Training Program Agenda
Tuesday September 23, 2025
8:35 AM PDT – 9:50 AM PDT Pre-test/Pharmacoeconomic principles
Amy Grizzle, Pharm.D.
Identify present knowledge base through pre-test
Describe basic terminology
Discuss how a medication can be cost-effective
Describe various study perspectives
Discuss the importance of sensitivity analysis
ACPE Program Number: 0003-0000-13-030-L01-P (1.25 hours, knowledge-based activity)
9:50 AM PDT – 10:30 AM PDT Pharmacoeconomic methodology
Patricia Herman, Ph.D., N.D.
Identify differences among various pharmacoeconomic
methodologies, such as cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit
analysis, and cost-utility analysis
Calculate the incremental cost-effectiveness for one medication over
Demonstrate utility measures such as the Time Trade Off and
Complete and score the EQ-5D
ACPE Program Number: 0003-0000-13-031-L01-P (3 hours, application-based
2:00 PM PDT – 3:15 PM PDT Decision analysis/Pharmacoeconomic models
Jason Hurwitz, Ph.D.
Describe the steps in building a decision tree
Illustrate how the data elements entered into a decision tree should be
Apply a decision-analytic model to a pharmacoeconomic question
Apply the fundamental concepts learned to build a decision tree
utilizing Excel software
Interpret findings from the decision analysis
ACPE Program Number: 0003-0000-13-032-L01-P (2.5 hours, application-based
Wednesday September 24, 2025
8:30 AM PDT – 9:45 AM PDT Statistics in pharmacoeconomics
Terri Warholak, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Discuss the basic principles considered in the statistical analysis of
data, including levels of measurement, measures of central tendency,
Explain confidence intervals and their interpretation
Describe the appropriate use of Rasch analysis
ACPE Program Number: 0003-0000-13-033-L01-P (1.25 hours, knowledge-based
9:45 AM PDT – 10:45 AM PDT Evaluating pharmacoeconomic studies
Brian Erstad, Pharm.D.
Discuss key issues that should be considered when evaluating
Critically evaluate a pharmacoeconomic study to identify strengths
and weaknesses in study methodology and conclusions
Replicate the study findings in a decision tree
ACPE Program Number: 0003-0000-13-039-L01-P (2 hours, application-based
10:45 AM PDT – 12:00 PM PDT Markov models: A subset of decision analysis
Terry Urbine, Ph.D.
Differentiate between decision trees and Markov models
Identify disease conditions where a Markov analysis is preferred to a
ACPE Program Number: 0003-0000-13-034-L01-P (1 hour, knowledge-based activity)