Central Chapter

Monday, September 24, 2018

Event date: 10/24/2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Export event

The Role of the Pharmacist in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Germin G. Fahim, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ

Internal Medicine Pharmacist

Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch, NJ


Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Ambulatory Auditorium - Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus

CentraState Medical Center

901 West Main Street

Freehold, NJ 07728

Directions and Parking


6:00 - 6:30 PM Registration/Chapter Meeting/Dinner

6:30 - 7:30 PM CE Program


All members are welcome to attend.

New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Pharmacist: ACPE #0152-0000-18-033-L01-P

This is a knowledge-based program for pharmacists.  This program provides 1 contact hour of continuing education credit.

This program is being sponsored by Octapharma and the Central Chapter of NJSHP.






About the Central Chapter

The Central Chapter Membership includes members who either live or work in the counties of Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Somerset.

President: Maria Cardinale
President-Elect: Toral Patel
Secretary: Lawrence (Larry) Kaiserman
Treasurer: Alex Kardos

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NJSHP Central Chapter Meeting - 01/24/18

This lecture will describe the role of Penicillin Skin Test (PST) programs as a strategy to improve appropriate antimicrobial utilization by identifying patients that incorrectly report a penicillin allergy. It will raise awareness for the potential clinical and financial benefits and role of a well-structured PST program in the acute care setting by elaborating on the impact inappropriate antibiotic allergy documentation has on antibiotic selection. The lecture will also explain the signs and symptoms of a true anaphylactic allergy to a medication, and differentiate this from other reactions or side effects. It will also describe the process of performing, preparing, administering, and interpreting a penicillin skin test, and will highlight the roles that pharmacists and technicians can play in the development and implementation of a PST program. Lastly, the lecture will provide recommendations and strategies for implementation of a PST program within an acute care facility.

The Role of the Pharmacist in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

NJSHP Central Chapter Meeting - 10/24/18

This program will review the role of the pharmacist in the management of COPD. Please join us as Dr. Fahim walks us through the pathophysiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), summarizes current treatment guidelines and identify emerging drug therapies for COPD, and discusses the pharmacist’s role in the management of COPD.