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PSSNY's 2015 Mid-Winter Conference
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1/9/2015 to 1/11/2015
When: 1/9/2015
Where: Saratoga Hilton
534 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866
United States
Contact: 800-632-8822

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Pharmacists Society of the State of New York's

2015 Mid-Winter Conference

January 8-11, 2015
Saratoga Hilton
534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY


Online registration is now closed - ONSITE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE

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Meeting Logistics:

  • Hotel address: Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Agenda: You can download the printer-friendly program by clicking here.
  • Handouts: All handouts that have been submitted can be accessed bclicking here.  You can download to your smart devise or computer before the conference or print-out what you would like to have a hard copy of.
  • The PSSNY office will be closed on Friday, January 9th as all staff will be onsite of the conference. Please contact the Saratoga Hilton if you need immediate assistance 518-584-4000.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • 6:00PM: PSSNY Board of Directors meeting

Friday, January 9th, 2015

  • 7:00AM: Breakfast in the Gallery
  • 8:00AM - 12:00PM: PSSNY Committee meetings
    • 8:00AM - 9:00AM: Nominations Committee and Resolutions Committee (Broadway 1)
    • 8:00AM - 9:00AM: Membership Committee (Broadway 2 & 3)
    • 9:00AM - 10:00AM: Continuing Education Committee (Broadway 1)
    • 9:00AM - 10:00AM: Affiliate Presidents Meeting Committee (Broadway 2 & 3)
    • 10:15AM - 11:30AM: Legislative Workshop (Broadway 2 & 3)
  • 12:00PM - 1:00PM: Lunch in Gallery 
  • 1:00PM - 4:00PM: House of Delegates
  • 5:00PM - 7:00PM: Exhibitor Reception with Colleagues and Sponsors

Saturday, January 10, 2015

  • 7:00AM - 4:00PM: Trade Show
  • 7:00AM: Breakfast in the Gallery with Exhibitors
  • 8:00AM - 4:00PM: Full day of Continuing Education
  • Track One - Broadway 1 
  • 8:00PM - 4:00PM: Pharmacists and Patient Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program 13 hours (8 live                                 and 5 home study)
  • Track Two - Broadway 2 & 3
  • 8:30AM - 10:30AM: Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) Update – Leigh Briscoe-Dwyer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP & Kimberly Zammit, PharmD 2 hours
  • 10:30AM - 11:00AM: Break in Gallery with Exhibitors
  • 11:00am - 12:00PM: Medication Errors - Karl Fiebelkorn, MBA, RPh, AE-C 1 hour
  • 12:00PM - 1:00PM: Lunch in Gallery with Exhibitors
  • 1:00PM - 5:00PM: General Session on Federal and State Regulatory Update 3 hours
    Panel of experts discuss the ISTOP Law, E-Prescribing, Track & Trace and Board of Pharmacy Updates. 

    Panel members include:
    - Anita Murray, RPh, Assist Dir, NYS Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement 
    - Ken Whittemore, Senior Vice President Surescripts 
    - Al Emmans, Dir of Marketing & IT Business Management, Rochester Drug Cooperative
    - Lawrence Mokhiber, MS, RPh, Executive Secretary, NYS Board of Pharmacy

  • 5:00PM - 6:30PM: Reception sponsored by Becton-Dickinson 





Sunday, January 11, 2015

  • 7:30AM – 8:30AM: Breakfast
  • 10:00AM - 10:30AM: Break 
  • 8:00AM – 1:00PM: Three tracks of programming
    • Track 1 (Broadway 2) : Academy Meeting
      • 8:30AM - 9:30AM Compounding Academy: cGMP and potential directions for the revision of <797> - Scott Sutton, PhD
      • 9:30AM - 10:15AM: Speed Networking
      • 10:15AM - 10:45AM - Networking Break
      • 10:45AM - 12:00PM: Owners Academy - MTM for Independent pharmacies, presented by Jim Notaro, RPh
    • Track 2 (Broadway 4): Clinical Programming
      • 8:00AM - 10:00AM: Asthma - Karl Fiebelkorn, MBA, RPh, AE-C 2 hours
      • 10:15AM - 12:15AM: Infectious Diseases - Joseph Carreno, PharmD 2 hours
    • Track 3 (Broadway 3): SPSSNY Programming
      • 8:00 AM—9:00 AM   Keynote Address - Michael Ghobrial, PharmD, JD of APhA

      • 9:15 AM—10:00 AM  Ice Breakers & Learning Exercise: “What’s Your Pharmacy Color?”

      • 10:00 AM—11:00 AM      CV/Interview Workshop

      • 11:30 AM -12:45 PM   Speed Networking Panel
        - Roger Paganelli, RPh,  PSSNY President-Elect and Legislative Comm Chair; Owner, Mt. Carmel Pharmacy
        - Aniedi Etuk, RPh, President Drug Shoppe, LLC
        - Heather King, Pharmacy Regulatory Supervisor, Price Chopper
        - Karl Fiebelkorn, MBA, RPh, AE-C, Associate Dean, University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy
        - Debbi Barber, RPh, Dir of PBM Relations, Kinney Drug
        - Parthiv Shah, RPh, Owner, Fuller Drug Store
        - Ayesha Chaudhary, PharmD, Associate Director, Medical Information – Respiratory Boehringer Ingelheim Medical Information Fellowship Program Dir


Winter Attractions:

Saratoga remains a vibrant city year round!  Enjoy live music at venues all over town, try one-or two!  Dine in one of the over 90 restaurants to choose from, shop in the locally owned, independent and unique downtown shops, boutiques and galleries, or enjoy a stroll and take in the architecture in one of New York's and America's premier walking cities - Saratoga Springs.



Event Registration Cancellation Policy:
This policy applies to all events sponsored by PSSNY and regional affiliates.   For refunds, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. A $10.00 (per person) processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Phone cancellations will not be accepted.  Cancellations may be received via fax, email or regular mail.  It is up to the registrant to confirm receipt of the cancellation request.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the deadline. In extenuating circumstances, to be determined solely by PSSNY, a voucher for attendance at another event might be offered.  Additional fees may be required.