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The APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) is dedicated to assisting members in enhancing the profession of pharmacy, improving medication use, and advancing patient care.


APhA-APPM News and Highlights

New CPE Webinar 

Use of telehealth to enhance pharmacy services during transitions of care 

Enroll now and earn 1 hour of free CPE credit! 


Thursday, January 18th, 1:00-2:00 pm (ET)


Join the APhA-APPM Transitions of Care Special Interest Group for Use of telehealth to enhance pharmacy services during transitions of care. This webinar will review telehealth in transitional care pharmacy practice, clinical implications that support pharmacist-led telehealth, federal legislation related to telehealth. The webinar will also address challenges to the implementation of pharmacy-driven telehealth services.   


Jennifer Bingham, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Tucson, Arizona
Adam Chesler, PharmD
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Cardinal Health
Dallas, Texas
Jean Cottrell, PharmD, BCGP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Stratton VA Medical Center
Albany, New York
Call for 2018-2019 APhA-APPM Standing Committee Members
Looking for opportunities to get involved in APhA and the Academies, grow your professional network and build leadership skills? APhA-APPM is seeking member volunteers to serve on several Academy Committees. Benefits of becoming an Academy volunteer include opportunities to provide input on programs and products offered by the Association, support the profession by addressing emerging issues, learn about new and innovative research and practice initiatives, and promote the role of the pharmacist in enhancing patient care. Take advantage of this unique member benefit and apply today!
Preceptor SIG New Practitioner Spotlight: Jennifer Minh Trang Cao, RPh
Dr. Cao is currently the Pharmacist-in-charge/Pharmacy Manager at La Maestra Community Pharmacy at La Maestra Community Health Centers, a 340B, federally qualified health center, in the City Heights area of San Diego, CA. Dr. Cao leads her pharmacy team to provide prescription medications, weekly medication therapy management sessions via telemedicine, and hypertensive/diabetic monitoring and care per protocol. She precepts both IPPE and APPE students, serves as a volunteer faculty member at Skagg's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and has served in APhA’s Immunization Delivery Course for pharmacy students. Precepting pharmacy students was a natural decision that combined both her passion for teaching and pharmacy. Her favorite part of precepting is seeing her students grow in their critical thinking skills and applying what they learned to put all the puzzle pieces together.
Dr. Cao is actively involved in the City Heights community by participating in seasonal health fairs, providing glucose screening and education. She is also an active member at her church, Chinese Evangelical Church, in Linda Vista where she helps with greeting newcomers, leading small groups, and anywhere else she could be needed. During her free times, she also enjoys doing yoga, hiking, and traveling.
 “If you have been thinking about being a preceptor, start now! Mentorship is beneficial at all stages of your practice, whether you are newly graduated or been practicing for a decade. Not only is the next generation of pharmacists being trained, you also benefit from a rich learning experience of teaching!” 
A rewarding moment she encountered in practice was when a patient was on multiple antihypertensives and was confused on the frequency of taking his doses. Dr. Cao and her student thoroughly and patiently explained to the patient the correct use of his medications and when he went to his follow-up appointment a couple weeks later, his provider was so shocked to see his blood pressure under control after months of high blood pressure. The provider called the pharmacy team to express her gratitude towards the relationship our clinic's providers have with the pharmacy department.
This month's New Practitioner Preceptor SIG Spotlight was written by Preceptor SIG New Practitioner Committee Member Hanna Sung.
If you would like to nominate (or self-nominate) a candidate for a future spotlight, please contact APhA-APPM Preceptor SIG New Practitioner Chair Angela Olenik at angela.olenik@gmail.com.