Education Advisory Council Ensures PQA’s Programs are Timely and Relevant

PQA’s education programs are designed to expand knowledge and develop medication use quality skills. Our Medication Use Quality CE program, our Annual Meeting and the monthly Quality Forum Webinar series are just three of the ways we showcase best practices and novel approaches to improving medication safety, adherence and appropriate use.

Pharmacists and other health care professionals from across our care system – and in a wide range of settings – play important roles in medication use and medication services.

To ensure PQA’s educational programs are timely and relevant for our multi-stakeholder membership, we launched in January a new Education Advisory Council (EAC). A volunteer group of more than a dozen medication use quality experts, they provide feedback and recommendations on PQA’s educational programs – and help ensure the member voice is reflected in our work.

The EAC consists of the following fourteen individuals representing PQA’s diverse members:

  • Sarah Billups, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
  • Scott Charland, Sanofi
  • Stacey Emmons, Walgreens
  • Emily Endres, Pharmacy Quality Solutions
  • Jaclyn Graham, United Health Group – Optum
  • Tony Hasan, Eli Lilly
  • Sheireen Huang, Kaiser Permanente
  • Alex James, Humana
  • Nicholas Ladikos, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Bhavana Mutha, National Board of Medication Therapy Management
  • Kathleen Shoemaker, Premier
  • Sue Skledar, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Elliott Sogol, University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
  • Carolyn Stang, CVS Health

As an advisory body, the EAC’s recommendations are shared with and considered by PQA staff when developing educational programming. The EAC provides guidance on themes, topical approaches, and presenters for PQA’s Annual Meeting, Leadership Summit, Quality Forum Webinar series, and the Medication Use Quality CE program.

EAC members also support the PQA staff in reviewing and scoring submissions for Annual Meeting sessions and serve as judges for PQA awards programs, including the Community Pharmacy Innovation in Quality (CPIQ) Awards.

The EAC has been involved in planning the 2021 PQA Annual Meeting, which takes place online May 11-13. The council provided guidance to PQA in organizing the focused session content so it will be most impactful for PQA members and assisted PQA in prioritizing general session topics.

PQA thanks the EAC members for their partnership and looks forward to continued collaboration. Please contact us at [email protected], if you have suggestions or questions about PQA’s education programs or are interested in joining the council. We will have periodic calls for nominees.

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