VSHP February Newsletter
2021 Virtual Spring Seminar
April 16-17
Earn Up To 13 Hours Live CE



Friday, April 16, 2021 (6 CE hours) 
 
9:000-10:00 am 

VSHP Update, Fellow Presentation and Legislative Update
VSHP Officers and VSHP Lobbyist
10:00-11:00 am

Covid-19 Vaccine Comparisons

Natalie Nguyen, PharmD, MSHA, Kyle Hoelting, PharmD, BCPS
11:00-12 noon

Take My Breath Away: Updates in COPD and Asthma Management
Angeo Rey Belen, PharmD
12 noon-1:00 pm
 
Lunch and Exhibits
 
1:00-2:00 pm 

A Review of Hormonal Contraceptives and the Virginia Statewide Protocol for Pharmacist Prescribing 
Caitlin Prather, PharmD, AAHIVP, TTS
2:00-3:00 pm 

Current Therapies in Severe Covid-19 Disease
Patrick Reed, PharmD, BCCCP, Madison Oxley, PharmD

3:00-3:15 pm
 
Break
 
3:15-4:15 pm

Oncologic Emergencies: Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS)
Anna Donnis, PharmD, BCPS
4:15- 5:15 pm

Clinical Pearls
Various Speakers

Saturday, April 17, 2021 (6 CE hours)     

 
8:00-9:00 am 


Clinical Pearls
Various Speakers
9:00-10:00 am 

Team Pharmacy! Improving Patient Care in the Clinic with a Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Partnership
Kevin Lonabaugh, PharmD, BCACP, BCPPS; Joscelyn Scarpello, CPhT
10:00-10:15 am
 
Break

10:15-11:15 am

Don't Kid Around with Sepsis: Best Practices in the Initial Management of Pediatric Sepsis
Lorrie LeClair, PharmD, BCPS; Kellyn Wendt-Weisman, PharmD, BCPS
11:15-12:15 pm

Coagulation and Covid-19
Kimberly Hall, PharmD
12:15-1:15 pm 
 
LUNCH


1:15-2:15 pm 

Medication Considerations in Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients 
Payal Kakadiya, PharmD, BCPS; Jeff McKenzie, PharmD, BCPS

2:15-3:15 pm 

Management of Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Gwen Hua, PharmD
3:15pm-4:15pm

Revisiting Race as a Predictor in Clinical Care Formulas
Devki Gajera, PharmD, MPH
Continuing Education

VSHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is approved for 13  hours  (1.3 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.  Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test.  Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit.
2021 Spring Seminar Call for Poster Presentations
Interested in presenting a Poster at the 2021 VSHP Spring Virtual Seminar in March 2021
  • The deadline for all abstract submission is Friday, March 12, 2021.
  • Poster presentations will be Tuesday and Wednesday March 23-24, 2021
  • The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting Student Poster Submission Rules and Format Guidelines offer formatting suggestions.
  • IMPORTANT: The Primary Author must be the person submitting the abstract. Primary Authors can only submit ONE abstract, however, a primary author can be an additional author on other abstracts. Submitting an abstract on behalf of someone else is prohibited.
  • Poster session will be presented virtually with more details to follow.

Questions and poster submissions should be emailed to contact@vshp.org
VSHP Webinar 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 3:30pm-4:30 pm

Think F.A.S.T.: Evaluation of Tenecteplase for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Speakers:
Christian Ruiz, PharmD
Presentation Objectives for Pharmacists:
  1. Summarize the pathophysiology and current pharmacotherapy options for patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke (AIS).
  2. Describe tenecteplase as a novel pharmacotherapy option for patients presenting with AIS.
  3. Compare tenecteplase with alteplase as pharmacotherapy options for patients presenting with AIS.
  4. Evaluate the evidence for tenecteplase and its different dosing regimens for patients presenting with AIS.
  5. Identify practical and medication safety considerations for tenecteplase as an agent for AIS.

Presentation Objectives for Pharmacy Technicians:
1.           Summarize the pathophysiology and current pharmacotherapy options for patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke (AIS).
2.           Describe tenecteplase as a novel pharmacotherapy option for patients presenting with AIS.
3.           List practical and medication safety considerations for tenecteplase as an agent for AIS.

Accreditation:
Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider for continuing pharmacy education and has assigned 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credits for participating in this activity.

ACPE UAN: 0108-0000-21-004-L01-P ; 0108-0000-21-004-L01-T
Activity type: Knowledge-based

This is a member service of VSHP. There is no charge for members to attend. Dues must be current to receive CE credit.
Non-members will be charged $20.

VSHP Webinar 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – 5:30pm-6:30 pm

Effective Formulary Management: Decreased Costs and Better Clinical Outcomes

Speakers:
Kevin Fekete, PharmD

Presentation Objectives for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians:
1.           Explain the role of the P&T committee in a health system, including accreditation requirements and common participating members.
2.           Describe the formulary system assessment process for a formulary addition request, including the recommended components of a drug monograph
3.           Outline the actions that must be performed by various stakeholders following the approval of a new drug product to formulary
4.           Describe the economic and clinical impacts of value based care achieved through effective formulary system management

Accreditation:
Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider for continuing pharmacy education and has assigned 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credits for participating in this activity.
ACPE UAN: 0108-0000-21-005-L04-P     
Activity type: Knowledge-based

This is a member service of VSHP. There is no charge for members to attend. Dues must be current to receive CE credit.
Non-members will be charged $20
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Call for Nominations

The 2021 VSHP Committee on Nominations is pursuing members who wish to get or stay active and involved in VSHP. These candidates should exhibit qualities of leadership, vision and professional awareness that will sustain the enterprising and pioneering spirit that has characterized VSHP.
The offices of President-elect, Treasurer, Board Member at Large, and Technician at Large are included in this election cycle.

Nominees for President-elect, Treasurer, Board Member at Large must be a pharmacist member of VSHP. 

Nominees for Technician Board Member at Large must be a technician member of VSHP.
The term of office for the President-elect will be June 2021-June 2022; President from June 2022-June 2023; Immediate Past-President June 2023-June 2024.
Treasurer and Board member at large are 2 year terms from June 2021-June 2023.
Technician Board Member at Large is a one year term from June 2021-June 2022.
Position descriptions may be found on the VSHP website at: http://www.vshp.org/Governing-documents

Additionally, VSHP is accepting nominations for Regional President-elect for each of the 8 VSHP Regions. (see map attached).

Region Presidents-elect are 2 year terms from June 2021-June 2022 as president-elect and June 2022-June 2023 as Region president.

All interested VSHP members who would like to self-nominate or nominate a colleague for any VSHP or Regional office are encouraged to do so via email to the VSHP Nominations Chair, c/o Steve Glass, Executive Director (contact@vshp.org) Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 26, 2021.

Although any member may nominate a pharmacist for VSHP office, VSHP bylaws state that only pharmacist members may vote in the election. 
Candidates for state office will be vetted by the VSHP Nominations Committee and ballots will be administered electronically after nominees have accepted and been verified.
Call for Volunteers

VSHP is seeking co-chairs for our Legislative, Education and Mentorship committees.

To express your interest, please email contact@vshp.org

Call for Webinar Presenters

VSHP is planning our CE webinar series for 2021 and we're looking for pharmacists who would like to participate as webinar CE presenters. Sorry no honorarium available.
Presentations can be on a variety topics and are welcome to give presentations that you may have already presented in another venue. This is a great way to become more involved in VSHP and a great opportunity to share your work with colleagues around the state.

To participate: Sign up at:
2021 webinar

Note: If you don’t see a date and time that works, email contact@vshp.org with a suggested date and time
All at 12 noon
Members Spotlight
The purpose of the column is to recognize members who have received an award, presented at a meeting, elected to an office or some other practice achievement.

To recognize someone, email contact@vshp.org
VSHP Leadership Profile
June Javier

What is your current leadership position in VSHP?
I am Region 8 President.

What benefits do you see in being active in a professional association such as VSHP? 
Being a member of VSHP has been rewarding since I was a student pharmacist. The bi-annual seminars are a great opportunity to earn continuing education hours and network with colleagues. I also enjoy the regional meetings, although COVID has impacted this. Over the years, I have enjoyed watching the association grow and flourish, and the opportunity to participate on various committees and serve on the Board.

What initially motivated you to get involved in VSHP?
My pharmacy mentor instilled in me the importance of supporting my profession and being part of a unified voice on various topics and issues. That motivated me to seek membership initially as a student pharmacist. I remained an active member during school and even served as President of our student chapter during my third professional year.

Where did you go to pharmacy school?
Virginia Commonwealth University; Class of 2005

Where have you trained or worked? 
During pharmacy school and after graduation, I worked at Walgreens. I then transitioned into academia as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Hampton University School of Pharmacy. During this time, I was a consultant pharmacist for Omnicare. After several years, I transitioned back into clinical practice with Riverside Health System. At Riverside, I worked in home care and long-term acute care prior to transitioning into leadership. I now work for Sentara, where I enjoyed being a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Anticoagulation Clinic prior to becoming an Inpatient Pharmacy Team Coordinator at Sentara Careplex Hospital.

Describe your current area of practice and practice setting:
As a Team Coordinator, I provide leadership support to three facilities and manage the Pharmacy Technician staff at Sentara Careplex Hospital.

What advice would you give to student pharmacists?
Pharmacy is a great career. There are so many practice settings, some more non-traditional than others. Take the opportunity to network as much as you can (attend VSHP seminars), present posters, publish articles, and learn as much as you can during your experiential experiences.

What pharmacy related issues keep you up at night?
Well, there is COVID, COVID vaccine, COVID PPE…..
Although COVID is a major concern for all of us right now, I spend a lot of time thinking of how I can be a better leader. I have a very dedicated staff and I am committed to making their work environment the best that I can.

Do you have any special interests or hobbies outside of work?
I love reading, crafting with my Cricut, and spending time with my family.

What is your favorite place to vacation?
I will go anywhere warm. Turks and Caicos and Hawaii are my top two so far.

What 3 adjectives would people use to best describe you?
I would say: ambitious, organized, and compassionate.
Did You Know...

If you were unable to attend our live webinars, you can view them at http://vshp.org/Webinars
 
There are 2 options for viewing-one with one hour of pharmacist or pharmacy technician CE credit ($10 CE processing fee) and one without CE.
Clinical Writing Opportunities
As a new year of APPE rotations begin, writing a clinical article for the VSHP newsletter is a great way for students to get publication experience. As preceptors we can co-author these articles with our students, engage them in the writing process, and enhance their rotation experiences. Topics can be anything related to hospital-system pharmacy. Examples include (but are not limited to): new drug updates, national policy updates for hospital pharmacy, guideline updates, therapeutics reviews, and clinical controversies. Articles are generally 1-3 pages in length, and can include tables and figures. Interested member and students should email Steve Glass, contact@vshp.org for more details.