Continuing Education

ASHP DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

It is increasingly important to communicate appropriately with the expanding focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our society.  What you say, and what others hear are not always the same thing.  You should know, that ASHP has developed several FREE educational activities to foster effective communication with others as an approach to addressing healthcare disparity.  They have developed several activities about the fundamentals of inclusive conversations and have several others planned for the future. 

We hope these activities will help you recognize, understand, and appreciate the value of others’ perspectives, backgrounds and experiences.

Laying the Foundation (Part 1): How to Understand You and Your Role in Inclusive Conversations

One of a 7-part DEI series, this activity will share strategies for promoting more inclusive conversations and navigating discussions about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your health-system pharmacy practice. 

Communicating with Care and Compassion: A Key to Unlocking Healthcare Disparity

In this activity, we will discuss strategies to foster effective communication with others as an approach to addressing healthcare disparity. You will leave prepared to facilitate more impactful and meaningful conversations with patients and colleagues.

Speaking Clearly: Inclusive and Bias Free Negotiations in All Your Transactions

What you say, and what others hear are not always the same thing! In this activity, frontline scenarios with practical and professionally developed solutions will help to ensure your negotiations are not sidelined with inaccurate communications.

The Pharmacy Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic:  Integrating Practice with Public Health and Harm Reduction Strategies

A Virtual Continuing Education Series:  Pharmacists in New York State are invited to attend this FREE continuing education series led by a team of multi-disciplinary experts working to end the opioid crisis in New York State.  Continuing Pharmacy Education credits are available.

This conference is be Co-provided by the Healing Communities Study and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

October 31, 2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Please click here to register now, or here to view the informational brochure.  Each program date will have to be registered for separately. 


HHS COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for Immunizers

HHS COVID-19 vaccine guidance requires pharmacists, and other immunizers, to maintain their immunization qualifications by completing a minimum of two hours of ACPE-accredited immunization related to continuing pharmacy education during each state licensing period.  This requirement may be met by taking one, two-hour home-study or live CE activity or it may be comprised of time increments totaling 2 hours.  Pharmacists must also maintain a current certificate in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  These are included in the current requirements for immunizing pharmacists in the State of Vermont.

Upcoming events


Ambulatory Care Grand Rounds:  Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis
Thursday, November 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)

Click here to register now or here to see the informational brochure

Ambulatory Care Grand Rounds:  Fibromyalgia and SLE
Thursday, November 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)

Click here to register now or here to see the informational brochure


Timely Topics:  New Psych Drugs
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
 

Click here to register now or here to see the informational brochure

Ambulatory Care Grand Rounds:  Venous Thromboembolism
Thursday, December 2, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)

Click here to register now or here to see the informational brochure

Ambulatory Care Grand Rounds:  Smoking Cessation
Thursday, December 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)

Click here to register now or here to see the informational brochure
 

ACPHS Learning Management System

The ACPHS Learning Management System (LMS) manages all phases of the continuing education program - from registration through completion of evaluations - with secure, hosted software. 

Our LMS provides program participants with the ability to create and manage their own accounts, complete activities, and print certificates of attendance.

* * * ALL ACPHS program participants must create a personal LMS account. * * *

In order to create a personal LMS account, you will need your NABP #, your MM/DD of birth, and the name and address of your practice site if you are a preceptor.

You will then be able to register, receive your handouts, complete program evaluations and learning assessments all in one place. As soon as you have completed all activity requirements, your credits will automatically be submitted to CPE Monitor.

To establish your account ...

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development will ensure the safety and security of its website and learning management system to maintain confidentiality and guard against the breach or dissemination of personal and private information.

Registration and Handout Policy

Program registrations are now being accepted through the ACPHS Learning Management System only, and on-site registrations will no longer be accepted.

Speaker handouts will be e-mailed prior to the date of the Continuing Pharmacy Education Activity that you registered to attend.  All participants are welcome to bring their laptops or tablets and use the College's guest wireless network to view the speaker handouts. We will no longer have printed copies available at registration.

CPE Monitor and Statements of Credit

CPE Monitor is a national, collaborative effort by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists to keep track of their completed continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits.

It also offers state boards of pharmacy the opportunity to electronically authenticate the CPE units completed by their licensees rather than requiring submission of proof of statements of credit upon request or completing random audits.

ACPE policy states that paper and/or electronic statements of credit are not longer required to be distributed directly to learners as proof of ACPE credit.  This official record of credit is located on the learner's e-profile in CPE Monitor.  Printed copies of statements will no longer be distributed by Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

LIVE ON-LINE WEBINARS

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased to launch on-line, live broadcasting of continuing pharmacy educational activities.  Participants may register to view activities on-line from off campus.  Attendees who register for remote viewing will receive a link to attend the program using their computer, tablet or phone, along with instructions to access Zoom Meeting.  You will be able to listen to the speakers and view the educational materials and respond to polling questions.  In order to qualify as a live activity, questions may be posed to the presenters.  

Mailings

The Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development does not print or mail our program brochures. All brochures are sent via e-mail. If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, please e-mail Lori Kline or phone her at 518-694-7231.

ACPE Accreditation

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.