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Chair Message November 2017

November 2017

Happy November! This is my favorite time of year…perhaps due to the fall foliage, cooler temperatures, more time with family and friends, and memorable holidays – but also because it is almost time for the annual Midyear Clinical Meeting!

Thousands of us will come together soon in sunny Orlando to network, learn and reconnect. With over 20 educational sessions from our section alone, in addition to a plethora of other learning opportunities, there is so much to be a part of! You can plan your experience by taking a look at educational opportunities, earn some Board Certification continuing education hours, attend some of the exciting, special events and much, much, more!

I wanted to point out some new and highlighted networking opportunities, such as exclusive, combined networking and poster sessions hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists and Ambulatory Care that will be held in the in the Residency Showcase area on Sunday, December 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. These sessions will be an opportunity for those who have an interest or practice within these areas to network with like-minded members and view research by clinical pharmacists throughout the country.

Kicking off this event is the Pediatrics/Neonatal/OB dual session which will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Emergency Care dual session will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The Critical Care dual session will follow from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and wrapping up the event will be the Ambulatory Care Poster sessions which will occur between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Here is a detailed list of sessions related to our section:

Sunday, December 3rd
10:00-11:30 Pediatrics/Neonatal/OB Networking and Poster Session
11:15-12:15 Preceptor Skills Development
11:45-1:15 Emergency Medicine Poster and Networking Session
12:00-1:00 Network Facilitators Meet, Greet and Review of Responsibilities
12:30-1:30 Clinical Leadership
1:30-3:00 Critical Care Networking and Poster Session
2:30-3:30 Hematology/Oncology
2:30-3:30 Infectious Disease

Monday, December 4th
11:15-12:15 Psychology/Neurology
11:15-12:15 Pharmacogenomics and Emerging Sciences
12:30-1:30 Anticoagulation 12:30-1:30 Geriatrics
12:30-1:30 Nutrition Support

Tuesday, December 5th
11:15-12:15 Immunology/Transplant
11:15-12:15 Pharmacoeconomics and Drug Policy Development
1:15-12:15 Primary Care/Pharmacotherapy
12:30-1:30 Cardiology

Other interesting and relevant activities at Midyear include:

Sunday, December 3rd
5:00-7:00 ASHP Foundation Donor Match Reception
5:30-7:00 Best Practices Award Reception

Tuesday, December 5th
5:15-6:15 2017 Resident Meetup: Engage with Pharmacy's Leaders

As you can see, there are some exciting educational times ahead! Knowing that many of you reading this may not be able to attend Midyear due to work and other responsibilities (somebody has to continue to care for patients!), we hope you will continue to be involved in our section in other ways.

Dr. Mae Jemison, the remarkable female astronaut and keynote speaker at the ASHP Summer meeting in June, said: “There are 86,400 seconds in each day and you cannot get them back. Thank you for giving me one by [reading this message]” – OK, or maybe it took you a few seconds! Nonetheless, looking forward to another great ASHP meeting and hope to meet you there!

As always, let us know how we can better serve you at sections@ashp.org. Make it a great day!

Kim Benner, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FPPAG
Chair, Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists 
sections@ashp.org