Robert Hill, Executive Assistant with the federal DEA Office of Diversion, addressed attendees at Kindred’s Director of Pharmacy Conference. Robert Hill, Executive Assistant with the federal DEA Office of Diversion, addressed attendees at Kindred’s Director of Pharmacy Conference.

 

About 120 pharmacists, pharmacy directors, chief medical officers and other clinical personnel gathered in Louisville for a clinical conference from June 26-27.

The group was welcomed by James Poullard, Vice President of Pharmacy for Kindred’s Hospital Division, who coordinated the conference, and the group received a company update from Kindred President and Chief Operating Officer Benjamin Breier.

Speakers included representatives from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Centers for Disease Control as well as the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. In addition, clinical presentations were given by pharmacy directors from Kindred Hospital Tulsa and Kindred Hospital Northern Indiana. Topics ranged from medication management and medication safety evaluations to the proper way to dispose of controlled substances and cost-effective antibiotic stewardship.