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Continuing Education Fall Summit 2011

Please join us for our upcoming 2011 Continuing Education Fall Summit, which will include six (6) CPE-approved, 1-hour accredited seminars, and is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14 at the UIC College of Pharmacy, 833 S. Wood Street, Chicago. 


8:30 a.m.            The Past, Present and Future for the Pharmacological Treatment of Viral Hepatitis

                           Speaker: Juliana Chan, PharmD                             016-000-11-109-L01-P

                           Learning Objectives:

      1. Describe the epidemiology, risk factors and natural history of hepatitis A, B, and C infection;
      2. Identify methods to minimize acquiring viral hepatitis and prevent the development of disease-related complications;
      3. List and discuss factors which should be considered when selecting drug therapy for chronic hepatitis B and C;
      4. Compare and contrast the safety and efficacy of the current and future treatments for chronic hepatitis B and C infection.

9:30 a.m.             Illinois Law Update

                            Speakers: Ed Rickert, JD and Scott Meyers, RPh          016-000-11-110-L03-P

                            Learning Objectives:

      1. List the sections of the Rules which are new;
      2. Describe any new requirements for pharmacists;
      3. Discuss how proposed changes will provide improved care for patients;
      4. Describe the newly passed legislation that will impact the practice of pharmacy.

10:30 a.m.           Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis

                            Speaker:  Jessica Michaud, PharmD                      016-000-11-111-L01-P

                            Learning Objectives:

      1. Explain the updated diagnostic criteria for rheumatoid arthritis;
      2. Compare and contrast current drug therapy options for rheumatoid arthritis;
      3. Introduce emerging pharmacologic treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.

11:30 a.m.            Luncheon and Exhibit Tables

                             2 North, COP

12:30 p.m.            Updates in Asthma Management                         016-000-11-112-L01-P

                             Speaker: Michelle Martin, PharmD

                             Learning Objectives:

      1. Review the stepwise approach to asthma management.
      2. Describe the appropriate conditions for use of long acting beta 2 agonists in asthma.
      3. Recognize the utility of tiotropium in respiratory disorders.
      4. Discuss the use of omalizumab in severe asthma.

1:30 p.m.             New and Emerging Antithrombotic Therapies for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

                            Speaker: Robert DiDomenico, PharmD                 016-000-11-113-L01-P

                            Learning Objectives:

      1. Compare usage patterns of antithrombotic therapies with evidence-base recommendations for acute coronary syndrome;
      2. Compare and contrast the pharmacology of the P2Y12 antagonists;
      3. Evaluate the role of the P2Y12 antagonists in the treatment of patients with acute coronary syndrome;
      4. Describe the potential role for investigational antithrombotic therapies in the management of acute coronary syndrome.

2:30 p.m.              Dementia: Unraveling the Mystery

                            Speaker: Mike Koronkowski, PharmD                   016-000-11-116-L01-P

                            Learning Objectives:

      1. Review the latest evidenced-based research supporting existing cognitive treatment options for patients;
      2. Differentiate among the various treatment options to manage behavioral disturbances in a patient with dementia;
      3. Discuss the clinicians’ need to optimize cognitive, functional, and behavioral treatments for their patients;
      4. Examine the research likely to shape the treatment of AD in the next decades;
      5. Describe the economic impact of AD on patients, families, and society;
      6. Discuss local, state, and federal resources available to support patients, families, and health professionals.

3:30 p.m.              Alumni Reception and College Tour

Target Audience: This educational program has been designed for a multi-disciplinary audience of pharmacists, general medical practitioners, allied health professionals, and trainees, including pharmacy/medical students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows.

Accreditation: The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of pharmacy continuing education.  Attendance at the entire program and completion of the self-assessment questions and evaluation form are prerequisites for receiving a statement of continuing education credit for 6.0 contact hours (0.6 CEUs). You will be notified via e-mail within 6 weeks of the program date when your statement of pharmacy credit is available.  You may print your certificate of pharmacy credit by logging onto our Web site at  This program has been assigned ACPE Program Numbers: 0016-000-11-109-L01-P,  0016-000-11-110-L03-P, 0016-000-11-111-L01-P, 0016-000-11-112-L01-P, 0016-000-11-113-L01-P, and 0016-000-11-116-L01-P.

: $60... 
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