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Speakers

The speakers listed have been confirmed. The session titles are tentative and may change as the speakers develop their presentations.

Friday, Sept. 25

Pharmacy Informatics 101
Brittany Melton, PharmD, PhD
Melton is an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. She teaches ethics, healthcare policy, and informatics. She is a pharmacist and informaticist with experience in interface design, big data analysis, and patient outcome research to evaluate healthcare utilization and sources of medication errors.

Interfacing the Diseases of Addiction and Chronic Pain Disorders
Ethan Bickelhaupt, MD, MMM, MRO, DFAPA, FASAM
Bickelhaupt is the Attending Physician at Adair Acute Care at Osawatomie State Hospital, Osawatomie, KS. He works with patients with chronic mental illness and those with addictions. His medical career spans nearly 40 years, much of which has focused on psychiatry with a focus on assessment of addiction issues and related behavioral health concerns.

I Care, You Care, eCare
Renee Price, PharmD
Price has been working with CPESN KS as a Flip the Pharmacy Coach and Account Manager for a large payer group and understands the struggles of the pharmacies she coaches in addition to the needs of the payer.

Maintaining Safety When Medication Runs Short
Chris Loucks, PharmD
Loucks graduated from the University of Kansas in 2009 with his Doctor of Pharmacy. Following graduation, he completed a PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration residency at the University of Kansas Hospital. Chris is currently Assistant Director of Pharmacy with responsibility for pharmacy supply chain at the University of Kansas Health System.

Immunization Update 2020
Clark Kebodeaux, Pharm.D., BCACP
Kebodeaux earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2010 and completed a PGY1 community pharmacy residency at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. In addition to his role at UK, Kebodeaux is an adjunct professor for Saint Louis University School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO. He currently practices in an inter-professional ambulatory clinic at the Bluegrass Community Health Center – a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that is an accredited Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) with a focus on diabetes, substance use disorders and under-served populations. He has completed two separate immunization certifications and is a faculty trainer for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate program.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Pharmacy Technician Training Day (Three 1-hour sessions)
Jeremy Sasser, BS, CPhT
Sasser is a Pharmacy Content Strategist for the National Healthcareer Association. He previously was an instructor of pharmacy technicians on math and other topics. He developed supplemental educational resources to help learners better understand dosage calculations. In his current role as a pharmacy technician content strategist, he must be up-to-date with current industry trends, demands and regulatory changes. He routinely speaks and authors articles on the roles of technicians. He will present two sessions at Pharmacy Technician Training Day.

Morgan Moellinger, CPhT
As the roles of technicians expand in the pharmacy, taking blood pressure is one area that is essential for technicians to be comfortable. In addition to her role as lead technician at El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy, Moellinger also has a CNA license and is familiar with what to watch for when checking blood pressure.

Keynote: Human Trafficking - A Pharmacists Role in Reporting
Jennifer Montgomery, MA
Montgomery began working on human trafficking issues in the office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt in 2013. She currently leads the attorney general’s anti-human trafficking efforts as Director of Human Trafficking Education and Outreach. She is an author and has provided presentations and trainings on human trafficking to health care professionals, law enforcement officers, school administrators, members of the business community, students, faith community and non-profit leaders and members of the public. Additionally, she has served as a guest instructor for undergraduate and graduate level courses on social justice and human trafficking at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth and the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Through her life experience and professional work, Jennifer is a passionate advocate for women and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and exploitation. Jennifer also serves as the public affairs director for the attorney general’s office. A fifth generation Kansan and KU graduate, she returned to Kansas after working in Washington, D.C., as a congressional staffer for the Kansas delegation and holding various positions in government affairs and public relations in the U.S. and Europe. Jennifer volunteers as a Shawnee County CASA Citizen’s Review Board member and as a mentor with the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute at the University of Kansas. She is currently president of the board of directors of Freedom’s Path, an anti-human trafficking non-profit organization affiliated with the Topeka Rescue Mission.

Flip the Pharmacy Kansas Mapping Out the Future: One Step at a Time
Sandie Kueker, RPh
Kueker is the Flip the Pharmacy Kansas Team Lead and has 22 years experience leading change in pharmacy. She's passionate about patient care services and the future of pharmacy.

Moody About Meds in Pregnancy and Lactation
Amber Lucas, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP
Lucas is the Pharmacy Operations Manager, Obstetrics / Neonatal Specialist, and the Residency Program Coordinator at Olathe Medical Center. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas, her MBA in Healthcare Management from New England College, and completed her residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She precepts and mentors residents and students in the areas of Women's and Children's Health and Pharmacy Leadership. She has published and presented throughout the U.S. and internationally on a broad variety of clinical and leadership topics, including obstetric and neonatal medication use and safety, professional development, clinical leadership, and professional policy and advocacy.

Managing Dialysis Patients: Appropriate Medications and Dosing
Scott Solcher, MD
Scott Solcher is a clinical Nephrologist and division director for Nephrology at Stormont-Vail Health in Topeka.  He chairs both the board of directors for Network 12 and for Qsource.  Network 12 is the quality organization oversight for dialysis centers in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. Qsource is a large quality improvement organization based in Nashville.

Collaborative Practice: A Rural Kansas Approach
Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP
Presley is a family medicine physician at Family Practice Associates of Western Kansas, Dodge City, KS, and Board Chair of Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.

Medical Cannabis - What Pharmacists Need to Know
Michael Barton, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Barton has extensive experience providing continuing education presentations related to medical cannabis. He has more than four years experience lecturing in the UMKC School of Pharmacy elective - Intro to Medical Cannabis course.

New Drugs 2020
Jennifer Dill, PharmD
Dill is a residency-trained Drug Information Specialist currently serving as faculty in the KU School of Pharmacy. She works with the University of Kansas Health System to help manage formulary and develop medication-use policy.

Sunday, Sept. 26

Let’s Talk About Burnout Epidemic in Pharmacy and Building Resilience in the Midst of a Pandemic
Diana Tamer, PharmD, BCOP
Tamer received her Bachelor of Science in biology from the American University of Beirut (AUB), her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Lebanese American University (LAU), and concluded her training at the Houston Methodist Hospital, in Texas. She completed an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency in pharmacy practice at HonorHealth Scottsdale Medical Center in Arizona, and an ASHP accredited PGY-2 residency program in hematology/oncology at Maine Medical Center in Maine. She lastly completed a post-graduate certificate program in cancer research at Harvard Medical School; specializing in two tracks: cancer-omics, and clinically challenging cancers. She is currently a clinical assistant professor for the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy and practices as a hematology/oncology pharmacy specialist at the Advent Health Shawnee Mission Cancer Center. Dr. Tamer is a Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP). Her clinical research interests include targeted therapy directed by genetic testing in treating cancer patients, clinically challenging and resistant tumors, and oncology pharmacist’s role in improving cancer patient outcomes. Her scholarship of teaching and learning interests include equity in clinical rotations through innovative personalized tracks and preventing burnout in the classroom and on rotation through unique interventions.

Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents
Micha Bastian, PharmD
Bastian works for Genoa Healthcare, a closed-door pharmacy within Johnson County Mental Health. There, she works as a team with psychiatrists, therapists and case mangers in the treatment of anxiety and depression of our adolescent population. Anxiety and depression are topics she is passionate about, especially educating other pharmacists on with the growing suicide rates in our nation.

Tips, Tools, and Best Practices in Medication Safety
Gregory Burger, Pharm.D., CPPS, FASHP, NREMT
Burger currently serves as the Medication Safety Coordinator for Stormont-Vail Health in Topeka, KS. Prior, he worked for 26 years at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, KS as a clinical pharmacist with an emphasis on medication safety. He is a charter member of the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists and served as president 2014-2015. In 2017 he was appointed to the KCHP Foundation Board and served as Treasurer until 2019. He maintains active membership with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, where he has served on the House of Delegates and the ASHP Medication Safety Section Advisory Group. He named an ASHP Fellow in 2018. In the summer of 2019 he was elected as Chair-Elect to the ASHP Inpatient Care Practitioners Executive Committee for a 3 year term. He also belongs to the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Medication Safety Officers Society, and is one of few Kansas pharmacists to earn a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). His PharmD is from the University of Kansas (KU).

KTRACS - How Far Have We Come?
Jennifer Donnelly, Kansas Board of Pharmacy, with members of the KTRACS Advisory Committee
Donnelly is an Assistant Director at the Kansas Board of Pharmacy. She oversees the Kansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, K-TRACS. Jennifer has been with the board since January 2019. She has a Master of Public Health Degree with an Epidemiology emphasis from the Colorado School of Public Health.

Small Business Marketing in a Social Media Landscape
Andy Stanton, MS, BA
Stanton owns Grey Goat Marketing in Hays, Kansas. He is a 25-year veteran of creating marketing, advertising, and social media campaigns for small businesses and non-profit organizations. He and his wife, Dana, have three teenagers, so not much – except the cost of insulin – scares him.

Error Risk: Sound-alikes, Look-alikes, Distractions and More
Larry Davidow, RPh, PhD
Davidow graduated from the UMKC School of Pharmacy and completed a PhD in Pharmacology at the KU Medical Center. Davidow worked as a pharmacist at the KU Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy before he began teaching at the KU School of Pharmacy as Director of the Pharmacy Skills Laboratory sequence.


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