UNC Pharmacy Grand Rounds

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the American Society of
Health-System Pharmacists, in partnership, present UNC Pharmacy Grand Rounds. This new, subscription-based service provides a series of video webcasts designed specifically to meet the continuing education needs of pharmacists in health systems.

These webcasts will provide current continuing education from practicing clinicians and pharmacy administrators through one hour, ACPE-accredited presentations given once a month. For a full list of benefits, a one-page executive summary is available.

Upcoming Sessions

All sessions begin at Noon Eastern Time.

Aug 12, 2014
Overview of an Investigational Drug Service
Scott Sorensen, RPh, PhD
Sue Pope, RPh

ACPE activity #0204-9999-14-457-L04-P
1 hour (0.1 CEU) CPE
A live webcast presented on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this knowledge-based educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. Explain the principles that are used to evaluate the ethics and regulate the conduct of human research protocols.
  2. Define an Investigational New Drug (IND).
  3. Identify relevant regulations that govern the practice of pharmacy in relation to handling and dispensing INDs.
  4. Identify the operational benefits of a non-integrated investigational drug service (IDS).
  5. Describe standards that may be adopted for dispensing investigational agents.

Scott Sorensen, Ph.D.
Clinical Pharmacist
Oncology Investigational Drug Services (IDS)
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
N.C. Cancer Hospital
University of North Carolina (UNC) Healthcare
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Scott Sorensen, Ph.D., is Clinical Pharmacist at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Sorensen coordinates drug therapy for oncology patients in the N.C. Cancer Hospital and provides pharmacy services for investigational drug therapy to ensure appropriateness of chemotherapy regimens and compliance with protocol standards. He also serves as a member of the Institutional Review Board in the Office of Human Research and Ethics at UNC Chapel Hill and on the pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee and oncology subcommittee at UNC Healthcare.

Dr. Sorensen received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri. He also received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in pharmacology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and completed postdoctoral study in pharmacology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to his current position at UNC Healthcare, he was a research scientist helping to advance pharmaceutical compounds through pre-clinical development.

Sue Pope, B.S.Pharm.
Clinical Pharmacist, Manager of Investigational Drug Service
UNC Hospitals at the University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sue Pope, B.S.Pharm., is Pharmacy Clinical Manager in Investigational Drug Services (IDS) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals. In this role, Ms. Pope oversees the daily operational functions of more than 300 protocols in IDS including the dispensing, billing, and accountability of these protocols across all areas of the hospital. She also manages the pharmacist and technician staff.

Ms. Pope earned her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Pope has been the manager of IDS at UNC Hospitals for 6 years and has worked at UNC in various pharmacist roles for over 28 years.

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As nationally recognized leaders in progressive pharmaceutical care practice, education, and research, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty have the tools and knowledge to stay up-to-date on the most current and relevant topics in health-system pharmacy practice. A variety of topics will be presented, focusing on new information and relevant topics for health-system pharmacists. Topics are based upon educational needs, identified practice gaps, and sound adult learning principles.

In addition to the live presentation, archives of each broadcast will available for 6 months after the end of the subscription, providing home study CE credit and ensuring that enrolled learners that missed the live webcast can participate in these important CE activities.

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