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Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

APhA2022 General Sessions topics and speakers announced

Sessions to focus on better care for patients and patient care through innovation

WASHINGTON, DC—APhA2022, the American Pharmacists Association’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Exposition, has announced the speakers and topics for its two general sessions. APhA2022 will be an in-person event held March 18–21, 2022, at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

“We are delighted to have two compelling and engaging general sessions with exciting speakers at APhA2022,” said Scott Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, APhA executive vice president and CEO. “It’s wonderful to be back in person, and these two general sessions will energize and engage APhA2022 participants.”

The first general session, Slowing Down to Put Patients on the Fast Track to Better Health, features pharmacists who broke out of the current cycle of filling prescriptions and started delivering care to patients, with moderation by APhA Senior Advisor Antonio Ciaccia.

In this session, Nnodum Iheme, BPharm, RPh, and Emmanuel Ayanjoke, BPharm, PharmD, MBA, both from Zik’s Pharmacy in Dayton, OH, will discuss how their efforts are impacting their community by taking time to care for their patients and getting paid for their work. They also will share their insights on how their pharmacy practice and partnership are producing outsized results and creating a rewarding work experience.

Joining Ayanjoke and Iheme is Nick Trego of CareSource, a Medicaid payer. Trego will talk about how investments in pharmacy are producing improvements in health outcomes and decreased costs for covered patients.

Participants will walk away understanding how to address concerns pharmacists may have when implementing new practice models, review opportunities for pharmacists to expand their practice roles, and identify ways to partner with payers to secure reimbursement for expanded practice roles.

In the second general session, Redefining Possible, keynote speaker Mick Ebeling, founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs, talks about how he’s made it his mission to make the impossible achievable. Ebeling will share how he helped an artist that is paralyzed create art again and reimagine, redefine, and reinvent how prosthetic limbs are made. Whether it’s getting vaccines to people around the world or helping hungry people in America access food, Ebeling’s work is solving real-world challenges by stepping back and looking at problems with fresh eyes to find new solutions.

In addition to the two general sessions, APhA2022 features more than 100 workshops focusing on the latest information, treatment updates, and professional practice guidelines. Browse a complete listing of the education sessions here.

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