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Updates in Therapeutics®: Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course, 2017 Edition



An ACCP Publication

Program Overview

Updates in Therapeutics®: Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course is ideal for pharmacy professionals who are preparing for the Pharmacotherapy Specialty Certification Examination administered by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), for those seeking recertification credit, and for those seeking a self-paced review and refresher course in pharmacotherapy disease states and therapeutics.

Developed by Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists (BCPSs) and highly experienced Pharmacotherapy experts, the course provides a comprehensive review of the knowledge domains covered in the pharmacotherapy specialty certification examination. Using a case-based approach, the course places a strong emphasis on the thought processes needed to solve patient care problems in each therapeutic area.

Course Expiration: October 31, 2018

Course Content

The Updates in Therapeutics®: Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course workbook content is based on the domains, tasks and knowledge statements outlined in the BPS Pharmacotherapy content outline. To view the topics covered, please view the Table of Contents.

Technical Requirements

  • Online Course - Requires an Internet browser and Adobe Reader.
  • Online Workbook - Requires an Internet browser and Adobe Reader.

Updates in Therapeutics®: Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course packages include:

  • A preparatory workbook, available as a two-volume perfect-bound book or online as a collection of PDFs. Both print and online versions of the workbook include:
    • Chapters offering a comprehensive review of the full scope of Pharmacotherapy.
    • Over 250 patient cases with explained answers to enhance your case based learning.
    • Over 150 self-assessment questions with explained answers.
    • Current and relevant references at the end of each chapter.
  • Audio-synchronized slide presentations available online at www.accp.com. This is a recording of all the Pharmacotherapy sessions offered at the live Updates in Therapeutics® meeting. View slide presentations and listen to faculty as they review each presentation, slide by slide. The online version of the audio-synchronized slide presentations include:
    • Printable slide decks available as PDFs.
    • Audio recordings available as MP3 files that can be put onto a portable listening device or burned onto an audio CD.
    • Seven online posttests for earning 25.0 hours of CPE

Standard Package

The Updates in Therapeutics® 2017 Standard Package includes:

  • The Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course for home study in your choice of format, available April 2017.
  • A total of 25.0 continuing pharmacy education credit hours are available as part of this package.

All-Access Pass Package

The 2017 Pharmacotherapy All-Access Pass is a series of certification review resources at a discounted package price.

The Updates in Therapeutics® 2017 All-Access Pass includes:

  • The Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course for home study in your choice of format, available April 2017.
  • Registration for the ACCP webinar on Developing Effective Test-Taking Skills, to be presented in June 2017 and access to a recording of the webinar.
  • Registration for the ACCP Last-Chance Pharmacotherapy Review Webinar. These last-minute cram sessions will be presented in early September, shortly before the administration of the certification examinations. Recordings of this webinar are also included.
  • The ACCP Pharmacotherapy Mock Exam is a 175-item question bank based on the domains, tasks, and knowledge statements outlined in the BPS Pharmacotherapy content outline. The Web-based Mock Exam is available from August 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018.
  • A total of 33.0 continuing pharmacy education credit hours are available as part of this package.

Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit

ACPE

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for Updates in Therapeutics®: Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course are:

  • Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Neurology, and General Psychiatry
    Activity No. 0217-0000-17-049-H01-P, 4.25 contact hours
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, Nephrology, and Fluids, Electrolytes, and Nutrition
    Activity No.0217-0000-17-050-H01-P, 3.5 contact hours
  • Biostatistics, Study Designs: Fundamentals, Interpretation, and Research Topics, and Men’s and Women’s Health
    Activity No. 0217-0000-17-051-H01-P, 4.0 contact hours
  • Critical Care, Pharmacokinetics, and Pulmonary Disorders, Gout and Adult Immunizations
    Activity No. 0217-0000-17-052-H01-P, 3.5 contact hours
  • Cardiology I, Cardiology II, and Oncology Supportive Care
    Activity No. 0217-0000-17-053-H01-P, 4.5 contact hours
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders, Infectious Diseases, and HIV/Infectious Diseases
    Activity No. 0217-0000-17-054-H01-P, 3.0 contact hours
  • Policy, Practice, and Regulatory Issues and Economic and Patient-Reported Outcomes Assessment
    Activity No. 0217-0000-17-059-H04-P, 2.25 contact hours

These are application-based activities.

ACPE CPE Credit:
To receive ACPE continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit, participants must successfully complete, submit and pass the Web-based posttest by October 31, 2018. Posttests can only be submitted once. Statements of credit will be available at CPE Monitor, https://nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/, within 2-3 business days after completion of this posttest.

CPE Monitor Service
Provided through the collaborative efforts of NABP, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and ACPE-accredited providers, the CPE Monitor Service allows you to electronically keep track of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits from ACPE-accredited providers. For more information on CPE Monitor please visit https://nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/.

BCPS Recertification Credit

To receive recertification credit, participants must successfully complete the 2017 BCPS Recertification course*, submit and pass the Web-based posttests by August 15, 2017. Posttests can only be submitted once.
ACCP, as the official provider approved by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), will record and report recertification credit earned for this activity directly to BPS. All participants must have a Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Credential Number, expiration date and date of birth on file with ACCP for reporting purposes.

Faculty

Pediatrics
Kirsten H. Ohler, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Chicago, Illinois

Geriatrics
Lisa C. Hutchison, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
Little Rock, Arkansas

Neurology
Timothy E. Welty, MA, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Professor of Pharmacy Practice and
Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences
Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa

General Psychiatry
Jacintha S. Cauffield, Pharm.D., BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
The Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, Florida

Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Brian K. Irons, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCACP, BCPS, BC-ADM

Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Division Head-Ambulatory Care
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas

Nephrology
John M. Burke, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Professor of Pharmacy Practice and
Associate Dean for Post-Graduate Education
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
St. Louis, Missouri

Fluids, Electrolytes, and Nutrition
Leslie A. Hamilton, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
College of Pharmacy
Knoxville, Tennessee

Biostatistics, Study Designs: Fundamentals, Interpretation, and Research Topics
Kevin M. Sowinski, Pharm.D., FCCP

Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Men's and Women's Health
Shareen Y. El-Ibiary, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale
Glendale, Arizona

Critical Care
Christopher Paciullo, Pharm.D., BCCCP, FCCM

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

Pharmacokinetics
Curtis L. Smith, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Professor
Ferris State University
Lansing, Michigan

Pulmonary Disorders, Gout and Adult Immunizations
Ashley Vincent, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Purdue College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Adult Ambulatory Care Center at IU Health - Methodist Hospital
West Lafayette, Indiana

Cardiology I
Shannon W. Finks, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Associate Professor
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Memphis, Tennessee

Cardiology II
Karen J. McConnell, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS (AQ Cardiology)

Clinical Director and Cardiology Subject Matter Expert
Cardinal Health
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Denver, Colorado

Oncology Supportive Care
LeAnn B. Norris, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Columbia, South Carolina

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Sheila M. Wilhelm, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Infectious Diseases, and HIV/Infectious Diseases
Curtis L. Smith, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Professor
Ferris State University
Lansing, Michigan

Policy, Practice, and Regulatory Issues
Kristin Zimmerman, Pharm.D., BCACP, CGP

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science
VCU School of Pharmacy
Richmond, Virginia

Economic and Patient-Reported Outcomes Assessment
Linda G. Martin, Pharm.D., BCPS, MBA

Associate Dean of Operations and Academic Affairs
School of Pharmacy
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming

Pricing Options

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Recertification Credit CPE Credit