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2018 Spring CPE Conference & Expo

Meet with other pharmacy professionals at the biggest IPA event of the year.


Date: April 12, 2018


Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN


  • Receive State and Federal Pharmacy Legislation highlights
  • Improve patient care practices with information from our CE presentations
  • Network with Indiana Pharmacists and Industry Leaders
  • For students, take advantage of discounted registration
  • Poster showcases and exibitions



This Spring Conference, planned by the IPA Education Council, includes topics regarding Population Health, 2018 Legislation, Putting Patient Care Processes into Your Practice, Ambulatory Care Practice, Using Data to Drive Better Patient Care, Knowing What to Tell Your Patients, and Multicultural Population for a total of 6.0 hours of ACPE continuing pharmacy education programming.  Student pharmacists, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will have the opportunity of showcasing a poster presentation of their research on an important topic or an innovative activity to the attendees. The Pharmacy Education Foundation (PEF) will also be presenting the three (3) annual $2000 Joseph E. McSoley Scholarships during the morning sessions.  Breaks and lunch are included in registration fee.

7:30-8:00 AM            
Continental Breakfast and Check-In

8:00-815 AM             
Welcome - Nick Sloffer, RPh, IPA President

8:15-8:45 AM            
Federal & State Legislative Highlights
(0.5 hr./.05 CEUs)
ACPE UAN#0120-0000-18-010-L04-P
& 0120-0000-18-010-L04-T
Learning Objectives:
1. Summarize the 2018 legislative session
2. Discuss 2019 legislative initiatives

W. Randy Hitchens, BPharm, MBA ,IPA Exec. Vice President
John Hertig, PharmD, Legislative & Regulatory Council.

8:45-9:45 AM
Population Health and Opioid Crisis
(1.0 hr./.10 CEUs)
ACPE UAN#0120-0000-18-004-L04-P
& 0120-0000-18-004-L04-T

Population based health in the United States was previously
the focus of community and public health professionals.  With the rise in the collection of large amounts of data using
electronic records,  “big data”, has led the way to an increase
opportunities for population health initiatives.  Health care
providers such as pharmacists need to become more
involved in population health. Population health was
specifically a new focus in the 2016 ACPE standards for
schools of pharmacy.  This presentation will focus on
population health statistics and current initiatives within
the state of Indiana.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify 3 key population health initiatives in the state of Indiana
2. Discuss alternative non-opioid medication therapies
3. Discuss opportunities for pharmacy advocacy relative to key initiatives

Kristina Box, MD. Indiana Health Commissioner

9:45-10:00 AM          
Networking Break

Incorporating the Pharmacist's
Patient Care Process into Practice

(1.0 hr./.10 CEUs)
ACPe UAN#0120-0000-18-005-L04-P

Program Description:  The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) is supported by 13 national pharmacy organizations. As the profession continues its evolution from the traditional medication distribution role to healthcare team members essential in the delivery of patient care services, it is vital for pharmacists to adopt this consistent approach to patient-centered care. This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed to review components of the PPCP and discuss strategies for preceptors to ensure pharmacy students’ exposure and application in the experiential setting.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe each of the components of the Pharmacists Patient Care Process (PPCP).
2. Explain the importance of students and pharmacists adopting the PPCP in practice.
3. Discuss different strategies to teach and reinforce the PPCP to introductory and advanced pharmacy practice
experience students.
Meghan Bodenberg, PharmD, Butler University
Sara Trovinger, Manchester University.
 Patricia Darbishire, PharmD, Purdue University.

11:00-11:15 AM         
Bonnie Brown, PharmD,  PEF President
Nick Sloffer, RPh, IPA President
McSoley Family

11:15-1:00 PM           
Exposition, Poster Showcase, Networking & Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM             

Session 1
Launching and Sustaining an Ambulatory Care Practice
(1.0 hr./.10 CEUs)
ACPE UAN#0120-0000-18-005-L04-P

Program Description: This session will discuss practical strategies for the development or expansion of ambulatory care pharmacy services.  It will provide information and advice directly from practitioners who have been successful in this endeavor.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify common barriers for success in the development of a new ambulatory care practice
2. Develop practice strategies to address identified barriers for success of a new practice
3. Develop strategies to sustain and/or grow an ambulatory care practice

Zachary Weber, PharmD, Purdue University          

Session 2
Using Data to Drive Better Care
(1.0 hr./.10 CEUs)
ACPE UAN#0120-0000-18-007-L04-P

Program Description:  This session will demonstrate how a collaboration of clinicians, researchers and vendors shares infusion pump data and best practices to improve medication safety and patient care.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the types of infusion pump data shared within an evidence-based collaborative organization
2. Describe how benchmarking other hospitals' data can help to improve patient safety and quality
3. Identify the requirements to join the collaborative

Rich Zink, MBA, Purdue University

2:00-3:00 PM             
What You Need to Know About            
What Patients Don't Know

(1.0 hr. /.10 CEUs)
ACPE UAN#0120-0000-18-008-L04-P
& 0120-0000-18-008-L04-T

Program Description:  Will discuss what health literacy is and how it can impact overall health.  Review ways that pharmacists can help recognize health literacy problems.  Identify ways pharmacists and other healthcare providers can help address low health literacy to better serve their patients and improve health outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define health literacy
2. List words that may be difficult for patients to understand
3. Identify ways to address health literacy

Katee Kindler, PharmD, Manchester University

3:00-3:15 PM             
Networking Break
3:15-4:45 PM              
Multicultural Population: Get Your Culture On!
(1.5 hrs./.15 CEUs)
ACPE UAN#0120-0000-18-009-L04-P
& 0120-0000-18-009-L04-T

Program Description:  lntercultural development is replacing cultural diversity training in many organizations. Through intercultural development, the participant will identify mindful ways to make meaning in familiar and unfamiliar cultural contexts.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the four phases of intercultural development.
2. List three cultural groups that are significant or relative to the learner.
3. Identify personal perspective of familiar and unfamiliar cultural contexts.
4. Describe how intercultural development impacts personal or professional practice.
Cynthia Koh-Knox. RPh., Purdue University

4:45 PM                       
Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Earn up to 6.0 hrs./.60 CEUs Continuing Pharmacy Education

The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance (IPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  To receive credit, participants must complete the sign-in-sheet, attend each activity, and complete the online evaluation within ONE WEEK following the activity.  Late evaluations may incur an additional $5 processing fee.  Statements of Credit will be posted to the online NABP CPE Monitor within four (4) weeks after the activity.  Activity Type: Knowledge based activity.  Please contact IPA at 317-634-4968 if you have any questions.

For more information contact
Carol Dunham at (317) 634-4968

NOTE:  Consent to use of photographs and images:  Registration and attendance at or participation in, IPA meetings and other activities constitute an agreement by the registrant to IPA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee 's image in photographs, videotapes, and electronic reproduction of such events and activities.

Download Presentations below:

Intro & Federal & State Legislative Highlights

Indiana Population Health & the Opioid Crisis

Incorporating the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process into Practice

Launching & Sustaining an Ambulatory Care Practice

Using Data to Drive Better Care

What You Need to Know about What Patients Don't Know

Multicultural Population:  Get Your Culture On




Please contact Carol Dunham, IPA Meetings Manager, at or (317) 634-4968 with questions.