Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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Directly Speaking

The End is in Sight

I am taking this opportunity to share with many of you a not-so-secret secret that the entire ICHP Board of Directors and staff have been aware of for several months.  It will soon be time...
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President's Message

From Purpose to Impact

Whether you are a student seeking your path, a resident wondering what your next steps are, a new practitioner trying to figure out your balance, or a seasoned practitioner drumming up your...
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Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights of the November 2018 Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The November 13, 2018 Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle Street in... read more...

Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights of the January 2019 Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The January 8th Meeting of the Board of Pharmacy was held at the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle Street in... read more...

Government Affairs Report

The Task Force Continues Deliberations in November and December

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

Before we begin with our update from the November 2018 Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force, let’s start with a... read more...

Government Affairs Report

Good Bye Good Friend and Task Force Deliberations

by Jim Owen and Scott A. Meyers

Since 2001, ICHP has enjoyed a growing legislative and regulatory presence in Springfield and Chicago because of the... read more...

ICHPeople

A big round of applause to our fellow ICHP Members! We celebrate you!

Congratulations to ICHP Member Sharon Karina!   Sharon was invited to co-author a chapter in ASHP's Letters... read more...

Hi Tech

What Makes a Great Tech?

by Kristine VanKuiken, CPhT ICHP Technician Representative

Hi Techs! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!  As we begin a new year, I thought about how many... read more...

Leadership Profile

Membership Spotlight: Julie Downen, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, CLSSBB

What is your leadership position within ICHP? I am the Central Region Director – Elect.  In this role, I... read more...

Leadership Profile

Member Spotlight: Natalie Tucker, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

What is your leadership position within ICHP?I am Chair-Elect of the New Practitioners Network Describe your... read more...

New Practitioners Network

Land it! Securing the First Step for a New Clinical Pharmacist's Career Path

by Mary Lacy, PharmD, BCPS - Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, AMITA Saint Joseph Hospital and Bryan C. McCarthy Jr., PharmD, MS, MJ, BCPS - Director, Adult Inpatient Pharmacy Services, The University of Chicago Medicine

After years of pharmacy school and residency training, the light at the end of the tunnel is visible and fast... read more...

Community Service

ICHP Volunteers at AHA Heart Walk

by aleen Haidar, PharmD Candidate 2020, Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, Student member of ICHP and Tamkeen Quraishi Abreu, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pediatric Pharmacist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, ICHP member

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, ICHP pharmacists and pharmacy students participated in the Metro Chicago American... read more...

Professional Affairs

Best Practice Award - Call for entries!

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Educational Affairs

Pharmacogenomics: A Brief Overview and Guide to Clinical and Educational Resources

by James C. Lee, PharmD, BCACP - Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Lead and Co-Director, UI Health Personalized Medicine Program - University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Background Precision medicine incorporates factors related to an individual’s genetic variation, lifestyle, and... read more...

Educational Affairs

Take Your Pharmacy Skills to Haiti

by Bob Hoy, PharmD

Pictured: Coastline of Haiti at the FOTCOH clinic Let me start with a quote from a recent volunteer who traveled... read more...

2019 Greeting & Seven Ways to get MORE out of your ICHP membership in 2019

Greetings ICHP Member:  The New Year is already a month old and we would like to thank you for your membership in... read more...

ASHP Delegates for 2019-2020

The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists was responsible for conducting the election of the Illinois Delegates... read more...

Stay Connected

ICHP is on all of your favorite social media sites!

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Free CPE Opportunities

Recorded at the 2018 ICHP Annual Meeting for Open Access Home Study (Pharmacist-specific and Technician-specific... read more...

2019 ICHP/MSHP Spring Meeting

Registration is Open!

ICHP/MSHP Spring Meeting - "Implement Best Practices - See the IMPACT!" March 29 & 30, 2019 at the Gateway Center in... read more...

National Poison Prevention Week

March 17-23

National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23, 2019.  Visit aapcc.org/prevention.nppw for more... read more...

Pharmacy Legislative Day

Registration is open!

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Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

My Ambulatory Care APPE: A Worthwhile Experience

by Viktoriya Popovych, P4 SSHP Member Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

I am excited to report on my ambulatory care APPE at Rush University Medical Center that I recently completed! I felt... read more...

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Reflections of my Summer Leadership Program with CVS

by Olivia Knack, PS-3, Student Member Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

My name is Olivia Knack and I am a third year pharmacy student at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy.... read more...

Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy

My Experience at the ICHP Annual Meeting Residency Showcase

by Mickey Hathuc, P-3, ICHP Professional Chair Rosalind Franklin University of Science & Medicine, College of Pharmacy

As I near the completion of the didactic portion of my Doctor of Pharmacy program at RFU, I have been thinking about what... read more...

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

When Should I Start Thinking About Residency?

by Kristen Ingold, P2, President-Elect Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy

The winter months may be the most stressful for PharmD candidates and current PGY1 residents. Since local residency... read more...

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy - Rockford

Going Gold for the #MoreThan4 campaign: Student Pharmacist Awareness and Clinical Empathy in the Field of Pediatric Oncology

by William P. Clafshenkel, PhD, P2, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy President-elect, Rockford Student Campus

One in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are twenty years old.1,2 Do you know someone whose... read more...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events Collaborative Pharmacy Task Force◆February 13, 2019  ◆March 12, 2019  ◆April 9,... read more...

Welcome New Members

Members who joined October-December 2018

Joined in October Sleman Alayobi - recruited by: Alexis TandykMaryam Alebraheem - recruited by: Sara KoehnkeMay... read more...

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC)

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund Contributors as of 12/31/19 read more...

Board of Directors

Executive Officers, Regional Directors, Division Directors, Representatives, Network Chairs and Committee Chairs

Noelle Chapman President 312-926-5147 E-mail Noelle Travis Hunerdosse Immediate Past... read more...

2018 KeePosted Index

KeePosted 2018 Index - Volume 44 Article Category Title Author(s) Issue  ... read more...