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2020 Speakers

After thoughtful consideration, the 2021 Transformation and Innovation in Pharmacy Education (TIPed) has been canceled. This decision was made based on the impact of COVID-19 on higher education operations across the country.

While we will not meet this year, we look forward to your proposals and participation at TIPed in June 2022!

Each year, we select keynote speakers who are veterans in pharmacy and can offer their unique perspective on changes in the profession. This year, we are pleased to have two keynote speakers who can share where pharmacy is headed and how academia can support future health care workers to protect human health. These keynote speakers offer us a glimpse on their everyday practice as well as inspire us to think outside the box.

Keynote Speaker

Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, CDE, FAPhA
Chief Executive Office, SinfoniaRx

SinfoniaRx is a provider of medication therapy management services nationally. Dr. Leal is working to establish integrated clinical pharmacy services in a variety of programs including a hospital discharge program, integrated behavioral health clinics, accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes. Using tele-health and other strategies to scale resources to communities, clinicians, and patients, her work has been published in numerous publications including Diabetes Care, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, and American Journal for Health-System Pharmacy. Leal currently serves as vice chair for the National Center for Farmworker Health and as current member and past chair of the Arizona Department of Health Diabetes Leadership Council.

Keynote Speaker

Cynthia Knapp Dlugosz, BPharm, NBC-HWC
Founder, Pharmacist Work/Life Matters
Owner, Being in Balance Coaching

Cynthia is one of the country’s first board-certified health and wellness coaches, with training from Duke (University) Integrative Medicine and Coach U. She currently shares her extensive experience in mindfulness, well-being, and life balance through her blog Pharmacy Work/Life Matters, speaking engagements, and workshops. With more than 20 years of experience in mindfulness-based practices, Cynthia has studied with some of the most prominent teachers in the field.

Cynthia received her pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a residency in hospital pharmacy at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She then held increasingly responsible staff positions at several national pharmacy associations. Cynthia founded Artemis Health Care Communications, a consulting company that specializes in the development of written, live, and web-based continuing education programs for pharmacists and other health care professionals.