Learn the skills, strategies, tools, and actionable techniques to address disruptions in medication supplies, now and in the future.

About the Program

This online program is designed to prepare diverse stakeholders in healthcare to address disruptions in medication supplies caused by drug shortages. Participants will receive the training and resources required to develop practical strategies and a certificate of completion at the end of the program. 

Start Date | Friday, February 19th, 2021
Duration | 8 to 10 hours  
Location | Virtual       
Fees | $399 early, register by February 13th
​      $499 regular, register after February 13th
Registration Deadline | Thursday, February 18th, 2021


By participating in this program, you will:
  • Gain the skills, strategies, tools, and actionable techniques to address disruptions in medication supplies, now and into the future.
  • Enhance your confidence and be better equipped to address disruptions in medication supplies caused by drug shortages. 
  • Acquire the knowledge to create initiatives and safeguards that target the most pressing issues around drug shortages at your institution or practice.
  • Expand your perspective through exposure to diverse perspectives and information.
  • Apply the gained knowledge in practice to help save time and decrease the impact that drug shortages have on patient care.

Who should attend


•      Healthcare executives (e.g., CEO, COO, senior executives)

•      Department heads/directors, clinical executives

•      Administrators or managers

Front-line Healthcare Staff

•      Healthcare providers (e.g., pharmacists, physicians, nurses)

•      Pharmacy and therapeutics committee members

•      Supplier(s) & purchaser(s)

•      Informatics team

•      Pharmacy technicians


•      Individuals in public and private sectors developing policies pertaining to medications.

Other professionals interested in drug shortages are welcome to join the program.

This program is designed for diverse stakeholders in healthcare at all stages of their careers. Early, mid -, and senior professionals must be equipped to address the drug shortages. Several stakeholders and players have stepped up and are at the forefront of addressing access to medication concerns caused by drug shortages.

The lessons outlined in this program apply to professionals in all facilities, regardless of size, and across various healthcare settings (e.g., inpatient, outpatient, hospitals, clinical, medical groups, immediate and acute care settings, and community settings).

What you will learn

Module 1 | Comprehensive introduction to drug shortages

Module 2 | Macro- and micro-level details and realities of the drug shortage crisis

Module 3 | What experiencing drug shortages has done for healthcare delivery and public health

Module 4 | Lessons learned: what facing drug shortages have taught us over the years

Module 5 | Actionable strategies to utilize moving forward

How to enroll

The enrollment process is quick, easy, and requires no special documentation. Follow the prompts to enroll.

Program Fees


February 2021: Tackling Drug Shortages Program

Registered by February 13th, 2021

You will have access to this online program starting on Friday, February 19th, 2021 

You will have until Sunday, April 11th, 2021 to complete the program. You will not be able to access the program after Sunday, April 11th, 2021 at 5pm Central Time.

Refund Policy: Due to the format of the program, all transactions are final. No refunds will be issued.

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Refund Policy: Due to the format of the program, all transactions are final. No refunds will be issued.

Meet the faculty

Dr. Rola Kaakeh

CEO at Salus Vitae Group

Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Rola Kaakeh is a fellowship-trained, licensed pharmacist with over thirteen years of experience in various settings (pharmacy practice, managed care, health systems, administration, public health and higher education). She is also affiliate faculty at the Northwestern University Institute for Global Health and Institute for Public Health and Medicine. Her impact has stretched across the international community to encompass overarching holistic countrywide policies to local, on the ground initiatives. She advises organizations globally on health system development, and has engaged with various institutions within the public and private sectors, non-governmental agencies such as the United Nations, universities, startups, and professional associations.

Her work highlighting the burden of drug shortages in the US has been cited over 200 times and used as supporting data for national policies and regulations. She has been very involved in education and training regarding the management of drug shortages, understanding the various dynamics involved, and helping evaluate and design processes (from institution to policy level) to improve access to medications. She comes to you with over a decade of experience in this space.

Have Questions?

Do you have questions and need more information? Email us at [email protected].

We would be delighted to discuss the program with you and answer all your questions.

Read more about the program here.