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By Nisha Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical pharmacist, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich.

The MSHP Annual Meeting will be held Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Mich. Registration is now available online for the upcoming event! Held each fall, the Annual Meeting offers up to six hours of live continuing education (CE) credit. Programming is geared toward health-system pharmacists, residents, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists; tracks focus on clinical, leadership management and residency topics, as well as other general areas of pharmacy practice. In addition to CE programs, there will be a Town Hall meeting, clinical skills competition for students and an exhibit hall to provide attendees with a chance to exchange ideas and learn about new products and services.

This year’s meeting starts with a continental breakfast, where attendees can network with exhibitors and fellow health-system pharmacists from across the state. This will be followed by the Keynote Session on Progressive Clinical Pharmacy Services and patient care outcomes by Gary R. Matzke, professor emeritus, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcome Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy. The Town Hall Meeting follows the first session, where Board officers are sworn in as members of the MSHP Board, Committee members are recognized for their efforts throughout the year and annual Society awards are presented. The morning concludes with two tracks to choose from: the leadership track and clinical track. The leadership session will focus on credentialing and privileging. The clinical session will focus on mental health: Benzodiazepine Prescribing and ICU Delirium presented by Rebecca L. Jones, clinical pharmacy specialist, mental health, Battle Creek VA Medical Center and Jessica L. Jones, critical care clinical pharmacy specialist, Beaumont Health System Dearborn.
Lunch will be provided after, where attendees can continue to network with exhibitors and fellow health-system pharmacy professionals. Winners of the clinical skills competition will be announced and the exhibitor challenge prize drawing will occur during lunch. There will also be a residency lunch, by invitation only, providing another networking opportunity for residents, preceptors and residency directors.
The afternoon will start with two sessions: the clinical track session and preceptor development session. The clinical session will focus on collaborative transition of care models with the Henry Ford Health System Bedside Transitions of Care Model presented by Nancy C. MacDonald, transition of care coordinator, Henry Ford Health System and with HATRIX presented by Sean M. McConachie, clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Science and Joshua Raub, clinical pharmacy specialist, Detroit Receiving Hospital. The preceptor development session will focus on Research Skills – Study Design and Statistics presented by Raymond Yost, manager, pharmacy services, Detroit Receiving Hospital. The afternoon will also include the Reverse Exhibitor Program, where registered exhibitor representatives will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion with key pharmacy decision makers about product and company information, by invitation only. Finally, the annual meeting will end with a general session on use of medication calculators within the electronic health record presented by Patrick Arnold, clinical informatics pharmacist, Michigan Medicine, Cindy Pollock, informatics pharmacist, Spectrum Health and Martha Slot, clinical pharmacy specialist – informatics, Spectrum Health.
If you have not had the chance to register yet, please be sure to visit the MPA website. We hope to see you there! 

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