Pharmacy News

By Denise Pratt, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacist, Sparrow, Lansing

The Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Annual Meeting will be taking place Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in Novi. A full schedule of educational opportunities has been planned to help you keep current in what is occurring in health-system pharmacy. Our keynote speakers from Johns Hopkins Health System, Jonathan Lewin, Pharm.D., MBA, and Todd Nesbitt, Pharm.D., MBA, will be providing their thoughts on elevating pharmacists’ scope of practice. A short Town Hall meeting will follow this presentation, and after participants can choose to attend either an informative talk on managing drug shortages presented by Julie Botsford, Pharm.D., from Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, and Melissa Murphy, Pharm.D., from Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, or a preceptor development program entitled “Best Practices: Using Residents as Extenders of Patient Care and Demonstrating Their Value,” delivered by panelists Stephen Caruana, Pharm.D., from Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Sagianw; Rachel Kenney, Pharm.D., from Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit; Brooke Roe, Pharm.D., from Meijer Pharmacy, Plainwell and Jesse Shuster, Pharm.D., from Detroit Medical Center – Harper Hospital, Detroit.

After a sit-down lunch that will offer networking opportunities with other practitioners and exhibitors, an infectious disease general session presented by Curtis Collins, Pharm.D. from St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Scott Flanders, M.D. from the University of Michigan Health System will be held focusing on best practices, the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium (HMS Collaborative) and its implications. The final session of the day will update attendees on practice guidelines in hypertension and diabetes to assist in transitions of care for patients. Emily Blum, Pharm.D., from Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit and Dana El Masri, Pharm.D., from the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will present this topic.

To learn more about the event or to register visit We look forward to seeing you in November!

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