Shlom EA. President’s message: life-long learning in pharmacy: from CE to CPD. J Pharm Pract. Dec 2014;27(6):591-2.

In this article, the President of the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP) identifies current pharmacist and pharmacy technician CE practices within the state of New York, including minimum CE hour requirements and a growing emphasis on interdisciplinary learning. The author then discusses the future of CE and what it might entail. CPD is defined, the four-step CPD model is identified, and CPD learning techniques are discussed. The author concludes by asking NYSCHP members to educate themselves further on CPD practices.