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USC Continuing Medical Education Conference

The field of pharmacy is changing rapidly. Now more than ever, pharmacy professionals must stay current with advancements in research, technology and practice. Pharmacists meet this demand through completing required continuing education (CE) courses. CE requirements vary by state, by professional organizations and by hospital organizations.

Continuing professional development at the USC School of Pharmacy provides exceptional training for practicing pharmacists—as well as other health care professionals and scientists—through quality programs that are:

  • Taught by leading clinicians and scientists
  • Based in innovative research
  • Current with new discoveries that correlate directly with patient care

The School offers partial- and multi-day programs. Recent topics have included asthma, diabetes, drug abuse, hypertension, psychiatric disorders, immunization training, sleep disorders, and pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research.

Future plans include an annual roster of travel programs, an expanded list of local and weekend programs at the USC Health Sciences Campus, an array of certificate programs, and web-based and home-study offerings that can be easily accessed.

USC Hawaii Summer Conference 2014

August 4-8, 2014
Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, Maui, Lahaina
Up to 21 Continuing Education Hours

Pharmacists and nurses can earn up to 21 hours of ACPE accredited Continuing Pharmacy Education. This year’s conference will focus on:
Nutrition - bariatric surgery; update on supplements
Mental Health - psychotropic drugs; neuropsychiatric disorders; autism
Pharmacy Law - Update on California laws

CONTROL on Narcotics – An educational fix

The program will cover a wide range of topics related to addiction and prescription drug abuse that allows the pharmacist to understand and identify addictive behaviors and the neurobiology of addictive disease. Further, attendees will learn how to protect themselves, their staffs and practices from manipulative strategies often employed by addicts and related moral stress issues that frequently surface in this environment.

Mel Baron, PharmD, associate professor at the USC School of Pharmacy, and Garrett O’Connor, MD, medical director at the Elaine Breslow Institute, are the primary faculty for this program. They will be joined by four recoving addicts, providing attendees with an in-depth, interactive understanding of prescription drug addiction.

Participants may receive 4 hours of continuing education credit for this program.

20th Annual Winter Retreat

Details to come on this 8-hour continuing pharmacy education program that addresses a broad range of current issues pertinent to pharmacy practice.

Optimizing Medication Safety and Healthcare Quality

February 20-21, 2014
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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