Wow! We saw record attendance at last month's meeting. Approximately 75 WMSHP members attended the 2006 ICAAC review in Grand Rapids. I want to thank Dana Staat for doing a great job facilitating the unusually large crowd and arranging for Michael Klepser to do the presentation for Michael Tiberg, who encountered a family emergency at the last minute. As a thank you for giving the presentation at such short notice, WMSHP's Board of Directors is extending an honorary lifetime membership to Michael Klepser. Thanks again, Mike!
One of my responsibilities as your president is to serve as the Regional Delegate to the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP). I attended my first MSHP board meeting and committee day on January 18th. It was a great experience meeting pharmacy leaders from around the state and providing them with a summary of our recent activities. I would like to recognize several WMSHP members, who also currently serve on MSHP's Board of Directors: Fred Schmidt, President; Jesse Hogue, Director, and Jean Lee, Director.
February is going to be a short, but busy month. On February 8th the WMSHP meeting will take place in Kalamazoo. Sandra Chase will be giving a presentation on using low molecular weight heparin in medically ill patients. Also, the MPA's Annual Convention and Exposition (ACE) meeting will take place February 23 -25th in Dearborn. More information regarding the ACE meeting can be found at MPA's website, www.michiganpharmacists.org. I hope to see you at one of the events.