August 2012

Volume 17, Number 7

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In This Issue

Promote Your Immunization Services

DHS Formulary Committee Seeks
Pharmacist Members

Fall Clinical Symposium

Upcoming Events

September 16: Fall Clinical Symposium
MTM for Diabetes Care & Related Disorders
St. Paul, Mn

Mark your calendar for these Fall Events!

Fall Pharmacy Nights
September 25 – Duluth
October 9 – Rochester
October 16 – Alexandria
October 23 – Twin Cities

Fall MTM Symposium
November 16 in Bloomington, MN

Promote Your Immunization Services

Enhanced Tool to Promote Your Adult Immunization Services

Map Finder

Promote to the public your flu and other adult vaccinations. An enhanced, free, and online immunization locator is now available. Flu season is rapidly approaching, and with it, the launch of the newly redesigned and expanded HealthMap Vaccine Finder! There are two major and exciting improvements that will occur to the site this year. First, starting August 27, Vaccine Finder will highlight the availability of all forms of influenza vaccine (traditional flu shot, nasal spray, intradermal and high dose). And in even bigger news, later this year, the Vaccine Finder will expand to cover 10 adult vaccines and help individuals locate practices that administer the wide spectrum of adult vaccines.

HealthMap Vaccine Finder will utilize geo-mapping to identify providers from the database within an identified radius who meet the vaccination criteria of an individual. Listing order will be based upon distance from the patient. All providers have the opportunity to enter information on their vaccine services into the database. The system allows you to upload a spreadsheet for multiple practices (template provided online) or manually enter information on a single practice.

If you already have a Vaccine Finder account, it is now time to enter your data on vaccines and vaccination services. Log-in at to get started.

If you have not already signed up for an account and would like to have your practice listed on HealthMap Vaccine Finder, go to .

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DHS Formulary Committee Seeks
Pharmacist Members

Pharmacists are encouraged to apply for the two pharmacist position vacancies on the Department of Human Services Drug Formulary Committee.

Application forms may be found here or may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of State, Open Appointments, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155-1299, or in person at Room 180 of the State Office Building.

When submitting your application, please include the following documents:

  • Open Appointments Application Form - completed, signed & dated
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Biography

Submit by e-mail:

Submit By Mail or in Person:
Open Appointments
Secretary of State’s Office
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155-1299

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2012 Fall Clinical Symposium

MTM for Diabetes Care & Related Disorders

Sunday, September 16, 2012 | REGISTRATION

at the Ewald Conference Center | 1000 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN

Sessions Include:

Impact of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) on Hypertension Control and Adherence
Dave Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA, Petersburg, FL

JNC-8: Process, Critical Questions and Future Reports
Barry Carter, Pharm.D., University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, Iowa

Navigating Lipid Management Challenges in the Face of Diabetes
Dave Joffe, BSPharm, CDE,FACA, Petersburg, FL

The Unique Role of Incretin-Based Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes
Teresa Pearson, MS, RN, CDE, Director, Diabetes Care, Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN

Infectious Diseases and Special Attention to Treating Diabetic Patients
Dave Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA, Petersburg, FL

MTM for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Patient Centered Approach
Sarah M. Westberg, Pharm.D., BCPS, Associate Professor, Assistant Director, Ambulatory Care Residency Program, Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy,Minneapolis, MN

Asthma & COPD: Clinical Pearls to Improve Patient Care
Nicole Paterson, BCPS, Medication Therapy Management Provider, Fairview Eagan and Rosemount, MN

Making the Medicare Part D Connection with Patients
Kelli Jo Greiner, Consumer Choices Team Lead, MN Board on Aging, MN Dept of Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Division, St Paul, MN

Registration and Details

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