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Health-System Leadership Forum

Join us for a virtual IPA Member Forum highlighting topics for those interested in learning more about health-system pharmacy. Members will have the opportunity to hear from pharmacy leaders about cultural competency, PAI 2023, updated guidelines, and more! This event is FREE to all ENGAGED Pharmacist, Technician, and Student Pharmacist members.


October 12, 2022
12:00–1:30 PM

Agenda at a Glance – Wednesday, Oct. 12
12:00 PM
Opening Remarks

Cheri Schmit, BS Pharm, Senior Manager, Product & Solutions Marketing, Pharmacy of the Future – Clinical, Cardinal Health; IPA President  

Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, Iowa Pharmacy Association
12:10 PM
Opening Session
Cultural Competency in Health Care

Lisa Imhoff, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy

Mel Frietag, PhD, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing

Choice of Breakout – Round 1
12:40 PM

Credentialing Your Pharmacists – Successes and Barriers  

Roger Woolf, PharmD, FASHP, Division Director, Medication Strategy and Business Development, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health 

Practice Update: CHEST Guidelines  

Elaina (Lainie) Thomas, PharmD, PGY1 Resident, MercyOne Des Moines

Jenna (Blunt) Rose, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine & Residency Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy, MercyOne Des Moines

Choice of Breakout – Round 2
1:00 PM
PAI 2030

Thomas Johnson, PharmD, Vice-President of Hospital Pharmacy and Laboratory Services, Avera Health

Original Research – A Pharmacist-Created Guideline for Opioid Prescribing at Hospital Discharge Following Acute Traumatic Injury

Darla Eastman, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University 

1:20 PM
Open Discussion

Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, Iowa Pharmacy Association (Facilitator, Leadership Track)

Emmeline Paintsil, PharmD, MSLD, BCPS, Director, Professional Affairs, Iowa Pharmacy Association (Facilitator, Clinical Track)

1:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, Iowa Pharmacy Association