Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Pharmacy Practice

The AI summit aims to advance the expertise of pharmacy practitioners and thought leaders in the evolving landscape of AI adoption in healthcare, empowering them to advance pharmacy practice. The educational goal for this summit is to offer quality content on contemporary AI applications in pharmacy practice through hands-on instruction and active participation.


By attending the AI summit, you will join pharmacy leaders, practitioners, and innovators as part of a two-day, immersive programming that explores the impactful integration of AI in healthcare.

  1. Discover the latest AI applications in pharmacy practice.
  2. Learn from industry leaders.
  3. Shape the future of pharmacy practice in AI.


Sunday, June 9 Session
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM (Summit Spotlight: Focus on Artificial Intelligence) The AI Revolution in Medicine: Focus on Pharmacy Practice
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Building the Base: Data For Yourself and Organization
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Infrastructure Needs for Applying Artificial Intelligence to Clinical Pharmacy
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Joseph A. Oddis Ethics Colloquium) Ethical Dimensions of AI in Pharmacy Practice, Part I: AI Behind the Counter
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
(Joseph A. Oddis Ethics Colloquium) Ethical Dimensions of AI in Pharmacy Practice, Part II: AI and The Patient Experience
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Between the Lines: Reading Package Inserts for AI Models
Monday, June 10 Session
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Pharmacy Futures Opening Session
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Bottles to Bytes: Pharmacy AI Operations and Leadership Case Studies
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Glimpses of Artificial Intelligence at the Bedside: A Series of Use-Case Scenarios
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Developing a Roadmap of AI for Pharmacy: A Town Hall

*Please note that session tiles, times, and final content are subject to change.  Please see the itinerary planner available in late February for final session details. 

Summit Spotlight Speaker: Dr. Harvey Castro

Dr. Harvey Castro
Dr. Harvey Castro

Dr. Harvey Castro, a seasoned emergency physician and healthcare AI strategist, has dedicated over two decades to revolutionizing healthcare through innovation and technology. Born in NYC and raised by a single teenage mother, Dr. Castro's journey from striving beyond financial limitations to becoming a pioneering physician entrepreneur showcases his resilience and ambition. Holding an MD and an MBA, he has served as CEO of healthcare systems, blending clinical expertise with strategic business acumen to enhance healthcare delivery and efficiency.

Currently, Dr. Castro is at the forefront of integrating AI in healthcare, serving as a Strategic Advisor for ChatGPT & Healthcare, author, and public speaker. He is committed to bridging the gap between healthcare professionals and AI technology, aiming to optimize patient care and empower physicians with AI tools. Dr. Castro's work spans advising medical startups, leading medical education in AI at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and publishing on AI's role in healthcare innovation.

Renowned for his contributions to emergency medicine and healthcare consulting, Dr. Castro has been recognized as an ER doctor of the year multiple times and holds several boards and advanced AI and medical certifications. His mission is to inspire change and innovation in healthcare, making it more efficient, accessible, and integrated with cutting-edge technologies.




The AI summit goal is to catalyze the future of pharmacy practice by fostering a collaborative environment where pharmacy practitioners, leaders, technologists, and innovators unite to explore the impactful integration of AI in pharmacy practice and healthcare. As part of the summit, attendees will enjoy:

  • Cutting-Edge Education
  • Practice Insights
  • Connection & Collaboration

The AI summit content is included as part of your registration to the 2024 ASHP Pharmacy Futures meeting. No additional cost or registration is required.

The AI summit welcomes pharmacy practitioners, healthcare leaders, technology innovators, and technologists interested in exploring AI integration in pharmacy practice.

Attendees can reference several ASHP publications related to AI in pharmacy practice in preparation for the summit. Content is optional, as faculty presenters will provide a comprehensive overview of any content discussed.

Select educational programming of the AI summit will offer continuing education credit. More details on CE sessions will be posted on the Pharmacy Future meeting’s itinerary planner.

The ASHP Pharmacy Futures meeting will offer various programming options for attendees throughout the summit (Sunday/Monday) and beyond. Attendees interested in attending all AI summit education will have the opportunity to build upon the AI-related content and discussions. However, participants can move freely between sessions based on their educational goals and interests.