APhA’s Hot Topics in Pharmacy Education Webinar Series


Learn all about the latest top issues and priorities that affect the pharmacy community!
APhA’s Hot Topics in Pharmacy Education is a series of 1-hour, live webinars, presented every month as a member-exclusive benefit, that focus on pertinent public health issues to keep pharmacists up-to-date as front-line healthcare providers.

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Mark your calendars for the upcoming live Hot Topic Webinar!*
*Subject to change.


Recorded Hot Topics

The Hot Topic webinars are recorded and made available exclusively to APhA members** as a home-study learning activity for 30 days.  Thereafter, the home-study will become available to non-members at a cost of $129. Not a member? Join APhA today for free access to Hot Topic Webinars!  See below for the archived webinars.


October 2018 ACIP Immunization Update - Stephan L. Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, discusses information about adult and pediatric immunization schedules, newly licensed vaccines, and emerging vaccine technologies. 

Medical Cannabis: Implications for the Practice of Pharmacy - Laura M. Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, discusses the potential mechanisms of action of cannabis, various formulations and uses for medical cannabis, patient safety issues including potential drug interactions, and communication strategies for discussing cannabis use with patients.

Start the Conversation to Stop Suicide - Julie A. Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, discusses the tools needed to start a conversation about depression and suicide and assist patients with recovery. 

Combating Stigma and Overcoming Barriers to Medication for Substance Use Disorder - Anita N. Jacobson, PharmD, discusses how medication for the treatment of opioid use disorders is often an important and necessary component of recovery. 

Credentialing and Privileging: Essential Processes for Pharmacists to Expand Patient Care Roles - Anne Burns, RPh discusses how credentialing and privileging processes are commonly used for health care providers across the health care system, from individual provider practices to health care provider organizations and payers.

Your Guide to Current Diabetes Standards, Guidelines, and Expert Opinion - Jennifer Trujillo, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM, discusses the evidence and best practices of care in patients with diabetes, including a review of current standards of care from the American Diabetes Association, clinical practice guidelines from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and expert opinion about the application of emerging information to the care of patients. 

Collaborate for Responsible Opioid Use - Felicity Homsted, PharmD, BCPS and KariLynn Dowling, PharmD, BCACP reviews strategies for pharmacists to collaborate with other members of the health care team to support safe and effective pain management. 

What’s All the Hype Behind Hypertension? - Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP evaluates the evidence behind the 2017 ACC-AHA Hypertension Guidelines, set evidence-based blood pressure goals, and deliver optimal patient-centered treatment.

ACIP Immunization Updates

These online learning activites will provide the information directly from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Following the ACIP meeting, APhA’s liaison member to the ACIP, Dr. Stephan Foster, presents the immunization recommendations and recent changes to immunization schedules, as well as help pharmacists fulfill state immunization education requirements. 

June 2018 ACIP Immunization Update

October 2017 ACIP Immunization Update

June 2017 ACIP Immunization Update

October 2016 ACIP Immunization Update Includes Bonus Knowledge Check

June 2016 ACIP Immunization Update - Includes Bonus Clinical Case Challenge

LDL-C and ASCVD Risk Reduction: The Utility of PCSK9 Inhibitors - Joseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP outlines the role of PCSK9 inhibitors in cardiovascular risk reduction and provide guidance regarding the identification of patients who would be appropriate for treatment with these medications.
Reducing the Controls on Birth Control: Will Women Get the Care They Need? - Kathleen M. Vest, PharmD, CDE, BCACP and Sarah E. Lynch, PharmD discuss recent, standardized protocols that allow pharmacists to furnish hormonal contraceptives to their patients, and offer suggestions to community pharmacists in managing oral contraceptive care.
Pharmacogenomics: When MTM Gets Personal - Kristin Weitzel, PharmD, FAPhA focuses on practical strategies that can be used by pharmacists to provide pharmacogenomics services.  
The Implications of Medical Cannabis for the Practice of Pharmacy - Gain a better understanding on the pharmacist’s role with and communication strategies for patients using medical cannabis. Laura M. Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS will also address current regulatory status of cannabis use in the U.S.
Antimicrobial Stewardship for All: Effective Strategies for Community Pharmacists - Improving the use of antibiotics has been identified by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as a core action necessary to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  In this home study, Heather M. Draper, PharmD, BCPS describes practical strategies for implementing best practices in antimicrobial use in ambulatory and community pharmacy practice.
Beyond Oral Antidiabetics: Exploring New Options for Your Patients - In this online educational activity, an expert in the field, Jennifer Trujillo, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM, demonstrates the safe and effective use of various insulin therapies and describe strategies to minimize hypoglycemia and overcome patient resistance to taking insulin.   Includes Bonus:  Five questions with rationales to further improve the learner's ability to make informed decisions regarding the management of insulin needs of patients with diabetes across the care continuum. 

Addiction is a Chronic Disease: An Update to the Surgeon General’s Report - In this archived webinar, Chris Herndon, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, will describe the concept of addiction as a chronic disease and discuss the significance of the recently-published report by the Surgeon General on addiction and recovery.  Includes Bonus: Test your knowledge on addiction and recovery


Managing the Introduction of Biosimilars into the US Healthcare System - During this online learning activity, James G. Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP discusses the current status of biosimilars and recent approvals by the FDA, and identifies potential implications of biosimilars for pharmacists working in various practice settings. Includes Bonus Clinical Case Challenge

Beyond Statin Therapy: Making Sense of ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway - Joseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, goes over additional evidence from clinical trials now available and newer drug therapies have been approved since creation of the ACC/AHA 2013 guidelines, as well as looks at the findings of several experts which advocate for more aggressive approaches that go beyond the recommendations from these 2013 guidelines. Includes a Bonus Case Challenge

Olympics in a Time of Zika-Home Study - This online, home-study activity addresses the signs and symptoms associated with Zika infection. Paola N. Lichtenberger, MD describes the epidemiology of the Zika virus and discusses some of the preventive strategies that pharmacists can share with their patients.  Includes Bonus Quick Five About Zika

Saving Lives with Naloxone: Opportunity or Obligation - Pharmacists are well-positioned to help address the overdose epidemic through proper medication management, counseling patients and caregivers about overdose risk reduction, and providing naloxone rescue kits to the community. Jeffrey Fudin, BS, PharmD, DAAPM, FCCP, FASHP provides pharmacists what they need to know when dispensing naloxone.  Includes Bonus Clinical Case Challenge


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