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Dispensing Emergency Contraception through a Standing Order

Live Webinar
March 23, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

This activity is intended for pharmacists interested in dispensing emergency contraception. This activity will meet the educational needs of Massachusetts licensed pharmacists who are seeking eligibility to dispense emergency contraceptive in the state of Massachusetts.

Registration is required if you would like to earn ACPE credit for attending.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Employ protocols and procedures found in an emergency contraception standing order to dispense emergency contraception in accordance with Massachusetts General Law 94c Section 19A.
  • Assess a patient for indications and contraindications for emergency contraception.
  • Identify the most appropriate form of emergency contraception based off patient specific factors including BMI and concomitant medication therapy.
  • Counsel a patient effectively on emergency contraception.


Aimee Dawson, PharmD:
Aimee Dawson, PharmD is an Assistant Professor in the department of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University- Worcester Campus. Aimee graduated from the University of Connecticut and completed a PGY1 community residency at Holyoke Health Center, in Holyoke, MA. Holyoke Health Center continues to serve as her clinical practice site where she precepts APPE students and PGY1 residents completing ambulatory care rotations. Aimee also serves as a medical information/medical affairs preceptor for the MCPHS University fellowship program with Sunovion.

Marisa Piers-Gamble, PharmD, BCACP:
Marisa Piers-Gamble, PharmD, BCACP is the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator and clinical pharmacist at Holyoke Health Center, in Holyoke, MA. Marisa graduated from MCPHS University Boston campus and completed a PGY1 community residency at Holyoke Health Center. Marisa currently serves as an ambulatory care preceptor for APPE students and PGY1 residents. Marisa has a collaborative practice agreement in hypertension management and is passionate about serving her community.

There is no fee to attend this event.


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Topic Designator: Law
Universal Activity Number: 0026-0000-21-122-L03-P | Application Based


MCPHS University 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 for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education. It is the policy of MCPHS University that the speakers and planning committee members disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies, and that relevant conflicts of interest are resolved. Speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

No funding from industry provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present.
Aimee Dawson and Marisa Piers-Gamble have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
All CE staff members have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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