Author: Barb Kasper, PharmD, BCACP
MSHP Newsletter Committee Chair/UMKC School of Pharmacy at MU
The MSHP/KCHP Spring Meeting took place May 4-5th, 2018 at the Embassy Suites in Olathe, KS. 220 pharmacists, students, and technicians from both societies were in attendance. The meeting featured 61 faculty presenters, who delivered a total of 24 presentations for pharmacists, three presentations for students, and four presentations for technicians. Pharmacists were able to earn up to nine hours of continuing education and technicians were able to earn up to four hours.
The ASHP keynote speaker was Tim Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP from the Cleveland Clinic. He delivered a compelling presentation about pharmacist burnout. 55 posters were presented by students, residents, technicians, and professionals. Additionally, 26 companies and organizations participated in the exhibit hall.
The annual R&E Foundation fundraisers were very successful. A social event was held on May 4th at Stone Pillar Winery and raised $2700. Additionally, a total of 13 baskets were donated for the R&E Silent Auction and raised $725.
The 2018-2019 MSHP Board of Directors were inducted on May 4th. A number of awards were presented between the MSHP Best Practice Awards Breakfast and MSHP Awards Lunch on May 5th. Additionally, the newly inducted MSHP President, Tony Huke, delivered his inaugural presidential address at the MSHP Awards Lunch. Congratulations to the new officers and award winners!
Best Practice Award Winner: Shelby Semanski, PharmD
Best Residency Project Award Winner: Alexandria Stringberg, PharmD
Best Orginal Poster: Damon Bartel Pabst, RPhBest Student Poster: Caitlynn Tabaka, PharmD Candidte 2019Best Resident Poster: Perry Carrington, PharmD
Pharmacist of the Year: Joanna Hatfield, PharmD
Preceptor of the Year: Laura Challen, PharmD
Volunteer of the Year: Barb Kasper, PharmD
Garrison Award: Greg Teal, PharmD
The meeting was a tremendous success and could not have happened without the extensive planning efforts of the MSHP/KCHP Education and Programming Committees, MSHP/KCHP Board of Directors, Q&A Business Solutions, and many other volunteers. A huge thanks to those who gave their time to ensure the meeting was carried out so well.
Please save the date for the 2019 MSHP/ICHP Spring Meeting at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL: March 29-30th.