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Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists Update

Stacy Brousseau, Pharm.D., BCPS, WMSHP President, Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Western Regional Society Representative

After our 50th annual Spring Seminar in May, the Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP) took our usual summer break from CE programming. However, the Board met in June to start planning CE events for the upcoming year. We are excited to continue offering quality programming for our members. For a fun social event, WMSHP also sponsored a summer outing in July at Fifth-Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids for WMSHP members and their friends and families. The event included admission to the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball game and an all-you-can-eat barbecue. Despite the Whitecaps taking an “L” that night, more than 30 participants enjoyed the sunshine and socializing.

WMSHP has also become more engaged in volunteerism geared both at community outreach and at aiding pharmacy students who are interested in health-system pharmacy. In September, WMSHP & Ferris State University (FSU) College of Pharmacy co-sponsored an event which included mock residency interviews and CV reviews for more than 20 P3 and P4 students. We were excited to help students in this phase of their educational career and we plan on offering similar events in the future.

WMSHP’s monthly meetings officially resumed on Sept. 12 in Grand Rapids with Bronson Methodist Hospital’s cardiology clinical pharmacist Julie Schmidt, Pharm.D., BCPS presenting on “Acute Myocardial Infarction: From Door to Discharge.” Katie Axford, Pharm.D., BCPS will be speaking at our October meeting on “The Game of Life: Exploring Social Determinants of Health in Pharmacy.” For more information about WMSHP or our upcoming programming, please visit

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Members - Cast your ballot by Oct. 28, 2019

A very important member role in Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is helping determine who will lead your Association by exercising your right to vote. Membership participation is crucial to the success of the Association. Selecting Board members is vital for ensuring that MPA has effective leadership that will direct the Association in meeting the needs of its members and to successfully impact the profession in the future.

Members are able to vote electronically for the MPA Executive Board AND for their respective practice section – Consultant and Specialty Pharmacists of Michigan (CSPM), Michigan Society of Community Pharmacists (MSCP) and the Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians (MSPT). Please note, Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) members voted earlier this year.

Electronic 2020 Executive Board and practice section election ballots with credentials were sent to members via email on Monday, Sept. 30.

If you have any issues accessing the electronic ballot, or would prefer a paper ballot, please contact Melody Arnst, MPA executive office administrator, via email or at (517) 377-0252.

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