Maryland Pharmacist Contraception Services Training Program

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 – 11:30 am
Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD
Maryland CE Flyer
About this Course

This live training program is approved by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy as required training for pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraception (pills, patch, ring, injection, emergency contraception) per statewide protocol. This program will include background, review of methods, protocol procedures, patient education, service implementation, resources for both pharmacists and patients, and payment for pharmacist services.

Earn up to 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) of ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit.


If you’re unable to make this program, our online home study program for Maryland will be released soon — join our email list to be notified. If you are a pharmacist in another state, please contact us for the appropriate course accepted by your state board of pharmacy.

Target Audience

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Registration & Course Fee

Advance registration by September 27th: $130 for pharmacists, $50 for pharmacy technicians and $30 for pharmacy students/others.

On-site registration: $150 for pharmacists, $55 for pharmacy technicians and $35 for pharmacy students/others.

Includes coffee and breakfast. Free parking.

Type of CPE Activity


Educational Methods

Lecture presentation with interactive clinical case applications.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:


  • Discuss the scope and impact of unintended pregnancy and barriers to contraceptive use.
  • Describe pharmacist procedures for prescribing and dispensing contraception, including state-specific requirements.
  • Identify appropriate screening assessments for the various methods of contraception.
  • Apply the medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use and algorithm to individual patients.
  • Provide accurate patient counseling about the mechanism, effectiveness, side effects, and instructions for use for contraception methods including self-administered hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, as well as emergency contraception.
  • Assist patients in selecting method(s) of contraception.
  • Manage side effects of contraceptive medications and refer for further evaluation when appropriate.
  • Outline a plan to implement contraceptive prescribing in a pharmacy practice setting.

Pharmacy Technicians

  • Discuss the scope and impact of unintended pregnancy and barriers to contraceptive use.
  • List state-specific requirements for pharmacist prescribing and dispensing of contraceptive medications.
  • Define pharmacist and pharmacy technician roles in the delivery of contraception services.
  • List side effects of contraceptive medications.
  • List best practices to facilitate patients’ adherence to their selected method(s) of contraception.
Course Schedule

8:00-8:15 am Check-in

8:15-9:45 am Program

9:45-10:00 am Break

10:00-11:30 am Program


Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS

  • Pharmacist Specialist, UC San Diego Health
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (w/s)
  • Founder and Advanced Practice Pharmacist, The Pharmacists Clinic
  • Founder, Birth Control Pharmacist
Program Planning Committee and Contributors

Sharon K. Park, PharmD, MEd, BCPS

Associate Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Denise Fu, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Programs Manager of Patient Care Services, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group

Anne E. Burke, MD, MPH

Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Director of Family Planning and Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Danya M. Qato, PhD, PharmD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Spencer A. Morris, PharmD, BCPS

President, Southeastern CME

Faculty and Program Planning Committee Disclosures

Sally Rafie, PharmD is a member of the Clinical Advisory Board for Afaxys, Inc. All other individuals involved in the development of this material declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

Completing the Course & Obtaining Credit

After registration for this activity, you will receive a reminder email with the course location and map prior to the event. We look forward to seeing you at the event! Participants will need to check-in and complete the program evaluation to receive credit.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through the joint providership of Southeastern CME and Birth Control Pharmacist.  Southeastern Continuing Medical Education Consultants, LLC (Southeastern CME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are: 0499-9999-19-024-L01-P and 0499-9999-19-024-L01-T. This program provides 3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. No fractional hours of credit will be given.



Note:  Registration fees are non-refundable. Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement or cancellation if the required minimum number of registrants is not met at least 7 days prior to the program.