31st Annual New Drugs & Modern Concepts in Pharmacotherapy

Friday, March 29, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019


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Registration Conference Fee*:

Standard Pharmacist: $540.00


Single-Day Conference Fees:

Friday Only: $170

Saturday Only: $280

Sunday Only: $115



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 and Health Sciences 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 knowledge- and application- based and are numbered consecutively (0006-0000-19-002-L04-P to 0006-0000-19-011-L06-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 03.29.2019.

Planning Committee
Nancy L. DeGuire, PharmD, Associate Dean for External Relations and Director for Postgraduate Professional Education, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of the Pacific

Cherie L. Dillon, PharmD, BCCP, Director of Drug Information, VANCHCS, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of the Pacific

Julio R. Lopez, PharmD, retired in June 2018 as Chief, Pharmacy Service, VANCHCS. He is Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy; Adjunct Professor, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of the Pacific; and Adjunct Professor, Touro University College of Pharmacy

Linda L. Norton, PharmD, Professor, Pharmacy Practice; Assistant Dean of Operations, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of the Pacific


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

Becky Perry, Alumni Relations Coordinator, Office of External Relations, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 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.

Location and Parking

University of the Pacific, San Francisco Campus
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

University of the Pacific's new San Francisco campus is a state-of-the-art home of learning, teaching, patient care and research. The convenient location is close to all major public transportation options, including BART, Muni and CalTrain. The new campus is built to LEED Gold standard to optimize energy and water efficiencies, and support overall environmental health.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental San Francisco for the conference dates March 29-31, 2019. The conference rate is $229 plus applicable taxes for a King Standard and $249 plus applicable taxes for Two Beds Standard. To book rooms please contact their Reservations Department at 1-866-781-2364 and identify yourself as a participant of the University of the Pacific New Drugs CE Group in order to receive the negotiated rates.

Lodging is only available at the conference rate by calling the number below and is honored on a first come, first served basis but not after 5pm on March 8, 2019. We encourage you to make your reservation early as the room block fills quickly.

Book your room online.
By phone: 1-866-781-2364
Group Name: Pacific New Drugs CE Group

Parking is available at the Fifth & Mission / Yerba Buena Parking Garage. Daily parking fee of $34.00/24 hrs.

Fifth & Mission / Yerba Buena Parking Garage
899 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415.982.8522
Website: www.fifthandmission.com

Visit www.bart.gov for Bay Area Rapid Transit routes and schedules.

Click here for directions

Program Schedule

15-Hour CE Program

Friday, March 29, 2019
12-1pm Registration with Light Refreshments

Alternative Medicine: Moving into the Mainstream
Nancy L. DeGuire, PharmD, FACA

UAN: 0006-0000-19-002-L04-P | 0.1 CEU

2-2:15pm Break

Diabetes - The Tools for Clinical Treatment
Veronica Bandy, PharmD, MS, FCPhA, FCSHP, BCACP

UAN: 0006-0000-19-003-L01-P | 0.2 CEU




The Recognition, Evaluation, and Treatment of Eczema and Rosacea
Joel Wagner, PharmD

UAN: 0006-0000-19-004-L01-P | 0.1 CEU

Saturday, March 30, 2019
7-8am Registration with Continental Breakfast

Asthma vs. COPD: A Lie Told Often Enough
Samuel Louie, MD

UAN: 0006-0000-19-005-L01-P | 0.1 CEU


2019 California Pharmacy Law Updates
Tony Park, PharmD, JD

UAN: 0006-0000-19-006-L03-P | 0.15 CEU

10:30-10:45am Break

Hot Topics in Enforcement

Tony Park, PharmD, JD

UAN: 0006-0000-19-007-L03-P | 0.15 CEU

12:15-1:45pm Lunch on your own

Advances in Cancer Therapeutics: A Survey of 'What's New in Oncology'
Marcus C. Ravnan, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP

UAN: 0006-0000-19-008-L01-P | 0.2 CEU

3:45-4pm Break

Updates in HIV: A Practical Guide for Pharmacists in 2019
Nancy Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, FCSHP

UAN: 0006-0000-19-009-L01-P | 0.2 CEU

Sunday, March 31, 2019
7:30-8:30am Registration with Continental Breakfast

Women's Health: Clinical and Practice Update
Kathleen Hill-Besinque, PharmD, MSEd, FASHP

UAN: 0006-0000-19-010-L04-P | 0.1 CEU

9:30-10am Break and Checkout

From the Novel to the Nonsensical: Vaccine Updates and the Anti-Vaccine Movement
Mark P. Walberg, PharmD, PhD, CTH

UAN: 0006-0000-19-011-L06-P | 0.2 CEU

12pm Drop off your Request for Continuing Education Credit prior to your departure.


Office of External Relations

Phone: 209.932.3275

Email: pacific_phsce@pacific.edu