2017 Best Practice Pharmacotherapeutics in Primary Care

Aurora, Colorado
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19
7:30 am       Registration
7:55 am       Opening Remarks 

8:00 am       Clinical Pharmacogenomics - The Future is Now
Christina Aquilante, PharmD, FCCP
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences  
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-051-L04-P)

9:00 am      Break

9:15 am       Panel Presentation
9:15    Depression Pharmacology - Determining Best Medicines for Best Practice
Chris Schneck, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry 
Medical Director, University of Colorado Depression Center
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-052-L04-P)

10:15   Pregnancy and Perinatal Mood Disorders
Cate Campisi, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC 
Specialty Co-Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Colorado College of Nursing
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-052-L04-P)

11:00   Depression in the Elderly
Maria V. Vejar, DNP, GNP-BC 
Senior Instructor, Division of Geriatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-052-L04-P)

11:45   Q&A for Panel

12:15 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm     Quality Improvement Opportunities Using Updated Adult Sinusitis Guidelines
Robie Gray, PA
Senior Instructor, Otolaryngology  
University of Colorado School of Medicine
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-053-L04-P)

2:00 pm       Diabetes Management and New Medications
Stacey Seggelke, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM 
Senior Instructor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
Adult Diabetes Program, University of Colorado Hospital
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-054-L04-P)

3:00 pm       Break

3:15 pm       Polypharmacy and Frail Older Adults
Skotti Church, MD 
Associate Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program
Division of Geriatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-055-L04-P)

4:15 pm      Adjourn

Friday, October 20
7:30 am       Registration

8:00 am       Understanding Access and Delivery of Pharmaceutical Care within
                    the Colorado Medical Assistance Program

Brittany Schock, PharmD and Cathy Traugott, JD, RPh
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-056-L04-P)

9:00 am       Evaluation and Treatment of the "Red Eye"
Christopher Gelston, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology 
University of Colorado School of Medicine
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-057-L04-P)

10:00 am     Break

10:15 am     How to Diagnose and Treat Common Rheumatologic Diseases
Linda Rodamaker, NP
Senior Instructor, Medicine-Rheumatology
University of Colorado Hospital
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-058-L04-P)

11:15 am     Post-Travel Infectious Diseases
Andrés Henao Martinez, MD 
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Infectious Diseases
University of Colorado School of Medicine
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-059-L04-P)

12:15 pm     Pick up lunch and go to closing Keynote

12:30 pm     Resilience for Healthcare Providers
Jenny Reese, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Interim Section Head & Medical Director 
Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics 
Director, Resilience Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine 
Director, Inpatient Medicine, Children's Hospital Colorado
(ACPE# 0008-9999-17-060-L04-P)

1:30 pm       Adjourn

Learning Outcomes/Objectives
  1. Define pharmacogenomics and basic pharmacogenomics nomenclature; provide examples of the role of pharmacogenomics in personalized and precision medicine; identify key clinical pharmacogenomics resources, including clinical practice guidelines, and their application to patient care; discuss challenges facing the field of pharmacogenomics and its translation into clinical practice. 
  2. Within 3 populations (general adult, perinatal women and the elderly), demonstrate an understanding of best practice related to diagnosis of depression, co-morbid conditions, emergency situations and typical medications used in treatment; describe specific concerns for each group. 
  3. Implement evidence-based recommendations in the management of adult rhinosinusitis; demonstrate an understanding of the difference between acute and chronic sinusitis and treatment variations; improve diagnostic accuracy; outline appropriate use of diagnostics to confirm and guide treatment; determine when to refer to ENT.
  4. Describe recent changes in diabetes management; discuss new medications. 
  5. Define polypharmacy and its hazards in older adults; describe evidence based strategies and de-prescribing techniques to reduce medication burden in older adults; list non-pharmacological management for some frequent geriatric conditions.   
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of Medicaid, its processes, and its goals.  
  7. List common causes of “red eye”; describe treatments; recognize signs/symptoms requiring emergent referral.
  8. Describe the broad range of diseases which fall under the category of rheumatic diseases; discuss best practice related to workup/diagnosis and determining treatment. 
  9. Describe most common resources/tools to assess a patient returning with a febrile illness after travel; list most common infectious diseases affecting overseas travelers; review diagnostics and therapeutics to manage sick travelers. 
  10. Define wellness and resilience among healthcare providers; discuss the physiologic effects of stress; identify actions to mitigate and prevent stress, burnout and compassion fatigue.


Contact Information

  • University of Colorado
    College of Nursing
    Office of Continuing Education
    Phone: 303-724-6883

Payment Instructions

  • Preferred payment method is by credit card. If you need to pay by check, your registration will not be confirmed until your check is received in our office. Checks must be received by: 
    October 6, 2017.

    Make check payable to: 
    Regents of the University of Colorado

    Remit payment to:  
    University of Colorado
    College of Nursing, MS C288-11
    13120 East 19th Ave.
    Aurora, CO 80045