Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

ICHP KeePosted

What does decisive mean to you? Based on the title, you might assume this book is all about making quick decisions, but the purpose of Decisive is to describe “How to make better choices in...
Read more...

Directly Speaking

Did You Get Lost In December?

While this article appears in the February KeePosted, I’m writing it less than 10 days after December 2013! So hopefully you won’t think to yourself “It’s February,...
Read more...

March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month!

Pharmacists can play a big role in preventing harm!

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

Every year over 80,000 calls are made to the U.S. Poison Centers. Illinois is fortunate to have one of them based in... read more...

2014 Spring Meeting

March 28-29, 2014 | Bloomington-Normal, IL

Spring into action and take bold steps for patient care by attending the 2014 ICHP Spring Meeting. The primary focus of... read more...

NPN Night at the Ballpark

Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:05 pm Tickets are $24  Upper deck reserved seats,... read more...

Calling NPN Volunteers

Calling all students and recent graduates ( < 10 years), join the New Practitioners Network for our 2nd Annual... read more...

Meet Amanda Peerboom

How I Got Where I Am Today

I grew up in the Rockford area, went to Christian Life High School, and then went to Rock Valley College for my... read more...

Deadline Approaching

Pharmacists and Techs Need to Be Relicensed by March 31

Reminder:March 31st is the deadline for Illinois pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to be relicensed. They can go to... read more...

Educational Affairs

Optimizing Premedications to Prevent Antineoplastic Related Infusion Reactions

by Brenton Bialik, 2014 UIC College of Pharmacy PharmD Candidate and Jonathan Kinscherff, PharmD, Clinical Oncology Pharmacist, Swedish American Regional Cancer Center, Rockford, IL

Infusion reactions (IRs) due to chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) are well documented and preventing them... read more...

Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights from the January Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The January 14th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. These are the... read more...

Leadership Profile

Kathryn Schultz, PharmD, BCPS

Where did you go to pharmacy school?  Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Trace your... read more...

The GAS From Springfield

“And They’re Off!”

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

If you’ve ever been to a horse race, you’ll recognize “And they’re off!” as the first thing... read more...

New Practitioners Network

The Schweitzer Fellowship: A Mentee’s Perspective on Mentorship

by Bernice Man, P3, SSHP President, Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

I have regularly visited Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood with family and friends since moving to Chicagoland in... read more...

A P3’s Viewpoint of Midyear

by Emma Carroll, P3 at University of Illinois at Chicago, Chapter President

Who says that finals of P3 fall semester cannot be broken up by sitting poolside in Orlando, Florida and attending... read more...

Advancement and Reflections

by Jennifer Aguado, P3, SSHP President, Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy

Our growing chapter is making excellent progress in advancing  student chapter activities and opportunities this... read more...

My Experience at the ICHP Annual Meeting Residency Showcase

by Ruchi Patel, P3, SSHP/ICHP Member, Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

In addition to my studies at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, I have enjoyed opportunities to participate in... read more...

The Role of PPMI in Pharmacy Education

by Zak Vinson, P3, SIUE School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy has always been an evolving profession, and that fact is more prevalent now than ever. The Pharmacy Practice... read more...

Officers and Board of Directors

MIKE FOTIS President michael.fotis@northwestern.edu  TOM WESTERKAMP Immediate Past... read more...

Welcome New Members!

New Member Recruiter Cynthia Dorr-Harthan Angelia Dreher Lisa McLaughlin Daniel Mickleborough Lisa... read more...

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC) Contributors

Names below reflect donations between February 1, 2013 and February 1, 2014. Giving categories reflect each person's... read more...

Upcoming Events

Visit the ICHP Calendar for the most up-to-date events! Tuesday, February 11 CPE Event! NISHP... read more...