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Central Nervous System PRN Focus Session -- Challenges in Using Antiseizure Medications During Pregnancy

Saturday, October 07, 2017 from 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM MST at Phoenix Convention Center North Building Street Level: Meeting Room 125

Available for 1.50 hours of CPE credit
Activity Number: 0217-0000-17-135-L01-P
Activity Type: A Knowledge-Based Activity

  • Jeannine M. Conway, Pharm.D., BCPSModerator: Jeannine M. Conway, Pharm.D., BCPS

Antiseizure Medications: What Do We Know About the Teratogenic Risk?
1:45 PM

  • Collin A. Hovinga, Pharm.D., M.S.Speaker: Collin A. Hovinga, Pharm.D., M.S.
    Director of Research PSS, Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin, Texas; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Learning Objectives
1. Discuss the risks of antiseizure medications on the fetus during pregnancy through early childhood development.
2. Analyze risk vs benefits of antiseizure medication treatment in pregnancy through clinical decision making
3. Compare and contrast drug selection and dosing strategies for antiseizure medications
Pharmacokinetic Changes During and Post-Pregnancy
2:15 PM

  • Speaker: Angela Birnbaum, Ph.D.
    Professor, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Learning Objectives
1. Identify antiseizure medication pharmacokinetic changes that occur during pregnancy and postpartum
2. Describe how the pharmacokinetic changes may impact tolerability and efficacy of antiseizure. Medications.
3. Apply evidence based medicine in developing a plan for managing antiseizure medications.
Optimization of Antiseizure Medications: The Role of the Pharmacist
2:45 PM

  • Jacquelyn L. Bainbridge, Pharm.D., FCCPSpeaker: Jacquelyn L. Bainbridge, Pharm.D., FCCP
    Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aurora, Colorado
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Learning Objectives
1. Identify barriers to medication adherence during pregnancy and the postpartum periods.
2. Discuss the role of the pharmacist in optimizing medication use pre, during, and post pregnancy.
3. Identify practice settings in which pharmacists can engage in collaborative practice for antiseizure medication management for pre-pregnancy counseling, pregnant and postpartum patients.