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OPA/OSHP Midyear Meeting

November 6, 2005 - Columbus Airport Marriott

Commitment to Quality Pharmacist Care
Medicare's new prescription drug benefit and provisions for Medication Therapy Management (MTM) are expanding pharmacy practice and the role of the pharmacist in every practice setting. These changes are focused on improving patient care, the outcome to which pharmacists are dedicated. The 2005 Midyear Meeting will afford pharmacists the information, tools, strategies, and solutions they need. Jointly sponsored by the Ohio Pharmacists Association and the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists, this meeting will provide information to readily implement in a variety of practice settings.
Choose up to eight contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing education credit from the 16 hours offered in clinical, pharmacist care, and legal/regulatory topics. The programs are educational, practical and interesting, and the faculty is exceptional. Take advantage of this outstanding learning opportunity. Register TODAY! Space is limited.
Online registration for this event will begin August 25, 2005.
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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Medication Therapy Management: An Overview
Marialice Bennett, R.Ph.

8:30 a.m.
Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Cheryl Laubacher, R.Ph., Pharm.D.

10:25 a.m.
Reproductive Endocrinology: Infertility and Support
Steve Williams, M.D.
Sponsor: Serono

10:25 a.m.
How Do You Spell Relief? A Review of Dietary Supplement-Related Issues and Evidence-Based Recommendations
Cathy Rosenbaum, Pharm.D., MBA

12:05 p.m.
Lunch

1:10 p.m.
Medicare Part D Benefit: 55 Days to Implement
Lt. Dustin Rider, USPHS

1:10 p.m.
Managing Chronic Pain: Strategies and Stumbling Blocks
Phyllis Grauer, R.Ph., Pharm.D.

3:05 p.m.
Update on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
George T. Ho, M.D.
Sponsor: Merck & Co.
(note: this is a 50 minute program)

3:05 p.m.
Legislative Update 2005
Ernest Boyd, R.Ph., CAE and Kelly Vyzral, OPA Lobbyists
(note: this is a 50 minute program)

4:05 p.m.
State of the Art Care in Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
George T. Ho, M.D.
(note: this is a 50 minute program)

4:05 p.m.
Options for Affordable Health Care
Alice Faryna, M.D.
(note: this is a 50 minute program)

5:00 p.m.
Adjournment

Continuing Education Credit
This meeting is targeted to all pharmacists and pharmacy students. Earn up to eight contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit at a meeting offering 16 hours of educational opportunities from which to choose. The continuing education for this program is coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF). The mission of the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation is to provide educational programs for pharmacists and consumers of health care that enhance the practice of pharmacy and patient outcomes, and to conduct research to support these efforts. The continuing education programs presented by OPF are designed for pharmacists and the public to address the daily issues of pharmacy.

To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, you must fill out the CE form indicating programs attended. Sign, date, and return it to the OPA staff or office. Your statement of CE credit will be mailed to you within four weeks.

Learning objectives for this program may be found at the following link: $$Link,http://www.ohiopharmacists.org/pdf_files/MidYearProgLearningObj,2005 MidYear Program Goals and Objectives$$ (PDF File: 25K)

The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Registration Fees
OPA or OSHP Member
Early Bird $119
After 10/14/2005 $129

Non-member
Early Bird $149
After 10/14/2005 $159

Program Descriptions

Medication Therapy Management: An Overview
Marialice Bennett, R.Ph., Associate Professor, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
ACPE # 129-000-05-052-L04
0.2 CEU
The latest buzzword in pharmacy is MTM, or Medication Therapy Management. Pharmacists in Ohio are already being paid for providing this service, and this program will give you an overview of this new and exciting practice. Our speaker is one of the top authorities on MTM, and will help you gain insight on what you need to know to provide this service. You will gain an appreciation for what services are provided, how patients benefit, and why payers are finally beginning to reimburse for MTM. The new Medicare Drug Benefit beginning in January of 2006 will have an MTM component, and this program will give you a start on understanding MTM.

Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Cheryl Laubacher, R.Ph., Pharm.D., Outpatient Care Center Pharmacy, Children's Hospital, Columbus
ACPE # 129-000-05-053-L01
0.2 CEU
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years, and it often continues into adulthood. This session will describe the criteria used to diagnose ADHD and provide an overview of the classes of drugs used to treat ADHD. The advantages of prescribing atomoxetine compared to stimulants, and the advantage of using controlled release stimulants will also be discussed.

Reproductive Endocrinology: Infertility and Support
Steve Williams, M.D., Ohio Reproductive Medicine, Columbus
ACPE # 129-000-05-054-L01
0.2 CEU
Infertility problems are generally 60% female-related disorders and 40% male. Dr. Williams will discuss current treatment options and support pharmacists can extend to patients by better understanding the couple's emotional, financial, spiritual, and physical stress. In addition, he will include support groups and resources for patient referral.
Sponsor: Serono

How Do You Spell Relief? A Review of Dietary Supplement-Related Issues and Evidence-Based Recommendations
Cathy Rosenbaum, Pharm.D., MBA, Clinical Effectiveness and Safety Officer, Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati
ACPE # 129-000-05-055-L01
0.2 CEU
Do you find it hard to keep up with the latest clinical literature on supplement side effects and interactions? Come hear how to manage this brave new world of dietary supplements. Our speaker has traveled to China to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a consultant on the safe use of supplements.

Medicare Part D Benefit: 55 Days to Implement
Lt. Dustin Rider, USPHS, Managed Care Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
ACPE # 129-000-05-056-L04
0.2 CEU
The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 establishes a prescription drug benefit under Medicare - Medicare Part D - for outpatient prescription drug coverage. This Act represents the most significant changes to the Medicare program since its inception and impacts pharmacy practice in many arenas. This program will cover a high level overview of Medicare Part D Drug Benefit and any current updates, how it impacts institutional and community pharmacy, and what role the pharmacist can play in assisting Medicare Beneficiaries with enrollment.

Managing Chronic Pain: Strategies and Stumbling Blocks
Phyllis Grauer, R.Ph., Pharm.D., Palliative Care Consulting Group, Dublin
ACPE # 129-000-05-057-L01
0.2 CEU
Management of chronic pain can be a challenge for both patients and health care providers. Our speaker will discuss the assessment and pharmacological management of chronic pain, as well as the role of the pharmacist in pain management. The appropriate dosing of analgesics, toxicities of pain medications and appropriateness of polypharmacy will also be reviewed.

Update on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
George T. Ho, M.D., Scioto Valley Urology, Columbus
ACPE # 129-000-05-058-L01
0.1 CEU
This session will review the natural history of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and the changes in management of BPH over the past 20 years. The role of alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors in treating BPH will be included, as well as their pharmacology, dosing information and potential side effects.
Sponsor: Merck & Co.

Legislative Update 2005
Ernest Boyd, R.Ph., CAE and Kelly Vyzral, OPA Lobbyists, Columbus
ACPE # 129-000-05-059-L04
0.1 CEU
Both the federal and state legislatures have been busy with pharmacy issues this past year. OPA lobbyists will update pharmacists on the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the impact of Ohio's biennial budget for 2005-2006 on the practice of pharmacy, as well as other pharmacy related legislation including proposed legislation to expand the role of pharmacists in administering immunizations, and to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
Note: This program is NOT approved for Ohio jurisprudence CE credit.

State of the Art Care in Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
George T. Ho, M.D., Scioto Valley Urology, Columbus
ACPE # 129-000-05-060-L01
0.1 CEU
Erectile dysfunction has many causes, most of which are treatable. This session will provide an overview of the causes of erectile dysfunction and current treatment options which are available. The pharmacology of medications used in treatment will be discussed, as well as important information on product use and potential side effects that should be communicated to patients.

Options for Affordable Health Care
Alice Faryna, M.D., Consultant, Medical Insurance Review, Columbus
ACPE # 129-000-05-061-L04
0.1 CEU
This program will outline the existing components of the private and public health care sectors and the growing number of uninsured in the U.S. population. Socialized medicine and socialized financing will be discussed, as well as proposed solutions to achieving universal health care coverage.

Hotel Information
The Columbus Airport Marriott is located at 1375 N. Cassady Avenue in Columbus. Rate: $89 a night. Reservations can be made by calling 614.475.7551 or 800.228.9290. Reservation requests after October 17, 2005 are subject to availability and may not be at the conference rate.

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