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UConn School of Pharmacy provides training in a myriad of high demand subjects. All training is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ACPE. Below please find a full list of our continuing education programming.

I Anticoagulation

Online Anticoagulation CE/Prerequisites

UConn has developed web-based continuing pharmacy education activities to enhance the practice of pharmacists and assist pharmacists in making sound clinical decisions to affect the outcome of anticoagulation therapy for the patients they serve. There are a total of 12 hours of CPE credit available. Successful completion of these 12 hours (13 activities) or equivalent training will partially prepare the pharmacist for the Anticoagulation Traineeship, which is noted below.

If desired, “bundle” pricing can be obtained by registering for the activities in groups. It consists of thirteen anticoagulation activities in our online selection.

Registration for All Anticoagulation Online Activities (this excludes the traineeship)

The activities below are available separately for $15/hr or as a bundle price of $120 for all 13 activities (12 hours). These are the pre-requisites for the anticoagulation traineeship. Any pharmacist who wishes to increase their knowledge of anticoagulation may take any of the programs below.

When you are ready to submit quiz answers, go to the online CE Center:

Online CE Center

Online 2019-2022 Anticoagulation Traineeship/Pre-Requisite activities:

Register for these Online Anticoagulation activities

Anticoagulation Traineeship

The Traineeship is a one-on-one individualized learning experience.  We fill the dates on a first come, first serve basis, once all of the pre-requisites have been met.

experiential anticoagulation

Anticoagulation Traineeship at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT and the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in the Chicago Area!

2-day practice-based traineeship continuing education activity for registered pharmacists who are interested in the clinical management of patients on anticoagulant therapy and/or who are looking to expand their practice to involve patient management of outpatient anticoagulation therapy. This one-on-one clinical traineeship will provide you with both the clinical and administrative aspects of a pharmacist-managed outpatient anticoagulation clinic. The activity features ample time to individualize your learning experience. A “Certificate of Completion”, suitable for framing, will be awarded upon successful completion of the traineeship.

I had a very successful and wonderful learning experience that I will treasure and WILL apply to my practice ASAP
-lkd

….this is a great program and I do not have enough good things to say about Dr. Durman and Dr. Bui.  They have amalgamated the art of customer service and patient care and have integrated my traineeship into their routine without any issues. ” -lp

Please download a 2019-20 Anticoagulation Traineeship Brochure

Dates available:

Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital Location-Chicago, IL dates:

Dates for Summer 2020 coming soon!

UConn Health Center-Farmington, CT

Monday and Tuesday, March 16 - 17

Monday and Tuesday, March 30 - 31

Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21

Monday and Tuesday, May 4 - 5

Monday and Tuesday, May 18 - 19

II Connecticut State Naloxone Training

State of CT Naloxone Training Program

You must register prior to attempting to obtain CE credit for the presentation. If you click on the presentation it doesn’t open up, go to upper left hand corner of your screen and click on the icon that looks like a screen with a start button.

*The presentation requires your computer to have Power Point 2013 or a more current version to run successfully.*

This presentation is being presented by:

Gillian M. Kuszewski, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator – Inpatient Pharmacy Services
UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT

Registration
Presentation .pptx
Naloxone Quiz
Counseling Documentation Form.pdf
Naloxone IN or IM Kit Patient Information.pdf
Narcan nasal spray Patient Information.pdf
Evzio Patient Information.pdf

Additional Resources

Overdose Flyer.pdf
Project ASSERT Brochure.pdf
DCP’s primary source of information that is focused on pharmacists
General Naloxone Information

Jointly provided by Connecticut Pharmacists Association (CPA) and UConn School of Pharmacy in collaboration with the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection – Drug Control Division; State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Connecticut State Medical Society; and the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr. Gillian Kuszewski, PharmD will discuss the use of naloxone in the prevention of death from opiate overdose and the CT regulations for pharmacist prescribing and dispensing of naloxone.

Target Audience:

Pharmacists who are interested in the prevention of death from opiate overdose and those who wish to participate in the CT program for naloxone prescribing and dispensing.

This activity is not accredited for technicians

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

-Identify the risk factors for and clinical presentation of a person with an opioid overdose
-Discuss naloxone use as an opioid antagonist
-Describe naloxone prescribing and dispensing instructions for intranasal and intramuscular dosage forms
-Discuss how to administer intranasal and intramuscular naloxone
-Review current CT state laws regarding naloxone access
-Describe proper counseling points and technique
-Discuss the referral of patients and caregivers to support programs, 211, and physicians specializing in addiction services

Activity Faculty:

Gillian M. Kuszewski, Pharm.D
UConn Health Center
Farmington, CT

Presentation was prepared by: State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection – Drug Control Division; Connecticut Pharmacists Association; State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Connecticut State Medical Society; and the University of Saint Joseph and University of Connecticut – Schools of Pharmacy.

Faculty Disclosure:

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

Gillian M. Kuszewski, Pharm.D, has no actual or potential conflicts of interest associated with this presentation.

The following contributors have no actual or potential conflicts of interest associated with this presentation.

Representatives from the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection – Drug Control Division; Connecticut Pharmacists Association; State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Connecticut State Medical Society; and the University of Saint Joseph and University of Connecticut – Schools of Pharmacy.

Program Fees:

Click on the registration link to register for this activity. The cost is $50.00. Register

Grant Funding:

There is no funding for this activity.

ACPE LogoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 2 contact hour (0.2 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentation, pass the quiz with a grade of 70% or better, and complete an evaluation. (ACPE #0009-9999-18-077-H03-P) Statements of credit will be electronically transmitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

Initial release date: August 29, 2018
Planned expiration date: August 29, 2021

Disclaimer:
The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Connecticut Pharmacist Association or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be

III Henry A. Palmer CE Finale

Henry A. Palmer CE Finale Event (Dec. 11, 2020)

Henry A Palmer

The School of Pharmacy Henry A. Palmer CE Finale, named for beloved professor and mentor, Dr. Henry A. Palmer, is a continuing education program offered at the end of each calendar year. Held during the month of December, the program was designed to help pharmacists fulfill their last minute CE requirements. The program is typically not a single theme, but an ala carte program offering a variety of presentations covering contemporary issues in pharmacy practice/therapeutics. Pharmacists may enroll in one or more [up to 8] hours of continuing education.

Henry A. Palmer CE Finale 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
THIS WILL BE A LIVE VIRTUAL DAY OF CE
7:30 am-5:00 pm

For a full course description see the Henry A. Palmer CE Finale 2020 Brochure

REGISTRATION-OPENING OCTOBER 15th!

We have posted both 6 slide/page and 2 slide/page format handouts on this website for both the event on December 11th and the webinars the following week.

If you can NOT make the above event, you can join us for the encore webinars, still considered LIVE CE the week following CE Finale!

Henry A. Palmer CE Finale LIVE Encore Webinars

CE Finale Encore LIVE Webinars and Handouts

If you find you cannot make it to our LIVE EVENT on Friday, December 11th, you can participate in our 7 ENCORE LIVE WEBINARS that will be streamed on the following dates:

- Tuesday, December 15, 12:00 (Noon) - 1:00 pm - Immunization: Implications for Vaccine Uptake and Development

- Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm – Law: State & Federal Actions in Disasters:  Who’s on First?

-Tuesday, December 15, 8:15-9:15 pm - Building Health Resilience During Natural Disasters in Respiratory Illnesses

- Wednesday, December 16, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm - Law: When a Crisis Meets a Crisis: Has the Pandemic Affected Drug Overdose Deaths?

-Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Get Your Go Bag: Deploying or Volunteering to Help in Disasters

-Thursday, December 17, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm - Dealing with Diabetes During Disaster

-Thursday, December 17, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – When a Disaster Strikes: Access to Medications?

Each Webinar is $25, and is considered LIVE CE.  Handouts in a 6 slides/page and 2 slides/page will be available above under CE Finale Live Event.

CE FINALE 2020 Brochure

REGISTRATION

CE Finale Recorded Webinars

Please find our recorded webinars on our CE Finale Recorded

Webinars page.

IV Immunization Training for Pharmacists

Practice based Immunization Training for Pharmacists

Practice Based Immunization Training for Pharmacists 2018-2021

This is a practice-based continuing education activity for pharmacists who plan to implement a pharmacist-directed immunization program at their practice site or fulfill the requirements to become a pharmacist immunizer.  This comprehensive and interactive continuing pharmacy education certification program is designed to meet various state regulations* for pharmacist immunizers.

*This activity meets state requirements for immunization in Connecticut (with current CPR certification).  For out of state participants please check your state regulations.  This is NOT the APhA activity.

Visit this site frequently for updated information or contact joanne.nault@uconn.edu to be informed of new classes as they are scheduled.

THIS NEW & IMPROVED VERSION of Immunization Training for Pharmacists has added materials to make it a 21.5 hour activity-Newly accredited in 2020!

 

August  2021
Storrs, CT
7:30 - 5:15
Cost:  $299

REGISTRATION

Brochure for full details

Requirements for Successful Completion

1.  Complete the 13.5 hours of online home study materials by signing into HuskyCT with your guest ID and password provided to you upon registration. View the activities, successfully complete the post-test learning assessments within HuskyCT.  You must complete all 18 activities to attend the live session.

2.  Attend and successfully complete the live activities to be held on:

August 2021
Storrs, CT

3. Please note: you must complete and maintain CPR certification, at your own expense and coordination, in order to fulfill the state requirements for a pharmacist immunizer. This will NOT be offered as part of this training.

A total of 21.5 hours (including 8.0 live credits one of which is a law credit) of practice-based continuing education credit will be issued upon successful completion of all required activities.

E-mail joanne.nault@uconn.edu with questions.

Annual Continuing Education Updates for Pharmacists

State Regulations in Connecticut require pharmacists who have completed a practice-based immunization training to obtain continuing education on immunizations annually to maintain their certification. These activities are designed to fulfill the requirement and update pharmacists on current information. The credits can also be applied to your required 15 credits of annual CE.

Meet your annual Immunization Certification CE Requirement!

Immunization: 2019 Immunization Update-PRESENTATION PAGE AND LINK NEEDED
Handouts 2019 Immunization Update 
Quiz

2018 Immunization: Vaccine Update for the Pharmacist -PRESENTATION PAGE AND LINK NEEDED
Handouts Immunization:  Vaccine update for the pharmacist 
Quiz

Registration for either of the the CE Finale Encore Webinar-Recorded (above) 2018 and 2019

Immunization Resources

These are some valuable articles and tools for use in your Immunization practice.

https://www.immunize.org/

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html

Understanding Vaccines

ACPE logoCONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
The University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

Disclaimer:
The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

Replacement Immunization Certificates

Replacement Immunization Certificates

Have you lost or misplaced your Immunization Certificate?  If you attended the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy’s “Immunization Training for Pharmacists” and need a replacement certificate, you can order your replacement copy online.  Go to the registration site to order and pay ($15)  for your certificate “suitable for framing!”

 

ACPE logoCONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
The University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

Disclaimer:
The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

V Law Review

CT Law Review Event (May 2020)

Are you new to Connecticut?

Do you need to take the Connecticut Law Exam for licensure?

MPJE Review 2020 & NAPLEX Pharmacy Calculations Review

Live Event-THIS WILL STILL BE LIVE, BUT WILL BE VIRTUAL

Thursday, May 14-MPJE Law Review
8-5 pm

Friday, May 15-NAPLEX Calculation Review
8-5 pm

$150
REGISTRATION

Thursday
8:00-8:30 Check-In
8:30-5:00 2020 Law Review with break for lunch

Friday
8:00-8:30 Check-in
8:30- 5:00 NAPLEX Calculations workshop with break for lunch

 

REGISTRATION 

To register and order2019 CT Law Review Handouts

CT Law Review Handouts

Study Guide/Handouts from the 2020 program will be available for $50.

To register and Order the 2020 Handouts HERE

VI Mediterranean Diet CE in Italy 2021

Mediterranean Diet CE in Italy (November 8-12, 2021)

It is with sadness, but out of an abundance of caution, that we announce the “Mediterranean Diet from and Italian Perspective” conference will be postponed until November 8-12, 2021. We are planning to keep the same topics and speakers for 2021, so it is not cancelled, but simply postponed. We will be together in 2021 to celebrate Italian culture and health.

The Mediterranean Diet from an Italian Perspective

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates

View looking over the red historic roofs of Florence Italy

A knowledge and application-based continuing education activity for US pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and dietitians

Florence, Italy

November 8-12, 2021

Please keep checking this page for more details.....updated on 07/09/2020

PHARMACISTS and PHARMACY TECHNICIANS REGISTER HERE

DIETITIANS Please complete this form and mail/email to Joanne Nault at joanne.nault@uconn.edu

Registration Fees (these fees include the CE, welcome reception and final dinner):   

  1. Early Bird Fee: (before August 15, 2020)            $700

We will refund any registration fees in full due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, and reluctance to travel.  Once the University decides what the policy will be for travel this fall, we will reissue refund policies if necessary.

Monday, November 9, 2020

2:00- 5:00pm – Stop in any time at Palazzo Rucellai (Via della Vigna Nuova 18) to register, obtain conference material, meet the faculty and have a glass of wine and a snack - INCLUDED IN CONFERENCE FOR REGISTRANT

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Historical Perspectives: Palazzo Bargagli (Corso dei Tintori, 29)

  • 9:15AM Introduction to the Conference: Dr. Jill Fitzgerald; Director UConn Pharmacy Professional Development and Jillian Wanik; Assistant Professor In Residence UConn Department of Allied Health Sciences-Dietetics, Dietetic Internship Program Director
  • 9:30AM Dr. Peter Fischer, Food Historian; ISI Florence, The Mediterranean Diet: A Deliberate and a Fortunate Misnomer

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the historical evolution and the cultural definition of Mediterranean Diets
  2. Identify the significant individuals responsible for the advances in medicine and dietary theory
  3. Describe why a historical perspective is germane to medical issues today
  4. List 3 ways healthcare providers can use the historical information to empower patients to promote health
    ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-002-L04-P/T      0.1 CEU or 1.0 Credit hours    knowledge-based
  • 10:40 – 11:00AM - BREAK (free time to go for a coffee in one of the many cafeterias near Palazzo Bargagli)
  • 11:00AM Dr. Elisa Ascione, Anthropologist, Umbra Institute Perugia, The Anthropology of Food and the Mediterranean Diet as an Intangible Human Heritage

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe an anthropological notion of culture when considering diverse food cultures
  2. Identify the processes that led to the inscription of the Mediterranean Diet as UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
  3. Describe the concept of heritage as a social, political and cultural field that can be used as a tool to revitalize local communities and promote more sustainable lifestyles
    ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-003-L04-P/T     0.1 CEU or 1.0 Credit hours     knowledge-based
  • 12:15PM Dr. Olivier De Maret, Food Historian, Umbra Institute Perugia, Leaving the Mediterranean Diet Behind? Migration and the Construction of Italian Cuisine

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the causes and consequences of Italian migration
  • Discuss the role played by food and health concerns in the migrant experience
  • Explain how cuisines are (re)created and constructed
  • Discuss the role played by the Mediterranean Diet in Italian migration and cuisine
    ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-004-L04-P/T     0.1 CEUs or 1.0 Credit hours     knowledge-based

1:30-3:00 PM-Lunch Break

Afternoon Session : (TBA)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Pharmaceutical Perspectives:  Palazzo Bargagli

  • 9:15AM Silvia Puliti , Practicing Pharmacist (MPH) Florence: Pharmacy practice: comparing Italy to US – discussion of a public health system approach  (TBC)

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the differences and similarities of pharmacy practice in Italy and USA
  2. Describe the differences in the role of pharmacists in the two countries
  3. Recall ways of integrating mutual experiences into everyday practice
    ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-005-L04-P/T     0.1 CEUs or 1.0 Credit hours     knowledge-based
  • 10:15 – 10:45AM - BREAK (free time to go for a coffee in one of the many cafeterias near Palazzo Bargagli
  • 10:45AM Dr. Giampaolo Irtinni, General Secretary of the Pharmacists’ Professional Association of the province of Florence: Pharmaceutical care in Italy: Organization and professional practice

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the concept of pharmaceutical care in a European country with a National Health Service (NHS)
  2. Describe how the NHS is organized and regulated by the state and regional authorities
  3. Discuss which activities are permitted and prohibited to a pharmacist in his/her professional practice
  4. Describe how NHS and commercial sales affects the business of a pharmacy
    ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-006-L04-P/T     0.1 CEUs or 1.0 Credit hours     knowledge-based
  • 11:45PM Dr. Simona Pappalardo, Tuscan Olive Oil Producer, Florence: Lecture on Olive Oil: Characteristics, Health Benefits and Classification

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the composition and sensory characteristics of olive oil and how these are related to its health benefits
  2. Distinguish among the different quality grades of olive oil according to international standards.
  3. Describe the method for olive oil sensory analysis.
    ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-0007-L04-P/T     0.1 CEUs or 1.0 Credit hours     knowledge-based

 12:45 – 2:30PM – Lunch break

Afternoon Activities  (TBA)

      Thursday, November 12, 2020

      The Mediterranean Diet and our Microbiome: Palazzo Bargagli

      • 9:15AM Dr. Fabio Piccini, Director of the Italian Microbiome Project, Rimini: Diet-Microbiota Interactions: the
        Mediterranean Diet as a Key to a Healthy Microbiota

      At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      1. Define the human microbiome and the Mediterranean Diet
      2. Explain the diversity of the human microbiome and its relation to diet
      3. Discuss the effects of western diet on microbiota diversity and the links
        between diversity and metabolic output
      4. Describe the role of the Mediterranean Diet in the prevention of western
        diseases
        ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-009-L04-P/T     0.15 CEUs or 1.5 Credit hours     knowledge-based
      • 10:45 – 11:15AM - BREAK (free time to go for a coffee in one of the many cafeterias near Palazzo Bargaglia
      • 11:15AM  Dr. Paolo Lionetti, Associate Professor of Paediatrics, University of Florence: Diet, Health and Microbiota in children living in different environments

      At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      1. Evaluate the role of the gut as a gatekeeper between health and disease
      2. Evaluate the role of the intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease
      3. Evaluate the role diet in shaping the gut microbiota in children living in rural Africa, urbanized Africa and Italy
      4. Discuss the notion that ancient microorganisms, such as fiber-degrading bacteria, are at risk of being eliminated by the advent of westernized lifestyle
        ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-010-L04-P/T     0.15 CEUs or 1.5 Credit hours     knowledge-based

        12:45 – 2:30PM – Lunch break

         Afternoon Activities. (TBA)

          Friday, November 13, 2020

          Nutritional Perspectives: Palazzo Bargagli

          • 9:15AM Barbara Pampaloni, Nutritionist, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Università di Firenze, Food Patterns and Nutritional Issues of Italian Mediterranean Diet

          At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

          1. Identify how the Italian dietitians and nutritionists are trained in comparison to the American system
          2. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the current Mediterranean diet from an Italian perspective
          3. Identify the changes in the nutritional health of Italians in response to the changes in the food systems
          4. Recall examples of ways Italians use food as treatment for certain diseases
            ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-011-L04-P/T     0.1 CEUs or 1.5 Credit hours     knowledge-based
          • 10:15 – 10:45AM - BREAK (free time to go for a coffee in one of the many cafeterias near Palazzo Bargagli
          • 10:45AM Jillian Wanik, DCN,RDN,CSSD,CDN,CNSC, Assitant Professor In Residence, University of Connecticut, The Mediterranean Diet and Our Health: Yesterday and Today 

          At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

          1. Identify the historical research study methodology (interventional vs observational) that laid the initial groundwork for modern dietary recommendations
          2. Recall the strengths and weaknesses of the pivotal research studies documenting the health consequences of the Mediterranean diet
          3. Summarize the goals and objectives of the ongoing studies on aspects of the Mediterranean diet and our health
            ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-012-L04-P/T     0.1 CEUs or 1.0 Credit hours
          • 11:45PM Panel Discussion: Jillian Wanik, DCN,RDN,CSSD,CDN,CNSC, Assitant Professor In Residence, University of Connecticut; Elena Pizzighelli, Food Service Manager, City of Florence and Serena Giorgi (translator) Florence School Lunch; A Unique and Delicious Lunch Experience for Children

          At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

          1. Discuss how the roots of dietary habits are instilled in Italian children
          2. Recall the components of the Italian school-based lunch services in terms of food acquisition, handling, preparation, serving and costs
          3. Describe the link between cultural eating habits of Italian children and the incidence of disease
          4. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Italian school lunch program in comparison to the American programs
            ACPE Number:  0009-0000-20-013-L04-P/T     0.1 CEUs or 1.0 Credit hours     application-based

          12:45PM - End of Conference

          3:30PM - FAREWELL DINNER at Castello da Verrazzano-INCLUDED FOR CONFERENCE REGISTRANT
          a beautiful palazzo located in the heart of the world renowned Chianti region

          Registrant & Guests must register:  Guests $100.00
          https://www.verrazzano.com/ 

          The fee includes:
          -Guided tour of Gardens, Cellars, Castle - Presentation of historical collection of Wines from Verrazzano Estate.
          -Appetizers with selection of Tuscan Cold cuts, organic cheese, vegetarian quiches.
          -Handmade Italian “Focaccia” Bread with extra virgin olive oil, wine jelly
          -Pecorino Cheese with balsamic vinegar
          -First course
          -Handmade cakes and Cantucci biscuits and Vinsanto Sweet Wine
          -Guided wine tasting with 3 red wines, sweet wine, grappa

          Excursions for the Conference-these have been identified, but have not yet been scheduled.  They will be registered for separately from the Mediterranean Diet Conference

          Welcome Reception at Palazzo Rucellai (Via della Vigna Nuova 18)-INCLUDED for Registrants
          guests must register $15.00 per person
          the fee includes:

          • wine and snacks

          Trip to CASTELLO del TREBBIO - Nov 10, 2020 - min.12 people
          $ 125.00 per person
          The fee includes:

          • Light Lunch @ Castello del Trebbio - for attendees and 2 Faculty
          • Olive Oil Tasting - for attendees and 2 Faculty
          • Guided Tour of the Mill - for attendees and 2 Faculty
          • Guided tour of the Cellars and the Castle - for attendees and 2 Faculty
          • Private transportation to/from Castello del Trebbio

          Guided Tour of PALAZZO VECCHIO - min. 12 people - max. 20 people
          $ 75.00 per person
          The fee includes:

          • Guided Tour by Prof. Stefano Corazzini
          • Entrance Fee to Palazzo Vecchio - for attendees and 2 Faculty
          • Headsets for visit - for attendees and 2 Faculty

          Guided Tour of the MERCATO CENTRALE - max. 20 people
          $ 65.00 per person
          The fee includes:

          • Guided Tour by Prof. Peter Fischer
          • Walking Tour and tastings at local stands - for attendees and 2 Faculty

          COOKING CLASS - min. 10 people - max. 60 people
          $ 60.00 per person
          The fee includes:

          • Cooking class - for attendees and 2 Faculty

          VISIT to OFFICINA PROFUMO SANTA MARIA NOVELLA - max. 15 people
          $ 25.00 per person

          VISIT to WORKING PHARMACY - max. 15 people
          $ 25.00 per person

          Academic Rationale

          The Mediterranean diet is one of the most unique, delicious and important diets in terms of its ability to optimize our health, promote longevity, prevent disease and sustain our environment.   Scientific studies and meta-analyses unequivocally demonstrate that the Mediterranean is effective in preventing or even reversing cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in the US and Europe.  As a result, the US obesity rates are 3 times higher than Italians and our life span is 4 years shorter.

          Although the foods consumed in the Mediterranean countries form quite possibly the healthiest diet in the world, what do Americans really understand about the Mediterranean diet aside from the media portrayal?  Similarly, medical professionals have a strong scientific basis for recommending the Mediterranean Diet to their clientele, but do we really understand the nuances of this diet and lifestyle?

          The primary purpose of this conference is to reveal new perspectives of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle to practicing health care providers in the US.  Most of the speakers in the conference will be Italians who will provide a unique perspective on the Mediterranean Diet; its important foods, culture, history.

          During the 3 hour morning sessions, seminar topics will include a summary of the Mediterranean diet, its history, food patterns, cultural aspects and health benefits.  We will focus on important foods of the region (wine, olive oil, bread), their historical significance, nutrient composition and impact on our health.  In the afternoon, there will be guided walking tours of Florence, trips to a Tuscan winery and olive oil pressing facility, food tastings and a hands on cooking class.  Most importantly, we will have special guided tours of historic pharmacies and botanical gardens that are hidden in this beautiful Renaissance city.  We will enjoy a full emersion into the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, one of the oldest pharmacies in the world.  Founded by Dominican friars shortly after 1221, this pharmacy used medicinal herbs grown in the monastic gardens to make medications, balms and pomades for the infirmary. Currently, most of the medicinal herbs used in its products are grown locally on the hills around Florence.

          The conference workshops and tours will take full advantage of the rich Mediterranean cuisine and examine first-hand the profound role food plays in community, family, ethnicity, nutrition, health, and national identity. Overall, attendees will experience the insider’s view of the real Mediterranean diet; one that is considerably different than what is portrayed in the US.

          Continuing Education Units

          Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

          ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Statements of Credit will be awarded based on full sessions attended and completed online evaluations. Pharmacists can earn 12 contact hours.

          Dietitians:  12 hours of CE credit have been approved!

          Other Health Care Professionals:  We can provide the information (Speaker’s credentials, titles, and learning objectives) that you will need to apply for accreditation through your own professional association.

          Please check periodically for updated conference details.  Alternatively, add your email address to receive updates by emailing your address to joanne.nault@uconn.edu.

          Conference organizers

          Peter Fischer, PhD, Professor of Food History, ISI Florence, Italy
          Jane Kerstetter, PhD, RD, Professor of Dietetics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
          Jill Fitzgerald, Pharm.D. Director of Pharmacy Professional Development, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
          Jillian Wanik, DCN,RDN,CSSD,CDN,CNSC, Assistant Professor in Residence, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

          Important Infomation:

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          Getting to Florence

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          Food choices inside a Florence Italy street market: olives, tomatoes, asparagus, peppers, beans and pasta of many varieties

           

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          VII Preceptor Education

          Preceptor Education (NON CE) – Free for ALL Preceptors

          This is Preceptor Training for ALL Preceptors.  No CE will be awarded.

          Residency Pass-Through Funding and CMS Audits

          This is NOT accredited for CE, but is Preceptor Education available for FREE

          Residency Pass -Through Funding and CMS Audits

          Preceptor Education Registration

          Preceptor CE now available:

          Fulfill your requirements to keep your present preceptors up to date, and get started on training your new preceptors!

          UConn Preceptors have access to ALL Preceptor CE for FREE!  When registering, choose "adjunct" on the drop down for type of registration.

          Build the Perfect Rotation

          Building the Perfect Rotation Presentation-This may take a few seconds to download to your computer
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          In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Kathleen Adams, PharmD, BCPS  discusses how to build your resident or APPE student's rotation.

          Target Audience:

          Licensed Pharmacists interested in enhancing their precepting skills.

          This activity is not accredited for technicians

          Learning objectives:

          At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

          • List the components of a syllabus
          • Identify rotation activities that align with
            learning objectives
          • Compare and contrast precepting styles
          • Differentiate rotation expectations for
            students versus residents
          • Review strategies for motivating learners

          Activity Faculty

          Kathleen Adams, PharmD, BCPS
          Clinical Pharmacist, Internal Medicine
          Providence Hospital
          Providence, Rhode Island

          Faculty Disclosure:

          In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

          •  Kathleen Adams has no disclosures

          Program Fees:

          Click on the registration link to register for this activity. The cost is $15.00.

          Grant Funding:

          This activity has no grant funding associated with it.

          ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentation, pass the learning assessment with a grade of 70% or better and complete an evaluation. (ACPE #0009-9999-18-079-H04-P) Credits will  be electronically submitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

          Initial release date: September 28, 2018
          Planned expiration date: September 28, 2021

          Disclaimer:
          The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

          The Four Preceptor Roles

          The Four Preceptor Roles   Presentation-This may take a few moments to download to your computer

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          In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Colleen Teevan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP   discusses the four roles of the preceptor.

          Target Audience:

          Licensed Pharmacists interested in enhancing their precepting skills.

          This activity is not accredited for technicians

          Learning objectives:

          At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

          • Define the four preceptor roles (instructing,
          modeling, coaching, facilitating)
          • Discuss which preceptor role is most
          appropriate to utilize in a given situation
          • Discuss how the use of preceptor roles
          differs when precepting students versus residents

          Activity Faculty

          Colleen Teevan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
          Critical Care Pharmacist
          The Hospital of Central Connecticut
          New Britain, CT

          Faculty Disclosure:

          In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

          •   Colleen Teevan has no disclosures

          Program Fees:

          Click on the registration link to register for this activity. The cost is $11.25.

          Grant Funding:

          This activity has no grant funding associated with it.

          ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 0.75 contact hour (0.075 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentation, pass the learning assessment with a grade of 70% or better and complete an evaluation. (ACPE #0009-9999-18-080-H04-P) Credits will  be electronically submitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

          Initial release date: September 28, 2018
          Planned expiration date: September 28, 2021

          Disclaimer:
          The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

          The Art of Effective Feedback

          The Art of Effective Feedback  Presentation-This may take a few moments to download to your computer.

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          In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Audrey Littlefield, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP discusses how to give constructive feedback.

          Target Audience:

          Licensed Pharmacists interested in enhancing their precepting skills.

          This activity is not accredited for technicians

          Learning objectives:

          At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

          • Discuss the significance of providing
          effective feedback
          • Describe and differentiate among
          techniques to provide effective feedback
          • Compare and contrast examples of oral
          and written feedback

          Activity Faculty

          Audrey Littlefield, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
          Clinical Pharmacy Manager,
          Cardiothoracic ICU
          New York-Presbyterian Hospital
          Weill Cornell Medical Center

          Faculty Disclosure:

          In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

          •   Audrey Littlefield has no disclosures

          Program Fees:

          Click on the registration link to register for this activity. The cost is $15.00.

          Grant Funding:

          This activity has no grant funding associated with it.

          ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentation, pass the learning assessment with a grade of 70% or better and complete an evaluation. (ACPE #0009-9999-18-081-H04-P) Credits will  be electronically submitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

          Initial release date: September 28, 2018
          Planned expiration date: September 28, 2021

          Disclaimer:
          The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

          The Layered Learning Module

          The Layered Learning Module     Presentation -This may take a few moments to download to your computer

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          In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity James Sarigianis, RPh, discusses some pertinent aspects of the layered learning model.

          Target Audience:

          Licensed Pharmacists interested in enhancing their precepting skills.

          This activity is not accredited for technicians

          Learning objectives:

          At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

          • Define the layered learning practice model
          and how it applies to direct patient care
          rotations for pharmacy students and
          residents
          • Describe the benefits, limitations, and
          challenges of the layered learning practice
          model

          Activity Faculty

          James Sarigianis, RPh
          Clinical Pharmacist, Medicine
          Yale New Haven Hospital
          New Haven, CT

          Faculty Disclosure:

          In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

          •   James Sarigianis has no disclosures

          Program Fees:

          Click on the registration link to register for this activity. The cost is $7.50.

          Grant Funding:

          This activity has no grant funding associated with it.

          ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentation, pass the learning assessment with a grade of 70% or better and complete an evaluation. (ACPE #0009-9999-18-082-H04-P) Credits will  be electronically submitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

          Initial release date: September 28, 2018
          Planned expiration date: September 28, 2021

          Disclaimer:
          The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

          Pearls: Challenges with Trainees

          Pearls: Challenges with Trainees   Presentation-this may take a few moments to upload to your computer.

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          In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Teresa Papstein, RPh, BCNSP, Kevin Chamberlin, PharmD, FASCP, and Jennifer Girotto, PharmD, BCPPS  discuss various obstacles they have encountered with their students and how they overcame those obstacles.

          Target Audience:

          Licensed Pharmacists interested in enhancing their precepting skills.

          This activity is not accredited for technicians

          Learning objectives:

          At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

          • Apply preceptor techniques and High
          Reliability Organization principles to manage
          challenging trainees
          • Describe a student case discussion
          process for a rotation with multiple trainees
          of different knowledge levels
          • Identify significant “holes” in knowledge
          early through competencies

          Activity Faculty

          Teresa Papstein, RPh, BCNSP
          Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services,
          Bridgeport Hospital
          Bridgeport, CT

          Kevin Chamberlin, PharmD, FASCP
          Assoc. Clinical Professor & Asst.
          Department Head, Pharmacy Practice,
          UConn School of Pharmacy
          UConn Health Center
          Farmington, CT

          Jennifer Girotto, PharmD, BCPPS
          Assoc. Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
          Practice, UConn School of Pharmacy
          Connecticut Children’s Hospital
          Hartford, CT

          Faculty Disclosure:

          In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

          • Teresa Papstein, Kevin Chamberlin and Jennifer Girotto have nothing to disclose.

          Program Fees:

          Click on the registration link to register for this activity. The cost is $15.00.

          Grant Funding:

          This activity has no grant funding associated with it.

          ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentation, pass the learning assessment with a grade of 70% or better and complete an evaluation. (ACPE #0009-9999-18-084-H04-P) Credits will  be electronically submitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

          Initial release date: September 28, 2018
          Planned expiration date: September 28, 2021

          Disclaimer:
          The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

          IPPE/APPE Student Evaluation

          Presentation-this may take a few moments to upload to your computer.
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          Quiz.docx

          In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Jill Fitzgerald, PharmD,  discuss how to evaluate your students in your IPPE and APPE rotations.

          Target Audience:

          Pharmacist preceptors

          This activity is not accredited for technicians

          Learning objectives:

          At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

          • Describe why UConn is changing the IPPE and APPE student evaluation
          • List the EPAs (Entrustable Professional Activities) of new pharmacy graduates
          • Describe how UConn has prepared students for the new evaluation
          • Compare the evaluation rubric for IPPE and APPE students
          • List the 3 pass/fail items on the evaluation tool
          • Discuss how the office of experiential education can support preceptors in evaluating students on rotation

          Activity Faculty

          Jill Fitzgerald, PharmD, RPh
          Director, Experiential Learning and Continuing Professional Development
          Associate Clinical Professor
          University of Connecticut
          School of Pharmacy
          Storrs, CT

          Faculty Disclosure:

          In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

          • Jill Fitzgerald has nothing to disclose.

          Program Fees:

          FREE to UConn Preceptors

          Grant Funding:

          This activity has no grant funding associated with it.

          ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentation, pass the learning assessment with a grade of 70% or better and complete an evaluation. (ACPE #0009-000-19-049-H04-P) Credits will  be electronically submitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

          Initial release date: May 11, 2019
          Planned expiration date: May 11, 2022

          Disclaimer:
          The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

          Art of Teaching…Key to Successful Learning

          Presentation-this may take a few moments to upload to your computer.

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          In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Catherine Chy, RPh.,  discusses various methods  and strategies to teach students in  your IPPE and APPE rotations.

          Target Audience:

          Pharmacist preceptors

          This activity is not accredited for technicians

          Learning objectives:

          At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

          • Describe four different preceptor roles based on learner's needs
          • Discuss teaching strategies to promote critical thinking
          • Discuss teaching and assessing emotional intelligence

          Activity Faculty

          Catherine Chy,RPh
          Clinical Speicalist
          Bridgeport Hospital
          Bridgeport, CT

          Faculty Disclosure:

          In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

          • Catherine Chy has nothing to disclose.

          Program Fees:

          $10 for one hour of CE credits
          FREE to UConn Preceptors

          Grant Funding:

          This activity has no grant funding associated with it.

          ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentation, pass the learning assessment with a grade of 70% or better and complete an evaluation. (ACPE #0009-9999-19-055-H04-P) Credits will  be electronically submitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

          Initial release date: July 10, 2019
          Planned expiration date: July 10, 2022

          Disclaimer:
          The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

          Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Management Strategies for Pharmacy Professionals-COMING SOON!

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          In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Kristin Waters, PharmD., BCPPS, BCPS  discusses suicide prevention, assessment and management strategies.

          Target Audience:

          Pharmacist preceptors and Pharmacists

          This activity is not accredited for technicians

          Learning objectives:

          At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

           

          Recall the importance of assessing for suicide risk across all patient populations
          Differentiate between commonly used terms to describe self-directed violence and suicidality
          Determine appropriate next steps and potential escalation in level of care by utilizing standardized suicide risk assessment tools
          Apply knowledge of suicide risk assessment to a practice patient case

          Activity Faculty

          Kristin Waters, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
          Assistant Clinical Professor 
          University of Connecticut
          Storrs, CT

          Faculty Disclosure:

          In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

          • Kristin Waters has nothing to disclose.

          Program Fees:

          $10 for one hour of CE credits
          FREE to UConn Preceptors

          Grant Funding:

          This activity has no grant funding associated with it.

          ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentation, pass the learning assessment with a grade of 70% or better and complete an evaluation. (ACPE #0009-9999-19-063-H01-P) Credits will  be electronically submitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

          Initial release date: October 16, 2019
          Planned expiration date: October 16, 2022

          Disclaimer:
          The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

          VIII Schwarting Senior Symposium

          Schwarting Senior Symposium (POSTPONED)

          The Arthur E. Schwarting Symposium is an educational conference focused on senior care and comprehensive programs for pharmacists and other healthcare providers

          IX Sterile Compounding

          Sterile Compounding (January 15, 2020)

          Hands on Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding

          This comprehensive application-based continuing pharmacy education program is for pharmacist and pharmacy technician compounders
          7 hours of LIVE CE

          (ACPE UAN: 0009-0000-19-038-L07-P/T)

          Wednesday, January 15, 2020
          (Snow Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020)

          PBB Room 230

          UConn Storrs Campus

          8:00 am – 5:00 pm

          COST:  $195

          Full program brochure including the agenda

          Register NOW

           

          X Teaching and Learning Program and Modules

          Teaching and Learning Program & Registration

          In this comprehensive 23 CPE credit activity (with an additional 3.5 hours of optional CE credit), pharmacists, preceptors and residents will learn the concepts of teaching and learning as it relates to classroom, discussion group and experiential learning. Participants may participate at any level they choose, however, a Practice-based Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those who have completed all phases of the education.

          • Visit our registration site,  Once registered a confirmation email with further details will be sent

          University of Connecticut Faculty and Adjunct Faculty

          • For registration without CE credit:  Contact Joanne Nault (joanne.nault@uconn.edu) and provide your NetID for access to the learning management system.  For those without a NetID, please contact Joshlyn Lucas-Nash (joshlyn.lucas-nash@uconn.edu) complete the Adjunct Faculty Appointment Form and fax (860-486-9095) or email to Joshlyn (joshlyn.lucas-nash@uconn.edu).  You must be actively (within the last 3 years and willing to take new students) taking UConn students to register for FREE.
          • For registration with CE credit:  Visit our registration site.  After you register successfully, UCONN will send a confirmation e-mail with details concerning how to proceed.  You must be actively (within the last 3 years and willing to take new students) taking UConn students to register for half price CE.

          Teaching and Learning Modules

          Target Audience

          Pharmacists, pharmacy preceptors and pharmacy residents who are interested in enhancing their skills in the area of teaching and learning.

          This activity is not accredited for technicians

          Learning Objectives

          Module 1

          Topic

          Faculty

          Learning Objectives:

          Blooms taxonomy-1 hour Wick 1. Differentiate between higher and lower order thinking
          2. Compare and contrast old versus new taxonomy
          3. Describe the different levels of the taxonomy
          4. Apply the taxonomy for planning lecture/activities
          Learning objectives: Beginning with the end in mind-1 hour Wick 1. Compare and contrast learning objectives versus learning goals
          2. List the 3 parts of a learning objective
          3. Write learning objectives that contain a measurable verb
          4. Develop learning objectives that demonstrate higher order learning
          Understanding learning styles-1 hour Wick 1. Discuss the concept of learning styles
          2. Evaluate the effectiveness of learning styles tool(s)
          3. Formulate a view on the role of learning styles
          Teaching philosophy and portfolios-1.5 hours-OPTIONAL Rickles-OPTIONAL 1. Explain the purpose of a teaching philosophy
          2. Describe the components of a philosophy
          3. Discuss the fundamental element of a teaching portfolio
          4. Describe the material from oneself and from others that are contained in a teaching portfolio
          5. Create a draft teaching portfolio
          Syllabus Creation-1 hour Salvo 1. Describe the purpose of a comprehensive syllabus
          2. List and explain the components of a syllabus
          3.  Compare and contrast the elements included in various syllabi
          4. Create or modify a course/rotation syllabus
          Writing Exam Questions-1 hour Ehret 1. Compare and contrast the difference between true/false and one-best answer type questions
          2. Construct effective stems and options for multiple choice questions
          3. Detect problems with poorly written test questions
          Assessments Beyond Examinations- 1 hour Wick 1. Explain the difference between criterion versus norm based grading
          2. Weigh pros and cons of various assessment techniques
          3. Discuss best practices for developing a rubric
          4. Develop a rubric for evaluating an active learning activity
          Designing inter-professional Education Activities-1 hour Dang 1.  Explain general principles, goals,and competencies of inter-professional education (IPE)
          2.  Describe opportunities and challenges in developing and implementing IPE activities
          3.  Design strategies for incorporating IPE activities int the didactic or experiential environment
          Intuitive Design for Pharmacy-1 hour Zaniewski 1.  Define key terms used to describe factors and strategies to influence human behavior.
          2.  Identify appropriate interventions to promote adherence to best practices.
          3.  Review limitations and pitfalls of some common decision support interventions.

          Module 2

          Topic Faculty Learning Objectives
          Empowering Preceptors to Teach: Defining Roles & Responsibilities-1 hour Seo 1. Explain the importance of precepting and mentoring in professional development
          2. Define each of the 4 preceptor roles in teaching clinical problem solving (instructing, modeling, coaching, and facilitating)
          3. Determine which preceptor role would be appropriate to use to help a resident progress, given specific case examples
          Active learning, tools of the trade-1 hour Nigro/Wheeler 1. Define active learning
          2. Differentiate active learning from the traditional lecture style
          3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of active learning
          4. List and describe various active learning strategies
          5. Given a proposed teaching situation, choose an appropriate active learning strategy
          Assessing your Student Pharmacists or Residents Performance Through Feedback- 1 hour Hritcko 1. Explain the role of the preceptor’s assessment in the overall evaluation of a student pharmacist by the school of pharmacy
          2.  Develop strategies to collect student performance data throughout the rotational experience
          3.  Identify methods to ensure that the evaluation of your student pharmacist is fair, objective, and accurate
          4.  List strategies to provide constructive feedback to your students who are not achieving your rotational goals and objectives
          5.  Explain reasons for providing positive feedback to students
          6.  Demonstrate how to reinforce a student pharmacist’s positive behaviors
          7.  Demonstrate effective feedback to students
          Promoting professionalism-1 hour Hritcko 1.  Identify examples of professional behavior in student pharmacists
          2.  List strategies to promote professionalism in student pharmacists while on rotation
          3.  Define the term “generation gap” as it relates to professionalism in experiential education
          4.  Discuss strategies to overcome barriers to professionalism
          5.  Explain the roles in setting expectations and accountability in promoting student professional development
          6.  Describe the process of reporting professionalism issues at your site
          Conflict Management & Communication in Pharmacy Practice Experiences- 1 hour Hritcko 1.  Differentiate between the various types of conflict that pharmacists and/or residents confront at their practice sites
          2.  Identify common emotional and physical reactions to conflict and possible strategies to defuse the situation
          3.  Demonstrate how to use communication skills to resolve conflicts between preceptors and students while on their pharmacy practice experiences

          Module 3: Technology

          Topic Faculty Learning Objectives
          An Overview of Designing Online Courses- 1.25 hours McCaffrey 1. Recognize best practices in developing online courses
          2. Describe 5 basic elements of course development
          3. Recognize research and theory relevant to developing online courses
          4. Identify some basic standards associated with quality online courses
          5. Recognize the importance of accessibility, copyright, and student interaction
          6. Identify best practices and resources associated with accessibility, copyright and student support
          Integrating Pharmacy students into practice-0.75 hours Hritcko 1. Describe benefits and potential barriers to successful integration of students into pharmacy practice
          2. Recognize opportunities to integrate students that will be valuable to students, preceptors, and practice institutions
          3. Identify strategies and resources available to support pharmacy preceptors
          Patient Cases:  Discussion, Construction and Assessment-1 hour  Wheeler 1.  Discuss theory behind case based teaching
          2.  Identify a strategy for discussing patient cases with students
          3.  List some tools that could assist students with preparation for case discussion
          4.  Explain the relationship between patient case design/discussions to Bloom’s taxonomy of learning
          5.  Identify strategies for assessing student performance

          Module 4: Scholarship

          Topic Faculty Learning Objectives
          A Review of Introductory Statistical Concepts(OPTIONAL)-2 hours Sobieraj 1. Define a framework for the application of evidence-based medicine to clinical practice
          2. List the criteria that contribute to the quality of a trial
          3. Distinguish between categorical and continuous variables and how this impacts outcome assessment in a trial
          4. Interpret descriptive statistics in a given trial
          5. Define, interpret, and calculate a relative risk, odds ratio, relative and absolute risk, and number need to treat
          6. Use a 95% confidence interval to determine clinical and statistical significance
          7. Define type I and type II error and their impact on trial results
          Incorporating Scholarship into your Day- 1 hour Sobieraj 1. Identify research tips for various steps involved including formulation of a research question, biostatistics for researchers, working with the IRB, obtaining grant funding, and writing a manuscript
          2. Provide examples of scholarship of teaching from the classroom setting
          3. Provide examples of scholarship from the preceptor’s perspective
          Ethical issues in Authorship and Scholarship-1 hour Wick 1. Identify the ICMJE criteria for authorship
          2.  Discuss issues related to authorship criteria, student-faculty publications, and duplicate publications
          3.  Explain differences between AMA and APA formatting as it pertains to author order
          4.  Develop personal approaches for handling authorship criteria, author order, student-faculty publications, and duplicate publication cases
          Clinical Teaching Venues:
          Applying Pedagogy in a Big Wide World- 2 hours
          White 1. Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of full time tenure track and non-tenure track faculty
          2. Describe the advantages of being an adjunctive instructor of students and residents
          3. Identify the other areas where pharmacists require pedagogical skills
          4. Describe how to apply teaching skills to various settings
          5. Identify how to respond to the disruptive, passionate, and know it all student
          6. Describe how to gauge feedback aside from student evaluations of teaching
          Continuing Professional Development-1 hour Fitzgerald 1. Explain the concept of continuing Professional Development (CPD)
          2. Outline the steps involved in the CPD process
          3. Prepare an individualized CPD plan
          ACPE Continuing Education Standards:  How to plan and deliver an exceptional activity- 1 hour Fitzgerald 1. Describe the ACPE standards for continuing pharmacy education
          2. Explain the components of a needs assessment
          3. Identify ways to measure outcomes from continuing education
           Teaching Example-1 hour  CE Participant 1. Prepare a presentation using teaching and learning concepts
          2. Deliver a presentation using teaching and learning concepts

          Activity Faculty

          Devra Dang, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
          Associate Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

          Megan Ehret , PharmD, MS, BCPP
          Associate Professor, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy
          Baltimore, MD

          Jill Fitzgerald, PharmD
          Director, Experiential Learning and Continuing Professional Development and Associate Clinical Professor
          University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

          Philip Hritcko, PharmD, CACP
          Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
          Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
          University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

          Desmond McCaffrey
          Associate Director-eCampus,
          Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
          University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

          Stefanie Nigro, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM
          Assistant Clinical Professor
          MCPHS University, Boston, MA

          Nathaniel Rickles, PharmD, PhD, BCPP
          Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
          University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

          Marissa Salvo, PharmD, BCACP
          Associate Clinical Professor Pharmacy Practice,
          University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

          Teresa Seo, PharmD, BCPS

          Diana Sobieraj, PharmD
          Assistant Professor, Senior Research Scientist and Program Manager
          University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy/Hartford Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center, Hartford, CT

          Kathryn Wheeler, PharmD, BCPS
          Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
          Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
          University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT   

          C. Michael White, PharmD, FCCP, FCP
          Department Head and Professor
          University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

          Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA
          Assistant Director, Office of Pharmacy Professional Development and Visiting Instructor,
          University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

          Amber Zaniewski, PharmD

          Faculty Disclosure

          In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

          None of the above listed faculty have actual or potential conflicts of interest associated with this presentation.

          Acitivity Fees

          General Registration– $299.00

          • Visit our registration site.  Once registered a confirmation email with further details will be sent

          University of Connecticut Faculty and Adjunct Faculty – Free of charge without continuing education credit; or $149.50 (50% discount) for continuing education credit.

          • For registration without CE credit:  Contact Joanne Nault  (joanne.nault@uconn.edu) and provide your net ID for access to the learning management system.  For those without a NetID, please contact Joshlyn Lucas-Nash (joshlyn.lucas-nash@uconn.edu) complete the Adjunct Faculty Appointment Form.pdf and fax (860-486-9095) or email to Joshlyn (joshlyn.lucas-nash@uconn.edu).
          • For registration with CE credit:  visit our registration site.  Once registered a confirmation email with further details will be sent.

          Grant Funding

          There is no grant funding for this activity.

          Requirements for Successful Completion

          For those wishing to receive CE Credit and ACPE Teaching Certificate of Achievement:

          •  Complete all of the required online modules and participate in the activities, including an evaluation of each activity within the huskyct system.
          • Prepare and deliver a “teaching experience”
          • Complete and send in the Verification of Participation form found on the HuskyCT site, and submit to Joanne Nault
          • Once all of the activities have been completed, Visit our online CE Center at https://pharmacyce.uconn.edu/login.php and complete the course evaluation to have your CE credits uploaded to the CPE Monitor system

          For those wishing to receive UConn School of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate of Completion (no CE Credit):

          • Complete all of the required online modules and participate in the activities
          • Complete the evaluation forms found under each activity on the HuskyCT site
          • Prepare and deliver a “teaching experience”
          • Complete and send in to Joanne Nault the Verification of Participation form found on the HuskyCT site

          ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Twenty-three contact hours (2.3 CEU’s) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentations, participate in the activities and complete the evaluations, and deliver their teaching example. Statements of credit for ACPE UAN 0009-0000-18-073-B04-P will be automatically sent to CPE Monitor and can be printed from your CPE Monitor Profile. A Certificate of Achievement will be sent to those who complete all activities, evaluations and submit a complete Verification of Participation Form. Upon successful completion of the optional activities ACPE UAN 0009-0000-18-074-H04-P, ACPE UAN 0009-0000-18-075-H04-P,  we will award 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU's) and 2.0 contact hours (0.20 CEU's), respectively.

          Initial release date:  August 6, 2018
          Planned expiration date:  June 30, 2021

          Disclaimer:
          The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

          The University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

          Disclaimer:
          The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.