Continuing Professional Development
The field of pharmacy is changing rapidly. Now more than ever, pharmacy professionals must stay current with advancements in research, technology and practice. Pharmacists meet this demand through completing required continuing education (CE) courses. CE requirements vary by state, by professional organizations and by hospital organizations.
Continuing professional development at the USC School of Pharmacy provides exceptional training for practicing pharmacists—as well as other health care professionals and scientists—through quality programs that are:
- Taught by leading clinicians and scientists
- Based in innovative research
- Current with new discoveries that correlate directly with patient care
The School offers partial- and multi-day programs. Recent topics have included asthma, diabetes, drug abuse, hypertension, psychiatric disorders, immunization training, sleep disorders, and pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research.
Future plans include an annual roster of travel programs, an expanded list of local and weekend programs at the USC Health Sciences Campus, an array of certificate programs, and web-based and home-study offerings that can be easily accessed.
May 20-24, 28-30; June 4th & 6th (nine days total)
Offered Live Onsite and Online Program
Mayer Auditorium - USC Health Science Campus
Keith Administration Building, Ground Level
1975 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles
For more information, 323.442.2403 or email@example.com
USC Hawaii Summer Conference 2013
July 29 - August 2, 2013
Hyatt Regency Maui, Lahaina
Up to 17 Continuing Education Hours
Pharmacists and nurses can earn up to 17 hours of ACPE accredited Continuing Pharmacy Education. Lectures occur in the morning, leaving every afternoon free for you to explore everything Maui has to offer. This year, we’ve created even more flexibility in the program by having lectures Monday, Wednesday and Friday and “hotel” study (our version of homestudy CE) Tuesday and Thursday.
The course will cover three main topic areas:
Health Care Reform/Health Policy
For more information, contact Lindsay Hirata at firstname.lastname@example.org or
19th Annual Winter Retreat
January 24-26, 2014
Ojai Valley Inn and Spa
Details to come on this 8-hour continuing pharmacy education program that addresses a broad range of current issues pertinent to pharmacy practice.
Program information and registration, contact Mary Wackerman at 323.442.1360 or email@example.com.
To make lifelong learning opportunities available to practicing pharmacists, the School of Pharmacy is developing a slate of online programs. These programs will be offered as individual courses or as part of certificates. Please check the site often for new availabilities.
This ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education program in International Travel Medicine has been designed to assist pharmacists in expanding their knowledge and skills related to improving care provided to patients traveling internationally. The pharmacist is in a unique position to help patients traveling abroad to fully prepare them by recommending appropriate immunizations, medications, and over the counter products, as well as to provide them with travel advice.
Register now for the USC International Travel Medicine Course.
Hybrid Programs (including live and web-based elements)
This program is currently only being scheduled for groups of 20/more pharmacists. If you are interested in scheduling a program for your group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Continuing Professional Development is available to collaborate with organizations seeking support in developing, managing or accrediting continuing pharmacy education programs. We have worked with continuing medical education providers, content developers and partners in industry, assisting in development and delivery of a variety of programs.
The USC School of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy professional development, as well as certificate programs. The School is a pioneer in continuing pharmacy education—approved as one of the first 10 such providers in the nation by ACPE.
Office of Continuing Professional Development
School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California
1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121
Jeffery Goad, PharmD, MPH, Vice Chair for Continuing Professional Development, Credentialing and Distance Education
(323) 442-3600 (fax)