Pharmacy Practice Sections Networking Sessions

Sunday, December 4

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Lagoon G, Level 2, Mandalay Bay South Convention Center (SCC)
Networking Session: Investigational Drug Services
Hosted by the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners
Facilitator: Marjorie Shaw Phillips, B.S.Pharm., M.S., FASHP, Pharmacy Coordinator Clinical Research, Augusta University/AU Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice WOS, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Augusta, Ga.

Discussion Topics:

  • Perpetual challenges and potential solutions for clinical research pharmacists
  • Staffing models and metrics - financial issues for investigational drug services
  • Track and trace challenges with investigational drugs

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Lagoon H, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Optimizing the Pharmacy Revenue Cycle
Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers
Facilitator: Jason Glowczewski, Pharm.D., MBA, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy, University Hospitals Health System, Cleveland, Ohio

Discussion Topics:

  • Challenges in revenue cycle process for pharmacies
  • Optimization strategies for the pharmacy revenue cycle
  • Revenue generation

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Lagoon L, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Preceptor Skills Development
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Winter Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Discussion Topics:

  • Managing critical evaluations by students and residents
  • Motivating preceptors to step outside their teaching comfort zone
  • Coordinating performance evaluations across single and multiple organizations
  • Strategies for improving learners’ communication skills and confidence within the healthcare team
  • Recommendations for improving clinical problem-solving skills in students and residents

11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Bayside B, Level 1, MB SCC
Networking and Poster Session: Emergency Care
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Kathleen Hidalgo, Pharm.D., M.S., Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Broward Health, Coral Springs, Fla.

Discussion Topics:

  • Role of the ED pharmacist with Zika and other viruses
  • Chronic pain management in the ED 
  • Collaboration with mid-level practitioners in the ED 
  • Building your Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency 
  • Antimicrobial stewardship in the ED

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon H, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Advancing Pharmacy Practice with Technicians
Hosted by the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners
Facilitator:  Jason Bergsbaken, Pharm.D., BCOP, Pharmacy Coordinator, Regional Oncology Services, UW Health, Madison, Wis.

Discussion Topics:

  • Innovative, advanced pharmacy technician roles
  • Advanced certification and training for pharmacy technicians
  • Pharmacy technician career ladders and retention strategies

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon L, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Clinical Leadership
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Linda Gore Martin, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, FASHP, Professor, Social and Administrative Pharmacy (Ret), University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, Laramie, Wyo.

Discussion Topics:

  • Change Makers: Preparing Clinical Leadership
  • Levels of pharmacy clinical leadership
  • Pharmacy clinical leadership on the interdisciplinary team
  • Role of clinical metrics and dashboards

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon G, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: OR/Anesthesiology
Hosted by the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners
Facilitator: Julie Golembiewski, Pharm.D., FASHP, Clinical Pharmacist, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, Chicago, Ill.

Discussion Topics:

  • Diversion prevention of controlled substances 
  • CMS Safe Injection Practices and ISMP IV Push Medication Guidelines
  • Clinical and fiscal conundrums of high-cost drugs

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon F, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Pain Management and Palliative Care
Hosted by the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners
Facilitator: Kashelle Lockman, Pharm.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Hospice & Palliative Care, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Discussion Topics:

  • Impact of CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
  • Outpatient palliative care practice models
  • Personal resilience

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon F, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Anticoagulation
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Jeremy Vandiver, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colo.

Discussion Topics:

  • Direct oral anticoagulants in unique Patient Populations
  • Co-prescribing of Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapies
  • Anticoagulation Reversal:  Shared Experiences
  • Management of Isolated unprovoked venous Thromboembolism

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon G, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Hematology/Oncology
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Marco Martino, Pharm.D., MBA, BCOP, BCPS, Operations Team Lead (Hematology/Oncology), Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

Discussion Topics:

  • USP 800
  • Expanded use of immunotherapy
  • Transitions of care
  • Specialty pharmacy Monitoring
  • CMS Part B Payment Models

Monday, December 5

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Lagoon H, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Ambulatory Care Informatics
Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology
Facilitator: Carol White, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP, CHHIMS, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and Ambulatory Informatics Pharmacist, Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, Tenn.

Discussion Topics:

  • Optimization of technology in specialty pharmacy practice
  • Ambulatory care perspective on transitions of care
  • Landscape of 340B technology implementation and optimization

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room South Seas D, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Home Infusion
Hosted by the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners
Facilitator, Don Filibeck, Pharm.D., MBA, FASHP, National Director, Pharmacy, Option Care, Bannockburn, Ill.

Discussion Topic:

  • New issues and fresh perspectives in the operational, regulatory, and clinical concerns of home infusion essentials

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Banyan B, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Pediatrics/Neonatal/OB
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Peter Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Discussion Topics:

  • Systemic corticosteroids for asthma exacerbations
  • Routine use of probiotics for NEC prevention
  • Sedation and analgesia for critically ill children
  • Use of inhaled antibiotics for infants and children without cystic fibrosis

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Lagoon G, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Reducing Readmissions
Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers
Facilitator: Robert J. Moura, M.S., R.Ph., FMSHP, Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Services, Emerson Hospital, Concord, Mass.

Discussion Topics:

  • Improving transition of care
  • Identifying your patient population
  • Multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Data collection, analysis, and savings

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Lagoon F, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Hosted by the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners
Facilitator: Trisha LaPointe, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice MCPHS University, Boston, Mass., and Pharmacy Instructor Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, Mass.

Discussion Topics:

  • Introducing interprofessional education into your APPE rotation
  • Preceptor development
  • Implementing a layered learning practice model within APPE and residency rotations

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Banyan B, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Women in Pharmacy Leadership
Facilitators: Sharon Murphy Enright, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A., EnvisionChange, LLC, Atlanta, Ga.; Sara J. White, M.S., FASHP, Mountain View, Calif.

Discussion Topics:

  • Connecting with experienced successful women leaders and benefit from their experiences and stories
  • Working successfully in today’s health care environment
  • Working successfully with men and women, and support and sponsorship of other women
  • Integrating personal and career life

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room South Seas J, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Pharmacogenetics and Biomarkers
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Martha Roberts, Pharm.D., BCCCP, Clinical Pharmacist, Kent County Hospital, Warwick, R.I.

Discussion Topics:

  • New definition of sepsis
  • Use of biomarkers in acute kidney injury
  • Pharmacogenetic testing in pediatrics
  • Certificate program for pharmacogenetics

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room South Seas D, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Advice from the Trenches: Building and Sustaining Successful Ambulatory Care Services
Hosted by the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners
Facilitator:  Emily Ashjian, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Discussion Topics:

  • Quality improvement initiatives to support ambulatory care pharmacy services 
  • Billing for ambulatory care pharmacy services 
  • Comprehensive medication management in ambulatory care
  • Specialty pharmacy programs in ambulatory care

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon H, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Clinical Information Systems
Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology
Facilitator:  Jeff Chalmers, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Informatics Manager, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Discussion Topics:

  • Clinical decision support in pharmacogenomics
  • Inpatient care perspective on transitions of care
  • The effect of national healthcare information technology initiatives on current practice

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room South Seas F, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Critical Care
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Phillip Mohorn, Pharm.D., BCCP, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Critical Care, Spartanburg, Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, S.C.

Discussion Topics:

  • Enteral nutrition in patients receiving vasopressors
  • Ketamine for sedation in the ICU
  • Expanding pharmacist’s scope of practice in the ICU

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room South Seas J, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Geriatrics
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator:  Deirdre Pierce, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP, Assistant Professor, St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Rochester, N.Y.

Discussion Topics:

  • Affecting patient attitudes and willingness
  • Proton pump inhibitors use in the elderly
  • Psychoactive medications use in the elderly
  • Medical marijuana in nursing home/assisted living facilities

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Banyan B, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Infectious Diseases
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Brian Potoski, Pharm.D., BCPS, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Discussion Topics:

  • CMS conditions for participation and TJC requirements for hospital-based antibiotic stewardship; insights and discussion points on challenges and opportunities
  • Data analysts in stewardship teams and data/metrics
  • Antibiotic stewardship and the stewardship of rapid diagnostics

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon G, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Nutrition Support
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Phil Ayers, Pharm.D., BCNSP, FASHP, Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Baptist Health Systems, Department of Pharmacy, Jackson, Miss.

Discussion Topics:

  • New in-line filter recommendations for intravenous fat emulsions
  • Functionality of the EHR and the parenteral nutrition process
  • Safe use of multichamber parenteral nutrition products

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon H, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Expanding Pharmacy Services Across Care Transitions
Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers
Facilitator: Rafael Saenz, Pharm.D, M.S., FASHP, Administrator, Pharmacy Services, University of Virginia Health System, and Assistant Dean, VCU School of Pharmacy-UVA Division, Charlottesville, Va.

Discussion Topics:

  • Identifying non-acute care opportunities for pharmacy service expansion
  • Management of pharmacy care issues across the continuum
  • Customer service and the patient experience
  • Providing patients with a  “Pharmacy Home”

Tuesday, December 6

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room South Seas F, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Immunology/Transplant
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Nicole Pilch, Pharm.D., MSCR, BCPS, FAST, Director of Quality and Compliance Transplant Service, Transplant Clinical Specialist, MUSC, Charleston, S.C.

Discussion Topics:

  • Defining and developing PGY2 residency standards for solid organ transplant
  • Collaborative research across organizations
  • Board certification for solid organ transplant

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Lagoon G, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Medication Management Across the Continuum
Hosted by the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners
Facilitator: Brigid Groves, Pharm.D., M.S., Clinical Coordinator, The Kroger Co., Columbus Division, Columbus, Ohio

Discussion Topics:

  • Medication therapy management (MTM) in community and ambulatory settings
  • Opportunity for collaboration between settings through MTM
  • Involvement of ancillary personnel to facilitate MTM communication

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Banyan B, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Pharmacoeconomics/Drug Development
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Karen M. Whalen, B.S.Pharm., BCPS, Drug Information Pharmacist, St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y.

Discussion Topics:

  • Process/policy development for handling in-patient non-formulary medication requests (i.e. New FDA approvals, high cost
  • Strategies for managing inventory and therapeutic interchanges after a drug shortage ends
  • Novel and high-tech delivery systems
  • P&T Committee strategies for inclusions of biosimilars to formulary

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Lagoon H, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Small and Rural Hospitals
Hosted by the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners
Facilitator: Denise C. Fields, Pharm.D., FASHP, Senior Clinical Consultant, Express Scripts, Cummins LiveWell Center, Columbus, Ind.

Discussion Topics:

  • Challenges for meeting regulatory criteria, clinical guidelines, and safety standards
  • Strategies for advancing practice
  • Best practices in overcoming rising costs and shrinking resources challenges

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room South Seas D, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Strategic Planning
Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers
Facilitator: Dominick A. Caselnova III, B.S.Pharm., MHA, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy, Southwest Washington Region, Providence Health and Services, Olympia, Wash.

Discussion Topics:

  • Strategic planning: definition and importance
  • Steps in the strategic planning process
  • Characteristics of a good strategic planning team
  • Effectively moving from planning to implementation

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon H, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Medication Safety
Hosted by the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners
Facilitator: James R. Rinehart, B.S.Pharm., M.S., FASHP, Principal, Winovation Associates LLC, Indianapolis, Ind.

Discussion Topics:

  • Alert fatigue prevention strategies
  • Pharmacist-required medication order review
  • Systematic approaches to updating smart pump drug libraries
  • Pediatric medication safety challenges in the emergency department

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon G, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Ambulatory Care Practice and Billing Outside of the Box
Hosted by the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners
Facilitator: Jessica Skelley, Pharm.D., BCACP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.

Discussion Topics:

  • Revenue streams (Wellness Visits, Chronic Care Management, Transitional Care Management)
  • Telehealth
  • Interdisciplinary team approaches to reducing cost
  • Cost containment

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Banyan B, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Cardiology
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Michael Scalese, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Mobile, Ala.

Discussion Topics:

  • Developments in the management of heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)
  • Antiplatelet considerations for the secondary prevention of ischemic stroke
  • Novel approaches to lowering LDL-C
  • Beta-blocker dose vs. heart rate goal in heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room South Seas F, Level 3, MB SCC
Networking Session: Informatics Professional Development
Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology
Facilitator: Julie Pawola, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, UW Health, Madison, Wis.

Discussion Topics:

  • Status and perceptions of informatics education in current practice
  • Recognition of informatics training and certifications in practice advancements
  • Role of the informatics leader in health systems

Wednesday, December 7

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Lagoon H, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Pharmacy Operations and Automation
Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology
Facilitator: Jonna Fink, Pharm.D., M.S.Pharm., Medication Safety Pharmacist, Veterans Affairs, Marion, Ill.

Discussion Topics:

  • The progress of track-and-trace technology, a year's progress
  • Standardize 4 Safety and the use of smart pump data
  • Automation successes and failures across the enterprise
  • The creative, out-of-the-box use for IV room software

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room Lagoon G, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Primary Care/Pharmacotherapy
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Amy Lugo, Pharm.D., BC-ADM, BCPS, FAPhA, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Formulary Manager, DoD/Defense Health Agency/TRICARE, San Antonio, Texas

Discussion Topics:

  • Pharmacists prescribing practices
  • Sclerostin inhibitor’s role in osteoporosis
  • Utilization of new CHF drugs in practice and changes in treatment strategies for heart failure
  • Antibiotic stewardship

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon H, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Innovation in Pharmacy
Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers
Facilitator: Ashley Purohit, Pharm.D., MBA, Specialty Pharmacy Coordinator, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wis.

Discussion Topics:

  • Innovative pharmacy services developed by leveraging technology and caregiver roles or collaborating with outside companies
  • Innovation centers within organizations and how pharmacy fits in
  • Strategies to foster an innovative culture within your department

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room Lagoon G, Level 2, MB SCC
Networking Session: Psychopharmacy/Neurology
Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Amen T. Ogunmekan, Pharm.D., BCPP, CGP, Clinical Lead Pharmacist-Behavioural Health
Intern Clinical Program Training Coordinator, Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill, Kansas City, Mo.

Discussion Topics:

  • Ketamine use in treatment resistant depression
  • Gabapentin prescribing trends and potential new drug of abuse
  • Monitoring and management of metabolic and cardiovascular side effects for atypical antipsychotics
  • Controversies in managing bipolar disorder
  • Psychotropic treatment options for patients in renal dialysis