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2021 Virtual Educational Conference

Due to the continued concerns surrounding COVID-19, PSW has planned to continue virtual conferences for 2021. More information about the 2021 Virtual Educational Conference coming soon!  


LIVE Virtual Educational Conference Programming

Schedule is tentative. Programming subject to change. All live presentations will be recorded and available for attendees.

Wednesday April 14

8:30 am - 9:30 am Keynote Programming: COVID-19 and Mass Vaccination


9:45 am - 11:00 am Home-Grown Research: Supporting Safe Opioid Use in Rural Wisconsin (Panel)
11:15 am - 12:30 am Networkign Session: Making the Most of Virtual Rotations
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm WPRC Poster Presentations
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Evening Networking Sessions: Member Success Stories from COVID-19


Thursday, April 15

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Smart Start: Yoga with PSW

8:30 am - 9:30 am Keynote Programming: Healthcare Disparities
9:45 am - 11:00 am

Using Neighborhood Data to Iimprove Neighborhood Health

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Leveraging Telehealth (Panel)

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

The Dirt of DIR Fees

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

PACC Credentialing Alumni (Panel)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pharmacy Topic Pearls
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Chronic Disease Management and Preventative Care
  • Pharmacy Disrupters



Detailed information on speakers, sessions, exhibits, etc, will be found on the PSW App. If you have already downloaded the app at a previous PSW conference, please login to your app and "check in" to the 2021 PSW Educational Conference.


On Demand Presentations

More sessions and information to come! ACPE and other information will be avilable in the PSW app.


Session Information

Artificial Intelligence in Pharmacy Practice

Julie Pawola, PharmD and Xin Shu, PharmD

Provides a basic understanding of artificial intelligence and outlines how it is currently being used in healthcare and in the profession of pharmacy along. Discusses future uses of this technology.

Keeping Everything in Check:  Capturing Oncology Clinic Pharmacists Productivity

Clayton Irvine, PharmD, MBA

Provides an in-depth look at Dr. Irvine’s administrative residency project, focusing on measuring pharmacist workload and productivity. The strategies described here aim to create transparency for senior leaders and upper-level management, as well as provide justification for additional staff.

Updates to Gout Therapeutics: 2020 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines

Michael Nagy, PharmD

Provides practitioners with new information from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Gout Clinical Practice Guidelines. Compares old guidance for gout management with the 2020 ACR update.

Keeping Costs Down at the Counter: Wisconsin Specific Strategies

Anthony Michalski, PharmD, BCPS

Outlines the types of medication insurance available in Wisconsin and covers multiple ways to reduce the cost of medication therapy for patients. 

The Pathway to ALTO: Implementation of Opioid Alternative Strategies in a Rural Health-System

Sarah Pagenkopf, PharmD, BCPS

Provides learners with an opportunity to see how a rural health-system used data, electronic health records, collaboration and grit to implement a new patient care practice focused on reducing the risk of opioid related morbidity and mortality.

Alphabet Soup? The A-B-Cs of Beta-Lactamase Enzymes and Treatment Options for Beta-Lactamase Producing Pathogens

Kristen Bunnell, PharmD

Provides a general review of beta-lactamase enzymes, as well as guidance about appropriate empiric and definitive therapy when a beta-lactamase producing pathogen is encountered in practice. Introduces new antimicrobial agents approved in the last 5 years and reviews pertinent literature that informs best practices for treating infections caused by beta-lactamases.

One Medication, Multiple Indications: A Review of the Safety, Efficacy and Appropriate Usage of SGLT2-I’s in the Treatment of T2DM, CKD and/or Cardiology Indications

Calloway Van Epern, PharmD, BCACP

Provides a comprehensive review of the safety & efficacy of the SLGT2-I class for each indication, including proper initiation and titration dosing, patient counseling, sign and symptom monitoring, including laboratory assessment. 



Virtual Conference Fees

Member Type Price
PSW Pharmacist Member $275
Pharmacist Non-Member $475
PSW Tech Member $75
 Tech Non-Member $140
Pharmacy Student $75
Resident/Grad Students $195
Resident/Grad Non-Member $275

Poster Abstract Submission Information

Share your practice ideas and research with colleagues during a virtual poster session on Wednesday, April 14 or Thursday, April 15 from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm. Presenters will be assigned a presentation day.

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