The snow is finally starting to melt, and spring is hopefully right around the corner. We have a great meeting planned for March 24th at Mangia Mangia in Kalamazoo. The presenter is Dr. John Devlin from Northeastern University and Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. He will be presenting on sedation in the intensive care unit. Please make note that this meeting is later in the month than typical meetings. This change was made to accommodate the presenter’s schedule.
The following meeting will be held on April 8th. This is the second year that we are holding a special Friday meeting in conjunction with a Grand Rapids Griffins game. Two local residents had their presentations selected by our board members. Dr. Todd Super will be presenting "Impact of Pharmacist Facilitated Discharge Medication Reconciliation” and Dr. Jennifer Lunger will be presenting "Comparison of Cumulative Drug Doses Administered for Sedation and Analgesia During Day and Night Shifts in Mechanically Ventilated Patients in a Medical Intensive Care Unit".
WMSHP is still accepting applications for the annual scholarship awarded at Spring Seminar. The application deadline is March 31, 2011.
The WMSHP board has a vacancy for the pharmacy technician representative. We are currently seeking nominations for any interested technician members. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st if you are interested in being considered for this board position.