San Francisco—POSTPONED

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Date(s) - June 12,2020 - June 14,2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Park Central San Francisco


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The Park Central San Francisco $219 per night, single or double occupancy Thursday to Monday. Pre seminar nights not available at group rate.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Dr. Kathleen Besinque, PharmD.,M.S.Ed., FASHP, FCSHP, FCPhA

Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Dr. Kathleen Besinque is a Professor of Pharmacy and the Director of Experiental Education at Chapman University School of Pharmacy. Her clinical practice area is community pharmacy and she specializes in women’s health and public health issues. She is actively involved at the leadership level with several professional organizations including the California Pharmacists Association, the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the California society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.


ACPE # 0043-9999-18-008-L01-P


1.  Describe the mechanism of action for currently available contraceptives.

2.  Compare the currently available contraceptives (pills, patches, rings, implants, IUDs, and barriers) with respect to efficacy, side effects, and safety.

3.  Explain proper use of contraceptives to patients seeking advice from the pharmacist.

4.  Assist men/women in the selection of a contraceptive that meets their individual needs.

5.  Counsel patients about the management of adverse effects from contraceptive formulations.

6.  Differentiate symptoms of menopause and aging in women.

7.  Compare currently available products including hormones and complimentary therapies for managing the symptoms of menopause.

8.  Evaluate the risks and benefits of hormone therapy based upon current research.

9.  Counsel women seeking relief from menopausal symptoms.

10.  Describe the physiological changes resulting in osteoporosis.

11.  Advise patients regarding strategies to prevent osteoporosis.

12.  Compare pharmacological agents to prevent and treat osteoporosis.

13.  Discuss the role of Vitamin D in preventing and treating bone loss.

Saturday June 13, 2020

Dr. Susie Park, Pharm D., BCPP

University of Southern California

Dr. Susie Park received her Pharm D. from the USC School of Pharmacy. She completed a one-year residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice and subsequently obtained the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialty in psychiatry. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy. Her ongoing research projects include pharmacogenetics of psychiatry and identifying relationships between genomic markers and psychiatric disease and other chronic diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV.




  1.  Identify key clinical features of bipolar disorder mania and depression and list the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for each.
  2. Apply information derived from treatment guidelines for managing bipolar disorders to direct patient
  3. Evaluate pharmacotherapy in managing bipolar disorders.
  4. Create a treatment plan for managing bipolar depression.
  5. Outline an appropriate patient-specific treatment plan, including appropriate patient counseling and monitoring parameters.
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Sunday June 14, 2020



1.  Categorize and characterize sleep-wake disorders.
2.  Identify common co-morbidities and etiologies of insomnia.
3.  Describe sleep parameter goals when managing insomnia.
4.  Recommend pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of insomnia.
5.  Differentiate between zolpidem-containing products by their brand names and dosage forms.
6.  Counsel a patient starting or changing a medication to manage insomnia.


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