March 2013

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March 2013 - Opthalmology Update

Who: All pharmacy staff and students from the Midland-Bay-Saginaw area are invited. This program is accredited only for pharmacist CE credit.

What: We will be reviewing 4 articles exploring the role of the pharmacist in disease prevention.

Program Faculty: Paul Thill, PharmD, BCPS Professor of Pharmacy Practice, FSU College of Pharmacy

When: Thursday March 21st, 1:30-2:30 pm

Where: This is a live, internet-based program. Connect at work, at home, wherever you have a good internet connection and a phone... join via webinar!

Why: So you can stay connected to your local pharmacy colleagues. Meet & become involved in the development of pharmacy students and stay on top of new developments in the literature while you are earning an hour of live CE credit.

How: Click on this link to join the meeting. To test your connection beforehand, click on this link. To call in for the audio only, just dial 877-836-3151.

Cost: There is no cost to participate. No need to pre-register, but if you want CE, click the "Post Test" link below to complete the quiz and provide your info. You will get your certificate within 4 weeks.


After attending this program, the participant should be able to:

  • Counsel a patient on their risk for developing cataracts with statin use
  • Recommend whether fenofibrate should be used for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy
  • Describe clinically significant ocular effects of sildenafil
  • Compare the safety and efficacy of tafluprost to other prostaglandin glaucoma agents
  • Compare the systemic effects of timolol 0.5% aqueous solution and timolol 0.1% hydrogel

See links below for the articles to be reviewed at our meeting.

Click here to register and complete the CE Post-Test and Program Evaluation

The Ferris State University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE Universal Program Number: 0028-0000-13-018-L01-P

This first-time offering of the program in its entirety has been approved for 1 hour of live continuing education credit (0.1 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE approved providers. To receive credit for the program, the participant must complete a quiz and fill out and submit a Continuing Education Credit Request Form and an Evaluation Form at the conclusion of the program. Statements of Credit will be e-mailed to participants 4 – 6 weeks following the program.

There is no financial support for the educational programming

This program is presented courtesy of the Great Lakes Bay Pharmacy Association in cooperation with Ferris State University

Paul Thill does not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this program