SNPhA Regions I & II Conference: Pharmacogenomics: Harnessing the Power of Presicion Medicine; Entrustable Professional Activities: Assessment Perspectives for Student Pharmacists; Social Determinants of Health: Establishing a Role for Pharmacy

February 22, 2020

There is currently disconnect between discovery and implementation of pharmacogenomics into pharmacy practice. This session aims to provide an example of a program that implemented pharmacogenomics into its workflow to enhance pharmacist knowledge on the subject. The current standard for evaluation of pharmacy students within pharmacy school curriculums does not address all professional activities required of a licensed, practicing pharmacist. Entrustable professional activities offer a new assessment of student pharmacists within their curriculum to allow for assessment of their activities while also incorporating activities that have been identified to be of utmost importance in the field. This activity aims to address the newly created entrustable professional activities and provide educators and pharmacist preceptors with the tools to appropriately evaluate their students. Since there are many factors that affect a person’s health, it is important that all factors are addressed by health professionals. However, there remains a gap when providing care to patients where social determinants of health are overlooked. This session aims to address the social determinants of health, what the nation has set as goals to address these needs, and how they can be addressed in practice by pharmacists.

Target Audience

Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

  • List benefits and limitations of pharmacogenomics clinical implementation initiatives
  • Demonstrate the use of pharmacogenomics resources that may be used by the pharmacist
  • List and explain the roles of at least two pharmacogenes, giving at least one example of an implicated medication for each
  • Describe the utility and workflow of an active pharmacogenomics implementation program in Pittsburgh
  • Define entrustable professional activities and levels of entrustment/supervision
  • Discuss the core entrustable professional activity statements identified by the pharmacy profession
  • Demonstrate how entrustable professional activities facilitate authentic assessment of student pharmacists
  • Understand how social determinants of health can impact health outcomes
  • Describe how national initiatives have established a framework for addressing social determinants of health
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
02/22/2020
Course expires: 
03/23/2020
Event starts: 
02/22/2020 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
02/22/2020 - 12:00pm

There is currently disconnect between discovery and implementation of pharmacogenomics into pharmacy practice. This session aims to provide an example of a program that implemented pharmacogenomics into its workflow to enhance pharmacist knowledge on the subject. The current standard for evaluation of pharmacy students within pharmacy school curriculums does not address all professional activities required of a licensed, practicing pharmacist. Entrustable professional activities offer a new assessment of student pharmacists within their curriculum to allow for assessment of their activities while also incorporating activities that have been identified to be of utmost importance in the field. This activity aims to address the newly created entrustable professional activities and provide educators and pharmacist preceptors with the tools to appropriately evaluate their students. Since there are many factors that affect a person’s health, it is important that all factors are addressed by health professionals. However, there remains a gap when providing care to patients where social determinants of health are overlooked. This session aims to address the social determinants of health, what the nation has set as goals to address these needs, and how they can be addressed in practice by pharmacists.

Sheraton Hotel Station SqUARE
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Catherine Rebitch, PharmD, BCACP   COI Disclosure Form_Rebitch.pdf

Lucas Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP, CTTS  COI Disclosure Form_Berenbrok.pdf

Ryley Uber, PharmD  COI Disclosure Form_Uber.pdf

 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.00 Attendance
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