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Schedule & Education

APhA Institute 2024 Agenda

Please note that the agenda below is tentative and is subject to change based upon the development of the curriculum and availability of speakers for the APhA Institute.

University Credit Webinar – May 2

APhA hosted a University Credit Webinar for all student pharmacists interested in obtaining University Credit for the APhA Institute. This session was conducted on Thursday, May 2.

A recording of the Webinar can be found here: University Credit Webinar.

Webinar Passcode: 2Hz%2jcB

APhA Institute Experience Webinar – May 21

APhA hosted the "APhA Institute Experience" pre-meeting session for attendees to learn about the APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders, addiction-related education programs, 12-step meetings, and provided students and pharmacists with information on how to prepare for the meeting.

A recording of the Webinar can be found here: APhA Institute Experience Webinar

Tuesday, May 28 / Wednesday, May 29

Arrive to Salt Lake City, Utah - Encourage all attendees to tour SLC!

Wednesday, May 29

(All session times are listed in MT)

1:00 pm APhA Institute Registration Opens
1:30 pm Meet and Greet
  • Board of Pharmacy Members
  • Faculty Members
  • Pharmacy Recovery Networks (PRNs)
2:00 pm Pre-Session Roundtable Discussion (Non-CPE 1.0)
  • APhA Pain, Palliative Care, and Addiction SIG
2:30 pm APhA Institute University Credit Session
2:45 pm APhA Institute Dinosaur Picture
University Guest House Patio/Fire Pit
3:00 pm Opening Session: The APhA Institute Experience (Non-CPE 1.25)
Charles Broussard, BSPharm, Med
4:15 pm Break
4:30 pm The State of Affairs (CPE 1.0)
Thomas Franko, PharmD
5:30 pm Break / APhA Institute Dinner (Box Lunch Provided)
6:15 pm Introduction to 12-Steps and Alcoholics Anonymous (Non-CPE 0.75)
Doug Haskins, BSPharm, RPh, MBA
7:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous – Open Meeting (Non-CPE 1.0)
8:00 pm Small Group - Breakout Meetings (Non-CPE 1.0)
8:45 pm Adjourn Day 1

Thursday, May 30 

8:00 am Registration Opens
8:30 am Taking Back Control Part 1 - The Pharmacotherapeutic Approach to Alcohol Use Disorder (CPE 1.0)
Haley Pals, PharmD, BCPP
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Reinforcing Vulnerability: The Neuroscience of SUD (CPE 1.5)
Mike Frost, MD, FACP, DFASAM
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Reinforcing Vulnerability: The Neuroscience of SUD (Continued)
11:30 am Lunch Break
1:00 pm Case Study of a Pharmacist (Non CPE 0.75)
Speaker is Anonymous Until Presentation
1:45 pm Break
2:00 pm Worthless, Powerless and Small – Healing the Wounds of SUD (CPE 1.25)
Jake Nichols, PharmD, MBA
3:15 pm Break 
3:30 pm Narcotics Anonymous – Open Meeting (Non CPE 1.0)
4:30 pm Adjourn Day 2
5:30 pm (Optional) Group Hike Up the Mountain — Meet at Sage Point Quad*
(Optional) Group Walk Through Red Butte Gardens — Meet at Sage Point Quad
*All participants must complete an APhA Waiver prior to hiking

Friday, May 31

8:15 am Taking Back Control Part 2 - The Pharmacotherapeutic Approach to Opioid Use Disorder (CPE 1.5)
Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, FASCP
9:00 am Break
9:15 am Taking Back Control Part 2 - The Pharmacotherapeutic Approach to Opioid Use Disorder (Continued)
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Acute Intoxication in the ED (CPE 1.25)
Jeremy Bair, PharmD, BCPS
11:30 am Lunch Break
1:00 pm For Everyone, Always – Managing Co-Occurring Mental Health and SUD (CPE 1.5)
Jeffrey D. Gold, PharmD, BCPP
Jake Nichols, PharmD, MBA
Haley Pals, PharmD, BCPP
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – SUD and the Family Unit (CPE 1.5)
Jerry Moe
4:15 pm Break
4:30 pm Al-Anon - Open Meeting (Non-CPE 1.0)
5:30 pm Adjourn Day 3 / (Optional) Visit from Golden Healer Therapy Dogs

Saturday, June 1 

8:00 am (Optional) Ambassador Information Session
8:00 am (Optional) Dinosaur Debrief
8:45 am Supporting Oneself and One Another (CPE 1.5)
Douglas Haskins, Panelist
Nancy Hooper, Panelist
Charlie Mollien, Panelist
Kevin Rich, Panelist
Michael Mone, Moderator
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Developing Positive Personal Power (Non-CPE 1.5)
Chuck Jackson, EdD
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm Closing 12-Step Meeting (Non-CPE 1.0)
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm APhA Pain, Palliative Care, & Addiction SIG Discussion (Non-CPE 1.0)
3:45 pm Adjourn APhA Institute / Depart for Airport / Free Time in Salt Lake City / Park City

**Attendees that are checking out of the Sage Point Dormitories on Saturday morning may bring their luggage to the Alpine Room to be stored until the APhA Institute adjourns at 4:00 pm. There will be no luggage storage on Sunday.

A final list of all session learning objectives and faculty disclosures will be available at the APhA Institute.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)



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

CPE Monitor

Utah CPE

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: www.nabp.net/programs/cpe-monitor-service 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.

Target Audience

APhA Institute education sessions were designed for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from all practice settings. Courses appropriate for pharmacist and/or pharmacy technician participation are designated by an ACPE universal activity number ending in the letter "P or T”, respectively.

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’ or pharmacy technicians’ knowledge of a topic, mostly through didactic sessions.

Select programming is: Application-based – designed for pharmacists’ to apply the information learned in the time frame allotted.

For Assistance

Contact the APhA InfoCenter at infocenter@aphanet.org or 1-800-237-APhA (2742) and press #2 for assistance with pharmacist.com login issues. Contact the APhA Education Department at education@aphanet.org 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 www.pharmacist.com 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 education@aphanet.org within 5 days of the conclusion of the session.


Please see individual APhA Institute “Letter of Agreement” for faculty disclosures.

Claim Your Credit

To obtain CPE credit, you are required to actively participate in the entire session, submit the corresponding attendance code, complete session evaluation, and claim credit using the online CPE submission site.

Ensure your NABP e-Profile ID and Birth Month and Day (MMDD) are updated in the APhA system.

  1. Input your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth (MMDD) if missing
  2. Check “Yes, I have read the APhA’s CPE Monitor Policies and Procedures”
  3. Click “Submit”

For each session, follow the steps below to claim CPE credit.

  1. Login to your APhA Learning Library.
  2. Click on the Course Package “APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders – 2024”
  3. Locate the session in the list and click ”open”
  4. Click ”Start Learning Now”.
  5. Click “Start Assessment”
  6. Enter the session’s attendance code and click ”Submit Assessment”.
  7. Click “Next Activity”.
  8. Click the “Begin the Survey” button under the “APhA Education Evaluation” header.
  9. Complete the evaluation form and click the “Submit Survey” at the bottom of the screen.
  10. Repeat these instructions for each session. You must file your CPE credit at pharmacist.com by Thursday, July 31, 2024, 5:00 PM ET.
Poster Presentations

Operation Substance Use Disorders is brought to APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) through a collaboration with Walmart, Inc. It is an educational program in which student pharmacists work in their communities to prevent misuse of prescription medication, break the stigma of substance use disorders (SUD), support patients in recovery, and advocate for the profession. By educating and providing resources to people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, student pharmacists will raise awareness, prevent harm from prescription medication misuse, and support patients who struggle with SUD. APhA-ASP is honored to partner with Walmart, Inc. on this educational program to expand the breadth and depth of this important initiative to the communities surrounding our nation’s schools and colleges of pharmacy. Learn more about APhA-ASP Operation Substance Use Disorder. 

APhA-ASP National Operation Substance Use Award Recipients will present information on their chapter programming during the APhA Institute. Attendees will have an opportunity each day to meet with each of the chapter leaders. 

2022-2023 National Award Recipients

Operation Substance Use Disorders 2022-2023 Second Runner-Up Award - Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

Student Representative: Jessica Kempken (kempkenj@oregonstate.edu) and Marissa McGinnis (mcginnma@oregonstate.edu)

Operation Substance Use Disorders 2022-2023 First Runner-Up Award - East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Student Representative: Christina Tarasidis (tarasidisc@etsu.edu) and Samantha Keen (taylorsi@etsu.edu)

Operation Substance Use Disorders 2022-2023 National Award - The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy

Student Representatives: Maria P. Ybargüengoitia Agüero (mybarguengoitiaaguer@salud.unm.edu) And Kathryn McNeil (KCMcNeil@salud.unm.edu)

The APhA New Practitioner Network (NPN) also strives to provide opportunities for recent graduates to develop themselves and empowers them with the knowledge and skills necessary to define the future of their profession. Many new practitioners are highly engaged in substance use disorder initiatives throughout pharmacy school and continue this interest after graduation. To further the passion and interest of new practitioners, APhA developed a research awards program for new practitioners, residents, and/or postgraduates who conduct research in the area of substance use disorders. Selected grant recipients will present their research projects during at the APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders.    

2023 APhA NPN Operation Substance Use Disorder Grant Recipients

Grace Marley, PharmD

Research Assistant Professor – UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Luke Schwerer, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident – Los Angeles General Outpatient Clinics

Victor Abreu, PharmD

Community-Based Pharmacy Resident – Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

University Credit

APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders – University Credit Information

APhA is partnering with Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions to provide elective credit (two credit hours) for the APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders, May 29 – June 1, 2024. Student Pharmacists who attend the APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders are eligible to receive two elective credits from Creighton University. There will be a $95.00 registration fee for the university credit (in addition to the Institute registration fee). Student attendees will enroll and pay the university credit registration fee directly with the Creighton University Registrar’s Office (via the link below), not APhA.

All student pharmacist attendees interested in receiving credit may apply directly to Creighton University after they completed their registration/enrollment for the Institute with APhA.

APhA highly encourages all student pharmacists to meet with school or college of pharmacy administrators prior to enrolling in the course to ensure that university credit will be accepted and transferred directly to your current school or college of pharmacy.

To receive credit, each student must:

  • Attend all required sessions including any pre-session webinars.
  • Submit all the session codes as provided at the end of each session.
  • Write and submit a reflection (paper) on the student's experience at the Institute.
  • "Guidelines for the Reflection (paper)" will be provided at a later date.

The deadline for submission of the Final Reflection Paper is June 16, 2024 at 11:59 pm central time in order to receive the elective credit. A transcript verifying the credit can be obtained from the Creighton University Registrar at the end of the summer.

Creighton University Registration Link

Watch the University Credit Webinar from May 2nd. Passcode: 2Hz%2jcB