SOURCE: Specialty Pharmacy Association of America (SPAARx)

January 14, 2014 08:30 ET

Specialty Pharmacy Association of America Announces Collaboration with Postgraduate Healthcare Education and PowerPak™

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) - The Specialty Pharmacy Association of America (SPAARx), the largest national trade association representing the broad interests of the specialty pharmacy industry, today announced that it has finalized a collaboration agreement with Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) and its pharmacy education website, the largest provider of accredited pharmacy education, to offer both live and online educational activities focused specifically for America's specialty pharmacy pharmacist.

The collaboration between SPAARx and PHE will enable the association to offer its specialty pharmacy industry member and non-member pharmacists uniquely focused accredited continuing education (CE) courses in the field of specialty pharmacy from an extensive online library of specialty pharmacy CE courses.

PHE is a full-service ACPE accredited medical education company that develops and delivers high-quality educational programs targeted exclusively to the pharmacy community. PHE's PowerPak brand has been the most widely recognized source of CE for pharmacists for 21years and its website is the leading provider of pharmacist CE. The site features a searchable database of accredited Power-Pak C.E. courses on important topics for today's pharmacy professionals. PHE customizes Power-Pak C.E. online for each visitor by creating a personal participant profile. Registered participants may update their contact information, take an exam, receive instant grading and view their exam history. All completed records are simultaneously uploaded to CPE Monitor to document individual CE requirements.

Gary Gyss, Executive Vice President, Educational Programs for PHE said: "I am looking forward to working with SPAARx and its affiliated specialty pharmacy members in raising the bar for specialty pharmacy online educational offerings by providing content specifically targeted for the specialty pharmacy pharmacist."

Kevin Alder, COO of SPAARx, stated that, "We are working towards the ability to offer, from its inception, ACPE accredited live and online content which meets the specific educational gaps in specialty pharmacy and addresses defined learning objectives." The content will be both grant supported and fee based. Alder went on to say, "While SPAARx is a trade association, an organization comprised of companies working directly in specialty pharmacy or with a vested interest in specialty pharmacy, the employees of these firms often times are pharmacists with an interest and desire to access and acquire accredited CE with a specialty pharmacy focus."

About PHE and
Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC ("PHE") is the leading provider of accredited educational programs for pharmacists through its website The goal of our CE programs is to provide and disseminate topical education to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in all practice settings including specialty pharmacy in order to help them maintain and improve their knowledge and skill. Utilizing a variety of educational vehicles, we produce both live and enduring material lessons that are constantly evaluated and praised for their timeliness and relevance to the professionals we serve.

About SPAARx
The Specialty Pharmacy Association of America (SPAARx) is the nation's leading free-standing, national trade association, representing the interests of the specialty pharmacy industry. SPAARx is an industry neutral, mission driven organization that is governed by an independent Board of Directors comprised of senior executives from a diverse group of specialty pharmacies. SPAARx works to establish guidelines and standards to differentiate specialty pharmacy within the industry. SPAARx is also the leading advocate for important legislative and regulatory issues that may impact all specialty pharmacies nationally while helping to advance the professional and personal development of those working in specialty pharmacy settings.

Contact Information

  • SPAARx Contact:
    Kevin Alder
    Chief Operating Officer
    Specialty Pharmacy Association of America (SPAARx)
    4601 North Fairfax Drive; Suite 1200
    Arlington, VA 22203

    Office: 973.295.3293

    PHE Contact:
    Gary Gyss
    Executive Vice President
    Postgraduate Healthcare Education
    777 Passaic Avenue
    Clifton, NJ 07012

    Office: 973-777-1583