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MSHP Annual Meeting Recap

Posted on December 03, 2019 in: Member News

By Katelin Anderson, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist, Spectrum Health, Ludington

The Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Annual meeting was held Oct. 25, 2019, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan. There was great representation from pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy residents and student pharmacists. There were many opportunities throughout the day for attendees to network with colleagues and exhibitors.

The continuing education presentations were focused on the MSHP 2019 theme “Achieving Patient Care Outcomes.” Gary Matzke, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, FASN, FNAP, FAAAS, professor emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University provided the keynote address on innovative healthcare models with integrated pharmacists. He highlighted patient centered outcomes that were achieved by various health systems with this model.

During the Town Hall Meeting new board members were sworn in, committee chairs were recognized for their leadership and service and the 2019 MSHP award recipients were recognized. Award recipients were as follows:

  • Joseph A. Oddis Leadership Award, David Kalis, B.S. Pharm, MS
  • Pharmacist of the Year, James Kalus, Pharm.D., FASHP, Director of Pharmacy at Henry Ford Health System
  • President’s Award, The Michigan Medicine Rogel Cancer Center – Ambulatory Oncology Pharmacists
  • Professional Practice Award, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Emergency Department & Urgent Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Curtis Smith, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, professor of pharmacy practice, Ferris State University, and incoming MSHP president, provided an address and revealed the 2020 MSHP theme “Being Pharmacy Champions.”

This year’s meeting provided a leadership/management session and a clinical session in the morning. Lindsey Kelley, Pharm.D., director of ambulatory services, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor and Amy Thompson, Pharm.D., director of ambulatory clinical pharmacy practices, Pharmacy Innovations and Partnerships, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor provided a presentation describing the importance of credentialing and privileging of pharmacists in Michigan and provided insight on the process. Jessica Jones, Pharm.D., critical care pharmacy specialist, Beaumont Health System, Dearborn summarized the guidelines and literature surrounding the prevention and treatment of intensive care unit delirium and post-intensive care syndrome. Rebecca Jones, Pharm.D., BCPP, clinical pharmacy specialist, Mental Health, Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Caledonia described the appropriate use of benzodiazepines and methods to decrease benzodiazepine use.

Attendees enjoyed networking opportunities over lunch either at the exhibitor lunch or residency lunch. Student pairs from each college of pharmacy competed in the Clinical Skills Competition. The winners of the 2019 MSHP Clinical Skills Competition were Shelby Koppinger and Pia-Allison Roa from Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

In the afternoon both a clinical session and preceptor development session were offered. Nancy McDonald, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, transition of care coordinator, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Sean McConachie, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and clinical pharmacy specialist - Transitions of Care, Beaumont Hospital, Detroit and Joshua Raub, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist, Detroit Medical Center, Bloomfield Township gave an insightful presentation on collaborative transition of care models. They described how to create a 30-day hospital readmission prediction index and how that tool can be used to optimize the outcomes of the program. During the preceptor development session, Raymond Yost, Pharm.D., manager, pharmacy services, Detroit Receiving Hospital gave an overview on Excel®, Microsoft Access® and R. He demonstrated how to link multiple datasets through a common identifier and increase efficiency during research projects.

Patrick Arnold, Pharm.D., clinical informatics pharmacist, Michigan Medicine, Ferndale, Cindy Pollock, Pharm.D., informatics pharmacist, Spectrum Health, Byron Center and Martha Slot, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist – Informatics, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids provided a general session on the use of medication calculators within the electronic health record (EHR). They detailed operational considerations of converting paper nomograms into electronic calculators that are embedded into the EHR.

The MSHP Annual meeting provided six hours of pharmacist and pharmacy technician live continuing education credit. In addition to continuing education opportunities, many attendees participated in the Reverse Exhibitor Program where attendees were able to meet one-on-one with pharmaceutical companies to discuss products.

The 2020 MSHP Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 30 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids. We look forward to seeing you there!

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