Pharmacotherapy Specialty Review Course and Recertification Program

June 1–2, 2013
Minneapolis, MN

Pharmacotherapy Review CourseAdvance your practice and earn your Pharmacotherapy Certification. ASHP now offers pharmacists a way to better prepare for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Pharmacotherapy Specialty Certification Examination.

This two-day course provides a robust preparatory curriculum for the pharmacy professional planning to take the examination, or those seeking recertification or a refresh in therapeutics. 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 pharmacotherapy issues by:

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

On this page:
Down Arrow What makes the ASHP review and recertification course unique?
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Registration and Housing

Registration Rates

  ASHP Member Non-member
Advance (on or before April 26) $500 $780
Regular and On-site $645 $935
Resident Advance $350 $550
Resident Regular/On-site $450 $655

SPECIAL OFFER! We would like to invite Pharmacotherapy Review Course participants to stay a few extra days and join us for the ASHP 2013 Summer Meeting, being held in conjunction June 1-5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. With your Review Course registration, you will be eligible to receive 20% off your Summer Meeting full registration (up to a $220 value)!

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. If you have already registered for the 2013 Summer Meeting, please call customer service at 866-279-0681 to receive your 20% registration refund.

What makes the ASHP review and recertification course unique?

Developed by the leading continuing education provider in the country, and the leading preparatory content experts and faculty, this course is different than your average review course. Our complex case-based, interactive approach goes against the didactic learning norm, and engages the attendee in a way that is sure to have a meaningful and lasting impact on their practice.

Review course participants follow “patients” in real life scenarios from initial presentation, medical history, risk factors, and complications throughout their treatments and outcomes.  Participants learn as they apply various treatment options based on national standards and guidelines.  Strong emphasis is placed on the thought processes needed to solve patient care problems in each therapeutic area.  As patient cases are discussed, faculty members are there to present the best answer to questions that illustrate key concepts.

Prepare for the BPS Pharmacotherapy Specialty Certification Examination with this cutting-edge educational program! Highlights of the ASHP review course include:

  • Interesting, application-based review course approach using complex, case-based interactive learning for high level practitioners and specialists
  • Includes regulatory and population health issues not covered in other review courses, which accounts for 15% of the BPS exam
  • Every topic area contains public health and patient advocacy information
  • Participants are given a workbook containing 100+ practice questions with explained answers and links to original references
  • Complete coverage needed to confidently prepare for the exam in only 2 days! Saving you time away from work and home, and drastically reducing travel expenses
  • Developed by leading continuing education provider in the country and leading preparatory content experts and faculty

Learning Objectives

Agenda and Faculty

June 1, 2013 Topic Speaker
7:30 am – 7:35 am Welcome and Introductions  
7:35 am -8:05 am Tips on studying for the exam Stuart Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP [PDF]
8:05 am -9:05 am Research Design, Evidence-Based Medicine and Statistical Analysis, Part 1 Linda Tyler, Pharm.D. [PDF]
9:05 am -9:15 am Break  
9:15 am -10:15 am Research Design, Evidence-Based Medicine and Statistical Analysis, Part 2 Linda Tyler, Pharm.D. [PDF]
10:15 am -10:35 am Break  
10:35 am-12:05 pm Complex Heart Failure Case Christopher Betz, Pharm.D., BCPS [PDF]
12:05 pm -1:20 pm Lunch Break  
1:20 pm -2:50 pm Complex Pediatric Asthma Case Mary Worthington, Pharm.D., BCPS [PDF]
2:50 pm – 4:20 pm Metabolic Syndrome Case Joel Marrs, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-Cardiology), CLS [PDF]
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm Break  
4:30 pm -6:00 pm Complex Ischemic Heart Disease Case Snehal Bhatt, Pharm.D., BCPS [PDF]
June 2, 2013 Topic Speaker
7:30 am – 7:35 am Welcome/Announcements  
7:35 am – 9:05 am Complex HIV Case Douglas Slain, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FASHP [PDF]
9:05 am – 9:15 am BREAK  
9:15 am – 10:15 am Regulatory and Population Health Issues, Part 1 Philip Trapskin, Pharm.D., BCPS [PDF]
10:15 am – 10:35 am Break  
10:35 am – 11:35 am Regulatory and Population Health Issues, Part 2 Philip Trapskin, Pharm.D., BCPS [PDF]
11:35 am – 12:50 pm Lunch   
12:50 pm – 1:05 pm Examination Overview/Questions Board of Pharmacy Specialties representative
1:05 pm – 2:35 pm Complex Nursing Home Case Amie Taggert Blaszczyk, Pharm.D., CGP, BCPS, FASCP [PDF]
2:35 pm – 2:45 pm Break  
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm Complex Breast Cancer Case Helen Marshall, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP [PDF]
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm Complex Pneumonia Case Marc Scheetz, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS (AQ-ID) [PDF]
5:45 pm -5:50 pm Closing Remarks  

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. Go to for further details and other opportunities for recertification credit.

Planned by the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists.