2021 Great Lakes Ambulatory Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium

2021 Great Lakes Ambulatory Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium

Thursday, 8/26/2021
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST
Virtual, Zoom, hosted by MPA

Registrations will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on August 19, 2021. Instructions to access the virtual event will be emailed to registrants before 4:00 p.m. on August 25. 


Pharmacist Member $20
Pharmacist Nonmember $50
Technician Member $10
Technician Nonmember $30


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August 26, 2021

11:55 am – Welcome, introduction of speakers and sponsors

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting: Current State and Needs Assessment
ACPE Universal Activity # 0112-0000-21-215-L04-P, 0112-0000-21-215-L04-T
1.0 contact hours; Knowledge-based Activity
Michael Klepser, Pharm.D., Professor, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, 
Kalamazoo, Mich. 
Kayla Burns, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care, Mercy Health, Hart, Mich. 
Lisa Dumkow, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:
1. State two or more rationales for expansion of antimicrobial stewardship programs into the outpatient setting.
2. List two or more parties delivering care in the outpatient setting who would be natural to partner with when implementing antimicrobial stewardship efforts.
3. Discuss ambulatory care pharmacist-led initiatives to implement outpatient antimicrobial stewardship programs within the primary care setting.
4. Describe outpatient stewardship initiatives which may be feasible for sites without ambulatory care pharmacists presence to successfully implement within primary care.

1:00 – 2:00 pm:  Tracking Antibiotic Use in the Ambulatory Setting
ACPE Universal Activity # 0112-0000-21-216-L04-P, 0112-0000-21-216-L04-T
Anne Haddad, MPH, Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lansing, Mich. 
Minji Sohn, PhD, Associate Professor, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. 
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:
1. Assess the concordance of antibiotic prescribing with practice guidelines at the population level.
2. Discuss how electronic health records (EHR) can be used to track antibiotic use in their practice setting.
3. Recognize common trends in outpatient antibiotic prescribing and how to act on them.
4. Identify how to be involved with statewide antibiotic stewardship projects.

2:00 – 2:15 pm:  Break

2:15pm – 3:15 pm: Ambulatory Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Testimonials 
ACPE Universal Activity # 0112-0000-21-217-L04-P, 0112-0000-21-217-L04-T
Bryant Froberg, Pharm.D., PGY2 Infectious Disease Resident, Munson Medical Center, 
Traverse City, Mich. 
Erin Grubbs, Pharm.D., Pharmacist, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph, Mich. 
Matt Rico, Pharm.D., Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. 
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:
1. Describe trends in outpatient antimicrobial prescribing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. Recognize the importance of outpatient antimicrobial stewardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Identify discrepancies in data collection and the importance of sample size.
4. Summarize the impact of pharmacist-driven outpatient antimicrobial stewardship strategies.

Refunds (minus a $20 administrative fee) will be granted for cancellations received in writing (postmark or fax date) by August 19, 2021. Cancellations received after August 19, 2021, or no-shows will not be refunded. Refunds will not be provided for bad internet service, registrant’s inability to connect to the virtual platform, nor will refunds be given for registration errors caused by the participant. Refund requests should be sent to MPA Director of Meetings and Education Alisha Swanchara at Alisha@MichiganPharmacists.org.


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