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Webcast Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1 - 2 pm EDT Session Closed
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Accreditation for Pharmacists

ACPEThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity provides 1.0 hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (ACPE activity #204-000-12-408-L01P).

Methods and Format

This is a live web-based activity consisting of audio, presentation slides, and an activity evaluation tool. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit. Participants may print their official statements of continuing pharmacy education credit immediately following the activity. This activity is provided free of charge. Click here for full CE processing instructions.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists in a variety of practice settings, including large and small health systems, managed care organizations, and academia. This activity is particularly beneficial for pharmacists, clinical specialists, managers, leaders, and educators who are interested in current strategies in the treatment of fungal infections in critically-ill patients and antifungal stewardship.

Webinar Overview

Invasive fungal infections, particularly Candida and Aspergillus, continue to be associated with significant morbidity and mortality in critically-ill patients, and the number of patients developing such infections continues to rise. Early diagnosis and treatment remain a challenge, despite improvements in techniques and drug therapies.

This activity will describe key elements of antifungal stewardship programs, which are emerging as an effective means of improving the safe and effective use of antifungal therapies. Pharmacists should be essential members of the team and can help determine when antifungal therapy should be initiated as well as which antifungal agent to employ.

Time for questions and answers will be provided at the end of the presentation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based continuing education activity, participants should be able to

  • Identify risk factors for the development of invasive fungal infection in a critically-ill patient.
  • Discuss two options for empiric treatment of fungal infections in critically-ill patients.
  • Compare the newer antifungal agents according to their relative advantages and disadvantages in the critical care setting.
  • Describe examples of antifungal stewardship principles in the institutional setting.

Faculty

Peggy L. Carver Peggy L. Carver, Pharm.D., FCCP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
Department of Pharmacy Services
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Peggy L. Carver, Pharm.D., FCCP, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan. She is also Clinical Pharmacist in Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan Health Systems in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Carver's research focuses on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of drugs used in the treatment of fungal infections; the effects of gastrointestinal pH, transport proteins, and motility on drug absorption; drug interactions involving drugs used to treat fungal infections; and the cost/efficacy of antimicrobial agents. She is the author of a chapter on invasive fungal infections in the 2nd through 8th editions of Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. Dr. Carver is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and a past president of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. Dr. Carver is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for teaching excellence, including the University of Michigan School of Pharmacy's 2010 Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Carver earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and served a residency at the University of California School of Pharmacy in San Francisco. She also completed a fellowship at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.

Frequently Asked Questions for Webinars

What is a live webinar?
A live webinar brings the presentation to you - at your desk, in your home, through a staff in-service program. You listen to the speaker presentation in “real time” as you watch the slides on the screen. You will have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions at the end of the program. Please join the conference at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time for important program announcements.

How do I process my Continuing Education (CE) credit?
After completion of the live webinar, you will process your CE online and print your statement of credit at the ASHP CE Center found at http://ce.ashp.org. To process your CE, you will need the Activity and Session Codes that will be announced at the end of the webinar.

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What if I would like to arrange for my colleagues to participate in this webinar as a group?
One person serving as the group coordinator should register for the webinar. That group coordinator will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions for joining the webinar. A few minutes before the webinar begins, the group coordinator should launch the webinar link. Once the webinar has been activated, the coordinator will have the option to open the audio via VoIP (Voice Over IP) on the webinar toolbar or use a touch tone phone with the provided dial-in information. At the conclusion of the activity, the group coordinator will complete a brief online evaluation and report the number of participants at that site. Each participant will process his or her individual continuing education statement online at the ASHP CE Center.

What do I need in order to participate in the webinar?

  1. Computer with internet access and basic system requirements. When you register, the webinar system will assess your system to ensure compatibility.
  2. Telephone to dial the toll-free number and listen to the presentation (if you choose not to use VoIP via your computer).

Webinar System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, or 2003 server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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After completion of the live webinar, you will process your CE online and print your statement of credit at the ASHP CE Center found at http://ce.ashp.org.

To process your CE, you will need the Activity and Session Codes that will be announced at the end of the webinar.