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October 2017 NWPSHP Newsletter

Monday, October 9, 2017  
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October 2017 Newsletter - download here

2016-2017 NWPSHP Officers:

President: Erica Pascale (
President-elect: Ida Boyens (
Treasurer: Angela Shick (

Upcoming NWPSHP CE Programs

Saturday, October 28, 2017 – St. Vincent Hospital – McGarvey Learning Center

2017 NWPSHP Fall CE Day

 7:30 am – 12 pm

Featured speakers and topics:

  • Kim Burns, RPh, JD – Professor of Pharmacy Law at LECOM School of Pharmacy
    • Federal and PA Pharmacy Law Update
  • Eric Cheng, PharmD – PGY1 Resident, UPMC Hamot
    • Health Insurance: The Provider We Don’t Deserve and Don’t Need
  • Abby Gallagher, PharmD – PGY1 Resident, St. Vincent Hospital
    • Medication Reactions: Looking Beyond the Active Ingredient
  • Travis Grey, PharmD – PGY1 Resident, St. Vincent Hospital
    • Hypertension: Are more medications better?
  • William Kasper, PharmD – PGY1 Resident, UPMC Hamot
    • Did we just Trump the Opioid Emergency?
  • Carly Malivuk, PharmD – PGY1 Resident, St. Vincent Hospital
    • Limiting the Length of Opioids: Is it a Long Term Solution?
  • Carolyn Ubinger, PharmD – PGY1 Resident, UPMC Hamot
    • The HPV Vaccine: Who Really Needs It?
  • Lauren Bobby, PharmD Candidate Class of 2018 – LECOM School of Pharmacy
    • Antenatal Corticosteroid Administration for Late Preterm Deliverie
  • Tyler Liebegott, PharmD Candidate Class of 2018 – LECOM School of Pharmacy
    • Eteplirsen (Exondys 51): Advancement of the treatment of Duchenne’s Disease

NWPSHP 2017-2018 Officer inductions will take place at this meeting as well. If interested in attending, please RSVP to by 10/17/17. Program fee is free for PSHP members and $20 for non-members.

Other Upcoming Events

October 11-13, 2017 – Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA

2017 PSHP Annual Assembly

Registration is now open. Click here for registration information and here for meeting agenda.

Friday, October 27, 2017 – Ambassador Conference and Banquet Center

2017 Professional Immunization Seminar

7 am – 4:30 pm

Register by 10/20/17 if interested. More information is available here.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – McDowell High School


1:00 pm

Incoming NWPSHP President-elect Paul Green, PharmD will be presenting his "idea worth spreading": how antimicrobial misuse affects us individually and universally. Tickets to this event can be purchased at

PSHP Membership Information

PSHP membership is active for 1 year from your renewal date. You can renew your membership at Be sure to select “Northwestern” as your membership chapter.

NWPSHP CE Program Attendance Reminders

Please RSVP for NWPSHP CE programs by the specified deadline so that we can make arrangements for the room setup and catering.

Please notify us as soon as possible if you must cancel your registration for a CE program. While there is no fee for full PSHP members to attend the program, a $20 fee will be charged to anyone who registers for the program and does not attend without sending a 48-hour notice of cancellation.

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