2013 Hawaii Continuing Pharmacy Education Study/Travel Program

Sheraton Maui
Feb 5-12, 2014

Conducted by Extension Services in Pharmacy at The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in cooperation with Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, and Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

To Register for
the 2013 Hawaii
Continuing Pharmacy
Education Study/Travel


CE Study Tour, Burkhalter Travel Agency, Inc.

6501 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53705
608-833-6968 or 800-556-9286, Ext. 250
Email: pwilliams@burkhaltertravel.com

Registration Form


Overview / CE Program

Program Topics

  • Dementia
  • Challenges of managing medications in the medically complex older adult
  • Adverse drug events in the elderly
  • Using the Beer’s Criteria and STOPP/START to guide the management of the older adult
  • Falls
  • Managing chronic pain
  • Epilepsy update
  • Generic substitution in neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Epilepsy & sudden unexplained death – potential involvement
    of drug therapy
  • Update on migraine headache
  • Restless leg syndrome – advances in therapy

Course Instructors

Robert M. Breslow, BS Pharm, RPh
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Barry Gidal, PharmD, RPh
Professor of Pharmacy and Neurology (CHS)
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Topics will be of interest and benefit to all pharmacists regardless of their practice site. The goal is to present relevant, practical information that is applicable to the daily practice of pharmacy. Program format will include lectures and interactive experiences to include case studies on the mornings of February 14, 15, 18 & 19 from 8 AM to 12 Noon. Through participation in this program, attendees should be able to perform the following tasks for each of the topics that will be selected: (1) demonstrate an understanding of the "disease state"; (2) discuss drug therapy and; (3) improve patient outcomes through patient counseling, education and drug monitoring.

A complete list description and list of learning objectives are available upon request.

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CE Credit

acpe logoExtension Services in Pharmacy (ESP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of these knowledge-based programs, as evidenced by attendance as well as completion of all evaluation and assessment exercises, provides the participant with an opportunity to earn a maximum of sixteen (16) hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (1.6 CEUs); four hours of credit can be earned each of the four mornings of programming – no partial credit will be provided for participating in only a portion of a specific morning program. Universal program numbers and credit assigned to each number will be provided in final program announcements and materials. CE Statements of Credit will be issued by ESP within four weeks of receipt of all evaluation and assessment materials.

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Venue Information & Travel Packages / Fees

About the Hotel

Ideally located on Kauai's famous Poipu Beach, the Sheraton Kauai Resort is the perfect "Garden Isle" hotel for any type of Hawaii vacation. This deluxe island haven provides gracious accommodations with a choice of mesmerizing oceanfront or colorful, tropical garden views. Here you immerse yourself in the heart of the island's beauty while experiencing a luxurious vacation on the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, serene Kauai. The Sheraton Kauai Resort's 414 rooms, including 13 suites, are housed in four-story buildings. With no building taller than a mature coconut tree and the plethora of tropical foliage providing a never-ending play of color, light, fragrance and sense of seclusion, the resort is an island in itself. The full compliment of guest services and facilities include two swimming pools, massage and fitness center, tennis courts, a children's center, a host of beach activities plus equipment rental and instruction if you choose, a choice of championship golf courses, shops both in the hotel and the nearby Poipu Shopping Village to name a few. The Galleria of Oceanfront Dining & Entertainment has a choice of four restaurants and a surf-view lounge, and easy access to all the wonders of Hawaii's Garden Island, Kauai. Enjoy a host of activities from water sports to tennis and nearby championship golf, a fitness center, massage and skincare salon, children's program, Hawaiian Cultural Center, and shopping. Stay in touch with the outside world via e-mail on one of four computers in the News Library. And, of course, you can always just relax and soak up the sun until the nightly sunset Torch Lighting Ceremony.

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About Kauai

The "Garden Isle" of Kauai is the oldest populated island in the 1800-mile long Hawaiian Island chain. This is a tropical paradise where volcanic cliffs soar above a lush mantle of green…where ribbon waterfalls cascade along velvety canyon walls and rare blossoms fill the air with sweet fragrance. It boasts the greatest number of beaches (40) per mile of coastline of all of the Hawaiian Islands and has been the spectacular backdrop of dozens of films from "South Pacific" to "Jurassic Park". It is an island of beautiful contrasts—from the sugar cane fields and dense tropical foliage covering stunning peaks to desert-like Waimea Canyon—the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. Hiking trails for those of all skill levels and pristine ivory beaches await you. Be sure to visit the unbelievably beautiful Napili Coast by boat or helicopter. Golf at three of Hawaii's top rated courses…ride a horse to a remote waterfall…cruise to the famous Fern Grotto…or take in a romantic sunset. Kauai has it all for you to enjoy.


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Tour Cost

Starting at $2,262 Per Person, Double Occupancy, Land Only, including CE Program Fee

Land Package Inclusions

  • Deluxe room for seven nights at the Sheraton Kauai Resort, double occupancy
  • Breakfast Daily (Full breakfast buffet)
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception, featuring hot and cold Hawaiian PuPus
  • Daily Resort Fee:  Includes use of Tennis Courts; morning Oceanfront Yoga; Oceanfront Fitness Center; Internet; Cultural Arts, Crafts and Activities; and Resort Shuttle to select Poipu Beach areas
  • Farewell Cocktail Reception, featuring hot and cold Hawaiian PuPus.
  • Bellman Service Fees
  • All taxes and gratuities on included group functions
  • Services of a professional Burkhalter Travel Trip Director

EARLY BOOKING Package Rates - Includes accommodations and CE program fees as noted. (For reservations prior to September 25, 2012)
-- Double Occupancy Room Options:
CE Program Participant • Garden View Room:  $2,262
• Deluxe Garden View Room: $2,345
• Deluxe Ocean Front Room: $2,594
(Also a CE Program participant)
• Garden View Room:  $2,262
• Deluxe Garden View Room: $2,345
• Deluxe Ocean Front Room: $2,594
(Not a CE Program participant)
• Garden View Room:  $1,593
• Deluxe Garden View Room: $1,676
• Deluxe Ocean Front Room: $1,925
-- Single Occupancy Room Options:
Single Occupancy Supplement (applies if only one person occupying room) • Garden View Room: + $809
• Deluxe Garden View Room: + $892
• Deluxe Ocean Front Room: + $1,141

Deposit of $300 per person due upon reservation.  Final payment due no later than November 15, 2012.

Please Note: This package does not include airfare. Burkhalter Travel would be happy to assist with your preferred air travel arrangements.

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Note: If you wish to extend your visit to the Islands beyond the group trip dates, arrangements can be made through Burkhalter Travel in Madison, Wisconsin. Please contact Pat Williams at 608-833-6968 or 800-556-9286 x250, or pwilliams@burkhaltertravel.com.

A Hospitality Desk will be staffed by a professional Burkhalter Travel Trip Director who will be happy to assist you with dinner reservations, optional excursions, sports and recreational activities.





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Preliminary Itinerary and Course Schedule

Wednesday, February 13

Depart from your home city for Lihue, on the Island of Kauai. Arrive on Kauai late this afternoon or early evening depending on air arrangements.

Thursday, February 14

This morning, the first Continuing Education session to be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. This evening enjoy a welcome cocktail reception complete with Hawaiian PuPus (hors d'oeuvres)..

Friday, February 15

The second session of the Continuing Education program is from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  The afternoon and evening are free for you to pursue your own interests.

Saturday & Sunday, February 16 & 17

The weekend is completely unscheduled for you to explore the Island of Kauai. 

Monday, February 18

The Continuing Education program will resume with your third session from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The afternoon and evening are again at leisure.

Tuesday, February 19

The final Continuing Education session, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Upon conclusion, you are free for your own pursuits ... last-minute shopping, optional excursions, or just relaxing. This evening, join your colleagues at a farewell reception with Hawaiian PuPus (hors d' oeuvres).

Wednesday, February 20

Departure from Lihue this afternoon or evening back to your home city. Mainland arrival on Thursday (February 21).


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Comments from Prior Travel Participants

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Comments From Past CE Travel Participants

  • "This CE continues to be a very well run and very well organized program with all the repeat participants to attest to this fact. We will continue to consider this trip as a very effective way of combining CE and vacation together."
  • "CE appeals to RPh’s of many backgrounds. I always get a few practice pearls. The networking is beneficial."
  • "I can’t believe how much I have used what I learned at the seminar since I have returned home. Job well done!"

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Contact Us

If you should have questions or require more information, please contact:

Alan Hanson, Ph.D., RPh
Chair, Extension Services in Pharmacy
777 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 262-2431 FAX
(608) 262-2099 Phone


Burkhalter Travel Agency, Inc.
6501 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53705
Telephones: 608-833-6968 or 800-556-9286, Pat Williams Ext. 250
pwilliams@burkhaltertravel.com ; Fax: 608-833-8527

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Terms & Conditions

The following cancellation penalties apply to the individual participants:

  • From receipt of deposit through August 31, 2012, a $50 per person cancellation fee will apply, unless a replacement can be found.
  • Between September 1 and November 15, 2012, a $300 per person cancellation fee will apply, unless a replacement can be found.
  • After November 15, 2012, 100% of tour cost penalty per person unless a replacement can be found.

Hawaii beachTrip cancellation insurance is available from Burkhalter Travel Agency and is strongly recommended.

Responsibility: Travel Agency, the University of Wisconsin –Madison and the above-named cooperating universities, and any IATA and connecting ARC carrier act only in the capacity of agent for the passenger in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation, whether by air, rail, motorcoach, motorcar, steamship, boat or by any other means and, as such, hold themselves free of responsibility for any damage(s) from any cause(s) whatsoever. Neither will they be responsible for any damage, expense or inconvenience caused by late air, rail, boat or motorcoach arrivals or departures or by any change of schedule or other conditions; nor will they be responsible for the loss of, or damage to, baggage or any article belonging to the passenger. In the event that it becomes necessary or advisable for any reason whatsoever to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations will be made without notice. Additional expenses, if any, will be borne by the passengers; conversely, refunds will be made to the passengers if any saving is effected thereby. Although no changes or substitutions are anticipated at the time of brochure production, participants must accept whatever changes are required. All rates based on tariffs, costs and applicable airfare in effect at the time of traveling are subject to confirmation. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour if circumstances demand it. All arrangements for the above services are made by the tour operator and/or its agents. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyance. Payment of deposit and final balance on the cost of the travel arrangements described in the brochure, or any other material of any sort mentioning this publication or its contents, signifies the acceptance on the part of the purchaser and/or passenger of the limitations of responsibility to the terms and conditions set forth in the jacket of the passage contract (air ticket) issued by any IATA or ARC carriers and/or their agents in connection with land and/or surface arrangements described in this folder. The responsibility of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is limited to providing the educational portion of the program. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the above-named cooperating universities are not involved in, and have no responsibility for, any of the travel/hotel arrangements for this program.

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