Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW)'s eighth annual CUW Interprofessional Conference kicks off tomorrow. Speakers from Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology will be providing sessions on inter-professional topics.

Concordia University Wisconsin is hosting it’s 8th annual interprofessional conference virtually this year. “Bridging the Gap: Use of Telehealth to Meet the Needs of our Patients through Collaborative Care” will begin at 8 a.m.. This year’s virtual conference begins with a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and a keynote address.

Below is the conference description:

As healthcare providers, we strive to provide high quality, effective care to our patients. Patients are sometimes faced with barriers to access the immediate care that they need. For this reason, telehealth visits quickly evolved as an important tool in caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As providers, we will benefit from expanding our knowledge base about the telehealth option to help us best meet and expand additional options to address the complex needs of our patients across the continuum of care. This inter-professional conference will explore the ways in which providers can bridge the gap between knowledge and utilization of telehealth and leverage this technology to assist in the provision of quality collaborative care to our patients.

Conference presenters from a variety of professions and practice settings will share best practice tips as they describe their experiences implementing telehealth into their practice.

Pharmacy faculty James Lokken, Pharm.D., M.S., M.Ed., BCACP, will be presenting on the delivery of comprehensive medication reviews via telepharmacy. The presentation will address practical considerations for delivering comprehensive medication reviews to high-risk Medicare Part D patients within the context of a rural setting.

“Telehealth, specifically telepharmacy, represents an essential mechanism for addressing patients’ pharmaceutical needs remotely, which enhances safety in the era of COVID-19 and can significantly improve access for a variety of patients. Delivering comprehensive medication reviews for high-risk Medicare patients throughout rural Wisconsin has increased my awareness of the many ways pharmacists can help address gaps in care, especially while working collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team,” said Dr. Lokken.

Occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacist technicians, physician assistants, physicians, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, speech-language pathologists, and social workers are all encouraged to attend.

For full event details and registration, visit the events page.

You can find more information on the event flyer here.


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