Prior to our November CE session, we would like to help you get back in touch with our sponsors! Therefore, we are offering a virtual session for knowledge sharing and "catching up" with our vendors. The session will be hosted by Zoom, and includes "Breakout Rooms" where you can navigate to speak to individual representatives.
All sponsors can be reached with a single link (see below). Zoom has proven to be among the most user-friendly virtual options out there.
We look forward to seeing your faces again soon!
SMSHP Vendor Sessions
When: Wednesday, November 10th 6:15p-645p, prior to our CE and Awards sessionhttps://umich.zoom.us/j/97101379746
Meeting ID: 971 0137 9746
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For technical support, please see Zoom's guidance on participating in breakout rooms: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115005769646-Participating-in-breakout-rooms
Last month we completed a voting poll of our membership. We asked you to share your preference of continuing to hold SMSHP meetings virtually, or convert back to in-person meetings as we have done in the past. We would like to provide a summary of your responses and our next steps.
In addition, we offered the opportunity for you to provide additional thoughts. Some themes that we observed in your comments:
Accordingly, we will be holding meetings in a virtual format. As returning to in-person requires some lead time to arrange the venue, we will reconsider this decision in December. Also, we are exploring options for the equipment needed to support a hybrid format, so that we can meet everyone's preferences in the future.
In the meantime, if you haven't yet done so, please use your GrubHub gift card! These are a nice way to enjoy a meal "on us" while you enjoy the meeting from the comfort of your own home.
Thank you for continuing to be a member of SMSHP.
GET THREE MICHIGAN and PTCB LICENSE REQUIRED LIVE CE CREDITS!!!
Registration for this event will close on October 20th, 2021
Go to http://www.smshp.org to register
This is a FREE event for SMSHP members
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND! All registration must be completed online, in advance, onsite registration will NOT be available. If you would like to become a member or learn more about this organization go to http://www.smshp.org
This year's annual SMSHP Residency Showcase will be held on Wednesday, October 13th at the Schoolcraft VisTaTech Center. Please see here for full details. Please see here for thoughts on our decision-making.
RESIDENCY CANDIDATES: please RSVP by Friday, October 8th.You also do not need to be an SMSHP member (though we would love you to join us!).
Confirmed programs in attendance:
An Open Letter from the President
SMSHP has a long and rich history in southeastern Michigan, dating back over 70 years. While the people, place, and timing have changed, one thing has remained the same – we network, learn, and collaborate with one another. Our organization is made possible through the efforts of dedicated individuals with a common commitment to professional community. We have always been a volunteer organization and, as such, we rely on the selflessness of our colleagues and our generous sponsors to continue our mission.
One of the traditions that we are most proud of is our Annual Residency Showcase. This professional service event is offered to all residency candidates and programs who would like to attend, free of charge and without membership requirements. We recognize that the residency research and selection process is a very important part of an emerging pharmacist’s journey. While it is easily our largest single expenditure each year, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide this benefit to our future and current colleagues.
The COVID pandemic has required everyone to be adaptable, patient, and kind. Last year, SMSHP held our Residency Showcase virtually. It was a success, and we were heartened by the many positive compliments that we received. At the same time, we also remember some of the instructive feedback from our resident candidates - to paraphrase, “I wish I had the same opportunities others before me had.” “It has been really difficult to do this all virtually.” “It’s hard to feel like I am making an informed decision about the next year of my life.” Our (correct) singular focus on preventing COVID and improving COVID outcomes has had many indirect effects that are less tangible, but no less real.
We support our colleagues’ decisions to halt the ASHP Midyear and ACCP meetings. The number of attendees, duration, travel, and local COVID transmission rates create a much different risk calculus. SMSHP’s Residency Showcase is, realistically, a rounding error of the size of those events. While MSHP has also decided to hold their Annual Meeting virtually, the purpose of that event is different and therefore subject to a different risk-benefit assessment. For all of us, planning with an unclear future is a challenge.
As you might anticipate, this was therefore a challenging decision for SMSHP. We discussed at length over the summer and have watched the trends closely. We have awaited any guidance from state and local authorities that could help us in our determination. Ultimately, our Board decided to host our meeting in person.
We had several determining factors in our decision, and for risk-mitigation of an in-person event:
These conditions create a risk that is lower than what average individuals will experience in their personal life. The Showcase will be a safe environment. We acknowledge that select at-risk individuals may understandably choose not to participate. For those individuals, the vast majority of programs have a virtual format offering for them.
As an organization of health professionals, SMSHP recognizes that our decisions carry some responsibility in not just what occurs, but how our decisions are perceived. We want to convey to you the goal of our messaging is this: That science works. Vaccines work. Masks work. Other mitigation strategies work. This type of event can be done safely with the cooperation of everyone involved. We do not want to deprive individuals of the opportunity to participate and further their professional success.
Finally, and most importantly, this event is not about us – it is about you and your professional success.
SMSHP President, ’20-‘21
Greetings Fellow Colleagues,
It is that time of year when we are given a meaningful opportunity to recognize pharmacy practitioners in Southeast Michigan for their contribution to our profession. Please take the time to nominate one of your students, trainees, colleagues or yourself for the following awards.
Student Research Award
Technician of the Year
Resident/Fellow of the Year
Preceptor of the Year
Pharmacist of the Year
Innovative Practice Award
Please share with your colleagues. Award application forms and completed nominations should refer to Lisa.Forsyth@beaumont.org by Monday, October 10th. Awards will be presented at our annual awards banquet in November.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s annual Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residency Showcase will be held on Wednesday, October 13th. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center. The venue is located at 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152. All PGY-1 and PGY-2 programs are invited to attend. No fee is required to participate in the Showcase.
Please note, in order to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing we are asking that you limit the number of preceptors and residents attending the event to 1-2 preceptors and 1-2 residents for PGY1 residency programs and an additional 1-2 preceptors and 1-2 residents for each PGY2 or fellowship program from your institution.
If you are interested in attending this event to represent your residency program and meet potential candidates, please respond by replying to this email before Friday, September 24th at noon with the following information:
RPD or designee contact person, title, and contact information (phone & email)
Name of all residency programs to be represented (e.g., PGY1/PGY2 programs, fellowships, etc.)
Number of representatives planning to attend from your program/institution (please limit residents to 1-2 per program and preceptors to 1-2 per program order to keep our showcase free and safe as noted above)
If you are a residency candidate interested in attending this event, please RSVP by Friday, October 8th.You also do not need to be an SMSHP member (though we would love you to join us!).
All attendees and participants will be required to wear a face mask during the event. No food is allowed. Please do not attend if you have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, have had close contact in the last 14 days with someone recently diagnosed with COVID-19, or have recently traveled internationally.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the event. SMSHP hopes that you will take advantage of this opportunity - we look forward to working with you!
Sincerely,Jillian DiClemente, PharmD
Pain Management Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Michigan Medicine
Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Dear SMSHP member,
You may have recently received an email from Grubhub stating that SMSHP sent you a digital gift card. THIS IS REAL, not spam! It is a legitimate gift from the organization. The SMSHP Board wants the membership to "enjoy a meal on us" during the upcoming CE to give back for continuing to support and participate in our programs despite the difficulties with virtual meetings due to COVID-19. Please reach out to us via the website if you have concerns.
Thank you for your continued support of SMSHP. We look forward to being able to meet with you all in person again.
Summer greetings to all!
As we transition into our programming season, SMSHP wanted to share our plans with you. As with all things COVID, there is certainly the possibility for things to change. However, we would like to provide the following updated schedule:
We will continue to closely monitor State of Michigan guidance for any necessary changes.
We look forward to seeing everyone safe & healthy!
Greeting SMSHP Members,
Prior to our September CE session, we would like to help you get back in touch with our sponsors! As COVID draws on, it is more important than ever that we adapt and find creative ways to collaborate. Therefore, we are offering a virtual session for knowledge sharing and "catching up" with our vendors. The session will be hosted by Zoom, and includes "Breakout Rooms" where you can navigate to speak to individual representatives.
We look forward to seeing your faces again soon! (on Zoom)
SMSHP Vendor Sessions
Time: September 8, 2021 6:30 - 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://umich.zoom.us/j/96188773456
Meeting ID: 961 8877 3456
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