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Independent & Community Pharmacy Practice Forum

Join us for a virtual Member Forum highlighting topics for pharmacy professionals interested in community and independent pharmacy. Hear from pharmacy leaders about the fight against PBMs, integrating Community Health Workers, and more! All ENGAGED Pharmacist, Technician and Student Pharmacist members are invited to participate in this event at no charge.


December 13, 2023
12:00-1:30 PM

Agenda at a Glance – Wednesday, Dec. 13
12:00 PM
Opening Remarks

John Hamiel, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, MercyOne, Northeast Iowa, IPA President

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

12:10 PM
5 for 5 – Get to know one another with short (5 min.), small group (5 people) introductions
12:20 PM An Update on the Fight Against PBMs
Trust LLC & Class-Action Lawsuits
Matthew (Matt) Seiler, RN, CIPM, Vice President and General Counsel, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

John Roberti, JD, Partner, Cohen & Gresser LLP

Matt Osterhaus, BSPharm, FAPhA, FASCP, Pharmacist, Osterhaus Pharmacy 
12:50 PM Integrating Community Health Workers into Community Pharmacies
Roundtable Discussion

Jake Galdo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP, CEimpact

1:15 PM Open Discussion & Q&A 

Mikayla Tice-Harris, PharmD, Executive Fellow, IPA (Moderator)

1:25 PM
Closing Remarks

Emmeline Paintsil, PharmD, MSLD, BCPS, Director of Professional Affairs, IPA