Advances in Pharmacy Practice

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy is pleased to present the 40th 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 2018.

Andrew Peterson, PharmD, PhD will present "Combating the Opioid Stigma: What the Pharmacist Needs to Know."

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


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

Andrew Peterson, PharmD, PhD
Executive Director of the Substance Use Disorders Institute

Dates and Locations

Sunday March 10, 2019

USciences Campus
McNeil Science and Technology Center
45th Street at Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Learning Objectives

After attending this program, pharmacists will be able to:

New Drugs of 2018

  1. Identify the indications, routes of administration, important pharmacokinetic properties, and unique characteristics of the new therapeutic agents marketed in 2018.
  2. Identify the most common adverse effects of new therapeutic agents marketed in 2018.
  3. Compare the newer products to similar medications already on the market.

Combating the Opioid Stigma

  1. Discuss the scope of the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.
  2. Discuss the barriers associated with naloxone dispensing by pharmacists.
  3. Identify medications used to support recovery and list the pros/cons to their use.
  4. Describe the principles of harm reduction.
  5. Identify 3-5 behaviors or word choices that promote stereotyping and stigma.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate word choices which minimize stereotyping and stigmas among substance use disorder patients.
  7. Describe 2-3 steps a pharmacist can take to implement harm reduction strategies and decrease stigma.


7:30–8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00–9:30 a.m. New Drugs of 2018
Daniel A. Hussar, PhD
9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:15 a.m. New Drugs of 2018, Part 2
11:15–11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Combating the Opioid Stigma
Andrew Peterson, PharmD, PhD

Cost and Registration

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

Register Online

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.

acpe logoContinuing Education Credit

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


0056-0000-18-057-L04-P (0.3 CEUs)

0056-0000-18-058-L01-P (0.2 CEUs)

Target Audience: These knowledge-based activities have been developed for pharmacists.

To obtain credit: For successful completion of the program and eligibility for credit, the participant must be present for the entire program to receive a program “claiming code”. In order to obtain credit for this program, please log into the PCP CECENTER website to register and complete the online program evaluation and learning assessment exam. A score of 70% or higher, with a maximum of 3 attempts, is required to claim credit. Submission of learning assessments and program evaluations must be completed within 30 days of the program expiration date to receive continuing education credit. Please note that it may take up to 4 weeks for credits to be processed and available on CPE Monitor.

Licensure Reminder

Pennsylvania pharmacists are required to complete 2 hours of continuing education on Patient Safety and at least 2 hours of pharmacist continuing education in pain management, the identification of addiction or in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids.

More Information

For more information, call 215-596-7619 or email

This program has not received any financial support.


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