Education Highlights

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The theme of this year’s meeting—Unleashing the Power of Pharmacy—acknowledges the pivotal role pharmacists play in healthcare and seeks to amplify their voice and impact. It calls on pharmacists to think beyond traditional boundaries, embrace new opportunities, and champion initiatives that enhance patient care, optimize medication management, and improve overall health outcomes.

The APhA2024 program allows you to choose from a diverse range of dynamic educational sessions that cover topics crucial to your work—from social determinants of health to medication management and leadership and growth—and provide actionable takeaways for immediate practice improvement.

Full Schedule

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  • Be PrEPared
    A review of current HIV drug therapies
  • Get your Head in the Game
    A review of OTC and prescription options for people with migraines.
  • M-I-C-K-E-Your Annual HIV Update
    A general refresher on all things HIV
  • Now Leaving Statin Island
    Learn about PCSK9 inhibitors, bempedoic acid, and other non-statin options
  • Pharmacogenomics (PGx) in Psychiatry
    Learn which drug classes have the most evidence related to the impact of PGx and practical considerations for using PGx in psychiatric practice.
  • Psychotropic Long-Acting Injectables: An Overview for Pharmacists
    Learn about long acting injectables (LAI) as a non-DIR revenue stream for pharmacists
  • Trauma-Informed Care and PTSD
    Learn about the impact of trauma, factors that contribute to progression to PTSD, and drug-therapy options
  • You're My, My, My, My, Liver: Hepatitis C Update
    Learn how to care for your patients living with hepatitis C
  • Addressing Health Disparities: Diabetes Management
    Learn what methods to apply when addressing those disproportionately affected by diabetes.
  • The Carousel of Progress: Diabetes Tech
    Discover the new technology in diabetes
  • Into the Unknown: Advanced Concepts in Continuous Glucose Monitoring
    Discuss CGM metrics and guidelines, CGM reporting analysis, user error troubleshooting and more.
  • M-I-C-K-E-Your Annual Diabetes Update
    Stay up to date on the latest developments in the world of diabetes.
  • Not Drugs for Diabetes
    Discuss lifestyle management and modification in people with diabetes.
  • I Know You Are But What Am I? Asthma vs. COPD
    Hear two experts debate it out – Is it asthma? Is it COPD?
  • Implementing Deprescribing: How To Let It Go
    Discuss effective approaches for addressing polypharmacy’s challenges and how to eliminate unneeded medications and enhance patient-centered care.
  • Less is More: Opioid De-escalation
    Learn about the best approaches to applying opioid de-escalation and non-opioid management to enhance the quality of life for older adults.
  • Pilsner (Beers) Update
    Hear about the most relevant Beers Criteria updates and consider how they impact the recommendations you make to keep older adults safe.
  • Thank You for Being a Friend: The Pharmacist's Role in Increasing Access to Healthy Living for Older Adults
    Discuss how to serve older adults in overcoming barriers, from medication coverage to transportation access.
  • To Infinity and Beyond of Hearing Health Care: OTC Hearing Aids to the Rescue
    Prepare to assist your patients with a solution that is right for them, whether it be to select a hearing device or to be referred to a hearing health care professional.
  • The Black Flame Candle is Burning Out
    Learn about how to be an advocate for yourself and overcome burnout.
  • Eye of the Tiger: Entrepreneurship in Pharmacy Education
    Hear about current trends in the pharmacy workforce and education, as well as opportunities to enhance pharmacist education and training related to management, business, and entrepreneurship.
  • For the First Time in Forever: Changing Fields in Pharmacy
    Discuss the challenges of transitioning out of your current role.
  • From Author to Peer Reviewer: Practical Considerations
    Gain practical guidance on key aspects of the peer review process
  • Guardians of Pharmacy
    Discuss how to impact patient outcomes as leaders and advocates in the profession and the community.
  • The Human Side of Pharmacy
    Discuss how unhealthy work environments trigger patient anger and aggression, and learn how to respond to it.
  • International Pharmacy Innovation
    Learn about the role of the pharmacist in countries outside of the US and the clinical pharmacy innovation occurring around the world.
  • Luke, I Am Your Mentor
    Learn how to make an impact on a future pharmacist's career or life as a mentor
  • Pharmacy Technician Recruitment, Retention and Career Planning
    Discuss strategies for recruitment, retention, and building career plans to promote job satisfaction amongst pharmacy technicians.
  • Pharmapreneurism: The Spirit of Adventure
    Hear about lessons learned and best practices from a startup to a successful, thriving business.
  • PharmTANK: Innovations for all of Pharmacy
    Hear entrepreneurial pharmacists share their revolutionary ideas
  • Retirement on your Terms
    Learn what you need to know and do when preparing for retirement.
  • Salute to Your Federal Pharmacy Innovators
    Explore innovative developments within the federal pharmacy community, from bolstering operational readiness through enhanced medication management, to improving public health.
  • Stay, Grow, or Go? Considerations for Practical Career Planning
    Learn tips and resources to consider (e.g., personal values, creating a viable resume) when planning for your next position.
  • Stop Kissing Frogs: Change Done Right
    Learn practical approaches to leading through change.
  • Taking Care of Business
    Learn the basics of budgeting, and what to do to sustainably advance your pharmacy.
  • Taming the Stress Monster
    Learn about evidence-based ways to combat stress on an ongoing basis, to help avoid burnout.
  • A Bug's Life: Antimicrobial Stewardship from Inpatient to Outpatient
    This session will describe antimicrobial stewardship across practice settings and ways pharmacists can work together to squash bugs with the right drugs.
  • A Whole New World: Hormonal Contraception
    Recently, the nation’s first hormonal contraceptive was approved for over-the-counter use. Learn how this expanded scope impacts the practice of pharmacy.
  • An Odyssey into 340B
    Learn about a vital healthcare program, 340B, and its impact on healthcare delivery and patient access.
  • Captain Hooked: Update on Medications for Tobacco Cessation
    Hear about significant updates on tobacco and vaping cessation. Participate in an interactive case discussion utilizing pre-quit nicotine replacement therapy.
  • Discovery Island: Finding Non-DIR Fee Ways to Make Money
    Learn from pharmacists who have successfully implemented clinical business models to enhance pharmacy profitability.
  • Get Ahead of the Game with Med Safety
    Hear from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) about recent updates, how to evaluate your pharmacy or institution, and measure the success of your implementation.
  • Medication for Two
    Discuss relevant pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic considerations to evaluate during pregnancy and lactation, and review medications that are commonly used during pregnancy.
  • M-I-C-K-E-Your Annual OTC Update
    Hear about all things related to OTC products and ensure you’re well equipped to give the best advice to your patients.
  • Navigating the Enchanted Drug Supply Chain
    Explore how disruptions in the supply chain can lead to pharmacy challenges, altering patient care and necessitating alternative solutions.
  • Sharing is Caring
    Explore ways to collaborate with your patients and help improve their health outcomes through shared clinical decision making.
  • The Sundrop Flower? Intro to Psychedelic Therapeutics
    Learn about psychedelic therapeutics including ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin and prepare to answer questions as the field evolves.
  • Weight Management: Rise of the Resistance
    Learn to navigate the complexities of the weight loss pharmaceutical landscape.
  • Beauty or the Beast? Advanced Concepts in Opioid Reversal
    Experts debate naloxone use and you’ll learn the answers.
  • Communicating through Controlled Substance Concerns
    Hear strategies and best practices for communication to fulfill your controlled substance prescriptions responsibility, but more importantly keep people safe.
  • Goodbye X Waiver, Hello MOUD
    Review pathophysiology, pharmacology and develop a plan for a patient in need of MOUD.
  • Harm Reduction and the Unregulated Drug Supply
    Hear about what pharmacists can do in the community to overcome barriers and facilitate harm reduction.
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Cannabis
    Learn how to respond to patients’ questions about the use of cannabis including benefits, risks, and actions you should take as a pharmacist.
  • Charitable Drug Repository Legislation and Implementation
    Learn about charitable drug donation or drug repository program to dispose of excess unexpired, unopened drugs in a manner that is both cost-effective and environmentally conscious.
  • DSCSA Requirements and Implementation Pearls
    Review legislative requirements and discuss best practices found for implementing systems to remain compliant with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
  • FDA Update
    Hear the latest updates from the Food and Drug Administration – from important regulatory updates to the latest enforcement updates and concerns.
  • M-I-C-K-E-Your Annual Case Law Update
    Hear the latest developments in legislative and regulatory issues affecting pharmacy practice in this always popular session.
  • OSHA Training: Guardians Against the Galaxy of Bloodborne Pathogens
    Review proactive strategies that mitigate workplace exposure risks, adeptly handle potential incidents, and ensure unwavering compliance with regulatory requisites.
  • The Inflation Reduction Act: Implications for Pharmacy
    Learn about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provisions that specifically impact pharmacies and how they may alter the Medicare Part D landscape.
  • I’m in My Preceptor Era: Precepting as a Resident to New Practitioner
    Learn how to create an enchanting precepting experience in the new era of your professional career.
  • It Takes Two to Tango: The Dance of Interprofessional Precepting
    Hear how precepting other members of the health care team will improve not only your own practice but also the future practice of pharmacy.
  • Preceptors Are like Onions: Layered Learning at Its Best
    Hear about techniques and strategies to create an exceptional layered learning environment for IPPE students, APPE students, and residents.
  • Equitable Health Can Come True if We Have the Courage
    Gain insights into cultural, social, and access-related factors, for delivering effective and inclusive healthcare services for immigrants and migrants.
  • It’s All About the Benjamins: Funding for Public Health
    Hear from experts who will offer insights and their experiences with obtaining grant funding for public health projects at various levels.
  • Prepare for Gender Affirming Care
    Learn about gender affirming care and the medications and dosing used in patients, and review resources available to help identify barriers patients are experiencing that prevent them from accessing care.
  • The Problem of Pharmacy Deserts: Health Equity Implications and Potential Solutions
    Explore the impact of pharmacy deserts on health equity and discuss potential solutions to transform these underserved areas ensuring equitable access and improved health outcomes for all.
  • Try the Grey Stuff, It's Delicious: Food is Medicine for Public Health
    Learn about a unique model out of the San Francisco Department of Public Health where pharmacists intervene to ensure nutritious food is part of the care plan for improved outcomes.
  • Applying SDOH to the Circle of Life
    Learn how to identify patient-specific needs and design interventions that align with social factors impacting patient outcomes.
  • Forging a Path to Achieve Gender Equity within Academic Pharmacy
    Explore challenges and identify solutions related to gender inequity within academic pharmacy through an interactive format.
  • Hiring and Onboarding with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Learn how hiring managers, interviewers, and all other team members can approach hiring and onboarding with a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) lens.
  • The Bare Necessities of Equitable Care
    Learn about the various entities designed to provide affordable and accessible care and hear what you can do to promote more equitable care for all.
  • We’re All in This Together
    Learn how to work with other professionals such as case workers and social workers to improve patient outcomes, enhance care delivery and create a more equitable healthcare system.
  • Don’t Get Tangled Up in Diabetes at TOC
    Managing people with diabetes at transitions of care (TOC) is complex. Review cases and practice navigating through the complexity of TOC in people with diabetes.
  • Equitable Care in TOC
    Explore strategies for Integrating social determinants of health into transitions of care practices.
  • Patient Safety Superheroes: Med Optimization at TOC
    Hear best practices for optimizing safety and efficacy at TOC.