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Lane County Mid-Winter CE Seminar

February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Join us this February for the OSPA 2020 Lane County Mid -Winter CE Seminar at the Graduate Eugene (formerly the Hilton Eugene)!  Earn up to 15 CE hours with sessions on pharmacist prescribing, emergency preparedness,  biosimilars, HIV, law updates, and more!

Online registration is closed.  On-site registration will be available at The Graduate.


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Saturday, February 15, 2020

8:00 AM
Patient Assessment for Community Pharmacists
When pharmacists hear and learn about patient assessment they may think this is only something that happens in ambulatory or hospital practice sites and not in the community setting.  With new legislation that has passed in Oregon that allows pharmacists to prescribe, patient assessment is becoming standard practice within community pharmacies.

This presentation will help pharmacists to feel more comfortable with patient assessment and how to incorporate clinical services within their pharmacy.

Lorinda Anderson, PharmD, BCPS
OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy

Stacey Ramirez, PharmD
OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy

9:15 AM
Oregon Board of Pharmacy – Law Update
The Board of Pharmacy will provide a timely update on compliance expectations, policy, and recent rule changes in Oregon.

Fiona Karbowicz, RPh
Oregon Board of Pharmacy

Joseph Schnabel, PharmD
Oregon Board of Pharmacy

10:05 AM

10:20 AM
The Role of the Oregon Pharmacist in HIV Prevention
A potential exposure to HIV is always a traumatic incident.  As the most visible front line healthcare professionals, pharmacists are uniquely situated to care for patients exposed to HIV.  Learn about the medications to prevent HIV, the upcoming changes to pharmacist prescribing of HIV preventative medicines in Oregon, and how to ask the tough questions to ensure compassionate care for some of our most vulnerable patients.  All of us are part of the effort to end HIV and through this presentation, you will learn your own unique role.

Geoff L’Heureux, PharmD, AAHIVP
Williamette Valley Cancer Center

11:15 AM
Lunch / Exhibit Hall Open

12:45 PM
The Pharmacist in Disaster Preparedness and Response
This session will provide valuable background on preparedness and emergency response, simple strategies to keep family members safe and maintain critical pharmacy operations at work during public health emergencies. It will also review the legal framework for pharmacy emergency response in Oregon, and describe specific activities through which pharmacists can meet the pharmaceutical needs of their communities during public health incidents.

Juancho Ramirez, PharmD
OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy

Richard Leman, MD
Oregon Public Health Division

1:35 PM
The Pharmacist’s Role in the Provision of Palliative Care
Hospice and palliative care are associated with improved outcomes among patients with serious illness and their families. Pharmacists’ roles in the provision of palliative care are expanding and increasing, however, many untapped opportunities remain. This presentation will describe and differentiate between hospice, palliative care, and pain management and will illustrate the roles and opportunities to for pharmacists to provide palliative care across the care continuum.

Jon P. Furuno, PhD
OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy

2:25 PM

2:40 PM
All Generations Work the Same…FAKE NEWS!
We are currently living in a time when for the first time in history, there are five different generations that makeup the current workforce.  Compelling data will be presented highlight some of the generation differences between the current population of preceptors and student learners.  This level of diversity provides as many benefits as it does misunderstanding and conflict.  The purpose of this session is to highlight the challenges and realities about generational differences.  Attendees will walk out from this session with a better understanding of how different generations work and with effective strategies for relating and communicating across generations

Huy Hoang, PharmD
Pacific University School of Pharmacy

3:30 PM
An Overview of the Roles and Responsibilities of Outpatient and Clinical Pharmacy Technicians in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region
The intent of the presentation is to provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of outpatient and clinical pharmacy technicians in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region (KPNW).  In addition to supporting dispensing functions, KPNW technicians play an integral role in numerous programs such as Meds to Beds, New Member Pharmacy, International Travel Clinic, Refill and Message Management, Medication Adherence, Medication Therapy Management (MTM), and many others.

Darren Flyckt, PharmD
Kaiser Permanente Northwest

Sunday, February 16, 2020

8:00 AM
Statute, Regulatory, and Reimbursement Considerations as It Relates to Implementing Oregon’s Prescribing Initiatives
Following this session, participants will be able to apply principles to assure they can implement pharmacist prescribing in areas supported by statute and regulations safely and to meet standards necessary for reimbursement.

Fiona Karbowisz, RPh
Oregon Board of Pharmacy

Tara Pfund, PharmD
Fred Meyer

Paige Clark, RPh, BPharm
OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy

8:50 AM
Telepharmacy: A Patient’s Perspective
Telepharmacy is being used by pharmacists across the country in both rural and urban settings to serve medically underserved patients, improve outcomes, and ultimately keep struggling pharmacies from having to close their doors completely.  This particular presentation focuses on the impact that telepharmacy has on the most important stakeholders in the healthcare system — the patients.  The presentation features a combination of fact-based research and first hand interviews with telepharmacy patients who give great insight into their experiences being served by telepharmacies.

Jessica Adams, PharmD
Telepharm and Cardinal Health Companies

9:40 AM

9:50 AM
Medicare ‘Nuts and Bolts:’ An Opportunity to Improve Patient Care
Medicare is the largest payer in the United States.  However, many seniors are enrolled in suboptimal plans based on their individual circumstances.  This session will provide a foundational overview of Medicare and then focus on financial assistance programs and other resources to empower pharmacists and pharmacy staff to help beneficiaries optimize their Medicare coverage and navigate the healthcare system.

Adriane Irwin, MS, PharmD, BCACP
OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy

11:15 AM
Lunch / Exhibit Hall Open

12:15 PM
New Drug Update
This talk will highlight important new drugs that will be seen in the outpatient setting. The medications will include new items that were approved from September 2018 to January 2020. We will review indications, mechanism of action, common adverse effects, and significant drug interactions for these products. We will also compare selected new choices with established therapies. Finally, we will review important new combinations and generics.

Natalea Braden-Suchy, PharmD, BCACP
OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy

1:05 PM
Emerging Biosimilar Medications: Key Issues and Considerations for Pharmacists
Biosimilar products are FDA-approved biologic medications that are highly similar to and have no clinically meaningful differences from existing FDA-approved reference products. The emergence of biosimilars represent a paradigm shift in product development, regulatory review, and FDA approval. Current FDA-approved biosimilar products will be presented along with resources to guide the pharmacist in assessing interchangeability of biosimilar medications for the reference product. Finally, tips for providing patient education when dispensing biosimilar products will be discussed.

Deanna Moretz, PharmD, BCPS
OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy

2:20 PM

2:35 PM
Specialty Pharmacy: Delivering Specialty Care
Specialty Pharmacy is a growing segment of pharmacy practice.  In this session we will explore the delivery of high-cost, high-complexity medication regimens by specialty pharmacists.  Topics will include practice considerations such as patient population served, regulatory requirements, credentialing, technician utilization and medication therapy management.

Jill McClellan, PharmD
Ardon Health


Hotel Information

The Graduate Eugene (formerly the Hilton Eugene)
66 E 6th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

Call: 413-821-3144 and referring to booking code OSPA20

or Book Online

Room Rates: $149* single/double

Note: Reservations must be made by Tuesday, January 22, 2020.  Reservations after that are subject to space and rate availability.  Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to arrival or 1-night room and tax will be assessed.


February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am
February 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


The Graduate Eugene
66 E 6th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97401
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