Advances in Pharmacy Practice

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences is pleased to present the 37th Annual Symposium on Advances in Pharmacy Practice, a continuing pharmacy education program, developed to keep pharmacists up to date on pharmacy practice.

Daniel A. Hussar, PhD, will present New Drugs of 2015, Jean Scholtz, BS, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, will present Immunization Training, and Justin Troutman, PharmD, and Michelle Kwiec, BS, MSW, LCSW, CADC, will present Pain Management.

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 issues affecting pharmacy practice.


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

Jean Scholtz, BS, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Associate Professor and Vice Chair DOPPA

Justin Troutman, PharmD
Chronic Pain MTM Clinical Pharmacist,
East Region, Geisinger Health System

Michelle Kwiec, BS, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Outreach Counselor, Marworth

Dates and Locations

Sunday, February 28, 2016

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

Sunday April 3, 2016

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 2015.
  • 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.
Immunization Training
  • Describe the changes to the ACIP 2015 immunization schedules and utilize these to design patient-specific immunization schedules.
  • Assess the 2015-2016 influenza season and select appropriate therapy using the 2015-2016 influenza virus vaccines.
  • Explain the pharmacist’s role in recent outbreaks of specific vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles,
  • chicken pox, and pertussis.
  • Evaluate the newly released and investigational vaccines and their role in therapy.
Pain Management
  • Explain the rationale behind the development of pain MTDM and addiction screening.
  • Describe how MTM and addiction based screening integrates into the family practice/pain management setting.
  • Identify commonly utilized chronic pain medications.
  • Discuss and be able to incorporate risk-based questionnaires into clinical practice.
  • Distinguish between pseudo-addiction, addiction and tolerance/dependence in the care of chronic pain.
  • Identify the common warning signs of medication abuse, misuse and addiction.
  • Formulate an intervention plan when medication misuse, abuse and/or addiction is identified.
7:30–8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00–10:00 a.m. Immunization Training
Jean Scholtz, BS, PharmD,
10:00–10:15 a.m.      Break #1
10:15–11:45 a.m. New Drugs of 2015, Part 1
Daniel A. Hussar, PhD
11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Break #2
12:00–1:30 p.m. New Drugs of 2015, Part 2
1:30–2:00 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.
2:00–4:00 p.m. Pain Management
Justin Troutman, PharmD and
Michelle Kwiec, BS, MSW, LCSW, CADC


You can choose from one of three options for the program

  • Immunization Training and New Drugs of 2015 - $95.00 per person
  • New Drugs of 2015 and Pain Management - $95.00 per person
  • New Drugs of 2015, Immunization Training, and Pain Management - $120.00 per person


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.

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.

This program (0056-0000-16-002-L04-P) at 0.3 CEUs, (0056-0000-16-003-L01-P) at 0.2 CEUs and (0056-0000-16-001-L05-P) at 0.2 CEUs is acceptable for either 5.0 hours or 7.0 hours of continuing education credits (0.5 or 0.7 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 session and complete the online evaluation form and learning assessment with a score of 70% or higher. Please note: you will have a maximum of 3 attempts. In order to complete the online evaluation, please log onto: and enter the claiming 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

There is no financial support for this program. 


Diane W. Morel PhD 


Office Location: PCP Dean’s Office, GH2016
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495