January 2019 Print

Capitol Day: You're Invited!!

Come join us at the Mississippi state capital on Feb 21st as we gather with all of our state pharmacy associations to promote the practice of pharmacy in our state. This is an opportunity to meet with our legislators and let them know what our great state's health-systems pharmacists are doing to improve the care of our citizens.



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Save the Date!

Dinner Program at Shapleys - Central Region

Health System Trends in How Specialty Drugs are Managed
Presented By: Whitney White, PharmD, BCPS
March 28, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Pleas RSVP online by March 25th or by calling Cory Curtis at (601) 434-1544. 



MSHP Annual Meeting 

Where? Oxford, Mississippi at the Oxford Conference Center
When?  July 25-27, 2019
Click here for more information. 



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Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI)

ASHP's Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) aspires to transform how pharmacists care for patients by empowering the pharmacy team to take responsibility for medication-use outcomes.

This initiative aims to do this by integrating pharmacists into health-care teams, leveraging the skills of pharmacy technicians, promoting pharmacist credentialing and training, encouraging the appropriate use of medication-safety technology, and ensuring pharmacists are leaders in medication use.

Check out all the tools that can help you implement, measure, and manage pharmacy practice change within your acute or outpatient care setting: 



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Pharmacist Practitioner Recognition (Fellows) Program

MSHP Pharmacist Practitioner Recognition (Fellows) Program (FMSHP)

Awarding Fellowship in the Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists is one means by which the Society fosters and rewards demonstrated excellence in health-system pharmacy for practitioners in both acute and ambulatory care settings. Successful candidates for fellow status will have made a sustained contribution to MSHP and will have demonstrated a high level of excellence in pharmacy practice.

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

  • be a current pharmacist member of MSHP,
  • have sustained membership in MSHP for at least 5 years,
  • have active involvement in MSHP for at least 5 years (does not have to be consecutive),
  • have demonstrated sustained practice excellence in health-system pharmacy  in acute or ambulatory care settings for at least 7 years following pharmacy licensure; and,
  • not be a current officer of MSHP or member of the MSHP Awards Committee

For more information on eligibility or application instructions, see the attached Fellows Program handout!



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ASHP Distinguished Service Awards

During the 2018 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, two of our members, Dr. Seena Haines and Dr. Joshua Fleming, received the ASHP Distinguished Service Award. This award was created by the ASHP Sections and Forums to recognize members whose volunteer activities supported the mission of their respective group and helped advance the profession of pharmacy. The awardees are selected by the respective executive committee of each Section or Forum. Dr. Haines was recognized for her efforts and involvement with the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners, and Dr. Fleming was recognized for his service to the New Practitioners Forum.



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Students Section of MSHP

This year SSHP has been involved in many different things at the local and national level. Some of the activities we have participated in are Jackson Free Clinic, Spooky U and attending the National ASHP Midyear Meeting. Each semester we host 1-2 weekends specifically focused on members of SSHP participating and volunteering at the clinic. These weekends help the members have clinical experience while learning from upperclassmen and serving the Jackson community. Last semester we also participated in Spooky U on the UMC campus with the children at Batson.


More about Spooky U!


This past October, ASHP members participated in Spooky U, a free Halloween event at UMMC for children of faculty and staff. Each school or organization hosts a booth with candy, decorations, and games for the children to enjoy. This year, the School of Pharmacy’s booth was themed “Wizard of Rx” after the movie “Wizard of Oz.” Fun games in our booth included pin the heart on the tin man and yellow brick road hop scotch. It was a great way for students to become more involved with the Jackson community. All proceeds from the event benefited The Mustard Seed, an organization for adults with development disabilities.

Written by student ASHP member, Sterling Crenshaw


MSHP Midyear: The Student Perspective 

One of the most exciting things about being a member of ASHP-SSHP is the ability to attend the Midyear meeting. This year it was in Anaheim, California, so we got the luxury of experiencing the West Coast while attending the meeting alongside over 25000 other pharmacy professionals. There were about 38 members that attended the meeting from our chapter. One of the highlights of the meeting was hearing from basketball star and health advocate Magic Johnson. During his speech, we were able to learn about his battle with HIV and the benefit of his relationship with his pharmacist and the medications that ultimately saved his life.  We were also coached on his success and how to be a leader every day.  Throughout the week, we were able to meet residency directors and residents from all over the world to get information and question them about their program.  As a student, this meeting allowed me to meet other pharmacy students, learn about different types of residencies and attend seminars about being a standout residency applicant next year. We are beyond thankful for MSHP and their help in making this meeting possible for our students. 

Written by ASHP-SSHP President, Molly Warren



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Pharmacy Technology Program Accepting Applications

The Pharmacy Technology program of Jones County Junior College is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 class!  

To learn more about what this program has to offer, click here.

Ready to enroll? Click here to learn how! All applications are due by the May 1st.


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State Affiliate President's Dinner

In December, MSHP President Anastasia Jenkins represented MSHP at the State Affiliates Presidents Dinner during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, CA.

In November, MSHP president Anastasia Jenkins and president-elect Anees Kanorwala attended ASHP's 2018 Presidential Officers Retreat in Dallas, TX.  At this retreat, they had the opportunity to meet with chapter presidential officers from state affiliates from around the country.  They discussed new and enhanced ways to provide representation and service to our MSHP members, including advocacy and outreach, as well as many other issues affecting pharmacy today.  Anastasia and Anees brought back lots of great ideas!



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2019 Call for Nominations

The MSHP Board of Directors is calling for nominations for the following positions:

President Elect

The President-Elect shall be the second principal elected official of MSHP, and shall assume the responsibilities of the President in his/her absence. The President-Elect shall serve as Chair of the Nominations and Awards Committee. The President-Elect shall be involved in preparatory and planning tasks to familiarize him/herself with the operations of the organization and shall assist the President in the annual review of the Policy and Procedure Manual. This is a 3-year commitment, as president-elect, then president, and lastly serving as immediate past-president.

Vice Presidents

 Northern Region AND Southern Region

The Regional Vice-Presidents are the link between the regional membership and the MSHP Board of Directors. Each regional Vice-President shall work with the Membership Committee and Education Committee. In addition, the regional Vice Presidents will serve as a Board Liaison to a Council or Committee as requested by the President. This is a 2-year term.

Northern Region -  The northern region of the state including DeSoto, Marshall, Benton, Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo, Tunica, Tate, Prentiss, Coahoma, Quitman, Panola, Pontotoc, Lee, Itawamba, Webster, Clay, Tallahatchie, Union, Yalobusha, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Okitibbeha, Monroe, Lafayette, Leflore, Carroll, Grenada, Montgomery and Lowndes Counties.

Central Region -  The central part of the state including Boliver, Sunflower, Washington, Humphreys, Holmes, Attala, Winston, Noxubee, Sharkey, Issaquena, Yazoo, Madison, Leake, Neshoba, Kemper, Warren, Hinds, Rankin, Scott, Newton, and Lauderdale counties.

Southern Region - The southern part of the state including Claiborne, Copiah, Simpson, Smith, Jasper. Clarke, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Lincoln, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, Covington, Jones, Wayne, Wilkinson, Amite, Pike, Walthall, Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Greene, Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties.


The Secretary shall keep and maintain an accurate record of the meetings of the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee, and the Membership Meetings of the Corporation; record all votes of the Corporation, give notice of all meetings' of the Corporation and the Board of Directors; and perform other duties as the Board of Directors may direct. The Secretary shall present a financial report at each Board meeting and present a summary report to the members at the Annual Meeting. This is a 2-year term.

If you want to nominate someone (or yourself), please contact MSHP nominations committee chair, Anees Kanorwala (anees.kanorwala@BMHCC.org) by Friday, March 15, 2019.


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Time to Renew Membership!

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MSHP is Getting Social

You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter! 


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Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors

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