Know Pain, Know Gain Pre Conference Workshop

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Know Pain, Know Gain - An Interactive Pre-Meeting Workshop
Date:         Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time:         1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:   Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
                  70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois

Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Student Pharmacists in all practice settings


  • Epidemiology and the public health impact of pain
  • CDC guidelines and their appropriate interpretation
  • Adjuvant analgesics and co-analgesics
  • Common Core opioid math conversions
  • Opioid-associated adverse effets and their treatment
  • Medical cannabis for the treatment of pain
  • PK/PD considerations in special populations
  • Opioid use disorder and overdose


  • Dr. Cara Brock, PharmD, BCGP, CPE 
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Science | Chair of Academic and Teaching Excellence
    Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Chris Herndon, PharmD, CPE
    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Ayesha Khan, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Lalita Prasad-Reddy, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCACP, CDE
    Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of acute and chronic pain on the public health of the US population.
  • Recommend Opioid and non-opioid analgesics given a real or simulated case vignette.
  • Identify appropriate risk mitigation techniques when using opioids for chronic non-cancer pain based
    on the Centers for Disease Control practice recommendations.
  • Recognize common adverse effects associated with chronic opioid use.
  • Explain the role of cannabis in the treatment of pain and associated disorders
  • Review the signs of opioid use Disorder and opioid overdose and discuss methods for addressing both.

At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacy technician will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of acute and chronic pain on the public health of the US population.
  • Recognize common adverse effects associated with chronic opioid use.
  • Review the signs of opioid use Disorder and opioid overdose and discuss methods for addressing both.


Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Information and Activity Completion Requirements

Initial Release Date: September 27, 2018 Exp Date: September 27, 2021
Target Audience: Pharmacists & Technicians in all practice settings Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Universal Activity #:    0135-0000-18-011-L01-P; 0135-0000-18-011-L01-T Contact Hours 4.5 (.45 CEUs)


This activity is structured to meet application-based educational needs. An application-based activity applies to information learned in the time frame allotted. Information in knowledge-type activities is based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the health care professions. Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit will be earned based on participation in individually accredited activities (this activity). Attendance and participation are required before obtaining CPE credit. Any individual who is more than 10 minutes late to an activity or leaves an activity early will not be granted CPE credit. This procedure will be strictly enforced, so please plan accordingly. Active course participation, full attendance, and completion of the online post-seminar evaluation are required to receive credit.

This activity is accredited through ACPE for pharmacist and pharmacy technician continuing pharmacy education credit. Even though IPhA may accredit an activity for technicians, it is the technicians responsibility to determine whether the subject matter is acceptable to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) for recertification. If all requirements are met, participants will receive continuing pharmacy education credit in the following manner. Partial credit will not be awarded. Please allow 60 days for processing.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
CPE Monitor, a national, collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and technicians to track their completed CPE credits, went into effect on January 1, 2013. IPhA, as an ACPE-accredited provider, is required to report pharmacist CPE credit using this new tracking system. Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician participants must provide their NABP e-Profile Identification Number and date of birth (in MMDD format) when they register for a CPE activity or complete activity evaluations. It will be the responsibility of the pharmacist and pharmacy technician to provide the correct information (IE e-Profile Identification Number and Date of birth in MMDD Format. If this information is not provided, NABP and ACPE prohibit IPhA from issuing CPE Credit. Online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists to easily monitor their compliance with CPE requirements and print statements of credit. Therefore, IPhA will not provide individual printed statements of credit to pharmacists. For additional information on CPE Monitor, including e-Profile set-up and its impact on pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, go to

  The Illinois Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Registration Fee*
Pharmacist: $129 
Technicians: $65 
Students: $45

*Registration savings available for those attending the IPhA Annual Conference.  Register for conference first, then check your email confirmation for a savings code.

Cancellation Policy:  Full refund (less $15 processing fee) if cancellation is received in writing by August 31st.  Fifty percent refund, less processing fee if cancelled September 1-14.  No refunds after September 14th. Please email cancellation requests to [email protected].

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