PharmTalk® Call for Submissions
The deadline has passed for PharmTalks® submissions. Submissions will not be accepted after the deadline.
Showcase your pharmacy practice innovations at APhA2019! Be part of something great! PharmTalks®, APhA’s dynamic education platform, showcase the latest innovative ideas developed by pharmacists for pharmacists—nowhere else will your discoveries reach such a wide-ranging audience from every area of pharmacy. PharmTalk sessions are interactive TED-style talks that feature 10-minute presentations followed by 5-minute Q&A.
Submit your best practice ideas on the following topics*:
- Transitions of Care: Transition of care practices that enhance medication management, coordination of care, and/or patient safety in a variety of patient care settings.
- Diabetes: Activities that enhance patient care for patients with diabetes, such as medication management strategies, patient education and counseling techniques, or diabetes practice pearls.
- Immunizations: Strategies for optimizing immunization rates, support uptake of various vaccines, and enhance collaborations with other members of the health care team, or immunization pearls.
- Preceptors: Strategies for enhancing pharmacy education during experiential rotations, including IPPEs, APPEs, and residencies.
- Payment for Patient Care Services: Strategies for demonstrating the pharmacist’s value proposition, contracting for the delivery of patient care services with various third party entities, and/or patient care services that capitalize on selected billing codes (e.g., incident-to, chronic care management, facility fee, transitional care management, annual wellness visits).
- Technology: Pharmacists’ use of electronic health records and/or health information exchanges and other technologies that improve patient care delivery.
- Telepharmacy: Evolving strategies for the remote delivery of patient care services.
- Pharmacy Technicians: Strategies that leverage the skills and abilities of pharmacy technicians to advance patient care.
- Pain and Palliative Care: Activities that support safe and effective pain management while preventing the misuse and abuse of opioid medications.
- Interprofessional Practice: Strategies for enhancing pharmacists’ roles in interprofessional practice, including innovative approaches to collaborating with other members of the health care team.
- Personalized Medicine: Pharmacy services that utilize pharmacogenomics to implement individualized treatments.
- Care for Homeless and At-Risk Populations: Services designed to help those who struggle to secure life’s basic needs—food, shelter, and transportation—and face extraordinary challenges related to medication adherence, diet, and regular doctor visits
- Miscellaneous Pharmacy Services: What have we missed? Share an innovative pharmacy activity or service that you have implemented.
*Session categories may be modified based on submissions received.
Submissions must include the following sections:
- Title: Title of your presentation.
- Background: Describe relevant background information that demonstrates the need for your innovation. Focus on needs that are specific to your practice site and/or patient population rather than broadly describing national issues.
- Description: Describe the development and implementation of your innovation, including details such as practice setting(s), patient population(s), and daily operations.
- Program Assessment/Outcomes/Improvement: Describe the process for assessment and quality improvement, including goals of your innovation and/or outcomes achieved.
- Financial Viability: Describe the business model for how the service is funded and/or expenses are justified (specific dollar amounts are not required).
- Future Directions: Describe future goals of your innovation.
Only one submission per candidate is allowed.
Submissions that best fit the vision for each session will be accepted for presentation. This is a voluntary presentation and participants are responsible for their own expenses; no honorarium is provided. Submission status and preparation instructions will be sent via email in November.
Contact Patricia Szybist at 202-429-7578 for more information.