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Directly Speaking
Oh, the Things You’ll Learn!

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

If you are part of Generation X, a Millennial or a Boomer with children or grandchildren, you are certainly familiar with Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Like all of Dr. Seuss’ books, it not only tells a story but provides a lesson for the reader. In the case of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” it is that you (the reader) will be a success in life if only you make up your mind to be a success!

The title of this column, “Oh, the Things You’ll Learn!” is my way of telling you (the reader)  what will happen if you just take time to read each issue of KeePosted! Right now KeePosted can be accessed through the ICHP website, but it is on the password protected side of the website. If you can’t remember your password or find your membership card, feel free to call the office and our staff will be happy to help you log on. Then you can easily change your username and password, so you won’t have to remember your membership number in the future.

Here’s what you could have learned about in the 10 issues of KeePosted published in 2015:
  • Medication Safety and Education Pearls
    • Promoting Situational Awareness and a Culture of Safety: The Daily Pharmacy Safety Huddle – Amy Secord and Jen Phillips
    • Tricyclic Antidepressant Related Adverse Effects Based on Neurotransmitter Modulation: Selection of Adjuvant Analgesia – James Blazier, Lindsey Reno, and Chris Herndon
    • Improving Tdap Vaccination Rates Among Infant Caregivers – Zachary Pentoney and Despina Kotis
    • Naloxone for Pre-Hospital and Layperson Administration to Reverse Opioid Overdose – Elizabeth Messana and Gary Peksa
    • Health Literacy in Pharmacy – Renee Papageorgiou
    • Preceptor’s Corner: Managing Difficult Situations – Jen Phillips
  • Board of Pharmacy Updates – 6 reports from the Bi-Monthly Board of Pharmacy Meetings
  • 10 Government Affairs Updates by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers
  • 8 President’s Columns by Linda Fred
    • ASHP Midyear in Review – Collaborating With Your Peers
    • New Year’s Resolutions
    • Interdisciplinary Rounding – Collaboration at the Patient Care Level
    • Pharmacy Residencies
    • Welcoming a New Grad
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Collaboration Gone Wrong
    • The Year in Review
  • 2 President’s Column by Jennifer Phillips 
    • Leadership: It’s Not Just For Leaders
    • The Many Different Types of Intelligence
  • 10 Directly Speaking Columns by Scott Meyers, ICHP Executive Vice President
    • PTCB’s Tech of the Year: A Great Concept and Technician!
    • The Other Side of Addictions
    • Be All That You Can Be: In Your Life
    • Where’s the Beef?
    • The ENE Society: How Fun and Networking Can Go Hand in Hand
    • Hey Linda, I Think We All Need to Share Your Message!
    • PTCB: Where are We and Where Are We Going?
    • Annual Meeting Town Hall
    • How Do You Manage Your Own Life Long Learning?
    • Oh, the Things You’ll Learn!
  • New Practitioner Columns
    • Remaining Fiscally Responsible in Times of Change
    • Performance Board – Getting Colleagues Engaged – Arpit Mehta
    • A Small Step to Help a Big Cause – Bibek Shrestha
    • Crucial Conversations in Hospital Pharmacy Practice: Relevance to the New Practitioner – Michael Cusumano
    • More Than a 9 to 5 Pharmacist: Adding Value to the Team – Heather Malcom
    • Riding the Literature Tsunami: Strategies for Staying Current in Practice – Shubha Bhat
    • New Frontiers: Emergency Medicine Pharmacy – Kris Valenti
    • What I Wish I Would Have Known: Reflections of a PGY-1 Resident – Mary Lenefsky
    • NPN Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House at Lurie Childrens’ Hospital – Rachael Freeman
  • Leadership Profiles
    • Megan Metzke – President, Sangamiss Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    • Gary Peksa – President, Northern Illinois Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    • Noelle Chapman – Northern Region Director, ICHP
    • Alicia Juska – Residency Program Director, Swedish Covenant Hospital
    • Matt Nelson – Student Chapter Faculty Advisor, Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
    • Elizabeth Greenhalgh – Manager of Clinical Services, Loyola University Medical Center
    • Tara Vickery-Gorden – Co-Southern Region Director, ICHP
    • Lynn Fromm – Co-Southern Region Director, ICHP
    • Charlene Hope – ICHP President-elect
  • College Connections
    • Poster Presentation at Midyear – Jessica Peng
    • Getting Involved: Defining the Future Practice of Pharmacy – Rubi Doctolero
    • Mentorship Program: Establishing Professional Connections for Student Pharmacists – Jessica DePisa
    • It’s Never Too Early to Have a Strategic Plan – Bernice Man
    • A New Spin on Student/Teacher Interaction: The Faculty Auction – Taylor Hunt and Hannah Sheley
    • It’s a Small World After All – Neha Kapur
    • Ronald McDonald House – Saba Hamid
    • Knowing the Potential of Our Future Career – Gary Chu
    • Legislative Day – Julia Sapozhnikov
    • The Transition from President-elect to President – Whitney Maher
    • 6th Annual Residency Panel Held at Chicago State University – Hanh Nguyen
    • APPE Tips From A Seasoned Student – Alex Mersch
    • Pharmacists’ Evolving Role in Diabetes Management – Amy McGlin
    • Philanthropic Opportunities – Neha Kapur
    • Student-Faculty Networking Social – Dalila Masic
    • One Year, Two Missions, Three Lessons – Traiana Mangum
    • Welcome the New E-Board! – Saba Hamid
    • Benefits of Working During Pharmacy School – Elizabeth Eitzen
    • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience and Leadership Growth – Anolan Garcia Hernandez
    • Addiction is a Disease – Tina Messenger and Jenny Kasen
    • What Questions Do You Have for Me? – Priyank Shah
    • Summer Camp, Anyone? SIUE Healthcare Collaboration at its Finest – Yasmyn Knight
    • My Year as Student Chapter Co-President So Far – Trevor Luman
  • Announcements
    • Call for Best Practice Award Nominations
    • CPRN Collaborative Research Project
    • Call for Candidates for ICHP Office
    • Call for Candidates for Delegates to ASHP House
    • Call for ICHP Award Nominees
    • Best Practice Award Winner
    • Passing of Dr. David Slatkin and Toby Clark
We want you to read KeePosted because we believe that you will find a plethora of valuable information, not to mention learn a thing or two. We are working to make access even easier, but remember, you pay membership dues for this information, and we don’t want you to lose that value! Oh, the Things You’ll Learn!

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Leadership Profile

Board of Pharmacy Update

College Connections

My Year as Student Chapter Co-President So Far

Summer Camp, Anyone? SIUE Healthcare Collaboration at its Finest

What Questions Do You Have For Me?


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