TRANSforming Pharmacy Practice to Care for Patients of the Gender Revolution

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-17-022-H04-P / 0204-0000-17-022-H04-T
Activity Date: August 15, 2017
Expiration Date: August 15, 2020
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-member – Not Available

Accreditation for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for healthcare professionals who provide care to transgender and gender non-binary patients.

Activity Overview

The United States is experiencing a Gender Revolution in which gender identity is being redefined. There is an exponential increase in the number of patients seeking care for gender dysphoria and pharmacologic therapy can be a key element of treatment. This activity will describe pharmacologic therapy options for transgender and gender non-binary patients. The speakers will cover the following topics: available pharmacologic agents, expected effects of hormone therapy, considerations for initiation of therapy, monitoring parameters, safety considerations, evidence for alternative routes of administration, patient-specific considerations, and opportunities for pharmacists to improve care.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify medications used in the management of gender dysphoria.
  • Describe the effects of these medications used in the management of gender dysphoria.
  • Explain the risks and benefits of hormone therapy.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Discuss medication options and therapy effects for patients.
  • Discuss opportunities for pharmacists to improve patient care.

Faculty Information

  • Jessica Conklin, Pharm.D., Ph.C., BCACP, CDE, AAHIVP, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM
  • Cheyenne Newsome, Pharm.D., PhC, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Washington State University College of Pharmacy, Spokane, WA


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned.

System Technical Requirements

System Requirements Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF.  Users should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

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