The PharmTalk submission site is closed. The application deadline was Monday, September 30, 2019. Submission status and preparation instructions were sent via email.

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 were sent via email.


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