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Weather or Not to Make That Recommendation: Evidence-based OTC Options for Each Season

Live Online Webinar
September 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

This activity is intended for practicing pharmacists who encounter patient and/or consumer questions around the appropriate over-the-counter medications to use for common seasonal-based conditions. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Select potential nonprescription and non-pharmacologic treatment options for prevalent seasonal ailments.
  • Evaluate literature pertaining to nonprescription medication used to treat common seasonal ailments.
  • Analyze patient cases and utilize recent literature to provide evidence-based recommendations.
  • Counsel patients regarding safe and effective use of nonprescription medication.


Kaelen C. Dunican, PharmD is a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the Worcester/Manchester campuses. Dr. Dunican facilitates pharmacotherapeutic sessions on nonprescription medication and obesity and teaches Introduction to Patient Care and Advanced Self Care Therapeutics. She also co-coordinates the Self Care Therapeutics and Pharmacotherapeutics course. She maintains practice sites with both CVS and Hannaford Pharmacies, and precepts advanced community pharmacy students at these locations. Dr. Dunican received her Bachelor of Pharmacy and Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA. Her scholarly interests focus on the pharmacologic treatment of obesity and innovative strategies for self-care instruction. Dr. Dunican has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, textbook monographs, and chapters on a variety of topics including obesity, tension-type headaches, osteoarthritis, and pediculosis.

There is no fee to attend this activity. Registration is required to earn ACPE credit. This webinar will be hosted on Zoom.


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UAN 0026-0000-21-030-L01-P
Topic Designator: Drug Therapy


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MCPHS designates this educational activity for a total of 1 contact hours (0.1 CEUs).

Requirements for Credit

Partial credit will not be awarded. To claim credit participants must log into their profile on MCPHS CE portal and insert the specific activity code for this webinar in order to access and complete the evaluation. CE credit will be automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor upon completion of the evaluation and posted to the participant’s NABP account within 72 hours.

Attendance will be verified. Credit will not be issued to participants who join the meeting more than 15 minutes after the start of the meeting or to those who depart early. Credit cannot be awarded to individuals who complete the activity evaluation more than 60 days post activity.


All participants will have the opportunity to review the educational session and speakers, and to identify future educational needs.

Statement of Disclosure

MCPHS University adheres to the ACPE Standards regarding commercial support of continuing pharmacy education. It is the policy of MCPHS University that the speakers and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity, that relevant conflicts of interest are resolved, and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

Kaelen Dunican and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Continuing Education staff members hold no financial relationships with ineligible companies, related to the content of this presentation.

No funding from industry provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present..