Monday, December 7th
Dean Smith is Dean of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health and Richard A. Culbertson Professor of Health Policy & Systems Management. Prior to joining LSU, he was a Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health for thirty years, during which time he had served as Senior Associate Dean for Administration, Chair of the Department of Health Management & Policy and Chair of the University’s health and wellness program and pharmacy benefits program. Professor Smith is committed to a line of teaching, research and service that provides a better understanding of the financial aspects of working with and working in health care delivery and financing organizations. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and his doctorate in economics from Texas A&M University.
Tuesday, December 8th
Catherine Duggan is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Pharmaceutical Federation. Dr. Duggan is responsible for visionary leadership, support, development, advocacy and growth across the 150 member organisations and the four million members FIP represents. She is responsible for developing and delivery the strategy, planning and working across global organisations such as WHO, UN, and other international professional groups. In 2019, Dr. Duggan chaired the World Professions Health Alliance which represents 31 million health professionals across medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy and pharmacy. She also signed the FIP MOU with WHO in May 2019 at the World Health Assembly meeting which consolidates the collaboration and secures how pharmacy contributes to Primary Health Care to deliver Universal Health Coverage. She was awarded an honorary Professorship from the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham. She has been awarded Fellowships of both the RPS and the UCL School of Pharmacy and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In November 2020, Catherine was awarded the APSTJ Nagai International Woman Scientist Award 2021, on behalf of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Japan.
Tuesday, December 8th
Michael D. Hogue is Dean and Professor of Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, Loma Linda, California. Dr. Hogue was on the staff development team and an original national faculty member for American Pharmacists Association (APhA)’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery national certificate program for pharmacists, which over 350,000 pharmacists and student pharmacists have completed since its inception in 1996. He continues to be actively engaged in immunization policy and advocacy in pharmacy, as well as education of nurse practitioners and physicians in disease prevention through vaccines. He has conducted several studies in the area of vaccine implementation through pharmacies, written dozens of manuscripts and monographs related to vaccines and vaccine- preventable diseases, and speaks frequently around the globe on the subject.Dr. Hogue was the first pharmacist in the state of Alabama to administer vaccines in his pharmacy practice in 1997. Dr. Hogue serves at the 165th President of APhA through March of 2021 and is the immediate past Speaker of the House of Delegates of APhA. Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the House during Hogue’s tenure as Speaker was the passing of significant policy directly addressing pharmacy safety, and the workplace and resiliency needs of pharmacists to assure optimal wellness within the profession and, thus, optimal patient care.
Thursday, December 10th
Denise Scarpelli is the Executive Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy and Business Development at University of Chicago since 2017. Previously she had many leadership roles at Walgreens, leading Pharmacy Operations in Chicago for over 20 years. Dr. Scarpelli is currently the chair of the Illinois Board of Pharmacy and on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Midwestern College of Pharmacy. Denise serves as the chair on the ASHP Section of Specialty Pharmacy Practitioners Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Business Development. Dr. Scarpelli earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy from University of Illinois at Chicago- College of Pharmacy in 1996 and currently pursuing a MBA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Friday, December 11th
Justin J. Bates began his career in the advertising and marketing business before transitioning into the health insurance industry where he worked as a consultant for a pharmacy benefit manager and as a principal in a health insurance brokerage. He has spent more than 15 years advocating on behalf of the pharmacy sector in various capacities including as Chief Executive Officer of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies). In his current role as Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Pharmacists Association, he brings a strategic, collaborative and transformative leadership approach while advocating and advancing the pharmacy profession. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology, Justin holds a negotiation certificate from the Harvard Negotiation Institute and has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors program and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management Executive Program: Not for Profit Governance Essentials. He also serves as a Board Director for the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy.
Friday, December 11th
Technology plays a significant role in the vaccine distribution and administration process. In our conversation, Dr. Hartman provides an update on what they are doing and what you can do as you prepare for the vaccine.
Seth Hartman, Pharm.D., MBA, is the Director of Pharmacy Informatics at The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM), an 811-bed pediatric and adult, Level 1 Trauma Academic Medical Center located centrally in Hyde Park, Chicago. Seth graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2008 with his Pharm.D. degree, and in 2017 graduated from Oregon Health and Science University with his Healthcare MBA. He is the Residency Program Director for a PGY2 Residency in Informatics, serves as a preceptor to residents and students across multiple programs at UCM, and lectures at schools of pharmacy when available. Seth was part of the ASHP Faculty that produced the Pharmacy Informatics Essentials program in 2014, which has now become the ASHP Pharmacy Informatics Certificate program.
He was the Chair of the Educational Steering Committee in 2015, and has presented, moderated and acted as program chair for many sessions over the years. He served for three years as Director-At-Large for the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology (SOPIT) at ASHP, serving on their Executive Committee overseeing the Section Advisory Groups and providing guidance to all of the committees and workgroups under the section’s purview. He served last year as the incoming Chair for the section and is now acting Chair, leading the Executive Committee for SOPIT at ASHP. Seth has a passion for healthcare leadership and informatics and dedicates time to research and the discovery of how new and emerging technologies can make more efficient, safer health systems for our patients.
Dr. Rola Kaakeh
CEO at Salus Vitae Group
Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Rola Kaakeh is a fellowship-trained, licensed pharmacist with over thirteen years of experience in various settings (pharmacy practice, managed care, health systems, administration, public health and higher education). She teaches at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is also affiliate faculty at the Northwestern University Institute for Global Health and Institute for Public Health and Medicine. She advises organizations globally on health system development, and has engaged with various institutions within the public and private sectors, non-governmental agencies such as the United Nations, universities, startups, and professional associations. Her work highlighting the burden of drug shortages in the US has been cited over 200 times and used as supporting data for national policies and regulations.
She has presented on numerous global, impactful stages to address the most pressing issues of our time – including her recent TEDx on “The Struggle to Access to Medications.” She has received a number of awards and is actively engaged with the community and the profession on a local, national and international level in several capacities to numerous professional and nonprofit organizations. Dr. Kaakeh started university at the age of 10 as a gifted child, holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy with a minor in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University, and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Health Services Research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, and the School of Medicine. In addition, she holds several healthcare licenses and certifications.