Registration offers you the flexibility to attend for the maximum amount of live continuing education credits (7.0) or to customize your learning needs. Discounts apply when registering for multiple blocks. Technician credits will not be offered for this event. 

The virtual sessions will be held via ZOOM. You will receive a confirmation from MPhA as well as a message from ZOOM with your access links to your sessions. Each block will have its own unique link. Attendees will only receive access to the sessions registered for. 
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Program Agenda 

Subject to Change 


Intended Audience: Registered Pharmacists in all practice settings

 BLOCK 1: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 
6:30 PM -
7:30 PM       

Veterinary Medicine
Michelle Ceresia, PharmD, FACVP, MCPHS Boston

  • Explain how the pharmacokinetics in different species affects drug therapy
  • Identify reputable resources and references for veterinary prescriptions
  • Summarize the laws pertaining to a pharmacist filling veterinary prescriptions and OTC medications
  • Name common medications prescribed for pets that the community pharmacist may encounter
7:30 PM -
8:30 PM

Concepts for Preconception Planning
Laura K. Triantafylidis, PharmD, BCGP, VA Boston Medical Center

  • List preconception interventions that support optimal maternal, fetal and pregnancy outcomes
  • Use medication assessment tools and guidelines to review a patient's medication regimen to determine fetal and maternal safety
  • Develop a plan to optimize a patient's medication regimen during pregnancy
 BLOCK 2: Thursday, April 29, 2021
6:30 PM -
8:00 PM

Pipeline Preview 2021
Maria Lowe, PharmD, BCPS, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review  

  • Describe recent trends in the FDA approval process
  • Summarize late-stage pipeline agents across key therapeutic areas
  • Identify generic equivalents for commonly used brand-name products that will be introduced to the market of the next two years.

8:00 PM -
8:30 PM

Hot Topics in Pharmacy

Long-Acting Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine for Maintenance of HIV-1 Suppression
Meissane Lee, PharmD, Boston Medical Center

  • Interpret the literature surrounding use of long-acting cabotegravir/rilpivirine
  • Compose counseling points for patients based on the administration requirements of long-acting cabotegravir/rilpivirine

Migraine Treatment
James Haggerty, PharmD, Walgreens

  • Identify recently approved monoclonal antibody CGRP antagonists
  • Describe the role of CGRP antagonism in treatment of migraine
 BLOCK 3: Saturday, May 1, 2021

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM

Non-COVID Policies & Laws You Should Pay Attention To 
(Law Credit)
Ron Lanton, III, Esq., Lanton Law

  • Summarize the implications of Rutledge vs. PCMA and the implications for pharmacy
  • Summarize the 340B drug pricing program and its impact on the pharmacy
  • Explain the pharmacy audit process and the laws the govern it
10:00 AM -  11:00AM

Specialty Pharmacy: Drug Costs and Trends
Lulu Fan, PharmD, MBA, Atrius Health
Seth Robin, MBA, Atrius Health

  • Explain in own words the landscape of Specialty Pharmacy
  • Describe changes in the marketplace, various players and trends
  • Describe industry differentiation and programs 
  • Summarize organizational response, industry requirements, growth and challenges
  • Summarize what the future of specialty pharmacy may hold
11:00 AM - 
12:00 PM

COVID-19: Epidemiology, Variants, & Vaccines
(Immunization Credit)
Robert Duncan, MD, MPH, Director of Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control at the Center for Infectious Diseases, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

  • Summarize current knowledge of SARS CoV-2 epidemiology and transmission
  • Explain the main variants in the US and their effects
  • Describe vaccine efficacy against variant viruses
  • Give examples of future directions and the role of prevention
















































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Block 1 OR Block 2 Only


5/1 Option Only


Block 1 & Block 2 


Block 1 OR 2 with
Block 3


All 3 Blocks

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 All refunds are subject to a $15.00 administration fee. No refunds after April 19, 2021

Requirements for Credit

Participants can earn Continuing Pharmacy Education credit for this program by registering, attending the complete program, and then by electronically logging onto the website:, inserting the activity specific code number and successfully completing the activity assessment/evaluation form. Participant names will be checked against program registration sheets for verification of attendance. This program is accredited for pharmacists. This program is not accredited for pharmacy technicians.

Participants have 60 days to complete evaluations. After 60 days from the date of the program no credit will be available for this program.

Credits will be directly transferred to the CPE Monitor System. No Statements of Credit are issued.

Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.