Welcome to the Arizona Pharmacy Association’s 2019 Annual Convention at the Westin La Paloma! I hope you will indulge yourself in the resort’s many amenities. The theme of this year’s conference is “Breakthrough to Excellence.” In addition to the continuing education activities, please take time to visit the Exhibit Hall where you will have the opportunity to network and socialize with your colleagues and learn about the latest pharmaceutical products, technology, and services. Come enjoy the food and fun, and visit with all of our exhibitors for a chance to win some great prizes like registration to the 2020 AzPA Annual Convention, AzPA membership, gift cards, and more! We will continue to celebrate the AzPA Awards Luncheon on Sunday afternoon. During this event, we mark the transition of our Association leadership and honor our peers and colleagues. This is a great time to reconnect with old friends and make new acquaintances. We are also offering new and exciting CE opportunities. Join us on Friday morning by attending one of three workshops offered: (APhA) Travel Health Certificate Program, a Statistics Workshop, or the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Workshop. On Saturday, come hear from your AZ Legislators during the Legislative Town Hall. Join your friends and colleagues Saturday evening at a celebration event for all attendees with live music, games, and networking opportunities. We wrap up the convention on Sunday with more great speakers and sessions, as well as welcome new members on the Board of Directors. Thank you to the AzPA CE Committee and Student Track Planning Committee. This year’s outstanding continuing education activities are a testament to their dedication and passion for our profession. Thank you, too, to the AzPA Board of Directors, and Committee members for your hard work and support of the Association and our profession. Last, and certainly not least, I extend my tremendous gratitude to the AzPA staff - Kelly, Cindy E., Cindy Y., Kathy, and Taylor for their assistance. Jessica DiLeo, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP AzPA President 2018-2019
Thank You 2018-2019 AzPA Board of Directors Jessica DiLeo President Keith Boesen Past President Virginia Boomershine President-Elect Jake Schwarz Secretary Lisa Tonrey Treasurer Directors at Large: Jamie von Glahn Aimee Itaaehau Kevin Reger Patrick Hryshko Laura Moore Sienna Miller Amy Kennedy Lanre Kolawole Nancy Costlow Liaisons: Kassie Notbohm University of Arizona Student Chapter Justin Spicer Midwestern University Student Chapter Rick G. Schnellmann Dean, University of Arizona John Murphy Associate Dean, University of Arizona Phoenix Campus Mitch Emerson Dean, Midwestern University Roger Morris Legal Counsel, Quarles and Brady LLC Kelly Fine AzPA Chief Exeutive Officer
Registration Desk Hours Thursday, June 20, 2019 Friday, June 21, 2019 Saturday, June 22, 2019 Sunday, June 23, 2019
7:00am - 5:00pm 6:30am - 5:00pm 6:30am - 5:00pm 6:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Grand Foyer
Welcome to the Westin La Paloma The Westin La Paloma offers a variety of activities for all ages. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit with the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. Stay active and enjoy a full schedule of instructor led classes for your indoor workout needs. Or head outside and challenge yourself to a game of tennis, or enjoy one of our gorgeous pools. Please contact the front desk/concierge team for a list of daily events and activities. Here at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, young visitors have just as much to be excited about as adults do. Our Westin Family Kids Club is a family friendly destination designed for exploration created with kidsâ€™ well-being in mind. Children ages 6 months - 12 years will be immersed in inspired activities, like creative crafts, engaging resort-wide scavenger hunts, active play including dance parties and hitting the courts for tennis, butterfly watching in the Serenity Garden, and even dive-in movies at the pool.
Thank You to:
AzPA On-Site Staff
The Annual Convention Planning Committee & Chair, Virginia Boomershine, for helping plan this yearâ€™s convention.
Kelly Fine Chief Executive Officer
AzPA serves and represents all pharmacy professionals by fostering safe and effective medication therapy, promoting innovative practice, and empowering its members to serve the health care needs of the public.
Resident Volunteers Danielle Thomas Michael Sun Student Volunteers Lindsey Baugham Misty Brannon Austin Githens Kate McCulley Sammantha Meyer Nancy Mendoza Ani Minasian Kassie Notbohm Cindy Ryanto Belle Soyfer Jacey Sims
Cindy Esquer Operations Kathy Harty Continuing Education Cindy Younger Finance Taylor Daly Administrative/ Membership
Vision Empowering pharmacy professionals to optimize patient care.
General Information PLEASE WEAR YOUR NAME BADGE! Please wear your name badge at all times. It identifies you as a participant at the conference and serves as your meal ticket.
ONLINE EVALUATION FORMS Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians wishing to receive CPE MUST complete an evaluation for each activity.
NO SMOKING PLEASE! As a health-conscious association, AzPA has adopted a non-smoking policy at all conferences. If you choose to smoke, we ask that you use the designated areas.
To do so please refer to the instructions provided with your convention registration materials.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES Please be considerate of presenters and other attendees and turn your electronic devices to silent prior to entering the conference rooms. CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Children are welcome to attend the Exhibit Hall functions. Each child (ages 5-18) must be registered and wearing a name badge to enter the Exhibit Hall. See staff to purchase meal tickets. CONVENTION ATTIRE Please dress comfortably! Convention attire, including the Awards Lunch, is resort casual! As a reminder: Conference room temperatures and personal comfort vary widely. Even though it’s summer in Arizona, conference rooms always seem cold, so please bring a sweater. SPECIAL NEEDS/DISABILITIES The AzPA staff strives to meet the special requirements of those with mobility impairments. If you need assistance, please let us know so we can make reasonable accommodations. CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION INFORMATION Please refer to page 15-21 of this program for complete information including ACPE numbers and session information.
The Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
ACPE policy states paper and/or electronic statements of credit may no longer be distributed directly to learners as proof of ACPE credit. The official record of credit may be located in the learner’s e-profile in CPE Monitor®. CE SESSION CODES All participants receiving CE credit must have attended all sessions as indicated on their session tracking form and completed the corresponding session assessment and evaluation for each session attended. CE Session Codes will be announced at the end of each session. CE Session Codes are not printed in the program and will not be given out anywhere else except in the sessions attended. You must have this code to receive CE credit! MEAL TICKETS FOR EXHIBIT HALL AND AWARDS LUNCH All meal functions are included with the price of full-conference registration. Admittance to these functions REQUIRES A TICKET. Please wear your name badge for entrance. Guest and child tickets are available for purchase. DISCLOSURES Financial support for individual education sessions are listed within the on-site program. Faculty disclosures are provided on every program evaluation form. GRIEVANCE POLICY All grievances regarding courses, personnel, or facilities at this conference should be brought to the attention of the AzPA Staff. Every attempt will be made to satisfy the complainant according to the Association’s policies.
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RETAIL SHOP SONORAN I FOYER
SONORAN II FOYER
AZuL RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE
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Reg. Area 2
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Meeting and Banquet Facilities
200A & 208V / 3O / DISCONNECT
FINGER ROCK II FINGER ROCK III
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Phone Elevator MURPHEY OFFICE
AZuL RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE
30A / 1O / 208V DISCONNECT
TERRACE LEVEL PATIO
TERRACE LEVEL FOYER
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BOARD ROOM PATIO
BOARD ROOM FOYER
200A / 3O / 480V DISCONNECT
General Sponsors Platinum ($7,500-$10,000)
The Arizona Pharmacy Association thanks our sponsors for their contributions to the 2019 Annual Convention.
Schedule at a Glance Thursday, June 20th Time
7:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
AzPA Immunization Certificate Program
8:00am - 5:00pm
AzPA Psychiatric Certificate Program
8:00am - 5:00pm
APhA Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Program
5:30pm - 7:00pm
AzPA Board of Directors Meeting
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Welcome Reception (All conference attendees are welcome)
Friday, June 21st
6:30am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 12:00pm
WORKSHOP I: (APhA) Travel Health Certificate Program*+
8:00am - 11:00am
WORKSHOP II: Tiptoe Through the Data; Hands on Practical Statistics & Tips for Busy Practitioners*+
8:00am - 11:30am
WORKSHOP III: Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)
The Future of Pharmacy: How to Use New Technology and Advancements in Existing Technology to Grow and Succeed in the 21st Century of Healthcare
11:30am - 12:30pm
Clinical Controversies in the Management of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Acute Care Settings 12:30pm - 1:30pm
1:45pm - 2:45pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Enhancing Diabetes Care Using Dietary Supplements
An Immunization Update for the Arizona Pharmacist+
PPI Stewardship: When Less is More+
Tuberculosis Control for Pharmacists: Partners in TB Elimination+
New Practitioner Track: When Being Smart is Not Enough: Developing Emotional Intelligence for Professional Success * Separate Registration + Program is for Pharmacists Only
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Empowering the Pharmacist with Telepharmacy Billing for Pharmacists’ Services
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Indigo Grand Ballroom
Preceptors are from Mars, Learners are from Venus+
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Exhibit Hall Dinner
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Reception hosted by Midwestern University
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday, June 22nd Event
6:30am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 7:45am
8:00am - 9:30am
Pharmacy Law Update
8:30am - 9:30am
Student Track: Networking Do’s and Don’ts
9:45am - 11:15am
Legislative Town Hall
Updates on Neutropenic Fever: Addressing Changes in Guidelines and Practice Implementation+
11:30am - 12:30pm
Using PharmAcademic to Meet ASHP Residency Accreditation Standards+ Specialty Pharmacy 101 New Practitioner/Student Track: Effectiveness through Understanding Yourself and Others Around You
Verbena Lantana Grand Ballroom Indigo
11:30am - 2:00pm
Updates to USP 795, 797 and 800: Discussion for the Compounding Pharmacist (includes 30 minute lunch)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Poster Judging 101
Terrace Level Foyer
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall Lunch Buffet
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Therapeutic Application of Medical Cannabinoids
3:45pm - 4:45pm
First, Do No Harm: Review of Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis+
Rx for Change: Ask, Advice, Assess, Assist and Arrange 3:45pm - 5:15pm
From A to Z: Clinical Pearls for Pharmacists+ Student Track: Mock Interviews
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Reception hosted by University of Arizona Past President’s Reception
6:30pm - 7:30pm 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Celebration Event - Casino Night
All conference attendees welcome
+ Program is for Pharmacists Only
Lantana Grand Ballroom Indigo Acacia Cottonwood Pavilion
Sunday, June 23rd Time
6:30am - 2:30pm
7:00am - 7:45am
Town Hall and Breakfast
Adherence and Persistence with Oral Medications: Implications for Pharmacists
Treatment Options for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer+
Clinical Pearls from Genotype Guided Therapy Management+
The Treatment of VTE in Cancer: The Role of DOACs+
8:00am - 9:00am
9:15am - 10:15am
10:30am - 11:30am
Putting â€œYes, Andâ€? to Work: How Using IMPROV Can Promote Communication, Enhance Listening, and Lead to Stronger Teamwork
Managing Adverse Events in the Specialty Pharmacy Setting+
Oncology Pain Management
Biostatistics 101: Back to Basics
Breakthrough to Excellence: Applying the Science of Expertise to Pharmacy+
11:45am - 1:15pm
Eat & Celebrate the Accomplishments of your Peers
1:30pm - 3:00pm
New Drug Update
3:10pm - 4:10pm
Bridging the Therapeutic Gap: Statin Use in Diabetes
+ Program is for Pharmacists Only
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Awards Schedule Thursday, June 20th
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM AzPA Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception
Outstanding Leadership Award Jessica DiLeo
Pharmacy Appreciation Awards Andrea Burns Christine Cassette Sophia Galloway Robert Lipsy Kwyn Morales Roger Morris Alison Sutton
Outgoing Board Members Keith Boesen Aimee (Keller) Itaaehau Laura Moore Kassie Notbohm Kevin Reger Justin Spicer Lisa Tonrey Jamie von Glahn
Corporate Appreciation Awards Cardinal Health Goldwater Institute Pill Pack
Sunday, June 23rd 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Awards Luncheon
Distinguished Young Pharmacist Nicholas Ladziak
Incoming President Virginia Boomershine
Bowl of Hygeia Mark Boesen
Exemplary Patient Care Vi Pham
Technician of the Year Kristen Snair
Excellence in Innovation Emily McGlamery
Pharmacist of the Year Lorri Walmsley
Hall of Fame Ken Baker Michael Blaire George Nicholas Goodman Sue Moravec Carol Rollins Lisa Tonrey
Outgoing President Jessica DiLeo AzPA Fellows Carl Labbe Lorri Walmsley
Pharmacy Leadership Award Virginia Boomershine
AzPA Women's Reproductive Health Certificate Progaram
Continuing Education Session Details
NOTE: Only pharmacist objectives are listed below. Technician objectives will be available on-site. Not all sessions are accredited for technicians; look for UANs ending with “P/T.”
Friday, June 21st 8:00AM-12:00PM: WORKSHOP I
8:00AM-11:30AM: WORKSHOP III (APhA) Travel Health Certificate Program Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Conchetta Lesser, PharmD, BCACP; Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Kelly Fine, RPh, FAzPA Timothy J. Atkinson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE; Objectives: (Pharmacists only) Christopher Gharibo, MD 1. Provide pharmacists with comprehensive Objectives: (Pharmacists only) knowledge, skills, and resources necessary 1. Identify risk factors and vulnerabilities to establish and deliver a successful travel associated with addiction to opioid health service analgesics and provide patient/caregiver 2. Teach pharmacists to identify atcounselling when necessary risk patient populations in need of 2. Discuss the components of an effective preventative and travel care treatment plan, including patient 3. Enhance pharmacists’ ability to effectively interactions, treatment goals, and counsel patients on travel health collaboration within the healthcare team 4. Motivate increased numbers of 3. Analyze the specific benefits and risks pharmacists to establish travel health to initiating non-medication therapies services before utilizing long-term medications ACPE UAN 0202-9999-19-146-L01-P 4. Recognize patients who are candidates for treatment with non-opioid 8:00AM-11:00AM: WORKSHOP II pharmacologic analgesics 5. Explain the decision to initiate longTiptoe Through the Data; Hands on term opioid analgesics, including ER/LA Practical Statistics and Tips for Busy opioids, with consideration to providing Practitioners in-home naloxone Jon Glover, PharmD; 6. Determine when referral to a pain Tim Hartman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE specialist is appropriate for a patient with Objectives: (Pharmacists only) chronic pain 1. Outline the basic elements of a project ACPE UAN 0418-9999-19-001-L05-P and data considerations 2. List the scales of data types and most 11:30AM- 12:30PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS commonly used statistical approach 3. Describe the differences and when to The Future of Pharmacy: How to Use New employ descriptive vs inferential statistical Technology and Advancements in Existing tests Technology to Grow and Succeed in the 21st 4. Define methods to determine Century of Healthcare heterogeneity of data and implications in Adam Chesler, PharmD statistical analyses Objectives: 5. Articulate the differences between 1. Identify advances in technology and how standard deviation, standard error of the it is impacting the delivery of services mean, confidence intervals and values 2. Describe upcoming trends seen in the 6. List the most commonly employed pharmacy industry and how it might parametric and non-parametric tests, and change the practice when to use 3. Describe possible legal barriers to entry 7. Demonstrate a basic understanding of and ramifications of implementation one statistical package by uploading data 4. Recognize the future implications of the and completing at least two parametric safe practice of pharmacy tests ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-008-L04-P/T 8. Using data provided, a trial version of a statistical package, and series Clinical Controversies in the Management of questions, complete an analysis of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in individually or as a small group Acute Care Settings ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-007-L04-P Mark Redell, PharmD; Kimberly Welker, PharmD
Objectives: 1. Review major clinical controversies surrounding data obtained from specific laboratory testing, including procalcitonin, rapid diagnostic testing, and susceptibility testing 2. Recognize the standardized antimicrobial administration ratio (SAAR), why it was developed by the CDC, and how it will be implemented 3. Consult with the ID team on how to apply susceptibility testing when breakpoints do not exist, such as ECOFF values, and how to find these in the literature and world-wide web 4. Describe how to present a business model for your stewardship program 5. Review 5 studies which examine the current role of polymyxins in treatment of gram-negative infections ACPE UAN 0100-0000-009-L04-P/T
Sponsored Lunch Friday, June 21 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch provided by
Visit us in Booth #23 1:45PM-2:45PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS Enhancing Diabetes Care Using Dietary Supplements Beth Zerr, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C; Bernadette Cornelison, PharmD, MS, BCPS Objectives: 1. List dietary supplements commonly used to enhance diabetes care 2. Explain the proposed mechanism of action of dietary supplements in diabetes 3. Evaluate the current evidence supporting or not supporting dietary supplement use in diabetes 4. Identify patient characteristics that would increase the risk of using a dietary supplement as part of diabetes treatment ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-010-L01-P/T An Immunization Update for the Arizona Pharmacist Conchetta Lesser, PharmD, BCACP Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Apply new CDC recommendations for vaccines to current practice
Utilize recent changes in Arizona laws to improve access to vaccines in your practice population 3. Describe how to make strong recommendations for available vaccines ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-011-L06-P 3:00PM-4:00PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS PPI Stewardship: When Less is More Danielle Thomas, PharmD Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Debate the risks of chronic PPI use 2. Compare and contrast PPIs and H2RAs 3. Review current PPI Stewardship Programs 4. Describe a deprescribing method for PPIs ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-012-L01-P Tuberculosis Control for Pharmacists: Partners in TB Elimination Reasol Chino, PharmD, BCACP Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Describe the challenges of TB control globally 2. List therapeutic options for pharmacists 3. Describe the pharmacistâ€™s role as a partner in Tuberculosis elimination ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-013-L01-P New Practitioner Track: When Being Smart is Not Enough: Developing Emotional Intelligence for Professional Success Erin Raney, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP; Bill Bowman BSPharm, PhD, RPh Objectives: 1. Define emotional intelligence and identify its key components 2. Recognize the impact of emotional intelligence upon professional success 3. Describe key behaviors of emotionally intelligent individuals 4. Access your emotional intelligence using an appropriate tool 5. Create an action plan for developing your emotional intelligence ACPE UAN 0100-0000-015-L04-P/T
Exhibit Hall Evening Reception Friday, June 21 5:30pm - 7:00pm Collect 30 stickers from the Vendors for a chance to win!
4:15PM-5:15PM: BREAKOUT SESSION Empowering the Pharmacist with Telepharmacy Jessica Adams, PharmD Objectives: 1. List the different types of telepharmacy and how itâ€™s improving patient care 2. Describe the regulatory environment and what states are doing with rules surrounding telepharmacy 3. Review DEA requirements and the legal process of implementing telepharmacy regulations (or not) ACPE UAN 0100-0000-014-L03-P/T 4:00PM-5:30PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS Billing for Pharmacistsâ€™ Services Speaker Panel: Virginia Boomershine, M.Ed, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, FAzPA; Darren Clonts, PharmD, MBA; Kelly Fine, RPh, FAzPA; Objectives: 1. Describe recent legislative strategies and initiatives surrounding pharmacist billing 2. Describe pharmacist billing opportunities such as Medicare Annual Wellness Exams, Chronic Care Management, Transitions of Care etc. 3. Learn how to apply applicable billing strategies to different practice settings ACPE UAN 0100-0000-054-L04 P/T
Preceptors are from Mars, Learners are from Venus Suzanne Larson, PharmD; Janet Cooley, PharmD Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Describe common pitfalls for miscommunication with learners 2. Develop a plan to help address and improve communication issues with students 3. Describe student perspectives and factors that may influence behaviors on rotation ACPE UAN 0100-9999-19-016-L04-P
Midwestern University Glendale Dessert Reception
Friday, June 21 7:00pm - 8:30pm Murphey
Saturday, June 22nd
8:00AM-9:30AM: GENERAL SESSION I
Identify under-utilized tools in PharmAcademic to meet ASHP 2019 Pharmacy Law Update Residency Accreditation Standards Leah Tinney, JD ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-020-L04-P Objectives: 1. Identify major developments in U.S. Specialty Pharmacy 101 pharmacy law and related fields Jennifer Craig, PharmD 2. Describe the practical ramifications of Objectives: proposed state and national legislative 1. Define a specialty drug initiatives 2. Describe trends in specialty pharmacy 3. Recognize emerging patterns that will 3. Describe the role of specialty pharmacies broadly affect the healthcare profession ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-021-L04-P/T and pharmacy practice ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-017-L03-P/T New Practitioner Track/Student Track: Effectiveness Through Understanding 8:00AM- 9:30AM: Student Track: Yourself and Others Around You Networking Do’s and Don’t’s Jimmy Stevens, PharmD; Note: ACPE credit is not provided Juan Kingsbury, BS Objectives: 9:00AM-2:00PM: POSTER CONTEST 1. Identify your preferred pharmacy environment 9:45AM-11:15AM: GENERAL SESSION II 2. Describe communication strategies for people with different behavior styles Legislative Town Hall: Focus on Public 3. Recognize how to work with other coHealth workers to be most efficient Hear from your Arizona Legislators and state 4. Design interviewing framework to select officials ideal job candidates Objectives: 5. Demonstrate motivation techniques for 1. Evaluate critical legislative issues that will working well in inter-professional teams impact the practice of pharmacy ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-022-L04-P/T 2. Review legislation considered in Arizona that can impact the profession ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-018-L03-P/T 11:30AM – 12:30PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS Updates on Neutropenic Fever: Addressing Changes in Guidelines and Practice Implementation Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCOP, FAzPA, FASHP Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Evaluate updates on Neutropenic Fever Guidelines 2. Summarize clinical studies for Biosimilar use in Neutropenic Fever treatment and prophylaxis 3. Describe implementation of an outpatient Neutropenic Fever regimen ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-019-L01-P Using PharmAcademic to Meet ASHP Residency Accreditation Standards Dawn Gerber, PharmD, CGP, FASCP Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Identify commonly cited critical factors during ASHP residency accreditation surveys 2. Identify strategies to documentation of feedback to meet ASHP Residency Accreditation Standards 3. Improve quality of documented feedback to meet ASHP Residency Accreditation
Exhibit Hall Lunch Buffet
Saturday, June 22 12:30pm - 2:00pm Pavilion
11:30AM-2:00PM: ROUNDTABLE (Includes 30 minute lunch break) Updates to USP 795, 797, and 800: Discussion for the Compounding Pharmacist Facilitator: Dana Reed-Kane PharmD, FIACP, FACA, NFPPhC, FCP Objectives: 1. Discuss and assess the impact of recent updates to USP <795> to non-sterile compounding practices 2. Discuss and assess the impact of recent updates to USP <797> to sterile compounding practices 3. Understand and implement changes to beyond use dates, environmental monitoring guidelines 4. Understand the impact of USP <800> on Arizona compounding pharmacists ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-053-L07 P/T
2:00PM-3:30PM: GENERAL SESSION III Therapeutic Applications of Medical Cannabinoids Todd W. Vanderah, PhD Objectives: 1. List different types of cannabinoids and hydrocarbons that are found in Medical Marijuana 2. Recognize medical marijuana and select cannabinoid compounds (e.g., CB1, CB2 and CBD agonists) that are used medicinally 3. Describe the use of cannabinoids as a family of compounds that vary in their activity 4. Direct patients to pharmacists to answer patient/community questions about the future use of cannabinoids alone and in combination with other medications including opioids ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-046-L01-P/T 3:45PM-4:45PM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS First, Do No Harm: Review of Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis Dawn Gerber, PharmD, CGP, FASCP Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Describe Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis 2. Describe the impact of Parkinson’s Disease psychosis on patients and caregivers 3. Compare and contrast the adverse effect profiles of available antipsychotics in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease psychosis ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-023-L01-P 3:45PM-5:15PM Rx for Change: Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange Jing Li, PharmD, BCPS Objectives: 1. Identify patients with commercial tobacco addictions and offer services available to help patient quit 2. Identify the elements of dependency contributing to the addiction and abuse of commercial tobacco products 3. Compare a brief intervention to an intensive intervention for smoking cessation ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-024-L01-P/T 3:45PM-5:15PM From A to Z: Clinical Pearls for Pharmacists Jacob Schwarz, PharmD, BCODP, BCCCP, BCPS; Peter Forni, PharmD; Charles M. Reyer, PharmD; and mentored student presenters Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Evaluate clinical scenarios or “clinical pearls” that might not be widely known or published 2. Apply novel Clinical practice options for
Patient care in various health settings Value medication management strategies in difficult or controversial patient care situations 4. Assemble clinical information that can be applied to applicable work settings ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-025-L04-P 3.
Student Track: Breakthrough to Excellence in Advancing Students to Practitioners: A Mock Interview Session** Objectives: 1. Recognize the value of participating in mock interviews 2. Identify ways to promote personal and professional development 3. Empower future colleagues with tools and resources to be successful ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-047-L04-P ** Must register in advance
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Reception
Saturday, June 22nd 5:30pm - 6:30pm Acacia
Past President's Reception Sponsored by
Saturday, June 22nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm Cottonwood
Music, Games, and Networking
Saturday, June 22nd 8:00pm - 10:00pm Pavilion 19
Sunday, June 23rd 8:00AM-9:00AM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS Adherence and Persistence with Oral Medications: Implications for Pharmacists Carolyn Parton, PharmD Objectives: 1. Explain the impact of the increase in oral cancer therapies on the pharmacist regarding patient care management 2. Define adherence and persistence 3. Review the clinical outcomes associated with medication non-adherence 4. Identify strategies and resources pharmacists can use to help improve adherence and persistence ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-036-L04-P/T Treatment Options for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Mark Harmon, PharmD, CSP Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Recognize the impact Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) has on the general population 2. Describe clinical presentation of NSCLS 3. Identify risks of NSCLC 4. Describe recent studies and the impact they have on treatment options and outcomes for NSCLC ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-027-L01-P Clinical Pearls from Genotype Guided Therapy Management Adrijana Kekic, PharmD, BCACP Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Recognize impact of genetic variations on medication response 2. Navigate and interpret pharmacogenomics results 3. Integrate PGx knowledge in your clinical practice ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-028-L04-P 9:15AM-10:15AM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS The Treatment of VTE in Cancer: The Role of DOACs Marti Larriva, PharmD, BCPS Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Choose appropriate anticoagulation for treatment of VTE in the cancer patient 2. Identify cancer patients who are candidates for DOAC therapy 3. Compare and contrast the strength of data supporting the use of each DOAC in the cancer patient ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-029-L01-P Putting “Yes, And” to Work: How Using IMPROV Can Promote Communication, Enhance Listening, and Lead to Stronger Teamwork Cory Jenks, PharmD, BCPS
Objectives: 1. List the core tenets that make improv a useful tool for working in healthcare 2. Describe how the guiding principles of improv can enhance healthcare communication 3. Identify how improv fundamentals can foster an environment of collaboration and teamwork ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-030-L04-P/T Managing Adverse Events in the Specialty Pharmacy Setting Carrie Bader, PharmD Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Recognize the pharmacist’s role in postmarketing surveillance 2. Discuss common adverse events with oral oncology agents 3. Apply management strategies for top reported adverse events in your practice setting 4. Establish patient touchpoints for managing adverse events in your practice setting 5. Analyze data on adverse event trends ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-037-L04-P 10:30AM-11:30AM: BREAKOUT SESSIONS Oncology Pain Management Logan Cast, PharmD Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Describe cancer pain fundamentals 2. Describe cancer pain treatment options and patient considerations 3. Identify patient perceptions of pain and barriers to proper pain management 4. Explain the pathophysiology and presentation of different types of cancer pain ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-031-L01-P Biostatistics 101: Back to Basics Bernadette Cornelison PharmD, MS, BCPS; Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS Objectives: 1. Identify the primary and secondary outcomes in a study 2. Discuss power, why it matters, and how it’s calculated 3. Assess appropriateness of statistical testing used based off the type of variables being studied 4. Compare and contrast an intent to treat and per protocol study population 5. Evaluate statistical and clinical significance of a study 6. Provide an interpretation of the results based off the information presented ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-032-L04-P/T
Breakthrough to Excellence: Applying the Science of Expertise to Pharmacy Stephen Perona, PharmD, BCPS Objectives: (Pharmacists only) 1. Differentiate between an experienced and an expert clinician 2. Apply the concept of purposeful practice to the development of expertise in clinical pharmacy practice 3. Describe the importance of using a mental model during critical thinking 4. Devise a personal strategy to obtain regular feedback on the outcomes of your patients ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-033-L04-P 1:30PM-3:00PM: GENERAL SESSION IV New Drug Update Robert Lipsy, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP, FAzPA Objectives: 1. Recommend appropriate drugs and biologics for the treatment of unique patients 2. Compare and contrast new therapies with existing standards of care 3. Recognize common adverse reactions for new therapeutic entities ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-034-L04-P/T 3:10PM-4:10PM: GENERAL SESSION V
Describe strategies to combat most common prescriber statin resistance 3. Describe strategies to combat most common patient statin resistance 4. Practice patient and provider statin value discussion (i.e. strong recommendations) ACPE UAN 0100-0000-19-035-L01-P/T
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Bridging the Therapeutic Gap: Statin Use in Diabetes Kimberly Smith, PharmD; Andrea Cole, PharmD Objectives: 1. Apply 2019 ADA and 2018 ACC/AHA recommendations to guide appropriate statin therapy in diabetic patients
AzPA 2019 Convention Speakers Speaker biographies are listed in alphabetical order. Jessica Adams, PharmD received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and has been practicing pharmacy for almost 10 years. She has experience as a staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager and has held positions at the district and corporate level as an immunization trainer and MTM community lead. Through her immunization and MTM experience, Jessica has grown to have a passion for expanding the scope of the pharmacist in order to practice at the top of their license. She recently transitioned to a role in regulatory affairs with TelePharm, a Cardinal Health Company. In her free time, Jessica enjoys reading, spending time with friends and being outdoors. Timothy J. Atkinson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE is a Clinical Pharmacy Pain Specialist and federal employee in a regional referral pain clinic near Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Atkinson specializes in complex and high-risk pain medication management through direct patient care and electronic consult services. He is a Residency Director for a PGY-2 Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency program and a strong advocate for the expansion of clinical pharmacists with expertise in collaborative drug therapy management specific to pain management. Dr. Atkinson is the owner of Vanguard Pain Management Consulting where he advises clients in managed care and the pharmaceutical industry. Among these activities, he serves as a clinical product advisor for axialHealthcare where he develops evidence-based methods for monitoring opioid use for managed care. Carrie Bader, PharmD has spent the first 20 plus years of her healthcare career in dentistry. Her passion for research and compassion for patients drove her to attend pharmacy school where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. She worked for the Poison Control Center while attending pharmacy school. Her current practice is with Avella Specialty Pharmacy as a Research Pharmacist primarily conducting Clinical Trials (Phase I and II), designing clinical trials, writing and amending protocols, and compounding medications. Virginia Boomershine, PharmD, MEd, BCACP, CDE, FAzPA received her PharmD degree from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale and since then has held various pharmacy positions which have enabled her to promote ambulatory pharmacy services. Currently, Dr. Boomershine is the Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services at Banner Health where she provides strategic and operational guidance and oversight for all ambulatory clinical pharmacy services and leads the development of operational support services for the ambulatory environment. She is also the residency program director for Banner Health’s PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residency. Bill J Bowman, B.Pharm., Ph.D., R.Ph. received his BS in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences and his PhD in Pharmaceutics from the University of the Science in Philadelphia, where he also completed a oneyear postdoctoral fellowship. In 2002, he joined the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Bowman has also served as a co-advisor for MWU-CPG’s chapter of the APhA - Academy of Student Pharmacists since 2004 and a cocoordinator for MWU-CPG’s Student Leadership Development Program since 2015. Dr. Bowman has been an active member of several professional and research organization, including AACP, APhA, AAPS, AzPA, and Sigma Xi.
Convention Speakers azpa AzPA 20192019 convention speakers Logan Cast, PharmD is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and has worked at Avella Specialty Pharmacy for two years. After initially working on an opioid management program and assisting with literature reviews and research projects, he has settled into the managed care department in a payer contracting role. Logan resides in Orlando, Florida, where he enjoys fishing and the humidity, and has proudly brought rain to Arizona over 6 consecutive trips (and counting!).
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Adam Chesler, PharmD, MBA is currently the Director of Regulatory Affairs for Cardinal Health, Treasurer-elect for the Texas Pharmacy Association, and has more than 15 years of experience in pharmacy including positions as VP of Operations for TelePharm, Director of Strategic Alliances for PTCB, and Manager roles with Walgreens and Target. Adam was appointed to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy Task Force on Pharmacy Technician Practice, the Texas E-Health Committee, is on the board of the Texas E-Health Alliance, and has testified before state legislatures in support of advancing the Pharmacy Profession. He is a graduate of the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science, and also earned a doctorate degree in Pharmacy and a Masters in Business Administration CDR Reasol A. Chino, PharmD, BCACP received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and has been a Registered Pharmacist for 13 years. CDR Chino joined the US Public Health Service in 2009 and has served in multiple agencies including the Food and Drug Administration as a Senior Regulatory Review Officer and Indian Health Service as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist and Quality Assurance Pharmacist. She currently serves as the Director of Outpatient Pharmacy Services and as collateral duty serves as the TB Control Pharmacist, working alongside medical providers and nurses. Darren Clonts, PharmD, MBA is a Clinical Pharmacist with Cigna Medical Group (CMG) and actively participates in the management of diabetic patients via a collaborative practice arrangement. Darren received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy. In 2015, he received his Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, School of Business. Darren is an active member of the Arizona Pharmacy Association. His professional interests include collaborative practice arrangements, Lean Six Sigma process improvement, and value based payment models, such as accountable care organizations and Medicare Advantage, and how pharmacists fit into the equation. He also enjoys hiking/fishing, sports and spending time with his family. Andrea Cole, Pharm.D., BCACP is a Pharmacy Manager and trainer for the Medication Synchronization Department with Fry’s Pharmacy (Kroger), as well as the Residency Program Director for Fry’s and Midwestern University PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program. She has 10 years of experience in direct patient care and clinical services with an expertise and passion in improving patient care through quality measurements. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Doctorate of Pharmacy. Andrea also serves as a mentor in the mentor connection program and preceptor for pharmacy students at the University of Arizona and Midwestern University.
Convention Speakers azpaAzPA 20192019 convention speakers Janet Cooley, PharmD is the Director of Experiential Education at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. In addition to this role, she is the Associate Director of Interprofessional Education for the College. Janet received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. In 2014, she won the Clinical Science Educator of the year and just recently in 2017, she was awarded the AACP New Investigators Award. Janet is the course coordinator for Preparation for Rotations and the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Additionally, she co-coordinated the Self-Care Therapeutics Course. She is involved in preceptor education, interprofessional education, and curriculum development and assessment. Bernadette Cornelison, PharmD, MS, BCPS is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and currently practices as at the Banner Alvernon Family Medicine Clinic where she serves as the clinic pharmacist for 28 medical residents and 12 attendings. She is the PGY2 Family Practice Preceptor for pharmacy residents and APPE students. Bernadette graduated with her undergrad degree from the University of New Mexico and went on to pursue her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arizona. She completed a PGY1/2 Health System Administration residency at Hennepin County Medical Center and received her M.S. in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. Jennifer Craig, PharmD is the Sr Manager of Clinical Services with Banner Specialty Pharmacy. She is involved in developing workflows, standardization and clinical services for the four specialty pharmacy locations within Banner Health. Jennifer has developed Bannerâ€™s clinical utilization management workflow and processes, which have been instrumental in reporting back cost savings for our patients and payers. Her professional interests include improving patient outcomes, pharmacy services, patient care services and education. She is involved in the Excelera outcomes task force committee and the co-chair of the Excelera clinical committee. She is a certified specialty clinical pharmacist and received her PharmD from the Midwestern College of Pharmacy in 2009. Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS is an assistant professor with the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy and a clinical assistant professor with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine. After completing PGY1 and PGY2 residency training with the University of Arizona, Dr. Edwards worked as a clinical pharmacist in the emergency department of Banner University Medical Center Tucson, then as a senior manager of clinical pharmacy services with Banner University Medical Center Tucson for several years before moving into a faculty role with the University of Arizona. Dr. Edwards is a strong advocate for evidence based practice and is currently pursuing advanced training in biostatistics and clinical trial design. Kelly Fine, RPh, FAzPA joined AzPA as CEO in October 2011. A graduate of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, she came to Arizona in 2001. Prior to her position with AzPA, Kelly was a Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Residency Program Director for a major grocery chain where she was responsible for patient care programs including immunizations, medication therapy management, community health fairs, summer internships, and in-store screening services. Kelly served as the 2010-2011 President of AzPA and has served on the Board of Directors in various capacities since 2006. In 2013 she was named an AzPA Fellow. Kelly is also a preceptor and adjunct faculty at Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy Glendale and the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy.
Convention Speakers azpa AzPA 20192019 convention speakers Peter Forni, RPh graduated from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy in 1973. He completed a senior hospital pharmacy residency at UCSF in 1974 and an advanced residency in 1975 at UCSF/San Francisco General Clinical Pharmacology. He was on clinical faculty at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy in 1975 and on the clinical faculty at UCSF in 2008. He was involved in starting electronic information services and was a licensed drug manufacturer for special packaging. He has extensive experience with regulatory compliance. Today he provides education to seniors on the safe use of medications through Americorps. Dawn Knudsen Gerber, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University, received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University and residency in Pharmacy Practice at the Creighton University Medical Center. Dr. Gerber is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and recognized as a Fellow of ASCP and practices at Banner Health Center. She established a Medication Therapy Management Clinic and provides service to the Banner Geriatric Medical Fellowship Multidisciplinary Rounds. She teaches geriatric pharmacotherapy topics and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She held geriatric leadership positions with ASCP, ASHP, and AzPA. She is a Pharmacy Residency Accreditation Practitioner Surveyor with ASHP. Christopher Gharibo, MD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, as well as Orthopedics, at the NYU School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of Pain Medicine at NYU Langone Hospitals Center. Dr. Gharibo obtained his medical doctorate from Rutgers Medical School and completed his anesthesiology residency at NYU Medical Center. He served his pain medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds subspecialty certification in pain medicine. He has acute pain experience with system-wide use of interventional techniques in combination with non-opioids and opioids as part of multimodal acute pain management pathways. Jon Glover, PharmD graduated with his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Arizona, and completed his residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has worked in managed care, the DoD, the Veterans Affairs System, and currently serves as a Medical Outcomes Specialist with Pfizer Medical Affairs. He serves in an analytics role in project design and implementation with other colleagues and supports real word data collection using various forms of electronic claims data, as well as electronic medical record information, and analyses in a number of therapeutic areas. He also supports the Arizona Colleges of Pharmacy, as an adjunct clinical assistant professor, in support of students and pharmacy residents, including projects/training in project design and statistics. Mark Harmon, PharmD received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale, and completed a residency with Walgreens and MWU-G. His current practice is with Avella Specialty Pharmacy where he is the Lead Clinical Pharmacist, overseeing a team of nurses and pharmacists that run patient care, multiple adherence programs, and clinical teaching to other pharmacists in Avella. He also manages clinical outreach and patient management services for Avellaâ€™s oncology patient population. Mark has served on the Specialty Pharmacy Certificate Board since 2018.
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Convention Speakers azpa AzPA 20192019 convention speakers Tim Hartman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPHIMS received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona and completed his Pharmacy Practice and Primary Care Residencies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Texas Tech Schools of Pharmacy. He has worked as a clinical pharmacist for the departments of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Infectious Disease. Dr. Hartman focused on management of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, HIV/AIDs, and smoking cessation. He joined Pfizer in January 2000 as a Clinical Education Consultant for the Colorado. Dr. Hartman has cofacilitated a statistics application course for pharmacists for 10 years. Cory Jenks, PharmD, BCPS earned his PharmD from the University of South Carolina, completed a PGY1 residency at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, and holds board certifications in Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care. He currently practices as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Southern Arizona VA. Cory started on his improv comedy journey in 2014, and since then has coached, performed, and taught improv everywhere from a street corner on 4th avenue in Tucson, to the bright lights of Arizona Stadium. When not working, Cory enjoys playing racquetball, basketball and golf, exploring the science of disease management through lifestyle, and is currently earning his Master’s in “Dad Jokes” with the help of his son, Jacob. Adrijana Kekic, PharmD, BCACP is an Assistant Program Director of Education, Outpatient Pharmacy at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. She is active in clinical care, research and lecturing and has been involved in development of pharmacogenomics services and education. Dr. Kekic earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University and is board certified ambulatory care pharmacist through Board Pharmacy Specialties and a member of BPS Ambulatory Care Committee. She holds a certification in Pharmacogenomics from University of Florida College of Pharmacy and is pursuing a Genomic Medicine certification from Stanford University. Adrijana has served as an adjunct faculty at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy and an instructor, preceptor and residency preceptor at Mayo School of Medical Science. She is involved with several pharmacogenomics research projects and studies in palliative care, transplant care, anesthesia and cardiology. She sits on Pharmacogenomics Task Force at Mayo Clinic. Juan Kingsbury, BS Leaders have relied on Juan Kingsbury’s insights into the how and why of people at work. Juan began work with the global TTI Success Insights® network specializing in training-the-trainer, team building workshops and hiring ideal talent. With a background in talent analytics, Juan works with teams and individuals to turn self and peer awareness into opportunities. In 2013 Juan founded Career Blindspot to work with mission obsessed leaders and working with their hiring manager and support teams to focus on alignment with the work that matters most. Juan is a Phoenix native, alum of Glendale Community College, Arizona State University, wherein he is a career coach for select Barrett The Honors College scholars; as well as Disney World. Marti Larriva, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP serves as an instructor for the University of Arizona’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and is a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ. She teaches pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics and oncology. Dr. Larriva is a member of the Arizona Pharmacy Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Hematology Oncology Pharmacist Association.
Convention Speakers azpa AzPA 20192019 convention speakers Suzanne Larson, PharmD is the Director of Experiential Education at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona (2011 – present). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University. In 2015, she was included in a group of educators that was awarded the Award of Excellence in Experiential Education Award by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Larson currently serves as the course coordinator for all Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences, as well as one didactic course, Introduction to Pharmacy Practice. She is regularly involved in organizing, facilitating, and teaching various local preceptor development workshops. Her interests include preceptor development and quality in Experiential Education. Conchetta Lesser, Pharm.D., BCACP is a 2002 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and currently serves as both the Corporate Pharmacy Trainer and the Residency Program Director for Albertsons’ Companies. As a long time pharmacist dedicated to public health in the community, she is a strong advocate for full routine vaccination and appropriate vaccination when travelling abroad.
Jing Li, PharmD, BCPS, cTTS is the Specialty Pharmacy Manager and Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Indian Health Service. Dr. Li graduated with Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy-Boston and joined the United States Public Health Service as a pharmacy student with the Commissioned Officer Student Externship Program. Dr. Li started her PHS and pharmacist career with the Bureau of Prisons at FCI Terminal Island, California and later joined the Indian Health Service. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and trained in multiple levels in tobacco cessation certifications and certified as an Instructor in all levels of tobacco cessation certifications. Dr. Li served as the PIMC Pharmacy-based Tobacco Cessation Clinic Co-Director from 2009-2015. For the last decade, she plays an active role in assisting the Surgeon General’s priority initiative in tobacco cessation work and is currently the Co-Chair of USPHS Nicotine Cessation Services Access Workgroup assist in providing evidence-based tobacco cessation resources. Robert Lipsy, PharmD, FASHP, BCACP, FAzPA is the Senior Clinical Pharmacist at the Medication Management Center and Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona. Dr. Lipsy has over 40 years of experience in academics, hospital, managed care, and medication therapy management. He is a fellow of the American Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists and in 2001, was awarded the Elias Schlossberg Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arizona Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Lipsy is also a fellow of the Arizona Pharmacy Association and a member of the association’s Hall of Fame. Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS is the Clinical Coordinator of Hematology/Oncology at The University of Arizona Cancer Center and the Director of Supportive Oncology Research Trials at The University of Arizona Cancer Center. He currently serves as Secretary of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and he has been actively involved with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) currently serving as the Chair for the SAG on Emerging Sciences and serves on the AzPA legislative affairs committee.
Convention Speakers azpa AzPA 20192019 convention speakers Carolyn Parton, PharmD is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Avella Specialty Pharmacy. She graduated from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy in 2018 and traded the wintery snow storms for sunshine in Phoenix, AZ. During her PGY1 residency, she completed a research project studying the effects of a smart pill bottle on patient adherence and persistency.
Stephen Perona, PharmD, BCPS graduated from the University of Arizona College Of Pharmacy, and then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System where he was the recipient of the Resident of the Year Award. He has been a member of AzPA since 2006 and has served as an author for the Arizona Journal of Pharmacy, a speaker at AzPA meetings, and as a member of the Executive Committee for the Health System Academy. In 2012, he was selected by AzPA as the Distinguished Young Pharmacist. Stephen is currently practicing as an Emergency Department Pharmacist and Residency Program Director for the PGY2 – Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Program at Northwest Medical. Erin Raney, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona and completed pharmacy practice and ambulatory care specialty residencies at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals. Her initial faculty appointment was with VCU School of Pharmacy in the area of community pharmacy practice. In her current position as Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, she practices as a clinical pharmacist at Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic providing disease management services in collaboration with family medicine physicians. She is the co-coordinator of the Student Government Association Student Leadership Development Program and a member of APhA, ASHP, ACCP, AADE and AzPA. Mark A. Redell, BS, PharmD received his Bachelor of Science in medical and environmental microbiology from California State University Long Beach followed by 3 years as a graduate candidate in microbial biochemistry. Mark entered the University of Southern California in 1980 as a PharmD/PhD candidate and worked 3 years in Pharmaceutical Science designing liposomal drug delivery systems for ocular medicines. He obtained a PharmD degree followed by a clinical residency in infectious diseases and critical care medicine. Mark served as the Division Chair for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Research at a 5-hospital system in southern California from 1987 to 2000 and served as a medical science liaison for Optimer Pharmaceuticals and OrthoMcNeil Pharmaceutical in their anti-infective drug development programs. Mark is currently Vice-President, Medical Affairs, Melinta Therapeutics.
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Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, NFPPhC, FCP, FACA, FIACP is a pharmacist and co-owner of Reed’s Compounding Pharmacy. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, and is a fourth generation pharmacist. She is the creator, founder, co-owner of Reeds’s Compounding Pharmacy. Dr. Reed-Kane specializes in men’s and women’s health. She speaks both nationally and internationally to both lay and health care professionals on topics such as menopause, PMS, infertility, osteoporosis and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She obtained accreditation as a Creighton Model Fertility Care Practitioner and Pharmacists Consultant through the Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in association with Creighton University
Convention Speakers azpa AzPA 20192019 convention speakers Charles M. Reyer, PharmD is a Transitions of Care/Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott. Dr. Reyer graduated from Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy – Glendale, completed an ASHP PGY-1 residency at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center, and earned an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider certificate from the American Heart Association. Dr. Reyer’s clinical areas of expertise are Transitions of Care, Emergency Medicine, and Cardiology, and he holds positions on various hospital committees and projects. When not practicing pharmacy, Dr. Reyer enjoys exploring the outdoors, fishing the local lakes, and star-gazing the Northern Arizona sky Jacob Schwarz, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS graduated from the University of Arizona-College of Pharmacy in 2010 and then went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency in Lakeland, FL. Jake returned back to Phoenix and practiced at Phoenix Children’s Hospital prior to taking his position at Yuma Regional Medical Center. Along the way Jake has attained board certifications in Pharmacotherapy, Critical Care, and Infectious Diseases. Jake is the PGY-1 Residency Program Director and Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at Yuma Regional Medical Center. Jake serves on a number of hospital committees as well as cochair of the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee. Jake was also elected to the AzPA Board of Directors in 2016 as the Southwest District Chair, and currently serves on the board as Secretary. Kimberly Smith, PharmD is a Pharmacy Practice Coordinator with Fry’s Pharmacy. Prior to this role, Kimberly served as a pharmacy manager for 10 years and part-time Pharmacy Practice Coordinator for 2 years in community practice. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the pharmacy profession, she worked in industry for 10 years in cancer diagnostics. Kimberly has a passion for assisting other pharmacy professionals in preparing for and adapting to changes in our dynamic practice environment. She is involved in precepting University of Arizona APPE students, Quality Improvement projects, & 4th year research projects. Jimmy Stevens, PharmD is the managing pharmacist at Sun Pharmacy. After graduating from the Danielle K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii, Jimmy worked as a staff pharmacist at a retail pharmacy for several years learning and developing managerial skills from his mentors and fellow pharmacists. He strives to not only have a well performing team, but also a team that has great communication, is motivated, and has job satisfaction. This has led Jimmy to pursue personal and employee development methods to grow his team, as well as himself. Jimmy’s passion is to learn, teach, and share this knowledge so that others can develop as complete leaders. Leah Tinney, JD is a member of Quarles & Brady, LLP firm’s Health Law Practice Group. Her practice includes assisting providers, pharmacies, and prescription drug distributors with regulatory compliance and transactional matters. Specifically, Leah advises health care entities in the following areas: Provider licensure and scopes of practice, False Claims, Anti-Kickback, and Stark laws, State and Federal controlled substance reporting, Telemedicine and telepharmacy regulations, and Healthcare antitrust issues. She also has experience working with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Prior to joining the firm, Leah drafted policy statements and grantcompliance documents for health-related nonprofits. She has also volunteered at local Arizona charities that relate to her health care practice.
Convention Speakers azpa AzPA 20192019 convention speakers Danielle Thomas, PharmD earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Thomas is currently completing a PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Thomas is involved with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Her interests include geriatric pharmacotherapy, transitions of care, and medication safety.
Todd Vanderah, PhD is Head and Professor of Pharmacology, and is a Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine, in Tucson. His research interests include mechanisms of cancer pain, neuronal integration in pain pathways, neurochemical release during conditions of neuropathy, neuronal plasticity, addiction, cannabinoid & opioid receptor pharmacology, as well as the discovery of novel targets for new medications. His recent research details how select cannabinoids can act synergistically with opioids to inhibit chronic pain while blocking the opioidinduced rewarding behavior and decrease opioid-induced respiratory depression. He is the Principle Investigator on multiple research grants, has authored over 170 original research articles, 3 Human Neuroscience books and one Pharmacology book. He has taught in the medical school for over 20 years and earned over 25 teaching awards. Kimberly Halton Welker, PharmD is a clinical infectious disease pharmacist at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center (MGMC) in Gilbert, Arizona. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Midwestern University College of PharmacyGlendale and completed an American Society of Health System Pharmacists accredited residency at Primary Childrenâ€™s Medical Center (Intermountain Healthcare) in Salt Lake City, Utah. She completed an Infectious Disease specialty residency with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Cardinal Health in Houston, Texas. Kimberly accepted her current position at Mercy Gilbert in 2010. She is passionate about antimicrobial stewardship and medication safety. Beth Zerr, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. After graduating she completed a PGY1 residency at Lake Region Healthcare and North Dakota State University. Dr. Zerr is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Phoenix campus. She also provides clinical pharmacy services at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix Family Medicine and Internal Medicine clinics.
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2020 AzPA Annual Convention June 11-14, 2020 Arizona Grand Resort & Spa Phoenix, AZ
The AzPA CE Committee is calling for presenters/ writers to submit their suggested ideas for our upcoming events and publications. The deadline for submissions are as follows: 2019 Fall Conference (September 14, 2019) Deadline to submit June 30, 2019 Spring Clinical Conference (February 22-23, 2020) Deadline to submit September 30, 2019 2020 Annual Convention (June 11-14, 2020) Deadline to submit October 31, 2019 CE Journal Articles | On Demand/Live Webinars Ongoing
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