32nd Annual New Drugs & Modern Concepts in Pharmacotherapy

Friday, March 27, 2020 - Sunday, March 29, 2020



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Registration Conference Fee:

Type Dates Cost
Early-Bird Registration January 7-February 21 $515
Regular Registration February 22-March 23 $540
Late Registration March 24-26 $590
On-site Registration March 27-29 $640


Single-Day Conference Fees:

Friday Only: $170

Saturday Only: $280

Sunday Only: $115

Program Schedule

15-Hour CE Program

Download a copy of the 2020 New Drugs CE Schedule.pdf

Download a list of program speakers.

Friday, March 27, 2020
12-1pm Registration with Light Refreshments

BEERS Criteria in Clinical Practice
Richard Ronald Finley, BS Pharm, RPh

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


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

0006-0000-19-022-L01-P | 0.15 CEU



3:45-4:45pm Immunization Updates for Pediatric Patients
Veronica T. Bandy, PharmD, MS, FCPhA, FCSHP, BCACP
0006-0000-19-031-L06-P | 0.1 CEU
4:45-5:15pm Surviving and Thriving with ADHD
Julie Ann Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP
0006-0000-19-024-L01-P | 0.1 CEU
Saturday, March 28, 2020
7-8am Registration with Continental Breakfast
8-9:30am 2020 New Pharmacy Laws Update
Tony J. Park, PharmD, JD
0006-0000-19-030-L03-P | 0.15 CEU



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

0006-0000-19-029-L03-P | 0.15 CEU

11:15am-12:15pm Updates in Chronic Pain Management
Elizabeth Son, PharmD, PhD
0006-0000-19-027-L08-P | 0.1 CEU
12:15-1:45pm Lunch on your own

Multiple Sclerosis Management and Treatment
Elina Melamed, MD

0006-0000-20-001-L01-P | 0.1 CEU

2:45-3pm Break
3-5pm Review of the Top Papers in Infectious Diseases from 2018-2019
Hien H. Nguyen, MD, MAS
0006-0000-19-023-L01-P | 0.2 CEU
Sunday, March 29, 2020
7:30-8:30am Registration with Continental Breakfast
8:30-10am Current Advances in Depression Treatment
Kimberly A. Hoffmann, PharmD, APh, BCPP, BCGP
0006-0000-19-025-L01-P | 0.15 CEu
10-10:30am Break and Checkout
10:30-11:30am New Drugs in Select Gastrointestinal Disorders
Deepti Vyas, PharmD
0006-0000-19-021-L01-P | 0.1 CEU
11:30am-12:30pm Medical Cannabis - What Pharmacists Want to Know
Deborah Yurovich-Berlekamp, PharmD, BCPS
0006-0000-19-028-L01-P | 0.1 CEU
12:30pm Drop off your Request for Continuing Education Credit prior to your departure.



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 application-based and are numbered 0006-0000-19-021-L01-P, 0006-0000-19-022-L01-P, 0006-0000-19-023-L01-P, 0006-0000-19-024-L01-P, 0006-0000-19-025-L01-P, 0006-0000-19-026-L05-P, 0006-0000-19-027-L08-P, 0006-0000-19-028-L01-P, 0006-0000-19-029-L03-P, 0006-0000-19-030-L03-P, 0006-0000-19-031-L06-P, 0006-0000-20-001-L01-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 03.27.2020.

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

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 and Department Chair, Pharmacy Practice; 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.

Hotel Accommodations
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Pickwick San Francisco Hotel (83 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94013) for the conference dates March 27-29, 2020. The conference rate is $215 (Friday, March 27) and $269 (Saturday, March 28) plus applicable taxes. To book rooms you must contact Rowena Soriano in the Sales Department at 415.995.5203 and identify yourself as a participant of the New Drugs #1 group in order to receive the negotiated rates. You can also email Rowena at sales@thepickwickhotel.com.

Reservations cannot be made online.

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

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Office of External Relations

Phone: 209.932.3275

Email: pacific_phsce@pacific.edu