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Ambulatory Care Advancement Coaching (ACAC) Conference

Looking to enhance or implement ambulatory care practice at your pharmacy? Need assistance building the business case to expand pharmacist-led patient care services? PSW’s Ambulatory Care Advancement Coaching (ACAC) Conference will provide you customized support and coaching! 

Past ACAC participants used customized coaching to expand and justify pharmacist roles in clinics by using quality metrics, obtain a collaborative practice agreement for tobacco cessation at an independent pharmacy, and implement pharmacist-led patient care services at a rural health-system.

When asked what they valued about ACAC, a past participant said, “The structuring of the lectures makes it much easier to think through each step prior to instituting your service.”

This program speeds patient care service project implementation and instills the leadership skillset necessary to propel practice advancement into the future. Focus on individualized coaching, peer-to-peer diffusion and collaborative sharing, and didactic training will be leveraged. 



Conference Agenda

Monday, July 29, 2019

Session Coaching Topic to Demonstrate Practice Need & Sustainability
Session 1 Defining the Pharmacist's Role, Stakeholder Engagement, and Gap Analysis
Session 2 Credentialing, Privileging, scope of practice, Wisconsin collaborative practice agreements, ensuring competency 
Session  3 Demonstrating Value through Outcome Measures
Session 4 Billing to Justify Sustainability 
Session 5 Customized Business Plan Creation


ACAC participants will identify and commit to a targeted patient care service advancement project at their workplace prior to the conference. The scope of the project should be focused and not too broad, allowing for implementation to occur within the 6-8 weeks of the ACAC Conference. ACAC participants will also have opportunities to apply to present project outcome successes at PSW conferences and the Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin

Registration includes personalized coaching, didactic trainings (home study and in-person trainings), 12 hours of pharmacist ACPE credits, and lunch on July 29, 2019. 




Activity Overview 
Please read the following information about this continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity before accessing the presentation using link located at the bottom of this page.

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CE Credits: 12 Contact Hours
Activity Fee: $600 for PSW individual members, $750 for non-individual members. Due to the limited number of spaces available in this coaching experience, this programming is non-refundable.

Accreditation for Pharmacists
The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience
This continuing pharmacy education activity was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists practicing in ambulatory care.

Activity Content
As healthcare moves rapidly towards value and outcome based care, pharmacist practice models are in greater demand than ever before. Limited experience in the field with starting and optimizing pharmacist practice models leads to a need for expedited implementation with coaching and mentorship support to ensure successful, rapid expansion of these models.

The Ambulatory Care Advancement Coaching (ACAC) Conference will focus on targeted implementation and advancement of patient care services. Participants will commit to a patient care service implementation or optimization project. Peer to peer diffusion and collaborative sharing will be leveraged. This program bridges the gap between current and desired pharmacy practice. 

In this activity, key components of service implementation and practice optimization will be reviewed. Specific areas of focus include environmental analysis, defining pharmacist role, credentialing, privileging, scope of practice, collaborative practice agreements, ensuring competency, outcome measures, billing, practice implementation, overcoming resistance, outcomes analysis, practice refinement, and creation of a business plan for resources. The coaches will also provide personalized mentorship to assist participants in planning their projects. 

Learning Objectives
After the conclusion of this application-based educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Conduct an environmental analysis and create an action plan outlining steps to complete the participant specific practice advancement project
  • Create a Wisconsin a business plan to provide patient care services
  • Successfully implement ambulatory care services and measure outcomes to justify sustainability



Ellina S. Seckel, PharmD, BCACP

Andrew Wilcox, PharmD

Disclosure Statement
Faculty reports no financial relationships relevant to this activity.


Registration Deadline is July 12

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