Specialty Pharmacy Forum

Join this IPA Member Forum to network and learn more about specialty pharmacy. Hear from pharmacy leaders about expanding patient access to care; utilization of specialty agents; brown, white and clear bagging; and MORE! All ENGAGED Pharmacist, Technician and Student Pharmacist members are invited to join, learn and participate in this event at no charge!
 

VIRTUAL EVENT
February 22, 2022

12:00-3:00 PM


Schedule subject to change.

Agenda at a Glance – Tuesday, Feb. 22

12:00 PM
Opening Remarks & Welcome

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

Elizabeth Orput, PharmD, Executive Fellow, IPA

12:10 PM
Expanding Patient Access to Care – Financial Resources

Melissa Smith, CPhT, Specialty Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, University of Iowa Health Care

Michele “Mikki” Kauten, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, Specialty Pharmacy Services, UIHC

12:35 PM

Utilization of Specialty Agents with Transitions of Care and Inpatient Utilization 

​Alex Mersch, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Specialty Pharmacy Manager, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Facilitator) 
1:00 PM

Large Group Discussion
Moderated by IPA President Chris Clayton, discuss what implications brown, white and clear bagging have in specialty pharmacies across Iowa.

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

1:40 PM BREAK
1:50 PM
Small Group Networking
Join randomized Zoom breakout rooms and network with pharmacy professionals across the state!
2:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Further Networking Opportunity
Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, IPA