• Status Canceled
  • Date(s) Jun 11, 2017
  • Time8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Location Charlotte AHEC
  • RoomClassroom 14
  •  Registration is Closed


  • $350.00 Registration


  • 8.00ACPE
  • 12.00ACPE

APhA Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management

*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience



Registration Deadline is June 1. The self study link and information will be sent once the minimum of 15 participants needed have registered for this class. Once the participant logs into the APHA website to begin the self-study portion of this program, there is a $135 nonrefundable charge. There are also applicable AHEC cancellation fees if there is a need to cancel for any reason.

Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management is an innovative and interactive certificate training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in cardiovascular disease risk management. This practice-based activity is the first step for pharmacists interested in learning the essential skills to successfully assess risk, promote cardiovascular disease prevention, and encourage patient adherence to therapy.

The goals of the certificate training program are to:
•Educate pharmacists on current evidence-based treatment goals and clinical management recommendations for dyslipidemia and hypertension.
•Familiarize pharmacists with important concepts related to healthful lifestyle changes that focus on cardiovascular disease prevention.
•Introduce techniques and skills for encouraging patient adherence to prescribed therapies.
•Ensure pharmacist proficiency in blood pressure measurement technique and point-of-care lipid testing.
•Enhance pharmacist experience in applying elements of motivational interviewing with respect to medication adherence and lifestyle modifications.

This ACPE activity does not provide a certification in this topic but rather advanced professional training.

Certificate Training Program Components
The activity is conducted in two parts: a web-based self-study and a live training seminar.
The self-study modules will focus on these core areas:

Module 1: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment — Assessment of factors that put patients at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Module 2: Managing Dyslipidenia — Review of pathophysiology, explanation of the recommended approach to treatment, and extensive discussion of pharmacologic options for the management of dyslipidemia.
Module 3: Managing Hypertension — Review of pathophysiology, explanation of the recommended approach to treatment, and extensive discussion of pharmacologic options for the management of hypertension.
Module 4: Lifestyle Modifications and Risk Factor Management —Discussion of recommended dietary interventions, physical activity, weight reduction, and smoking cessation.
Module 5: The Pharmacist’s Role in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management — Explanation of ongoing patient monitoring techniques and communication with prescribers to optimize patient self-management (including adherence and behavior change counseling).

The live seminar will focus on these core areas:
•A case-based approach to cardiovascular disease risk assessment and treatment decisions, managing special situations, treating hypertension in a patient with diabetes, and lifestyle modifications and motivational interviewing.
•Skills assessments on blood pressure measurement technique and motivational interviewing. Participants will be conducting blood pressure assessments on other participants.
•A discussion regarding the role of the pharmacist and existing business models for cardiovascular disease risk management services.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to participants who successfully complete all activity requirements, which include a pre-test, the self-study activity, the self-study assessment, the live training seminar, and the final assessment. Successful completion is defined as completing the pre-test, a self-study assessment score of 70% or higher, attendance at the live seminar, a final assessment score of 70%, and completing the activity evaluation. A Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the activity requirements. Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit will be transferred to CPE Monitor and available on your transcript at


This is co-sponsored by American Pharmacists Association, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Charlotte AHEC.

Breakfast and Lunch provided.



Session Details

Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management

  • Status Open
  • Presenter(s) Dr. Patricia Fabel, PharmD, BCPS, Kayce Shealy, PharmD, BCPS
  • Date(s) Jun 11, 2017
  • Time8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Check-In Time 8:00 AM
  • Credit 12.00 - ACPE
    8.00 - ACPE
  • Location Charlotte AHEC
  • Room Classroom 14
  • DescriptionThis program has a self-study of 12 hours of home study and live training 8 hours onsite.
Date/Time Title Details
Jun 11, 2017
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management
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