Register for "Stroke Health Care Disparities in Vietnamese Americans," a Live CE Program on June 4, 2022

Vietnamese American Community of Stroke Care - “Viet-Capacity” Continuing Education Conference for Pharmacists

June 4, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Register by May 20th, 2022

Temple University School of Pharmacy
3307 N. Broad Street, Room 230
Philadelphia, PA 19140

This program is eligible for up to 6 hours of Live Application-based CPE Activity

Audience: Vietnamese-speaking pharmacists

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Mission: The live educational program will equip Vietnamese- speaking pharmacists with the knowledge, and skills needed to: 1) deliver stroke education to Vietnamese- speaking patients in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner and 2) plan a community-based outreach program.

Goal: Participants will gain knowledge, skills, practice, and confidence to deliver stroke education to Vietnamese patients that focus on stroke recognition knowledge, stroke risk factor control, and behavior intent to call an emergency management system (EMS).

Scope of Activities:
 • Didactic lectures
 • Active learning
 • Audience Response Questions
 • Case discussion
 • Practice simulations
 • Pre/Post Learning Assessments

Cost: To receive CE Credit at no cost for these activities, pharmacists must attend the entire activity and, complete pre and post learning assessments as well as an on-line evaluation at the conclusion. No partial credit will be given. Temple University is only using CPE Monitor to award CE Credit.

Investigational Review Board (IRB) Approved Research: The program is part of an IRB-approved research protocol. To evaluate the effectiveness of the program, quantitative and qualitative assessments will be collected and used as part of a formal research evaluation. Any data used as part of the research evaluation will be de-identified to maintain subject confidentiality.

This Continuing Education program is part of a research project sponsored by an unrestricted Independent Medical Education grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. The program and research team is led by Van Hellerslia, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy. Collaborators include:
 • Charles Ruchalski, PharmD, Clinical Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy
 • Tina Tran, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy
 • Grace Ma, PhD, Associate Dean for Health Disparity, Laura H. Carnell Professor, Director and Professor for the Center for Asian Health, and Professor of Urban Health & Population Science, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
 • Michael Mullen, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Director Stroke Program, Temple University Hospital


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Introductions

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.    
Stroke pathophysiology, clinical presentation and acute management, primary and secondary stroke prevention

UAN 0057-0000-22-001-L01-P approved for 1.5 CEU
Speakers: Charles Ruchalski, PharmD and Michael Mullen, MD
Learning objectives:
 • Summarize key mechanisms of stroke pathophysiology
 • Identify signs and symptoms associated with stroke clinical presentation
 • Given a patient case with acute ischemic stroke, determine if thrombolytic therapy was used appropriately
 • Given a patient case, recommend an appropriate plan for primary or secondary stroke prevention
Pre-module assessment (10 min)

Module delivery (70 min)
Post-module assessment (10 min)

10 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Cardiovascular health disparities in Vietnamese Americans 

UAN 0057-0000-22-002-L01-P approved for 1.5 CEU
Speaker: Van Hellerslia, PharmD
Learning objectives:
 • Describe the scope of healthcare disparities in Vietnamese Americans in regards to cardiovascular disease
 • Given a patient case, identify barriers to healthcare access and recommend a strategy to facilitate health care utilization
 • Given a patient case, recommend a specific strategy to reduce cardiovascular disparities
 • Identify cultural attitudes or beliefs about health in the Vietnamese community   in the United States that have been published

Pre-module assessment (10 min)
Module delivery (70 min)
Post-module assessment (10 min)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 – 2 p.m.
Evidence-based Stroke Patient Education Interventions

0057-0000-22-003-L04-P approved for 1.5 CEU
Speaker: Van Hellerslia, PharmD
Learning objectives:
 • Identify at least 1 barrier and 1 determinant of emergency medical service use during a stroke
 • Compare the effectiveness of various stroke education interventions on behavioral intent to call 911
 • Describe the strengths and limitations of a pilot tested stroke preparedness intervention delivered to Vietnamese Americans
 • Using best practice evidence, demonstrate a stroke education intervention that aims to increase stroke preparedness

Pre-module assessment (10 min)
Module delivery (70 min)
Post-module assessment (10 min)

2 – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Best Practices in Community Outreach to Increase Access to Pharmacist-led Stroke Prevention Services

0057-0000-22-004-L04-P approved for 1.5 CEU
Speaker: Tina Tran, PharmD
Learning Objectives:
 • Define Community Outreach
 • Identify key questions to be addressed and best practices to follow when designing a community outreach program
 • Explain the key guiding principle that drives the process of community outreach and engagement
 • Design a plan for a stroke education community outreach in the Vietnamese community

Pre-module assessment (10 min)
Module delivery (70 min)
Post-module assessment (10 min)

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Post Program Evaluation


Important Day-of Information

Public Transportation
Accessible from “Allegheny” station on the Broad Street Line (“Orange Line”). Be sure to board the LOCAL train. Express trains do not stop at Allegheny.

Free parking is available for you at the Battersby Parking Lot
Use the following address:
1411 Westmoreland Avenue
Philadelphia PA, 19140
The parking attendant will have a list of Viet Capacity participant names.

Electronic devices
As part of the educational program, you will need either a smartphone or laptop to answer electronic active learning questions.
To avoid any technical issues during the program, we recommend the following:
• Download the Poll Everywhere app on your Smartphone
• Have easy access to your NABP number
• Bring your device charger

COVID policy
Although indoor masking is optional, it is highly recommended.

Breakfast and Vietnamese lunch will be provided along with an assortment of snacks and beverages throughout the day.

Please plan to arrive by 8am for check-in.
The program is scheduled to conclude by 4pm.




Temple University School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy Education.

Post program evaluation must be completed and submitted within 14 days of completion of this program to receive CE credit.