OPEN Regional Meetings

In December 2016 and March 2017, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) hosted the Oncology Pharmacy Education Network (OPEN) Regional Meetings to address some of the most critical challenges—and opportunities—in this shifting healthcare landscape. Attendees heard cutting-edge information about pharmacy operations, earned continuing education credits, and participated in stimulating discussions with colleagues and leading experts.

Session topics included:

  • Between $800,000 and $800 Million: The True Cost of USP <800> Compliance, Ryan Forrey, PharmD, MS, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Transitioning Traditional Inpatient Chemotherapy Regimens to an Outpatient Setting, Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCOP, Clinical Coordinator of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Arizona Cancer Center
  • Management of Oral Chemotherapy: A Pharmacist-led Model, Benyam Muluneh, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, University of North Carolina Medical Center
  • Utilizing Medication Assistance Programs, Handling Off-Label Requests, Managing High Dollar Medications, and Other Financial Pearls, Niesha Griffith, MS, RPh, FASHP, Vice President of Cancer Services, West Virginia University Health System and Sarah Hudson-DiSalle, PharmD, RPh, Pharmacy Manager, The James Cancer Hospital and Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University

CPE Credit for Pharmacists:
The Center for Accredited Healthcare Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of pharmacy continuing education. This activity will provide 5.5 contact hours (0.55 CEU) of credit. The ACPE program number is 0383-9999-16-013-L01-P (Knowledge).


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