Specialty Pharmacy Forum

Interested in a career in specialty pharmacy? Have questions about how to build a specialty care model? Want to discuss patient barriers to specialty medications? During IPA's Specialty Pharmacy Forum, hear from leaders across the field of specialty pharmacy on pertinent issues faced by the profession. This forum is open to those who want to learn more about the specialty pharmacy environment as it continues to expand.

All ENGAGED Pharmacist members, Pharmacy Technician members, and Student Pharmacist members are welcome to attend and participate in problem-solving, idea sharing, and unique networking opportunities!


VIRTUAL EVENT
May 19, 2021
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Schedule subject to change.

Agenda at a Glance – Wednesday, May 19

9:00 AM
Opening Remarks & Welcome

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

Diane Reist, BS Pharm, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, UIHC, IPA President

9:15 AM
Patient Access to Medications: Pearls and Pitfalls

Brad Trom, DPh, MBA, Owner of Brad Trom Rx Consulting,
Vice Chair, Charitable Pharmacies of America


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


Amanda Rosmann, PharmD, Staff Pharmacist, Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group

10:00 AM

Building a Specialty Pharmacy Care Model – Pearls for Success

​Alex Mersch, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Specialty Pharmacy Manager, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
 
Tara Kelley, PharmD, MMHC, CSP, Executive Director, Specialty Pharmacy Services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Sheila Arquette, RPH, President & CEO, National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

Brad Trom, DPh, MBA, Owner of Brad Trom Rx Consulting,
Vice Chair, Charitable Pharmacies of America
11:00 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

  1. Future of Specialty
  2. Clinical Outcomes Measurement
  3. Preparing for a Career in Specialty 

  1. Sheila Arquette, RPH, President & CEO, National Association of Specialty Pharmacy
  2. Jacqueline Cicchese, PharmD, MBA, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  3. Melissa Smith, CPhT, Specialty Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, University of Iowa Health Care; Brad Trom, DPh, MBA, Owner of Brad Trom Rx Consulting, Vice Chair, Charitable Pharmacies of America

11:20 AM
Student Involvement with Specialty Pharmacy
Steven Donnelly, PharmD, Registered Manager of Specialty Pharmacy Operations, Walgreens

Jacqueline Cicchese, PharmD, MBA, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Ryan Jacobsen, PharmD, BCPS, Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
11:50 AM
Closing Remarks
Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, IPA

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