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    • 06/15/2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Johnny's Kitchen in Glenview, IL

    The North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland Presents

    The Golden A-B-E: Updates to the COPD GOLD Guidelines. Program 203.

    Thursday, June 15, 2023.
    Time: 6pm to 9pm
    Live In-person Program


    2nd notice. This program is only for current NSP members and pre-registered College of Pharmacy students.


    College of Pharmacy students must register through their pharmacy school contact to attend.

    Midwestern College of Pharmacy Students (non-member) MUST register with Dr. Sue Cornell at . Space is limited

    Rosalind Franklin College of Pharmacy Students (non-member)  MUST register with Janeen Winnike at . Space is limited

    Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy Students (non-member) MUST register with Dr. Laura Licari at . Space is limited

    University of Illinois College of Pharmacy Students (non-member) MUST register with Deb Fox at  . Space is limited

    Chicago State University College of Pharmacy Students (non-member) MUST register with Dr. Darilyn McClain at .


    Thursday, June 15, 2023.
    Time: 6pm to 9pm
    Location: In-person Program

    NEW LOCATION! Johnny's Kitchen

    1740 N Milwaukee Ave

    Glenview, IL 60025


    Register in advance for this meeting:

    RSVP at


    RSVP By Wednesday, June 7th, 6 PM.


    Schedule of Events:

    6 PM to 7:00 PM: Networking and Dinner

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Featured Continuing Pharmacy Education Presentation.

    Reservations are required for attendance.


    The Golden A-B-E: Updates to the COPD GOLD Guidelines. Program 203.

    Program Description

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory condition that is characterized by obstructed airflow from the lungs. It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and is associated with significant healthcare costs.

    To address the management of COPD, the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) was formed in 1998. GOLD is a collaboration between the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

    Overall, the GOLD guidelines play a crucial role in the management of COPD, providing healthcare providers with a framework for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment, and helping to improve outcomes for patients with this chronic respiratory condition.


    Participant Program Objectives

    1. Review the definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    2. Recommend an appropriate initial pharmacologic regimen for a stable COPD patient

    3. Develop an appropriate treatment plan for a patient with COPD exacerbation

    4. Discuss a pharmacist’s role in the prevention and management of COPD



    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.


    Rachel Neu, PharmD, MPharm, BCPS.

    Clinical Assistant Professor - Pharmacy Practice

    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science,

    North Chicago, IL

    Internal Medicine Pharmacy Specialist, Clinical Pharmacist,

    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

    Disclosure: Our speaker declares no conflicts of interest, real or apparent, and no financial interests in any company, product, or service mentioned in this program.

    In compliance with regulatory and continuing education guidelines/codes of ethics, guests who are not healthcare professionals are not permitted to attend.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION: The Illinois Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education.

    ACPE Accreditation: Pending

    Funding for this program is provided by: North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland 

    In order to receive ACPE credit for this program, the participant must 1) Attend the program in its entirety; 2) Provide current information on the Attendance Log Form; and 3) Complete an Evaluation Form. The program’s administrator should provide attendees a Record of Attendance Form for their files. All Statements of Credit for ACPE approved – IPhA co-sponsored continuing education that individuals have completed during the year are available online at  If you do not have web access and would like a CE transcript mailed to you, please contact IPhA at (217) 522-7300 or

    There are no fees for this program.

    RSVP at

    RSVP By Wednesday, June 15th, 6 PM.

    ©2023 North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland Association. All Rights Reserved

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