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APhA2018 in Nashville Focuses on Leadership    

Attendees at the recent American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition heard over 100 educational presentations covering topics from provider-status legislation to enhancing patient care and health outcomes through innovative, collaborative partnerships. Echoing the meeting's overarching theme, "Leading Our Communities in Patient Care," APhA President Nancy Alvarez, right, acknowledged the profession for exhibiting leadership during natural disasters and a record-breaking influenza season. Read more.

Session Details Immunization Developments

In the APhA2018 educational session titled, "Your Annual Immunization Update," leading experts in pharmacy-based immunization delivery cover the latest news in vaccination practice and describe developments on the horizon. With new vaccines continually emerging and recommendations frequently changing, it can be challenging for pharmacists and other healthcare practitioners to keep current. Read more.

Keynote Calls for Compassionate Healthcare

Opening General Session Keynote Presenter B. J. Miller, MD, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, right, described his experiences as a patient and a physician to illustrate the challenges posed by an often complex, impersonal healthcare system. Understanding patients' healthcare system experience enables providers to better respond to patient needs and develop more meaningful relationships. Read more.

Pharmacists and Physicians Team Up

In a session titled, "Meaningful Collaboration Between Pharmacists and Physicians to Improve Quality and Meet Patient Needs," presenters discuss their takeaways from successful collaborations between physicians and pharmacists. Many physicians are interested in working with pharmacists to improve the health of their patients and ease the workload in their practices, but they might not fully realize the capabilities of pharmacists or how to employ or contract with them. Read more.

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