Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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President's Message

Welcoming a New Grad

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!  My own daughter is among the happy recipients of college degrees this spring, and so we have been working on all the associated activities –...
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Directly Speaking

The ENE Society: How Fun and Networking Can Go Hand in Hand

In 1998, I became a member of a semi-secret society called the ENE Society. Semi-secret, in that we don’t tell people about why it’s called the ENE Society, how it came to be and most...
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Call for Entries: 2015 Best Practice Award

The objective of the Best Practice Award program is to encourage the development of innovative or creative pharmacy... read more...

2015 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!

Have you ever dreamed of being a character in a play or movie? To be an integral part of creating a special and... read more...

Call for 2016 Nominations

How Would You Like To Run For An ICHP Office?

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

Every year, ICHP elects new members to its Board of Directors. As existing officers complete their terms, they often move... read more...

ICHP Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award

ICHP, through the Division of Marketing Affairs, is pleased to announce the first annual Pharmacy Technician of the Year... read more...

ICHP Teams Up with Little By Little

Medical Missions to Haiti

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists now has a new informal partner to make a small portion of the world a... read more...

Family Night at the Ballpark

ICHP's Central Region is sponsoring a family night at the ballpark. Springfield Sliders vs. West Virginia... read more...

Special Announcement - CPRN Collaborative Research Project

The ICHP Clinical Practice and Research Network (CPRN) is pursuing the possibility of working on collaborative research... read more...

New Practitioners Network

More than a 9 To 5 Pharmacist: Adding Value to the Team

by Heather Malcom, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident HSHS St. John’s Hospital

In recent years, a paradigm shift has occurred within pharmacy. Prior to the shift, the focus was on avoiding patient... read more...

Leadership Profile

by Matt Nelson, BS, PharmD, BCPS

What is your current leadership position in ICHP?  Co-advisor for the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy SSHP... read more...

Government Affairs

Statutes and Regulations Move in April!

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

April was a crazy month and seemed to fly by as far as legislation and regulation go. The Illinois Departments of... read more...

Professional Affairs

Improving Tdap Vaccination Rates among Infant Caregivers

by Zachary Pentoney, PharmD; Despina Kotis, PharmD, FASHP

Introduction The advent of vaccines ushered in a new era for public health. When the pertussis vaccine was introduced in... read more...

Educational Affairs

Tricyclic Antidepressant Related Adverse Effects Based on Neurotransmitter Modulation: Selection for Adjuvant Analgesia

by James Blazier, PharmD; Lindsey Reno, PharmD; Chris Herndon, PharmD, FASHP

Introduction Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) have been used clinically for various indications for over 50 years.... read more...

Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights from the May Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The March 12th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center at Randolph and LaSalle Streets in... read more...

Pharmacists’ Evolving Role in Diabetes Management

by Amy McGlin, P2, ICHP-SSHP Vice President Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, College of Pharmacy

Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly prevalent disease in the United States and it is imperative that healthcare... read more...

Philanthropic Opportunities

by Neha Kapur, P4, UIC Rockford Past President

Being involved in pharmacy organizations, such as ICHP, offers students the opportunity to partake in a variety of... read more...

Student-Faculty Networking Social

by Dalila Masic, PS-2, ICHP Social Chair - Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Throughout pharmacy school, the phrase “pharmacy is a small world” has been repeatedly mentioned. Initially,... read more...

Welcome New Members!

New Member      Recruiter Priyank Shah Denise Kolanczyk Jennifer Phillips Lisa... read more...

Officers and Board of Directors

LINDA FRED  President 217-383-3253 linda.fred@carle.com MIKE FOTIS Immediate Past... read more...

Upcoming Events

Visit the ICHP Calendar for the most up-to-date events! Wednesday, June 16 at 3 pm & Thursday, June 24... read more...