Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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President's Message

Are you an Engaging Speaker?

Most of us appreciate a presentation that includes audience participation questions. Your questions provide a break in the routine, help the audience to maintain focus, and when properly written...
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Directly Speaking

Medical Marijuana: It’s Time for the Federal Government to Step Up!

The federal government has failed to act on so many important and life-changing issues over the past couple of decades. Issues like health care reform (yes, we have the ACA, but even many of the...
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Join Us for the Residency Showcase!

Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Held in conjunction with the ICHP Annual Meeting, September 11 - 13,... read more...

Nominate a PTCB-Certified Pharmacy Technician Today!

Call for Nominations for the 2014 PTCB CPhT of the Year©

PTCB is now seeking nominations for the 2014 PTCB CPhT of the Year©!  The nomination period is open through... read more...

Important Update and Reminders on Changes to ICHP’s Continuing Pharmacy Education Process

ICHP is transitioning to a new continuing pharmacy education (CPE) processing website over the summer. The new site is... read more...

Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights from the July Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The July 8th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the Bilandic Building, 160 N LaSalle St. in Chicago. These are the... read more...

Medication Safety Pearl

Look-A-Like Products and Packaging in the Time of Drug Shortages: Implications and Safety Steps for Imported Products Used in Total Parenteral Nutrition

by Crystin Gloude, PharmD, Caryn Dellamorte Bing, RPh, MS, FASHP

Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) formulations are complex compounded sterile preparation (CSP) prescriptions made under... read more...

The GAS From Springfield

It’s Summer - It’s Time for Fun, but Don’t Forget Your Connections!

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

With the Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly in the books and the veto session months away, there’s not... read more...

ICHPeople

ICHP staff said farewell to our summer intern, Kelly Delehanty, on August 5. You did a fantastic job this summer, Kelly!... read more...

New Practitioners Network

Top Five Tips For Surviving Residency

by Jason A. Morell, Pharm.D., OSF St. Francis Medical Center

Starting residency is both a challenging and joyful occasion. The purpose of residency is to learn and grow as a... read more...

Educational Affairs

Therapeutic Management of Vitamin D Deficiency in Chronic Kidney Disease

by Betty Nakitende, PharmD*; Brandon Orawiec, PharmD*; Jadwiga Zawada, PharmD*; Sharon Joseph, Pharm D*; Janene L. Marshall, PharmD, BCPS

Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in many different age groups, highlighting what remains a common problem amongst... read more...

Welcome Midwestern University’s ICHP 2014-2015 E-Board!

President, Carolyn Toy – I served as President-Elect this past year and am excited to be the incoming President for... read more...

Congenital Muscular Dystrophy: In the Heart of the Clinical Research

by Monal Punjabi, P4, Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy

For the past eight weeks, I have been privileged to be a part of the nation’s largest clinical research center, the... read more...

What I Learned at the ASHP Summer Meeting

by Stephen Jankovic P3, Past SSHP Vice-President, Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy

Last month, I attended the Networking with Pharmacy Leaders Session and Student Development Workshop at the American... 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 Georgeta Titean Heather Malcom Jaime Kimmel Sara Jones Scott Bergman Ryan... read more...

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC) Contributors

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

Upcoming Events

Visit the ICHP Calendar for the most up-to-date events! Thursday, August 14 Clinical Practice and... read more...