Long Term Care Pharmacy Forum

Join us for a virtual Member Forum highlighting topics for members interested in long term care pharmacy. Hear from pharmacy leaders about quality assurance, effective utilization of non-pharmacist roles, preventing the prescribing cascade and more! All ENGAGED Pharmacist, Technician and Student Pharmacist members are invited to join, learn and participate in this event at no charge!


January 19, 2022
12:00-3:00 PM

Agenda at a Glance – Wednesday, Jan. 19
12:00 PM
Opening Remarks

Chris Clayton, PharmD, MBA, Director of Pharmacy and Population Health, Buchanan County Health Center, IPA President

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

Opening Session
12:10 PM

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Mark Branum, PharmD, BCGP, BA, Pharmacist in Charge, Donlon Pharmacy, Independent Consultant Pharmacist, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Iowa  

Breakout Sessions
12:50 PM Breakout #1 – Quality Assurance in Dispensing Areas
  • Discuss what standard quality assurance looks like and how to ensure minimal variability in adopting QA measures. 

Breakout #2 – Effective Utilization of Non-Pharmacist Roles

  • Discuss how to effectively utilize non-pharmacist roles across areas of Long-Term Care Pharmacy such as MTM, medication reconciliation, and patient follow-up.

Breakout #3 – Geriatric Pharmacist Services

  • Discuss what services geriatric pharmacists are providing and what opportunities exist for expanded cash-based consulting services.  
Facilitated by IPA staff and committee members
1:35 PM
Join randomized Zoom breakout rooms and network with pharmacy professionals across the state!
Closing Session
2:10 PM

Choosing Wisely Campaign – Preventing the Prescribing Cascade  

Manju Beier, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, Senior Partner, Geriatric Consultation Resources, LLC 

Kristin Meyer, PharmD, CGP, CACP, FASCP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Facilitator) 

2:50 PM
Closing Remarks and Further Networking Opportunity
Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, IPA