July 2018 Print

MSHP Annual Conference

July 26th – 28th


Annual Conference is only a few days away, and we are so excited to see you in Oxford!

Things To Remember:

  • Check-in times are 3:00 pm at the Hampton Inn Oxford Conference Center and 4:00 pm at the Marriott TownePlace Suites.
  • Directions to the Hampton Inn Oxford Conference Center
    • The Oxford Conference Center is located off of Hwy 7 at the Sisk Avenue/Oxford Conference Center exit. The address is 102 Ed Perry Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655
  • Direction to the Marriott TownePlace Suites
    • The Marriott is located off of Hwy 7 at the Sisk Avenue/Oxford Conference Center exit. The address is 105 Ed Perry Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655.
  • The Practice Advancement Initiative in the Ambulatory Care setting 4-hour workshop will be held the morning of July 26th, with the general meeting beginning that afternoon
  • Exhibits and silent auction will open at the Oxford Conference Center after the opening day’s educational sessions, 6-8 PM – food and beverages will be provided
  • Have fun in Oxford and enjoy networking with friends and colleagues!


See the attached agenda for additional details.

Can’t wait to see you there!



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Member News


As we approach the annual meeting and the start of a new programming year, the 2018-2019 Board of Directors is seeking your involvement and opinions!

We encourage you as members to share any ideas or opinions that you may have for MSHP in order to provide focus for our 2018-2019 MSHP plan. 

The Board of Directors, Committee and Council Chairs will be meeting in mid-August to develop our strategic plan for the coming year, and we value your opinion!

We are also seeking members interested in working with the following committees:

  • Education Committee:  Assists with planning and coordinating the Annual Meeting for July 2019.
  • Practice Advancement Committee: Assists with promoting the profession of pharmacy in Mississippi and promoting ASHP PAI goals throughout the state – focus is on both hospital and ambulatory care practice.  *Chair position needed!
  • Membership Committee: Assists with recruiting and retaining MSHP members by participating in membership drives, developing promotional materials, and ensuring optimal member relations throughout the state.
  • Newsletter Committee: Assists with quarterly newsletters to membership to inform them of MSHP activities and events as well as interesting articles submitted for publication.
  • Legal Affairs Council: Assists with informing the MSHP membership of important legislation and regulations potential impact pharmacy practice in Mississippi and communicating with legislators and government agencies regarding such legislation.
  • Technician Council: assists with coordinating technician CE opportunities and certification as well technician member relations. 

Please send any thoughts, comments, or interest in involvement to President-Elect, Anastasia Jenkins atmaballas@olemiss.edu


MSHP 2018-2019 – OFFICERS

President: Anastasia Jenkins

President-Elect: Anees Kanorwala

Immediate Past President: Andrew Mays

Secretary: Meagan Brown 

Treasurer: Kathryn Ayers

Northern Region – Vice President: LeAnn Ladner 

Central Region – Vice President: Sajani Barot 

Southern Region – Vice President: Lorelei Farr 




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Legislative Updates

The 2018 Mississippi legislative session has come and went with legislators adjourning sine die on Wednesday, March 28th. There are a few notable pieces of legislation from the 2018 session. Here is a summary of bills that are pertinent to pharmacy, survived the session, and may be of interest to you:

House Bill 709 – Created the Prescription Drugs Consumer Affordable Alternative Payment Options Act which addresses an issue that was highlighted in President Trump’s “American Patients First” plan to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs.House Bill 709 addresses PBM “gag clauses,” which prevent pharmacists from advising patients that they might save money on their prescriptions if they pay cash or use a lower priced generic. House Bill 709 went into effect on July 1st.

Senate Bill 2296 - Provides medication synchronization benefits to the State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan and the Mississippi Medicaid Program beginning January 1st, 2019.

Senate Bill 2836 - Medicaid Reauthorization Bill which took effect and is not in force as of July 1st.


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