Call for PharmTalks®

Call for PharmTalks®

Application Deadline: Extended to Monday, September 30, 2019, 11:59pm EDT

Showcase your pharmacy practice innovations at the APhA2020! PharmTalk®, APhA’s dynamic education platform, showcases the latest innovative ideas created and developed by pharmacists for pharmacists—nowhere else will your discoveries reach such a wide-ranging pharmacy audience from every area of pharmacy.

PharmTalks are TED-style talks that feature a 10-minute presentation of an innovation followed by a 5-minute Q&A to make for an interactive session.


APhA is currently accepting submissions for the APhA2020 PharmTalk Series. Submit your best practice ideas on the following topics*:

  • 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.
  • Interprofessional Practice: Strategies for enhancing pharmacists’ roles in interprofessional practice, including innovative approaches to collaborating with other members of the health care team.
  • Miscellaneous Pharmacy Services: What have we missed? Share an innovative pharmacy activity or service that you have implemented.
  • Pain and Palliative Care: Activities that support safe and effective pain management while preventing the misuse and abuse of opioid medications.
  • 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).  
  • Personalized Medicine: Pharmacy services that utilize pharmacogenomics to implement individualized treatments.
  • Pharmacy Technicians: Strategies that leverage the skills and abilities of pharmacy technicians to advance patient care. 
  • Preceptors: Strategies for enhancing pharmacy education during experiential rotations, including IPPEs, APPEs, and residencies.
  • Specialty Pharmacy: Strategies from evolving specialty practice models and the opportunities these models have created for pharmacy practice.
  • 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.  
  • 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.

*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 late October.


Contact Patricia Szybist at 202-429-7578 for more information.