October Meeting Announcement
Date: Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM - Board Meeting
6:30-6:45 PM - Dinner
6:45-7:30 PM - Continuing Education Presentation
Location: Bronson Methodist Hospital
Gilmore Center Auditorium
7 Healthcare Plaza
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 [driving directions]
Topic: "Guidelines and Landmark Studies: Script or Suggestion?"
Speaker: Dean Van Loo, Pharm.D.
Cost: Free for WMSHP members. Non-Member cost is $40.00.
PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based program (ACPE #0798-9999-17-217-L04-P / 0798-9999-17-217-L04-T), in its entirety, has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit (0.1 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE approved providers. This program is intended for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists.
You may no longer RSVP for this meeting.
The RSVP deadline was October 10, 2017.

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MSHP Volunteer Interest Form

Posted on October 6th, 2017 by Katie Axford

Posted on behalf of Dana Staat, WMSHP member and current MSHP President:

Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) relies on volunteer participants to help the organization meet its professional goals. Volunteers can serve as Committee members, officers or members of the MSHP Board of Directors, or serve as delegates to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) House of Delegates. Please note that you must be a MPA/MSHP member to volunteer for Committees or groups. Volunteers are appointed in November and December for the following calendar year. In addition, please note that the size of each Committee is limited to the number of volunteers deemed appropriate for each participant to be effective.

The MSHP Volunteer Interest Form is available at http://www.michiganpharmacists.org/Portals/0/mpa/sections/mshp/committees/2018volunteerinterestform.pdf

If you are an MPA/MSHP member and haven't served on a committee before, please consider this opportunity to get more involved!


President's Corner - October 2017

Posted on September 25th, 2017 by Katie Axford

Many thanks to those of you who joined us at Uccello’s in Grand Rapids for our first WMSHP meeting of the 2017-2018 year.  It was great to see participants engage with each other in thoughtful discussion, goal-setting, and learning plan development as we practiced "The ABCs of CPD: Building Blocks for Lifelong Learning."

We are looking forward to our annual Pharmacy Residency Showcase on October 5th at FSU College of Pharmacy in Grand Rapids.  Our next monthly CE meeting will be held on October 12th at the Bronson Methodist Hospital Gilmore Center Auditorium, with Dean Van Loo, PharmD digging in to "Guidelines and Landmark Studies: Script or Suggestion?"  Hope you can join us in Kalamazoo!

It’s almost time again for annual Board elections.  If you are interested in becoming more involved in WMSHP by running for a board position, please contact me or another board member for more information. Positions on the ballot this year include President-Elect, Treasurer, Technician, and four 2-year Board Member terms.  The deadline for nominations, including a brief bio, is Friday, October 20th.


Second Annual MPF Oktoberfest - October 21, 2017

Posted on September 14th, 2017 by Brad Miller

Join us at the Second Annual MPF Oktoberfest event being held this year at Kitzingen Brewery in Wyoming from 5-8 p.m! (click here to register) Inspired by the small town Kitzingen in Germany where the Brewery's owner served on a U.S. military base, the interior of the brewery is designed to tell his story and "pay homage to the relationship between the American soldiers and the German people at the base."

In addition to beverages of your choice (non-alcoholic beverages will be available), registration will include delicious pretzel bites & cheese and deep fried mushrooms for appetizers with your choice of one of the following dinner options:

  • Jaegerschnitzel – Tender pork cutlet prepared old world Bavarian style, pan-fried and smothered with a mushroom cream gravy, served with our specialty spatzle, red cabbage and a side of cucumber salad.
  • Wienerschnitzel – Tender pork loin freshly breaded with our own signature breading and fried to a golden brown, served with spatzle, red cabbage and a side of cucumber salad.
  • Our Wurst Plate – Our sausage platter including Bockwurst, Currywurst and Weisswurst on a bed of sauerkraut, served with a pretzel and cucumber salad.

The meal will be topped off with delicious, homemade Black Forest Cake! So get your German on! Come and experience the brewery’s unique charm, as well as a variety of authentic German food and craft beer on tap. Everyone is welcome to attend – be sure to invite your family and friends for an evening of fun and fellowship, all while supporting a worthy cause!

Please note that $75 of your contribution to attend this event is tax-deductible within the limits of IRS rules (Tax ID #38-3122918). Proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the Foundation’s investments in the future of pharmacy.


President's Corner - September 2017

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 by Katie Axford

For many of us, preparing for back-to-school signals the end of summer…but it also means it is time to start another year of great programming for WMSHP!  The Board met in June to plan activities for the year ahead, and we are excited to start broadening services and opportunities for our membership.  Stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the ballgame with us on July 13th for the annual summer outing at Fifth Third Ballpark. The weather was beautiful, the Whitecaps won, and the all-you-can-eat BBQ was a home run!

We look forward to seeing many of you Thursday, September 14th for our first CE event of the 2017-2018 year at Uccello's in Grand Rapids.  We’ll be talking about “The ABCs of CPD” and how embracing a continuous professional development process can help maximize lifelong learning.  One hour of live CE credit will be offered for pharmacists and technicians.

Please consider encouraging any pharmacists and technicians you know who are not WMSHP members to consider joining. The annual membership fee ($40 for pharmacists, $30 for technicians) gives members access to up to 7 hours of live CE credits from our regular monthly meetings September through November and January through April. With an additional registration fee, our annual Spring Seminar in May provides another 5 hours. Membership applications or renewals are available at www.wmshp.net/renew.

If you would like more information about WMSHP, please visit our website at www.wmshp.net.  If you’re looking to get more involved in our organization, please contact any Board member to discuss opportunities.


WMSHP Summer Outing - Whitecaps Baseball on July 13th

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by Brad Miller

We will be having our annual WMSHP Summer Outing on July 13th with West Michigan Whitecaps baseball at Fifth-Third Ballpark.  This year, in addition to the game, we will be having an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner on the Altogas Patio.  The event is free for WMSHP members; admission and BBQ buffet for accompanying friends or family is $15 per person (children under 2 years get in free).

Registration deadline is June 28th.  Click here for more information, and to reserve your spot!