President, Dr. Yi Guo, welcomed members and opened up the first BOD of 2016! She updated everyone on the upcoming state events such as Jan Keltz Winter Program, Residency Research and Practice Forum and Annual Assembly. She encouraged members to register since these programs have great CE topics and also provide excellent opportunities for networking.
President-elect, Dr. Jason Babby, announced that the first CE of the year will be on January 21st CE. Invites will be sent out soon.
Immediate-Past President, Dr. Amisha Arya, announced the NYSCHP Corporate Student Award.
State liaison and VP in Public Policy, Dr. Monica Mehta, discussed the expansion of new local chapters in New York State and updated us on the further expansion of CDTM and the number of vaccines that pharmacists can administer, but our big legislative push is technician registration and certification. Pharmacy Lobby Day will be on April 19th in Albany, NY. Save the date, more details to come.
President Guo encouraged students and residents to participate in a clinical pearl presentation during CE programs. Interested participants may contact Director at Large, Dr. Karen Berger.
The NYCSHP winter bulletin is under review and will be released soon!
Treasurer and Community Outreach Committee Chair, Dr. Marie Dimicco, is planning a community outreach event for March 6, 2016. Save the date!
In the final hour, members met in groups to discuss pharmacy resolutions for the upcoming year.
Article written by Gretchen Marcelino
Edited by Jamie Chin and Yi Guo
Photos by Gretchen Marcelino and Peter Hoang