2009 Annual Meeting

NABP MIAMI: Quality Care–it's Hot! Hot! Hot!

105th Annual Meeting
May 16-19, 2009
Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel
Miami, FL

2009 NABP Annual Meeting Continuing Pharmacy Education Sessions

The following presentations were shown at the 105th Annual Meeting:

Patient Counseling – Catch the Wave

A professional facilitator will lead participants through the murky waters of today’s counseling issues. The discussion will focus on “where is counseling today?” and why the current business model and patients’ expectations discourage interactive counseling. The facilitator will assist participants in suggesting innovative counseling models and techniques.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain why the current business model and patients’ expectations discourage interactive patient counseling
  2. Summarize the innovative counseling models and techniques that were developed during the facilitation session

Compounding Inferno – “For Office Use”

Executive Officer and Board Member CPE
Participants will learn about current state regulations pertaining to compounding for physicians’ office use, including developments regarding the compounding of controlled substances for office use.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe current, specific state regulations pertaining to compounding for physicians’ office use
  2. Summarize the developments and board of pharmacy issues related to the compounding of controlled substances for office use

e-Tools “Out of Hand!”

Compliance Officer CPE

As the pharmacy profession moves toward implementing more electronic tools, some of these applications are proving to be more helpful than others. Participants will not only discover problems related toe-prescribing software, but will also learn how boards can benefit from the utilization of electronic inspection software. Board of pharmacy inspectors will describe challenges with e-prescribing software and triumphs with the help of electronic tools.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the challenges boards of pharmacy may face with electronic prescribing software, and how to prevent medication errors
  2. State three benefits of utilizing electronic on-site inspection forms for pharmacy inspections

Standardization of Technician Education – Want it? Need it?

As more states jump on the bandwagon to register pharmacy technicians, it is sometimes unclear as to where that wagon is heading. Attendees will participate in discussions focusing on what is necessary to standardize pharmacy technician education and its implementation.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Summarize the necessary components of standardized pharmacy technician education
  2. Describe how stakeholders can implement these standardized components