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Motivational Interviewing In Chronic Kidney Disease

Patient empowerment is an important concept in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease. This presentation discusses the foundational aspects of motivational interviewing, basic counseling techniques, and the importance of this collaborative counseling method in this population. By communicating and empowering patients, many outcomes have been shown to improve in chronic kidney disease.

*Speakers are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Featured Speakers
Aaron Emmel

Aaron Emmel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Nephrology Clinical & Scientific Director
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Aaron Emmel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, joined Otsuka in 2018 and is currently a Senior Medical Science Liaison on our Nephrology South Team. Dr Emmel earned his Doctor in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2007 and his Masters in Health Administration from the University of North Florida in 2015. He has 10 years of experience as a clinical pharmacist, helping to develop and implement numerous clinical programs focused on ICU care, nutrition support, and antimicrobial stewardship. Additionally, he served as an administrator for a multi-specialty Clinically Integrated Network and ACO, helping to develop a Population Health Management strategy that included a coordinated approach to managing Chronic Kidney Disease. He has served as an Associate Clinical Professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, delivering lectures and precepting students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations. Dr Emmel is Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

Tazin Aijaz

Tazin Aijaz, PharmD, BCPS

Nephrology Clinical & Scientific Director
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Tazin Aijaz, PharmD, BCPS, is a Senior Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio and then completed her clinical residency training at the Atlanta VA Medical Center with a focus in internal medicine and psychiatry. Prior to joining Otsuka, Dr Aijaz held various positions within the pharmaceutical industry in several therapeutic areas including immunology, movement disorders, and epilepsy.

Location

Online via NephU.org