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Updates in Therapeutics®: Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course, 2018 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.

Release date is April 1, 2018. Deadline to submit posttest for CPE is October 31, 2019. Deadline to submit posttest for recertification credit is August 15, 2018.

Course Expiration: October 31, 2019

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 for Volume 1 and Volume 2.

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 23.75 hours of CPE Credit.

Standard Package

The Updates in Therapeutics® Pharmacotherapy 2018 includes

  • The standard home study package includes the Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course for home study in your choice of format, available April 2018.
  • A total of 23.75 continuing pharmacy education credit hours are available as part of this package.

All-Access Pass Package

The 2018 Pharmacotherapy All-Access Pass is a series of certification review resources at a discounted package price. After the home study course is released on April 1, attendees will receive additional tools as they prepare for the BPS specialty certification examinations.

The Updates in Therapeutics® 2018 All-Access Pass includes:

  • The Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course for home study in your choice of format, available April 2018.
  • Registration for the ACCP webinar on Developing Effective Test-Taking Skills, to be presented in June 2018. A recording of the webinar is included with registration.
  • Registration for the ACCP Last-Chance Pharmacotherapy Review Webinar. These last-minute cram sessions will be presented in late September 2018, shortly before the fall administration of the certification examinations. Recordings of this webinar are included with registration.
  • A total of 31.75 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. 0217-0000-18-051-H01-P, 3.5 contact hours
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Men’s and Women’s Health
    Activity No. 0217-0000-18-052-H01-P, 3.75 contact hours
  • Biostatistics, Study Designs, Nephrology, and Geriatrics
    Activity No. 0217-0000-18-050-H01-P, 4.5 contact hours
  • Critical Care, Pharmacokinetics, and Pulmonary Disorders, Gout and Adult Immunizations
    Activity No. 0217-0000-18-053-H01-P, 3.5 contact hours;
  • Cardiology I, Cardiology II, and Oncology Supportive Care
    Activity No. 0217-0000-18-054-H01-P, 4.5 contact hours
  • Fluids, Electrolytes and Nutrition, Infectious Diseases, and HIV/Infectious Diseases
    Activity No. 0217-0000-18-055-H01-P, 3.0 contact hours
  • Policy, Practice, and Regulatory Issues
    Activity No. 0217-0000-18-145-H04-P, 1.0 contact hour

These are application-based activities. To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, the Web-based posttest must be successfully completed and submitted to ACCP by October 31, 2019.

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, 2019. Posttests can only be submitted once. Statements of credit will be available at CPE Monitor, 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 nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/.

BCPS Recertification Credit
To receive recertification credit, participants must successfully complete the 2018 BCPS Recertification course, submit and pass the Web-based posttests by August 15, 2018. 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
Deborah S. Bondi, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Chicago Medicine, Comer Children's Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

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

Professor of Pharmacy Practice
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

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

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

Clinical Associate Professor
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

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

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

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

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

Geriatrics
Mary M. Bridgeman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP

Clinical Associate Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University
Piscataway, New Jersey

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

Manager - Decentralized Pharmacy Services
Emory University Hospital Midtown
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
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Adult Ambulatory Care Center, Eskenazi Health
West Lafayette, Indiana

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

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

Cardiology II
Caitlin M. Gibson, Pharm.D., BCPS

Assistant Professor
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Oncology Supportive Care
Christopher T. Elder, Pharm.D., BCOP

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

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

Assistant Professor - Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Knoxville, Tennessee

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

Pricing Options

What type of credit are you interested in?

CPE Credit Recertification Credit

Standard Packages

These course formats are available for ACPE continuing pharmacy education credit.

Online Course Package with Online Workbook
Offers up to 23.75 continuing pharmacy education credits
 

Includes:

  • downloadable/printable PDFs of two-volume workbook
  • streaming audio/slide synchronized presentations
  • downloadable mp3 audio files
  • downloadable mp4 video files
  • downloadable/printable PDFs of presentation slides
  • seven online posttests for CPE credit

The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are listed under the CPE/Recertification Credit section.

Price: $595.00 Member: $405.00
Online Course Package with Print Workbook
Offers up to 23.75 continuing pharmacy education credits
 

Includes:

  • two-volume print workbook
  • streaming audio/slide synchronized presentations
  • downloadable mp3 audio files
  • downloadable mp4 video files
  • downloadable/printable PDFs of presentation slides
  • seven online posttests for CPE credit

The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are listed under the CPE/Recertification Credit section.

Price: $615.00 Member: $435.00
Online Course Package with Online Workbook and Print Workbook
Offers up to 23.75 continuing pharmacy education credits
 

Includes:

  • downloadable/printable PDFs of two-volume workbook
  • two-volume print workbook
  • streaming audio/slide synchronized presentations
  • downloadable mp3 audio files
  • downloadable mp4 video files
  • downloadable/printable PDFs of presentation slides
  • seven online posttests for CPE credit

The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are listed under the CPE/Recertification Credit section.

Price: $715.00 Member: $535.00

All-Access Pass Packages

A total of 31.75 continuing pharmacy education credit hours are available as part of this package. These course formats are not available for recertification credit.

All-Access Pass with Online Workbook
Offers up to 31.75 continuing pharmacy education credits
 

Includes:

  • downloadable/printable PDFs of two-volume workbook
  • streaming audio/slide synchronized presentations
  • downloadable mp3 audio files
  • downloadable mp4 video files
  • downloadable/printable PDFs of presentation slides
  • seven online posttests for CPE credit (23.75)
  • Complimentary registration to the Developing Effective Test-Taking Skills Webinar (2.0)
  • Complimentary registration to the Last-Chance Pharmacotherapy Review Webinar (6.0)

The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are listed under the CPE/Recertification Credit section.

Price: $785.00 Member: $595.00
All-Access Pass with Print Workbook
Offers up to 31.75 continuing pharmacy education credits
 

Includes:

  • two-volume print workbook
  • streaming audio/slide synchronized presentations
  • downloadable mp3 audio files
  • downloadable mp4 video files
  • downloadable/printable PDFs of presentation slides
  • seven online posttests for CPE credit (23.75)
  • Complimentary registration to the Developing Effective Test-Taking Skills Webinar (2.0)
  • Complimentary registration to the Last-Chance Pharmacotherapy Review Webinar (6.0)

The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are listed under the CPE/Recertification Credit section.

Price: $805.00 Member: $605.00
All-Access Pass with Online Workbook and Print Workbook
Offers up to 31.75 continuing pharmacy education credits
 

Includes:

  • downloadable/printable PDFs of two-volume workbook<
  • two-volume print workbook
  • streaming audio/slide synchronized presentations
  • downloadable mp3 audio files
  • downloadable mp4 video files
  • downloadable/printable PDFs of presentation slides
  • seven online posttests for CPE credit (23.75)
  • Complimentary registration to the Developing Effective Test-Taking Skills Webinar (2.0)
  • Complimentary registration to the Last-Chance Pharmacotherapy Review Webinar (6.0)

The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are listed under the CPE/Recertification Credit section.

Price: $895.00 Member: $705.00

BCPS Recertification Packages

These course formats are available for BCPS recertification credit and continuing pharmacy education credit.

Online Recertification Course Package with Online Workbook
Offers up to 23.75 BCPS recertification credits/continuing pharmacy education credits
 

Includes:

  • downloadable/printable PDFs of two-volume workbook
  • streaming audio/slide synchronized presentations
  • downloadable mp3 audio files
  • downloadable mp4 video files
  • downloadable/printable PDFs of presentation slides
  • seven online posttests for BCPS/CPE credit

The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are listed under the CPE/Recertification Credit section.

Price: $655.00 Member: $495.00
Online Recertification Course Package with Print Workbook
Offers up to 23.75 BCPS recertification credits/continuing pharmacy education credits
 

Includes:

  • two-volume print workbook
  • streaming audio/slide synchronized presentations
  • downloadable mp3 audio files
  • downloadable mp4 video files
  • downloadable/printable PDFs of presentation slides
  • seven online posttests for BCPS/CPE credit

The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are listed under the CPE/Recertification Credit section.

Price: $705.00 Member: $525.00
Online Recertification Course Package with Online Workbook and Print Workbook
Offers up to 23.75 BCPS recertification credits/continuing pharmacy education credits
 

Includes:

  • downloadable/printable PDFs of two-volume workbook
  • two-volume print workbook
  • streaming audio/slide synchronized presentations
  • downloadable mp3 audio files
  • downloadable mp4 video files
  • downloadable/printable PDFs of presentation slides
  • seven online posttests for BCPS/CPE credit

The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are listed under the CPE/Recertification Credit section.

Price: $805.00 Member: $625.00

Individual Non-CPE Products

The following items are sold separately and DO NOT include continuing pharmacy education credit.

Online Workbook
 

Includes:

  • downloadable/printable PDFs of two-volume workbook
Price: $260.00 Member: $160.00
Print Workbook
 

Includes:

  • two-volume print workbook
Price: $275.00 Member: $175.00
 

To access the online course, you will need a login which will consist of your e-mail address and a password. Instructions on how to access the course will be provided on your receipt.

Commercial Support

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy does not solicit or accept external commercial/financial support for its continuing pharmacy education activities. No commercial/financial support has been solicited or accepted for this activity.