Pharmacy Education 2019 Speakers

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Opening General Session


Leadership in Turbulent Times

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ph.D.


Dr. Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (November, 2013). Winner of the Carnegie Medal, The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has acquired the film and television rights to the book.

Dr. Goodwin was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and is the author of the best sellers Wait Till Next Year, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, which was adapted into an award-winning five-part TV miniseries.

Dr. Goodwin graduated magna cum laude from Colby College, and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Government from Harvard University, where she taught Government, including a course on the American Presidency. Among her many honors and awards, Dr. Goodwin was awarded the Charles Frankel Prize, given by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Sarah Josepha Hale Medal, the New England Book Award, and recently the Carl Sandburg Literary Award and the Ohioana Book Award.

At the Opening General Session, the world-renowned presidential historian will reflect on more than 150 years of U.S. history to put into context our most recent unprecedented presidency – a fast-paced, unpredictable and at times impulsive Administration. By sharing her deep understanding of the ambition, resolution and resilience of some of our nation’s most revered presidents, Dr. Goodwin explains how past setbacks and triumphs shed light on the cultural, economic and political transformations that define today’s turbulent times. With a goal of educating and entertaining audiences, Dr. Goodwin brings to life some of our most successful presidents to provide insight for today’s leaders, and to demonstrate that however fractured our modern political culture has become, our democracy is also resilient and has survived—even thrived—through more troubling times in the past.

Tuesday General Session

Relationships Matter in Healthcare – The Key to Building Healthcare Teams that Value Pharmacists 

Andrew Morris-Singer, M.D


Dr. Morris-Singer is a general internist by training and a community organizer who founded the national non-profit Primary Care Progress in 2010, to support the people at the heart of primary care through leadership development and community-building. He speaks and writes extensively about relational leadership practices and specific strategies for team-building in healthcare. He co-founded the Relational Leadership Institute at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore., where he is a member of the Department of Family Medicine. 

As healthcare systems experience a transition from a focus on volume of care to value, and as the delivery of that care increasingly occurs through interprofessional teams, there is a critical opportunity for academic institutions to catalyze efforts that establish collaborations between pharmacists and physicians in a manner that produces value to patients, providers and payers. In this talk, Dr. Morris-Singer will not only highlight the timely value proposition of the clinician-pharmacist partnership to improve care delivery, but how to lead efforts that create broader integration of clinical pharmacists on the frontlines of primary care. Drawing on his experience as a primary care clinician as well as professional community organizer, Dr. Morris-Singer will showcase a variety of leadership and advocacy practices for the next generation of pharmacy practitioners and academic centers, and how to incorporate tried and true “change-agentry” strategies into our day-to-day lives to accelerate reform.

Science Plenary

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