Medication Therapy Management (MTM) for the Adult Patient with Diabetes

In this multi-layered, knowledge/application/practice-based continuing pharmacy education activity the University of Connecticut and Drug Topics will develop pharmacist competence in MTM and Motivational Interviewing.  The activity is designed to expand from knowledge-based activities to practice-based skills by properly scaffolding knowledge, application and practice-based learning opportunities with sound instructional design.

The activities will consist of 3 phases designed to build upon each other to provide comprehensive education in the area of diabetes care.  Pharmacists may participate at any level of education that meets their needs, however, a Practice-based Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those who have completed all phases of the education.


Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Aqua Turf Club
Mulberry Street
Plantsville, CT
7:30 am – 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION coming in 2018!

Target Audience:

Pharmacists in all areas of practice who wish to further their clinical and communication skills in the management of patients with diabetes to improve diabetes disease management and empower patients with diabetes to improve their health

This activity is not accredited for technicians

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of the practice-based activities – Live event on October 22, 2016, and the the post activity requirements, pharmacists will be able to:

MTM for the Adult Patient with Diabetes  – 15 hours, 1.5 CEU’s
ACPE #0009-9999-15-062-B01-P

Communication Skills Development for Health Behavior Change in Diabetes Disease Management – 2 hours

  • Identify how motivational interviewing (MI) differs from our everyday mode of persuading/motivating patients.
  • Describe the MI communication “tools” that can be used to explore patient resistance and ambivalence.
  • Apply motivational interviewing skills in small group written activities for a diabetes disease management conversation with a non-adherent patient.
  • Apply MI skills in small group role-play activities for case scenario exercises regarding comprehensive diabetes disease management and health behavior change.

Diabetes  Disease Management Guidelines and Medication Update – 2 hours

  • Describe the changes to the management of diabetes recommended by major US-based guidelines
  • Summarize the differences between the ADA guideline and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ Comprehensive Diabetes Management Algorithm
  • Compare and contrast the recommendations for hypertension and dyslipidemia management by the major US guidelines as they relate to the patients with diabetes
  • Discuss the place in therapy of recently approved medications for glycemic control

Application of MTM Concepts to the Patient with Diabetes – Case Discussion – 4 hours

  • Perform a medication therapy review for a patient with diabetes
  • Create a personal medication record
  • Create a patient medication-related action plan
  • Identify medication-related issues that require intervention on the part of the pharmacist to the provider
  • Document the MTM encounter

Post Live Event Patient Interviews – 7 hours

  • Perform initial MTM encounters with 3 patients
  • Perform follow up MTM encounters with 3 patients
  • Complete and submit documentation of patient encounters

Additional description and instruction will be provided at the live event

Activity Faculty:

Devra Dang, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, Associate Clinical Professor
School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Jiehyun Lee, BS, PharmD, Post-Doctoral Fellow
School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Stefanie Nigro, PharmD, BCACP, BD-ADM, Assistant Clinical Professor,
MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Marissa Salvo, PharmD, Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Diana Sobieraj Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Faculty Disclosure:

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

Doctors Dang, Lee, Nigro, Salvo, and Sobieraj have no actual or potential conflicts of interest associated with this presentation.

Program Fees:

There is a $199 fee for this program.  Parking is complimentary at the Aqua Turf

Grant Funding: 

Funding for the Live Event scheduled on November 13, 2015 was provided by:

Novo Nordisk

Funding for the Live Event scheduled for October 22, 2016. will be provided by:

Novo Nordisk

ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  A practice-based certificate of achievement will be awarded following successful completion of all requirements (ACPE UAN:  0009-9999-15-062-B01-P


Online Initial release date:  July 1, 2015
Live Initial Release Date:  July 1, 2015
Planned Expiration Date:  July 1, 2018

The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.