Services at GrandView Pharmacy, states, “Any technician that is willing to learn to the level of national certification exemplifies a commitment to personal growth. Individuals that are committed to personal growth do better work. I need to know that the pharmacy technicians that I trust with my license are willing to go to that level”. 12

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Certification leads to increased job prospects. The employment rate for pharmacy technicians is expected to increase 31 percent by 2018.* What’s also interesting about this promising number is that, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes, “job prospects are expected to be good, especially for those who are certified.” Essentially, adding a CPhT designation to your resume can mean having an advantage in the job market when it comes to finding a job, commanding a higher salary, and being considered for promotions. Certification increases patient care. Another important reason to consider certifying is because of the effect it can have on the quality of patient care you provide. As a pharmacy technician, one of your main duties is to prepare prescription medications under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. These medications are critical to the management of a vast array of conditions, and staying on top of the latest technological advances in pharmaceuticals can prove critical to how well you serve your customers. Once you become a certified pharmacy technician, you will re-certify every two years. The continuing education requirement requires you to keep up with the changes in our industry that occur every day. You must complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education with at least one hour in pharmacy law. This continued learning can facilitate the extended pharmaceutical knowledge that will prove valuable to your patients. Certification is attainable. You can choose to prepare for the certification examination in one of three ways—on your own with study material you’ve purchased from an organization, like IPA, at work in an employer-sponsored training program or

through a pharmacy technician program at an accredited school. Pharmacy technician programs typically range from six months to two years, depending on which level of education you pursue (certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree). Through classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experience, you can learn everything from pharmaceutical calculations, terminology, and recordkeeping to the laws and ethics related to the pharmacy technology field. Many of these programs also include internships in professional pharmacies, which provide you with a valuable opportunity to practice your skills, and network with potential employers. Certified pharmacy technicians collaborate as co-professionals with pharmacists to ensure that the medications dispensed in a variety of practice settings are of the highest quality in the most efficient ways possible. Pharmacists depend on CPhTs to help them serve their patients. CPhTs increase quality while earning more money than their uncertified counterparts. The decision is easy and the path clear, now go get certified! * Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, web site accessed on Nov. 12, 2010.


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FPA Officer and Director Nominations Although we have just finished the election for a president-elect and directors for the even numbered regions to be installed at the 2012 annual meeting, it is time to start thinking about nominees for the 2013 election since the nomination deadline is September 1 of this year (9/1/12). As the form below indicates, this year we will need candidates for president-elect, treasurer, and directors for the odd numbered regions. Please note that you may nominate yourself. CALL FOR FPA OFFICER AND DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS for 2013 Elections The FPA By-Laws specify that any subdivision or any member in good standing may nominate one person for the office of President-Elect and one person for the office of Treasurer. A President-Elect shall be elected every year and shall assume the duties of the President on the last day of the annual meeting of the year following election as President-Elect. The treasurer shall serve a two year term and may succeed to one consecutive term of office in that capacity. Nominees must be Florida registered pharmacists in good standing with the Florida Pharmacy Association and the Florida Board of Pharmacy. Nominees for president-elect should have a good understanding of how the Association functions and should be current on the issues impacting pharmacy. Nominees for treasurer should have good analytical skills and experience and ability in financial management and budget preparation. There are nine regional Board Directors who shall serve two year terms. Nominees must be a Florida registered pharmacist in good standing with the Florida Pharmacy Association and the Florida Board of Pharmacy. Additionally, Board Directors must be a member of at least one the FPA Unit Associations within their region. Board Directors terms are staggered such that even numbered regions shall be elected in even numbered years and odd numbered regions shall be elected in odd numbered years. All newly elected Board of Directors Regional Directors shall take office on the last day of the annual meeting, and shall continue in office until the last day of annual meeting of the second ensuing year.

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FPA 122nd Annual Meeting and Convention

Schedule *Schedule is subject to change

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 5 hrs GCE 10:00am

Registration Desk Opens

10:30am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

10:45am-4:00pm Education: 5 hrs GCE Pharmacy Leadership Boot Camp

The FPA Pharmacy Leadership Boot Camp workshop is a short course that will enhance the leadership skills of new and aspiring pharmacy leaders. Instructional presentations and team-based projects are used to learn leadership principles and how to apply them to practical situations. It is designed for new and aspiring pharmacy leaders, managers, directors and clinical pharmacy leaders who are interested in developing the skills necessary to lead people as well as advance new services and programs within their organizations. Leaders will also gain knowledge of essential management tools and techniques.

10:45am -11:45am Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH Lead From the Front

Wayne Cheatum, MS, RPh, CPh, Colonel (Ret), USAF, BSC Reginal Harris, PharmD, RPh, CPh, President and Senior Consultant, Infosource Communications LLC Gail Brown, BS, RPhT, CPhT, MTM Pharmacy Technician, FPG Pharmacy Services Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Define the roles and responsibilities of a Pharmacist Leader; Identify how to apply the methods and means of obtaining success as a pharmacy leader; Discuss how to successfully lead a pharmacy organization. UAN: 0165-0000-12-029-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define the roles and responsibilities of a Technician Leader; Identify how to apply the methods and means of obtaining success as a pharmacy leader; Discuss how to successfully lead a pharmacy organization. UAN: 0165-0000-12-029-L04-T*

11:45am-12:45pm Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH Communicate Like You Mean It

Reginal Harris, PharmD, RPh, CPh Gail Brown, BS, RPhT, CPhT Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Discuss barriers to communication in the workplace and know how to overcome them; Identify and apply methods of effective communication that will improve your ability to communicate with your patients, staff, physicians, nurses, and bosses; Describe effective communication strategies to establish superior customer service in your pharmacy; Recognize how to empower personnel to accomplish duties, tasks and responsibilities. UAN: 0165-0000-12-030-L04-P*

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Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Discuss barriers to communication in the workplace and know how to overcome them; Identify and apply methods of effective communication that will improve your ability to communicate with patients, staff, physicians, nurses, and bosses; Describe effective communication strategies to establish superior customer service in the pharmacy; Recognize how to empower personnel to accomplish duties, tasks and responsibilities UAN: 0165-0000-12-030-L04-T* 12:45pm-1:00pm

Break

1:00pm-2:00pm Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH Employ RESPECT When Dealing With Difficult People (Patients, Staff and Bosses)

Colonel Wayne Cheatum, MS, RPh, CPh Gail Brown, BS, RPhT, CPhT Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Describe how to establish an environment in the pharmacy where respect and fairness are central to effective human relations; Identify techniques and methods of dealing with difficult people; Describe how to apply the methods of turning a problem patient into a healthcare partner. UAN: 0165-0000-12-031-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Describe how to establish an environment in the pharmacy where respect and fairness are central to effective human relations; Identify techniques and methods of dealing with difficult people; Describe how to apply the methods of turning a problem patient into a healthcare partner. UAN: 0165-0000-12-031-L04-T*

2:00pm-3:00pm Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH Patient Safety Is Job 1

Colonel Wayne Cheatum, MS, RPh, CPh Reginal Harris, PharmD, RPh, CPh Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists and technicians will be able to: Define the critical aspects of patient safety as they relate to the pharmacy workplace; Discuss strategies for ensuring the continuation of high quality pharmacy services; Demonstrate how to effectively incorporate Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) into daily operations; Identify how to institute new services through staff empowerment and effective personnel management. UAN: 0000-0165-12-032-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists and technicians will be able to: Define the critical aspects of patient safety as they relate to the pharmacy workplace; Discuss strategies for ensuring the continuation of high quality pharmacy services; Demonstrate how to effectively incorporate Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) into daily operations; Identify how to institute new services through staff empowerment and effective personnel management. UAN: 0165-0000-12-032-L04-T*


Schedule 3:00pm-4:00pm Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH Strategic Pharmacy Leadership

Colonel Wayne Cheatum, MS, RPh, CPh Reginal Harris, PharmD, RPh, CPh Gail Brown, BS, RPhT, CPhT Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Identify what it takes to be an effective Pharmacist or Technician Leader; Discuss methods of monitoring success in your pharmacy; Discuss strategies a new leader could use when assuming the leadership of a pharmacy and describe what the new leader should do first. UAN: 0165-0000-12-033-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Identify what it takes to be an effective Pharmacist or Technician Leader; Discuss methods of monitoring success in your pharmacy; Discuss strategies a new leader could use when assuming the leadership of a pharmacy and describe what the new leader should do first. UAN: 0165-0000-12-033-L04-T* 4:00pm-5:00pm

HOD Board of Directors Meeting

5:00pm-6:00pm

Florida Pharmacy PACCE Meeting

6:00pm-7:00pm

Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

7:30pm-9:00pm

Florida Pharmacy Association Officer’s Meeting

7:30pm

Florida Pharmacy Foundation Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 5, 2012 6 hrs of GCE or 4 hrs RC 7:00am

Registration Desk Opens

DISASTER PLANNING CONSULTANT TRACK

What would you have done if you were in Japan for the nuclear accident in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami? What would you have done if you were in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina or present at any other natural disaster? Would you have known what to tell your patients about radiation exposure, medication safety, or where to go for that information? Your patients see you as an extremely credible source of health information, but where do you turn when there has been an event that you haven’t dealt with before - such as a chemical, biological, or radiological exposure? This session will discuss the pharmacists’ role in response to low probability but high consequence events of concern.

7:45am-9:15am Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/RC Natural Disaster Preparedness for Pharmacists Michael Nash, PharmD, AACC, BCPS, Clinical Coordinator, Memorial Regional Hospital Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to:

Discuss the frequency of natural disasters; Recognize how a major natural disaster could impact personal & professional responsibilities; Discuss how natural disasters impact healthcare; Explain how to be better prepared for disasters; Describe how disaster response is coordinated. UAN: 0165-0000-12-034-L04 -P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Recognize the frequency of natural disasters; Identify the effects of a natural disaster; List ways to be better prepared for natural disasters. UAN: 0165-0000-12-034-L04 -T* 8:00am-10:00am

Delegate Registration

9:00am-10:30am Non CE Program CE Provider Workshop for Florida Department of Health Providers

Jeffrey Mesaros, PharmD, Florida Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy; Tripartite Committee Chair Carl “Fritz” Hayes, RPh, Past Member-Florida Board of Pharmacy; Past Chair-Tripartite Committee Marcia Mann, CE Broker Representative Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Identify and understand Florida rules and regulatory updates regarding: Continuing education requirements for Florida licensed Pharmacists; Continuing education requirements for Florida registered Technicians; Responsibilities for approved provider program administrators; Record keeping requirements and audit information for providers; CPE Monitor requirements for all pharmacists and technicians.

9:20am-10:50am Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/RC What Pharmacists Should Know about Weapons of Mass Destruction

Erin Mullen, RPh, PhD, CEM Assistant Vice President, Rx Response for the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Describe chemical, biological, and radiological/nuclear (CBRN) agents of concern; Identify medication therapies utilized in response to CBRN events; Identify credible information sources to assist in medication therapy and patient counseling after a CBRN event. UAN: 0165-0000-12-035-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define CBRN agents; List medications used in CBRN events; List sources to contact after a CBRN event. UAN: 0165-0000-12-035-L04-T*

10:55am-11:55am Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH/RC Planning Considerations for Pharmaceutical Response and Recovery

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Schedule Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Explain all laws pertaining to emergency prescription refills; Compare rules pertaining to exemption to wholesale distribution; Review labeling requirements for prescription drugs; Identify challenges to maintaining pharmaceutical supply; Apply allocation and apportionment protocols; Support the recovery of pre-positioned medical assets; Assess the requirements of recordkeeping for prescription drugs; Review basic rules of inventory management. UAN: 0165-0000-12-036-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Identify laws pertaining to emergency prescription refills; Recognize challenges that may occur in your pharmacy; Review basic rules of inventory management. UAN: 0165-0000-12-036-L04-T* 11:00am-1:00pm

FPA House of Delegates and Annual Business Meeting

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch (Attendees on their own)

12:30pm-1:30pm

Independent Pharmacist Luncheon (Invitation Only)

1:00pm-2:00pm Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH Improving Transitions of Care: Reducing Patient Readmissions

Stefanie Cribb, PharmD, Area Medical Manager, Sanofi-Aventis Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Define transitions of care; Evaluate the risk factors and predictors of poor outcomes related to transitions of care; Evaluate key transitions of care issues related to diabetes; Identify guiding principles necessary to improve transitions of care and resource organizations. UAN: 0165-0000-12-037-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define transitions of care; List some risk factors of poor outcomes related to transition of care; Recognize organizations and guidelines that improve transition of care. UAN: 0165-0000-12-037-L04-T*

2:00pm-3:00pm Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH/STC Keynote Address: Uncle Sam Update—National Issues Changing Pharmacy Practice

B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Compare the role of government in pharmacy today with past and future involvement; Discuss the motivation and trend of the government’s role in healthcare; Provide an overview of the community pharmacy marketplace including demographic, economic, and patient care services offered; Describe the value of individual responsibility for pharmacists to use political advocacy to positively influence their profession and patients in a meaningful way; Discuss why pharmacists must ‘own’ medication adherence and tactics they can employ to affect this outcome. UAN: 0165-0000-12-039-L04-P*

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Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Recognize the government’s role in the practice of pharmacy; List patient care services offered in the community pharmacy marketplace; Identify the value of political advocacy to positively influence the profession of pharmacy. UAN: 0165-0000-12-039-L04-T* 3:00pm-5:00pm

House of Delegates Reconvenes

6:00pm-7:00pm

Adopt-A-Student and Mentor Social

7:00pm-10:00pm

Florida Pharmacy Foundation “RED, WHITE & BLUE FAMILY FUN NIGHT” Cost: 12 yrs & Up-$60; 5-11 yrs-$25; 4 yrs & Under-Free Cost includes: Food, Games, Prizes, Live Band, & FireCracker the Mechanical Bull

Friday, July 6, 2012 6 hrs of GCE/TECH/RC 7:00am

Registration Desk Opens

6:45am-7:45am

Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International Breakfast

7:45am-9:15am Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/RC Identifying Medication Related Problems in the Geriatric Population Angela Hill, PharmD, BCPP, Professor and Chair, University of South Florida College of Pharmacy Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Discuss medication use practices in the geriatric population; Describe the various types of medication-related problems observed in the geriatric population; Explain the psychosocial and medical consequences of medication related problems in the geriatric population; Compare and contrast criteria for determining inappropriate use of medications in the geriatric population; Discuss strategies to resolve medication-related problems in the geriatric population; Demonstrate the ability to identify medication-related problems in the geriatric population. UAN: 0165-0000-12-011-L01-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Identify medication use practices in the geriatric population; List different types of medication-related problems among geriatrics; Recognize the effects of certain medications used among geriatrics. UAN: 0165-0000-12-011-L01-T*

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Schedule 9:00am-10:30am Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/STC NASPA/NMA Game Show

Tian Merren Owens, MS, PharmD, Director of Continuing Education, Florida Pharmacy Association Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Identify and explain aspects of the effective and safe practice of pharmacy self care treatments through a process of answering a selected group of questions similar to a national board exam; Analyze the usage and effectiveness of over-the-counter medications; Classify different groups of over-the-counter medications based on drug treatment classes. UAN: 0165-0000-12-038-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Identify the use of over-the-counter medications; List the classes of various OTC products; Identify proper storage and handling techniques of OTC products. UAN: 0165-0000-12-038-L04-T* 9:00am-11:00am

Journal Board Meeting

9:20am-10:50am Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/RC Opportunities for Pharmacists to Provide Geriatric Services

Angela Hill, PharmD, BCPP, Professor and Chair, University of South Florida College of Pharmacy Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Discuss medication use practices in the geriatric population; Describe clinical models of medication therapy management services being provided to the geriatric population; Explain credentialing opportunities for pharmacists interested in providing services to the geriatric population; Demonstrate the ability to provide a medication therapy consultation for a patient in the geriatric population. UAN: 0165-0000-12-013-L01-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define medication therapy management; Recognize the importance of medication therapy management among the geriatric population; List services that can be used for geriatrics. UAN: 0165-0000-12-013-L01-T* 11:00am-1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

11:00am-1:00pm

Student Poster Presentations

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch (Attendees on their own)

12:30pm-2:30pm

Local Unit Leaders Meeting

1:00pm-2:30pm Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/RC 2012 New Psychotropic Update and the “Me Too” Drug Phenomenon

Jose Rey, MS, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy

Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Identify with the names, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and indications of the newer psychotropics recently approved by the FDA; Compare and contrast the newer psychotropics from the older, established agents with respect to their advantages and disadvantages, including cost considerations and patient specific issues; Discuss the trends influencing the pharmaceutical industry and psychotropic drug development and the potential directions of future drug development; Recognize the historical practice and types of new drug development using established compounds; Discuss the advantages and disadvantages that ‘active metabolites’ and other ‘drug derivatives’ may offer over their parent/original compounds; Provide examples of ‘me too’ psychotropics and discuss their role in treating mental illness; Discuss the role that changes in formulations have in the potential for improvement in adherence and tolerability of selected medications. UAN: 0165-0000-12-014-L01-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define “me too” drug phenomenon; List examples of “me too” agents; Recognize the differences in the newer agents from the older agents. UAN: 0165-0000-12-014-L01-T*

1:00pm-2:30pm Education: 1.5 hrs STC The Real World After Graduation

Ramy Gabriel, PharmD, Pharmacy Manager, CVS Pharmacy Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to: Compare expectations before graduation with experiences gained working as a pharmacist; Prepare for the transition from pharmacy student to pharmacist; Reset expectations and shift focus on to areas that will be beneficial once new graduates begin their practice. 1:15pm-4:15pm

Student Patient Counseling Competition

1:30pm-2:00pm

Golf Tournament Practice

2:00pm

PACCE Golf Tournament

2:35pm-4:05pm Education: 1.5 hr GCE/TECH/RC Black Box Warnings and Other Concerns with Psychotropic Medications

Tatiana Yero, PharmD, BCPP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, LECOM University Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Review black box warnings of psychotropic medications and their implications; Review selected psychotropic drug interactions of concern; Discuss special populations (geriatrics, hepatic impairment, etc) and concerns with the use of psychotropic medications. UAN: 0165-0000-12-015-L01-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define psychotropic; Recognize black box warnings for psychotropic agents; Identify special populations affected by psychotropic medications. UAN: 0165-0000-12-015-L01-T*

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Schedule 2:35pm-4:05pm Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/STC Preparing Yourself for a Pharmacy Career-A Focus on Interviewing Skills and Resume Development

Jennifer Pytlarz, PharmD, Clinical Coordinator, Publix Inc. Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Describe different job search strategies; Explain the difference between a resume and CV; Provide tips on how to build a resume and CV; Discuss how to prepare for an interview; Review the interview process including questions to ask and questions to be prepared to answer. UAN: 0165-0000-12-016-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, students and technicians will be able to: Describe different job search strategies; Explain the difference between a resume and CV; Provide tips on how to build a resume and CV; Discuss how to prepare for an interview; Review the interview process including questions to ask and questions to be prepared to answer. UAN: 0165-0000-12-016-L04-T* 5:00pm-6:30pm

PACCE Reception

7:00pm-8:30pm

University Alumni Receptions

Saturday, July 7, 2012 6 hrs of GCE/TECH/RC 6:30am

Incorporating Health & Fitness FUN RUN/WALK ALONG THE BEACH Sponsored by Walgreens Attendees will receive a Walk with Walgreens Kit. Group will meet in lobby at 6:15am.

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7:45am-9:15am Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/RC Managing Tobacco Dependence in a Pharmacy Setting

Amy Henneman, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Palm Beach Atlantic University, School of Pharmacy Jacintha Cauffield, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Palm Beach Atlantic University, School of Pharmacy Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Describe the physiological, psychological and cultural factors that influence nicotine addiction; Discuss strategies for assessing tobacco use in the pharmacy setting; Discuss the role of behavioral modification in the management of nicotine addiction; Discuss the role of pharmacotherapy including appropriateness of therapy, use in special populations and the role of combination therapy in the management of tobacco dependence; Develop a treatment plan for a tobacco dependent patient that includes behavioral and pharmacological strategies. UAN: 0165-0000-12-017-L01-P**

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Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: List factors that influence nicotine addiction; Recognize the importance of behavioral modification; Identify the negative effects of nicotine addiction.UAN: 0165-0000-12-017-L01-T**

7:45am-9:15am Education 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH PBMs: Who’s on First?

Zachary French, Vice President PBM Transparency Initiatives, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Discuss the perspective of the plan manager on mail order prescription plans; Evaluate the logic behind differential MAC tables; Identify decision making points for the plan in selecting a PBM; Outline tools that can be used with NCPA or state association on anti-mail strategies for your community pharmacy; Describe how to put together information to present to local employers to make the case for your community pharmacy business. UAN: 0165-0000-12-018-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define PBMs; Identify the purpose of PBMs; List tools that can be used with NCPA or state associations on anti-mail strategies. UAN: 0165-0000-12-018-L04-T*

9:00am-11:00am Education: 2 hrs GCE/TECH/STC Pharmacy Career Forum

Jim Powers, BPharm - Facilitator; Presenters: Theresa Tolle, BPharmIndependent Pharmacy; Bob Fishman, BPharm-Pharmacy Nutrition; Don Thibodeau, PharmD-MTM Pharmacy; Bob Hoye, BPharm-Compounding Pharmacy; Stephen Reeder, BPharm-Hospice Practice Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Recognize various practices of pharmacy and opportunities available to pharmacists; Describe the practice setting that best suit the individual skills and abilities; Identify personal strengths and weaknesses to consider when contemplating career choices. UAN: 0165-0000-12-019-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Recognize various practices of pharmacy; Identify the practice setting that best suit the individual needs and abilities; Identify personal strengths and weaknesses to consider when contemplating career choices. UAN: 0165-0000-12-019-L04-T*

9:20am-10:50am Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/RC Physician Directed Self Management of Asthma

Leslie Hendeles, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy, University of Florida College of Pharmacy Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Identify what to teach patients about use of short-acting bronchodilators; Determine when a patient needs a short course of oral steroids; List the benefits of regular use of inhaled steroids; Describe differences in valved holding chambers for asthma inhalers. UAN: 0165-0000-12-020-L01-P** Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define asthma; List medications used to treat


Schedule asthma; Recognize the benefits of using inhaled steroids. UAN: 0165-0000-12-020-L01-T**

9:20am-10:50am Education 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH Legal Considerations When Facing and Responding to an Audit

Brian Kahan, Esq., RPh, Managing Member, KahanSHIR, P.L. Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Establish protocols for preparation, completion and consequences of a Prescription Audit ; Identify the importance of a properly completed claim: exact NDC number, day supply, prescriber NPI and DEA numbers; Summarize the essentials of a clean prescription claim; Recognize basic concepts of contract law; Put into practice adjusting to realistic expectations. UAN: 0165-0000-12-021-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Recognize the purpose of pharmacy audits; Identify the importance of properly completed claims; List items that are necessary to report on a claim. UAN: 0165-0000-12-021-L04-T* 11:00am-1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Opens

12:00pm

Golf Winners Announced in Exhibit Hall

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch (Attendees on their own)

1:00pm-2:30pm

Student Luncheon

1:00pm-2:30pm Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/RC A General Overview of Obesity

Marvin Scott, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy, Florida A&M University Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Discuss the epidemiology and incidence of trends in obesity; Identify risk factors which are common causes of weight gain and obesity; Explain the role of genetics in obesity; Discuss how to assess and diagnose obesity; Describe the complications of obesity. UAN: 0165-0000-12-022-L01-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define obesity; List common causes of obesity; List the complications of obesity. UAN: 0165-0000-12-022-L01-T*

1:00pm-2:30pm Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH Finding Additional Revenues in Your Pharmacy Practice

Clarence W. Lea, RPh, Vice President &Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing & Industry Relations, HCC Pharmacy Solutions Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: List at least 3 types of hidden or overlooked revenue opportunities in the typical pharmacy practice; Discuss how these revenue opportunities may be converted to enhanced profitability; Create and analyze reporting to monitor revenue opportunities; Recognize how to enhance patient care and service while increasing revenues; Discover how social media can

be used to improve revenues. UAN: 0165-0000-12-023-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Recognize hidden areas of revenue opportunities in the pharmacy; Identify areas in pharmacy that produce profit loss; List ways social media can be used to increase income. UAN: 0165-0000-12-023-L04-T*

2:35pm-4:05pm Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH/RC Pharmacological Management of Obesity and Weight Loss

Jose Rey, MS, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Identify strategies utilized to aid in weight loss; Discuss the pharmacology of various therapeutic agents used in weight management; Review over the counter products used for weight loss; Identify the role of the pharmacist in the management of obesity and weight loss. UAN: 0165-0000-12-024-L01-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able: Identify medications that cause weight gain; List over-the-counter weight loss supplements; List the herbal medications used in weight management. UAN: 0165-0000-12-024-L01-T*

2:35pm-4:05pm Education: 1.5 hrs GCE/TECH Inspecting Pharmacies for Compliance to Florida Laws

Jeane P. Clyne, Chief, Florida Department of Health, MQA Investigative Services Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Describe the role of Department of Health Inspectors; List the steps necessary for pharmacies to take to ensure a compliant inspection; Explain common issues that Department inspectors encounter when visiting a pharmacy; Identify the responsibilities of pharmacy staff during a routine inspection. UAN: 0165-0000-12-025-L04-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Describe the role of Department of Health Inspectors; List the steps necessary for pharmacies to take to ensure a compliant inspection; Explain common issues that Department inspectors encounter when visiting a pharmacy; Identify the responsibilities of pharmacy staff during a routine inspection. UAN: 0165-0000-12-025-L04-T* 2:35pm-4:05pm

Pharmacy Student Summit

5:00pm-6:30pm

Past Presidents Reception (Invitation Only)

7:00pm-10:00pm

Awards Ceremony Reception Theme: COOL CARIBBEAN NIGHTS Attire: Caribbean Wear

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Schedule Sunday, July 8, 2012 5 hrs of GCE/TECH 7:00am

Registration Desk Opens

7:00am-8:30am

President’s Breakfast and Installation of Officers

7:30am-8:30am Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH Registered Pharmacy Technicians And The Law: What Your Pharmacy Staff Needs to Know to Stay Compliant?

Zipporah-Darvi Redding, AS, RPhT, CPhT, Senior Pharmacy Technician, One Source Pharmacy Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Discuss the requirements for registered pharmacy technicians to maintain Florida Registration and National Certification; Describe the responsibilities of a registered pharmacy technician; Review how to verify an active or null/void registered pharmacy technician; Practice ways to make sure registered pharmacy technicians are in compliance. UAN: 0165-0000-12-026-L03-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define the difference between Florida Registration and National Certification; List the requirements to maintain Florida Registration and National Certification; Recognize the severity if Florida Registration is not maintained; Identify how to obtain an NAPB number; Recognize the “-T” designation in the Universal Activity Number (UAN) and its requirement by Florida; List resources to find continuing education credits; Distinguish between judgmental and non-judgmental tasks in the pharmacy. UAN: 0165-0000-12-026-L03-T*

8:35am-10:35am Education:2 hrs GCE/TECH Reducing Medication Errors through Implementing a Continuous Quality Improvement Program

Michael Jackson, BPharm, CPh, Executive Vice President and CEO, Florida Pharmacy Association Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists should be able to: Define elements of a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program; Restructure a pharmacy practice to address quality related events; Analyze some common causes of quality related events; Implement an action plan to address quality of care in pharmacies with a goal towards error reduction and prevention; Recite quality improvement regulations for Florida pharmacies. UAN: 0165-0000-12-027-L05-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians should be able to: Define CQI; List most common medication errors; Employ techniques to reduce medication errors by using CQI. UAN: 0165-0000-12-027-L05-T* 10:35am-10:50am

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10:50am-11:50am Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH HIV/AIDS Update

Michael Thompson, PharmD, BCNSP, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Florida A&M University Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Review current modes of transmission; Identify high risk behaviors; Discuss the pharmacist role in providing care for HIV infected patients; Describe the mechanism of actions of antivirals; Describe the rationale behind combination therapies; Interpret current Florida law on HIV/ AIDS. UAN: 0165-0000-12-010-L02-P* Upon completion technicians will be able to: Define HIV and AIDS; List methods of transmission of HIV/AIDS; Identify high risk behaviors. UAN: 0165-0000-12-010-L02-T*

11:55am-12:55pm Education: 1 hr GCE/TECH Legislative and Regulatory Update

Michael Jackson, BPharm, CPh, Executive Vice President and CEO, Florida Pharmacy Association Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Recite recent changes in pharmacy laws which affect the practice of pharmacy in Florida; Describe issues of state and national interest to the profession of pharmacy; Identify recent statutory changes that affect the role of pharmacy technicians. UAN: 0165-0000-12-028-L03-P* Upon completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Identify recent changes in pharmacy laws which affect the practice of pharmacy in Florida; Describe issues of state and national interest to the profession of pharmacy; Recognize recent statutory changes that affect the role of pharmacy technicians. UAN: 0165-0000-12-028-L03-T*

The Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of Continuing Pharmacy Education. Up to 28 contact hours are available upon successful completion of attendance and evaluation forms. The Wednesday pre-convention program offers 5 contact hours. A total of 23 contact hours may be obtained from Thursday through Sunday for General (GCE) or Technician (TECH) continuing education. Sixteen of the offered 23 hours may be used for Consultant Re-certification (RC). Statements of continuing pharmacy education credit will be mailed six weeks after the meeting. The FPA is also a Florida Department of Health approved provider of continuing education for pharmacists. This is an ACPE knowledge based (*) activity and an ACPE application based (**) activity.


General Info Room Rates: $149 based upon single/double occupancy. The room reservation deadline is Friday, June 15, 2012, or when room block is full. Thereafter, reservations may be taken on a space available or rate available basis.Please be sure to ask for the Florida Pharmacy Association group rate. The check-in time is after 4:00pm and the checkout time is before 11:00 am. Room reservations can be made by calling (800) 438-4373 or (239) 394-2511. Valet parking is $18 per car per day. Guest self parking is $10 per car per day. Keynote Speaker: B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer of the National Community Pharmacists Association. NCPA represents the 23,000 community pharmacies and their pharmacists. He has spent 20+ years working in and representing community pharmacies. In 2005, Hoey was named COO and helped lead the NCPA team that scored legislative victories requiring prompt pay of Part D claims, winning a court injunction to delay AMP that saved community pharmacies over $2 billion dollars, and NCPA membership has increased by 20 percent over the past two years. He is a licensed pharmacist in Oklahoma, Virginia, and Texas and practiced for 5 years in community and Long Term Care settings contributing to the development of expansions into durable medical equipment and home infusion. For five years, Hoey also developed and taught pharmacology courses at George Washington University and Marymount Universities. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for SureScripts, Mirixa, Pharmacy e-Health Information Technology, the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board, and the Community Pharmacy Financial. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and the Oklahoma City University business graduate school.

to educate pharmacists on a wide variety of important topics pertaining to the profession of pharmacy practice. Specific courses being offered are Reducing Medication Errors, HIV/AIDS, and the Florida Board of Pharmacy Update. Also, there will be continuing educational courses on pharmacy business management. Consultant Education Track Thursday- Saturday The consultant education track will provide pharmacists with the most current information available on various topics. The specific topics being offered include Geriatric Medicine, Mental Health, Pulmonary Disorders, Weight Management and Disaster Planning. There are 16 hours available for consultant pharmacists. Student and Technician Track Thursday – Sunday Students and Technicians will benefit from interacting with practicing pharmacists and attending student and technician focused continuing education programs. The technician track offers several hours of continuing education on a variety of topics, including the required courses for initial registration renewal: Medication Errors, HIV/AIDS, and Pharmacy Law. The student track consists of several hours of fun and exciting continuing education, such as The Career Forum and the NASPA/ NMA Game Show. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in the Patient Counseling Competition and showcase their Poster Presentations.

Pre-Convention Education Wednesday Only Our traditional Wednesday program will focus on Pharmacy Leadership. The FPA Pharmacy Leadership Boot Camp workshop is a short course that will enhance the leadership skills of new and aspiring pharmacy leaders. Instructional presentations and team-based projects are used to learn leadership principles and how to apply them to practical situations. It is designed for new and aspiring pharmacy leaders, managers, directors and clinical pharmacy leaders who are interested in developing the skills necessary to lead people as well as advance new services and programs within their organizations. Leaders will also gain knowledge of essential management tools and techniques. A separate registration fee is required for the pre-convention program.

Special Events Exhibits: Participate in our grand opening reception in the exhibit hall! Poster Presentations: Browse submissions from pharmacy students. Contact the FPA office for more information if you would like to submit a poster presentation. Awards Ceremony Reception entitled, Cool Caribbean Nights: Honor outstanding practitioners during the awards presentation. The attire is Caribbean style. President’s Breakfast: Attend the Sunday morning installation of new officers. Receptions: Enjoy catching up with your colleagues as the Universities entertain their alumni and friends, and as the FPA Foundation hosts the RED, WHITE & BLUE Event. House of Delegates: Be a delegate or observer and see how important member participation is to the direction of the Association. Student Events: Students will benefit from interacting with practicing pharmacists, attending student focused continuing education programs and learning first hand about the FPA and how involvement can improve their chosen profession. Call the FPA office and offer to mentor or sponsor a student. PharmPACCE Reception: Purchase a ticket to this reception to support your Political Action Committee. PACCE Golf Tournament: Join us Friday for the PACCE Golf Tournament. Please register early to reserve your space.

General Education Track Thursday - Sunday The general education track will offer courses designed

Consultant Re-certification: To receive consultant re-certification credit for your Florida consultant pharmacist license, you must complete a minimum of 3 JUNE 2012

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General Info hour blocks courses marked RC for partial credit. The RC courses are offered on Thursday through Saturday. There are 4 RC hours on Thursday, 6 RC hours on Friday, and 6 RC hours on Saturday. Florida Board of Pharmacy Consultant Approval Number pending. Disclosures: Financial support, if provided, for educational activities will be listed in program. Faculty disclosures will be announced to participants at the beginning of each activity. Handouts: FPA will provide each participant a CD of handouts to help preserve natural resources. Printed booklets of the handouts are available for purchase. Handouts are also posted on our website, www.pharmview.com, for you to print and bring with you to the meeting. Partial Credit Policy: FPA does not offer partial credit for any CPE activity. Participants must attend the session in its entirety. Temperature: Please have a jacket available during the meetings as temperature may vary. Children: Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the educational programs at anytime due to insurance liability issues. This includes children in strollers and carriers.

FPA Policy on Industry Support: FPA adheres to the US Food & Drug Administration’s policy on industry supported educational activities. The FDA policy requires, among other things, that we conduct the educational program supported by any corporate educational grants independently and without control by the grantor of the program’s planning, content or execution. Furthermore, the programs must be free of commercial bias for or against any product. Waiver Of Liability: Each individual attending FPA’s Annual Meeting assumes all risks associated with his/ her attendance and participation in all on-and off-site activities that occur during this time. By registering for this meeting, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless, FPA and its governing bodies, officers and employees from all loss, damage or liability arising out of or related to your attendance and participation at FPA’s Annual Meeting. Cancellation Policy: If cancellation is made in writing 30 days prior to the program a refund will be made less a $10 service charge. If cancellation is made 29-10 days prior to the program, a refund will be made, less a $50 service charge. Cancellation requested in writing after that date will result in credit for another FPA CE program or service valid for one year.

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Buyer’s Guide florida PHARMACY TODAY

ADVERTISERS: This is a special section designed to give your company more exposure and to act as an easy reference for the pharmacist.

PHARMACY RESOURCES Abbott Diabetes Care Michael J. Forker (239) 839-3313 Cerner Etreby Pharmacy Management Systems (800) 292-5590 PPSC Retail Pharmacy Purchasing Program (888) 778-9909

PHARMACY CONSULTANTS HCC Pharmacy Business Solutions Dean Pedalino (800) 642-1652 Mobile: (727) 460-1855 Empire Pharmacy Consultants Michael Chen PharmD., CPh President/CEO (786) 556-7825 Mobile (305) 374-1029 Office

PHarmaceutical WHOLESALER McKesson Drug Company Jim Springer (800) 804-4590 FAX: (863) 616-2953

TEMPORARY PHARMACISTs – STAFFING HealthCare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing Bob Miller (800) 642-1652 Empire Pharmacy Consultants Michael Chen PharmD., CPh President/CEO (305) 374-1029 Office Rx Relief (800) RXRELIEF

LEGAL ASSISTANCE Kahan ◆ Shir, P.L. Brian A. Kahan, R.Ph., and Attorney at Law (561) 999-5999

Advertising in Florida Pharmacy Today Display Advertising: please call (850) 264-5111 for a media kit and rate sheet. Buyers’ Guide: A signed insertion of at least 3X per year, 1/3 page or larger display ad, earns a placement in the Buyers’ Guide. A screened ad is furnished at additional cost to the advertiser. Professional Referral Ads: FPA Members: $50 per 50 words; Non‑members: $100 per 50 words; No discounts for advertising agencies. All Professional Referral ads must be paid in advance, at the time of ad receipt.

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FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS AHCA MEDICAID PHARMACY SERVICES 2727 Mahan Drive Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 487-4441 www.fdhc.state.fl.us/medicaid/ pharmacy AMERICAN PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION (APhA) Washington, D.C. (800) 237-2742 www.pharmacist.com AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTH SYSTEM PHARMACISTS Bethesda, MD (301) 657-3000 www.ashp.com/main.htm Drug Information Center Palm Beach Atlantic University (561) 803-2728 druginfocenter@pba.edu FLORIDA BOARD OF PHARMACY 4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin #C04 Tallahassee, FL 32399-3254 (850) 245-4292 www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa FLORIDA POISON INFORMATION CENTER NETWORK (800) 222-1222 www.fpicn.org National Community Pharmacists Association 100 Daingerfield Road Alexandria, VA 22314 703.683.8200 703.683.3619 fax info@ncpanet.org Pharmacy Technician Certification Board 2215 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20037 (800) 363-8012 www.ptcb.org contact@ptcb.org Recovering Pharmacists Network of Florida (407) 257-6606 “Pharmacists Helping Pharmacists”


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