September 6, 2017
 KPhA's Annual Meeting and Trade Show Registration
 
KPhA Room Block Expires Tomorrow!
The KPhA hotel room block at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Lawrence expires Tomorrow, Sept. 7 for $119/night plus tax (includes breakfast!).

Our block is getting full, so don't wait if you still need a room. You can click here or call 785-749-8920 to make a reservation. If you have trouble reserving multiple nights online, you may need to contact Samantha Lenz at the DoubleTree. She should be able to help you and you can reach her using the phone number above.


Date: Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 - Location: Lawrence DoubleTree by Hilton

Click the image at left to download the weekend schedule
Download the
KPhA Conference APP
KPhA has published our event app to the Apple and Google Stores. Unfortunately, due to Apple changing some rules with their apps, you have to download a "container" application to get the KPhA app. It's safe and easy!
Directions to
download the app:

1) Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for "Crowd Compass Attendee Hub" This is a free app to download.

2) Once it's downloaded to your phone, open the app and search for "KPhA Annual Meeting & Trade Show"

3) Our meeting event should come up, click it

4) It will ask for a password, the password is " KPhA2017 "

5) Once you enter the password, the event information should show up and you will have full access to everything on the app


For full details and to register,
click or tap the image at left.
Click on any of the images below to follow the links to our sponsors.
Kansas Announces Statewide Integration of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Adding K-TRACS Data to Electronic Health Records and Pharmacy Management Systems
The Kansas State Board of Pharmacy (Board), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), is pleased to announce a new partnership with Appriss Health to provide interoperability services for all prescribers and pharmacists in Kansas to access K-TRACS, the Kansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, through the PDMP Gateway®. “This is an opportunity for Kansas to deliver a more efficient and patient-oriented prescription drug monitoring program,” said KDHE Secretary Susan Mosier, MD, MBA, FACS. “Integrating a patient’s controlled substance prescription data into the electronic health record helps providers treat that patient.”

Texas Pharmacy Foundation Disaster Relief Fund
Help Texas communities in need. Contribute to the Texas Pharmacy Foundation Disaster Relief Fund today. Funds will be used to assist pharmacies in the affected areas to help communities in Texas have access to pharmacy services.   Donate Here 
KPhA Academy Survey – Submit by Tuesday, September 12 th  
KPhA’s Academy Directors need to hear from you!

This year we will be hosting Academy meetings at the   KPhA Annual Meeting o n Saturday, September 30 th from 1:15-2:00 p.m. in Lawrence, KS.

To help facilitate academy discussions at the annual meeting, we need to gather some member feedback. 

Please take this  brief survey by Tuesday, September 12 th . The survey is short, but will help us provide opportunities to better meet the needs of the academies and you, the KPhA Member. 
 

To read the full article, click or tap the image.

 
Community Health Resources for Your Patients - Pharmacists Guide
This toolkit is designed to help pharmacists refer patients to nationally recognized and proven
programs for better health. Each resource will have one page that briefly describes the program,
the supporting evidence, and where to refer patients. The following page is a handout you may
distribute to patients for further referral.

Information in this toolkit is designed to give you the most up-to-date resources when speaking with
patients. This information helps you connect patients to local resources that support them in following
your recommendations to improve their lifestyles and manage existing chronic conditions.
 

To download your copy, click or tap the image.

 
Midwest Medication Safety Symposium October 6-7, 2017 - Update
The first Midwest Medication Safety Symposium will be held Friday and Saturday, October 6-7, 2017 at St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri. 

This symposium will bring together pharmacists throughout the Midwest to discuss critically important medication safety issues facing the healthcare system. We would love to reach out to all KPhA members who may be interested in attending this event
 

To read the full article, click or tap the image.

 
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Meeting
October 16-19, 2017
AMCP Nexus 2017: Changing the Way We Pay for Healthcare
October 16-19, 2017 - Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center
Details and Session Guide at www.amcpmeetings.org
KPhA will be hosting a dinner on Tuesday, October 17 th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gaylord Hotel. More details to come. Please contact Jim Baumann ( james.a.baumann@pfizer.com) for more information.
 
Employment Opportunity
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Kansas Board of Pharmacy – Inspector Position

The Kansas Board of Pharmacy is adding a Part-Time Inspector to the Johnson and Wyandotte County area.


Applications are being accepted through September 17, 2017
 

Clinical Pharmacist

St. Francis Health Center, located in Topeka, KS, is seeking qualified applicants for two full-time, 40 hour per week position in our pharmacy.

The pharmacy supports our inpatient services for the hospital. The hospital is licensed for 300 beds and currently has a patient census of between 100 and 150.

The position would rotate through centralized and decentralized clinical positions.

If you are interested contact Frank Weinhold, frank.weinhold@sclhs.net 785-295-8378




Upcoming Webinars
Wednesday, September 27th
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Navigating the Communication Gap: Health Literacy in Pediatrics
Dr. Michelle Condren, Pharm.D., BCPPS, AE-C, CDE, FPPAG will conduct a 1-hour knowledge based continuing education webinar that will emphasize the importance of considering health literacy when communicating with children and their caregivers and provide resources for implementing health literacy friendly communication techniques in pediatric practice. the webinar.
For information and to register:  Click Here
KPhA'S Online Education Center
Offers More CE Opportunities
Pharmacists and technicians can access the latest webinars and seminars on subjects important to them and their career development online .
Online Education Center
 
On Demand CE Opportunities
1.25 Credits | Expires 06-­04-­18

1.5 Credits | Expires 09-­17-­18

2.0 Credits | Expires: 04-­07-19


Printable CE Lesson 
- To download the document Click Here
Prevention and Treatment of C. difficile: A Review of
IDSA/SHEA Guidelines
News and Resource Links
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Topeka politician Vicki Schmidt, chairwoman of the Legislature’s joint committee devoted to oversight of the state’s 400,000-client Medicaid system, said the Kansas Department of Health and Environment should be working with the three private insurance companies managing KanCare to take an active role in responding to the ongoing opioid epidemic.
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