Advanced Training Programs

Advanced Training Programs

APhA is offering Advanced Training Programs in conjunction with APhA2018 to strengthen your career while advancing patient care. The Advanced Training Programs are stand-alone programs that: 

  • Require pre-registration as home study is required.
  • Have a separate registration fee from APhA2018. Click on the link within the session for online registration.
  • Do not require APhA2018 registration to participate.
  • Often sell out prior to the registration deadline.

Contact Patricia Szybist at 202-429-7578 for more information.  

APhA Certificate Training Programs (CTPs)

Certificate Training Programs, officially termed practice-based activities by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), are structured and systematic post-graduate continuing pharmacy education experiences for pharmacists designed to instill, expand, or enhance practice competencies through the acquisition of specified knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance behaviors. APhA certificate training programs involve in-depth commitment on the part of learners, including both self-study and attendance at live seminar presentations.

Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services Certificate Training Program

Friday, March 16 • Music City Center • 7:30 am–5:00 pm 
Fee: $255 APhA Member / $515 Nonmember • Register Now!

Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services is an innovative and interactive certificate training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing MTM services to patients. Pharmacists have a tremendous opportunity to receive reimbursement for monitoring and improving medication use in patients with complex medication regimens. This practice-based activity teaches pharmacists the essential skills necessary to become a successful MTM practitioner. The certificate training program will enhance pharmacists’ clinical expertise in evaluating complicated medication regimens, identifying medication-related problems, and making recommendations to patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.         

Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate Training Program

Friday, March 16 • Music City Center • 7:30 am–5:00 pm 
Fee: $255 APhA Member / $515 Nonmember • Register Now!

Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management is an innovative and interactive certificate training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in cardiovascular disease risk management. This practice-based activity is the first step for pharmacists interested in learning the essential skills to successfully assess risk, promote cardiovascular disease prevention, and encourage patient adherence to therapy. 

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program

Friday, March 16 • Music City Center • 7:30 am–6:00 pm 
Fee: $255 APhA Member / $515 Nonmember • Register Now!

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is an innovative and interactive training program that teaches pharmacists the skills necessary to become a primary source for vaccine information and administration. The program teaches the basics of immunology and focuses on practice implementation and legal/regulatory therapy.

The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program

Friday, March 16 • Music City Center • 7:30 am–5:00 pm 
Fee: $255 APhA Member / $515 Nonmember • Register Now! 

The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program is a newly revised, intensive educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. Five self-study modules provide comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care. The live seminar incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed—in community and ambulatory care practice settings. Participants will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions.

APhA Pain Institute 2018: Innovative Approaches to Chronic Pain

Thursday, March 15 • Music City Center • 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Fee: $349 APhA Member / $399 Nonmember • Register Now! 

The chronic pain conundrum: your patients are suffering but opioids may do more harm than good. What other options are available to manage chronic pain and optimize patient function? How should these options be integrated by the health care team to support the patient holistically? Hear national experts discuss current perspectives regarding best practices for chronic pain management. Presentations focus on nonopioid interventions, options for individualizing therapy, strategies to improve care for patients who are receiving opioids without benefit, and approaches for effectively collaborate with other providers to ensure proper management of pain. 

APhA Advanced Training

Advanced Competency Trainings are, like APhA’s certificate training programs, structured and systematic post-graduate continuing pharmacy education experiences for pharmacists designed to instill, expand, or enhance practice competencies through the acquisition of specified knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance behaviors. These activities provide between 4-10 hours of CPE credit and focus on one specific area of content. 

APhA MTR Quality Improvement Series

Saturday, March 17 • Music City Center • 7:00 am–9:00 am   
Fee: $198 APhA Member / $498 Nonmember • Register Now!

This session is a live continuation of the 2-hour on-line APhA MTR focusing on quality improvement. This session provides participants with an opportunity to practice and practically apply tools and methods to effectively critique, assess and improve materials and products from their programs. Using a moderated/facilitated table discussion format, participants will engage in 4 – 30-minute discussion/application sessions. Table moderators/facilitators will review the components of the criteria-based tools and engage participants in a discussion on the specific tool on a provided example and on each participant’s material from their program. Participants must complete the 2-hour online APhA MTR on quality improvement before attending the session. Additionally, participants will be required to pre-select in advance of the program, the specific discussion topics where they would like to participate. Participants will be instructed based upon their selections of specific materials from their program that will be required for use during the session.

APhA SCDI® 

Friday, March 16 • Music City Center, Room 109 • 7:30 am–4:30 pm  
Fee: $350 APhA Member / $575 Nonmember • Register Now!

Whether starting a new community-based residency education and training program or working on the quality improvement of an existing program, the APhA SCDI® for Community-based Pharmacy Residency and Training program provides participants with the essential knowledge and skills required to systematically design, develop and implement a longitudinally structured pharmacy residency training program by applying established principles, structure and methods from education curriculum design and theory. 

Lead360: The Leader Within

Thursday, March 15 • Music City Center, Room 109 • 7:00 am–6:00 pm   
Fee: $550 APhA Member / $700 Nonmember • Register Now!

This day-long program, geared toward new practitioners but open to all pharmacists, empowers participants to take a purposeful approach to their professional and personal lives. This introspective experience helps participants discover and clarify the personal values, interests, strengths, and needs which inform, support and direct their personal and career goals. This self-discovery fuels individuals to lead from where they stand and take a “player” mindset in their lives.

Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services Advanced Competency Training  

Saturday, March 17 • Music City Center • 7:30 am–12:00 pm 
Fee: $195 APhA Member / $455 Nonmember • Register Now!

Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services is an innovative and interactive advanced competency training (ACT) program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing travel health services to patients. This application-based activity is the first step for pharmacists interested in learning the essential skills necessary to successfully provide travel health services. The APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is a pre-requisite for this program.

Board Certification Review and Recertification

Ambulatory Care Live Review Course

Thursday, March 15-Friday, March 16 • Music City Center • 7:30 am–6:00 pm 
Register Now!

APhA offers pharmacists a way to better prepare for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Ambulatory Care Specialty Certification Examination. This complete two-day course provides a robust preparatory curriculum for the high-level pharmacy professional planning to take the examination. Designed based on the domains, tasks, and knowledge statements developed by BPS for the examination, the course helps you prepare for the exam by identifying areas needed for in-depth review of ambulatory care issues by:

  • Reviewing pertinent clinical topics and practice skills
  • Providing exam practice questions
  • Listing valuable resources for further self-study
  Early Fee by Jan 17 Late Fee after Jan 17
APhA/ASHP Member   $525 $675
APhA/ASHP Nonmember  $820 $980
APhA/ASHP Resident Member $300 $400
APhA/ASHP Resident Nonmember  $500 $600

Developed in partnership between APhA and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Ambulatory Care Live Recertification Course (for Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacists ONLY)

Thursday, March 15-Friday, March 16 • Music City Center • 7:30 am–6:00 pm 
Register Now!

This complete two-day course provides a robust curriculum for those seeking to earn recertification credit or a refresh in therapeutics. Designed based on the domains, tasks, and knowledge statements developed by BPS for the examination, the course helps you recertify by identifying areas needed for in-depth review of ambulatory care issues by:

  • Reviewing pertinent clinical topics and practice skills
  • Listing valuable resources for further self-study
  Early Fee by Jan 17 Late Fee after Jan 17
APhA/ASHP Member   $575 $725
APhA/ASHP Nonmember  $870 $1030
APhA/ASHP Resident Member $350 $450
APhA/ASHP Resident Nonmember  $550 $650

Developed in partnership between APhA and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacy Boot Camp

Thursday, March 15-Friday, March 16 • Music City Center • 7:30 am–4:30 pm 
Register Now!

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is offering the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacy (BCGP) Boot Camp in conjunction with APhA2018. Designed for pharmacists preparing to take the BCGP certification exam and for BCGPs who wish to receive recertification credits, this intensive 2-day workshop applies geriatric pharmacy principles through the use of patient cases to address the three domains. Members of both APhA and ASCP are eligible to receive the member rate on this program.

  Early Fee by Jan 17 Late Fee after Jan 17
APhA/ASCP Member   $440 $550
APhA/ASCP Nonmember  $660 $825

Board Recertification Intensive Studies

The BCACP Recertification Intensive Study is a series of sessions focused on subspecialty areas and recent advances in ambulatory care pharmacy practice. Each year, selected topics related to one or more of the BPS domains are presented. Six hours of ACPE credit are available to participants; in addition to ACPE credit, BCACP-certified attendees may also claim BPS recertification credit upon successful completion of the exam.

To earn recertification credit for the Intensive Study, participants must add “Board Recertification Intensive Studies” to their cart when registering for APhA2018, attend the sessions, and later complete an online exam by the stated deadline. The exam is not required for ACPE credit, but must be purchased to earn the BPS recertification credit.

Developed in partnership between APhA and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

APhA CTP Faculty Training Programs

Faculty training programs are intended for current license partners to train additional faculty to offer APhA's certificate training program(s) within their organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Affiliation with an APhA Licensed Partner
  • Approval from the Licensed Partner to register
  • Successful completion of the appropriate certificate training program
  • Actively involved in the provision of care covered by the certificate training program

If you are affiliated with a partner, contact your program coordinator for approval. Enrollment approval comes through the coordinators, as APhA does not approve pharmacists for participation in the faculty training. For further information, contact Bronhed Shaw