"Pharmacists and Rural Health: The Next Frontier?"
Speaker: Neil J. MacKinnon, Ph.D., Professor & Walter Pearce Endowed Chair; Director-Center for Rural Health; Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson
Abstract: The scope of practice of pharmacists has increased in recent years with the advent of pharmaceutical care. Despite this, there are still millions of patients for whom the mediation-use system is neither safe nor effective. In the presentation, Dr. MacKinnon will describe the healthcare needs in rural America and how pharmacists might be able to contribute to meeting these needs. Drawing upon his own research in Canada and in Arizona, and his experience with the Arizona State Office of Rural Health, MacKinnon will discuss how pharmacists might be able to help improve access to care, optimize costs of care, and improve the quality and safety of care. Finally, barriers to the update of research into practice will be discussed along with effective strategies for knowledge translation.
This lectureship will be broadcast live to Schusterman campus, 1D18. Lunch will be available to the first 100 attendees in OKC and the first 50 attendees in Tulsa. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact Jennifer Sturgeon, 405-271-6593.