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President's Corner - January 2020

December 21, 2019 12:51 PM | Kyle Schmidt (Administrator)

With 2019 set to close soon and 2020 clearly in our sight, I eagerly welcome the opportunity to serve as your next President. This past year we’ve accomplished a lot and had exceptional program offerings providing our membership with relevant, up-to-date information on an abundance of topics. These offerings were capped off with a great review of recent updates from the realm of infectious diseases led by Dr. Juliet Chijioke. We will be looking to continue our excellent programming, as well as expanding opportunities to serve our communities with opportunities led by our Community Outreach Committee.

We are excited to kick off 2020 with our first meeting in Kalamazoo on Thursday, January 9th at Martell’s.  Dr. James Shen, a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Diseases at Ascension Borgess will be presenting “Oral transition of antibiotics for bloodstream infections: a tough pill to swallow?”. We look forward to seeing each of you there for our first meeting of 2020 and to a great presentation to start off the new decade!

As each year passes, we also get the opportunity to welcome the next batch of newly-elected WMSHP board members.  The most recent election results for 202 are as follows:

President-Elect: Julie Schmidt

Technician: Marie Mitchell

Treasurer: Jordan Posey

Board Members:

·        Tara McAlpine (incumbent)

·        Andrea Borst (incumbent)

·        Thomas Beuschel

·        Natalie Washburn, PharmD (incumbent)

Resident-at-Large: Tawnie McGraw (Mercy Health Muskegon PGY1)

If you would like more information about WMSHP, please visit our website at www.wmshp.net.  We hope everyone has a great holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!


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