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Stacy Brousseau, Pharm.D., BCPS, WMSHP president, emergency medicine clinical pharmacist, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP) has been busy in 2019, with continuing education programming offered every month so far this year. WMSHP kicked off the year on Jan. 10 with a fantastic, interactive presentation from Todd Walroth, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, on facilitating pharmacy residents and technicians in applying project management skills. In February, Mark Wilson, Pharm.D., BCPS, kept us laughing while educating us on the newest recommendations and up-and-coming treatment options for heart failure patients. Then, in March, Dr. Graham Carlos gave a remarkable, captivating presentation on evading healthcare burnout. He spoke on the science behind burnout and offered valuable commentary and advice on managing the stressors encountered while working in health care. Rounding out the winter/spring monthly meetings, in April, pharmacy residents Alice Chen and Jessica Hirsch presented their yearlong research projects on fixed-dose 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) for warfarin reversal and on the effect of postoperative ketamine on opioid consumption in abdominal surgery patients, respectively. WMSHP would like to extend a big thank you to all of the amazing speakers!

WMSHP also held their 50th Annual Spring Seminar on May 14 at the Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids. Programming for the conference included five hours of live continuing education on a wide range of topics, including pain management, infectious diseases, pharmacy law, critical care and cardiology. Special giveaways for attendees, as well as two student scholarships, were awarded at the conference! Thank you to all of the speakers and attendees!
WMSHP will be on summer break for programming through August and will resume monthly meetings in September. However, mark your calendars for the annual WMSHP Summer Outing on July 25 with West Michigan Whitecaps baseball at Fifth-Third Ballpark! WMSHP will again be offering an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner on the Altogas Patio. The event will be free for WMSHP members, with an additional $15 per person cost for accompanying friends or family. Registration for the event is now available! For more information about WMSHP or upcoming programming, please visit

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