From October 23rd to October 26th, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) held its 2016 Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida. This annual meeting is clinical pharmacy’s most anticipated event drawing national and international practitioners, educators, postgraduate trainees and students. The conference provides stellar educational programming on the most topical issues, exceptional professional development sessions, and unmatched networking opportunities.
Our chapter had a strong presence at this conference. Attendants included 7 faculty, 1 affiliated preceptor, and 4 students from our school. Overall, we had a long list of involvement with this event:
- Dr. Emily Heil presented the session “Regulatory Standards Related to Antimicrobial Stewardship in Acute Care Settings”.
- We presented 5 posters:
- Neha Pandit, Hyunuk Seung. Improving medication adherence by communicating objective adherence data to prescribers.
- Felicia Bartlett, Kathleen Pincus, Jason Ramirez. Effective communication across the transitions of care continuum for the diabetic population: a pilot study.
- Ava-Dawn Hammond, Kathleen Pincus, Brent Reed, Agnes Ann Feemster. The effect of advanced pharmacy practice experience grading on residency match rates.
- Sarah El-Gendi, Amy Howard, Sarah Mohamed, Agnes Ann Feemster. Safety culture among Egyptian healthcare providers at a pediatric cancer center.
- Jesse Dhakrit Rungkitwattanakul, Thomas Dowling. Comparative review of tertiary medical sources on dialysis of drugs for patients receiving intermittent hemodialysis
- Two faculty members (Dr. Emily Heil and Dr. Leah Sera) moderated sessions.
- Dr. Asha Tata and Dr. Brent Reed represented our residency and fellowship program at the ACCP Residency and Fellowship Forum.
- Dr. Kathleen Pincus (president-elect of DC-CCP) represented our region at the Chapter Officers Meeting.
- We won numerous awards:
- Dr. Emily Heil: Clinical Practice Award from the Infectious Diseases PRN
- Dr. Jeff Gonzalez: Clinical Practice Award from the Critical Care PRN
- Dr. Asha Tata: Mentoring Award from the Adult Medicine PRN
- Dr. Brent Reed: Pharmacotherapy Reviewer Certificate
- Felicia Bartlett: Student Travel Award from the Ambulatory Care PRN
- The following faculty are starting PRN leadership terms:
- Leah Sera: Pain and Palliative Care PRN Chair
- Neha Pandit: HIV PRN Chair-Elect
- Lauren Hynicka: GI/Liver/Nutrition PRN Secretary/Treasurer
Please congratulate these attendants on their achievements! We can’t wait to see what our school has in store for the the 2017 ACCP Annual Meeting!