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Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences is pleased to present the 35th Annual Symposium on Advances in Pharmacy Practice, a continuing pharmacy educational program, developed for pharmacists to be kept up to date on pharmacy practice.

Daniel A. Hussar, PhD, will present New Drugs of 2013, Patricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP, will present Patient Safety, and Joseph J. McHale, BS, MS, JD, will present Updates in Pharmacy Law.

The introduction of new drugs into the marketplace is one of the most important topics for pharmacists. It is equally important to understand current patient safety and pharmacy law issues affecting pharmacy practice.


Daniel A. Hussar, PhD
Remington Professor of Pharmacy
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Patricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP
Director, Accreditation and Medication Safety
Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions

Joseph J. McHale, BS, MS, JD
Partner, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Dates and Locations

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy/USciences Campus
McNeil Science and Technology Center
45th Street at Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sunday March 23, 2014

Holiday Inn—New Location for 2014!
4751 Lindle Road Harrisburg, PA 17111

Learning Objectives

After attending this program, pharmacists will be able to:

New Drugs of 2013
  • Identify the indications, routes of administration, important pharmacokinetic properties, and unique characteristics of the new therapeutic agents marketed in 2013
  • Identify the most important adverse effects and precautions of the new drugs
  • Compare the new drugs to the older therapeutic agents to which they are most similar in activity.

Patient Safety
  • Describe safety steps in the phases of the medication use system
  • Define facility requirements for safe nonsterile and sterile compounding
  • Define personnel and monitoring requirements for safe compounding

Updates in Pharmacy Law
  • Outline the duties imposed upon pharmacists by the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1990
  • Outline the duty a pharmacist has when it comes to filling a prescription and outline a pharmacists duty to warn.
  • Discuss the concepts of negligence and malpractice as they relate to pharmacists
  • Understand recent court decisions involving pharmacists


Agenda for Philadelphia, Sunday, March 2, 2014
7:30–8 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast
8–10 a.m. Updates in Pharmacy Law
Joseph J. McHale, BS, MS, JD
10–10:15 a.m.      Break #1
10:15–11:45 a.m. New Drugs of 2013, Part 1
Daniel A. Hussar, PhD
11:45 a.m. –12 p.m. Break #2
12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. New Drugs of 2013, Part 2
1:30 p.m.–2 p.m. Lunch
Bagged lunches are available for purchase at the time of registration for an additional fee of $10.00. Lunches will not be sold the day of the event.
2–4 p.m. Patient Safety: Compounding, Fixing the National Tragedy
Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP

You can choose from one of three options for the program in Philadelphia

  • Updates in Pharmacy Law and New Drugs of 2013
    $95.00 per person
  • New Drugs of 2013 and Patient Safety
    $95.00 per person
  • Updates in Pharmacy Law, New Drugs of 2013 and Medication Safety
    $120.00 per person
Agenda for Harrisburg, Sunday, March 23, 2014
7:30–8 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast
8–9:30 a.m. New Drugs of 2013, Part 1
Daniel A. Hussar, PhD
9:30–9:45 a.m.      Break #1
9:45–11:15 a.m. New Drugs of 2013, Part 2
11:15–11:30 a.m. Break #2
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Patient Safety: Compounding, Fixing the National Tragedy
Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP


Advanced registration is encouraged as seating may be limited. The registration fee is $95.00 for 5 CE hours and $120.00 for 7 CE hours.


Philadelphia online registration form

Harrisburg online registration form

Check: Please call 215-596-7200 or email usciencesevents@usciences.edu if you would like to pay by check.

If you must cancel after registering, USciences will refund your fee if notice of your cancellation is received at least five business days prior to the program. No refunds will be given if notice of cancellation is received after this time.

Please check this website for cancellations or delays due to inclement weather or for additional updates.

Continuing Education Credit

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program (0056-0000-14-002-L01-P) at 0.3 CEUs, (0056-0000-14-003-L05-P) at 0.2 CEUs and (0056-0000-14-001-L03-P) at 0.2 CEUs is acceptable for either 5.0 hours or 7.0 hours of continuing education credits (0.7 or 0.5 CEUs). All three continuing education activities are knowledge based activities geared towards pharmacists.

For successful completion of the program and awarding of credit, the pharmacist must attend the entire program and complete the online evaluation form and learning assessment with a score of 70% or higher. In order to complete the online evaluation, please log onto: cecenter.usciences.edu and enter the verification code given for the activity. Please note that it may take up to 8 weeks for credits to be processed and available on CPE Monitor.

Licensure Reminder
Pennsylvania pharmacists are required to complete 2 CE credits of Patient Safety.

For more information, call 215.596.7200 or email usciencesevents@usciences.edu.

There is no financial support for this program.

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