General Sessions

Saturday, March 29
APhA Opening General Session
9:00 am–11:00 am

Convention Center, Chapin Theater

APhA2014 will feature the profession’s important and timely topics. This year’s theme, “The Power & Promise of Pharmacy,” describes our changing role. Pharmacists possess the strength to collaborate with the health care team and improve health outcomes for patients. What you bring to this event is important—your expertise, insights, and enthusiasm will help to empower other pharmacists from across the country. The Opening General Session presents APhA’s recognition of award winners, all of whom realize their own power and promise in pharmacy practice and research. Steve Simenson, APhA’s president, will leave you energized, excited, and inspired with his powerful perspective. Steve will reflect on pharmacy’s past and focus on the promising future of opportunity.  pic
Steve Simenson

This morning’s session will be moderated by our honorary pharmacist, Mark Walberg. We welcome Mark back again this year as a member of the APhA family. Mark is well known as the host of the PBS Emmy nominated hit series, Antiques Roadshow, and the talented host of an array of popular television game, reality, and talk shows.  

The Opening General Session includes APhA's recognition of award winners, all of whom are outstanding visionaries in pharmacy practice and research.    

pic
Mark Walberg

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION—Cardiology Practice Update 2014: The Heart of the Matter 

Level 1
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
ACPE# 0202-0000-14-056-L01-P 0.1 CEUs
ACPE# 0202-0000-14-056-L01-T 0.1 CEUs

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030. The epidemiological transition is exacerbated by lack of sustainable health policies in place to address and curtail the risk factors associated with CVD and help people make healthier choices. Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006); Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch; President, Canyon Ranch Institute; and Distinguished Professor, Zuckerman College of Public Health at University of Arizona, is our featured Keynote speaker. Dr. Carmona will discuss public health issues surrounding cardiovascular disease and focus on what needs to be done to meet the public health goals.


pic
Richard Carmona

Sunday, March 30
APhA Second General Session
9:00 am–11:00 am

Convention Center, Chapin Theater

The APhA2014 Second General Session is packed with important and timely topics. Over the past year, we’ve witnessed the surge in support for pharmacist-delivered patient care and its important role on the health care team. The profession is meeting its promise to patients and colleague health care practitioners.  This power of many individuals working together is making a difference. Learning new skills and refining those that have stood the test of time are keys to success. This is the purpose of APhA2014—to provide you with the tools you need to meet that promise.

The Second General Session will highlight award recipients from the APhA Academies. APhA President-elect Matt Osterhaus will share his perspective on the power of the pharmacy family and the importance of “advancing as one” with regard to attaining recognition of pharmacists’ patient care activities and the pharmacist’s patient care process.

pic
Matt Osterhaus

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION—Priority One: Provider Status

Level 1
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
ACPE# 0202-0000-13-087-L04-P 0.1 CEUs
ACPE# 0202-0000-13-087-L04-T 0.1 CEUs

At APhA, the profession of pharmacy is our priority. A campaign to advance pharmacist provider status―Pharmacists Provide Care―addresses one of the most critical issues for our profession and remains APhA's primary focus. This session will feature a discussion of APhA's efforts to achieve provider status and promote consumer access and coverage for pharmacists’ patient care services. The speakers will discuss how pharmacy has united as a profession and what individual pharmacists can do to move this initiative forward on a national and state level to address the health care needs of the nation.

Attendees will hear from APhA CEO Tom Menighan and Georgia State Senator Buddy Carter who will highlight recent activities. 


 Tom Menighan

pic
Buddy Carter

Saturday, March 29
APhA-ASP Opening General Session
1:30 pm
3:30 pm

Convention Center, Chapin Theater

The best and brightest of our nation's student pharmacists gather to celebrate the achievements of our Academy. During this session, regional award winners will be recognized and awards will be presented to the national winning chapters of our patient care and community outreach projects. 

Keynote speaker Alex Sheen made a promise to his dad who died in 2012 to find a way to remember him. Out of this promise he founded because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering humanity through the power of a promise.

The keynote speaker is supported by a grant from Cardinal Health Foundation.
pic
Alex Sheen
   
 
Powered By AI 4.0