Pharmacy Leaders Respond to Black Swan Events
It can be argued that the world, and pharmacy in particular, has been managing an unusual number of Black Swan events of late — drug shortages, cyberattacks, civil unrest, natural disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic — bringing to light the ongoing need for emergency preparedness. Because Black Swan events are unpredictable, it is important to adjust to their existence rather than try to predict them.
Join this Virtual Midday Symposium where Joel Hennenfent, vice president of pharmacy and professional health services at University Health in Kansas City, Missouri, Megan Corrigan, director of pharmacy services and director of emergency management at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, Susan Marx Mashni, senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, New York, and Mark Sullivan, associate chief pharmacy officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee will share their leadership successes ad challenges when faced with recent Black Swan events.
The current rise in Black Swan events has heightened the need for pharmacists to check their department’s readiness for these emergency situations. This symposia will explore pharmacy’s leadership role in emergency preparedness and response, including unexpected new roles and responsibilities. These pharmacists, who led their departments during multiple disaster events, will highlight how they pivoted during these events and discuss the resources and technologies employed for emergency readiness and response. Learners will take away strategies that leverage pharmacy and technology’s role in disaster planning.
This 1.5-hour virtual Midday Symposium, Black Swan Events: The Role of Pharmacy Leadership and Technology in Disaster Preparedness takes place on Monday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET, and is accredited for pharmacy continuing education. Register now!
This activity is provided by ASHP and supported by an educational grant from BD.