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A CPhA Virtual Town Hall
As pharmacy professionals, you remain on the front lines of care. As your association, we are ensuring that the needs of the profession and your health are respected by all government agencies. With the influx of information published on a moment-by-moment basis, the California Pharmacists Association invites you to a brief, thirty-minute Virtual Town Hall to understand the current state of affairs for pharmacy professionals and COVID-19.
In addition to hearing the latest news, the Virtual Town Hall is an opportunity for you, our valued member, to tell us what you need. We count on the input from our members to move our profession forward and provide valuable feedback about how we can work with government agencies and stakeholders to meet your needs.
Questions? Please contact Sheila Johnston, Vice-President, Member Development & Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education: Clinical Utility of Diagnostic and Serological COVID19 Testing
Pharmacists play an important role in responding to COVID-19 and increasing access to urgently needed testing. As pharmacists navigate COVID-19, it is important to understand what tests are available, when they are used, and how to interpret the results. This program will discuss the clinical utility of both molecular diagnostic and serological diagnostic testing for COVID-19. Topic that will be discussed include accuracy and interpretation, conferred immunity, the use of immune passports, the need for quantitative antibody tests, and the role of seroprevalence studies.
At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the differences between diagnostic and serological testing
- Identify the role of immunity in COVID-19 infections
- Determine the value and limitations of immune passports
- Explain the need for seroprevalence studies moving forward
- Naomi Florea, PharmD: Chief Pharmacy Officer at Choice Care Concierge Medicine
Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Information
The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 0.5 hours (0.05 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor. UAN: 0113-0000-20-107-L04-P; 0113-0000-20-107-L04-T; 0113-0000-20-107-H04-P; 0113-0000-20-107-H04-T
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Technicians in all practice settings
Release Date: 5/12/2020
Expiration Date: 5/12/2023