Events Calendar
MSHP Annual Meeting
November 6, 2009
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Annual Meeting will be held at Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mich. (Click here to see a map.)

Hotel Accommodations
The nearby Courtyard Marriott will serve as the facility for overnight accommodations. A special single/double occupancy rate of $119, plus tax, has been extended to attendees of the MSHP Annual Meeting. Hotel reservations must be made by Oct. 15, 2009, by calling (888) 236-2427 or (248) 380-1234 and give the reference code of 1-ULK036. The Courtyard Marriott is located at 42700 Eleven Mile Rd., Novi, Mich. (Click here to see a map.)

Rock Financial Showplace and Courtyard Marriott offer complimentary parking. Directions Rock Financial Showplace is conveniently located at 46100 Grand River Ave., between Novi and Beck Roads in Novi, Mich. The facility can be accessed from I-96 at the Novi and Beck Road exits. Visit Rock Financial Showplace's Web site at for information on getting to the facility, as well as updates on road construction in the area, which is scheduled to occur through Fall 2010.

These programs were designed specifically for health-system pharmacists, residents, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists.

Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit
Pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit will be earned based on full participation in the individual programs. The number of contact hours that may be earned for each session is indicated next to the program description in this brochure. Attendance and participation in a session are required before obtaining PCE credit. Any individual who arrives late and/or leaves the program early will not be granted PCE credit. Participants must sign an attendance form and complete an online program evaluation and posttest for each session to receive PCE credit. This procedure will be strictly enforced so please plan accordingly. A statement of credit will be mailed to participants meeting these program requirements approximately six weeks after the MSHP Annual Meeting.

NOTE: Due to new continuing education guidelines, each presentation has been ACPE accredited for pharmacists and PTCE accredited for pharmacy technicians. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can attend any program; however, presentations relating to functions outside of the scope of practice for a technician is not accepted by PTCB for recertification, and technicians are responsible for making that determination. These programs are structured to meet knowledge- and application-based educational needs of pharmacists and technicians. A knowledge-based activity acquires factual knowledge, and information is based on evidence as accepted in literature by the health care professions. Application-based activity applies information learned in the timeframe allotted. Information is based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the health care professions.

Cancellation Policy
All requests for refunds (less a $15 administrative fee) must be received in writing by Oct. 26, 2009 (postmark or fax date). Cancellations received after Oct. 26, 2009, no shows, or changes made to registrations onsite will not be refunded. Refunds will not be provided for inclement weather, nor will refunds be given for registration errors made by the participant.

Exhibit Hall
The meeting also provides a forum within the state for exchange and informal discussion of ideas among conference participants and corporate attendees in the exhibit hall. Visit exhibitors during the following times:

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast: Help yourself to breakfast and stroll through the exhibit hall to visit with representatives.
  • 10-10:15 a.m. - Refreshment Break
  • 12:15-1:45 p.m. - Lunch: New this year, a sit-down lunch will be provided, and exhibiting representatives will be invited to join and network with attendees.
Attendees are encouraged to dress business casual.

Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists extends sincere appreciation to each of the following organizations for helping make the 2009 MSHP Annual Meeting possible by providing educational grants and sponsorship for continuing education programs.

$3,000 Contributors
  • GlaxoSmithKline
$1,500 Contributors
  • American Regent, Inc.
  • Ameridose
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bedford Labs
  • CAPS/B. Braun Medical
  • Cardinal Health
  • Clean Harbors Environmental Services
  • CSL Behring
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • Grifols Biologicals
  • Health Dimensions
  • Omnicell
  • Ortho-McNeil
  • PharMEDium Services, LLC
  • Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

    Friend of Pharmacy
  • Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Capital Area Pharmacists Association
  • Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Northern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists
A special thanks to Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for donating lanyards.

Additional Information
For further information, contact Michigan Pharmacists Association Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234.

Win Prizes!
All registrants will be entered to win special prizes to be given away throughout the day. Registrants must be present to claim prizes.


7:30-8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Residency Director Breakfast Meeting
This breakfast is open to directors, preceptors, current residents and individuals interested in starting a residency program. Pre-registration required.

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Adult CPR/AED, Child CPR, AED and Infant CPR
112-000-09-232-L04-P, 4.0 contact hours
112-000-09-800-L04-T, 4.0 contact hours
Application-based activity
Speaker to be determined
This course teaches adult, infant and child CPR, recognizing and caring for breathing, choking and cardiac emergencies for adult, infants and children. This session also covers the importance, general steps, skills and safety precautions when using automated external defibrillation (AED). Upon successful completion of the course, each participant will receive a certification card from the American Heart Association. An additional course fee applies and includes course materials and certification from the American Heart Association.

8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Clinical Skills Competition

8:30-10 a.m.
Keynote Session
Miracles and Mishaps: A Patient's Perspective on Health Care
112-000-09-233-L04-P, 1.5 contact hours
112-000-09-801-L04-T, 1.5 contact hours
Knowledge-based activity
Andrew Remington, MBA, information technology consultant, Perseids, LLC, Whitmore Lake, Mich.
At the end of this presentation, participants should also be able to explain how some patients view complementary and alternative medicine as a means of augmenting "gaps" in Western medicine and discuss how common medical mishaps can occur. Participants should also be able to indicate how a patient perceives the medical establishment and identify ways to improve patient safety and satisfaction with health care.

10-10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Town Hall
All registrants are encouraged to attend this business meeting and acknowledge award recipients.

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
General Session
The Pros and Cons of Opioids in Chronic Nonmalignant Pain
112-000-09-234-L04-P, 1.5 contact hours
112-000-09-802-L04-T, 1.5 contact hours
Application-based activity
Christopher Herndon, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE, assistant professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsvile, Ill.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to identify common adverse effects associated with opioids, plan appropriate monitoring parameters around opioid and nonopioid analgesics, and develop a treatment plan for a patient with a chronic nonmalignant pain disorder.

12:15-1:45 p.m.
Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Attendees and exhibitors will come together for a sit-down lunch that will provide another networking opportunity.

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Clinical Track
Clinical Pearls Update
112-000-09-235-L04-P, 1.5 contact hours
112-000-09-803-L04-T, 1.5 contact hours
Knowledge-based activity
Carrie Nemerovski, Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical pharmacist, Henry Ford Health-System, and cardiology assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.; Dennis Parker, Pharm.D., Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, Mich.; Kathleen Stringer, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Pamela Walker, Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical coordinator, Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Services, University of Michigan Health-System, Ann Arbor, Mich.
The latest in pulmonary disease, Vitamin D and cardiovascular, disease and critical care will be presented by educated speakers in roundtable discussions.

Pulmonary Disease - At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to describe the rationale for a pulmonary formulation of tissue plasminogen activator (pf-tPA). Participants should also be able to cite evidence for the role of fibrin deposition and inflammation in the pathogenesis of pulmonary diseases such as plastic bronchitis, acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF); and describe the utility and feasibility of repeated dosing of pf-tPA for the treatment of ALI/ARDS and plastic bronchitis.

Vitamin D and Cardiovasular Disease - At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to outline the metabolism and physiologic actions of vitamin D deficiency as it relates to cardiovascular disease and discuss the major literature supporting the link between vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular disease. Participants should also be able to review the implications for future screening and treatment of vitamin D deficiency as they relate to cardiovascular disease.

Critical Care - At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to explain glucagon mechanism of action in the setting of esophageal foreign body obstruction.

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Leadership Track
Changing Paradigm: The Role of the Pharmacist
112-000-09-236-L04-P, 1.5 contact hours
112-000-09-804-L04-T, 1.5 contact hours
Knowledge-based activity
Gary Blake, M.S., R.Ph., director, pharmacy services, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Mich.; Robert Coffey, clinical pharmacist, Battle Creek Health System, Battle Creek, Mich.; James S. Kalus, Pharm.D., BCPS, senior manager, patient care services, Henry Ford Health-System, Detroit, Mich.; Cherie L. Woodhams, R.Ph., pharmacy educator, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich.
At the end of this panel presentation, participants should be able to describe the current pharmacist and technician staffing models at various institutions; explain the benefits and challenges of different pharmacist and technician staffing models; and design a program, such as a career ladder, the encourages professional growth and supports the implementation of a desired staffing model.

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Technician Track
Michigan Pharmacy-related Law
112-000-09-240-L03-P, 1.5 contact hours
112-000-09-808-L03-T, 1.5 contact hours
Knowledge-based Activity
Kim J. Sveska, R.Ph., principal, Foley, Baron & Metzger, PLLC, Livonia, Mich.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to describe current developments in Michigan pharmacy-related law; describe case law decisions involving the duty to warn; identify specific situations that could give rise to potential liability; and develop strategies that minimize a pharmacist and pharmacy technician's potential exposure to malpractice claims.

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:30-5 p.m.
Clinical Track
Blood Factor Products: A Primer
112-000-09-237-L04-P, 1.5 contact hours
112-000-09-805-L04-T, 1.5 contact hours
Knowledge-based activity
Denise M. Pratt, Pharm.D., critical care clinical pharmacist, Sparrow Health-System, Lansing, Mich.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to describe the basics of the cell-based coagulation model, explain the differences between blood factor deficiencies and the factor products used to treat the deficiencies, and describe what is considered treatment regiments and doses of factor products in deficient states.

3:30-5 p.m.
Leadership Track
Meet the Experts: Management Roundtable Discussions
112-000-09-238-L04-P, 1.5 contact hours
112-000-09-806-L04-T, 1.5 contact hours
Knowledge-based activity
Celeste Clarkson, BS, Criminal Justice, regulation manager, State of Michigan, Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Professions, Lansing, Mich.; James M. Lile, BS, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy coordinator, MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland, Mich.; Linda J. Scott, BSN, MA, CIC, bioterrorism hospital coordinator, Michigan Department of Community Health, Office of Public Health Preparedness, Lansing, Mich.; and Stephen T. Smith, R.Ph., MS, FASHP, director, pharmacy services, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, Mich.
Roundtable discussions will feature specialists talking about the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 3E, health and health care preparedness and technician certification.

Michigan Medical Marihuana - At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to review the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and General Rules, discuss the provisions of the Act and Rules, and explain the impact of medical marihuana to licensee's professional responsibilities.

NPSG 3E - At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to describe the nine components of NPSG 3E (NPSG.03.05.01), explain the impact that NPSG.03.05.01 has on pharmacy practice and outline a hospital-specific policy to address NPSG.03.05.01.

Public Health and Health Care Preparedness Programs in Michigan - At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to define the role of the state emergency operations center, identify the public health and health care planning priorities in Michigan and describe the types of pharmaceutical caches around the state.

Technician Certification: Past, Present and Future - At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to recognize the role that Michigan pharmacy organizations have played in the development of the national testing program, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination; identify available resources about the certification process; and describe current status of state/federal legislative activities regarding mandatory technician certification.

3:30-5 p.m.
Technician Track
Drug Interactions
112-000-09-239-L04-P, 1.5 contact hours
112-000-09-807-L04-P, 1.5 contact hours
Knowledge-based Activity
Curtis Smith, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacist, Sparrow Health System, and professor, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Lansing, Mich.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to contrast pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic drug interactions, list examples of absorption-related drug interactions and list the most common pharmacokinetic drug interactions at Sparrow Health System.

5 p.m.


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