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55th Annual WMSHP Spring Seminar

  • May 07, 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Prince Conference Center at Calvin College 1800 East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546


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First-Time Offering; Initial Release Date Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Deadline for pre-registration is May 1, 2024.

On-site registration will be available for an additional $10. On-site registration for residents and students will be available for $25.

We encourage early registration to ensure sufficient seating and materials.  Only requests for cancellation received prior to May 1, 2024 will be refunded. 

Optional Handout Materials (Presenters' Slides):

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7:15 – 8:15 | Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits 

8:15 – 8:30 | Welcome and Announcements 

8:30 – 9:30 | Let’s talk about sex, baby: Let’s talk about SOGI. Addressing biases to improve sexual orientation and gender identity healthcare. 


Susan DeVuyst-Miller, PharmD, AE-C

Associate Professor

Ferris State University

College of Pharmacy

Cherry Health Services, Heart of the City Center

Learning Objectives 

  1. Summarize terminology regarding sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI)
  2. Describe the health-related impacts of sexual orientation and gender identity biases
  3. Assess strategies to improve healthcare for the LGBTQIA2+ community

9:30 – 10:30 | Anticoagulation in Special Populations 


Autumn Neff, PharmD, MBA

Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist

Trinity Health Muskegon

Learning Objectives 

  1. Identify available anticoagulation options for patients
  2. Develop an appropriate anticoagulation dosing and monitoring plan for patients of special populations

10:30 – 11:00 | Break and Exhibits 

11:00 – 12:00 | The Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Department 


Nick Rademacher, MD

ED Physician

Trinity Health Grand Rapids


Learning Objectives:  

  1. Describe the unique pharmacology making buprenorphine-naloxone a safe and effective medication for those with opioid use disorder (OUD)
  2. Explain the data regarding effectiveness of different treatment options for those with OUD
  3. Outline a multimodal approach to pain control for patients on a variety of medications for OUD

12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch and Exhibits 

1:00 – 2:00 | Getting a fresh picture of the changing ischemic stroke management landscape  


Kyle Schmidt, PharmD, BCCCP

Associate Professor

Ferris State University

College of Pharmacy

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review recent changes in societal guidelines pertaining to ischemic stroke management
  2. Compare the use of tenecteplase and alteplase for ischemic stroke
  3. Summarize new literature and emerging novel strategies for the management of ischemic stroke

2:00 – 2:30 | Break and Exhibits

2:30 – 3:30 | Evidence Based Law: The Continuum of Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority 


Deeb D. Eid, PharmD 

Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs in Pharmacy 

CVS Health 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Recognize updates or changes to laws, regulations, and practice models in relation to pharmacist prescribing for various states across the country.
  2. Identify barriers and ethical challenges to pharmacist prescribing models and determine solutions.
  3. Compare and contrast pros/cons of each section of the “Continuum of Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority”.

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Requirements for successful completion of credit: Attendees will need to submit a provided CE Activity Code code within 12 hours of the activity in order to check-in for the activity. They will then have 30 days to log-in to their WMed Profile to complete the evaluation form and receive credit.

We recommend that you create a WMed account before attending one of our meetings.  Please see our Help Page for detailed instructions on creating a WMed account and claiming your CE credits.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit amount subject to change.

Other Learner Attendance (5.00 hours), General Attendance (5.00 hours), Continuing Pharmacy Education ACPE (5.00 hours)

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