October CE Program

October’s CE program was held at City Hall Restaurant in downtown Manhattan. President, Dr. Yi Guo, welcomed attendees, thanked Astra Zeneca, and the NYCSHP Grant Writing Committee for making this evening possible.

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President Guo introduced our evening’s Clinical Pearl speaker, Christopher Mendoza, a final year student pharmacist at Touro College of Pharmacy. Christopher presented ‘Pharmacist’s Role in Hypothermia,” which he had been involved in during his APPE rotation. Christopher discussed the psychopathology behind patient’s undergoing hypothermia, how we treat hypothermia, and how pharmacists can be involved during the critical moments.

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President, Guo, introduced this evening’s speaker, Angela Cheng, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Clinical Pharmacy Manager of Cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Cheng’s, who is also the President-elect of NYSCHP’s Westchester chapter, presented ‘Practical Considerations for Using Novel Oral Antiplatelet Agents with Acute Coronary Syndromes.’ Dr. Cheng discussed the pathophysiology of ACS and focused on treating NSTEMI using P2Y12-inhibitors, clopidegrol, prasugrel, and ticagrelor. After a wonderful presentation, Dr. Cheng welcomed questions from the audience.

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President Guo gave announcements on upcoming NYCSHP events, the next Board of Director’s meeting, networking meetings, and CEs. Director at Large, Dr. Karen Berger, announced and encouraged students and residents to partake in NYCSHP’s Interviewing Workshop to prepare for midyear and for job interviews on Tuesday, November 3rd, at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.
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Director at Large, Dr. Charrai Byrd, announced NYCSHP’s t-shirt sales promoting “Pharmacists Rxcellent People”. NYCSHP t-shirts are available online https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebovbibf1521a1ad&oseq=&c=&ch= and during NYCSHP events.
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Article and Photos by Jamie Chin

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