Peer-to-Peer: Dig Into the Intricacies of LAI Management and Break Down Barriers to Expand Access to LAIs

Long-acting injectable (LAI) medications are essential maintenance treatment options for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. However, barriers to accessing these medications exist due in part to lack of provider training, administrative support, and billing challenges. This program is designed to extend the knowledge gained from AAPP’s Psychotropic Long-Acting Injectable Training Program by focusing on the intricacies of LAI management and addressing the barriers to their use.

This multi-faceted activity combines on-demand recorded webinars with live peer-to-peer virtual networking sessions, offering in-depth education into gaining leadership support for LAI clinics, increasing patient volume, making LAI clinics profitable, transitions of care considerations, management of complex treatment plans, dosing and administration pearls, and integrating LAI administration education into precepting and pharmacy school curriculum. Helpful resources accompany each module to equip pharmacists with the tools necessary to lead, innovate, and advance LAI patient care and clinic management.

Disclosure on State Training Requirements

The ability of a pharmacist to administer injectable medications is based on individual state regulations. Each state has its own unique LAI training requirements. Please review the regulations for the state you practice in to determine what type of training is required prior to administering LAI medications to patients.

Blended Learning Experience: Webinars & Interactive Virtual Networking

This full ACPE approved educational activity includes 3 hours of on demand, recorded webinars (to be launched in May 2024) that accompany 6 hours of live, peer-to-peer virtual networking sessions. The peer-to-peer networking sessions serve as extensions to the recorded webinars. Watch the pre-recorded presentations prior to participating in the virtual networking sessions and come prepared, ready to ask questions, and to participate in more in-depth conversation with faculty and peers. Expert faculty elaborate on the webinar content, answer questions, and engage learners in discussion while offering advanced insight into complex administrative and clinical topics. The virtual networking sessions are recorded and made available to learners who are unable to participate live. ACPE credit can be earned separately for each module. Each module (webinar + virtual networking) offers 1.5 CE hours for a total of 9 CE hours earned by completing the full program.

This activity is supported by educational grants from Indivior, Inc., Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Gaining Leadership Support for Long-Acting Injectable Clinics and Increasing Patient Volume
Live Peer-to-Peer Virtual Networking Session on July 1, 2024 from 4:00-5:00 CST
Kori Miller, PharmD
Patient Care Services Manager
Albertsons Companies Pharmacies; Billings, MT

Making a Long-Acting Injectable Clinic Profitable
Live Peer-to-Peer Virtual Networking Session on August 5, 2024 from 4:00-5:00 CST
Alberto Augsten, PharmD, MS, BCPP, DABAT
Pharmacy Clinical Manager, Long-Acting Therapy Clinic (LAT) Manager, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Director, Board Certified Clinical Toxicologist
Memorial Regional Hospital; Hollywood, FL

Inpatient Considerations for Psychotropic Long-Acting Injectable Medications and Transitions of Care
Live Peer-to-Peer Virtual Networking Session on September 9, 2024 from 4:00-5:00 CST
Nicolle Dambly, PharmD
Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Psychiatry
Jefferson Health New Jersey; Cherry Hill, NJ
Pearls on Psychotropic Long-Acting Injectable Dosing, Administration, and Treatment Plan Modifications
Live Peer-to-Peer Virtual Networking Session on October 7, 2024 from 4:00-5:00 CST
Danielle Moses, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist
SSM Heath - St. Louis University Hospital; Adjunct Faculty at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy & St. Louis University; St. Louis, MO

Management of Complex Psychotropic Long-Acting Injectable Cases
Live Peer-to-Peer Virtual Networking Session on November 4, 2024 from 4:00-5:00 CST
Jordan Haygood, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Psychiatry
Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, SC
Integrating Long-Acting Injectable Administration Education into Precepting and Pharmacy Curriculum
Live Peer-to-Peer Virtual Networking Session on December 2, 2024 from 4:00-5:00 CST
Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP
Professor and Co-Director of the Mental Health Program
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy; Baltimore, MD