Update on Indications, Interactions and Complications in the Use of Pharmaceuticals

Venue: Aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America

Location: Departing Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 25, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 01, 2012
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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450
Plus the cost of the cruise

Target Audience:
Pharmacists, Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, NPs, PAs

Program Purpose / Objectives:

•Self-Care from Diagnosis to Monitoring
•Medication Compliance, Adherence, and Persistency
•Strategies to Reduce Drug Abuse
•Pharmaceutical Regulatory Update and Key Product Approvals
•Medication Error: A Call to Action
•Collaborative Practice in Health Care


1.Outline strategies for assessing and counseling patients on the use of OTC products.
2.Describe patient’s attitude about monitoring and diagnostics for self-care.
3.Explain issues related to drug safety, patient information, and other recent FDA activities such as prescription drug labeling, MedWatch, and post-marketing safety surveillance.
4.Describe the mechanism of action and indications for newly approved drugs.
5.Identify challenges and safety concerns regarding the medication approval and post-market surveillance processes.
6.Describe the necessary points within the medication use system in which technology can be employed to reduce medical errors within health care.
7.Describe the benefits and limitations of collaborative practice models in various patient care settings.

Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.


Cruising the Hawaiin Islands
United States