Ambulatory Care Review Course and Recertification Program

Offered by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Pharmacists Association.

Planned by the ASHP Sections of Clinical Specialists and Scientists and Ambulatory Care Practitioners.

Ambulatory Care Review CoursePrepare to take the next step in advancing your practice by earning your Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Certification. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Pharmacists Association have teamed up to help ambulatory care pharmacists prepare for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialty Certification Examination.

This two-day course provides a robust preparatory curriculum for the ambulatory care pharmacy professional preparing for the examination, offered in October. Designed based on the domains, tasks, and knowledge statements developed by BPS for the examination, the course will help you prepare for the exam by identifying areas needed for in-depth review of the ambulatory care pharmacy issues by:

  • Reviewing pertinent clinical topics and practice skills
  • Providing exam practice questions
  • Listing valuable resources for further self-study

Pharmacists can confidently prepare for the BPS newest certification, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, with this cutting-edge educational programming!

This course is also eligible for recertification credit after successful completion of an online assessment which will be available four weeks after the live course.  Of special note: if you participated in this review course in 2010-2011, you are not eligible to claim this 2012 course for recertification credit for this year.  Go to www.ashp.org/certifications for further details and other opportunities for recertification credit.

Live educational review courses for the specialty in ambulatory care practice will be offered immediately before the ASHP 2012 Summer Meeting, June 9-13, 2012.

Learning Objectives

Agenda

June 9, 2012 Topic Speaker
7:30 am - 7:40 am Welcome and Introductions Stuart Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
7:40 am - 8:10 am Tips on studying for the exam Stuart Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
8:10 am - 9:10 am Research Design, Evidence-Based Medicine and Statistical Analysis, Part 1 Linda Tyler, Pharm.D.
9:15 am - 10:15 am Research Design, Evidence-Based Medicine and Statistical Analysis, Part 2 Linda Tyler, Pharm.D.

10:35 am - 11:50 am

Complex Case: "Will the coughing ever stop?" Seena Haines, Pharm.D., BC-ADM, BCACP, CDE
11:50 am - 1:00 pm LUNCH ON OWN  

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Complex Case: "How do you expect me to pay for this?" Stuart Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Complex Case: "She is burning the pots." Michelle Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP
3:55 pm - 4:40 pm Case: Rheumatoid Arthritis Art Schuna, M.S., B.S. Pharm.
4:40 pm - 5:55 pm Complex Case: "The pressure is getting to me." Michelle Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP and Stuart Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
June 10, 2012 Topic Speaker
7:30 am - 7:40 am Welcome/Announcements  
7:40 am - 8:40 am Practice Management, Part 1 Kelly Epplen, Pharm.D., BCACP
8:50 am - 9:50 am Practice Management, Part 2 Kelly Epplen, Pharm.D., BCACP
9:50 am - 10:50 am Complex Case: "Should I be washing the sheets?" Seena Haines, Pharm.D., BC-ADM, BCACP, CDE
10:50 am - 11:30 am Examination Overview/Questions William Ellis, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
11:30am - 12:45 pm LUNCH ON OWN  
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm Complex Case: "I can't walk to the mailbox." Art Schuna, M.S., B.S. Pharm. and Michelle Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Complex Case: "It's time for Plan B!" Kristi Kelley, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE
3:55 pm - 5:25 pm Complex Case: "There was blood on my pillow." Kelly Epplen, Pharm.D., BCACP
5:25 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks  
  • Target Audience - This program is intended for pharmacists who seek an in-depth, comprehensive review in order to prepare for the BPS Ambulatory Care Specialty Certification Examination or to maintain certification in the ambulatory care specialty through recertification credit.

  • Accreditation - The American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education.

  • ACPE Credit - This activity is eligible for ACPE credit. View CE Information [PDF]. 

Registration and Housing

This program is intended for pharmacists who seek an in-depth, comprehensive review for continuing professional development or in preparation for taking the ambulatory care pharmacy certification exam.

Registration Rates

  ASHP or APhA Member Non-member of ASHP or APhA
Advance (on or before May 2) $475 $745
Regular and On-site $615 $890
Resident Advance $332.50 $521.50
Resident Regular/On-site $430.50 $623

SPECIAL OFFER! We would like to invite Ambulatory Care Review Course participants to stay a few extra days and join us for the ASHP 2012 Summer Meeting, being held in conjunction June 9-13 at the Baltimore Convention Center. With your Review Course registration, you will be eligible to receive $100 off your Summer Meeting full registration!

Upon registration for the Review Course, an email confirmation will be sent to you with a unique discount code and instructions that you can use when you register online for the Summer Meeting.

This offer is extended only for registrants of the Ambulatory Care Certification Review Course, and only applies towards full meeting registration for the 2012 Summer Meeting.

If you have already registered for the 2012 Summer Meeting, please call customer service at 866-279-0681 to receive your $100 registration refund.