by Susan E. Fehr, R.Ph., M.S.A., MSHP Educational Affairs Committee
Have you ever considered being a part of a patient-centered medical home? Dr. McInnis will provide a physician’s view of the value a pharmacist brings to this model of care to open this year’s MSHP Annual Meeting. This multidisciplinary approach to managing a patient’s health care has been a hot topic for quite some time. We all struggle with improving continuity of care as our patients transition from an outpatient setting to the emergency department to inpatient to home care, or a long-term care facility. Learn from your colleagues and how they manage this process and improve the care of patients going through your health-system.
Perhaps you are more interested in educational offerings of a clinical nature. The Clinical Pearls: Journal Watch session at the Annual Meeting will focus on the latest articles in the areas of immunology, cardiology and infectious disease.
Are you frustrated by the dilemma of providing pain management to opioid-dependent patients? Are you challenged by managing delirium in your intensive care unit patients? There is something for you, too!
MSHP is also encouraging new practitioners and students to participate in this annual event. As young pharmacists are encouraged to complete a residency, at the same time there is a shortage of residency programs. Is this something you are interested in but are stymied at the thought of it? A panel of pharmacists with successful residency programs will walk you through starting a new residency program, expanding an existing one and even branching out to offering a nontraditional residency.
Join your colleagues for fresh programming like those discussed above, an exhibit hall and opportunities to network at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on Nov. 4.
Watch future MSHP and MPA communications for the most up-to-date information, or visit the event page
on the MPA Web site.