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Joint DVSHP/Bux-Mont January CE Dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy

Monday, February 4, 2019  
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Written By: Kyle Lamb, PharmD Candidate 2021, Temple University School of Pharmacy 

On January 15, 2019, the Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists in combination with Bux-Mont Society of Health-System Pharmacists held a CE event at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Center City, Philadelphia. The event featured two lectures, and had an estimated attendance of 80 pharmacists, technicians, and students.

The first lecture titled, Vonvendi® [von Willebrand factor (Recombinant)]: The First and Only Recombinant Treatment Made Precisely for von Willebrand Disease, was presented by Sue Kovats-Bell, BSN, RN, a Senior Clinical Specialist in Hematology for Shire.  The presentation featured important considerations in the management of bleeding in von Willebrand disease (VWD), clinical trial data supporting the indications of Vonvendi in adults with VWD, and a description of the supply, storage, reconstitution, dosing, and administration of Vonvendi.

The second lecture titled, Have We Found the Sweet Spot?  An Evaluation of the Clinical Use of Novel Diabetes Agent, was presented by Dr. Ashley DePuy, the PGY-2 Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Resident at Temple University School of Pharmacy. During her presentation, Dr. DePuy first briefly discussed the American Diabetes Association 2019 update to the diabetes treatment guidelines. She then compared each class of novel diabetes agents, provided a rationale for using each agent in the hierarchy recommended by the guidelines, and reinforced the material by incorporating a hypothetical patient case. Dr. DePuy concluded her presentation with the recommendation of a few strategies for managing hospitalized patients on novel diabetes medications as an outpatient.

The event was a success, and the audience gained valuable insight on the topics presented. The event also served as a great networking opportunity between members the Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Bux-Mont Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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