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AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NASCSA:

In order provide for ongoing interaction and information sharing on key issues, NASCSA will be hosting frequent webinars for members throughout the year. Dates/speakers will be announced in the next months.

Important note: There is no charge for the webinar and planned webinars throughout 2022-2023 however registration is limited solely to members and sponsors. For a Membership application click here. For a Sponsor application click here. If you prefer that an electronic invoice be sent that can be paid securely online with a credit card, please email kathykeough@nascsa.org with your full contact information along with a request for an electronic invoice.

Individuals interested in an audio and / or slide presentations should contact Executive Director Kathy Keough at kathykeough@nascsa.org


Upcoming Webinars

February 27, 2024 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Everything You Wanted to Know About Electronic Prescribing But Were Afraid to Ask

Description:

This program will share the current status of e-prescribing connectivity, provide an update on newer e-prescribing transactions such as RxChange, CancelRx, and RxTransfer, offer insight into pharmacist e-prescribing, and describe the fraud detection and mitigation efforts that are a key component and essential function of the Surescripts network

Speakers:
Ken Whittemore, Vice President, Pharmacy & Regulatory Affairs, Surescripts
Ben Jensen, Manager of Fraud and Crisis Management, Surescripts

Registration Information:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v5ks4c4QTR2GgKKWlq7rTA


March 12, 2024 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Tianeptine and Other Gas Station Substances of Concern

Description:
This lecture will provide information on Gas Station Drugs also known as Legal Highs. At the conclusion of the lecture the successful learner will be able to:

  • Describe what gas station drugs are and why they are sometimes called "legal highs"
  • Describe the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of tianeptine with brief comparison versus synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones
  • Describe potential adverse events associated with tianeptine used for therapeutic purposes
  • Describe potential adverse events associated with the use of tianeptine as a substance of abuse with a brief comparison versus synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones
  • Describe potential adverse events associated with the use of tianeptine as a substance of abuse with a brief comparison versus synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones
  • Describe potential treatments of adverse events associated with tianeptine

Speaker:
C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, FASHP, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Pharmacy Practice, UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

Registration Information:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_49bx332bSiGsfj-v5fu4Eg


Past Webinars

Visit the NASCSA YouTube Channel here to view some of our past presentations.

January 31, 2024 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Controlled Substance Management in Veterinary Medicine 101


Speaker:
Barbara Hersh, RVT, Education & Compliance Manager, Cubex, LLC


January 9, 2024 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
HHS' Cannabis Rescheduling Recommendation: A Long Strange Trip with Potholes

Speaker:
Larry Houck, Attorney, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara


November 15, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Green Products in Grey Markets: Understanding the Pharmacology and Use Patterns of Kratom in the United States

Speakers:
Kirsten Elin Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Christopher R. McCurdy, BSPh, PhD, FAAPS, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Professor, Departments of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics, The Frank A. Duckworth Eminent Scholar Chair, Director, UF CTSI Translational Drug Development Core, University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FL


October 4, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Treatment of Overdose in the Synthetic Opioid Era

Speaker:
Phil Skolnick, Fellow, Indivior


September 27, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
NASCSA Town Hall


September 13, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear: Little Known Facts about the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Speaker:
Mark Caverly, Senior Consultant, US Regulatory Compliance, IQVIA


July 19, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Drug Supply Chain Security Act - Are You Ready? Live Demo of NABP’s Pulse

Speaker:
Josh Bolin, Associate Executive Director for Federal Affairs and Strategy for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)


June 14, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Xylazine as Emerging Threat: Update on Trends and Responses

Speaker:
Traci Green, Professor and Director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University


May 24, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) Year-in-Review: Epidemiologic Methods to Detect New and Emerging Psychoactive Substances in the United States

Speakers:

  • Dr. Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE, Principal Investigator, Dean's Professor of Epidemiology, University of Florida
  • Dr. Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, Deputy Director, Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Nae Won and Anna Wang, NIDA T32 Predoctoral Fellows, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida
  • Daniel Van Zant, PhD Student, Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute, Florida Atlantic University
  • Andrew McCabe, MPH, NIDA T32 Predoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida
  • Dr. MeLisa Creamer, PhD, MPH, Project Scientist, Deputy Branch Chief, Epidemiology Research Branch, Services and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


April 26, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
ASAP PDMP Standards: Everything You Need to Know And What's in the Future

Speaker:
Bill Lockwood, Executive Director, American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP)


March 15, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
A Joint Approach to Preventing Drug Diversion in Healthcare: A Webinar for State Authorities

Speaker:
Tom Knight, Healthcarediversion.org


February 9, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Regulator and Dispenser Preparation for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act

Speaker:
Josh Bolin, Associate Executive Director for Federal Affairs and Strategy for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)


January 18, 2023 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Lean on Me - Current Trends in the Diversion of Promethazine with Codeine and E-Prescribing Forgeries - How Is it Being Obtained? Who are They Getting It For and Why?

Speaker:
Eddie Black, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control


December 7, 2022 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Trends in Illicit Drug Threats and Technology Used to Combat the Threat

Speakers:
Scott Fitzpatrick, Safety & Security Specialist, Thermo Scientific FSI
Jeffrey Sweetin, CEO, Scarborough Solutions, LLC

New trends in illicit synthetic drugs have proved to be a challenge for law enforcement and supporting personnel in laboratories, evidence intake, and HHS.

This webinar will address these new trends as well as new presumptive technologies being implemented to provide real-time analysis enabling first responders to make well-informed decisions, while emphasizing personal safety at all times.


October 13, 2022 3 PM ET

Webinar Title:
How Criminals Sneak Counterfeit Drugs Into the US Supply Chain

Speaker:
Shabbir Safdar, Executive Director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines


September 28, 2022 3-4 PM ET

Webinar Title:
NASCSA Town Hall


September 14, 2022 3-4 PM ET

Webinar Title:
The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Detecting Diversion

Speakers:
Nick Culbertson, CEO, Co-Founder, Protenus
Tom Knight, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Invistics
Adam Beeler, Pharmacy Manager at University of Kansas


JUNE 1, 2022 3-4 PM ET

Webinar Title:
Insight on Proposed DEA Suspicious Order Monitoring (SOM) Rule Changes Expected in 2022

Speakers:
Sumeet Singh, President and CEO, Pharma Solutions
Deneen Fumich, Director of Strategic Affairs, Pharma Solutions


April 27, 2022 3-4 p.m. ET

Webinar Title:
Cannabis Today: Where Are We Now?

Speaker:
Kay Doyle, Director of U.S. Public Policy & Public Affairs for Greenwich Biosciences

Webinar Title:
Cannabis Today: Where Are We Now?


April 5, 2022 3-4 p.m. ET

Speaker:
Michael T. Abrams, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Title:   Senior Health Researcher, Health Research Group, Public Citizen (www.citizen.org)

Webinar Title:
A petition to schedule the widely-used drugs gabapentin and gabapentin enacarbil (link to petition: https://www.citizen.org/article/petition-to-the-dea-and-fda-to-classify-the-drug-gabapentin-as-a-schedule-v-controlled-substance)


FEBRUARY 16, 2022 3-4 P.M. ET

Speaker:
Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


AUGUST 4, 2021 3-4 P.M. ET

Expanding Access to Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder - A Report by the Pew Charitable Trusts

Speaker:

· Beth Connolly directs the Pew Charitable Trust's substance use prevention and treatment initiative


JULY 1, 2021 3 P.M. ET

From Benzodiazepines through Opioids, and Now Cannabinoid’s: a Look Back at the Treatment of Psychological Trauma in the United States With Emphasis on Pain.

Speaker:


· Bennet Davis, M.D., Medical Director, Pain Rehabilitation Program Director, Sierra Tucson Medical Director, Weitzman Pain ECHO


JUNE 8, 2021 3 P.M. ET

ASAP PDMP Standards: Everything You Need to Know

Speaker:


· Bill Lockwood, Executive Director, American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP)


APRIL 14, 2021

Standards Used to deliver PDMP information into clinical workflows – CDS Hooks and other Standards Based approaches (SMART on FHIR).

Speakers:


· Shannon Hord, Senior Director of Software Engineering from Appriss Health

· Kevin Price, Principal Software Engineer from Appriss Health


MARCH 17, 2021 3 PM EST

"Moving Targets: EPA's Impact on DEA Disposal in Healthcare"

Speaker:


· Charlotte Smith, RPh, MS, Senior Regulatory Advisor, Pharmecology Services/WMSS


FEBRUARY 10, 2021 3 PM EST

How Pharmacy Utilizes PDMP information in their day-to-day workflow and patient interaction.

Speakers:


· Brian Eidex, General Manager of Pharmacy from Appriss Health

· Richard Randolph, Pharm.D., Marcrom’s Pharmacy, Tennessee

· Janet Hart, Director, of Government Affairs, Rite Aid

· Shelly Nance, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, CPPS, Patient Safety Director, Kroger Health

· Scott Sellers, Pharmacist, Kroger Pharmacy, Ohio