Pharmacotherapy rounds are designed for pharmacy residents and fellows, residency and fellowship preceptors, faculty, and practicing pharmacists. Activities are offered free of charge to all participants.

Pharmacotherapy Rounds at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy are held in room N211, unless otherwise noted.

Also available is a printer-friendly 2022-2023 PT Rounds Schedule, including topic and application deadlines.



Tuesday, September 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Bring the Beat In: The Increasing Role of Rhythm Control in Atrial Fibrillation - Ami Patel, PharmD

Small But Mighty: Targeting Lp(a) for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction - Aaron Adkisson, PharmD

Tuesday, September 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Two Kinds of Happiness: Antidepressants for Motor Recovery Post-Stroke  - Ibtihal Makki, PharmD

PANDEM at the Disco: I Write Sedation Plans Not Benzodiazepines - Reid LaPlante, PharmD

Tuesday, September 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Updates to Fluid Resuscitation in Septic Shock  - Sara Hall, PharmD

CAR-T as Salvage Therapy for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Putting the CART Before the Horse?  - Katelyn Reiter-Schreurs, PharmD



Tuesday, October 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

We’re Bringing Sexy Back: Psychotropic-Induced Sexual Dysfunction Management  - Tiffany Khieu, PharmD

Crisis AVERTed: Vasopressin Utility in Hemorrhagic Shock - Grace Erdman, PharmD

Tuesday, October 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Check Yourself Before You Reject Your Graft: Checkpoint Inhibitors in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients   - Kenneth Saunders, PharmD

Flozins for FSGS too: Benefits of SGLT2 Inhibitors in patients with FSGS - Kaitlyn Legg, PharmD

Tuesday, October 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

A Pharmacist’s Guide to Gender-affirming Medicine   - Victoria Fusco, PharmD

How Old is too Old? Overview of Primary Prevention of ASCVD in Older Adults - Christian Macaspac, PharmD

Tuesday, October 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Too much of a good thing: examining cefepime-induced neurotoxicity  - Angela Lam, PharmD

Loperamide Abuse and Misuse Trends After Introduction of Safety Measures - Masha Yemets, PharmD



Tuesday, November 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Billing for Pharmacy Services & Value-Based Care  - Sarah Chong, PharmD

To Switch or Not To Switch: The Generic Levothyroxine Conundrum - Connie Liang, PharmD

Tuesday, November 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Too Hot to Handle: Impacts of the Climate Crisis on Infectious Diseases  - Daniel Mesa, PharmD

Brought to You by the Letter "M": Utilizing the Geriatric 5Ms Model to Optimize Care for Older Adults - Katie Jones, PharmD

Tuesday, November 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

"B" Up To Date with Hepatitis B  - Taylor Southers, PharmD



Tuesday, December 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Management of Volume Overload in ADHF - Breah Johnson, PharmD

Tuesday, December 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

No More Monkeying Around: An Overview of Monkeypox Management  - Tori Segeleon, PharmD



Wednesday, January 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Starting Small: Buprenorphine Microinduction - Celina Ferey, PharmD

Wednesday, January 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Sorry, the old guidelines can't come to the phone right now: A new era of treatment of NAFLD  - Alyssa Castillo, PharmD

Wednesday, January 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring for Antibiotics – Ready for prime time?  - Adriana Gardner, PharmD



Wednesday, February 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Pick a Number 1 or 2. Standard of Care Versus Combination Therapy in MRSA Bacteremia - Princess Asadu Bempah, PharmD

Terlipressin in Hepatorenal Syndrome - Benjamin Miller, PharmD

Wednesday, February 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Management of bleeding complications in antiphospholipid syndrome  - Sapna Basappa, PharmD

Wednesday, February 15, 12:30-1:00 p.m.

2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA Guideline Updates for the Management of Heart Failure   - Daniel Abate, PharmD

Wednesday, February 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Elfapegrastim for Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia: Is Neu-er Better?  - Aisha Siddique, PharmD

Is Andexanet truly the ALPHA over 4-F PCC for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors in life-threatening hemorrhage?  - Lauren Proctor, PharmD



Wednesday, March 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

What's New This Season on RSV - Lorraine Chang, PharmD

The Basics of AB(COPD)E: Updates from the 2023 GOLD Report - Ji-Yeon Kim, PharmD

Wednesday, March 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Define the Duration: DAPT for DES  - Nasim Mavahebitabatabaei, PharmD

Wednesday, March 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

From SAMSON to siRNA: Approaches to the Patient with Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms - Alex Martschenko, PharmD

Wednesday, March 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Let's ThiNK About It: Tenecteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke  - Lina Park, PharmD



Wednesday, April 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Management of Volume Overload in ADHF - Breah Johnson, PharmD

Wednesday, April 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

LDL Cholesterol: How Low Can You Go?  - Victoria Iervasi, PharmD

The ABCs on ALS: Introducing AMX0035  - Danielle Yu, PharmD

Wednesday, April 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Administration of Oral Medications in Patients with Enteral Feeding Tubes  - Catherine Kim, PharmD

Racial Disparities In Pain Management   - Zaria Comer, PharmD

Wednesday, April 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Economic burden of patents and regulatory exclusivities on ICS/LABA inhalers in end-stage COPD patients  - Farideh Sistani, PharmD



Wednesday, May 3, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

End-of-Life Care in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction - Derek Edwards, PharmD


Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity meets the ACPE criteria for one contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing education credit. Statements of credit will be posted to CPE Monitor within 60 days of the activity date for participants who successfully complete the activity. Successful completion of this activity requires your signature on the sign-in sheet (or if participating virtually, your name and email address entered into the Blackboard Collaborative chat), the completion of an online activity evaluation form, and participation in the entire activity. The online activity evaluation must be completed within three days following the conclusion of the activity.  This activity is fully provided by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
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