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Harm Reduction Strategies to Combat the Opioid Emergency/Overdose Crisis. Program 208.

  • 02/27/2024
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Moretti's Restaurant

Registration

Confirmation Notice of Attendance.

North Suburban Pharmacists presentation on Tuesday, February 27th at 6pm.
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Your attendance is expected and required. Contact us immediately if you are unable to attend.


The North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland Presents

Harm Reduction Strategies to Combat the Opioid Emergency/Overdose Crisis. Program 208.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024.
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Live In-person Program

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2nd notice. This program is for current NSP members and pre-registered College of Pharmacy students. There is limited guest availability upon request.

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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 scorne@midwestern.edu .

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024.
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: In-person Program

Moretti’s Restaurant

6415 Dempster

Morton Grove, IL 60053

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Register in advance for this meeting:

RSVP at www.nspharmacists.org

RSVP By Wednesday, February 21st, 6 PM.

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Schedule of Events:

6 PM to 7 PM: Networking and Dinner

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

Reservations are required for attendance.

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Harm Reduction Strategies to Combat the Opioid Emergency/Overdose Crisis. Program 208.

 

Program Description

Pharmacists play a crucial role in implementing harm reduction strategies to combat the opioid emergency/overdose crisis. One key approach involves enhancing education and communication with patients regarding the risks associated with opioid medications. Pharmacists can provide clear and concise information on proper usage, potential side effects, and the importance of adherence to prescribed doses. Additionally, they can actively engage in opioid overdose prevention by dispensing naloxone, an opioid antagonist that can reverse the effects of an overdose. Training pharmacists to recognize signs of opioid misuse and encouraging them to establish open lines of communication with healthcare providers, enables them to contribute significantly to identifying and addressing potential issues early on. Collaboration with local health authorities and community organizations further strengthens the impact of pharmacists in implementing comprehensive harm reduction strategies within the broader context of the opioid crisis.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this presentation, pharmacists should be able to:

  • 1.    Review the prevalence of substance-related deaths in the US
  • 2.    Define harm reduction and its application to substance use disorders
  • 3.    Identify harm reduction strategies in relation to illicit substance use
  • 4.    Review naloxone access in the state of IL
  • 5.    Identify other harm reduction resources available to pharmacists and providers

 

At the end of this presentation, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

  • 1.    Review the prevalence of substance-related deaths in the US
  • 2.    Define harm reduction and its application to substance use disorders
  • 3.    Identify harm reduction strategies in relation to illicit substance use
  • 4.    Review naloxone access in the state of IL
  • 5.    Identify other harm reduction resources available to pharmacists and providers

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

SPEAKER

Roberta Dume, PharmD, BCPP

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

3333 Green Bay Road

North Chicago, IL 60064

 

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 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.

There are no fees for this program.

RSVP at www.nspharmacists.org

RSVP By Wednesday, February 21at, 6 PM.

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