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Suicide Awareness and Referral for Pharmacy Professionals (Spokane)
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This 3-hour comprehensive training will provide pharmacists with tools to identify people at risk of suicide and intervene to prevent suicide. Dr. Shannon Panther and Dr. Julie Akers will discuss suicide and psychiatric illnesses to simplify suicide prevention into something every pharmacy professional can do. This training is intended to fulfill the 3-hour training required of Washington State licensed pharmacists, but is applicable to all pharmacy professionals.

When: Saturday January 20, 2018
1-4 PM
Where: Washington State Pharmacy School of Pharmacy
600 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Student Academic Center (SAC) Room 147
Spokane, Washington  99202
United States
Contact: Akilah Williams
425-228-7171 ext. 0

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Suicide Awareness and Referral for Pharmacy Professionals

Faculty: ACPE UAN 0130-0000-17-091-L05-P&T | Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 3.0 CPE hours | Initial Release date: 9/06/2017 | Expiration date: 9/06/2020


At the completion of this activity, the pharmacist and technician will be able to:

  • Recognize suicide’s impact in communities
  • Describe pharmacy professionals role in suicide prevention
  • Education all patients to make home safer
  • Prevent suicide professionally and personally using the LEARN steps

Registration is open until October 30th. This training was designed for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians but is also approved for other professionals who require a 3-hour course. Professions who require a 6-hour course can’t receive partial credit or mix and match, so this course would not work for them.


$75 for WSPA members, $125 for non-members

If you would prefer a PDF registration form click here


The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education


Julie Akers, Pharm.D., BCACP

Dr. Akers is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy in Spokane, WA.  She received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Washington State University in 2000.  She worked for 13 years in an ambulatory setting as a Pharmacist, Pharmacy Manager, District Manager and Director of Pharmacy.  Dr. Akers is a Past-President of the Washington State Pharmacy Association and began serving on the WSPA Board of Directors in 2008.  Her research has focused on advancing patient care services provided by ambulatory pharmacists.  Dr. Akers has incorporated suicide awareness training into the WSU College of Pharmacy curriculum and is passionate about educating health care provides on this topic.


Shannon Panther, Pharm.D., BCACP

Shannon Panther is a practicing pharmacist with extensive experience in community and high-volume pharmacy production.  Additionally, Shannon was a faculty member at Washington State University for four years teaching Pharmacy Law and working with students in the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience curriculum.

To Earn CE Credit

To receive CE credit you must sign in on the sign in sheet provided by completing all required fields. You must also complete a meeting evaluation to be given to the speaker at the end of the meeting. The meeting evaluation as well as your NABP e-profile ID and birth date (MMDD) are required by the WSPA in order to receive CE credit.


The Washington State Pharmacy Association has a maximum of 60 days from the date of the activity to upload the CPE information to the CPE Monitor. WSPA will upload the CE within 3-4 weeks of the event. It is your responsibility to check the CPE Monitor before the 60 day period has expired to make sure the CE is uploaded in your profile. If there are any problems you will need to contact WSPA 425-228-7171 before the 60 day time period has passed.

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