Join BMPA pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students for a night of networking, dinner and a continuing education session. David Ezdon, PharmD. will present "Back to the Future of Antimicrobial Stewardship" providing one hour of continuing education credit. This event is only open to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students.
The schedule of events is as followed:
6:00-6:50 PM- Registration, networking, cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
7:00 PM-8:00 PM- Dinner and CE presentation: “Back to the Future of Antimicrobial Stewardship” (1 Hour CE) presented by David Ezdon, PharmD; Clinical Pharmacist, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Dinner selections: Select at the beginning of meeting; choices include:
o Single lump crab cake
o Petite filet mignon
o Broiled Salmon
o Stuffed chicken
o Vegetarian option
8:10 PM-8:30 PM- John Schiavo, RPh, State Board of Pharmacy Inspector: Helpful suggestions on how to prepare for a state board of pharmacy inspection
8:30 PM-8:45 PM- Rob Frankil: legislative/professional affairs update
8:50 PM- Meeting adjournment
8:50 PM-9:15 PM- BMPA open business meeting
David Ezdon, PharmD, graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences. He completed a PGY1 residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and has been a clinical pharmacist at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (EMCM) since its construction in 2012. Starting EMCM’s antibiotic stewardship program in 2014 from the ground up, David has led the way to a 10% reduction in antibiotic use hospital wide. In January, he completed the year-long Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program. Receiving an internal Einstein Society Grant, he has been expanding stewardship education and awareness to the long-term care facilities and physician offices of Montgomery County.
Continuing Education Programming
Back to the Future of Antimicrobial Stewardship
David A. Ezdon, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Antimicrobial stewardship in the community and inpatient facilities has been proven to improve individual patient outcomes and reduce the burden of antibiotic resistance. Back to the Future of Antimicrobial Stewardship is a presentation focused on educating pharmacists about the history of antibiotic resistance and efforts to mitigate its threat. This presentation will discuss how pharmacists can promote optimal antibiotic use by working together with other healthcare providers, hospital administrators, and patients. We will also review the future of antimicrobial stewardship and the proposed Joint Commission medication management standards.
Program Objectives for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians:
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Recognize why we have to improve antibiotic use to preserve current treatments
2. Summarize the components and goals of an antibiotic stewardship program
3. Explain the tools available to advance antibiotic stewardship
4. Describe the future of antibiotic stewardship programs
Community, hospital and long-term care pharmacists; pharmacy technicians
CE Credit: 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEU)
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
UAN: 0159-0000-16-011-L01-P & 0159-0000-16-011-L01-T
Requirements to receive CE credit: Participants must be present for the entire program, sign the sign-in sheet, and complete an online evaluation survey within one week. PPA must have your CPE Monitor ID and birthday on file to issue credit.
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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