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Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences is pleased to present the 36th 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 2014 and Patricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP, will present Patient Safety.

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.


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

Dates and Locations

Sunday, February 1, 2015

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

Sunday March 1, 2015

Holiday Inn
4751 Lindle Road Harrisburg, PA 17111

Learning Objectives

After attending this program, pharmacists will be able to:

New Drugs of 2014
  • Identify the indications, routes of administration, important pharmacokinetic properties, and unique characteristics of the new therapeutic agents marketed in 2014
  • 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
  • List the most commonly dispensed high risk drugs.
  • Identify key elements related to high alert drugs.
  • Cite the most important practical methods to contain hazardous drugs.
  • Identify infection prevention issues commonly identified in clinics.


7:30–8 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast
8–9:30 a.m. New Drugs of 2014, Part 1
Daniel A. Hussar, PhD
9:30–9:45 a.m.      Break #1
9:45–11:15 a.m. New Drugs of 2014, Part 2
11:15–11:30 a.m. Break #2
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Patient Safety: High Risk, High Alert and Hazardous Drugs, What is Expected of Pharmacists
Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP


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


Register Online

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.

The New Drugs of 2014 program (0056-0000-15-001-L04-P) at 0.3 CEUs and the Patient Safety program (0056-0000-15-002-L05-P) at 0.2 CEUs is acceptable for 5.0 hours of continuing education credits (0.5 CEUs). Both 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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