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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Optimizing Patient Outcomes:
Opioids, MTM and Drug Prices

Holland America's <em> Veendam</em>
Holland America's Veendam
7-Night Canada and NE Discovery CDE Cruise Conference
from Boston, Massachusetts to Montreal, Quebec
October 05 - 12, 2019
10 (1.0 CEU) Live Contact Hours

Course Fees:

Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Dentists
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $895
Regular Registration -  $945
Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $695
Regular Fee - $745
Nurses, Pharmacist Technicians, Residents, Students
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $495
Regular Fee - $545

*Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: July 9, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty

C. Wayne Weart Pharm. D., BCPS, FASHP

C. Wayne Weart Pharm. D., BCPS, FASHP
Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcome Sciences
South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Charleston, SC  Disclosure: Dr. Weart has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacist Technicians
Program Purpose / Objectives
Session 1: Monday, October 6, 2019, 4:15 PM Check In/Registration, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Educational Program (2hrs)

Pharmaceutical Pricing: Optimizing Patient Care with Today's Drug Prices


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Estimate the costs to develop a new chemical or biologic medication in the US and what the costs for selected marketed brand name, generic, and biologic medications
  2. Describe the role(s) of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s) and the Pharmaceutical Industry in drug pricing
  3. Describe the reasons that the cost of many medications are increasing at a rate that is much higher than the Consumer Price Index over the last 10 years
  4. Develop appropriate alternative, cost-effective, evidence-based drug regimens utilizing the specific preferred formulary options or generics when they may be less cost to the patient than preferred co-pays
    Pharmacy Technicians:
    • Estimate the costs to develop a new chemical or biologic medication in the US and what the costs for selected marketed brand name, generic, and biologic medications
    • Describe the role(s) of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM's) and the Pharmaceutical Industry in drug pricing
    • Describe the reasons that the cost of many medications are increasing at a rate that is much higher than the Consumer Price Index over the last 10 years.

Session 2: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:45 AM Check In/Registration, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM Educational Program (5hrs)

Evidence-based Medication Therapy Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes


This case based seminar will focus on the safe, effective and affordable use of evidence-based pharmacotherapy comparing new agents against existing agents and the high-level knowledge required to help patients and providers optimize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. Participants will be given a set of typical patients from a primary care practice setting.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Evaluate multiple primary care patient cases exhibiting commonly seen medical problems
  2. Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques for a diverse range of patients
  3. Interpret patient-specific case data, issues, and medication therapies to identify medication-related problems
  4. Suggest goals of therapy for each medical condition and medication-related problem identified
  5. Formulate plans to resolve medication-related problems
  6. Analyze pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes when reviewing an elderly person's medication regimen
  7. Recommend appropriate, evidence-based, cost effective therapies to replace inappropriate therapies to improve patient outcomes
  8. Effectively communicate recommendations to other health care providers
    Pharmacy Technicians:
    • Review multiple primary care patient cases exhibiting commonly seen medical problems
    • Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques for a diverse range of patients
    • Review patient-specific case data, issues, and medication therapies and identify medication-related problems
    • Describe appropriate, evidence-based, cost effective therapies to replace inappropriate therapies to improve patient outcomes
    • Effectively communicate recommendations to pharmacists or health care providers.

Session 3 Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2:15 PM Check In/Registration, 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM Educational Program (3 hrs)

The Opioid Crisis


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US.
  2. Assess patients accurately with pain for consideration of an opioid trial.
  3. Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function
  4. Initiate and titrate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing efficacy while minimizing risks
  5. Monitor and re-evaluate treatment continuously; discontinue safely when appropriate
  6. Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion and overdose
  7. Educate patients about safe storage and disposal of opioids
    Pharmacy Technicians:
    • Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US
    • Distinguish between use, misuse, abuse, and diversion
    • Demonstrate safe storage and disposal of opioids
Bonus : Recorded Program New Drug Update, Series 29 (10 hours)
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Oct 05 Boston, Massachusetts
- 4:00 pm
Sun Oct 06 Bar Harbor, Maine
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Oct 07 Halifax, Nova Scotia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Oct 08 Sydney, Australia
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 09 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 10 Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence
- -
Fri Oct 11 Quebec City, Quebec
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 12 Saint Lawrence River Cruising
- -
Sun Oct 13 Montreal, Quebec
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Holland American Ms Veendam Map

Ports of Call

Boston, Massachusetts - The cradle of American history, Boston rests on its glorious cultural laurels-Trinity Church, Old Ironsides, the Freedom Trail; yet thrusts into the next millennium as a high-tech hub of the computer industry.

Bar Harbor, Maine - Once the summer-society rival of Newport, today Bar Harbor is rich in the legacy of the 19th century millionaires, including Acadia National Park, most of which was donated by the Rockefeller family. Clip clop along tranquil trails in a horse-drawn carriage.

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Ocean scenery at its best: granite boulders pounded by crashing surf, lighthouses standing sentinel on rocky ledges, a delectable lobster lunch caught fresh from the waters off Peggy's Cove. Back in Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel await your inspection.

Sydney, Australia - The whole world's in love with Sydney. It's stylish, it's sophisticated, it's home to some of the friendliest people on the planet. And yes, a few koalas, if you know where to look. What's not to love? This gateway to the Outback has it all: endless outdoor adventure around the harbor or in spots like the Blue Mountains. Golden sandy beaches named Bondi, Bilgola and Coogee (which are not only beautiful, but also fun to say). A bustling art and entertainment scene. Countless museums, galleries and world-class restaurants where the dishes go way beyond the local Vegemite.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - A provincial capital with a distinctly English feel. Where red double-decker buses motor along streets lined with gingerbread-trimmed Victorian houses; and tea is served promptly at three.

Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence -

Quebec City, Quebec - Holland America gives you two full days to explore this noble walled city with a French accent. Stroll Old Quebec's maze of cobbled streets, happening upon quaint sidewalk cafes, boutiques and antique shops; tour to Montmorency Falls, higher than Niagara.

Saint Lawrence River Cruising - St. Lawrence River offer dramatic scenery and calm waters, while other areas are wide enough to give a sense of ocean cruising.

Montreal, Quebec - Part French, part English, totally intriguing. Explore the cobblestone streets of lamp-lit Old Montreal; visit the tranquil Botanical Gardens; try your luck at the high-energy Casino de Montreal.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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