Seminar 2019: Speakers
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Mariana Abraham, BSBM, PT

Certified Improvement Advisor
Kaiser Permanente, Home Infusion Pharmacy

Session: Advanced Practice Tech Roles

 


Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science / Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs 
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy - Phoenix

Student Session: ABC's for APPEs

 


Sandra Leigh Bardas, BSP, RPh, FCSHP

Consultant Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Cares

Session: When Emergency Preparedness Becomes a Disaster Response:  Essentials for Pharmacists and Technicians

 


Renee Barker, PharmD

Sterile Products Manager
Stanford Children's Health Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Session: Sterile Compounding Panel

 


Naira Barsegyan, PharmD

Program Coordinator
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Session: Pharmacists Intervening on Prescribing Errors: The Benefits of a Standardized Approach 

 


Corbin Bennett, PharmD, MPH

Director of Pharmacy Services
Kaiser Permanente

Session:Sterile Compounding Panel

 


Laressa Bethishou, PharmD, APh, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Session: The PPCP and Me: Applying the Pharmacist Patient Care Process to Care Transitions

 


Ann Elizabeth Cabri, PharmD

PGY 2 Medication Use Safety Resident
UC Davis Health

Session: Pharmacists Intervening on Prescribing Errors: The Benefits of a Standardized Approach 

 


Michelle H. Camus, RDA, BA, RDH

RDA
Golden Gate Dentists/ Marina Park Dental 

Session: Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs in Dental Hygiene Practice 

 


Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS

17th Surgeon General of the United States
Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch
Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona

Session: Keynote Presentation - The Future of Healthcare

 


Brandon Chang, PharmD, APh, BCPS, BCOP

Oncology/Hematology Pharmacist
Kaiser Permanente

Session: The Checkpoint Inhibitor Checklist: Managing Immune Related Adverse Events

 


Timothy Chiu, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist Evidence Analyst & Strategist
Kaiser Permanente

Session: New Drugs: Part I

Session: New Drugs: Part II

 


Kathy Daly, CPhT, FCSHP

Pharmacy Systems Analyst
Scripps Green Hospital

Session: Advanced Practice Tech Roles

 


Matthew R. Davis, PharmD

Infectious Diseases Pharmacist
UC Davis Health

Session: Big IDeas: What's New in Infectious Diseases Literature?

 


Vanessa Echeverria, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician Specialist
Scripps Health

Session: Testing the Value of Intelligent Analytics for Drug Diversion Detection Monitoring

 


Margarita Federova, CPhT

Manager
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Session: Cedars-Sinai: Leading the Way to Advancing Pharmacy Technicians

 


Vicky Ferraresi, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP

Project Manager
Sutter Health

Session: Sterile Compounding Panel

 


David G. Fuentes, PharmD, MSOL, SHRM-CP, EdDc

Executive Associate Dean
California Health Sciences University

Session: Mindset Shifts to Align Preceptor and Trainee Educational Needs 

 


Ken Fukushima, PharmD

Senior Regional Vice President, Operations
West Region Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (Costa Mesa, CA)

Session: Sterile Compounding Panel

 


James J. Gasper, PharmD, BCPP

Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Pharmacists
California Department of Health Services

Session: Opioid Use Disorder: Pharmacotherapy and the Expanding Roles of Pharmacists

 


Rodney Gedey, PharmD, BCPS

Director, Drug Information
Envolve Pharmacy Solutions

Session: Curriculum Vitae (CV) Review

 


Curtis Geier, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital/San Francisco Department of Public Health

Session: Starting MAT: What You Need to Know

 


Michael Gonzales, PharmD, MBA

Inpatient Pharmacist
Dignity Health | Mercy General Hospital

Session: Implementation of Transition of Care Pharmacy Service: Year 1 Lessons Learned

 


Tania Gregorian, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice / Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Chapman University School of Pharmacy / Cedars Sinai Medical Care Foundation

Student Session: ABC's for APPEs

 


Mary Gutierrez, PharmD, BCPP

Professor
Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Session: Pharmacist's Role in Pharmacogenomics to Optimize Patient Safety

 


Speaker Last Name: H-L


Thomas Harper, MPH, CPhT, FCSHP

Controlled Substance Auditor/Diversion Specialist
UC Davis Health

Session: Advanced Practice Tech Roles

Session: Integrating Technology to Improve Drug Diversion Auditing Within the Operating Room

 


Leah Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS

Area Clinical Pharmacy Manager, RPD 
Sutter Health

Session: Seeing It Through: Recognizing Burnout, Anxiety, and Depression in Pharmacy Learners and Promoting Self-Care and Resilience 

 


Virginia Herold, BS, MS

Retired - Former Executive Officer
Retired - California State Board

Session: Starting MAT: What You Need to Know

 


Kathleen Hill-Besinque, PharmD, MSEd, FASHP, FCSHP, FCPhA

Professor, Director of Experiential Programs, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Session: Roundin' Up All Students and New Practitioners for Poster Rounds

 


Stephanie Ho, PharmD, BCPS

PGY2 Drug Information Resident
Kaiser Permanente

Session: The Evolving Treatment Landscape in Sickle Cell Anemia

 


Janice Hoffman, PharmD, EdD, BCGP, FASCP 

Associate Professor
Western University of Health Sciences 

Session: Current Treatment Modalities for Autism and the role of the Newest Potential Medication Therapy:  Balovaptan 

 


John F. Inciardi, PharmD, DSc 

Adjunct Professor
Touro University, College of Pharmacy

Session: Getting a Grip on Causal Inference 

 


Jaclyn Jaskowiak, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
UC San Diego Health

Session: Contrast Agents 101

 


David A. Jesitus, BS, RPh

Clinical Pharmacist
Pacific Hematology and Oncology Associates

Session: The Evolving Responsibilities of a Pharmacy Technician in the Oncology/Hematology Practice

 


Amy Kang, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Session: Roundin' Up All Students and New Practitioners for Poster Rounds

 


Doris Kao, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP

Supervisor, Drug Information Services
Kaiser Permanente

Session: New Drugs: Part I

Session: New Drugs: Part II

 


Kevin A. Kaucher, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Department; Program Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency
Denver Health Medical Center 

Session: In the Nose?! Review of Medications That Can Be Given Intranasally in the Emergency Department

 


Panteha Kelly, RPh, BCACP, APh, CDE

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist 
University of California San Diego Health System

Session: Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System Data to Assess and Improve Glucose Control

 

 


Justin Kinney, PharmD, MA, BCCCP

Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University Health School of Pharmacy

Session: Pro/Con Debate: Opioid Enthusiast vs. Epidemic

 


Jessa Koch, PharmD, BCPP

Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University Health School of Pharmacy

Session: Pro/Con Debate: Opioid Enthusiast vs. Epidemic

 


Jason Lam, CSSBB, PharmD, FCPhA, FCSHP

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Sharp Healthcare

Session: Let's Trim the Fat: The 8 Types of Waste and How to Incorporate Lean Into Your Professional and Personal Life

 

Jerika Lam, PharmD, AAHIVP, FCSHP

Associate Professor
Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Session: Pharmacist's Role in Pharmacogenomics to Optimize Patient Safety

 


Elaine Law, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP

Assistant Clinical Professor
University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

Session: Dealing with Entitlement in Experiential Pharmacy Education and the Workplace

 


Victor Law, RPh

Board President
Board of Pharmacy

Session: Board of Pharmacy Update

 


Pamela Letzkus, PharmD, BCPS

Regional Director of Pharmacy
Scripps Health

Session: Testing the Value of Intelligent Analytics for Drug Diversion Detection Monitoring

 


Michelle Lew, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla

Session: Anticoagulation in Valvular versus Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation

 


Cynthia L. Lieu, PharmD, BCNSP

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy

Session: How Does your Garden Grow? The Intestinal Microbiota and the Influence of Prebiotics, Probiotics and Nutrition

 


Mimi Lo, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Hematology/BMT Clinical Pharmacist
UCSF Health

Session: Unbreak My Heart: Cardiovascular Complications in Oncology

 


Duong (Donna) Luong, PharmD, BCPS

Medication Safety Manager
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Session: Risk Stratifying Prescribing Errors to Demonstrate Pharmacist Value

 


Speaker Last Name: M-S


Christina M. Madison, PharmD, FCCP, BCACP, AAHIVP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Roseman University of Health Sciences

Session: Let's Talk about Sex, the Pharmacist Role in STD and HIV Prevention

 


May Mak, PharmD, APh, BCGP, CDE

Assistant Professor
Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Session: The Evolving Role of Ambulatory Pharmacists in Advancing Population Health

 


Benjamin J. Malcolm, PharmD, MPH, BCPP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Western University of Health Sciences

Session: Go Ask Alice? Emerging Treatments Utilizing Psychedelics and Psychotherapy for Psychiatric Illness

 


Candis M. Morello, PharmD, APh, CDE

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy

Session: ASCVD, HF and CKD Oh My! Navigating and Applying the 2019 ADA Guidelines to Diabetes Care

 


Dharma Naidu, PharmD, BCOP, APh

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Pain/Palliative Care
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Session: "What Should I Say?" Crash Course in Primary Palliative Care Communication Skills

 


Huan Mark Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP

Associate Professor
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy

Session: Sedation and Analgesia: A Journey for the Critically Ill

 


Lydia Noh, PharmD, BCPS

Manager
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Session: Risk Stratifying Prescribing Errors to Demonstrate Pharmacist Value

 


Richard R. Nunez, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician
Sutter Health

Session: Oncology for Advanced Pharmacy Technicians

 


Doug O'Brien, PharmD

Regional Director for Inpatient Pharmacy Services
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals - Northern California Region

Session: Sterile Compounding Panel

 


Anne Policastri, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, FKSHP

Director,  Affiliate Relations
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Session: Clinician Well-Being and Resilience

 


Tiffany Pon, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy

Session: Updates in Anticoagulation: The New, The Old, and The Grey

 


Patricia Poole, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Pharmacist Specialist, Ambulatory Care
UC Davis Health and One Community Health

Session: Starting MAT: What You Need to Know

 


Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP

Professor of Clinical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Keck Graduate Institute College of Pharmacy

Session: Opioid Use Disorder: Pharmacotherapy and the Expanding Roles of Pharmacists

 


Kerry Anne Rambaran, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor
Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Session: Sepsis and Septic Shock Treatment Updates

 


Gregory Reardon, RPh, MS, PhD

Associate Professor
Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Session: The Year in Review: An Update of Healthcare System Cost and Reimbursement Issues

 


Ali Reza Rejali, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist IV - Oncology and BMT
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Session: Oral Chemotherapy: Updates and Resources for Pharmacists 

 


Diandra Ruidera, PharmD, BCPS

Infectious Diseases Pharmacist
Desert Regional Medical Center

Session: I had a Little Bird, Its Name was Enza, I opened the Window, and In-Flu-Enza - An Overview on the Background and Management of Influenza

 


Helen Shen, PharmD

Investigational Pharmacist
California Pacific Medical Center

Session: Updates on Treatment for Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

 


Caroline M. Sierra, PharmD, BCPPS

Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy

Session: ABCs of Pediatric ID: An Introduction to Pediatric Pharmacokinetics and Common Infectious Diseases

 


Armen Simonian, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP

Associate Professor
Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Session: Teaching Pharmacy Informatics in Pharmacy School

 


Ethan A. Smith, PharmD, BCIDP

Program Coordinator - Antimicrobial Stewardship
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Session: Really, It's Not Me; It's You: Breaking Up with Trough-based Vancomycin Dosing

 


Kathryn Stecklein, PharmD

Oncology Pharmacist
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Session: Bridging the Knowledge Gap Between Biosimilars and Biologics

 


Robert Stein, PharmD, JD

Professor of Practice in Pharmacy Law & Ethics
Keck Graduate Institute College of Pharmacy

Session: 2019  Pharmacy Law Update: Part I

Session: 2019  Pharmacy Law Update: Part II

 


Sarah Stephens, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS

Medication Safety Coordinator
Kaweah Delta Health Care District

Session: Responding to Tragedy - A Roadmap for Harm Prevention and Safety Culture Review

 


Speaker Last Name: T-Z


Jennifer Ting-Chan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Medication Safety Pharmacist
Huntington Hospital (Pasadena, CA)

Session: Drug Diversion Awareness to Shift the Status Quo: The Implementation of an Improved Documentation Audit Program for Controlled Substances at a Community Hospital

 


ManShan Celica Tong, PharmD, MPH, BCPS

Health-System Pharmacy Manager 
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Session: ADAPTing Pharmacist Roles to Optimize Post-PCI Outcomes: Implementing Post-Discharge Follow Up Phone Calls 

 


Rebecca J. Tran, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCACP, BCCP, CLS

Associate Professor
Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Session: Updates in the Treatment of Dyslipidemia

 


Edmund M. Unikel, PharmD, JD

Elder Care Mediator/Forensic Consultant
President Elect -- Southern California Chapter of CSHP

Session: Creating A New Healthcare Paradigm Through State-By-State Enactment of "End of Life Options" Laws

 


Tim Valderrama

Managing Director
Weideman Group

Session: 2019 Legislative Update

 


Catherine Van, PharmD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice 
West Coast University School of Pharmacy

Session: Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Systolic Heart Failure

Session: Beers Criteria: Update and Fall Prevention

 


James Wall, PharmD

Global Study Manager
Genentech, Inc.

Student Session: Career Transition Panel Discussion: Presented by the CSHP New Practitioner Executive Committee

 


Erika Wass, PharmD, BCOP

Stem Cell Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Loma Linda University Medical Center

Session: Updates in the Treatment of Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia

 


Kimberly J. Won, PharmD, BCCCP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice/Emergency Medicine/ICU Specialist
Chapman University School of Pharmacy / Providence St. Joseph Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo

Session #1: In the Nose?! Review of Medications That Can Be Given Intranasally in the Emergency Department

Session #2: Roundin' Up All Students and New Practitioners For Poster Rounds!

Student Session: ABCs for APPEs

 


Sharon Xavioer, PharmD, BCACP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Chapman University School of Pharmacy/AltaMed Health Services Corporation

Student Session: ABC's for APPEs

 


Felix K. Yam, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, BCCP

Associate Clinical Professor
UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Session: Stop the Revolving Door: How to Improve Survival and Reduce Hospital Readmissions in Your Patients with Heart Failure

 


Keith Yoshizuka, PharmD, MBA, JD, FCSHP

Asst. Dean for Administration
Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Session: 2019  Pharmacy Law Update: Part I

Session: 2019  Pharmacy Law Update: Part II

 


Karen Youmbi, PharmD, BCPS

Manager, Outpatient Pharmacies & Regulatory
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Session: Cedars-Sinai: Leading the Way to Advancing Pharmacy Technicians

 


Crystal Zhou, PharmD, APh, AHSCP, BCACP

Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco

Session: Under Pressure: Examining the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines with a Grain of Salt

 


 

 

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