APhA calls for entries of “patient care services pearls”

December 20, 2013

The American Pharmacists Association is asking pharmacists to share their best tips for the promotion of patient care services by pharmacists at the upcoming APhA 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition.

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is asking pharmacists to share their best tips for the promotion of patient care services by pharmacists at the upcoming APhA 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition.

The association wants proposals for “Patient Care Services Pearls” that describe an original strategy, idea, or resource for a 15-minute presentation held at the annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Examples of topics include: medication therapy management, transitions of care, strategies for collaborating with physicians in various practice settings such as accountable care organizations or medical homes, and the development of collaborative practice agreements/protocols.

The proposals should provide a 100- to 300-word abstract that outlines the pharmacist’s experience with this “pearl.” How can your “pearl” help to advance patient care services in your setting and in other settings?

Submit your “pearl” by Friday, January 10, 2014 to Margaret Tomecki by email (mtomecki@aphanet.org) with the following subject line, “APhA 2014 Patient Care Service Pearl Proposal”. If you have any questions, you can contact Tomecki at 630-312-8864.

After a peer-review process, the APhA will contact those individuals whose proposals meet the objectives for the Patient Care Services Pearls session. A $200 stipend will be provided to help defray the cost of participating.