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School of Pharmacy Continuing Education

Pharmacist Training in Collaborative Practice: Retooling for the Future

Key Learning Objectives of the Live Training Seminar:
  1. Through the use of patient cases, discuss best practices for managing common chronic conditions and identify relevant patient assessment skills.
  2. Learn a systematic process for assessing medications for appropriateness, effectiveness, safety, and adherence.
  3. Learn how to use shared-decision making with patients and health care team to create an individualized care plan to optimize medication therapy.
  4. Identify and practice using tools to assess health literacy and medication adherence that can be efficiently integrated with the patient visit.
  5. Review recent evidence-based literature and best practices for team-based care.
  6. Identify implementation strategies, including communicating pharmacist roles and responsibilities with care team, planning for patient care space and panel sizes, using registries to identify patients for services, developing collaborative practice agreements, and developing and maintaining relationships with care team.
  7. Identify key elements needed to document pharmacist care and methods and tools for documentation.
  8. Learn how to use quality improvement strategies to monitor implementation of services.
  9. Construct a business model for a team-based health care service.
  10. Make a business case to key audiences for a teambased health care service.
Brief Bio : Dr. Moczygemba is an Associate Professor in the Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice Division at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy. Her research program focuses on working with communities and health-systems to mitigate health disparities by developing patient-centered interventions to optimize medication-related health outcomes along the continuum of care. Dr. Moczygemba uses qualitative and quantitative techniques and quality improvement principles to assess the clinical, economic, and humanistic impact of emerging care models. She has worked to advance the health care of homeless individuals, older adults, and those living in rural areas through the development, implementation, and evaluation of care models that integrate pharmacists with health care teams. Her research has been funded by the NIH, CMS Innovation Center, HRSA, United States Pharmacopeia and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation. Dr. Moczygemba was a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Blick Scholar and a NIH KL2 Scholar. She currently serves on the American Pharmacists Association Medication Therapy Management Evidence Advisory Panel and has served as the President of the Capital Area Pharmacy Association in Austin, Texas and as a Director for the Texas Pharmacy Association Academy of Government, Research, and Academia. She was a 2008 United States Pharmacopeia and American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellow.  In 2008, Dr. Moczygemba received the University of Texas College of Pharmacy Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. She received her PharmD and PhD from The University of Texas in 2004 and 2008, respectively, and was a faculty member at the VCU School of Pharmacy from 2008 – 2016. 


Brief Bio : Dr. Dixon is an Associate Professor in Ambulatory Care and Vice-Chair for Clinical Services at VCU School of Pharmacy. Additionally, Dr. Dixon is the Director of the VCU School of Pharmacy Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation. His practice sites include a university-based outpatient cardiology clinic and local free clinic where he practices collaboratively with physicians. Dr. Dixon has also co-led the medical team for several large community outreach events throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to joining the faculty at VCU, Dr. Dixon was a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he co-developed a lipid clinic, an antiarrhythmic monitoring clinic, and diabetes program for health-system employees. Dr. Dixon is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American College of Cardiology. He is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care, and is a Diplomate of the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology and Certified DIabetes Educator. Dr. Dixon received a 2015 AACP New Investigator Award, 2014 AACP Innovations in Teaching Award, and an Outstanding Preceptor Award from the VCU PharmD class of 2013.

Sharon S. Gatewood, PharmD, FAPhA

Brief Bio : Dr. Gatewood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy. She has worked with Martin’s Pharmacy since 2006 to develop enhanced patient care programs in Richmond, VA. She is also currently working with health disparities to improve patient outcomes in a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center, Daily Planet. Dr. Gatewood received her Pharm.D. from VCU in 2002 and completed a Community Pharmacy Residency at VCU in 2003. She currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Journal of American Pharmacist Association and a member of the ACPE Experiential Education Taskforce for APhA. In 2002, Dr. Gatewood received the Community Pharmacy Achievement Award and the 2011 Outstanding Mentor Award from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, in 2003 and 2010 the American Pharmacist Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Presentation Merit Award, and in 2010 the Distinguished Young Pharmacist award from Virginia Pharmacist Association. Also in 2013, she was awarded the APhA Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award and VPhA Ed D. Spearbeck Virginia Pharmacist Service Award. Most recently she has been awarded Fellow of APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management in 2015.

David A. Holdford, RPh, MS, PhD, FAPhA

Brief Bio : David Holdford is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. His research includes assessing the impact of innovative pharmacist services on medication use and the economics of pharmaceuticals and services on health outcomes. In addition, he has published extensively on the marketing of pharmacist services. Recent published and presented research includes measuring the economic burden of health events such as opioid poisoning and food allergies, the effect Appointment Based Medication Synchronization on medication adherence, and modeling the cost effectiveness of naloxone autoinjector for lay opioid overdose reversal.

Evan Sisson, Pharm.D., MHA, CDE, FAADE

Brief Bio : Dr. Sisson is an Associate Professor at VCU School of Pharmacy in Richmond, VA. His current practice site is an inner-city free clinic where he practices in a physician-pharmacist model to manage drug therapy under a collaborative practice agreement with the medical director. This makes him well suited to conduct the fidelity assessments for the proposed study. Prior to joining the faculty at VCU, Dr. Sisson worked in the interdisciplinary diabetes and lipid clinics at the Richmond Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Sisson is a frequent author on the topics of drug therapy for dyslipidemia and diabetes. Two recent book chapters include Pharmacotherapy for Glucose Management and Pharmacotherapy: Dyslipidemia and Hypertension in Persons with Diabetes in the 3rd edition of AADE’s Art and Science of Diabetes Self-management Education. Additionally, he authored the 5th edition of AADE’s Quick Guide to Medications. Dr. Sisson is an active volunteer. He is a past member of the AADE Board of Directors and the National Health Council’s Advisory Board on Patient-Centered Care. Currently Dr. Sisson serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center for High Blood Pressure in Richmond, VA.

Debra A. Antoon, BPharm, CPh

Brief Bio : Debra Ann is currently serving as the Corporate Manager of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services at Martin Health System in Stuart, Florida. Her practice encompasses 8 Primary Care Offices serving 42 Physicians and Mid-Level Providers across two counties. Her staff of 2.2 pharmacists conducts in depth, face to face patient visits in the individual Physician offices, collaborating elbow to elbow with the providers. This patient panel consists mainly of complex chronic disease patients referred by these Physicians and Mid-Level Providers. Prior to her current role she has served as Pharmacy clinical staff, supervisor and operations manager at Martin Health over the last 25 years. She also was a trained Nuclear Pharmacist, has had experience in retail settings, and as Florida Consultant Pharmacist. She is a speaker for NOVA Southeastern Pharmacy CE programs. She is a member of ASHP, FSHP, ACCP and FPA. Debra Ann is an active Volunteer in her community and is Chapter Coordinator for a local Project Linus Non Profit Agency. She received the Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement in 2013 and the Leader of the Quarter Award 4th Quarter 2015 awarded by Martin Health System. Debra Ann graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in December 1980 and received her Nuclear Pharmacy Degree in 2001. Debra Ann earned a Certificate in Patient Care Skills from the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association’s ADAPT Program in 2013.

L. David Harlow, III BS, Pharm. D.

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Date: Jun 9, 2017 08:00 AM - Jun 10, 2017 05:00 PM

Location: MCV Alumni House, 1016 E Clay St, Room 114, Richmond, VA, 23298



CE Hours


CE Units


Registration closes on Jun 01, 2017 10:00 AM

Activity Type

  • Practice Based

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Administrators
  • Health-System Administrators


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
VCU School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, TEL (312) 664-3575 , FAX (312) 664-4652, URL

Requirements for CE Credit

All registrants whill receieve credit upon successful completion of the learning assessment activities and the submittal of an evaluation form.



Registration closes on Jun 01, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Registration Closed  

This program includes 16 hours of live study and 4 hours of home study. 

Activity Number

Date: 06/09/17
Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 AM

CE Hours

Registration Closed  

Registration closes on Jun 01, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Registration Closed  

Activity Number

Date: 06/10/17
Time: 08:00 PM - 05:00 PM

CE Hours

Registration Closed