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    All meetings and events are open to all attendees unless otherwise indicated. Schedule is subject to change.

 

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Thursday, September 19th

 

8:30 AM to 5:15 PM

Snowflake

CE: Substance Abuse Disorder: Identification and Referral Part II

Presented by: Janet K. Astle, BS, Pharm, EdD; Jane E. Cavanaugh, PhD;Holly Lassila, DrPH, MSEd, RPh, LPC

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2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Golf Outing

Seven Springs Mountain Resort Golf Club
Proceeds benefit PPA's Educational Foundation and PharmPAC. Golf Tee Sponsorship Coordinated by RDC. Click Here to Register!

Friday, September 20th

 

 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

 

 

 PC2: Special Programming

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9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Chestnut

CE: Delivering Enhanced Patient Care 2 (PPCN Live Training)

Presented by: Brandon Antinopoulos, PharmD, Trainer, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network

Open only to CMMC members who have completed the online training.  Click Here to Register

 

9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Fox Den

CE: You made it through DSME Accreditation!! Now What?

Presented by: Jonathan G. Marquess, PharmD, CDE, FAPhA

 

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Evergreen

Top TIER

Open only to Top TIER members

 

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Hemlock

PPCN Board Meeting

Open to board members and invitees only

 

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Alpine Room

 Lunch

Join fellow attendees and grab a quick bite before your next session!

 

1:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Fox Den

 


PPCN Special Session

CE: Enhanced Services Evolution: Transcribing and Translating your Pharmacy's DNA

Presented by: Stephanie McGrath, PharmD, Executive Director of Network Operations, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network

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2:20 PM to 3:20 PM

Dogwood

CE: Novel Treatments for Orphan Diseases: A Promising Future

Presented by:Lauren Megargell, PharmD, Director of Clinical Services, Performrx and Amanda Williams, PharmD, Clinical Market Intelligence Pharmacist, Performrx

3:40 PM to 4:40 PM

Wintergreen

CE: The Importance of CBD in the New Healthcare Paradigm

Presented by: Meroeh Rabieifar, PharmD, Chief Formulator and Owner, PharmaCanna, LLC.

2:10 PM to 3:40 PM

Hemlock

Health Policy Committee Meeting

Open to committee members- other conference attendees may observe

 

 3:40 PM to 4:40 PM

Hemlock

 Independent Owner's Forum

Join fellow independent pharmacy owners for an opportunity to share ideas and discussion on hot topics.

 

3:45 PM to 4:50 PM

Hemlock

Education Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

Board members, ambassadors and guests only.

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Dogwood

CE: Digital Health 101: Tools for Pharmacy and Genomics

Presented by: Kyle McCormick, PharmD, Director of Patient Care, Gatti Pharmacy and Ravi Patel, PharmD, Lead Innovation Advisor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

 

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Miniature Golf

 The PPAEF Masters -Miniature Golf Tournament

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6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Chestnut

Past Presidents of PPA and PPAEF Reception

Open to PPA and Foundation Past Presidents and their spouse/guest members only

 

 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Evergreen

New Practitioner Reception

Open to residents and new practitioners (class of 2013 or newer) and their spouse/guests.  Students graduating in 2020 are welcome to attend beginning at 6:30 PM.

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Grand Ballroom

Welcome Reception & Dinner in Exhibit Hall

Enjoy some dinner and  drinks, then mix and mingle with pharmacists and visit with exhibitors who provide a wide variety of products and services. 

  9:40 PM to 10:40 PM  

 Lip Sync Battle Between Schools

Details coming soon!

Saturday, September 21st

7:30 AM to 9:15 AM

Alpine Room

OPENING SESSION  Breakfast Buffet available until 8 AM

PPA Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting will feature the installation of the 2019/2020 Board of Directors, Rite of Roses Ceremony, updates from PPA Leadership.Welcome Message titled: Advancing Precision Medicine through Pharmacogenomics – Pharmacists Leading the Way by Phil Empey, PharmD Director, Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence.

 

 Special presentation

Pills, Pads, and Penalties: Your Obligations as a Pharmacist Under the Controlled Substances Act

 

Assistant United States Attorney’s from the Eastern, Middle and Western District of Pennsylvania discuss the  approach of United States Department of Justice to the prescription opioid crisis from both the civil and criminal perspective.  The presentation will focus on the roles and responsibilities of pharmacist and pharmacies under federal criminal and civil laws.     

D. Brian Simpson Assistant United States Attorney, Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit, Anthony D. Scicchitano Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Opioid Coordinator and Robert S. Cessar, Chief Economic Crimes Section, Chief, Opioid Strike Force.


 

9:40 AM to 11:40 AM

Dogwood (Owners Forum)

CE: Medication Synchronization - The "Power House" of Clinical Pharmacy Practice Transformation

Presented by: Adrienne Cervone, PharmD, President, Beaver Health Mart Pharmacy, Jeff Covelli, RPh, MTM Coordinator, The Hometown Pharmacies and Robert Maher, Jr., BS, PharmD, CGP, Director of Clinical Services, Patton Pharmacy


9:40 AM to 10:40 AM

Snowflake

CE: Unraveling the DNA of Managed Care

Presented by:John Barrett, RPh, MBA, VP Account Managment and Business Development, Performrx and Lauren Megargell, PharmD, Director, Clinical Services, Performrx

 

 9:40 AM to 10:40 AM

Fox Den (Ambulatory Care)

 CE: Choosing the Path of Least Resistance: Managing Resistant Hypertension

Presented by: Troy Lynn Lewis, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

9:40 AM to 11:40 AM

Sunburst

Student Programming

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9:50 AM to 11:20 AM

Wintergreen

CE: Alternative Medicine Meets Clinical Pharmacy

Presented by: Daniel T. Wagner, RPh, MBA, PharmD, Owner - Wildwood Wellness, LLC

9:40 AM to 10:40 AM

Chestnut (Health Systems)

CE: Gene therapy for the discharge process:  Implementing Pharmacist Education into the Discharge Process to Affect Readmissions

Presented by:Leslie Johnson, PharmD, BCPS – Clinical Coordinator, Network Pharmacy at St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem PA


10:40 AM to 11:45 AM

Chestnut

Health Systems Forum

Opportunity to connect with other health system pharmacists and discuss new ideas.

 

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM

Fox Den

 CE: A Blueprint for Best Practices: Pharmacy's Role in Ambulatory Oncology

Presented by: Sweta Patel, PharmD, Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Grand Ballroom

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Munch on lunch and continue where you left off at Friday night’s Exhibit Hall

1:10 PM to 2:40 PM

Snowflake

CE: Medical Cannabis for the Practicing Pharmacist: Just the Blunt Facts

Presented by: Rebecca Wise, PharmD, BCGP, CTTS and Eric Hauser, RPh

 

 1:10 PM to 2:10 PM

Fox Den (Ambulatory Care)

CE: Clinical Pharmacists in Ambulatory Setting and Community Pharmacy

Presented by: Sarah Krahe Dombrowski, PharmD, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacist MTDM, Geisinger

1:10 PM to 2:30 PM

Wintergreen

Achieving Independence Competition

Watch teams from Duquesne, Pitt, Wilkes, PCP, and Jefferson compete!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Sunburst

Student Programming

Residency Showcase Forum.

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2:20 PM to 3:20 PM

Fox Den (Ambulatory)

CE: Pumping at the Opportunity: An Overview of Insulin Pump Therapy

Presented by: Troy Lynn Lewis, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

2:40 PM to 3:40 PM

Dogwood (Owners)

CE: USP <800> Hazardous Drugs is Here!  Are You Ready for December 1st?

Presented by: Jeff Hedges, CDME, President and CEO RJHedges

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Alpine

Residency Showcase

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Wintergreen

CE: Pharmacists Role in Vitamin Supplementation

Presented by: Brittany C. Campagna, PharmD, CTTS, Mainline Pharmacy

3:40 PM to 4:40 PM

Fox Den (Ambulatory)

CE: Strategies to Improve Cardovascular Outcomes: A Case-Based Approach to the Use of Novel Therapies

Presented by: Courtney Montepara, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy,

3:50 PM to 4:50 PM

Snowflake

CE: What Every Pennsylvania Pharmacy Needs to Know about State Board of Pharmacy Compounding Regulations

Presented by: Kerry Maloney, Esq., General Counsel and Gayle A. Cotchen, RPh, MBA, PharmD, Acute Care Institutional Member.  Both are employees of the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy

3:50 PM to 4:50 PM

Dogwood (Owners)

CE: Identify Opportunities to Increase Your Rx Profits with Marketing

Presented by: Paul Zabroske, Principal, Zabroske HealthCare Marketing Consultants

 

 4:10 PM to 5:10 PM

Wintergreen

 CE: Sequencing the Genome of Inhalers: A Hands-On Inhaler Demonstration

Presented by: Karen A. Hoang, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MTM Services, UPMC Health Plan

 

 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Sunburst

 Student Advisory Board Meeting

Open to all student conference attendees

Want to know what PPA is doing for you?  Attend this meeting!

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Grand Ballroom

Leadership & Awards Reception

Achieving Independence Posters also on display!

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Grand Ballroom

Leadership & Awards Dinner

This formal event recognizes PPA’s incoming and outgoing officers, and several prestigious awards are presented to deserving PPA members. Annual top school awards are also presented.

 


Sunday, September 22nd

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Grand Ballroom

Breakfast Buffet, Announcements, and Scholarship Awards/Impact Diabetes Challenge Competition - Which School will Win?  Sponsored by PharmPac
Breakfast Buffet will be available until 8:30 AM

9:40 AM to 11:10 AM

Sunburst

CE: New Approach to Medicine: Personized Medicine/Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics
Presented by: Bojana Stevich-Heemer, MS, PharmD, MEd, BCOP, Associate Professor, LECOM School of Pharmacy

 

9:40 AM to 10:40 AM

Chestnut

CE: Calcitonin - Gene Recptor Peptide - The Essential Gene for Chronic Migraine Sufferers?

Presented by: Ashley Firm, PharmD, Clinical Services Pharmacist, Asti's South Hills Pharmacy, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh and Samantha Pitzarella, PharmD, Director of Operations, Asti's South Hills Pharmacy

 

 

 9:40 AM to 10:05 AM

Dogwood

LEAD: Habits for Highly Effective Pharmacy Leaders     

Meet our Leadership Program participants and learn what they have to say!

 

9:40 AM to 12:00 PM

Hemlock

PPA Board of Directors Meeting

Board members and invitees only.

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Dogwood

CE: Student CE Platform

Come and support our Students presenting the following:


   

 

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