APhA Institute 2017 Agenda


Tuesday, May 9

The "APhA Institute Experience” Webinar will serve as an opportunity for attendees to learn and ask questions about the APhA Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies, addiction-related education programs, 12-step meetings, university credit, outdoor activities, travel, housing, and will provide students and pharmacists with information on how to prepare/pack for your trip to Utah. This is a requirement (viewing live or the recorded webinar) for University Credit.

If you missed our Webinar, not a problem! Take a few minutes to view the recording of the APhA Institute Experience Webinar to prepare for your trip to Salt Lake City.


Prior to the APhA Institute - Home Study CPE

New for the 2017 APhA Institute, pharmacists and student pharmacists will have the opportunity to complete 6 hours of CPE via our APhA Institute Home Study Courses. The following educational opportunities were selected to provide some background information before attending the APhA Institute: 

  • Saving Lives with Naloxone: Opportunity or Obligation? (0.1 CEUs)
  • CDC’s New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain in Primary Care (0.05 CEUs)
  • APhA Quick Quiz: Addiction and Recovery (0.05 CEUs)
  • Non-Opioid Pain Medications: Dosage, Adverse Events, and More (0.1 CEUs)
  • Opioid Medications: Dosages, Adverse Events, and Patient Education (0.1 CEUs)
  • Balancing Risk and Access to Opioids: The Role of the Pharmacist (0.2 CEUs)

We encourage you to complete these CPEs in preparation for your trip to Salt Lake City, UT.


Wednesday, May 31

Travel to Salt Lake City, UT
Check-in to Housing at Benchmark Plaza Apartments or University Guest House

6:00 pm Registration Opens
7:00 pm Pharmacists Recovery Network - Meet & Greet
8:00 pm Registration Closes
8:00 pm Memorial Service for Utah Friend, John L. Sauer, RPh 
8:30 pm Adjourn

Thursday, June 1

7:00 am Registration Opens
7:15 am University Credit Overview
8:00 am Opening Session: The APhA Institute Experience
9:00 am The Role of Shame in Addiction and Recovery
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Does Alcoholic Anonymous Work: A Look at the Evidence
11:45 am Lunch Break
1:15 pm Introduction to Addictive Disorders: Implications for Health Professionals
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Intro to Addictive Disorders: Implications for Health Professionals (Continued)
4:00 pm Break
4:15 pm Who is Part of Your Support System?
4:30 pm Introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous
4:45 pm Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting
5:45 pm Adjourn
6:15 pm (Optional) Group Walk Through Red Butte Gardens - Meet at Sage Point Quad
6:15 pm (Optional) Group Hike Up the Mountain - Meet at Sage Point Quad

Friday, June 2

8:00 am Addressing Pain Management in Addiction Recovery
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Case Study of a Recovering Pharmacist  
10:30 am Addiction in the Pharmacy Profession: From Discovery to Recovery
11:45 am Lunch Break
1:00 pm Identification and Prevention of Drug Diversion in the Pharmacy
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Clinical Presentation of Drug Abuse Overdose in the ED
4:15 pm Break
4:30 pm Narcotics Anonymous Open Meeting 
5:30 pm Adjourn (Optional) Dinner at the Chase Peterson Heritage Center
6:45 pm (Optional) Evening Sports & Outdoor Activities

Saturday, June 3

7:30 am (Optional) Ambassador Information Session
8:00 am Addressing Addiction in Community Pharmacy
9:30 am Naloxone Access in Community: A Data Driven Session
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Expert Debate: Addressing Controversial Topics in Addiction and Recovery
Debate Series I: Medical Marijuana: But Is it really Medical?
Debate Series II: 12 Steps vs. Other Approaches to Recovery
Debate Series III: Abuse-Deterrent Formulations 
11:45 am Lunch Break
1:00 pm The Legal Implications of Medical Marijuana to the Practice of Pharmacy
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Bridging the Gap: The Role of Family Dynamics in Addiction Recovery
4:15 pm Break 
4:30 pm Open Al-Anon Meeting
6:00 pm Adjourn

Sunday, June 4

Track I - Pharmacists (Max Seating: 200)

8:00 am Opioid Calculation and Conversion: 101
9:00 am A Case Study of Opioid De-escalation 
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Teaming Up for Safer Pain Management: Strategies for Effective Collaboration
11:15 am Break – Combine Groups
11:30 am Closing Session: The APhA Institute Experience
12:00 pm Adjourn APhA Institute

Track II - Student Pharmacists

7:15 am Continental Breakfast (For all attendees staying at the Benchmark Plaza Apartments)
8:00 am Generation Rx: Innovations in Community Outreach
9:00 am Break
9:15 am Developing Positive Personal Power
11:15 am Break – Combine Groups
11:30 am Closing Session: The APhA Institute Experience
12:00 pm Adjourn APhA Institute

Check-out of Housing at Benchmark Plaza Apartments or University Guest House
Depart Salt Lake City, UT



Continuing Pharmacy Education


Link to the APhA Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies CPE Portal.


APhA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 CPE Monitor
CPE Monitor is a collaborative system used by ACPE, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and ACPE-accredited providers for all pharmacists, student pharmacists and technicians to record and track their CPE credits. Visit: to set up your e-Profile. Contact NABP customer support at 847-391-4406, Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm CT for additional information.

CPE Credits
Qualified attendees can earn 20.25 hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit while attending the APhA Institute. Sessions approved for CPE Credits are indicated by an ACPE number and CEUs in the APhA Institute Workbook.

Home Study
New for 2017, qualified attendees can earn 6.0 hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit via home study prior to the APhA Institute. Visit our APhA Institute Home Study Courses for more information.

Target Audience
APhA Institute education sessions were designed for pharmacists from all practice settings. Courses appropriate for pharmacist participation are designated by an ACPE universal activity number ending in the letter "P."

Learning Level
CPE offered at the APhA Institute is: Level 1 - Baseline knowledge of the subject area is required. The information presented will be a primer on the topic and appropriate for a wide range of pharmacists.

Activity Type
CPE offered at the APhA Institute is: Knowledge-based activities – designed to enhance or add to pharmacists’ knowledge of a topic, mostly through didactic sessions.

For Assistance
Contact the APhA InfoCenter at or 1-800-237-APhA (2742) and press #2 for assistance with login issues. Contact the APhA Education Department at for session codes and other CPE related questions.

State Requirements
Check with the Board of Pharmacy in your state regarding specific continuing pharmacy education requirements. Florida-licensed pharmacists: To ensure that your continuing pharmacy education participation can be filed with the state-mandated CE Broker system, make sure you have provided APhA with your Florida license number. To check, log on to and select My Account, then License Information.

Partial Credit Policy
APhA does not offer partial credit for any CPE activity.

Grievance Policy
Should any attendee of an approved CPE session be dissatisfied with the quality of the activity, contact the APhA Education Department at within 5 days of the conclusion of the session.

Faculty disclosures are provided in the APhA Institute Workbook. The APhA Education Committee and APhA staff disclosures can be found on

Claim Your Credit
To obtain CPE credit, you are required to actively participate in each activity and complete an evaluation. The attendance code provided at the end of each session is needed to access and complete the evaluation. In order to complete the online activity evaluation form, participants will need to have a valid username and password.

1. Log into with your APhA Profile ( username and password.  DO NOT Create a 2nd account. You will need a valid NABP e-Profile ID number to claim credit.
2. Click on the following link to access the APhA Institute CPE Information.
3. Enter the attendance code provided at the end of each session.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activity evaluation and claim credit.
5. Proof of your CPE credit will be available to you on CPE Monitor, located at
6. Your CPE must be filed by 5:00pm ET on Friday, July 7, 2017, in order to receive credit. The attendance code expires on this date and no CPE will be granted after this time.


University Credit Information

APhA has partnered with the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy to provide University Credit for all interested student pharmacists. After successfully attending each session of the APhA Institute and completing a paper that will be due following the conference, the Notre Dame of Maryland University will issue a pass/fail grade and 2.0 credit hours. The cost for University Credit is $75.00 (this includes the transcript fee). Registration can be completed when you register for the APhA Institute.

The deadline to sign-up for University Credit is Monday, May 29, 2017 at 11:59pm PT. Please email APhA Staff at to register for University Credit or to request a full $75.00 refund. On-site registration will not be available in Salt Lake City, UT.


University Credit Checklist

  1. Verify with your school or college of pharmacy that the University Credit (2.0 hours) will be accepted. Please note that this is a pass/fail course.
  2. Complete the online registration for University Credit (since registration for the APhA Institute is now closed, please email APhA Staff at and they will send you a link on your profile to register.)
  3. Review the APhA Institute Course Syllabus.
  4. Create an NABP e-Profile ID - Visit our NABP CPE Monitor Instruction Page on
  5. Complete your 6 Home Study Courses prior to 11:59pm PT on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
  6. Complete, print and bring a hardcopy of the Notre Dame of Maryland University Request for Academic Transcript Form to the APhA Institute. Transcript forms will be collected on Thursday, June 1st.
  7. Attend all APhA Institute required sessions as per the APhA Institute Course Syllabus.
  8. Complete the required attendance form and submit the form at noon on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
  9. Complete the course paper and submit it to Notre Dame of Maryland University by no later than Friday, June 16, 2017. Late assignments will not be accepted and will result in earning a failing grade. All documents must be uploaded to the APhA Institute University Credit Submission Form. E-mailed assignments will not be accepted.

Course Grade Rubric: This is a pass/fail course. Students must attend ALL sessions to receive course credit. Failure to attend any session will result in a failing grade. In addition, students must achieve a minimum of 420 points to receive a passing grade.



Due Dates

Pre-Meeting Webinar on May 9, 2017

25 Points

 May 9, 2017

Complete Pre-Institute Home Studies

175 points

May 31, 2017

Achieve a passing score of 70% for Opioid Medications webinar & Naloxone webinar assessment questions

25 points per assessment for total of 50 points

May 31, 2017

Complete and Submit the Course Registration & Transcript Request Form

25 points

May 29 / 31, 2017

Complete daily sign-in attendance sheet with APhA Institute Staff for each session

25 points

June 4, 2017

Complete and Submit a Reflection Paper

160 points

June 16, 2017

 Total Points

460 points 


Group Hike Waiver

Each year at the APhA Institute, we conduct a voluntary Group Hike Up the Mountain (foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range). This year, the Group Hike will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Participants will meet in the Sage Point Quad at 6:15pm where we will take a group picture and APhA Staff will provide a few last minute instructions and information. It is highly encouraged that all attendees view the Group Hike Section of our APhA Institute Experience Webinar that was conducted on May 9, 2017. The Webinar provides a good overview of the Group Hike along with pictures and information on the terrain and what to expect when hiking.

APhA recognizes that the hike may involve physical activity including, but not limited to, walking, muscle strength and muscle endurance, cardiovascular conditioning and training, as well as other various fitness activities. All attendees that wish to participate in the Group Hike must sign the APhA Waiver affirming that they are in good physical condition and do not suffer from any known disability or condition which would prevent or limit their participation in this Group Hike.

In addition, participation in the Group Hike is purely voluntary and in no way mandated by APhA. Participants are responsible for all hike-related decisions, actions, and outcomes.

As an alternative to the Group Hike, APhA Institute Staff will lead a group of participants through The University of Utah's Red Butte Garden. To purchase tickets and for more information regarding the walking tour through Red Butte Garden, please visit the About the Institute Section of our website.