APhA’s Hot Topics in Pharmacy Education Webinar Series


Learn all about the latest top issues and priorities that affect the pharmacy community!

APhA’s Hot Topics in Pharmacy Education is a series of 1-hour, live webinars, presented every month as a member-exclusive benefit, that focus on pertinent public health issues to keep pharmacists up-to-date as front-line healthcare providers.

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Mark your calendars for the following live webinar:
  • July 15, 2020, 1:00-2:00 PM ET - Turning Down the Heat: Strategies to Manage Workplace Stress and Pharmacist Well-Being - Register Here
*Subject to change.


Recorded Hot Topics

The Hot Topic webinars are recorded and are available exclusively to APhA members** as a home-study learning activity for 30 days.  Thereafter, the home-study will become available to non-members at a cost of $129. Not a member? Join APhA today for free access to Hot Topic Webinars!  See below for the archived webinars.


Pharmacists on the Frontlines: A Pandemic Response to COVID-19 - Nayan Patel, PharmD,an expert in community pharmacy, will discuss effective pandemic preparedness strategies for healthcare providers. Home study will be released within the week from the live webinar. *Home study will be open to non-members on July 17, 2020

Pharmacists on High Alert for Human Trafficking - Hannah Van Ochten, PharmD and Laura C. Palombi, PharmD, MPH, MAT, discuss how pharmacists can be utilized to detect trafficking victims and recommend ways to safely intervene. 

Precision Medicine: Your Guide to Incorporating Precision Medicine Into Your Pharmacy Practice Setting - Amina Abubakar, PharmD, AAHIVP, an expert in the field will discuss how a patient’s gene makeup can impact drug metabolism, and how pharmacists may be able to incorporate findings from pharmacogenomic testing in their patient care services.

Community Champions: Social Determinants of Health and Pharmacy Practice - Tripp Logan, PharmD, a community pharmacy champion who has overcome the challenges associated with social determinants of health will lay out the ground of optimizing pharmacist patient care services.

Start a Conversation to Address Anxiety and Panic Attacks Julie A. Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP discusses the many facets of anxiety and panic attacks as well as strategies for screening, destigmatizing the condition, and engaging in difficult conversations with a patient.


Stay Motivated Part III: Your Path to Resilience Zubin Austin, BScPhm, MBA, MISc, PhD, FCAHS discusses emotional intelligence traits and explore how to use these traits to develop resilience, better manage their emotions, communicate more effectively, and improve productivity.

Start a Conversation About Depression - Jeffrey Gold, PharmD, BCPP discusses how pharmacists are uniquely positioned in the community to start conversations on mental health, address the stigma associated with mental health disorders, and direct patients on a pathway to improved outcomes and recovery. 

Caring for LGBTQ Patients: Methods for Improving Cultural Competence - Rhonda Schwindt, DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, discusses skills needed to provide better healthcare for LGBTQ-identified patients.

Stay Motivated Part I: Combat Burnout with Resilience - Zubin Austin, BScPhm, MBA, MISc, PhD, FCAHS, discusses simple, lifestyle-changing tools and strategies to help you build your own resilience and grow personally and professionally. 

Your Guide to 2019 Diabetes Standards, Guidelines, and Expert Opinion - Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDE, FAPhA, FAADE, discusses the evidence and best practices of care for people with diabetes, including a review of current standards of care from the American Diabetes Association and expert opinion about the application of emerging information to the care of people with diabetes.

2018 Update on Cholesterol Management and ASCVD Risk Reduction - Dave L. Dixon, PharmD, FACC, FCCP, FNLA, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, CLS discusses the latest in the use of statins and non-statins for ASCVD risk reduction, and how to identify patients who may be appropriate for treatment.

Clinical Updates on Managing Resistant HypertensionJoseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, discusses the latest guidelines on the management of resistant hypertension and effective management strategies that you would want to use with your patients. 


October 2018 ACIP Immunization Update - Stephan L. Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, discusses information about adult and pediatric immunization schedules, newly licensed vaccines, and emerging vaccine technologies. 

Medical Cannabis: Implications for the Practice of Pharmacy - Laura M. Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, discusses the potential mechanisms of action of cannabis, various formulations and uses for medical cannabis, patient safety issues including potential drug interactions, and communication strategies for discussing cannabis use with patients.

Start the Conversation to Stop Suicide - Julie A. Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, discusses the tools needed to start a conversation about depression and suicide and assist patients with recovery. 

Combating Stigma and Overcoming Barriers to Medication for Substance Use Disorder - Anita N. Jacobson, PharmD, discusses how medication for the treatment of opioid use disorders is often an important and necessary component of recovery. 

Credentialing and Privileging: Essential Processes for Pharmacists to Expand Patient Care Roles - Anne Burns, RPh discusses how credentialing and privileging processes are commonly used for health care providers across the health care system, from individual provider practices to health care provider organizations and payers.

Your Guide to Current Diabetes Standards, Guidelines, and Expert Opinion - Jennifer Trujillo, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM, discusses the evidence and best practices of care in patients with diabetes, including a review of current standards of care from the American Diabetes Association, clinical practice guidelines from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and expert opinion about the application of emerging information to the care of patients. 

Collaborate for Responsible Opioid Use - Felicity Homsted, PharmD, BCPS and KariLynn Dowling, PharmD, BCACP reviews strategies for pharmacists to collaborate with other members of the health care team to support safe and effective pain management. 

What’s All the Hype Behind Hypertension? - Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP evaluates the evidence behind the 2017 ACC-AHA Hypertension Guidelines, set evidence-based blood pressure goals, and deliver optimal patient-centered treatment.

ACIP Immunization Updates

These online learning activities will provide the information directly from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Following the ACIP meeting, APhA’s liaison member to the ACIP, Dr. Stephan Foster, presents the immunization recommendations and recent changes to immunization schedules, as well as help pharmacists fulfill state immunization education requirements. 

June 2018 ACIP Immunization Update Credit can be claimed through July 18, 2021

October 2017 ACIP Immunization Update Credit can be claimed through November 15, 2020

June 2017 ACIP Immunization Update Credit can be claimed through July 19, 2020


LDL-C and ASCVD Risk Reduction: The Utility of PCSK9 Inhibitors - Joseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP outlines the role of PCSK9 inhibitors in cardiovascular risk reduction and provide guidance regarding the identification of patients who would be appropriate for treatment with these medications.
Reducing the Controls on Birth Control: Will Women Get the Care They Need? - Kathleen M. Vest, PharmD, CDE, BCACP and Sarah E. Lynch, PharmD discuss recent, standardized protocols that allow pharmacists to furnish hormonal contraceptives to their patients, and offer suggestions to community pharmacists in managing oral contraceptive care. 


If you have any questions? Contact: education@aphanet.org 

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