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The Needle in the Haystack? The Pharmacists’ Role in Increasing Disease Awareness of Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Facilitating Guideline-directed Therapies

A Virtual Symposium conducted at the 2021 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition (Midyear Registration Not Required.)

Monday, December 6, 2021
9:00 am – 10:30 am ET

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Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a rare disease that has only been distinguished from gastrointestinal reflux disease since the mid-1990s. This live virtual symposium reviews the complex pathophysiology and clinical presentation of patients with EoE, including recent guideline recommendations for the treatment of EoE. Successful treatment of EoE hinges on an interprofessional approach to care. This activity also provides an interprofessional treatment plan for a patient with EoE, highlighting the pharmacist’s role.   

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the complex pathophysiology and clinical presentation of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). 
  • Apply updated guideline recommendations for the treatment of EoE. 
  • Explain current and emerging therapeutic strategies for the treatment of EoE that are likely to result in a sustained therapeutic response. 
  • Design an interprofessional treatment plan for a patient with EoE that includes the pharmacist's role in obtaining access to medications, patient education, and overall optimization of medication therapy.

Agenda

9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions 

9:05 a.m.   The Complex Pathophysiology of Eosinophilic Esophagitis 
Brian A Hemstreet, Pharm.D. FCCP, BCPS

9:20 a.m.   Clinical Presentation of Patients: What the Pharmacist Needs to Know 
Erin Hamai Tom, Pharm.D., APh, MBA, BCACP

9:30 a.m.   Focus on Guideline Recommendations 
Erin Hamai Tom, Pharm.D., APh, MBA, BCACP

9:45 a.m.   Non-Pharmacologic Interventions 
Brian A Hemstreet, Pharm.D. FCCP, BCPS 

9:55 a.m.   Optimizing Pharmacologic Therapy: The Pharmacist’s Role in EoE 
Erin Hamai Tom, Pharm.D., APh, MBA, BCACP

10:20 a.m.  Questions and Answers

Faculty

Erin Hamai Tom, Pharm.D., APh, MBA, BCACP, Chair
Clinical Supervisor, Specialty Pharmacy

Brian A Hemstreet, Pharm.D. FCCP, BCPS
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health systems, specialty pharmacies, community pharmacies and ambulatory clinics who care for or are interested in the care of patients with gastrointestinal diseases. 

CPE Information

ACPE #: 0204-0000-21-435-L01-P
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 1.5 contact hours
Activity Fee: Free of charge

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

 

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After the February 1, 2022 deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report credits.

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