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2003 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting Symposium Highlights Available Now

Highlights of several industry-sponsored educational programs conducted during health-system pharmacy’s largest meeting are now available online in a new publication, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting Symposium Highlights. 

Highlights includes proceedings from selected educational symposia and Exhibitors’ Theaters conducted at the 38th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting held December 7-11, 2003, in New Orleans.  The publication contains four-page summaries of ten industry-sponsored educational events held in conjunction with health-system pharmacy's largest yearly meeting. 

The publication was distributed to approximately 40,000 pharmacists practicing in health systems including hospitals, managed care, home care, ambulatory care, and long-term care settings.  In addition, the publication is available for download from the ASHP Web site,, and the ASHP Advantage Web site,, under “Resources for Pharmacists.” There is no fee for the publication and membership in ASHP is not required. To request a print version of the publication send an e-mail to

Launched in 1995, ASHP Advantage specializes in developing customized, results-oriented educational and marketing-support programs in collaboration with industry clients.  As a business unit of ASHP, ASHP Advantage staff members stay apprised of key issues and trends shaping pharmacy practice and health care today. With access to the vast resources of ASHP and its membership, ASHP Advantage designs quality programs and projects that give clients an edge. For more information, visit

ASHP is the 30,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, ambulatory care clinics, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. ASHP, which has a long history of medication-error prevention efforts, believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medicines.  Assisting pharmacists in fulfilling this mission is ASHP's primary objective.  The Society has extensive publishing and educational programs designed to help members improve their professional practice, and it is the national accrediting organization for pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician training programs. For more information, visit