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Chair Message November 2018

November 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Where I am from, this time of the year gets a little rushed. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder there is a sense of urgency to get things done. We are building a pole barn for our cattle so most of my time not spend on being a pharmacist is spent adding purlins to trusses and putting on steel panels by the light of my LED work lights. But with a little hard work, we will have a nice barn to protect our cows from the harsh winter wind. Working equally hard, minus the cold fingers, have been our Section’s advisory groups (SAG) and educational steering committee (ESC). Our Section Executive Committee met recently with the SAG and ESC chairs and vice chairs to get an update on their plans for the year. There already has been a lot of work done in these groups and we look forward seeing the fruits of their planning as the year goes on.

One of the areas our SAGs have been working on is putting together useful and interactive networking sessions at the upcoming 2018 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Join us at one of these SICP-hosted networking sessions and the Small and Rural Educational Track:

Sunday, December 2

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Room: 252A, 200 Level; ACC North
Networking Session: Investigational Drug Service (IDS)

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Room: 252A, 200 Level; ACC North
Networking Session: Advancing Pharmacy Practice with Technicians

12:00 p.m.- 4:30pm Room: 210B, Level 2; ACC
Small and Rural Hospitals Educational Track

Monday, December 3

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Room: 152, 100 Level; ACC North
Networking Session: Precepting Students

Tuesday, December 4

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Room: 161, 100 Level, ACC North
Networking Session: Small and Rural Hospitals

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Room: 154, 100 Level, ACC North
Networking Session: Medication Safety

Don’t forget to join me and the rest of the Section’s Executive committee on Sunday night from 6:00–7:00 p.m. for our Section’s Meet and Greet . It will be held at the Hilton Anaheim (Headquarters Hotel), Mix Lounge. This is a self-treat event. I can’t guarantee I will be done with my shed but I can guarantee that you will meet many pharmacists that, like you, have a passion for inpatient care!

Sincerely,
Todd

Todd D. Lemke, Pharm.D., CDE
Chair, Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners 
sections@ashp.org