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Annual Meeting CPE Activities to Cover Timely Topics
NABP Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to earn seven hours of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
(ACPE)-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. The Annual Meeting's knowledge-based CPE activities are designed to
address current issues affecting the regulation of pharmacy practice. Learning objectives and speaker information for each CPE session, as well
as requirements for obtaining CPE credit, are available on the Annual Meeting website,
Wednesday, May 18
(Pre-Meeting CPE)
Workplace Conditions and Pharmacy
Personnel Burnout - Changing Course to
Advance Change
ACPE UANs: 0205-0000-22-001-L03-P/T
(0.15 CEU - 1.5 contact hours)
3-4:30 PM
Pharmacist workload, burnout, and well-being
issues, and their effect on patient safety, have
been considered for years, but the coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has
brought such concerns to the forefront. The
concerns brought by various pharmacy groups
regarding workplace conditions and how they
affect pharmacy personnel and, ultimately,
patient care have placed regulators in the
firestorm of how to effectuate change. In
response to this storm, some state boards of
pharmacy have revised their rules to allow for
innovative practice models that help improve
working conditions. Pharmacy stakeholders
and regulators will share with attendees their
efforts to ensure that pharmacy practice occurs
in a working environment that is conducive to
the well-being and safety of all patients.
Thursday, May 19
The Evolving Overdose Crisis:
Opportunities for Action
ACPE UANs: 0205-0000-22-002-L01-P/T
(0.15 CEU - 1.5 contact hours)
2-3:30 PM
This session will delve into the current
opioid epidemic landscape, how far we have
come, and what is still needed in furtherance
of public health protection. Experts will
discuss the trends and opportunities that
exist regarding prevention and harm
reduction, such as the new Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention prescribing
guidelines for chronic pain, which are
projected to decrease the number of patients
who develop an opioid use disorder (OUD).
Attendees will also learn about advances
in treatment for those patients who are
struggling with OUD, the associated stigma
that may prevent them from obtaining the
treatment they need, and how pharmacists
can provide that treatment.
Thursday, May 19
Pharmacy Technicians: Expanding Scope
Is Key to Advancing Practice
ACPE UANs: 0205-0000-22-003-L03-P/T
(0.15 CEU - 1.5 contact hours)
3:45-5:15 PM
There is no doubt that expanding the scope
of practice for pharmacy technicians is key to
supporting pharmacists, including alleviating
their dispensing responsibilities, so that
pharmacists may assume a more clinical role
in providing patient care. Whereas one can
say that COVID-19 was instrumental in
moving the needle in that direction through
advancing pharmacy technician roles
via the Public Readiness and Emergency
Preparedness Act amendments, attendees
will learn how that momentum can continue
this transformation. Pharmacy regulators,
including pharmacy technicians, will
highlight the results of various pilot projects,
such as immunization administration
authority and final product verification, as
well as share how promulgating rules for a
new advanced pharmacy technician license
category is advancing pharmacy practice.
NABP Annual Meeting CPE Overall Learning Objectives
The knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities presented at the Annual Meeting are developed specifically for pharmacists and
pharmacy technicians. Activities are also relevant to the Association's member boards of pharmacy, which are composed of executive officers, board staff,
board members, compliance staff, and board counsel, as well as other attendees in the practice of pharmacy. By actively participating in the meeting's CPE
programming, participants should be able to:
* Identify the latest legislative and regulatory issues being addressed by the state boards of pharmacy
* Explain how the changing regulatory environment impacts the state boards of pharmacy and the practice of pharmacy
* Identify gaps in regulatory oversight and best practices for state pharmacy boards to overcome them
* Discuss emerging roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with respect to the public's access to quality health care
* Discuss how poster session research findings further the protection of the public health
* Describe best practices for regulating pharmacist care services in a changing health care environment
* Compare licensing standards between state boards of pharmacy
Contact Professional Affairs staff at 847/391-4406 or via email at for more details.
NABPĀ® and NABP FoundationĀ® are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as providers of CPE. ACPE provider
number: 0205.
Learning objectives and descriptions for each CPE session are available on the NABP Annual Meeting website. Instructions for claiming CPE
credits, speaker information, and presentation handouts will also be provided.
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