APhA Annual Meeting Moves Pharmacy Forward

Addressing Burnout Among Pharmacists
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, APhA2019, held March 22–25 in Seattle, hosted almost 6,000 pharmacists and pharmacy students. Citing the growing body of evidence on the increased stress and burnout prevalent among pharmacy professionals, Second General Session on March 24, Keynote Speaker, Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE, discussed how to create a healthy work-life balance by improving resiliency. Read More


Mospan Garners  Distinguished New Practitioner Honors
During the APhA2019 Opening General Session on Saturday, March 23, Cortney M. Mospan, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP (above), of Wingate, North Carolina, was honored with the Distinguished New Practitioner Award. The award recognizes a new practitioner, within his or her first 5 years of practice, who has demonstrated distinctive achievements in mentorship, service, and commitment to the profession of pharmacy. Read more.

Session Tackles Hard-to-Treat Hypertension
In an APhA2019 educational session titled “Managing Complex Patients and Hard-to-Control Hypertension,” co-presenters Joseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, and Cory P. Coffey, PharmD, BCACP, analyzed recent changes in hypertension definitions and treatment goals. The experts examined evaluation principles for complex cases and the adverse events and difficulties that impart cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension. Read more.

Deciphering USP <800>
In an APhA2019 session titled “USP 800 Deciphering Requirements,” presented in Seattle on Sunday, March 24, presenters discussed the purpose of the United States Pharmacopeia Chapter <800>, including to whom the chapter applies and which pharmacy practice settings it impacts. Session experts also listed resources used to identify hazardous drugs and defined the process for establishing a risk assessment. Read more.


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