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Pharmacy Deserts: The Problem, Implications, and Potential Solutions. Program 177

  • 10/16/2019
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Maggiano's at Old Orchard

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The North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland Presents

Pharmacy Deserts: The Problem, Implications, and Potential Solutions Program 177.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Maggiano’s in Skokie, Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL

Schedule of Events:
6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  Registration/Networking/Dinner

6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Sponsor presentation by Abbvie.

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: Featured CE Program Presentation.

Reservations are required for attendance. This program is for current members of the North Suburban Pharmacists. Other participants must be pre-authorized.

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

Please RSVP via web at www.nspharmacists.org by October 9, 2019, 6 PM

 

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

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

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

University of Illinois College of Pharmacy Students (non-member) MUST register with Deb Fox at dfox4@uic.edu  . Space is limited

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy Students (non-member) MUST register with Dr. Darilyn McClain at dmccla20@csu.edu . Space is limited.

 

Pharmacy Deserts: The Problem, Implications, and Potential Solutions Program 177.

 

Program Description

Many areas in and around the Chicago area are experiencing a shortage of pharmacies which may lead to patients having difficulties in filling their prescriptions on a timely basis. We will discuss and explore this problem and what this means to pharmacists and their patients.

Pharmacist Program Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, the pharmacist will be able to:

 

1. Describe Pharmacy Deserts and pharmacy closures and identify populations most affected by them.

2. Identify and explain pharmacy and market factors associated with  pharmacy deserts and closures. 

 

3. Discuss the implications of pharmacy deserts and closures on access to medications, specifically in low-income populations.

 

4. Discuss potential solutions to the problem of pharmacy deserts and closures and the role of the pharmacist in ensuring access to medications in affected patient populations. 

 

Pharmacy Technician Program Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, the pharmacy technician will be able to:

 

1. Describe Pharmacy Deserts and pharmacy closures and identify populations most affected by them.

2. Identify and explain pharmacy and market factors associated with  pharmacy deserts and closures. 

 

3. Discuss the implications of pharmacy deserts and closures on access to medications, specifically in low-income populations.

 

4. Discuss potential solutions to the problem of pharmacy deserts and closures and the role of the technician in ensuring access to medications in affected patient populations. 

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

SPEAKER

Dima Mazen Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy

College of Pharmacy

University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Disclosure: Our speakers 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.

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 www.ipha.org.  If you do not have web access and would like a CE transcript mailed to you, please contact IPhA at (217) 522-7300 or ipha@ipha.org.

Current members: There are no fees for this program. Non-members: $50

Please RSVP via web at www.nspharmacists.org by October 9, 2019, 6PM

 

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