Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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2016 Annual Clinical Meeting
September 29-30, 2016
Sheraton Birmingham

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Save the Date! ALSHP 2017 Summer Meeting!

June 11 - 13, 2017
The Henderson Resort / Destin, FL

 

 



ALSHP Call for Nominations**:

Nominations for officers or awards should be submitted to Whitney White at cwwall@samford.edu by August 15, 2016. Voting will begin August 29, 2016.

Each year, the Nominations Committee is responsible for the election process of officers and nomination and selection of award recipients. For 2016-2017, ALSHP has the following offices open for election (see included descriptions):

1. PRESIDENT-ELECT (followed by year as President and a year as Immediate Past-President – total of 3 years):

The President-Elect shall be the Vice President of the ALSHP and shall perform the duties of the President when he/she is unable to do so. The President-Elect shall be a member of the Board of Directors. The President-Elect shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors The President-Elect shall develop a knowledge and understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the President during his/her term as President-Elect. The President-Elect shall identify potential committee members for appointment to Society Committees during the term of President.

2. Council Director for Professional Affairs (Two-year Term)

The Council on Professional Affairs shall be responsible for: the development and improvement of the professional practice of pharmacy in hospitals & health systems; the encouragement of research and scholarship in hospital & health system pharmacy practice; and the promotion and development of residency training in hospitals & health systems. The Council Director oversees the activities of the Council and serves as a voting member of the ALSHP Board of Directors.

3. Council Director for Educational Affairs (Two-year Term)

The Council on Educational Affairs shall be responsible for: guidance and assistance on planning the Alabama Society’s educational and training activities including institutes and seminar programs; and development of standards and teaching guides. The Council Director oversees the activities of the Council and serves as a voting member of the ALSHP Board of Directors.

4. Secretary/Treasurer (Two-year Term)

SECRETARY:

The Secretary shall serves as a member and Secretary of the Board of Directors. He/she shall be responsible for maintaining all Board Minutes. He/she will prepare agendas, take minutes, and distribute materials for the Board meetings. The secretary shall maintain the current Constitution and Bylaws of the Society and be responsible for the annual review of the policy and procedure manual.

TREASURER:

The Treasurer shall be responsible for filing and payment of all local, state, and federal taxes. With the assistance of the Executive Director, the Treasurer will be responsible for collection and disbursements of AlSHP funds. In addition, he/she will be responsible for maintaining an up-to-date roster of dues-paying members and billing these members yearly. The Treasurer shall serve as Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

The Treasurer, in conjunction with Council of Directors, will be responsible for the preparation of the budget. In addition, the Treasurer will be responsible for preparing a monthly financial statement, with the assistance of the Executive Director.

The Committee will also be accepting nominations for the following awards to be given at the Annual Meeting on September 30th, 2016:

1.      Health System Pharmacist of the Year

This is the highest award ALSHP can bestow on any member and is presented to an ALSHP active member to honor outstanding service and accomplishments to ALSHP and to health-system pharmacy practice.

2.  Outstanding Health-System Pharmacist

Presented to an ALSHP health-system pharmacist member employed in a staff position. The award recognizes outstanding service to the profession in a non-administrative, non-managerial position. Nominees should have shown self-improvement efforts through attendance at educational programs, seminars, workshops, etc; participation in professional societies. Participation on advisory councils, committees, and/or board activities; creativeness, adaptability to surroundings; and ability to get along with others.

3.   Technician of the Year

Awarded to an Alabama health-system technician who is recognized for demonstrating practice excellence and leadership in the support of implementing pharmaceutical care. Nominees should have shown self-improvement efforts through attendance at educational programs, seminars, workshops, etc; participation in technical and/or professional societies. Creativeness, adaptability to surroundings; and ability to get along with others.

4.   New Practitioner of the Year

Given to pharmacist in practice for 5 years or less who has demonstrated meaningful practice and contributions to patient care.

5.   Service Awards (5)

Given to members who have demonstrated exemplary service to ALSHP

**Nominees: All nominees must be active ALSHP members, currently practicing pharmacy in Alabama.

Nominations for officers or awards should be submitted to Whitney White at cwwall@samford.edu by August 15, 2016. Voting will begin August 29, 2016.



ASHP Member Sections Election Results-Congratulations Jessica and Kim!

ASHP members have selected the following persons to serve on the executive committees of ASHP’s Pharmacy Practice Sections.

The terms for the Section chairs-elect begin immediately, and the two-year terms for the directors-at-large will begin in June 2017.


The new officers are as follows: 

Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners
Chair-elect: Laura Traynor, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director-at-Large: Jessica Skelley, Pharm.D., BCACP

Laura Traynor, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in Mequon. She is a Past Chair of the Section Advisory Group on Clinical Practice Advancement, has served on the Section Advisory Group on Cognitive Reimbursement Resources, and has held several leadership roles with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. 

Jessica Skelley, Pharm.D., BCACP, is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Ala. She is Chair of the Section Advisory Group on Compensation and Practice Sustainability, and has served in several leadership roles with the Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Chair-elect: Kim W. Benner, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FPPAG
Director-at-Large: Douglas Slain, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FCCP

Kim W. Benner, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FPPAG, is Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Ala. She is a Past Chair of the Section Educational Steering Committee, Past Chair of the Council on Therapeutics, and served as a coordinator and judge for the ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition.

Douglas Slain, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FCCP, is Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist at West Virginia University in Morgantown. He is a Past Chair of the Council on Therapeutics, a past member of the Section Educational Steering Committee, and a Past Vice President of the West Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists. - See more at: http://www.ashp.org/menu/News/NewsCapsules/Article.aspx?id=1625&utm_source=Real%20Magnet&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=101175765#sthash.IBoFm8al.dpuf


 

Call for Reports on Successful Quality-Related Projects

 

The ALSHP Performance Improvement Committee is organizing a program for sharing quality-related projects among the membership. We are requesting brief descriptions (i.e. 250 words or less) detailing projects that successfully improved drug use related quality issues at your institution. The projects could be on a wide variety of topics, such as improving the medication reconciliation program, preventing ADRs, developing a protocol to direct correct drug use, conducting an MUE, decreasing drug costs, etc. Also please provide a contact person and phone number/email address, so questions and comments can be referred to a certain individual. The purpose is to share information with ALSHP colleagues on what issues are being addressed, what approaches have been successful, and provide members with different ideas on how they can positively affect the quality use of drugs in the practice setting. Projects will be regularly updated on the Performance Improvement Section of the ALSHP website, and each project will be posted for approximately 6-12 months. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity, or other reasons. Please send project descriptions, and direct comments or questions on this activity to Richard Cramer, Pharm. D., at Huntsville Hospital (256-265-8284 / richard.cramer@hhsys.org) or April Yarbrough, PharmD, BCPS, AlSHP Council Director for Professional Affairs (205-934-2441 / april.yarbrough@childrensal.org).

To see current submissions, visit our Google Docs link here: AlSHP Google Drive

 



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