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2018 PSW Annual Meeting

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center1305 Kalahari Dr
Baraboo, WI 53965

For reservations please call the hotel directly at 1.877.253.5466 and mention the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin 2018 room block by August 1, 2018 to receive the block rate of $129/night + tax.


Thursday, August 23

7:30 am – 3:00 pm  Immunization Delivery for Pharmacists separate registration required; click link for more information
10:00 am – 4:00 pm PSW Annual Golf Outing
Wild Rock Golf Club
4:30 pm 6:00 pm Registration Open
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception - Forward Together!
This casual reception provides all meeting attendees the opportunity to enjoy drinks, appetizers, and conversation with one another.


Friday, August 24
6:45 am – 5:30 pm Registration Open
7:00 am – 8:00 am Legislative Breakfast
Plan to attend this annual function and receive a quick briefing on important health policy issues.
General Sessions - Friday  
8:30 am – 10:00 am Making This Your Best Year Ever
Randy Fox
FoxPoint LLC, Wauconda, IL

Randy Fox uses his officiating, leadership, and life experiences in delivering ultra high energy presentations to engage audiences and transform their professional and personal lives. Emphasizing interpersonal value systems and productively, this session will focus on the power of appreciation to make this your best year ever.
10:15 am – 11:30 am A Family's Journey in the Battle Against Heroin
Lybert Family

Your Choice to Live

Tyler started using drugs in sixth grade as a way to make friends and fit in. As his use escalated, his family life deteriorated from the stress of his drug use. Ashleigh experienced pressure to be the perfect sister and felt neglected by her parents. Rick was angry his son couldn’t conquer his addiction and Sandi enabled her son to the point that her marriage nearly crumbled. After treatment, Tyler has been sober for 10 years. Now, the Lyberts are passionate about communicating their story and regularly speak with schools,  communities, and policy makers around Wisconsin. Come and learn from their story.

Luncheon Programming - Friday  
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Poster Session & Lunch - click here to submit an abstract (due July 8)
11:30 am – 3:15 pm Exhibit Showcase
11:30 am – 1:30 pm  Ambulatory Care Advisory Board (ACAB) Meeting (invitation only)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Merck Exhibit Theater - Clinical Considerations in cUTI and cIAI Treatment

David Nicolau, PharmD
Director, Center for Anti-Injective Research and Developement/ Coordinator for Research Departments of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Pharmacy at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Incyte Exhibit Theater - Treatment Considerations in Polycythemia Vera and Myelofibrosis

Amber Essenmacher, PA
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin - Clinical Cancer Center

Concurrent Sessions - Friday  
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm It Takes a Village: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Opioid Misuse and Abuse in Wisconsin
  • The Scope of Opioid Misuse and Abuse in Wisconsin
  • Leveraging Technology and Your Team to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
  • Facilitating Crucial Patient Conversations
  • Advocacy for Better Tomorrow

Detailed information about this session can be found here.

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Health-System Pharmacy Leadership Forum
  • Hot Topics in Pharmacy Leadership Networking Session
  • Medication Management, Pain, and Sterile Compounding: Standards and Challenges

Don Janczak, PharmD, BCPS, CPHQ
System Director of Pharmacy, MercyHealth, Janesville

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Updating Your Immunization Recommendations: Leveraging WIR, Providing Zoster Vaccine, and Improving Delivery
Danielle Sill, MSPH 
Epidemiologist, Wisconsin Immunization Registry, Wisconsin Immunization Program, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Anaïs Mennuti, PharmD 
Clinical Pharmacist
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Medical Spanish for Patient Education
Robert Mueller, PharmD, BCPS  
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Mequon
Kajua Lor, PharmD, BCACP  
Associate Professor, Interim Chair, Clinical Sciences & Practice Advancement, Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Milwaukee

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Clinical Intensive Training: Updates in the Treatment of Pediatric GI Conditions
Meghan Belden, PharmD, BCPPS 

Pediatric Pharmacist, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Partners in Progress: Providing Effective Feedback
Sarah Schenkat
Organization Development Leader

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Taking Quadruple Aim to Manage Burnout in the Pharmacy Profession
Julie Pawola, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Informatics, UW Health, Madison
Jordan Dow, MS, PharmD
Regional Director of Pharmacy, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Clinical Intensive Training: Controversies in Hypertension Management: Following the Guidelines?
Joseph Rinka, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Mequon

Karen Kopacek, RPh, MS
Associate Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs, Associate Professor (CHS), University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Madison
Andy Cannon, PharmD
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital, Madison 

Networking - Friday  

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

BD Medical Exhibit Theater Happy Hour - Improving Patient Outcomes with Proper Injection Technique

Sara Giaimo, PharmD
Senior Medical Science Liaison, Diabetes Care

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Kappa Psi Reception - Wisconsin Brew Pub
5:30 pm -- 6:30 pm Phi Delta Chi Reception - Double Cut Grill
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Friday Night Party - Kalahari Indoor Theme Park
Join us at the Kalahari Indoor Theme Park for some family fun! Try climbing the rock wall, navigating the ropes course, go-karting, bowling, mini golf, and much more! Dinner will be provided. This event is included in your full and Friday-only registration.


Saturday, August 25
6:30 am – 7:30 am Fun Run/Walk - Click here to view the route map
7:30 am – 5:15 pm Registration Open
General Sessions - Saturday  
8:30 am – 9:.30 am Provider Status: Shaping Tomorrow's Practice Opportunities Together
9:45 am – 10:45 am  Serving the Underserved: Celebrating 10 Years of Making a Difference with WPQC
10:45 am – 11:15 am PSW Membership Briefing
Nick Olson, PharmD, BCACP
PSW President
11:15 am – 11:45 am Presidential Remarks
Matt Mabie, RPh
PSW President-Elect

9:30 am – 5:30 pm

NCPA Enhanced Services Boot Camp

Featured Agenda Topics
  • Implementation Practices: Motivating and Training Your Staff
  • Workflow Best Practices
  • Lunch/Meet & Greet with Exhibitors
  • Financial Planning: Building the Business Case for Expanded Services
  • Making Connections, Developing Your Brand
  • Billing for Services in Wisconsin/Payer & Provider Opportunities
  • Enhanced Services Networks

Why attend? Click here!

Luncheon Programming - Saturday  
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Exhibit Theater Lunch: Challenges of Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in the Hospital and After Discharge
Brian Kurtz, PharmD
Medical Science Liason, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm PSW Adherence Competence Collaborative (PACC) Meeting (invitation only)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm    Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Luncheon
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Luncheon
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm    University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy Alumni Association Luncheon
Concurrent Sessions - Saturday  
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Walking on Common Ground: Steps to Improve Employee Engagement and Conflict Management in the Workplace
Michelle Farrell, PharmD
Owner/Manager, Boscobel Pharmacy, Boscobel

Jill Michaud, PharmD, BCPS
Director of Pharmacy, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Intensive Clinical Training: Clinical Pearls: Infectious Disease Potpourri
Laurel Legenza, PharmD, MS
Director of Global Health, Assistant Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy

Mazen Samadi, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy ResidentAscension | Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis

Lucas T Schulz, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID
Infectious Diseases Clinical Coordinator, UW Health

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Ambulatory Care Networking Session
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Physical Therapy Considerations for Older Adults with Diabetes
Denise Wallbrandt Pigarelli, PharmD, BCADM
UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Associate Professor
Sue Wenker

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Discussions with PSW Leadership - A Town Hall for Updates, Engagement, and Contemporary Practice Topics
PSW Board Members and Leaders

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Intensive Clinical Training: Rheumatology and Inflammatory Disorders - A Focus on Biologics and Biosimilars
Nick Zupec, PharmD, BCPS  
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Mequon
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Caring for Transgender Patients
Rowan Karaman, MD
Fellow, Endocrinology, UW Health, Madison

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Medication Considerations for the Bariatric Surgery Patient
Ashley Lorenzen, PharmD, BCPS

Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Assisstant Professor


Networking - Saturday  
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wisconsin Residency Showcase
Wisconsin residency programs are invited to network with student pharmacists attending the conference during this showcase session. Table registration is free to Wisconsin residency programs as long as those staffing the program's table are registered for the full conference. Email intern@pswi.org to register your program.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Meeting of the Editorial Advisory Board - Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (invitation only)
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm President’s Reception & Awards Banquet 
Join us for Wisconsin Pharmacy's finest affair. This special event will recognize the outgoing Board members and officers and install those who will be serving the next term. It's also a time to honor the 2018 award recipients. In order to attend this event, students must add a banquet ticket to their student registration.
Sunday, August 26  
8:00 am

Sunday Morning Bike Ride
Hosted by Thad Schumacher and Matt Mabie

Meet outside the Double Cut Grille at 8:00 am with your bike, helmet, and water. This will be a casual ride of either 7 or 18 miles. Please see the PSW app for more details and map of the routes.


Janssen Exhibit Theater











Full Conference Fees

  Member Type Before
Aug 3
Aug 3
  PSW Member $375 $435
  Non-Member $515 $615
  PSW Tech Member $195  $225
  Tech Non-Member
  (includes PSW membership)
$260 $290
  Pharmacy Student $150 $185
  Resident/Grad Students $260 $290


Daily Conference Fees

  Member Type Before
Aug 3
Aug 3
  PSW Member $240 $270
  Non-Member $365 $395
  PSW Tech Member $115  $145
  Tech Non-Member
  (includes PSW membership)
$180 $210
  Pharmacy Student $110 $140
  Resident/Grad Students $160 $190


NCPA Enhanced Services Boot Camp
If you are attending the PSW conference, this boot camp is included in your registration. If you are an NCPA member and wish to attend the boot camp or full conference, please see the registration prices below.

  NCPA Registration Before
Aug 3
Aug 3
  Saturday ONLY $240 $270
  Full Conference $495 $580


Interdisciplinary Opioid Misuse Symposium
If you are attending the PSW conference, this symposium is included in your registration. If you are another healthcare professional, please see registration prices below.

Healthcare Professional Registration Before
Aug 3
Aug 3
  Friday ONLY $365 $395
  Full Conference $515 $615

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Additional Material

Click to download the Poster Abstract Form.

Click here to download the PDF Registration form. 

Click here to download the PDF Annual Meeting Brochure.

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