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Thursday, July 18, 2019

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.                LPA Board of Directors Meeting (Magnolia Room)

Noon - 5:00 p.m.                Golf Tournament and Lunch - Sponsored in part by Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association
(The Country Club @ Golden Nugget; 12:00 lunch, followed by 1:00 shotgun start) Prior Registration Required

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Convention Registration / Check-in (Promenade)

Friday, July 19, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Convention Registration / Registration Opens (Sycamore AB / Promenade)
Sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual

7:15 - 7:45 a.m. New Member / First Time Attendee Orientation (Ballroom C)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome / General Session & Membership Meeting (Ballroom AB)

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Knowledge Based CPE: Legislative and Regulatory Update (Ballroom AB)
Target Audience:
Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students; Live Contact Hours: 1.5
UAN: 0133-0000-19-004-L03-P/T
Faculty:
Senator Fred Mills, RPh, Louisiana Senate; Representative Bernard LeBas, RPh, Louisiana House of Representatives; Carl Aron, RPh, President, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy
Pharmacist Objectives: Explain 2019 legislation relative to pharmacy in Louisiana; Implement necessary changes in pharmacy to comply with changes; Identify regulatory bodies and their impact on pharmacy; List methods of effectively communicating with legislators and regulators.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Explain 2019 legislation relative to pharmacy in Louisiana; Assist pharmacist in implementing necessary changes in pharmacy to comply with changes; Identify regulatory bodies and their impact on pharmacy; List methods of effectively communicating with legislators and regulators.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break (Promenade)
Sponsored by SouthernScripts

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Application Based CPE: OSHA Update and Overview (Ballroom AB)
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students; Live Contact Hours: 1.0
UAN: 0133-0000-19-005-L03-P/T
Faculty:
Alexander Novas, Compliance Assistance Specialist, US Department of Labor, OSHA
Pharmacist Objectives: Define OSHA's role in the prevention and elimination of work-related hazards; Outline current compliance issues; Develop a strategy for changes in pharmacy to prevent hazards.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Define OSHA's role in the prevention and elimination of work-
related hazards; Outline current compliance issues; Develop library of compliance resources; Implement changes in pharmacy to prevent hazards.

11:00 a.m. Guest Program— “Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu”
(107 Energy Pkwy., Suite B) Prior Registration Required
Guests attending should meet in the hotel lobby at 10:00 to carpool.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Awards Luncheon (Sycamore AB)
Annual Awards Presented: LPA Scholarships; ULM Meritorious Award, ULM Alumnus of the Year Award

1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Application Based CE: Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider Certification Course (Magnolia Room) Prior Registration Required
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians; Live Contact Hours: 3.0
UAN: 0133-0000-19-006-L05-P/T
Faculty:
Michael Bergeron, NREMT, BLS Instructor, CPR & First Aid
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Describe the steps of CPR; Activate the Emergency Response System; Demonstrate giving breaths for adult, child, and infant victims; Employ 1 and 2 rescuer CPR for adult, child, and infant victims; Demonstrate the use of an AED for victims less than one
year of age; Illustrate how to relieve choking in the responsive and unresponsive victims.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: Application Based CPE: Diabetes — I Read on the Internet… (Ballroom AB)
Target Audience:
Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians; Live Contact Hours: 1.5
UAN: 0133-0000-19-007-L01-P/T
Faculty:
Emily Weidman-Evans, PharmD, Associate Professor & Director of Assessment, LSUHSC-
Shreveport School of Allied Health

Pharmacist Objectives: Counsel a patient on research related to potentially severe adverse effects of SGLT-2 inhibitors; Counsel a patient on research related to potentially severe adverse effects of incretin drugs (DPP-4 inhibitors or GLP-1 analogs); Counsel a patient on research related to potentially severe
adverse effects of basal insulins.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives
: Identify potentially severe adverse effects of SGLT-2 inhibitors that need to be discussed with the pharmacist; Identify potentially severe adverse effects of incretin drugs (DPP-4 inhibitors or GLP-1 analogs) that need to be discussed with the pharmacist; Identify potentially
severe adverse effects of basal insulins that need to be discussed with the pharmacist.

Breakout 2: Application Based CPE: Compounding Updates (Bluebonnet Room)
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians; Live Contact Hours: 1.5
UAN: 0133-0000-19-008-L07-P/T
Faculty:
Joseph Gary LeBlanc, Jr., PharmD, MHA, MBA, Director of Pharmacy, Heart Hospital of Lafayette
Pharmacist Objectives: Identify challenges and minimum requirements for maintaining USP 795, 797, & 800 standards; Identify important dates and significant updates to USP 795, 797, & 800 standards; Introduce challenges associated with initiating USP 800 standards and complying with USP 795 & 797
standards.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives
: Identify and discuss approaching USP 795 & 797 standards updates; Recognize and understand personnel competency requirements for preparing compounded sterile preparations in accordance with USP standards; Analyze the intent of USP 800 guidelines and discuss
metrics for making value-adding contributions towards compliance with these standards.

Breakout 3: Application Based CPE: Preparing Your Pharmacy for Natural Disasters (Cypress Room) 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians; Live Contact Hours: 1.5
UAN: 0133-0000-19-009-L04-P/T
Faculty:
Louis Patrick Brazan, III, Field Representative, Pharmacists Mutual
Pharmacist Objectives: Develop an emergency disaster plan for the pharmacy; Identify key personnel and roles; Secure appropriate equipment and protective devices for medications and records; Develop plan of patient record backups.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Assist pharmacist in developing emergency disaster plan; Train key personnel about roles before, during, and after disaster; Prepare communications for patients and partners to prepare and recover; Assist pharmacist in securing appropriate equipment and protective
devices.

Breakout 4: Student Workshop: Advocacy 101 (Ballroom C)
Target Audience: Pharmacy Students
Learn from some of the profession’s most active members and partners how to get involved and be proactive at the legislative and regulatory level.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break (Promenade)     
Sponsored by Morris & Dickson

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: Knowledge Based CPE: Navigating 1,000 Feet Underwater: The Current State of Medical Marijuana Law in Louisiana (Bluebonnet Room)
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians; Live Contact Hours: 1.5
UAN: 0133-0000-19-010-L03-P/T
Faculty:
Daphne Robinson, JD, MPH, Attorney, Daphne R Robinson Consulting & Training
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Recognize the conflict that exists between federal and state law on marijuana regulation and the limits of authority with each; Articulate the current state of the law of medical marijuana in the State of Louisiana; Recognize the potential legal obstacles
involved in dispensing; Identify the most critical legal challenges in operating a business that dispenses medical marijuana.

Breakout 2: Knowledge Based CPE: New Drug Update 2019 (Cypress Room)
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians; Live Contact Hours: 1.5
UAN: 0133-0000-19-011-L04-P/T
Faculty:
LaKeisha Williams, PharmD, MSPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Xavier University College of Pharmacy
Pharmacist Objectives: Recognize the clinical indications for selected new therapeutic agents approved by the FDA; Explain common adverse effects and drug interactions for selected new drug approvals; Describe significant counseling points associated with selected new drug approvals.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives:
List new drug approvals and their indications; List adverse effects and drug interactions for selected new drug approvals.

Breakout 3: Application Based CPE: Regulatory Issues Facing Pharmacies and Patient Access (Ballroom AB) 
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians; Live Contact Hours: 1.5
UAN: 0133-0000-19-011-L04-P/T
Faculty: Randal Johnson, President/CEO, Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Identify laws which have passed in Louisiana that protect patients; List Medicaid and Medicare regulations; Describe pharmacy benefit manager regulation in Louisiana; Describe current pharmacy audit procedures as required by Louisiana law; List
direct and indirect remuneration fees in Medicare; Identify network contracts available to independent pharmacies. 

Session 4: Student Workshop: Faces of Pharmacy (Ballroom C)
Learn from some of the profession’s most active members and partners how to get involved and be proactive at the legislative and regulatory level.

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall and Reception (Ballroom DEF)
We’re Not in Kansas Anymore, Toto!
Wear your conference t-shirt or favorite Wizard of Oz costume!
Bring canned goods to donate to the
local food shelter and enter for a
special door prize!

8:00 p.m. ULM Reception (Sycamore AB)

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast / Convention Registration (Sycamore AB / Promenade)

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.   General Session & Membership Meeting (Ballroom AB) 

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.  Application Based CPE: Adverse Drug Reactions —  A Legal Point of View (Ballroom AB)
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students; Live Contact Hours: 1.5
UAN: 0133-0000-19-013-L03-P/T
Faculty:
Jeff Bennett, PharmD, Retired Pharmacist and Professor of Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
Pharmacist Objectives: Describe both common and uncommon adverse drug reactions and the potential legal consequences; Outline case studies relative to ADME Scheme; Explain the pharmacists’ role to legal professionals; Provide examples of niche markets within pharmacy and their legal
parameters.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Describe both common and uncommon adverse drug reactions and the potential legal consequences; Explain the pharmacy technician’s role to legal professionals; Provide examples of niche markets within pharmacy and their legal parameters.

10:00-11:00 a.m. Application Based CPE: What’s New with Immunizations: 2019 Annual Update (Ballroom AB)
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students; Live Contact Hours: 1.0
UAN: 0133-0000-19-014-L01-P/T
Faculty:
Courtney Robertson, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor, ULM College of Pharmacy
Pharmacist Objectives: List important updates to most current vaccine recommendations for adults and children; Apply 2019 changes in adult and pediatric immunization schedules to pharmacy practice; Summarize information regarding newly available vaccines and those in development phases. Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Recognize current age-appropriate immunization schedules; List important updates to most current vaccine recommendations for adults and children; Summarize
information regarding newly available vaccines and those in development phases.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Refreshment Break (Promenade)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Application Based CPE: PBMs — the Functional Role and the Dilemmas (Ballroom AB)
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students; Live Contact Hours: 1.0
UAN: 0133-0000-19-015-L04-P/T
Faculty:
Daniel Buffington, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, President & CEO, Clinical Pharmacology Services
Pharmacist Objectives: Explain the process of electronic claims and adjudication; Compare the prescription transactions and clinical services provided by PBMs; Demonstrate how PBMs utilize contracted distribution channels and clinical management for specialty drugs.
Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Explain the pharmacy technician for PBMs; Describe the use of drug formularies and formulary restrictions by PBMs; Illustrate how a patient’s prescription drug benefit information is provided to pharmacies by PBMs.

12:30- 1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon (Ballroom DE)
Sponsored by Louisiana Wholesale Drug Company
Annual Awards Presented:
Chain Pharmacist of the Year Award (sponsored by NACDS)
Compounding Pharmacist of the Year Award
Hospital Pharmacist of the Year Award
Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award (sponsored by McKesson)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Knowledge Based CPE: The Next Steps in Combating the Opioid Epidemic (Ballroom AB)
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students; Live Contact Hours: 1.0
UAN: 0133-0000-19-016-L01-P/T
Faculty:
Stephen Hill, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor, ULM College of Pharmacy; Carleigh Roberts, PharmD Candidate, ULM College of Pharmacy
Pharmacist Objectives: Describe the current opioid epidemic; Identify the unintended consequences of the current plan to address the epidemic; Evaluate medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder; Examine non-opioid medication options for chronic pain.

Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Describe the current opioid epidemic; Identify the unintended consequences of the current plan to address the epidemic; Examine non-opioid medication options for chronic pain; Assist the pharmacist in identifying patients in crisis.

 

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Application Based CPE: Self-Care Challenge (Ballroom AB)
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students; Live Contact Hours: 1.5
UAN: 0133-0000-19-017-L05-P/T
Faculty:
Julie Breithaupt, PharmD, MBA, Pharmacy Manager, Red River Pharmacy
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Objectives: Identify and explain aspects of the effective and safe practice of pharmacy self-care treatments; Describe at least two over-the-counter and prescription medication interactions that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should be aware of; List three OTC medications and their use and identify counseling points for each of the OTC medications.

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Past President’s Reception (Promenade)

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. President’s Banquet (Ballroom DE)
Attire: Cocktail
Keynote Speaker: Bruce Hamilton, No Bad Days!
Installation of 2019-20 Board of Directors
Presentation of Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Gold Certificates
Annual Awards Presented:
NCPA Pharmacy Leadership Award
Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year Award (sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual)
Excellence in Innovation Award (sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC)
William P. O’Brien Award,
Bowl of Hygeia Award (sponsored by the APhA Foundation, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and Boehringer Ingelheim)
Pharmacist of the Year Award

9:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite (Magnolia Room)


 

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