WPhA 2022 Technician Conference

Nov 12, 2022

Save the date for the 2022 WPhA Technician Conference! This year’s conference will feature topics such as Pharmaceutical Calculations, Legal Requirements, Smoking Cessation, and more!


Saturday, November 12, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Family Practice Residency Center
Casper, WY

WPhA Members: $100
Non-members: $125


9:00am-10:00am – Dosage Forms
Dan Hagerman, PharmD
ZooPharm, LLC

Learning Objectives:

  • List and describe the different routes of administration of medications
  • List and differentiate the most common dosage forms
  • List which dosage forms/routes of administration are required to be sterile
  • Describe pros and cons to various dosage forms
  • Recognizing potential errors in improper dosage form dispensing

Course Number: ACPE #0653-0000-22-017-L99-T
(Knowledge-base) 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)

10:00am-11:00am – Tech Check Tech – Moving Technician Practice Forward
Shannon Ridge

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the regulations that dictate pharmacy practice.
  • Compare and contrast tasks allowed by the pharmacist versus technician in Wyoming.
  • Describe how pharmacy practice could be evolved at your pharmacy based on regulatory requirements.

Course Number: ACPE #0653-0000-22-020-L03-T 
(Knowledge -base) 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)

11:15am-12:15pm – Pharmacy Technician Calculations Review
Dan Hagerman, PharmD
ZooPharm, LLC

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and be able to calculate problems involving unit conversions
  • Calculate amount to be dispensed from written prescriptions
  • Perform basic calculations utilizing ratios and proportions
  • Calculate percent strength based on compounding record
  • Calculate ingredient quantity increases or decreases in a compound

Course Number: ACPE #0653-0000-22-018-L99-T
(Knowledge-base) 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)

12:45pm-12:45pm – Lunch Break

12:45pm-2:45pm – Gimme the Deets About Diabetes
Jordan Fortner, PharmD
Kellee Tilson, PharmD

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between types of diabetes mellitus
  • Compare and contrast treatment options for diabetes, including nonpharmacologic options, oral medications, and insulins
  • Review diabetes technology devices used for monitoring and medication delivery
  • Recognize the pharmacy technician’s role in the care of the patient with diabetes

Course Number: ACPE #0653-0000-22-L01-T 
(Knowledge-base) 2.0 contact hour (0.2 CEUs)

3:00pm-4:00pm – A Tobacco Cessation Protocol for Pharmacy Technicians: Ask, Advice, Refer
Nervana Elkhadragy, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Wyoming

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of the technician in the cessation process 
  • List the various cessation medications
  • Refer patients to the appropriate cessation resource(s)

Course Number: ACPE #0653-0000-22-019-L99-T
(Knowledge-base) 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)


The University of Wyoming, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of Continuing Pharmacy Education and designates these live knowledge-based activities for up to a total of 6 contact hours (0.6 CEU’s) to pharmacy technicians who attend the program and complete an evaluation / program assessment. Course numbers, instructors, dates, times, and learning objectives are listed separately below. 


Pharmacy technicians interested in completing ACPE approved educational programs to assist in their practice.   


Registration is handled through the Wyoming Pharmacy Association https://wypha.org.


Refunds will be made available on a case-by-case basis if the pharmacy technician is unable to attend the sessions.


These educational programs examine a wide variety of clinical topics from regulatory requirements of the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy to clinical opportunities as listed by the topics. Programs provide knowledge-based information which is noted for each activity.


This live activity consists of active participation and engagement during the presentations. Participants must complete the program evaluation provided at the session. The evaluation must be turned in by the end of the last session on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Evaluations that are not received by this time will not be honored and the participant will not receive credit.

CE credits awarded will be electronically uploaded to the CPE Monitor system within 4 weeks of the UW SOP continuing education group receiving fully completed assessments and evaluation forms.


As a provider accredited by ACPE, it is the policy of the University of Wyoming, School of Pharmacy continuing education group to ensure balance, independence, integrity, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. A potential for bias may exist if a continuing education faculty member is affiliated with or has a financial interest in any ineligible organization(s) that may have a direct interest in the subject matter of the presentation or the selling, marketing, or distribution of products discussed in the presentation. Situations involving potential bias are not inherently problematic or unethical, but the prospective audience must be made aware of the affiliation or financial interest. It is intended that any potential bias be identified openly so that the audience is provided full disclosure of the facts and may form their own judgments about the continuing education activity content. 

Faculty for this program have no known conflicts unless noted after the objectives for the associated program.

Once you register for a program, your personal information is collected.  However, this information is utilized for record-keeping purposes associated with verifying your participation in CE programs in accordance with our accreditation requirements.  In addition, this information is used for marketing of other University of Wyoming CE programs.  Under no circumstances is your personal information shared with/sold to any other party.  You can opt out of receipt of any of our advanced program information at any time.


Jen Paintin
Program Coordinator
Postgraduate Education and Continuing Education
University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy