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Sunday, December 8

ASHP Well-Being Collaborative

Evidence-Based Solutions to Promote Well-Being: Empowering Interprofessional Teams to Advance Patient Care

Join ASHP for an innovative, interactive, and solutions-based event to kick off your 2019 Midyear meeting experience. The day will start with a release of the results of from a groundbreaking National Academy of Medicine (NAM) consensus study to identify evidence-based solutions to interprofessional workforce and will end with collaborative solution-building discussions.

ASHP is a sponsoring member and pharmacy voice to the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. This multi-year interprofessional initiative is raising the visibility of workforce burnout, improving baseline understanding of challenges to well-being, and advancing evidence-based solutions to improve patient care by caring for the caregiver. At the ASHP Well-Being Collaborative, we will build on this work and:

  • Review the causes of burnout and consequences for patient care providers and patients.
  • Explore components of training, composition, and function of interprofessional teams to maximize care.
  • Identify evidence-based systems interventions for patient care providers to mitigate risk.
  • Share recommendations with ASHP to improve patient care by supporting the well-being of the workforce.

Interprofessional panel participants from sponsoring organizations of the NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience will join ASHP members to foster shared solutions. The day will conclude with an ACPE-accredited session on mindfulness.

Generating National Impact with the Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) 2030

Nearly a decade after the initial PAI event, rising costs, changing workforce and business models, technological and therapeutic advances, evolution of practice settings, and other factors continue to disrupt healthcare. As a profession we must evaluate a new set of concepts and recommendations to meet the future demands of patient care coupled with the continued advancement of pharmacy practice. ASHP sought to critically revise the original PAI recommendations, projecting the next 10 years and beyond, to align with ASHP’s Vision that medication use will be optimal, safe, and effective for all people all of the time. This session will review and describe the new recommendations.

For more information, view the Session Schedule & Itinerary Planner.

Integrated Informatics Institute

Integrated Informatics Institute i3 logoWe've upgraded! Advances in technology connect all specialties and facets of both practice and personal life. New this year, the 2019 Midyear Clinical Meeting will feature integrated Informatics Institute content across the meeting. Midyear will include a total of 13 sessions providing informatics- and technology-focused education. The institute will kick off on Sunday, December 8, with featured programming from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gather with like-minded informatics professionals to start off your Midyear meeting experience.

The ASHP 2019 Federal Forum: Welcome and Keynote

The healthcare landscape continues to evolve. Millions of Americans, including clinicians, patients, and patients’ families are in need of new ways of providing support for pervasive healthcare issues. These issues include suicide prevention, substance abuse, and the use of cannabinoids. With substance abuse being among the leading causes of death in the United States and eleven states now having legalized either medical and/or recreational use of marijuana and its derivatives, there is an urgent need to educate healthcare workers and consumers as to the scientific facts surrounding these issues. Join your federal colleagues in this informative session for an in-depth look at how pharmacists can have an impact on these pervasive health issues.

For more information, view the Session Schedule & Itinerary Planner.

Monday, December 9

Dr. Albert I. WertheimerBridging Gaps and Removing Barriers: Advances and Major Challenges in International Pharmacy Practice

Featuring the Donald E. Francke Medal Lecture
Donald E. Francke Medalist Dr. Albert I. Wertheimer, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.S.Pharm., presents “International Pharmacy: Same Problems, but Different Solutions” at 2:00 p.m. The educational session starts immediately after the lecture at 2:30 p.m. The ASHP Board of Directors’ Donald E. Francke Medal was established to honor pharmacists who have made significant international contributions to advance pharmacy practice.

All attendees are invited to join Dr. Wertheimer after the session to offer congratulations at a special reception for international registrants. Additionally, international registrants and invited guests will have the unique opportunity to learn about best practices from a select group of international attendees presenting posters at and during the reception. The reception is an opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues from around the world. Light refreshments will be served.

Country Poster Presentations Presenter
United Kingdom Translating the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Culture to the U.K. Mind the Gap?
Francine de Stoppelaar, Pharm.D., M.Sc.
Hong Kong Evaluation of Pharmacist’s Impact on Hematology Oncology Chemotherapy Orders
Hailey Lin, B.S. Pharm., M.Clin.Pharm. 
Spain Shared Pharmacy Services in an Autonomous Community in Spain
Montse Vilanova, Pharm.D.
Brazil Pharmacotherapy in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease
Gustavo Alves, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Québec (Canada)
Practice of the Pharmaceutical Care in Quebec, Canada
Nathalie Marceau, B.Pharm., M.Sc.
Belgium Sharing of Best Practices and Mentoring at the International Level
András Süle, Pharm.D., Ph.D., B.Sc.
Canada Patients Support a Pharmacist-led Best Possible Medication Discharge Plan (BPMDP) via Tele-robot in a Remote and Rural Community Hospital
Sammu Dhaliwall, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
United Kingdom A Theory and Evidence-Based Health Service Model for Tapering Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: A Realist Review
Hattie Whiteside, M.Pharm.
Belgium Advanced Pharmacotherapy-Related Clinical Rules to Optimize Postoperative Pain Management
Charlotte Quintens, M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Hospital Pharmacy, Ph.D. Researcher
Egypt International Pharmacy Practice Residency: Challenges, Change, Hope and Excellence
Sherif Hosny Kamal, B.S.Pharm., M.Sc. in Clinical Pharmacy
South Africa International Acute Care Rotation for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in South Africa: Working Towards a Sustainable Clinical Pharmacy Training Model
Renier Coetzee, Pharm.D, M.Pharm.
Netherlands Assessing and Implementing Hospital Pharmacy Practice in Namibia-Using Basel Statement Standards
Rob Moss, Pharm.D.

Donald E. Francke Medalist
Albert Wertheimer is Professor at the Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a Visiting Professor at the Touro College of Pharmacy in New York City.
Before joining the faculty at Nova Southeastern, Wertheimer held academic positions at the University of Minnesota, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and Temple University. He also was a Vice President at First Health, a pharmacy benefits management company, and Director of Outcomes Research and Management at Merck & Co. He has also served as a pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research consultant for numerous companies.

Much of Wertheimer’s professional interest has been in international pharmacy. He served for four terms as President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Academic Section, two terms as a FIP Vice President and Council member, and two terms as Chair of the FIP Social and Administrative Section. He has also served on numerous FIP working groups, task forces, and committees. He is an Adjunct Professor at colleges of pharmacy in Mexico, Taiwan, Slovenia, China, Malta, and Turkey, and serves as an external Ph.D. dissertation reviewer in several countries, including Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan, and New Zealand.

A sought-after speaker and consultant, Wertheimer has lectured and offered consulting services in nearly 60 countries. He is the author or editor of 43 books and an author or co-author of more than 400 articles in professional and scientific journals. He has directed 90 Ph.D. students and nearly 100 M.S. students in the discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

Wertheimer earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy at the University of Buffalo. He earned an M.B.A. at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Ph.D. at Purdue University. He also completed a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Department of Social Medicine at St. Thomas Medical School of the University of London.

For more information, view the Session Schedule & Itinerary Planner.

Tuesday, December 10

Afternoon of Innovation and Science

ASHP welcomes you to participate in two unique educational programs that will open your eyes and your mind to not only what is possible, but what is happening in the world of science that will impact pharmacy practice in the years to come!

Imagine packages of life-saving medication arriving at your hospital’s door by drone, minimizing patient wait time and maximizing the concept of “just in time” inventory! Identify disruptors in the healthcare and pharmacy ecosystem that are evolving before our very eyes. Look forward to changes on the horizon and determine ways to incorporate these exciting developments into your strategic plan!