Health-System Leadership Forum

Join us for a virtual membership forum highlighting topics for pharmacists in health-system management and leadership roles. Members will have the opportunity to hear from Iowa pharmacy leaders spanning several health-systems across the state. All IPA paid pharmacist, technician, and student pharmacist members are invited to join, learn, and participate in this event at no charge! 

October 21, 2020
10:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Agenda at a Glance – Wednesday, Oct. 21

10:00 AM
Opening Remarks

Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, IPA

Diane Reist, BSPharm, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, UIHC, IPA President 

Opening Session with Q&A
10:15 AM
Development of a Contingency Plan:
  • Staffing
  • PPE
  • Supply Chain
  • Incidence Command

John Hamiel, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy/Residency Program Director, MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center 

Brian Benson, PharmD, Executive Director of Pharmacy, UnityPoint Des Moines 

Mike Brownlee, PharmD, MS, FASHP, Associate Hospital Director and Chief Pharmacy Officer, UIHC, Associate Dean and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa  

Choice of Breakout Session: Round-Table Discussion
10:45 AM
Breakout Session #1 Drug Shortages & Inventory Management

Austin Cook, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, Supply Chain & Automation Manager, UIHC

Amanda Powers, PharmD, Clinical Coordinator, MercyOne Dubuque 

Breakout Session #2 – How to Stay Engaged in a Virtual World

Emily Muehling, PharmD, System Clinical Pharmacy Director, UnityPoint 

Candace Jordan, PharmD, MBA, Pharmacy Department Market Director, MercyOne Des Moines 

Breakout Session #3 – ASHP Connection: Update on ASHP Priorities; Learn How to Get Involved; Q&A Jamie Sinclair, MS, RPh, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy Services, Mercy Medical Center
ASHP Board of Directors, Member 2020-2023
11:10 AM
Full Group Networking & Idea Sharing
11:30 AM
How to Ensure APPE Students Still Have Meaningful Experiences in the COVID-19 Era

Cheryl Clarke, EdD, RPh, FAPhA, Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor, Drake University 

Jared Butler, PharmD, BCPS, DPLA, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Clinical Pharmacist, Central Iowa VA Medical Center 

Lynn Kassel, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Drake University 
Acute Care Pharmacist, MercyOne West Des Moines   

Matthew Cantrell, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa 
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Iowa City VA Health Care System 

Jackie Gravert, PharmD, MPH, Director of Acute Care Pharmacy Services, UIHC 

12:15 PM
Closing Remarks & Furthering Networking Opportunity
Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, IPA