PQA Annual Meeting Features Two Dozen Research Posters

The 2022 PQA Annual Meeting poster session will feature 24 quality improvement and research projects. Sponsored by Pharmacy Quality Solutions, the session provides an opportunity for authors to showcase their work and for attendees to engage in insightful dialogue about health care quality. 

The posters enhance the meeting’s other educational programming: four general sessions, 15 breakout sessions – most accredited for continuing education, and a special pre-meeting half-day workshop that is accredited for four hours of continuing education.  

This year’s poster session takes place on day two of the meeting, Wednesday, May 4, from 5:15-6:30 p.m., as part of the networking reception. Posters will be available for viewing throughout that day 

It’s a great way to connect in person with innovators and emerging leaders in medication use quality. In addition to completed projects and encore presentations, this year’s session features a student section that allows works in progress. Prior to the reception, a select number of poster authors will present their work in a rapid fire “special session.” 

Conference posters are always full of rich information about a study’s purpose, approach and findings. After two years of online poster sessions, we can once again stand side-by-side with presenters and see the big picture – without zooming in and out of tiny screens.  

We can learn and accomplish much online, but our relationships and collective knowledge expand more quickly with face-to-face interaction. In fact, there’s research evidence that “the role of face-to-face interaction is higher in innovative activities.” It’s not surprising.  

As a hub for innovation in medication use quality, one of PQA’s hallmarks is its in-person meetings. The engagement, open dialogue, quick exchanges and the ability to process, react and respond feels enhanced and more dynamic when we’re together. 

With that in mind, here’s what will be presented in our poster session and the lead author for each project: 

  • Applying pharmacogenomic testing in the community and outpatient settings (Ina Liko, PharmD, MSCS) 
  • Description and financial impact of ambulatory care pharmacy team interventions within an underserved patient population(Maria Thurston, PharmD, BCPS, FGSHP) 
  • Evaluating novel social determinant of health programs within community pharmacy using the RE-AIM framework (Amanda Foster, PharmD) 
  • Evaluating the Impact of Health-System Specialty Pharmacy Services on Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) in the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis(Suprina Patel, PharmD, CSP) 
  • Evaluation of rural residence as a barrier to specialty pharmacy medication adherence(Christian Rhudy, PharmD, MBA) 
  • Evaluation of the Impact of Adherence on LDL-C Reduction for PCSK9 Inhibitors filled at Internal vs. External Pharmacies(Seena Cherian, PharmD) 
  • Examining Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care Services: An Application of a Policy Research Continuum(Nicole Therrien, PharmD, MPH) 
  • Geographic Variation of High-Risk Prescription Opioid Use Measures among Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries, 2011-2018(Motomori O. Lewis, BS, PharmD candidate) 
  • Identification and Prevention of HIV Medication Fraud, Waste and Abuse within Medicare Part D Plans(Sharon Lee, PharmD) 
  • Impact of an Ambrisentan Patient Management Program at a Health-System Specialty Pharmacy: Improving Coordination of Care(David Gutenschwager, PharmD) 
  • Impact of Point-of-sale Opioid Safety Alerts on Day Supply and Associated Pharmacy Cost-Savings(Bonnie Hui-Callahan, PharmD, CDCES) 
  • Improved Total Medical Expense Associated with the Use of Shields Oncology Specialty Pharmacy Care Model(Martha Stutsky, PharmD) 
  • MR. Fast: Assessing the impact of health system specialty pharmacy (HSSP) services on helping patients achieve Migraine Relief Fast through CGRP modulator (CGRPm) stewardship(Amanda Hickman, PharmD, MPH, MSCS) 
  • Observed Reduction in Drug-Drug Interaction Rate After Implementation of Retail Pharmacy Point of Sale Safety Edits in a Nationwide Commercial PBM Population(Luke Tso, PharmD, BCPS) 
  • Older Adult and Caregiver Needs for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Training in Medication Optimization(Sabrina Wang, BS, PharmD candidate) 
  • One Recipe At A Time: Evaluating An Innovative Teaching Kitchen To Create Positive Health Outcomes(Mercedes Harris, PharmD, MPH candidate) 
  • Productivity Impact of Specialty Pharmacy Services on Absenteeism and Presenteeism(Amber Skrtic, PharmD, CSP, AAHIVP) 
  • Proportion of university-based primary care patients that are initiated on xanthine oxidase inhibitors who undergo up-titration to achieve serum urate target of less than 6 mg/dL within a 12-month time-frame(Madison E. Auten, PharmD) 
  • Results of a SMS Based Motivational Adherence Message Program to improve Population PDC Rates in a Commercial PBM Population(Luke Tso, PharmD, BCPS) 
  • Specialty drug use and healthcare utilization vary by wage level in employer-sponsored health plans (Bruce W Sherman, MD) 
  • Specialty Pharmacy Responds to Opioid Crisis(Kristen Ditch, PharmD) 
  • Transformation from an On-site Work Environment to a Remote Work Environment and the Associated Impact on Pharmacist Productivity(Max E Burchett, Jr, PharmD, MHA) 
  • Understanding Pharmacy Deserts in Urban Areas and Effect on Adherence of Diabetic, Statin, and Hypertension Medications(Monica Blankenship, PharmD, RPH, MBA) 
  • Using Quality Measures to Drive Improvements in Immunization Rates: Findings from a Real-World Evaluation from 3 US Health Care Organizations(Kaitlyn Esselman, MHS) 

We hope you’ll join us at the 2022 PQA Annual Meeting to learn, network and engage. For the posters, we’ll present awards for the top posters, including an award for best student poster. 

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