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2020 PSW Technician Educational Forum

We're going virtual in 2020! 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Technician Section Board made the decision to move the 2020 Technician Educational Forum to a virtual format. Live programming and networking will be offered from 1:00-4:00pm on Friday, October 23 (Zoom info below) and online CE will be offered to access at your convenience. Technicians will be able to claim up to 7 hours (0.7 CEU) of CE credit by attending the LIVE conference as well as completing the on demand content. 

Live Virtual Conference Schedule

Friday, October 23

1:00 - 1:15 pm Welcome: Technician of the Year Award Recognition, Technician Section Board Introductions & Oath of Office
Miranda Peek, MBA, CPhT
Past President, PSW Technician Section
Clinical Manager and Technician/Support Staff, Inpatient Pharmacy, Gundersen Health System
1:15 - 1:30 pm

Presidential Address
Sarah Raether, BS, CPhT
President, PSW Technician Section
Medication Diversion Prevention Specialist, ThedaCare

1:30 - 2:30 pm Living a Ful Life during a Pandemic: Professionally and Personally
Ali Goodin, CLC
Certified Life Coach, Ful Life Coaching

You'll need pen and paper for an activity! 
2:30 - 2:45 pm

2:45 - 3:15 pm


Facilitated Networking #1: Professional Development - Goal Setting

Attend small groups sessions and continue to work with other technicians and Ali Goodin on settings goals for yourself – both personally and professionally.

3:15 - 3:45 pm

Facilitated Networking #2: Pharmacy - Past, Present, and Future

Networking and discussion questions with a small group of technicians will be facilitated by a pharmacy technician leader.

3:45 - 4:00 pm Conference Closing Remarks
Sarah Raether, BS, CPhT
President, PSW Technician Section
Medication Diversion Prevention Specialist, ThedaCare



On Demand Content

On Demand CE content will be available in late October 2020!


Pulse on Wisconsin Provider Status: An Update for Pharmacy Technicians
Law Credit
Adam Gregg, PharmD, BCPS
Program Manager, Continuing Professional Development, Pharmacy Services and
Pharmacy Technician Training Program Director, Gundersen Health System
PSW Provider Status Core Team Member

Olivia Thomas
Pharmacy Technician, Boscobel Pharmacy
Changes to Telehealth in Wisconsin in 2020
Helene McDowell, MS
Senior Manager of Pharmacy Quality and Community Outreach, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
Kari Trapskin, PharmD
Vice President, Health Care Quality Initiatives, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
Getting Involved in Research as a Pharmacy Technician: Posters, Presentations, Surveys, and Research Networks
Kate Rotzenberg, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Assoc. Faculty Associate
Social & Administrative Sciences Division
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sterile Compounding: A Review
CSPT Credit
Melisa Mcmahon
Technician Supervisor- Infusion/Oncology, SSM Health
Sara Ritter
Lead Technician- Infusion/Oncology, SSM Health

Opioids: A Review for Pharmacy Technicians
Patient Safety Credit
Diane Johnson, PharmD
Pharmacist, Madison VA
Sarah Raether, BS, CPhT
Medication Diversion Prevention Specialist, ThedaCare

Diversion: Awareness and Prevention
Steven Studinski, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, Aspirus
Karla Smith, CPhT
Pharmacy Buyer, Aspirus   


Sessions titles and speakers are subject to change. 



  PSW Member $40
  Non-Member $115


Zoom - October 23


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