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The 2024 Annual Convention & Exposition (ACE) is scheduled as an in-person event taking place Feb. 23-25, 2024, in Detroit.

ACE 2024 Agenda

Thursday, Feb. 22

3:30-6:30 p.m. | Exhibitor Move in and Registration

Friday, Feb. 23

7 a.m.-7 p.m. | Registration
8-9:30 a.m. | Four Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • MSCP | New Drug Update 2024: Inpatient and Infusion Clinic Focus | Speakers: Regan VanderVeen, Preston Taylor and Katie Wenstrom
  • MSHP | Biologic Therapies: Improving Patient Outcomes Through Collaborative Care Models in Ambulatory and Specialty Pharmacy Practice | Speakers: Amber Lanae Martirosov and Melissa Pleva
  • CSPM | USP Update | Speaker: TBD
  • Immunization Update 2024 | Speaker: Joe Fava

9:45-11:15 a.m. | Four Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Value-Based Care: Stepping Outside the Traditional Scope | Speakers: Hae Mi Choe, Amy Thompson
  • Developing a Roadmap for Enhancing Community Pharmacy Practice: Navigating the Speed Bumps and Potholes | Speakers: Brittany Stewart, Michelle Kelly, Karen Farris
  • Management of Patients on Opioids Across Care Settings: Where Do We Go From Here? | Speaker: Insaf Mohammad
  • Recognizing and Managing Oral Anticoagulant Drug Interactions | Speakers: Maureen Smythe and Candice Garwood

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Lunch with Product Theaters
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | PAC Luncheon
1:30-3 p.m. | OPENING KEYNOTE

  • Out of the Shadows: The National Push for PBM Reform has Arrived | Speaker: Antonio Ciaccia, co-founder and president, 3 Axis Advisors; co-founder and CEO, 46brooklyn Research

Antonio Ciaccia

3:15-4:45 p.m. | Four Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Workplace Environment Committee Update 2023: Rising Challenges and a Call to Action | Speakers: Rony Foumia, Megan Christensen, Lindsey Clark
  • MSPT | Rx-Rated Trivia | Speaker: TBD
  • Pharmacotherapy for Infertility: A Pharmacist’s Primer | Speaker: Sheila Wilhelm
  • It’s OK to Ask – Talking to Patients about Sexual Heath | Speakers: Katie Axford and Bianca Clark, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


  • Michigan Pharmacy Immunization Roundtable: A Call to Action | Speakers: Farah Jalloul and Lisa Bade

3:30-4:30 p.m. | PAC Reception
4:30-7:30 p.m. | Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
7:30-8:30 p.m. | Tech Connect Reception

Programming includes sessions that meet requirements for Ethics and Jurisprudence, Pain and Implicit Bias.

Saturday, Feb. 24

7 a.m.-6 p.m. | Registration   
7-8:30 a.m. | Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. | Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Take a Fresh Breath: Updates in Respiratory Care | Speakers: Amber Lanae Martirosov and Alison Lobkovich
  • The Risk Landscape of Medication Errors | Speakers: Brooke Roe and Charlie Mollien
  • Rethinking Race and Hypertensive Treatment | Speaker: Shelby Kelsh
  • Student Session | Connecting Life and Wealth | Speakers: Reuben Levinsohn and Amanda Beeler
  • Resume Review for Students (ongoing throughout the day; pre-registration required)

10:15-11:45 a.m. | KEYNOTE

  • Hope for the Future in Current Challenging Practice Circumstances | Speaker: Michael Hogue, executive vice president and CEO, American Pharmacists Association

Michael Hogue

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Lunch & Exhibit Hall
Noon-1 p.m. | Section Lunches
2-3:30 p.m. | NASPA Self Care Competition | Host: Brittany Stewart, Moderator: Kevin Szyskowski; Judges: Natalie Pirkola, Maria Young and Heather Rickle
3:45-5:45 p.m. | Breakout 2-hour session

  • Implicit Bias Training – Disability Awareness Training for Health Professionals: Equitable and Inclusive Health Care Practices| Speakers: Steve Erickson and Elizabeth Janks

4-5:30 p.m. | Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Embracing Clinical Autonomy: Strategies to Enhance Consistency and Efficiency | Speakers: Lisa Bade and David Bright
  • Engaging Community Pharmacists in Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship | Speakers: Michael Klepser and Austin Brown
  • MSHP/Student Session | Clinical Pearls for Pharmacy, 2024 | Moderator: Amber Lanae Martirosov

6:30-7 p.m. | Awards Banquet Cocktail Reception
7-9:30 p.m. | Awards Banquet Dinner

Sunday, Feb. 25

7 a.m.-Noon | Registration   
7-8 a.m. | Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m. | Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Law and Jurisprudence | Speaker: Kim Sveska
  • The Impact of Prescribing GLP-1s for Weight Loss on Commercial and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug | Speaker: Brooke Penny
  • Help, My Patient Has a Codeine Allergy! Tackling Opioid Allergies Safely and Effectively | Speakers: Rebecca Rudaski Nelson and Steve Erickson

9:45-11:15 a.m. | Two Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • The Impact of Community Pharmacist Intervention on 30-Day Readmission Rates for Patients at High Risk of Readmission| Speakers Tonino Michienzi and Anthony Sleep

9:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | House of Delegates

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February 23 @ 8:00 am
February 25 @ 12:30 pm
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