Pharmacy Technician Forum

Join us for a virtual Member Forum highlighting topics for pharmacy technicians working across all practice settings. Participants will hear from pharmacist and technician leaders about the expanding role of the technician, burnout, technician liability and more. All ENGAGED Pharmacist, Technician and Student Pharmacist members are invited to join, learn and participate in this event at no charge!


November 10, 2021
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Agenda at a Glance – Wednesday, Nov. 10
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks

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

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

Opening Session
9:15 AM
Burnout – Overcoming and Achieving
  • Hear from Sheila Russell, an independently licensed social worker, as she shares valuable mindfulness, self-awareness and coping strategies!  

Sheila Russell, LISW, CADC, Owner and Clinical Psychiatric Social Worker, Front Line Therapy, LLC  

Small Group Networking
10:15 AM Join 6 Zoom breakout rooms with technicians across the state to learn about what initiatives are happening in Iowa!  
11:00 AM
Technician Liability – Paul Samson of Pharmacists Mutual will speak on technician liability and the importance of being covered!

Paul Samson, CPCU, CSP, CFPS, ARM, Assistant Vice President of Risk Management, Pharmacists Mutual

11:20 AM

The Expanding Role of a Pharmacy Technician – Moderated by IPA Executive Fellow Elizabeth Orput, hear from technicians and pharmacists about services such as technician product verification (TPV), test and treat, immunizations, and the role technicians are playing in new models of care delivery!

Jessica Burge, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician Manager, MercyOne Medical Center Des Moines 

Michelle Garvin, CPhT, Owner, Vice President, Wester Drug, Inc.

Liza Chapman, PharmD, Vice President of Partnership Development, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

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

Cheri Schmit, PharmD, Senior Manager of Product & Solutions Marketing, Pharmacy of the Future – Clinical, Cardinal Health 

11:55 AM
Closing Remarks and Further Networking Opportunity
Emmeline Paintsil, PharmD, MSLD, BCPS, Director of Professional Affairs, IPA