Session Schedule

ASHP offers over 40 educational activities for CE credit at the 2013 Summer Meeting.

Download the ASHP SM13 app to access educational session handouts and create your own custom schedule.

Medication Safety

We’ll give you tools and tips from the experts living and breathing medication safety. You have come to expect this from our educational programming. Beyond that, we will challenge you with out-of-the-box perspectives. You will leave the meeting knowing where pharmacists and the safety team can and should be in the emerging health system environment, along with specific steps to implement right away to optimize safety. Experts and advocates will show you how to focus your priorities; advance your event investigation with actionable Best Practices, and integrate new tools to deploy at every step.

Leading an Innovative Practice in Ambulatory Settings

Ambulatory care covers a wide range of settings; can be characterized as an evolving practice of partnering with other clinicians to optimize care and get paid for it; and involves complicated patients with complex medication management issues. Further, staff development programs need to meet the challenges. What do you need to make your programs successful?

The foundation for success is you! In this series, you will build your ambulatory care leadership skills and competencies. Participants will identify personal and professional strengths; develop communication and conflict management strategies, implement quality improvement initiatives to improve patient care, and explore tools to align your evolving demands in developing and expanding ambulatory care services.

Informatics Series

Navigating what the future holds can be tricky, especially in light of the always-changing field of informatics and technology. In this series of programs, you’ll learn how you can align clinical decision support with Meaningful Use; how to identify informatics safety metrics, collect the data, and create a metrics dashboard; where others are in customizing clinical decision support and how they are sharing rules; and where pharmacy informatics is headed on a national level.

Clinical Series

Update your clinical acumen! The eight sessions in this series will offer real-world solutions and provide the latest guideline updates. Stay current in your practice by attending sessions on infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship in the emergency department, drug dosing in obese and overweight ambulatory patients, and new drugs used in primary care; and learn the most relevant implications with the newly released guidelines for hypertension, dyslipidemia, and stable ischemic heart disease.

General Programming

Round out your CE collection with sessions that keep you abreast of top issues impacting the profession:

Joint Commission Medication Management Update- 2013

The Joint Commission’s medication management standards provide a foundation for safe medication processes as well as define requirements for survey. This session will address new areas of focus as well as challenging standards as well as provide practical recommendations for meeting expectations set forward by the standards.

Healthcare Reform: Are you Blazing New Trails or Hunkering Down?

Healthcare Reform will be tumultuous in 2013 with multiple payment initiatives like ACOs, value based purchasing, and other models jockeying for position. Pharmacy's need for recognition and payment for clinical contributions and drugs requires core competency in strategic planning, budgets to increase revenue and decrease expenses, managed care negotiations, Medicare/Medicaid payment systems, and findings to support future practice models. Selling new concepts to finance teams and defending against outside influences striving to reduce expenses is challenging. This presentation introduces concepts and continues discussions to assist in articulating the goals and values of pharmacy and provides strategies for moving forward.

340B UniversityTM

Offered by Apexus, the awarded contractor to manage the 340B Prime Vendor Program for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Pharmacy Affairs.

Apexus is offering a comprehensive review of the 340B Drug Pricing Program. The goal of the program is to provide an understanding of the 340B drug pricing program, its development, implementation and policies surrounding its utilization. 340B University™ will provide you with many opportunities for hands-on, practical advice to help with program implementation, including: learning innovative strategies to reduce costs, remaining compliant and improving care. There will be opportunities to participate in small breakout sessions, to get the advice from industry leaders, and to network with peers!

Management Case Studies

Select from a dozen of these popular 30-minute presentations of real-life situations, each an exercise in decision-making skills through problem identification, evaluation, and recommendations for solutions. Presenters will illuminate their own successes in medication safety, ambulatory care, informatics, and leadership.