APhA Institute 2020 Agenda - Tentative


APhA Institute Experience Webinar - April 22, 2020 (9:00 pm - 10:00 pm ET)

The "APhA Institute Experience" Webinar serves as an opportunity for attendees to learn about the APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders, addiction-related education programs, 12-step meetings, outdoor activities, travel, housing, and provided students and pharmacists with information on how to prepare/pack for your trip to Utah.

Home Study CPE - TBD (More information available in April 2020)

APhA provides an optional opportunity for all pharmacists and student pharmacists attendees to complete CPE via our APhA Institute Home Study Courses. Please follow the APhA Institute Home Study CPE link and click "Add Cart" to login to

Tuesday, May 26

Travel to Salt Lake City, UT
Check-in to Housing at the Sage Point Residence Halls or University Guest House


Wednesday, May 27

Travel to Salt Lake City, UT
Check-in to Housing at the Sage Point Residence Halls or University Guest House

4:00 pm Registration Opens
5:15 pm University Credit - Q&A Session
5:30 pm Opening Session: The APhA Institute Experience
6:30 pm The Self in Shame: Healing the Wounds of Substance Use Disorders
7:30 pm Break (Set-up Room for Alcoholics Anonymous – Open Meeting)
7:45 pm Alcoholics Anonymous – Open Meeting
8:45 pm Adjourn
8:45 pm (Optional) Networking Session for Pharmacists, Faculty and Boards of Pharmacy

Thursday, May 28

7:00 am Registration
8:00 am Understanding the Neurobiology of Substance Use Disorder
9:00 am Break
9:15 am Understanding the Neurobiology of Substance Use Disorder (Continued)
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Healing the Body and Mind: The Mental Health State of Substance Use Disorder
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm 59½ Minutes Cover Story: Suicide, Substance Use, and Survival
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm Addiction and the Vulnerable Self: Practicing Self-Care in Recovery
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Syringe Services Programs: Boon or Bane for Communities?
4:30 pm Break (Set-up room for Narcotics Anonymous Meeting)
4:45 pm Narcotics 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, May 29

7:30 am (Optional) 2021 Ambassador Information Session
8:00 am The Dos and Don’ts of Pain Management in Recovery
9:30 am Break
10:00 am De-escalating, Discontinuing, and Deprescribing Opioids
11:25 am Recognition of the Ronald L. Williams Memorial Fund Student Scholars
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Case Study of a Pharmacist
1:45 pm Forensic Toxicology: Analysis of Drug Overdosage
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Family Matters: Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Addiction on Family
4:25 pm Recognition of the AmerisourceBergen Student & New Practitioner Scholars
4:30 pm Break (Set-up Room for Al-Anon – Open Meeting)
4:45 pm Al-Anon – Open Meeting
6:00 pm Adjourn
6:00 pm (Optional) A Visit from SLC Therapy Dogs 
6:30 pm (Optional) Free Time in Salt Lake City / Park City (or Rain Date for Hike)

Saturday, May 30

8:00 am Don’t ‘Just Say No’: Preventing Diversion and Addressing Medical Needs
9:15 am Break
9:30 am Legalized Cannabis: New Challenges for Pharmacists
10:45 am Legalized Cannabis: New Challenges for Pharmacists Q&A Forum
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Caring for Patients With Substance Use Disorders: Tools That Make a Difference
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm Caring for Patients With Substance Use Disorders: Tools That Make a Difference (Continued)
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm You Think You Know What to Do When a Loved One Needs You
4:30 pm Break

Track I (Focus for Students), and Track II (Focus for Pharmacists and Boards), Track III (Focus for Faculty)

4:45 pm Track I: Generation Rx Workshop
4:45 pm Track II: Pharmacist Recovery Network (PRN) Discussion
4:45 pm Track III: Substance Use Disorder Education in our Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy
5:45 pm Adjourn
6:00 pm (Optional) Free Time in Salt Lake City / Park City

Sunday, May 31

7:15 am (Optional) Dinosaur Debrief - 6th Anniversary Celebration (Focus for Pharmacists, Faculty and Board of Pharmacy Alumni)
8:00 am Closing Session: 12-Step Meeting - Carrying the Message
9:15 am Break (Set-up Room for Closing Session)
9:45 am Closing Session: Developing Positive Personal Power
11:45 am Adjourn 2020 APhA Institute

Check-out of Housing at the Sage Point Residence Halls or University Guest House
Depart Salt Lake City, UT


Continuing Pharmacy Education


APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders - CPE Portal with Online Home Study Courses (Coming in April 2020)


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 XX.XX contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (X.XX CEUs) while attending the APhA Institute. Sessions approved for CPE Credits are indicated by an ACPE number and CEUs in the APhA Institute Workbook and online via the APhA Institute CPE Portal - (Coming in April 2020)

Online Home Study
Qualified attendees can earn XX.XX contact hours of CPE Credit (X.XX CEUs) for completing the APhA Institute Online Home Study Courses - (Coming in April 2020)

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 Wednesday, June 30, 2020, in order to receive credit. The attendance code expires on this date and no CPE will be granted after this time.


University Credit Information - Available for the 2020 APhA Institute

University Credit will be offered to student pharmacists attending the 2020 APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders. APhA is currently working with the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions to offer 2.0 credit hours for attending the APhA Institute. Further information and details on obtaining University Credit will be available by April 2020.

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, May 28, 2020. 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 - (Coming in April 2020). 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.

  • APhA Institute Group Hike Waiver - (Coming in April 2020)