5 Key Sessions at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition

The annual conference includes presentations with educational opportunities related to community pharmacies, health system pharmacies, pharmacy law, public health, and more.

Pharmacy Times® will cover the upcoming American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, from March 18, 2022, through March 21, 2022.

The annual meeting includes sessions with educational opportunities about community pharmacies, health system pharmacies, pharmacy law, public health, and more. There are 2 keynote sessions.

The first takes place Saturday, March 19, 2022, with presenters Emmanuel Ayanjoke, PharmD, a pain and palliative care fellow at Cedarville University; Antonio Ciaccia, a senior advisor for the APhA; and Nnodum Iheme, RPh, a home health aide at Ziks Home Healthcare Solutions; who will discuss a more clinical approach to pharmacy.

The second keynote will address finding innovative solutions that make real-world impacts, with presenters Mick Ebeling, founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs, and Nick Trego, associate vice president of CareSource.

Pharmacy Times® will also cover the following sessions, as well as other presentations:

  • On Friday, March 18, 2022, Thomas Franko, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University, will discuss how to dispense naloxone. The session will also cover how to use naloxone, misconceptions, and what role pharmacy technicians can play.
  • On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Stefanie Ferreri, PharmD, a professor at the University of North Carolina, and Daniel Krinsky, owner and president of EduCare4U, will discuss the latest news and updates about OTC medications. They will address products that were added to or removed from the marketplace since 2020, as well as apply emerging evidence to patient case scenarios related to OTC medications.
  • On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Jennifer Adams, PharmD, EdD, FAPhA, FNAP, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor at the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, and Nicki Chopski, PharmD, ANP, executive officer at the Idaho Board of Pharmacy, will discuss how a “just culture” approach can reduce medication errors and improve patient safety. They will define the framework as it relates to pharmacy and pharmacist regulation and the impact of an alternative regulatory approach to reviewing medication errors for both pharmacists and technicians.
  • Meanwhile, in an interview, Meagen Rosenthal, PhD, associate professor at the University of Mississippi, will discuss burnout from a more clinical perspective. She will identify the causes and symptoms, as well as address burnout at the individual, practice, and profession levels.
  • Also check out our interview with Lisa Cordes, PharmD, BCACP, BCOP, an oncology clinical pharmacy specialist at the National Institutes of Health, who will discuss screening recommendations, clinical presentations, and diagnosis of prostate cancer. Additionally, she will identify cancer therapies and opportunities for medication optimization for prostate cancer.

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