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Join us for an evening of networking and to discuss new behavioral health legislation surrounding long-acting injectables and pharmacist reimbursement for clinical services (HB 21-1275)

Sponsored by the CPS Academy of Clinical Specialists – Council of Psychiatric Pharmacists
Friday, Aug. 27, 5:30 - 7 pm
Wash Park Grille, 1096 S. Gaylord St., Denver CO 80209

Facilitated by Jacob Hansmeier, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Services, Jefferson Center for Mental Health. We will also have a special presentation by Nellie O’Buckley, RN, BSN, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Space is limited! Please RSVP to: [email protected] by Aug. 25, 2021 (appetizers will be provided).


Medical Cannabis Education for Health Care Providers CE Certificate Program

If you have been wanting to learn more, and become a certified expert in medical marijuana - this is your chance. The Medical Cannabis Education for Health Care Providers CE Certificate Program is being offered by the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. CPS Members get a 10% discount off registration.  Don't delay, it starts later in August in a flexible, virtual and convenient format!  20 hours of CE!  Use code CPSMEMBER at checkout!

Program Overview
The CE Certificate in Medical Cannabis Education for Health Care Providers will provide you with a deep understanding of the role that medical cannabis may - or may not - have in patient care.

  • Online
    Watch weekly videos and complete exercises at your convenience.
  • Intensive
    The 8-week program thoroughly covers medical cannabis, yet keeps the needs of the busy professional in mind. No travel required.
  • Interactive
    Weekly online discussions and live video chats allow you to share ideas with other program participants and interact with the program instructors. The program coordinator will be accessible to you throughout the 8-week program and you will receive weekly feedback on your work.

20 hours of continuing education credit for pharmacists, nurses, and physicians. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Click here for more information and to register.



2021 CPS Virtual Annual Meeting Session Recordings Now Available For CE

We realize that everyone could not make it to the Annual Meeting. The nice thing about virtual is it’s flexibility!  We are pleased to be able to offer you up to 2.8 hours of CE from our recent 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. You can select ala carte, as each CE is offered individually. We hope you will take advantage! The CEs can be done anytime, anywhere. The details of the speakers, topics and pricing is found below.

To access the CE information, recording, and slides, fill out the registration form for each session. You'll then receive a confirmation message AND email with the CE instructions and information to obtain your credits!  

Pricing Per Session: 

.3 CE Sessions: Members: $5.00 | Non-Members: $7.00 
1 CE Session: Members: $15.00 | Non-Members: $20.00 

Sessions include:

  • Heart Failure Therapeutic Updates (.3 CE)
  • Weighing In: DOAC Use in Obesity (.3 CE)
  • 2021 Colorado Legislative Overview (1 CE)
  • IGNITE! Session: Knowing When to Call it Quits: Swapping P2Y12 Inhibitors (.3 CE)
  • IGNITE! Session: MAID (Medical Aid in Dying) (.3 CE)
  • IGNITE! Session: What Preceptors Need to Know About Pharmacy Schools' Co-Curriculum (.3 CE)
  • IGNITE! Session: Digging into Diversity: Definitions, Desires, and Dangers (.3 CE)
Click here for more information and to purchase.




2021 CPS Annual Business Meeting Recordings

Recordings from the Annual Business Meeting that took place on Friday, June 4, 2021 are now available. Click on the recordings below...




Colorado Pharmacists Face the Threat of Burnout

Posted: May 14, 2021

“The pandemic has been a tale of two realities for us,” says Emily Zadvorny, a clinical pharmacist and the executive director of the Colorado Pharmacists Society. (She also teaches at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy.) Although pharmacists were busy during the early days of the pandemic—especially since they were often the only health care provider open—Zadvorny says the industry has experienced its own “surge” over the past three to four months during the vaccination rollout.

“Across the country, pharmacists have delivered millions of vaccines on top of what pharmacists and techs do every day,” Zadvorny says. While that has engendered a lot of pride across the professional community, pharmacy workers in many settings are also experiencing severe burnout.

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