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CPhT Connection - February March 2017

by Kelsey Ohleger | Mar 10, 2017


Pharmacy Technician Stakeholders Convene To Seek Consensus on Technician Qualifications
Pharmacy leaders from multiple practice sectors gathered in Irving, Texas, February 14-16 to explore consensus on standards and qualifications for entry-level and advanced practice pharmacy technicians. Hosted by PTCB, the Pharmacy Technician Stakeholder Consensus Conference brought together more than 100 experts to provide input to PTCB and develop recommendations that support the evolution of pharmacy technician roles. Read more.


Join PTCB for Lunch To Honor PTCB CPhT of the Year Diane Halvorson
Save your seat at the special PTCB luncheon to honor Diane Halvorson, PTCB CPhT of the Year, at 1 PM on March 26 at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. If you are registered for the APhA Annual Meeting, come meet Ms. Halvorson and network with the pharmacy community at this complimentary lunch. Complete this form promptly to attend. Space is limited. Learn more.
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Standardization a Pressing Issue for Pharmacy Technicians, says PTCB CPhT of the Year Diane Halvorson
Drug Topics recently talked with PTCB CPhT of the Year Diane Halvorson, RPhTech, CPhT, about public expectations for pharmacy technician standards and her work promoting the standardization of technician education and training. Read the full story.

Download and Share These Ads Online and in Your Pharmacy
Check this out! Download new PTCB promotional materials from PTCB’s webpage. Choose from advertisements, web banners, brochures, and more for you to download, save, and share on your website, on social media, and in your workplace. PTCB’s newest advertising campaign is based around research results from the recent 2016 public perception survey. Download and share to spread the word!

Iowa Initiative Advances Pharmacy Technician Roles in the Community Setting
The Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) is involved in ongoing research to pilot advanced roles for pharmacy technicians in the community setting. Recently IPA leaders Megan Myers and Kate Gainer spoke with PTCB Executive Resident Deeb Eid, PharmD, RPh, about the pilot project and certified pharmacy technician role expansion in Iowa. Read more.

CE Update: Free CE through March 31 on Understanding COPD and Treatment Options
Complete this CE course for free by March 31 and learn about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) treatment options that can improve or prolong one’s quality of life. COPD is an obstructive lung disease that worsens over time, but develops slowly. An estimated 24 million adults are likely to have COPD but are unaware. Read more.

PTCB Payment Mailing Address Has Changed
If you normally mail your payments to PTCB, please note the address has changed. Effective January 1, 2017, mail check payments to: Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, 2215 Constitution Avenue, NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20037. PTCB is no longer receiving checks at our former payments-only address (P.O. Box 75430, Baltimore, MD 21275). As always, PTCB encourages you pay online.

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