October’s second networking dinner took place at Fogo de Chao in midtown Manhattan. President, Dr. Yi Guo, welcomed all of the attendees to the event, including nurses from Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, who work as diabetes educators.
President Guo thanked Novo Nordisk for the evening’s wonderful contributions and gave and update on special upcoming NYCSHP dates to kick off celebrating more of American Pharmacists Month! Some upcoming events included New York Cares Day, the Today Show, and two upcoming CE events. President Guo then introduced the evening’s speaker, Daniel Donovan, MD.
Dr. Donovan’s presentation was titled “Patient-centered Management of Diabetes from Hospital Admission to Discharge.” He described the role health care providers have in diabetic patients.
He admits that even though diabetes is not often the primary cause or ranked high on the patient’s priority list of most patient’s admission, it is our responsibility to ensure that the patient’s hyperglycemia is managed in the best way and that patients require diabetes education early upon admission and prior to discharge. The inspiring presentation concluded with a question and answer session. President Guo thanked Dr. Donovan and promoted NYCSHP’s chapter t-shirts stating “Pharmacists Rxellent People.” NYCSHP t-shirts are available during events and through the board of directors for only $20!
Article and Photos by Jamie Chin