The Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists' (MSHP) annual meeting promotes the professional development of pharmacists and technicians through educational sessions, identification of resources, networking and social events. This year's annual meeting theme revolves around team building and how the pharmacy team can work more effectively together to strengthen their skills, enhance efficiency, and improve patient care. Both clinical and leadership programming will be included, plus two hours of law. The annual meeting will kick off with the Honors & Awards Banquet and Poster Session, held in the evening on Monday, May 8th, and the general session will begin on Tuesday morning (May 9th) with a keynote address presented by our team captain, ASHP CEO, Paul Abramowitz, PharmD, ScD, FASHP,
Honors & Awards Banquet: MSHP will recognize outstanding pharmacists, technicians and students based on member-driven nominations at the annual Honors and Awards Banquet scheduled the evening of May 8th. The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with a cocktail reception and a visit from Patriots' Team Mascot, Pat Patriot, who will be signing autographs and posing in photos with attendees! Don't miss out on the "fun and games!"
If you would like to nominate a deserving team member for an award, we welcome your submission by March 15. Awards are as follows; please click on each for a description of the award and the nomination form:
1. Health System Pharmacist of the Year Award
2. Outstanding Service Award
3. Pharmacy Health System Award
4. Pharmacy Resident/Fellow Research Project Award
5. Practitioner Excellence Award
6. Preceptor of the Year Award
7. Student Excellence Award
8. Technician Excellence Award
9. MSHP Fellow
Poster Session: The poster review session will be held during the reception at the Honors & Awards Banquet Cocktail Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on May 8th; the posters will also be on display at the Annual Meeting on May 9th.
Annual Meeting Agenda and Continuing Education Information: The 2017 annual meeting general sessions will feature a full day of live, multi-track educational. programming for Pharmacists and Technicians (7 hours available, including two hours of law, one hour sterile compounding).
CLICK HERE to review the agenda, learning objectives and requirements for receiving CE credit
Paul Abramowitz, PharmD, ScD (Hon), FASHP – CEO, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Marty Goldberg, RPh, MBA – Director of Pharmacy, Steward Good Samaritan Medical Center
May Adra, BS Pharm, PharmD, BCPS (BIDMC) – Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Medication Safety, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Monica Mahoney, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID – Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lindsey Smith, PharmD, MS – Coordinator, Pharmacy Strategic Initiatives, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ewan McNicol, PharmD, MS – Clinical Pharmacist, Tufts Medical Center; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Karen Ryle, MS, RPh - Associate Chief of Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital
Tara Lech, PharmD, BCPS – Senior Medical Science Liaison, Cardiovascular Medicine, Johnson & Johnson
Melissa Ortega, PharmD, MS – Director of Inpatient Pharmacy Operations and Pediatrics, Tufts Medical Center
Neil Gilchrist, PharmD, MBA, BCPS – Manager of Pharmacy Operations, UMass Memorial Medical Center
Alissa Segal, PharmD, CDE, CDTC, FCCP - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice MCPHS University; Joslin Diabetes Center
William R. Vincent III, PharmD, BCCCP - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Surgical ICU; PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director, Boston Medical Center
Featured: Our team captain, ASHP CEO, Paul Abramowitz will address how pharmacists can improve patient care by leveraging their leadership role.
- USP 797 Implementation “The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good”
- A Game Plan to Surviving a Joint Commission Survey
- Yellow Card: FDA Warnings on Antibiotics
- Team Huddle: Strategic Planning to Navigate the Future
- Overcoming Acute Pain Management Hurdles in the 3’ Setting – The High Risk Patient
- Time Out for Opioid Law Update
- Turning Heart Failure into Heart Success: A review of pharmacotherapeutic approaches to heart failure management
- Lean in Pharmacy: Empowering Your Team to Problem Solve
- These Aren’t Your Average Rookies: A Primer on New and Emerging Insulins
- Hut, Hut, Hike! Breaking Even During Price Hikes in the Intensive Care Unit
New This Year: In keeping with our theme of team building, we will be holding an exciting NEW RAFFLE in the exhibit hall this year, with the grand prize of 4 tickets to a Red Sox/Yankee baseball game at Fenway Park!
Red Sox Team Mascot, Wally, will be on hand during lunch on the 9th to add to the fun! Don't miss this chance to win Red Sox tickets or get a photo with Wally!
Early Bird Discount: Register on or before April 20, 2017 to take advantage of early-bird pricing!
Overnight Accommodations: The Four Points Sheraton in Norwood is offering a special group rate of $145 per night, single occupancy. Additional person fee applies for double, triple or quad occupancy. The discounted rate is also available one day prior and one day after the meeting dates, subject to availability. You must book on or before Monday, April 10, 2017 to get this discounted rate. To book your group rate overnight room, please call 781-769-7900. Please identify yourself as being with the MA Society of Health System Pharmacists to receive the group rate.Overnight self-parking and high speed internet connectivity are included in the guestroom rate. In addition, shuttle service is available within a 5 mile radius of the hotel from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm Mondays - Thursdays and Friday from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Cancellation Policy: All attendee cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations received by April 25, 2017 will be offered a refund less a $30 cancellation fee. No refunds after April 25, 2017.