Building a community of care

The featured speaker at the West Virginia Pharmacists Association 109th Annual Convention is Jean Venable “Kelly” Goode, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP, President of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

She is Professor of the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, VCU School of Pharmacy and Director of the VCU Community Pharmacy Presidency Program.  Kelly is currently a credentialed practitioner at the Daily Planet, Inc., a federally qualified health care center for the homeless where she has developed innovative pharmacist patient care programs within a patient-centered medical home.  She has practice experience in community pharmacy, health-systems, long-term care, managed care and home care.

She will address the following topics during her presentation: (1) explain the current health care environment and the issues facing pharmacists; (2) define community-based pharmacy practitioner and integrate the principles including collaborative practice and team-based care into your practice; (3) evaluate opportunities for expanding a community of care in your practice; and (4) design a plan for expanding a community of care in your practice.

Kelly will speak at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 8, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel.  Program and registration information for the Convention is available from West Virginia Pharmacists Association 304-344-5302.