Previous Meetings

List of most recent AAIP meetings

Date: 10/26/2017
Meeting Topic: In-Hospital to Home: New Standards for Extended Duration VTE Prophylaxis in Acutely Ill Medical Patients
Presenter: Diane Wirth, MS, ANP-BC, CACP, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 9/21/2017
Meeting Topics:
Avycaz: It's use in clinical practice, presented by Danny Branstetterr, MD, Infectious Diseases at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Atlanta
Meeting the Joint Commission's new antimicrobial stewardship standard, presented by Joy Peterson, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist in Infectious Diseases at WellStar Kenneston Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 9/6/2017
Meeting Topic: Immune Globulin Characteristics and Clinical Considerations of Treatment
Presenter: Jerry Siegel, Clinical Associate Professor at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio

Date: 8/17/2017
Meeting Topics:
"Reducing the burden of cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy", presented by Roshan Shrestha, MD, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta
"Current Issues in Immunizations" presented by Caroline Champion, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy in Atlanta

Date: 6/15/2017
Meeting Topics:
"Insights on Novel Technology in Pain Management with Abuse Deterrent Extended-Release Opioids", presented by Bruce Friedman, MD, Critical Care Co-Director of JM Still Burn Center, Professor of Medicine, Anesthiology and Perioperative Medicine in Augusta, GA
"The Steps on "OUCH!" Acute Pain Pathophysiology and Treatment" presented by Kimm Freeman, PharmD, BCPS, CPE at WellStar Cobb Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 5/18/2017
Meeting Topics:
Pharmacy Resident Clinical Pearls 2017:
  • "Hypertonic saline for inducing hypernatremia in neuro-critically ill patients" Huong Pham, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • "Pharmacokinetic modeling of vancomycin in obese patients" Eric Trinh, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Emory St Joseph's Hospital
  • "Evaluation of nurse driven electrolyte replacement protocol in the general population at a community hospital" Brandon Cunningham, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • "Evaluating the effectiveness of an argatroban dosing nomogram at a community hospital" Hayley Klein, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Piedmont Hospital
  • "Implementation of pharmacy-led medication reconciliation with pharmacy technicians: a pilot program" Adam Hill, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Northside Hospital
Date: 4/20/2017
Meeting Topics:
"The Hidden Population: Patients with 5-FU or Capecitibine Early-Onset, Severe Toxicity", presented by Amber Draper, PharmD, BCOP, Clinical Pharmacist for Emory Winship Infusion Centers in Atlanta
"Investigating the Benefit versus Cost of IV Acetaminophen in the Perioperative Setting" presented by Collin Lee, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Director for Clinical and Educational Services of Emory Healthcare, Department of Pharmacy in Atlanta

Date: 3/16/2017
Meeting Topic: A Pan Tumor Opdivo Update
Presenter: Mohamed Omar, RPh, PhD. Dr. Omar is a paid speaker for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Date: 2/16/2017
Feb 16, 2017 Meeting Handout
Meeting Topics:
"Xarelto Pivotal Trials and Recently Published Real World Evidence in DVT/PE", presented by Diane Wirth, NP, Clinical Manager Heart Failure Program at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
"De-mystifying Ketamine" presented by Chris Paciullo, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM, Pharmacy Manager, Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta. One hour of continuing education is provided with Dr. Paciullo¿s presentation.

Date: 1/19/2017
Jan 19, 2017 Meeting Handout
Meeting Topics:
"Treatment options for adult patients with hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia" will be presented by Mobolaji Ogunsakin, MD, Infections Specialists of Middle Georgia, Navicent Health, Macon, GA.
"What's pneu with Pneumonia? IDSA Guideline Update" will be presented by Victoria Carroll, PharmD, BCPS, Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

Date: 11/15/2016
Meeting Topic: New Treatment Options for Chronic Heart Failure (HFrEF)
Presenter: Leslie Jaggers, PharmD, BCPS, Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 10/20/2016
Oct 20, 2016 Meeting Handout
Meeting Topics:
Understanding Changing Standards for Sterile Products and Hazardous Drugs: USP 797 and USP 800 by Ryan Forrey, PharmD, MS, FASHP, Director of Pharmaceutical Services at Emory University Hospital Midtown, and member of Compounding Expert Committee
Smart Pumps: Capturing the Full Safety Potential by Elizabeth Rebo, PharmD, Medication Safety Officer of WellStar Health System

Date: 9/15/2016
Meeting Topic: Introducing Xtampa ER: A novel, patented, abuse-deterrent technology platform which provides extended-release drug deliver, while safeguarding against common methods of abuse and tampering
Presenter: Scott Lagasse, PharmD, BCPS

Date: 8/16/2016
Meeting Topic: Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes
Presenter: Patricia Salisbury, ARNP, MSN, CDE

Date: 6/16/2016
Meeting Topic: Blood Disorders: Diagnosing and Treating
Presenter: Steven Kang, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Blood Bank Director, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY

Date: 5/19/2016
Meeting Topic: Annual banquet and installation of officers
Presenter: Pharmacy Resident Clinical Pearls 2016

Date: 4/21/2016
Meeting Topic: Review of ASPEN Clinical Guidelines for Adult Patients
Presenter: Vivian Zhao, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist for Nutrition Support at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 3/17/2016
Meeting Topic: Optimal Anticoagulation Therapy: A Prescription for Improvement
Presenter: Sarah Spinler, PharmD, FCCP, FCPP, FAHA, FASP, AACC, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA

Date: 2/18/2016
Meeting Topic: An Evidence-Based Approach to Support the Role of Avastin in the Treatment of First-Through Second-line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC)
Presenter: Ki Chung, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine for the Greenville Health System Cancer Institute/ITOR, in Spartanburg, SC.

Date: 01/19/2016
Meeting Topic 1: Treatment options for adult patients with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP)
Presenter 1: Bruce Friedman, MD, Critical Care and Co-Director of JM Still Burn Center at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, GA
Meeting Topic 2: New Ways to Kick Gram Positive @$$
Presenter 2: Todd Parker, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 11/19/2015
Meeting Topic: 2015 Georgia Pharmacy Legislative Update
Presenter: Rondell Jaggers, Pharm D, Executive Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Nutrition, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 10/22/2015
Meeting Topic: The Pharmacist as Immunoglobulin Steward.
Presenter: Brenda Denson, Pharm D, Pharmacy Educator for Children's Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham, AL

Date: 9/16/2015
Meeting Topic: The Science of Biosimilars.
Presenter: Philip Johnson, MS, RPh, FASHP, a pharmacy and oncology consultant. Mr. Johnson is a founding partner of Safe School Meds (SSM)

Date: 8/20/2015
Meeting Topic 1: inpatient management of diabetes.
Presenter 1: Catherine Maxwell, PharmD, CDE, Medical Liason for Sanofi US

Meeting Topic 2: Insulin 101
Presenter 2: Izabela Welch, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist at WellStar Population Health Management

Date: 7/23/2015
Meeting Topic: Targeted Clinical Topics Around Use of Abilify Maintena (aripaprazole) for Treatment of Acutely Relapsed and Maintenance Phase Patients with Schizophrenia
Presenter: Jose Rey, MS, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Date: 6/25/2015
Meeting Topic 1: Avycaz, a new antibiotic
Presenter 1: Danny Branstetter, MD, Infectious Disease attending physician with WellStar Health System.
Meeting Topic 2: Gram Negative Resistance: History, Current Status, and Management of Infections
Presenter 2: Joy Peterson, PharmD, BCPS, Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Date: 5/19/2015
Meeting Topic 1: Efficacy of the Withdrawal Assessment Tool - 1 (WAT -1) in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Presenter 1: Amy Bishara, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Meeting Topic 2: Review of Oral Antithrombotic Therapy for Hospitalized Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation
Presenter 2: Brendon Banes, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

Meeting Topic 3: Expansion and Enhancement of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a Community Hospital
Presenter 3: Allison Corlew, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Northside Hospital

Meeting Topic 4: Evaluation of Leflunomide Treatment and Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients with Polyomavirus (BK)
Presenter 4: Emily Kraus, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Date: 4/16/2015
Meeting Topic: The Use of Multimodal Analgesia in Treating Acute Pain: A Focus on Quality of Patient Care
Presenter: Burnis Breland, MS, PharmD, FASHP, Affiliate Clinical Professor, Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University.

Date: 3/26/2015
Meeting Topic: Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Reducing the Risk of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrila Fibrillation (AF) and for the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
Presenter: Kenneth Braunstein, MD, in private practice.

Date: 2/19/2015
Meeting Topic: Incretin-based Therapy: Evolving Treatment Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes
Presenter: Charlotte Hayes, MMSc, MS, RD, CDE, developer of programs and policy for Open Hand Atlanta.

Date: 1/22/2015
Meeting Topic: Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome: Additional Information and Analysis
Presenter: Akima Harrigan, PharmD, Medical Science Liaison, Senior Regional Scientific Manager for Astra Zeneca Inc.

Date: 11/20/2014
Meeting Topic: Partnering with Pharmacists to Improve Health Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Disease through Enhanced Medication Therapy Management
Presenter: Vickie Andros, PharmD, Director of Clinical Services for Curant Health System in Smyrna, Ga.

Date: 10/23/2014
Meeting Topic: Ensuring Appropriate Use of Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulants
Presenter: Denise Rhoney, PharmD, Professor and Chair of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC.

Date: 09/18/2014
Meeting Topic: Updates in Hepatitis C Treatment Strategies
Presenter: Raymond Rubin, MD, Transplant Hepatologist and Chief Scientific Officer at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Date: 08/21/2014
Meeting Topic: Advances in the Management of CIDP: Practical Insights from Neuromuscular Experts
Presenter: Howard Sander, MD, Professor of Neurology, New York University School of Medicine in New York City.

Date: 07/24/2014
Meeting Topic: CDAD: Epidemiology, Disease Burden and Dificid Managemant Strategies
Presenter: Andrew Dold, DO, Infectious Disease Specialist at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.

Date: 06/25/2014
Meeting Topic: Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Presenter: Bruce Bode, MD, Endocrinologist for Atlanta Diabetes Associates in Atlanta.

Date: 05/15/2014
Meeting Topic: Association of Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index with Short Term Outcomes in a Large Community Hospital
Presenter: Cortny Anderson, Pharm D, PGY1 Resident, WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Date: 04/24/2014
Meeting Topic: Vibativ (telavancin): New Treatment Paradigm for Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infectious and Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
Presenter: Adam Bressler, MD Infectious Disease Specialist at DeKalb Medical Center in Atlanta.

Date: 03/20/2014
Meeting Topic: Management of Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia: The Pivotal Role of the Pharmacist from Admission through Discharge
Presenter: Neil Davis, PharmD, Assistant Clinical Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. .

Date: 02/20/2014
Meeting Topic: Crotaline Snakebite Management: The Role of CroFab Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (ovine)
Presenter: Mark Ryan, PharmD, Direcor of Louisiana Poison Center and Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at LSU Health Service Center in Shreveport, LA.

Date: 01/23/2014
Meeting Topic: Management of Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Presenter: Joshua Wolfe, MD, nephrologist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

Date: 11/21/2013
Meeting Topic: Candidemia: An Evolving Threat
Presenter: Andrew Dold, DO, physician in private practice, in Suwanee, GA.

Date: 10/24/2013
Meeting Topic: Hyponatremia: Obstacles and Opportunities for Clinical Pharmacists
Presenter: J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD, FCCP, Professor of Pharmacy and Research Professor at Eshelman School of Pharmacy at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

Date: 9/19/2013
Meeting Topic: Evidence–Based Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes: Keeping Up with the Guidelines
Presenter: Leslie Dotson Jaggers, PharmD, BCPS, Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Date: 08/01/2013
Meeting Topic: Hepatitis C Management Considerations in Challenging Populations
Presenter: Norman Gitlin, MD, Professor of Medicine at Emory University, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in Atlanta.

Date: 06/20/2013
Meeting Topic: Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
Presenter: Ronald Uszenski, MD, Chief of Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville, NC.

Date: 05/16/2013
Meeting Topic: Evaluation of the effect of tranexemic acid on blood transfusions in total knee and hip arthroplastie
Presenter: Ryne Rosenberry, Pharm D, PGY1 Resident, Piedmont Hospita.

Date: 04/30/2013
Meeting Topic: Optimizing Outcomes in Chronic HCV Infection: Minimizing the Impact of Adverse Even
Presenter: Norman Gitlin, MD, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in Atlanta.

Date: 04/18/2013
Meeting Topic: Hepatic Encephalopathy
Presenter: Devina Bhasin, MD, Transplant Hepatologist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Date: 03/21/2013
Meeting Topic: Management of the Older Adult with Type 2 Diabetes
Presenter: Charlotte Hayes, MMSc, MS, RD, CDE, Developer of programs and policy at Open Hand/Atlanta.

Date: 02/26/2013
Meeting Topic: Reducing the Risk of Stroke in Patients with Nonvalvular Arial Fibrillation
Presenter: Narendra Singh, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA, Cardiologist and Director of Clinical Research for Atlanta Heart Specialists, LLC, and Clinical Assistant Professor at Emory University in Atlanta.

Date: 01/31/2013
Meeting Topic: Updates in C. difficile colitis
Presenter: Philip Brachman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Infectious Diseases Specialist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Date: 11/15/2012
Meeting Topic: Current and Future Strategies in Kidney Transplant Immunosuppression
Presenter: Rosemary Cross, Pharm D, BCPS, clinical pharmacist at Piedmont Transplant Institute at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 10/25/2012
Meeting Topic: Review of Treatment for HIV
Presenter: Manish Patel, Pharm D, BCPS, clinical pharmacist at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 9/22/2012
Meeting Topic: A Different Mechanism for Sedation in the ICU and Operating Room
Presenter: Dr. Richard Juda, MD, Anesthesiologist and Director of Critical Care at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Florida

Date: 8/16/2012
Meeting Topic: Treatment of Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Presenter: Dr. Charles Henderson, MD, Peachtree Hematology Oncology

Date: 5/17/2012
Meeting Topic: Various topics by several presenters
Presenters: Naadede Badger-Plange, Aravind Chodavarapu, Eliza Hoernle, and Todd Parker

Date: 4/19/2012
Meeting Topic: Optimizing Antiplatelet Therapy for ACS: Clinical Implications of New Strategies
Presenter: David E. Kandzari, MD, Piedmont Heart Institute of Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 3/22/2012
Meeting Topic: Pregnancy Complicated by Diabetes
Presenter: Jane Threlfall, RN, BA, CDE, Inpatient Coordinator for Diabetes Education at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 2/23/2012
Meeting Topic: Teflaro: New Treatment Option for Community Acquired Pneumonia and Acute Bacterial Skin/Skin Structure Infections
Presenter: Mitchell Blass, MD, Georgia Infectious Diseases, PC in Atlanta

Date: 1/26/2012
Meeting Topic: Vancomycin MIC Creep in MRSA Isolates: What to do in Clinical Practice.
Presenter: Vanthida Huang, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta

Date: 10/20/2011
Meeting Topic: Update on Pathophysiology and Management of Hyponatremia in Cirrhoic Patient
Presenter: Lance Stein, MD, transplant hematologist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 9/22/2011
Meeting Topic: Identification and Prevention of Diabetes Complication
Presenter: Jane Threlfall, RN, BA, CDE, Diabetes Educator for the Diabetes Resource Center at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta

Date: 8/18/2011
Meeting Topic: Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil): Clinical Profile of a New Injectible Cephlasporin
Presenter: Mitchell Blass, MD, of Georgia Infectious Diseases, PC in Atlanta