2019 PQA Annual Meeting Highlights

The 2019 PQA Annual Meeting took place May 15-17 in Baltimore, Md. More than 500 individuals gathered to learn, network and engage with fellow pharmacy quality professionals. Check out the highlights! 

  • Keynote addresses from John O’Brien, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for Drug Pricing Reform, and noted author and researcher Aaron Carroll, who addressed the “Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health.”
  • The opportunity to earn up to 3.0 contact hours (0.30 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. Eighteen meeting sessions offered CE.
  • More than two dozen exhibitors and “Innovation Theater” presenters whose products, services and programs support medication quality and pharmacy practice.
  • A naloxone administration training, where nearly 75 individuals were trained to save a life!
  • 37 poster presentations featuring new research on medication quality, measurement, implementation and evaluation.
  • PQA recognized 18 Medicare plan contracts with quality awards for high achievement or significant improvement in PQA medication quality measures.
  • PQA and the Community Pharmacy Foundation announced today the recipients of the 2019 Community Pharmacy Innovation in Quality (CPIQ) Awards.
  • The 2nd annual Healthcare Quality Innovation Challenge (HQIC), where three university teams competed for honors with technology-enabled solutions to improve healthcare quality.
  • Check out additional top reasons the meeting was a must-attend event for quality professionals. 

2019 PQA Annual Meeting Photos

Check out more than 100 photos from the meeting, which capture the educational programming, networking sessions and award presentations.

2019 PQA Annual Meeting Presentations

Top-notch educational programming is a hallmark of the PQA Annual Meeting. Eighteen sessions qualified for continuing education. You can review the full meeting agenda, and PQA members can access a PDF copy of slides from each plenary, breakout and quick quality quip in our Member Resources Library. Here are the available presentations: 

Plenary Presentations

  • PQA State of the Alliance (Laura Cranston)
  • The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health (Aaron Carroll)
  • PQS Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality (Todd Sega)

Breakout Sessions

  • Opioid Abuse Prediction: Using Socio-demographics to Generate Insights (B1-A)
  • Innovative Pharmacist Practice Model: Impact on Patient Care and Outcomes (B1-B)
  • Risk Adjustment of Adherence Quality Measures: Need, Strategies, and Impacts in the New Quality Landscape (B1-C)
  • Developing Pediatric Quality Measures Menu for Value-Based Care and Payment (B1-D)
  • Carriers of the Patient Voice: Intersection of Science, Theater, and Clinical Practice (B1-E)
  • Employer-Based Healthcare: Exploring Relationships to Deliver Quality Care (B2-F)
  • Best Practices in Deprescribing (B2-G)
  • Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Quality-Aligned Outcomes in Specialty Pharmacy Practice (B2-H)
  • The Core Quality Measures Collaborative: Advancing Quality Measurement and Improvement through Core Measure Sets (B2-I)
  • Part D Enhanced MTM Model: Innovation Highlights (B2-J)

Quick Quality Quips

  • Strategies to Expand Value-Based Pharmacist-Provided Care: Your Action Guide (Q1-A)
  • Measuring and Acting on Medication Access Data Real-Time (Q1-B)
  • Partnerships for Better Care: Pharmacists in Medical Groups to Improve Transitions of Care (Q1-C)
  • Increasing Patient-Community Capacity to Engage on Quality of Health Care (Q1-D)
  • Best Practices Opioid Prescribing (Q1-E)
  • Initiation and Implementation of a Value Based Contract in Medicaid: Model Creation and Implementation (Q2-F)
  • Matching Outreach to the Member: How Targeted Interventions Can Improve Pharmacy Quality and Financial Outcomes (Q2-G)
  • Filling Gaps in Patient-Reported Performance Measures for Oncology (Q2-H)
  • Data Analytic Support of a Narcotic Safety Initiative in a Large Health Plan (Q2-I)
  • Optimizing Performance-Based Pharmacy Reimbursements (Q2-J) 

Sponsors and Exhibitors

PQA would like to thank the following companies for their support of the 2019 PQA Annual Meeting.



  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Pharmacy Quality Solutions


  • Applied Policy
  • Blue Shielf of CA
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Perform Rx
  • Proteus Digital Health
  • Regeneron
  • Tabularasa
  • Walgreens
  • Wellcare


  • Humana
  • Merck
  • National Pharmaceutical Council
  • Novartis


  • AspenRx Health
  • Discern Health
  • Enhanced Medication Services
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Omnicell
  • Pharmacy Profiles
  • VUCA Health


  • Pharmacy Times


  • Adhere Health
  • Agadia
  • Allazo Health
  • CSS Health
  • CPPA
  • cureatr
  • ExactCare Pharmacy
  • Health Dialog
  • Kiser Healthcare Solutions
  • MedWatchers
  • myMTMcare
  • NASP
  • Omnicell
  • OutcomesMTM
  • Pharmacy Profiles
  • Pharmacy Quality Solutions
  • PioneerRx
  • RxAnte
  • Scientific Technologies Corporation
  • SinfoniaRx
  • The Compliance Team
  • Center for Quality Medication Management University of Florida
  • UofWyoming
  • VUCA Health
  • Wolters Kluwer