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OPA Annual Conference, Trade Show and Career Fair

  • Over 30 CE programs featuring disease state management, new technology, Medicare and Medicaid Updates, wellness topics, new prescription drugs, OTCs, and many more!

  • Law Review provides an opportunity to refresh your knowledge of Ohio law in preparation for the NAPLEX and Ohio law examination for licensure.

  • Career Fair allows students to meet potential employers and get information on available internships or residencies.

  • Trade Show features new drugs, technologies, and door prizes. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with company representatives who will share their newest products, services, and information on careers in industry.

  • Town Hall Meeting and House of Delegates offers a chance for students to learn about new policies and laws that will affect the future of pharmacy.

  • Red Cross CPR with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification is available as a 4.5 hour course on Sunday afternoon.

    FOR STUDENTS ONLY! Pharmacy Olympics and Student Party on Saturday evening at Damon's, a block from the Arena District on Nationwide Boulevard - an opportunity to meet students from other Ohio colleges and compete for the Pharmacy Olympics Trophy!!

    REGISTER BY March 14 and take 50% off your registration fee!! The school with the highest percentage of students signed up by March 14 wins $300 for their ASP chapter.

    Student Registration Fees:
    Full Registration $20($40 after 3/14/05)
    All sessions, Sat. box lunch @ Trade Show & student party @ Damons

    Friday Only $5 ($10 after 3/14/05)
    Fri. sessions, no meals

    Saturday Only $15 ($30 after 3/14/05)
    Sat. sessions, Sat. box lunch @ Trade Show and student party @ Damon’s

    Sunday Only $5 ($10 after 3/14/05)
    Sun. sessions, no meals

    Adult CPR $50
    (deadline April 1, 2005 to ensure availability)

    Speaker: Donnie Sullivan, R.Ph., M.S., Ph.D.
    Dr. Donnie Sullivan from Ohio Northern University is back by popular demand to give a general law review. This session is especially beneficial for students preparing to take the NAPLEX and Ohio law examination for licensure. In addition, he will include practical test taking tips, unexpected questions, and feedback from pharmacists who recently took the exam. A big thanks goes out to CVS for sponsoring this event!

    Pharmacy Olympics & Student Party at Damon's (Saturday evening)
    The Ohio State University will defend its title as Pharmacy Olympic Champions! Students from all Colleges of Pharmacy in Ohio are invited to compete for the trophy. This event is so much fun and it is a great opportunity to show your school spirit! Damon's is just a short walk from the Convention Center and the perfect place to spend a Saturday evening with your friends. Come and enjoy some great food and socialize with your pharmacy peers while you participate in the student Pharmacy Olympics.

    7:30 a.m. Registration

    8:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 15, 2005

    Student Law Review
  • Hypertension Guidelines
    Anthony Restuccio, M.D.
  • MTM Services by Pharmacists
    Patty Kumbera, R.Ph.
  • Veterinary Compounding
    Gigi Davidson, R.Ph., DICVP
  • Safe Medication Use in Recovering Addicts
    Nick Kallis, R.Ph.
    Michael Quigley, R.Ph.

    10:10 a.m.Break

    10:30 a.m.
  • MTM Technology Update
    Bill G. Felkey
  • Neuropathic Pain
    Deanna Maynard, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • OTC New and Recommended Products
    Andrea Wall, R.Ph., Kristin Casper, R.Ph., Pharm.D.
  • New Hope for GERD
    William Emlich Jr., D.O.

    12:10 p.m.Awards Luncheon

    2:00 p.m.
  • Research Forum
    Curtis Black, R.Ph., Ph.D., Moderator
  • PBMs 101
    Mark S. Riley, Pharm.D.
  • Compounding Liability
    Karen E. Peterson, R.Ph., J.D.
  • Sleep and Headache Link
    Frank O'Donnell, D.O.

    3:40 p.m. Trade Show and Poster Session

    7:00 p.m. OPA Dinner and Fun Night:
    Magician, Silent Auction, Caricature Artist

    Saturday, April 16, 2005

    7:30 a.m. Registration

    7:30 a.m. PAC Breakfast

    8:30 a.m.
  • Ohio Law Update 2005 (repeated at 10:30 a.m.)
    Timothy Benedict, R.Ph.
  • PR for Pharmacy
    Joseph Dula, Pharm.D. Candidate
  • Psychological Trauma
    Randy A. Sansone, M.D.
  • Medicare Modernization Update
    Elizabeth Cepero, J.D., LL.M.

    10:10 a.m. Break

    10:30 a.m.
  • Ohio Law Update 2005 (repeated from 8:30 a.m.)
    Timothy Benedict, R.Ph.
  • Hyperlipidemia Pharmacology
    Jon E. Sprague, R.Ph., Ph.D.
  • HIV/AIDS in Women
    Patty Havard, Pharm.D.
  • Clinical Pearls
    Vincent F. Mauro, Pharm.D., FCCP

    12:10 p.m. Trade Show, Career Fair, and Box Lunch

    2:30 p.m.
  • Community Pharmacy Residencies
    Michael T. Rupp, Ph.D.
  • Management of Insomnia
    Markus Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Physical Activity for Health
    William Richards, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Diabetes Fundamentals and Insulin
    Bryan Feldman, D.O.
  • Student Law Review
    Donnie Sullivan, R.Ph., M.S., Ph.D.

    Sunday, April 17, 2005

    7:30 a.m.Registration

    8:30 a.m.
  • Medicaid Update
    Stephen Mueller, M.S., R.Ph.
  • Parkinson's Treatment and Counseling
    David Purdy, R.Ph.
  • The Role of the Pharmacist in Wellness
    Carrie Fish, R.Ph., Pharm.D.

    10:30 a.m.
  • Update on New Drugs 2005
    Karen L. Kier, Ph.D., M.Sc., R.Ph.
  • Together We Prepare
    American Red Cross Instructor
  • Legal Issues in Pharmacy
    Mary Beth Levine, Esq.

    12:10 p.m. Annual Conference Adjournment

    1:00 p.m. Adult CPR with AED

    Special Events & Popular Topics (Friday morning)
    Speaker: Anthony Restuccio, M.D.
    This session will describe the new JNC VII guidelines for hypertension, how they apply to specific patient populations, and the polypharmacy aspects of hypertension treatment. Using a case-study format, pharmacists will be able to apply the ALLHAT and HOPE study results and guidelines to patient counseling.

    Complexities of Caring for People with Neuropathic Pain (Friday morning)
    Deanna Maynard, Pharm.D., BCPS
    This session will provide an overview of pain, including barriers to appropriate pain management, pathophysiology of pain, and components of a comprehensive, multidimensional pain assessment. Neuropathic pain will be explored in detail. The rational use of medications such as anticonvulsants, tricyclic antidepressants, and opioids will be discussed, as well as other therapeutic options.

    OTC Products: What Pharmacists are Recommending (Friday morning)
    Speakers: Andrea Wall, R.Ph. and Kristin Casper, R.Ph., Pharm.D.
    This program will look at the latest Pharmacy Today survey evaluating pharmacists' top picks for OTC medications. Audience members will have the opportunity to compare their recommendations, via an audience response system, and discuss the criteria used to make recommendations to patients for self-treatable conditions. New products within each OTC category will also be presented.

    Trade Show and Door Prize Drawing (Friday and Saturday)
    The Trade Show includes companies representing the leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers, computer system developers, home healthcare suppliers, and much more. You will have plenty of time to learn about new drugs and technologies and register to win great prizes! The Door Prize Drawing will be held Saturday only.

    Drug Therapy of Hyperlipidemia Based on Pharmacologic Mechanisms (Saturday morning)
    Jon E. Sprague, R.Ph., Ph.D.
    The pharmacologic rationale for drug therapy will be reviewed based on drug mechanisms and the pathophysiology of hyperlipidemia. This program is intended to be a review of the fundamental pharmacological mechanisms of drugs affecting blood lipids. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines for management of hypercholesterolemia will also be presented.

    Women with HIV/AIDS (Saturday morning)
    Patty Havard, Pharm.D.
    This presentation will focus on the trends of HIV/AIDS in women, recent data on gender differences in disease progression and illness associated with HIV/AIDS, gender-specific pharmacokinetics and side effects of antiretroviral therapy, and current guidelines in the management of HIV in nonpregnant and pregnant women.

    Clinical Pearls to Prevent Pharmacy Perils (Saturday morning)
    Vincent F. Mauro, Pharm.D., FCCP
    This session will focus on drug interactions, adverse events, and dosing issues in patients using commonly prescribed medications in both community and hospital settings. Using a case study format, our speaker will teach pharmacists how to identify medications that require dosage adjustments, to recognize clinically significant drug interactions, and to avoid complications that arise with the issues presented.

    8th Annual Career Fair (Saturday afternoon)
    Come to the 2005 Career Fair and find out more about the many careers available in the profession of pharmacy. The participating recruiters will represent nearly all of the pharmacy markets, in and out of Ohio. The Career Fair will be located within the Exhibit Hall. Be sure to bring your resume and/or CV.

    Fundamentals of Diabetes and the Role of Insulin (Saturday afternoon)
    Bryan Feldman, D.O.
    This session will review the causes and characteristics of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, common complications associated with diabetes, and treatment goals for monitoring glycemic control. The appropriateness of insulin use in Type 2 diabetes, the difference between human and analog molecule insulins, the practical aspect of insulin use, and the advantages of prefilled syringes will be presented.

    Town Hall Meeting and House of Delegates (Saturday afternoon)
    All students are welcome to attend the first combined OPA Town Hall and House of Delegates meeting. OPA Committee reports will be given, resolutions will be presented for vote, and "hot" issues in pharmacy will be discussed.

    Update on New Drugs 2005 (Sunday morning)
    Karen L. Kier, Ph.D., M.Sc., R.Ph.
    In this annual new drug update, our speaker will examine the pharmacology and therapeutics of the medications released in the past year. The drugs' indications, adverse effects, drug interactions, as well as useful patient counseling tips will be outlined.

    Adult CPR with Automated External Defibrillator (Sunday afternoon)
    If your school requires you to become certified in CPR, this is an easy, convenient, affordable way to do so. The 4.5 hour program begins at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is $50. Even if this is not a mandatory part of your curriculum, CPR training is important for all health professionals. The passage of Senate Bill 248 allows pharmacists to administer certain adult vaccinations if they have completed a course in drug administration approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, are certified by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association to perform basic life support, and practice under a protocol established by a physician.

    You have until March 14 to receive 50% off your total registration (discount doesn't include extra meals, special events or CPR). Plus, you can help your ASP chapter to win $300!

    HOTELS 501 N. High Street, is located across the street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Rates range from $105 to $150. Reservations may be made by calling 614-559-2000 or 800-426-7866. You must refer to Group Code: OP5 to obtain a room within our block.

    The Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, is connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Rates are $119. Reservations may be made by calling 614-463-1234 or 800-233-1234.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel, 33 Nationwide Blvd., is attached by an enclosed walkway to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Rates are $119. Reservations may be made by calling 614-461-4100 or 800-338-4462.

    Drury Inn & Suites, 88 East Nationwide Boulevard, is connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Rates range from $98 to $128. Reservations may be made by calling
    614-221-7008 or 800-378-7946.

    Reservation requests after March 18 for the Hampton Inn, Hyatt Regency, and Crowne Plaza and March 29 for the Drury Inn are subject to availability and may not be at conference rates. A check, money order, or major credit card covering your first night's stay will guarantee late arrival. Cancellations must be received by 4:00 p.m. on night of arrival for refunds.

    Hampton Inn & Suites,

    Applying the New Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypertension
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