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ASHP House of Delegates
The following VSHP members have been elected by Virginia pharmacist members of ASHP to represent Virginia at the ASHP House of Delegates this June in Denver - Congratulations Delegates!
The ASHP House of Delegates meets annually at the ASHP Summer Meetings, where it reviews policy proposals that have been approved by the Board of Directors - If you would like to view these policies and make recommendations to our delegates, you can view them here:
ASHP Board of Directors Reports on Councils
Spring VSHP Seminar Set For April 17th - 18th
2015 VSHP Lobby Day
Over 110 different types of medications were collected at this event, including seven types of controlled substances. Medications of interest collected included drugs from foreign countries such as France, and medications with expiration dates harking back to the 1980s. Many people stopped by the table to ask questions and learn more about safe medication disposal.
Opportunities such as a drug take-back event provides a great forum for pharmacists to educate the public about safe medication storage and disposal to keep unwanted medications away from children and those who may want to abuse them. It is also another great opportunity to help protect our environment from contamination through proper medication disposal.
We look forward to hosting another successful event at next year’s VSHP’s Legislative Day!
Photo 1 (L-R): Emma Stafford (P'16), Hon. Keith Hodges, Ashley Street (P'16), Dan Nichols (P'16)
Photo 2 (L-R): Capitol Police Officer, Ashley Street (P'16), Adrienne Simmons (P'18), Lauren Shelley (P'17)
Photo 3: (L-R): Dr. Natalie Nguyen, Ashley Street (P'16), Dan Nichols (P'16), Emma Stafford (P'16)
Call for Posters-VSHP Spring Seminar, April 18, 2015
In the words of Olivia Newton-John, “Let’s get clinical”! OK, those weren’t her exact words, but VSHP is adding a new section to its monthly newsletter – clinical topics! In a survey sent out in June, there was a strong response from the members to write and share news, practice ideas, and clinical expertise. VSHP is now working to regularly include articles, written by our very own VSHP members, in the newsletters. Examples include topics such as new drug updates, therapeutics or medication class reviews, clinical controversies, guideline updates, and innovative practice models just to name a few.
We are looking for pharmacy students, residents, and pharmacists to submit topics and articles. This is a great opportunity for students, residents, and hospital pharmacists to hone your writing skills, increase your publications, and enhance your curriculum vitae. Collaboration is welcome!
We are also looking for any VSHP member who would like to help coordinate this effort and recruit, organize, and edit the articles. Just another great way to get involved in VSHP!
Anyone who is interested in writing an article or joining this nascent endeavor, please email Rachel Flurie at email@example.com.
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