VITALS: Scott Knoer and More

Scott Knoer, Pharm.D., had messages for students and health care professionals alike in his appearance Thursday, Jan. 13, on VITALS, the NEOMED series that features innovative health care professionals and inspires transformational leadership.

Dr. Knoer, the executive vice president and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), talked about the need for pharmacists and physicians to work together toward the greater patient good.  

One piece of advice for College of Pharmacy students? Be an advocate for change in your profession.

Read about Dr. Knoer’s thoughts on provider status for pharmacists, PBM reform and more—or  watch the full Jan. 13 VITALS recording.

Up next: Ezekiel Emanuel

At noon Thursday, Feb. 3, the guest speaker on VITALS will be Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., vice provost of Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Emanuel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the chair of the meta-council on the Future of Health Care Committee for the World Economic Forum. 

The special advisor to the director general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Emanuel has contributed op-ed pieces to The New York Times and written books including Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System (2014).

Dr. Emanuel brings to his VITALS talk his experience as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; as founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health; and as a breast oncologist and faculty member at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The webinar is free and open to the public, with CE credits available.

Register for VITALS Feb. 3 with Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

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