About the College of Pharmacy

2010 Alumni Reunion

03:37 PM

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, Illinois

Deb Fox at (312) 996-0160 or dfox4@uic.edu




November 5-6, 2010

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 N. Orleans Street
Chicago, Illinois

Continuing Education Sessions -- Total Hours: 3.5
A Knowledge-based Program

Saturday, November 6, 2010

10:30 am - NOON          Illinois Law Update (ACPE # 016-000-10-080-L03-P) -- Speakers: Ed Rickert, JD and Scott Meyers, RPh

Learning Objectives:

a.    Differentiate between the requirements of the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act and the recently passed and current act;
b.    Describe the implications of the recent changes on current and future pharmacy practice;
c.    Analyze other pharmacy and healthcare-related legislation pending in the Illinois General Assembly and translate each bill’s potential effect on pharmacy practice;
d.    State recent case law findings related to pharmacy practice.


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm          Three Concurrent Sessions

An Update on Diabetes Therapy (ACPE # 016-000-10-081-L01-P) -- Speaker: Daphne E. Smith-Marsh, PharmD, CD

Learning Objectives:

a.      Describe the updated treatment algorithm for type 2 diabetes;
b.      Compare the effects of medications which affect the incretin system;
c.      Describe the role of sodium-glucose co-transport inhibitors in glucose homeostasis;
d.      Identify new diabetes therapies in development. 

Pain Management Update (ACPE # 016-000-10-082-L01-P) -- Speaker: Julie A. Golembiewski, BS ’80, PharmD ’93

Learning Objectives:

a.      Discuss the reasons for the variability in response to opioids, the mainstay of therapy for moderate-severe pain;
b.      Describe the concept of equianalgesia and recommend a process by which a patient would be switched from one opioid to another;
c.      Contrast the differences between codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, hydromorpone, oxycodone, and methadone;
d.      Recommend appropriate analgesia therapy following minor, moderate, and major surgery.

Helping Women Transition through Menopause (ACPE # 016-000-10-083-L01-P) -- Speaker: Louise Parent-Stevens, PharmD, BCPS

Learning Objectives:

a.      Identify the treatment options for the management of menopausal symptoms;
b.      List the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy in a postmenopausal woman;
c.      List the strategies that minimize the risk postmenopausal osteoporosis;
d.      Identify patients who should be screened and/or treated for osteoporosis.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm             Repeat of the Above Current Session Topics

Evening Reunion Activities

6 pm          Reception

7 pm          Dinner

8:30 pm     Recognition & Awards Program

Music and dancing to follow


Sunday, November 7, 2010

8-10 am     Alumni Board Meeting


The Pharmacy Alumni Reunion is organized by the College of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Alumni Association Board of Directors. Alumni from all classes are welcome, and alumni from honored classes will receive special recognition.

Registration Information

Please contact Deb Fox at (312) 996-0160 or dfox4@uic.edu with any questions.

     Attn: Deb Fox
     UIC College of Pharmacy
     833 S. Wood Street (MC 874)
     Chicago, IL  60612


The following awards will be presented at the Reunion dinner. To nominate a candidate, please complete one of the online forms noted below.

All nominations are due by August 15, 2010. 

Please click the individual award to complete an online nomination form.

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes young alumni of the College of Pharmacy who have already distinguished themselves in their professional achievements within 10 years of their graduation.

Alumnus of the Year

The highest honor given to an alumnus by the college, the award recognizes a graduate who stands as an innovator, exhibits leadership and has contributed significantly to the pharmacy profession.

Legacy Achievement Award

This award is given annually to honor individuals who have left an invaluable and lasting impression on the College and the pharmacy profession as a whole.

Jesse Stewart Service Award

This award was named in honor of a former faculty member to recognize a person who has been generous in their service to the profession, the community and/or the College.

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