A Message from the President
Andrea Lai, PharmD
I am excited to continue the momentum that we saw in 2017 through our programming and engagement with membership.
This year we are aiming to build on our membership by engaging more pharmacists and pharmacy technicians around the state. We are eager to form councils of our board focusing on both hospital and ambulatory care initiatives. We welcome people to join the councils wherever you are in your practice. If you are interested in becoming more involved in MSHP, send us a message using this link. This is a great way to get to know like-minded colleagues around the state. The councils are open to pharmacy students, technicians and pharmacists.
Our spring meeting will be held in Bangor on April 7th, 2018 focusing on Health-System Pharmacy Practice Advancement. We will hear from residents around the state in their research projects highlighting innovation in their practice setting. We will also have speakers presenting on naloxone prescribing, preceptor development, and pharmacy technician advancement.
Congratulations to the four scholarship recipients in 2017. MSHP awarded $5,000 in scholarship money last year to these well deserving students.
1st. Karlee Bernier - Husson University
2nd. Natalie Underdown - UNE
3rd. Bashar Albadri and Lindsey Simmons-Parmelee - both from UNE
On behalf of the MSHP board, I want to thank you for joining us at our programs and advocating for the profession of pharmacy within your workplaces and communities. A sincere appreciation goes to our vendors and sponsors for making our events possible. Cheers to a great 2018 ahead!
MSHP is a growing organization, bringing health-system pharmacists, technicians and students together across the state working to progress pharmacy practice. Benefits to joining include networking throughout the state and with national representatives, discounted pricing on meetings and continuing education programs, and staying up to date on new legislation. Join us today!
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Emily Tilton, PharmD