Open Forum Webinars

Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis: An Open Forum Webinar Series for Pharmacy are open forum webinars conducted every other Thursday from 1:00 pm–2:00 pm ET. CE will be available during the webinar that takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Each open forum webinar is moderated by APhA President Sandra Leal.

Vaccine Confident Open Forum: The Latest Recommendations for COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccinations (September 20)
This open forum covers latest recommendations for COVID-19 bivalent boosters and how to implement programs for COVID-19 and influenza vaccination this Fall. Our expert panel also discusses common questions and concerns from patients and providers regarding COVID-19 and influenza vaccines and suggested messaging you can use in your own practice to build vaccine confidence and uptake.(Video - Slides)

Vaccine Confident Open Forum: The Latest COVID-19 Vaccine (June 28)
This open forum covers what you need to know to increase vaccination rates in the pediatric age group, including practical strategies for success. Our expert speakers address common questions and concerns they are hearing about COVID-19 vaccines to provide you with messages you can use in your own practice to build vaccine confidence. (Video - Slides)

COVID-19 Vaccines: A Review of Recent Updates (March 10)
Discusses the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, including the effectiveness, protection, and timing for booster and additional doses, as well as what to expect about the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. (VideoSlides)

COVID-19 and Other Immunizations: A Review of Recent Updates (February 24)
Discuss recent updates to recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines and other adult vaccines, such as influenza. (VideoSlides)

COVID-19 Antivirals: Updates and Practical Considerations (February 10)
Discuss pharmacy approaches to dispensing COVID-19 oral antivirals, including key considerations for implementation, patient and provider education, documentation, and billing. (VideoSlides)

Practical Strategies for Navigating the Myriad of COVID-19 Vaccines (January 13)
This webinar will review how to manage COVID-19 vaccine options and patient expectations in busy pharmacies and continue to make confident recommendations. (VideoSlides)

COVID-19 Test and Treat: How to Manage Patients Based on their Results (December 16)
This webinar discusses how pharmacists can test for COVID-19 and manage patients based on their results. The discussion also covers the latest information about the COVID-19 oral antiviral. (VideoSlides)

Practical Strategies for Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines to Children and Building Confidence in Hesitant Patients (November 11)
This webinar discusses the latest COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for children ages 5-11 years old, practical strategies for delivering COVID-19 vaccines to children, and messaging for building COVID-19 vaccine confidence in parents. (VideoSlides)

Addressing Practice Stresses and Safety in COVID-19 (October 28)
This webinar discusses ongoing practice stresses and strategies for managing increasing demands from a wellbeing and patient safety perspective.(VideoSlides)

COVID-19 Therapeutics: Evidence-based Care and Practice Opportunities (October 14)
This webinar looks at the controversy around ivermectin and reviews how studies inform evidence-based decision making. Then hear how pharmacists can provide COVID-19 therapeutics to their community. (VideoSlides)

Booster Doses: What You Need to Know (September 23)
Hear information about breaking COVID-19 vaccine booster doses, including recommendations for use and clinical considerations from vaccine experts Stephan Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, CAPT (Ret.), U.S. Public Health Service, APhA Liaison to ACIP; Colonel (Ret.) John Grabenstein, RPh, PhD, FAPhA, Editor for the Immunization Action Coalition and President of Vaccine Dynamics; and Mitch Rothholz, RPh, MBA, APhA Chief of Governance & State Affiliates. (VideoSlides)

Meeting Patient Needs for Flu and Other Routine Vaccines During the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 29)
This webinar will discuss strategies and recommendations for providing flu and routine vaccinations during the upcoming flu season and approaches pharmacists can use to reach patients who have fallen behind on routine adult vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Video - Slides)

Building Vaccine Trust with Patients (July 8)
Earn free CPE ad learn about predominant and emerging drivers of mistrust in the COVID-19 vaccines and how to approach conversations when building trust with priority populations, including parents and young adults.

Providing At-Home Vaccinations (June 24)
Hear how pharmacists are expanding access to the COVID-19 vaccine by going to the patient’s home and learn about new opportunities for payment under Medicare. (Video - Slides)

Pharmacy Models for Expanding Access to COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment (June10) 
This webinar covers the important role pharmacists play in expanding access to monoclonal antibody therapies for the treatment of COVID-19 infection. (VideoSlides)

The Long-term Effects of COVID-19 Disease: Impact on Patient Care (May 13)
The long-term effects of COVID-19 are not well understood, but it is important that pharmacists are aware of how these symptoms may present in their patients. This webinar will discuss the long-term effects of COVID-19 and the advantages of COVID-19 vaccination.(Video - Slides)

Reproductive Health: The Impact of COVID-19 Disease and Vaccination (April 22)
How should you talk about the COVID-19 vaccines with patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or contemplating pregnancy? Get tips and tools to answer questions about how COVID-19 vaccines affect reproductive health. You’ll hear the latest evidence and recommendations as well as how COVID-19 affects patients in this population. (Video - Slides)

COVID-19 Myth vs. Fact: Vaccine Hesitancy (April 8)
Earn free CPE on common COVID-19 vaccine myths and the key facts and messages pharmacists should know in order to build vaccine confidence in the patients they serve. Learn how you can respond when speaking with patients about their decision to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and what not to say during those important conversations. Be empowered to address vaccine hesitancy on the frontlines of your community!

Patients with Diabetes (March 25)
How has COVID-19 impacted your patients with diabetes and the way you manage their care? Join us this week to cover the implications of COVID-19 on patients with diabetes, including the impact on medication management, access to care, vaccine eligibility and nutrition. APhA President Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, CDE, will interview experts in the field who will share practical patient care tips and answer questions!(Video - Slides)

Public Health Partnerships in Practice (March 4)
Hear from pharmacists who have partnered with public health efforts in their communities to increase COVID-19 vaccination. We spotlight pharmacists who are reaching underserved and high-risk patient populations to discuss their experiences with vaccine delivery and administration, patient education and follow up. Learn COVID-19 vaccination strategies that you can take back to your pharmacy practice. (Video - Slides)

Johnson & Johnson's Single-dose Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (February 25)
Get a comprehensive overview of the available data on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness and safety. We feature vaccine expert, Colonel (Ret.) John Grabenstein, RPh, PhD, FAPhA, Editor for the Immunization Action Coalition and President of Vaccine Dynamics. He is joined by APhA staff Mitch Rothholz, RPh, MBA, Chief of Governance & State Affiliates, and Dan Zlott, PharmD, BCOP, Senior Vice President of Education and Business Development. (Video - Slides)

COVID-19 Vaccine Update (February 11)
Hear breaking news, clinical considerations for special populations, and emerging processes for approval, allocation, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. We welcome back Claire Hannan, the Executive Director of the Association of Immunization Managers, as well as APhA staff Dan Zlott, PharmD, BCOP, our Senior Vice President of Education and Business Development, and Mitch Rothholz, RPh, MBA, our Chief of Governance & State Affiliates. (Video - Slides)

Vaccine Confidence (January 28)
Learn how to help your patients go from vaccine hesitant to vaccine confident.APhA President-elect Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, CDE, will interview Susan Winckler, RPh, Esq., CEO of the Reagan-Udall Foundation for FDA, who will share insights from the foundation’s COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Project; and Emily Brunson, a cultural anthropologist, who currently leads CommuniVax, a research and action coalition supporting an equitable COVID-19 vaccination campaign. (Video - Slides)

Student Pharmacist Involvement in COVID-19 Vaccination (January 21)
Hear about successes and barriers to student involvement in COVID-19 vaccination efforts with perspectives from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)’s Lynette Bradley-Baker, PhD, CAE, RPh, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Engagement; George MacKinnon, PhD, MS, RPh, Founding Dean and Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin Pharmacy School; and, Kathryn Albert, a student pharmacist at the University of South Florida Health, Taneja College of Pharmacy. Whether you are a faculty member at a school of pharmacy, a practicing pharmacist who works with students, or a student pharmacist, gain practical insights from this webinar in collaboration with AACP! (Video - Slides)

COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth vs. Fact (January 14)
Hear about myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccination, including the implications on immunity, testing, and treatment. APhA’s Dan Zlott, PharmD, BCOP, Senior Vice President of Education and Business Development, and Mitch Rothholz, RPh, MBA, Chief of Governance & State Affiliates, discuss common misinformation and unknowns about COVID-19 vaccines to help arm pharmacists with the information they need to remain a source of truth in their practice. (Video - Slides)

COVID-19 Vaccine Frontline Perspectives (January 7)
Hear frontline perspectives from pharmacists providing the COVID-19 vaccine in their practice. This webinar will discuss COVID-19 vaccination logistical considerations, implementation strategies, key administration information, and other factors that facilitate successful vaccine administration. (Video - Slides)

Breaking COVID-19 Vaccine Updates (December 17)
Hear breaking COVID-19 vaccine updates on approvals, administration factors, and dissemination strategies from vaccine experts Stephan Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, CAPT (Ret.), U.S. Public Health Service, APhA Liaison to ACIP; Colonel (Ret.) John Grabenstein, RPh, PhD, FAPhA, Editor for the Immunization Action Coalition and President of Vaccine Dynamics; and Mitch Rothholz, RPh, MBA, APhA Chief of Governance & State Affiliates. (Video - Slides)

Breaking News on COVID-19 Vaccines: Part 2 (December 10)
Breaking News on COVID-19 Vaccines: Part 1 (December 3)
As the first COVID-19 vaccines make their way closer to reaching the public, APhA keeps you up to date on the latest information from vaccine safety to distribution strategies. Hear vaccine experts Stephan Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, APhA Liaison to CDC's ACIP, and Colonel (Ret.) John Grabenstein, RPh, PhD, FAPhA, Editor for the Immunization Action Coalition and President of Vaccine Dynamics, as well as Mitch Rothholz, RPh, MBA, APhA Chief of Governance & State Affiliates. (Part 2: Video - Slides(Part 1: Video - Slides)

Pharmacy Technician Roles (November 19)
Hear perspectives from a pharmacist and a pharmacy technician about how they work together to meet the increased demands during this time, including expanding immunizations and COVID-19 testing. (Video - Slides)

COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization (November 12)
When the COVID-19 vaccines become available to the public, pharmacists will play an important role in adhering to the guidelines for vaccine prioritization. Hear from experts Ettie Rosenberg, PharmD, JD, from West Coast University, and Daniel Albrant, PharmD, MDiv, Pastor, Madison United Methodist Church, as they walk through ethical and legal issues related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution and provide examples of ethical decisions pharmacists should be prepared to make in the provision of COVID-19 vaccines. (Video - Slides)

COVID-19 Vaccines in Development (November 5)
What should pharmacists know about the COVID-19 vaccines in development? Learn the latest information emerging from COVID-19 vaccine trials, including safety and efficacy, storage and handling logistics, and adverse events. APhA President Michael Hogue will interview vaccine expert Colonel (Retired) John Grabenstein, RPh, PhD, FAPhA, in a webinar you won’t want to miss! (Video - Slides)

Helping Underserved Patients Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns (October 22)
How can pharmacists address patient concerns with receiving COVID-19 vaccination among underserved communities? Hear practical information on how to improve access and uptake of vaccinations, taking into account social determinants of health that result in health disparities. (Video - Slides)

Myth vs. Fact (October 15)
We help pharmacists remain a source of truth in their communities by discussing some of the most common myths about the pathophysiology, transmission, treatment, and vaccines for COVID-19. (Video - Slides) 

COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Logistics (October 8)
Get the latest information about unique storage considerations for the COVID-19 vaccines in development as well as handling and other logistics in working with the community to help increase patient access. (Video - Slides)

Expanded Practice Authorities (October 1)
Review expanded practice authorities for pharmacists during the public health emergency (PHE) and discuss perspectives on maintaining those authorities post PHE, including the importance of pharmacist engagement on the national, state, and local levels. (Video - Slides)

New HHS Vaccine Authorities (September 17)
Get the latest on the new HHS vaccine authorities for pharmacists. This webinar will discuss the requirements under these authorities and the ongoing actions being taken at the state and federal levels so pharmacists can engage in expanded vaccine services. (Video - Slides)

Phall, Phlu, Pharmacy Amidst COVID-19 (September 10)
Learn about recommendations for the upcoming influenza season, the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and new approaches to immunization activities in your practice. (Video - Slides)

Six Months of COVID: Where are We Now? (August 27)
Learn about the “then and now” of COVID-19 epidemiology, treatment, scope of practice changes, advocacy priorities, patient care service developments, and some of the ongoing opportunities and challenges for pharmacists on the frontlines. (Video - Slides)

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial Process (August 20)
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial process, including enrollment of volunteers in clinical trials, and the ongoing vaccine safety monitoring where pharmacists will continue to play an important role, especially when the COVID-19 vaccine hits the market. (Video - Slides)

Frontline Testing Perspectives (August 13)
Learn about pharmacy models for COVID-19 testing, successful approaches to implementing testing, and the pharmacist’s role in related patient care services. (Video - Slides)

The Pharmacist Has COVID-19: Now What? (August 6) 
Hear from a pharmacist who survived COVID-19 and get the latest updates on provider status for COVID-19. (Video - Slides)

Patients with Chronic Conditions (July 30) 
Learn strategies to engage patients with chronic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Video - Slides)

Patients with Chronic Pain; Substance Use Disorder (July 23) 
Hear how COVID-19 has impacted patients with chronic pain and substance use disorder. (Video - Slides)

Social Determinants of Health (July 16) 
Hear about the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on minority communities and how social determinants of health can impact the effectiveness of patients’ clinical care and overall health outcomes. (Video - Slides)

Epidemiology (July 9)
Learn the latest on how the virus spreads and progresses, risk factors, and other considerations about COVID-19 infection. This webinar highlighted the role of epidemiology in community protection and how pharmacists can play a role in community surveillance. (Video - Slides)

Medications Being Studied (June 25)
Watch featured speaker Dan Zlott, APhA Vice President, Professional Education Resources, discuss the latest information on medications being used/studied for COVID-19 prevention and treatment. Information on late-breaking updates also was available. (Video Slides)

Telehealth Services; Immunizations (June 11)
Watch this week’s focus on telehealth services and emerging opportunities for pharmacists to reach at-need populations using telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. APhA staff also provided an update on CDC’s Interim Guidance for Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Video - Slides)

Senior Care and CDC Guidance (June 4)
Hear a panel of pharmacists discuss innovative strategies for providing effective senior care in the outpatient and community settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get an update on new revisions to CDC’s Guidance for Pharmacies. (VideoSlides)

Immunizations; Testing (May 28)
Watch the latest information on national recommendations for pharmacists providing immunizations during the pandemic, considerations for the upcoming fall season, and an update on COVID-19 vaccine development. APhA staff also provided an update on billing and payment for COVID-19 testing. Our guest speaker was Dr. L.J. Tan, Chief Strategy Officer for the Immunization Action Coalition. (Video - Slides)

Antibody Testing (May 21)
Learn about antibody testing, how to evaluate antibody tests, and implications for pharmacists. Our guest speakers include Dr. Paul Herrmann, MD, PhD, of Loma Linda University, and Dr. Dan Zlott, APhA Vice President, Professional Education Resources. (Video - Slides)

Well-Being and Resilience (May 14)
Learn strategies to help you manage your well-being during COVID-19. Our featured speaker, Dr. Ken Duckworth, Chief Medical Officer at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), discusses perspectives on well-being and resilience for pharmacists during COVID-19. We also address the latest information on the clinical and regulatory fronts. (Video - Slides)

Front-Line Perspectives (May 7)
Listen to the recording of our weekly COVID-19 webinar, where Alex shares more about his experiences on the front line in the Houston, TX, region. We also hear the community pharmacist perspective from APhA Trustee Randy McDonough, BS, PharmD, MS, CGP, BCPS, FAPhA, who is the co-owner of Towncrest and Towncrest Compounding Pharmacies in Iowa City and Solon Towncrest Pharmacy in Solon, IA. (Video - Slides)

Compounding Overview (April 30)
Watch an overview of compounding, including how it relates to drug shortages, featuring three FDA representatives from the Center of Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) in the Office of Compliance. (Video - Slides)

Medications Being Studied; Testing in a Community Pharmacy (April 23)
Hear an update on the most recent evidence for medications being studied for COVID-19. Tennessee pharmacist Beth Bryan, PharmD, shares her front-line perspective on launching COVID-19 testing in a community pharmacy. (Video - Slides)

American Medical Group Association and NASPA (April 16)
In this webinar, the guest speaker was American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Chief Medical Officer John Kennedy. We were also joined by National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) Executive Vice President and CEO Rebecca Snead. (Video - Slides)

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (April 9)
In this webinar, NABP Executive Director Carmen Catizone discussed the changes that are happening related to pharmacists’ scope of practice and other pharmacy practice areas like prescription dispensing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Video - Slides)

Fraudulent Activity Related to Tests and Medical Products (April 2)
Fraudulent activity related to COVID-19 tests and medical products was the focus of this weekly webinar. (Video - Slides)

Safety (March 26)
Focusing on the safety of pharmacists and pharmacy staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Video - Slides)