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ASHP and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Partner to Present UNC Pharmacy Grand Rounds

Continuing Education on Pharmacogenomics, Women’s Health, Other Topics Available

12/3/2012

A new continuing education (CE) series of monthly webcast and on-demand offerings co-sponsored by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will feature nationally recognized leaders in progressive pharmacy practice, education, and research. The subscription series launches in January.

Subscriptions to UNC Pharmacy Grand Rounds are available at both the individual and hospital level. A one-year subscription provides 12 hours of live CE per learner on current topics. If learners cannot attend the live webcast, archives of broadcasts will be available. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) certificates may be processed online immediately, and CE is reported directly to CPE Monitor.

“This partnership enables us to provide an additional educational option to meet the needs of our members and others in health-system pharmacy,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., FASHP.

“UNC faculty members make it a priority to stay current on the most important topics in pharmacy. We are pleased to bring this knowledge to others in the profession,” added Bob Blouin, dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

The 2013 calendar year includes topics such as pharmacogenomics, cardiology, administration, nephrology, psychiatry, women’s health, endocrinology, critical care, geriatrics, oncology, infectious diseases, and general medicine. All live webcasts are broadcast at noon EST on the second Tuesday of the month.

While the series is ideal for small and mid-size health systems with limited resources to conduct monthly CE activities, health systems of any size will benefit. In addition to providing education to their staff on current topics, managers will have the ability to monitor participation and progress of their learners online.

A complete description of topics and subscription details is available at www.uncgrandrounds.org.

About ASHP
ASHP is the national professional organization whose 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students who provide patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. For 70 years, the Society has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com.

 

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