Medication Safety

Participate in a safety community with a focus on innovative practices and solutions to optimize patient care and quality outcomes. A faculty of distinguished patient-safety experts will lead engaging and interactive sessions where you can earn more than 19 hours of ACPE accredited CE.

The Medication Safety educational programming provides you the following unique opportunities:

  • Sharpen your skills with powerful content specific to your area of practice. .
  • Make personal connections with both pharmacy peers and leaders in an intimate setting designed to incite meaningful networking.
  • Advance your practice with contemporary and practical knowledge you can immediately take back and implement into your organization.
  • Integrated Informatics Institute (i3) programming--experience the upgrade!

Who Should Attend?

  • Front-line staff including pharmacy technicians
  • Patient safety officers
  • Pharmacists
  • Medication safety officers
  • Quality professionals
  • Risk managers
  • Administrators

Learn the top safety concerns, get updates from the Joint Commission, discover scalable solutions to improve safety and quality, and hear real-life examples of solutions on priority issues — all while engaging and networking with other safety professionals.

Four Meetings. One Unifying Event.

Attendees who choose Medication Safety as their primary community will have full access to all of the sessions and events happening at the Community Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care, Influencers and Innovators, and Specialty Pharmacy meetings as well. Customize your experience — stay in your community or attend any individual sessions of interest across the four communities.

Join us this June in Phoenix for the year's most progressive and innovative event!

Schedule at a Glance

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change. The meeting program will be available in the May 15 publication of AJHP and the ASHP LIVE! app.

KEY: CE = continuing education for pharmacists

Saturday, June 11 
 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Registration
 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. House of Delegates Registration
12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.   State Affiliate Volunteer Great Ideas Networking Forum 
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  House of Delegates Open Forum for Members 
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Delegate Primer on HOD Processes
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Roundtable: Women in Pharmacy Leadership 
Sunday, June 12 
 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.  House of Delegates Registration
 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Federal Pharmacists Caucus 
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  The Joint Commission Update: Providing Interpretations and Strategies for Success (CE) 
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Small and Rural Hospital Caucus 
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Caucuses Facilitated by the Chair of the House 
9:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Come On In, the Water’s Fine: Diving into the ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices(CE) 
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Communication and Resolution Programs: What Every Medication Safety Team Member Should Know (CE) 
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  First House of Delegates Meeting 
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Blockchain for Healthcare: The Innovation We Need or a Distracting Waste of Resources? (CE) 
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  Healthcare Disparity: Removing Barriers to Safe Patient Care 
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Roundtable Sessions 

  • Ambulatory Care and Community Practitioner
  • Medication Safety and Quality
  • Optimizing Continuity of Care Through Outpatient Pharmacy and Clinics
  • Retail Plus? Specialty Lite? Handling Medications in the Gray Area
  • Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology
  • Specialty Pharmacy Outcomes and Value Best Practices
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Grand Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall 
Monday, June 13 
 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Registration
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.  Opening Session 
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Suicide Prevention: A Family Story (CE) 
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Exhibit Program and Lunch Hosted by ASHP 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  ASHP-PAC Donors Luncheon
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Posters 
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Meet the Candidates 
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Concurrent Networking Sessions 
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  (Student Programming) Your Career, Your Voice: Why Student Advocacy Matters
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Learning From Our Mistakes: Engaging The Next Generation Of Medication Safety Leaders (CE) 
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.   The Answer Is: Jeopardy for Safety (CE) 
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Delegate Reception 
 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.  ASHP Foundation Reception
Tuesday, June 14 
 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Registration
8:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Leadership for Today…Change and Safety for Tomorrow (CE) 
10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.  The Inaugural and Awards 
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Exhibit Program and Lunch Hosted by ASHP 
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Posters 
12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Caucuses Facilitated by the Chair of the House
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Roundtable: Well-Being and Resilience
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Data Visualization Workshop: Sharing Your Safety Dashboard Effectively (CE) 
3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Patient-Centered Pain Management (CE) 
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Second House of Delegates Meeting 
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award Reception and Dinner (ticket required) 
Wednesday, June 15 
 7:30 a.m. – noon  Registration
8 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  From Self to System: How to Apply Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Initiatives in Pharmacy Practice (Part 1) (CE) 
Physical Assessment for Pharmacists, Part 1 (CE) 
Pharmacy on the Edge: From Watch to Recovery Emergency Response, Part 1 (CE) 
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Networking Energy Break 
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  From Self to System: How to Apply Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Initiatives in Pharmacy Practice (Part 2) (CE) 
Physical Assessment for Pharmacists, Part 2 (CE) 
Pharmacy on the Edge: From Watch to Recovery Emergency Response, Part 2 (CE)