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NMA Programming 

New in 2016!

NMA Faculty Development Program

The 2016 Nonprescription Medicines Academy (NMA) meeting, Feb. 19–21, in Tampa, serves self-care and OTC faculty from the nation’s pharmacy schools as part of AACP’s Interim Meeting. NMA will host two days dedicated to acquisition of self-care knowledge and teaching methods, sharing teaching innovations and strategies, and promoting scholarship in the areas of self-care and nonprescription medications. Participants have the opportunity to expand their scholarly work through a poster or invited podium presentation on a self-care or nonprescription medicine-related topic.

For inquiries and/or questions, please email John R. Ressler, director of academic programs and professional development, at (703)-739-2330 ext. 1031.



Friday, February 19

8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Florida Ballroom Salon 4, Level 2

Welcome and Overview

Speakers: Stefanie P. Ferreri, Seena L. Haines and Jenny A. Van Amburgh

8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Florida Ballroom Salon 4, Level 2

The Future of Self-care—Addressing Curriculum, Practice, Regulatory and Marketplace Changes

Moderator: Stefanie P. Ferreri

Speakers: Jenelle L. Sobotka and Barbara Kochanowski


  1. Discuss the various factors driving increased recognition of self-care related content in the curriculum, including but not limited to CAPE outcomes, ACPE standards and the NAPLEX blueprint.
  2. Describe the changes in pharmacy practice roles in primary care, medically underserved, and population health/public health that are increasing the value of self-care patient management in our health delivery system.
  3. Identify pending legislative and regulatory changes that could impact the self-care arena.
  4. Review recent product innovations and marketplace dynamics and trends that are changing the landscape of the professional and consumer utilization of self-care products.

9:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Florida Ballroom Foyer, Level 2


10:00 a.m.–Noon

Florida Ballroom Salon 4, Level 2

Implementation Strategies of Self-care into Experiential Education

Moderator: Karen S. Pater

Speakers: Megan G. Smith, Nicole M. Gattas, Miranda J. Wilhelm,
Kristin A. Casper

Flipping the Model: Self-care Education during Community Practice Experiences (Megan G. Smith)


  1. Discuss the evolution of self-care education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  2. Describe the implementation of self-care modules.

Emphasizing Self-care during Community Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (Nicole M. Gattas)


  1. Describe required self-care assignments for students on community care advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE).
  2. For the self-care quiz assignment, identify the subject areas that students are most commonly choosing to complete during rotation.

Comparison of Nonprescription Medication Recommendations during APPE with the Didactic Self-care Curriculum (Miranda J. Wilhelm)


  1. Identify the most frequent categories for nonprescription medication recommendations made during a community Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE).
  2. Compare and contrast the categories for nonprescription medication recommendations made during a community APPE with the topics included in the didactic self-care curriculum.
  3. Evaluate the didactic self-care curriculum for additions or deletions of content.

Self-care and MTM: Using an Activity with Older Adults to Introduce P1 Students to Nonprescription Medications and Self-care (Kristin A. Casper)


  1. Describe a patient interview activity conducted by P1 students.
  2. Identify connections between self-care experiential activities and classroom assignments.
  3. Discuss opportunities for incorporating self-care education throughout the pharmacy curriculum.

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Florida Ballroom Salons 1–3, Level 2

Faculty Poster Presentations

3:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Florida Ballroom Salon 4, Level 2

Getting All the Frogs in the Bowl: Strategies for Mastering Work-Life Balance

Moderator: Seena L. Haines

Speaker: Cynthia Knapp Dlugosz


  1. Articulate a personal vision of ideal work–life balance.
  2. Identify shifts in thinking that must occur to support optimal work–life balance.
  3. Create an individual action plan for balancing professional & personal responsibilities with greater ease and enjoyment.

4:45 p.m.

Florida Ballroom Salon 4, Level 2

Class Photo

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Florida Ballroom Salon 6, Level 2

NMA Networking Reception and Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, February 20

8:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Meeting Rooms 8–9, Level 3

Models of Interprofessional Education

Moderator: Jenny A. Van Amburgh

Speakers: Susan M. Meyer, Joseph A. Zorek, Susan Morley and Celia P. MacDonnell

Interprofessional Practice and Education: The 30,000-foot View (Susan M. Meyer)


  1. Trace the evolution of interprofessional education and practice in the U.S. since 1972.
  2. Discuss the genesis for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and the IPEC Core Competencies.
  3. Anticipate opportunities posed by interprofessional education and assessment expectations in Standards 2016.
  4. Propose opportunities to integrate interprofessional education into self-care and nonprescription medications teaching OR Propose opportunities to integrate self-care and nonprescription medications into interprofessional education.

Models of Interprofessional Education (Joseph A. Zorek and Susan Morley)


  1. Describe experiential interprofessional education (IPE) models conducive to self-care and non-prescription medication teaching and learning at a large public university.
  2. Explore resources to advance IPE initiatives.
  3. Describe the current models of interprofessional education at a private, faith-based university.
  4. Discuss the challenges of executing interprofessional education across colleges.
  5. Discuss some unique resources utilized for interprofessional education.

IPE “Chopped” (Celia P. MacDonnell)


  1. Describe how today’s “mystery ingredient” (MI) provides patient care. You will do this through your knowledge of the MI’s skills and expertise. If you fail to recognize how the “mystery ingredient” utilizes all items in the basket…you and your next accreditation will be “Chopped.”

10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Beverage Break

10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Meeting Rooms 8–9, Level 3

Faculty Podium Presentations

  • Lauren B. Angelo
  • Aimee Dietle
  • Melissa Mattison
  • Cortney M. Mospan
  • Jennifer D. Robinson & Kimberly McKeirnan

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Meeting Rooms 8–9, Level 3

Facilitated Discussion/Working Lunch

  • NMA/NASPA Self-care Challenge Update:
    Karen Bastianelli
  • National Self-care Curriculum Survey:
    Emily M. Ambizas and Kelly Orr
  • Self-care Therapeutics and Nonprescription
    Medication SIG Update:
    Stefanie P. Ferreri and Karen S. Pater

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.

Faculty Development Breakout Sessions

Note: Faculty, pick two out of the four sessions below.

Moderator: Emily M. Ambizas

Speakers: Kelly Orr, Bella Mehta, Lorin Grieve, Karen Bastianelli, Kristy L.
Brittain and Seena L. Haines

Meeting Room 8, Level 3

CAM and Self-care: Strategies for Innovative Teaching and Scholarship (Kelly Orr and Bella Mehta)


  1. Discuss various active-learning strategies to incorporate complementary and alternative medicines into self-care curriculum.
  2. Identify resources available to support teaching.
  3. Develop a plan to turn scholarly activities into publications.

Meeting Room 9, Level 3

Gaming in the Classroom (Lorin Grieve and Karen Bastianelli)


  1. Identify the role of gaming in the classroom.
  2. Outline research that provides suggestions for practical use.
  3. Discuss and evaluate currently available gaming formats.
  4. Discuss recent uses for virtual patient cases in the self-care classroom.
  5. Explain the new Voice Oriented Interprofessional Communication Evaluation System.
  6. Perform an interactive example of the VOICES program.

Meeting Room 10, Level 3

Team-Formation Methods for Team-Based Learning in a Self-care Course (Kristy L. Brittain)


  1. List various methods of team formation.
  2. Differentiate between the various team formation methods.
  3. Identify methods of peer evaluation and feedback.
  4. Compare and contrast the different methods of peer evaluation.
  5. Select a team formation method and peer evaluation process that will optimize team performance and effectiveness.

Meeting Room 13, Level 3

“Knotty” Problem Roundtables (Seena L. Haines)


  1. Provide self-care faculty with an opportunity to discuss teaching ideas and solve teaching dilemmas in a supportive environment of peers and colleagues.
  2. Participate in a fast-paced, exchange of practical teaching situations across academic settings (didactic and experiential).

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Meeting Rooms 8–9, Level 3

Faculty Development Breakout Sessions Recap

4:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Meeting Rooms 8–9, Level 3

Meeting Closure

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Il Terrazzo, Ground Level

2016 AACP Interim Meeting Welcome Reception

7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

NMA Social Networking Event

Closed event to NMA attendees; more details to follow.

Sunday, February 21

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Florida Ballroom Foyer, Level 2

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Florida Ballroom, Level 2

Keynote: Leading Change Without the Resistance:
An Introduction to the Signature Style

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