Advancing as a Clinical Pharmacist - Becoming a Clinical Pharmacy Leader

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-17-025-H04-P
Activity DateOctober 11, 2017
Expiration Date: October 11, 2020 
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member - $49  

Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for pharmacists at all stages of their careers who are interested in learning about how to advance as a clinical leader.

Activity Overview

As part of leadership development, it is important to seek out advocates.  Discussion will focus on the characteristics of a clinical pharmacy leader and four factors that advance clinical pharmacy leadership. The speakers will examine opportunities for clinical leadership positions (formal and informal) and will provide tips for advancing as a clinical leader through various career stages.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe characteristics of a clinical pharmacy leader.
  • Discuss four factors that advance clinical leadership.
  • Discuss differences between advocates in your leadership journey.
  • Explain opportunities for leadership positions.
  • Examine strategies on how seasoned and new leaders advance to leadership roles.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Differentiate leadership characteristics, factors, and opportunities.
  • Discuss strategies for career advancement.

Faculty Information

  • Carol Heunisch, Pharm.D., BCPS, Director Inpatient Pharmacy Services, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL
  • Phuoc Anne Nguyen, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Practice Advancement Initiative and Internal Medicine, The University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Kersten Weber Tatarelis, Pharm.D., BCPS AQ-ID, System Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Downers Grove, IL


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned.

System Technical Requirements

System Requirements Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF.  Users should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

View the minimum technical and system requirements for learning activities.