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International Pharmacy Leadership

Broadcast Date: January 10, 2022


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In this episode of Pharmacy Leadership, Vicki Basalyga sits down with Doug Slain to discuss his experiences as an international Antibiotic Stewarship Consultant and his involvement with U.S.-Thai Consortium for the Development of Pharmacy Education in Thailand and the unique leadership opportunities offered in these roles.


Doug SlainDoug Slain is a Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist at West Virginia University (WVU). His clinical practice sites at WVU include the Infectious Disease Consult Service and the Infectious Diseases Clinic. For more than 18 years, Doug has shared his infectious diseases expertise through direct patient care, teaching and research. With more than 33 peer-reviewed publications, numerous domestic and international presentations and research in the field of anti-infectives, Doug has established himself as a subject matter expert in the field of infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship.

Doug earned his Pharm.D. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He completed a residency and fellowship in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond. He has the distinction of being a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) with added qualifications in Infectious Diseases. Doug has received numerous awards including the “Clinician of the Year” by the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists in 2007. He was also granted the 2012-2013 Fulbright Specialist Scholar for the host country of India.

Vicki BasalygaVicki Basalyga, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, is the Director for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. In this role Vicki serves as an information resource and provides guidance to ASHP members regarding science and scientific developments affecting pharmacy practice in health systems. She serves as secretary to the Section executive committee and coordinates activities to accomplish the objectives established by the Section. Additionally, Vicki has assumed the position of Council Secretary for the ASHP's Council on Therapeutics.

Vicki received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University and completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Vicki is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Prior to her current position at ASHP, Vicki practiced as critical care pharmacist in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Other activities Vicki performed included drafting policies and procedures, co-chairing the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, creating and drafting order sets for CPOE conversion and precepting residents and students.


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.