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Midyear Clinical Meeting Speaker Series: Patti Kienle and Dr. Michael Ganio discuss sterile compounding education

November 3, 2023


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In anticipation of the Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP is hosting a series of podcasts focused on highlighting key sessions, hot topics and “can’t miss moments.” Hosted by Cynthia Von Heeringen, Education Director on the National Meetings Team at ASHP. On today’s episode we are sitting down with Patti Kienle and Dr. Michael Ganio and learning more about the  sessions related to sterile compounding .If you haven’t already, register for the Midyear clinical meeting today at


Patricia KienlePatricia C. Kienle, BSPharm, MPA, BCSCP, FASHP, (she/her) is the director of accreditation and medication safety for Cardinal Health. She is a member of the USP Compounding Expert Committee. Patti is the author of The Answer Books on Chapter <795>, <797>, and <800> and co-author of Meeting Accreditation Standards: A Pharmacy Preparation Guide.

Michael GanioMichael Ganio, PharmD, MS, FASHP is senior director of pharmacy practice and quality at ASHP. Dr. Ganio joined the staff at ASHP in January 2018, after nearly two decades in hospital and health-system pharmacy practice. His responsibilities at ASHP span the practice of pharmacy and include drug shortages, pharmaceutical quality, sterile and non-sterile compounding, hazardous drug safety, and other practice-related topics.

Cynthia Von HeeringenCynthia von Heeringen is a scientific project director, educational programs at ASHP and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing medical education, continuing professional development programs, and other clinical resources for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. This includes developing educational content for ASHP’s national meetings, industry supported activities, and certifications product line. With extensive experience in acute care clinical practice and operational supervision, she is passionate about medication safety and process optimization. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.