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Pharmacy Speaker to Discuss Implications of Health Care Reform

September 16, 2009 — Holly Whitcomb Henry, president of the National Community Pharmacists Association, will discuss implications for new community pharmacist roles in a reformed health care system Friday, Sept. 25, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

She is the keynote speaker for the annual Otis L. Hoy Memorial seminar for UW's Pharmacy Weekend. Henry will discuss "Pacing the Cage to Setting the Pace: Changing the Paradigm for Community Pharmacists." A reception will follow outside Room 427 of the Health Sciences Center.

The seminar, which qualifies for Continuing Pharmacy Education (C.P.E.) credits with registration, launches six additional continuing education programs presented by the UW School of Pharmacy and the Wyoming Tripartite Committee on Continuing Education.

An advocate for pharmacy and the role of pharmacists in the health care system, Henry is president and CEO of Rxtra Care, Inc., which operates three pharmacies in the Seattle area. They include a pharmacy specializing in providing services to residents of adult family homes, one inside a skilled nursing home and one specializing in home medical equipment and community long-term care services.

A board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, Henry holds a specialty certificate in geriatric pharmacy practice from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. She earned her degree in pharmacy from Washington State University, holds clinical affiliate faculty appointments and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the WSU Foundation.

For more information on registration and a schedule of Pharmacy Weekend events, visit the UW School of Pharmacy Web site at or call (307) 766-6120.

Holly Henry will discuss health care reform Friday, Sept. 25, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the Classroom Building.


Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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