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  • 2018 Advanced Pharm Conference

April 12-14, 2018


We are recruiting

email sandi@oacns.org for more information


ยท     Some suggested topics (not an all-inclusive list) are

    • New ADHD Drugs, (for adults too)-Management of adult ADHD and co morbidities-focus on drug interactions
    • Versatile Meds - meds that have multipurpose use
    • Understanding Drug Screens (hair, blood, urine, what's the difference, what can be detected? How long after taking drugs can you still see it in the tests)                     
    • Drug interactions        
    • Insomnia-pharmacotherapy do’s and don’ts
    • THC in Oklahoma-what is the real story? What form and diseases does it help.
    • Common drugs being abused and how pharmaceutical companies are doing to help        
    • Parkinson’s disease-an update on what new
    • Rash medication management
    • Palliative care and hospice medication considerations        
    •  thyroid, elderly meds/BEERS list
    • Treatments for recurrent UTI
    • Medication considerations for the bariatric patient
    • Prescribing antidepressants
    • Statins-new update
    • Update antibiotic therapy-what’s new, resistant drugs
    • Depression meds 
    • New Hypertensive Drugs
    • Nephrology- management CKD-what meds to avoid/reduce
    • Meds for heart failure        
    • Medication management/consideration for LGBTQ community
    • New pain meds and what to watch for interactions
    • Drug Safety         
    • New Asthma meds and inhalers
    • tainted dietary supplements       
    • Probiotic therapy, pros and cons (i.e.... does it cause sepsis? Dosing, etc...)        
  • Topics can not be repeated from last year unless there is significant changes or new criteria

    Last Year's Topics:

    FDA Approval Process 1. Describe each phase of a clinical trial.
    2. Define the differences in generic verses name brand drugs.
    3. Identify FDA requirements for generic drug approval.
    Medication Management of the Under/Uninsured 1. Identify Treatment Options for uninsured or underinsured patients for 3 chronic diseases
    2. Identify programs and/or pharmacies that provide low cost medications
    3.Identify brand name medications that have generic equivalents
    Pharmacology of Opioids and Monitoring Issues 1. Identify indications and predeterminations essential for starting and stopping opiate medications
    2.Describe how pharmacodynamics of opiate metabolism impacts addiction risk
    3.List strategies to address ADR and opioid abuse disorder  
    HCV: Epidemiology, Screening, Diagnostic Testing, & Treatment 1. Understand the Epidemiology and screening guidelines of HCV
    2.Recognize the diagnostic testing to diagnose HCV
    3.Understand Extra-hepatic manifestations of HCV
    4.Understand a pharmacologic treatment of HCV
    Injectable Iron Products 1. compare and Contrast the different injectable iron products
    2. List the labeled and if applicable, off-label indications for each iron product
    3.Identify contraindications and warning/precautions associated with each injectable iron product
    Psychotropic Medications in Older Adults 1.  Provide information on how the most commonly prescribed psychotropic medications affect the elderly.
    2. Examine recent concerns about the use of psychotropic medications with older adults.
    3.  Describe implications for the advance practice nurse prescribing psychotropic medications the older adults.
    Migraine Management, A Pharmacologic Update 1. Understand pathophysiology of Migraines and Pharmacologic approach
    2.Discuss prophylactic medications for migraine prevention
    3. Discuss abortive medications for Migraines
    4. Understand alternative treatment for migraines such as Botox, acupuncture & Chiropractic care
    5. Discuss new and emerging medications for management of migraines-beyond triptans!
    Pharmacologic Management of Hypertension 1.Briefly Review epidemiology and diagnosis of hypertension
    2.Discuss classification of hypertension
    3.Describe pharmacotherapeutic agents commonly used to treat hypertension based on current evidence 
    Pharmacological Management in a Myasthenia Gravis 1.Describe the clinical presentation of Myasthenia  Gravis
    2.Recognize etiologies and diagnosis for Myasthenia Gravis
    3.Describe pharmacological  management in Myasthenia Gravis
    Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy 1.Discuss the current research on BHRT
    2.Discuss the various dosage forms used in BHRT; and their applications, advantages and disadvantages
    3.Discuss basic dosing guidelines for BHRT.
    Common Drug Muggers of Essential Nutrients & Prescribing Strategies for Nutraceuticals. 1.Recognize drug muggers of common vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
    2.Understand difference between synthetic and whole food nutraceuticals.
    3.Appreciate nutraceutical prescribing recommendations and strategies.
    Diabetes Overview and Pharmacologic Management  1. Overview of Diabetes Mellitus
    2.AADE and ADA treatment Algorithm and Pharmacologic Algorithm
    3.Pharmacological Management
    Management of the  Malnutrition Conundrum 1. Malnutrition & interdisciplinary care
    2. Malnutrition & treatment options
    3. Malnutrition & reimbursement
    Pharmacological Management of Late and Long Term Effects of Cancer Survivorship 1.Review the pharmacological features of National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines for adult cancer survivorship.
    2.Describe the pharmacological aspects of managing peripheral neuropathy for the adult cancer survivor.
    3.Discuss the management of adult cancer survivor related fatigue and sleep disturbance.  
    Dementia Doesn’t have to be a Downer: Pharmacological Updates  and Applications 1.Identify and differentiate between the types of dementia and the pharmacological treatments for each
    2.Evaluate for potential adverse reactions and drug interactions of pharmacologic used in the dementia population
    3.Compare dementia medication management strategies and be able to apply appropriately.
    Nephrotoxicity –Dx, Prevention & Management 1.Highlight and emphasize common nephrotoxic drugs in adults
    2.Overview of Nephrotoxicity   Identify strategies to minimize or avoid nephrotoxic meds  
    3.Provide reliable resource to access accurate information
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