We had a great meeting in September to kick off WMSHP’s return to monthly meetings after the summer break. The attendance at the meeting was quite impressive. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the great pain talk and good dinner!
I want to share a few things with you regarding our monthly meetings. As most of you are aware, WMSHP pays for the majority of our monthly meetings. It is very difficult to find grants or industry sponsorship for these meetings. The board meets after Spring Seminar and sets a budget for each meeting in the upcoming year. The budget includes the cost of food, speaker honorarium, and the charge for ACPE continuing education credits. The board has attempted to hold down the cost of food by not holding meetings at restaurants. This year it was decided to hold one WMSHP funded meeting at a restaurant in Grand Rapids and another in Kalamazoo. We are working diligently as a board to come up with ways to expand the space available at these meetings. If you aren’t able to get a RSVP in before the deadline or if the meeting is full, please email the meeting planner. This information is always found on the website or in the newsletter. Typically we can add your name to a waiting list, or add you directly. In addition, please be considerate of your fellow members and email if you are unable to attend the meeting. This will allow us to invite those on the waiting list. To assist in this, we will begin sending reminders to each person that has registered on the Monday prior to the meeting. Please let us know if you can no longer attend the meeting!
The next meeting is scheduled for October 13th at the Lawrence Education Center on the campus of Borgess Medical Center. The topic being presented is "Trauma Induced Coagulopathy: A Review" by Shanna Cole, Pharm.D.. Shanna is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist practicing in the intensive care units at Borgess. Food is being catered by Chinn Chinn Asian Bistro, so plan on attending the great food and exciting presentation!