2021 New Drugs & Modern Concepts in Pharmacotherapy

April 17-18, 2021

April 24-25, 2021


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Full 4-day Conference Fees:

Type Dates Cost
Early-Bird Registration February 19-March 21 $425
Regular Registration March 22-April 23 $450


*1-day, 2-day, & 3-day Options available*

$25 savings with Early Bird Registration before March 21

Date Cost
Saturday, April 17 $120
Sunday, April 18 $120
Saturday, April 24 $120
Sunday, April 25 $90


Program Schedule

15-Hour CE Program


Download the 2021 New Drugs CE program brochure.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Updates in Chronic Pain Management
Elizabeth Son, PharmD, PhD
0006-0000-21-001-L08-P | 0.1 CEU


Multiple Sclerosis Management and Treatment
Elina Melamed, MD

0006-0000-21-002-L01-P | 0.1 CEU



1-2pm Immunization Updates for Pediatric Patients
Veronica T. Bandy, PharmD, MS, FCPhA, FCSHP, BCACP
0006-0000-21-003-L06-P | 0.1 CEU
2-3pm New Drugs in Select Gastrointestinal Disorders
Deepti Vyas, PharmD
0006-0000-21-004-L01-P | 0.1 CEU
Sunday, April 18, 2021
9-10:30am 2021 New Pharmacy Laws Update
Tony J. Park, PharmD, JD
0006-0000-21-005-L03-P | 0.15 CEU



How The Government Wants Pharmacists To Decline Controlled Substance Prescriptions
Tony Park, PharmD, JD

0006-0000-21-006-L03-P | 0.15 CEU



1:15-2:15pm BEERS Criteria in Clinical Practice
Lee Meyer, PharmD
0006-0000-21-012-L05-P | 0.1 CEU
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Migraine Headaches: Update on the Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation, Management and the Role of the Pharmacist
George DeMaagd, PharmD, BCPS

0006-0000-21-007-L01-P | 0.15 CEU

11:30am-12:30pm Break
12:30-2pm Current Advances in Depression Treatment
Kimberly A. Hoffmann, PharmD, APh, BCPP, BCGP
0006-0000-21-008-L01-P | 0.15 CEU
2-3pm Medical Cannabis - What Pharmacists Want to Know
Deborah Yurovich-Berlekamp, PharmD, BCPS
0006-0000-21-009-L01-P | 0.1 CEU
Sunday, April 25, 2021
10am-12pm Review of the Top Papers in Infectious Diseases from 2019-2020
Hien H. Nguyen, MD, MAS
0006-0000-21-010-L01-P | 0.2 CEU
12-1pm Break
1-2pm Surviving and Thriving with ADHD
Julie Ann Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP
0006-0000-21-011-L01-P | 0.1 CEU


Course Overview
This knowledge- and application-based learning activity is designed to provide pharmacists with the most current information regarding new drugs and new indications for older drugs. Lecture topics have been selected to reflect major areas of advancement in clinical therapeutics. The target audience for this program are pharmacists in a variety of settings including outpatient clinical care, managed care, consulting and inpatient-based practice.

The University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is accredited for pharmacists for a maximum of 15 hours of continuing education credit (1.5 CEU), all application-based or knowledge-based and are numbered 0006-0000-21-001-L08-P, 0006-0000-21-002-L01-P, 0006-0000-21-003-L06-P, 0006-0000-21-004-L01-P, 0006-0000-21-005-L03-P, 0006-0000-21-006-L03-P, 0006-0000-21-007-L01-P, 0006-0000-21-008-L01-P, 0006-0000-21-009-L01-P, 0006-0000-21-010-L01-P, 0006-0000-21-011-L01-P, and 0006-0000-21-012-L05-P.


To receive continuing education credit for this program, pharmacists must attend each of the program sessions, complete and turn in the program registration form with all proper codes issued to participants and evaluation form for each day prior to departing the conference. Statements of credit will be uploaded to participant NABP e-profiles via CPE Monitor within 30 days of completion of the program. Paper statements will not be mailed. These are ongoing programs with an initial release date of 04.17.2021

Planning Committee
Nancy L. DeGuire, PharmD, Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director for Postgraduate Professional Education, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, University of the Pacific

Julio R. Lopez, PharmD, retired in June 2018 as Chief, Pharmacy Service, VANCHCS.

Linda L. Norton, PharmD, Professor and Department Chair, Pharmacy Practice; Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, University of the Pacific.


Dua Her, Director of External Relations and Professional Development, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, University of the Pacific

Becky Perry, Alumni Relations Coordinator, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, University of the Pacific

In accordance with ACPE policies, all Planning Committee members were required to complete a “Declaration of Disclosure-Conflict of Interest Statement” prior to this educational activity. All have indicated no relationship to disclose relating to the subject matter of these presentations.


Office of External Relations

Phone: 209.932.3275

Email: pharmacyce@pacific.edu